Thursday, May 31, 2012

GW Aerial Assault Videos




While the Games Workshop videos tend to be a bit static and lack imagination, they still show a lot of detail and views of the models.  Worth a look.




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Resin Roundup


The resin keeps coming!

Puppets War has the absolute best Lascannon/Twin Linked Plasma Rifle turret to make a Razorback.



Tabletop Art has released a banner set that is pretty damn sweet.  It includes both a Templar and a Chaos banner.  Cost is 7.50 Euros.



Scibor has a new Celtic Ruins Terrain Set.



Monday, May 28, 2012

Forgeworld Releases more Zone Mortalis



Forgeworld today released more Zone Mortalis, this time, bundles of previously released items.   There is also a cool new brass etched set for your bases.

ZONE MORTALIS BATTLEFIELD COMPLEX 

The Zone Mortalis Battlefield Complex comprises 16 of the previously released tiles, which means you get a 50 GBP discount ($78).  This allows you to put together a 4' x4' battlefield. 

ZONE MORTALIS BLAST DOOR SET

The Zone Mortalis Blast Door Set comprises 6 of the previously released tiles, which means you get a 5 GBP discount ($8).  


ZONE MORTALIS BRASS ETCHED BASE DETAIL

This is cool and allows you to base your figures to match the Zone Mortalis set.  $ 9.50 GBP, which is about $ 15.

 

I would be interested in feedback from anyone who has actually bought one.

Loken 

 

PS: Later today, Last week's Contest winner, this week's cool prize, more on flyers!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

GW Price Increase - What's the truth?



Well, when I stepped into the Los Angeles LA Battle Bunker yesterday, one of the employees who is a regular reader of this blog told me what was really going on with the GW Price increase.  And here is the deal:

30% of GW products will go up 4%.  That is all.  No huge price increases.  No 60% price increase like some other blog reported.  A pretty mild price increase as far as that goes.


Also, in case you haven't heard, Games Workshop Stores will be pulling all 5th edition rules books off the shelves, which means we will see 6th edition next month!  Here it comes folks.

The rumor mill has a few interesting tidbits:

1)  No more random game length.

2)  The ability to "buy" terrain.  So you can actually get stuff that will help your army.

3)  Flamers can set certain terrain on fire...something hat lasts through turns!


More information as we get it.

Loken

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Resin Roundup!


Here is the latest from our favorite resin manufacturers!

Puppet Wars Ork Flyer

Puppet Wars has released a preview image of a new Ork Flyer.  Very timely!



Gatling Turret Mk 2


Horus Shoulder Pads
 



Kromlech 

Kromlech just realesed some interesting heads and previewed some Greatcoats.

Bedlam Fraternity Heads


Greatcoat Preview


Anvil Industries

Anvil has continued to make more of its Steam Lords models which are basically Space Marine Analogs.  They just released two sets of legs:

Prateorian Legs

Medevial Legs



For all you Yanks have a super Memorial Day Weekend and thank a veteran!  I will be posting all weekend so check back every morning.

Loken

Friday, May 25, 2012

40K Flyers up on Advance order!


Well, Games Workshop has released the Flyers on Advance order and we get our first good pics of them!  Plus, I copied the relevant parts about the actual kits for your perusal.

First the new White Dwarf:


Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship


This multi-part plastic boxed set contains 90 components (including a clear plastic canopy) with which to build one Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship. It can be equipped with an array of weapons including a twin-linked heavy bolter, a twin-linked assault cannon, a twin-linked lascannon, a typhoon missile launcher or a skyhammer missile launcher. It comes with a flying stem and large oval base, as well as a Space Marine Vehicle transfer sheet.

Ork Bommer


This multi-part plastic boxed set contains 114 components (including a clear plastic canopy) with which to build one Ork Bommer, and it can make either a Dakkajet, Burna-Bommer or Blitza-Bommer. As well as a Grot Gunner, it includes a range of weapons options: a big shoota, boom bombs, burna bombs, skorcha rokkits and supa shootas - everything budding flyboyz need to create big explosions. It comes with a flying stem and large oval base, as well as an Ork Bommer transfer sheet.

