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Ever have that little thought and think, there could be something in this. Eureka! Blasts! This is one of those thoughts. The Imperial Guard’s BS3 is arguably one of their biggest weaknesses. Having a big gun doesn’t necessarily mean you’re destined for greatness. You’ve got to know how to use it too. I’m sure there is a “that’s what she said” joke in there somewhere. But I digress. Naturally my thought process turned to mitigating that weakness. There are orders of course and Pyskers to help those troopers point their flashlights in the correct direction – but that’s obvious. And who […] The...
First off, this is my first post in a while. I started writing this article about 7th Edition in early August 2015! But it seems like a good time to finish it off given the imminent release of Mont’ka and the new Imperial Guard Formations! Whooop! For The Emperor! But, this is what I wrote all those days ago. Start August 2015 Musings I’ve never thought this thought before and it had never occurred to me. Until a background bloke namedKieran on a video from Tactica Imperialis said it. I don’t have the link to the exact video because its months and months […] The post...
Sometime ago I purchased from eBay a set of laser cut MDF buildings. By sometime ago I mean months and months, this article has been in drafts for a long time. From the photos on the eBay listing they looked really good and I thought they were worth a tenner. The buildings I’d had before were the official Games Workshop ones. There’s nothing wrong with these but they’re a bit pricy and bulky once built. Taking this into account, buying the MDF buildings from War Games Tournaments was a punt. I’d give it a go if if it didn’t work then […] The post...
Hello everyone, Michael here from Tactica Imperialis. This is my second article on the blog in as many years (might make it a tradition!). Quick Disclaimer: this is just my opinion, an attempt to start a balanced discussion. All thoughts are welcome, but be respectful of everyone regardless of their opinion on the matter. Today I want to discuss a topic that has probably been scaring a lot of 40K hobbyists in recent weeks; the rumour that 40K will get “The Age of Sigmar Treatment”. In essence, this would mean that 8th edition would have super-simplified rules and no codices or points […] The...
I’ve a little show case for you today. A magnetised Deathstrike and Manticore! The reason for this project was to save money! Surely the best reason for using magnets. With the Deathstrike and Manticore being a Heavy Support choice that cannot be taken in squadrons of multiple vehicles I am only ever likely to field one. So there seemed little point in buying two models. Magnets would let me have both models but with just one kit, saving me a mean £25 or so. The only problem with this is that the 4 external half missiles on the large Deathstrike missile are […] The post...
Firstly big shout out and thank you to ResinJunkie for his help in sourcing an airbrush, persuading me it was a good idea, educating me on using it and helping me clean it. But even with the best teacher I still managed to break it during my first session. More on that later. I’ve always wondered about getting an airbrush and like everyone else who has never used one, the thought of using one scared me. They’re expensive, delicate and easy to get wrong. ResinJunkie’s experience sold it to me though, so I jumped in. I’ve also a lot of Imperial […] The post...
Quick post. I am going to try and post once per week from now on, on a Monday. Rather than when I can with what ever I can. By doing this I hope that it should give me some more structure to my writing and hobby time. The overall aim is to produce more hobby stuff; built models, built terrain, painted models and painted terrain – as well as games. And all of that should lead me into more quality articles. Thats all folks. So its Monday’s from now on or not all, excluding this lovely Sunday post :-) The post New Posting...
The term ‘Deathstar’ is banded around a lot in 40K, my own view is that its a selection of units that make up a powerful force, both in terms of damage output and durability. It’s overall effectiveness is greater than the sum of its parts. Although this view point may change as I write this article. based on this I decided to set myself a little challenge; Create an Astra Militarium based Deathstar using only the power of my mind, the Basic Rule Book and the Astra Militarium Codex. So this means I have to rule out the following; Asking other people […] The post...