Imperium Rising Part 5: Open War & Tactical Objectives


In the grim dark universe of Warhammer 40,000 there is only War… And a bank balance in the minus.

So with dipping back into Warhammer 40k, I’ve picked up Games Workshops (GW) Tactical Objectives deck and their Open War deck.
Initial feelings on the decks is that one is a nice helpful aid, and the other is something I feel has been missing from the game for a long time. Can you guess which is which?

So, what do to think of these 2 decks? Will you be picking either up?

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave 

Imperium Rising Part 4: Converting the Primaris Captain


Following on from my previous post regarding the new Primaris Captain from Games Workshop, now that I have the Captain unboxed I’m going to do some conversion work.

As the model is mono pose, there’s not much I can do about that unless I want to hack the figure up, and for me that’s too much trouble. So instead I’m going to convert the bits and pieces that I am able to do.
So I’m planning on primarily part swapping and simple conversion work (something that anyone can do).

I’ll be using parts from the Dark Vengeance box (the chapter masters head, the spent ammo cases, and the chaos marine head), and I’ll be using an ammo drum from a spare Storm bolter.

I snipped off the gun strap, trimmed it back using my hobby knife, and then clipped off the existing ammo mag. I then glued on the ammo mag from the storm bolter (I could have used the ammo drum from the Primaris Captain sprue, but it was a little smaller than the storm bolter one).

So once I get the mini all cleaned from mold lines etc, it’s time to prime the model.

“An apple a day, keeps the Demon Primarch away”.

I have about 6 sub sections (head, main body, cloak, back pack, front tabard, and gun arm), I have now to paint before I can finish the Captain.

I have most of the Captain painted up in his base colours at the moment (still have to do some tidy up work tho). The paint I normally use for my golds is all used up, so I’m trying out GW’s ‘liberator gold’, so far I’m not impressed (the gold looks like a brown in the above pic, at least to me) but we’ll see how it goes. 

At the moment I’m deciding if, for his cape and waist cloth I should do white on the outside and red on the inside, or vice versa… Choices, choices.

I made my choice regarding the Captains cape…

I had a little accident during assembly, my stupid stubby fingers dropped the Captain while I was gluing him together, and he bounced across the kitchen floor. Surprisingly it wasn’t that drop that damaged his helmet, but rather the 2nd time I dropped him when he was only abou 3 inches (if that) of the ground.

All that’s left to do is a few highlights, a little bit more tidy up work, adding a bit more white to his cape, and his eyes (I’m thinking blue eyes).
Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

Imperium Rising Part 3: Primaris Captain 

The above, in my opinion is the best trailer Games Workshop (GW) has, to date produced. Not only does it preview the advancement of the 40k timeline and fluff, and introduces the new Primaris Marines, it’s an epic trailer.

Only days ago GW released their new Primaris Captain, and I happened to pick one up. 

So why not check out my little unboxing of the Primaris Captain.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave

Imperium Rising Part 2: Custom Objective Markers

So with my first intro game to 8th edition under my belt, I’ve started to finally get around to painting my Dark Angels.
I took a little break from painting them last night, and raided my bitz box to make some objective markers. I still have the green plastic tokens that came with 5th edition in a bag out in the shed, but as its a new edition I thought to make new markers.
In total I had enough bitz to make 2 weapon type inplacement objectives, a supply cache, an Ork made objective, and a sort of cracked/ leaking container.

I even have some resin crystals (as far as I remember they were part of a terrain pack from ‘The Edge’ by Awakened Realms), which I’m going to use one of, to give me my 6th objective, a sort of Necron objective.

While going thru my bitz box I even found enough parts to build a Heresy Era pattern Space Marine (thanks to my friend Dermot, for giving me the legs). Im liking how he looks, tho I’m a bit spilt on whether or not to put a tabard on his waist… What do you guys think?

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave

Imperium Rising: First Impressions of 8th Edition Warhammer 40k


The Man Cave shares his first impressions of the new 8th Edition Warhammer 40k.
The Man Cave dips his toes back into the universe of Warhammer 40k for the first time since 5th Edition.
The Man Cave had a 50 Power Level game of Dark Angels vs Custodes.

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

Adventures in Roleplaying Part 5 – The Man Caves DM Screen

With Wizards of the Coasts ‘Stream of Anniliation’ over, and myself nearly caught up on their videos. I thought with the release of their product information for the rest of the year, I’ld show off my Dungeon Master Screen.

 https://youtu.be/4q0q8vbkpG8

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.

– from The Man Cave

Adventures in Roleplaying Part 4 – The Man Caves Dungeon Master Folder

With Wizards of the Coasts ‘Stream of Anniliation’ over, and myself nearly caught up on their videos. I thought with the release of their product information for the rest of the year, I’ld show off my Dungeon Master Folder. 
My folder cost in the region of €20 to €25 to compile. It comprises of material free and paid for. Some of the places I got my material were:
Absolute Tabletop
DrivethruRpg
Dragon nag
Wizards of the Coasts ‘Dragon+’ App

Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave