‘Crisis’

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His crisis suit slammed into the blood soaked ground, the retro-thrusters of the jetpack firing at the last possible moment to lessen the jarring impact of the Low Altitude Deployment. Shas’Vre Pech Diael immediately surveyed the scene of carnage around him, the driving rain doing its best to conceal the ruined city from his sensors. The Ork horde had already swept through the outer defence lines of Von’yth, and the surviving colonial garrison was desperately manning the last line of fortifications.

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Commission Painting Review

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While the decision to downsize my collection in response to the great inventory was a difficult one, it has so far produced a number of upsides. Extra storage space, less fretting about what to tackle next in the hobby sphere, and of course surplus cash from the sale of unwanted plastic crack. This last one in particular has been a bit of a boon as there is a healthy market for second hand miniatures online, and as i picked most of this surplus up for bargain basement prices i have usually been making a decent profit on each item.

So the question is, what to do with this extra cash? The obvious answer is to reinvest it in more plastic crack, but as this would be counter intuitive given my goal of reducing the collection to a manageable size (as well as possibly resulting in a swift divorce from my ‘higher power’) it is not really an option. However, reinvesting it in the hobby (as opposed to beer and lose women) makes perfect sense, especially if it can help me make progress in getting more models ready for table top usage.

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Lost Patrol Challenge, part 1: Scouts

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As mentioned in the previous post regarding proposed additional rules for other 40k units to be used in the game, we have decided to do a Lost Patrol Challenge as we work our way through the new units, ultimately to see if anyone is capable of retrieving the drop ship at all.

Rules of the challenge will be pretty simple – a few practice games to get to grips with the idiosyncrasies of the rules and then three go’s at getting to da choppa! First up of course, and setting the standard for everyone that comes after them, will be the beleaguered brave scouts with heavy bolter.

Challengers, ready! Genestealers, Ready! Lets go!

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Terrain update 13/11/2017

The rebuilding of my terrain collection (from scratch no less!) is well underway, and I have started retrofitting the old fold-up terrain with foam board backing and a proper bases with a bit of painting and texture – this will mean it is in no way fold-up-able, but since space concerns are not as pressing as they used to be I think it would be better to make the scenery more robust and better looking. WIP photo below.

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‘Fate’

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Ka’mais gazed down on the world of Sha’draig. Beyond the shimmering distortion of the loading bay’s containment field she could see the emerald green oceans and brown land masses, streaked through with putrid threads of pink and purple, each strand pulsating with the forms of millions of writhing organisms. As she watched, massive shapes drifted across the vista heading for the planet’s surface. Swollen, glistening hulks of alien flesh faintly reflected the systems cold blue sun, as the bioships moved into low orbit, tendrils outstretched towards the surface. They had begun their feeding, and soon Sha’draig would be picked clean of life.

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Painting Update 26/10/2017

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While the Terrain and Lost Patrol stuff go off in their own directions, I have not been idle on the paining and modeling front. Having set my (rather ludicrous) targets for the 2017/18 Hobby Season I have decided to initially focus on getting the Dark Angels/Night Sentinels Battle Company up and running. While the bulk of this company was already completed for the Tournament last year there were a few glaring omissions from the fully fitted out 100 man strong company. The main one of these was the Assault Squads, and so I have set about amending this oversight.

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