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House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 5

Greetings fans of the Executrix (bonus points if you read last edition’s fluff article)! In this installment of the project blog, I take on the challenge of building and magnetising a Dominus class Imperial Knight – the dreaded Castellan!

This thing was absolutely monstrous! I didn’t count, but there had to be at least 100 components in putting this beast together! The whole thing came over 3 separate sprues:

It was certainly looking to be a challenging build: read more

How to Assault a Tau Gunline with Harlies.

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Tau are a tough match up for Harlies. They have a huge volume of s5 shooting, which will just blow through our -1 to hit buffs, and 4++ invulnerable saves. However, as always with Tau, once you’re “in” it’s pretty much all over. It’s getting there that’s the problem. 

So here are some thoughts about how to get into a tau gun line. Now, to be fair, this is more of a “thought experiment” than a true tactica. Circumstances will vary so much in execution that a blow by blow “play book” is a bit pointless. However, it’s presented in that form here simply to illustrate at least some of the tools you can use. read more

40k RPG – Open Invitation

Hey everyone!

Our next podcast episode will be up shortly, but while it’s uploading I wanted to put out another post to gauge interest for a future episode.

Longer term fans may remember a one-shot RPG we did of the 40k based game Deathwatch:

Deathwatch Episode

I think i’d quite like to do another episode on this. I don’t know what the status of the upcoming Wrath and Glory game is at the moment:

Wrath and Glory

I would want to do one of the original FFG systems, either:

  • Dark Heresy
  • Rogue Trader
  • Deathwatch
  • Black Crusade

I would act as the GM for the game, but if there are fans of these games among our follower base out there and you’d be keen to play – please let us know! Whether you are local to us, or across the pond (or even down under!) we will work to make it happen. I have used Roll20 for remote sessions before, and in person is also fine. Either way, if you are interested then please get in touch via the website, Facebook or Twitter or via our email [email protected] read more

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 4

Howdy Blog Fans! You lot are probably sick of me not actually getting to the painting piece of this project yet… well….. that’s still a way off. I am working hard to try and get started on it soon though, but this is project is a marathon not a sprint! Instead i’m going to talk about the dreaded “F” word that is maligned by many 40k enthusiasts. That’s right folks… this update is a fluff piece!

So I have actually had a couple of comments asking me about what the heck IS House Ordos? I will try to answer that question in this edition. How many of you remember Westwood Studio’s “Dune II – The Battle for Arrakis?” (or alternatively “Dune II – The Building of a Dynasty?” The original Ordos Mentat was Ammon. read more

Thank you to our subscribers!

Just wanted to put out a massive thank you to everyone who has checked out the new website, and is continuing to listen to the podcast!

Between Twitter and Facebook, we now have over 500 follows/likes/subscriptions, and on the new website we have now has over 10000 hits, with 5000+ unique visitors! That isn’t even counting our podcast hits, which are still going strong!

We hope you continue to enjoy our content, and thank you everyone once again for your love and support.

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 3

Hey everyone! Summer has come and gone, so hopefully we can get back to some hobby related tasks (there is never enough time in the day….)

I was looking for examples of the “pinnacle” of model magnetising, and I stumbled across this little gem on a Facebook group:

I’m not 100% certain, but i’m pretty sure that this is Titus from the Space Marine video game, with all his possible weapon options. I HIGHLY recommend giving this a go if you haven’t already, its a very cool game! read more

Executing the Perfect Long Range Fusion Drive-by (LRFD)

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I’ve been playing a lot recently with my Harlequins. It’s made me think about some of the key tactics in playing the army. While I gather more experience with my list, I thought I would share some thoughts.

First up, the Long Range Fusion Drive By

Tales of the Singular Gamer – Part 3

Hey 40k fans, just a quick update as things have went a bit quiet on the Hive Fleet front, some might say that the shadow of the warp has fallen over it…oh yeah, I went there.

Well this is just to let you all know that’s it been a disaster, I knew the painting part would be as hard for me as that time I tried to do the Jenna Jameson movie marathon, but it’s not been helped either with the World Cup or me attempting to replace all the sweat I have lost in the recent good weather with alcohol resulting in a fair few lost weekends…but let’s not kid ourselves here those aren’t the real reasons…the real reason is the disaster I made of my genestealers. How much of a disaster did I make of them I hear you cry, say, whisper, think or type? Well they are on the same level as the chocolate tea pot, the inflatable dart board and The Shockmaster’s debut on WCW. read more

Road to the LVO

In February 2019 I’ll be going to the Las Vegas Open 2019. This will be my third LVO, and I can’t wait!

I had a blast at the last 2. What’s not to like about traveling half way around the world to play toy soldiers! I also get to hang out with my brother (who works in the US), and this year, my wife is even thinking about joining us. 

But enough of that – what are the plans?

Black Library Submission

Hey guys!

Still on holiday, but have limited access to all things wi-fi! Unfortunately I got the dreaded “rejection letter” from Black Library for my excerpt! It does mean on the plus side that I can share it with you all though!

This is not actually the version I submitted (but it’s close), I only have access to this one just now, but hopefully you should get the gist. Enjoy!

As his eyes fluttered open, his vision was blurry and his ears were ringing. Arux slowly rose, bringing his chest up to his knees. His hands snapped to his chest – realising his armour had been stripped. He rubbed his eyes, noting a chemical stench on his hands. As he staggered to his feet, a loincloth unfurled to the floor, stopping between his ankles. In front of him stood a full length mirror – he had been stripped of all other apparel, and clearly been bathed. read more

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