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    More Eldar rules and notes.

    Something new that's been overlooked in White Dwarf: The new Eldar transfer sheets have the rune for Craftworld Lugganath and Craftworld Lybraesil.  And Kirby confirms that with the new fluff, we see Craftworlds in the narrative.

    From Kirby on 3++

    Codex Eldar :
    - Craftworld ships will be introduced
    - New special rules for many Eldar units. Old Nemesis (Slaanesh) and Battle Trance (running and shooting)
    - Multiple exarch abilitys, options and equipment

    Wraithknight (heavy support 240 points)
    -Strong Profile (S:10 T:8 W:6 AS:3+, Jump-pack
    - 2 heavy Phantom lasers (S10 AP 2 instant death on wound rolls of 6)
    - Alternative equipment possible - for example close combat weapons with a 5+ invul and blind special rule or a S:6 5" Blast with AP2. with 5+ invul and blind special rule.

    Somach Phantomhunter (fast attack 185 points)
    - Psyker with the terrify psychic power
    - 2 blast weapons with ap 2
    - Enemy units within 12" have to reroll succesful ld tests.

    Crimson Hunters (fast attack 160 points)
    - New Aspect warriors with strong Exarch upgrades
    - May reroll armor pen rolls against flyers
    - Vector dancer

    Wraithguard /Wraithblades (elite 160 points 5 models)
    - Strong profile with S5 T 6 as 3+
    - Wraithblades got 2 close combat weapons with AP3 and +1 S or can get a 4+ invul with a single AP2 weapon
    - Runeseer can mark targets, every wraith unit can reroll missed to hit rolls of 1 against marked targets.
    - If you select a runeseer as HQ, they become troops

    Ililic Nightspear (hq 140 points)
    - Alaitoc character that allows ranger units the Pathfinder upgrade.
    - Has 9 special rules - one of them allows ranger units to infiltrate without the range restrictions to enemy units.
    - BS:9 S:X AP2 instant death on wound rolls of 6
    Other new releases for Eldar
    Phantomseer, Runeprophet and cards for psychic powers.:
    - 3 different kinds of psykers (Seer council, Phantomseer, Runeprophet)
    - Divination, Telepathy and 2 new Eldar psychic disciplines: Runes of Battle and Runes of Fate (for Rune prophet and Runeseer respectively)
    - Runes of Battle have always 2 effects, for example granting Shrouding or taking Shrouding off the enemy unit.
    -Runes of Fate : 4 warpcharges, 2 powers, very strong and offensive  



    Good hunting!

    Loken

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  • 05/28/13--21:46: Eldar Wargear!


  • Here is the Eldar Wargear!

    Eldar rocketlauncher:
    plasma rocket: 48" s 4 ap 4 heavy 1 small blast, pinning
    anti-air rocket : 48" s 7 ap 4 heavy 1 skyfire
    starstrike rocket: 48" s 8 ap 3 heavy 1, pinning

    fusion pistol : 6" s 8 ap 1 melta, pistol
    fusionbeam: 12" s 8 ap 1 melta, assault 1
    firepike : 18" s 8 ap 1 melta, assault 1

    haywire lance(laser lance): shooting: 6" s 6 ap 3 assault 1 lance
    in close combat : s +3 ap 3 assault, impact, lance
    impact: in the phases the user didnt assault with this weapon the weapon counts as a normal close combat weapon instead.

    infrasound cannon (vibrocannon): 48" s 7 ap 4 heavy 1 infrasound, pinning
    infrasound: if a unit has been a target of one or more infrasound weapons. each following infrasound weapon increases its strength by 1 and ds by -1 (so second hit s 8 ap 3 etc.)

    reaper misslelauncher: starstrike rocket: 47" s 8 ap 3 heavy 1 pinning
    starswarm rocket: 48" s 5 ap 3 heavy 2

    laserblaster: 24" s3 ap 5 assault 3
    sunbeamer: 24" s 3 ap 3 assault 3, blinding
    falcon claw: 24" s 5 ap 5 asssault 3

    haywire laser (Scatter Laser): 36" s 6 ap 6 heavy 4, lasertargetin
    gpulsar: 48" s 8 ap 2 heavy 2
    laser lance (bright lance) 36" s 8 ap 2 heavy 1 lance
    laser targeting: if a unit/model fires a weapon with laser targeting in addition to other weapons you roll the to hit for the laser targeting weapon first. each following weapon of that unit/model count as twin linked
     

    mono-blaster (spinneret rifle) : 18" s 6 ap 1 rapid fire, monofilament, pinning
    mono- catapult (Deathspinner) : 12" s 6 ap - assault 2 monofilament
    mono- weaver : 48" s 6 ap 6, heavy 1 small blast, monofilament, barrage.
    mono-cannon:scattered: 48" s 7 ap 6 heavy 1 larg blast, monofilament, pinning, barrage
    concentrated: flame s 7 ap 6 heavy 1 monofilament, torrent.
    monofilmanet: if the targeted unit has initiative 3 or less (or nothing) the strength of the weapon counts as beeing one point higher. on a wound roll of 6 thiw weapon wounds automatically and counts as ap 1units with mixed initiative use the highest initiative.

    orkan rocketlauncher:36" s 4 ap 3 heavy 2 small blast, barrage.

    fire prism:scattered: 60" s 5 ap 3 heavy 1 large blast
    concentrated: 60" s 7 ap 2 heavy 1 small blast
    lance mode : 60" s 9 ap 1 heavy 1 lance

    ranger rifle: 36" sx ap 6 heavy 1 sniper

    shuriken pistol : 12" s 4 ap 5 pistol, shurikenstorm
    shuriken catalpult : 12" s 4 ap 5 assault 2 shurikenstorm
    hunting catapult (Dire Avengers version): 18" s 4 ap 5 assault 2 shurikenstorm
    shurken cannon : 24" s 6 ap 5 assault 3 shurikenstorms
    creamer cannon : 24" s 6 ap 5 assault 3 pinning, shurikenstorm
    shurikenstorm : to wound rolls of 6 count as automatically wounded with ap 2

    scorpion saber (the exchangeable weapon for pistol and sword on Exarch): shooting: 12" s 4 ap 5 assault 2, shurikenstorm
    melee: s+1 ap 5 melee, rending.
    scorpion scissiors (power claw): shooting: 12" s 4 ap 5 assault 2 shurikenstor
    mmelee: sx2 ap 2 melee (not unwieldly)

    starcannon : 36" s 6 ap 2 heavy 2
    suncannon: 48" s 6 ap 2 heavy 3 small blasts
    star lance (shining spear exarch): shooting: 6" s 8 ap 2 assault 1 lance
    melee: s 8 ap 2 melee, impact, lance
    impact: in the phases the user didnt assault with this weapon the weapon counts as a normal close combat weapon instead.
     

    Runes of Battle: each power has 2 effects. one for you and one for the enemy
    primary:either : blessing: the psyker and his unit have the shrouded special rule
    or : a enemy unit within 18" loses the shrouded special rule

    1.either : witchfire: flamer s 5 ap 4 assault 1 soulblaze
    or: blessing: heals a lost wound on a model in a unit within 18", cannot restore dead models.

