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A Moment Of Gaming Awesome


Servitob: Can my Razorback ram your Razorwing fighter?

ZombiePirate: It’s an aeroplane, but it’s got a base so technically the rules say it can be rammed.

Servitob: OK, my ground based tank is going to ram your flying aeroplane.

-CRUMP-

Servitob: Wait, I think that was my damaged razorback. I just tried to ram your flying aeroplane with my immobilised ground based tank…

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Chaos Space Marines by J, Aged 11


J is eleven years old at the moment, and when he’s not too busy doing homework or getting into mischief with his siblings he occasionally joins the 6InchMove crew for a bit of 40k. He has been collecting an horde of spikey boys for a few months now, and has been gradually learning the arts of gaming and miniature painting.

Here are his first finished models:

Nice Work J!

Warhammer World!


This week saw a trip to the hallowed city of Nottingham for another 6InchMove jolly. Attending were myself, Gribblin and a guest gamer.

Gribblin’s 6000 points of Tyranids faced the combined might of a 3000 point Space Marine force entrenched in a ruined city. The Tyranids arrived in waves in an attempt to balance their massive numerical superiorty.

By closing time we had played six turns, eaten fat bloke burgers, had a drink in the bar, toured the miniatures hall and checked out the shop.

Who won? I dunno, the game could have gone on for another six hours. We didn’t really care too much as it had been a good chance to chuck some dice about and indulge in some gaming goodness!

Adventures With Metal And Dettol


In case you haven’t noticed, or more likely, haven’t been paying attention or don’t really care I have been building a Salamander force over the last few weeks. Things were going so well with my fantastic plastic until I managed to get my filthy hands on some nasty metal miniatures. Seriously, metal miniatures suck donkey nuts.

I bought myself Vulkan He’stan, king of the aforementioned twin linked everything marines and third in line to the Golden Throne of Terra (after Matt Ward and Dan Abnett). I truly forgot how awful metal models are. You probably know the score – deflash them, spend an age sticking your fingers to the model with superglue, finally stick the model together, rebend any bits which have gotten bent, spend an age painting them, watch the paint flake off, watch them fall to bits at the slightest bump etcetera. For me, things were not so smooth, in fact the paint started flaking off while I was painting.

Now then folks, I could have easily carried on painting the model until all of the paint had flaked off allowing me to start afresh. However, I decided to stick it in neat Dettol for two days. Hey presto, paint all gone and the study and my fingers stink of disinfectant. The instructions also state that Dettol shouldn’t be used around cats, so I gave it a quick test and let the cat sniff my fingers, to little avail. There again he actually likes the smell of turpentine, a proper modellers cat! I think secretly he really wants to build a cheezburger chapter.

Warhammer 40000: Salamander Space Marine Terminator Assault Squad


An update from my post the other day… Being a bit quicker with the brush than the rest of the floating citadel’s minions I managed to complete my squad, up to a standard I am pleased with. Not one bit of army painter involved here, no sir-ee, this here is genuine paintbrush work with absolutely no dippage.

The other big change from my regular stuff is that these guys are magnetised, meaning their arms are moveable and removeable. Poseable action figures are awesome, and you can pull their arms off in slow motion when they inevitably fail their armour saves. On a more practical note, you could swap out for lightning claws should you get bored with your master crafted thunder hammers. Yeah right!

Click for a close-up, I dare ya!

Warhammer 40000: Salamander Space Marine Assault Terminator


Recently I have been investing a bit more time and effort into my painting, seeing as I’ve already turbo-painted my way through several thousand points of cannon fodder Space Marines for gaming with.

Here then, is my latest creation. Things I have found to be really useful – daylight illumination bulbs, magnification, decent brushes and decent paint. The bulk of this guy was done with vallejo’s sick green, scorpion green and yellow green. Also worth a mention are Games Workshop’s drybrushes. They are severely worth every last groat.

Keep painting!

Warhammer 40000 Freshly Painted Miniatures: Grey Knight Paladins, Ork Killa Kan, Space Marine Shadow Captain Korvydae of The Raven Guard and a Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior


Besides making the longest post title in the history of ever; I thought I’d upload some pictures of some of the latest miniatures as painted by the crew for last week’s mega gribble.

First up are some Grey Knights, as painted by Carabus. I especially like the basing here.

‘Kan by nBreaker WIP.

Space Marine Shadow Captain Korvydae of The Raven Guard WIP, as painted by our guest gamer.

Dark Eldar Kabalite Warrior WIP by ZombiePirate.

Click on the pictures for higher resolutions!