Tag Archives: Space Marine

What is Warhammer 40,000?

There is no time for peace. No forgiveness. No respite. There is only war.

The galaxy writhes in the mailed fist of all-consuming conflict. The Imperium of Mankind teeters on the brink of annihilation, beset upon all sides by heretic warlords, daemon-summoning witches and rapacious alien empires. In every star system and upon every planet, fierce battle rages as loyalists, heretics and aliens tear reality itself apart in their war for dominance. Every day the flames rise higher.

This is a more terrible era than ever before, and there is no peace amongst the stars…

It had been given a rating of 7.8 on BoardGameGeek from 200+ ratings

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As this is a Games Workshop game there are tonnes of resources to expand your game and your gaming experience of Warhammer 40k. It even has its own App on the iStore and PlayStore.

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— Peter

Oldhammer Collection 26/01/22

Some of the keen eyed amongst you will have already noticed the name change in the series from Rogue Trader Collection to Oldhammer Collection. Why is this? The answer, is fairly simple. I have no self control!

When a friend at the club says “I’ve a load of old eighties Dwarfs I want to sell”. The first words out of my mouth are “How much?!”. Yes, my name’s Peter and I’m a miniature toy soldier addict!

So which Dwarfs have I purchased?

These bad boys.

And these bad boys…..

AND these very bad boys!

So instead of reducing my pile of shame I appear to just be adding to it this month.

That being said, I can knock one model off that list as complete….

Yup, Marneus is finally finished!

Now to start looking at the Rogue Trader Space Marine Squad. I have to add a massive thank you here, as I originally had just eight of the marines from RTB01. But thanks to the legend that is Planet Oldhammer I now have a complete squad, as he very kindly sent me two more figures (the sergeant and another marine) as well as a few missing arms and weapons that I needed!

Also, a few of you on twitter took to the polls to decide which Chapter I should paint any Space Marines for Rogue Trader in, and I’m pleased to tell you the winner is the Crimson Fists. Nothing shouts Rogue Trader like the Crimson Fists! It was a close run thing between them and the Rainbow Warriors.

Space Marine Colour Schemes

Some time ago, I spent a considerable amount of time playing with impact. For those who don’t know Impact allows you to digitally paint models to test colour schemes for projects.

As such I ended up recreating and creating tonnes of Space Marine liveries for both cannon chapters and non-cannon chapters. This process eventually allowed me to create my own home brew Space Marine Chapter the Void Dragons.

But, I thought rather than deleting all that hard work or just leaving it on Pinterest where it won’t be used, why not share them with you. That way, you can view the colour schemes I’ve already made and pick one for your own Chapter should you wish….. Enjoy!

Rogue Trader Collection – 13/01/22

So the diorama for Marneus is starting to come together. All that’s left to do is perhaps tidying the bear up a little and finishing the marine Guard.

On top of this I’ve ordered from Etsy some mini banners for the 1st and 2nd companies as well as the chapter banner which I’ll hand on the wall behind Marneus.

The chapter banner
The 2nd Company banner
The first company banner

Once these arrive and are placed the model will finally be finished!

Which Space Marine Chapter should I focus on for Rogue Trader? (Poll)

Now that I have a whole squad of marines and a Rhino to paint for Rogue Trader it’s time to think about what chapter they should be.

Therefore I’m putting this up to public vote. I’m limiting the selection to those that appear inside Rogue the following image:

Your votes are greatly appreciated!

WD156 Battle Report – Space Marine (Chaos at Kadavah)

This battle report saw Mark Watts (Chaos) face off against Richard Helliwell (Blood Angels).

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WD154 Battle Report – Space Marine (The Battle for Golgotha)

This battle report saw Andy Chambers (Orks) face against Jervis Johnson (Squats).

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WD143 Battle Report – Space Marine (Blood Angels v Alaitoc Craftworld)

This report is the first Battle Report featuring Games Workshop employees, in this case Andy Chamber and Jervis Johnson. This was also the first colour battle report and the first Space Marine (Epic) battle report.

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Solo Wargaming for your Favourite Games

I’m in the process of creating a series of Wargaming Aids which allow players to play their favourite games in a single player format against an AI controlled enemy army. To find out more on this click here.

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.

Rogue Trader Collection III

So following on from my previous post. Marneus is now completed along with these seat.

Calgar in all his glory

I’ve also started work on an 80mm square base, which will have a wall built up at the back for the flags and Imperial posters.

Eventually it should look a little like the artwork.

I’m in two minds over recreating the Dinosaurs (which I’ve since found out are early Tyranids). But if I were to make them I’d pron use these.

I may have also bought the next model for the collection already….

I’ve purchased the Imperial Army one rather than the Space Marine version. More news on that next week though.

Solo Wargaming for your Favourite Games

I’m in the process of creating a series of Wargaming Aids which allow players to play their favourite games in a single player format against an AI controlled enemy army. To find out more on this click here.

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.

Rogue Trader Collection – Part 2

I’ve started work on the Imperial Commander (Marneus Calgar). Well, I say on the Imperial Commander. All I’ve painted so far is his seat…..

Calgar’s Throne

I decided to go for a marble effect to give myself a little more challenge than the plain stone shown in the original images below.

Original Paint Scheme

I also decided to pick out the Eagle and writing in gold in order to make it stand out. I’m moving on to the gun holder and cloak holders next.

I forgot how nice the old metal models are to paint.

I also still need to sort out the diorama base for him as I would like this to be close to the artwork.

Peter