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  1. Thanks, hopefully I can find one of them online tonight. I'm up to the first mandatory dungeon in the story quest line and I've queued for two duties already (~45 minutes each time) and both had a drop out right at the end
  2. That's good enough for me - the scrolling text makes me feel less lonely. Who's the best person to message about an invite?
  3. So Rushy convinced me to give this a go... Is the LS still active? I wouldn't mind a bit of chat if there are people still about, plus I could do with some dungeon help as I've just hit the first mandatory quest
  4. Hey chaps, I was just wondering what one does to get back into some Guild action? I recognise some names from back when I played in the old Rulers of Muk. I've recently moved my dudes back over to Earthen Ring from their time in the wilderness and I'm lonely... Unfortunately my mains are mostly Alliance these days, but I still have a Horde Mage and Death Knight that would love to come and say hello
  5. Just to let you all know that the headstart servers have been announced over on Warhammer Alliance. If anyone here remembers me from WarCraft my guild and I will be rolling Order on Burlok. Although we're not strictly open for recruitment yet, if I've played with you before I'd be happy to extend an invite your way. Providing we didn't have a massive falling out of course You can find a link to our blog in my sig.
  6. I'm on Aquilonia - Freylis, Guardian and Chieftain of the Bride Burners. By the way, if anyone's looking for a guild you could do a lot worse than point your internets at our guild forums. shamelessselfpromotion/10
  7. I know I don't post on here very often, but if any of you remember me from the Rulers of Muk guild way back on Earthen Ring in WoW, there's a group of old-timers playing on Aquilonia in the guild the Bride Burners. Yes, its a bit of shameless self-promotion, but I thought I'd see if any of my old comrades where about! We've got some former members of Prevailing Light on-board as well, so if you're interested in joining, point your internets at http://brideburners.wakingdead.co.uk/. Cheers!
  8. £15 download, £25 delivered for the 2-disc DVD. Methinks your conversion from $ to £ is a bit off
  9. Not sure if anyone's interested, but there's a couple of really good painting tutorial DVDs out there. I own both Kenaz Raynor's and Laurent Esposito Mas', and I've heard good things about Rune Kappel's. Anyway, Kenaz Raynor does a DVD called The System Multipack which you can buy from various people on eBay. It costs about £15 and lasts 4 hours. It covers everything from the absolute basics (i.e. how to clean and prime a model) to NMM and airbrushing. The picture quality isn't great and its sometimes difficult to make out exactly what he's doing, but he has a very patient and clear way of explaining things, and he has one of those voices that you just don't mind listening too. Overall, I'd recommend it as a starting point; I certainly picked up at least fifteen quid's worth of info from it. Next up is Laurent Esposito Mas' similar effort, the first in a series of DVDs from the chaps at Miniature Mentor. Now I've only just ordered this so I've only got the sample clip and some online reviews to go on, but it looks far more professional than The System Multipack. If you've been following this thread you'll know of my love for the French style of miniature painting, so buying this DVD was a bit of a no-brainer for me. It seems to follow a very similar path to Kenaz's tutorials, but also has some nice overlays and a much, much better picture quality. I'll report back once I've received and watched it. Lastly there's Rune Kappel's Miniature Painting CD. Unfortunately this only features 20 minutes of video, but the picture-based tutorials are supposed to be excellent. Having said that, I can grab excellent online tutorials from a bunch of sites for free (Brushthralls, Dr. Faust, etc.) so I'm really only likely to pay for quality video. Also, a word of warning: Rune pretty much starts with the advanced techniques, so it might be worth picking up one of the other discs before getting this one. Hope somebody finds this helpful, I know for a fact the stuff I've already seen has helped my painting improve almost by the miniature.
  10. Not if, like me, you play Dark Angels. Full Deathwing Terminator army? Yes please!
  11. Tournaments use a "counts as" rule that states you can say "these Grey Hunters are all armed with close combat weapons" as long as they all look the same. So, for example, at the last tournament we used a Meltagun-armed Gun Servitor as a Plasma Cannon; as long as we didn't have any other Meltaguns in the army we were fine. Summer I'm afraid. With Planetstrike coming out in the Autumn. You only need the new rulebook though, which will be about £25 for the non-limited edition one.
