My current army has a paint scheme inspired by Erin Morgenstern’s, ‘The Night Circus’. It’s a wonderful novel in the fantasy genre with some of the best imagery that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. For anyone who hasn’t heard of ‘The Night Circus’, the style for the army is very close to a Frank Miller graphic novel, like ‘Sin City’. The style is monochromatic with just a few hints of red.
Wow, it’s been a few months since I’ve been able to write an update. My apologies. My wife and I took a trip to the east coast, I finished out one job and then I changed jobs about 6 weeks ago. The last two months have been a whirlwind. I played about 5 games in all this time, 3 of which were a team tournament; more on that later. I guess, then, it was unavoidable that I got sick last week. Turns out it was a good stimulus for my hobbying.
The Warrior’s Code is a document maintained by the staff at Warhammer World, Games Workshop’s own massive gaming facility at their headquarters in Nottingham, England. This is seen as one standard on which other players base what is “legal” in their games in so much as it drives list building for many people in the UK who travel to Warhammer World for major events such as the Throne of Skulls.
The latest version, 1.4, released today, now includes these additions to legal army lists for Warhammer 40K:
- A Warhammer 40,000 Codex and/or Codex Supplement
- The Escalation, Death from the Skies and Stronghold Assault publications
- A Forge World publication (including digital updates)
- Forge World Experimental Rules
- The “Horus Heresy” publications will only be in use where the Event Pack specifically says so.
Update: What does this mean for you local gaming meta? Maybe nothing, but it continues to trend towards allowing everything and the kitchen sink into 40K games. Food for thought.
In case you want to see v1.3 (just released a few months ago) I’ve linked it here:
I purchased this Ork Squiggoth back in 2007 at Gamesday Chicago. I got it out as soon as I got back home to start modeling and playing with it for the casual games with friends. I even picked up the imperial armour update that it was included in at something like $25 for a book for the rules for a single model. Needless to say I was in love with the model, or at least the idea of owning a painted ork squiggoth. Then reality set in and I realized what a beast of a time I was going to have getting the sucker painted up for playing with, so back in the box she went; for six and a half long years.