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Games Workshop New Releases

The End Times: Thanquol (Skaven)

It’s been a while since I posted about new releases and I know that these guys have been available for a while now, but I really like these new models, so I wanted to to post about them.

Warhammer: Thanquol

The Skaven prepare to conquer the world above rising up from their vast Under-Empire. Dwarfs, the Empire of Men, and the ancients of Lustria find themselves overwhelmed by the tide of Vermin. How will it ever end?

Warhammer: Thanquol is the fourth instalment of the epic saga of The End Times. Following the story of the Skaven as they burst forth upon the Warhammer world, no hold is secure, and no continent is safe from their pestilence and technology. The Skaven’s story is described over two hardback books which are presented together in a sturdy slipcase.

Warhammer: Thanquol Book 1 is a 232-page book which details the story of the Skaven during the End Times, chronicling the return of the Verminlords, the rise of Grey Seer Thanquol and the alliance of the Children of the Horned Rat with Archaon, the Everchosen.

Warhammer: Thanquol Book 2 is a 64-page rulebook that contains 6 new scenarios inspired by the End Times story and special rules for jungle fighting in Lustria. It also includes background and rules for the full range of new Skaven miniatures, including five Verminlords: Verminlord Corruptor, Verminlord Warbringer, Verminlord Deceiver, Verminlord Warpseer, and Lord Skreech Verminking. As well as this, there are rules and background for the Stormfiends, and Thanquol on the latest incarnation of Boneripper.

I haven’t had the chance to get my hands on any of The End Times since Nagash, but they all seem to be epically beautiful books of joy and I am sure this is no different. Albeit, a little more hairy and verminous.

Verminlord/ Skreech Verminking

The mightiest of all the Verminlords, Skreech Verminking is a legend amongst the Skaven. Possessing phenomenal magical ability, allied with the best traits of the Skaven clans, he is the master of ruin reaping death wherever he walks.

Towering over the rest of the Skaven range, this is a fantastic centrepiece miniature that oozes menace.

Skreech Verminking is armed with a plaguereaper and a doom glaive and has a unique half rotten face.

This multi-part plastic kit can also be made as one of four other Verminlords. Whichever one you choose to assemble the legs and body are used as the core to then add the following details to:

Verminlord Warbringer is armed with a doom glaive and punch-dagger and is notable for featuring a spiked helmet.

Verminlord Warpseer is armed with a doom glaive and scry-orb.

Verminlord Deceiver is armed with a doomstar (in the shape of the Clan Eshin rune) and a warpstiletto. It’s head wears a mask and hood to hide its features.

Verminlord Corruptor is armed with 2 plaguereapers. It has a skull head with broken horns and a mane of long hair.

This multi-option kit is absolutely sumptuous and I genuinely love each build, but I am completely in love with the Verminlord Warbringer. The doom glaive and helmet are just wonderful, but all the blades, tails and horns are amazing.

Thanquol & Boneripper

Thanquol is a grey seer of prodigious ability (some would say luck) who is watched over by his sturdy and loyal, albeit mindless, bodyguard Boneripper. They make a fearsome duo; the arcane might of Thanquol complimenting the savage brawn of his giant rat ogre.

This imposing multipart plastic kit makes one Thanquol and Boneripper. Thanquol himself is armed with the Staff of the Horned Rat (with his unique rune carved into it), and wears a warp-amulet.

Boneripper is a gigantic mutated four-armed rat ogre, covered in brands, stitched-up skin and rune-etched armour. He has a massive power pack on his back and sports a mechanical left leg. He comes with 2 variant heads and can be armed with either a warpfire projectors or warpfire braziers. There is also the option to add a alternate shoulder spike should you wish.

In addition to this there are 21 rats included with this kit. It’s up to you whether you decide to decorate this model with them, or include them amongst the rest of your Skaven collection.

This has been a model that has caused some varied opinions, along with the Stormfiends, but I have to say that I think the big guy and Thanquol look great. (on a side note I nearly passed out laughing after getting the giggles from attempting to pronounce Thanquol in a variety of ways. If anyone has the correct Skaven-accented pronunciation we would greatly appreciate it.

What I love about this model are the magical smoking effects, which I think are unbelievably beautiful on the warpfire braziers build. I am in love with those smoking fists… 

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However, Toxic assures me that I am completely wrong and has said Boneripper with the braziers reminds him of the above chap from Smash Bros. 

