Sunday, 31 May 2009

Hellhound incoming!


the brand new plastic hellhound has been unveiled at spain gamesday, check it out! personally i find extremely interesting the new turret since the old one was quite ugly... and also these new weapons and armour panels are amazing!
GW's newsletter says it's gonna hit the stores in august with a bunch of new tanks... maybe we all already know which ones :-)

Friday, 29 May 2009

THQ's space marine videogame

it seems very spectacular but not much more. dunno. i'll certainly not buy it, i prefere to spend some free time painting or hanging out with my beautiful girlfriend... waddayathink?

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

some new pics of Nork Deddog and nameless lord commissar (for now)

as promised, enjoy! still not good pics, but better than the older ones.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Nork Deddog is here for you!

here it is my version of nork deddog, ogryn bodyguard! i don't know if i'll ever field him... i bought it only for collecting purpose, when the new codex wasn't out yet. what do you think? crappy light, yeah.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

[40k army list] Teo's Catachan imperial guard

company command squad: regimental standard, lascannon, astropath, vox-caster
colonel Straken

guardsman Marbo

platoon command squad: melta bombs, vox-caster, meltagun x3, (on chimera)
chimera: heavy flamer x1, heavy bolter x1, extra armour
infantry squad: lascannon x1, vox-caster
infantry squad: lascannon x1, vox-caster
infantry squad: missile launcher x1, vox-caster, (on chimera)
chimera: heavy flamer x1, heavy bolter x1, extra armour
veteran squad: lascannon x1, plasma gun x1, gunnery sergeant Harker
veteran squad: plasma gun x3 (on valkyrie)

scout sentinel squadron: autocannon x2
valkyrie: lascannon, rocket pods x2

leman russ: battlecannon, heavy bolter x2, lascannon x1
leman russ demolisher: demolisher cannon, heavy bolter

Friday, 22 May 2009

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

planetstrike goodies

maybe many of you guys have already saw this... anyway enjoy!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

[40k army list] imperial guard

ok, please check out this 1500 pts armylist:

company command squad: regimental standard, lascannon, astropath, master of ordnance
lord commissar: boltgun, power fist, refractor field

platoon command squad: meltagun, meltabombs
infantry squad: heavy bolter
infantry squad: heavy bolter, flamer, chimera
chimera: multilaser, heavy bolter
infantry squad: lascannon
infantry squad: lascannon

veteran squad: lascannon
veteran squad: plasma gun x3

scout sentinel squadron: multilaser x2, autocannon x1
rough rider squad: hunting lance x10, power weapon x1
valkyrie: multilaser, rocket pods x2

leman russ: battlecannon, heavy bolter x3
leman russ vanquisher: vanquisher cannon, heavy bolter, camo netting

let me know what do you think... it works exactly like the previous. i'm planning to swap the vanquisher with a demolisher or, maybe, field 3 russes...

Friday, 15 May 2009

(counts as) lord commissar!

ok, it's not the miniature of the lord commissar but... who cares? i'm gonna field this guy to represent a lord commissar for my valhallan guards because it is the miniature who fits best in this role, you know: reading some prayer and inspiring the troops... if you care i'll tell you how i painted it so please let me know!

[this pic is kinda sh*tty, i'll post some better ones as soon as it gets morning]

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Pilatus, black templar initiate

we all know black templars are bad guys but anyone ever thought they are THIS bad? nice conversion by Teo and me.

Monday, 11 May 2009

plastic thunderhawk sighted!

not that much to say: it will cost around 100$... thoughts?

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Turag the golden dwarf

Here's another goodie, hope you like it: this is Reaper's 02244: Linroc Brightrune (by Sandra Garrity), painted like a golden dwarf; my friend Teo, who owns it, wanted a white beard in order to recall the White Dwarf from Games Workshop's Heroquest (that you can find within this blog). In our d&d campaign, this Dwarf, whose name is Turag, is a paladin of Clangeddin coming from the Great Rift and Norain's brother-in-arms. oh well, needless to say he is quite a warmachine.

Friday, 8 May 2009

[poll] mordian guardsman

please check out the poll on the top of the right column and tell me which colour scheme you prefere between those two shown here, thanks!
a 10 men Mordian squad is gonna join my Valhallan army as a Veteran squad, a sort of decade long war survivors backed up by my Valhallans during some campaign still not clearly set in time and space...

Even more fantasy stuff: Tudor-Kar the evoker!

Yeah, another D&D miniature... this one is the Reaper's 02005: Tox... a human wizard by Julie Guthrie. I know, the colour scheme recalls somehow the L.A. Lakers but when I put the hands on it I felt it was the right way to paint such an evoker.

Anyway his name is Tudor-Kar and he has been kind of a uber-villain of the 2nd chapter of our D&D campaign during which he did lots of bad things. Absolutely nasty character.

