22/02/2021 at 18:58 #151307
I was rummaging for an old copy of Dragon Magazine a while back and turned up a trove of old White Dwarf mags from the early 90s – I had thought they were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina but this was a real pleasure to find! They were all the issues concerned with Epic (1st and 2nd Edition).
The Blood Angels Studio Army for 2nd Edition always caught my imagination as a kid, and since I have 3mm figures from Vanguard on hand, I decided to start my own, along highly traditional, OSR, bright colored 90’s lines.
It’s a pretty thrilling rendition of Blood Angels Orange, so far.22/02/2021 at 19:43 #151310Steven FrancisParticipant
Love proper blood angels colours, and the original style before they went all vampire. No issues with vampires, but my in power armour23/02/2021 at 17:25 #151349
Yeah they got super emo didn’t they? But, well…
My goal is to mirror the original Studio 6000 point force – a Battle Company, Assault Company, Tactical Company, Devastator Company, and support. It’ll have some modifications of course – I’m adding a Thunderhawk Gunship, jet bikes instead of motorcycles, more Dreadnoughts instead of the nigh-unusable Imperial Robits, and a bevy of Predator Tanks. Maybe some Superheavies if I can mash up reasonable rules for them. No idea what to do about the Titan yet, I’m afraid – I’m not paying $150 for a Warlord that’s way out of scale. Maybe a friend with a 3D printer will help, but that’s a big if for now – might content myself with some proxy Reavers instead.24/02/2021 at 03:58 #151367Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
I can’t wait to see these finished!
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!24/02/2021 at 21:53 #151407
I have several more companies coming in the mail as we speak. One of the things I really liked about 1st/2nd edition Space Marine was that it was strongly infantry-centric, and that the various forces felt very unique and had a distinct style of play attached to them. They also gave infantry a strong chance against the tanks so combined arms support was essential. No aspersions cast upon lining up your tanks and having a blast, but something really got genericized round about the 3rd edition. I know the feeling was it got too complex but that never really bothered me.
Incidentally, Thaddeus, I’m using your scale conversion: X/5cm*1”=3mm scale distance. That will keep the size of my board manageable, I hope. Although I recently got myself a nice 60” square tabletop that will be quite appropriate for battling upon.25/02/2021 at 08:55 #151417MikeKeymaster25/02/2021 at 13:20 #15142625/02/2021 at 14:36 #151429Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
Yep. I call it “apartment dweller scale”.
You can play a traditional 6×4 game on a coffee table and it looks brilliant! You can also play mega-fucking-huge games on normal 6×4 table.
Right now, I’m taking a break from 3mm for a bit, as I have just moved to a new apartment that actually has room for a 6×4 table in the office (collapsable, but still). So I allowed myself to go back to 28mm for ONE period/theme, just for the nostalgia of it. Oathmark and Saga have always tickled may fancy, so I have gone Dark Age Fantasy.
But as soon as we finish unpacking (July?) I plan to rebase my fantasy set up along Mat’s lines.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!25/02/2021 at 14:42 #15143026/02/2021 at 14:42 #15148726/02/2021 at 15:15 #151491Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Now when you say originals, do you mean these?:
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."26/02/2021 at 15:29 #15149226/02/2021 at 15:32 #151493
That’s just a photo I found for descriptive purposes – my models are all jumbled up in a plastic bag and need sorting out but I think there are several models’ worth in there – and I counted at least two of each piece, more of some.
But these guys duking it out is exactly the right amount of crazy for 3mm scale.26/02/2021 at 16:37 #15149526/02/2021 at 17:06 #151496Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Ah, my bad. I have some old Warlords laying around somewhere if you’d like 1 or 2?
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."26/02/2021 at 17:53 #15150026/02/2021 at 18:57 #151502MikeKeymaster26/02/2021 at 20:19 #15150328/02/2021 at 01:17 #151529
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