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That is the question. When I started redoing my Space Wolves I decided that they needed to be based on the newer 32mm bases rather than the old 25mm bases. You can pick up the 32mm ones from GW mail order  (10 for £3.00 or 100 for £27.00)  I picked mine up from eBay for about £6.00 (for 20) from eBay. Now as I was just starting on the Space Wolves I had no problems with removing the old bases, however it got me thinking about my Blood Angels (as well as my Black Templars and Iron Warriors).

I personally think that the 32mm bases make Space Marines more imposing, however the thought of re-basing nearly 100 models is quite off putting!

However their are a 3 options.

Option 1: Leave them on 25mm bases!

Option 2: Buy 32mm bases and rebase the lot!

Option 3: Pick up some base adapters.

Now as I said I options 1 and 2 were a no go, however option 3 needed looking into. After searching the internet I came across a number of companies selling 25-32mm adapters made from MDF, Resin, and Plastic. However they were all located in the USA and shipping would have cost an arm and a leg, by the time you add on import duty to the UK! I did however find one UK company that stocked them unfortunately they were out of stock. So I waited and when they had them back in stock and ordered up 100 of them.

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As you can see from the above picture the adapters come in two pieces which fit snugly around the 25mm base. All they need is a small amount of glue and some filler over the joins.

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As you can see the models feet no longer hang over the edge of the base, and all that is needed is some sand a paint to finish them off.

Each adepter cost 25p so not only do they work out cheaper than buying new bases, you also only need to texture the top edge.

The Adapters can be bought from here.

https://www.bitzbox.co.uk/product_info.php/tabletop-adapters-25mm-to-32mm-adapter-p-6052

So the nice postman has just dropped of the new Khorne Daemonkin book and card set, and all I can say is wow.

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If you want an army of bloodthirsty berserk killing machines in 40K this is the book you need, everything has either the Mark Of Khorne or is a Daemon Of Khorne. Their are no undivided models or any of the other 3 chaos gods just Khorne.

Now their was no way that I could not order the new Bloodthirster at the same time, it would have been rude not to!

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Now I just need to figure out which one to make (their are 3 variants)

So part 2 of my review of the Tablescape tiles is the Forgotten city/ Ruined Temple (during the Kickstarter this theme was going to be Ruined Temple, but it was changed at a later date).

Now the Forgotten city tiles are one of the sets that I did NOT pledge for in the kickstarter, somewhere along the lines wires were crossed and not only did Backerkit get it wrong Mantic (who are fulfilling the shipments) picked the wrong set! However I resolved the issue with Secret weapons Mr Justin, and decided to keep the tiles (rather than go through the hassle of sending them back)

First things first the Forgotten City tiles are thinner (6mm) than the Urban tiles (12mm), not much of a problem it just means that the two cannot be mixed very easy. Their are also 16 unique designs, meaning each tile in my 16 tile set is different.

So first up we have 5 “foundation” (plain) tiles, and as I said above each one is different. Each one is covered in 25mm (1 Inch) flagstones, some of which are raised higher than others. Their is also the odd piece of broken stone here and their as well as piles of dust and debris.

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Next we have 4 tiles with low level debris (broken columns and large chunks of masonry) and again each one is covered with broken/raised flagstones and small piles of rubble/dust.

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Next we have 1 tile with 4 broken tombs and a pile of rubble (top picture). And 2 tiles with skull pits (bottom pictures). Now one of the things that bugged me about GW’s Realm Of Battle tiles were the skulls, on the two sets that I own they have been filled in. However on these tiles they fit in well coupled with the ruined tombs.

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Next we have 2 “raised” tiles, the first one (left picture) is a mound of broken masonry and columns. The second one (right picture) is a raised plinth, it is about 25mm thick at the centre. And would make a great place to put a alter or ruined statue!

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The last two tiles with a low curved wall/steps/seating area, with the same details as the rest of the tiles.

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I took the opportunity to set up the tiles on my dinning room table (5ft x 3ft) the same as I did for the Urban tiles how ever the main stumbling block was terrain (90% of my terrain is Urban!) I did however find 2 sets of the ruins of osgiliath for the Lord Of The Rings game. I also got my Blood Angels and Chaos Daemons out for some more photos.

 

 

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As you can see the details are fantastic on the tiles. Considering I had no intentions of purchasing this set, I am glad that both Backerkit and Mantic cocked up my order! Again these tile could be used for anything from Fantasy battles, through to modern day soldiers fighting across a ruined temple, all the way up to the far flung future on some distant planet. My main use for this set will be for Lord Of The Rings/The Hobbit (Moria from LOTR and Ravenhill in The Hobbit)

Next time I will look at the last tile set that I have Rolling fields……………………………………………………

 

This year has been a mixed bag for my hobby.
I started by rebooting my Tyranids and Chaos Space Marine Iron Warriors, as well as working on some Black Templars space marines and Chaos Daemons. With the closer of my local gaming club, I had to bring my cities of death terrain and realm of battle boards back home. This in turn lead to a reboot of my CoD terrain invoking some new pieces (to replace some that were damaged) and a new lick of paint! This lead to my Blood Angels and Orks taking to the battlefield once again. All quite on the martian front showed up the tail end of June, I assembled quite a bit of my 1st wave but my health took a u-turn and I spent the best part of 2 months in hospital. When I came out I got into Zombicide (one of the old gaming group brought a copy in to hospital for me to try). The last few months have been taken back up with AQOTMF.

