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What I won’t get for Christmas 2012

Evening All,

I had to do this.

Christmas isn’t a time that I myself find exciting. The pressure of being ‘happy’ and all that jazz just doesn’t do it for me. This is also the first in many years where I’ve not been in the pub with my friends drinking our way to our graves only to be kicked out at 2am and told to ‘go home’.

So a quick post.

Recently I’ve treated myself to a load of Forgeworld models, quite a sizeable amount in fact as I’m planning on building a Horus Heresy force for the near future.

But as it’s Christmas I’m hoping I get some more stuff, but the chances are that it won’t happen.

Spartan Assault Tank

Spartan Assault Tank

An armoured transport of truly massive proportions, the Spartan is a heavy assault tank previously all but unknown outside of the revered Space Marine Chapters and the secretive Adeptus Mechanicus. The Spartan is a huge armoured conveyer whose purpose is to carry a large body of troops into the very heart of an enemy’s battle lines, weathering weapons fire that would be the death of any lesser vehicle.

Its design bears clear connections with that of the mighty Land Raider, and its genius is such that the greater proportion of its interior space is given over to a transport capacity greater than any other Imperial vehicle save the super-heavy Gorgons – being capable of carrying twenty-five power armoured Space Marines into battle. It is, however, considerably faster on the battlefield thanks to potent reactor-driven motive drives, and it boasts an equally potent armament in the form of sponson-mounted quad lascannon batteries and secondary heavy bolters.

It’s expensive at £95, but you only need 1 (well I hope so).

I am looking at picking up some other vehicles, doing some research at the moment to see what’s worth picking up as I don’t want to at that price pick up something that won’t be used!

Thunderhawk Gunship

If madness strikes me this will be a purchase, its very very expensive and the model is huge…

Thunderhawk Gunship

This is a massive model of the famous Space Marine Thunderhawk Gunship. This mighty engine of destruction is armed with a pair of wing-mounted Lascannons, 4 twin-linked Heavy Bolters, a Thunderhawk Cannon that can be upgraded to a Turbo Laser, and wing mounts for up to 6 Hellstrike Missiles. Capable of carrying up to 30 Space Marines in various combinations, the Thunderhawk Gunship measures 19 inches/480mm longand 17 inches/440mm wide.

This model comes in at £399 and I really really do hope you need just 1.  However it’s a massive model looking at the size and so I’d need to make sure I got myself a new airbrush for the job!

Next up comes some more Infantry to fit alongside my Mk II and Mk III squads

Deathshroud Terminators Squad

Deathshroud Terminators

Forgeworld recently ran a little Jigsaw competition (with no prizes to be won) and at the end of it revealed the result.  Death Guards Legion Deathshroud Terminators.

So it looks like in the new year that we’ll be seeing these beauties up for sale.

Have a look at that picture, they look amazingly excellent and the Scythes they use do sweeping attacks allowing you to attack any figure in base to base contact.  These guys should be lethal if they’re dispatched from an assault vehicle.

Last we come to an assault Vehicle

Caestus Assault Ram

Caestus Assault Ram

Look at this model, doesn’t it look bloody impressive.  Yep I agree.  Picture that with the Death Guard colours and insignia and what we have is a vehicle able to send 10 of the Deathshroud Terminators down the throat of pretty much any enemy they choose to want to kill.

This vehicle has invulnerability save from frontal attacks including when it rams things of 5+, has excellent armour and well, it gets there and deploys whatever it’s carrying.  Talking of which, it can carry upto 10 Marines in Power Armour, Artificer Armour or Terminal Armour, perfect for the Deathshroud chaps above.

Anyway this is enough for me not to expect, one lot because they’re not available, another because it’s expensive and the other two because, well we spent enough on the extension, I will treat myself though.

So until next time, have a great Christmas if that’s your thing and I hope Santa brings you all the goodies you wanted!

Cheers
Col

More strange goings on in the world of Relicia….a game of football being played?

I’ve been absent from my blog for a good while.

Sadly my evenings and weekends have all been occupied with the extension to my home here in Yorkshire. I didn’t realise the time it would take to clean rooms of their clutter to allow carpets to go down, clear those rooms that were used to have them fitted with new carpets, only after doing all of this to paint the rooms. Madness.

Anyway I digress as I’m here to talk about the Relics Armistice League. What’s that you ask? Well the world of Relicia is rather dark, well more than dark, it’s very dark and deadly,  just like in the 41st century there’s a lot of war going on.

Relics Armistice League Logo

However in one part of the world, (an island I believe) they hold games of fantasy football centered around league and tournament formats.

Now these games of football are not what you’d expect. That’s not quite true, knowing Relics they are like you expect. The ball is metal and spiked allowing you to injure other players with it, there are players who are ‘Brutes’ and their job is to maim an oppositions player (if you so choose) and pretty much it’s lethal.

Just imagine the speed of Rugby, mixed with the aggression of Relics mixed in with a feeling of American football and then you’re almost there.  From my inside knowledge it’s going to be excellent, but it’s in design still and some time off…

To start the ball rolling on this, the nutter behind TOR Gaming has decided to create a Kickstarter Project for the Britanan All Stars.  The project is looking for £5,500 to aid with the funding required to concept, sculpt, mould make and cast the first official team of which there are 9 exclusive miniatures that are just lovely.

The initial team is based on the Britanan faction from Relics.  So you have stitchpunk dolls all padded up to play ball….

Here are some of the sketches that the project has been showing.

Gavin has started to release some player profiles. Here’s the first that he posted today.

Terry Jones – Britanan All Stars

Relics is an excellent game, and this is going to be an excellent game, the miniatures are looking good and there’s simply no excuse as £22 willl pick you up 12 models!  (Assuming you’re based in the UK otherwise there’s a shipping fee of £10 to be added).

So don’t wait for me to carry on talking about this, see for yourselves here and go and pledge.  If you do pledge please mention this blog or leave me a comment.

I backed the Britanan All Stars Kickstarter Project

I backed the Britanan All Stars Kickstarter Project

Anyway expect to see lots of updates for this project and the best way of doing that is going to the source, but you never know I may get some insider exclusives!