Thursday, 30 January 2014

Warriors of Chaos full army shot

Just another little update on my WoC army, an uppdated army shot with the latest additions since the last photo. Hope you like it and I will continue to build and paint this army up, planning on painting the Trolls to 12 Trolls strong, a unit of 8 Chaos Ogres, a unit of three Dragon Ogres, a unit of ten Knights, a lord on a disc, a unit of 18 Forsaken and 18 Chosen and... oh well I have a lot more to do with this army that's for sure.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

News: New Dwarf pics, Hammerers, Longbeards

There are surfacing new pictures now of the new Dwarf models. The first wave is the King Belegor model, the Hammerers/Longbeards kit and a Dragon Slayer, we haven't seen the Longbeards before but now we get pictures of them as well. And damn I like how they look, really nice models and I like how the new Dwarf models is shaping up.

Via Bugmans Brewery & 40k Warzone

Monday, 27 January 2014

Miniature Monday: Chaos Trolls.. and then they where four

And then they where four, Throgg and three of his minions. The Troll king and his trolls is actually starting to look like a unit now, and I must say I'm happy with the result so far. The River Trolls is really nice to work with both converting wise and painting, it's just really nice models that is hard to not make look good. This unit will be be twelve Trolls (with the King) strong when completed (that my initial goal at least), and I think they will look nice together with the rest of the army.

But enough of this, here's the pics. First of how the unit looks so far and then some more pics on how the last Trolls worked out. Hope you like.

Beneath the mountain... Dwarfs Teaser Trailer

Return of the mountain kings

Long have they fought the terrors in the dark beneath the mountains. And long have they died defending what is rightfully theirs. No more. Now is the time for vengeance, for conquest, for power. Ancient grudges will be settled on 1st February, make sure you’re here to find out more.

Via Whats new Today on

Comment: Sounds like Gyrocopters and Steam engines in the background, really interesting!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

News: Pics of Dwarf Hammerers and a Slayer

Here's some really awesome pics of the new Dwarf release, I must say They both look great, got these via Neobuzzard over at Bugmans Brewery.

There's also a new named character releasing with them that looks awesome too. he had magic items (not runic) in the form of a weapon that gave him +1 to hit and asf and a shield that gave him immunity to killing blow

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Dwarfs: Starting up an Karak Norn army

I haven't seen any of the models accept Belegar(?) on the cover of the next WD, but I have decided to pick up my old Dwarf army again and actually paint it up (well most of it hopefully). Last time I repainted some models and tried to paint up the army was a couple of years ago.

Back then I wanted to paint them in a blue and yellow colour scheme (and before that a light ice blue colour). It does still look good but as my Chaos army is mostly blue now I just wanted to do something else. I first went with a test mini like the one below, a red shield with black symbol. I really liked this but. Now when I thought about it I think it will look a little boring from a distance and with all the models looking like this.

So I went on and tried an different approach, I made them both red and blue. I liked it and looked up which dwarf holds that had this colour combination. In my 5th (or is it 4th) Dwarfs army book it show's us that it's the colour of Karak Norn in the Grey Mountains. They had white symbols though so I tried this and voila here's the colour scheme I choose.

So Karak Norn it is, it's a quite poor Dwarf Hold (for being Dwarfs at least) because there's not as much minerals in the Grey Mountains compared to the Worlds Edge Mountains. I don't know If I want to show this in some way on the models or not. I'm thinking that I won't do that much stuff in gold but stick to lesser value minerals like cooper, bronze and iron. 

I'm also thinking about on how to do the bases, last time I did snow bases but I have done this on my WoC and really want something else here. First I'm thinking mountains and rocks and some grass tufts here an there. The close proximity to the Athel Loren may make them doing expeditions into the Forest etc. so bases with more of a forest feel is another option. Another is to do underground theme, which is quite interesting because Iv'e have never done that. May have to do some more research on this before I start on the bases.

If anyone has any suggestions, tips or anything else they want to share when it comes to Dwarfs I would truly appreciate it. Also do you think I made a good choice of colour scheme?

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

News: White Dwarf and Warhammer Visions covers revealed!

We all speculated what the sneak peak picture showed us, here's a pic of a poster that shows us some more. King Belegar of Karak Eight Peaks most people say. As you can see on the cover we also get new Longbeards, Tyranids is on the Warhammer: Visions cover but I think we will get a nice mix of different things.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

WoC: Second Chaos Troll finished!

Just finished my second Chaos Troll so with Throgg they even look like a little unit (I will post a first unit shot when I'm finished with one more). I must say that I'm probably most happy with how this fella turned out, both converting wise and painting wise. I hope the unit will look nice when it's finished. As always feel free to leave a comment in the comments section.

