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Best of 2013: Chaos Space Marine Army Round-up

Well in keeping with the New Year’s tradition, here is a the best of Chaos Space Marines that I featured in 2013!

If you want to find out more about any of these models, you can always click on the Chaos Space Marines category as well.

Don’t forget to click the links to view the whole army feature, and comment with your vote for the Best of 2013!  - Enjoy MBG


The Penetrator – Emperor’s Children Tank Destoryer

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Nurgle Mantis Pattern Daemon Prince – Conversion

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I’ll be honest the idea for this little guy just happened to come from just dumb luck. …

All is Dust- GMM’s Thousand Son Army of The Damned

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Hello everyone! Brandon here from GMM Studios with a little blast from the past. …

Horus & The Emperor- Conversion Corner

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Flashback Friday – Nurgle Traitor Guard

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Hello everyone! Brandon here from GMM Studios with a little blast from the past. …

90′s Flashback- Second Edition Chaos Space Marines

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Welcome to 40k Flashback, where I dig deep for something cool that I have or have seen from back in the day. Which according to the comic Dane Cook was a Wednesday… …

Iron Within, Centurions Without- Conversion Corner

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The new Space Marine Centurion models have been out for a few months now, and while they haven’t made a big splash yet on the tournament scene, I’ve still got big plans for them! …

Apocalypse Nurgle Lord of Plagues- Conversion

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Traitors of Mars! The Dark Mechanicus Rises

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Slaves to Darkness- Daemons & WargamesCon 2013

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Flying Monstrous Creatures Circus Feast of Blades

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Sound Hurts- Noise Marine Army of One

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Angron and His Merry Men- Adepticon 2013

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Legs for Khorne? Possible New Titan Conversion

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So check this out.  I played around with some images to try to see if it was possible to put legs on the soon to be released Khorne Lord of Skulls, and make a truly plastic titan. …

Next Level Chaos! Adepticon 2013

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Hey guys, Rage of Khorne here from The Order of Chaos gaming club, looking to walk you through one of my first Sons of Horus models for my upcoming pre-heresy campaign (more on that in future articles). …

Gangnam Nurgle Style- Themed Basing

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When the Forge World Nurgle Chaos Space Marine Sorcerer model was released a few years ago I immediately thought about putting it on a base larger than 25mm to help protect the fragile spear and banner. …
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Bride of the Monster- OG Meets New G?

Meet Baphemut and his lovely concubine Cassandra.  I had had this design in mind for a long time and now it’s finally a reality. 

I am well aware that I won’t be winning any Golden Daemon Awards anytime soon but I think this lay-out works well.  

Together the happy couple will be playing the role of Greater Daemon (probably Keeper of Secrets, though I still have the classic (and best) 80s model of the Keeper around here somewhere needing attention) and/or Daemon Prince for my CSM and/or Daemon forces.

I am a little distraught that in the 6th edition Chaos Marines can’t summon generic daemons anymore — it only seems proper that a magician should be able to pull a rabbit from his hat if need be.  But I can still field a DP with straight CSM and just recently purchased a Daemons codex, so allies will be a-comin’!

I’ve also had this resin base for a while.  It is marketed as “the river of skulls” and if you squint at it you can see bony faces kinda forming in there, but the mold just didn’t come out right.  I’m over it.  It passes as a low-effort snow scene I guess — or better yet, the 6th or 7th circle of Hell (whichever was the icy one with heads sticking out of a frozen lake).  Obviously, I haven’t gotten to the tutorial on basing yet…

I initially just thought this big brute of a monster would look bad ass with a hot chick for a girl friend, but when gearing up my DP I decided to give him a spell familiar, which she serves as nicely.  The monster is an old-school GW minotaur that I got at a big discount for being such an out-of-date model, and the girl is an old Dark Elves slave girl (notice the icy shackles), also a decade or more old.

The paint job serves my purposes and looks nice on the table, though isn’t up to a “high standard.”   But I enjoy seeing them in the midst of battle with the hot chick lounging and drawing stray eyes form those who should be watching the monster’s axe more carefully.  Definitely a fun model and one I wanted to share.

J. D. Brink
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www.jdbrinkfugitive.com

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Best of 2012: Chaos Space Marines Army Round-up

Well in keeping with the New Year’s tradition, here is a the best of Chaos Armies that I featured in 2012!

If you want to find out more about any of these armies, you can always click on the Chaos category as well.

Welcome to Armies on Parade, where I display (in hopefully good detail) some great looking armies from major tournaments all across the United States.

