Tag: Warhammer Underworlds

Seeing Family and Warhammer World!

This weekend, we headed south to visit family. First, we attended Megan’s nanny’s 95th birthday party in Thame. Then, we went to Suffolk to see my parents and treated my oldest nephew, Dylan, to dinner for his 18th birthday. Finally, we squeezed in a quick trip to Warhammer World!

Friday, we left about 10:30 and had to stop just once to charge the car, which was done at Watford Gap, but only because bizarrely all the chargers at Leicester Forest East were offline. We then had tea at the Harvester, and stayed at the Ramada at Oxford Services.

Saturday was a bit chaotic, we got to the party fine, but, though a miscommunication, the car keys got locked in the car, and the only viable option to get back in was to smash the rear passenger window!

We did that (which was a lot of fun) and then had to zoom over to Aylesbury to get a Perspex window fitted to make the car weatherproof, so me and Lindsay got to sit in Morrisons and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake!

So we got on the road to Sudbury a bit later than planned, not arriving until 7:30pm, we got to see my parents and Dylan for a couple of hours before we had to head off to our hotel at Haverhill, via a stop at McDonalds for tea.

The next day we took a trip to Cambridge, and we had a little bit of a wander, looking at some of the university buildings, our Durham graduate, Megan, was not impressed.

But we found Warhammer at the new location, I say new, the last time I was in the Games Workshop in Durham was 1999, when it was at a totally different location!

After that, we found a Raspberry Pi store, so I had a bit of a geek out and discussed what we could do to give my current Pi4 8gb a new job!

And then we went to Nines, a buffet, the place that Dylan wanted to go to, for us to belatedly celebrate his 18th birthday.

Then we drove up to Nottingham, arriving at the Riverside Travelodge, where we ordered in some food from German Donner Kebab via Deliveroo, and settled in.

The next day, myself and Megan went to Warhammer World, where we played a game of Combat Patrol, before returning home to Hartlepool.

What I Am Painting

I started out by painting Khagra’s Ravagers for Warhammer Underworlds

These also will serve as a test to wether or not I want to do Warriors of Chaos in The Old World!

After that I concentrated on the Dark Angels and got painted the Intercessor Squad.

Followed by the Inceptors.

And finally a Redemptor Dreadnought to complete the Combat Patrol.

I am currently working on an Imperial Fists Heavy Support Squad that will be armed with Heavy Bolters

So what does that leave me with for next week!

  1. Imperial Fists Heavy Bolter Squad x 10
  2. Spite Revenants x 10
  3. Penitent Engine
  4. Vigilors x 10
  5. Nexus Syphone
  6. Chief Librarian Tigurius & Primaris Librarian x 2
  7. Homonculus
  8. Bloodletters x 10
  9. Saint Celestine
  10. Death Company x 10, Chaplain x 2 & Rhino

What I Am Reading

I finished The End and the Death Volume III by Dan Abnett and the only thing I can say is… FUCK EREBUS!!!

I also finished listening to Creed: Ashes of Cadia by Jude Reid which was very very good, really cannot wait for a sequel.

I then listened to Davros by Lance Parkin, which was very cool, nice to see Davros without the Daleks, gave a chance for his villainy to shine. And I then listened to Master by Joseph Lidster which was a nice story with a bit of a twist!

What Tabletop Games I Am Playing

As said earlier, myself and Megan played a game of Combat Patrol at Warhammer World, I played Necrons, Megan played Sisters.

We played the Archeotech Recovery mission and Megan beat me 70-20.

Her dice rolls were on fire and her Penitent Engine, just ripped through my Skorpeh Destroyers and my Doomstalker!

Fun game, and a lot of cool stuff happened!

What Video Games I Am Playing

Still playing Yakuza 0 and I have just started Chapter 11.

I also finished Halo Infinites campaign, and that was a bit bittersweet given the circumstances around why I stopped.

What I Am Creating

The next episode of Edge of Empire was published, this one is a focus on HQs in the generic Legion list!

What I Am Spending

I grabbed the next Combat Patrol to add to the studio armies, this time the Blood Angels

But I already have the Librarian and Aggressors for the Blood Angels, so those kits are going to join the Dark Angels army, that I am not building!

At the Raspberry Pi Store, I bought some stickers and a pin badge.

And at Warhammer World, I picked up a Neurolictor for the Combat Patrol!

I bought a few video games, finished up my Final Fantasy collection for Steam

Plus I got this months Humble Choice that got me

Battling Fatigue

The chest is feeling better, I am coughing less and I am able to climb stairs without needing my inhaler halfway up.

But the fatigue is another thing, I think I have spent more of the last couple of weeks in bed asleep, than awake, and its pretty annoying.

It having a marked effect on my memory as I am forgetting so much, and I have become a real burden on Megan and especially Lindsay as she has family stuff going on right now.

