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I am tall, taller than you in fact. My height really isn't the only thing you need to know about me, just the first thing you will notice. That and my eyebrows are freaking huge. I am a part time narcissist, non-practicing mental health nurse, a semi-retired paintballer and a half decent climber. I write because my hands itch if I don't and I have delusions that I am right about everything. I work somewhere doing something and stuff. I live in Norwich with my cat Jericho, a wife and five lizards. I mention my cat first because we are essentially his servants. My cat loves ham and probably hates you. My lizards are just a collection of instincts and impulses, they like to lick stuff. My wife is nicer than I deserve, tolerates my hobbies and is a better climber than me. My cat once ate a melta gun. I don't know why.

The Passing of a Gaming Great

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Games Workshop has hired waves of artists to help us imagine epic clashes in the far future or ancient past. Many influenced the rules themselves and even created new games to match their image. As art imitates wargames, wargames imitates art.

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Lady of Liberty

I am a happy man, a very happy man. Spartan has released three kick ass miniatures for my three favorite Dystopian Wars faction’s (Russian Coalition, Republic of France, Kingdom of Britannia). Spartan has already released Dreadnought class robots for its other main factions and they are… impressive.
One of the great things Spartan does is free rules, so if you want to see more or don’t believe my word things just check out this link:

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How to giant Russian robot in an steam punk age

I am a happy man, a very happy man. Spartan has released three kick ass miniatures for my three favorite Dystopian Wars faction’s (Russian Coalition, Republic of France, Kingdom of Britannia). Spartan has already released Dreadnought class robots for its other main factions and they are… impressive.
One of the great things Spartan does is free rules, so if you want to see more or don’t believe my word things just check out this link:

 

Reader meet Mr Svarog, Mr Svarog meet reader. RC-Terrain-1

He looks so happy!

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Rekindling an old flamer part II

Hello Gamer’s and Happy New year! Welcome to part II of my ongoing rant about my rekindled romance with Space Marines, part one can be read here. All photo’s are from my collection.

So November last year I started collecting 28mm heroic miniatures with which to play The Horus Heresy (also known as Warhammer 30,000 or just 30k). The sudden lust for all things gothic science fiction was brought on by Games Workshops October release: Betrayal at Calth.

Above: A Cataphractii Terminator squad, Contemptor Drednought and Praetor *insert evil name*. All from the Calth box or my bits box!

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Reigniting an old flamer (intermission featuring Horus Hersey Miniature Showcase)

So last week I promised a report on my “30k on a budget” project. I was hoping to throw together some pictures of pretty kit-bashed  miniatures in action. Well life and my underestimating of how long it takes to paint 50+ Space Marines happened so I am unfortunately short of good pics of my miniatures. Because I am a nice guy I have got some pics of other peoples best works to show off the brushmanship of Norwich’s own Stuart Sparks (Word Bearers) and Tony Wilkinson (World Eaters and the Dark Angel Consul).

So feast your peepers on these fiery biscuits and if your eyes are still in sockets; read my battle report in the next piece.

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AND a Halo bundle that gets you over a third off.

Not too bad.

http://www.spartangames.co.uk/black-friday-has-come-early

 

 

 

Rekindling an old flamer (Or how I got into Horus Heresy on the cheap)

When I was a teenager I was desperately in love with Warhammer 40k (40,000). She offered me a new social circle, was great fun an taught me a fair few things. I could spend hours on a Saturday with Warhammer 40k and my friends. My friends loved Warhammer 40k and she got on with them.

As the years went by we both changed. Warhammer 40k wanted more of my money and less of my time. My friends fell out with her due to her erratic and inconsistent changes and one Thursday we went to her place (local GW) and I was told I was only welcome once or twice a month due to lack of tables.

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