If you click on the Armies on Parade label you’ll be able to scroll through some great looking armies, all at once.

It’s like you were at a major event yourself, all from the comfort of your home or smart phone!

Don’t forget to click links to view the whole army feature, and comment with your vote for the Best of 2012!  - Enjoy MBG



Night Haunter Cometh- WargamesCon 2012

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Egyptian Style Thousand Sons- WargamesCon 2012

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Cheap ‘N Easy- Chaos Cultists Conversions

Hey there, I’m a new writer so I figured I’d introduce myself first. I go by the name Moron, you might have seen me around on some other websites

Release the Heldrake! Model Showcase

The Heldrake is a spectacular new flyer model kit from Games Workshop for the Chaos Space Marine range. It is absolutely loaded with great detail. 





40k Tank Factory Battle Epic Display- Join the Resistance!

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Here be Daemons! Newest from Next Level Painting

Checkout the latest Creation from Next Level Painting, as seen at the NOVA open. 





Traitors of Mars! The Dark Mechanicus- Must See

Welcome to Armies on Parade, where I display (in hopefully good detail) some great looking armies from major tourna

Wow- Scratch Built Chaos Warhound Titan

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Towers for Khorne? Awesome Conversion

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Space Goats, Coast to Coast

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Tastes Like Chicken- Converted Chaos Defiler

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Blood For the Tzeentch God???

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Heeeeeeere’s Chaos! (Part Deux)

More treats from the Chaos Gods, new leaked pics of the new Chaos Space Marines!

Again looks like these are the early leaks of the “new” White Dwarf, fresh off its new format change.

And once again looks like everyone’s talking about Chaos today, and after seeing these new pics, I think the models look better than the first set of leaks yesterday! 

Enjoy the pics, looks like Chaos cometh Oct 5th to an FLGS or e-tailer near you!

Hungry for more Chaos? Checkout my extensive collection of Chaotic hobby posts here.

From Faeit 212

A huge thanks goes out to Bramgaunt for both the pics and info. Great job.

via Bramgaunt over on Warseer
Neither a new Abbadon nor a new kharne -for now-
The close combat obliterators (mutilators) are a finecast kit
There is a new finecast sorcerer (unimpressive) an a Dark Apostle (beyond awesome)
From the ForgeWorld News: There is a picture of Angron. The miniature.

BramGaunt on Warseer has mentioned that the codex cover is the same used on the Black Library book, “Blood Gorgons”.

Dark Apostle, sorcerer, aspiring champion (new finecast): 15,50€
Warpsmith: 23€
Codex: 39€
Raptors/warp talons: 26€ (same as sanguinary guard)
Heldrake: 59€
Forgefiend/clawfiend: 52€
Mutilators: 41€ (3 finecast)

Obliterators and everything else thats metal goes finecast, that includes Death Guard and Thousand Sons.
the Codex cover artwork is the one that was already used by the BL “Blood Gorgons” Novel.

There are only 4 psychic powers per God, sadly.
If you upgrade your Demon prince to a specific god he gains hatred for the opposed chaos god

A posessed vehicle ignores stinned an shaken on 2+, but if a unit embarks you have to roll a D6 : on a roll of 1 you lose a random member if the squad and the vehicle regains 1hp
Obliterators can morph assault cannons

there a helldrake circling some Dark Angels on page 11. Angron is feature in all his glory on page 88-89

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Wow- Scratch Built Chaos Warhound Titan

Welcome to Armies on Parade, where I display (in hopefully good detail) some great looking armies from major tournaments all across the United States.

If you click on the Armies on Parade label you’ll be able to scroll through some great looking armies, all at once.
It’s like you were at a major event yourself, all from the comfort of your home or smart phone!
Today we have a great looking Chaos army from Adepticon’s Gladiator Tournament featuring a scratch built Warhound Titan.

Kudos on the amazing effort on that thing! -Enjoy MBG



If you like Chaos, check out Jkin’s Pre-Heresy Scarab Occult, Thousand Sons.

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Fall from Grace- Huron Blackheart

Welcome to Army of One, where I display a great looking painted model from stuff I’ve done or amazing figures I’ve seen around.

If you click on the Army of One label you’ll be able to scroll through some great looking figures, all at once.

Today we take a look at a sweet Chaos Huron Blackheart model! There is something semi-appealing about a good guy gone bad!

Oh and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out my attempted murder of a finecast model, featuring a similar Huron Model.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfoSAWgBYQ4&feature=plcp

This guy is on display at the Games Workshop Bowie Battle Bunker! -Enjoy MBG

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Hot Pre-Heresy Emperor’s Children

Welcome to Armies on Parade, where I display (in hopefully good detail) some great looking armies from major tournaments all across the United States.

