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  1. Against all expectations, I'm getting back into 40K. This is because, against all expectations, some fine friendly folks are opening a FLGS that's actually local to me. That is, it's in the small town I live in. Activity is mostly been MTG and other card games along with 40K. Since they are just starting out they don't really have any terrain to play with. As it happens, I dont' have lot of stuff for 40K unless the battle is being fought on a planet that just happens to resemble the Ethiopian countryside. However, I have way too much "possible terrain stuff"/junk laying about so I figure I could knock some things out for people to use at the store. Here are some trees I put together (bases will be done later): Other plans are To copy Chris Palmer's board game punchout ruins. So sad about all the punchouts I have thrown away.. Add some Deadzone terrain bits to a styrofoam packing shape to make a bunker. Build some of the Deadzone terrain as scatter terrain. Maybe make a tower and some barriers? Any other ideas for quick, cheap, hard wearing 40K terrain are definitely welcome!
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    This one looks SWEET!
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    Dance of death needs optional dragon riders. NEEDS!
  4. You could try applying the rust color with a bit of sponge instead of with a brush. Also dab the sponge onto the mini instead of using any kind of stroke. That will give it an irregular pattern. It's a good idea to experiment on another surface before you try it on the mini. The foam that comes in blister packs works well.
  5. Yeah, I was worried about the risk to Annie not to the backers.
  6. Uh, shipping before KS releases the funds seems kind of crazy.
  7. Awesome. I really love that gold head, the eyes in particular are amazing.
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    We are not talking wave numbers here. We are talking being cursed by the dark gods of Kickstarter.
  9. If you want to hear more from Annie, she is on the Meeples and Miniatures podcast quite often. [edit] Apparently she talked a bit about this project on episode 197.
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    Anyone have a quick way to explain the "clear" paints vs. these "glow" paints?
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    I approve of both of these messages.
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    UPS man just delivered 3 more acrylic nail polish racks. And the wall hanging ones are much bigger than I thought. Coincidence?
  13. Sweet!
  14. Looks great. Especially the red highlights. Watching this thread more closely now that an actually local FLGS has opened up here where they mostly play 40K and MTG.
  15. This thing looks more amazing every time you touch it. Wow! Wow! Wow! I have a bit of an idea that the stripes would stand out more against the yellow belly, if you transitioned them from that light blue to something darker.
  16. Does anyone but Fireforge and the Perry's make medieval minis in plastic? (28mm that is)
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    You could have hard plastic horses and bones riders.
  18. I'm wondering what historical games people here are playing. Below are the two that I've played so far. Both of these are more on the Beer and Pretzels side of historical gaming. Bolt Action Warlord's 28mm WW2 platoon level game. The two main mechanics of the game are random unit activations decided by pulling dice out of a bag and pins that are accumulated by units when they are shot at and hit even if they don't take casualties. The pins both make it possible for units to fail to activate and make the shooting by pinned units inaccurate. With those rules in effect there is enough randomness to have a bit of friction and keep both players on their toes. Armies: Polish 1st Armored Division in Normandy Ethiopians for 2nd Italio-Ethiopian War Italians for 2nd Italio-Ethiopian War -- with some additions these could be used for North Africa Projects Kagnew Battalion -- Ethiopians fighting in Korea with surplus US WW2 equipment. Lion Rampant Daniel Mersey's Medieval skirmish game. These are some very simple but very fun skirmish rules. For each kind of action a unit has an activation value that it has to beat on 2d6 . For instance Knights are happy enough to charge an enemy, needing a 5+. But if you try to tell them to move to another part of the battlefield for tactical reasons those blue bloods might think they have better ideas themselves and will only obey on a 7+. Oh, and if you fail the activation roll, you turn ends right then and there. Decisions, decisions. One thing that keeps things simple is that the game is really about units (of 6 or 12 models) and exact positions of individuals is of little importance. English 100 year army. -- Waiting on the Perrys to do some plastic cavalry before I do their French opponents. Ethiopians -- Many of my minis have appropriate weapons. Perhaps their clothing isn't correct for the medieval period but who is going to know? Orcs -- There is nothing stopping you from using any dusty WHFB models you have laying about. Variants of the Rampant Rules Dragon Rampant -- Fantasy variant, let's my orcs bring some of their big and nasty friends to the fight. The Men Who Would be Kings -- Colonial variant. I'm working on adding more Italians and Ethiopians for the 1st Italio-Ethiopians War. Later I plan on an British/Indian army for when they sent an expedition across Ethiopia to rescue their ambassador that had been taken hostage. Pikeman's Lament -- Pike and Shot variant. I have plans for doing some Portuguese, Ottomans and Arabs for the fight against Ahmed Gran, who for a short time conquered and burned Ethiopia.
  19. I think I'm going to order the Burning of Prospero set. This despite the fact that, in my estimation, looking at those Legio Custodes minis is probably more dangerous to one's retinas than looking directly at an eclipse. Seems like it's a good enough deal to be worth the risk. If the Betrayal at Cath set had the same Mk III marines I'd go ahead and order that too. I'll have to think on whether it's worth trying to find someone that wants to swap marines or if I'm OK with the Mk IVs. I'm thinking of having my guys being a surviving Pre-Heresy chapter that's essentially cut off from the Imperium by Chaos/Warp Storms/Whatever. Possibly they'll have been founded by the survivors of a ship that has crashed onto a remote but populated planet. Any resemblance to certain factors in Ethiopian history is pure coincidence. Some random questions: Do people like the new Primaris Marines? The fluff? Are they fun to paint? Any podcasts beside "The Independent Characters" I should listen to? I could especially use a podcast that's a good introduction to the lore. Any favorite tutorials on how to paint Marines?
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    Extremely long dream sequence? I also think that for the right price that raft could make a nice building block for a wooden fort.
  21. Sadly it seem like the group of guys that play at that new store are pretty cool guys, looking to have some fun and not looking to table people on the first turn. I'm in. I bought the rulebook, SM codex and the one index that they had in the store. 40K, man, what is even happening.
  22. Looking around GW's store, it seems that the Kroot are the models that really call out to me. That's interesting because those are exactly what I was attracted to when I last played, long, long ago. Would a Kroot heavy Tau force be viable? It kind of reminds me of when I tried getting back into WoW and tried various races and classes with nothing clicking but when I went back to a Night Elf Druid, it only took one jump flip while still in the newb zone to realize that was the only way to play. Overall it's kind of surprising how similar everything is, at least outside the Imperium.
  23. There is nothing quite like going to GW webstore, taking one look at the prices and feeling your blood pressure rise then a righteous but unholy rant starts to spew forth from your mouth ... and then you realize that you are on the Australian store. Seems to happen every few years to me. Seems GW still sells the prospero set so if I wanted some 30k marines, hopefully the store could order that in.