Q&A with Chris from Modiphius

Hi there, yesterday my fellow Warzone blogger Sebastian posted an interview with Chris from Modiphius about their upcoming Kickstarter with 3rd Ed of the Mutant Chronicles RPG. A great read and I got permission to post it here as well (big thanks Seb.), but for more Warzone/MC goodies and more do visit Sebastians blog here:

On to the interview:

Hi all! Firstly thank you Chris for taking your time and answering these questions. We are all very excited for the KS. And now for some Q&A with Chris from Modiphius!

1. Could you give us a brief overview on what Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition is?
Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition is a re-boot of the awesome roleplaying game from the 90's that took on this mad ride through a solar system beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible dark alien force. With technology failing due to the insidious effects of the Dark Symmetry humankind must find new ways to fight back against the Dark Legion whilst dealing with in-fighting and conspiracy from within.

The 3rd Edition uses our new Destiny RPG system which encourages cinematic scenes, is fast playing and fun yet still uses the d20 and eight stats fans are used to. We've filled in the gaps in the original storyline, unearthed secrets for players and GM's to discover through the coming releases whilst adding in new content to extend the world. Players will be able to secure spaceships and explore the solar system, conduct deadly urban investigations against strange cults as well as roam the battlefields of the solar system. 

2. What do you like the most with the IP and setting of Mutant Chronicles, what got you hooked?
It's the full throttle diesel punk style I love, massive shoulder pads, big guns, heroic action. I think the image of Mitch Hunter on this page: falling off a cliff, clutching his dog and shoot backwards kind of says it all - it's massively pumped up movie style adventure in a familiar world of Earth based corporations inspired by well known nationalities that make it easier to relate to.

3. What are your favourite Character/Special Force/Faction(Apostel) in Mutant Chronicles Overall, fluffwise, looks etc?
It has to be the Blood Berets - I loved the early boardgames and the Blood Beret boardgame was my first exposure to the universe. They remind me of the British Commandoes that I grew up liking in my early war-games.

4. What single thing about Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition do you think will attract most new players?
We've taken an already awesome universe and properly let it loose so people can truly experience all sides of the story like never before.

5. Will the new personalities make it into MC 3rd Edition like the WzR pledgers characters Hamilkar, Henry Thomas and Sanders. Or the new Prodos characters Angelika and Hiroko?
The roleplaying universe is much wider in scope than Warzone but official characters are likely to make it in to the storyline :-)

6. For us old players, how much will change between the 2nd Edition and the 3rd Edition? Fluff, Rules and Settings?
We're not changing any fluff, we've made more sense of often contradicting stories and events, we've added to the story to fill in gaps, give reasons for events, and actions and created a strong back line plot that will serve as a foundation for the growth of the game over the coming years. 
You'll be able to start the game just after the Dark Symmetry is release on Pluto just before the first Corporate War and the first Dark Legion invasion - you can start with dark investigations of strange events and cults, or jump right in to the war, or just go right ahead to the main 2nd Dark Legion War. But that first storyline is so full of amazing stories we felt we had to begin things there. There is also an amazing campaign coming together which lets you play through the whole story, up to the final climatic battle with the Dark Legion that sees their first defeat, and then continue on 700 years to the second Dark Legion war. 

7. Will more special forces be available to have a career in, like the Imperial Young Guards? Or will more careers just be available?
Yes we plan to expand the possible careers to include more options. Corporate books will further expand on this too

8. Will they White Stars take the place of the Sons of Rasputin? Or will the Co-Excist?
The Sons of Rasputin are a breakaway group from Whitestar - so it gives them a more detailed background, Whitestar will become a major force upon Earth and central to a lot of new and existing events. They offer a different form of play as Cybertronic does in some sense. They have different values, different equipment. they're more interested in the growing mutations appearing in humans and there's lot of opportunities for more raw characters from this violent world. It's a great kick off point for Dark Eden adventures as well.

9. Will books be released in ipad friendly or kindle friendly formats as well?
We're exploring this with Achtung! Cthulhu at the moment, we're already producing colour PDF's that are far more easily read on iPads and with the advent of Kindle Fire's we think most people will be moving towards viewing colour documents as opposed to stripped down text files. Currently in the industry there's actually very little commercial demand for ebook versions and the work involved in converting a book full of tables and images is actually quite enormous for the return so I think we'll be watching this to see what happens. My gut feeling is most people will have devises capable of easily viewing colour pdf's before long so the old black and white ebook format is something that won't be around for long.

