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[WH40K] They're just robots, Morty, it's okay to shoot them

BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
edited September 19 in Critical Failures
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Warhammer 40k is a futuristic tabletop strategy game created by Games Workshop that pits multiple races and factions against each other for control of the galaxy.

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The Current State of the Game
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8th Edition has arrived, and with it the narrative has moved on for the first time in decades. Cadia has fallen, Biel-Tan has been fractured, new factions have risen, and amongst the ashes the Ultramarines Primarch Roboute Guilliman has returned to attempt to salvage the Dark Imperium. Shit is definitely on fire.

Factions:

Imperium
Grey Knights
- The Hammer -
The Grey Knights are the amongst the most inscrutable of the Imperium's many organizations. Incorruptible, armed with the best weapons and equipment that Mankind has to offer, they are humanity's defense against the darkness of Chaos wherever it may lurk.

Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard)
- The Dutiful -
In the midst of genetically engineered super-beings, alien killing machines, warrior mystics, and technology that approaches sorcery in its sophistication, the Imperial Guard are mere mortals. Protected by little more than faith, they contend with the most terrifying threats the darkest corners of the galaxy vomits forth armed with flesh and steel. As such it is easy to identify with these brave souls and to see in them the qualities of true heroes. Also: tanks tanks lol

Adeptus Astartes (Space Marines)
- The Loyal -
They are the most powerful and dreaded of all the human warriors in the galaxy. No longer strictly human, but superhuman, superior in all respects to mere men by a harsh regime of genetic modification, psycho-conditioning and rigorous training. Few in number compared to the uncounted trillions of humanity, Space Marines are organized into small independent armies called Chapters that stand ready to lay fight wherever the Imperium needs them. Their unswerving loyalty is to the Emperor of Mankind first, their Chapter second, and none other beyond that. There are also a number of specific Chapters with notably unique traits, such as the Blood Angels (space vampires), Space Wolves (space... wolves), and the Dark Angels (unquestionably loyal).

Adepta Soritas (Sisters of Battle)
- The Faithful -
The darkness contained within the hearts and minds of humanity itself is a sinister and subtle threat. The heretic, mutant, and rogue psyker threaten humanity with an internal rot as damaging any xenos invasion. The Ordo Hereticus exists to seek and burn out this threat. The Sisters of Battle, empowered by their unwavering faith in the Holy Emperor of Terra, hunt the witch, the heretic, the fallen cleric, and none is permitted to escape the cleansing fire of their wrath.

Adeptus Mechanicus
-The Ironhearted
The Adeptus Mechanicus is a technological organisation, often known as the Priesthood of Mars. It holds a monopoly on technological knowledge in the Imperium. Their Forge Worlds turn out the Imperium's most powerful and advanced weaponry and equipment. The organisation's adepts, the Tech-priests, are vital in maintaining much of the Imperium's more technologically advanced equipment, not the least of which is the Emperor's life-sustaining Golden Throne.

Chaos
Daemons
- The Nightmares -
Lust, hate, despair, sorrow. All emotion has a reverberation within the warp, the worst, most bitterly felt, and the furthest extreme becoming strong enough to persist, coalesce, and finally, become. It was from the darkest corners of the galaxy's hearts that Khorne - Lord Upon the Skullthrone, Tzeentch - The Changer of Ways, Nurgle - The Final Decay, and Slaneesh - The Feaster of Pain, sprang forth, and they await the time when the veil against the Warp wears thin, and their warriors, spawn, and offspring can pour through.

Heretic Astartes (Chaos Space Marines)
- The Betrayers -
During the tumult of the birth of the Imperium of Man, half of the Emperor's most trusted Legions turned against him in a bitter civil war. Brother fought brother, and Mankind drove itself to the very brink of extinction. Ten thousand years after their defeat, those same traitors still launch their Black Crusades from within the Eye of Terror, their dead hearts intent upon nothing less than the utter destruction of the Imperium and the death of its weakling Emperor.

Xenos
Asuryani (Craftworlds Eldar)
- The Dying -
An almost unimaginably ancient race who once ruled an empire spanning the galaxy. Then came the hideous time of the Fall, when the Eldar were consumed by their own decadence and nearly obliterated to the last, the few survivors scattered across the stars. Though now few in number, they are still one of the most advanced races in the galaxy. This advantage combined with the prescient abilities of their Farseers, who scry the future, guide their kin along the most favorable paths of fate, no matter what the cost to the lesser races.

Drukhari (Dark Eldar)
- The Lost-
These spawn of unquiet dreams inhabit a realm called Commorragh, a place as darkly twisted as its rulers, from which these merciless pirates launch raids across the length and breadth of the galaxy. The purpose of these raids is not to conquer planets or protect territory but to cause mayhem, steal, pillage, and – most importantly of all – capture new victims to be taken back to Commorragh for endless torture. Having fallen far into the depths of depravity, their every waking moment is dedicated to inflicting pain and suffering on the galaxy. The Dark Eldar are broadly an alliance of three loose groups; Kabals (pirate raiders), Wych Cults (drugged-up gladiators), and Haemonculus Covens (the cenobites from Hellraiser).

