Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Look: New WFB Empire

Hello again, this time in First Look lets have a look at the new WFB Empire models(if you haven't already):

New Empire cover with drunkard on it. WTF?

I'm really, really disappointed here, this guy look like he is gonna fall on his back any second now. After previous awesome covers like O&G and Vampire Counts(the best one so far) we get this. Shame on you GW(i hope new paint will be as awesome as they seem). Next:

I like the new, Griffon, this one is looks serious!

The best of the three Griffons. Huge, proud an awesome!

I like the new Griffon, it is proud, muscular and screams: I'm a wild beast! Come at me bro!. I don't like that he is using front of the Steam Tank as a breastplate. And why there is a mutated two-headed Griffon in the Empire army? Next!

Heroes are nice, move along...
Nothing to see here, move along please.
Heroes of the Empire are just that. Generic human heroes. I can't say i like them but I also can't say otherwise. Next!

Knightly Order of The KFC ready to charge!!

Minis are nice, but I can take better photo!
Demigryph Knights seems like a good model, but they're a victim of recent GW "don't-take-a-good-picture-of-your-product" policy(like Necro/Warsphinx and Stormraven) I'm sure that they will look 100 times better in person than they look on those horrible photos. Next!

Looks kinda like an old Altar, but I like the old one better.

The same carriage as the Altar but with some kind of Heavenly Spheres contraption.

Same as above but WITH LASERS!!
Now, I like the Altar(but still think that the old one was the best), but I don't know what to think about those crazy Mage-mobiles, models looks kinda silly but I hope that they are victims of the bad-photo policy i mentioned earlier. With a few tweaks they should be cool looking models(even LASER-CANNON one). And of course, I wander what those crazy, crazy contrapions do on the battlefield. I'm afraid, we run out of photos. Please tell me what you think of those models.



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

From the Couch: Infinity The Game

I love this cover.
Hello, again everyone! Lastly i managed to get few Infinity games and I want to share my thoughts on this awesome game. First of all, I must admit that it was very different experience form what I'm used to from GW games.
Sorry, my camera broke so generic photos only:(
The most important thing is movement, how are you going to spend your orders is pretty much deciding factor. Moving too many miniatures can result in you being vulnerable for your opponent to kill your minis. Having an opportunity to go deep into enemy territory with fast and hard-hitting model is something that you must do(at least my very limited experience says so). Stopping mid-field and waiting for your opponent to act is a foolish idea at best(which I learned the hard way). I've got the feeling that being too careful is soon going to bite you in the butt.
Next thing are the special skills, they are invaluable for you(especially those that affect movement like Climbing Plus or Super Jump). Those are a real deal and I would try to include as many minis with special abilities as I can. Terrain is almost as important after those few games I think that there is no such a thing as too few terrain on the Infinity table. So these are my initial thoughts on the subject. I'll certainly return to it when i get some more experience so watch out.

In other news here are the pictures of April releases:



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First Look: New GW paints, probably.

Hello there, sorry for not posting anything for a long time(I was busy playing Mass Effect 3, but now I can return back to the living). As a way of making this up to you I post rumored list of new GW paints(list is taken from MWC, so kudos to them). Before we get to this list, a quick update on my plans. Last week I played my first two games of Infinity so later this week you may expect few thoughts about this awesome game. And now the list:

The List:

Ceramite White
Averland Sun
Jokaero Orange
Mephiston Red
Khorne Red
Naggaroth Night
Daemonette Hide
Kantor Blue
Macragge Blue
Caledon Sky
Stegadon scale green
Incubi Darkness
Caliban Green
Waaaagh! Flesh
Castellan green
Death world forest
Zandri dust
Steel Legion Drab
Bugmans Glow
Ratskin Flesh
Mournfang brown
Rhinox hide
Dryad bark
Mechanicus standard grey
Celestus grey
Abaddon Black (the only black in the range)
Rakarth flesh
The fang
Screamer pink
Leadblecher (metal)
Balthasar Gold (metal)
Screaming Bell (metal)
Warplock brown (metal)