If you click on the Armies on Parade label you’ll be able to scroll through some great looking armies, all at once.
It’s like you were at a major event yourself, all from the comfort of your home or smart phone!
Today we have a great Chaos Pre-Heresy Styled Emperor’s Children Army from Feast of Blades 2011. - Enjoy MBG


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Warsmith! Iron Warriors Madness

Welcome to Army of One, where I display a great looking painted model from stuff I’ve done or amazing figures I’ve seen around.

If you click on the Army of One label you’ll be able to scroll through some great looking figures, all at once.

Today we take a look at a sweet converted Chaos 40k Scale Iron Warriors Warsmith.

This guy is on display at the Games Workshop Bowie Battle Bunker! -Enjoy MBG

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Towers for Khorne? Awesome Conversion

Checkout this amazing Tower of Khorne conversion by Yepimadork.

I’ve been getting all sorts of excited as of late with rumors of Chaos becoming more and more frequent.

So I thought I’d share my Tower of Khorne that Yepimadork made, with you all today, as we grind closer to hopefully a new book for the worshipers of the Dark Gods.

This model is one of the few good looking Towers of Khorne out there, and I’m proud to finally own one (Brass Scorpion’s and the resin kit that’s sold on eBay are also my favorites).

Bits List

Unfortunately I don’t have any work in progress pics of this behemoth, because of its “age”, but I will tdo my best to break down the conversion from what Yepimadork told me and what I can make out from looking it over myself.

  • Gothic Columns from Cities of Death
  • Skull Motif Panels from Cites of Death 
  • Blank Panels from Cities of Death
  • Daemon Heads from Arcane Ruins (w/ flat backs)
  • Skull Heads from Arcane Ruins (w/ flat backs)
  • 2x Thunderfire Cannons
  • Chaos Rhino Dozer Blades MKI and MKII
  • Defiler / Soulgrinder Leg Plates
  • Bic Pen Shafts (for cannons) I think the conventional conversion uses Dwarf Organ Guns.
  • Old Armor Cast Skull Road Sections
  • Assembled Baneblade Hull

The Conversion(s)

The vehicle itself is easy to see, as far as construction goes, the details are in the placing of everything so it looks like it’s supposed to.

The tower was built up from the Baneblade chassis, by making hexagonal wall sections from the Cities of Death panels themselves.

Gothic braces were added to provide stability to the tower, but I’m sure some internal bracing was required in the exposed Baneblade compartment to support the extra weight of the tower and to provide a solid base to build off of first.

Weapons were added next, with the top guns being added before a roof was attached on the tower. For the side guns, Thunderfire Cannons were used and accented with Defiler/ Soulgrinder armor plates. The main gun itself is, of course, a Hell Cannon which has to be placed before the second story walls are attached.

For painting purposes I was told it’s good to leave the tower in sections so that everything can be easily accessed.

Skulls from the old Armorcast road set were broken up and then arranged around the walls, and on the top of the tower, with a few “loose” Games Workshop skulls glued about for a more natural look (if there is such a thing as a natural look to hundreds of skulls being piled up on top of each other).

Dozer blades, skull plates, daemon heads, etc. were all placed about as shown to accent the Chaotic nature of the model. The top of the tower was adorned with all sorts of spikes and grizzly trophies from many different kits,  all in tribute to the Blood God.

When assembly was complete, the whole model was drybrushed codex grey over a black undercoat, and from there all the metal and skulls were picked out.

Brasses and Golds were used for the weapons, while the Skull white was used sparingly on all the skulls (how appropriate given the subject matter).

Check out the pictures below for all the close-ups you would need to duplicate this behemoth yourself. The only thing I am unsure of is how the top guns were assembled….

 

Blood For The Blood God- TOWER OF KHORNE!- MBG

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Games Workshop Release 2012 Schedule Part 3

MBG back again with the last, for now at least, of my Games Workshop 2012 Release Schedule musings.

Last time I talked a lot about the all the rumored upcoming releases, but what about post 6th edition?

What do we have to look forward to this fall?

So today’s rant will be about late year releases. Standard caveats apply-  I have no concrete facts to back any of these predictions on (or where I heard the facts that I do have, I can not say).

April 2012

Let them eat paint….

It is confirmed now that the reboot of the Citadel paint line will headline April’s new releases with 145+ new products!

