Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review: The Imperial Strongpoint

Along with the Imperial Sector COD buildings, I also picked up the Imperial Strongpoing Planetstrike buildings. Once again, I didn't include a painting review because I haven't gotten around to painting them yet.  But all the same, here's the review:

Assembly: 9/10
The defensive line was a piece of cake, you just have to clip out the pieces and that's all.  The only thing that gave me any trouble was the bastion, as the walls were a bit of a tight fit.  Other than that, everything is easy to build, with each Bastion taking me 30 minutes and the Aegis Defense Line only taking half that time for each set, including all of the guns included

Economic Value: 10/10
Not only does the kit come with two bastions and three defense line sets, each comes with at least one gun and the bastion also comes with a comms tower.  In all, you're getting 3 sets of two TL Autocannon mounts, 2 Lascannons, 2 comms devices, 54" of defense line, and 2 bastions.  For $90, it's a great deal, but for the $75 I pay at Pegasus with their discount (post-tax), it's a no-brainer.

Aesthetics: 10/10
The kits have enough detail to define each and every one of them with the odd bullet hole or spotlight/vox to attach, yet are plain enough to make them easily convertible.  Of course there's no variety, but it's a military structure built to fight, so I didn't expect anything special anyways.

Overall: 10/10
Everything is great, from how easy it is on the wallet to how good it looks on the table.  It's so good that I'm actually going to get another boxset from Pegasus over the weekend.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Tyranids

So here's a big family pic of my 'Nids:
So basically, here's an army breakdown:
Big squad of Termagaunts
Slightly smaller squad of Hormagaunts
"I have to go!" Carnifex (I screwed up on the legs, so it looks like he needs to use the bathroom)
Squad of 5 Warriors
10 Genestealers
The spore mines from Macragge
Hive Tyrant and 2 Guard
Warrior Prime
I think that's a nice 1250 points (I think)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cities of Death Sprues: A Review

So I got the Imperial Sector for my Warhammer Club a few weeks ago, and I'm working my way through it.  Right now, a quick review.

Assembly: 8/10  The parts are easy to fit together, but I had a hard time getting in a balcony, and the instructions don't help much other than give building ideas

Variety:  7/10  There's only ONE sprue for each building, which means that there will constantly be repeating designs for them.  Although there are several different types of sprue, it could use different wall designs, less solid walls on the Manufacturium (we're shooting through them, not just using them for decor), and my biggest bone:  The floorboards-the floors are only aligned to the walls, and there really isn't a way to go from one end to the other without circling the entire building.  Not to mention the protruding skulls on every floorboard.  However, the building (s) only took about 30 min. each including planning.

Aesthetics:  10/10  Great designs as usual, GW, but only one bone to pick-there's too may skulls and spikes.  I get it, I get it, it's a gothic world, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Amount of Building:  10/10  The GW box says you can make 4 buildings, but I'm working on my fifth as I type.  The buildings I've made so far aren't bad either.

Overall:  8/10 So It's not exactly overpriced, but if you want to to some cool stuff to it, the COD buildings don't always go along with your plans.  I'd still recommend it to others though, as the detail is just as good as any other GW product and it's quick and easy to build.

You also may note that I haven't posted any painting reviews.  That's because I haven't gotten around to painting it yet.

Now, my knife cut is getting better, but still hurts like heck.  I'll be posting pics of the model I was working on when I hurt myself with some pics of the IG soon.  I promise.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New stuff

And if you'll note the shiny new banner up top, and then OTHER shiny logo, we're now a part of the giant FTW Bloggers group, along with having a banner of our own.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Christmas...

Yup, Christmas is about two months away...  That means it's WISHLIST TIME!  Now normally, I usually blow about $200 on whatever's the latest box set that GW released, but no, GW has failed once again to provide any adequate means of getting an army-in-a-box, or so to speak.  But that just means that this year, it's time to graduate... to Forgeworld.  That means I may be getting a Caestus Assault Ram, and the new Red Scorpions Librarian and his Command Squad instead...

Otherwise, Pegasus Hobbies offers a 20% off all GW products, so if I wanted to, I could instead put $200 on some other stuff, like 25 more Terminators, *almost* enough to make a full Terminator 1st Co (or enough to make a 1st Co, I have a 10-man Sternguard Squad too).  Or I could get 15 Termies and a LR, then the Sternguard kit.  Or I could deposit some cash in my bank account and put it on some Ebay purchases...  The possibilities are endless.