Saturday, 28 September 2013

Site News: Alive & Still Kicking


With almost three weeks of 'radio silence' you would be (un)forgiven for thinking that I have lost steam/given up on yet another project, but alas not so! Actually it has been the complete opposite. Admittedly I have lost some time doing things I should not be ie online games and a touch of DoW 2 (research!). But that has not stopped me from knuckling down and doing what I am meant to be doing - More painting! So this is just a quick run down as to what has been going on these last two weeks and what to expect this autumn. Sadly no pictures this time but I promise to make up for it with the next update - Which will be the first 'official' Crimson Fists project update. Right now I am toying with the idea of a video update/diary as opposed to teh standard wall of text with photo injections - thoughts anyone?


In terms of progress, the 25th Anniversary figure I showed off a couple of weeks back is finished, and was the test model for the overall colour scheme I will be using for the whole army. I am currently working on the new Tactical Squad box set and currently have all the legs fully painted and based, I intend to make a good start on the torsos and arms over this weekend...assuming I am not distracted: By the Devastator Squad I have been building over the last two days! Bits have been flying form every corner of Europe to complete this next squad on my painting list, and I have to say I am really looking forward to painting this unit up.

Gamesday is tomorrow, so I am sure loads of people (including myself) will be scouring blogs for all the juicy gossip, so my next update will probably be end of next week, so until then.

Thanks for reading,

DiStudios

Monday, 9 September 2013

Auctions Ending This Week


Greetings, here is a list of auctions coming to end this week, there is a wide variety of second hand, brand new in box (BNIB) and out of production (OOP) miniatures from popular wargaming systems. Most auctions are starting at .99p and will be sent by Recorded Delivery (UK) or International Signed For (rest of world) for buyer confidence. So check out the auctions and catch a potential bargain this week!

Auctions ending this week are listed with direct links to view specific items, or if you would prefer to see everything on offer on in one big list, please visit my STORE.
  • Deathwing Terminators Command Squad Boxset BNIB
  • Ravenwing Command Squad Boxset BNIB
  • Warmachine Khador Old Witch & Scrapjack With cards
  • Salute 2012 Event Figure - Mayan
  • Studio McVey Grizzel Limited Edition Figure With Certificate
  • Kingdom Death First Run Collector's Edition Mother #31/200
  • Space Marine Servitor With Plasma Cannon OOP Metal Version
  • Space Marine Servitor With Multi-melta OOP Metal Version
  • 40k 'Infested' 60mm Resin Base
  • Space Marine Thunderfire Cannon OOP Metal Version 
  • Figone Miniatures Minotaur 75mm Resin Figure
  • Taban Miniatures - ISC Yellow Shinigami BNIB
  • Taban Miniatures - ISC Blue Rikishi BNIB
  • Infinity Miniatures - Ajax The Great BNIB
  • Forge World MKIII Iron Armour Squad (5 Miniatures)
  • Kabuki Models 21st Century Pin-Ups Lunah Elven Sorceress 33mm Figure
  • Dark Vengeance Dark Angel Librarian 
  • Dark Vengeance Dark Angel Captain 
  • Warmachine Mercenary Lady Aiyana & Master Holt With Card
  • Kingdom Death King's Man First Run Collector's Edition #58/250
  • Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye 2nd Edition - Frank Miller
  • Sin City Volume 2: A Dame To Kill For 2nd Edition - Frank Miller
Thank you for looking and happy shopping

DiStudios
The 14th legion 

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Site News: Space Marine Purchase List


With the Space Marine 6th Ed release mere hours away, I have decided to share exactly what I have coming my way in the post for this release.

