Sunday, July 31, 2011

News: Back 2 Basix selling High Density Extruded Foam

The title of the article says it all: Back 2 Basix (an Australian based wargaming company) is now directly selling high density extruded foam.  The foam comes in two thicknesses: 25mm and 50mm.  It can also be cut to size (length- and width-wise that is) from 2ft x 1ft down to 270mm x 270mm. 

For all you scenery and board game makers here in Australia, this should be a boon!  (Note they also sell in other currencies and ship abroad).  I figure that these sheets are to go side by side with their battle frame series.  This will enable a truly unique and modular series of scenery bits to be deployed by players.  Although I've not seen many people purchase the battle frame series, this option is now getting more attractive.

Disclaimer: I'm not associated with back 2 basix in any way whatsoever, apart from being a previous customer of theirs. 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

1500 point Chaos Marine Gun Line (fun only)

Here's a fun list that I've been messing around with over recent weeks.  Straight up: its not a tournament list! I put it together to face off against a balanced space marine force that one of my regular opponents plays. It really took him off guard due to the sheer lack of tanks and I wiped him off the board by the end of turn 4. The second game didn't go so well as he got wise to the list... but it is a fun one!  Comments welcome.

Daemon Prince, Wings, Doombolt (140)
5 terminators, icon of chaos glory, reaper autocannon, combi-melta, power fist, chain fist (215)
7 plague marines, incl. 1 champion with power fist, 1 melta gun, 1 flamer (221)
10 chaos marines (150)
10 chaos marines, incl. 1 champion with power fist, 1 melta gun, 1 plasma gun, icon of chaos glory (225)
8 raptors, incl. 1 champion with power fist, 2 melta guns, icon of Khorne (250)
6 chaos havocs, 3 missile launchers (150)
2 obliterators (150)

total=1501 points.

Balewind Vortex Sprue

The Balewind Vortex Fulcrum is sold alongside the Magewrath Throne fulcrum in the same box.  I've liked the looks of these since they were first advertized and thought they'd make some great scenery for some chaos aligned planets in the larger 40k universe. 

I've not seen many pictures of the sprues online, so I wanted to share them today.  The Balewind Vortex fulcrum is a four (yes: 4!) piece kit.  This makes it almost trivially easy for anyone to assemble it and glue together.  I've not seen such a detailed scenery kit in so few bits in a long time -- it is a refreshing change for me.  The amount of flash needed to scrape off the plastic is very minimal and I think the further degree of greenstuff work to plaster over the cracks in the vortex when assembled should also be very small.  This is one purchase that I'm very happy with!

Return to the Flux, from Adelaide

After an extended break, Warpstone Flux is back again. 

During the break, I was over in Adelaide, South Australia.  I've got to say that the Games workshop over there in the city centre is staffed by great people -- really friendly and accommodating.  They were willing to show off their latest products and discuss painting techniques with a group of us who visited them.  They certainly went out of their way to help.  I'm very impressed by your customer service, guys!

Well, there's a number of posts I need to write up now, and then I think it'll be back to the monthly army list challenge in a few days time...
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