Warhammer 40,000
Warhammer 40,000 or simply Warhammer 40K is a miniature-based tabletop game. It involves building and painting your own miniature army and pit them against others' on a dioramic 6x4 or 4x4 feet table using a standardized set of game rules. Miniature armies come in various factions, from Imperial commandos to space-faring orks, each with its own background stories (what 40K players call "fluff") and combat units.

My army, a sub-faction of the Adeptus Astartes or the Space Marines, is of the so-called Dark Angels Chapter - one of thousands of regiments of bio-enhanced supersoldiers created by the Emperor of Man to impose his will throughout the grim universe of the 41st millennium.

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Dark Angels of the Adeptus Astartes
The Dark Angels Chapter is first among legions of Space Marines bred by the Emperor from his own genetic imprints. Enhanced physiologically for combat operations, they are literally Angels of Death in the battlefield, sowing fear to anyone who dared oppose their mandate. Their homeworld, Caliban - now reduced to a barren asteroid after an epic battle against their traitorous Brothers - holds the Chapter's mobile fortress-monastery called the Tower of Angels. Here, deep within the labyrinthine pathways to the underground caverns, lies the key to their monastic nature. The Dark Angels hides a millenia-long secret that compromised their honor. It is with this reason that they and their Successor Chapters are called the Unforgiven.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Updates: The Hobby Front

What's happening on the hobby front?

Dystopian Wars
I engaged on a new tabletop game called Dystopian Wars by Spartan Games. The armies are fleet-based and composed of aerial, land, and naval units (e.g. fighter planes, tanks, battleships). The local community however agreed to start gaming with aerial and naval units first, leaning heavily on the naval aspect of the game.

Set in an alternate Victorian timeline where technology is far more advanced from how we know it, the factions are mostly composed of leading countries of the time (e.g. Britannia, Prussia, America, Japan, France).

I picked the Empire of the Blazing Sun (reference to Japan) due to the aesthetics of its war ships, which look like bullet trains on water, and gyro-planes. Philippines is under the Empire at that time according to fluff so it also interested me to paint a Philippine fleet.

Empire of the Blazing Sun, Sokatsu-class Battleship less the gun turrets and generator (WIP)

Current models in my fleet:
  • 1 Sokatsu-class Battleship
  • 3 Nakatsu-class Cruisers
  • 9 Uwatsu-class Frigates
  • 2 DFA-170 Bombers
  • 1 Tenkei-class Sky Fortress

Warhammer 40K

Dark Angels
* Commissioned Pork to paint my other Landraider (a Godhammer variant), my first commission-painted model. I still plan to add more details to it and weathering.
* Current model on my plate is the accompanying Techmarine of my Thunderfire Cannon artillery. It just needs to be based and I'm done.
* I plan to revisit all my infantry models and retouch the paint (probably add some more armor embellishments here and there, and weathering) and finally seal it with matte varnish.
* Sold old OOP Deathwing Terminators to Sigis.

* Traded one of Pork's awesomely converted battlewagon with the new Ork bike models from the boxed sets sitting idle from my stash.
* Was able to (speed) assemble and (speed) paint three trukks and four buggies in preparation for this tourney at the Bunker (done last year). I wasn't able to touch these Orkz again right after the tourney though.
* Bought an IG Leman Russ that I planned on converting into a battlewagon until Arvs traded it from me for a similar Leman Russ that's already looted. Now I have 3 battlewagons at my disposal! I is a happy Ork!

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