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Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   03-14-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,716
Posted By admiraldick
So will this model be completely redundant in a...

So will this model be completely redundant in a couple of months time?

I mean, its pretty weird to be releasing completely new miniatures for entirely new characters, at the same time you announce...
Forum: Tutorial Requests   07-09-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,709
Posted By admiraldick
Space Marine Shoulder Cloaks

i really like the new Forge World MkIV command models (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/New_Stuff/SPACE_MARINE_MkIV_COMMAND_SET.html), particularly their shoulder cloaks. i'd love to try and sculpt some...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   01-18-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By admiraldick
those colours are fantastic. could you give us a...

those colours are fantastic. could you give us a brief description of how you acheived them (particularly the metals).
Forum: General 40k   10-06-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By admiraldick
the difference between Contemptors

can anyone give me a brief run down of the difference between the types of contemptor dreadnought in the new IA Apocalypse 2nd Ed. is the difference between them just thr choice of weapons, or is...
Forum: Specialist Games   10-06-11, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,765
Posted By admiraldick
Hey everyone, just a couple of things before...

Hey everyone,

just a couple of things before i start with part two of my review (The Game). the first is the most simple, can we make sure that we try to stick on the topic of reviewing the...
Forum: Specialist Games   10-05-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,765
Posted By admiraldick
swiftly returning from the precarious edge of a...

swiftly returning from the precarious edge of a discussion precipice.

i have had my copy since Saturday morning and have had the chance to participate and watch 3 or 4 games now, and finally have...
Forum: Specialist Games   10-04-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,765
Posted By admiraldick
wow. absolutely no pick up then? must say i'm a...

wow. absolutely no pick up then? must say i'm a little surprised.
Forum: Specialist Games   10-03-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,765
Posted By admiraldick
Dreadfleet: First thoughts?

not really sure if this is a Specialist Game or General Warhammer topic, but i'll give it a shot anyway.

so, now that its been out for a couple of days, hopefully many of us will have had a chance...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   09-22-11, 06:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665
Posted By admiraldick
i agree. that's why i mentioned it. however, what...

i agree. that's why i mentioned it. however, what we don't know is how these mechanics are intergrated into the game play. can you turn more than 45 degrees a turn? do you have to issue orders to...
Forum: General 40k   09-21-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By admiraldick
the simple answer is... there are. try googling...

the simple answer is... there are. try googling 'miriael sabathiel'.

the truth is that there are chaos counterparts to pretty much every race (even if people try and convince you otherwise). the...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   09-21-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665
Posted By admiraldick
they may well change their position based on...

they may well change their position based on sales, but i assure you that at the moment, stores are under strict instructions not to take one for the store. either way, one might consider a store...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   09-20-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665
Posted By admiraldick
sadly that won't help you any. firstly, there...

sadly that won't help you any. firstly, there will be no copies in stor until release day, so the staff won't be able to tell you anything you couldn't find out for yourself, and secondly because of...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   09-19-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,665
Posted By admiraldick
i think its worth pointing out that Dreadfleet is...

i think its worth pointing out that Dreadfleet is not ManO'War. they may or may not use some of the same mechanics (i don't know) and be thematically similar, but the underlying core of the game is...
Forum: General 40k   08-29-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By admiraldick
thanks guys. sadly, i don't really have...

thanks guys. sadly, i don't really have fascilities to cut wood at my home, so i'm really looking to buy them premade.
Forum: General 40k   08-29-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By admiraldick
Where can i buy a Mumak sized base?

where can i buy a plain base the same size as the one the Mumak comes on (i.e. without the dead Roharrim)? i ould have thought the one of the companies that makes bases wuld have done some resin ones...
Forum: General Warhammer   08-13-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
Posted By admiraldick
its not the best ever plan, but i had thought...

its not the best ever plan, but i had thought about a box of Night Goblins or Skinks and converting the whole lot up to be Shaman, so that every turn i could summon a cheap wizard that could then...
Forum: Specialist Games   06-09-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By admiraldick
this hobby as a whole has always been...

