Monday, 29 November 2010

Spartans! What is your profession?

I bring my quiet interlude to an end with a post relating to this little project - an update in fact. As for why I have been absent, well a double dose of illness has kept me fairly quiet of late (viral flu like infection, and just as I was getting better, tonsilitis decided to kick me while I was down) but hopefully the blog will see a bit more activity over the next few weeks in the run up to THAT EVENT WHICH SHALL NOT BE NAMED (until about 3 days before it, which I think is probably the acceptable date for shops to start selling IT, though of course they don't listen to me, they start in August... I digress)

I have painted the two counts as land speeders, and have also done the marine squad, sanguinary priest and chaplain. All I have left to do is paint the counts as razorback, and model a power sword/crozius for the squad sergeant and the chaplain respectively. Hoping to get it done before THE EVENT which would be way ahead of schedule, given the target tournament I'm painting for is late Jan early Feb. It just means I have time to give my team mate a ribbing for not having done his yet (though I do believe he has now finished his army list... :oS)

Anyway, a few pics for your perusal.

Hope you enjoyed those, keep an eye out for my counts as razorback... my teammate and I did have something in mind for this, but he may have just found something else he wants to use instead - which is slightly annoying but if it looks better I'll be happier in the long run.

Anyway, tonight I go to my club for my second ever game of spearhead... let's hope it goes better than my first (Ork army bangs it's collective head against unkillable Baneblade while Stompa turns up on turn 5...)

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Anyone else..?

Having seen the pic of the Stormraven on bols... does anyone else think it's ugly as sin :oS

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The FIrst heretic - Spoiler Alert

I am not going to say much about this book, despite the warning above. Like most Heresey books it fleshes out the background of the Great Crusade, and I was utterly absorbed throughout. It is a thoroughly enjoyable read and hard to put down. I would recommend it to any Horus Heresy fan.

Now, that spoiler...

Just in case you're ignoring the warnings and reading this anyway, I am still going to be vague. But in this book the author takes a character through a series of visions. It is a vision of the scattering of the primarchs. It is a vision of ten of those primarchs coming to rest on their home worlds. The character did not know why he wasn't shown the fate of all the pods, merely ten of them - though as the reader you are free to assume the ones that chaos has their tenacious claws in are being shown. The ones that will fall to chaos. But no, there were only nine traitor legions I hear you say, so my theory must be false.

Well, from the vague descriptions given of each resting place and the contents of the pod, it is fairly clear that the primarchs revealed are, in no particular order; Horus, Lorgar, Angron, Konrad Curze, Magnus the Red, Alpharius and Omegon, Fulgrim, Mortarion, Perturabo and Lion El Jonson. Yet again that old debate about the loyalty of the Dark Angels will be fired up among my crowd. I'm firmly on the side that the Lion was at best waiting to see who won so he could join their side, and at worst was a secret traitor, waylaid by his own loyalists, but successfully covered it up. I am so very eagerly awaiting the final part of the Dark Angels part of the Horus Heresy series.

Anyway, overall a good book and well worth reading.