Horus Heresy book review – The Outcast Dead

Horus Heresy The Outcast Dead book cover
I decided to catch up on the Horus Heresy, and so I picked up The Outcast Dead. I finished the book just a few moments before writing this review, and I’m still not certain how I feel about it. The first part of the book was absolutely great. The ending was spectacular. The action throughout the middle part was entertaining. I maintain my opinion that Graham McNeill writes far better than many over-hyped BL authors. But, unfortunately, there are details and questions that mar this book too much. Continue reading

Fantasy Book Review – Valkia the Bloody

Valkia the Bloody book cover

So, while shaking off my literary laziness, I stepped away from 40k books to try something that’s almost as light, but just that little bit better usually – a Warhammer Fantasy book named Valkia the Bloody. I’d been eager to sink my teeth into this one for a while now, and I hoped this book would not go against my general belief that most Fantasy books from the Black Library tend to be better written than the 40k ones. And I was not disappointed. 😀 Continue reading

40k Book Review – Architect of Fate & Daemon World

Architect of Fate book coverDaemon World book cover
I’ve been thinking lately to add content to the blog as I finish various books. And since the last two I’ve read are 40k books from the Black Library, I’ll be reviewing them together. First up is the disappointment that was Architect of Fate – a collection of novellas that are all supposedly featuring or at least related to Kairos Fateweaver, the blind Lord of Change that has survived the Well of Eternity. I’ll take the 4 stories in turn.
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Hobby – Slaanesh Seeker Chariot

So I finally got around to building the Seeker Chariot I got some weeks back (something I had been wanting to do since it got released in August). I naturally couldn’t help myself and swapped some parts from the stock model with basic daemonette or seeker parts. The end result looks thusly:
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Hobby – 5 lovely Raptors

Converting combi-plasmas for terminators is a bitch. So in between slicing weapons into teeny-tiny pieces and realigning them, I’ve been working on the new raptors. In game they will be armed with meltaguns, but I eventually decided to give them a couple of melta-pistols I have from a friend that were destined to become combi-meltas for some of my Iron Warriors infantry. I also couldn’t resist and armed the champion with a pair of claws. Maybe in some games I’ll actually give him the equipment in the roster too, as well as making them veterans. May prove fun, if I can spare the points. Well, last night I just finished the 5th of them. They’re built mostly stock, some spiky bits trimmed, one has his chainsword replaced, two more got death company hands together with their pistols.

Enough rambling though, here they are:

Update: Thanks to a friend, the squad now has a name, too – Squad Moloch.

Soon(tm) – right after I get my hands on two more plasma pistols, I will be adding a couple of posts with all my terminators. Gotta say, I’m really proud of how these guys are turning up 😀

Now, iif only I could decide what spiky warband to make… Alpha Legion is a prime contender, they’ve been close to my heart since I started the hobby. The Scourged are pretty awesome too. And there’s always the option of making my own twisted version… We shall see.