Harlequins
-The Laughing-
The Harlequins are the keepers of the Black Library and serve the enigmatic Eldar deity called the Laughing God. The Harlequins see no distinction between art and war, and their outlook can best be explained by reference to the legend of the Fall; one of their self-appointed duties is to keep this legend alive through their performances. The Laughing God is the only authority that the Harlequins recognise, and their every deed is thought to be in furtherance of his own inscrutable agenda. Harlequins are undeniably part of the Eldar race, yet they owe no allegiance to any given Craftworld or Kabal.

Ynnari
-The Undying-
The Ynnari are a newly formed Eldar group that worship the God Ynnead and believe their race can be saved from the predation of Slaanesh, by helping to bring about the birth of the slumbering God of the dead. Led by Ynnead's Emissary Yvraine, the group is composed of Eldar from the Craftworlds, Corsair groups, Commorragh and even from among the Harlequins. With their combined might they have become a rising force in the galaxy, who not only seek to bring about Ynnead's birth, but also return the Eldar to the glory their race had before their Empire fell. However, the arrogant coercion they employ to save their race, has alienated as many Eldar as it has united under Yvraine's command. Worse still, many see the Ynnari as corrupted by the very daemonic forces they seek to thwart, while others believe they are already dead inside.

Necrons
- The Ancient -
Ancient beyond imagining even before their great sleep, the Necrons are awakening from their 60-million-year dormancy to plague the living once more. Countless thousands of immortal, soulless warriors have risen from dusty stasis-tombs, their cold wills bent on harvesting the teeming species of the galaxy. They commanded the stars long before the ancient Eldar had even begun their existence, and it is only that so few have awoken that they do not pose a greater threat in the current day.

Orks
- The Beast -
The most widespread and warlike race of aliens in the bloodstained galaxy of the 41st millennium. From the depths of the galactic core to the distant ghost-stars beyond the galactic rim, Ork empires rise, clash, fall and the remnants mixing to begin the cycle again. In terms of sheer numbers and planets, Orks occupy more of the galaxy than any other single race, and if they ever unified, they would crush all opposition the stood before them, It is to the galaxy's benefit that the orks' passion for violence is so unquenchable that they spend their entire lives embroiled in war, fighting each other as readily as any other foe.

T'au
- The Young -
Since their first contact with the Imperium in the 35th millennium, the Tau have risen from a hunter-gatherer society to a star-faring race, nibbling at the flanks of the Imperium, in less than six thousand years. Absolute obedient to the command of the enigmatic ethereal caste, the Tau believe that now is their time. It is their race and their Empire that will bring unity to the stars, all races equal, the Tau first among them. There is no foe their technology cannot overcome, no quandary their science cannot resolve, the stars and all that lies between to be joined beneath the aegis of the Greater Good.

Tyranids
- The Hungry -
Without a doubt the most alien race encountered by Humanity. They have been likened to locusts, piranhas, on a galactic scale remorselessly hungry, too numerous to destroy. Tyranids are a nomadic, space-dwelling race that emerged from the void between galaxies into our own in search of new resources to consume. These hive fleets have discovered sustenance in abundance in the forms of the myriad species of the Milky Way, leaving nothing but balls of scoured rock in the wake of their titanic swarms, tendrils boring ever deeper towards the heart of our galaxy.

Genestealer Cults
-The Insidious-
A Genestealer Cult is a xenos-worshipping secret society made up of and controlled by Tyranid Genestealers that thrives in the dark corners of the Imperial underworld across the galaxy. Secretive, stealthy, and utterly malignant, Genestealer Cults are the cankers growing unseen in the hidden spaces of Mankind's realm. Some cultists are truly monstrous, skulking along dank tunnels with robes or hessian sacks covering their hybrid xenos anatomies. Others are merely pallid and bald, able to pass for loyal Imperial citizens whilst their wyrm-form tattoos remain hidden. These latter-generation brethren mingle amongst the herd of Mankind like wolves in sheep's clothing, working so hard amongst the crumbling machineries of Human industry that none spare them a second glance -- but under their work fatigues and rough miner’s apparel, they all bear the mark of the alien.

