Archive for March, 2014

Pride of the third legion

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Let me show one of my Emperor’s Children Legionaries. This is centurion/praetor from mid period of Heresy Era, probably from loyalist faction as he wears ornamented Mk. VII “Aquila” armour.

Samurai of Ke’lshan

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014


Let me begin with general note. This blog is currently switching it’s primary language from Polish to English. My first few entries were in Polish, but as I realized that I have some international audience, I’ve changed language. I may translate earlier posts to English too.

Also from this moment forward I will be posting here some of my 40k hobby work. First will be a batch of models for my new Tau army. I’ve decided to do Ke’lshan sept but with a twist: i decided to add them some Japanese feel by adding katanas, samurai-style banners and gundam “V” over the helmets.

Escalation – let us fix it. [EN]

Friday, March 7th, 2014

After few games of new Apocalypse and Escalation I have reached conclusion that stuff needs to be fixed. Leave Apocalypse alone because insane things in Apoc are normal and they don’t disturb anyone and focus on Escalation.

Escalation is a cool idea. It allows to run certain superheavy vehicles and other apocalyptic stuff in your “standard” games. That’s why there are attempts to “balance stuff” with i.e. “through attrition, victory” rule. Unfortunately in new Apoc SH vehicles become ungodly overpowered (especially wen compared against regular vehicles). Even humble Baneblade costing 3 LRBT does considerably more damage than 3LRBT and is considerably more durable than those three combined.

Generally I dislike Escalation book. Excluding missions it’s just ONE page of new rules within entire 20 pounds worth of book (SH rules and datasheets are copied either from existing Apoc book or from IA:Apoc, in case of Tigershark).

I was thinking of some simple home rule to make it less scary, but out of few home rules quickly emerged alternate ruleset for SH.

Escalation – let us fix it. [PL]

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Po kilku grach nowego apoka, a także Escalation utwierdziłem się w przekonaniu, że Stuff needs to be fix’d. Mniejsza o Apoka bo tam chore rzeczy to norma i nikomu to nie przeszkadzają, ale Escalation needs to be fixed.

Escalation to fajna idea. Pozwolić odpalać maszyny ciężkie i inny apokaliptyczny stuff w “standardowych” grach. Stąd próby “zbalansowania” tego przez n.p. “through attrition, victory”. Niestety w nowej apokalipsie SH stały się absurdalnie OP. Nawet skromny Benek kosztujący tyle co 3 lemany – robi zdecydowanie więcej demejdżu i jest bardziej wyporny niż 3 lemany razem wzięte.

Ogólnie nie lubię podręcznika do Escalation ponieważ to (nie licząc misji) przepisane ileś stron zasad z Apocalypse+zmieniony FOC i dodatkowy secondary objective. Więc jak już mam Apoka, zakup Escalation to 100 zł za 1 nową stronę zasad.

Kminiłem nad home rulami ażeby uczynić to mniej przerażającym, bardziej zbalansowanym, ale z kilku home ruli szybko zrobił mi się alternatywny ruleset dla superheavy.