Monthly Archives: February 2012
One of the things I’ve always wanted to do with Creative Twilight is grow the author base here and it’s taken time but we’re getting there. I wanted to take a moment to bring attention to two of our new authors.
There wasn’t a ton of votes in this poll, likely because it wasn’t interesting to many, but regardless the results are in. I was looking for opinions about how you like to see battle reports so I can try to deliver the type that people prefer. Here’s the results:
Over the last week I have made some progress on painting one of my Grey Hunter squads and on building my fifth DIY drop pod. I have not actually taken any pictures though, so no hobby update for today. Perhaps I’ll manage a mid-week update to make up for it.
So instead, how about a little rant about GW and their late to the table creations?
Hello everyone, I’m Lukas, I’ve been playing 40k for a bit over 2 years now, I started out with Space Wolves, cause I recognized how good power armor was, but I didn’t realize I had picked what was regarded as one of the best codices in the game (to this day I refuse to play more than one squad of long fangs, if I even play the Wolves).
Social networks, joining people of like mind and like interest in a new wave of understanding and cooperation! Nonsense! Social networks are actually a nest of vipers and unless you are very,very careful you will get bitten! I spend hours a week deleting posts and dealing with private messages about one person or another’s perceived misbehaviour. I spend hours a week deleting spam from forums and Facebook groups, I also spend hours a week dealing with the “helpful” suggestions from members and finding nice ways to say no. You need to be fully aware how bitchy and petty people are when they are in groups before you undertake any project that involves organizing people into groups. Its worse than you think. With that out of the way…
At my FLGS we tend to run a campaign of some sort about every 3-4 months. Whenever we do them the attendance at the shop is crazy. The last campaign we did averaged 20-22 players each week. The best part, in my opinion, was after the campaign was over a lot of the players stuck around and became more regular players instead of infrequent ones.
On April 21st Crossroad Games in Standish, Maine will be hosting a 40K tournament, April Assault (temporary name). This past November the shop ran The Standish Standoff, a large tournament with lots and lots of goodies and prizes. The April Assault is a ‘mini’ Standoff and mini only refers to a slightly smaller prize pool and goodie bag but not attendance.
Old Stuff Day is just over a week away. If you don’t know what it is then check this out. So, start digging through your archives if you haven’t started yet.
I’ve finished painting my Wolf Lord Conversion and I’m happy with the results. I’m going to dub him Arngrim the Swift.
After having wrapped up my Greater Daemon of Slaanesh it’s time to get back to building. Right now I’m working on getting 5 Chaos Marines together and 5 Chosen. I’ve been proxying them but there’s no need to since I have the models; I just need to get them together. So, here you see the progress as of this morning. I’m hoping to have them ready for Wednesday, which is 40K night at my FLGS. I may not need them for that night but at least it gives me a deadline.
Well, I haven’t a lot to say about this model, my Greater Daemon of Slaanesh, other than I’m happy with how it came out. It’s my first time painting a model of this size and it was far harder than I expected. All the arms made it hard to get good angles for painting and just awkward in general. I also opted for a simple base with small decoration. I’m not a fan of overly elaborate bases.
It’s been three weeks since I got a game in. I was starting to go through withdrawal. Last night I played against Necrons with Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos force. We were playing 2,012pts, the size of the tournament this Saturday that I unfortunately can’t make. His list was: 1 Overlord, Traveler w/Command Barge, 2 x Stalkers, 10 x Immortals, 10′ish Warriors (2) w/Ghost Arks, 2 x Heavy Destroyers, Monolith, C’tan and 4 x Cyrpteks. Think that was everything. Here’s the list I brought: http://cmdctr.net/lists/731. Here’s the battle report.
Another Monday, another update on my Wolf Lord Conversion. I sculpted a chapter marking for his left shoulder, but I forgot to grab a pic before painting. Oh well. I’ve managed to get the painting about 80% finished. There’s still a lot of highlighting and detail work to be done. I don’t have much to say about the process as I’m basically using the same colors as my Grey Hunters. So, on to the pics!