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    http://ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php Resin scenic terrain and accessories for gamers
    http://www.airconnection.on.ca/ Kits of vehicles to convert or raid for bitz.
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    http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ Some neat stuff in his store in terms of 40k terrain and modeling.
    http://armorcast.com/store/index.php/ Lots of Terrain and some tanks, their models and Steampunk stuff is okay
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    http://www.avatars-of-war.com/ So. Amazingly. Beautiful. If you play Fantasy, you owe it to yourself to take a look at these models for your lords or heroes; they have at least one model for virtually every faction and they are all gorgeous..
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    http://members.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=the_bannerman Bannerman's eBay store for cloth printed banners and pennants.
    http://www.basecrafts.com/index.php?route=common/home Basing kits and weathering powders.
    http://bitspudlo.com/products bitz and kits for missing models in the GW line, including Necron Triarch Stalker.
    http://blackcatbases.com/ Despite the name they sell more than just bases, although they certainly have a good selection of those; they also do heads, conversion bitz, and especially accessories for figures, like weapons, tools, backpacks, etc.
    http://cart.blackorc.com/Blackorc miniatures, a wide variety of scifi, zombie and fantasy miniatures to choose from.
    http://www.blackscorpionminiatures.com/index.php Random minis, ton of pirates.
    http://blightwheelminiatures.vendder.com/Adeptus Mechanicus style figures and conversion bitz.
    http://www.brother-vinni.com/index_eng.htmHistorical, Steampunk, Post-Apocalyptic miniatures, with a section of women warriors using the power of bulletproof nudity...
    http://chapterhousestudios.com/webshop/ Custom Sculpts and Bits for 40K and Fantasy.
    http://www.comfychairgames.com/catalog.php Mostly a Horror-based Necromunda, but the W.i.l.d.fire robot spider is kewl
    http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=FW From Gang Warfare to Terrain and historicals. You have to click each link to see the miniantures, though.
    http://www.corseceng.com/online-store/ Acrylic flying stands and gaming templates for Battlefleet Gothic-style games.
    http://custom-minis.blogspot.com/Bits and shoulderpads off of a 3D printer. Looks like he's testing printing up unique models as well.
    http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/ Miniatures from George R. R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice, There's plenty of interesting stuff in here, although most of it doesn't quite fit the Warhammer "Heroic Scale" aesthetic.
    http://dragonforge.com More useful for the micro chain and ready to use power cables than anything else, lots of custom base sets though.
    http://www.ebobminiatures.com/products/tools.htm Tools, armatures, sculpting media
    http://www.ema-models.co.uk/Architectural and Hobby model parts and supplies, including DC motors and gearboxes
    http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/index.html Not a huge line of stuff and only tiny, tiny pictures available, but their range of metals seems to have some interesting options.
    http://www.empressminiatures.com Some historical and modern figures, very realistic.
    http://www.eurekamin.com.au/ They make all kinds of miniatures, including Nazi's riding dinosaurs.
    http://www.evergreenscalemodels.com/ Do you need plasticard in odd shapes or sizes, or want something patterned, or otherwise odd? This may be the place for you.
    http://www.evilmushroomgames.com/new_page_2.htm Not a huge selection, but some pretty okay bases and a number of interesting terrain pieces.
    http://www.ex-illis.com/ Angels and Demons take sides in historical medieval Europe.
    http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/index.aspFantasy Flight Games, where you can find Anima Tactics, AT-43, Confrontation, and Wings of War miniatures in their store.
    http://www.ff-fields.com/ Many custom Blood Bowl pitches in heavy cardstock or rollable fabric.
    http://www.figurines-studio38.com/default.html Tyranid Spore Pod and their own ranges of figures.
    http://www.forgecraftgames.com/catalog/index.php Perhaps a little smaller than some of the other base manufacturers, but they have a good selection and all of the casts are excellent, both for wargaming and for tabletop minis.
    http://www.gamezoneminiatures.de/ A wide range of our 1/5 inch (28 mm) fantasy miniatures.
    http://gdesignsinc.com/ Laser cut plastic templates and gaming aids, plus terrain.
    http://www.geniusfactorygames.com/ Plastic templates for helping out Necron forces, in green and blue.
    http://www.greenstuffindustries.blogspot.com/ A mould for making ridged tubing/tentacles, very Cthulhu-esque.
    http://www.grindhousegames.com/ On the one side, we have a weird-WW2 thing with gas-masked allies fighting German monstrosities. On the other side of the site, we have weird robots.
    http://www.groundzerogames.net/ I have some of their models, but their online store is hampered by an extreme lack of photos
    http://www.hfminis.co.uk/index.php Great detailed Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Modern miniatures.
    http://www.heavy-support.com/ Heavy Support - Not much here, just an alternate Leman Russ/Chimera
    http://www.helldorado.fr/figurines/index.php A French game, but available through some US (and potentially other?) retailers. They have an absolutely gonzo line of models, with everything from Chinese hell-demons to abominations of the pit to Arabic summoners to Victorian mercenaries. No idea how they're scaled, but some very pretty stuff.
    http://www.heresyminiatures.com/ For when you need a unique looking miniature for your Inquisitor Reitnu.. Hey, is that David Tennant?
    http://hitechminiatures.com/# Some could-be Grey Knights and Dreadknight here.
    http://www.hlj.com/index.html A lot of mecha and tank parts that are of use to a creative IG or Ork player, so maybe search around a bit.
