Making the jump to Adeptus Titanicus 2 and other thoughts on A.T.2

So much awesome the shelves can barely contain it!

So I noticed that GW has been making all there core game boxes black since at least 2015, and all but AoS soul wars has both apposing forces on each end of the long side of the box, this was not apparent till I moved my old box sets to my storage annex and put up all the new GW games I got! The original Adeptus Titanicus was red and various other 40k editions are different colors I also have Gorka Morka which is white with black teeth pattern, Mordheim which is a darker red and brownish looking background art that wraps around from the top of the box lid. So it’s clear the 80’s and 90’s were a brighter grim dark future / or dark fantasy, than the 20’s! 😛 …

Also I’d like to point out that the new scale of Adeptus is “almost” double the hight of the old models here is my old knight next to my new ones!

But in the case of battle titans it is exactly double the height of the original plastic beetle-back titans that came with the original Titanicus box. If I’m lucky I will have time tonight to assemble the battle titan!

Adeptus Titanicus rules and gear!

Old lovely outdated brilliant 80’s colour scheme, and new gritty grim dark cover modernized!

I found a dry erase storage clipboard that can hold all the lovely game Gubbinz and it can hold the cheat sheet and command terminals in the clear dry erase board! Just brilliant!

So Thoughts on the rules so far… I’ve just read the basics rules but in just that part, it still has a good vestige of the original rule set and the some of the things like critical hits done the titans operating systems is now done with dice instead of the old graph that you had to calculate all the damage done to the different systems on the titan. And the new titan command terminals are a lot better then the old ones

I like the more stream line command terminals, the old ones required the user to do a lot of upkeep in game not to mention in the set up which is why I always used mechanical pencils with good erasers as I was always makings adjustments and marking damage down

Old way of setting up your titan get your pencil out

New Command Terminal it has slightly embossed areas for the command side priority marker and weapon cards so if bumped in play it doesn’t go absque to badly.

The new armaments cards are nice and easy to change the load out of your titans! Plus everything you need is there you don’t have to consult weapon sheets for firing arks or weapons traits. I also like when your weapons are damaged you flip the cards over and new effects happen to the weapon or titan most are negative effects that weaken or destroy the weapon. There are damage track on the titan, so the titan has a damage track for head , body , and legs and each has a critical damage track.

At the start of battle, place a status marker in the first (left most) hole of each of the hit location status tracks. During battle, each marker will move along its track as the location suffers damage (calculated using the table below the track). If the marker reaches the end of the track, the titan becomes structurally compromised and further hits to that location are likely to cause Critical damage. That’s only after you have gotten through the titans numerous void Shields.

well that’s all I’m going to cover for now I’ll reserve my judgement for after I have play a few games and I’ve had time to compare it to the original, not to mention I need to read the rest of the book ( I’m a slow reader, it’s not easy when you have

A-D-D) 😉 hahaha

And I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Airbrushing

Yeah I finally made the jump to Airbrushing! It started a few weeks ago when I happened into a University Arts store and found a Badger 360 for 70% off! I was like it’s a sign from the Emperor! War-master be praised! I got it and started collecting paint! So far I have been the most impressed by AK Interactive airbrush paint, and Badger’s paint line “Minitaire. Both have good coverage and both work well enough with out thinners or retarding agents and I bought a few different Anti-shine mix to se which one I like best.

Also I liked the look of the Army Painter Project Paint Station, (some assembly required) 😉 I find it makes a good place to do my airbrushing from I can bring it outside on nice days or into the kitchen if I want more space or upstairs in the hobby room where it resides. It’s handy because I can have all my base paints and modifiers and cleaning supplies all in one place. And I can keep my current project on it.

So Airbrushing what do I think of it?

