Saturday, 11 January 2014

Worcester War preparation

4 weeks today I will be driving over to Worcester to defend my title I won at WW1.
Since then a new marine codex has been released. Additionally forgeworld have released chapter traits for all their chapters. So much choice to choose from.
So which do I choose?
Well I have had a good think and I am going to go with a bike army. The new codex has significantly reduced the cost of bikes, so much so that compared to the 5th edition list I can get 4 squads of bikes rather than 3.
I have already got painted 3 squads and a captain. I have enough bits to make 2 further squads of bike, but I did not have enough bits so that they would fit in with a ravenwing theme like the others. The joy Of collecting marines is that they can be used in multiple ways.
So a quick purchase on eBay for loads of  ravenwing bits and I was ready..... Until I remembered grav guns. I needed 2 for a squad so 2 boxes of sternguard were bought too!
Here is the fourth squad built up. Some are still waiting for their bolters

And here are the grav gunners converted from DV plasma gunners

Finally my initial list is still a few points short, what could I use to fill it......scouts seemed a but boring and not sure how I would use them but a librarian on a bike....
Here is the guy I would base the model around

And in half

And finally on a bike

So I have a bit of painting to do but nothing as much as previous years. One final point is that I am basing all my attack bikes on 60mm bases.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Worcester War 2 - Only 4 Weeks To Go........

Hi All,

So at time of writing we have 4 spots remaining at Worecster War 2.  That means 26 players bearing down on Whittington Village Hall on the 8th Feb for geek fun.   I'm excited for our second event.  I think some of the lessons learned from the first event will now bear fruit and I'm looking forward to Inner Mech joining me in the organising stakes.  So with 4 weeks to go what does that mean.....

Well the players will be frantically finishing the painting and army lists.  I look forward to seeing those a good week before the event wink wink nudge nudge!  As for the organisers Me and IMech will be playing with a big saw at the weekend whilst we make some additional boards for the event.  We are also working very hard on some new scenery which I look forward to showcasing in the run up to the event.

The rules pack for the event is available here.

More coming soon

DOC out

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Dreadful December the voting

Hi All,

I hope you have enjoyed the code's event Dreadful December.  Now on to the voting.....  We would like you to help us judge who the winner of our best painted dread will be.  Yes code guys you can vote but not for your own.  Please put a comment with the name of the dread you think looks best out of the following dreads.  One lucky winner chosen at random will receive some codedesigns bases as a thank you.

I have chosen the best of the entries and have concluded the entry must be fully complete in order to be entered.  That of course means I'm an epic failure for my own idea (I've snuck an old dread in no one will notice!). 

First off Toonboy78's Grey Knight Dreadnought:

Full post details and further pictures can be found here.  Other work in progress posts can also be viewed.

Next up Boss Bludtoofs Contemptor Dreadnought:

Full post details and further pictures can be found here and here.

Next Boss Bludtoof's Second Entry The Mega Dread:

Full details and further pictures can be found here.  There is also a number of posts explaining the build and painting of this model.

Next up Luko Dakkas Nurgle Hellbrute:

Full details and further pictures can be found here
Next up another Boss Bludtoof Entry Wrecking Ball Dread:
Full details and further pictures can be found here
Next up DOC's converted Space Wolves Dread from back in the day:
Full details on the conversion / paint job can be found here, here and here
That's it for the entries to the codes Dreadful December please vote for your favourite by adding a comment.
Thanks and Happy New Year to All