Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Tau in 6th (Part 4 Ethereal and Fire Warriors painting update)

Hello again, it’s not been too long this time but I have a few more finished bits to share with you. I will start with the Tau Ethereal I have converted and painted. The Idea of the Ethereals being the spiritual leaders of the Tau has always appealed to me. They have the ultimate power over their own race with a Fire warrior willing to give his life for the cause to please the ethereal. I have mostly run an ethereal in the past when playing with my Tau through 3rd and 4th Ed even then they were crap but I enjoyed the challenge of trying to keep them alive.  Anyway enough of my rambling and onto the model.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Dark Eldar: List Reduction

Dark Eldar: List Reduction

So currently I’ve talked about my armies as if they are going to be 1850 pts. From the sounds of the noise coming from the GT final this weekend, a tournament I couldn’t get to due to food poisioning after the Stag do of Mr Luke Nurser, that tournaments are likely to decrease in points leave down to something more like 1500-1600 points. So the question is how does a dark eldar army need to change?

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Tau in 6th (Part 3 Airbrushing a Devilfish step by step)

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted, but I thought it was about time I did a tutorial on how I am painting my Tau tanks, and also show the final finished item with weathering and chipping.

The first thing to say is that getting a decent airbrush and compressor is quite an expense to initially set up. I would suggest asking somebody who has one to try it out before buying. However once this is paid for, and if you look after it properly it will last you forever.

There are 2 main reasons to use an airbrush in my eyes and they are speed, and the smoothness of the coat of paint.

Anyway enough of that into the step by step guide.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Tournament Painting Masterclass 11: Phil Maclean - Imperial Fists

Tournament Painting Masterclass 11: Phil Maclean - Imperial Fists

The second of the 3 fist armies gracing the tournament, Phil Maclean certainly likes Terminators and scouts. So who better than the imperial fists? I was unable to get hold of him on the day but using the amazing tool known as facebook and contacting several other Phil Maclean's first and getting a lot of weird responses, here's what the one and only replied to my questions

Monday, 18 March 2013

Tournaments: How does a Death or Glory gamer prepare?

Tournaments: How does a Death or Glory gamer prepare?

Tournaments for 40k have been going along for a long time. Brought to us initially by clubs such as Tolworth First founding. Tournament gaming has apparently survived Games Workshop’s attempt to kill competitive gaming and now name a month and two or three tournaments will be available for anyone willing to make the journey. If your new to tournaments or just thinking of going to them give it a go, there a great experience, you play generally 5/6 new opponents (who are normally very friendly!) and you see a large variety of new armies

Monday, 11 March 2013

Dark Eldar: Nemesis – Necrons

Dark Eldar: Nemesis – Necrons

So back to Nemesis this week and the big cheese at the moment, Necrons. I have a sad confession to make. I played in three tournaments with these guys and I have to say I still feel a bit dirty.

I was playing these guys end of 5th just as my Dark Eldar were struggling on the tournament scene. There ability to cover every angle appealed to many tournament gamer and frankly after a while just put me off. Theres no doubt these guys are powerful but the question is how about now?

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Sisters of Battle - The First Game (Wraithwing) Part 2

'This is the story of a woman who did insane things because she put in practice what many Saints have preached.'
- Quoted from the Ministorum Libra Martyr on Battle Sister Tanne, Savior of Deacus XIII (featured left) [not really]

Welcome back one and all - Firstly an apology to all those who have been following my run of blogs on these nuns with guns. Unfortunately I have been particularly busy with work and life and haven't been able to get to my computer much of late.

But here I am - we continue where I left off previously in the midst of my report against Mike and his Necron filth. You can follow THIS link to read the first part of the report.

So the table looked like this...

Death or Glory Podcast Episode 11

Welcome to Episode 11 of the podcast.

This time the guess create an army from the codex and rate each others. Who will win?!

Please comments and mail please send it to canyoneromikos@gmail.com.

Listen via itunes or stream from here or the podbean website!


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tournament Painting Masterclass 10: Kris Mills – Imperial Fists

Tournament Painting Masterclass 10: Kris Mills – Imperial Fists

Kris was the winner of the painting competition and one of 3 imperial fist armies entrenched in the best army section. I caught up with him and, other than looking pretty perplexed, he was delighted at me showing interest in his army! His response is below!