Friday, May 26, 2017

8th Core Rules, Devastation of Baal

Mortarion!
Majority of these were posted by Grot Orderly over on Facebook some others I grabbed from I don't know where. If I missed crediting someone, please comment and I'll be happy to add. Just reposting here as I haven't seen all the images posted in the same spot.

Also, if you are hungry for more 8th Edition news, check out this crazy long thread on Dakka Dakka. Big thanks to Rippy for maintaining the crazy summary in the first post.

Images of the Core Rules and the fate of Baal. after the break.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dusting off the blog for 8th Edition & Shameless Plug

Hey all,

Crazy that it has been 2+ years since I've posted. Like many of you, I quickly tired of 7th Edition and was on my way out of the hobby. Then GW announced 8th Edition and reeled me back in. I have been following the updates on Warhammer 40K 8th Edition with much interest. I'm really impressed with how far GW has come this past couple years. Going from a company that didn't listen to any outside feedback at all to where we are now is pretty impressive. In particular, fan interaction is great and the guys that run the Warhammer Community Facebook account and how the troll the community is amazing (see inset image).

As a game, 40K got really stagnant. The rules were over bloated and the game just wasn't fun for me anymore. List building for tournaments became an insane amalgamation where generals wouldn't bat an eye putting Dark Angels and Space Wolves in the same army which was crazy town and just felt wrong.

Luckily, they realized the error of their ways, and brought in outside help for the first time in years, The fact that GW brought in outside playtesters from Adepticon, Nova, and Frontline Gaming was definitely a step in the right direction. Last I knew, GW stopped using outside playtesters way back when I was writing Lustria scenarios and Warbands for them back in the Mordheim days which was in the early 2,000s.

What we have now is an edition based on fan feedback. Honestly, this is the game I wanted to play. A lot of the stuff they included like models can shoot at what they want, command points, running, are all house rules I used to play with anyway so the changes are most welcome. I'll post more about my thoughts in the future when we get a better idea of where the Blood Angels are going in this edition. I also have some no hobby projects and tutorials in the works, so look out for more soon.

Finally, a bit of a shameless plug. A friend of mine just released a Kickstarter for a new turn-based Tactical RPG. A lot of the design was influenced by tabletop wargames and you can actually play the game now as there is a demo available. Art Direction and the maps were done by me. If this is your kind of game and you want to see it made, please back if you are able to. Every little bit helps. If you can't back, a mention to your friends or a post to your social media outlet of choice would be much appreciated.

Next time I'll discuss what the implications for 8th Edition hold for my favorite boys in red.

Until then,
-The Harrower

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

How to Rebase Miniatures

I've recently caught up with my freelance backlog having finished off some miniatures for Megacon Games MERCS: Recon Kickstarter. For those that are curious I included a pic below. If you pledged for the 3 Drone Minis add on, this is what you are going to get. I'm really excited to see how these turn out. I've done a lot of 3D models, but never anything that was produced as an actual 3D object that will make it to the tabletop. Once I get some copies of the production pieces I'll be sure to share them here.


With this post I'm taking my blog back to it's roots with some much needed hobbying. Today, we're going to rebase one of my Blood Angels and give him a shiny new 32mm base. Let's get started after the break!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Harlequins Compiled PDF Preview



All right all you Juggalos and Juggalettes! It's time to queue up Insane Clown Posse and Wicked Clowns as today sees the preorder of the new Harlequins Codex.

As usual when a Codex goes on preorder there is a bunch of new eye candy to take in including new images as well as excerpt previews from the Black Library website and the Apple's iBooks Store. I've complied both the iBooks and ePub previews into a single PDF for your viewing pleasure. I also have all of the images reposted here so you can view all the new stuff in one place. I'm not really down with the clown, but this Codex has some of the best artwork I've seen coming out of GW (including the above image I stitched together in Photoshop from the iBooks preview).

View the images and download the PDF preview after the break.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Starweaver/Doomweaver leaked (aka Clown Car)!

I've never been a big fan of the Harlequins (unless we're talking the Joker's chick), but I know people really dig them so I'll repost them here for everyone. I have to say, the models are pretty cool. Probably not something I'll pick up, but I like the action poses on the minis and I especially like the look of the Starweaver/Voidweaver.

Pics of the models and rules after the break.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Base Comparisons: 25mm and 32mm


I'm back from Pennsylvania and my Deathstorm Boxed Set was here waiting for me. The campaign is well put together and seems like it will be fun to play through, but I'll talk more about Shield of Baal in a future post. For now I wanted to focus on the new 32mm bases and the so-called "Basegate".

Initially I didn't think the larger 32mm bases would have much impact on gameplay. After all, it was only a difference of 7mm how much bigger could they possibly be? Looking at them first hand I think it might be a bit more significant than I had initially thought.

More on "Basegate" and some comparison pics after the break.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Blood Angel/Flesh Tearer Formations


I had to drive across the country back to PA so I've been out of the loop for the past few days. I finally broke down and picked up the digital version of the Blood Angels Codex as I'm still waiting on my Sanguinary Guard Edition to come in. My initial read through has been positive and I'm really liking what I'm seeing so far.

I'll do a review of the Codex in the next few days, but for now I wanted to share some of the crazy new Blood Angel and Flesh Tearer formations that are in White Dwarf and the final installment of Shield of Baal: Exterminatus. Among them is the Angel's Fury Spearhead Force which consists of 3 Storm Ravens and 3 Ten Man Tactical Squads. Not only can the whole formation arrive starting Turn 1, but it has a special rule Augur Triangulation that allows models arriving from Deepstrike to assault starting Turn 1!

Images of the formations after the break.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Final Blood Angels Rules Dump


This is it. My final "preview" post on the new Blood Angels Codex. This gives us a really good picture of what to expect come release. If you are stuck on a forum or Facebook group that's fallen to the Black Rage, stop on over at The Bolter and Chainsword's Blood Angel Subforum which has resisted the Red Thirst and remains the most open minded and frankly the best gathering of Blood Angels players on the internet IMHO.

Big thanks to Pascalnz and Duke Danse Macabre from over there for getting hold of the Codex early and doing a massive Q and A. I believe they are still answering questions, so if there's something you are dying to know, head on over to this thread. At this point, I'm satisfied with what I know and for anything else I'm just going to wait until I get my Codex.

Rules dump coming after the break.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Spanish version of the Blood Angels Codex leaked!

Iuchiban has the Spanish version of the Blood Angels Codex and was doing a Question and Answer thread over on Warseer.

I reformatted everything and posted below for your perusal. I also added it to my Blood Angels Compiled MEGA Post. Here's what we know:

Army Special Rules:
Furious Charge

FOC Changes:
HQ: Librarian Dreadnought
Troops: Tactical Squads, Scout Squads
Elites: Death Company, Dreadnoughts (Death Company and Furioso), Command Squad (Honour Guard are gone)
Heavy Support: Baal Predator

Baal Strike Force Detachment:
Mandatory 1 HQ, 1 Elite, 2 Troops
Optional: as usual, but 3 additional Elite slots (Total 4)
Special Rule: +1 Initiative when charging, all the army, any turn.

More after the break.