Black Shields and Shattered Legions: Allies or Enemies and Unity B4 Heresy quick roundup.

Hi everyone Tylar here its been a while!  I'm here with a re-visit of a subject I looked into a few years ago.  Shattered Legions/Blackshields.  Before I get into that a quick round-up from us here at the blog.  

It's been a hectic month for us all here with work and family having a heavy impact on our blogging.  I suffered a short term back-injury and my wife was involved in a car accident so that coupled with a busy work schedule has an understandable impact on my hobby.  The rest of the team has been beavering away and we're getting over the hump now with lots more regular content coming you way.

This week King Fluff has been working on scenery for his Cataclysm of Iron II  event. There’s still a way to go but he’s pretty pleased with the progress he’s making. After the event he’s planning on revisiting his Secutarii forces ready for the UB4H group outing to Huxlow Science College after the summer.

JohnGG has been working on his new Luna Wolves force most recently and is l…

The Great Crusade - The Orks of Gorro

Howdy folks.

As part of developing the rules for using orks in a 30K setting I thought it only fitting to put together some models in order to both playtest the rules but also to add to my growing cache of xenos forces.

Initially, as with the rules, my starting point was the Wolf of Fire and Ash short story. This story looks in detail at an invasionary force of Sons of Horus Justerian and Custodes led by Horus Lupercal and The Emperor himself as they battle through an ork held world on the outskirts of the Ullanor system. The story has an epic feel to it and this is bolstered by the ferociousness and brutality of the orks in the story.

For a while we've been familiar with Orks in a 40K setting, where in certain iterations they have been caricatures or comedy elements in the panopoly of races. This is not the case with orks in 30K, they are larger and much more 'the beast' of lore than their 40K counterparts. The story gave some great descriptions of units, armour and warge…

Setting the Scene - A Blotz Review

Hi again.

King Fluff here with a short but sweet post on some of the scenery I've been using recently. The company I've been using is Blotz - this is a fantastic company who specialises in laser-cut MDF scenery (amongst other things).

Now if like me you've been around the block a little, going from making polystyrene packaging into fortresses and getting really excited about plastic scenery, you may have passed over MDF scenery. My initial thoughts on most of the MDF scenery I saw was that it 'looked' like MDF scenery, the joins were obvious and the finish wasn't really something that could compete with other scenery types on the market.
Then I found Blotz.

 I initially did a trial order to see what the quality was like - this was for my fledgling, then 6mm, Adeptus Titanicus project. I was really pleased with the finish on the MDF and how the multi layered approach to the kits added, detail, depth and effectively hid the joins on the kit pieces. They're r…

Unity B4 Heresy Blog Round-up and Hobby progress

Hi everyone, Tylar here to bring you the latest round up of the Unity B4 Heresy team progress.  We've been busy here at the blog as usual both in hobby and with normal life of late.  But we'll kick off with GG and what he's been up to.

GG has been busy these last couple of weeks.  There's nothing like a big game to get your motivation going and what's bigger than appearing on the 30K channel?

GG managed to build, covert and paint 3 jetbikes in a week,  which for him is an amazing pace of painting!

With that unit complete he's finally finished his 3K White Scars army.  But, is an army ever really complete? Hell no! He plans to add a detachment of Sisters of Silence allies and also a few more speedy units such as Land speeders and the new Kyzagan assault speeders.

In addition to his Chogorian Brotherhood GG plans to build an infantry heavy force using the Sagyar Mazan rite of war to be used in Centurion mode / Zone Mortalis games.  [Spoiler edit:  at time of publ…