Monday, 18 March 2019

Shadowspear Chaos Review


Hello everyone,

I was intending to get this out earlier this week, however, work and then the damn blogger app has prevented me from doing so unfortunately!

This part of the review will just be giving my opinion on the chaos side of the box which I will be adding to my collection of unpainted models...

I will be starting to paint them up though as soon as my Ork army is up to a sufficient point level. 

Models

So the models first! 





I have been waiting for new chaos space marines for years so I love the new sculpts. They do come with fixed poses in this box but I’m sure there will be a new multi part kit coming too, which as I’ve been writing this has been previewed!




For me though I love having the variety in my army so for me I’m not particularly bothered about their weapon load outs. 



The greater possessed are also superb, however, I just hope they update the possessed models as I think they’re very old looking sculpts and do not look good anymore in my opinion.





Finally the new obliterators again look incredible. The fact that all these new models tie in with the old Dark Vengence box is also great as I still have all of those models unpainted. 

I’m sure there will be a close combat variant coming for them too! 

Background

So the background for the new Daemonkin is quite interesting, with a big emphasis on the possessed marines. I’d love to have a new possessed kit with options for each of the four gods included. Some Slaaneshi possessed could look terrific.





I’ll definitely be looking forward to the actual big release for chaos space marines. I think new terminators are on the way too if you look at some of the artwork they feature quite prominently.




Again as I've been trying to get this to post to work properly it looks like new terminators have been shown! 





All of the undivided legions are featured in the book but there’s no images of any World Eaters or Emperors Children. I find this quite interesting as this could mean they’re taking a backseat due to having books of their own coming at some point. However, they are mentioned in the rules which we’ll look at soon. 



Rules

As mentioned earlier this is where we see Emperors Children and World Eater rules come in. Along with the other legion key words that we’ll get too. 




Death To The False Emperor is a great rule for a combat based chaos armies especially with the Emperors Children legion rules where you get the always strikes first special rule! Pretty powerful!




The Alpha Legion Trait is also extremely good, with the -1 to hit buff surely being pretty popular. Although I think my deep striking ork boyz could do quite well with negating that.





A little blurry but a group of these monsters shooting from your backfield should be pretty strong! At -1 to hit their +2 save and 5+ invulnerable save will make them really tough to shift. The only downside is their range at just 24 inches it could be an issue. 

Onto some psychic powers now...






do really like the Maliefic Disciplines, they’re focused on the Daemonkin elements of the army.

Rerolling on hits and wounds for posssessed units will be an excellent buff as well as also increasing the invulnerable save on those obliterators to a 4+ makes them even more invincible! 

Finally on to Warlord Traits...





Again these are weighted towards becoming a more powerful psyker rather than damage dealing. 

Infernal Gaze is quite a nice improvement, giving you that extra distance on smite. Also Reader of Fate is great way to keep generating command points. 

My Hobby Plans 

So after taking all that in I’ll just talk briefly about my plans. I’ve always wanted to do an Emperors Children army for 40k and these releases are a great chance to make that happen. However, I was hoping for a specific book for them. I do think this will happen eventually but it could be a year or more away. 

So I think I will wait for the dust to settle on the releases and I will make my choice. I’m really hoping we’ll see some slaanesh specific heads in some of the kits but I think they will all be undivided. The other legions are also really tempting though, as are the black legion simply because of the characters they now have to draw from. 

I’ll definitely be going for a marine heavy army, with hopefully some new possessed models. If they don’t bring out new ones though, I’ll not be buying the old ones so fingers crossed! 

Okay well that’s it from me let us know if you are intending to pick this box up or are starting a new chaos army! 

Also if you’re looking to buy into a new chaos army or you just want Shadowspear then check out Battleground Gaming where you’ll be able to get the box at a discounted price.

Thanks for reading, 

Aveinus Kaane 

Friday, 8 March 2019

Decisions, Decisions!


Hello everyone,

Tonight it’s a bit of a work in progress report ahead of the Shadowspear reviews!

I’ve currently got a decision to make regarding what I spend most of my hobby time working on with my 40k and Age of Sigmar armies needing some love.

