3 November 2015

End Times Nagash (Short) Review

Hi all.

So I haven't posted anything since I went on my sort of hiatus. However I have recently finished reading the End Times Nagash (the big book not the novel) and I thought I would do a brief review.

Firstly is the sheer amount of new background that is contained within the book. For me this was the main reason for wanting to read the book as I love the background material. Even so there was a lot to take in so I definitely wouldn't recommend trying to read the whole thing all in one go. I'm not saying it wouldn't be possible, but I feel if you rushed through it then you maybe wouldn't take it all in. 

I like that even though the story mainly revolves around The Empire, Chaos and The Undead a few other races get small parts. In the case of the Elves (all 3 kinds) and the Skaven they go on to get their own books detailing their involvement in more detail. So for me having a few sections about the Dwarfs (my fantasy army) was nice even though it doesn't go very well for them at all. The battle at Valaya's Gate was for me both an epic and very sad moment. 

I felt the conclusion of the book, which mainly focuses on Nagash's war with the Tomb Kings, was a good way to end the opening act of the story. It's not often that the background stories venture in to the Land of Dead so I really did enjoy this part of the book. War between armies that can't be killed and don't know fear or fatigue led to a very different pace in terms of how battle unfolds. It added a certainly sense of relentlessness which carried over into the story as a whole as the story relentlessly strove towards the climax of the first part of the End Times story. 

Overall I really enjoyed the book and I'm really looked forward to having the time to dive into the End Time Glotkin book.

Well that's all for today. Thanks for taking the time to have a read and please feel free to leave comments be they good, bad or somewhere in between. 


17 September 2015

Blackmane's Sort of Hiatus

Hi all.

It's been quite a while since I posted anything to the blog. The reason for this is that in June I moved into a new flat and then it took a while to get my hobby stuff set up. 
Unfortunately I have also found that currently I have a lot less time than I had hoped to actually sit down and do some painting and such. 

So this had led me to make the decision to take a sort of hiatus from the blog. Essentially I won't be posting much, if anything, in the way of actual model related things like work in progress models, finished models, etc. However I have no wish to leave the blog entirely as I hope somewhere down the line I'll be able to make some time for painting and such and therefore start posting again. 

In the meantime however I have agreed with Zebulon that I will try and do some other posts like reviews of Warhammer and 40K books that I've been reading. 

With that I will say my sort of goodbye and I hope I'll be back properly sooner rather than later. 


14 September 2015

Blackmanes Birthday Present: Imperial Fists Contemptor Dreadnought


Hey all today I bring a little post of what I was cooking for Blackmane's birthday, I wanted to do WIP posts, but that would have given the surprise away! So being the Dreadnought fanatic that I am, I decided to do something special for Blackmane's birthday;

12 September 2015

Scrap Iron Hands: Iron Captain WIP

Hey all, here's an update on my scrap Iron Hands Project, which you can see the introduction to here. The first thing I decided to work with on my project was the Iron Captain for my force (start at the top and work down eh?) I'm still on the look out for other bits to flesh out my force, but doing so as cheaply as possible, I've procured an incomplete techmarine who is going to be my 2nd Tac Squad sergeant :

As well as another joblot for £4 that has various bits and pieces, also bits for 4 heavy weapon, 2 Heavy Bolter, 1 Plasma Cannon and a Lascannon too. Though they are from the new plastic kit, they are incomplete, meaning I'm going to have to convert some backpacks and bits, which is fine because Iron Hands love their tech and I'm sure the Mechanicus don't mind them testing new STC variants ;) and also I get to make them look really cool! But I digress.....

10 September 2015

Scrap Iron Hands: Zebulon's Latest Muse


Hey all, Zebulon here once again after a lengthy hiatus with a brief post of my latest plan and project! As you can guess from the title, this is about my latest Iron Hands project. I've started to build a small Horus Heresy force and instead of sticking with the Ultramarines 30k counterparts, I decided I'd go with the Iron Hands. Firstly I've always had a soft spot for the Iron Hands and their love of technology, seeing the releases from Forge World drew me in very quickly, I absolutely love their Gorgon Terminators and Iron Father, not to mention the brilliant Ferrus Manus. Secondly, Blackmane has opted for Emperors Children in the Heresy. Since he is my most long time opponent, it makes sense for me to get their bitter rivals too! It's only a fledgling force as you can see below

23 April 2015

Random Project: Ogre Pit Fighter


So today I found myself doing another link in my chain and after corroding the gut armour, I found myself messing with the arm options for another Ogre I got in the same job lot. I originally was going to just try and give him a mongolian style hat, but he slowly developed into something else.....