Monday, September 28, 2009

Toybox FoW Tourney Pushed Back

Just a quick update for those interested in the Flames of War tournament we posted earlier. I've just been informed that this tournament has been pushed back three weeks to October 18th. This has been updated on our events calendar at the bottom of our site, but I figured I'd let everyone know as well.

Who's planning on attending from Legio?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Glory and Honour!!!

That was one frantic Hobby Nite. I had to finish painting both map boards for the Arenxis Minoris Campaign. One only had black prime, the other had basic drybrush and a river done. So, it was total focus, heads down, paintbrushes brandished, and furious painting was to be had. But all was well, and by the end of Hobby Nite, both maps were ready for battle. My sincere thanks to Daniel, who came to visit Legio for the first time, and couldn't help himself and just had to have a go at painting the maps. He did a great job with the green continent, and we are most grateful.

And I know Jeff, Ivan and Iqbal at the other hobby table had a glorious evening too. Jeff actually finished basecoating 14 (fourteen) models in the space of just one Hobby Nite. That's a lot of paint. Ivan finally got the ball rolling with his painting, and I truly look forward to seeing the models ready. Iqbal's heavily converted Chaos Rhino was finally primed, and I had a peek of his recently-turned Obliterator models - nice job. I won't reveal much more until he's ready to show all (which is next Hobby Nite ... lol).

And while the 6th Pzgdr rested in their figure case, there was much dice rolling to be had. I missed out most of the action (due to the aforementioned paintjob), but I did see Alvin's Chaos take on Iz' Orks on the city table. And later in the night, Iz' truly scary Orks were seen giving Khairul's Saim Hann a severe beating. I also noticed for the first time that the Saim Hann army has kustom tokens made to represent the psychic powers of the Seer Council. Nice.

I know Doc, Peter, Arzmi, Rizal, Faizal, Jin and a bunch of others were on hand with their armies, but I did miss out on the action. Perhaps some of you can update us on some of the highlights. And I almost forgot - it was the Hobby Nite after Raya, and the guys brought in all kinds of food and drink for all to partake, so there was much merriment to be had amidst the din of battle and heavy metal.

I lurv Hobby Nite! And next week, the kick-off of the League AND the campaign!

Friday, September 25, 2009

40K Tourney Rescheduled to Nov 14th

Hola folks!

Most of you probably already know this, but the 40K "Inquisition Wars" tournament originally scheduled for Nov 7th has been moved back one week to Nov 14th. Please adjust your hobby calendars, schedules, and travel arrangements accordingly.

I've also updated the rules pack with this date change, as well as a clarification that we are definitely using the NEW Space Wolves codex for the tournament, should you choose to play that army. It will be released Oct 3rd, just before our 'codex cutoff'! Just click on the ad banner up top to get this new pack, or the link on the right.

Also, don't forget that registration begins October 1st, and slots will be given on a first come, first served basis as described in the rules pack. We fully expect this tournament to sell out, so I urge everyone who wants to play to not procrastinate and get your submission done on opening day...



Thursday, September 24, 2009

So, who's coming this Friday?

I will certainly be there, but alas I doubt I will be playing any games. I tried mightily to get my army finished this week, but I don't think I'm going to make it at this point. So, I'll be finishing up the last of my Unclean (or close to it) at the hobby table tomorrow night. How about you guys?

For those who don't visit 40KMalaysia forums, a thread's been going about doing a post-Raya potluck tomorrow at Legio. Feel free to bring some food with you to share with all. If you do plan to do this, please RSVP and let us know what you're bringing!

See you there

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Now THAT's How You Do Pre-Hari Raya Celebrations!

... not that it was planned that way, but it was an awesome Hobby Nite much worthy of the occassion!

The evening's festivities started with Jeff and I at the hobby table. Jeff was furiously working on The Unclean, and super-ambitiously proclaimed, "I might just get the Defiler AND the Chaos marines basecoated tonight!" .... alas, the Defiler took much longer to basecoat. Not to say it wasn't a productive night for the Forgemaster as he got a lot done with his smelly marines before that.

I had intended to paint the expanded Planetary Empires map (due to the larger than expected number of players, we had to expand the map to 72 tiles on 2 continents, connected by spaceports), but really got distracted - finished painting 3 terrain pieces, set-up a real nice looking cityfight table (and then realizing that I did not bring the CoD book), and got a couple of games in too. But all is not lost as both continents were primed, and the main continent has its basic drybrush done, as well as the giant lava flow and a spaceport.