this hobby as a whole has always been disappointly biased towards whites and white interests. pretty much all the factions are based on European archetypes and those few that aren't, are heavily...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   05-24-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,487
Posted By admiraldick
i was assured today by someone who's seen the...

i was assured today by someone who's seen the Grotesques that there is more than one sculpt.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   05-24-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,487
Posted By admiraldick
wow. mega disappointed that the Grotesques are...

wow. mega disappointed that the Grotesques are only a single sculpt. the haemonculus and wracks are good, but not quite s good as the rest of the range.
Forum: Specialist Games   05-16-11, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,006
Posted By admiraldick
as others have pointed out the KKK don't have...

as others have pointed out the KKK don't have dibs on the conical hat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointed_hat). in fact, it hasn't always been a part of their uniform, and was almost certainly...
Forum: Television and Movies   05-13-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,125
Posted By admiraldick
err... whilst i'm glad that you've included The...

err... whilst i'm glad that you've included The Clone Wars (even though its clearly not going to be the most popular) you've missed to of the most important ones:

The Ewok Adventure...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   03-29-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By admiraldick
nice work. as for colour, do you not want them to...

nice work. as for colour, do you not want them to tie in with your army? like they are slaves that have escaped and must be recaptured?
Forum: Wargaming Miniature Manufacturers   02-24-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,855
Posted By admiraldick
the demon of gluttony is indeed an excellent...

the demon of gluttony is indeed an excellent model (i would probably go so far as to say one of the finest models ever sculpted in terms of detail and theme), but sadly is little bigger than an...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-17-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,826
Posted By admiraldick
just so that we are absolutely clear the Hobbit...

just so that we are absolutely clear the Hobbit and the LotR licences are two different licences. the chances are not much will be different between the two, but don't be surprised is there are some...
Forum: General 40k   02-15-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,238
Posted By admiraldick
i find it a little sad tht the premis of this...

i find it a little sad tht the premis of this thread is about refusing to play someone.

i don't see why games should be played based on how closely they fit to the 'background'. the only logical...
Forum: Music Discussion   02-13-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 803
Posted By admiraldick
thanks for the heads up on Danger, i'd not heard...

thanks for the heads up on Danger, i'd not heard them before. will definitely be checking out more of their stuff.

i realise this thread is a bit old, i just wanted to throw in some other...
Forum: General 40k   02-12-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,950
Posted By admiraldick
i'm actually inclined to disagree with the above...

i'm actually inclined to disagree with the above posters.

obviously, it depends on what you are looking for in a campaign system as to how 'good' you think the rules are. some people want a...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-07-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By admiraldick
interesting. there are still quite a lot. i...

interesting. there are still quite a lot.

i wonder whether GW has given their story archs trajectories. there are loads that may well have survived, but simply aren't mentioned in the 41st...
Forum: 40k Fluff   02-06-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By admiraldick
who hasn't kicked the bucket yet?

i was contemplating putting together a Black Legion army and thought it might be interesting to spice it up with a couple of characters from the HH series who we know haven't bought the farm yet....
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   02-06-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By admiraldick
@Darklove: sidestepping the needless argument...

@Darklove: sidestepping the needless argument that has just started; what specifically do you not like about Lucius Vane's attempt at an up-date?

@Lucius Vane: seriously? you've not even played as...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   02-05-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By admiraldick
don't worry. i totally get your frustration. i...

don't worry. i totally get your frustration. i used to have very large Emperor's Children army that had a good mix of Marines and Daemonettes. it was completely pwnd by the current codex, becoming...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   02-05-11, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By admiraldick
fair enough. i don't think i was suggesting...

fair enough. i don't think i was suggesting anything too 'sweeping'. i wasn't suggesting getting rid of anything or making anything currently possible inviable. i guess its just a matter of the goal...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   02-05-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,743
Posted By admiraldick
honestly, i think you've made stuff more complex...

honestly, i think you've made stuff more complex (the WWB rules are now mind-boggling) and not really added anything to the unit selection (which is one of the most boring aspects of the army). you...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   02-05-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By admiraldick
how long have you been playing 40k? because...

how long have you been playing 40k?

because that was pretty much the situation in every Codex: Chaos up until now; though your percentage system was a little more restrictive than previous...
Forum: Houserules and Homebrews   02-02-11, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By admiraldick
i like it, you've got some nice ideas, and you've...

i like it, you've got some nice ideas, and you've added some pretty interesting stuff into the mix. however, i think that the ideas need a lot more work and some things need quite a bit of revision. ...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-02-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,808
Posted By admiraldick
i'm a bit confused about what the question is. ...

i'm a bit confused about what the question is.

