Friday, January 30, 2015

Out with the Old, In with the New: Models for sale!

TJ here and with the loss of some of my models due to thieves, I am selling off some old models that haven't seen the table in a while so I can buy more models to fit my current army themes and to make room for new ideas since some of my old ideas no longer have models to support them! Anyway, this may seem like a bad thing, but cleaning out my space, getting new models and also getting some of my favorites (and not so favs) into the hands of people who would use them, is always a positive experience. Let's take a look at what is up for grabs starting later this weekend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting Robbed: Theives Steal More Than Just Your Models!

That's right: Theft! TJ here to briefly discuss an issue I had over the weekend. Obviously, given the headline, there was a theft and while I will keep things general as there will be legal ramifications behind it, I feel compelled to talk about it because I have seen it in the community before and I think people need to be aware that not everyone is fair or honest in the world of our hobby.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Glottkin Conversions: Plague Panther Part 1

TJ here to talk about my first Glottkin conversion peice. Basically, I am turning his arms into an entirely different (40k) model. Let's take a look at the mock up so far, which I call the Panther to fit my history of zoo themed project names.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chaos Biker/ Steed Sorcerer/ Lord: Back in the Saddle

TJ here to show off a model and talk about hopping back in the saddle. What better way to talk about the saddle than with a Chaos Lord or Sorc literally in the saddle of his counts-as bike/ steed? 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It Came From the Forums Quickie: 40k Maggoth Maulerfiend Conversions from Lagrath!

TJ here with an It Came From the Forums quickie to show off some kitbashes brought to my attention by a reader and artist know as Lagrath at Bolter and Chainsword. We have talked previously about how these kits could theoretically make awesome models together, but he went and did it. He is the creator of an awesome pair of Maulerfiends that have been bashed with the Maggoth and also at the start of an incredible Nurgle project.

Let's take a look ...

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Firestorm Armada PT 3: Building a Fleet

Seasons Greeting all! SeerK here with part three of my introduction to Spartan Games Firestorm Armada. We have had an overview of the major races in the setting and an overview of the game turn. We are now going to look at list building. Building a fleet in Firestorm Armada can be a little intimidating at first, but once you do it once or twice it becomes second nature. There are two things you must determine before you dive into list building. You must decide first what the point level of the game is to be, this is referred to as MFV or maximum fleet value. You then determine which mission you are playing. There are 6 missions in the main rule book. The real key to list building is that you know exactly what faction you are facing and also know the mission before hand. This means you can make a list that is properly kitted out for the game. I know 40K players will look at this and think “Oh Great List Tailoring”. You both get to do it and you do not know what your opponent is bringing other than the faction.

Once you have a point limit determined and you know what mission you are playing you can move into building your actual list. Firestorm Armada uses a “Force Organization Chart” style of list building. That is you have minimum squadron requirements and maximums. Each race has its own Fleet Composition Table. Vessels are divided into 3 different tiers based on its size. Tier 3 vessels are the smallest ships. This tier is made up of Frigates and Corvettes mostly. Tier 2 vessels form the bulk of your fleet. Cruisers, Gunships and other more specialized vessels make up this tier. Tier 1 vessels are the biggest. This tier is made up of Dreadnoughts, Battleships and other command level vessels. Your Fleet Admiral always occupies a Tier 1 vessel.

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.