Monday, October 14, 2013

Unfocused Mini-Rant Against GW

This could be a small part of a larger point but I'll start with a point about Whirlwinds and go on rant my ranty rant.

I just figured out why GW decided to make a new kit rather than give a new rule or change a rule to an existing model. It, like everything else lately seems to be, is about money. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but when you put money ahead of the integrity of the game, that is when I have problems with it.

Case in point is the Whirlwind vs the Stalker/Hunter. 

Since rumors of the new Space Marine Codex have circulated, and maybe much before that, there have been further rumors of giving sky fire to Whirlwinds. Seems a very efficient way of updating the SM to 6th and giving them an option for anti-aircraft while preserving the fluff in an Occam's Razor kind of way. This seems reasonable. GW would not have to do anything other than add a line to the Whirlwind's entry. 0.5 seconds of work and then you would increase the sales of whirlwind kits, right?

Saturday, October 5, 2013


I have not been updating but I have been painting. Recently finished are:

St Celestine
A custom TH/SS Terminator Captain based on Lysander
A custom Chaplain
A second Crisis Suit
A SB/PF Sargent/Captain
A metal Scout with missile launcher
A Dreadknight and two weapons
Various Crisis Suit weapons

Each of these rally deserves their own post but it is unlikely that they will get it.