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Warhammer 40,000: Imperium – Issue 6

Firstly, it’s been a decent week for me and getting things painted up. The Primaris Lieutenant (issue 1) and the Necron Warriors (issue 2) are now finished. Work has started on the Primaris Assault Intercessors.

Void Dragon 1st Company Lieutenant Osfirth
The Necron Warriors

This week we’re given three Primaris Aggressors which again is fantastic value, with three of these costing £20+ on the games workshop website we’re getting these for £9!

Granted they’re only equipped with flamers rather than bolters, but even so!

This week’s edition goes into more detail about the Necron nobles such as the Royal Warden (issue 1) or the Necron Overlord (issue 7).

Once more we’re given my favourite fluff builder for the Aggressors as well as the painting and build guide for them. This issue probably includes the most used paint as well in the form of Abaddon Black.

As I have now got both the Royal Warden and the Lieutenant painted up and finished, I thought it would be fun to play through the first scenario given in issue 1. Please bear in mind that this first mission is just teaching you the basic movement and ballistic skill mechanic. There is no hand to hand combat.


Halt the Awakening – Mission 1

The Void Dragons


The Necron invaders have already begun to transform Megaria into an alien fortress. Across the surface of the moon, the Space Marines battle Necron phalanxes in the shadow of towering Necron obelisks and ruined Imperial factorums.

Imperial forces have identified a repair station beneath the surface of Megaria as a key target. If the Void Dragons can prevent the Necrons from repairing their android legions, perhaps the Imperium may yet counter the Necron threat and reclaim the Ramasus system for the Emperor.

Having landed on Megaria the Void Dragons spread out, scouting the ruins and searching for Necron strongholds. Strange readings from beneath the planet’s surface revealed the presence of alien technology.

A small force of Space Marines have made their way through a crack in the moon’s crust and into a Necron repair complex. As they explored the ruins the tomb-like structures Canoptek defenders slew many of their number and the rest became separated by the alien labyrinth.

Lieutenant Osfirth finds himself near the repair complex’s core. With his brothers unaccounted for it falls to him to stop the Necrons awakening.

The aim of this mission is simple. Lieutenant Osfirth must destroy the Royal Warden before he can repair the nodes and awaken the rest of the Necron Forces inside the tomb.

Battle

With the Royal Warden taking the first turn he heads towards objective one while firing at Osfirth. Luckily Osfirth’s armour is too strong and he shrugs off the hits.

Eventually the Royal Warden claims first blood and pierces the armour of Osfirth.

The back and forth continued but the Warden manages to activate the first two objectives. By this point both warriors are battered and bruised.

With only one objective left the Royal Warden makes a dash for it and manages to activate the final node.

Victory: Necrons

Lieutenant Osfirth bruised and bedraggled drags himself away from the combat before the Necron reinforcements arrive. His only chance now is to link up with his brothers scattered throughout the complex.

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Warhammer 40,000: Imperium – Issue 5 Review

I’ve managed to get some painting down this week, even if it is some base colours.

Primaris Lieutenant

The Primaris Lieutenant nears ever closer to being finished with just some detailing, his backpack and the base to go.

Necron Warriors

The Necron Warriors are also nearly finished with their weapons and bases to be finished.

Assault Intercessors

The Assault Intercessors are some way from being completed with only their white armour segments having been laid down so far.

Skorpekh Destroyers

The Skorpekh Destroyers have only had their base coat of Iron warriors metal completed.

Issue 5

So issue five is here with a shiny new Space Marine Captain who is unique to the Imperium series. I’m not a massive fan of the sculpt but I’ll paint it up and see how I feel about it when it’s done.

This issue sees the usual painting guides and construction guides for the captain as well as the now very loved (by me at least) fluff generator.

We also learn a little about the wargear of the Space Marines in the 41st millennium. There’s also a short story which introduces you to the Chaos Space Marines of Crimson Slaughter as they clash with a chapter of loyal primaris marines.

There’s another battle, this time the captain faces of against the three Skorpekh Destroyers from last issue.

Next week we have three Primaris Aggressors, which again is a full unit and excellent value for only £8. The week after there are no models but at two paints. That week should give me the opportunity to catch up on this ever growing back log at least…..

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For as little as £1 a month (the price of a chocolate bar) you can help support me in this endeavour and receive cool perks as a thank you, such as access to our Discord Server as well as downloadable copies of the gaming aids which you can print out and use at home.

Why not pop over to Patreon and sign up and help me in this project? Money raised will go towards making these as physical products.

Warhammer 40,000: Imperium – Issue #3

So progress has been pretty slow this past week, with the Lieutenant still not finished…..

And the Necron Warriors needing some further paints and basing before I can call them done…….