The hobby tables promptly filled up with Ivan, Iqbal, Ceiran and Alvin joining in. As I write this I just realized that for a few hours EVERYONE at the hobby tables were painting CHAOS space marines of one sort or another! Alvin was working on his motor pool (Vindicator + Rhinos), Ceiran had his Defiler out, Iqbal had a row of WIP "loyalist" Alpha Legionnaires and Ivan had some impressive-looking WIP blighted Obliterators ... nice!

Talking about impressive-looking, my vote for star army of the night has to be for Khairul's much-awaited new Eldar army. After 3 weeks (THREE weeks!!!) of ultra-secret development marked by lack of sleep and some consistently furious painting, Khairul proudly unveiled his new Eldar army - a beautifully painted Saim Hann force, complete with the requisite jetbikes, a Seer Council on jetbikes, and supporting Dire Avengers, Fire Dragons and sleek Eldar grav tanks and transports. Dude, please post pics of your army - very very nice indeed!!! Lotsa conversions, crisp lines, ultra-smooth finishes, totally clean look and absolutely Saim Hann. You guys gotta check it out.

Doc's reinforced Dark Eldar arrived early for the festivities too, and we started rolling some dice on the city table - which was quite funny as we played a KP game in the city where his army was designed for objectives and mine was a mech force. His lower than usual tank-kill count meant that the Dark Eldar suffered defeat, after which he went for his oxygen break and dived into another battle with Arzmi's Daemonhunters (who I heard are still undefeated, praise the Emperor). Arzmi himself had earlier in the night dispatched the Lexxis' Chaos Lord Angra back to the Warp. Man, someone stop this guy (after the campaign ... lol). Lexxis' World Eaters had some "legendary" dice rolls as they fought my mech infantry veterans, and despite terribly mauling my Brandenburgers, Lord Angra was once again laid low to some fairly strange circumstances.

I know Dann's Whisper Blade and Jo's Chaos Daemons were duking it out on the deadlands table - I don't know how that turned out, but at one point, things weren't looking so good for the pointy-ears. Iz' scary Orks made a come-back, as his Waaaargh! overcame Rizal's stoic 5th Company Ultramarines (complete with 3 Land Raiders, a Vindicator AND a Rhino) in the city. I want to see the FULL 5th Company deployed in an Apoc game - how about that, Rizal? Another fight I missed was the new Saim Hann against Redeye's Space Marines - how did that one go?

And it was not all just 40k madness, as Kai and Saleem went head to head in a Heavy Gear battle on the other deadlands table (albeit dressed up with a town's worth of 15mm buildings). That battle actually looked picturesque. There's something about 15mm that makes wargames tables look grand. Hmm, time to break out the 11th Armoured Division again (and maybe even the old Napoleonics!).

Shazli came out of puasa hibernation and hung out till way after closing time. It was good to see him, and perhaps next week, we'll see the return of his Ultramarines too! Subhan dropped in too, bedecked in baju melayu and all, as he's back in town for the Hari Raya holidays.

Anyways, that was an AWESOME evening of festivities. I lurv Hobby Nite!!! Selamat Hari Raya y'all!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

So, Who's Coming?

I will definitely be here tomorrow, merrily hobbying away to the soundless music of Nurgle's bloat. I am less than two weeks away from completion, and it's all good. :)

How about you guys? Who's coming tomorrow to Hobby Night? What are you working on? Are you entering the league...? Tell me all about it, and let's make this holiday Hobby Night a great one for the books!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Why Friday Evening is da Bestest ...

... because I get to hobby and hang with an amazing group of like-minded people in an amazing environment full of gaming tables, hobby tables, toy soldiers, and all of the nice things in life!

... because I got to arrive early and finish matt spraying the bastion, primed and basecoated the new bunker, drybrushed and highlighted the bunch of ruins, assembled and primed the campaign map, and got in a bloody game vs a bunch of blue-armored mon-keigh. All this and having to go home in the middle of it because a bunch of aunts and uncles invited themselves to the house for buka puasa!

... because the hobby table was so chock-full with Jeff and The Unclean (amazing progress! You gotta check out the mean Rhino and Predator - rusted and weathered as only Papa Nurgle can allow - and fast too - another Rhino with killer extra armor plates went from sprue to assembled and basecoated within minutes), Ceiran and the last of his Possessed (who also ended the night rolling some dice against da Orkses), Kai and his 15mm minis, Ivan and his Nurgle servants and Iqbal and his Nurgle servants (hmmm, smell a pattern emerging?), we had to open another hobby table to fit everyone in!

... because the dice rolling was hectic and furious, with Doc's lurvly Orkeses, Dann's deep blue Eldar, Rizal's glorious 5th Company, Faizal's up-and-coming IG, Arzmi's new and improved Daemonhunters, Alvin's Alpha romeos, Jo's Daemons, the return of Paxter and Peter and their Chaos Marines from the Warp along with Din's pointy-eared warhost, and the presence of Saleem and Khairul hovering table to table without an army and just hanging out and breathing it all in!