Miniatures
As I mentioned in my post a couple of days ago, I have just started a brand new Crimson Fists army. I am proudly staring at the newest recruits to the force, in the form of 3 boltgun armed scouts, built from spares lying around my bits box, I have purchased parts for two more scouts and will probably bring the squad up to 10 men. However this weekend is all about the new toys and from these awesome  new releases I am expecting the following miniatures:

Librarian
The fact that this is a great model alone, guarantees purchase. In the greater scheme of things, I do like having a psyker in the army but in this case he will be competing with Pedro Kantor for the HQ slot. So far from what I have read, a Librarian can take the role of providing supportive powers or direct damage. What I am hoping is that the old 5th Edition Gate Librarian is still a viable option with this release as I do like the idea of scoring Sternguard doing last minute objective blitz's.


Sternguard
Crimson Fists would not really be complete without a squad (or two) of these guys, the sheer amount of parts, that this kit provides is worth the price alone for future Space Marine kit bashes. Right now the intention is to build these in the standard combi-melta configuration with a heavy flamer, I do not think I will be going with the grav weapon options as the special ammunition should be enough anti-infantry. I also do not think there will be much synergy between grav weapons and Imperial Fists tactics, and of course the meltas will have the dual purpose anyway of anti terminator shots if no armour is present - this is subject to Internet rumours and can/will change as soon as I have read the codex thoroughly.


Tactical Squad
I love the re-cut Tactical Squad, I prefer the leg stances so much more than the original 3rd edition squad and of course there are much more weapon options like the grav guns and combi weapon. For this reason alone I have bought a box of Tactical Marines. While I intend to bulk the Crimson Fists force with scoring Sternguard and Scouts (to keep in theme), I think one squad of Tactical Space Marines will fit in nicely in terms of background and game utility. I am currently thinking of aggressive forward tactics, and if this is the case a transport may be in order for mobility.


Centurion Squad
Ok, I will be honest and say that this unit bugged me a lot when I first saw them. However much like in Warhammer Fantasy, the push for certain unit types to be overpowered to generate sales cannot be overlooked. The prospect of firing two las-cannons and chest mounted (typhoon?) missile launchers in combination with Imperial Fists Chapter Tactics - Tank Hunters, is too good to pass up. This will make a formidable fire base that most opponents will not be able to ignore. Of course I could always go with the armour bane Assault Centurions, which will fulfil the same purpose - from a melee perspective, but ultimately require much more aggressive tactics with bigger risks...decisions...decisions...


Codex Space Marines Enhanced Edition
I previously purchased the 6th Ed Chaos Daemons codex and was very surprised with how good it was, I am expecting the if not better from the Space Marine version. Of course there is the added bonus of what looks like a codex specific force selector programme, which could possibly be the best thing about the digital editons. At time of writing I have paid for the codex but am just waiting on downloads to initialise and complete, perhaps GW have decided not to allow downloads to begin too far ahead of retail opening, to prevent loss of store revenue - who knows? As soon as this codex downloads and I have had a read, I will share my thoughts.

Sadly this may be all the hobby I get to do this weekend, I have a wedding to go to in 9 hours and can't get any sleep due to tooth ache caused by an overly hard cookie. If I am not too shattered from the post wedding celebrations I intend to spend Sunday doing intense amounts of painting. So what are you most looking forward to with this release and why? What do you love or loathe of the 6th Ed Space Marine list?

Until next time, have faith in your boltgun, praise the Emperor and may you always roll 6's!

Thanks for reading,

DiStudios
The 14th legion

The entire Space Marine is available to order from: Wayland Games - Discount Wargames

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Site News: Space Marine Fever


September has crept out of no-where and with a plethora of Space Marine goodies to help us bide our tide in the coming Autumn/Winter months. By now everyone has seen the new Space Marine kits coming out this weekend, the question is: Just what am I doing about it? Well the answer is, painting Space Marines of course! I was incredibly impressed by the upgraded plastic kits coming out, there are so many options coming with the new Tactical Squad and Sternguard boxes to make unique looking squads. While I am still 50/50 on the Centurions, I will reserve full judgement for when I have the models in hand, but after looking at them again (and again) I feel I can do something to make them stand out in a good way...keep your eyes on the blog, if what I intend works, it will look pretty Gundam crazy...