Imperium Rising Part 7 – New Goodies


In December Games Workshop released a new Codex for the Adeptus Astartes… And in my opinion the best Codex… Codex: Dark Angels.

Don’t agree with me? Well it’s my blog so I get to say so šŸ˜.
The Codex gives Dark Angels access to nearly all the new Primaris goodies, as well as new faction specific stratagems, warlord traits etc.

It’s not like some previous released or some of the spoiled codex’s obviously O.P (I’m looking at you Custodes), but is rather a more layered, synergistic codex.

I also picked up their Deck of Datacards, to help me pick out some of my favourite stratagems.

I do like how ‘The First Legion’ got access to the Primaris Marines, especially the Hellblasters & Reivers.

Two units of Hellblasters with Azriel, is quite resilient And puts out a decent amount of firepower. Personally I’m also a fan an Interogator Chaplain equipped with a jump pack tagging along with a unit of Grav Chuted Primaris Reivers.

I’m still playing around with what I like, and I no doubt have to get myself a Dreadnaught (what flavour I don’t know just yet). 

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

– from The Man Cave

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire – Storage Solution


So you’ve bought into Games Workshop’s new game Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. 

Maybe you’ve even bought yourself some of the expansions, and now you find yourself swamped with tokens and cards.

We’ll never fear, The Man Cave shows off his simple storage solution for all those tokens and cards.

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

– from The Man Cave

Quick Look – Warhammer Underworlds: ShadespireĀ 


Not too long ago Games Workshop (GW), unveiled their new boxed game, Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire. 

I had heard of it a few months prior (although it didn’t have an official name yet), and was quite interested by it.

The game is set in Games Workshops fantasy setting of ‘Age of Sigmar’ or AOS for short. The basic fluff of the game is that you and your warband are trapped in a cursed city (Shadespire), and must basically fight other trapped warbands in order to gain enough ‘Glory’ to escape (or some such fluff reason).

In the ‘Core Box’ you get everything you need to start playing. You get 2 warbands of pre-coloured (red and blue) push fit models, 2 double sided game boards, custom dice, and a heck of a lot of cards and tokens.


A key feature of the game is how you build your deck of cards. Your deck comprises of 12 objective cards and a minimum of 20 power cards. In the Core Set you are given a preconstructed deck to begin playing with but there is also a separate deck supplied so that once you have a few games under your belt, you can begin experimenting with building a custom deck.

The game plays very quickly. It is played over 3 turns, with each player having 4 activations in a turn. Players take turns playing cards from their decks inbetween every activation. 
To win a game a player must earn ‘Glory’, ‘Glory’ is earned by removing an opponents model from play or by scoring ‘Objectives’.
 With an average game lasting 30 to 45 mins, low model count, and taking up very little physical space to play, it’s a nice change of pace from other mass infantry/ model games.

Although the push fit pre-coloured models might not be of everyone’s tastes with a lick of paint the Core Box models can really bling.

If you haven’t had a chance or if you get a chance I would recommend giving the game a try.

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

– from The Man Cave

Quick Look – Anvil Industry

With all the deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday going on at the moment, it’s easy to overlook a deal or two for your plastic crack addiction.

I’ve previously mentioned a company, Anvil Industry, in a previous post regarding upgrading and expanding my Space Marine force for Warhammer 40K.
Well at the moment Anvil Industry are currently running a sale on their ‘Black Ops’ line of miniatures and parts.

We thought it would be nice to show off a range of parts that they do, to perhaps tempt you to part with some of your money.

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

– from The Man Cave

Product Quick Look – Citadel Painting Handle

The Man Cave has gone on a little spending spree recently. 

One of the new toys I’ve picked up is the recently released Games Workshop’s Citadel Painting Handle.

I did a little video, full of my usual nonsense and musings, so why not take a look.

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

Imperium Rising Part 6: Reinforcements InboundĀ 

I’m really enjoying 8th edition Warhammer 40k, especially ‘Open Play’. Myself and a friend, Dermot, have been enjoying just slapping down what we have on the table and going at it.

my current Dark Angels army stands at basically the contents of the old Dark Vengeance Starter Set, Which is :

HQ:

Company Master

Librarian 

Chaplain

Troops:

2 Tactical Squads (10 men each)

1 Combat Squad

Fast Attack:

Ravenwing Bike Squad (3 Bikers)

Elites:

Terminator Squad (5 Terminators)

I also have the recently released Primaris Captain but that’s it. 
It was time to go thru my bitz box and see what I have to work with in order to expand my chapter.

So after going thru my bitz box, I have enough parts for an Assault Squad, a Combat Squad, and 3 Scout Squads (1 squad with bolters, 1 squad with shotguns, and a close combat squad). I’m just missing a few parts (mostly legs for my troops).
Now being a bit strapped at the moment for GW prices or kits, I searched out an alternative company to Games Workshop in order to meet my hobby/ gaming needs.

Anvil Industry is a UK based company that offers a range of alternative resin models and parts for both 28mm SciFi and modern day military miniatures.

I ordered a range of bitz from themselves, from their ‘Black Ops’ and ‘Regiment’ range.

I’ve spent tonight giving the parts a little wash, to clean off any mold release that might still be present. To say that I find the level of detail impressive is an understatement. I can’t find any mold lines and flash is a minimum. I’ll show them off shortly but as a taster for my Scouts I’m going to be using Anvil Industry’s Medium Armour torso and Fatigues legs from their Regiment line.


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

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