Honestly I don’t know why I took this long to get on board with it! I just assumed it would be a lot of work and it’s hard to clean and it’s an investment. But I couldn’t have been more wrong. So I started basic just bought some primer and some base colors, red yellow blue white and black practiced on some old minis I have tons to spare. It didn’t take me to long to get the hang of the two action lever and I tried both the gravity feed and well feed. Currently I’m enjoying Gravity! 😀 I really like airbrush now I think I going to do a lot more painting miniatures with my airbrush!

also the pointy ear buds or Qtips you find in airbrush cleaning kits are the same as you can find in the makeup isle of super markets, you can buy them in big bags and there cheaper.

Well I look forward to posting what I’m working on this month but I have to prep for a convention so this will have to stand until then.

See you in the wasteland!

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Free guild Order Alliance

So I started a FreeGuild army after hearing the rumors that a New AoS 2.0 would focus on the realm of men again, and decided to do an alliance with Stormcast Eternals an men of the Empire with more of the latter as the bulk of my forces!

I decided to mix my Empire factions form different independent provinces. I like the colour scheme of Nordland and Averland and Talabheim. And my Stormcast is Celestial vindicators! I removed the white and replaced it with purple , and swapped the gold edge highlights with a non metallic golden yellow combo of yellows! I just think it looks better!

As you can see it’s still WIP as I only started building 2 weeks ago but I have been collecting empire boxes for the last 3 years in hopes of starting it one day! Well my dream is almost a reality with just a few box sets left to crack open, I have left to assemble 3 Demigryphs, an empire steam tank, empire greatswords men, and all the artillery units types to build! I can feel it getting closer to fruition!

It’s just that AoS dropped sooner than I expected and all of the stuff being launched at once was not good timing for me 😉 I have not even had time to even open the sprue bag of my Malign Sorcery box set.

But I did manage to play a game of AoS 2.0 with the new Generals Handbook and Malign Sorcery

I really do like that you can ramp up the complexity of your AoS games now! I really like that you now choose the Realm you will be playing in We got the realm of beasts it was brutal, we chose a Cockatrice and a manticore! They rampage around the table looking for units to change my friends Spirit hosts got destroyed by The Manticore!

The Sorcery works well but I recommend two Sorcerers and both an offense an defense endless spells as taking one only had its draw backs . I do like the “command point” system, I like that you don’t lose your (CP) at the end of your turn, I also like how it’s tied to Abilities it makes them seam less arbitrary and have a choice, like I can use my Free-peoples abilities to get multiple inspiring presents for my empire units that are within 12″of my General! I like that terrain makes more sense now with forest being able to block line of sight again! And charges and Malee work so much smoother now.

With so much stuff scheduled for release for AoS I’m going to be very busy this year. most of my other projects are on hold till I get this army fully completed! 😀

Thanks for stopping by and I will See you in the Wasteland!

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Necromunda Gang War 3 Campaign

Yep that’s right it Campaign time and got my Escher Gang done in time! My first game Scenario 2:Looters I got defender so my girls had to defend the loot caskets against an attack from Orlocks. I only lost one Caskets

As usual I provided one table of terrain for the campaign, and I was lucky enough to be assigned to game on it as I was slated to play the Arbitrator for of this campaign for my first game! The terrain is still getting slowly worked on but it is starting to look the way I want my Necromunda terrain to look!

Gang War 3 book weapons

I wanted to point out that using the gang war 3 book is vastly better then just the gang war 1, or 2 books with a much more improved house weapons list for all Gangs produced so far in the new Necromunda game you will have more versatile choices for your Gangs as you level your gang up! Example here is the new House Escher list.

Compare this new Escher weapons list for gang loadouts , as compared to this Gang war 1 weapons list! As you can see a lot better starting weapons choices per house!

Also I got Escher Weapons set #1 from Forge World and after much pondering I bought a second Escher gang box to put the set #1 weapons on. The Escher gang arms require very small magnets if I want swappable arms I figured it’s to much work I just have to make identical body’s and and paint them the same with the new weapons , so their upgrades are just swapping a mini for the other! 😀

Any how have fun in the hive! And I’ll see you in the wasteland!

