Tutorial Day

So the teaching session was a sucess, both guys loved the game and want another. One of my friends already has PHR so he used those and the other friend used his Scourge. Sadly I was to excited to see another game as well as teach that I didnt take any pictures. I do have a few pictures below of some of the ships used however. 

If you only ever play I would recommend teaching a game. It gave me a different perspective on the game as I was still learning the rules however as I had no investment in the outcome it helped to see the rules more clearly. 

I looked at rules I already thought I knew slightly differently. My way of teaching is to spend the first two turns going through everything step by step and afterwards just let the guys get on with it and answer questions as we go along. Both guys are highly intelligent so there is no real need to baby them through a whole game. 


These are pictures of the ships still to be finished. Yesterday when we played they were fully painted. My other friends PHR were unpainted during the game so afterwards we went to mines and he airbrushed them Panzer Grey. The PHR look fantastic when they are airbrushed and I cannot wait to see what he does with them now. The concept he has for them sounds epic.

At the moment I am on a train to Glasgow to pick up some airbrush paints to get Robute Guilliman base coated and started. Tempted by the GW Air range but those pots, really?

Anyway until next time….

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Que maniacal laughter :-)

So it came today…


And it is epic. The book is just out of this world (bad pun) and the UCM and Scourge models are every bit as good as the Shaltari. I would 100% recommend this to anyone getting into the game. I was on the fence about getting the starter set as I love my Shaltari but I figured that it would be impolite to have a UCM ground force and no space backup.

Overall build time as about 2 hours start to finish for the UCM. I sat and watched Jerry Maguire with the mrs and it took around the length of the movie to 

Few pics below of the just finished building models


I ordered a few magnets today for them but I have another starter kit for UCM on the way so I will magnetise those guys when they arrive.

I forgot to post this previously, a before and after of the darker wash to show the difference. I feel that this is a really simple and easy way to get the Shaltari to a point where they are tabletop ready and it will allow you to do the details as well as use them. Nothing worse than not being able to use your models since they are on the paint table.

Until next time…

A little more Dropzone

My weekend plans of doing the testing on the basing failed miserably. Instead I went out drinking and played Civ 5. Still a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. Today I managed to get some a game of Dropzone in and it was awesome. 5 player 1v1 game and it was epic. We decided to do starter sets only and it was 3 PHR, one Scourge and myself as UCM. I was planning a battle report but it was a bit mental so enjoy a few pictures of it and the updates of the basing will follow through the week.