    http://www.hotzmats.com/Painted felt mats for gaming surfaces, with hex grid option.
    http://www.hydraminiatures.com/index.shtml Buck Rogers-y looking scifi and a line of prehistoric monsters.
    http://impactminiatures.com/ Many Blood Bowl-like miniatures and a stand alone game, plus a a rock band of Orcs.
    http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity_ENG/ A standalone futuristic game akin to Necromunda, the models are pretty nice looking but not much cheaper than their 40K equivalents, which has kept me out of the game so far.
    http://www.irondogstudios.com/store.html Some Orky bits and resin bases from the guy who built the Tater Titan
    http://www.ironhalo.net/store/catalog/ Another resin base retailer, they do some interesting lines and actually have a quite large selection of stuff. They have a lot of more unusual base sizes including those for Fantasy, War Machine, cavalry, etc.
    http://www.kabukimodels.com/ Resin and metal alternate Marine character models and bits, some larger scale models too.
    http://www.kerrandking.co.uk/ A nice-looking site in a lot of ways, but awkward to browse through. Still, it's not completely awful and the bases all look rather nice, including a few more unusual types.
    http://kingdomdeath.com/Pin-up adventure babes and some disturbing horror pieces.
    http://demoslasercutdesigns.blogspot.com/ Laser Cut buildings and terrain
    http://www.lead-adventure.com/Some Steampunk and Post-Apocalyptic figures plus heads with tophats.
    http://www.lostclan.net/Lostclan/Home.html Home of the infamous Female Cadians, and also a bionics upgrade sprue.
    http://www.manticgames.com/ An excellent manufacturer who is not only creeping in on GW's territory but also putting out a game of their own, heavily modeled on WFB. Their undead, elf, and dwarf kits are all very strong and have a decent variety of pieces, poses, etc, not to mention worlds cheaper than GW's kits.
    http://shop.masq-mini.de/ Masquerade Miniatures, notable for horror gaming figures and a 'Giant Riding Wolfpack' not-Thunderwolf Cavalry.
    http://www.maxmini.eu/store/ A nice little company with a quickly expanding line of conversion bitz as well as a few useful figures; their Thunderwolf is not completely awful, but there's probably better options. They do have a nice IG-scaled bike, though. Their conversion parts are the real treasure, though- they have an extensive line of awesome Ork parts (heads, bodies, bionics, etc) as well as a variety of other weapons, shields, and various upgrade parts.
    http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/index.php Mostly known for their "mechanicus" guard and some cool heads.
    http://micropanzer.com/lots of walker-tanks and sentinel/Tau suit variants in the vehicles, but keep in mind most of the infantry are 15mm, but some are 32mm, suitable fore 40K, etc.
    http://www.miniaturescenery.com/ They make hardboard "punch out" scenery. Nax got me onto them recently.
    http://www.mrdandy.com/wargamma/ Thunderwolves, bases, etc.
    http://mythicast.com/More Thunderwolves and even Cyberwolves for your Iron Priest
    http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/ Manufacturer of near-future/sci-fi models, with a strong emphasis on vehicles, spacecraft, and field works (turrets, walls, scenery, etc).
    http://www.otherworld.me.uk/ More Dire Wolves of rideable size, but think D&D art inspired.
    http://www.paulsongames.com/resin.html Another small manufacturer, but does a nice little line of conversion bits.
    http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index2.html A nice historical wargaming company that produces large boxes of figures for fairly cheap; they're mostly useful to Guard players as stand-ins, but be aware of the usual differences in scale between 28mm and heroic.
    http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/ Ah, Pig Iron, beloved of Guard players everywhere. Not only do they have their own line of figures, the heads (and much of the other gear) are perfectly fitted for IG models.
    http://www.plastruct.com/Pages/USDealers.html A very nice plasticard company that apparently supplies a rather large percentage of the US, as well as one of the companies I've dealt with personally. They have a PDF catalog with approximately one million different types of plastic in it; if you're willing to dig, chances are you can find what you want. Of note is their fluorescent acrylic rods, which are perfect for Necrons should you, for some reason, decide to hate yourself.
    http://privateerpress.com/ Obviously also their own game, but several of the Cryx (Warmachine) miniatures could make good stand-ins for Dark Eldar units and Legion of Everblight (Hordes) provides some interesting possibilities for Tyranid players.
    url]http://proxiemodels.com/basesonly.aspx[/url] Custom bases for your models.
    http://pulp-city.com/index.html Pulp superheroes miniatures. Either you'll be super-excited that these exist and you can buy them or you won't care because they aren't what you need.
    http://www.pulpfigures.com/ Just what it says. Nefarious Chinamen! Doofish henchmen! Dashing adventurers! Probably not appropriate for 40K or Fantasy! But still cool!
    http://puppetswar.com/Bases, weapons, miniatures and conversion sets for 40K, incling Twin-linked Autocannon arms and viariant Dreadntought arms.
    http://www.quantumgothic.co.uk/ A lot of neat scifi terrain.
    http://www.rackham-e.com/en Makers of several miniatures games including AT-43, a prepainted future game with military gorillas. Let me repeat that: armed gorillas in space are a real thing in this game. If that isn't enough reason for you to be curious, I hate you. Some of their mecha have been converted with reasonable success into Killa Kanz by a number of folks.
    http://www.ragingheroes.com/28mm and 54mm versions of Dark Eldar-ish and Female Commissar character models, nicely detailed with options.
    http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk/nuclear/index.html Fulfilling that Post-Nuclear/Necromunda/Orky Bitz. Look at their 'Tridlins' for vehicle bitz
