Funny Things

Friday, April 18, 2014

[Confessions of an English Undead Fancier] Let Me Tell You About My Characters

As we know full well, people who are obsessed with an army have... favourites. Lo is irrationally attached to her Emperor's Champion (even if he is a lone nut with a big sword and no fancy saves in a universe full of AMAGURRDSUPERDEATHSTRENGTHDAPEVERYTHINGBZAATGUNS), Sin has an improper relationship with Shadowsun, and I have these two rotten specimens.

Shown here: Iron Lich from Von's original Cryx army, currently resident in Australia.
Exhibit A. Iron Lich Asphyxious. Already pretty badass when he was alive; a blackclad druid working a dangerous balancing act in a lawless wilderness off the edge of civilisation, when up comes this dragon the size of a friggin' church, up and up and incinerating or undeadifying the local pirate kings overnight. Our nameless proto-lich takes one look at the thing and goes "you know what, I see which way the wind is blowing", and clambers up to Toruk's volcanic lair, jumping up and down going "notice me, notice me, I'm on your side now!" Toruk points a claw in his direction and says "prove it" and Asphyxious jumps into the volcano without a second thought. Toruk scoops out his burning skull and says to his minions "this guy's a nutter, stick him in a metal body and turn him loose", and that was a thousand years ago...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

[Surprise Attack!] Infinity Mini-Campaign

Howdy, pardners! Back in the Fall of last year, a notion was kicked out that solidified into a three part mini-campaign that Doremicom, one of the biggest Infinity pimps you'll ever meet, put together at Atomic Empire (which has my highly biased vote for being the best game store on the US East Coast). So check it out. D's doing his own 'Behind the Scenes' series of articles over on BoLS. So check them out, too. I'll wait, and don't forget to have a look at parts two and three.

Shout outs complete! Moving on...

I managed to get the calendar free for that day and whipped up some 100, 200, and 300 point lists for my sweet, sweet Ariadna. Accompanying them would be an Intel/Spec Ops who varied between 4, 8, and 12 XP as the campaign went on. This was all we had to go on, besides the warm-up narrative about a super-TAG that I presumed would need an attitude adjustment. See the BoLS articicle for all that jazz, and as a special bonus you'll also get the GM's reasons behind it and all the could-have-beens in the story line: This is just one man's journey to roll dice and wreck shit.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Noble Art of Demoing - Extended Edition...

Or the Directors Cut, 'Special' Edition or whatever they call making you watch the same thing again with a few bits added in for no clearly definable reason...However this isn't like that at all...admittedly I've published the core of this article before on my own blog but since then I've had a some additional experiences that make the original worth expanding upon and I'm going to do so...

I popped into my FLGS a few weeks ago in order to pick up a box of toys. That was actually an early preview copy of the Prodos Games Imperial Starter Set and a unit called the 'Golden Lions' originally I was sworn to secrecy about this but considering they sold bout a bazillion boxes of them at Salute 2014 I figure it's not much of a secret any-more, lol. Effectively these were advance payment for my demoing help at the aforementioned Salute event which is why I mention them now...

Painted by Martin Jennens of Titan Games...not can tell by the fact that they're actually done well...

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Member Monday No. 9

Anything But Ones
Keywords: Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmahordes, Apocalypse

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Building Models the Xenos Way

Hey folks. SinSynn here.

Over the last couple of months, I've made a lot of Hobby-Related purchases.
Like, ermahgerd, so much stuffs I've bought.
This week, I had the tough choice of: A) Picking up da brand new, minty-fresh Astra Militarum Codex, or B) Buying a proper camera fer taking pics of my minis and whatnot to show you guys.

I went with da camera.
Cuz lord knows, I need you guys to see stuffs like THIS:

*How do you Terrans deal with these primitive paw-things? Tentacles are SO much more efficient*