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Cobalt Scions Primaris Ancient

Ancient Aulus Acastian, Cobalt Scions 3rd Company As soon as I saw the Ancient in the Indomitus box, I realised how much I wanted... the Ancient from Dark Imperium. The monkish vibe of the new dude is amazing for Dark Angels or Black Templars or any of those medieval aesthetic dudes, but thematically feels way off the mark for my army. Since there's no standalone Ancient kit and Dark Imperium is now OOP I hit up eBay and got my mits on this wee fella.

Marching Beneath Book and Flame - Word Bearers

Well met fellow followers of The Word. We have gathered here on another Tainted Thursday to introduce you all to more brave warriors of the XVIIth Legion. Today it is the turn of more marines from the rank and file to swell the numbers among the Graven Star:

Cobalt Scions Repulsor Executioner

Welcome to another episode of Charlie dials a Citadel Miniature down to 10. In this episode, I'm going to explain my illegal assembly decisions, touch on upscaling the Cobalt Scions paint scheme to a large vehicle, and why there's a Dark Angels icon painted on its arse.

Hordes of the Faithful - Word Bearers Cultists

It's fair to say: I've got a bit of a thing for cults. Not content with painting 3k of Genestealer Cults I turn my eyes to the Eightfold Path and chose that most culty of legions: The Word Bearers. Having already brought you the Tannabheim IXth and the Corvid Cabal , today we're meeting some more Cultists following the Graven Star. How many? Oh, just another 30...

Forest Basing Step by Step

I've had a bit of interest on how I do the forest basing that is on my Tau. In response I've put together a little step by step of what I actually do to get this:    So grab your basing bits and lets get started.  I've grabbed a couple of spare empty bases, just so I can show the method: I start by given them a solid base layer of Stirland Mud. This gives a nice textured surface to work up from. Leave to dry over night: Next up I use Vallejo Thick Mud - European Mud. This is a diffrent colour, more desaturated and has a less consistant texture with little random bits of grass and the like. It all adds to the random, which is what we are after as nature hates straight lines. If I had a model on the base I would also stipple some up on to the feet/hooves/claws/tracks etc just to help blend the model into the base. Do not use your best brushes for this: Once that has dried properly, again I tend to leave this over night, I superglue a few bits of stick, bark, and twig to the b

Automated 40K Crusade Roster

I honestly started this quixotic endeavour with the intention of making a simple spreadsheet to track my Crusade tallies. I'd never written an IF function in a spreadsheet before. I didn't even know IF functions were a thing in Google Sheets . Neither had I considered making something that could be used to make army lists in seconds via some tick boxes. Sometimes, feature creep bears unexpected fruit. Today's post is intended as a useful resource for anyone using the Crusade Rules in 9th edition 40K (edit: and now 10th edition) , but honestly, I think it's pretty useful for anyone who regularly changes their list between games (edit: and who wants a single place for their army/detachment/unit rules).