Thursday, November 27, 2014

40k: Armageddon videogame review

It's no secret that since the Dark Millennium Online followed Dawn of War and Space Marine sequels into oblivion, the fate of 40k-related videogames doesn't look so good. Games Workshop has licensed a lot of low-budget games, but its usually hard to look at them without crying. However, amongst the casual mobile games one stands out - Warhammer 40000: Armageddon. I've always thought that with limitations imposed by mobile platforms and a low budget to work with it's a much better idea to make an old school game as opposed to an oversimplified two-button arcade, so I've taken an interest in this project the first time I've heard of it. However, this game is obviously not a cutting edge one, so if you can't stand isometric graphics or turn-based gameplay, you better pass on this one. And everybody else - take on your hipster glasses and let's take a walk down the nostalgia lane.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mechanicus walkers

Some other stuff: a trio of battle-automata that will count as IG sentinels.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Enginseer with servitors

My IG tanks are still in progress, but in the meantime I've made a couple of small conversions on my engineseer and his underlings:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Myth-busting 40k — part 1

Warhammer 40000 lore doesn't seem all that complex at the first glance. But 27 years do count for something and the more you dive into the universe, more complicated and tangled it becomes. With all the various canon sources constantly adding more lore to the already well-detailed universe, it becomes ever more easy to make mistakes where the background is concerned, and the number of wrong conceptions about the 40k lore is ever-growing.

I decided to put together a list of the most widespread and misleading of those misconceptions. It should be noted that 40k fluff is open to interpretation more often than not, and so I tried to avoid the areas that are made from the start to be dependent on reader's opinion, leaving only those where the lore is pretty much set. I also avoided small misconception devoted to small sub-factions. But the number of myths ended up being too high anyway, so I ended up dividing one post to three. And in the first one I've listed all general misconceptions, not really connected to a single 40k faction.