Posts Tagged ‘blood angels’

I’ve been quite the past few weeks, mainly due to having a stinking cold, and decorating the flat. The cold was a bad one for me, normally I would do some painting but this time I was knocked for 6. Luckily the new settee is also a sofa bed, so I have had the luxury of watching all the Blu-Rays I have picked up since we moved in.

But I have been thinking about my Warhammer 40000 armies that are boxed up. Over the past few years,  40k  has changed. As each new codex is released something new gets added like Thunderwolf cavalry for the space wolves, The Stormraven for the Blood Angels and the god awful “fantastic four” land speeder for the Dark Angels. Don’t get me wrong I know that they need to make new units to keep the “Army” fresh after all all us veterans are not going to go out and buy a re-tooled sprue of marines just because it has a nice new box. But that is far from the point, for me their is nothing left in the 40k universe. Each new wedge that GW pushes into the background pushes me away from it.

Now everywhere I look on the internet all I see is Kick-starter campaigns for fledgling games all trying to get a foot on the ladder. Some grab my attention but most get pushed aside one that did grab my attention was the Mongoose Publishings Judge Dredd kick-starter last year. But in the past I was Burned by Mongoose with their Starship Troopers miniatures line. It all boiled down to the fact I spent a large sum of money on the starship troopers line with them at Salute model show some years ago. Only to read on their forum that they would no longer be supporting the game a few days later, I would not have minded but I had a long conversation about the game with the guys on the stand and their was no mention of it being dropped.

Any way back on track I missed out on the Dredd Kick-starter, and it seems people are getting their goods. Now Mongoose have put up details of their new kick-starter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1990654819/2000ad-rogue-trooper-miniatures-game

Now Rogue Trooper is one of my all time favourites from 2000AD magazine it is also what got me in to 40K in the first place I am sorly tempted to jump right in feet first with this and go for the major pledge £200 which gives me 10 choices from the list.

As it stands now The Rulebook, Souther Squad, Nort Squad and Rogue himself have been achieved as the basic package.

also unlocked over the weekend was the Nort elite Assault Squad and the Nort and Souther officers sets. With the Skorpion Battle wagon and Venus Bluegenes coming in with the next goal.

Now I need something to fill the 40k gap is this it? I have 26 days before the kick starter finishes what do i do……………………………

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So the new copy of White Dwarf has just dropped through the door. And inside are 3 new flyers for 40k, The Ork Bommer, The Necron Doom/Nightscythe and The Space Marine Stormtalon.

Now don’t get me wrong I like all 3 kits, with the Ork Bommer being my favourite. The Doom/Nightscythe reminds me of the Cylon raider from Battlestar Galactica and the Stormtalon reminds me of an old GI Joe toy that i had many years ago when I was younger.

Out of the 3 kits the Ork Bommer will be added to my growing waaargh at some stage, the Storm talon may get added. But at the moment it is only codex chapters that can use it, so its no good with the Blood Angels or Space Wolves. And at the moment I have no plans in restarting my Necron army, well not yet………..

I have also picked up a Tyranid Tyrannofex/Tervigon from eBay for the small amount of  £22.00. The model is only part made (the main body has been glued together).

All in all since my last post I have done 0% painting but have cleaned up 5 Grey Hunters for my Space Wolves.

And for the next few weeks I will get nothing done as I’m off on holiday for the 1st time in years. When I return I shall be finshing off my Tyranids and starting on the Wolves of Russ………….

Way back in the early 90’s Games workshop released a board game called Tyranid Attack, at the time i never got into it but some years later it was reduced in price in my local model shop. I decided to take the plunge and bought it with my birthday money. Now 20 odd years later and I restart my Tyranid army I think back to that game………………….

And remember that I still have it along with Advanced Space Crusade. The original models are long gone, but I have scouts and terminators for my Blood Angels and Tyranid warriors and genestealers.

Hopefully I will be able to get a few games in over the weekend…………