    http://www.reapermini.com/ If you have ever wanted a figure for your D&D character or fancy monster the PCs are facing, this is the site for you. They have an absolutely enormous range of tagged, searchable models of all manner of heroes and horrors. Their modern and sci-fi lines are much more limited, but there are still possibilities in here. (The Darkspawn in particular could easily be some kind of alien or Tyranid beasties.)
    http://www.resinfx.com/ Very detailed resin bases of various kinds, many of them fairly unique. Lots of "scenery" bases that aren't just some bumps on a standard 25mm/40mm circle, so if you're looking for something damn fancy, this may be the place. A little more pricey than most as a consequence, though.
    Robogear Model kits - Want some cheap plastic toys to chop up for your conversions? Here's the place.
    http://www.iconusa4.com/online/Robog...dels_index.htm
    http://www.sciborminiatures.com/ Can't say for sure, but the pics of the sculpts look amazing. Various minis and parts, very obviously 40K/Fantasy-themed ("celtic space warrior," hrmmmm?) including lots of alternate heads, shields, and breastplates. Also squats.
    http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/ Mostly just bases, but a few conversion bitz mixed in (backpacks, helmets, Extra Armor). None of them are ground-breaking surprises, but if you have a specific look in mind for your army you'll probably appreciate another option.
    http://www.shadowforge.com.au/ Have I done any Australian companies yet? Here's one with anime-styled figures.
    http://www.shapeways.com/shops/customminis 3D printed miniature bitz and accessories
    http://www.smog1888.com/ You know how some games have crazy character models? Smog has a flying doctor with robo-arms and a smoke-belching stove-top hat, oh yeah. I know absolutely nothing of the game, but the models are perhaps the best thing in the whole world.
    http://southpawart.bigcartel.com/ Acrylic templates and game aids, plus a source for small, medium and large acrylic gears.
    http://starshipmodeler.biz/shop/index.cfm/category/93/lighting.cfm LED lighting kits for vehicle conversions.
    http://www.studiomcvey.com/ A small selection of extremely well-sculpted minis, although they're generally just a bit too large to use in 40K. Pretty, though.
    http://www.studiominiatures.com/Zombies, WWII Zombies, 90mm zombies, and survivors of the zombie apocalyse.
    http://www.taban-miniatures.com/ Another of the shops I haven't really browsed in extensive depth, they produce a stand-alone game with a vague gladiatorial combat theme.
    http://www.tabletop-art.de/More bits, bases and variant figures for Marine Character models.
    http://www.tabletop-world.com/index.php Fantasy buildings and accessories
    http://www.tengumodels.co.uk/index.htm Grey Aliens, Zombies, and Cthuluhu, oh my...
    https://www.thunderboltmountain.com Mostly fantasy, but I bought some wolves from them.
    http://www.tichytraingroup.com/index.php Pre-made RIVETS! Click the 'NBW & Rivets' link.
    http://www.tobsen77.de/index.php?lan=en Vehicles that would look good in an Ork army, or a wooden Steam Tank
    http://www.toysoldiersdepot.com/ Cheap plastic off-scale models which could be used for 40K, or as terrain/wrecks/etc.
    http://trollforged.com/index.html Another company I can personally vouch for being pretty excellent. Resin casts of several useful styles of models- Daemons, beasts, definitely-not-Tyranids, and best of all, Guardsmen with greatcoats!
    http://www.ultraforgeminiatures.com/ If you aren't going to Avatars of War for your Fantasy needs, you damn well better be going here. Ultraforge specializes in huge, detailed models of monsters like dragons, greater daemons, and the like, and their work is second to none. They also enjoy cult popularity as the makers of an excellent set of wings that can be added to models that are in need of flight, not the least of the Hive Tyrants and Harpies.
    http://www.urbanmammoth.co.uk/ I have some of their older models for my Necromunda gangs
    http://www.victorialamb.com/store.html IG Conversion bitz from the sculptor who did those 'Spanish Inquisition' Monty Python models.
    http://www.victoryforce.com/ They have a 'Gamer Rules Lawyer' figure, and WWII re-enactors
    http://www.voodooworx.co.uk/index.htm Custom resin bases
    http://shop.warlordgames.co.uk/ Not sure if these are the same guys as Wargames Factory, but if you want to 40K-ify some historical plastics.
    http://www.warmill.co.uk/storepage814911.aspx Custom clear bases, MDF terrain kits and bitz.
    http://www.wargamesfactory.com/webstore Makers of a variety of plastic kits, all of them competitively-priced compared to the alternatives. Foremost on the list would probably be their zombie and shock trooper kits, but they also have a variety of historical minis that could be integrated into a thematic force of some kind.
    http://www.wargamesfoundry.com/asp/nocookie.asp Lots of miniatures, but not to scale with 40K. Diverse selection, though.
    http://www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk/Fantasy miniatures
    http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/ These guys have alternate-future WWII scifi stuff. Some cool mech thingies and neat troops.
    http://www.wholesale-miracle-beads.com/25mm-round-flat-back-clear-crystal-glass-cabochon-top-quality Clear glass bases for your miniatures.
    http://willy-miniatures.blogspot.com/ Fantasy Football alternate models. Some of the Undead team would look great in a Zombie Apocalypse type game.
    http://wyrd-games.net/shop/home.php Makers of Malifaux, a very cool-looking game that I unfortunately can't really afford to get into right now. But, like Hell Dorado, they have an awesome line of minis with a style all their own, slightly steampunk with a fantastic twist and some of the dark sensibilities that infuse GW's games.
    http://www.zealotminiatures.co.uk Resin miniatures and bitz, female tau heads, Space Marine scaled Guitars and bionics, etc.
    http://www.zombiesmith.com/ Zombies, survivors, and a tutorial video on "how I cast miniatures".
    http://www.zuzzy.com/ Scenery pieces and tabletops almost exclusively- and pretty nice ones, at that. If green felt isn't your thing, give this a look and see if you can't go for something more exotic; I'm told they are rather durable and quite worth the price.

