Wednesday, 16 August 2017

8th ed. Space Marine codex review part 1 - what's new?

Greetings all - it's about that time now I think, when I've had enough games with the 'new' space marines that I can start to talk with confidence about them in 8th edition, what's good, what's not so good and how to get the most out of the army in your games of 40k.

I'm going to write this article in a new way for me, so please as ever feel free to give your thoughts and comments on the style as well as content in the section below.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

List writing in 8th edition 40k

Greetings all - welcome to a bit of a thought-provoking piece today (I hope!)

As you probably know, I like to keep an eye on the various blogs out there and am sometimes inspired by what I read to write an article of my own on a related topic. As much as I love seeing hobby updates etc I think this is one of my favourite things about being a blogger - the way one article can inspire others and a whole discussion results across several blogs.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Hobby update 14/8/17 - Everything looks blue, plus an announcement

Greetings all - welcome once more to my weekly look at the stuff on my hobby table. At the moment, in amongst working on commission stuff I'm trying hard to get the Dusk Knights into a place where I can field fully painted armies in my games once more - thanks 8th! More after the break.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

2000pt Tau list - comments and critique requested!

Greetings all, so after asking for advice and comments on my Genestealer Cult list, here's the other list that I've written that I'm looking for help on, this time it's my Tau force.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

2000pt Genestealer Cult list - your input requested

Morning all! today's post is something slightly different on the blog. For a while now I've had a desire to put together a genestealer cult force, going to the lengths of picking up some characters and models for it, though I've since sold some of those to a mate who was in search of some additions to his own army. The release of the Primaris Marines saw me take a bit of a side-step for a while, and with commission work and my own dusk knights this army has taken a bit of a back seat.

Now that I'm settled into 8th edition however, I'm looking to expand my army options once more, since at the moment I'm basically stuck with marines, or marines. Don't get me wrong, I'm a staunch Astartes fan at heart, but I also like a bit of variety. First of those on my list is the Genestealer Cult. I'd got all sorts of plans prior to 8th edition hitting, and actually my first list I wrote having seen the indices was for the Cult, but I've learned a lot since then and I would say that list would be appallingly bad now. So here's my 3rd recent (4th overall) attempt at a GSC list, set at 2000pts. What I would like would be for those of you experienced in using the cult and having played some games with/against them in 8th to give me a few pointers before I start committing to buying stuff!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Hobby update - 7-8-17

Well, here we are in August already - that didn't take long did it! I didn't have quite the painting time this last week that I normally would, but I still got a few things done. I'll be having a bit of a review of what's still on the table I think later on this week, probably including some pics of all the units I'm still working on getting done, but for now there's a quick look at what I've been up to recently, and a few broad plans for the future (subject of course to change at GW's whim next time they release something shiny I want).

Friday, 4 August 2017

Dusk Knights game 2 - vs Ultramarines successors & a Cerastus Knight

Greetings all!

Time for another quick battle report my friends - this time I was up against another space marine army. Supported by a Ceratus Knight Castigator! Argh!

Find out how I got on after the break.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

8th edition tactical objectives - a burning eye review

Greetings all!

Right, so having had a pretty successful reception for my assessment of the previous tactical objectives deck, I figured that with a new edition, I'd have another look as the deck has changed slightly and the implications for each set of objectives has accordingly changed as the nature of the game has altered.