According to GW’s site they will launch April 6th, and the new White Dwarf will have a comparison chart for you to use to match up all the new colors to the old ones!!

Best of all they are the same price as the old paint, so not too bad there.

It’s also breaking right now, that Empire will be the next release with White Dwarf pictures leaking all over the Internets.

Looks like my last article (that was written middle of the month) was spot on, before any confirmations about any new releases! Although I did guess that Empire would be first, followed by the paints- but hey we’ll take all the new stuff at once!

I even wrote that article based on concrete facts, and the evidence of years of sales data, whilst ignoring the popular rumors of the day.

But I digress, more on the new stuff later,  let’s keep going with the new stuff.

Word on the Street

Well if you have been listening to the rumormongers out there, it seems that Dark Angels and Chaos will be the predominate releases of 2012. 
I hate to be a dream-crusher, but that clashes with pretty much all trending data from the past 13 years of actual “business model” Games Workshop releases.  There has never been a double astartes release, and I doubt there will ever be.  There have however been multiple Astartes splash releases, but not full lines.
Why, well Astartes releases are a cash cow for GW, and there is no way they would endanger that revenue stream with dilution.  I imagine that if the rumored Dark Angels / Chaos Marine Starter box does come out, that the Dark Angels “release” will be contained just to the starter box themselves.
Chaos however I’m sure will be a full release, with a rumored four waves of miniatures planned.  Chaos, is GW’s truly unique IP, as there is nothing else like it out here. The fluff, ideas, names… everything pretty much belongs to them. 
Well almost…. Abaddon, is Greek for destroyer and Hebrew for place of destruction, plus some other terms are “borrowed” as well (Prospero is actually a moon of Uranus- jokes aside).   Mostly however the majority of the Chaos fluff is truly unique and therefore wholly proprietary to Games Workshop.
So we’re all pretty much on board that there will be a new rule-set sometime this summer. Perhaps the middle of July, but I still hold firm that it will be May, or early June.  Followed by the starter box release sometime in August / September.
All of these assumptions track with traditional sales data from releases back to 2005.
Fall of the Xenos
But what about the Tau?

Yes…. what about the Tau/ Eldar?  Most of those rumors have been debunked since February, but lets stop and think for a second.

What has the last several fall releases been for 40k?

Yup that’s right Xenos, with Tyranids in Dec/Jan of 2009/10, Dark Eldar in November 2010, and Necrons in November of 2011. Heck Orks were the main, and splash release for the two years preceding that. So Fall / Winter truly belongs to the Xenos as far as releases go, at least according to the last five years of sales history.

So what does that mean for this years big fall release? Well, if I was a betting man, I would say it will be Xenos based!

But which one you ask?

That’s where conventional wisdom goes out the door. There are more Tau rumors out here than anything, but forgive me for saying it, they really don’t need a new book (unless they get hosed by 6th).

Eldar however, do.  Sales wise Eldar blow. We barely sell any Eldar at all (which probably translates the same to GW sales figures as well).

Why? Well form a play standpoint, they are terrible. They don’t stand up well to any current book, and it really seems to take a veteran player to even tread water with them at the competitive level. They are definitely not a starter army, but they do have a HUGE following.

So from a purely sales standpoint Eldar need to be next, less they fall into the abyss that swallowed the Dark Eldar for so many years.

Tau will be great to come out, don’t get me wrong, but they will sell regardless of a new book or not. This is an article about a business, and sales drive businesses so we gotta keep it in that perspective.

Will it be Tau or Eldar? Only time will tell. But as a businessman, I’m sure you can see what side I am on. Plus I play both too, so it’s win/win!

Fool me Twice….

Flyers you say? Well yeah we have heard that before, but let’s discuss shall we? Will Games Workshop release a new big Flyer expansion right after a main rules release?

The answer, at least from me is a resounding “NO!”

Why? Well first off it’s unprecedented, they have never done a full rules set, and then an expansion in the same year…. But that does not mean they won’t?

Heck just a few years ago they released two new books at once Daemons / Daemons anyone?

My guess is that if they do release a splash of flyers it will be because you will need them in 6th edition. It wont be an expansion of sorts, just a quick catch every army up type thing.

Looking back over the last several years the only real releases besides usually one 40k and one Fantasy release in the fall, were splash releases. Last year was sporadic Finecast re-sculpts, and the year before that was splash daemons.

So who knows. I am not opposed to yummy flyers and maybe a Hyrda Flak tank, no sir. But Santa please bring me Eldar for Christmas!

Hope you enjoyed my two cents. Join me next time for more spare change, that you can believe in! -MBG


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