White Scar
Yriel Yellow
Flash gitz yellow
Troll slayer orange
Fire dragon bright
Evil sunz scarlet
Wild Rider red
Wazdakka red
Squig Orange
Xereus Purple
Genestealer Purple
Warpfiend Grey
Slaanesh Grey
Alaitoc blue
Hoeth blue
Altdorf guard blue
Calgar blue
Teclis blue
Lothern blue
Sotek green
Temple guard blue
Kabalite green
Sybarite green
Warpstone glow
Moot green
Warboss green
Skarsnik green
Loren Forest
Straken green
Nurgling green
Elysian green
Ogryn camo
Ushabti Bone
Screaming skull
Tallarn sand
Karak stone
Cadian fleshstone
Kislev Flesh
Bestigor flesh
Ungor flesh
Skrag brown
Deathclaw brown
Tau light Ochre
Balor brown
Zamesi brown
Doombull brown
Tuskigor fur
Gorthor Brown
Baneblade Brown
Administratum grey
Eshin grey
Dark reaper
Thunderhawk blue
Skavenblight dinge
Stormvermin fur
Ulthuan grey
Pallid wych flesh
Russ grey
Fenrisian grey
Pink horror
Emperors Children
Ironbreaker (metal)
Runefang steel (metal)
Gehennas gold(metal)
Auric Armour(metal)
Hashut Copper(metal)
Sycorax Bronze(metal)
Brass Scorpion(metal)
Runelord Brass(metal)

Casandora Yellow
Fuegan Orange
Carroburg Crimson
Druchii Violet
Drakenhof Nightshade
Coelia greenshade
Biel-tan green
Athonian camoshade
Seraphim Sepia
Reikland fleshshade
Agrax earthshade (Devlan Mud)
Nuln Oil

Praxeti White
Hexos palesun
Lucius Lilac
Etherium blue
Skink blue
Hellion green
Underhive ash
Eldar Flesh
Tyrant Shell
Terminatus stone
Longbeard grey
Changling pink
Necron Compound
Golden Griffon

Lamenters yellow
Waywatcher Green
Guilliman blue

Mourn Mountain snow
Stirland Mud
Blackfire Eath
Armageddon Dust
Lustrian Undergrowth

Lahmian Medium
Ard coat
Imperial Primer
Liquid Green stuff

For me, this looks promising, changing to the shade/base/layer format seems like a good idea. I only hope that they won't reduce amount of paint i the pot and/or rise price per pot. Getting rid of the crappy flip-top pots would be nice. Since I used Vallejo paints I love bottles instead of pots, also I hope that GW will finally make better bronze/brass/gold metallics(well I have't found any good metallics in this colours, anyone?).



Saturday, March 3, 2012

List Time #1: 250p Japanese Sectorial Army

Feb. 28th i wrote a post, where i presented three army list for my current systems(Infinity, WM/H, WFB), due to my mistake this post got lost:(. So here I present to you first of the list(along with the few WIP photos of my first Aragoto). This time for Iinfinity. This is my(soon-to-be-complete) army list for JSA. 


 GROUP 1 (Regs: 9/Irrs: 1):

  ARAGOTO Lieutenant Combi Rifle + Light Shotgun / Pistol, Knife (25 | 0.5)
    MOV:8-6  CC:14  BS:12  PH:11  WIP:13  ARM:2  BTS:0  W:1  
    Regular, Impetuous, Cube
    CH: Mimetism, Motorcycle, V: Courage, Lieutenant

  ARAGOTO Spitfire / Pistol, Knife (29 | 1.5)
    MOV:8-6  CC:14  BS:12  PH:11  WIP:13  ARM:2  BTS:0  W:1  
    Regular, Impetuous, Cube
    CH: Mimetism, Motorcycle, V: Courage

  3x KEISOTSU Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife (9)
    MOV:4-4  CC:14  BS:10  PH:10  WIP:12  ARM:1  BTS:0  W:1  
    Regular, Not Impetuous, No Cube, Linkable
    V: Courage

  KEISOTSU Missile Launcher / Pistol, Knife (25 | 0.5)
    MOV:4-4  CC:14  BS:10  PH:10  WIP:12  ARM:1  BTS:0  W:1  
    Regular, Not Impetuous, No Cube, Linkable
    V: Courage

  KEISOTSU HMG / Pistol, Knife (18 | 0.5)
    MOV:4-4  CC:14  BS:10  PH:10  WIP:12  ARM:1  BTS:0  W:1  
    Regular, Not Impetuous, No Cube, Linkable
    V: Courage

  SHINOBU Combi Rifle, Nanopulser, Smoke Grenades / Pistol, Monofilament CCW (50 | 0.5)
    MOV:4-4  CC:20  BS:11  PH:13  WIP:14  ARM:1  BTS:-3  W:1  
    Regular, Not Impetuous, Cube
    Martial Arts L5, CH: TO Camouflage, Superior Infiltration

