Assorted Geekery

Badab war – 11 – Army lists part 2

First the final tyrants legion army. Coming in at 3505 now with all the extras on the models now accounted for total points 3505 No units 113 type unit total points Base points additional points items number of units HQ* Legion Centurion 75 55 20 1 Ellite Renegade marauder squad […]

Badab war – 12 – tyrants legion 04 – Auxilia Armsmen Cadre

The next stage of the tyrants legion is completed. The Auxilia Armsmen Cadre, these are slightly better troops that the Legion Auxilia and come with a heavy weapons team and a heavy stubber so can put down some pritty good fire power. Yes i have used Muntant Chronicle minatures for […]

Badab war – 13 – tyrants legion 05 – Auxilia Battle Tank Squadron part 2

Fresh of the painting table are 2 of the 3 tank squads. The entire formation is designed to be able to handle all kinds of table setup. First group dosent have sponsons and so is designed to stay still and cover open ground with fire, the second group has heavy […]

Badab war – 14 – tyrants legion 06 – Auxilia Hellhound Flame Tank Squad

Next of the production line is a hellhound flame tank. This hopefully should be good for clearing cover and just puts one more tank on the table. It comes with the bonus of being able to start its template up to 12 inches away and can fire at 90 degrees […]

Badab war – 10 – tyrants legion 03 – Legion Auxilia part 2

So its nearly broken me but finally the legion auxilia squad is finished! they are great models to paint given the fact they come out of a starter box set.    So i’m pritty happy with how these have turned out as they have the urban malitia element i was […]

Badab War – 09 – tyrants Legion 02 – legion Auxilia part 1

So the main reason for the big gap in posts other than football and a bad shoulder have been these bad boys. The Auxilia is a 40 man squad, yes thats 40 MODELS!!!11111111 For these i’m using the chaos cultists from the 6th ed boxset, yes they are a bit […]

Badab War – 08 – tyrants Legion 01 – Auxilia Siege Defense Squadron

So while i’ve been waiting for the last few bits of the Carcharodonds to arive i’ve made a start on the tyrants legion. I decided to have them as the 2nd army as i had most of the components to actually get them finished with out having to hit ebay […]

Badab War – 03 – Carcharodons 03 – Titan Hammer Formation

So hot of the painting table today is the Titan hammer Apocalypse formation. Made up of 3 terminator assault squads with thunder hammers and storm shields giving them a 3+ invulnrability save. They must deep strike onto thew table together and deploy within 12 inches of the comander. The big […]

Badab War – 02 – Carcharodons 02 – Vanguard Veteran Squad

The first squad to be finsished is the Vanguard squad. Using the 5 man metal figures from GW and 5 standard assault marines but giving them lightning claws. They can deep strike and do an heroic intervention to stop scatter so should be able to fix an early game problem […]

Badab War – 04 – Carcharodons 04 – Siege Dreadnought Talon

The first troop unit to be painted is the siege dreadnought talon, so thats a formation of 3 dreadnoughts that count as a troop choice, they have to be either venerable or siege pattern so you get the 2 best for a melle assault army.                                      2 more dreadnoughts to […]

Badab War – 05 – Carcharodons 05 – Siege Dreadnought Talon part 2

So only managed to get one more dreadnought finished toady but here he is now technically he’s a furiso blood angels dreadnought but i like the model and one of the CCW counts as a sisemic hammer just needs a few last touches but a night out on Cotswold seems […]

Badab War – 06 – Carcharodons 06 – Tactical Squad

So after a day of with a hangover and a bit of time off for football the next bit of the Carcharodons is almost completed. The first tactical squad just need a few last touches but are pritty much finished. Now what i have also been looking at is the […]

Badab War – 07 – Carcharodons 07 – Siege Dreadnought Talon part 3

So the parts to finish of the siege dreadnought talon finally arrived today so have since been busy building the weapons and now have a fully painted siege chapkin dreadnought. Please note i didnt base this as it came like this from ebay. all this leads to the first of […]

Games Weekend Jan 2013

Not really a proper games weekend due to the lack of James and space to play a large game. Originally the guys were supposed to come down to help clear the jungle that is the back garden, but due to some heavy snow we ended up just having birthday beers, cake and a few boardgames. Includes first play throughs of "X-Wing" and "Conquest of Nerath" - reviews to follow shortly. Cake awesomeness thanks to Lorna

Drupal – Getting cover images for mixed Gallery Assist and non-GA nodes in views

[code] $VarNodeTaxmy = $fields[‘tid’]->content; $VarNodeTitle = $fields[‘title’]->content; $VarNodeTeasr = $fields[‘teaser’]->content; $VarNodeDate = $fields[‘created’]->content; $VarNodeType = $fields[‘type’]->content; $VarNodeDepth = $fields[‘depth’]->content; IF ($fields[‘type’]->content == ‘Gallery’) { $VarNodeImage = $fields[‘cover’]->content; } ELSE //non gallary nodes { foreach ($fields as $id => $field): if ($field->class == ‘field-main-image-fid’) { $VarNodeImage = $field->content; } endforeach; } […]

The Great War in 28mm

A series of articles tracking the progress of a 28mm World War One project, using The ‘Great War” Rules by Warhammer Historical. There has been a bit of a surge in the popularity of World War One wargaming in the last couple of years, and some great rulesets and ranges […]

How to fix duel monitor issues with a Trust Slimline Widescreen graphics tablet

 This took me a lot of trawling forums to find a fix for, so i figured I’d write up a quick piece to help anyone else who has run into this problem. The back story I picked up a graphics tablet on amazon, mostly for 3D modelling in Sculptris, and […]