Friday, February 24, 2012

Forge World - Zone Mortalis Set

Now this is interesting. With whispers of a new 40k expansion concerning combat inside buildings, now we see this from Forge World. I like the look of it, and the prices seem pretty okay for Forge World, at £90 for the full set you see here. There are four pieces in all at $25 each, and this one featuring all four. I'm not a 40k player at the moment, but I'd be interested in an expansion for fighting in buildings like this one, presumably it would be at the squad level, so small scale stuff.

How about this for space hulk or Necromunda too, that would be just a bit groovy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

100 Followers on The Mumblings!

Huzzah, the mumblings has broken the 100 follower barrier! Surely riches and acclaim most soon follow.


Oh well, thanks to all for following, I shall continue your diet of meandering, bewildered hobby rambling as long as you can bear it.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fimir - Fimm Banner Wip 1

 I've been working on the standard bearer for my first fimm unit of late, and I've been trying various banner designs. I've settled on a stylised snake design which depicts the daemon prince Lisaart, the daemon the unit is devoted to. Now, here's the thing, do I leave the design as an outline, as you see here, and just finish the highlighting and such, or do I add some colour?

So I ask the most dangerous question you can ask on the internet, what do you think? The design itself, and whether to add more colour to it?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Warhammer Forge - More Monsters

Warhammer Forge have just released another new monster, this time the basilisk. It's rather a nice model, I must say, though the cursed ettin is still my firm favourite (after the fimir) I must say, I'm loving this direction for warhammer. I know the upcoming monstrous arcana has been pegged as a storm of magic expansion, but I'm hoping the monsters can be taken in regular games. I'm certainly excited about a book full of new units and beasts complete with rules. I've heard some clubs allowing a certain percentage of points on top of the army value for SoM monsters, which I like a lot. Even for custom scenarios, the units and beasts in this book could be gold.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Warhammer 40,000 25th Anniversary Model

You'll not see too many 40k posts on the Mumblings.

The last time I played any serious 40k was late 2nd early 3rd edition, when Vortag's Chaos Renegades and my Legion of the Damned army had their heyday. I've long since laid down the bolter in favour of the sword, though I did actually start out with with 3rd edition Warhammer, which was released about the same time as 1st edition 40k, the same year I got into the hobby.

So it was a surprise to me that I bought a 40k miniature yesterday, the 25th Anniversary model.

The reason is probably the fact I love the old rogue trader cover so much. I played the bejesus out of 1st edition 40k too, and I love beaky marines. All this together adds up to 'one please', and a good thing too, the bleeder is sold out already.

He looks like a good un', and it'll be weird painting something with a gun. He'll be my second finecast miniature, (the first one, Krell, was 95% perfect) fingers crossed he'll not be deformed when I open the pack.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Vampire General - 8th edition Vampire Counts Book

I'm currently reading the new vampire counts book, and so far I like what I see. There is a lot of variety in potential army builds, which was my main gripe with the previous edition. We've lost some things, and gained others, but overall it seems pretty balanced. It's too early to start seeing the new hotness in vampire counts lists, well have to wait for a few tournaments to pass by for that, but I'm kind of hoping  nothing definitive emerges. There is so much choice in the new book I can see multiple competitive builds emerging. The knights list, zombie/engine list, Strigoi list and the somewhat cheeky ethereal list are all pretty nascent but all seem playable, though the ethereal list would get a nasty shock against daemons or magic heavy armies. It's still early days, so I'll post a more in-depth list and review once I've digested the new book better.

For myself, I'm still pretty overwhelmed to have decided on a definitive list. I play less than I'd like, so I haven't been able to test much of my ideas as yet. At the moment I am thinking of multiple zombie block of 50, though I am going to run a skeleton block of 50 even though most folks seem to have consigned skeletons back to the grave already. Dammit, I like skeletons! An engine seems a good choice, as well as a unit of 5 hexwraith and 10 black knights. I'm still a big fan of the vargulf, and dire wolves might sneak back into the list. I am quite taken with the terrorgheist, but the thing I'm most looking forward to is trying a block of 8-12 crypt horrors. They seem extremely durable, and with proper support they could be a nightmare. I'm not a huge fan of the models, but I have quite a few monstrous undead creatures from zombie trolls to skeleton ogres, and they'll do nicely.

As to characters, too early to say. A master Necro seems the way to go, with a combat vampire, but I need to massage the points more. I'm considering a ghoul king too...

It will be a while before I return to the vampires as I'm still in the throes of the fimir project, but soon enough the dead will walk again...

Wayland Games

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