... because we got to hang out at the mamak after Hobby Nite trading war stories and talking about the upcoming campaign (and me realizing that more people than I thought are interested in it) and eat and drink some horribly unhealthy but tasty food and drink and basically extending the good times till the wee hours of the morning!

I lurv Hobby Nite!!! See you guys next week ...

Friday, September 11, 2009

To Arms! The Liberation of Arenxis Minoris

Sitting in the far galactic south, Arenxis Minoris is perhaps the most remote forge world amongst the realms of the Emperor. While not as developed and well-defended as other more well known forge worlds such as Gryphonne IV, Arenxis Minoris is an important link in the Imperium's forge chain nonetheless, and is home to billions of loyal souls.

But now the vile forces of Chaos have descended upon its hapless populace. The meagre planetary defence forces were utterly outclassed, outgunned and outmanouvered, and Arenxis Minoris fell within days to the deprivations of Chaos.

Now it is up to you, the brave men and women of the Imperial Guard, the Adeptus Astartes, the Adeptus Sororitas and all loyal forces of the Imperium, to make planetfall and purge it of all Chaos presence. The salvation of billions of subjects of the Emperor is in your hands.

This will be a 4- to 6-week campaign, using the Planetary Empires system with some minor tweaks to adapt to the background story. More details will be released soon, but for now I can share with you the following:
- There will be 2 factions - Chaos and Imperium. Orks and Dark Eldar will side with Chaos. Eldar and Tau can take either side (but cannot change sides mid-campaign). I don't know about Necrons and Nids yet.
- All battles must be played at Legio. Campaign commences October 2nd.
- Campaign battles can count as League games, provided that for that particular game you use the list you submitted for the league registration, and you play against another league player whom you haven't played against yet. Obviously, campaign-specific rules and effects will not come into play for campaign games that are also league games. More on that later.
- For more info, come talk to me at Hobby Nite ...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Da RSVP Thread Once Again...

So, who's coming Friday? :)

I will certainly be there, and I'm hoping we get a nice crowd of folks to turn out for some good hobby. I'll be right behind the Grand Hobby Table, slaving away at my Unclean models for the next league.

How about you?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Absolut Toy Soldier! (+ the beginnings of a new plague)

Last nite was real productive - I painted up the bastion, re-primed a few new ruins and assembled a new bunker - which I really enjoyed. Our new friend from Scotland (my apologies, I don't know how to spell his name, my bad) did some good work with his Chaos marines, before he and I decided to roll some dice. That was a pretty close-run battle - we deployed at one of the dead-grass tables (with abandoned Imperial settlement), dawn of war annihilation, and the first time in years I'm using Guardians in a pick-up game - short, sharp, bloody and absolutely a blast! Thanks for the game.

Also at the main hobby table was Ivan and Jeff. Ivan was on hand to show us some amazing GS work with his smelly termies and blited daemon princes. Them's some real skills, dude ... looking forward to seeing that all done up (perhaps after some dip?). Talking about dip, Jeff's Unclean are coming along nicely, in all their stinkiness. The Lord was done, as was a couple of other termies. But the star had to be the Rhino. In the space of one hobby nite, the Rhino was assembled, fitted with kustom Unclean extra armor (you gotta check these out), then primed and base-coated. Now we are all waiting to see it dipped!

Talking about dip again, Faizal's new veterans also got the dip treatment - and they look awesome! His IG took on Rizal's Ultramarines (complete with the cool cheapo no-sponson Predator) and I think the Astartes won that kill-point battle. Back to the dip, Dann finally saw the light, that is, the dip-light, I think. After seeing how FAST the Unclean is coming along, he had an epiphany - that's how his Nids are going to be done at long last (and I secretly had one of my own too - for my O&G). This dip thing is contagious!

Khairul and Arzmi hung out for awhile, no doubt getting infected by the new contagion. And amidst all that, I managed to plant the seed of yet another new army in some people :) GW should start paying me ...

I lurv Hobby Nite! See you guys next week! Ave Legio!

Friday, September 4, 2009

So, who's coming?

Hobby Night should be a good time tonight. I'm making progress with The Unclean, and tonight I'm going to build a Chaos Rhino with extra armor. I'm also planning on basecoating a bunch of plague zombies and maybe a Terminator or two. Good times...

If you wish to reply to this thread as your RSVP, you may do so. Otherwise, please make sure you email Azlan or me before 5 PM today. Otherwise, no hobby for you!