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40K FAQ: New Beta Rules for Tactical Reserves Analysis

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So in the middle of releasing the Complete Beginners Guide for Blood Angels, a Deep Strike heavy faction, this is released:


Let's just summarise the rule:

Half the total number of units of your army must be set up on the battle field.Half the combined Power Ratings must be on the battlefield.Any unit arriving in Turn 1 must be deployed in your Deployment Zone.Any unit that has not arrived by Turn 3 is destroyed.
The two changes are about the Power Ratings and where units can go in Turn 1. 
The implications are that 1st Turn charges just became harder for Deep Strike units, and that anchor units cannot just be cheap and cheerful Guarsdmen cover campers. 
The Good
I have to admit, when the option of a first turn decimation became available it was pretty much all I built armies around. One of the reasons my Astra Militarum Armageddon Female Regiment was so depressing to students was the ability to put some many plasma guns directly in rapid fire range of big scary units.

The ruling t…

The Complete Blood Angels Beginners Guide

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This is the first of a series of comprehensive beginner guides. They are designed for raw beginners to Warhammer 40K first, but can be good for veterans looking to start a new army. If I've missed anything vital, let me know!

The Blood Angels are one of the Imperium's finest forces, with both an enviable list of victories and an inspiration to humanity. Few chapters can count themselves as valorous as the Blood Angels, and few suffer the tragedies they do.

Let's dive into their history.

Lore and theme I'm not going into expansive detail here, as that would take all the fun out of your own collecting journey. But here are the key parts of the lore:
The Blood Angels are one of the most revered and celebrated Space Marine chapters.Their Primarch and leader was Sanguinius, a literal angel with wings growing from his back and an angelic visage.Everybody loved Sanguinius... even the bad guys.They were vehemently loyal in the Horus Heresy, a defining moment in Imperial histor…

Aeldar Ranger/Guardian Conversion Gallery

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Just a short posy on complete projects before I start on the Blood Angels Beginners guide. Here are the completed Aeldar/Eldar Ranger/Guardian conversions I started a while ago.


Rather than model ranger cloaks, I've painted on cloaking fields. Each ranger is in the process of dropping or putting on their field, so the orange and blue of my Craftworld is still there. The model affected by the field is my usual Mechanicus Standard Grey, Nuln Oil, Celestra Grey and Seraphim Sepia combo that I use on all my bases.

I'm quite pleased with the camo cloak effect, despite my sloppy painting. The line betwen the two colours was a simple palette; a thick line of watered down Caledor Sky, a thinner line of Baharroth Blue, and a few splodges of White Scar. Looks good!





I think there's a little too much orange on the unit as a whole, but otherwise I'm quite pleased with the conversion.

Until next time!

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Black Library Open Submission: Fallen Legend

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Last of the Black Library Open Submissions, this one is a re-writing of a previous attempt. I've gone hard for a Western-inspired story, which I think is fitting for a Fallen Dark Angel hiding out in the wilderness.

Hope you like it!



Summary
A band of farmers on a back water human colony seek the help of a legendary gunslinger to help them fight warp beasts ravaging their homes. And he’s a Fallen Dark Angel. They journey to the source of the monsters, losing members to daemon and cultist attacks, and simple exhaustion. On the way the Fallen sheds light on the secret history of their planet; how he taught a boy Imperial philosophy only to see him turn tyrant, how he helped a Thousand Son Sorcerer with a cataclysmic ritual, and his time spent with a young woman who would go on to form the planet’s current ruling Chaos theocracy. A Western inspired adventure, investigating what it means to be a failed astartes, and how redemption is never an easy quest.
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And he stood there, ta…

Black Library Open Submission: I am Seraphon

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Last chance for the Black Library Open Submissions! Head over to Warhammer Community now to maybe start your (very niche!) writing career!

I've posted a Warhammer 40,000 story here before, about a Fallen Dark Angel's life on a back water planet, and it went over a huge amount of revisions thanks to feedback from readers. I'll be posting the final story, the one I submitted to Black Library, later this week.

I submitted another story tonight as well, a story I wrote in the Age of Sigmar setting.

I've been looking at Seraphon Carnosaurs for a while now, trying to convince myself I don't want one (rather unsuccessfully too). I think the new Lizardmen are a wonderful feat of imagination, being remembered warriors from the old Warhammer Fantasy, made real again by celestial magic. It's an idea wholly unique to Warhammer, forged by creators trying to justify Aztec dinosaurs in the new game universe without the jungles they could have evolved in.

How else will you ar…

Work in progress: Project G'undam T'au Mu'Gulath Bay Army Gallery

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I feel like "Bay" should have an apostrophe somewhere...

Not much of a gallery, but some work in progress pictures. It looks remarkably cohesive as a force, considering the complicated colours on the Commander and Riptide.


The white and reds help the G'undam suits to stand out in the blue.


Better look at the G'undam style shield generator, and a comparison with the regular Crisis suit.

Until next time!


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Work in Progress: Project G'undam T'au Riptide and Commander Gallery

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Just a quick update on  project G'undam. The base layers and washes are done. So far, I really like them!




And after shading and washes...

For information on the paints used, have a look on my previous post.

Until next time!


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If you want to support me directly, use the affiliate links below. I get a small percentage of purchases you make her, and you get cheaper miniatures! If you really love what I do here, you can make a one off donation at my PayPal, or become a true hero to table top education and make a regular donation to my Patreon. Every Little helps!