Friday, November 29, 2013

Angel Exterminatus review

I skipped this novel in the chain of the Horus series, mostly due to the fact that I loathe the new Black Library big books. Why they are making large sized paperbacks instead of regular size is beyond me. Anyway, I waited until it was released in regular paperback size so I don’t look like a grandparent reading some large print novel.

Graham McNeil is the author and he returns to the Iron Warriors. Storm of Iron was the 1st 40K novel I read and it is personal favorite of mine. I was excited to see what he would do with Hersey era Iron Warriors and their moody (a reoccurring theme) Primarch. This is a Heresy novel, but it is also a Storm of Iron prequel; and I was very pleased with that.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

turkey day

My day is complete.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

No More/ Gallifrey Falls

The Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who, was it worth the wait?

Yes, it was.

I had reservations about this episode, and they were justified. However, as the final credits scrolled I was content. All my worries were crushed and my expectations were met.

The story was Goldilocks, just right. There was enough action, comedy and a hint of drama for balance. The plot involved the last days of Galifrey during the Time War. The day the Doctor ended it all. Finally we get into the how and why of that event. John Hurt is this incarnation of the Doctor and he I the 9th now I guess. So, it might skew the numbering of any Doctor since 8, or does it? I don’t care since it doesn’t alter the show. Ok, we get the Doctor grabbing a weapon o’ mass destruction and he toddles off to use it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The week that was.

Last week had some pretty damn amazing anniversaries.

First was the 150th  anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address.
I'm a bit of a Civil War buff and this battle has some amazing stories and events. Then there is one of the greatest speeches given after the battle has ended.

Then there is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Was it a lone gunman? was it a conspiracy? Nobody will ever know but I do enjoy the craziness that surrounds this presidential tragedy. The kooks all came out of the woodwork for this.

Finally, there was the 50th year of Doctor Who. This long running series has a huge anniversary this past Saturday. 50 years of stories that range from super campy to awesome! I'll jump into the Day of the Doctor special later, but I will say it was a great tribute to the long running and popular show.

A big week of stuff for me to read about, watch and witness.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The moment has come!

The Day of the Doctor is upon us!

Just a few more hours to go! Spending some time today catching up on some of the old favorites while I wait. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Well it isn't a cyberman.....

......but it is damn close.

Unless there is something lost in a box somewhere, this is my last Necron model in my house. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Is it finally going to happen?

A long standing (and infinitely quotable)  favorite comic of mine, is on the radar yet again.

AMC is now rumored to be interested in bringing Preacher to the small screen. I have my doubts. An adaptation of this comic has been in development limbo forever. Also is AMC the best place? They would have to cut a lot from this that a network like HBO or Showtime wouldn't.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Doctor Who 50th prep

The Doctor Who 50th is just a few days away. 

Now if you know nothing or care nothing for Doctor Who then you will feel the same about this post. 

Myself, I have enjoyed the Doctor’s trips through space and time for many years. Now I’m geared with my sonic, slick new duds, and I am eagerly awaiting a great episode of Doctor Who. This is also the 50th anniversary of the show! Saturday I get some new Who and a milestone episode to boot!

Then I watched the Night of the Doctor, an online prequel to the Day of the Doctor which premiers Saturday night.

This seven minute short starts out great. It has Paul McGann reprising the 8th Doctor. How cool is that?! It even takes place during the Time War. Once again cool beans! The problem I have is the ending. Here we get a look into who John Hurt is playing in the 50th. It really left a bad taste in my mouth. The big shakeup at minute 6 something, really warps the Doctor Who universe. Yes, I know it will all be made clear this weekend. Whatever this was about, or will it?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Kaya vs. Madrak battle report

The second or third game of Hordes we have played, now in written and pic form!

Druid 1
Kaya casts Occulation on all the beasts. This gives then stealth to protect from incoming spears. Then she forces them to run. The warpwolf is riles to generate extra fury for next turn.
Trollblood 1
Madrak forces the Impalers to run. He fores the Axer to cast its rush animus. This gives him 2" extra movement. Then it is forced to run.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


She had been tracking a band of Cephalyx and their slaves for a few miles. They seemed to have been searching for something and had yet to find it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thor 2 Electric Bugaloo

Where Iron Man 3 felt like an epilogue to the Avengers movie, Thor- The Dark World is the first chapter on the way to another Avengers adventure.

I was pleasantly surprised by the first Thor film. I went in with mild expectations and left feeling pretty damn impressed.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

numbers are fun!


I'm celebrating the day with cake!
There is only one more sequential set and then I'll probably out, well unless they get some good cloning or robot mind transfer going.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

A resounding bellow is heard!

The Trolls are on the march!

The Trollblood battle box is done!
A nice set of models and they look good coming across the table at you.
I didn't try to give them the tartans they a supposed to have, I just couldn't pull it off. These trolls are not Scotsmen I guess. I went with a lot of brown and dark yellow. The green was thrown in for some contrast and it didn't look bad opposite the brown. I'm not unhappy with these guys. I need to get them based though. Even when I'm done, I'm not.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Chaos review #27.. Why am I dripping with goo?

When diseases, plagues, viruses, fungi and all other manner of disgusting is needed then look no farther than Typhus. He is a champion of Nurgle and just chock full of disgusting awesome! If you are a fan of the Death Guard, then you should be a fan of this guy.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Vaction pics

A short time away in the North Bend State park in West Virginia and it was very relaxing. There was hiking, too much food, tons of animals, great weather, gaming and a lot of quiet.

Look more boring nature pictures to view. Well maybe to some, for me it was more gaming inspiration. This is the forest primeval. It is full of all manner of creature and beast. It also worked as a great gear-up to play Hordes. The models were painted before the trip and they made it to the table a few times out there.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Another Halloween gone

Our rag-tag collection of jack-o-lanterns this year.

Well actually, these were carved a few days prior to Halloween. I was on a short vacation out in West Virginia and we did our carving there.