    2. either: blessing: the psyker and his unit have the fearless special rule
    or: malediction: a enemy unit within 18" reduces its LD by -3

    3.either: blessing: the psyker and his unit have +1 ws and I
    or : malediction: a enemy unit within 18" have -1 ws and I

    4. either: blessing: the psyker and his unit increase their armorsave by 1 (yes. 2+ armor for wraithguard/blades!!)
    or: a enemy unit within 18" reduces its armorsave by 1 (terminators get powerarmor, lol)
    5. either: blessing: the psyker and his unit run additional 3"
    or: malediction: a enemy unit within 18" cannot run

    6.either: blessing: the psyker and his unit have +1 S
    or: malediction: a enemy unit within 18" has -1 S
     

    Relics can be given to almost every autarch, runeprophet etc.

    Runes of Fate:primary: blessing: friendly unit within 24" may reroll failed to hit rolls
    1.focused witchfire: 24" a enemy model suffers 3 hits with the strength of the runeprophet and the special rule lifebane. if a model gets killed by this targets another model with 2 hits. if one gets killed by that, the last one gets hit 1 time.


    2. malediction: 24" range, if the target is a non vehicle unit all failed to wound rolls may be rerolled against the target. if the target is a vehicle every attack against it can reroll failed armor pen rolls.


    3. witchfire: 24" s 3 ap - assault 1 larg blast, haywire, lifebane, pinning


    4.blessing: the runeprophet gains d3+2 token. at the ending of each phase the runeprophet has to roll a d6. on a 1-3 one token gets removed. on a 4+ nothing happens until the end of the next phase.as long as the runeprophet has at least one token his stats get increased by:WS, BS, I +5 and attacks +2. he also gains the rampage and fearless special rules.if the runeprophet loses the last marker or the game ends he is removed as a casuality. (this isnt even my final form!)


    5.blessing: a friendly unit within 24" may reroll all failed saves


    6. focused witchfire: 24"the runeprophet and the target both roll a d6 and add their ld.if the target result is higher, the runeprophets WS and BS gets reduced to 1.if the result is equal the target model reduces its WS and BS to 1.if the runeprophets result is higher the target suffers as many wounds as there was a difference in the result. in addition WS and BS gets reduced to 1. no armor or coversaves allowed.thats it guys. im finished, my hands hurthope you guys are happy



    More Wednesday AM!

    Loken

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  • 05/29/13--08:34: Eldar Rules ALL HERE




  • Here they are, from a friendly source in Germany who has the codex and to whom we are eternally grateful!

    Eldar Warlord Traits

    1. one use only. in the own shooting or assault phase, the warlord and all allies within 12" reroll failed to wound rolls of 1.

    2. one use only. in the enemys shooting phase. the warlord and all allies within 12" gain the stealth usr.

    3. the warlord and his unit add +1 to their run movement (so d6 + 1)

    4. the warlord rerolls failed saves of 1.

    5. the warlord got the split fire usr

    6. allied eldar units deepstriking within 6" around the warlord dont scatter. 


    Exarch abilites. some are USR some are codex specific:

    fear, monsterhunter, night vision, feel no pain, hit & run.

    sniper vision : the exarch has precision shots on a 5+

    Iron Resolve: the exarch has +1 LD

    Disarm: in a challenge before striking blows, the exarch player and the enemy both roll a d6. if the exarch player rolls equal or higher than the enemy the enemys weapon counts as a normal close combat weapon instead. if the WS of the exarch is higher than the enemy, you add +1 to your D6 roll.

    Fire Hail (may be spelled wrong i translate here): the exarch may fire his weapon 1 more time than normal. has no use on flamers.

    Assassin: in a challenge, the exarch and his enemy both roll a D6. if equal or higher the exarch may reroll failed to wound rolls. if the initiative of the exarch is higher than the opponents, he adds +1 to his roll.

    shield of grace: in a challenge, instead of attacking the exarch has a 3+ invulnerable save.

    battle luck : 4+ invul for the exarch

    crushing blow : +1 S for the exarch.

    whats interessting is : the avatar can get exarch powers. so pretty fun



    Army Special Rules

    Old Nemesis : hatred (daemons of slaanesh and enemys with the mark of slaanesh) also they have -1 on their LDwhen doing fear tests against daemons of slaanesh and enemyies with the mark of slaanesh

    Battletrance: the unit may run and shoot or shoot and run.  You have to run & shoot or shoot & run with each unitbefore you can move the next unit. Models cannot run &shoot or shoot & run with heavy weapons unless they gotthe relentless special rule.

    Vehicle Equipment:

    Mindbreaker: every enemy and friendly unit within 12" hasto reroll passed morale and pinning tests.

    Ghostpath matrix: the vehicle gets the move through coverUSR

    Holofield: the vehicle grants +1 on its cover save if it hasmoved.

    Forcefield : 5+ invul

    Crystal targeting matrix: one use only. the vehicle (exceptwalkers) can fire a weapon at full BS even if it has movedwith cruising speed.

    Soulstones: the vehicle ignores crew shaken on 2+ andcrew stunned on 4+

    Serpent Shield: as long as the shield is active, everypenetrating hit on the front and side armor of a vehicle is aglance on a d6 roll of 2+ the shield may be deactivated to grant a followingshooting attack :  60" s 7 ap - assault d6+1, ignores cover, pinning.

    Star Engine: a vehicle that is no walker can move 24" with cruising speed. a walker runs +3"

    Vector Engine: as long as the vehicle isnt immobilized, the vehicle can turn after shooting.

    Avatar

    WS 10 BS 10, S 6 W 6 W 5 I 10 A 5 LD 10 AS 3+

    old nemesis, daemon, fearless, battletrance, khaines presence, fleet, glowing body.

    Relic : screaming blade can be used as shooting weapon.

    12" S 8 ap 1 assault 1 melta or in close combat, S user ap 1. melta

    May take 2 of the following (I wont post points)

    Night vision, Fire Hail, Monsterhunter, Crushing Strike, Sniper, Vision, Disarm.

    Glowing body: pyromancy, flaming weapons and all attacks with the special rule melta and or soulfire have no effect on the avatar.

    Runeprophet

    ws 5 BS 5 S 3 T 3 W 3 I 5 A 1 ld 10 AS-

    Old nemesis, Battletrance, Psyker level 3, fleet,

    Independent Character.

    Gear: Rune Armor, Shuriken pistol, Hagun Zar, Ghosthelm.

    May take a Runespeer instead of Hagun Zar.
    May take Runes of Protection, Runes of clarity, Eldar Jetbike
    May take items of the relics of old glory (coming to thatlater)

    Runes of Protection : only useable once, before rolling fordeny the witch you can decide to use the runes to boostyour deny the witch by +2

    Runes of Clarity : one use, if the psyker fails a psychic test

    he may reroll the test (can also do it if he has perils)

    Rune armor : 4+ invul

    Autarch

    ws 6 bs 6 s 3 t 3 w 3 i 6 a 3 ld 10 as 3+

    old nemesis, battletrance, path of strategy, fleet, independent character.  heavy aspect armor, shuriken pistol, impuls mines, plasma grenades, power shield.

