Again, I'm a little behind on this topic but I wanted to throw my pennies worth in to the pot. I'm not going to go through each point change and the finer points of each change on the balance sheet, I really just want to give a general overview of how I think the changes will affect me.
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Points and balance
Friday, 24 June 2022
Chapter Approved 2022
As usual I'm a couple of days behind most people out there when it comes to putting pen to paper and getting my thoughts out there on the interwebs. This information comes direct from GW community page and has been discussed widely already and there have been some pretty strong opinions but as usual m, quite a few people have missed one key point. These changes only take effect with the latest warzone book, in this case Nephilim. For those of us not using this book, these changes have zero effect.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
This still needs a bit of finishing, such as the base rim and flocking, but that might wait until I get around to varnishing the model, whenever that is! All in all I think this looks very good for not a massive amount of work, I kind of wish I'd done it earlier, now I just need to get on with the rest of the troops!
Friday, 17 June 2022
Tuesday, 14 June 2022
So, after getting all my guard varnished with Quickshade, I decided I needed to actually protect my vehicles as well, so when we were in my local GW stockist picking up a birthday present for my son's friend, I picked up a can of Munitorum Varnish. Now, I know that this isn't the best option for spray varnish but it's the easiest and most convenient for me. Living in a remote location has advantages but also disadvantages, one of which is an inability to just pop down the road to a big hobby shop and pick up whatever I fancy. So armed with my Munitorum Varnish I set to work on my vehicles. On the whole everything went nice and smoothly, with few problems, however, I did run in to the inevitable frosting issue! Now it wasn't actually that bad but still a little annoying.
Above is an edited picture, a few taps of the auto fix, plus balance and other things adjusted, not sure what, I just played with settings until it showed the cracks clearer. As you can see though, the paint has gone a little funky. Like I said, it doesn't seem to affect the overall look and I doubt it will make any difference once on the tabletop but close up you can see it. What the paint has gone this way, I don't know but it's been on the model for quite a while so it will be dry and fully cured. It's not going to be a problem I think but it is a little annoying.
I'll grab another can and finish the rest of my models and see what happens with them.
Friday, 10 June 2022
New guard from GW
Tuesday, 7 June 2022
New guard leak photo.
So this picture has apparently been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks now but hasn't been available to the general public until more recently. This is an amazing photo and shows lots of nice shiny new models. Some of these models are of interest to me and some are not. I do look forward to seeing the new models and it will be good to get some updated models. However, there are not many models that I actually need for my collection, and these that I'm interested in are not shown on this photo.
But let's look at what is in the photo. The first thing that strikes me is the Sentinels and I say Sentinels as there is actually two in the picture, one rear left and one right at the back on the right. The left one is an armoured sentinel and the one on the right looks like a scout sentinel. They look a bit beefier than the old ones but are not to far removed that they look like completely different models. I like them but I have 3 and don't need any more right now.
Next up is the new "Creed" model. This is, to me anyway, an obvious replacement for the old Creed and may well be based on Creeds daughters or other descendents. This is one of the few models I hight actually look at getting, although I might chop the big Cadia symbol off the back.
The Kasrkins models do look really good and I'm hoping that these come out as a Kill Team or they release rules for Scions so that I can use them in Kill Team, as I don't need any Kasrkins for my armies and they won't fit with the models I already use for my scions.
There looks like a few new Cadian squads as well, an infantry squad, heavy weapons squad and command squad. It's had to see to many details of these models but according to the rumours the infantry squad is going to be a new veteran infantry squad. Again, I don't have a lot of need for these guys, I have numerous heavy weapons squads, more than I can use (due to rule of 3), I also have lots of infantry squads, more than enough for the armies I field and I have plenty of commanders and command squads. I might change my mind on buying some new boxes if they also bring out a new Catachan version of each, then I may well invest in the new command squad box at least and possibly a box of veteran guard, if that is what the new box will be.
Lastly, almost hidden in the middle is a new commissar model. The rumours seem to point towards this model being a lord commissar rather than another regular commissar. It looks to me like he's carrying a power sword and a power fist but I can't say for sure. I may get this model, depending on how it looks close up, the last couple of models haven't been to my taste.
All in all the picture looks good and there are a number of nice shiny new kits to come, although we're still missing the new tank and the new rough riders, which are the unit that I'm most interested in.
Friday, 3 June 2022
Inquisition and battle group photos
This is the last of the army photo shoots, the combined army and a close up of the Inquisitors. There will be a few additions to the Inquisitorial detachment, mostly in the form of a few more Acolytes. These are actually models that were originally made for my Sisters of Battle kill team but with the new rules are no redundant and so are being brought across in to the Inquisitorial detachment just to use them up, as they are modelled, primed and ready.