Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mail Call!

Got home from errands today and from performing various tasks of good will for family and friends to find a package from none other than Games Workshop! Now I can get a list built before I go spend my cut of our Tax Refund! Woohoo!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Project: Grey Knights - Prep

As I anxiously await the arrival of my copy of the Grey Knights Codex, I decided to start prepping for my new army. While I haven't created a list yet, I have decided to include a Brother-Captain as one of my HQ choices right off the bat. I ordered one of the metal models from the website last week. I've got it assembled, based and primed and ready for painting.

I also found a Terminator Librarian in my boxes of unopened models. While I have assembled that one as well, I'm not completely sold on the towering iconography that I attached to the top of the model. Personally, I think the model is suitable as a Chief Librarian, but not as a rank and file battle-brother. So until I can come up with a more stripped down version of a Terminator Librarian, I'm going to set him aside for now. I have a Venerable Dreadnought and a Stormraven on hand as well, but I want to wait until I get the Codex (hopefully by Friday), to decide on how to kit out those models.

Other preparations include getting fresh paint, some of my older pots are drying out or I've used some of the more common colors up, so I'll have to grab a few more pots.

That's it for now, if anyone has any cool recipes for Terminator Librarians, I'd appreciate the suggestions.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Grey Knights....Yeah, I'm gonna do it.

Yep. I'm going to do it. I'm going to start a Grey Knights army. This time, I really mean it. I mean these models are too cool to pass up. To say nothing of the chapter's background. I think it's frikkin' awesome! But for this project, I want to do it up right. Get a new carrying case, new dice, some Forge World stuff to really dress it up. I even plan to go ahead and move forward with a Red Hunters Space Marine force. This army will give me a chance to use many of the kits that I have packed away and never got around to using such as the Venerable Dreadnought and a Land Raider. Oh and I forgot about Inquisitor Lord Hector Rex. I've got one of those too.

I went ahead and ordered the Codex and some of the models, but what do I do in the mean time? Well, I will be reading the new White Dwarf from cover to cover. Tons of Grey Knights stuff. I also got my hands on a couple of HQ models that I can use right now to get started. Tomorrow, I'll head into the local GW store and try making a list.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Warhammer Fantasy - 8th Edition

I recently got back in touch with my old gaming group, who at the time was heavy into 40k and Blood Bowl. Well now it seems that they have made their foray into Warhammer Fantasy. They've invited me to get in a few games, which I'm excited about. I haven't played in a couple of years. My plan was to jump back in with my High Elves. But the group is small and they already have a high elf player. Damn.

I've got a bunch of Lizardmen that I have not built, so I will probably start working on that project in order to get back into fantasy. I guess it won't hurt to have two Fantasy armies anyway. Better pull out the Lizardman book.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grey Knights in WD 375

Just got back from the local GW store and I renewed my subscription, so I can get the latest copy of White Dwarf. I was going to renew in a couple of weeks anyway, so it wasn't like they roped me into it. I'm looking forward to building a squad or two of these awesome looking models. It looks like the new Tomb Kings stuff is coming out in May. Can't wait to see that. I've always been a fan of Egyptian mythology (mummies, anubis, pyramids, etc.).

I finished reading Volume I of the Siege of Vraks and started Volume II. I actually found it a pretty good read. It was like reading one long WWI trench war story. If the Death Korps weren't so damn expensive (and I had a job), I'd probably start one of those armies.

Next topic: What's been going on at Kantor Base? Well, I've been catching up on my Blood Angels and Crimson Fists, but I have yet to play a game with them. It seems being a volleyball and softball coach takes up a great deal of my free time. But...that's starting to wind down and my plan is to get a game in - that is one of my resolutions. The other plan is to break into Warhammer Fantasy, but probably won't tackle that until summer.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What a Movie...

I got a chance to see Battle: Los Angeles and I have to say that this is THE best alien invasion movie of all time. It wasn't too 'Hollywood' (as in Independence Day), but more like Blackhawk Down, but against space aliens. The movie was a dark, grim look into war against an unknown enemy.

The characters and heroes of this movie were just your basic G.I.s, fighting for their homes and doing their duty for their country. Great film, with good special effects and kept you in the dark, just enough to make it enjoyable. I highly recommend it.