  12. I think the point is they just want out of that sector altogether. Plus its much easier to make a clean break and sell the whole product line and licence on to another investor.
  13. Absolutely, but I think that's why it seems out of place. Most fans are calling GW all the names under the sun for it being a stupid decision. All they can see is that "sold out in days" must equal "massive profits" and wondering how they can bin a successful line without giving it a fair crack of the whip. Yes, it generated profit, but a very small profit, and not worth the expenditure in time and effort. Pull out of the RPG and board game market and concentrate on what sells in worthwhile amounts - that's hardly a stupid decision.
  14. Happened to WFRP as well. Hogshead picked it up after GW initially released the licence, then it went back to GW for 2nd edition under the guise of Black Industries. I don't doubt that maybe 6-12 months down the line someone like Green Ronin or Mongoose will pick up both Warhammer RPG licences. The problem is that save for a few big-hitters (D&D, WoD) the RPG market is in massive decline, and has been for years. It barely retains its core following and struggles to pull in new players. On the flipside, despite GW posting a decrease in revenue for the second year running, miniatures gaming is growing, and the novels that the Black Library produces are increasing in sales year on year. Its a sound business decision - and as RFT said the decision will have been made before the release of Dark Heresy - but seems out of place having the anouncement come so soon after what appeared to be a more-than successful launch. One scary bit of news though was how the new plastic Baneblade (and by proxy Apocalypse in general) nearly sent the company into a rapid downward spiral. They'd already assumed it was going to run at a loss, and were predicting massive losses for the end of year, but bizarrely and against all expectations it broke even in less than two months (netting ~£100,000 per minute in the first week of launch). What they have now is a state-of-the-art plastic manufacturing process that paid for itself with its first test model, and I think that's why Planetstrike is coming out this year.
  15. Surely a traitorous Iron Warriors bolt pistol with that pattern on it? I should probably report him to eBay for being a heretic...
  16. Nice work Mogster Here's what I've been up to... OK, so it isn't strictly Games Workshop, but I figured I'd post it here anyway... if people have a problem with different games being put in here, I'll remove the pictures. Anyway, what you're looking at is Kommander Sorscha from the Khador faction of Warmachine. The pictures are, again, pretty shit; I really need to invest in a camera. Having said that, I'm pretty chuffed with her to be honest, especially the snow on the base. I still need to tidy up her face a bit and dot her pupils in, but ostensibly she's finished. Back to Games Workshop: last night I got back on track with my Empire and started to paint up the BSB. I've finished him (barring his pupils - need to invest in a fibre tip pen really) and I've started to paint the banner. No idea what I'm going to do yet as I'm crap at freehand, but I figured I'd oultine something in fibre tip and fill it in with paint. Can't see me painting freehand really... I'll try and take some pics of him tonight anyway.
  17. I've got two at the moment, both with the roll of grass turf you get from GW. I've got a whole bunch of buildings and the fortress to assemble, but that won't be for a while. Thankfully we usually play at my mate's house who has four tables and a lot more scenery. When I move house again I want a bigger study that I can put my tables up in; at the moment its easier to go to my mate's.
  18. Oh God yes. Most of Forge World's stuff is of the highest quality (I own a FW winged Hive Tyrant myself) but I still think they're over-priced. I really love the Renegade Militia models as well, especially the Chaos Ogryn. Anyway, last night I gave some love to my Warmachine stuff. I know it isn't GW and I know I really should be getting on with my Empire army, but I just fancied a break. I bought Kenaz Raynor's painting and modelling DVD off eBay, and there's some top tips in it. I decided to have a crack at making a couple of snow bases for my Khador battlegroup. Got some cork slivers from Javis and put the bases together last night, then left them drying from a black undercoat. I'll get cracking with the painting and flocking this weekend.
