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Game Review: The Horus Heresy – Battle of Tallarn

Developed By: Hexwar

Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, Mac

Genre: Turn Based Strategy

Overview

The astute among you will undoubtedly say “wait, this is a 30k game, not a 40k game”! While this is true, we wouldn’t have the 40k universe that we all know and love without the hardships that our heroes (and heretics) endured during the Horus Heresy. Battle of Tallarn is a turn based strategy game, in which you command Chaos or Imperium forces (the choice is yours) in the legendary armoured division battle which took place all the way back in the 31st millennium. Command waves of tanks, or even more fearsome war machines such as Reaver titans, and lay waste to the opposing forces in mortal combat! read more

Patreon Page Launched

Hi Everyone!

For those of you who might be interested, we have launched a brand new Patreon page, which can be found at the below link:

Patreon

Nothing is changing in terms of content for the website – our podcast and website are free and always will be. This is merely a way of us setting up a page for any followers who might want to donate to the website. The Patreon is basic for the moment, but come the new year we will look at ways to develop this new platform.

As always, thank you to everyone for your support! read more

Game Review: Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4)

Developed By: NeoCore Games

Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Genre: Action RPG

Overview

Inquisitor: Martyr is an Action RPG game (in the same vein as the Diablo series), where you don the mantle of one of the Imperium’s most feared agents. Slaying your way through hordes of enemies, your ultimate goal (besides gaining more loot and power – believe me there is much of this to be had) is to get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding the mysterious space hulk “Martyr” which has just recently re-emerged from the tides of the immaterium in the Calligari sector. There are also an infinite number of side quests and missions available to you, such that you might level up and develop your character as much as your heart desires! For reference, I have only played the PS4 version of this game, and also mostly only the campaign. read more

Game Review: Rites of War

Developed By: Dreamforge

Platform(s): Microsoft Windows

Genre: Turn-based Strategy

Overview

Welcome to the first of a new 40k Video Game review series! With the tournament scene drawing to a close for another year, and the cold Winter and Christmas nights ahead – what better way to remain immersed in the 41st Millennium than by playing some of the great (and some not so great) 40k video games! This is going to be an ongoing series, so expect to see these crop up from time to time. I recently picked up Inquisitor: Martytr, Deathwing and Deathwatch (and i’ll get to those) – but I thought I would start with a game that is near and dear to my heart – Rites of War. I’m not going to keep all of my reviews spoiler free, but neither will I go into great detail about the storyline with each individual game – that’s half the fun! read more

The Top 10 Units in 40k

Hi everyone, thanks for clicking this clearly click-bait title!

Before most of you lean forward at your PCs (or mobile devices) with torches and pitchforks in hand in anticipation, let me preface this article by saying that this is merely one gamer’s stab at trying to pin down the top units in the game (at least for now).

Trying to predict the meta in the game right now is like dangling upside down, wearing a blindfold, trying to shoot a water pistol at a moving target all at once – nigh on impossible! For the benefit of those who may read this article at a later time, this is just after the Ork FAQ, and still before Chapter Approved, so at the time of writing these are (at least I think so anyway) reasonable opinions about the real pecking order of the 41st Millennium! read more

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 12

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

If you are reading this post, i’m assuming that you have followed the journey of building this army from the start. If that’s the case (and even if it’s not), thank you SO much for following this journey. It’s been an absolute pleasure to share this experience on the website, and I hope that you’ve enjoyed following it along the way.

I feel like I have learned so much, and tried so many things:

  • Magnetising
  • Stripping Paint
  • Basing Techniques
  • Plasma Glow Effects
  • Freehand Banner Work
  • Knowing how to thin my paints!
  • Transfer sealing

I’ve made this point a few times in the series, but I really want to express how bad a hobbyist I usually am! But If I can at least have an attempt at these techniques, you absolutely can give it a go as well! I hope in some small way my techniques and experiences have helped you (or at least shown you what to avoid)! read more

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 11

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

In this installment I get the Castellan up to scratch like the rest of his Knightly Cohorts. I’m going to keep this article shorter, because many of the techniques I used to paint this model are ones that I have already discussed through painting both the Armiger and Questoris class knights. So firstly i’ll just show you some photos of the chassis from the painting process:

One difference in this model that I did want to draw attention to was the Plasma Decimator. Plasma guns are something that i’ve been scared of in the past. I usually just slap on one colour and call it finished. I went to check YouTube for a tutorial, and to my relief and surprise, there was a Duncan tutorial on just this subject! read more

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 10

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

So with the colour scheme nailed, it was time to move onto painting the Questoris Knights. I painted both Knights together over the space of a few days, doing the same parts on each knight at the same time. This way I found it easier to maintain a level of consistency – not too different to the “production line” technique that i’ve seen applied to units such as Tactical Squads or the likes.

As mentioned in an earlier post, I had undercoated all of the components with a spray base-coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey: read more

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 9

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

So here we go! In this post i’m going to talk about the painting process for ALL of my Armiger class knights (because really the process was largely the same on all of them).

First, I drybrushed Leadbelcher over EVERYTHING – torsos, legs, weapons. This was on top of the Mechanicus Standard Grey basecoat that I had already applied to everything (and yes, i promise I thinned my paints!)

Then as per the advice of the Duncan tutorials, I drybrushed “features of interest” on the skeleton Balthazar Gold. So I went for obvious things such as exhausts, cogs, some interior armour plates, tubing, those kinds of details. read more

House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 8

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

This article is going to be short today, but it’s more to collate the upcoming process that i’ll be trying to follow when paining the Knights for the army.

I’m now in a position where i’m ready to start painting the Knights. Before I watched any tutorials, I literally undercoated all of my models with Mechanicus Standard Grey:

Probably not the best undercoat for the die hard painters out there, but I hadn’t used this before. My logic was twofold: read more

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