So far removed

I have been so far removed from 40k of late that I honestly had no idea that we are just ten days from a new edition!  HOLY CRAP!

Even further, I got a tickle in my belly as I started reading the rumor mills about what is coming, and found out that Blood Angels are rumored to be on the cover and featured in the new box set.  Might this be the love that the Sons of Sanguinius have been searching for?

It makes sense in a way.  Orks and Angels, two of the GW mainstays, have been neglected in 6th ed.  I don't know much about Orks, but Blood Angels have been neutered and reduced to the level of combat ineffective. The 6th edition rule set completely and totally opposed them from the start and every one knew it.  So why no new codex?  I guess we have our answer.

New editions are not just hatched over night. If they are launching a new edition now, than it has been in the work for some time.  That explains why we have not seen a new BA book.  They set the plan into motion that BA will get the love in 7th long ago. The digital update was meant to placate us. I bet we can assume that was the date that the decision was made for 7th.

Whatever.  So what is coming?  What I have read makes me happy.  Orks are due out on he heels of the new edition. Then a new box set will come out, presumably containing Orks and Angels. Then Angels will drop shortly after.  I have seen rumors about a new unit of veterans who have come back from the Rage. Sweet. I have seen rumors of a limited edition starter kit with a Sanguinary Priest model... Ive been asking for that for years!

In all, it is looking like this is going to be the year of the Blood Angels. New rules, new models, new codex. Can I say new army?

It is amazing how my interest in this game was instantly and immediately rejuvenated. Thank god. I miss 40k.


New Charity Army Build Project

It is my honor once again to be part of a force for good and participate in this years Nova Open Foundation charity army build.  For info and to enter the drawing visit HERE.

What is going on this year?  Well there are four great armies being produced by some of the biggest names in the business like Dave Taylor, Gabe Dobkin and so many more.  One of the themes is the Battle of Maccragge. We will be painting two armies for this project, Tyranids and Ultramarines.

What am I painting specifically?

I will be painting some veteran models. A squad of Sternguard and a unit of Tyranic War Vets.  I wish I could do more but my time is spent this year doing graduate school.

So what is going on this year?

The NOCF will be sponsoring weekly drawings of prizes donated from some great names like Secret Weapon Miniatures and Thewarstore.  Each week they will give away a prize to some one that has bought a ticket. You have to be in it to win it!  Winning a weekly prize has no effect on your chances to win the ultimate grand prize. It is just bonus!  The earlier you get in the more chances you have to win great stuff.  Check the FOUNDATION WEBSITE every Sunday to see what great prizes are being given away!

If you are the type that prefers video, take a look!

I will be doing many updates as I work on this project. Stay tuned!

More to come.


I live yet!

Sorry folks for my prolonged AFK.  Taking three grad courses while teaching full time and raising a four year old definitely was more work than I thought it would be.  But the good news is the semester just ended! This past Saturday I just submitted my final research paper for the semester. Now I have a couple weeks before my two summer session courses start up... :(

But enough of my woes.

I have a couple of projects coming up. First is my most recent charity endeavor. If you like Ultramarines, than this one is for you!  I will be painting two groups of veterans for The Nova Charitable Foundation painting project. Other members of the team are none other than Dave Taylor and John Steining!  Two outstanding people and painters.  I will do a full post on the project later this week with links and info. Stay tuned.

Another project I have in the works is my Eldar.  They have been shelved for a long time, but I think I am going to bust them back out this summer.  Once I complete the Veterans I will be working on them. I have a butt load of Wraithguard to do up.  I think I am going to do them traditional Iyanden though.

Hopefully soon I will be receiving the first wave of Robotech models from the much delayed and hotly anticipated Robotech kickstarter.  Yes they are now over six months late, but they promised that they will be releasing the first wave of models soon to all backers.  I am looking forward to painting these guys!

Also I will be doing a few more banners for Dropzone Games soon too.

I havn't heard from Battle for Salvation in a while, so I don't know what is up with the "Best Painted" invitational I promised you, but once I hear from them I will let you know how that stands.

Ok so the first official charity project post in a couple days. Stay tuned!