    Other Places to Talk About the Game
    http://www.shiftedmatrix.com - Website owned and run by this threads own Sharp101. It has expanded to include other contributors who are regulars in this thread. Blog posting that cover all things related to 40k and wargaming

    http://belloflostsouls.org - A great 40k (and sometimes fantasy) rumor site. They also post articles on campaigning, modeling and home made rules.

    http://www.chessex.com/ - Online custom dice store, great customer service and speed.

    http://www.warseer.com - Currently about the biggest GW-related forum on the net. Unfortunately, it has a horrible signal/noise ratio, but the rumors forums are frequently the first place to hear accurate news of upcoming products.

    http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/ - All about Space Marines and high fashion (okay, not the latter)

    http://www.the-waaagh.com - All about the orks orks orks orks! Jobs a gud'un boss.

    http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php - All things Tau in one handy place. Sign up for the greater good!

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/ - They used to be cool. Totally the place to go if you want to know why the hobby is dying. Also, a great coverage of all things wargaming.

    http://www.bartertown.com/ - The place to go when looking for like-minded people with models for trade and sale.

    Army Transports
    Because you need a way to cart all your wonderful new toys around, here are a couple recommendations beyond what you can get from GW itself:

    Sabol Army Transports A little expensive, but I use them exclusively, because of the quite reasonable international shipping price, and mostly for the fact that you can custom cut the foam trays to fit your models. Also available from the War Store.

    Figures in Comfort A wide range of precut foam trays, and carrying cases for whatever your needs.

    Battle Foam Sturdy solid cases and custom cut foam tray. Pricey, but guaranteed to keep your little dudes safe and secure in transit.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Also:
    Necromunda is coming back! With rules based on the core of 8th edition 40k like the last version was based on 2nd edition (yeah, it’s been that long), revised/deepened backgrounds for the rival Houses, and all new plastic multipart gangs, beginning with Escher vs Goliath in the starter set this November

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    Necromunda returning has me wanting to paint my Arbites. I can't wait to see if they release them again with new models.

  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    it's criminal that the berzerker box only has 6 chainaxes

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    it's criminal that the berzerker box only has 6 chainaxes

    I really wish GW sold individual weapon sprues or something. Trying to max out special and heavy weapons for some Dark Eldar is ridiculous - you have to buy 40 Kabalites to get a five man squad of Trueborn with four Blasters.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    GW does this shit on purpose. And it is super frustrating. Just to get 4 heavy weapons for a havoc squad I would have to buy 4 havocs.

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    From the multi-OP, what does this mean:
    http://www.dakkadakka.com/ - They used to be cool. Totally the place to go if you want to know why the hobby is dying.

    I wasn't aware the hobby was dying? Is this a copy/paste from a precious OP, or does it allude to old-timers thinking things are worse than they used to be?

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
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    From the multi-OP, what does this mean:
    http://www.dakkadakka.com/ - They used to be cool. Totally the place to go if you want to know why the hobby is dying.

    I wasn't aware the hobby was dying? Is this a copy/paste from a precious OP, or does it allude to old-timers thinking things are worse than they used to be?

    I'd suspect it's a tongue-in-cheek reference to how posters on dakka act.

    GW could literally cure cancer and they would bitch about how it's not a disease they have, that they took too long curing it, that they have the gall to ask for money for it, and how it's a sign that they are on the cusp of bankruptcy and how every other company's cure is sooooo much better and this upcoming kickstarter (that will never deliver) is just going to blow them away oh my god guys you'll see!

