Monthly Archive: November 2010

Age of the Emperor 2011 announced 1

Age of the Emperor 2011 announced

Today, Ulfhedin officially announced the return of the popular Age of the Emperor campaign series. From his post:

October 22nd and 23rd 2011 will see the return of the Age of the Emperor campaign weekends at Warhammer World.

Before this massive project gets underway I thought it would make sense to get the input of TGCers as to what they would like to see in these new AotE weekends.

What you can do:

Fielding Genestealer Cult as Tyranids 2

Fielding Genestealer Cult as Tyranids

This may seem quite an obvious choice of army to field Genestealers, but what are the pros and cons of using Codex: Tyranids as a Genestealer Cult army?

On the plus side, we can do Genestealers justice by fielding them as the real deal. We even get extra options, such as Ymgarl elites and Broodlords. With Genestealers set as a troops choice, it’s possible to field an entirely purestrain list if desired.

Fielding Genestealer Cult as Orks 2

Fielding Genestealer Cult as Orks

Quite surprisingly (for me), Orks received the most positive response for which Codex to use to field a Genestealer Cult army. What options for Genestealer Cults have within the Ork Codex? Lets’s see how others have approached it:

Gorgon’s Genestealer Cult army is played using Codex Orks. You may well recognise his work here. For a more literal Ork Genestealer Cult, Ninjabread has a lovely converted Ork Hybrid army.

Gorgon paired his choices as follows:

Planning a new army? Genestealer Cult 8

Planning a new army? Genestealer Cult

With no upcoming tournaments or campaigns planned, I find I hit a lull in my hobby motivation. I am aware of a few campaigns in 2011, but the distances and cost are tough to justify – I could buy a new army for the cost of a weekend of gaming, is it worth it and can I afford it?

Do the ends justify the means? Can you put a cost against motivation and having fun? Perhaps I should consign the consequence to hell and get on with the painting!

Official Storm Raven 5

Official Storm Raven

So, for whatever reason, GW ‘accidently’ showed us their official Storm Raven model. If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the image:

Suffice to say, responses have been quite unfairly negative. We can only see the model from a single angle and it is partially obscured, so a proper judgement cannot be made yet.