[40k] – Unit Review : Ogryn

I have always been a fan of Ogryn, but when I was collecting Imperial Guard as a tertiary army (Eldar/Tyranids, Sisters were ahead of them) the individual Ogryn blister was pretty much cost prohibitive. Trading for them, as I was doing to obtain most of my Guard army, was virtually impossible as so few people had them or were willing to let them go. I believe that most other people were of the same opinion – that they were just too expensive for their relative usefulness.
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Sisterly Love

Well the rumors are currently pointing to a Sisters of Battle Codex. Obviously, this Farseer isn’t surprised as I predicted just such an occurrence. 😉

The scary part is that some of the rumours state that it will just be an e-book version of the WD copy. Well I say this is not the case. Expect to see new content and information. I know I do. And if you don’t believe me, There’s this image that seems to be from a White Dwarf.

So there!

Though I’m excited to see the girls get a book after so terribly, terribly long, I’m also excited that the Tyranids have a book coming too and I am going to be revamping THAT army for finally playing in 6th edition. And repainting. Look for project blogs soon, and likely for both armies. Fortunately I’m quite happy with my Sisters’ look and they are mostly painted. Only Seraphim and Repentia need painting at this point.

 

 

 

 

Mansplain to Me

Mansplainer Marine

Mansplainer Marine

We’ve all experienced it.  We walk into the car dealership and it happens.  We buy a house, and we are subjected to it.  Sometimes, we post an article about Space Marines on a blog and a nice man is kind enough to inform to us exactly what we don’t know.

Thank you, sir, for mansplaining that to me.

Mansplaining is a common ailment affecting men from all walks of life, no matter race, color or creed.  Certain environments, such as sports bars and garages, can exacerbate the condition exponentially, but no area is truly safe from the malignant disease of the mansplain.

WIkitionary defines “Mansplain” as “To explain (something) condescendingly (to a female listener), especially to explain something the listener already knows, presuming that she has an inferior understanding of it because she is a woman.”

And it is a shame when it happens to gamers, but it does, a lot.

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Photos-as foretold

Photos I took with the new phone on a blog written on the new phone. Call it a test.

Wave 1 in the back, Wave 2 up front. Retributors happened somewhere in Wave 1.
Just rocked the dozer blade recently. Pretty proud of the weathering.
Sister Superior hanging out. I forgot to basecoat that Immolator door.

40k – Sisters Project continues.

Doll by A6A7 on DeviantArt

The Sisters Project has been back in swing for a few weeks now and chugging along hard core. I have set a goal to have a 2K point force ready for the Atlanta Series Feb 24th tournament.

I’ve played in the last two events and done fair enough all things considered. Favorite Opponent in the first and (tied for) Best Painted in the second. I played my Chaos Marines the first tourney as the new codex had just come out and rushed to paint them all. In the second tournament I switched to my Eldar for reasons and since they were 95% painted it didn’t take much to finish them. Sadly, I don’t think I got any photos of them. You’ll have to be appeased with some beautiful art I found in the intertubes.

I’m not sure what prompted me to switch to Sisters. It could be that I lost my face with the Eldar. Two very bad losses in the first two rounds, a scraped by win in the last round. The Chaos irked me in that my Slannesh army is very close combat oriented and I’m miffed by the 2D6 charge range. I like it, but failing two charges in a row with Lucius is enough to burn anyone. It could also be that I didn’t have any allies with either army. I own 6 armies and none of them want to co-operate with one another as Battle Brethren. Except Sisters and Guard, neither of which are in any semblance of being table ready (and for me that means “painted”).

Sisters had been started, and I’ve been wanting to play them, so off I go. I built a list that looks pretty good so far, with Guard allies. I picked a veteran squad for lack of figures needing painting and also, I’m running both (Sisters with a Vet ally) in my current 40k campaign as well. Double purpose wins!!

Setting myself a deadline and repurposing a minis carrier as a small painting station, I’ve been able to paint figures at work when it’s slow later at night and can turn out 5-7 figures a night. Hopefully by this weekend I’ll have them all done and can turn my eye to the vehicles. Vehicles are fast and easy (and mostly painted already).

The toughest part right now is that my bases aren’t even started. I was considering getting Secret Weapon’s Trench bases, but they seem to be out of production (I can’t find them on the web) and the LGS only has 30.  These seem to be the closest I can find to a ‘mud and muck’ base. I need 52 so I’m looking at $60 in expense. For that I could make and duplicate my own, but that takes time and that is the issue.

No matter what, this is the part I live for. I love this part of the hobby. <3