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    From the multi-OP, what does this mean:
    http://www.dakkadakka.com/ - They used to be cool. Totally the place to go if you want to know why the hobby is dying.

    I wasn't aware the hobby was dying? Is this a copy/paste from a precious OP, or does it allude to old-timers thinking things are worse than they used to be?

    I wrote that bit a long while back, although it's still true today. I joined Dakka around the 3rd to 4th changeover, and it was a rougher place than forums like PA were, but a good community. However, for a long while, the GW related parts are just so negative, bitter, and unpleasant that reading it is an active detriment to hobby enjoyment. If I want to slam my dick in a door, I'll just slam my dick in a door. :P

  • valhalla130valhalla130 13 Dark Shield Perceives the GodsRegistered User regular
    I just generally hang out in the painting sections, so I guess I don't see all that.

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Dino FuckerRegistered User regular
    Dakkadakka is to 40k what NMA is to Fallout.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    On the topic of sundry places to discuss the game, a PSA:
    In case you weren’t aware, both BOLS and Lexicanum were recently compromised and taken down by hackers. If you had accounts there, please review your password security policy and change your access credentials were appropriate.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    Hmm Blightwar is up for pre order but @160 it's a little steep since I don't play AOS but I know the nurgle stuff is going to be the pricey stuff when they piece it out

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    Brainleech wrote: »
    Hmm Blightwar is up for pre order but @160 it's a little steep since I don't play AOS but I know the nurgle stuff is going to be the pricey stuff when they piece it out

    If it helps, the kits all appear to be full sprues with all the options, rather than monopose sculpts with no options. Kinda like the Stormclaw and Death Masque sets for 40k.

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  • AShieldOfMeatAShieldOfMeat Registered User regular
    Hmm, isn't the Blightwar daemons the same as what you get in the Start Collecting Daemons of Nurgle set but with Horticulous Slimux instead of a Herald?

  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    It doesn't look that way? still I would just use the nurgle stuff for 40k and might try to play AOS on the side

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  • NorgothNorgoth Registered User regular
    Hmm, isn't the Blightwar daemons the same as what you get in the Start Collecting Daemons of Nurgle set but with Horticulous Slimux instead of a Herald?

    It is.

  • italianranmaitalianranma Registered User regular
    Burnage wrote: »
    it's criminal that the berzerker box only has 6 chainaxes

    I really wish GW sold individual weapon sprues or something. Trying to max out special and heavy weapons for some Dark Eldar is ridiculous - you have to buy 40 Kabalites to get a five man squad of Trueborn with four Blasters.

    I bought some "blue stuff" to create molds and make all those extra blasters and dark lances. I haven't actually tried it out yet, but it seems like it could be the solution.

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    How many special weapons are in the DE Scourges box?

  • VoroVoro Registered User regular
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    GW does this shit on purpose. And it is super frustrating. Just to get 4 heavy weapons for a havoc squad I would have to buy 4 havocs.

    I was surprised when a Warhammer store actually recommended picking up Devestators instead of Havocs for my Chaos army. I had no clue they were so starved for heavy weapons.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    honovere wrote: »
    How many special weapons are in the DE Scourges box?

    One each of a Blaster, Dark Lance, Haywire Blaster, Heat Lance, Shredder and Splinter Cannon.

    Which is a problem considering that you probably want to run the squad with four of them carrying either a Blaster or Dark Lance.

  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Burnage wrote: »
    honovere wrote: »
    How many special weapons are in the DE Scourges box?

    One each of a Blaster, Dark Lance, Haywire Blaster, Heat Lance, Shredder and Splinter Cannon.

    Which is a problem considering that you probably want to run the squad with four of them carrying either a Blaster or Dark Lance.

    At least in 8th you're not getting punished so hard for mixing weapons now that you can target differnt units.
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    Mazzyx wrote: »
    GW does this shit on purpose. And it is super frustrating. Just to get 4 heavy weapons for a havoc squad I would have to buy 4 havocs.

    I was surprised when a Warhammer store actually recommended picking up Devestators instead of Havocs for my Chaos army. I had no clue they were so starved for heavy weapons.

    The Devastator box is pretty good. 2 of them lets you equip 3 Dev. squads with each 4 Heavy Bolters, Lascannons, and Multi-Meltas and with 2 mssile launchers from somewhere else (Marine players should have a lot of them) you get a fourth squad with 4 Missile Launchers.

  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    also the official havocs are from like 3rd ed and are awful sculpts

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    Dayspring wrote: »
    also the official havocs are from like 3rd ed and are awful sculpts

    Seriously most of the chaos line is like this. I think we deserve at least an update to our basic sculpts.

    The newest stuff outside of deathguard are the daemonforge stuff like mauler/forgefiends and heldrakes. Oblits and mutilators are new too but the sculpts didn't change a lot from old oblits and I hate them.

    And now they are good again so I have to figure out what I will build for them.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    Aren't they also poopcast that had the molds converted fro metal?

    Because yeah stay faaaaar away.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    Aren't they also poopcast that had the molds converted fro metal?

