The Story So Far, Issue #2

Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! I wrote The Story So Far, Issue #1 about two and a half weeks ago, promising new issues weekly. This unfortunately didn’t happen according to plan. Continue reading

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TO WAAARRRRR!

It is finally here. Warhammer 40K 6th Edition rule book is now out. Head on out to your local retailer or order it online. Games Workshop is offering a few different editions to choose from. They are as follows:

The Collectors Edition:

The Collectors Edition is ” an enhanced version of the Standard Rulebook. Printed on parchment-like paper, each Collectors’ Edition is individually numbered between 0001 and 4000, and comes concealed inside a magnetically sealed, wardrobe-fronted box. It is an artefact you will want to treat as something sacred.” Priced at $132.00

the Gamer’s Edition:

The Gamer’s Edition is “comes in an Officer’s Signal Satchel, a magnificent leatherette bag in which the Rulebook itself is already stored. Sealed with a toggle, it comes with a thick, reinforced canvas strap, and 12 Munitorum Dice – special edition dice that come in a lasgun power pack tin, and which come in an exclusive red colour for the Gamers’ Edition.” This edition is priced at $123.75

Another few items they released along with new Rule book are:

Munitorum Templates, which are designed to look like Imperial instruments, and Psychic Powers – the complete set of Psychic cards, which can be used in conjunction with Psychic Disciplines as a great accessory to your tabletop games.

Head over to Games Workshop to get your order on. Hurry, these special editions are in limited supply!

Look forward to a review of the 6th Edition rule book at a later date.

Cover Art for Warhammer 40k 6th Edition Spoiled?

Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! Some cover art was recently spoiled on a few different 40k forums, and this is supposedly the new cover art for the upcoming 6th Edition Rulebook. We’d like to take the opportunity to show anyone that hasn’t had a chance to see it yet. Keep in mind that this could very well be a fake, or even cover art for a different book they’re releasing soon. So, without further adieu: Continue reading

Official 40k 6th Edition Release Date

Put the rumors and speculation to rest! Games Workshop has officially announced the release date for Warhammer 40k: 6th Edition. This new edition is coming to a store near you on June 23, 2012. Here is a teaser video that GW released to their youtube page:

 

 

Exciting stuff, although Derek and I are just learning the rules for 5th edition! There has been a lot of speculation on rules changes and even a ruleset floating around the internet called “pancake”. Here are some of the more prevalent rumors and rules changes:

  • The 6th Edition Starter set will be Space Marines (either vanilla or Dark Angels) vs Chaos Space Marines
  • The first 6th Edition Codex will be Chaos Space Marines
  • The 6th Edition Codex will be released alongside a special edition version
  • There is a wave of new flyers coming to join the recently released Ork, Necron, and Space Marines. These include a Dark Eldar Bomber, Eldar Fighter, and Tau Fighter
  • Close Combat Weapons get an AP (armor penetration) value
  • Pre-measuring will be allowed
  • Wound Allocation becomes wounds go closest model to shooting unit first
  • There will be 1v1 HQ unit challenges similar to Warhammer Fantasy
  • Vehicles will get hull points instead of Armor Value
  • There will be a special set of Allies rules for team games, allowing different army types to join together.

This is just a short list, but you can find loads more by visiting any of the big forums like DakkaDakka or HeresyOnline. Derek and I are looking forward to getting our hands on the book when it’s released to review it and go over any of the big changes. As always, thanks for taking a look!

Brian

The Story So Far, Issue #1

Welcome back to Two Noobs Painting! We recently kicked off our new blog and want to keep the posts rolling. I’m looking forward to keeping you all updated on my personal progress in learning the game, assembling my models, and painting my Ultramarines Space Marine army. This will be my medium to attain that goal.

Some of you may remember pictures from my last blog at MMP where I showed you the progress on my Tactical Marine squad and Dreadnought. They were pretty dark, as they had been painted with a Mordian Blue basecoat, and then given shadow effects with Badab Black wash.  If you don’t remember, look below to see what they looked like:

Mordian Blue basecoat, Badab Black wash

I’ve made some decent progress on this squad so far, and they are starting to look really good.  Lets see what they look like, compared to eachother:

Marines on the left and Dreadnought have a couple layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue and Ultramarine Blue

Quite a difference. Lets look more closely at some pictures of the models on the left:

Two layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue/UM Blue

Two layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue/UM Blue

Two layers of 50/50 mix Regal Blue/UM Blue

 

I’d like to do these types of posts a few times a week, but in reality it will probably end up being once or twice a week. Please post comments below and let me know what you guys think. If you haven’t yet then you should follow us here, via email, or on our twitter. As always, thanks for taking a look!

Brian

Games Workshop launches new Digital Books for the iPad

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If you don’t’ subscribe to Games Workshop newsletter or haven’t checked it out yet, they just announced that they are launching a crap ton of digital products, exclusively available through the iBookstore with the iBooks app. Some examples of the digital goodies you can download are Codexes, Army books and the How to Paint books. The newsletter goes on to say that “Each one is packed with animated images, searchable text and plenty of other exciting features all available with the swipe of a finger.”

All I can say is that I hope they decide to bring it to the Andriod and Windows mobile as well. Its a pretty sweet idea, if you think about it. Instead of lugging all your codexes, rule book, etc. you can just grab your iPad. The best part about it, to me, is that it will have a search function on it. A lot faster than flipping through the pages. Being new to Warhammer 40k, I do that….A LOT. Head over to games-workshop.com and check out their article on the matter. Also they have posted videos and hiliarious screen shots from the digital products,  like this one: 

Not all their screen shots are as stupid as the above. This is the one that made me more interested in their digital books: 

I’m a techy so this interests me greatly, but I just hope they decide to release it for other OS’s. So go to their site and check it out!