Stormfiends

The latest creations from the crazed laboratories of Clan Moulder, Stormfiends are hulking brutes stitched together from a variety of body parts. Armed with a deadly array of experimental weaponry, they are able to wade through densely-packed enemies, or single-handedly halt enemy charges with blistering fire-storms.

This multi-part plastic kit makes three Stormfiends that can be assembled with a variety of weapon options. The three Stormfiends each have a unique pose, and warpstone armour that is different for each model. They are covered in all manner of pipes, cables, stitched skin and runes.

Each miniature has the option to be armed with a pair of one of the following: ratling cannon,
grinderfists, doom-flayer gauntlets, shock gauntlets, warpfire projectors or windlaunchers.

These are another controversial set of models that have reminded some people too much of Warhammer 40k, but I really liked these interesting amalgamations of mutated ratmen and wicked weaponry and armour.

These certainly do push the steampunk weaponry of the Skaven to its most technological, but the warpstone, symbols, braziers and experimental weaponry shrieks of Skaven to me.

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The End Time keeps pumping out beautiful and epic models that continue to blow my mind.

How are you guys feeling about these new models? Please do let us know and other Allies please feel free to reblog this back with your own comments and thoughts.

- Darth Sebious

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Deathshead13′s Incredible Artwork For Our Upcoming Campaign

Alex has outdone himself again with his awesome artwork for our various Chaos Space Marine characters for an upcoming triple threat heretic off between my Fermentors, Toxic’s Children of Aeries/ Gorehounds and Savage’s Iron Suns.

  • Sebaceous - Sorcerer Lord of the Viccicrudes (Fermentors Sorcerer Coterie)
  • Vorn - Prophet of the Children of Aeries/ Gorehounds
  • Hades - Tzeentch Sorcerer of the Iron Suns

These are the characters that will be leading our armies in the first part of the campaign, so we could also be seeing more art of the commanders of the hosts in future.

I know the other guys are absolutely over the moon with their characters, but I just wanted to give a special shout out to the bulbous, disgusting power pack vents and the glory of the cutest Nurglings ever on Sebaceous.

We cannot thank Alex enough for bringing these characters to vivid life with his heretical skills and the artwork has me even more excited to get the campaign going!

- Darth Sebious/ Deathshead13

Warhammer 40K Pre-Orders

This week is more Mechanicus with some big, bumbling robots and an epic looking Cybernetica Datasmith.

  • Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robots

A huge, ancient robot built ten thousand years ago, the Kastelan Robot is a perfect example of the Adeptus Mechanicus’ repurposing of technology. Nearly unstoppable, their only flaw is that of any mere machine; they will follow instructions to the letter, even if this results in their own demise. A specialist Tech-Priest - the Cybernetica Datasmith - must constantly update and reprogram the Kastelan via order dataslates, lest this enormous, clanking robot simply stride blindly into a nearby chasm. Make no mistake, however; when his controls are set to destroy, the Kastelan will destroy.

This ninety-five component multi-part plastic kit contains everything you need to make two Kastelan Robots and one Cybernetica Datasmith. The Kastelan Robots are armed to where their teeth would be, if they had teeth - options include two sets of power fists, two sets of twin-linked phosphor blasters and a choice of carapace-mounted weaponry (incendine combustor or yet another phosphor blaster - two of each are supplied). The Cybernetica Datasmith is armed with a gamma pistol, dataspike and a servo arm assembly featuring a rivet gun. A prehensile socket drill allows him to reprogram the Kastelan Robots on-the-fly. He also features a choice of two heads.

The Adeptus Mechanicus Kastelan Robots are supplied with two Citadel 60mm Round Bases, and the Cybernetica Datasmith includes one Citadel 32mm Round Base.

I have got to say I am not a big fan of these guys. Big robots are always cool, but when compared to their Heresy era relatives:

Also, they really look like Baymax at the end of Big Hero 6:

See?

On the other hand, the Cybernetica Datasmith is a wonderfully detailed and mechanical delight, like an augmented Ghostbuster from the future!

I am intrigued to see what you guys think?

- Darth Sebious

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Pre-Orders: Imperial Knights

This week it’s all about the new Knights and there new Codex, so let’s have a look at the book and the new variations.

