Sunday 26 November 2017

Target Prioritisation: Balancing effectiveness and fluffiness

Time to venture into the Vault once again! As the year draws to a close, I'm starting to think about that glorious Christmas holiday break and the opportunity to indulge in some serious hobby time. I've decided that I'm going to start a new army from scratch for next year's Mayhem tournament rather than just adding a unit or two to an existing force, and the holiday will be a great time to get cracking on modelling and painting.

Choosing an army to build, paint and play is one of the high points of the hobby for me (and probably explains why I butterfly between projects so often!), and I am always torn between effectiveness (how well an army competes on the table top), and fluffiness/attractiveness (how true to the background / how good does the army look on the table top).

Lets explore this a little bit further through the Space Marines of the Death Watch.

The Emperor's Elite Xeno Hunters

Sunday 19 November 2017

Constipated Cow; fantastic feral family fun!

Something very different this time dear readers.

MJ Games are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a new card game entitled "Constipated Cow; The Game", and the guys have very kindly sent me a review copy to play around with. Let's see what this is all about!

Yep, this looks pretty silly!

Saturday 11 November 2017

Regimental Reporting: Something for the Tread Heads

Welcome back to the Regimental Mess my fellow Officers! In previous posts we have examined the Orders available to the various Infantry Officers, and today it's the turn of the not so humble Tank Commander.

That's right; that rumbling in the distance is the grinding advance of the fearsome Leman Russ Battle Tanks! The Russ is one of the most iconic units in the Imperial Guard army; they are effective in 8th edition, and the Tank Orders can make them even better.

Open fire on my mark! 

Sunday 5 November 2017

Regimental Reporting: Stormy times ahead

Welcome back Commanders! Time for another post in the Regimental Reporting series; last time we looked at the new Imperial Guard Orders and how they affect the humble Cadian guardsman (I've made a few updates to that post, so it might be worth you having a quick catch up), and today we'll discuss the Orders available to the Militarum Tempestus.

The soldiers of Militarum Tempestus go by many names; Scions, Karskin, Storm Troopers & (perhaps a name unfairly given) Glory Hounds. Certainly compared to the regular infantry man, a Storm Trooper is extremely well trained and well equipped!

Nothing humble about these gents!