Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Warhammer 40k/30k: Just When I Thought I Was Out...



Whelp, here we are almost 6 years since I quit ''Modern'' GW (Accept a brief 30k fascination a couple of years back) I find myself looking at trying 40k once more.

40k 8th Edition has everyone talking and mostly good reviews has peeked my interest somewhat.

Trouble is GW prices are still insane and the start up costs could get you a 2 week holiday abroad.

I wanted to try the game and not have to buy another force on the off chance I didn't like the game, so I had only real 1 option and that was use one of my forces for other game systems and the easiest one to port over was my Emperor's Children 30k force.

50 Power Level Space Marine Force


Lucky for me only a few things needed adding to certain Squads (Special and Heavy Weapons) to make them 40k compatible, plus I only needed 50 Power Level for the time being and gave me an excuse to finish painting the new plastic 30k Mk.3 Marines I picked up at whim at the beginning of the year (Yes late night Ebaying strikes again).


I'm rather happy with the new additions and I will say this I normally hate painting plastics but these Mk.3's and Mk.4's are a pure joy to paint.

Plus they blend in with the Resin FW ones perfectly, can you tell which ones are which in the above pictures?



The 2011 FW Event Boarding Marine above is my favourite, sadly I had lost his shield so I had to go and buy another one for his shield a couple of weeks ago being a LE Event Figure it hurt my wallet and not quite sure if it's a recast or not.

The rest of the kit will get converted into a Techmarine, too bloody expensive to not find some use for it.


I have a game tomorrow of 50 Power Level which this force so I'll be able to tell if I like the game or not, but even If I don't it rekindled my love of Horus Heresy/30k so it's not all for nothing.

So I'll be adding to my Emperor's Children regardless :)


Well that's it for today, comments always welcome.

Ta Ta for now.

10 comments:

  1. Damn fine looking force Chico, 8th caught me off guard but I've been enjoying the games so far with my Orks.

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    1. Thanks mate and I do love your Orks :)

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  2. Corking looking stuff Chico. I think I'm close to 1,000 points of Chaos Daemons thanks to my Age of Sigmar army, so I'm certainly tempted by 8th Ed myself. This is becoming a very distracting blog ;-)

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    1. Thanks mate, Daemons work strange in the new rules so if you do have a bash it maybe worth looking into it.

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  3. I'm resisting, but only just.The Khorne boys are scraping at the box lid and the Tau. Never won a game with them, want to be beaten to a fishy paste again.

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    1. Never been a major 40k fan other than the lore and ease to get pick up games. I'm hoping I'll enjoy 8th and if I don't than it's back to a dozen other systems I like hehe

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  4. Emp’s Kids always look good in 30K. Something Roman about that colour scheme and you already paint up purple effectively. Good stuff mate.

    My mate at work is trying to convince me to get back into 40K with this new edition. No I say, no. Too flipping expesnive to be adding yet another game/minis collection to my already unpainted/unplayed mountain!

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    1. I like purple, but I think this is my 3rd Purple force :D

      As for price yep, just as bad as Flames of War when I looked into that and that made me cry. Still I saved a few bucks by umm finding the PDF of the rules/indexs online.

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  5. The weathering combined with the purple and gold is a fantastic combination.
    And oh, I love the sight of these old predators.

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    1. Thanks WW, the problem with the Old Preds though is they are damn wonky and showing their age.

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