  • Codex: Imperial Knights

Guided by a Noble pilot, an Imperial Knight moves with a speed and grace that should not be possible from such a towering engine of war. Enemy fire pinging harmlessly off its thick armour, ion shields flashing with brilliant light, the Imperial Knight unleashes incredibly powerful weaponry, able to wipe entire battalions off the map with a single volley of explosive chain-gun fire. Should any enemy survive this bullet hell, the Knight also wields terrifying close-combat capabilities - smashing through the thickest armour with its enormous gauntlets and crushing foes under its massive feet. To see a squadron of Imperial Knights is to gaze upon the full splendour - and might - of the Imperium.

This 120-page, full-colour hardback book contains:
Full rules for five Imperial Knights: Paladin and Errant are joined by three new types - Warden, Gallant and Crusader;
Two unique Detachments – the Household Detachment (Primary Detachment of Imperial Knights) and the Oathsworn Detachment (an Allied Detachment of Imperial Knights);
Extensive background material, colour schemes and heraldry for Imperial Knights from a number of different Knight worlds;
A new system of ranking, with rules and bonuses available for using their formations and detachments;
Five entirely new formations, allowing you to field efficient squadrons of Knights.

The new ‘dex looks good and with the release of the new Knights and the new formations and detachments it should be an improvement on the old one.

  • Imperial Knight Gallant

Designed to smash apart enemies at close range, very few enemies can withstand the initial assault of the Imperial Knight Gallant. The ground shakes as the Knight Gallant stomps forward, closing in on their prey - with deceptive speed this hulking robotic form is within range, and unleashes the fury of both reaper chainsword and thunderstrike gauntlet. A Knight Gallant will slam into enemy lines like a tidal wave, and come out of the other side unscathed.

The Imperial Knight Gallant is an incredible piece of work! Imposingly tall, wielding terrifying close-range weapons(the legendary reaper chainsword and thunderstrike gauntlet are included along with a heavy stubber and ion shield), it includes a variety of faceplates, weapons that are interchangeable with any other Imperial Knight models you might own and an amazing variety of posing options, making your Knight Gallant totally unique.

Includes one Citadel 170mm Oval Base.

This is one of the models I am most intrigued about with its clsoe combat weapons and ability to slam and toss models with the thunderstrike gauntlet, as well as the epic missile pod on top.

  • Imperial Knight Warden

An imposingly tall, heavily armed engine of war, nothing announces its presence on the battlefield quite like an Imperial Knight Warden. Carrying itself into the thick of the action with heavy, thudding steps, the distinctive drone of the avenger gatling cannon sounding a terrible clarion call, the Knight is capable of unleashing a furious hellstorm of large-calibre shells that can tear apart even the most impressively-armoured foe. Should any enemy be brave - or foolish - enough to engage a Warden at close quarters, they’ll find themselves at the mercy of some of the Imperium’s most fearsome close-combat weaponry; the Reaper chainsword is the stuff of hushed legend amongst the Emperor’s enemies.

This is a serious, serious bit of kit! Everything you need in order to build one Imperial Knight Warden is included in this box; one complete 147-component Imperial Knight kit and this seventy-four-component upgrade kit. It features three completely new faceplates, a new tilting plate/shield, a set of new Adeptus Mechanicus icons and a frankly insane amount of weaponry: a chest pintle Meltagun, a gatling cannon assembly (with heavy flamer), the infamous Reaper chainsword, a thunderstrike gauntlet, a thermal cannon and a rapid-fire battle cannon - on top of this there are carapace options including rocket pods, missile pods and an anti-air twin Icarus cannon.

This kit shares the impressive posing options with the standard Imperial Knight, with head, arm and waist joints, and can be built as a Knight Errant, Paladin, Warden, Gallant or Crusader - the weapons are all interchangeable and can be used with any other Imperial Knight models you might own.

In total, this multi-part plastic kit comes with 221 components and stands tall on a Citadel 170mm Oval Base.

This is the absolutely all the options version with a variety of weapons and the face of a Cylon dog.

  • Imperial Knight Crusader

Carrying more firepower than a tank squadron, the Imperial Knight Crusader strides into battle with the confidence two main guns will give you. Capable of smashing holes in even the hardiest defence line, the Knight Crusader offers support to its close-range brethren, standing further back and unleashing scathing torrents of firepower to obliterate threats and terrify the enemy.

This awesome kit contains everything necessary to build one Imperial Knight Crusader - it includes gatling cannons, a heavy flamer, a heavy stubber, a thermal cannon, and ion shield; more weaponry than is really fair to the enemy! There’s a selection of faceplates, incredible posing options, and any weapons you choose not to attach are compatible with any other Imperial Knight models you might own. Includes a Citadel 170mm Oval base.

All the guns! Much like the AK-47 in its own way, as Sam will explain:

  • Warhammer 40,000 Datacards: Imperial Knights

A set of six large-format cards detailing the Heirlooms of the Knightly Houses from Codex: Imperial Knights,collected together for easy reference. Also included are thirty-six Tactical Objective cards, including the six unique Tactical Objectives found in Codex: Imperial Knights.

  • The Exalted Court of House Terryn

High King Tybalt marches to war amidst the thunder of immense armoured monsters shaking the earth. Servo motors whine, reaper chainswords scream and the battle cry is sounded - ‘Glory in Honour!’ The Exalted Court, a selection of Nobles chosen for their unyielding bravery and skill at arms, lays waste to any army foolish enough to stand in their way.

This is an absolutely immense bundle for the die-hard Imperial Knights collector. It includes a set of rules - exclusive to this web bundle* - that allow you to field the five Knights in your games of Warhammer 40,000. You get everything necessary to build two Imperial Knight Crusaders, a Knight Warden, a Knight Paladin, and a Knight Errant. This is well over a thousand components, an astonishing amount of weaponry(interchangeable with any other Knights you might own). You’ll crush everything in your path.

The Exalted Court of House Terryn contains five Imperial Knight Wardens and an exclusive datasheet

So this is an exclusive web bundle with an exclusive datatsheet? Really? Why?

Imperial Knights are back in force with all sorts of new bits and bobs, which only make them stronger and more of an effective army.

What do you guys think?

- Darth Sebious

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Had an awesome session of Only War with the guys today and so good to be back on Skype and back in action.

Look forward to getting caught up on my Lyall’s Logs for Only War and Busk’s Diary for Rogue Trader wrote ups, as well as starting game two of the Dorrin campaign with Toxic over the next couple of days and a few other things that we are planning.

Our session of Only War ended early and Sarah had to leave, so Toxic came up with a quick side mission for Borris and I in which we discovered how epic and deadly the Dark Eldar and their Splinter Rifles are…

I may have been wounded, critical, dead and deaded a few more times due to critical rolls, blood loss and poison, but thanks to it being on the fly and out new psychotic medic being on hand, I managed to keep my character and get patched up.

Because they pierced my face and piqued my interest I thought I would share some info on these nasty weapons.

From Lexicanum:

Splinter Weaponry

Splinter Weaponry are the primary weapon type used by Dark Eldar forces. They all operate around the same general mechanism as a Rail-Gun, splitting off shards of a Neurotoxin that has been solidified into a crystal up into thousands of tiny splinters and then launching them at incredible speeds towards an enemy.

Splinter Rifle

The most common weapon in the Dark Eldar Armoury, the Splinter Rifle is used by nearly every citizen of Commorragh at some point in their lives. It is the standard weapon of choice for Kabalite Warriors. The weapon is lightweight and usually sports Monomolecular Blades for added functionality in melee combat. It features a medium sized ammunition crystal to reduce weight while still maintaining a decent amount of ammo before the user needs to reload.

The gun houses an ammunition disintegration generator to break up the crystal into shards, along with a cyclic ammunition feeder to house the shards before firing. Once fired, it routes the energy used to disintegrate the ammunition crystal through a magno-electric impulse chamber that accelerates the crystal to supersonic speeds, rocketing it towards its intended target.

I fell in love with Eldar weaponry when reading the Path of the Eldar series and thought the solid ammo, shaving and firing at insane speeds was awesome, but when that ammo is a solid crystal of poison that is blasted apart and propelled with the same energy it just becomes more evil and even more funky cool.

Expect more videos and articles in the next week or so, as well as a rumours round up later today, hopefully.

Also, after taking a look at some of Beckjann’s incredible Dark Eldar art on Deviant Art, I might have to share some more because it is absolutely stunning

It’s good to be back!

(Art Credits: Dark Eldar Dracon Alaktel by Beckjann on DA, Eldar Weaponry found on Warhammer 40k Wiki and Splinter Rifle found on Lexicanum)
- Darth Sebious

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada - A Borris Review

So i have been looking forward to this for a while. I used to love playing my orks in the tabletop game. I remember the first rules for it coming out as a cardboard board game back in the 90s. So while trying not to get to hyped I preordered this and have been waiting for it to move into playable beta. So now lets get down to it. This game has the current caveat of it being a work in progress (they are quick to remind you of this by having it on every screen).

