Oath of Moment – Word Bearers

 

purity_seal_by_logangrimnar42-d4u8qvyLast January I set myself the oath of painting up a Word Bearers army. I’d not painted up a full army in a long time to a high standard. some of my EC army were alright, but nothing to write home about so this was The Army, one to keep and display but also to use in games.

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Oath of Moment: Grey Knights – Part 2

“One unbreakable shield against the coming darkness, 
One final blade, forged in defiance of fate. 
Let them be my legacy to the galaxy I conquered, 
And my final gift to the species I failed.”
– Inscription upon the Arcus Daemonica,
attributed to the Emperor of Mankind.

Before starting this, I looked at my previous Oath Of Moment article… dated June 2014… bollocks. Despite the best of intentions I haven’t written any regular updates even though I have been chipping away at painting the army over the past year and a half.

So what started as a small army to pass some time has spiraled into 2000+ points, which I’m actually totally chuffed about. It’s my first good sized army and also the first fully painted army I’ve ever owned. It’s a nice feeling being able to throw down a selection of stuff and try some different things in games.

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Oath of Moment – Daemons of Nurgle Part 2

Quite some time ago (14th July 2014), I made an initial post about my Daemons of Nurgle project. Obviously, the moon has waxed and waned many times since. I’m happy to say, that they are finally finished (for now – everybody knows armies are never finished). In fact they were finished a while ago.

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How to paint & weather Iron Warriors

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 Following on from Ead’s army showcase, I asked him if he’d be so kind as to knock up a painting/weathering tutorial for Perturabo’s lot. His tanks look great, and given how popular both loyal and traitor Iron Warriors are, this is gonna come in useful for a whole load of folk.

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Choosing A Legion: Iron Warriors, with Ead Brown

Squad Zushev Detail 2Here’s our second readers submission, this its the 4th Legion, with Ead’s absolutely sublime Iron Warriors. First up, can you let us know who you are?

I’m Ead, you may remember me as the Customer Service Manager (and de facto community manager) at Forge World, ​but these days I work in events management and lament the fact that my hobby stuff is in storage…

Would you consider yourself a gamer, painter or more geared toward the book aspect of the heresy?

​Currently, I’m more of a reader. But I’d say that overall I am a mix of all three – I really enjoy building and painting, I was a play tester and proof reader for Alan Bligh when I worked at Forge World​, and in general I love playing games (but apparently not so much of the winning games 😀 )

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Perturabo’s tin bots take on my boy Lorgar’s lads in a scrap on the bit of wasteland behind the playing fields

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Farewell to The Independent Characters: Warhammer 40K Podcast

ticThe End Times have arrived, the final episode has dropped, so we bid farewell to The Independent Characters. I’ve found most 40K podcasts to be annoying, full of stupid jingles, songs, skits and shoddy quality, so it’s a real shame that these guys are throwing the towel in. It’s understandable though, most of us are adults and are fully aware how real life takes over, and scheduling becomes impossible. This wasn’t a news, tournament and tactics podcast, these guys really got into the hobby aspect, fluff and background, so try and check out the Show Of Force episodes about your favourite faction.

So, a massive thank you to Carl and the gang for all their hard work over the years, and making my commute more enjoyable. Check out the last episode here, their Facebook page, and also their forum with its ongoing Hobby Progress Challenge

Choosing A Legion: Ultramarines, with Cpt America

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Ever tried blowing your nose whilst wearing the fists of Ultramar? Neither has Roboute.

Following on from Greg’s Q&A on the Rout, we have our first reader submission here, with Zachary’s Ultramarines with a twist, so, without further ado;

First up, can you let us know who you are?

 I’m Zac, Cpt America on most 40k and 30k forums, and I live in Detroit, Michigan.  I’ve been playing Warhammer since 1995.
Would you consider yourself a gamer, painter or more geared toward the book aspect of the heresy? 
I like to think of myself as a bit of all of those, but not particularly the best at any.  I do well enough at gaming to put up a good fight and get a win here and there and enjoy tournament settings to a point.  I’m a decent painter, but I’m still learning new techniques all the time.  I also greatly enjoy the background and stories set during the Heresy.
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The Spartan, bane of hobbyists the world over.

Choosing A Legion: Word Bearers, with Carl Tuttle

Primarchs_bigThere is, on the face of it, very little difference between the 30K Legions. Why would you choose one over the other? 90% of the units are the same if you’re a gamer, so is it a matter of aesthetics and picking your favourite colour? Even if you’re not a gamer and just love the ever increasing series of books, why do you favour the grey ones over the white ones, when they’re cutting aliens into bloody chunks in an equally as visceral fashion?

Were about to delve a little deeper in to those whys, in a new series for Corehammer. In it, we’ll be asking readers the same set of questions, in an attempt to get some understanding, and hopefully insight into why that legion speaks a person’s soul more so than the others. And on the flip side, are there any legions you don’t like, can’t stand or even hate.

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A Tale of Von Gamer: Meat and Metal

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I bleed you for one and the edge, but what more can I do?
Give in to the hunger and savour the best parts of you
Meat and metal, all must die
All but I…

In the comments to the last of these little diatribes I hinted that the imminent release of Codex: Necrons might stick a spanner in my Orky workings, and this has turned out to be true… up to a point.

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