As you know I’m working on Dispossessed, but I also have 40k Ork projects and a new AoS army that I’ve started working on... 





Slaanesh! I’m not sure Valaya will forgive me for this but the reason is because I’d like to start attending some Age of Sigmar events and the Dispossessed just aren’t remotely competitive. 

Not that I’d expect to do well but I’d like to win a couple of games at least! Slaanesh armies are doing well and are due a book after the release of Wrath and Rapture. 

As for the Dispossessed the future is pretty uncertain when it comes to a book being released for them. I think the best bet is a combined book with Fyreslayers and Kharadron Overlords but that could also prove to be wrong. 

So do I shelve the Dispossessed until they get a book or go for Slaanesh which will be a much faster army to paint up. Decisions, decisions! 





I have spent today almost finishing my Longbeards though, just the final gold highlight, gems and banner to go! 

Because I do want to take my time with my Dispossessed it is going to be a longer army to paint but I am 850 points in. 

I have also painted a few Daemonettes up to near completion although I will show you these in their own post. 

Finally it’s my 40k Ork progress! For this I basically need to paint up about 40 Ork Boyz which feels like an impossible project, but I have started on the next ten boyz to complete a squad of 30. 





I also need to complete a unit of 10 Tankbustas and here are the first two...





The only problem being finding the parts to make ten boyz with rokkits as I think the actual tankbustas kit is very dated now. 

I will start to show 40k progress on here now too and I will post up my completed units for my Bad Moons. 

That’s all for now but I have some thinking to do, as much as Dispossessed are my favourite army they really need some attention from GW to start to stand a chance of appearing at events. I’m also sure the new Keeper of Secrets model will be brilliant and I will need to buy it!

Let us know if you have or have had any hobby dilemmas like this yourself before in the comments.

Thanks for reading, 

Aveinus Kaane

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Dispossessed Cannon


Hello everyone,

I’m back to show you my next completed project for my Dispossessed army. 

I did start this cannon back in 8th edition so I’ve decided to give it a new paint job! 





I’m really happy with the end product and it fits in well with my Warrior and Quareller units with their blue fabrics.





In my games it’s definitely been a bit hit and miss. In the last game it died horrifically to a 12 mortal wounding warp lightning cannon but in the game before it managed to help kill a ten strong unit of the Boingrot Bounders. 





This is also the first larger base I’ve done and I’m happy with the results, although I feel the scheme doesn’t look quite as good on the small bases. 





I have also recently built 30 warriors but it will be the Longbeards that I should be finishing next. I’ll give a work in progress update on the Dispossessed next week! 

Thanks again for reading, 

Aveinus Kaane 

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Looking for a concept artist

Hi all

Following on from my post the other day - I am now looking for a concept artist for a top secret, potentially long term project. If you draw as a hobby this could be right up your alley!

Please drop me an email here:

Kaelorylanus@gmail.com

Kaelo!

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Community Question. Digital Sculptor

Hi all!

I am looking for a digital sculptor for a fairly large project. Does anybody know of one (or are one) who would be interested in discussing with me? 



(Sorry about the image but plain text was boring lol)

Either comment below or send examples to kaelorylanus@gmail.com

Kaelo

Saturday, 16 February 2019

My first Genestealer Cult Model

Hi all


After much deliberation, I have finally decided on how I would like to paint the flesh of my Genestealer Cult models. Here is the first completed model




I am very happy with the way it has come out, and the painting scheme is surprisingly quick and easy. Which is a good thing seeing as though I have 59 more of these to paint. Wish me luck!!




Check out https://ageofwarhammer.blogspot.com/2019/02/skaven-battletome-review.html?m=1 for details regarding a competition with our friends at Battleground Gaming for a chance to win £150 worth of GW products.


Take care :-)

Friday, 15 February 2019

New Primaris Artwork for Shadowspear Reveal

Hi all!



Check out this new looking Primaris. He has a giant Cannon! 


There's one flying too!



I can't wait to see the new models! I will probably use them differently to that GW intends but let's face it, new parts are never a bad thing!

And dare we hope for the modular looking Chaos terrain in background?!

What do you think?

Kaelo