Monday, 14 January 2013

Horus Heresy Books & More

A random early morning post from myself - It's just gone 5:04am at the time of writing. The reason for this unusually early morning hobby bit, is the dog has had a little accident after being fed bad things by the girlfriend, while I was away this weekend. Needless to say, one large German Shepherd makes a lot of mess and since I am up now (and can't sleep) I may as well share a post on what came through the door end of last week.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

New Poll: Pre-Heresy Vs Post Heresy

The 14th legion will be getting a project face lift this year. With the Nurgle Daemons project getting there under it's own speed, it is time for me to start looking at power armour representation of Nurgle. As it stands, 2012 was a great year for the 'baddies', with two very different options to represent your favourite Legion army.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Nurgle: Days progress

First painting day of the year out of the way, and a good amount of progress (for me). Sometimes I take fairly long breaks between painting sessions and this can cause problems such as forgetting a paint mix. To fix this, I have a small note pad on the table and a pen, in case I come up with something new. Getting into this routine of writing down paint mixes means last year, meant I was able to launch straight into painting Nurglings again without much downtime. Other than the base (I am waiting for glue to dry before proceeding), the third Nurgling stand is complete, and in my opinion it is starting to become quite a eye catching unit. With another four bases cut from the sprue, I am intending to have a full seven bases complete by the end of the month.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Repercussions Of A New Bookcase

This weekend, I put up my girlfriend's new bookcase. It is not anything too special, just a plain dark brown thing from Ikea; but the repercussion of this; is that I intend to fill! I have a fetish for hardback books and to my surprise I discovered that The Black Library has started producing the Horus Heresy series in Hardback. I have just put my order in for all the current hardback releases; a total of six Horus Heresy books listed below:

Galaxy In Flames
False Gods
Horus Rising
Angel Exterminatus
Flight of The Eisenstein

I am looking forward to adding these to my Star Wars book collection and eventually reading. So eyes peeled, I will be doing a unboxing and comparison to the paperback editions sometime this week.

Add this to the recent Deathshroud release, means a lot of Pre-Heresy temptation all over again, Daemons first methinks, then the 14th shall rise again...

Thanks for reading,

The 14th Legion

This Years Agenda 2013

A belated happy New year to you all! 

With the holiday season finished, it is time to look at just what will be going on here. Today saw the release of  Dark Angels 6th Edition and despite all temptations I have managed to resist the urge to buy a new army - first major resolution of the year kept! However the most exciting thing about the release for me is that we should be one step closer to the rumoured Codex Daemon wave. Sources indicate that the following will be released in Feb: White Dwarf Update/Codex (TBC), Nurgle Plague fly riders, Juggernaut Chariots, Khorne Cannon wagon, large Chaos beast with the ability to take marks and Greater Daemon re-sculpts with resin character addon pieces.

If this turns out to be true, each facet of the Chaos gods will finally have some form of slot representation: Elite, Fast Attack and Heavy Support. This hopefully means more viability of mono-god armies on the table and while I strongly doubt mono-gods will ever have the same power level as a combined army, I suspect much more flexibility for mono players in this update/codex, to compensate for the random elements of the army and the single minded (close combat) nature of most of the units. With this in mind it is time to start planning the paint list:

Currently on the table:

Great Unclean One (Forgeworld Model) - 70% complete, probably use as Ku'Gath
Epidemius - Built
14 Plaguebearers - Built
14 Plaguebearers - Built
7 Nurgling Stands - 2 Stands complete

If the rumours are correct, I intend to add Plague flies and Plague Toads to use as beasts, I am purposely keeping away from flying Nurgle Daemon Princes despite the Tally enabling abilities they bring to the game. Of course that's assuming Tally does not get changed anyway with this upcoming update.

This week coming, will be the first official painting week of the year, as last week was spent putting up a brand new bookcase in the living room for my girlfriend's books and my planned modelling projects. I am currently toying with the idea of returning to Warhammer Fantasy; also with a mono-Nurgle army; partly this is to give me gaming flexibility and the cost efficiency of not having to buy a brand new army for each system - Last year saw too many projects, so this year I have decided to be super efficient with my hobby spending.

With all good armies comes terrain and the gaming table I worked on last year will be taking a more Nurgle feel as I intend to add lots of swamps and dead trees. There is still the Zone Mortalis set to deal with too, and I have major plans this year to expand it and get it ready for a recreation of a certain Pre-heresy batlle involving Nurgle and Luna Wolves. Any volunteers for the part of Horus?...

So a game plan of sorts is set and this week coming should see a bunch of Plaguebearers in the works, but as they "The best laid plans..."

Thanks for reading,

The 14th Legion

p.s. I have seen all the lovely new Death guard stuff from Forgeworld, but I am trying to be a good boy this year with my money!