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Mag Bellum information

Greetings hobby nuts!

So it’s exciting times here and I’m pleased to tell you all that the first wave of Mag Bellum tiles has hit the store! Yippie!! It’s been a hard old slog but I’m pretty happy with the design and the potential it has for war gaming.

 

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Lets have a look at how you buy the sets.

On the Mag Bellum page you will see the payment buttons. The designs of the tiles are displayed here and how many you get of each in the pack ( total of 5 in each ) Selling them this way allows you to select the exact tiles you want to create your board it also has the added benefit of allowing you to spread the cost. Postage is included.

 

How many tiles will you need to create a board?

A 2ft x 2ft board will need 4 boxes to complete it as it uses 16 tiles to create it. This leaves an extra four tiles, which you can add to the board or leave as more variety for your games if say you are playing a campaign. This size board is perfect for Inq28, AoS28, Killteam or any other skirmish game you play.

Combining sets with your friends will make for battles being fought over many different grounds and themes and up to any size you wish with whatever layout you wish. The variety of boards that can be created are endless.

 

Extra plate sets.

A plate is the insert which sits in the tile it was made for. These plates are what you create your terrain on like buildings, trees, mounds, piles of rusty junk, objectives and so on. You can purchase extra plates to go with the tiles you already own creating more terrain possibilities for your games without buying the whole tile set.

 

If you haven’t already, head over to Facebook and like the Mag Bellum page and Instagram of the same name. I will be posting updates on those platforms along with images of boards and what you can achieve with the system.

And I shall leave you with some moody shots of a board I am creating.

 

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Cult Limo

This project was on the back burner for a while. That was until Mr Wadu of Convert or Die said he didn’t like Genestealer Cult Limo’s. The shock of it right!? So I just had to move it up the queue and hope that my efforts will change his mind. If it doesn’t then no biggie, I love them and wished an offical one was released when they revamped the range but we got a truck instead, which is a cool kit, but not a Limo.

Any way. Without further ado here’s my Cult Limo. I do hope you like it and thoughts are always very welcome, especially on what colour it should be.

 

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Mag Bellum

Hello folks!

So my tile system Mag Bellum is nearly ready for release. It’s been a bit of a ride getting here and after all the hard work I have to say I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out. This, the first edition of the system, will be available from the beginning of next week and I’ll be hosting the first Bellum Knights day on the 2nd of December, which will be held at The Museum of Futures in Surbiton Greater London, so if you are in the area or wouldn’t mind traveling to attend then please drop me a line. At these events I hope to have a group of gamer’s attend and play the games we love like Inq28, AoS28, 40K, AoS, Kill Team, Necromunda and Morheim all on the Mag Bellum tile system as well as other boards that will be created for campaign events. The aim is to have a Bellum Knights event monthly and hopefully in the future have workshops as well.

Well that’s enough prattling on for the moment let’s get to the pictures! They are all in moody black and white as it’s at the primed stage except the trees, which were painted by Alex and have been found on many a battle field.

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This edition is the Skirmish and is 2ft x 2ft. It consists of 16 tiles, 7 of which are blank with the rest having plates that insert into their tiles. The idea is that you build your scenery on these plates so that the buildings or other terrain are not sitting on the surface ( you can do that to of course ) but look as if they are built onto the board. Extra plates and tiles will be available in packs of five as well so you can expand your board and add even more variety to a setup. Each tile is 150mm x 150mm x 6mm and is magnetized by 2 magnets on each side. This allows them to click into place nicely. Now because the magnets come unfitted I needed a way of fitting them into the tiles as they are small and fiddly and my first attempt at getting them in the right way was messy and frustrating with a lot of glue sticking my fingers to everything.  So I set about engineering a tool that will make this job easier and less messy.

 

Introducing the Mag-tool.

 

I will be doing an animation on how you use the Mag-tool soon but basically it allows you stick and then slide the magnet into place.

 

 

The main idea behind Mag Bellum though is that it’s designed to be a space-saving system, so after you’ve finished the battle you can just take the scenery off and stack the tiles away safely in their box. More on that next time but for now some more images of the board in a slightly different setup.

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Well that’s it for this update. If you are interested then you can follow Mag Bellum on Face book and Instagram for all the latest updates plus info on up and coming events and campaigns.

Thanks for the support 🙂

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Armies on Parade 2018

Hello all!

So last weekend was my local Warhammer Armies on Parade event and it was awesome. The turn out this year was higher than previous years and it was great to see some young bloods get stuck in.

