Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It Came From the Forums: Hydra's Slaaneshi Master Conversions!

TJ here to drop in and dust off and old It Came from the Forums post from the legendary Hydra. It was odd to find him not sculpting amazing Tyranid models, but there they were, some of the best Chaos modelling work I have ever seen. Let's look at some seriously scary inspiration.

Monday, December 15, 2014

TJ Takes Some Time Off, See you in 2015!

TJ here just to let you know that I am taking some time off for the holidays as I settle into some time at home, some travelling and generally, very little time to hobby. Even if I do finish my current project before I start the heavy part of vacation, I have no plans to post until after New Years.

With that said, the other DFG authors will likely post if they feel inclined. I know SeerK is steaming right on with his Firestorm Armada primers, which are a great way to get familiar with the background of the game and the rules, which are also free to download for those of you interested in the game.

 In any case, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah, a great New Year and a generally magnificent time if you are not a celebrant of any of those holidays. I encourage you to take some time off from your hobby, put down the devices (and all the access to the hobby they allow) and really just enjoy your friends and your family. If you are not home, then enjoy where you are or who you are with. You never know what can happen to you or loved ones, so cherish every minute this season. I will see you next year.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Firestorm Armada Pt 2: The Turn

Greetings! SeerK  from The WayGate here once again. Today I am going to be taking you through a turn of Firestorm Armada. Last time we covered the six core factions and gave a little background on each of them. Now its time to get down to business and talk about the game itself. We will walk through a typical game turn so you can get a feel for how the rules work and how a turn flows.

Before the game starts you typically decide which of the six missions in the rule book you are going to play. This can be done by mutual agreement or roll a D6. After the mission is determined you build your fleet. Thats right you get to build your fleet after you know what mission you are playing and what faction you are playing against. This is also when you determine the point level of your game. The composition of your fleet, IE the minimums and maximums you have to take and can take, is determined by the point level of the game. Players who have played 40K are familiar with the Force Organization chart. This is a similar concept. Games of 800 points and below are considered Patrol Fleet sized games. Games of 801 points to 1200 points are considered Battle Fleet sized games. Games 1201 points and larger are considered Grand Fleet Sized games.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hell Blade DIY Conversion Complete, Budget Can be Beautiful

TJ here with the final construction update for the DIY Hell Talon conversion I am working on: Project Carrion Daemon. The first construction post generated a ton of conversation, so I just wanted to throw up some photos and talk a little about my choices before I cover this thing up with primer and start painting it. Let's take a walk around this odd duck.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Firestorm Armada: An Introduction

Greetings! SeerK here to initiate you into the world of Firestorm Armada. As some of you may or may not remember this is not my first appearance on Dark Future Games. I was, up until about a year and a Half ago, a long time 40K player and owner of Craftworld Lansing. The Craftworld is gone as is my 40K collection. It has been replaced by The WayGate and a rather large fleet of Firestorm Armada Ships. So what is Firestorm Armada? Lets take a look at the universe and story behind the game.

Firestorm Armada is a game of mighty fleets of space born war ships fighting in the cold depths of space. It takes place in the far future where mankind has been divided by oppression, rebellion and war in the wake of expansion into the far corners of the galaxy. Our game takes place during a time of war. The Terran Alliance, once the dominate power in the Galaxy finds itself besieged by the Mighty Dindrenzi Federation. The Dindrenzi Federation is made up of the old Terran Satellite Charter outer reach colonies. They fought for their independence under the hand of the Rense family. One hundred years after a hard fought independence, the Federation is expanding and exacting revenge on the Terran Alliance for their years of oppression and in remembrance of the Planet Dramos, which burned in nuclear fire at the Terrans hands.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Maggoth End Times 40k Conversion Ideas You can Steal!

TJ here to look at another of the Nurgle End Times models from Warhammer Fantasy from the perspective of a 40k modeller. Last time we looked at the Glottkin and while I think you will struggle to find that kind of value in the Maggoth Lord kit (or any other kit ever), I do think there are some ideas here for a skilled converter who has the desire and ability to stretch the kit out.