Monthly Archives: December 2011

Blood inthe Badlands review

Took delivery on ‘Blood in the Badlands’ on pre-order, here at Warped Reality, now we’ve had chance to give it a good reading, and while stuffed on the usual mince pies for this time of year, figured I’d sit down & treat you all to my thoughts on it…

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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Review, warhammer



Photo Studio

Just a quick update, I’ve been playing around with my new photo studio…




Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Pictures


Rumors & Rumination

Well, there already out there, all the 6th edition 40k rumours.
To be honest, so far there is only 1 I’m giving any sort of plausibility to, and that’s the change to the force organisation chart to be percentage based, rather than fixed numbers.
Why? Look at 8th edition fantasy – that went from fixed numbers of Lord, Hero, Core, Special Rare to %age based, and it has had an impact on the army lists out there – no more 2 core, max special & max rare army lists. Core troops now have to form at least a quarter of the army.
40k’s force org chart currently has similar things, for examplee – The ‘Nid list, I can take ‘2’ core choices of 5 ‘gaunts or ripper bases, then load up on monsterous creatures and big gribblies (The so-called ‘Nidzilla’ build)
Given the background fluff has carpets of little bugs with big ones in between its hardly what you’d expect from a swarm army.
So, if this rumour holds any water, the force org chart may change to be (Basing this on the changes in 8th ed fantasy):
  • HQ: 1-2
  • Elite: 0-2
  • Core 2-6
  • Fast Attack 0-2
  • Heavy Support 0-2
I can see the base going to:
  • HQ: 25% max
  • Elite: 25% max
  • Core 25% min, no max
  • Fast Attack 25% max
  • Heavy Support 25% max
I can also see variants in the codexes for some armies, for example Iron Warriors – known for their heavy artillery to the detriment of speedy assault units, could be:
  • HQ: 25% max
  • Elite: 25% max
  • Core 25% min, no max
  • Fast Attack 15% max
  • Heavy Support 25% min 50% max

To my mind, it’s another move towards a more fluff-based approach, rather than the rigid tournament style that has felt prevalent in the last few editions. After all, Tournament organisers can include the organisation limits they want in their tournament in the information pack, and there’s no longer an ‘ideal’ points value for the organisation chart.
Do I think percentage based is perfect? No.
Do I think org chart based is perfect? No
Do I think a combination is perfect? No.
But it’s certainly better then the other two options alone in my opinion.
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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Warhammer 40k


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Building Pics

Evenin’ all

Couple of weeks ago I posted the work-in-progress of the latest building I was working on, and to be honest… The only one I’m happy with how it’s come out in the end 🙂

Well, Its finished now, but I’ve only got a pic from just before I finished the base.. and it was only taken on my phone, rather than my camera, so apologies for the quality:

New pics now below

And, just for that little extra bit of inspiration, I snapped a quick pic of my painting desk while I was tinkering with getting some photos ( Yes, I am working on a gallery.. Don’t hold your breath)



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Posted by on December 18, 2011 in Painting, Pictures, warhammer



I-kore miniature review

Recently I dug up an old I-kore miniature I was given by a friend some time back & started slapping paint on her.

End result is below: (Though I do need to sort the photos as there a tad dark, think I’d messed up the settings on my camera at some point)

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Posted by on December 6, 2011 in Painting, Pictures, Review


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Home improvements

Yours truly has just spent most of the weekend fiddling around with bits of foamcore, balsa, plastic and card….

After a day or two of on & off planning, I had the plans for a small cottage/farmhouse for WFB

I’ve built a couple of smaller buildings before, but never got round to painting them as I’ve not been entirely happy with them, however this time, I was a lot happier with the woodwork which led to the rest of it.

Have a look below:

Should have it based & painted in a week or so (But don’t hold yer breath)


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Posted by on December 4, 2011 in warhammer


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