Tuesday, April 03, 2012

D.I.Y. Demigryph Bases - 50 mm x 75 mm

So here's the situation; my Nuln army will soon be receiving reinforcements from the Knights Griffon Inner Circle riding Demigryphs. Six of them to be precise.

I already have the Warhammer Forge Theodore Bruckner model, a special character from Nuln (with all the iconography of the City of the Griffon Emperors) and I thought it would be freakin' awesome if he was able to fit into this unit, either as a unit filler or as a Preceptor/Grand Master.

The problem is, he comes on a chariot base (50 mm x 100 mm) and the Demigryph bases are 50 mm x 75 mm monster sized, meaning he will not fit in a manner pleasing to my 'Hobby OCD'.

However, Bruckner would fit remarkably well onto the 50 mm x 75 mm base. Unfortunately the GW online store does not sell this particular base size (though it sells most others). A brief email conversation with a 'hobby rep' from GW Australia indicated that there are no immediate plans to release these bases for individual sale. The suggestion was I take a normal 50 mm square base and a cavalry base (50 mm x 25 mm) and glue them together.

Well, OK, better than nothing. If anyone else out there is in the same boat as me, here is how I did it in case you need some ideas. You will probably have a better solution than me too, with more supplies at hand to make it happen (and if so, please let me know how you fared!).

To start with, I lined the two bases up and cut small gaps in the sides. Into these I pressed straightened paper clips to try and keep them lined up and reinforce them, and then filled in as well as I could with superglue and green stuff.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Preview of Empire Rule Changes (Updated 3/4/12)

I almost feel bad for all the Empire-spam on this blog this week. But then I realise how much I love and am enthused by the army, and that can only be a good thing.

So one more post before I get my hands on the new rulebook and switch my focus back from rumours to working on my figurines. Here are some quick-fire rule updates from a member of the Warseer forums who has seen the book. A few power level downgrades, a few upgrades. Overall I'm quite happy - if it means Empire gets less comp onions for tournaments around these parts, that too can only be a good thing.

Stats of new models are now up on the GW Online Catalogue.