Saturday, April 30, 2011

Birthday Bash

Sorry for I have been busy celebrating my birthday with firends and family plus reading some great books. So for my birthday I recieved the new Grey Knight Codex and a Imperial Guard Codex ...... AND some other great stuff I barely remember LOL.
I would like to talk about the codex but there are some great reviews available out there already by Podcast The Eternal Warriors and The Imperial Voxcast. I aslo been reading Black LibrarY book Rynns World which is AWESOME..anyway when I get more time here shortly because of school more reviews models will be up. Goodbye for now. Take care everyone :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Defender of the Imperium

Synopsis: The legendary Commissar Ciaphas Cain, lauded as one of the great heroes of the Imperium, finds himself thrust onto the battlefield again. Cain wants nothing more than to keep out of trouble and get to the other side of his commission in one piece, but the war-torn 41st millennium has other ideas. Confronted with the powers of Chaos and hordes of alien foes, our intrepid Commissar seeks to sidestep danger and talk his way out of trouble. Yet each time he survives his legend only grows, and his life is in ever-greater jeopardy… Defender of the Imperium contains the novels Death or Glory, Duty Calls and Cain’s Last Stand, plus the short story Traitor’s Gambit and a new introduction from author Sandy Mitchell.

Content: It starts with a short story called Sector Thirteen. The story takes place while he was attached to a Valhallan Field Artillery. Great short story that starts the pace of the next story which is Death or Glory. Death or Glory is the story of when our hero crash lands on the planet of Perlia. He fights a lot of orks while trying to meet up with local Planetary Defense Forces. During his trip to safety he meets up with a lot of stragglers while in ork territory. They unknowingly turn the tide of this long fought war while trying to survive from the orks in ork territory. Duty Call was the second book that involved him and the Inquisition and his main squeeze Ordo Xenos Inquisitor Amberly Vail. Another short story was included called Traitor's Gambit which was pretty good. The Third of book included is called Cain's Last Stand. Cain finds himself on Perlia again this time during the 13th black crusade and awaiting the attack from Abaddon's forces.

Review: I rate the book a 4 out 5. Overall a great book and recommended read for those who play guard and who like to read books about heroes.

(Spoiler ALERT): I loved the short stories and the fist novel Death or Glory especially how Cain gets into the fight with the Ork Warboss. A lot of side content was included that makes you think of your armies more; such as the two different ways Sisters of Battle are portrayed in Duty Calls and Last Stand. Traditions through out different Regiments were talked about such as a blue feather worn by Drop Regiments such as the Harakoni Warhawks to signify a Drop Veteran. Another cool fight was when Ciaphas fought a rogue psyker by using his thinking skills other then his tactical fighting skills that always gets him out of trouble. I also liked how his partner Jurgen was more of a partner then a lackey follower and was expressed by Cain himself. The pair reminded me of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. The great thing of the compendium is that all the stories intertwined one way or the another which gave the stories depth.
The things I hate was the time it took to reach to the plot. A large part of the story dragged on with nonsense writing (I like short to the point). Also the repetitive description of how his friend Jurgen obnoxiously smells is annoying because its expressed almost every paragraph in the book. Other the a few other things Ciaphus Cain and Jurgen are BAMF. :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sky Marshall Celine Soleil

I Was able to finish painting my model this week and am pleased with the results. Let me know what you guys think or any other ways I can make her look better. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Female Sky Marshall

This is not an April Fools. trick. she is real:)I wanted to use an Officer of the Fleet and make the model special from the rest of my models on the board. It would only make sense to have a Harakoni Officer as my Oof to deal with reserves since I start my Harakoni in reserves. While looking up images and icons for the Harakoni I found this pic. What better way to represent someone unique then to have a female Oof. I decided to take the hard task to re-create her in my army and began thinking of ways to convert a female Harakoni officer. I came up with the model above. I used the power sword with robotic arm and the right pointing arm from the I.G. company command sprue, Green stuff, pistol with holster from the space marine captain sprue, a set of Cadian Imperial Guard legs, a Tau fire warrior upper torso, a Kasrkin stormtroopers backpack and a sister of battle head that comes with the vehicle sprue of an Immolator. So far I'm happy with the results. I'll be painting her up soon. Let me know what you guys think. :)
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