Thursday, 27 October 2016

Gal Vorbak, Zone Mortalis and FW weapon upgrades

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today I have a mixed post for you - showing off my Gal Vorbak (well, the first five I've finished now), sharing a project from a friend and taking a look at some of the upcoming Forgeworld Weapon Upgrades.

Gal Vorbak

The Blessed Sons, Dark Brethren, Possessed of the Word Bearers Legion

The Gal Vorbak is a title that, over time, came to refer to any of the Word Bearers who were possessed by the powers of the Warp, but those who later bore the title were a lesser breed of abomination compared to the first of the Legion's brethren who sealed their pact with darkness. The Gal Vorbak were the first of their kind; Space Marines and Daemons fused into a single being.

Converting and painting these guys was really fun as I could add some homage elements from the first chaos books to the models - thanks to some AoS parts. I even could sneak a Marine possessed by a Verminlord into the unit. Next to do is a Mhara Gal Dreadnought aswell as a few characters.

Oh, and some Sisters of Silence arrived recently (the sprues are now guarded by a Silentium Pantherinae ...) - looking forward to work on them.

Zone Mortalis Custom Tile and Forgeworld Weapon Upgrades

Now I would like to share a project by our buddy Col. Hertford. He recently bought a 3D printer and is now experimenting with custom tiles for Zone Mortalis. We chatted a bit and now he's working on a special one for me (an internet cookie for anyone who finds out what it is about). He is still trying things out so it's pretty much just a concept, but it's already looking great:

You can follow his project here or on his blog ( - I'm looking forward how it turns out and can't wait to paint the tile.

Last but not least - Forgeworld announced today that you can buy some of the weapon upgrades at the next 40k Open Days - awesome!

I also heard that the Terminator upgrade for Assault Cannons and the Ultramarines Breacher Shields should be available soonish. What Legion specific upgrades would you like to see in the future?

Hope you enjoyed my post today :)

Lady Atia

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Macrocarid Explorator

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Another teaser from FW today - this time a transporter for your mechanicum units:

What do you think about the little vehicle? Are you hyped for more Mechanicum stuff? Write us in the comments below :)

Lady Atia

Also - some new transfer sheets

Legio Astraman, servants of Graia.

Good evening everyone.

As you know I've steadily been working through the build of my Warlord Titan 'Venatoribus Hastam', this has also whet my appetite for completing the rest of my war maniple 'The Ardent Mace' (3 Warhounds, 5 Reavers) at the same time.

I've been working on finishing up the paint job on one of my Reaver titans, primarily as I've been putting it off for a while as I was painting Mechanicum and legion forces and in addition I've been challenged to a Titan Death scenario at Warhammer World against the Legio Fureans (which will comprise of three Warhounds, three Reavers and a Warlord) - so to that end I have a steep slope to climb to match them in terms of engine strength.

There are many factors involved in arming a Reaver, what you want to kill being one but also which combination of weapons works best against certain FoC forces and what allows for a legal list to be fielded using the leviathan FoC.

As I have a major game on the horizon I wanted to minimise my build and paint time by picking a loadout I know I can use out of the gates. To run a Reaver and two Warhounds (which I already have done) as a neat little 3000pt package I needed to select a weapon fit which didn't heap on too many additional points. Both the volcano cannon and chanfist add on additional points so to that end I knew I couldn't max out on either of these weapon systems. I wanted a loadout that was good against horde infantry (as most legion forces are) and one which would (in concert with the two Warhounds) work at dropping enemy LoW shields and then deliver the hammer blow with a well place D weapon. In the end I opted for a volcano cannon and a laser blaster for D weapon shots at medium and long range. My carapace choice was more difficult - initially I thought a vulcan mega-bolter would be ideal at stripping shields but at only S6 it's rolls of 6 to knock out a shield, aiming to engage other Reavers then means you need a lucky four 6s out of a potential 15 hits (although on average you're looking at 7 hits - so nearly half the dice rolled being a 6). I also looked at the turbo laser, as if I'm sacrificing D weapons to knocking down shields then I need to maximise on the potential for that (without compromising on range too much). Of course there is always the trusty apocalypse launcher, which on reflection, is probably the most tactically versatile of all the carapace options - undoubtedly that's why it is currently the only one produced by Forge World. At S7 it's knocking out shields on a 5 or 6 put at Ap3 it is also pretty good at dropping blobs of power armour too.

