Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Iron Warriors update

Today post is about my Iron Warriors force as it grows, and colours.  Here's the next batch of built models.  The 2015 event Iron Warriors, Narik Dreygur.

Next up are a unit of five Iron Havocs.  These kits went together just as well as the ones I used on my MKIV marines.  I think the look the business!

Finally, this is my first tactical squad sergeant.  Plasma and thunder hammer seem a good fluffy choice for Iron Warriors.

The long hobby war contiunes...

Monday, 13 February 2017

Iron Warriors Legion Falchion

Todays post is about my latest toy, a Legion Falchion for my Iron Warriors force.  Sorry if you were expecting more Titanicus goodness, real life has sapped the will to write it up at the moment.

I bought this at the Horus Heresy weekender 2017, and in a fit of building actually have it ready for undercoating.  The build was frustrating, particularly because a couple of parts were missing.  Fortunately, I have a Legion Glaive for my Alpha Legion in bits, so I robbed them from this kit. 

I'm gluing the sponsons in place.  After building and painting my Alpha Legion Sicaran, I think resin kits are too delicate to have moving sponsons.

I have placed a crew figure in the open top hatch.  I can see a large tank like this sitting back with the commander sticking his head out to keep an eye on the wider battlefield, both to pick targets and all the while ensuring he is not enveloped in a counter attack.  To fit the crewman in, I had to carefully trim and file the models arm down a bit on each sides.  This was done slowly and carefully to ensure a tight fit.

On to the pictures!

The long hobby war continues...

Monday, 6 February 2017

Adeptus Titanicus Review - Part 1 - Command Panel

Today's post is about Adeptus Titanicus and the demo game I played in on the Saturday night of the weekender.

Specialist Games were in force at the Horus Heresy Weekender 2017 to discus the new Adeptus Titanicus Rules.  I brought my own titan up, the Reaver Titan "Bellator Ferrum" from Legio Tempestus, to join in the battle.  The Loyalist team outnumbered the Traitors, so "Bellator Ferrum" joined the traitor faction of Tempestus for the evening.  This game was run by James Hewitt, the games designer.  This series of post will give a detailed flavour of the rules.

The Command Panel

The command panel is where it is all at in Adeptus Titanicus.


Starting in the top left, we have the order space.  The orders on the right go here, but more on orders later.

  • Command - This is the number the titan has to roll to above to get receive orders. 
  • Ballistic Skill - This is the value you have to roll on a D6 to hit without modifiers.
  • Speed - This has two values, the first is the normal speed.  The second is when you decide to push extra reactor power to the legs.
  • Weapon Skill - This is the value you have to roll on a D6 to hit in close combat without modifiers.
  • Manoeuvre - The number of turns a titan can make.  This has two values, the first is the normal numbers of turns.  The second is when you decide to push extra reactor power to the legs to get additional turns.
  • Servitor Clades - This is the amount of dice you roll in the repair phase.

The box to the right is the power and shields console.  The top line is the amount of output the titans reactor can put out.  This is currency to boost actions like moves and turns.  Shields can be boosted to allow you to re-rolled failed saves.  Some weapons like plasma weapons can be overcharged using power.  The largest lasers must be powered up to fire.  A warning on this is if you are in the orange or red, you need to roll to see if bad things happen.  The bottom line is the number of shields your titan currently has.

The box directly beneath these is the structure console.  This has three sections for Head, Body, and Legs.  The round circles on the left are the armour.  The three linked circles on the left are the structural section.  This box is important as its not possible to repair the things in this box.

The boxes at the bottom are the weapons.  I didn't get a good look at the Warhound console, but i assume its has two weapons.  Arm Weapons are in a 90 degree arc to the front. The Reaver carapace weapon is 360 Degree arc.  The Warlord carapace is a fixed forward fire.  When weapons are destroyed, the card is flipped over.  Additional damage would then be rolled as the damage then can flash back into the Titan.

That is it for today, tune in for another instalment soon.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Adeptus Titanicus Teaser

I've just got back from the Horus Heresy Weekender 2017.  Was a really good event and I meet a bunch of really cool people.

I have promised a Drake Seta to do a write up of the the Adeptus Titanicus game I played on Saturday.  The opposition (loyalist) was lead by the notorious King fluff!  The Traitors of Mortis and my Legio Tempestus Reaver were in opposition.  Here's a teaser from the start of the battle!

Just in case you are wondering, the rule set is amazing 😉!

The long hobby war continues...

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Bellator Ferrum Ready for War

Today's post is showing my Reaver.  This has been a long labour of love for the last 18months or so.  It's still not finished, but he is ready to wage war against his brother Titans on Sunday at the weekender. The light was poor, so only a few pics.  I will get more over the weekend.

The long hobby war continues...

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Bellator Ferrum, nearing completion

Today's post is about my Reaver Titan, Bellator Ferrum.  This is a Titan from Legio Tempestus prior to and during the Horus Heresy.  Why the post now?  Well I want to take this lump of resin up to the weekender.  There is a participation game of the new Adeptus Titanicus rules on the Sunday Morning.

Ideally I would take a Warlord, but they are too far from completion.  I certainly wouldn't take the Beast, as the puny Warhound will likely die quickly in my unpracticed hands.

So I have since my last post, attached the leg and hip armours.  Painted the rear carapace and sealed the front on to the torso.  I think one more day and he's game ready.  I will still need to weather and oil wash the model later.  But I really want transfers...

On to the pictures (sorry for the quality, taken from my iPad)

Finally, Do you guys have any questions you want me to ask at the weekender?

The long hobby war contiunes...

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves

Todays post is a completed miniature.  I've been working on this model for a number of months, since the general release in fact.  It's the first character model I've painted in a long time, and I've decided not to paint the eyes.  I just don't think I could do this (I haven't painted eyes in 10 years) without a lot of practice.  Also, I haven't painted the shield, I come back to both sheild and eyes later, but I really don't think it's necessary for the model at the model.

I've really enjoyed paint him, and I may get some other models of the character series.

On to the pictures!

What do you think?

The long hobby war continues...