(more) News from Crete

Well here we are again, Saturday morning down at ‘Manos’ as – yes we still have no internet 🙁 .

The weather is sunny and windy, just as well as the temp. was 32deg at 10:00, ho hum, We’re off on holiday on the 14th for 5 days, just going 90 or so Km down the road to Sitia with some friends (no gardening!!).

On the Modeling and Gaming front I have completed the 10mm card ‘Kragenvale Keep’, very nice looking Model I have also produced another keep from Toshach Miniatures from their free offering – will be great to add some variety to the castles in the 10mm campaign.

First two pics are the freebe from Toshach the rest are of Kragenvale.

For some reason I ended up with a load of ‘Hexon’ base boards in BLACK! not very useful so am in the process of spraying them BLUE! When complete they will give me a 4’x6′ sea area. On the subject of sea I have two 6mm fleets waitng to be painted and a fully based and painted fleet that I got off ebay (from the USA).

Got the last part of the new Sisters of Battle Codex in this months WD, after a quick look I dont think that overall the ‘power’ of the army changes too much although the ‘play’ will. Most of the stuff that has been removed I tried not to play as I always prefered a ‘pure’ SoB army. The addition of the command squad adds some flexibility and allows the addition of more heavy weapons (I always needed more heavy weapons). Thats the positive, on the downside I think that overall the reworking of the Codex is just shoddy! It’s a good thing that the ‘sisters play well anyway as this change is primarily a ‘take away’. My personal gripe is the change to the Cannoness who is now a completely bland entry, no option to take the Cloak of St Aspira or a jump pack. Other than Celestine the other ‘characters’ are MALE!! – I will be re-naming those stats and fielding female characters in their place. Overall I prefer the original Sisters of Battle Codex (not Witch Hunters), ho hum.

With the new SoB codex now out, I’m keen to try it out and have decided to a re-match between the SoB and DE at The Shrine of St Aspira – see elsewhere on this site. I’m going to play it as a ‘Planetstrike’ scenario with the SoB on the defensive, just need to put together the OB for both sides the DE will be played as ‘Grey’s’ ie unpainted 🙁 but I have a nice narrative go go with it all.

Still have shed loads of 10mm figures to paint and I keep looking at my 6mm ACW figures 🙁

While Sue was in the UK I watched the film ‘The Right Stuff’ early US space flight, so now I’m also looking at my stock of spacecraft models in particular the Saturn V/Apollo moon rocket (will be nearly 5 feet tall when built!).

Ok lunch has just arrived.

AJ.

One Reply to “(more) News from Crete”

  1. Yeah, the new SoB codex is partially a step back to the older codex, with a streamlining of the rules. I agree about the canoness, though it seems pretty universal – you have named characters with jazzy stuff now, and “standard” HQ characters are rather bland.

    Mind you, its worth noting that this is just an interim codex, like the Blood Angels white dwarf release, to make it easy to keep playing until they redo the line. The Blood Angel WD codex was similarly restrictive – I’d guess there are plans for a jazzed up model line and some new units for the real thing.

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