Sunday, 8 December 2019

Info from the Open Day about Psychic Awakening

Hey everybody 



I was hoping to write this up last weekend but never got the chance.

  • The events of the psychic awakening all take place before the Plague Wars.
  • The reason they have done the series is because 'the Indomitus Crusade was being described as Roboute Guilliman going around the galaxy in the vengabus saving the day. We wanted to show how grim it actually was during that time. Each book shows an example of what each faction MAY be experiencing.'
  • I asked if it was building to a major event and they said 'No! There is something coming and there are subtle hints throughout the books. Which book are we up to?' I responded that I had been lucky enough to have read Blood of Baal as a reviewer. He said 'ah ok. It won't have become clear yet.'
  • They recognise that the Primaris release and return of Guilliman was done poorly and this is an attempt to fill that in.
  • I got from what he was saying that this is leading to a new sandbox and the story will stop moving forward.
  • When I asked if the story arcs from Psychic Awakening have all concluded by the Plague Wars the answer was 'yes' and they both nodded at the same time.

I spoke with them for a while and this is my interpretation - the Psychic Awakening is not something major. It is a fleshing out of the period between the Gathering Storm and The Plague Wars. The intention was to bring some of the Grimdark back to the setting. While every major faction is getting something, from my understanding, it won't be anything massive (like a primarch). When I compared it to Malign Portents in AoS they said it was less important than that.

However, GW have been known to share false information or incomplete information so the above could be bollocks. But this was a genuine conversation with 3 of our authors present. I personally believe Fulgrim will be back soon despite what they say.

Stay fluffy

Kaelo

Monday, 25 November 2019

Aveinus Kaane Hobby Update


Hello everyone, 

I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been recouping a bit after the painting competition ended nearly a month ago now! 

It definitely improved my productivity but also burnt me out a little bit in terms of painting fatigue. 

However, I have been continuing to work on basing some of my 40k Orks and starting a new unit of Hammerers for my Dispossessed!





So here’s a shot of the as of tonight based Tankbustas. 

I can’t wait to give them a go in a game and keep them as safe as possible in a trukk. 

I’ve also decided to get a light box for photos and I’ll test out if it’s an improvement on my current set up, of which I’m pretty certain it will be! 





I’ve also based the fifth Meganob, I’m hoping the extra model in the unit will add some more consistent destruction as they tend to get shot to bits once the Battlewagon has blown up. 

Finally, I’ve headed back to the Dispossessed as they take too long to paint for them to have been done in the painting competition. 





Countless layers of gold and sliver make them very monotonous but I always love the end result. 

I’ve just got to add the sliver and gold layers to the arms as I tend to paint them in sub assemblies. 

I’m hoping to have them done in the next few weeks.

We’re also really hoping we can get some consistent gaming in soon with our nearly finished armies. 

Thanks for reading, 

Aveinus Kaane 

Friday, 15 November 2019

Warhammer Fantasy Reborn

Hi all




Over the next 2+ years GW will be revisiting the Old World. Personally I think this is an amazing move as I really do not like the design of the AoS factions. 

I can imagine this being a bitter pill to swallow for some but as a whole I think this is a very positive decision. I joined the Warhammer Fantasy bandwagon after AoS was launched but I have been desperate for it to come back.



So what are your thoughts? Comment below!

Stay fluffy!

Tim

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Necromunda Dark Uprising Unboxing

Hi all


I just wanted to share with you all a quick unboxing post of the brand new boxset, Necromunda Dark Uprising. 




First up of course we have the new gangs.


Palanites




Corpse Grinder Cult




Both of these look incredible, and I can not wait to start assembling some. 


Next up, we have what I feel gives this set value, the sheer amount of terrain. 






To put this in perspective for you, I have put one of my Neophyte Hybrids in the corner. 


Last up we have a few of the miscellaneous items you get in the set. 




Overall, I believe this set is well worth the £175.00, however you can always get it for 20% off and free shipping with Battleground gaming here https://battlegroundgaming.co.uk


Let me know what your first thoughts are in the comments down below, and stay tuned for more posts relating to this boxset. 


Take care :-)

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Painting Competition Results

Hi all


So, the results are in, the scores have been counted and verified, and the standings are as follows:


Kaelo Rylanus - 4100

Aveinus Kaane - 3445

Ghroll Khuz - 2100

Ozel Stem - 500




Massive congratulations to Kaelo for winning the £100 voucher for our friends at Battleground Gaming. I’m looking forward to seeing what you choose to spend it on. 




On a personal note, I believe the competition has been a huge success, as I’m sure the other members of the group will agree. We all managed to get a lot of progress done, which will benefit the whole group. So, watch this space, as we will be taking part in a few campaigns in the coming months.


Take care :-)

Friday, 1 November 2019

Kaelo Rylanus Painting Update Final

Hi all

These are my final update for the painting contest:

4 squads of 5 Tempestus Scions
Command Squad 
Tempestor Prime

I went for a dark scheme, reminiscent of the Helghast from the PlayStation Game Killzone.









The eyes are a glowing red. I will show better pictures when I get round to basing them. At such time I will hopefully have a bit better lighting. 

I have really enjoyed the competition and got a tonne of stuff completed that I otherwise wouldn’t have. 

Thanks to Battleground Gaming for sponsoring the contest and don’t forget to use AOWSAVE to get 2% extra off on the website! 

We will announce the winning author later today :)

Kaelo


Thursday, 31 October 2019

Aveinus Kaane Painting Update 16: Stormboyz & Mek Shop


Hello everyone, 

This will be my last painting update post, I’d hoped I could maybe claw my way back into it in the last few days but sadly I am defeated.

However, I did manage to complete the finishing touches on four Stormboyz today as well as the Mek shop. 





Again these guys are tricky to paint and have a lot of detail so they’re not the most points efficient models I could have painted but I do need them for my Ork army. 





I think they’ll work great as a mobile reserve unit I can drop down where I need them most.





Finally it’s been an absolute slog to paint over today but I’ve managed it! Along with the barricades and junk piles I finished yesterday it brought me in 360 points. 





Not enough however as it looks like I finished up on 3445 points!

Thank you to Battleground Gaming for the sponsorship, and don’t forget to enter AOWSAVE to get an extra 2% off of your orders and be entered into a competition to win £500 of store credit. 

Thanks for reading,

Aveinus Kaane