So for ease I've made and painted these three options as swap outs as an when the time arises to do so, I'm slowly marching through the painting and hope to get this initial Reaver done by next weekend (as I'm on holiday for the next week). The legs need additional metals added to the base metal colour and the carapace and knee pad need additional detail work. the main colours for the majority of the weapon systems are now done with really the only key thing to do is to apply the gold edging to the armour plates and paint the additional metal colours on the barrels etc. I'll also need to magnetise and paint the void shields too.

what these titans will need are transfers and weathering, I'm loathed to start the weathering process until transfers are on but I'm also not keen on applying the generic transfers if the talented Holly Ann Goodwin will be furnishing Legio Astraman with a specific set of transfers in the near future, so for now they will have to remain quite a bright green.

Here is some WiP shots of what I've been up to.

More to come soon....

And remember life is like a clown's funeral.


Monday, 24 October 2016

The Caladius Grav-Tank arrives!

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today Forgeworld revealed a new Custodes Vehicle via their bulletin:

"This incredible new vehicle, the first for the Custodes, will be available at the Warhammer 40,000 Open Days."

What do you think about it? Write us in the comments below!

Lady Atia

Also, there will be a preview for Inferno aswell as Sisters of Silence rules for 30k in December's issue of White Dwarf :)

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Weekly Progress Report 23/10/2016

Hi all. 

Welcome to another Weekly Progress Report. 

This week I have been working hard on the Vlka Fenryka and Sisters of Silence in the Battle of Prospero Box. 

Kaelo has been working on his part of the Burning of Prospero box set. Tasked with the Thousand Sons, he has been assembling and painting 5 Tartaros and 20 MKIII marines. Stay tuned for a picture of some of his completed models soon.

Tylar has been adding to his legion with a new assault squad ready for his outing at the Shadow Crusade. Look out for them on the tabletop!

Aveinus has been carrying on with his cataphractii terminators. He's finished the dry brushing and has now almost completed the Runefang steel highlight. They should hopefully be finished by his next post!

King Fluff has been preparing his Mechanicum forces for the up coming Shadow War event at Warhammer World. He's also been revisiting his Legio Astraman Titans. Stay tuned for an update this week.

Atia finally finished the first 5 Gal Vorbak this week. Next on the painting table is a dreadful Mhara Gal Dreadnought.

Check back this week for more Battle of Prospero coverage. 

Drake Seta

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Ultramarines Legion Herald Unboxing

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Today you can buy the limited edition Ultramarines Legion Herald at your local store - while stocks last. I know that the initial pictures didn't looked that great, but I went ahead and bought one, and need to admit, I quite like him. Not a great fan of his barehead, but you can give him another one or a helmet if you prefer.

The Marine itself is a hommage to Neil Robert's Mark of Calth artwork, and should look great alongside some Suzerains. If you want to use him as Ventanus 'till FW releases a propper one - go for it! He has the right wargear, and both his banner and wrist have the number IV.

Sadly my banner is slightly miscast, but that's nothing unfixable :)

I quite like the spiked bonding studs - Forgeworld, give me more!

The model comes with a datasheet, but I think this one is not different to the stock herald rules (besides the LA: Ultramarines). Still, be careful when you open the blister.

What do you think about the Ultramarines Herald? Will you get one? What would you like to see as "limited edition" model next time?

Lady Atia

Burning of Prospero Unboxing videos

Hi all

Today we are fortunate to be in the position to show you our in-depth unboxing of the Battle of Prospero Boxed Game.

We were blessed by Games Workshop with a pre-release copy weeks ago, and since then we have been tight lipped about anything to do with the game.

We actually filmed us discovering what was on the box art and  what was in the game too, as before this moment we had no genuine idea what was actually included. We look at everything from the dice through to the boards themselves.

Hope you enjoy the unboxing. We have lots of things to show you over the coming weeks including painting guides, a video play through as well as reviewing the Custodes and Sisters on the battlefield.

Drake Seta

Friday, 21 October 2016

Rules for Russ

And last but not least - rules for good old Leman Russ :)

Lady Atia

Sisters and Custodes rules

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Rules for using the Legio Custodes and Sisters of Silence miniatures included with Burning of Prospero in games of Warhammer 40,000 are up on the GW site. Since "Age of Darkness" is an expansion for 40k, we are pretty sure it's cool to use these 'till we get our hands on the new White Dwarf (or a list made by Forgeworld).

You can download them here:

What do you think about them? Also, have you seen what's lurking behind these Custodes?^^

Lady Atia