The game is really pretty and its captured the feel and atmosphere every well. on the looks department its scoring really well. I need to upgrade my gaming PC mostly just to run this and a few other games at the prettiest level but even without a top end machine this runs well. The UI is well set out and easy to use though some of the game menus can be a little odd. 

The game play is everything I hoped for. It plays like a real time version of BFG. you can micro manage a lot of the ship’s fighting and movement in game which really comes into its own once you have a handle on it. A few aspects really set this apart from other Space fleet RTSs, the ability to send boarding groups fits well in the fluff and has some great tactical ability once you get the hang of it. But a thing I always miss in games is ramming and in this a game where you can pull that off in a way i have been hoping for since i first played BFG. The factions all have a neat feel with ships playing better at different ranges and styles. One thing I have had happen is progressing through the campaign but losing all my progress when I jump out. In the Skirmish mode I have managed to level up two fleets nicely and enjoying my Imperial Fleet (I can already hear @darth-sebious and @deathshead13 booing) and starting to really feel they are clicking. Currently I am unable to play the promised Space Marine Fleet that the preorder supplies and both Orks and Eldar Corsairs are not available. Back to the Campaign it seems to play out as an imperial officer discovering the breakout and the fighting through the Gothic War. It has a great feel to it though some of the voice acting feels a bit ham handed and cringe worthy. 

Overall I am happy with this game so far its giving me what I have wanted for a  while which is anice in-depth BFG transition from tabletop to PC. The price is pretty good at $39.99 on steam. I give it 8 Blackstone Fortresses out of 10. Worth picking up for the old school BFG fan and new player alike.

-CousinBorris 

Warhammer 40K Pre-Orders

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Clan Raukaan: A Codex Supplement

This supplement to Codex: Space Marines allows you to create the unstoppable army of merciless Iron Hands from the 3rd Company, Clan Raukaan.

Within the 72 pages of this hardback, full colour book you will find:

- The History of Clan Raukaan: it details their victories, their defeats, and the constant battle they have fought against the terrible flaw lurking deep within the psyche of their Chapter. 
- A showcase of Space Marine miniatures featuring the colour scheme and iconography of Clan Company Raukaan. 
- New missions: both to recreate famous battles and to reflect the Clan Company Raukaan’s favoured tactics. 
- Unique relics, Warlord Trains and new stratagems – Perfect for games of Planetstrike and Cities of Death. 

Not much I can say about this, being a heretic and all, but I absolutely love the artwork.

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Clan Raukaan: Limited Edition

Only 500 copies worldwide and exclusive to games-workshop.com. This highly collectable 72 page Limited Edition Codex Supplement recounts the dramatic story of the merciless Iron Hands from the 3rd Company, Clan Raukaan.

The Clan Raukaan icon is embossed in white upon the front of the silver metallic hardback cover - it has been textured to give the impression of scratched and worn steel.

This edition contains all the written content and the cover artwork of the standard codex supplement plus:

- Silver gilt edging and black ribbon book mark.
- Numbered end paper, ensuring your copy is truly unique to you.  

I have a mixed relationship with limited editions, but I have to say that I think the worn steel effect is rather effective and rather fetching.

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Clan Company Raukaan

When Clan Company Raukaan deploy as a single force there are few foes in the galaxy that can stay their wrath. Fully embracing the teachings of Kardan Stronos, the battle-brothers of Clan Raukaan fight with a tempered balance of cold logic and restrained wrath that makes them truly deadly foes.

This collection contains everything you need to field the Clan Company Raukaan Apocalypse formation. It includes: 1 Space Marine Captain, 1 Space Marine Chaplain with skull helmet, 1 Techmarine with servitors, 2 Techmarines, 1 Command Squad, 7 Space Marine tactical squads, 2 Space Marines Devastator Squads, 2 Space Marine Assault Squads, 1 Space Marine Centurions Squad, 1 Space Marine Dreadnought, 1 Space Marine Venerable Dreadnought, 1 Space Marine Ironclad Dreadnought, 1 Space Marine Predator, 1 Space Marine Vindicator, 1 Space Marine Hunter and 9 Iron Hands Tactical Squad upgrade packs. 