    Path of Strategy: for each autarch in your army you may modify your reserve rolls by +1 or -1

    may take one of the following:
    eldar jetbike,
    falcon wings
    warpjumpgenerator

    one of the following:
    banshee mask
    mandiblaster

    up to 2 of the following:
    scorpion sword
    huntercatapult
    laserblaster
    fusion gun
    haywire lance (only on jetbike)
    mono-catapult
    powerweapon
    khaindar rocketlauncher with starswarm rockets
    may take items of the old relics

    Wraithseer

    ws 5 bs 5 s 3 t 3 w 2 i 5 a 1 ld 9 as -

    old nemesis, ghost marks, battletrance, psyker level 2, fleet, independent character.  rune armor, shuriken pistol seer stave.

    Wraith Mark : select a enemy unit at any point in the game within 24" of the wraithseer. all wraith units attacking or shooting that target reroll missed rolls of 1s on to hit rolls

    voice of the dead : if you select a wraithseer as HQ.

    wraithguard and wraithblades are troops instead of elite

    He can roll on runes of battle and telepathy. no further upgrades for him

    Runeprophet is runes of fate, divination and telepathy btw.

    Seer Council

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 8 as -

    old nemesis, battletrance, psyker level 1, fleet.
    rune armor, shuriken pistol, hagun zar.

    psychic powers: runes of battle only.

    options: up to additional 9 seer's
    each model may take a runespear instead of hagun zar.
    each model may take a jetbike

    You may have one seer council for each primary detatchments. They may be in a unit and can be split up likewolf guard. Each runeseer you cannot attach sticks to hisunit (max 1 per attached unit) guardians, storm guardians, windrider jetbike squadron, support weapon platform battery.

    Asuryans Avengers (still troops) 

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 as 4+
    exarch +1 ws, bs, i, a and 3+ as

    old nemesis, counter attack, battle trance, fleet. aspect armor, (heavy for exarch), hunt catapult. plasma grenades.

    options: up to 5 additional avengers, 1 may be a exarch
    The exarch may take instead of his hunting catapult:
    twin linked hunting catapult
    powerweapon and shuriken pistol
    asuryans sword and shuriken pistol
    powerweapon and flickershield

    The exarch may take up to 2 powers:
    disarm
    shield of grace
    battleluck
    the unit may get a serpent as dedicated transport

    Swooping Hawks (fast attack)

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 as 4+

    Exarch got +1 ws, bs, i, a and 3+ as

    Old nemesis, uprise, messenger of victory, battle trance, fleet. aspect armor (heavy for exarch) laserblaster, impulse mines, plasma grenades. falcon grenade launcher, falcon wings.

    Messenger of Victory: a unit completly containing modelswith this special rule do not scatter while deepstriking.

    Uprise: a unit completly containing models with this special rule can "uprise". Remove the unit and put it in activereserve. May not be used in the same turn they appeared.

    May take : up to 5 additional hawks
    one may be a exarch
    the exarch may exchange his laserblaster for a
    falcon claw or a sunbeamer
    the exarch may get a power weapon
    the exarch may take 2 powers:
    night vision
    sniper vision
    hit & run


    Black Khaindar 3 man (heavy support)

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 as 3+
    exarch got +1 ws, bs, i, a

    old nemesis, slow and purposeful, heavy aspect armor, khaindar rockelauncher with starswarm rockets and khaindar targeting array.

    may take up to 7 additional khaindar
    one may be a exarch
    he may exchance his weapon for a shuriken cannon, eldar rocketlauncher with plasma and starstrike rockets,

    may take additional anti air rockets
    or the orkan rocket launcher
    if the exarch got a khaindar rocketlauncher he may get additional starstrike rockets.

    He may take up to 2 powers:
    night vision
    sniper vision
    fire hail
    may take a serpent as dedicated transport

    Old nemesis is hatred slaanesh (daemon and mark of) as well as a -1 on the ld when doing fear tests againstslaanesh units.

    power weapon = power weapon, you can decide what model. its a power weapon in the book.


    Spears of Khaine (fast attack)

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 4 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 as 4+
    exarch got +1 ws, bs, i, a and 3+ as

    old nemesis, outflank, skilled rider, battle trance, heavy aspect armor, haywire lance. eldar jetbike

    may take up to 6 additional ones
    one may be a exarch
    the exarch may exchange his haywire lance for a

    powerweapon or starlance
    the exarch may take up to 2 powers
    monsterhunter
    disarm
    hit & run

    Warpspiders (fast attack)

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 as 4+
    exarch got +1 ws, bs, i, a and 3+ as

    they are infantry with jet pack, old nemesis, battle trance, fleet, hit & run, heavy aspect armor, monothrower (may spelled wrong, sorry) warpjump generator.

    may take up to 5 additional spiders
    one may be a exarch
    he may exchange his monothrower for a twin linked one or

    mono - blaster
    he may get a pair of power blades
    he may take up to 2 powers:
    sniper vision
    fire hail
    assassin

    Crimson Hunters (fast attack)

    Flyer, bs 4 f 10 s 10 r 10 with 3 HP
    The Exarch got +1 bs

    skyhunter, perfect shot, vector dancer

    2 laserlances, 1 pulsar.

    Its only 1 flyer always. He may be upgraded to be a exarch. He can exchance both laserlances for starcannons.  He may take both powers:
    night vision
    sniper vision

    Guardians (troops) 

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 8 as 5+
    plattform : ws - bs - s - t 5 w 1 i - a - ld - as 3+
    old nemesis, battle trance, fleet.

    Aramid armor, Shuriken catapult, plasma grenades

    may take up to 10 additional guardians
    for each 10 in the unit one can get a weapon platform:
    shuriken cannon
    haywire laser
    laserlance
    starcannon
    eldar rocketlauncher with plasma and starstrike rockets

    may take a serpent as Dedicated transport

    Storm Guardians

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 8 as 5+

    old nemesis, battletrance, fleet, aramid armor, shuriken pistol, chainsword, plasma grenades.

    may take up to 10 additional
    up to 2 may exchange chainsword + pistol for
    flamer, fusionbeamer

    up to 2 (additional to the above) may exchange their chainsword for powerswords

    may take a serpent as transport

    War Walkers (heavy support)

    ws 4 bs 4 s 5 f 10 s 10 r 10 i 5 a 2 hp 2

    old nemesis, battletrance, scout, fleet

    2 shuriken cannons
    forcefield

    may take up to 2 additional ones.  Each shuriken cannon may be exchanged for the following:
    laserlance
    haywire laser
    starcannon
    eldar rocketlauncher with plasma and starstrike rockets.

    May also buy additional anti air rockets.
    May take vehicle upgrades
    they got the 5+ invul. base. They are open toppedhowever.

    Windrider Jetbike Squadron (troops)

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 4 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 8 as 3+

    Old Nemesis, Battle Trance, Aramid Armor, Eldar Jetbike

    May take up to 7 additional ones for each 3 in the unit one may exchange the twin linked shuriken catapult on the bikefor a shurken cannon

    Support Weapon Platform Battery 30 points for 1 with 2guardians

    Guardian: ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 8 as 5+
    Platform got nothing except T 7 W 2 and a 3+ as

    special rules (only guardians) old nemesis, battle trance,fleet.