    Because yeah stay faaaaar away.


    Redone but still finecast.

    Also havocs are finecast and so are my noise marine upgrades and I just ugh.

    Probably could use some 30k stuff to do better less mutated oblits like the siege termis.

    https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Iron-Warriors-Legion-Tyrant-Siege-Terminators

    For noise marines Kakophoni squads are expensive but at least look nice.

    https://www.forgeworld.co.uk/en-US/Emperor-s-Children-Legion-Kakophoni

    Someone mentioned some really good 3rd party sonic weapons but I forgot the company and should ask again.

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Dumb as a butt Planet Express ShipRegistered User regular
    I forget, are you one of the ones coming to NOVA? Because Forge World will be there selling. So you can skip shipping, even if they don't have something on hand they'll ship it to you for free if you buy it at the event.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    Speaking of noise marines, i just finished making some more
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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    I forget, are you one of the ones coming to NOVA? Because Forge World will be there selling. So you can skip shipping, even if they don't have something on hand they'll ship it to you for free if you buy it at the event.

    I might hit up NOVA on Sunday. I don't really have a ticket and wasn't planning on playing this year. Next year though I think I will do a few days off and play some.

    If I go I am going to being digging through bits boxes some vendors have trying to get specific bits like missile launchers, sonic weapons or good look a likes (grav guns kind of work), a back leg for a heldrake mine is missing one (It was 40 bucks not complaining). And stuff to build a sonic dread out of a helbrute which is super easy I am just missing some pieces.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    The Toledo Game Room (iirc) is the vendor with the big set up and bins full of GW models is great for that. I found Tallarn Rough Rider and Kasrkin models I needed when he was at Adepticon, but there are just so many bins full of so much stuff. I bet that metal Ogre Scrap Launcher is still in the Ogre bin for $40, the same as when I found it at Nova 2013. I offered him $10 for it, being the worst metal kit GW ever made, but he wanted the full $40. It was still there when I was picking through bins at Adepticon this year. :lol:
    I just generally hang out in the painting sections, so I guess I don't see all that.
    The painting sections stay pretty good because by nature they're about people doing things they enjoy in the hobby or are looking to share. While others can be 'wait, you haven't played GW games in years, and openly refuse to by GW models because you won't 'support the company' so why do you put so much time and effort into shitting on [current thing X] so thoroughly and in depth?

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  • Ken OKen O Registered User regular
    Has anyone run/played in an on going campaign? Like Planetary Empires stuff? We've got 6 people playing almost weekly now and wanted to try something more involved. I know you have to be careful because if the system lets anyone fall too far behind the others the player will just quit. Just looking to see if there was anything out there already that worked before we dump a lot of time coming up with our own rules.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx I can dig it. Registered User regular
    Ken O wrote: »
    Has anyone run/played in an on going campaign? Like Planetary Empires stuff? We've got 6 people playing almost weekly now and wanted to try something more involved. I know you have to be careful because if the system lets anyone fall too far behind the others the player will just quit. Just looking to see if there was anything out there already that worked before we dump a lot of time coming up with our own rules.

    My group has had an AoS one that just ended recently and the same guy is doing a big 40k narrative campaign. How it will work exactly I am not sure but I do know missions will range from kill team through big full games.

    So far I know we can have 2500 pts of models which to choose from for each mission's point cap. So you get a 2k mission you have a 500 pt side board to choose from.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    In the continuing quest to use a different model than the original for everything in an army, my Night Lords are going with a Dracula theme for their gross monster allies.

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    Chaos Spawn are represented by Vargheists, chaos Furies are ghosts, and Heldrakes are Mortarchs. I kinda feel like mortarchs are more representative of Heldrakes now anyway, as they don't have any flying rules that their flight stand would be used for, and are really just big speedy monsters now. Chaos Furies are crappy old metal models that don't even look like what the fluff portrays them as, which is barely corporeal blobs of chaos stuff with an appetite. Vargheists seem like a good way to portray what a bunch of chaos raptors would look like when they devolved into The Thing.

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  • McGibsMcGibs TorontoRegistered User regular
    How'd you find breaking up the spirit host models? I use mine as nurglings, but splitting them into singles looks like it worked out pretty well.

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  • BadablackBadablack Registered User regular
    They split up super easy, just attached them to a bunch of tombstones so they'd have something to grip the base. Some liquid green stuff on the contact points and they're fine. Probably the most cost efficient 'generic demon thing' to use for whatever.

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  • TIFunkaliciousTIFunkalicious Kicking back in NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Skulls!

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    It's going to take some willpower to not put these on every base in the army

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  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Skulls!

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    It's going to take some willpower to not put these on every base in the army

    Surrender your will to chaos.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    That's why I have not bought the skulls
    Because I found my demon armies
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    That times two so if I got the skulls I would have to get another box just for it

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    Fuck yessssss Necromunda

    Craftworld Eldar, Tyranids and Imperial Guard are also the next three codexes. Sounds like they're all going to be out by the end of November?

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