The new High Elves are (almost) here!

The last month before a new army book is always an odd one.

sherlock-holmesI feel myself almost frothing at the mouth in anticipation of the rumoured release of High Elves in May. Seeing that the big April release (Tau) has now leaked, the forces of Ulthuan should be the next thing on our GW rumour radar.  Unfortunately, rather little is known at this point. After the new GW rumour policy it has become harder and harder to get reliable info ahead of time. In this little piece, I will use my amazing powers of deduction to get an idea as to how this release will pan out.

One should not extrapolate blindly, however the last few army releases have followed enough of a pattern to warrant an educated guess as to what we might expect. Roughly speaking, what might be reasonably expected to happen is…

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Lore of Death: first hands-on experiences

lore of deathAs I start to explore the new wonders of the Cold One Knight, I felt it was a good time to try a new Lore which could work well in tandem with the unit. I picked Lore of Death.

And what have I learned? Well.. It’s not bad. But I fail to see what the buzz is all about… so far! Never the less, it has given some interesting experiences and some first lessons learned.


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Painting the Dread Fleet

dreadfleet-review-gameplay-impressions-05 Ahoy ya landlubbers, scallywags and other seabound no gooders! It’s time to break out the painting brushes once again but this time we’ll be painting the contents of the Dread Fleet box, the standalone sea combat game that Games Workshop released a few years ago.

I’ve always been partial to the man o’war game. Although I never got around to playing it, mainly due to a lack of players in my area when I was just little beardling, I liked the rules and the models a lot. With the release of Dreadfleet, I quickly preordered my copy. Sadly, as with most of these kind of things, it ends up collecting dust somewhere (that reminds me, I should find my Battlefleet Gothic box as well and finish painting all those ships). In any case, I’ve decided that next weekend I’ll finally give playing this a try. Therefor, it’s high time (dare I say, high tide? Ok, I’ll stop now) I started painting!

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Cold One Knights, plastics and magic!

Roar! Cold one Knights


Cold one knights… The heavy cavalry of dark elves. The monstrous looking (but not quite monstrous enough) cavalry of the masters of evil. A terror in the lore. A terror on the field! They’ll strike fear in the hearts of any enemy… and anyone deploying them as well. With hard hitting, heavily armored stats and their monstrous looking mounts, this hammer unit offers all the elegance of a nutcracker ballet  performed by dinosaurs.

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