    Guardians : aramid armor, shuriken catapult, plasmagrenades

    Platform : mono- weaver

    May take up 2 to additional platforms including guardians

    May exchange the mono- weaver for a (sorry probably wrong translation here) infrasound cannon or a warpcannon

    Vyper Squadrons (fast attack) 1 for 50 points

    bs 4 f 10 s 10 r 10 2 hp

    shuriken cannon, twin linked shuriken catapult

    may take 2 additional vypers.

    each vyper may echange the shuriken cannon for:
    starcannon
    laserlance
    haywire laser
    eldar rocketlauncher with plasma and starstrike rockets
    every vyper may exchange the twin linked shuriken catapult for a shuriken cannon
    may take vehicle upgrades

    Fire Prism 125 pts

    bs 4 f 12 s 12 r 10 3 hp

    Fire Prism, twin linked shurikencatapult

    may exchange the shuriken catapult for a shuriken cannon
    may take vehicle upgrades

    Falcon (heavy support as fire prism) 125 points

    bs 4 f 12 s 12 r 10 3 hp

    pulsar, shuriken cannon, twin linked shuriken catapult.

    transport capacity : 6

    may exchange the shuriken cannon for :
    starcannon
    laserlance
    haywire laser
    eldar rocket launcher with plasma and starstrike rockets
    may exchange the twin linked shuriken catapult for a shuriken cannon
    may take vehicle equipment

    Shadowweaver (that wd one) 115 pts

    bs 4 f 12 s 12 r 10 3 hp

    mono- cannon
    twin linked shuriken catapult may exchange the twin linked catapult for shuriken cannon
    may take vehicle upgrades

    Serpent 115 points (dedicated transport)

    bs 4 f 12 s 12 r 10 3 hp

    twin linked shuriken cannon, twin linked shuriken catapult,serpent shield.capacity : 12

    May exchange the TL shuriken cannon for:
    twin linked laserlance
    twin linked starcannon
    twin linked haywire laser
    twin linked eldar rocketlauncher with plasma and starstrike

    rockets.
    may exchange the TL shuriken catapult for a non twin linked shriken cannon

    may take vehicle upgrades

    Harlequins (elite) 5 for 90 pts

    harlequin: ws 5 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 6 a 2 ld 9 as -
    deathjoker: ws 5 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 6 a 2 ld 9 as -
    fateseer: ws 5 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 6 a 2 ld 9 as -
    mastermime: ws 5 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 6 a 3 ld 9 as -

    furious charge, fleet, hit & run, shuriken pistol, cc weapon, harlequin belt, holocoat.

    may take additional 5 harlequins.  
    one may be a deathjoker exchanging the cc weapon and pistol for a screamer cannon
    one may be a mastermime exchanging the cc weapon for a harlequin whip. may exchange the whip for a powersword
    one may be a fateseer becoming psyker lv 1 and granting him hallucination grenades.
    each harlequin may exchange the CCW for a whip.
    up to 2 may exchange the pistol for a fusionpistol

    The fateseer is psyker level 1 and got only 1 power:
    veil of teirs: blessing. every enemy shooting on the fateseer and his unit has to roll 2d6 x 2 to see if they are within range. if they are not they cannot decide to shoot on a different target

    Rangers (troops) 60 points for 5
    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 8 as 5+

    old nemesis, move through cover, infiltrate, battle trance, stealth, fleet. aramid armor, ranger sniperrifle, shuriken pistol. 

    May take up to 5 additional rangers

    Wraithlord (heavy support) 120 pts

    ws 4 bs 4 s 8 t 8 w 3 i 4 a 3 ld 10 as 3+

    old nemesis, fearless, 2 shuriken catapults

    each shuriken catapult may be exchanged for flamers.

    may take a ghostglaive.
    may take up to 2 of the following:
    shurikencannon
    laserlance
    haywire laser
    starcannon
    eldar rocketlauncher with plasma and starstrike rockets

    Wraithguard 160 for 5

    ws 4 bs 4 s 5 t 6 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 10 as 3+

    old nemesis, fearless, bulky,phantombeamer (sp)
    up to 5 additional ones
    the whole unit may exchange the beamers for warpscythes
    the unit may take a serpent

    Wraithblades  (elite) 160 base for 5

    ws 4 bs 4 s 5 t 6 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 10 as 3+

    old nemesis, fearless, bulky

    2 ghostblades
    may take up to 5 additional
    the unit may exchange the ghost blades for ghost axe and forceshield
    may take a serpent

    (you can give those with a seer in it a 2+ armor save.. just saying... but psychic powers come later )

    Wraithknight  heavy support 240 points

    ws 4 bs 4 s 10 t 8 w 6 i 5 a 4 ld 10 as 3+
    monstrous creature with jumppack, old nemesis, fearless

    2 heavy phantombeamer

    may exchange both beamer for:
    ghostglaive and scattershield
    suncannon and scattershield

    may take up to 2 of the following (in any combination):
    shuriken cannon
    haywire laser
    starcannon

    Sumach Wraithhunter  (fast attack) : 185 pts

    bs 4 f 10 s 10 r 10 3 hp

    psyker level 1, psyker crew, vector dancer

    he always comes with the terrify psychic power (telepathy)

    no roll allowed

    2 heavy warpscythes, ghostbreaker, soulstones.

    striking scorpions: elite : 85 points for 5
    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 3+ as
    exarch : +1 ws, bs, i and a
    old nemesis, move through cover infiltrate, battle trance, stealth, fleet, heavy aspect armor, shuriken pistol, plasma grenades, scorpion sword, mandiblasters

    may take up to 5 additional
    one may be a exarch
    may replace the pistol for scorpion scissors
    may replace the sword for ripping blade
    may replace the pistol and the sword for a

    scorpionscimiat (sp)
    may take 2 powers:
    monster hunter
    assassin
    crushing blow

    may take a serpent

    Banshees (elite) 75 points for 5

    ws 4 bs 4 s 3 t 3 w 1 i 5 a 1 ld 9 4+ as
    exarch +1 ws, bs, i a and 3+ as
    acrobatic, old nemesis, battle trance, fleet aspect armor, heavy aspect armor (exarch), shuriken pistol, power sword, banshee mask

    may take up to 5 additional ones

    one may be a exarch
    may exchange the powersword for:
    triskele or deathblade
    the exarch may exchange the pistol and power sword for

    2 mirror blades
    she may take up to 2 powers:
    fear
    disarm
    shield of grace

    may take a serpent

    Asurmen  220 pts

    old nemesis, eternal warrior, fearless, counter attack, hand of asuryan, battle trance, fleet, independent character

    exarch powers:
    battle luck and shield of grace

    phoenix armor, twin linked hunting catapult

    Hand of Asuryan: if you play him he always has to be the warlord... he rolls d3 times on the warlord chart. rerolling doubles.

    Relic: sword of asur: s +1 ap 2 master crafted, soulcut (for each failed save by this blade the enemy has to make a ld test. if he fails, instant death)

    Karandras

    ws 7 bs 7 s 4 t 4 w 3 i 7 a 4 ld 10 as 2+

    old nemesis, move through cover, eternal warrior, fearless, infiltrate, battle trance, night vision, fleet, shrouded (o.o) independent character, phoenix armor, scorpion sword, scorpion scissors, plasma grenades.

