Part 2: Sinful. Sadistic. Sensational. Spikey. Slaanesh.
Happy New Year and welcome back you sinful sybarites! It has been a little while, but I have returned with some fantastically sensual, sickly, and sensational information on the Dark Prince of Pleasure: Slaanesh.
Part 1: Khorne Flakes, Part of a Bloodthirsty Breakfast!
Welcome Heretics to this brand-new miniseries of articles! Over the next few weeks, I will be your heretical guide to all things chaotic and where to begin when diving into the complete madness of the forces Chaos!
This series will be a basic look over the lore of the four Chaos Factions in both Age of Sigmar (AoS) and Warhammer 40,000 (40K) and will also help you choose which faction would be best for you and where to start when collecting them! Today we are sharpening our axes and cracking skulls in the name of Khorne!
Now that the UK has entered “Lockdown 2: Electric Avenue, the infection rates are higher,” I am sure a lot of hobbyists, old and new, will be continuing to crack on with their fun filled projects! Be it a slimy and rotting Death Guard army for 40K or a proud light bathed Realm Lords force for AoS, there will be a lot of us building and painting units to play across all sorts of games when we can finally see one another safely again.
However, I would like to focus on the building part of the hobby today, a quick look into a slightly controversial subject in the Warhammer community and one I am actually kind of in defense of: ‘Push-Fit’ or ‘Easy to Build’ model kits.
Wizard’s year of commander hasn’t gone as we’d all hoped and expected (Thanks Covid! – Matt). However, that doesn’t mean there’s not reasons to still get excited about the format. Commander groups online are still a hive of activity from people discussing new cards to offering to host games on webcams.
With Commander Legends spoiler season now in full swing people are busy brewing new lists, updating their old favourites and falling in love with the new cards being shown off. I’m firmly on the hype train for this set so I thought I’d take a look at 5 of the legendary creatures spoiled so far which have got my attention to sleeve up for when we eventually return from our hibernation.
It’s November 3rd and barring a massive revolt in the Commons, we’ll be back in lockdown again from Thursday! Fun!!
The one (and only) positive about Lockdown 2 – Back in the Habit, is that it’s the second one! Strange as it sounds, we’ve been through this before, so we have experience of how to operate. As a result the shop may be closed but we can still meet your hobby needs.
This weekend (October 31st) marks both the awesome Warhammer Day and Halloween, so today Jalen has decided to look at his top favourite monster (sized) models!
I absolutely LOVE monsters in all shapes and sizes, but I especially love the ones on the bigger side! Getting to grab that enormous box off the shelf, getting home and cracking it open to pull out those giant sprues and begin to monster mash your creation to stomp across the battlefield, its an unbeatable feeling for me. I want to own so many of these monsters, some of them multiple of, and today I want to go through a few of the big bad lads and ladies that I cannot WAIT to build, paint and field!
This weekend the fantastic new Warcry starter set, Warcry: Catacombs, bursts onto the scene for pre-order! Warcry: Catacombs is a fantastic place to start the Warcry Skirmish game, it comes with absolutely everything you need to start your campaign of glory across the Eightpoints.
In the box you get the following goodies:
Two awesome Chaos Warbands: The spicy Scions of the Flame and the spooky Khainite Shadowstalkers. We will have a chat about these in a later article!
A gorgeous double-sided terrain board: Comes in two flavours, cool gravel earth and hot fiery lava dungeons!
37 pieces of terrain: From bridges to doors it comes with it all!
Rules: Core book and the Catacombs expansion book
Game bits: 18 dice, 70+ pop out tokens and a gaming ruler.
Carrying on with the ‘Year of Commander’ theme, Zendikar Rising features two new Commander decks as a gateway for players to enter Magic’s most popular format. If you wanted to try out Commander but uncertain of where to start, these are an ideal entry for format beginners.
Now that I’ve actually opened some Zendikar Rising product, I wanted to give my thoughts on the newest type of Booster, the Set Booster!
What is a Set Booster?
In short it’s a new type of product that lets WOTC have a bit more freedom, in a draft booster there is a need for there to be set amounts of Commons and Uncommons and a good colour spread, the same is not true of a set booster!
They have 12 cards (14 with the token and art card included) in a booster and come in boxes of 30 rather than 36, they are also slightly more expensive than draft boosters, all seeming like negatives so far, but don’t worry there are positives!
Here are the results of our September 2020 painting competition. We had hoped to run monthly events however Covid-19 has really got in the way of that, however we did manage to get an event successfully run in September!
Standards in this single model competition have been very high and judging was made incredibly difficult by these fabulous models.
Any of these models could have easily been crowned the winner as each was beautifully done.
‘May you live in interesting times…’, I now fully understand why this is seen as a curse! I know that I, for one, would like the much simpler times where global pandemics were movie plots and social distancing was an unused phrase, but as you all know 2020 had other ideas!
MotM is Langden Games monthly model painting competition, to enter you need to bring in your model by 12 noon on the last Saturday of each month, it’ll then be voted on by visitors to the shop. The winner is whoever gets the most votes. That person will get a Model of the Month certificate and will be in with a chance of winning Model of the Year!
I’m back with another article that has been sent in to us! (It’s been a while I know!).
There has been a lot of interest in Bolt Action recently (It’s a great game, we’re loving the new Operation Market Garden Campaign Book – Matt) and as part of the hobby some scenarios need one off models (such as landing craft), this is an ideal time to try a bit of scratch building!
Our friend Steve has built a number of models for his collection so below is his guide on how to go about scratch building with card, over to Steve!
Scratch building a LCM for Bolt Action, by Steve Tee
I’ve been asked about scratch building by various people so I’m writing this article to explain.
The first thing you need to do is research. I usually find several photos/ drawings of my intended model, including a side and front elevation, and as many obliques as I want, to show all of the details. Also, I find the overall dimensions, usually on Wikipedia. With this information I can start marking up the pictures.Continue reading Scratch Building a LCM for Bolt Action
Recently we asked you to send us submissions for our website, and we’re pleased to say you didn’t disappoint, we’ve been sent our first article!
Thank you to Adam Higgins for his Black Power Battle Report!
The battle takes place around 1811 and sees the forces of Marshall Ney taking on the British commanded by Sir Miles Nightingall, anyway enough from me, I’ll hand you over to Adam to tell us what happens…
Black Powder Battle Report, by Adam Higgins
In this battle the French battalion is holding a hill, this hill gives a vantage point overlooking a village in french territory. Marshal Nay is here to inspect the troops when all of a sudden the drums of war are beating, the British have sent a battalion to siege the hill.
We’re looking to expand our website with a selection of modelling and gaming articles from the Langden Games team.
However, we are also keen to get more involvement from the wider community, that’s where you come in… fancy writing an article on painting? Reviewing a game? or coming up with a custom scenario? If the answer is yes, then get in touch!
Send Daphne, our very own roving reporter, an email with your submission and any related pictures and we’ll add it to the website on your behalf (crediting you as author of course).
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