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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Some Ramblings

I will continue my journey towards the forces of Nurgle shortly. I'm thinking about those early days, and I want to organize my thoughts on that a bit more before I post on that again. However, I just wanted to post a few of my ramblings on a few topics...

First, I am currently doing a new Dark Eldar force. Yes, I still have Chaos (I will NEVER abandon the Plague Marines or Chaos in general). However, with the new DE, I did indeed grab them again. My friends (and my wife too- she's so understanding about my nerdiness) bought me a ton of DE for my birthday and holidays and stuff. Just some thoughts on the army...

I'm thrilled with the models. The army is incredible. It may be the best looking army GW has ever produced. The warriors are amazing, the wyches are fantastic. The Raiders and Ravagers are incredible. I love the plastic Hellions. The Incubi are evil looking (though they're tough to put together). The ONLY things I don't like are the warp beasts and the Grotesques.

Strategy wise, they are challenging, though a bit more forgiving than before. I've played a few games, and the wyches are brutal. It's tough, since a ton of things (Talos, etc) aren't out just yet (soon!), so I can't quite see how it'll all fit together yet. I'm excited to play with them though, that's for sure.

In other ramblings, the summer movie season is upon us. There are a TON of movies I'm interested in this summer. Thor already was very good, and my wife and I enjoyed PotC too (forget the critics and such, it's just a fun movie, no more and no less). I'm very excited for XMen, Super 8, Transformers 3, Captain America, and more. I'm going to spend a bit of time at the movies.

Last, I will be writing some book reviews on here. I read many books, but I'll just focus on 40K books. I'm reading Blood Gorgons now. It started off poorly, but it got really, really good. I hope it ends well. I'll review it when I'm done.


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Old Plague Marines

Here's a pic of my old, old, old Plague Marines. Even with those ancient things, I tried to do conversions (notice the hive tyrant's tale as a Death Guards tentacle arm).

As for the battle, my old PMs were with my brother's (then new) Black Legion (he heard the call of Chaos too) as well as some Khorne Bezerkers I painted (a bit later than the old PMs, but before I really built my PM army).

Its Been A While

It's been a bit since my last posting, and I apologize. Work has since interfered, but now I'm back with some more ramblings...

Now, when did I turn Chaos? Well, I suppose the old idea for GW addicts like me apply well in this instance: one army is NOT enough. Don't get me wrong, I loved my DE (and still do- but that's another story), but I wanted a change. Now, yes the DE were tough to use effectively, but that wasn't it either. No, it was the 40K fluff. I was now falling deeper into the overall 40K storyline. The ideas, images, and characters began to energize my interest in the hobby.

It was at this point that I turned to Chaos. I have always had a penchant for the bad guys- in movies, comics, you name it... you want the good guys to win, but the bad guys can be so damn cool... And so it is in 40K. Above all others in Chaos, I was drawn to the Plague Marines. Nurgle himself beckoned.

At the time it was the old metal models and the really OLD plastic (the ones with the plague knife sticking straight up and no pose ability). I did like the spike helmet and gas mask tubes look. It was evocative of WW I (and I am a history nut). Plus, I like horror movies and zombies, and the Nurgle fluff certainly fit in with that.

I bought my first couple of Plague Marines, and I've never looked back...