GW already use a device like this to create mock-ups and masters of their digitally designed miniatures, so the technology already has changed the...
Forum: General 40k   01-27-11, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By admiraldick
oh right. we had the trainee manager in, so if...

oh right. we had the trainee manager in, so if there was an e-ail, he wouldn't have been aware of it (and wasn't).

so where did the little hinge thing go? it looked like one of the hinged arms...
Forum: General 40k   01-26-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By admiraldick
ok, i really don't think you guys are is thread.

ok, i really don't think you guys are is thread.
Forum: General 40k   01-26-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By admiraldick
today's delivery dropped off about 50 Stormravens...

today's delivery dropped off about 50 Stormravens at my local store, which it massively optimistic considering there are only 3 Blood Angel's players in the store. we also got the battle force boxed...
Forum: General 40k   01-24-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By admiraldick
the problem with the Dreadclaw is that it is very...

the problem with the Dreadclaw is that it is very obviously a ship-to-ship boarding vessel and nothing else. it only has one engine, so there is no way it could alter its course or even slow its...
Forum: General 40k   01-24-11, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By admiraldick
hmm... there's a question. here are some...

hmm... there's a question.

here are some ideas that i've had:

utlimately, i'd like to see a number of 'Leagion/Chapter' specific codexes, similar to the loyal SM book; not because i'm in anyway...
Forum: General 40k   01-22-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By admiraldick
i think the kit is very like the current Rhino....

i think the kit is very like the current Rhino. there were a lot of objections when it was first released, that it looked too boxy, but that died down when people got used to it.

the pics do...
Forum: General 40k   01-22-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By admiraldick
i was rather assuming that other GW stores would...

i was rather assuming that other GW stores would have allowed their regulars to help put black box models together, as has been the case in the 5 or so stores that i've regarded as 'local' in my...
Forum: General 40k   01-22-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,720
Posted By admiraldick
Anyone struggle with a Stormraven?

i didn't see a thread quite like this in my search, but if there is one, apologies to the mods.

i was lucky enough to be the one to put the majority of the store's black box Stormraven together...
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-17-11, 10:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,972
Posted By admiraldick
not that i doubt you (everyone seems to pretty...

not that i doubt you (everyone seems to pretty much be in agreement over the subject), but where does this background come from? which book is it in? and are there any images of them with no armour?...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   01-17-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,464
Posted By admiraldick
the core rule book states that all Jet-Pack...

the core rule book states that all Jet-Pack Infantry have the Relentless USR, so even though it does not explicity state it in the codex, they have the rule by virtue of being Jet-Pack Infantry.
Forum: 40k Fluff   01-13-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,402
Posted By admiraldick
shudders at the thought of Taylor Lautner of...

shudders at the thought of Taylor Lautner of Slaanesh.
Forum: General 40k   01-06-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By admiraldick
oh, don't get me wrong, i don't think that what...

oh, don't get me wrong, i don't think that what is present is poorly written. like you say most units are viable and there are multiple builds, but it is not a very imaginative book. in terms of...
Forum: General 40k   01-06-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,530
Posted By admiraldick
i would put it down to the fact that almost no...

i would put it down to the fact that almost no imagination what so ever was put into the design of the Codex and Army Book. its one of the most lacklustre books ever produced by GW (which, is not all...
Forum: Specialist Games   12-20-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By admiraldick
Elf Mage Hired Sword?

its been a while since i last played Mordheim, and a group of us have decided to start a campaign. i noticed on the GW site there is an Elf Mage Hired Sword, but i can't seem to find rules for it...
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