Necron Night Scythe/Doom Scythe


This multi-part plastic boxed set contains 51 components with which to build one Necron Night Scythe or Necron Doom Scythe, and its weapons include a twin-linked tesla destructor and a death ray. It comes with a flying stem and large oval base, as well as a Necron transfer sheet.


Rules are on the Games Workshop website.

Loken


Friday 40K News Round Up


A bunch of stuff going on today!  SO here is a quick summary for you all.


Bloodspire

The Black Library has released an MP3 for digital download featuring the Blood Angels.  Find it here.

The story:
On the world of Axonar, a squad of Blood Angels Scouts scale the dizzying heights of a mighty hive city as their battle-brothers fight far below. Their objective: to open the way for a daring aerial assault that will crack open the city and ensure victory.


Black Library authors signing in Dublin!

On Saturday the 26th of May 3 of the most iconic authors for the Black Library will be in the Dublin Games Workshop store at the same time signing their books. The store will have limited quantities of pre-release books and a chance to win a copy of Aurelian.
 Dan Abnett will be here from 1-3 pm
Graham McNiel will be in from 12-2pm
Aaron Dembski-Bowden will be in from 12-2



Countdown to the new Lord Inquisitor Trailer

From the team at The Lord Inquisitor:
As you might have read on Facebook the teaser is completely finished from the visual side:) I got the latest track from Adam recieved and it sounds amazing as always:) We found some things that could be improved tho and he will change this in the next days. So it is really close to be finishid and I assume that the teaser will be available on sunday evening. I think you will like it, it is really short but it has a nice 40k heroic feeling:) Ok maybe the chaos player won’t like it then haha – it is just about Torquemada as I wrote earlier. Mainly just because I completely remodeled him as you might know;) So stay tuned, on sunday it will be finally online:)

Other than that my new job here is really awesome, I met a lot of new people and already learned a lot:) In fact, with the tasks I am assigned now at work I think I couldn’t be happier, it is absolutely what I wanted to do and so I am very motivated.  Frankfurt is also a nice town, many skyscrapers and stuff – I love those views:) What will be diffucult is to find my new appartment, I was told it is like war here in Frankfurt. Also a bit like a casting show.  Right now I live in a company appartment which is nice but I only got my notebook here… and the HDD with the Lordi project on it. If this gets broken don’t worry, I have a complete copy at my old home:) So you remember my old nice work studio? Right now it looks like this here in Frankfurt:)


For all you Yanks have a super Memorial Day Weekend and thank a veteran!  I will be posting all weekend so check back every morning.

Loken

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Flyer Rules are Out!

This week's White Dwarf has the new Flyers and now the rules are out and in that White Dwarf!  Thanks to Blood of Kittens for breaking this.

Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship



Ork Flyers



All the flyers are out on June 2nd and cost $ 45.50.
Loken

GW Price Increases coming again!



Well, it is that time of year and we are bracing for another Games Workshop price increase.  Rumors are a 4% across the board increase, but other retailers have said the price increase is 5-20%.  Here are two examples which would, frankly, be SHOCKING.

$ 82 for a Stormraven
$ 75 for a Land Raider

Now I was just paying $ 50 for a Land Raider two years ago.  You mean to tell me they will rise 50% in just two years?  A Stormraven is That is ludicrous.  With inflation so low to be almost non-existant, there is no justification for these price increases.  And while I readily admit to being a GW fanboy, I can't justify these constant, excessive price increases.  There is no macro-economic justification for this.  In addition, there is a real economic impact on GW.  And it means the hobby is more expensive and will thus attract less new people.

The simple fact that a start box has risen from $ 50 to $ 100 in the past 4 years shows you that there are some serious strategic decisions that are being, IMHO, mishandled.  It is EASY to sell a parent or kid a $ 50 boxed set, especially one with so much value as Assault on Black Reach.  But ask them for $ 100 and you have made an easy impulse purchase into a major decision.

Now take gamers and ask them to start spending $ 82 on a Stormraven?  That is a huge chunk of change.  And almost every gamer I know has changed their buying habits in some way  They have:

1)  Started buying from discounters.

