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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Blood Angels Compiled PDF Preview

Update: I updated the link. Apparently all the traffic broke my Dropbox!

Just in case you aren't keeping up with my "Blood Angels: Compiled MEGA Post!!!" I created a 55 page PDF which compiles previews from: Blood Angels Codex: iBooks Interactive Edition, Blood Angels Codex: eBooks Edition, and the Sons of Sanguinius: iBooks Interactive Edition. You can download it here.

With that, I'm going to take a break from the Blood Angels rumors for the time being unless pics leak of a unit we haven't heard of yet or something else interesting pops up. I'm still adding auctions to eBay and I'm starting to get to the Warhammer Fantasy Battle stuff I had laying around. You can see what I'm currently selling here.

Enjoy the weekend folks and let's offer some words of encouragement to my Pittsburgh Steelers as they are in dire need of it.

Till next time,
–The Harrower

New Blood Angels Terminators Pic!

Where are all of the naysayers now?

I have a lot to add to the compilation thread and I'll get to that tonight. Just wanted to get this pic up right away.