Warhammer 40,000 Discussion

Hey all, since we’ve been discussing WH40k in my other post, I figured I’d make a new one dedicated to the topic. Mainly because I’d love to hear any painting and assembling tips for my battleforce, since as you know, the little guys come in pieces and can be tricky to get put together, I’d imagine. But first, an update. As mentioned in the comments of my other post, I have gone through my old 40k minis from high school to see if they are the same scale as the new ones, and they are! I also seem to have more of them than I remembered.

So, as a quick run-down of what I currently have for my Eldar army, broken up by unit type:

HQ
-Pheonix Lord Maugan Ra
-Phoenix Lord Fuegan
-Phoenix Lord Baharroth

Elites
-Striking Scorpions (3 + 1 exarch, missing 1 for playable squad)
-Wave Serpent (attachable as transport to a troop squad)

Troops
-Dire Avengers (4 + 1 exarch, playable squad)
-Guardians (8, playable squad)
-Rangers (8, playable squad)
-Jetbikes (2 Guardian, 1 harlequin, missing 1 for playable squad)

Fast Attack
-Warp Spiders (3 + 1 exarch, missing 1 for playable squad)

Heavy Support
-War Walker (1, playable on it’s own)
-Dark reapers (3 + 1 exarch? not sure, if it is, missing 1 for playable squad)
-Heavy Weapon Platform and 2 crew (playable as-is)

So, that’s my current list of units, I’m even better off than I expected I’d be. I want to pick up some more Warp Spiders to complete my squad and get some Warlocks or a Farseer as alternate HQ units since I’ve read that they’re great at bolstering an existing force.

So Now, what tips do you have for me in terms of assembling my battleforce minis and priming/painting. Which would be the best bet for a primer? I’ve heard they come in different colours for primer and my force’s primary colour will be Chaos Black with the secondary as Blood Red and highlights/accents based on the unit role/type. Fire away boys!

PAX East: 2010

Well a bit early but just putting this out there that Penny Arcade are having their expo in Boston on March 26th – March 28th of next year. This is an epic gaming expo that has a little bit of everything. I found out a few weeks ago that pre registration has begun and last quite a long time as well.  It’s $50 to register online for a 3 day pass. Pre registration ends March 25th so lots of time there.

General idea is we take a few days off and drive up there on the 26th early on in the morning. Hotel arrangements will have  to be done when more information is available. Drive is about 5 or 6 hours and we will need passports.

I have not had too much time to really get more into this hence the posting now not to mention the huge time we have to organize. So there you go. Post if your interested. I know it’s hard to commit a year in advance but at least if we know how many are interested we can plan based on that as information becomes available.

Thanks guys!

Hey guys, just wanted to say a big thank you to all who showed up for my surprise birthday party this weekend.

Hey guys, just wanted to say a big thank you to all who showed up for my surprise birthday party this weekend. It meant a lot to me and I really appreciate it. And I loved the gifts, I’ve been pondering and pondering which direction to go with my shiny new Eldar army. 🙂 Lots of stuff to decide, colour schemes, army build, poses, armaments, and so forth. I may even be able to supplement my army with some of my old pewter figures, gotta double-check what I’ve got.

Again, thanks so much guys, it was great to see you again, and I had a lot of fun. 🙂

New Fallout Announced

Made by ex-Black Isle guys Obsidian. Hopefully it’s good!

Fallout New Vegas was announced moments ago during a Bethesda press conference in London.

The new game was revealed by Bethesda’s Pete Hines who said that the publisher is working with Obsidian Entertainment on the title.

It will be coming out next year for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

“It is not a sequel to Fallout 3,” Hines said. “It’s simply another Fallout game in that universe.”

It will be the same sort of role-playing game experience seen in Fallout 3, he said. The game’s official reveal, with more details and a look at the game down the line.

Hines added that this title will have no impact on what Todd Howard and his team [Bethesda] are working on.

So this also means that there’s going to be a Fallout 4. Very interesting!

via Kotaku

Dr. Horrible Sequel?

Very preliminary at this stage, but he and his brother certainly seem interested in doing a sequel.

Joss Whedon, co-creator and director of the hit Web musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, told a group of reporters that a sequel could take any form: another Web series or even a feature film. The three-part series’ success on the Web, DVD, iTunes and CD could interest studios in funding a big-budget sequel, but Whedon intends to keep things intimate.

“Well, we don’t want to be beholden to anybody,” Whedon said in a group interview on Tuesday in Hollywood at a Paley Fest panel on the show. “We want to do the product the same way we did the first one, which is out of our hearts, and then go to people [and say], ‘OK, if you’re interested in this, this is what it is.’ Besides, it could be something theatrical. It could be something on the Internet again, where it’s done on the fly and it all comes from us. We don’t know how we want that to be. The best thing to do is to write it. Then we can start deciding a business model based on the script.”

via SCI FI Wire

Dave Arneson

Dave Arneson It’s a sad day for gamers everywhere, as Dave Arneson, the co-creator of D&D and the first DM ever, has passed away from cancer. He was lesser known to a lot of gamers simply for no other reason than Gary stuck around longer at TSR. This is no less reason for him to be mourned, however. He was the first DM with his Blackmoor campaign setting (the first ever, even before Greyhawk), and paved the way for a few of the most fun parts of this hobby: creating worlds and great story telling. He will be missed.

There were originally some conflicting reports on whether he had truly died or not, so I was waiting for some decent confirmation before I said anything.

RIP Dave.

PS: This latest Order of the Stick comic is a brilliant homage.

via Escapist Magazine

Some bad news.

So I figured it would be good to mention this now. First, i can’t make it for Wednesday afterall. I have been invited to a Passover dinner. I am also busy Thursday night helping my sister, so if we wanted to try and reschedule the game then it would have to be Tuesday night. If people do not mind then great, if it is a problem the I unfortunately will miss the game this week. I will send out an e-mail to see what people think on rescheduling.

My other bad news is that it turns out I won’t be able to make it to Toronto next weekend. Turns out that because of the nature of how I was able to get the class I wanted this semester, we won’t also be able to enjoy the long weekend. Which sucks cause I really wanted to play some Warhammer 40k…I primed my Necrons, and mustered my Guardsmen…Looks like i won’t be fielding my Guard until the new codex. I will have the week before John’s wedding off from work. Maybe i can work out a pre-wedding trip the weekend before. You’ll be sick of me this summer Curt 😉

My class will also be keeping me very busy for the next ten weeks, I have five full blown projects to do. The first one being due in two weeks. I am planning ahead so that I will be able to keep Wednesdays free for D&D though. Hopefully all will go well and they won’t interfere with each other. Only way they should is if i fall behind in doing my work.

So that is that for now. If there are any further changes i will keep you updated.