Friday, July 20, 2012

Turn 8 Podcast: The Aquila Has Landed

Here's the new podcast from Turn 8.   This week we talk about the new 6th edition;  what we like and what we don't like.  Also, we go over the movement rules.

"It’s 6th Edition baby!  Everything old is new again, including podcast episode titles, hooray!  Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, this is our first episode officially covering 6th edition of Warhammer 40000.  We’ve got a full crew this go ’round with Andy, Mike and Dave joining us to give first impressions on the new rules.  Plus our signature Battle Report this episode covers a lot of new features, including allies!  Not to mention the triumphant return of the Rules of Engagement.  We’re going back to basics with this one and starting simple, with movement.  P.S.  I apologize if it sounds like some of us are standing in a wind tunnel during this episode.  It’s been well over 90 degrees here (33 for you Celsius folks) and the A/C’s are on overdrive.

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …"

  • 00:00:00  Episode 23 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:21:12  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Finecast and Chaos rumors, new Forgeworld and Black Library
  • 00:34:29  First Impressions: 6th Edition
  • 01:23:05  Battle Report Info
  • 01:34:39  Battle Report – Tyranids vs. Space Marines with Blood Angel allies
  • 01:53:35  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 02:11:00  Rules of Engagement: Movement
  • 02:17:49  Thanks for Listening!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Bell of Lost Souls on C'Tans

Here's a take on Necron C'Tans from Bell of Lost Souls:

They say they have their uses but they are slow to get across the battlefield.   Looking forward to trying them out myself...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Bell of Lost Souls Necrons Wave 2 Product Review Part 2

Here is part 2 of Bell of Lost Soul's Necrons Wave 2 Product Review:

Bell of Lost Souls Necron Wave 2 Video Review Part 1

Part 1 of Bell of Lost Souls Necron Wave 2 Video Review:

Necron 2nd Wave Bits Review by Man Boy Genius

Here's a good break down of the bits in the new Necron kits:

As Always, It Started With Berks...

So, just like last year at Berks Spring Assault where I won a box of Kabalite Warriors, this year I won a box of Lychguard and a Ghost Ark and I am officially starting a Necron Army.   I love the new models and when I started 40k it was basically between Tau, Imperial Guard and Necrons.   I loved the fluff and look of Necrons before but their line of models was rather... anemic.   Now, that is DEFINATELY not the case and with the upcoming rumored Flyers expansion this June they finally have a full range of awesome models. 

I don't have too much fleshed out for my armies storyline but I do have a lot of ideas on how they want to look.   I will be using a mix of dark and light metals, as well as possibly brown for the carapace portions of their armour.  For the glowing areas that are normally green I will be making them orange, and for a good reason too.  These Necrons will be from a lava planet and they have adapted to use the lava/magma as an energy source for their armies as their tomb world became more geologically active.  All the bases will be onyx/obsidian and lava based and I think that will contrast nicely to my Dark Eldar's ice crystal bases... fire and ice.

Here's a pict similar to how I'll want mine to look:

So as i collect more Necrons and read up more abou them you'll hear more from me.  I'll be using this blog as a resevoir of links to other posts about tactics, tutorials etc.