Friday, 26 March 2010

Winter Incursion

Last weekend I went to Maelstrom Games 'Winter Incursion' Fantasy tournament. It was my first 2 day tournament and really enjoyed it, even though I manage to come last (thats why you wont find any tactics articles on this blog).

The venue was amazing, purpose built for tournaments. Downstairs is the store and upstairs is the gaming hall which is half done (when its finished, they said it will hold over 100 players).

You can find a proper write up here

I nicked these pics from there website, I'm sure they wont mind, seeing as this is kind of a free advert.


inside (borrowed the pic from the Heelan Hammer Forums)

And the winners (and me)

From left to right
Best Painted- Wayne Kemp
Me with the Flames of War book, which I won for coming last.
2nd- Sib
Most Sporting- Alan Thompson
1st- Dan Heelan
3rd- Russ Veal

All the people I played against was great opponents. And I want to give a special thanks to Greg Milne. Who after giving me a bashing, gave me a training game at lunch time. And I had a great game with Mark from 'My Warhammer Fantasy Blog' which ended as a draw.

I've bought a ticket for the Summer Incursion, I think my army is going to need a serious rethink!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Ultramarine Movie Cast

When I first heard about the Ultramarine movie, I must say I was skeptical. Get it right is/was going to be a hard task.

Then I saw the interview with Dan Abnett. He is one of my favourite Black Library authors also I think I have heard somewhere that he has also wrote a few TV/Film scripts before. So confidence in the film had grown quite a bit.

Then this morning, I saw this video interview with the cast, which is an awesome cast much better than I could have hoped for!

Now I'm really excited!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

40k Defense Scenery - Part 1

For a while now Me and Matt have been gearing up for a campaign, in fact since we started our Ork and Space Marine armies, which has been a bit of arms race.

Where almost there, just need some scenery for our armies to defend.
We aren't using planet strike, so we don't have to worry about mounted guns and stuff like that.

We need:
At least 2 Imperial Bunkers
At least 2 Ork Bunkers
Barricades for both armies
and 1 fort each for the imperials and Orks

I've been off work this week so I have made a start.

For the Imperial building, I have gone down the bought route (or Xmas present to be exact).

I decided not to add the walls with guns, because I didn't think they needed them and I'm thinking about using them for something else.

I've scratched build the Ork buildings.

Started with upside-down plant pots and a CD on top.

I stuck lots of corrugated card squares to the sides, building up layers, then stuck lot of bits to them to give them a junk-yard feel.

The one on the left still needs stuff adding to it.

The back of one of them.

I also found this fort I made way back for Gorkamorka about 10 years ago. Looks really dated, but i'm unsure wether to try and restore it or start with something fresh.

Yeap, thats real dust, not some really cool weathering effect.