  NINJA MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Shock CCW (50 | 1.5)
    MOV:4-4  CC:17  BS:11  PH:12  WIP:14  ARM:1  BTS:0  W:1  
    Regular, Not Impetuous, Cube
    Martial Arts L3, CH: TO Camouflage, Infiltration

    MOV:6-4  CC:22  BS:9  PH:14  WIP:15  ARM:1  BTS:0  W:1  
    Irregular, Not Impetuous, Cube
    Martial Arts L5, CC with 2 Weapons, V: No Wound Incapacitation

 250 Points | SWC: 5

Army Infinity v.3.0. -

This I hope to master and crush my enemies with. It's a wild guess on what I would need on the battlefield(I hope that my choicesw are correct, if not I'll have to adjust). If everything goes ok, next month this list will be ready and I'll start the field tests. Until know, since I don't have everything I need I'll try to catch few games to learn the rules and to learn how to wield my JSA properly. That's it for now, I leave you with the pictures promised on the beginning of the post. If any of you have any thoughts on this, please, don't hesitate to comment.

Painting white is hard. This is my first try.
Hopefully second Aragoto will turn out better than this one.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hobby Project: March Update #1

Look what the cat dragged in , Nevermind the date its way off.
Yeah, yeah.. I know, I should be posting those lists that I effed up yesterday. But today I have something more interesting that my lousy army lists(they will return tomorrow). I bought some new stuff. Today few models found shelter on my painting desk. A Japanese Sectorial Army starter, Aragoto box and a Keikotsu with ML. I planned to buy two starter sets but my LGS was short on ALEPH starters(so I decided that I'll buy more models for the JSA instead). I returned home with a big smile on my face and imediately started to unpack my new minis. They are as nice in person as they are on the pictures but when I assembled them I cursed my large bulky fingers and small parts of the models(like Aragoto handlebars). To put together an Oniwaban was a little nightmare as well(pinning them to be precise).

Little dark, sorry :P, Also base is WIP
Other than me, killing my wallet, I painted a new mini for Warmachine. It's a Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator! I love this little bugger, and painting him was a lot of fun(while it lasted, which wasn't very low). I chose a classic scheme with black hat and light brow coat. I'm really proud of him. Those WM/H stuff is very, very cool. I'll be getting a Winterguard UA(Standard and Officer), they'll be at my door later this week. I tried to get Widowmakers but they didn't have them.

And last, but not least, this weekend I attended a WFB Torunament(it's called Bazyliszek). It was a 2400pts ETC Format tournament with 120+ attendees. Also, it was my first tournament since 6th edition of the WFB. We played 5 games over 2 days. I played Dwarfs(their army list will be posted tomorrow).  My opponents were, in this order: Skaven(they crushed me 0:20), Skaven(the same, 0:20), Warriors of Chaos(this time i was victorious, 18:2), Dark Elves(a victory!, 17:3) and Skaven(this was supposed to be a victory, but due to my mistake it was a draw, 10:10). I was 91th overall(thanks to lack of experience and borrowed minis). It's not very impressive position but i think that is not bad for a total tournament noob(well I have played six games of 8th ed total).

That is all for today. I hope you found my ramblings interesting, and my english, didn't make you bleed through your eyes.



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

List Time: Fail!

Sorry. The post with my army lists was lost when I tried to edit it and post Tags. Those lists will return some time this week. Welcome to the first fail. ;(

Thursday, February 23, 2012

First Look: New GW models Part 2

Now its time for the better part of the photos of new GW minis. Tyranid models are imo much better than the SW ones. So without further jibber-jabber.(pictures taken from Beasts of War)

I love the new Tervigon, it is exactly as I imagined, large Tyranid beast with bloated underbelly full of spawning Termagaunts, ready to kill and eat everything. Long story short, Gamer Approves. What we have next?

Tyrannofex and Swarmlord
Tyrannofex is OK, although pretty standard. Swarmlord is a bit disappointing. I expected that it will be little more "slashy". Still it is a solid miniature. Next.

Winged Hive Tyrant
Hive Tyrant with wings is another OK model, looks somewhat small but i think its the picture, GW-taken pictures are not the best lately.

That is all for today. This weekend I'll be attending a 2400p ETC Warhammer Fantasy Tournament in Warsaw. Tomorrow I'll post my list and so on. After the event you may expect some pictures and my after-action report.