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Warhammer 40k lunch!

My Ork have been freed from there hiatus, they were briefly played the first week launch of 8th Edition! Then put on hold as AoS took over my gaming Wednesday nights ,

Seen here battling against a coworkers Nidz. Hoards vs hoards is always an interesting battle of attrition. (Or just a slow grind of dice attacks vs save rolls ) ^_^

So this Friday I played my first ever work hammer game on lunch break we now have a 40k board set up at my work. With 5 coworkers that play Warhammer 40k, it nice to have a game setup now, to play on our down time

Any way still working on a lot of stuff none of which is photo worthy this week k ;P maybe a post next week if it’s ready 🙂

See you in the wasteland!

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Painting 80’/90’s Chaos symbols.

Recently I painted some laser cut MDF AoS close combat ruler a friend made on his laser cutting machine. He made one for everyone in my gaming group. I painted a Tzeentch one for myself and a old 80’s symbol for my best mates Nurgle army, we have both been playing GW games since the early 80’s and are both still enamored with the GW imagery from that time period.

So when I do these I lightly sketch a rough image with a mechanical pencil then I use a wet palette for keeping the paint at a consistent thinness, it’s important not to put to much water in your wet palette, if done right the surface of the palette paper should be Damp! Not, Wet! I introduced a little water at a time mixing the paint thoroughly. So not to make it to runny.
I used mostly GW’s Citadel paint for this project.
I stated applying with a layer brush the colour “Ushabti bone” then do the shadeing with “zandri dust”. Then I used a detailing brush to do the skulls edges with “Rhinox hide”. Then layer brush again , I did the tentacles with “Xereus purple” edges with Rhinox hide again, then did a middle highlight with “Altdorf Guard Blue” then just a thin line of “Warpfiend Grey” . Lastly I filled in the background with Vallejo “Yellow green”(954) for the center and for the edge I used “Skarsnik green” to finish it off and Bobs your uncle!

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So for a wet palette you can make one or buy one , any relatively flat shallow container with a lid can be a wet pallet. I bought a Privater Press one but I replaced the not very good grey polyurethane foam with expanding dish sponge you can obtain in most grocers. I do this because it clings better to this surface because it has a much higher surface tension and when just the right amount of water is in the sponge it doesn’t over load the paint with to much water. This way you control the water you add with a dip of the old brush into you water pot then mix to desired amount! I cut the sponge down to fit in my palette I also trim a little off the palette paper so it dose not over hang off the sponge as when it drys it will curl, if the sponge goes further then the paper it won’t curl while you using it. But left for days on end it will, I recommend ringing out the water if your not going to paint for a few weeks or more, and tossing out the old palette paper use a fresh one the next time you paint.
I had not much luck with the foam that comes with the palette , but the container was an ideal size as it fits next to my GW painting station nicely.
Well I hope this might be useful to someone, I should think I will try to endeavor to do more hobby tutorials this year! I have been a bit lacks of late 😉

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Thank you for checking this out.
See you in the Wasteland

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Athenian Greek Hoplites with Thracian support

I have not taken any close ups of my Hoplite army till now, as I have finally finished the bases I’m not as embarrassed for them to be seen by other Ancients and historical gamers!

Please note that not all shields are finished, as it is hard to find time to paint for a long time in a row, because it’s best if I do a bunch in one sitting rather than trying to paint one at at a time 😉 I am hoping I will finish them soon!

You can see the Thracian Unit in the middle with the purple gold and yellow I used Xyston miniatures for them and for the front line of Hoplites and for Thracian Peltasts in the back row.

And from the left and right flanks I have some old Essex Hoplites in leather armour. The ones on the right are the most done all most all the shields have crest painted on them.

And the basecamp is from baueda.com

With some Essex command units and a pig farm

Well that’s it for my Greek army I’m also working on an new army playing around with the idea of a Chav heavy army for my next one 🙂

Thanks for checking them out!

Well I better sign of lads

See you in the wasteland!

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