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  1. 21 hours ago, And said:

    What’s Adeptus Titanicus like? Any good? Is it simple to play? Could a ten year old play it? Thinking about getting it to play with the boy. 

    Is the start set enough to be getting on with or will I be going down a rabbit hole of loads more stuff to buy?


    I think it is one of the best games they do, but I would not recommend it for a 10 year old. It is much more dense and simulation like than most of their games. It feels to me like it specifically named at veterans rather than newcomers. There are a lot of rules. The models can be fiddly to assemble and most are big so take some painting.

    But if you do get into it it is great. Fab models, nice scenery, good game, interesting lore. Lots of options without going completely bonkers.


    If you are looking to try out something with a 10 year old though, maybe Kill Team or Warcry will suit you better.


  2. 3 minutes ago, feltmonkey said:

    To be honest, it has some goodwill from me simply because it has destroyed that Emperor had a Text-to-Speech thing.  That was fucking diabolical.  Completely unfunny, homophobic, toxic, and really lucrative.  They've kept their patreon up since they were forced to stop making their shit videos, and the monthly income has increased significantly in that time.  Either people are paying them to not make videos, or their fans are fucking idiots.  They're the source of a lot of the "Boycott GW" stuff, them and fans of people who read lore out and scumbags like Arch.  


    Reluctant as I am to give assholes traffic. What are you talking about here? I am curious enough to hold my nose and glance 'tween split fingers before nauseously checking out.

    Good alternative to that toxic exposure would be a description sufficient to put me off looking for real.

  3. 8 hours ago, Butters said:

    Perfect. I hadn't realised I could pre-order. I'm really not sure I can afford to get them all, but there are a few I don't want to miss out on. Thanks @feltmonkey.


    Also, you might be able to get back issues, on an individual basis, directly from Hatchette.

    I picked up a few back issues of Mortal Realms that way. Some months after they were released too. Including some of the really popular ones.

    Don't take that for granted though. Pre-order is more guaranteed.

  4. 6 hours ago, And said:

    Loads better than grey seer. 

    Its warmer, but it’s lighter, so you get better contrast. 
    Though I’ve found the contrast works just as well over white spray despite what GW say. 


    I agree. Though my usual style is on the warmer side.

    I think the difference is that the sprays aimed at contrast paints have a smoother finish, so the contrast paints over them separate more than they do over the normal base sprays. More contrast is the result. The downside is the adherence is reduced, so handling can rub your contrast paints of the edges you touch. Handle lightly and minimally. Then varnish to protect your work.


    When it comes to the Wraithbone in a pot, I think it is one of GW's weaker paints. It has a funny consistency, watery and slick in a way that is less easy to handle than the near equivalents like Ushabti Bone and Screaming Skull. I use it only for touch up where my contrast paints have spread too far. And even there I am unsure if it is the best way to get a result.

  5. 13 hours ago, Fallows said:

    The AoS Core Book turned up today. What an absolute belter it is.


    I also managed to find a pack of Ossiarch Bonereaper dice at a hobby shop in Germany for €20. So that's my army choice locked in, then. Now I just need to concoct a colour scheme.


    I'm really hoping I can stick to just one army...


    Good choice for swift painting too. You can cover most of them quite easily and then focus on the fun stuff.

    Classic Method: Zandri Dust spray followed by a Seraphim Sepia wash is a solid start. Highlight with Ushabti Bone and then Screaming skull.

    Contrast Method (Super quick): Wraithbone spray. Skeleton Horde over that. (Maybe create a pot with a 1:1 mix of Skeleton Horde and Contrast Medium if you prefer a lighter bone shade).

    Then you can just spend your time on the armour and weapons which is more fun. And that is probably mostly where your colour choices will be your own.


    Don't forget to come and show us how you get on. I look forward to seeing what colours you choose.

  6. 1 hour ago, feltmonkey said:

    It absolutely boggles my mind that that has got 6900 likes now.  :blink:


    I have terrible imposter syndrome, and every ounce of confidence I appear to show is faked.  I ended up driving the whole army commission to the Siege offices because I didn't trust Royal Mail not to lose or damage it, and I wanted to meet James and everyone there.  I got to ogle a load of the stuff the other painters have done and it was all amazing and made me feel like a fool if I ever believed I belonged in such company.  I'm confused by the number of likes, I kind of feel like I've got away with something or that the photography is making it look good.  I'm worried that the flaws in the rest of the army that are so obvious to me are the reason this is the only part that has been posted.  They don't feel like something I did.


    But jesus...  6900 likes.  WTF?


    You are very good. And it is clear to see for everyone.

    But you see where you could be better. That is not a flaw but a strength.

    Chase it. It is the only way to live.


  7. 23 hours ago, RFT said:

    I've been getting well into painting Adeptus Titanicus minis in preperation for my club returning this month.


    Working my way up in size. 2 reavers still to go and then I need to assemble a warbringer and warlord.






    Love it¡

    I am glad I am not the only Adeptus Titanicus fan here. I look forward to hearing of you God Machine's success.

    Engine Kill!


    I must now get back to mine. I assembled and leadbealchered a load of Knights a while back that need a proper painting.

  8. 11 hours ago, The Hierophant said:

    Just heard Richard Halliwell died yesterday. He was one of the leading designers from the early days. Co-designed WHFB 1st edition. 





    Very sad news. He used to come to my old wargames club in Newark back in the 80s on rare occasions. I had the privilege of playing games with him a couple of times. He was very encouraging to my teenage self and my mate. I think he may have introduced me to ASL. Memory fades. We all get old.


  9. 16 hours ago, RFT said:

    For a long time, my preferred glue was the revell contacta that came in bottles with a needle applicator. Nice and precise, but the problem was that the needle would clog even with a lid on it and I’d be hunting round for something to unclog it.


    Guy in the model shop showed me how to fix this.

    Super simple: Light a match and hold it to the tube. That will burn away the blockage.

  10. 19 hours ago, And said:

    I’ve got 5 war bands worth of spare warcry cards - but in 7 foreign languages. Seems a shame to bin them but can’t imagine they’d sell for anything - does anyone want them? 
    there’s orks, 2 flavours of stormcast, nighthaunt and khorne. 
    otherwise I guess the bin beckons 


    similarly -I’ve a spare set of the warcry setup cards if anyone wants them. 



    I'm interested. I play Warcry a bit and have a bunch of models from those ranges that could be used in the game.


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