Do you like it? I hope you do.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

objective marker for wh40k

here it is my brand new objective marker! it is made with the battlefield accessory sprue, a plastic skeleton from an undead regiment, cadian helmet and stuff... and last but not least a bit of plasticard and work. note that the box represents a para dropped radio (there are some screens in the box if you look, they come from rhino kit) with his antennas... do you like it?

More fantasy stuff: Norain Morak, dwarven sharpshooter

Here's the very first Reaper miniature ever painted by me: they called it 02062: Brock Battlebow by Sandra Garrity. I needed a dwarf with crossbow that is kinda weird in the D&D universe (as everybody knows, each and every dwarf has his axe and loves melee) because I had to represent an old character made with the AD&D Complete Book of Dwarfs that was a sort of dwarvish crossbow-man. This class was called sharpshooter, marksman or something like that.

Anyway i painted it with quite a dark skin because he is a golden dwarf (see Forgotten Realms campaign setting)... so, please say hello to Norain Morak! I had plenty of nice adventures with this character...

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

valhallan standard bearer

i always wondered why GW guys never made some standard bearers when they put into production the old imperial guard range, the dear old valhallans, cadians, mordians... well, i did it myself. this is a pretty simple conversion: starting with a valhallan sergeant, i cut off the pistol and the sword replacing them with a cadian lasgun and an undead banner, a spear and some seals... the base is enhanced with textured plasticard to give a cityfight taste.

soon you'll see it painted...

some fantasy stuff

today i wanna show you some minis i've painted for my d&d games: Mithril's gimli & legolas, you can find them here:
i've bought these ones long ago (2001 circa) in Lucca comics & games fair (amazing fair near Ligury, in Tuscany) and paited only recently, let's say one year ago more or less. maybe more.
i like these miniatures, they are very consistent with the description of the characters given in the LOTR books and display a sort of old school clothing, you know, like the characters of Elmore's paintings. the bad thing is that they have much less details than Citadel's and also that silly metal built in base... i prefere the plastic slottabase. what do you think? do you own any Mithril miniature?

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Ironclad incoming!

for all those space marines players out there, this one is for you. probably the ironclad will come out this summer.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Cityfight scenery

some time ago i found on the net this stuff (above) from pegasus hobbies: what do you think? better or not than GW's? it is fully modular so you can build whatever you want, like this stuff i found on (many thanks to Zigor):
i was planning to mix these ones with the GW's ones to make my cities of death table... who knows when i'm gonna start?

random thoughts about imperial guard vs eldars

yesterday night i played a nice match versus Orlando's (friend of mine) eldars... my army was the one in the list some posts below and Orlando's army was composed by 2 bike mounted farseers with some powers, 10 banshees on wave serpent, 6 fire dragons on falcon, 10 avengers on wave serpent, 5 jetbike guardians, warwalker squadron (3x warwalker). we had a pitched battle with seize ground. here's some thoughts about my own units:
LEMAN RUSS: when i opened fire with every weapon of the old reliable leman russ battle tank at a war walker squadron two of them got shaken and one destroyed. nice shot sir. in addition his battlecannon proved to be very nasty with both farseers (say goodbye!) and wave serpents (which one of them got destroyed by a well placed shot). then he got blasted by fire dragons, sigh.
SCOUT SENTINELS: both squadrons i have fielded flanked the enemy in a very effective way thanks to the astropath. in particular the ones with multilasers killed the bikes (what a luck) and the autocannon armed locked into close combat the war walkers for at least 4 turns so they never shot anything.
VANQUISHER: even if it managed to do some minor damage, it never proved to be very dangerous but it's not its fault, energy fields (they cancel its vanquisher cannon's outstanding armour penetration!) and holo field are too hard for him. gotta re-test.
VALKYRIE: finally also imperial guard has his fast response unit and it behaves extremely well! although it is quite a big model you can keep it in reserve to make it flank the enemy so there's no problem. rocket pods seems amusing but i couldn't test them well (lack of targets). i never made a gravchute insertion, too risky. by the way it is an excellent upgrade to a too static imperial guard!
VETERANS: everyone have great expectations about them, well, let's say they won't disappoint you. they are cheap and they have BS4 and also some nice (but costly) upgrades. the pity is that L7/8 but as i said, they are cheap enough to forget it... so go for them!
INFANTRY: i love them. the orders had turned these folks into something quite dangerous so don't fear to spend some extra points on them, they're gonna re-pay you. "bring it down" + heavy weapons squads = TNT
STORMTROOPERS: yeah, they can reroll the deep strike scatter dice and they have 4+ TS. yeah, they carry the hotshot lasgun and 2 special weapons and also have BS4. but they have LEADERSHIP 8! come on, they always work in some dangerous manner, isolated from the rest of the army and there is no way to improve their leadership value! they cost too much! yesterday night my 10 men squad got 3 men killed by the fire dragons and guess what? they got out of the table! more than 180 pts practically flushed! i think i'm not gonna re-field them.

it's all for now, let's hear what do you think guys!


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