|A Promo Poster for SH:DW|
Here's a brief overview video of The Big Game III: Return of the Big Game at Gamer's Haven in Spokane. Look out for a piece covering the event with photos and details of the event.
I thought I'd take a moment to spotlight a new Facebook group. Many gaming clubs have migrated over to the new medium as a means of organizing events and players, including my local store, as well. The next logical step is The Barter Bucket. The Barter Bucket is a Facebook group set up for the purpose of exchanging models and bits by trade or by sale. The group is free, open to anyone who applies, and well moderated by its creator, John Dickerman. So if you'd like to sign up and see what deals are available, or even post your own items for trade, check them out on their Facebook group page. I'll see you there.
The long-awaited and dare I say, overdue, first installment of Let's Read: Sixth Edition is finally here. This installment is gonna be a little short, as I get my bearings in the book and decide the manner in which I'm going to write these installments. And after a brief detour for the 5th edition of the Space Marine codex, I hope to get plugging away at these with a decent pace.
|Theoretical scale from a post on 4Chan|
Well the Internet has been buzzing with information about the new Space Marine Centurions. Everyone is weighing in with their opinions of the new model and even the folks who like it are scratching their heads a bit at its design. The proportions of it are a tad odd to say the least, and one has to wonder how big a marine's shoulders must be to reach into the arms. However, we now have a more official answer, and from the designer himself!
Courtesy of a source who has laid eyes on the White Dwarf:
"Andrew: One last question: where are the pilot's arms?
Dave: I knew someone would ask me that, but I have actually thought it all through! They're crossed over his chest in the front, behind that big torso-plate and the secondary weapons. And the pilot actually steps into the suit from behind. The top section hinges up - you can see the harness that straps him in - and the back of the suit opens up to allow access. At least, that's how it works in my head."
What's more, we also have a shot of the armor from the back, courtesy of Bell of Lost Souls.
As we can see from this angle, the occupant's foot ends quite a was up from the actual foot. Combine this with our new knowledge above about the hands and the scale of this model is pretty accurate. Though it would seem that if they wanted us to look into it and see, they'd have to make it quite close. I've been one of the odd ball fans of this model from the start, but this new information has sealed the deal for certain. I've gotta have some of these in my army.
But that's only the half of what we've got to show you! Bell of Lost Souls also had some fantastic new photos of the new Sternguard models as well. I have to say, I'm really quite fond of the targeters on the helmets, and fans of MKIV armor will rejoice again at the opportunity to get more in plastic, yet again, with this kit.
Wow! Some more fantastic, plastic Sternguard. I can't wait to get my hands on several of these. I'd while I'm not a huge fan of the Roman regalia that GW loves to throw all over marines, I have to admit the Sgt. head crests are growing on me.
And last, but certainly not least, a Black Templars reveal of sorts. We've had all kinds of posts saying they'd be in the new codex, but now visual evidence. This one comes to us, again, from Bell of Lost Souls. Black Templars Centurions. Also note the armored rhino front in the background. Could be a Razorback, but could also be one of the new AA tanks. Seems like BT will have access to some of the new rides as well.
Well, that's all the fresh content we have right now. Keep checking back for more as we get it and be sure to visit Bell of Lost Souls for news of these new models as well.
Lo and behold the new Tactical Marines. First spotted by us on Deep Strike Radio's Facebook page, we're finally getting a look at the updated kit. Notice that every marine has a unique leg pose. It also seems that the bolter poses are slightly more dynamic as well. And for those keeping track, there are some MKIV legs in here, too. It would seem we'll see the whole suit spread across these kits. The helmet can be found in the Vanguard Veteran kit.