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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Defenders, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood, Cybernetica cohorts and Skitarii legions, and the Titan Legion, Legio Draconis, known as the Dark Dragons.

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Horus Heresy Janus Campaign

I had a great weekend at the Horus Heresy Weekender, which was organized by the Frozen North Horus Heresy group - thanks to all the organize...

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Valhallan Snow

Dreamers Vault in Hiawatha, Minneapolis, is holding a narrative campaign! If I want to participate in it, I need to bring along painted models that must be based.

Yeah...must be based. I have painted models but I didn't base them. Apparently, when they say base, they mean you must paint the bases too. And no, spraying the bases Abaddon Black apparently do not count. I need to paint them.

So I had my young friend help me out. Since my very first Imperial Guard regiment is...well, I mean the very first Imperial Guard regiment I read about was the Valhallan Ice Warriors (and ironically, the first time I heard of the Imperial Guard was when Dawn of War: Winter Assault was released for sale, but I never played the Dawn of War games), I decided to base them snow. Good thing I don't have to base my tanks or I would be in trouble. Well, I wouldn't, but I wouldn't be able to participate in the narrative campaign. Anyway, I like snow. What? I live in Minneapolis. What's wrong with liking snow?


And thus...my models now have snow on their bases. I bought a bottle of Valhallan Snow, because of Valhallan Ice Warriors, and now my Draconians follow in their footsteps in being winter warriors! Well, we're not exactly Valhallan Ice Warriors, who are known more for their grim stoicism and throwing large waves of infantry at the enemy. We're an armored regiment who is closer to Cadians and are trained by the Sons (and Daughters) of Cadia, and known more for our spam of plasma weapons. Look at all those Leman Russ Executioner tanks and plasma guns!



Apparently I couldn't just dump the Valhallan Snow on the bases, so my friend advised me to buy Corax White otherwise the black is going to show under the thin Valhallan Snow. So I took his advice and...for some reason I ended up not needing the Valhallan Snow. Not that it mattered, the snow stuff makes it look...snowy. I hope. I also added tufts of wild grass because I thought it would make them more colorful and cooler. Otherwise just snow would be plain. Having several tufts of grass would brighten them up. Yay!



So now my Imperial Knights and Imperial Guard are all stomping around on snow! So are my Titans from Legio Draconis! YAY!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

NOVA Open!

Since Natfka is flying over, I'll just post this news in his place. Here are the breaking news of NOVA Open's reveal! Well, obviously I'm only going to cover Warhammer 40,000. I have no interest in Lord of the Rings, Necromunda or Age of Sigmar, sorry. But you probably know that already (why are you reading this blog, otherwise...stupid question. Nobody reads this blog). Anyway, for the full rundown, you can read on Warhammer Community.

First up is Psychic Awakening. We finally know what the hell it is.



Apparently the Primaris Space Marines and Roboute Guilliman's revival weren't enough to turn the tide against the threats assailing us. Chaos attacks us and sundered our galactic empire in half, Tyranids swarm our worlds and devastated the sons of Baal, Orks are gathering in numbers not seen since the days of the Beast, we wage war on a million worlds, and still it is not enough. Don't worry, Draconis III and Draconis IV are safe, so if you Loyalists want to seek refuge, come to the Draconian system. The Knights of House Yato, the Draconian Armored Astra Militarum regiments and the Skitarii Legions as well as Legio Draconis are standing strong against the enemies of Mankind, and our worlds are safe.

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I digress, though. Every codex will be receiving expanded rules, we get involved in new war zones, we get a new narrative campaign and the story moves forward from the Indominus Crusade - so new lore and new fluff! YAY! Each book will feature at least two Factions and give them new rules. I wonder what we'll get for my Imperial Knights, Astra Militarum and Adeptus Mechanicus.

Oh, and good news for Eldar fans. Your Aspect Warriors are finally getting plastic models!



As for Raven Guard players, you're getting an updated Chapter Master. Kayvaan Shrike have returned, and he crossed the Rubricon to become a Primaris Space Marine too. He's still the Chapter Master of the Raven Guard, and has been ever since the previous one died during Kauyon in the Damocles War Zone. Maybe the Imperium will finally ally with the T'au and Aeldari to fight against the Tyranids, Orks and forces of Chaos.



Oh, and Sisters of Battle players! You will be rewarded for your faith and patience!



Not only are you guys getting plastic models for the Adepta Sororitas, you're getting an army set! Wow! Plastic Battle Sisters and Seraphim, and a Canoness! And a new Penitent Engine!