    Exarch powers: assassin, monster hunter

    Warlord trait: the 1st one. always

    His relic, sting of the scorpion: in cc at iniatiative step 10, he causes a single automatic hit at strength 6 on a enemy in base contact. if he is within a challenge the hit has to go to the challenger. nothing else.

    Jain Zar

    ws 7 bs 7 s 4 t 4 w 3 i 7 a 4 ld 10 as 2+

    acrobatic (counter attack for exarch and unit) old nemesis, eternal warrior, fearless, battle trance, fleet, independent character. Phoenix Armor.

    Exarch Powers: fear, disarm

    Relics:
    silent death:
    shooting 12" s user ap 2 assault 4
    close combat: s user ap 2 melee.

    Blade of Destruction:
    s user ap 2 melee, rending

    Mask of Jain Zar: If Jain Zar assaults the WS and initiative of every enemy in the close combat is reduced by 5 (minimum 1) always comes with the 3rd warlord trait


    Fuegan

    ws 7 bs 7 s 4 t 4 w 3 i 7 a 4 ld 10 as 2+

    old nemesis, eternal warrior, fearless, battle trance, fleet, independent character, unbreakable resolve, feel no pain. phoenix armor, fire pike, melta bombs

    Exarch powers: fire hail, crushing blow

    Relic axe of fire: s user ap 1 melee, armourbane

    Unbreakable resolve: on the end of each phase in which Fuegan lost a wound his S and his A increase by 1 foreach lost wound. last until the end of the game.

    Always comes with the 5th warlord power.

    Maugan Ra

    ws 7 bs 7 s 4 t 4 w 3 i 7 a 4 ld 10 as 2+

    old nemesis, eternal warrior, fearless, hatred (chaos daemons) battle trance, fleet, independent character, relentless, phoenix armor

    exarch powers: night vision, fire hail, sniper vision

    Relic : maugetar: 36" s 6 ap 5 assault 4 rending, pinning
    in close combat : s +2 ap 3 melee always has the 5th warlord trait

    Baharroth

    ws 7 bs 7 s 4 t 4 w 3 i 7 a 4 ld 10 as 2+

    old nemesis, uprise, messenger of victory, eternal warrior,fearless, battle trance, fleet, night vision, shining sun,independent character,phoenix armor, falcon claws, haywire mines, plasmagrenades, falcon grenadelauncher, falcon wings.

    Exarch Powers: battle luck, hit & run

    Singing Sun: every enemy that is within 6" when baharroth deepstrikes count as having been hit by a weapon with the blind special rune.

    Relic : shinging blade: s user ap 3 melee, blinding. always has the 3rd warlord trait

    Eldrad

    ws 5 bs 5 s 3 t 4 w 3 i 5 a 1 ld 10 as -

    Old Nemesis, the Path Beyond, Battle Trance, psyker level 4, fleet, independent character.

    Psychic powers : runes of fate, telepathy and divination, shurken pistol, hagun zar, ghost helm, runes of protection, runes of clarity.

    Relics

    Armor of the last runes: 3+ invul

    Staff of Ulthamar: s user ap 3 melee, lifebane, force weapon, soubound

    Soulbound: whenever eldrad passes a psychic tests he rolls a d6 on a 5+ he gains 1 warpcharge. 

    Path Beyond: after both sides have deployed but before scouting moves are made you may redeploy d3+1 units. you cannot switch from on the table in reserve or from reserve on the board always comes with the 2nd warlord trait

    Ilic 

    If you play him you can make rangers to pathfinders for +13 pts per model. granting precision shots on 5+ and shrouded. (in addition to stealth) and no you dont need anything to play a seer council, they are just 1 unit per primary detatchment



    So thanks to our source for basically EVERYTHING here!

    Loken and Son of Dorn

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  • 05/29/13--23:52: WarGames Con is coming!




  • WargamesCon is back for its 5th year, bigger and better than ever!


    The Dark Millennium Beckons!
    All our great Warhammer 40,000 events return, from the Team Tournament, 40K Championship, Mirror Match, and Horus Heresy Narrative Apocalypse. Whatever you 40K fans like - we have!


    Enter the Iron Kingdoms!
    Our full 7 event weekend long tournament track returns. We are happy to announce that we will have all kinds of Privateer Press cool stuff to see as well as tons of your favorite games all around.  Look for continual demos and events all weekend long.
     

     Stop by the Privateer Press demo area and get in a game of Warmachine-Hordes.  There's a reason Privateer Press is growing like a weed - find out why

    "DC" is Talking Convergence!  Privateer Press Development Manager, David "DC" Carl is coming to WarGamesCon, and unveils some of the bigger secrets of the Convergence in a QnA panel that is all about the upcoming faction about to hit the tabletop - DON'T MISS IT.

    Pre-release Convergence Army Giveaway! You heard that right, DC is bringing a giveaway Convergence army for one lucky winner.  Here's your chance to own the new faction over a month before it hits the shelves!

    Convergence is in the Hall! Look for Privateer Press staff to show off the latest faction on the tabletop during the convention.  Keep a sharp eye out and you can see what all the excitement is all about.

    Rule the Old World- The Weekend long Warhammer Fantasy track wants you general!

    Flames of War Nationals
    - Battle across Europe in our 3rd annual FoW Nationals.

    X-Wing Regionals May the force be with you.  Bring 100 pts of X-wing and show you're the greatest starfighter pilot in the galaxy! This Friday only event gets you into the fastest growing wargame of the year.

    Legend of Five RingsOur first weekend long L5R Kotei arrives!

    Even More Games!
    That's right, You already know about our 40k, Fantasy, Warmachine, Flames of War, and Legend of 5 Rings events. Here's even more!

    Mack Martin Returns!Stop by the Wyrd demo area for continual games of Malifaux and learn all about Wyrd's latest (and perhaps upcoming) games!  Hang with Mack, one of the industry's best designers (and all around cool dude).

    DREADBALL!!! Stop by the Mantic demo area to get in a game of the most intense sport to hit the tabletop scene.  Grab a team and try to win your first Dreadbowl!

    Infinity! Come by the Infinity Demo table and check out Why Corvus Belli is converting the masses.

    These are holding weekend long events, demos and/or tourneys!  What are you waiting for?  Get in there and have some fun!

    Back to the event...

    Our new fancy hotel has triple the space, a full vendor hall, and hundreds of more tables.  Here’s a rundown on what to expect schedule wise for our biggest WargamesCon yet!  Don't wait too long, get your tickets and rooms reserved while they last.


    WAR Games Con 2013 Renaissance Hotel Booking PageThe cheaper hotel WarGamesCon booking period is almost over!BOOK YOUR ROOM ASAP!



    There are prizes awarded specifically for Renaissance Hotel guests and hotel bookings let us spend more money on prizes for YOU!  The Renaissance is one of the premiere hotels in Austin, with plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby (perfect if anyone wants to bring along the family). 
    Book your room FAST!
     







    You can buy tickets here.

