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Author Topic: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff / 28.04.2021 more marines  (Read 1773 times)

Offline Warboss Nick

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I havenít played 40k in years, but I still have several 40k armies with lots of unpainted miniatures. I still love the models and might even try out the new edition. To reduce the lead mountain I gave away some models and got going on painting the rest.

Sounds good in theory, but then I dug out the old Black Reach box from down below and started painting the Marines for my son. He chose the colours and did some of the contrast painting with a little help, I cleaned up and filled in the details. Only problem? We just put together some easy to build primaris...
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 05:51:12 PM by Warboss Nick »

Offline mirjeki

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2021, 10:24:01 AM »
Very nice. I like the colour scheme.

Maybe you could use these guys for a generic sci-fi skirmish game (and set it in the 40k universe) and use the primaris for actual 40k so you're not mixing and matching scales?

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2021, 11:58:58 AM »
I really like that colour scheme!

Good luck on embarking on 40k with your Son, that sounds a lot of fun. The new edition is pretty fun for what it is (especially if you ignore the meta chasing tournament scene and just play how you want to) and stuff like the Crusade campaign system is again a good way of playing with friends/family.

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 06:07:07 PM »
Thanks guys! The colours were chosen by the little one with a little help where to put which colours, not to take too many and stick to one scheme.

Weíll probably start with either a simple system or a simplified 40k. First ďgamesĒ used Star Wars legion dice.

Now for something from my pile of shame, two Kroot shaper. The regular Kroot is an old model to show the old colour scheme.

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 12:57:29 PM »
Nice work, especially on that red kroot, it looks great.

If it helps we often use 3rd edition for our 40K games because of how much simpler it is that more recent editions.  It pretty much has everything you would want in it but just doesn't have the weight of the special rules. 

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 01:04:48 PM »
Good Work!
Another rules suggestion - "2085: Warlords of the Wasteland" is a great, easy plan system with few rules that may be kid friendly:
http://skankgame.com/ (and it's free!)
Xander
Army painters thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=56540.msg671536#new
WinterApoc thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=50815.0

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 08:02:26 PM »
Thanks guys, thatís great motivation for me, especially since the red Kroot shaper has his kindred of 18 Kroot and 3 krootoxen waiting in line.

Should have thought of 3rd ed myself, as it was my start into 40k  :D

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 09:34:29 PM »
Nice work, especially on that red kroot, it looks great.

If it helps we often use 3rd edition for our 40K games because of how much simpler it is that more recent editions.  It pretty much has everything you would want in it but just doesn't have the weight of the special rules.

Yeah Pictors as much as I love RT, I probably played many, many more games with 3rd ed than I ever did with any of the other versions. It would be my version of choice for 40K games, because of the simplicity.
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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 11:10:48 PM »
One page rules Grimdark future is a nice stopped back and streamlined 40k type game.

Offline Warboss Nick

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2021, 12:08:04 PM »
Thanks Sir Theo, thatís another choice Iím looking at.

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2021, 05:37:25 PM »
These Ork kommandoz were converted many years ago when the (then new and metal) kommandoz came out. They sat in a box way too long and were finally painted.

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Re: Nick in the grim dark future - mixed 40k stuff / 23.03.21 Ork Kommandoz
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2021, 05:50:17 PM »
More space marines. As the young one insisted he also wanted a blue one I painted the librarian for space hulk. I recently got lucky to get a boxed set only partially built (including the modifications to the librarian) and he enjoys the game immensely at not yet six years old. So expect more on that front in the future.

 

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