Wednesday, 19 January 2011

2011 Season Tourny List - 1500pts


Company Command Squad inc. 3 Meltaguns @80pts


Psyker Battle Squad inc. Overseer, 8 Psykers @100pts
Chimera @55pts


Veteran Squad inc. 1 Plasma Gun, 2 Meltaguns, Autocannon @115pts
Chimera @55pts

Veteran Squad inc. 1 Plasma Gun, 2 Meltaguns, Autocannon @115pts
Chimera @55pts

Veteran Squad inc. 3 Plasma Guns, Autocannon @125pts
Chimera @55pts


Valkyrie inc. Multiple Rocket Pods @130pts

Vendetta @130pts


Manticore @160pts

Manticore @160pts

Leman Russ Demolisher @165pts


Monday, 17 January 2011

The Praetorian MkIV-I Gatling Gun

Also known as; the Gatling Bolter, the Mk1 ‘Gravis’ Pattern Gatling Gun

The MkIV-I Gatling Gun is a support weapon which fulfils the same role as the Heavy Bolter. It originates from, and is chiefly produced by the weapons foundries of Praetoria. The earliest known references of this type of weapon date back to Preatoria’s original colonisation, though it considered likely by many to pre-date this time considerably.

Historical models of the Praetorian Gatling Gun varied immensely in specification, with no common patterns. It is only relatively recently that a form of classification has been introduced, though this is by no means universally accepted.

MkI Gatling Gun -
Examples of the Mk1Gatling Gun are classified as those which pre-date any reliable technical specifications or examples; typically these were employed by the early colonists and were custom built.

MkII Gatling Gun -
MkII weapons are classed as those designed over two millennia ago. MkII Gatling Guns include the first massed produced examples used by the Praetorian PDF. Ammunition and calibre specifics vary, but all use cased solid slugs. Some examples survive as museum pieces and curiosities.

MkIII Gatling Gun -
The Mk III is a contemporary weapon which is comparable to a Heavy Stubber, and indeed uses the same standard ammunition. Such weapons are normally mass produced on an industrial scale. They are still commonly found in the Praetorian PDF, and as a lighter support weapon amongst Praetorian Imperial Guard forces, even after the introduction of the superior Mk IV-I.

MkIV-I Gatling Gun -
The MkIV-I and later variants differ from all previously known examples of Praetorian Gatling Guns in using Bolter ammunition rather then solid slugs. While it is unclear exactly how this change in specification came about, it is believed to relate to a large surplus of such ammunition which built up as a result of over production during the Warp Storms which isolated the sub-sector in 159-176.M41.

This and subsequent patterns have gained popularity in the Praetorian PDF since its inception, thanks presumably to its greater stopping power. It has rapidly replaced MkIII pattern weapons in many instances. However, the mechanism which drives its six rotary barrels does suffer an increased tendency to jam and/or overheat as a direct result of the greater stresses exerted by the Bolt rounds. This has lead to the weapon having a reduced rate of fire compared to earlier models to compensate.

The weapon has been seen in increasing use with Praetorian Imperial Guard regiments both as an infantry support weapon, and in vehicular mountings, as a result of significant success in the field. One of its early champions was Colonel Gravis of the 4th Praetorian Foot, hence its unofficial designation in some quarters as the ‘Gravis’ Pattern Gatling Gun.

It has been noted however, that with the growing success of this latest pattern, Praetoria’s previously amiable relations with local Forgeworlds of the Adeptus Mechanicus have soured amid allegations of Techno-Heresy related to this weapon.


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Trading Post - For Sale

The below is a list of items I've got for sale, updated for 2011, with new items being added now and again, if your interested in anything from the list please get in touch at the usual address, I'm happy to ship world wide and accept Paypal (all goes to the hobby fund!), additional pictures are on request. I also trade through a number of websites including eBay, Bartertown, Warseer, Dakka Dakka, Tau Online and 40k Online, if you'd prefer to trade through one of these that's fine by me, and indeed preferred on my part.

Items in RED are sold, pending payment, items in BLUE are under offer.

Warhammer 40k

Space Marines (inc. Variant Chapters)

OOP Dark Angels Standard Bearer PIC
Mint @£2.50 + P&P

Imperial Guard

2x Valkyrie Missile Pods PIC
Sold as seen @£4.00 for both + P&P

4x Valkyrie Missiles PIC
Sold as seen @£1.00 each + P&P

OOP Catachan Missile Launcher PIC
Stripped @£3.00 + P&P


Boxtree Novel (pre-Black Library) - Warblade by David Ferring PIC
Good Condition @£1.50 + P&P

Town Cryer PIC
Good Condition @£2.50 + P&P

Planet Killer #1 PIC
Good Condition @£5.00 + P&P

Necromunda Terrain (Part 1)

Just a quick post, to prove I'm alive and finally doing something hobby shaped!

At the moment there are plans for a Necromunda campaign here, of course you need some decent urban terrain to make that viable. The old boxed game came with a set of plastic bulkheads and card pieces to make a gantry network, those are very hard and expensive to come across these days, so instead after a little hunting I found these. I picked up three small sets on eBay, there are two types Hexagon and Platformer which come in large and small packs.

They are cheap, in more then just price, to be honest the plastic is'nt great, but at least the flash - of which there is lots, is easy to remove. They are also clip together, so if you wanted you could keep them unglued to give you complete flexibility.

I'm going to glue this set together though and base it, I've still got some cleaning up to do and this is only a test fit, but as you can see it does'nt look too bad once assembled, and fits the fill spot on for Necromunda.

And once combined with a few bits of GW's Cities of Death terrain - well that'll be the core of a 4x4 table for Necromunda!

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year and all that Jazz!

After a few months absense now I'm back, at last.

I've quietly done a few bits an pieces on the blog over the past few days, things may or may not go quiet again for another week, but I'm planning on getting back into things now.

I am going to make a few changes though, I realised the blog was becomming a hobby in itself, which is'nt really what I ever intended, nor wanted, so I'm abandoning any aims for x posts a month, I'll be posting as and when I've something to post from now on.

I've updated my Blog Rolls to reflect the blogs I actually keep an eye on at present, though I'm sure that will grow again now.

The Hobby Fund is dead, yep! I used the Hobby Fund for almost 18 months so that what I spent on the hobby was only what I made through the hobby be that sculpting commissions of selling old things. The main reason I started it was to curb my spending and in that it's been successful, so much so that I don't feel the need to use it any more. It was a very interesting and useful exercise and I'd recommend it to anyone who perhaps wondered if they were spending too much on the hobby!

So what projects do I have in mind for this year? Well the Praetorians are going back to their roots, I'll be adding more fun stuff as I'm drifting away from Tournaments at the moment (not really feeling the urge to go to many), hopefully the English Civil War force I started will see some work and some play this year as will a starting force of Secrets of the Third Reich Brit's I'm gathering together slowly. Oh and Necromunda, must'nt forget Necromunda!

I have got other things I'd like to do, but IF I do much about it, it won't be until after my first OU module ends in May, which will give me a bit more free time again until the later summer when I'll start the next one all going well.

Anyway, breakfast is calling! A Happy New Year to you all, heres hoping it's a good one!

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