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Four Year Anniversary

Another year has passed and it is now four years ago since the Aleatorblog opened its  gates with its first post. We’re basically still doing what we used to do back then yet we don’t get to see each other that often anymore. But most of us are still working like crazy behind our hobby desks to get these little plastic men ready for tabletop warfare. So we figured it could be fun to take a closer look at our starting point and the climax of our own brush history. What were the Aleatores’ first miniatures, what are their ...

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Third time is a charm

The third terrain piece for my custom-made Deathwatch Overkill board was finished recently. In fact I even completed the building of the fourth aswell but I think I’ll wait with the paint job until I have finished building the rest of the still missing terrain pieces. ...

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Playtesting the Heralds of Ruin

We continued with our long-lasting tradition and had a little Kill Team tournament recently. To spice things up we gave the Heralds of Ruin rules a shot. Now after the three matches I had, all I can say is that the rules are very cool and pretty thought-out. I especially have to point out the huge variety of available team lists and the even bigger amount of possible builds with these lists. It’s safe to say that we’re about the switch on a permanent basis. We just found two little flaws which we would like to change in our games. The break tests are a bit to harsh. They used to decide the matches’ results way ...

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Enslavement of a race

Today I would like to introduce my new Kill Team: The Zoats. Not much is known these days about this xenos race. I focused on the part of their lore regarding their supposed enslavement by the Tyranids. The question now is, how the Tyranids would be able to do so. Thus I came up with a whole new-made up unit, the Cephalotrophs. The Cephalotrophs are a small, floating breed of Tyranids who have quite a fragile body which mainly is a gland plus a little tail. While on the hunt their chitin scale is used to protect them but as soon as they find a possible host they try to hug them from behind. Flesh hooks are fired ...

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Heralds of Fenris

The Heralds of Fenris, or the Wolves of Ruin. Anyway, this post is about my Space Wolves Kill team for our first Heralds of Ruin test match. We have a long tradition of playing Kill Team tournaments in our gaming club and this time we would like to test these new rules. All I can say so far is that they look very promising. The individual team lists alone are nothing but great! The Vlka Fenryka team which I had in mind consists of seven furious Blood Claws which need to be guided by three older Wolves of the Fang. It’s very cool that you are able to have much more variety in your team than ...

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Before the Watch

You might remember my take on Drenn Redblade some weeks ago for our planed Deathwatch Overkill event. As I’ve said back then I planed to convert my own version – Brandr Redblade – and show him in his younger days when his duty in the Watch was still to come. And that’s what I did recently. I am in need for more Blood Claws for a planed Heralds of Ruin Kill Team match. Therefore Brandr I painted him in his freshman days before he showed a remarkable talent for the Xenoshunt and as a part of my Blood Claw pack. I used the opportunity to give all of the old Blood Claws and the Wolf Priest ...

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Daal Benoth – Praetor of the Word Bearers Legion

Daal Benoth served as a close advisor to Erebus and was one of the very first Word Bearers to learn about the secrets of Chaos. Over the decades of secret worshipping Daal Benoth fully embraced the gifts given to him by the dark gods. And here he is: another character for my Word Bearers Force: the obligatory Paragon Blade Praetor. Wielding a deamonic blade and wearing ornate chaotic Artificer Armour, His pistol is a Heresy style bolt pistol which I replaced in a great effort of conversion work.   ...

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Adeptus Administratum

Here we go again featuring another member of the great Colony 87 Kickstarter range. This time it is the “Advisor”, almost my favourite of the whole range. That’s how I’ve always pictured a high-ranking member of the Adeptus Administratum. Therefore I tuned his staff with two Forge World Aquilae. Not sure how I’ll use him on the battlefield yet. A special Kill Team mission would be appropriate I think. ...

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Eldar Warp Spider (alternative model)

Today I have something really exciting to show: alternative models for Eldar Warp Spiders by Ghost Miniatures from Russia. Frankly, I have been dreaming about a remake of this aspect shrine not only for years, but decades. Literally the old models by GW were some of the first Warhammer 40k I ever got, back in second edition. Somewhere (I actually don’t really recall where) I stumbled upon some painted Warp Spiders that looked amazing. First thing I thought was of course: Wow, thats a nice scratch build! Then I googled a bit and found the manufacturer Ghost Miniature, about whom I cannot really tell anything, since the whole website is in Russian. But like always: the ...

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