Cool, eh? More things to look forward to this year! YAY! Mankind will reclaim the galaxy, destroy all Chaos, purge all Tyranids, exterminate the Orks, annihilate the Necrons and reign supreme once again!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Acastus Knights

I managed to get my Acastus Knights last week! Built them, even! Now I have a formidable fire support force for my Adeptus Titanicus maniple!


I haven't tried them out yet, but I'm looking forward to fielding them alongside my Titans in larger games! I can't wait! YAY!


Now I'll just have to get them painted...I hope.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

OUR Chance to Write for Black Library!

Look at what I found when I visited the Warhammer Community website today!



You can find more details on the actual post here. They even displayed 3 prompts for us to base our stories on.



And according to the post, these are the requirements.
 The Summer of Writing will be open from the 26th of August to the 23rd of September, and this time we are limiting submissions to one per person. Your submission should include the following: 
  • Character bios describing your group’s key members
  • A one-paragraph summary of a story featuring the group
  • A 500-word sample of this story which showcases your writing talents 
If we like what you send us, we’ll ask to see more!
Best of luck, and happy writing!
Let's all do our best! I like writing, so I'll try, but I'm a horrible writer so I don't expect anything. I'll just do my best and have fun writing stuff. I'll probably do my usual Imperial Knights and Imperial Guard combo (because Imperium Soup dominates the meta even in Black Library). We'll see. The Knights of House Yato and the Draconian Imperial Guard will march to war!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

New Space Marines Codex announced!

What in holy Terra...?!

Just saw this on Warhammer Community today. Yup, you got that right. We're getting a new Space Marine codex this year, about 2 years after 8th edition first began.

Chief Librarian Tigurius of the Ultramarines and Kor'sarro Khan of the White Scars have joined Marneus Calgar in becoming Primaris Marines. Yay?




Why isn't the Khan on a bike?! He's White Scars, right? Oh yeah, there are no Primaris Bikers.

Also: new Primaris Vanguard Dreadnought. Or Vanguard Primaris Dreadnought. Ugh. Whatever. Anyway, the damned thing is officially titled the Invictor Tactical Warsuit. They're adding way too many names to these things.



We're also getting a Primaris Impulsor as the cheap Dedicated Transport for Primaris Marines. Yay?



And all of this means we're getting a new codex for Space Marines.



Oh, come on. Stop complaining about the old Marines getting phased out. They're still in there. You can still use your own Marines. They are not going anywhere. They're still in the codex. You just get new Primaris Marines, that's all.

Not only are we getting a new Space Marine codex, we're also getting Codex Supplements for each founding Chapters! Woohoo! Except that I don't play Space Marines, so whatever.



Oh, and Space Marines as well as Heretic Astartes also get a crazy new rule.



The Angels of Death combines the They Shall Know No Fear with Bolter Discipline and Shock Assault. And the Traitor Space Marines also get this rule. Yikes! That makes them scarier to play against!

We also get new rules for Successor Chapters too! You can combine two Successor Chapter Tactics rules from the codex and bang! You've created your own Successor Chapter! There's an awesome list of Successor Chapter Tactics to choose from, so you can start crawling through them and take your time to decide!

For the Emperor!

Oh, and before I forget, it seems like the story is advancing a little. In autumn, we'll get the Psychic Awakening! According to the Warp Awakens trailer, something grimdark is going to happen and the 41st/42nd millennium will get a lot darker! This is what the video says (if my ears didn't fail me - I'm just an ordinary guardsmen without the enhanced hearing of the Adeptus Astartes or augmetics of the Skitarii):

Warp Calls. Faith is Tested. The Beast Roars. Ancient Darkness Rises. Everything has led to this. The Psychic Awakening.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Adeptus Titanicus Warp Missile Rack



Hey, folks! We have the Warp Missile Rack available for Reaver Titans now! Check out Forge World for more information! It's up for pre-order now!

We have rules for warp weapons too!



Cool, I guess?

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Mechanicum Knight Moirax with Volkite Veuglaire and Gyges Siege Claw out of stock

...ouch.

The Mechanicum Knight Moirax with Volkite Veuglaire and Gyes Siege Claw is out of stock. I was thinking of ordering it on Saturday, after the pre-order ends, and then asking anyone if they would like to trade a Volkite Veuglaire or a Lightning Lock for the Gyes Siege Claw, but looks like I can't do that now.



Oh well. I guess we'll have to wait. I hope they will see the Knight Moirax weapons separately because I want two Volkite Veuglaires instead of just one, but we'll never know. Can hope. Time to pray hard to the Omnissiah!