Go big or go…

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Battle brothers of Kalag

There are many Tactical Squads amongst the brothers of the Iron Hands, but the warriors of Tactical Squad Kalag are notorious for their methodical efficiency, even in the face of overwhelming numbers.

Begin your Iron Hands Army with this collection. It includes: 2 Space Marines tactical squads, 2 Iron Hands Tactical Squad upgrade packs and 1 Space Marine Captain.

Great way to get started, if you don’t absolutely need everything in the ‘verse like above.

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Quake Cannon Craters

The fortress-pounding fury of the quake cannon can reduce a city to rubble. Each blast has the ability to obliterate any given target (and there is rarely any evidence left to positively identify a target once its been hit by a Quake Cannon, so its best to note what it is before its gone!). All that usually remains is a smoldering crater on the ground.

This kit contains eight quake cannon crater halves which feature four distinctive designs. They can be assembled in a number of different ways to make four craters.

I do like the look of these craters and they would add a certain blasted ambiance to your table.

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Void Shield Generator

Own a terrain piece that is truly one of a kind. The Void Shield Generator is limited to just 1000 boxes worldwide! It is the perfect addition to any gaming board so don’t miss this exciting opportunity, order yours today!

The Void Shield Generator can project an invisible bubble of power across a large area of the battlefield. They can shelter troops and strategically vital locations by absorbing or deflecting the energy of incoming munitions.

This 10 piece kit includes: 1 base section, 4 cogs, 4 towers and 1 core piece.

Made from polystone this kit requires assembly and makes a single terrain piece. The special rules for the Void Shield Generator are found in the book Warhammer 40,000: Stronghold Assault.

So this is one of the quickest GW sellers in a long time and I am pretty sure they were all gone by the end of Saturday afternoon.

It looks creepy and glorious and I would love to own one, but I am a little confused about a limited release of 1,000 models of something that is a “perfect addition to any gaming board”.

Did any of you guys get one ore more of these latest offerings?

- Darth Sebious

Whats On Your Table: House Targaryen for Imperial Knights in 40k

From Faeit212:

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Here is a fun concept from Jens for ‘Whats On Your Table’. Here we get Imperial Knights done in Game of Thrones style.

The Idea behind it is a Imperial Knight Army with some Scions in the style of GoT’s House Targaryen =)
 The Valkyre is very WiP as well as the scions =)
 So…thats on my table ;)
 Enjoy!
 Jens

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This is freaking awesome!!!

- Darth Sebious

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Look What Arrived Today! Macragge’s Honour!

It looks absolutely beautiful with it’s leather cover, silver edges, insanely wonderful art by Neil roberts, as well as the interesting Making Of.

Cannot wait to give this a read and as soon as I have done so, and scooped the melted remains of my eyes from the floor, I will be posting a review.

So ridiculously excited!!!

- Darth Sebious

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Pre-Orders: White Scars

This week sees lots of bits for the White Scars.

WHITE SCARS MKII HEADS UPGRADE SET

Whether fighting on foot or from the back of a Scimitar Jetbike, the warriors of the White Scars Legion are deadly opponents. Fighting with a primal wrath honed and focussed by years of intense training, the sons of the Great Khan accept no equal, striking at the enemies of Mankind with a speed and ferocity few can match.

The White Scars Mk II Heads Upgrade Set includes 10 resin heads for Mk II armour featuring White Scars Legion iconography.  

This set is available to pre-order from today for despatch from Friday 7th August 

Whether fighting on foot or from the back of a Scimitar Jetbike, the warriors of the White Scars Legion are deadly opponents. Fighting with a primal wrath honed and focussed by years of intense training, the sons of the Great Khan accept no equal, striking at the enemies of Mankind with a speed and ferocity few can match.

The White Scars Mk II Torsos Upgrade Set includes 5 resin Torsos for Mk II armour featuring White Scars Legion iconography.

This set is available to pre-order from today for despatch from Friday 7th August

WHITE SCARS MKII, MKIII & MKIV SHOULDER PADS 

Whether fighting on foot or from the back of a Scimitar Jetbike, the warriors of the White Scars Legion are deadly opponents. Fighting with a primal wrath honed and focussed by years of intense training, the sons of the Great Khan accept no equal, striking at the enemies of Mankind with a speed and ferocity few can match.