Hopefully I can push though it, and I will try as much as I can, that’s all I can do right.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week with a Nexus Syphon for my Age of Sigmar terrain box

And then a couple of bases of Ripper Swarms for the Tyranids

Then two units of Stabbas for the Gloomspite Gitz

And a Knight-Judicator for my Celestial Vindicators

After that it was 20 Termagants for the Tyranids

Then I painted a trio of Ork Warbikers!

I am currently working on Khagra’s Ravagers for Underworlds

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So what’s next?

  1. Khagra’s Ravagers
  2. Dark Angels Intercessors x 5
  3. Imperial Fists Heavy Bolter Heavy Support Squad x 10
  4. Spite Revenants x 10
  5. Penitent Engine
  6. Vigilors x 10
  7. Nexus Syphon
  8. Chief Librarian Tigurius & Ultramarines Primaris Librarian
  9. Homunculus
  10. Bloodletters of Khorne x 10

What I Am Reading

I finished The Talon of Horus by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, which was really, really good!

I then listened to Flip-Flop by Jonathan Morris, which was quite unique, but a lot of fun. And then I moved on to Omega by Nev Fountain, which was ok, not amazing, but not terrible.

I am now listening to Creed: Ashes of Cadia by Jude Reid which is quite good so far, and absolutely makes me want to collect a Cadian army!

And I am still reading The End and the Death: Volume III by Dan Abnett, which is a very compelling book, but a big read, especially when I have fatigue issues!

What Tabletop Games I Am Playing

A couple of games of the 40k league, but the third one I was due to play today, I utterly forgot about cause of the aforementioned issues, utterly unfair on my opponent and I feel like such a dickhead for it.

What Video Games I Am Playing

a bit more of Yakuza 0, its a weird game, but I am loving the story.

I also returned to the Halo Infinite campaign, the last time I had fired it up until last Thursday was the day Mary passed away, so I guess that explains why I didn’t pick it up again, especially as we moved house shortly afterwards.

What I Am Creating

I published the next battle report of Combat Patrol, this episode features the Drukhari taking on the Vangaurd Space Marines of the Ultramarines Chapter!

What I Am Backing

Nowt new, but I realised I forgot to pay for shipping on the Firefly: The Game – 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition project, so we got that done, and I cannot imagine we will get it until later on in the year and not in the main wave!

What I Am Spending

A few video games were bought

I picked up a copy of Stormbringer with a Loonboss on a Giant Cave Squig.

I also bought some Deathwing Terminators for the Dark Angels army that I am NOT building!!!

And a sponsor sorted me out with a set of the Boarding Actions terrain.

Trip To Brighton

My Edge of Empire co-host Chris got married this past weekend so myself, Megan and Lindsay travelled to Brighton for it!

We started with a stop at Warhammer World where me and Megan played a game of Combat Patrol.

And then we hit Suffolk and stayed over at my parents.

We then travelled to Brighton so Lindsay and Megan could visit a bad tea shop, so I wandered around and visited CEX looking for some DVDs Megan wants added to PLEX.

We had a Wendys which was really nice, really nice and I really want them to expand to the north, and soon!

I also visited the tiniest Warhammer store I have seen outside of Sunderland, and made a trip to the very cool Dice Saloon!

After that we went to our AirBnB which is actually really nice and very comfortable.

We watched Spin Me Round, which was funny and a bit irrelevant, which I enjoy!

The next day was Chris’s wedding which was beautiful and amazing and we are all so happy for Chris and Ani!

The next day was a long 8 hour drive back home, made worse by the bank holiday traffic, but we got to Megan’s mum and dads and had a very nice tea, and then made our way home.

A short trip, but very fun and enjoyable.

What I Am Modelling

I finished off the Ultramaines Victix Honour Guard

Followed by the Primaris Champion

And the Sternguard Veterans

This was followed up with Elathain’s Soulraid

Then a Ripper swarm for the Tyranids

And finally some Spinegaunts!

So what’s up next

  1. Strike Team x 10 & Cadre Fireblade
  2. Mandrakes x 5
  3. Imperial Fists Heavy Support Squad x 10
  4. Gardus Steelsoul
  5. Blood Angels Infiltrators x 10
  6. Blood Ravens Ballistis Dreadnought
  7. Ork Boyz x 10
  8. Ultramarines Apothecaries x 2
  9. Marshcrawlla Sloghoth x 2
  10. Sororitas Dialogus

What I Am Reading

A bit of progress on Secrets in Scarlet.

And I have been listening to The Great Clans of Rokugan Volume 2, which is pretty good!

What Tabletop Games I Am Playing

Myself anf Megan played a game of Combat Patrol won our trip, Drukhari vs Space Marines, and she won 50-25!

What Video Games I Am Playing

Not much other than a bit of Starfield!

