When I bought my Retribution of Scyrah army I had no idea how to paint white. My past attempts had always turned out poorly. Simply painting black, grey, and white layers on a mini left a muddy mess. After some research followed by a bit of trial and error I’ve become comfortable with the color.
Hey, everybody. I’ve made it a habit of sending in reports of 40K activity to Bell of Lost Souls, starting with last year’s E3 and then with PAX East earlier this year, so I had you all in mind when I arrived at THQ’s booth at E3 2011 for my press appointment.
Rabscutle here, reviewing the latest Audio Only chapter in the Horus Heresy, Garro: Legion of One.
The story picks up about a year after the events of Oath of Moment. We start with Nathanial Garro landing on an unnamed planet, with a task from Malcador to recruit one last person for his team. Tylos Rubio, the Ultramarine psycher introduced in Oath of Moment, joins him along with a new character, Mesa Veron, a former World Eater. Mesa is only introduced and acts as a team member, but his incorporation into Garro's band is not detailed.
They find themselves in conflict with a warrior who calls himself Cerberus, who is obsessed with death, killing with reckless abandon the zombie like inhabitants of the planet. He hates them, because death has rejected him, and he will end all he sees.
I won't give away where this goes, but there are spoilers out on the Internet if you want to find them. The conflict of the three battle brothers, searching for their charge and facing off against Cerberus is the sole plot of the audio book. This isn't a full blown novel by any means (the audio novel runs just shy of 70 minutes). This is one episode, and it is told well by James Swallow. He keeps the story tight and the mysteries of who Cerberus is worth finding out.
As good as the script is however, Toby Longworth's performance brings it to another level. His sense for the dramatic and powerful voice carries the tension of the story magnificently. Each character has his own voice and personality. You can hear Garro's vigilant intensity, Rubio's brooding mind and Veron's barely held back rage in each voice. Cerberus sounds like a truly mad man who has passed beyond reason. This is my first listen to an audio book in the Heresy series, and I very much enjoyed what I found here.
Score: 5/5 The big reveal at the end combined with the excellent performance by Longworth brings home a worthwhile listen. We aren't talking high fiction here, but instead a great bit of Warhammer 40k pulp storytelling that progresses the tale of the Heresy and hints at the origins of what might become the Inquisition or even the Grey Knights.
The BoLS video battlereports continue - with new fancy graphics and music (you'll see)! This week Minus67's Sanguinary Guard Blood Angels face off against Caldera's Dark Eldar and its new Razorwing fighter You just know its gonna be bloody!
Hello from New Hampshire today, I finally got soem time to get you up to date. I have news from Mantic Games, Kromlech, Warlord Games, Pulp City, Taban Miniatures and Spartan Games for you! And an interesting announcement from Raging Heroes!
Faces are easily the most important part of any miniature. And while they can also often be the most challenging part, that just means getting it right is that much more rewarding. Women's faces require special consideration as a subtle touch is required to maintain the appearance of femininity.
Today's Terrible Tuesday offering isn't glamorous, nor is it controversial. Here's hoping you enjoy it, but its not likely to run up the comment-count, is it? No, today we're embracing the oft overlooked art of basing!
Guest article by Nick
The Retribution has been hurting bad for new warcasters and jacks since their initial release 2 years ago. Thankfully, Wrath came through with 5 new myrmidons and a very promising support caster, the time mage Lord Arcanist Ossyan.
With Captain Damiano on the horizon, I thought that today's martial house focus should look at the Steelheads. Steelheads are the consummate mercenaries of the Iron Kingdoms, willing to get the job done, any job, as long as the pay is right. There are several specializations within the Steelhead Mercenary Company, so today we will examine them individually.
It's been awhile since I've posted an update - we are in the midst of tournament season down here, so work if going a bit slow while other, more pressing projects are being completed by the crew. What has been showing up at our FLGS on gaming night is amazing, though.
Hey everyone... I posted this topic on my personal blog (Dukes Inferno) and it generated quite a bit of buzz, as such I thought it would be good to bring it over here and present it to you fine folk. Lately I have been referring to some gamers as a "Casual-Competitive," gamer, today I wanted to talk about what that is.
The BoLS video battlereports continue - (our new fancy graphics will be back next week) This week Gentleben's Pirate Mercs take a shot at Nick's stunning Retribution forces - which include the new Arcantrik Force Generator! Lets see some Battle Engine action!
Terrain setup is perhaps one of the most important aspects of playing 40k properly. It's outlined quite specifically in the rulebook and is an assumption the balance of the rulebook and army books are based off of. Unfortunately, you'll often hear people complaining about terrain, specifically too little. Let's take a look.
Hey there BoLS, decided to do an update on what I'm working on. A few weeks ago Darkwynn asked if I would be willing to paint his updated Black Templar army since he had created a new list he liked (mostly using Bigred's Death Guard). He had all the models, but wanted them painted nicely.
I took his new Marshal and did a test scheme to see what Darkwynn thought of it. Here's the result:
Darkwynn is not the most skilled with a primer can... I had to work around some seriously bad priming, but I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I did not want to do black because I don't like the way it looks with no shadowed area. I decided to use a valejo color called "Heavy Charcoal" which is the darkest grey I could find. It worked exactly like I wanted it to.
The shield is one of the Forge World bits as well as the shoulder pads.
The mantle is from the Chaos Lord box.
I've got all the models and I've been spending the past week or so building some of them, or mounting them to my paint dowels and getting them ready for priming. His Emperor's Champion as well as some other pre-painted models are soaking in Simple Green getting stripped.
~Don't give Darkwynn too much grief for his Death Guard counts as battles, I've got his army and it's getting done. It should be pretty nice when it's done. Keep an eye out, I'll post new updates as I finish more models.
Hello everybody, it's me again, and it's time for the weekly news. This time with Mantic Games, Scibor Miniatures, Warlord Games, Highlander Studio, Secret Weapon Miniatures and Spartan Games. And finally, some news from Dreamforge Games.