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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Never Forgotten: Neil Armstrong

We lost a great man today. He traveled further than any of us could dream and has allowed us to touch the stars. RIP you earned your rest.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

20 Questions: About me

So, this has cropped up on several people's blogs....I figured what the is a two parter...

Oh, check out Reaper Kick Starter, just a few hours left but over 200 figures for $100!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dark Vengeance Prices Announced!

Prices for Dark Vengeance has been slipped out...


Warhammer 40,000: Dark Vengeance (English) - Special Edition 49 Fig Box, Rulepack, Dice, Measures, Templates 1-Sep-12 $107.00 USD $128.00 CAD

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Vengeance (English) 48 Fig Box, Rulepack, Dice, Measures, Templates 8-Sep-12 $99.00 USD $119.00 CAD

Between this and the Reaper Kickstarter I am whopped!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The British are coming! Well, just the 40k boxed set from GW...

Here is an update floating about about the new Dark Angels and Chaos boxed set! The title seems to be "Dark Vengeance"

via beerogre at Beasts of War
Chaos Cultists are in!

That’s right all you Chaos players… I refused point blank to believe that GW would ever release Chaos Cultist, but they have. The Dark Vengeance boxed set (did I not mention the name previously?) will have 2 units of 10 Chaos Cultist models, one armed with auto-guns (with a shotgun & CC weapon for the leader and a Heavy Stubber support trooper) and one with auto-pistol & CC weapon (with 2 CC weapons for the leader and a Flamer support model).

The Chaos Cultist look like everything you’ve ever wanted for Chaos. They’re bound in rags, with metal half-masks and weapons that suit the cobbled-together, improvised look that you expect from the dregs of Chaos.

But that’s not all for those naughty Chaos worshippers; they’re getting a unit of 6 Chosen…elite Chaos Space Marines, armed with a variety of Power Weapons (a Maul on the Sergeant, a Power Fist, a Chain Axe and a set of Lightning Claws by the look of things). The remaining Chosen are armed with Boltguns, but this bodes well for the potential that these exemplars of Chaos might get some more customisable options in the upcoming new Chaos Marines codex.

To lead your forces, you have the obligatory Chaos Lord, armed with a Power Sword & Plasma Pistol. His pose is a bit static, but that is only in comparison to the much more animated Chosen.

Lastly… what would Chaos be without something big and menacing to bring to the table? Well… how about a brand new model… the Hellbrute!

The massive Hellbrute model comes equipped with a Multi-Melta & Power Fist. Suggesting that this isn’t a Dreadnought replacement, but is in fact a huge suit of specialist armour crewed by a Chaos Marine (or more likely a Champion). Actually, the model resembles a huge suit of Terminator Armour with lots of cool Chaos gribbly bits… I’m hoping for a Monstrous Creature that acts like the Dreadknight… what about all you Chaos fans? What would you like it to be?

But what about the Dark Angels?

They haven’t been left wanting and with a new codex (no doubt in their future) there is quite a bit to have a look at.

Firstly, they wouldn’t be Space Marines without the obligatory 10 man Tactical Squad. However, the Dark Angel Tactical-Squad has a twist… it’s got Plasma!

The ordinary Space Marine grunts come sporting a Boltgun, but the squad also has a Plasma Gunner and a Heavy Plasma Cannon model giving support… and just to round out the theme… a Plasma Pistol/Chainsword Sergeant.

Looks like that squad will be getting hot!

The Tactical Squad also has a mixture of poses, this time around. Some of the Bolter-totting Marines are holding their ubiquitous weapon at jaunty angles to make the squad look a bit more animated… and it works too… good job GW!

The Marine side wouldn’t be Space Marines without a smattering of Terminators… so you get a squad of 5 of them. It’s a pretty standard squad, with Stormbolter/Power Fist, with a Power Sword Sergeant. However, you do get an Assault Cannon and Chainfist option… and true to previous form… the models now come in a variety of more dynamic poses with the squad sergeant even sporting Wings but thankfully no nipple armour!

The last squad in the box is a unit of 3 Space Marine (or Ravenwing) Bikers, with Sergeant and one Biker sporting Bolt Pistol/Chainsword and the third Biker packing a Plasma Gun. The models look similar to previous Ravenwing Bikers (with that big wing banner on the back) and are probably the least inspiring out of the box.

But let’s not end on a low… let’s talk about the Dark Angel Triple Whammy… 3 Heroes!

The box will contain a Dark Angels Company Master (Balthasar)… resplendent with his erect Power Sword!

A Dark Angels Librarian… with a slightly less impressive looking Force Sword… and a limited edition Interrogator Chaplain, who’s Power Armour (including smoking exhaust details) and embellished robe might be the most ostentatious model in the box!

That’s all the models in the box… but what about the Rulebook?

I know many of you have been planning to buy the box (price TBC) in order to get your hands on the smaller rulebook. So rest easy… there will be one in the box.

There will also be templates and a new How to Play Dark Vengeance booklet, that allows you to jump right into the action.

Monday, August 6, 2012

RIP Lucas

Well, I am going to try to keep posting something up but I have not been in the hobby mood for the past few days dealing with one of my dogs. Today we had to make the hardest choice which was to put him to sleep after several sleepless nights of barking, pacing, staring off into space and being just unsettled.
Sadly, Lucas had a cognitive degenerative disorder (his mind was slowly slipping and simple things was no longer processing the way they should normally). The vet also added that based upon some other signs he felt he was in the early stages of cancer as well. We did the right thing, but it is still painful as hell to make this choice. He ate fine, he slept fine (when he did), was active and had no issues walking other than the disorder that had been slowly building up over the years. Even the tranquilizers we tried for him only worked for a short time before the meds was no longer helping.
Lucas was a good dog with a few faults but that is the way always with animals and has enjoyed 10+ years with my wife and me along with his adopted brother Wally W from the Basset Hound Rescue of Georgia and has given us so many great memories and adventures that I recall like they were yesterday. Born in Savannah, Georgia and found wandering the streets as a puppy taken in by the Rescue. He had a cold and had obvious signs of abuse including a broken tail and one leg that was slightly off. My wife fell in love with the little guy and I worked hard behind her back to surprise her on the day we was to pick him up. Instead, my wife was greeted an hour before the end of her work day with a cute basset puppy standing outside with large brown eyes. Since then he has endured adventures with my wife and I including taking a car trip to Florida with no AC and having a car breakdown by the highway and given a ride by a total stranger picking up a couple with a fur ball in tow.  Oh the stories could continue….
I will make effort to keep producing some good content as I get over the loss to our family.
I will miss you little guy!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

And now for something different!

Are you tired of the Chick-Fill-A crap? Guess what? All owners are going to have once stance or the other. So, it is going to piss off someone somewhere!

Still on to something funny as I get ready for a tournament this weekend!