What I Am Spending

I did buy myself the 4 Item bundle for the Humble Bundle Dino Fever offering, which netted me Animal Revolt Battle Simulator, Primal Carnage: Extinction, but most importantly, Turok and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil which have been on my wishlist for some time!

Angron and Pippin

We got rabbits, they are adopted from a rescue and so far are acting cute, but I know they are up to something.

I am sure these little gits are planning trouble, just know it!

They are brothers and are named Pippin and Angron Eater of Cables, and yeah, they are gonna be little shits!

Ok to be fair they are hella cute and when they snuggle up and cuddle it’s heckin adorable, but still, they are up to something!

What I Am Modelling

I painted up a squad of Templar Brethren and their Land Raider Proteus transport.

The Land Raider was finished first.

Followed by the Tenplar Brethern thenselves.

After that I painted up the Hobgrot Slittaz for my Orruk Warclans army, really hoping these guys might see use in a Chaos Dwarves army one day!

The Leagues of Votann Kâhl & Einhyr Champion have got to wait a little bit as I need a specific shade, and I am topping up paint in the 6th.

So I then moved on and painted The Crimson Court.!

I got the Lieutenants for the Ultramarines on the painting desk now!

So whats coming up next?

  1. Silver Tower Skink Priest & Starblood Stalkers
  2. Leagues of Votann Kâhl & Einhyr Champion
  3. Ultramarines Lieutenants x 8
  4. Battle Sisters Squad x 10
  5. Ogroid Thaumaturge
  6. Killaboss x 2 & Stab Grot
  7. Drukhari Wyches x 10 & Succubus
  8. Necron Tomb Blades x 6
  9. Imperial Fists Kratos
  10. Inquisitors x 3

What I Am Reading

My review of The Veiled Masters by Tim Pratt can be read here.

And I published a review of Garro: Knight of Grey on Edge of Empire, here.

I listened to Sword of Orion by Nicholas Briggs, which was a bit fun, nice to hear the Eighth Doctor take on the Cybermen.

I finished The Flower Path by Josh Reybolds and you can read a review here.

I am now reading Daybreak Legacy by Stewart Hotson.

What Tabletop Games I Am Playing

On Sunday evening I played a game of Carcassonne: Winter Edition, I came second, Megan played her usual excellent field game!

What Video Games I Am Playing

Started on Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection again to get that completed, streaming it as planned.

So I managed to get in 6 sessions, which are also on YouTube.


Goldeneye 007 finally hit Gamepass on Friday and of course it’s now downloaded to both the Series S and Series X!

Had a quick play on Friday and oh my it’s good!

What I am Creating

We published the very first episode of Edge of Empire for 2023 on Saturday!

And on Monday, I published the first Battle Report of 2023, a match up between the Ultramarines and the T’au Empire.

What I Am Winning

I won a copy of The Jumping Muffin Turbo on Thursday!

And a book I won arrived, not my cup of tea, but will go in the Christmas present box.

And I won a copy of The Bat Quiz too.

And I won Woodle Tree 2 Deluxe on Saturday!

I also won a Bunch of Butts, not sure where from but, it’s gonna be something to give away next Christmas.

What I Am Spending

Had to replace my Vortex mixer as the one I bought in October just died, so Amazon replaced it with the same one.

Shadespire At Last!!!

Tonight me and Lindsay played Warhammer Underworlds:- Shadespire, which first came out in 2017, and since then had had a second season in Nightvault and numerous warbands, and I have bought them all, including all the custom dice and extra goodies. I got the core set for £20 brand new from Jus at Battle Bunker back in December 2017 after he just moved the shop to its current location, and then bought a good deal of the rest from him as well.

But to my shame, until tonight I had never played a game, but now I have, and I loved it.

Such a simple, yet deeply tactical game, we just played with the original warbands, Lindsay took Steelhearts Champions and I took Garrek’s Reavers, and we used the basic starter decks.

Of course Lindsay insisted on watching an explanation video first, unlike me, she learns by reading the rules twice and watching a video, but tonight she just watched a video. Myself, well I prefer to just go ahead and learn as I go. We had to try a couple of videos as Lindsay finds Becca Scott a tough too excitable!

My warband were very squashy and I lost three of my fighters, whereas she only lost one, my guys really struggles to do much in combat, but they were fast and were able to grab objectives and score some glory, but I was always behind because Lindsay kept killing my fighters.

In the end we drew on glory, five each, but because I made a last dash to grab an objective, I won because I had a fighter on that.

Loved the game and I will be teaching it to Megan when she returns from holiday.

My main thing with it so far has been the opportunity to paint models for armies that I have no intention of ever owning, but it’s nice to paint a small number of them.

Last month I painted Thundrik’s Profiteers and they were a lot of fun to work on, I still have to paint, Zarbag’s Gitz, Mollog’s Mob, the Godsworn Hunt, and Ylthari’s Guardians, but I am gonna get them painted as soon as I can.

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