Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brother Claudio

Brother Claudio rounds out my terminators except for Lexicanium Calistarius, who is next.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Balrog: Part 2

Finished the assembly of the miniatures themselves, next step is to fill in all the joins with green stuff. Did some looking for a base to mount them on, and wasn't all that happy with what was available. I'll be looking for something more suitable at the hobby store later this week if I can make it down there.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sergeant Gideon

And Sergeant Gideon finishes up the second squad.  Now it's off to paint up Librarian Calistarius.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The War against Doctrine

The Codex Astartes is the holy tome written by Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman.  It defines the organization and tactical doctrine of the Adeptus Astartes and is followed by many, if not a majority, of Space Marine Chapters.

Guilliman is undisputedly one of the greatest military minds in history, rivaling if not surpassing all of the other Primarchs.  The Codex Astartes is considered one of Guilliman's most influential works. 

Yet there is a schizophrenia in the 40k universe...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Balrog: Part 1

I had originally posted this on my defunct fantasy blog.  Since I'm getting back into finishing this project, I figured I'd post my updates here instead, but that means a repost or two until I catch up to where I left off...

I received my first miniatures commission recently. Well, sort of. It's more a favor for a friend, who promised to do it for another friend, but doesn't have the time (she has a good excuse--she's leaving for the Peace Corps soon). Lest you think I'm doing this solely out of the kindness of my heart, since my friend will be out of country for a few years, she kindly sent me all of her paints, plus some stray miniatures that she's had in storage.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Brother Valencio

Brother Valencio, the youngest of the marines in Space Hulk.  Like many youths, he seems to like to decorate himself a lot.

Monday, November 14, 2011


It seems like these days, the focus of gaming is more on making the army list rather than playing the game.  Army list posts on blogs and forums are extremely common.  You hear about "unbeatable" army lists with [insert awesome weapon of the day] spam.  Much (if not most) of the excitement generated by a new codex is determined by the rules/units available, and what units players can get to increase the power of their army list.  In order to succeed at a a tournament, it's a given that if you don't have a "competitive" army list, you needn't bother playing. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

I must be patient...

With all the hype right now it's hard to not get excited about the Necrons.  The models are awesome and some of their new powers seem very scary.  It makes me want to drop everything and start yet another army... 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brother Omnio

And here we have Brother Omnio, another one of the easier Space Hulk Terminators to paint.

Monday, November 7, 2011


In the design of any new model or miniature, one of the key things designers have to come to grips with is keeping the "theme" of the army intact with continuity of design. That is, each new miniature must fit, style-wise, with the rest of the army.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Warhammer Quest: What if?

What if Warhammer Quest turned out to be the next game GW publishes in its line of "one time release board games"?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Brother Scipio

Compared to some of the other marines in the Space Hulk group, Brother Scipio is one of the simplest to paint. But don't let that fool you into thinking he's not a badass. In the last Space Hulk game I played with him, he scored 18 kills.