10. Can we epect things in 2nd , 3rd, or 4th Quarter of 2014? 
Oh yes - we have all the Corporate books, Campaigns, stand alone adventures, GM guides and major settings (the first being Dark Symmetry (set during before and during the first Dark Legion invasion), Dark Legion (set during the time of the 1st and 2nd edition) and Dark Eden (set during the closing stages of the 2nd Dark Legion war).

11. Will the game be in a stand alone book with suppliments or will it be "GM Book, Player Book, variety of other books?
We're creating a core book with rules and the first Dark Symmetry setting which sets the foundation and backstory going forward. There will be a soft back player's guide and then further supplements and setting books to build on it. 

12. When will the first campaign be released?
That will be one of the first wave of releases so people can start playing right away. We're always working on the storyline and initial adventures now. 

13. Will we have world books, or will it be more focused and give us city specific books for settings?

Each corporate book will also detail one of the major worlds - so for example the Capitol book might also include the Mars world book so make them much more useful.
14. When can we expect "Epic Level" Campaigns for High Level Characters?
That will come with the first campaign actually - it will take you to truly epic heights at the close of the first Dark Legion War. There will also be a GM guide coming later which introduces loads of advice and cool new stuff.

15. I heard you can actually own a Spacecraft in this Edition. How will that work?
Absolutely! We've already worked out how you'll buy them or rent them, perhaps you'll need some credit - but be careful who you owe money too! Most airborne vehicles can get you in to orbit, but you need spacecraft to get you between the worlds or to the various habitats. The ships will be somewhat extensions of the characters and you'll need to collectively spend XP on them so there's a shared sense of ownership too.

16. How does the Chronicle Points work in game and during Character Development?
During character development you'll get a a number of 'lucky days' which you can use to influence the results of the life path generation. A combination of whether you use all of these, and how far you take your life path will determine how many chronicle points your character has. Chronicle Points are also used by Brotherhood characters for the Arts but they also get more ways to accumulate them. 
In gameplay Chronicle points let you re-roll a dice roll, add one success to a roll or no matter how difficult something is, succeed with just one success, so they totally reward crazy schemes and cinematic actions. You get them back for voluntarily failing a task or critically failing which means something really bad is going to happen.

17. How do the GMs Dark Symmetry Pool work?
The players generate Symmetry dice for the Symmetry pool anytime they succeed with only 1 success (they can get 2 or more), when they fail, when they roll a natural 20 and by voluntarily failing a task (to gain a Chronicle point). Locations, villains and artefacts might also naturally generate Symmetry dice - a heretic temple, a Nepharite, a very evil artefact, or a Legion citadel. The GM would also start adventures with different amounts of Symmetry dice.

The dice are used to activate minions, NPC's and Named Villains at any time (as long as the players haven't rolled the dice to resolve an action), they're spent to Corrupt equipment with the Dark Symmetry (with the more successes telling you how badly it's become corrupted from simply not working to manifesting Dark Gifts), they're also spent to change the environment - steam bursts from pipes all around the room making tasks more difficult, and also to inflict minor Light wounds on characters from stray bullets, slashing blades in a fight. 

18. How is the Co-work with Prodos game go? Can we expect miniatures in your KS?
Yes we're working on a list of miniatures which are more aimed at the RPG e.g. civilians with guns, freelancers, heretics. They'll all have stats for Warzone so it will greatly expand what Warzone players have as well as RPG fans having access to all the Warzone minis.

19. How can the community help out with the game?
Well the community is already playtesting the rules, we'll be shortly launching a Beta version on to download for free which will include the latest short introductory rules, regenerated characters and a short adventure for the final test stages and all feedback is welcome. Of course we're also running a kickstarter very soon so help in spreading the word to fans and games you think would love Mutant Chronicles would be amazing.

20. When will we see the KS? This will be the best KS of 2014... and the year barely begun!
We hope it will launch Tuesday 27th January - that's the plan! We should run until around 2nd March. 

Thanks again mate! I cant explain enough how much I look forward to this.. So keep up the good work!
My pleasure! Let me know if you need any more info! - Chris

Monday, 20 January 2014

Miniature Monday: Dragon Ogre and Chaos Ogre WIP:s

I will show you some quite late WIP shots of two test models I'm doing at the moment. First up is the Dragon Ogre which don't have so much work left on him actually. I'm quite happy with how he looks so far, was a bit unsure about the armour and still am. Comments about what you think is much appreciated.

