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Inquisitorial Henchmen 5

Hi guys,

Just another super quick post to keep things ticking over, this time another of my Inquisitorial Henchmen. This is another member of the Kiddy Kreche that my somewhat twisted Inquisitor has following her around. I love these models, even though the casting has been terrible, purely because they revel in that horribly creepy grim dark vibe that a lot of the Inquisition really have.

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Again a relatively simple model, this time of a banner bearer. I like the way that the green has gone onto the model and the minimal freehand on the banner. Just nice and simple but thematic. I am hoping these babies work well with an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor I have planned.

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I really need to get around to organising my Inquisition models into some kind of recognisable force and sorting out some little backstories for each Inquisitor.

 

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 4

Hi guys,

Sorry the blog has been slow – I started a new job and it has been hectic! Still, hr is another Inquisitorial baby henchman for you all, though sadly probably the least interesting model of the lot…

The baby is holding a sheet of parchmeent but it is quite difficult to see / photograph decently.

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You can see it a little better there, or if you click through on the image.

Blogging has been a bit slow as of late, but so has hobby. I haven’t had a settled address and most of my hobby  stuff is a couple of hundred miles  away – but hpefully the first part of that is changing soon.

I also still have a lot of EPIC Dark Angels posts to go up, some more Henchmen and Inquisitors, and some BFG Necrons.

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 3

Hi guys,

Another quick Inquisition post here –

I rather like how the text has come out on this one on the book he is holding. The stocking type thing adds a little colour which connects him to  the book – as if he has been dressed up to match the obviously more valuable book!

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 2

Hi guys,

Just another quick post with some pics of the next little baby servitor I painted up to use as an Inquisitorial Henchman.

As a little hovering baby, he fits in quite well with the Servo-skulls in the 40k background, while bringing a little touch of the macabre which goes so well with the High Gothic stylings of the 40k Inquisition.

Just nice and simple really.

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Inquisitorial Henchmen 1

Some of you may know, but I have a serious obsession with collecting 40k Inquisition models. They just hit that grimdark / obscure vibe that I love, and a great many of them are also lovely models.

This means that I currently have a pretty big 40k inquisition force, although it isn’t really arranged for actual playing. A while back I bought some additional models from Puppets Wars – baby servitor henchmen – which I have finally been getting round to paint.


The resin casting was pretty bad but I think he has come out pretty well. It felt so incredibly weird painting 28mm again tho!

I have the rest of the set to come plus a couple of other models I painted as a break from EPIC, so keep an eye out! 

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The Inquisition War Trilogy

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Hi guys,

Just a quick post this time. I have just recently finished reading the book series ‘The Inquisition War’, a very early series of books from Black Library, and wanted to seriously recommend them to anyone who is interested in the older, and more esoteric, background of the 40k universe.

In the kind of spirit of the more well known Eisennhorn and Ravenor book series, but pre-dating them by quite a bit, the Inquisition War series follows he exploits of the Inquisitor Jaq Draco as he and his companions investigate heresy and fight across the galaxy. In keeping with the early date of the book, the fluff is very much of the time period, being somewhat more adult in nature, and exceptionally crazy compared to the more modern writing coming out of Black Library.

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This attitude is nothing but good however, harking back to the days of Rogue Trader. This includes a pretty central role for Squats, interesting differences in the inner workings of the Inquisition especially regarding the Ordo Malleus, and a very interesting and humanising take on an Imperial Fist Space Marine. Also, the figure of the Emperor plays a very critical role in the storyline, but is presented in a pretty shocking and intriguing way. I won’t spoil things, but it is probably not the way you have thought about the Emperor, and adds a whole new dimension to him.

Having said all that, the storyline is excellent and deals with some of the more interesting aspects of the 40k universe, and with some convincing plot lines. Split across three books, Draco, Harlequin, and Chaos Child, the story visits a great number of places, including Terra (and the Emperor’s throne room), the webway and the Black Library, and a very trippy account of a Daemon world in the Eye of Terror. The series is also the source for much of the old Illuminati / Sensei Knight / children of the Emperor fluff, which I find wonderful.

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Basically, what I am trying to say, is if you have a liking for early 40k fluff go and read the series. It was a great read for me and totally unexpected as I had never heard of it before. It is available on Amazon as a trilogy, from Black Library as three seperate digital books, or there are .epubs floating around on the internet (but shush….). There is more info on Lexicanum here too. A definite 8/10 😀

Now go read!

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40K – Yes, I actually played a game!

Hi guys,

A post to bring you up to date on the recent momentous event in my life – I actually played a game (my first in months!) and it was a great 40k clash between my Witch Hunters and the Astral Claws of Andy from Miniature Miscellany.

It was a nice simple 1,250pt game where we had both taken a selection of units – I took an Inquisitor Lord and Retinue, two units of Sisters, a Retributor Squad, a unit of Stormtroopers, and a Priest and some Arco-Flaggellants.

I hid my Arco's behind a Rhino and moved them up in response to Andy moving some marines forward

I hid my Arco’s behind a Rhino and moved them up in response to Andy moving some marines forward

Andy had placed some Devastators in the middle ruin and walked up a Dreadnought on each sid

Andy had placed some Devastators in the middle ruin and walked up a Dreadnought on each side

On the other flank, I placed my Retributors in a wood, and moved up some Sisters in a Rhino and the Inquisitor in their Immolator

On the other flank, I placed my Retributors in a wood, and moved up some Sisters in a Rhino and the Inquisitor in their Immolator

Things start to kick off on the left as the Arco's charge in

Things start to kick off on the left as the Arco’s charge in

They promptly munch everything (except the commander with the 2+ save!)

They promptly munch everything (except the commander with the 2+ save!)

On the right, I pop a Rhino and immobilise the Dreadnought

On the right, I pop a Rhino and immobilise the Dreadnought

My Inquisitor Lord is charged by the Assault Marines, but sends them packing after a few rounds of combat

My Inquisitor Lord is charged by the Assault Marines, but sends them packing after a few rounds of combat

The game ended with both of our armies badly bloodied and neither of us having managed to sieze a decisive advantage. I was, as always, rather pleased with my Arco-Flaggellants who munched alot  of marines in short order  and totallywasted my unit of Stormtroopers, who sat in a wood all game.

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EPIC Soulgrinder Conversions

Hi guys,

If any of you follow me on Twitter (@NovRain3946) you may have already seen this photo. If you don’t follow me, then you totally should. There tend to be alot more WiP pictures up there and it will let you know whenever I have posted a new thing up here. Plus there is a whole wide warhammery world out there to explore.

My EPIC Soulgrinders

My EPIC Soulgrinders

On topic – As some may know, I am in charge of the development of a Daemon World list for the NetEA project, the fan update / rules to maintain Epic Armageddon. As part of this, we have the Ghallamore Incursion list, representing a large scale daemonic incursion that occurs in the in the 41st millennium which is available here. Soulgrinders are quite important in the context of the list, offering speed and assault power.

40k Soulgrinder

40k Soulgrinder

One of the formation available to this list are Soulgrinders, an unholy fusion of daemon and machine based off a (rather nice, I think) 40k model. Now while I like the Soulgrinder model, I prefer the theme / look of the Forgeworld Plague Hulk and wanted to try and copy that kind of thing a little more for my EPIC versions.

Plague Hulk

Plague Hulk

So for my attempt I decided to mash together one of the small old style Nurglings with a multilegged robot body. Sawing through the body of some of the bigger Nurglings was a bit of a challenge but I am quite happy with how they have turned out so far. They still need greenstuffing to fill gaps and meld the two halves together a bit better. I do quite like the contrast between the smooth sleek bodies and the rotten Nurgle flesh so may just wash the metallic rather heavily in green / brown. For now, they go back in the case and I am concentrating on painting other things.

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Check out – Gonzo History’s “The Weight of History in Warhammer 40,000”

Cathedrals in space!

Cathedrals in space!

Hi guys,

Just a signpost to a cool little article from Gonzo History blog about the “weight” of history in 40k, and its comparison to other sci-fi works

Go have a look here, and check out the rest of the blog while you are at it!

I have managed to grab some pictures of the last campaign week taken by a friend so those should be making an appearance soon too.

Thanks

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MWIH – My Week in Hobby 7

Ok guys,

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Confession time – I have done almost no hobbying in the last week. No building of figures, no painting, and only a quick Kill Team game on Wednesday.

I took a Dominion Squad from the old Witch Hunters book as my Kill Team – a Veteran Superior with Bolt Pistol and CCW, Sister with Bolter, two sisters with Flamers, and two sisters with Melta Guns. Dominions have to be mounted in either a Rhino or an Immolator, so I chose a Heavy Flamer Immolator as their ride.

Sisters!

Sisters!

The game was a three player game between my Sisters, some Orks, and some Gray Knights. I drove my Sisters straight toward the Orks and unloaded with the templates, before being mostly shot off the board. High point was my Veteran Superior duking it out for three turns with the opposing Nob, despite having no decent wargear at all.

Next week I am thinking of maybe using a Seraphim squad, or going a bit wacky with an Inquisitorial Retinue.

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