Friday, July 20, 2012

Turn 8 Podcast: The Aquila Has Landed

Here's the new podcast from Turn 8.   This week we talk about the new 6th edition;  what we like and what we don't like.  Also, we go over the movement rules.

"It’s 6th Edition baby!  Everything old is new again, including podcast episode titles, hooray!  Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, this is our first episode officially covering 6th edition of Warhammer 40000.  We’ve got a full crew this go ’round with Andy, Mike and Dave joining us to give first impressions on the new rules.  Plus our signature Battle Report this episode covers a lot of new features, including allies!  Not to mention the triumphant return of the Rules of Engagement.  We’re going back to basics with this one and starting simple, with movement.  P.S.  I apologize if it sounds like some of us are standing in a wind tunnel during this episode.  It’s been well over 90 degrees here (33 for you Celsius folks) and the A/C’s are on overdrive.

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …"

  • 00:00:00  Episode 23 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:21:12  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Finecast and Chaos rumors, new Forgeworld and Black Library
  • 00:34:29  First Impressions: 6th Edition
  • 01:23:05  Battle Report Info
  • 01:34:39  Battle Report – Tyranids vs. Space Marines with Blood Angel allies
  • 01:53:35  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:11:00  Rules of Engagement: Movement
  • 02:17:49  Thanks for Listening!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bell of Lost Souls: Dark Footdar!

BOLS posted an interesting article on effective footdar close combat builds for Dark Eldar.   Basically dependent on web way portals to get your heavy hitters up front.   This reminds me of my my friend Dave's Dark Eldar army which is Hellraiser themed.  It uses a lot of Humonculi, Wracks and Grotesques.   Here's the link to the article:

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Blog! New Army! New Dark Eldar!

OK, so I've finally gotten around to starting my Dark Eldar.   It's a small start, I'm only gonna build until around 1000pts and play a bunch a games to see what units I like and don't like before I continue.  My theme for my army will be an ALL FEMALE Kabal, so you'll notice that all the warriors I have (even on my vehicles) are all ladies and generally don't have helmets on (however I DO like the Reaver units that have helmets and long hair flowing behind and will be using those).  

The color scheme for my army will be mostly Black but with purple highlights on the edges.  There will also be red areas and gold areas on more elite characters and models.

Anyway, the leader of this Kabal is an Archon simply known as "The Baroness" and Kabal's name will be... Kabal of the Cobra's Kiss.   So, by now, anyone who grew up in the 80s will see some inspiration from the GI Joe toy line and a major villain called "The Baroness".  This is strictly intentional.   I'm going to be kitbashing an Archon and a Succubus finecast kit together to create her model and she'll probably have long black hair just like the cartoon character.

I purchased some resin iceworld bases for all my infantry and they should arrive in the mail this weekend so I'm modelling some of my vehicles in the meantime.    I'm going to be using ice and crystals for for my bases with Superman's Fortress of Solitude from the first Superman movie as major inspiration.   I found what I think will be a very cool way to model the crystals for these so stay tuned on that.

Anyway here are some picts of what I have done and how I magnetized the Dark Lances and Disruptors.  I'm gonna be pretty strict on myself to magnetize as much as possible since 6th edition is around the corner, you never know what units/weapons will get a boost with the new edition.

Here are the picts:

The picture below shows how I magnetized the weapons on my Ravager:

The pict below shows how I magnetized the Splinter Cannon and Twinlinked Splinter Rifles: