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!



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!


Games Workshop launches new Digital Books for the iPad

GW Logo

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 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!

And So It Begins…

Welcome to Two Noobs Painting!

Tonight, Derek and I got together to do some mini painting and discuss the blog. We didn’t accomplish very much painting, but we did go over quite a few topics in between watching episodes of Reno 911 on Netflix and the customary Sheetz run. First off, we talked about doing work in progress posts showcasing the miniatures we’ve been working on as well as learning the rules to the  game itself. We discussed also doing unboxings of all the kits we purchase, and showing you guys all the spare parts you get for further customization of your army, as well as building up a giant bits box. We will also eventually be doing product reviews for any cool wargaming swag we buy, and letting you know how or why they could benefit you and your games. There are plans to get  involved in more than just pictures. We would like to eventually move into also posting videos and tutorials on whatever we can think of. Perhaps a podcast, or video recording of a painting session while we BS and talk about all sorts of fun stuff.

Get excited for all to come, starting soon! I believe Derek will be making his first post tomorrow, and I will be posting my first Work in Progress by the end of the weekend. Follow us or check out our twitter feed to keep updated. Thanks for taking a look!