MISSION 3.3: Bushwhacked
The horizon burns. All over Titan Prime, it’s once beautiful sunsets are now blotted out by thick plumes of acrid smoke. The Ultramarines ‘scorched earth’ strategy has left not one citizen of the planet unaware of their ability to strike where they want and when they want, and that the Emperors wrath is absolute.
A bit of a double post this one – not only is it a painting update to prove to the world that I actually managed to finish some models recently, but it is also part of my preparation for the upcoming Taros Campaign, which is plodding along nicely.
The campaign itself requires the use of Gue’vesa – human
collaborators! auxiliaries, and quite few of them. Normally I would just use Imperial Guard, but since the guard will also be playing a major role in the campaign I thought it better to just get on with expanding my numbers of actual Gue’vesa instead.
Terrain generation continues unabashed, with one eye on what is required for the upcoming Taros Campaign. As the to-do list for that project grows exponentially, I have managed to keep on the case and cracked out a bit more scatter terrain – this week, barricades!
Just in case you missed it (what, you don’t check Warhammer Community page every day, like religiously?!), Black Library are looking for new writers!
If you fancy your chances then I suggest you don your writers hat and favourite pencil, curl up on the old scroll wingback leather Chesterfield in your personal library, stoke the dying embers of the fire, top up the brandy and get going on a new tale of grimness and darkness in the grimdark.
Black Library Open Submissions
There is also some brief advice from Black Library authors in there too that is well worth checking out. Open submissions are now, er, open! Closing date is the 10th April, so get cracking!
Terrain generation continues unabashed, and work on converting the pop up terrain to hard backs and fixed bases is still plodding on. One piece is nearly finished – i have added some rubble, dry brushed the card to look like concrete ruins and added a bit of wash/blood splatter/graffiti for effect. WIP photo below:
After being much maligned in favour of other hobby projects as well as real life stuff, the jump pack assault squad is finally finished. This is a bit of a quadruple whammy target for me, as not only would it meet two big build goals on the 2017/18 hobby season, but I have also painted them (another goal) and it would also be the last piece in the puzzle of the full Battle Company!
Having not bought a copy of White Dwarf in over 10 years prior to last month, I decided to break that run and give the much heralded ‘new format’ ago. As you will see form the review I wrote for that issue, my feelings were that, overall it was a step in the right direction but it still had many problems to deal with and a long way to go until it was back to its absolute best.
Another month has gone by, and with it another has come another instalment of the venerable White Dwarf. Has it managed to maintain the momentum of last month’s issue, or slipped back into the bad old habits of yestermonth? Let’s have a look… Continue reading
This September saw the return of White Dwarf to a monthly, larger format that was promised to be stuffed with great content for both noobs and veteran gamers of 40k and AoS alike. Now I haven’t bought a copy of this magazine in a long, long time – I fell out of the hobby for 10 years while WD was in its prime, and only fleetingly glanced at copies of the more recent weekly format (suppresses involuntary shudder) – but I do have a nostalgic soft spot for the venerable old publication and thought this might be a good time to dip back into it’s revitalised pages.