2)  Have cut back in their purchases.

3)  Slowed the rate of their purchases.

4)  Limited impulse purchases.

Now I have done ALL FOUR.  Being single and with no kids, I have more disposable income than most.  But I have slowed way down because of the price increases.  Even my Forgeworld orders have slowed down, because they release so much stuff!

Well, those are my thoughts.  What are yours?

Loken


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Mega-Apocalypse Event...Apocalypticon!






Apocalypti-con is a new mega-Apocalypse event that is based in Toronto, Canada and trying to grow to be included with the big games like Siegeworld, Apoc-Eclipse of The Big Game.
From their website:

Our goal is simple - we run the biggest Warhammer 40k Apocalypse game that we possibly can, for maximum carnage and maximum fun.

In our first Apocalypticon in 2010 we had 80,000 points. In 2011 we had 250,000 points. This year we're going even bigger.

Event Details

When: Friday, August 10th, 2012 to Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Where:
Hamilton, Ontario (Click here for directions)

The Friday night will start at 5pm and end at 9pm. The Saturday will go from 8:30am until we finish. Last year we finished at 5pm, but be prepared to stay as late as 9pm in case it takes longer.

Requirements
  • Each participant must bring at least 3,000 points.
  • The miniatures must be from the same army. Space Marine Chapters can be combined. Imperial Guard and Space Marines can be combined. Chaos Daemons and Chaos Space Marines can be combined.
  • The miniatures must be fully assembled and at least primed. We strongly encourage having your army painted, but it is not required.
  • You MUST be able to stay the entire time (i.e. Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday 8:30am until it finishes).
Additional Rules are here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Flyers in New White Dwarf!

This week's White Dwarf has photos galore on the new Flyers.  Thanks to Blood of Kittens for breaking this.

Space Marine StormTalon Gunship


Ork Flyers


Necron Flyers



I have to say that the Space marine Stormtalon doesn't do it for me.  The Ork flyer is awesome and can be made in 3 variations.  The Necron Doom Scythe and Night Scythe kit is what we expected.

I am sure I will buy 6 Stormtalons for Apocalypse anyway.

Alec

Monday, May 21, 2012

Flyers Coming June 1st!



Well, the Flyers are coming!  And only about a year late.  After last year's "Summer of Flyers" rumor fizzeled, we now get the long rumored flyers from Games Workshop:

Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship $45.50
Necron Night Scythe/Doom Scythe $45.50
Ork Bommer $45.50


Once again, here is what the rules are supposed to be.

Space Marine Stormtalon Gunship 130pts

BS 4
11/11/11
Supersonic
Aerial Assault
Ceramine Plating
Escort Craft - Attach the Storm Talon to a unit in reserves to deep strike, and it automatically arrives from reserve 6" away from the deep striking unit
---Specific caveat banning you from attaching the Stormtalon to another Stormtalon in reserve
Special rule where it can hover in place for a turn to gain BS 5
--No Transport Capacity--
--No Melta weapons or flamers--
Twin-linked heavy bolters, can upgrade to twin-linked Lascannon
Twin-linked assault cannon
Potential upgrade to add Typhoon missiles
Skyhammer Missiles S7 AP 4


Necron Flyers



As they are in their codex.  We assume that one kit makes both variations.



Ork Flyers
There are supposedly three Ork flyers, though, only one kit.  So it may well be thatthe one kit makes all three variations.  Here is what we were told the stats would be:

Ork Dakkajet:

BS 2
10/10/10
Twin-linked Dakka Guns
Aerial Assault
Supersonic
Waaagh! plane - can fire twice in the turn you call Waaagh!
Strafing Run - BS 3 vs everything but jump infantry and skimmers
Fighta Ace upgrade - BS 3 against everything

Ork Burna Bomma
BS 2
10/10/10
Aerial Assault
Supersonic
Waaagh! plane - can fire twice in the turn you call Waaagh!
Burna Bomb - Similar to a Scorcha (S5 AP4)
S7 AP1 bomb in the movement phase?
Burna Missile - S5 AP4 small blast, ignores cover, one use
Grot gunner on one weapon

Blitza Bomma
No information



Stay tuned for more information!