Next up is a Chaos Ogre Standard bearer. I bought eight Ironguts a while ago with the intention of making the into Chaos Ogres instead. I first thought about making them Nurgle looking but I changed my mind and went with a theme more like the rest of the army instead. Still a lot to do on him, but any suggestions, comments or complaints are welcome!

News: White Dwarf & Warhammer: Visions update

Here's some info and a glimpse of the new magazines directly from Games Workshop.

It’s just 12 days until the launch of the new, weekly White Dwarf and monthly Warhammer: Visions.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ll know that the new White Dwarf magazine will be published every Saturday starting on 1st February, bringing you gaming tips and advice, painting guides, battle reports and oodles of pictures of Citadel miniatures every single week.
On top of that, we’ll also be launching our new monthly magazine on the same day – Warhammer: Visions. It’s an eye-popping hobby extravaganza packed from cover to cover with pictures of beautifully painted miniatures including everything from Golden Demon and Armies on Parade to Kit Bash, Blanchitsu and so much more.
You will be able to see both of these publications in Games Workshop stores and many independent stockists around the world on Saturday 1st February.
Digital Editions
There will be digital editions of both weekly White Dwarf and monthly Warhammer: Visions.
White Dwarf will be available from the Black Library website in mobi format (for Kindles) and ePub format (for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch, Android devices and pretty much anything else that reads eBooks). The address will be The ePub version will also be available from Apple iBooks.
Warhammer: Visions will be available for iPads from the Apple AppStore. On Saturday 1st February, the new version of our iPad app will be released, which will replace the existing White Dwarf app (but still allow access to all the previous editions of monthly White Dwarf). This will enable current (and new!) iPad subscribers to download the iPad edition of Warhammer: Visions.

Q&A for subscribers
We’ve had a few queries from subscribers about the new magazines, so we thought we’d share the questions and answers with you.
Current in-store White Dwarf subscriber?
You will be able to redeem your remaining subscription vouchers for a monthly copy of Warhammer: Visions in any Games Workshop store.
Current mail order White Dwarf subscriber?
If you have a subscription to the current White Dwarf magazine, your subscription will automatically switch over to Warhammer: Visions. With your first issue, we’re also sending you a free copy of the first issue of new White Dwarf weekly, along with a letter from Jes, the editor, explaining the changes. The price you pay will not change during your subscription period.
From March, we’ll begin mailing out your monthly subscriber copy of Warhammer: Visions early so that (Warp storms permitting, of course) you’ll receive your copy during the week before it goes on sale in stores.
Current White Dwarf iPad subscriber?
On Saturday 1 February you will need to update your app to the new version (which is free). You will then be able to download the launch edition of Warhammer: Visions, while still being able to view all your existing White Dwarf magazines. The price you pay will not change during your subscription period.
Will there be a subscription available for weekly White Dwarf?
There won’t be a subscription available for White Dwarf at launch. If for whatever reason you miss a copy, there will be a few weeks’ worth of back issues available at (so long as stocks last). We’ll also have at least two or three issues of Warhammer: Visions available (again, so long as stocks last).

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Review: White Dwarf Jan 2014

So it looks like this issue is an end of an era, the last issue of the monthly White Dwarf before it becomes a weekly magazine instead. First of all this isn't mentioned in the actual magazine at all so when this issue showed up we didn't know about this. So how are the last issue of the old monthly WD:s then?

New Releases
There is a lot of new Tyranids models this month as it's the main release together with some more Hobbit stuff. They show of the new stuff like they have in past with nicely taken pictures and what not, no fancy and strange lighting but a purple xenos-Tyranid looking background that don't obscure anything from the actual model. We all have our own personal feelings about new models coming out, but I wasn't that impressed with the Tyranids release this time I must say. But I'm not a huge Nids fan either. We get some pics of the new Hobbit stuff as well but nothing more about it in this issue. I'm not into the Hobbit game or the old Lotr game for that matter but it's a shame GW doesn't even try to get us interested in the game. No articles, battle reports cool scenery more than some odd painting tutorials (not in this issue though).

Army of the month
Christian Byrne's Angels of Death army concept is really interesting with Blood Angels and Dark Angels mixed into one cohesive looking army based on the old Angels of Death codex. Nice painting and good theme, but Space Marines.......again! Sigh.

Jervis Johnson
He talks about how random result tables can enhance your hobby and gaming experience. We even get some Heirloom Tables, quite nice actually.

Battle Report
Nids vs. Tau, with all the big beasties they can get hold off in a aprox. 3000 Pts game. Like three Tyrants and six Riptides! Nice photos and nicely painted armies, and it looks like a fun game with some special objectives. Nice read.

