Valhallan Ice Warrior Cosplay by Kosataya

You may have seen a post of the page recently with a Russian style female Space Marine from Khelga Khromaya, well it looks like Russia has more than just Marines, it also has Imperial Guard in the form of Kosataya as a Valhallan Ice Warrior.

Props: LARPoratory Photo: Kirchos Model & Postproduction: : Natalya Blinkova

Props: LARPoratory, Photo: Kirchos, Model & Postproduction: Natalya Blinkova (Kosataya)

Both of these are examples of Cosplay (Costumed Play), basically it boils down to dressing/acting as a character you like. Having looked on Deviant Art it turns out there are loads of great examples where people have taken the imagery and style of Warhammer and 40K and made outfits of their own ranging from the humble Guardsman or Empire soldier all the way to Space Marine Terminators. Continue reading

TK-421, Why Aren’t You At Your Post?

Star Wars: Imperial Assault by Fantasy Flight Games, is awesome. The game itself is a topic for another time (yes Matt, i WILL get around to it) and the components are extremely high quality. Included in the base set are 3 squads of the Empire’s finest. The Imperial Stormtrooper. These humble little guys start out fairly naff, but with the right agenda selection can be truly scary, near limitless in number and generally your go-to guys when you want something made dead. Unfortunately, they come in a dull grey plastic..what to do…. oh yeah…. Continue reading

Bllluruuruggghhhhhhrrrruuuubbb /Translated: Welcome

Well here we go, my first blog. This is all about one of my loves in my life;  Warhammer 40K.  I’ve been playing Warhammer in one form or another since I was 9 years old meaning I’ve been playing for 24 odd years.

68916_md-2nd Edition, Copyright Games Workshop, TyranidsLike everyone, I started with Sppppaaaaacccccccceeee Marines.  But I got bored with Space Marine on Space Marine battles and  in 1993 when Games Workshop released the first Codex Tyranids I instantly fell in love with a new faction.  How could I not with artwork like this?

So I started building a small Hive Fleet and being a young whipper snapper I painted everything in GW’s own colour schemes alas growth under a pocket-money salary was slow.    Then a few years later my school friend and only regular opponent left leaving me with no one to battle – and little incentive to continue collecting.  However I still followed GW closely. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Swarmm Wargames at Games Day 2002

Swarmm at Games Day 02

Swarmm at Games Day 02

A long time ago (in a galaxy far away…) before the White Eagles there was Swarmm…

Here are a few of the old members at Games Day 2002 doing an Inquisitor display game.

The terrain was all custom built and took a lot of putting together, the 8 by 4 board was fully tiled from old cereal boxes. Some of the members still can’t look at a box of Frosties without having ‘Nam style flashbacks!

Star Trek vs Star Wars……..Please Give it a Rest.

Star_Trek_vs_Star_Wars_by_ApolloNuiWhat is it with a certain selection of geeks out there, with their “is better than Star Trek” or “Star Trek is better than Star Wars” or god forbid, the really boring “What would win in space battle, the Enterprise or an Imperial Star Destroyer?”

IT DOESN’T MATTER, GET OVER IT!

Why? Let me point out some important points.

1, Star Wars is set (all together now), A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away……

This means, that even though they look human, they aren’t ‘earthlings’, and as far as we are concerned, we could have still been scratching around in trees whilst Luke was spanking Vader.

2, Star Trek is set in our future, a possible vision of where we as a race may be heading.

So the above scenario would never-ever happen, so stop with it, now!

And don’t even start with this crap!

warhammer-40k-vs-star-trek-star-warsAnd anyway, Stargate is better than both of them.

Rant over.

Club Meet – 21/03/15

Last nights club meeting was a blast, 3 games of 40K and the conclusion to the Star Wars: Imperial Assault campaign.

Game 1 saw Gaz and his Eldar (Craftworld & Harlequins) take on Keiths Grey Knights with Imperial Knight support. The result was a massacre in favour of the Eldar with the Knights seeming just have dangerous masses haywire shots can be…

To the Darkside come you will

To the Darkside come you will

The second game saw two tendrils of the Hive Mind both fighting over the same planet, the result; a bloodbath…

Game 3 was Tau vs Dark Eldar, the result a win for the Tau but more importantly it let Sam have a run through of 7th Ed and get used to the subtle changes that have taken place to the Dark Eldar.

The Star Wars: Imperial Assault campaign ended well, there was a fear that ‘campaign creep’ meant the Heroes were too powerful for the Empire to stop, but the last mission was more than a match for them! It finished with the Wookiee downed to massed Stormtrooper fire, the Bothan out from being force-choked, the smuggler running for the hills, wounded and exhausted (she’s maintaining it was a tactical withdrawal). The campaign ended in a one on one duel between the Jedi-in-training and Darth Vader himself.

Vader was forced to retreat eventually and the heroes won the day (and the campaign).

Great club meeting, next time it’s 40K Kill Teams!