Monday, April 24, 2017

Deathwatch Overkill review — part 2

As a proud owner of Deathwatch Overkill box I've already gave you my impressions on the base game, as well as its units and missions. However, it's just a half of the game's full potential: I was pleasantly surprised with all the expansion support Games Workshop provided for the game in White Dwarf magazine and on the Warhammer Community website. So let us examine the expanded edition of Overkill and take a look at all the new rules GW treated us with over the year the game has been out.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Deathwatch Overkill review — part 1

Arguably, the most notable 40k releases in 2016 were the long-awaited codices for xenos-hunting Deathwatch and hybrids of Genestealer Cults. The miniatures for the two factions were first shown in a Deathwatch Overkill boardgame. After the release of Shadow War: Armageddon and general rise of interest in skirmish-level games in 40k universe it's interesting to see what Overkill has to offer. So let's finally get past the cool miniatures and take an in-depth look at the game.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Princess of Blades

While waiting for the last units of my guard army to arrive, I've put together a small side project. I present to you a rogue trader Blodwyn Menasko, the self-proclaimed Princess of Blades. And her retinue.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mechanicus terrain II

It's terrain-building time again! Old scratchbuild pieces are reinforced by a pair of new ones: promethuim tanks and a field cogitator.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Blog revival and plastic sisters of battle

It's been a full year since my last post. And what a year it has been! I funally moved into my own place with an orgy room and a workshop. Now my life is back on track and I'm finally back to my favourite hobby. In the meantime, 40k only got better. Games Workshop made a lot of good decisions lately, changing it's attitude towards the community and bringing back a lot of old stuff hobbyists used to only have wet dreams about. Some armies are yet to be brought back in all their glory though. But where GW stands back, others have a lot to offer. Have a look at miniatures I have here: Sisters of Battle from a promising russian studio - Grishnak models.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Death Angel first expanstions review

Some time ago I've already reviewed Space Hulk: Death Angel – a card version of famous Games Workshop boardgame. Not so long ago there appeared a reason to return to the topic – I got my hands on two first expansions for this Fantasy Flight Games card game: Mission Pack 1 and Marine Pack 1. So let me share my experience.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Medevac Centaur

Here's what you get if you take a Forgeworld model, add some bits and greenstuff and put in a few house rules after watching some WWII classics.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Command Chimera

It was never my intention to collect a mechanized Guard, but my company commander got so many medallions crimson by now I just had to get him a ride. I took the opportunity to make a couple of conversions to emphasize the command role of the vehicle - the turret is now equipped with additional radars, speakers and vox equipment. While I was at it I also fixed some parts of the model that looked way too toy-like for me, like lasgun arrays.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Guide to 40k bases

When it comes to scratch-building, kit-bashing and deep conversions it is often necessary to know a size of a base the finished model is supposed to be put on. While it wasn't a big problem up to a while ago, many recent GW models use unusual (and often unique) bases. Thus I've had a feeling that some king of basing guide could be useful. Maybe some fellow hobbyists might find this helpful as well. So let's see what each base is used for.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mechanicus terrain

Recent Mechanicus release inspired me to do some scratch-building, so here are several pieces of industrial-themed terrain - a promethium filtration station and a pair of power generators.