    Loken

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    My buddy Rob over at Spikey Bits has released a video review of the new White Dwarf with the Eldar Releases.  Worth a watch as you wait to get your new Eldar.



     


    Enjoy!

    Loken

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    From Forge World:

    Praetors are the mightiest warriors and battle-leaders of the Legiones Astartes, second only to the godlike Primarchs in their martial skill and generalship. Each is a vastly experienced warrior and warlord, unique in character, who has writ a legend for themselves in blood and slaughter.

    These lords of the Imperium possess a panoply of the finest weapons and armour known to humanity and hold the power of life and death over worlds, with direct control over entire war fleets and great armies. In their ranks can be found Chapter Masters and Lord Commanders, Khans, Tribunes and First Captains as the traditions of the Legions dictate; regardless of title each is a master of war, and each has conquered worlds unnumbered in the glory of the Great Crusade.

    The Legion Praetors set contains two incredibly detailed multi-part resin models, designed by Edgar Skomorowski. One Praetor is clad in artificer-modified Cataphractii armour, armed with an ornate paragon blade power sword and a Volkite Charger, while the other wears ornate artificer-modified MkIII ‘Iron’ armour and carries a fantastically-detailed archaeotech pistol, as well as a mighty paragon blade power sword. These two characters are fully compatible with Forge World’s Terminator and MkIV weapon sets, allowing for a great variety of wargear options.

    I already have a set of these and highley reccomend them!



    And the Luna Wolves get their decal and brass etch due:




    So go to the Forgeworld site and order up you Horus Heresy nuts!

    And join the Horus Heresy Forum!

    Loken

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    The New Iyaden Supplement is out and here is the video! 




    Pay attention and you will see the rules pages scroll by.
    Loken


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  • 06/03/13--23:40: Warhammer 40K on eBay



  • I am cleaning out and have a bunch of stuff on eBay right now. I would greatly appreciate you all checking out my auctions.  Lots of books, some old school 40K, and more.  And next week I have some sweet armies going up.

    Check out my auctions here.

    Loken


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    Games Workshop sent out an email stating that there were 350 copies left of the Eldar Special Edition Codex.
    You can buy it here, but at $ 100 I have to say, you better be a VERY hardcore Eldar fan.  These books never hold their value.  Just try and sell a 4th or 5th edition limited edition Rulebook now and you will be lucky to get 1/5th the original price.


    You can also download the digital version of the Eldar Codex.  But at $ 49.99 this is very expensive.  Think about it.  Games workshop doesn't have to PRINT The digital Codex, so already they are saving the $ 5 or so it costs to print the codex in China (I printed catalogs for Propworx in China and know how cheap it is).  Plus they have zero labor costs in shipping it.

    Now a rational strategy would be to charge $ 50 for the codex and add the Digital version on for maybe $ 19.95 more.  If you want just the digital version, then you pay maybe $ 39.95.

    But what do I know?  I don't run an intergalactic monopoly that squeezes every last dime out of its loyal customers.

    Loken

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    The word is out and Games Workshop has raised prices on paints and brushes.
    After 5 years of constant price increases on their models, seeing some models like a Land Raider go up 50%, this year's annual price increase will be limited to hobby supplies.

    Maybe GW has realized it can only squeeze so much out of its customers.  Many of my friends have left the hobby because they are so pissed at Games Workshop, and with good reason.  With codex 40K models now crossing the $ 100 mark with the $ 115 Wraith Knight, Games Workshop is establishing itself as a rich man's hobby.  In a time of slow economic growth, and almost ZERO inflation, how Games Workshop justifies these price increases is beyond most hobbyists.  

    Wayne Clark, a good friend of mine, had almost every 40K army.  And LOTS of them. He probably owns a quarter million points overall.  And last year he rage quit 40K because he was so pissed about the relentless price increases.

    Probably the most noticeable price increase is the 40K starter set, which went from $ 50 in 2008 to $ 100 now.  For a company dedicated to "recruitment" into the hobby, the whole point of the one man store philosophy, asking someone to buy a $ 100 starter set is a big chore.  At $ 50 they would fly off the shelves according to numerous GW managers and game store owners, but at $ 100 it is a tough sell.

    Ultimately, the bigger question is whether Tom Kirby, Games Workshop CEO, is setting the company up for a sale.  Cutting costs and raising prices to drive profitability is a indicator that this may be the case.

    And stay tuned for big news on how Games Workshop ran me out of being a store owner because they didn't like this blog.  That story starts this afternoon.

    Loken

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  • 06/05/13--18:21: Games Workshop Sold?

  • Has Games Workshop been sold?  Sources say so.

    For the past year I have been telling people that Games Workshop has been setting itself up for a sale.  Laying off expensive staff, cutting expenses and raising prices to show more profitability.  Mark Wells, the CEO, leaving was another sign.  And Larry from BoLS agrees with me.  We have talked about this for a while now.  All the signs were there that GW was on the block.  After all, Kirby & company have squeezed all the profitability they can out of the company.  Now the company has to rely on sales growth, which, in a poor economic environment and with product prices at extremely high levels, a canny insider would know that the stock won't keep going up.  And there were some strange large sales of stock a few months ago.  And the stock has increased 16% in the past three months.


    Now I have a yet unconfirmed source, telling me that the deal has happened, and simply hasn't been announced yet.  I have tried to tap into my sources at GW, but nothing. 



    Games Workshop has been highly secretive with its new releases, insisting on secrecy for dubious reasons.  They claim hype dilutes their sales, causing people to lose interest in the actual product when it finally comes.  Total nonsense, but it is what they claim.  (Tell the movie industry this...or any business for that matter).  Maybe if they had enough product for everyone on the day of release people would buy on the hype and not lose interest over the two or three weeks it takes to get the new releases at their FLGS.  

    Or, maybe GW has another reason for secrecy.  Maybe they are trying to clamp down on scuttlebutt for this very situation.  GW is very serious about their secrecy.

    So for now we have to wait for word from Mt. Olympus.

    Loken

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  • 06/06/13--09:05: Games Workshop Follow Up





  • Well, a lot of discussion has come from my post yesterday of a source who said Games Workshop is in the midst of a sale.  A few clarifications.

    1)  Games Workshop is a public company traded in the UK on the FTSE.  That means it has very different rules and regulations than for companies publicly traded on an American Exchange.

    2)  Games Workshop is a fairly closely held public company.  That means that a few number of shareholders, in their case, institutions, hold the majority of the shares.  Tom Kirby, as Chairman and acting CEO, is very tight with each of these institutions, as some are represented on the board, and others are merely just invested for the long haul.

    3)  If a sale is in the works, the parties would simply need to get the approval of these limited number of shareholders, and then execute the actual sale contract at a later date.  There would be no requirement to tell the minor shareholders of the pending sale until a document was executed. 

    4)  In these transactions, typically a binding letter of intent would be put in place, based on the successful execution of the acquiring parties due diligence would be typical.

    This is what happened with T-Mobil and AT&T last year, where the sale was conditional upon regulator approval.  When that approval was not going to be forthcoming, T-Mobile got a sweet $ 1 billion payment from AT&T for the deal falling through.


    I am not familiar with English law, so I do not know when disclosure is required and for what actions by the board of directors.  Anyone who knows for a fact, please chime in.