  19. I'm gonna say completely ignore what Benji said and buy this instead. Not only does it help with your adding up, it prevents illegal lists, gives you an awesome print out with all your stats on it so you don't have to keep checking the Codex, and allows for really quick swapping around of army lists. Honestly, it is the most amazing little piece of software and is great fun to just play around with. No offense Benji, I can see what you're saying, but putting armies together isn't just about adding up the numbers. Army Builder has a bunch of other features that are even more useful - its far from just a calculator. Anyway, I'd recommend people give it a try, but to be honest its cheap enough to warrant an impulse buy. They even ship it with two licenses, so me and my mate went halves on it and got a licence each. Word of warning though: the licence is locked to a computer so once its installed you can't install it on another machine. My mate's collecting Death Korps of Krieg at the moment. They work out at £1 per point. ONE POUND PER POINT!!! I'm thinking of getting him sectioned.
  20. Thanks for all the praise guys! I'm a big fan of more naturalistic colour schemes, which really aren't as prevelant as you might think. I tend to basically follow the Forge World/Imperial Armour style of painting rather than the usually quite stark painting in the mainstream GW stuff. That's not to say its bad - far from it in fact - but it just isn't a style I like to paint in. Case in point are my Tyranids which are currently being based off Imperial Armour Volume Four, and so feature quite dark bone coloured limbs, with almost pastel-shaded carapaces, different colours depending on the models "rank" within the Tyranid heirarchy. Unfortunately its going to be some time before they're finished as I've played with them a lot so far and need to show my Necrons and Dark Angels some love! As an aside though, if I had the talent, my favourite style would be the "iridescent" technique favoured by most French painters, most notably Rackham's in-house team. Best examples of this are probably the goblin or dwarf ranges they do; you can see pictures of all their models on the Rackham Store website. Anyway, I've painted up another Pistolier horse tonight. I reckon its taking me about 2 hours from start to finished and based per horse, and about 90 minutes for a standard model. That's not actually too bad really, but it means I'm realistically only getting 1 or 2 models finished a night. Considering there are 123 models in my 2000 point army, I'm going to be here for a while yet!
  21. Thanks! Careful with the all-vehicle list though. True, its been prominent on the 4th Edition tournament scene, but 5th Edition changes to only allow Infantry to claim objectives will really limit that sort of list's usefulness. Having got royally owned by a couple of Tau/Eldar vehicle lists the other weekend I think the change is a very good idea
  22. So here's what I've been working on. First up is an Empire Pistolier champion, painted up in Talabheim colours. Interestingly I've gone for a slightly darker look to the traditional red and white, particularly as the white is much more of a cream colour (using Bleached Bone highlights over a Graveyard Earth base). Now, I've always been pretty rubbish at painting horses but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out. The picture doesn't really do it justice, camera phone and all that, but I've started to try and do some blending. I'm still not really good enough to attempt true wet blending, so this is dry blending using built up layers of highlights, but its effective enough for me. And before anybody says anything I know I haven't smoothed out the join on the horse's neck, but these are tabletop standard and not showcase standard, and I've got 2000 points to paint so ya boo sucks to you! Secondly I've got some Handgunners, again painted up using the same take on Talabheim colours. These are also magentically based using the tape and steel paper combination I talked about in my previous post. I've used the modular movement trays from Game Workshop again, but I've been trying to save the corners for bigger trays (this is a 20mm x 200mm gunline base). I'm going to cut up some of my older trays to get the corners for this and fill in the gaps with Green Stuff. Once its sprayed up black it should sit nicely with the bases. Anyway, I've got to finish the rest of my Pistoliers this week then I'll get cracking on painting the rest of the Handgunners. After that? Probably the two wizards in my list to give me a break from painting alternate red and white patterns!
  23. Nice one! I often find the absolute hardest thing is getting started, but once you're up and running you can get loads done. The best decision I ever made was buying an extension for my desk and turning it into a painting and modelling area. Its really easy to just do 30 minutes of stuff when its all laid out like that, and breaking the work down into chucks helps prevent boredom. Anyway, next on the list for me is to finish the 5-man pistolier unit and then carry on with the rest of the Handgunners. I still need to make up another 10 Swordsmen and 10 Spearmen, and I need to buy a box of Free Company for my detachments. Its all coming together though, and I can't wait to play a few games. If anyone's interested in the full 2000 points army list, let me know and I'll post it up.
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