Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wayne England...RIP

While I sat at my desk this morning plugging away at some inane project for work I was interrupted by a Facebook notification that hit me right in the hobby.  The notification was a post from Wayne England's wife Victoria informing the community that Wayne had passed away. 

Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Wayne in person he, and his art, have helped shape my vision of the Warhammer World since my childhood.  As many of you know Wayne's art has graced the pages of countless publications over the last four decades and given us all a window into the vast an mysteriously opaque world in which our hobby takes place.

But it was not only Wayne's amazing works of art that helped shape my vision of our hobby, but also his iconic dwarf army that he shared through several articles in White Dwarf.  I think it is fair to say that Waynes masterfully painted dwarf army inspired many youth like myself to collect and game with the wonderful dwarf figures being sold by Citadel and Marauder at the time.

As a tribute I would like to share with you some of the pages from White Dwarf that illustrate his fantastic army.

And here are few shots of this army in action...also from the pages of White Dwarf

It was these article and pictures that encouraged me to collect an entire army of metal miniatures from my dwarf army...even the color scheme I've chosen for some of them is directly inspired by Wayne's amazing work.

RIP Wayne England...you will be sorely missed.

Blue in VT

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jenkins!? Where the Hell is Jenkins?!?!

After many failed attempts my local gaming crew was finally able to get together to play a game of Rogue Trader 40K last weekend...and we had a ton of fun.  I had four players and acted as GM myself and it was about the perfect sized group for the game I had in mind.

For a scenario I fell back on the one that Dustin and I played at OHNW 2015 which was a blast to participate in and turned out to be just as much fun to GM.

Lets get into it!

After several months of fighting aboard the large Space Station (Excon Valderz) that orbits the planet Putney Prime in the Outer Rim Territories, Imperial Forces were finally able to force Ork Radiers led by Narblaz the Nasty to retreat to the planet surface.  Here Narblaz regrouped and attempted to salvage something out of his failed mission by exerting control over the planets surface.  However, Imperial forces followed him planetside in hopes of eliminating this Ork scourge once and for all.

Excon Valderz