    And everyone in experience in business and public companies, has known that something was up for a while.   But the last couple weeks there have been so many indications that this is happening.  No one thing that you can point to, just a lot of little things.  When my source said it is done, I asked him more questions, to which he couldn't supply answers

    Also, both BoLS and Faeit212 authors have said something is up.  Natfka posted this on the comments of yesterday's article:

    "However, you may be on to something regarding the sale. I just received something as well on it. going to go live with it."

    And

    "Something is going on. A long time source of mine has chimed in."


    So we will wait and see.

    Loken

     

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  • 06/07/13--18:00: Siegeworld Apocalypse Game


  • Anyone who knows the guys from Siegeworld in St. Louis, know they are the best Apocalypse club in the country.  And I don't say that lightly.  Despite 3 major Apocalypse clubs being represented at The Big game III, Apoc-Eclipse from North Carolina, my own SoCal Apocalypse and Siegeworld, the Siegeworld guys brought the most players, had awesome armies and were just great guys to play.

    They also mastered Floorhammer and you should check their site out here.

    Well, they are hosting a game as the FLGS lost its lease and is closing down.  So if you are in that area, please join them.  I guarantee you will have a blast!

     Big Kahuna (on left of course), Siegeworld Legend

    THE DETAILS:

    The month of June will see 2 things come to a close...  The current rules for Apocalypse (as the new edition is expected in July) and unfortunately the Wargamers' Cave is closing (property manager is not renewing their lease).  Come and participate in a farewell event to Apocalypse and the Wargamers' Cave, details below. 

    Wargamer’s Cave and the Siegeworld Gaming Club

    present

    The Awakening

    a 40K Apocalypse Game

    June 29, 2013



    +++ TRANSMISSION+++
    ++Recipient: Any Available Imperial Units ++
    ++Subject: Under Attack++
    ++Author: Colonel Velus – Ricen VII Defense Detachment++
    ++++
    They have awoken!  Whatever was entombed in the city has awoken and is attacking us, and they are not alone!  Some of the ….. turned….. horrors…..
    +++TRANSMISSION TERMINATED+++


    +++ ACCESS MECHANICUS DATA FILE+++
    ++Subject: Ricen VII – Archeotech Research++
    ++Author: Adept Damann ++
    ++++
    The world of Ricen VII hosts an Imperial colony that was jointly sponsored by the Adeptus Mechanicus and the ++CLASSIFIED++ tasked with the Archeotech research of an ancient buried city of unknown origin.  Of particular note is a central structure………
    +++ACCESS REVOKED DATA STREAM TERMINATED+++


    The Awakening is a Warhammer 40,000 Apocalypse game between the forces of the Imperium and Eldar against  the forces of the Necrons and allied elements (i.e. Chaos Space Marines, Traitor Guard, etc. as needed to balance the forces).  This is also a farewell Apocalypse event as the Wargamer’s Cave will be losing its lease by the end of July.

    Entry fees for this will be $10.00 per person payable at the door.  Entry fees will go towards prize support (most likely a random drawing).  There are initially 14 spots available for this event (7 Imperial/Eldar spots and 7 Necron/allies spots) so please sign up by PM or e-mailing me.

    Date: June 29, 2013
    Location:  Wargamer’s Cave: 3665 Nameoki Rd., Granite City, IL 62040
    Registration Begins: 11:30 AM
    Game Starts: 12:00 PM

    The following rules will be used for this scenario game:
        • Warhammer 40,000, 6th Edition Rules
        • Warhammer 40k Apocalypse and Apocalypse Reloaded
        • All Official Game Workshop Published FAQs and Datasheets
        • All Forgeworld Imperial Armor Publications and FAQs

    Note: The order of precedence for rules is as follows
        • Scenario Special Rules/Restrictions (see bleow)
        • Games Workshop rules, Datasheets, and FAQs
        • Forgeworld rules and FAQs (Datasheets for Apocalypse overrides Rules in Imperial Armor)
        • Adepticon INAT FAQ

    Special Rules:
        • Turns will be times. Each player turn will be 45 minutes. Any actions not completed by the end of the turn’s time will not occur. Any actions partially completed at the end of a turn’s time limit are halted immediately and we move on to the next player turn.
        • Each player should plan on a 3000 to 5000 point force from any Games Workshop Codex:
        • Each player should plan on bringing an army with at least 1 HQ and 2 Troop choices for each Codex they will use.  I.e. if a player wanted to bring Space Marines and Imperial Guard, at minimum a single HQ choice must be selected from each Codex and at minimum 2 Troop choices must be selected from each Codex.  Thus at minimum that player will have 1 Space Marine HQ, 1 Imperial Guard HQ, 2 Space Marine Troops, and 2 Imperial Guard Troop choices.  Lastly, an additional category will be used, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), which includes Super Heavies and Gargantuan Creatures. Note: WMDs will be limited to no more than 3 per player, and no WMD may have more than 4 structure points.
        • Each Player may choose one free Strategic Asset from Warhammer 40k Apocalypse or Apocalypse Reloaded. Additional Strategic Assets are allowed only if granted by a chosen formation.
        • The Strategic Asset “Flank March” is only allowed for a formation that grants it and then can only be used by that formation, regardless of what the Data Sheet states.
        • Pulsarokits and Deathstrike Missiles are limited to 1 per player
        • Disruptor Beacons are modified to only work within a 12 inch radius and also only activate on a 5+




    So if you are close, go and play.  There is no one I would rather play with than these guys! 

    Loken


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    Buy a cool fleet and do a good deed!

    From my buddy Zac Soden:

    Resin Addict member and hobby friend Shane Barnbrook (Barn) suffered a lot of misfortune last year with regards to his health. Something as seemingly inane as accidentally swallowing a chicken bone resulted ultimately in a coma and paralysis! While doctors expect him to make a full recovery, it will be a very long journey. In order to take the first steps Barn needs to get out of rehab and back to his home so that he can be with his lovely wife and children. This however requires extensive and expensive improvements and mobility assistance equipment.

    In order to help raise funds for Barn and his family I am auctioning off a one-of-a-kind custom Battlefleet Gothic fleet on ebay: 
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190848743706

    Every cent from the auction will be donated to the Barnbrooks (the models, listing fees and postage are all coming out of my own pocket). Even if you're not into BFG yourself, please spread the word so that we can get lots of bidding!


    The Fleet

    Let’s get down to business. This fleet has been designed as a competitive, stylised 1500 point Voss fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. It is composed of the following:
     
    1x Fleet captain +1 extra re-roll (not a physical model)
    2x Mars class Battlecruisers
    1x Dominator class cruiser
    1x Gothic class cruiser
    2x Endurance class light cruisers
    5x Sword class frigates
    4x Cobra class destroyers

    That’s a total of 15 ships and exactly 1500 points.




     

    Cruisers and Battlecruisers
     
    These are all converted from the standard imperial plastic cruisers. I have fitted custom prows and one of the battlecruisers has a bridge and superstructure section taken from a Chaos cruiser. The Dominator has a different style of Nova Cannon fitted to further differentiate it from the others.