To top it off we have three more minis to add to this back log now in the form of three Assault Intercessors. We also picked up some Macragge Blue paint in this issue. I can’t express enough what good value for money these magazines work out at. For £8 you’re getting three miniatures and a paint!

The Intercessors

On top of that, in this issue the magazine tells us all about Assault Intercessors and gives us more information on the Imperium and its two parts Nihilus and Sanctus. You’re given another battle card for the Assault Intercessors which I always enjoy as these give your miniatures some fluff, which even as seasoned gamers you can always enjoy and use on other miniatures if you wish.

The fluff generator

There is also a short story this week called The Assault on Drakthyr, which introduces the Assault Intercessors and their battle against the Necrons.

You’re given your first painting guide for the Intercessors and Lieutenant this week if you’re looking to paint them in Ultramarine colours. The magazine teaches about painting in thin coats and building up a good solid colour (ala Duncan Rhodes). Unfortunately for those of us not collecting these miniatures as Ultramarines the Assault Intercessors do come with moulded Ultramarine Chapter symbols on their pauldrons. However, it’s not too much work to scrape these of and then file the paldron smooth once more.

Next week, more Necrons in the form of three Skorpekh Destroyers, and again coming back to the value of these, I realise these are push fit models but a box of these would set you back £24+ through your preferred retailer and you’re getting these for £8. Bargain!

Warhammer 40,000: Imperium – Issue #2

I thought I’d share my progress following last week’s article before reviewing the next issue.

I have managed to complete the Royal Warden using a very simple colour scheme which should mean I can get through the Necrons quickly enough.

Eknothet Xopcan, the Gleeful Eradicator and Oppressor of the Weak.

I decided to use the ‘fluff builder’ inside the magazine to give the Royal Warden some personality. Therefore after some dice rolling on the following tables in the image, his name was determined to be Eknothet Xopcan, the Gleeful Eradicator and Oppressor of the Weak. However it appears Eknothet is envious of those who still possess flesh and so collects gruesome trophies from his foes. He also carries his Relic Gauss Blaster Verminscourge into battle at every opportunity.

The fluff builder

The Primaris Lieutenant on the other hand is probably around 80% complete as I’ve found I was missing a couple of key paints. But they’re on order so he should be finished this coming week.

No fluff for this guy yet, however any fluff given to him will be of my own making and not from the magazine, as my Void Dragons are a distinctly Anglo-Saxon vibe to them ,(think Alfred the Great etc).

Issue 2

So on to this week’s issue. You’re given three Necron Warriors and some Runelord Brass paint.

I quickly set about building the Necrons and giving them a few base coats to keep up my progress.

But, again these fellows aren’t quite finished yet.

The magazine this week goes into a little more detail about the Ultramarines and the Szarekhan Dynasty, allowing those newer players to develop their knowledge of the background of 40k and the two factions that they’ll be collecting.

On top of this you’re also given some background into the warzone that the combat is taking place.

You’re also given your first painting instructions if you’re following the magazine. It’s fairly simple this week, but will become more complex as the model collection gets larger and more paints are acquired.

Overall, I’m enjoying this a lot more than I though I would be and it is great value for money compared to buying the models and paints separately.

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Warhammer 40,000: Imperium – Issue #1

As a massive fan boy of both 40k and Space Marines when I heard about the new Hatchette collection for Space Marines and Necrons I jumped at the chance.

For those who aren’t aware, Games Workshop and Hatchette are working together to allow players to collect, paint and game with Space Marines and Necrons in a weekly magazine. Each week you’re sent a new issue which usually contains 1-3 models and some paint. The issue will give you background on the models you’ve been sent as well as instructions on how to build and paint them.

Issue #1 arrived through my door late last week. This week’s magazine includes two models, a Primaris Lieutenant with Volkite Pistol and a Necron Royal Warden.

No paints this week, but as a subscriber I did receive a pair of clippers, glue and seam remover as a free gift.

The magazine is nicely detailed, with some information about the factions you’re collecting and some ideas for colour schemes aside from the one you see included on the cover.

Your also given a set of six dice and a small game Matt so that you can take part in your first game (the Warden v the Lieutenant).

The gaming mat

Although it’s not the best quality, I did like that the gaming mat has wound tokens and objective markers which can be cut out and used.

After some work I managed to glue both figures together ready for painting (which as they’re push fit, you don’t need to but I would recommend).

I’ve left the back pack of the marine to make it easier to paint.

I won’t be painting my Marines in the colours of the Ultramarines as shown in the magazine but instead will be painting them as my homebrew chapter the Void Dragons.

One of my other Void Dragon Lieutenants

I’ll try and keep you updated with my progress with the magazine and the two armies as and when I can.

But if you’re interested in subscribing, then I would suggest you check out the website here.

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