Hello again! It’s been an absolute age since I last posted, but I sold my house, put all my things in storage and went away on an extended trip around the globe.
I’ve just moved into a new place and my birthday afforded me the opportunity of some new toys which happily coincided with the release of the Cadia Stands! Astra Militarum army box and the long awaited codex.
Thankfully only a couple of squads have suffered with the option changes: the special weapons squads are no more, and my Veteran Guardsmen will need to use the Krieg datasheet entry, albeit with the two shotguns being ‘counts as’ lasguns.
My assault platoon command squad is also allowed to only take each special weapon option once, so I think I’ll swap one of the two meltaguns out for a flamer instead
As well as the existing models, there’s the new ones too, with a platoon of Cadians and a Sentinel to add.
I’ve also picked up some other models to add to the force. With the return of the Rough Riders to the Codex, but with some ropey (IMHO) looking models on the way, I decided to look at an alternative. Enter the Dustback Helamites, who will be some kind of warrior cadre gifted to the Rogue Trader by a tribal chief somewhere, details to follow when I work them out.
The GSC Biophagus is there as a stand in for the Rejuvenant Adept in the Elucidian Starstriders datasheet, since that’s the current rogue trader list option. I’m not sure if I am going to build out the remainder of the squad (assassin, tech-dude)…ah who am I trying to kid, of course I will.
Speaking of Rogue Traders, I recently made the pilgrimage to Warhammer Disney…I mean World and managed to pick up the reprint of the original 40k rulebook. I sense some beaky marines gracing the blog at some point.
Anyway, I’m still in the throes of setting up the house, but I’ll be documenting the progress of the new models as they hit the (yet to be obtained) workbench.