    Light Cruisers
     
    These are resin casts of the custom design I created. They have been fitted with standard plastic Imperial lance decks (however note that I have not fitted the lance turrets – these will be supplied in a bag so they can be glued into the desired positions).


    Frigates and Destroyers
     
    These are custom designs by myself that I have recast in resin. In this fleet they are standing in as Sword and Cobra class ships. 

    Custom Bases
     
    As if all of the above custom goodness weren’t enough, I have gone one step further and added custom bases. These are resin cast and include bearing and fire arc indicators moulded into them. Escort sized ships are mounted on a styrene rod and all other ships are mounted using a brass rod. This means no more snapped stems!

    Free Shipping
     
    That’s right – I will package the fleet very carefully and post it via registered airmail to anywhere in the world for free!

    Final Notes

    All ships will be supplied assembled but unpainted. Some have been partially primed. For shipping I will remove them all from their bases – superglue will need to be used to re-fix them.


    And if you don't bid, DONATE!







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    Another source has chimed in that Games Workshop is in fact undergoing change of control.  
    The chatter is picking up as doubters check with their sources, who wind up confirming that something is going down.  While the source wouldn't say exactly what type of change of control that is, outright sale, merger, change of ownership of a majority of shares, it is clear something is happening.  

    And to those who say "We'll I am a GW shareholder and I have heard nothing." Know that a public corporation is under no obligation to tell every shareholder what is happening all the time.  Being that GW is very closely held and that Chairman Tom Kirby probably has a majority of the shares with him on any type of deal, the rank and file shareholders will find out when the deal is announced.

    Stay tuned as we have our ears to the ground.

    Loken

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    Black Library is taking a big step forward with new publications in digital form.  A whole range of new volumes is coming out for your Andorid, Kindle or iBook devices.  You can download a preview here.  Although it really isnt much of a preview, more of an announcement.  But I love the idea that these volumes will fill out the fluff.  And frankly, Black Library was one of the main reasons I bought a new top of the line iPad.

    The new volumes are:

    Warlords of the Dark Millemium

    Munitorum

    Index Astartes


    So check them out and look for more fluff from Black Library.

    Loken





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    Big announcement in the gaming world as Games Workshop and Behaviour Interactive announced a 40K MMOG.  

    This is both exciting and daunting, as few MMOGs actually make it.  Even the Star Wars version has struggled.  Star Trek online had to go from a pay model to a free model (and is thriving now).  You can check it out here.

    So here was the announcement:


    Behaviour Interactive and Games Workshop® proudly announce a new online game in theWarhammer® 40,000® universe: Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. Behaviour Interactive has obtained the rights to create a wholly new MMORPG persistent war experience for PC, PS4 and Xbox One set in Games Workshop's universe of the 41stMillennium. In the game, players choose a Warhammer 40,000 race and fight directly as one of their warriors in massive conflicts for territory. It will be up to each faction's community to determine their own destiny as they vie for control of an entire planet.
     

    "I am thrilled to announce what will finally be the first MMORPG based on the Warhammer 40,000 license," said Miguel Caron, Head of Studio, Online at Behaviour Interactive. "Eternal Crusade's team are all MMO development veterans and with the support of Behaviour's 20+ years of experience this is going to be the online Warhammer 40,000 universe game that fans have been dreaming of for years!"
    "Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is the second milestone in Behaviours new online strategic positioning after last year's Star Citizen Announcement." said Rémi Racine, President and Executive Producer of Behaviour. "We are very happy with the progress of the online studio and you should expect more similar announcements to come."
    "The depth, breadth and sheer level of detail that the Warhammer 40,000 universe has after 26 years of continuous development makes it one of the great fantasy settings of our times." said Jon Gillard, Head of Licensing at Games Workshop. "Experiencing the thrill of first hand combat in this world of eternal conflict, with thousands of other players beside you, will be fantastic."
    Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is currently in development for PC, PS4, and Xbox One and will release in late 2015.
    Main features of the game include:
    • Experience the gameworld with 3rd-person, behind the shoulder action featuring precision gunplay and brutal melee combat with excruciating finishers; 
    • Participate in a persistent online war to conquer the planet, its fate completely in the hands of the players; 
    • Become a warrior from one of four initial factions, each unique and opposed to one another: Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Orks and Eldar. 
    • Participate in truly massive conflicts that simultaneously bring thousands of players to bear over territories and other strategic resources. 
    • Get behind the controls of Space Marine Rhinos, Predators, Ork Battlewagons and other iconic vehicles of the 41st millennium; 
    • Hack through genuinely challenging procedural content alongside your battle-brothers and never have the same experience twice; 
    • Earn the right to customize your builds in a deep progression system drawing on the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe. 
    • Found a Battle Squad with friends and prepare for conflict from your customized shared space in orbit - then drop down to the planet together and seek out glory!
    About Behaviour Interactive
    Based in Montreal, Quebec, Behaviour Interactive (www.bhvr.com) is an independent world leader in the video game industry, employing 275 talented people in Montreal, Quebec, and Santiago, Chile. Since 1992, the company has developed over 140 fun games for everyone on all major platforms. Today, the studio specializes in creating engaging and reward entertainment built with market and platform in mind, through mobile, online and console games. Behaviour works with the industry's best media companies, including 505 Games, Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Disney, EA, Eidos, Games Workshop, Konami, Majesco, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Paramount, Sony, THQ, Ubisoft and Warner.
     
    I will certainly sign up and I can't wait to see what the game has to offer.  What is your take?
    Loken

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  • 06/13/13--07:01: More Warhammer 40K on eBay



  • A Rare Emperor resin and metal model leads my latest week of eBay auctions.

    There are 21 great Warhammer 40K items on eBay now and you can find them here.  Some rarer items you might find of interest, the Sideshow collectible statues, a beautiful painted Sisters of Battle Exorcist  So bid early and often!  

    The GW Backpack

    Heroes of the Adeptus Astartes

    A beautifully painted Sisters of Battle Exorcist

    Thanks for looking!

    Loken

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    Forge World has finally released their awesome Fulgrim model.

    From Forge World:

    The mercurial and prideful Fulgrim, the Phoenician, strove to be a paragon of all things. He passed on his values to his Legion, where they became enshrined as a remorseless dedication to perfection in warfare. Such all-consuming ambition came at the price of vainglory and hubris for both the Emperor’s Children Legion and their master, and they were swiftly ensnared in the Warmaster’s conspiracy.

    Modelled in the thick of bloody combat, his arrogance and condescension given way to fratricidal anger and battle-born wrath, this dynamic miniature showcases the full opulence of Fulgrim’s panoply. The miniature comes supplied in a handsome presentation box, and features a large 60mm scenic base, itself packed with detail, into which a 40mm base sits, allowing for both display and gaming use. You can find out about how Simon Egan approached such an iconic project here. There is a 360º view of the model at the end of the video.

    Fulgrim is available to pre-order now for despatch from the 28th of June.


    A beautiful model, I think Forge World has a hit on their hands.

    Loken

    Do you plan to buy one?

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    Forge World has released this video with Simon Egan talking about the new Fulgrim model.

    Worth a look...


    These are the best videos Forge World releases as you get a good behind the scenes look at how a model came to be.

    And Simon is a genius.

    Loken

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