Hall of Fame
Space Marine Techmarine get's an well deserved mention here.

An Warband made by one of Blacnhe's adepts Johan Egerkrans. All is nicely converted and painted, really unique looking models and I really like this segment. It even makes me try to do something similar.

Parade Ground
Continues with the Armies on Parade from the US and there's some really cool armies here. My personal favourite is the Night Goblin army which gets four own pages. Really nice and cool display board as well.

Kit bash
Ogre Mournfang Cav, better than usual (much thanks to not being Space Marines) a lot of different bitz is used and the end results is quite nice.

Paint Splatter
Wanted to know how to paint Tyranids Hive Fleet Kraken/Behemoth/Leviathan? This is for you. As usual quite basic techniques, but useful if you are unsure how to paint your Nids, and somewhat for us others as well.

Jeremy Vetock
He writes about on how to explain our hobby for strangers and how their reactions might be, a quite fun read actually.

This Month in....
We see some nicely painted models by the WD staff and at the Design Studio  we get some words regarding the new Nids from Mark Harrison and Matt Holland. Black Library is an interview with Raymond Swanland who is a illustrator.

Most interesting for me though is the Forge World one, not because we see the Legion Sicarian Venator or Mechanicum Myrmidons, no because we actually get a pic of a Warhammer Forge model! The Dread Saurian, and it looks cool too.

As you can see there isn't really anything I didn't like, accept that I wasn't that impressed by the new releases. The last of the White Dwarf as we have known it is quite middle of the road actually. Nothing is bad but other than some nice army pics and what not it doesn't really shine either. It was a good read but I doubt I will go back and re read this particular issue that much. Maybe If I was a Nid player.

Interesting to see how the new WD and Wh: Visions will be so be sure to check out future reviews.

Rating:  2.8 / 5

Friday, 17 January 2014

New weekly White Dwarf and Wh: Visions

No more monthly White Dwarf
We have had some rumours for a while now regarding White Dwarf going into a smaller weekly format and that we will get a new big magazine called Warhammer: Visions. If you have totally missed out on this here's the official word from GW.

Via Games

White Dwarf magazine goes weekly!

Saturday 1 February sees the birth of the new, weekly, White Dwarf magazine. 

Saturday 1 February sees the birth of the new, monthly, Warhammer: Visions magazine.

Yes, that’s right. We’ll be launching two new magazines on the same day, Saturday 1 February.

White Dwarf, now weekly.

From Saturday 1 February, White Dwarf will be available each and every Saturday exclusively in your local Games Workshop store, Independent Stockist and at

White Dwarf will contain everything that’s new and exciting in the hobby that week, from news and information on all the week’s other new releases, to new columnists, interviews, painting, modelling, game rules and much more. And the price? The same as a pot of your favourite Citadel paint.

Warhammer: Visions, now monthly.

Warhammer: Visions will be available on the first Saturday every month in your local Games Workshop store, Independent Stockist, and local newsstands in the UK, Europe and Australia.

Warhammer: Visions is a completely new monthly magazine, also from the White Dwarf team. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever done before and this super high-quality visual feast weighs in at a whopping 236 pages, each and every month.

Just 17 days to go and counting.

After months of planning and hard work, we’re really excited to be able to share this news with you. We were overwhelmed by all the support and feedback you gave us last time we relaunched White Dwarf back in September 2012 (and by your emails and photos that you send us every day – please keep them coming), and we’re even more excited by what we’ve got coming up for you in 2014.

If you can’t wait for Saturday 1 February and want to know more, then your local Games Workshop store manager has more info…

Comment: So what do I think about this? Well first of all I renewed my subscription in Dec so the new Feb issue will be my first magazine in the new format. According to a statement regarding this from GW Helsinki we do know that we will get some kind of offer on how to proceed with the sub. But default will be that we get the new Wh: Visions instead of WD and for no additional cost. This is great if true, but I'm still not totally sure what to think about this.

So the new WD will be a weekly magazine. If I want these as well as the Visions mag each month it get's a little expensive. And just buying the ones I want I need to know each week what's in it and what the new releases are and then buy them. Which in it self is a little more complicated, at least for me who don't have a hobbystore nearby. I have a GW store a 40 min or so away but I can't get into the city each week just to get WD. So I don't know about this, don´t want to buy each separately from the GW online store If I need to pay shipping for them as well etc. but as of now we don't know how GW is going to do this exactly.

Warhammer: Visions sounds really interesting though as the articles mentioned to be in there are my favourites. Also less ads and more hobby stuff is always welcome. Need to see the first issue before I can say anything about it though but it will be really interesting to see. 

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