Well colour me excited, did you guys see the unveiling of Indomitus this weekend!

I already told Jus at Battle Bunker to set me one aside and have been saving ever since 9th edition was announced.

I am actually gonna try and grab two copies, one from Element Games as well, because both my Blood Ravens and Ultramarines need these models.

I am thinking of splitting one box with Graham as he wants some Necrons and I really want him to get back into 40k, and to be honest, I only want one set of the Necrons myself.

I am really excited as I am sure you can tell, lots of amazing units that my Blood Ravens are desperately missing for their Primaris contingent.

Assault Intercessors look brilliant, although it’s a shame they don’t have Jump Packs, but my favourites are the Eradicators.

That combination of Gravis Armour with Melta weaponry just looks brilliant.

On the Necron side I love basically everything. The warriors look so much better than the current kit and the characters are astounding.

As for the other four kits revealed separately the same day, I gonna say it, I love the Invader ATV, I know that it’s looks a little goofy, but I really like the look of it.

I am not so sure about the Firestrike Servo-Turret, it just doesn’t do it for me, and as a long range support unit, a Lastalon seems like an odd choice of alternative weapon.

The Necron stuff on the other hand is all good, that Lokhurst Heavy Destoyer is beautiful, and the Canoptek Doomstalker is all sorts of weird and scary.

These four kits, well they strike me as perhaps being Easy to Build kits, I have no inside information, but it’s just a theory, after all, with the recent edition changes they have released a couple of decent Easy to Build kits with them.

In 8th Edition, Space Marines got a Redemptor Dreadnought and Aggressors, with Death Guard getting Lord Feltius and the Myphitic Blight Hauler, so I expect something similar for 9th Editon probably along with some basic troops for an equivalent set to First Strike.

Anyway I really can’t wait, everything I hear about 9th Edition just seems a lot more positive, a much needed refinement the core of 8th Edition to fix the issues that people have with the game.

What I Am Modelling

I got the unit of 40 Chainrasps finished first of all, this leaves me with one more unit of 40 left to do.

They are a bit of a chew in because they are delicate models with lots of spindly bits I need to avoid when adding things like the metallics and the basing material.

They are done to a battle ready standard, I am not gonna spend ages on the details of models that make up a horde this big.

I decided it’s time to crack on with the T’au so here are two Ethereals in Hoverdrones, I still need to get down painting white a lot better because right now my whites are terrible!

I then took two of my remaining three units of Blood Ravens left to rebase and did those, a Tactical Squad and a Captain, which leaves me with just a 10 man Assault Squad left to do.

I then moved on to my next squad of Intercessors for the Blood Ravens, just like the last lot this is a mix of Easy to Build, multipart and Dark Imperium models. And due to the situation I find myself in with regards to transfers, I decided to paint the Primaris Ancient at the same time.

Now I picked up something I have been looking forward to painting for ages, a pair of Death Guard Sabre Strike Tanks. I love the look of the Volkite, but decided that based on the fragility if Volkite weaponry in the lore, it would not be favoured by the Death Guard.

And so I decided that I would arm these with the Autocannons, nice and reliable and whilst they won’t trouble a Spartan they will be a pain to terminators and light to medium armoured vehicles. To keep them cheap I kept the Heavy Bolter as the secondary weapons and did not add any Sabre Missiles.

Once they were done I worked on rebasing my Blood Ravens Assault Marines, which means that I have completed my first resolution for the year.

I still have some other models on 25mm bases, but they need a full strip and repaint so not counting them as part of my army yet but I think I will be sorting them out a priority next year.

Then I picked up the Sequitors for the Stormcast Eternals from Soul Wars, it’s a weird sized unit, you need 5 for a minimum sized unit and can take two Stormsmite Greatmaces per 5 models and arm the Prime with one.

In Soul Wars you got 8 Sequitors, two with Stormsmite Greatmaces, a Prime with a Stormsmite Greatmaces a standard Prime and four normal Sequitors.

So I have two sets of the Easy to Build Sequitors which I have previously painted to allow me to field two units of five, both with two Stormsmite Greatmaces and one with a Prime with the Stormsmite Greatmace.

Whilst working on them I also picked up a Razorback Turret for the Blood Ravens to paint on the side, which didn’t take too long to paint at all.

Now I am working on the two Repulsor I have for the Blood Ravens.

So how does my painting queue now look?

  1. Blood Ravens Repulsor x 2
  2. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad x 10
  3. Chainrasp Horde x 40
  4. T’au Pathfinders x 10, Darkstrider & Devilfish
  5. Blood Ravens Aggressors x 3
  6. Death Guard Chaos Spawn x 2
  7. Stormcast Eternals Evocators x 5
  8. Space Wolves Blood Claws x 15
  9. Millitarium Tempestus Tempestor Prime, Command Squad Members x 9 & Valkyrie
  10. Death Korps of Krieg Autocannon Teams x 3

What I am Reading

Still reading The Founding, almost at the end of First and Only, but after that I will be putting it down to read Sons of the Selenar.

I started with a new audio book early on in the week with The Oubliette by J.C Stearns and finished because it was only a short one.

It was good but really needed more character development, and the corruption of the protagonist felt far too sudden and rushed.

But it entertained me a lot whilst I was painting, and the creature was pretty obvious in its nature from the moment of its introduction.

I have now started on listening to Knights of Macragge by Nick Kyme, which so far is alright.

What Am I Playing

On Sunday we played a game of Ticket to Ride: London, I love the Ticket to Ride games but Megan really struggles with them which makes me sad, but she seemed to enjoy playing this one tonight.

What Am I Backing

Still backing Chai: High Tea, I think we are all happy to be a part of this particular campaign.

Castle Panic Deluxe was gonna get backed, but they have cancelled that project to come back later with one that includes all of the expansions being given the deluxe treatment.

What Am I Cooking

The Friday night wings were Japanesse Wings this week and I made the marinade and put the wings in it.

Really simple marinade of soy sauce, sake, garlic and ginger but tasted utterly divine.

On Sunday as a team we made a Sunday dinner, using the Halogen Oven that Paul gave us to cook both the chicken and the roast potatoes, and it was really really nice.

What Am I Spending

I bought myself a cheap airbrush, went for a very cheap one because I don’t want to do what I did last time I tried airbrushing and buy a really fancy one that I then ruin because I don’t have a clue what I am doing.

This one was £23 and was from eBay.

My first package of stuff I bought the other weekend for Aeronautica Imperialis arrived, this was the two new sets of dice and the Taros Area of Engagement plus a couple of paints I needed.

And my Blood Ravens transfers finally arrived from China, I will be giving a shot at making some transfers of my own eventually, but for now I bought these.