Now I’ve been threatening Dave the manager with participating for at least 3 years now and so I thought it was high time I bit the bullet and have a go at it. I have to say that even though the pressure was high to get it completed on time ( I managed to get it all done in 6 weeks ) I enjoyed the sheer hobby madness of it all and if you’re thinking of doing it then I say get to it, you won’t be disappointed and it’s a great way to challenge yourself.

So how’d I do?…………………….Not half bad! I managed to get the awards for Best Theme, Best Army and Best Painted in the 40K category and took home silver in the managers choice. I even got a medal!

I have plans to expand the army as well with another 15 models to add in the future. My Black Shields will be a grim force to be reckoned with that’s for sure.

Here’s some pictures of my army with more to follow soon. I will take better ones of the squads and characters as well. Hope you like them 🙂

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W.i.p AoP ( Armies on Parade )

Greetings fellow hobby nuts.

Today I am going to photo bomb you all with w.i.p shots of my Armies on Parade entry.

Enjoy 🙂

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I love it when it comes to priming. It all just comes together.

 

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Not long to go now and I have a load to do. Still need to convert 10 more characters and then paint the whole army. Pressure!! But I love it! 🙂

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Stylites Game

Hello all.

So last weekend I got together with Alex of Leadballony and we had a few games of Stylites, a game that Alex and I wrote one hot summers day. It was the first time we played on the board I designed and I tell you what it’s a pretty brutal game.

 

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The rules, which you can find here, are very simple allowing for very quick games of stylite hopping, servo skull dodging madness.

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One of the things we found was that the penitents that occupy some of the stylites are tough buggers and I found myself being battered off an occupied stylite more than once ( rolling damn 1’s ) ending the game as my character plummeted to the ground with a wet thud.

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After playing a few two player games we decided to play some four player ones and this is where things got interesting. Hacked servo skulls flying around all over the place! Cruel shoving, bad fumbles and just hanging on for dear life after being smacked around by an insane penitent. All good fun 🙂

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All in all much fun was had and don’t forget to design your own Skull – Jackers and penitents for your chance to win the monster Skull Crab. Here’s some more images from the day. Cheers! 🙂

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Venator Gang

Hi gang!

Here’s an image bomb of my Venator Gang as it stands. Names and fluff I haven’t really thought about yet and I might not for this project but we shall see.

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Caetronia Caelistis and Monk

Caetronia Caelistis is an abomination. She’s cruel, vindictive, sarcastic and clever, she also happens to be an extremely powerful psyker. The middle sister of the three she used to be beautiful and had a rather pleasant personality, that was before her powers corrupted her. An act of sheer violence, instigated by her elder sister, ripped her soul and personality in two.

After the event Caetronia began to change. Her appearance became bloated and hunched and in her rages of pain, power would lash out with surprising force. It was at this time that the greatest change to Caetronia occurred. She became pregnant. Or so it seemed.

 

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After a few months what came out surprised them all. A freak of nature. Although Caetronia was already looking more and more freakish, the little thing that spewed forth was disgusting and comical in appearance and her sisters where going to kill it right there and then. Before the blow could fall though Caetronia shouted ” NO!! You will never touch her!” And with a flick of her mind she sent them flying back.

” I have given much to this family in the years past but you shall have no more. I will always be loyal to our blood line and you will accept this new addition to our family because it is by your hand elder sister that she has been born. She is me and I am her. She is the better part of me that remains.”

 

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The better half became known as Monk. Monk is, to all sense and purposes, Caetronia’s joyful happy side. She is the thoughtful one, she is the calming one, she is the one that sees the funny side of all things that occur. This can be annoying at times because lets face it some things that happen to Inquisitors and their followers are far from having a funny side. Psychically tuned in to Caetronia she acts as a booster for her powerful psyker mother and she never leaves her side. Together they are formidable and the only other psyker on the force that descended upon Gellath Prime that is more powerful is Mercy.

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” Why must you move around like that? You have legs, why not use them?”

” Because my little joy it upsets and unnerves people. And I like to upset and unnerve people. Anyway you are one to talk, your legs are far from normal.”

” I like my legs, they make me fast.”

” Well my fast little freak would you be so kind and run off to find our beloved sisters. We need a chat about Inquisitor Gale for he will arrive soon.”

” Ah, Inquisitor Gale. It has been a while since we saw him last. I like him. He’s like a big psyker teddy.”

” He’s dangerous and impulsive and far to smart for his own good. He will need to be knocked down a peg or two.”

” I suppose you will try to wind him up again.”

” You suppose right.”

” You know I won’t let you go too far.”

” Yes you are forever ruining my fun.”

” I am forever saving your life you mean.”

 

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Stylites Revealed

Hello all you lovely hobby goblins!