  • This set includes 10 resin shoulder pads for Mk II armour featuring White Scars Legion iconograph
  • This set includes 10 resin shoulder pads for Mk III armour featuring White Scars Legion iconography.     
  • This set includes 10 resin shoulder pads for Mk IV armour featuring White Scars Legion iconography.


These sets are available to pre-order from today for despatch from Friday 7th August

These are all some really nice pieces and perfect to bring your Sons of the Khan to life.

- Darth Sebious

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Having trouble sleeping again, but managed to finish The Masque of Vyle, which was a mix of three parts awesome and Insane Harlequins written beautifully and one part somewhat shoddily written Dark Eldar.

I also started reading Yarrick, Chains of Golgotha, which has some serious gusto and has got me gripped right away.

Now that I am able to read more regularly, I will be posting weekly Sebious Speaks reviewing various novellas and audio dramas, before I work my way back up to novels.

If you missed it, this week’s was Ravenlord by Gary Thorpe. Next week will be The Purge by Anthony Reynolds, followed by The Masque of Vyle by Andy Chambers and Yarrick: Chains of Golgotha by David Annandale.

Delving back into the Black Library is making me so happy!

- Darth Sebious

Aperture R&D - Portal Fan Series

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Based in the world of Portal 2, the idiosyncratic scientists of Aperture Research Labs are in an endless battle for the meaningless title of Lab Team of the Month

Another incredible fan made gaming series by Wayside Creations, who also made the Fallout - Nuka Break series. 

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Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Four

Episode Five

Episode Six

Episode Seven (Finale)

I cannot recommend this series more!

Whether you are a fan of the Portal games or not, this is a quality fan made comedy series that is genuinely funny and awesomely set in the world of Aperture Labs from Portal.

Sarah and I watched the whole series back to back last night and I am looking forward to watching it again.

I hope you enjoy and if you guys know of any geeky gaming fan projects or want to show off anything you have done, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

- Darth Sebious

Thank you Seb!

I have been putting off writing this post as it was never something I thought I would have to do or ever wanted to do. It is however something that needed to be done sooner rather than later. 

I was informed by Seb today that he has decided to step down from Allies Index in order to focus on his Health. It was no secret that Seb is dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Severe Anxiety. For those of you not familiar with this I would do no justice in trying to explain it here.

In short for the foreseeable future Seb will no longer be with us at Allies Index. 

Now I will be using the next few days to take stock of where we are at with Allies Index and will reach out to the others in regards of where we want to go from here. 

I apologies for the rambling in this post but in all honesty I am pretty shaken with this news as Seb has become one of my best friends over the last few years we have been doing this and have never imagined doing this without him. Not just Allies Index but hobby in general. 

Now I really don’t want this post to be to much of a downer and instead I want to take the time to thank Seb for his work over the last few years, helping to create content and grow Allies Index. 

Seb has been instrumental in the growth of Allies Index. From creating new content, helping others, even just sharing every post we made. Without him we would not be where we are today. 

It has been an amazing ride full of moments that defined Allies Index as we shared our geeky gaming experience with the world. Great times have been had by all…mostly at the expense of each other. 

We wish you all the best Seb in whatever life has for you next. We couldn’t have done this without you!

Thank you.

- Toxic 

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Star Wars: X-Wing Tantive IV Unboxing

The14thCylon gets to grips with the Tantive IV ship, from the Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures game, that Darth Sebious was lucky enough to win in a raffle at our local comic book shop.

(Uploading this edited version as I accidentally posted it unedited earlier =/)

-The14thCylon

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I was waiting for a driving test not so long ago in the rain. So I decided to kill some time in one of those Library places…

I wondered around aimlessly looking through books ill never read when I was drawn to the Anime and Comics section.

Whilst perusing through the wares I stumbled across one of the best books id ever read in a hurry… the problem was that I only got to read a few snippets.

Since getting hyped about DayZ with darth sebious and 14th cylon I remembered this book! I’ve found a few snippets online and thought I’d share the love.

The book describes how to actually survive in a Zombie Apocalypse including diagrams and detailed info on the correct type of wood and what height and angle to build your safety perimeter!

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Total War: Warhammer The long wait is finally over! This unbelievably epic trailer has certainly got me ridiculously amped! Total War: Warhammer coming soon! - Darth Sebious

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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Teaser I can’t wait for cathedral wars in space! - Darth Sebious