Loken

And the winner is..... (And the next giveaway).


Well, the winner of the Band of Brothers DVDs is Globalsmack! Congratulations!  If this is you, please contact me at  alec(at)propworx(dot)com.  I will need your name, address and Facebook name (to confirm you are following us there!).  

And for the rest of you, this week we will be giving away a Battlefoam PACK Mini!  This little bag has three foams with it, so you can carry models, or tools or whatever!

On Friday we will pick one winner from all the comments on this weeks blogs.  So what do you have to do to win?

1)  Follow our blog.  Over on the right column is a section that is titled "Followers".  Just click on "Join this site" and you will be added to our followers.

2)  Friend Apocalypse40K on Facebook.

3)  Post a comment on any article between now and Friday.   It doesn't matter what, but put some effort into it (At least a full sentence!).

We will pick one Follower from our blog this coming Friday and then make sure he/she is following us on Facebook.  If so, you win.  And the PACK Mini will be shipped to you for free.


Loken

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chapterhouse Studios Releases Attack Bike




Chapterhouse Studios has just released the Attack bike version of their Javelin Class Jet Bike.  It comes with both Heavy Bolter and Multi-Melta options.  As always, check out Chapterhouse Studios website.



From Chapterhouse Studios:

This multi-part customizable resin kit contains 21 resin components. This set includes our standard Javelin Jet Bike kit as well as 12 new components to upgrade it to an "attack" variant - the Pilum Jet Bike.  Two side mounted weapon options are included - our Heavy Bolt Gun and a Heavy Melta Gun.  This kit is specifically designed to allow the two heavy weapon options to be magnetized and this kit includes 6 magnets as well.

We also included 2 different bolt gun mounts that will allow the addition of different special weapons (plasma, melta, grenade launchers etc).  These conveniently fit our combi-weapon conversion bits.

Also included in the kit are a set of legs and arms that will allow you to use other companies torsos and heads to model an armored rider.  Flight stand will be included.  Please note the peg hole is sized for Games Workshops flight bases, in order to use our bases you will have to widen the holes diameter slightly.

(Riders Shoulder Pads, Torso and Head not included and sold seperately)



GW New Releases - Direct Order Only. WTF?



So I go to the Games Workshop Los Angeles Battle Bunker yesterday for our big Imperial vs. Ork Apocalypse Game.  And being that it was May 19th, the day GW was releasing their big slate of Space Marine Finecast, I was prepared to spend a hundred dollars or so for some cool models.  Then I discover that all the new Finecast models are DIRECT ONLY.  Meaning you have to buy them on the Games Workshop Warhammer 40,0000 New Releases page.  

Now that makes no sense to me.  Important Space Marine models that you are trying to sell tons of and you are only able to get them by ordering direct?  That just makes no sense.  I seriously believe that Games Workshop doesn't get the whole idea of the impulse purchase.  Veteran gamers like all my buddies and I WANT to spend money on cool models. We will walk in the Battle Bunker and look for stuff to buy and add to our armies.  But Games Workshop is taking that away and it hurts THEM, not me.  Because with no impulse purchases, I will be much more clinical about what I buy.  I have to go online to buy and that means I think about it a lot.  NO impulse purchase.

I am not one of those people who disses GW at every turn.  I love the company.  But frankly, sometimes their policies make no sense.  And this is one.  I want these models in my store so I can pick them up, see them and have stuff to buy whenever I walk in the store.

Now we can await the price increases I guess.  

Loken
 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Storm Eagle gets Battlefoam Treatment


Battlefoam has come out with new trays for your Space marines, starting with a new Storm Eagle Tray



Space Wolves also have gotten some love for their new models.

15 Space Wolves Fenrisian Wolf 8 Terminator Foam Tray

5 Thunderwolf 1 Drop Pod 2 Rhino Foam Tray


I am a huge fan of Battlefoam and have too much of this already.  But I will need some foam for my Six Storm Eagles.....

Loken

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