Today I have a treat for you all. I few weeks ago I hinted at a thing called Stylites and now it is the time to reveal what it is.

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‘Stylites’ is a fast paced ‘push your luck’ mini-game set in the Chapel – a mysterious edifice set in the grim darkness of the far future. In this game, you take on the role of an intrepid skull-jacker – one of the deep denizens of the Chapel, and you are tasked with maintaining the servoskulls within your territory. The problem is, your territory consists of whole caverns filled with stylites – towering poles topped with tiny platforms, where ascetic penitents live out their days trying to atone for their sins, (both real and imagined). The servoskulls that you service float among these platforms, monitoring the penance of these strange individuals, so doing your job involves death-defying leaps from platform to platform, and dealing with the unhinged penitents who live on them… As if that wasn’t difficult enough, rival ‘jackers are trying to encroach on your turf, and turn your precious servoskulls against you!

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It’s a game and a free one at that. You will be able to find the downloadable rules later on in the post, but first a little bit about the creation of the game. Stylites means ‘ pillar dweller ‘ and I liked the word and what it meant so I had the idea that I would make a whole board of these things, just because I thought it would look cool. But how to play on such a board? So the idea of making rules came to me. Help was needed on this little quest and I contacted Alex of the leadballoony variety and we arranged a much-needed catch up with some dice throwing. So we set about making a game. It took us most of the day with playtesting as well and even with the most ones I’ve ever seen someone roll in all my life we managed to have a few good games where Alex didn’t just fall off his Stylite. With the basic rules all done we returned to our lives with duties to fulfill. Alex was to write the rules out and I was to create the board and the scenery to go with it and providing Alex with the same scenery to create his own board. Something to look out for soon.

THE BOARD

Below is the board I created. Its 2 x 2 and can be arranged in different ways. The platforms can be turned to add more variation as well. Also the Stylites themselves come off so it is easy to pack away.

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I also made a measuring tool to go with it. All nice and dirty!

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CHARACTERS

You have the scene, now on to the characters. But wait, I have none to show you. That’s because, my hobby nuts, its competition time!! All you need to do is come up with two characters, a Skull Jacker and a Penitent with a paragraph written about each. The rules are as follows.

1 : Characters must be on a 25mm base.

2 : GW bits only.

3 :  Posts must be linked to this page. Instagram # stylites.

4 : Must be submitted by October 31st.

5 : Final images and the fluff must be sent to my email, which you can find in my about page.

PRIZE!

So whats the prize I hear you say……… Well this is.

A BIG SKULL CRAB!!! This creepy mechanized monster stands at 40mm high and can be used to mount big guns on, carry around a suitably deranged character of your own devising, or just left how it is. It comes in two parts and is made of resin and was produced at Black Edge 3D.

So get cracking on those characters! I look forward to seeing what you all create and then judging you on it ;P

THE RULES

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Click on the link to Download the rules.

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It’s a pretty simple game and can be played quickly. Any feed back is welcome as we plan to expand on the basic rules.

And if you are interested in having a set of Stylites you will be able to order them from my shop pages very soon. ( I’m away in August for two weeks ) The complete set consists of all the pieces pictured below x 20, or you can purchase just the platforms and create your own.

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Please allow a few weeks for me to make them as I have to cast them to order.  Either way I hope you enjoy playing it and good luck to all who take part in the competition.

Next Stylite post. Battle report!

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Brother Lyco Celer

Brother Lyco Celer, one of The Consecrated, The Third Covenant.

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Assigned to Inquisitor Caedecia Caelistis for the assault on Gellath Prime.

 

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This is the first ever primaris marine I’ve painted and I have to say what a joy they are to paint. There’s something very solid about them and I reckon it’s what Space Marines should have always looked like and to me it’s what they will always be, just Space Marines.

Converting them is very cool as well and with Lyco here I went to town, especially with his helmet.  The base of it is a Blood Angel Sanguinary Guard helmet with all the bling cut off and a watch part, guitar string and dental implant screw green stuffed into place. Next I modified the gun slightly to give it a bigger barrel ( Lyco likes it loud! ) for this I dived into my dental days bitzbox again and used a scan body, which is made out of plastic covered titanium so its nice and light and also easy to paint. The rest was just adding skulls, shields and chains.

For the paint job I wanted him to look heavy and grim, with his gun being unadorned so it has a very brutal and practical look about it. I also applyed transfers from the Black Shield sheet from Forge World and painted over the top with washes to blend them into the armour. I’m not a massive fan of transfers but I must say that these are excellent and worked a treat. The rest of his decoration was free hand and of course a load of weathering to really give him that old worn, pissed off at everyone feel.

Now it’s onto the rest of the group.