Next we move to kick-starter projects, and what can I say? Well in a nut shell of the 14 projects (4 are from this year) I have backed since 2013, only 3 have been fully shipped!
Of the rest well,
Deadzone: waiting on wave 3.
Tablescapes: giant cock up, waiting for re supply.
All Quite: waiting for wave 3..
Incusion: things are progressing slowly.
Mars Attacks: waiting on HB book and missing items.
Shadows of Brinstone: waited 4 months for wave 1, going to be another 12 before I see wave 2.
Aliens vs Predator: looks to be another cock up.
Both zombicide S3 and afterlife have only finished in the last 6 months and so their is nothing to say about them!

movie wise I have only seen 1 film at the cinema, The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies. It was a good film and an excellent finisher for the trilogy, but was let down in two parts (I will not say what parts for those that have not seen it) but hopefully the extended edition will sort them out. Watching TBOFA has made me want to watch the other 2 Hobbit films as well as the LOTRs trilogy (just got return of the king left).

As I said before my health took a turn for the worse in the summer, this in turn has lead to me not working since. This In turn has lead to me “thinning” my collection out via eBay and some of the Facebook groups, I still have along way to go with loads to get rid of!

Looking towards next year I plan to set some goals……………

Since my last post I have been infected with a foul disease from nurgle (a cold), this has made me turn my attention to adding some nurgle units to my chaos forces!

And so I have added 10 plague bearers, a herald of nurgle, greater Daemon  of nurgle, and epidemius, to my list of models (in fact they are nearly done with just a few details to be added.

I also picked up a great little green stuff tool called a Roll Maker set that allows you to create tubes, tentacles, and wires from green stuff. It turned up the other day and I had a play around with it for 30 mins and managed to crank out  5 tentacles for a converted greater daemon arm. I have even made some cables with a wire down the middle so that they are flexible.

 

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http://shop.greenstuffworld.com/roll-maker-tube-wire-machine

 

 

 

 

 

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Epidemius was picked up a few years ago from E bay along with the converted greater daemon above. While the Greater daemon that has been painted has been with me for years (since it was 1st released), and he is the soul survivor of my old iron warriors army from around 1996-7ish.

My plan is to have Iron Warriors as the core of my CSM army with other “cult” troops added on i.e plague marines, berserkers, etc. (But still as Iron Warriors) that’s the plan any way. and as for the daemons I just fancied painting them up!

wow where has the time gone, since my last post I have played five games of 40k with my Blood Angels. I have won 1 game, lost 1 game, and have drawn 3 games. I am once again getting to grips with 40k and am really enjoying it. Unfortunately it was announced that the club will be closing at the end of April, but the guys i have been playing 40k with have agreed that we will have to continue playing at each others houses.

My Iron Warriors are steaming along at full pace now and soon they will grace the battlefield. I have 20 marines ready as well as a dreadnought,  3 obliterators.

Also on the painting table are a rhino, predator and a vindicator.

I am in the process of putting together some Khorne Berserker and some Havocs as well as converting my Warsmith/Daemon Prince.

 

Wow just over 2 years ago I did 2 post on here about a small Iron Warriors force that I was working on. Well as with many projects they were boxed up and put away (and to be forgotten), then the other day while searching for something else I came across the box containing them. Now this may be the Chaos gods telling me that I need to work on them, or just plane luck (I will go with the chaos gods, as it sounds better!). But with the release of the Chaos Hellbrute (dreadnought) this weekend it has to be a sign.

I have set about fixing arms, heads, weapons, etc. back on to the models. I have also raided my old Black Templer army for some armoured support in the form of a Predator tank and a Vindicator tank. I also found a battered Rhino APC .

I always saw the Iron Warriors as have “dirty” armour, rather than the semi bright armour seen in the GW paint jobs. To combat this I have based the models with Plate Mail spray from The Army Painter and washed it with Dark Tone ink from their warpaints line, next up the armour trim has been painted with Balthasar Gold dry brushed with Golden Griffon. The casing of the bolter and the shoulder pad back grounds are painted Abbadon Black, and then to top it all of another was of Dark Tone Ink. This gives me a lovely “dirty” look to them. I have done 10 marines so far and have started working on a obliterator as a change.

Now what can I add next?