Monday, 28 November 2011

Necrons: Post Battle Analysis

I've played just over half a dozen games with the new Necrons now and am starting to get a feel for how they operate, at least for me.  They've surprised me in a few ways and an old friend and I have had our relationship come to a rocky end.
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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Charity, The Tomb World and the Necrons

Things have been very busy (personally, professionally and hobby-i-lly?) in the Geneseed world recently so as a quick update here's what's going on and what you can expect to see full articles on:
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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Why I Buy Games Workshop Stuff From Games Workshop

This is going to seem like a bit of an odd one, especially given my recent article praising Maelstrom Games, but bear with me.  When I buy Games Workshop stuff I buy it from my local Games Workshop despite having to miss out on at least fifteen percent discount from the independent retailers.  Buying my haul of Necrons this last weekend means that this meant I missed out on about two "free" units I could have had.  Consumers act in their best interests, so why did I do this?
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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Necrons: First Thoughts

This is a very quick summary of what I think of each unit from a gaming perspective.  It's by no means in depth and will miss clever tricks.  I'm also not going into the Special Characters for now.

Overlord - Competent HQ choice.  Same as before but I2.  Phase shifter is way expensive.  Command Barge and Warscythe ("Overmissile") seems the obvious choice.

Destroyer Lord - No Invulnerable save is going to hurt him, but you're most likely taking him to keep a Ressurection Orb nearby fast moving units.  Does this well and is as close to a combat character as we get.

Royal Court - Lords are a bit meh (they won't save you in CC), but can carry Ressurection Orbs.  Crypteks are the stars of the show, with Destruction Crypteks looking like the obvious choice against most opponents.
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Thursday, 3 November 2011

WIP: Nomad Moderators (Gray and Violet)

I had set out to finish my first Moderator tonight, but after putting my little man to bed and a generally tough night my concentration wasn't quite up to the job.  I got quite a bit done, but he's still nowhere near finished.  Once it got too tough to focus on him, I switched to a female Moderator and did the basic colours.  My brush work really was all over the place (there's a significant part of her face missing!), but at least the colour scheme came out well.
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

"Let's Paint! White Scars" Review

A while back I watched a lot of YouTube videos from AG Productions's channel (link).  I really like Christopher Davidson's frank videos, and his home-produced-but-polished style appeals to me.  After watching his thoughts on a painting DVD I'd seen advertised over on Maelstrom, I thought I'd purchase one of his (significantly cheaper) DVDs and take a look.

Let's Paint: White Scars
I've never painted white on a model.  Well, that's technically a lie - I had a High Elf army when I was twelve that was partly white but that was just the spray coat.  I was considering painting my Nomads with a white scheme and wanted some ideas on how to go about this, especially a blue-white rather than a grey-white colour.

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Shadows In The Warp

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Echoes in the Signal

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