Miniature Ordnance Review looks at the world of historical and fantasy miniatures wargaming and model building. From 15mm Flames of War, to Warhammer 40K, to 1/35th scale tanks, with some potential surprises on the horizon - you'll find them here!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Genestealer Cult - Forgeworld Rapier!

Because Warhammer 40K has been around a long time, at least in the world of miniatures wargaming systems, there are a lot of "oldie but goodie" units out there that you don't see a lot on the tabletop but may hold a nostalgic place in many long-time gamers' hearts. One of these for me has been the Rapier, currently known as the Rapier Laser Destroyer. Until recently you could pick one of these up on the Forgeworld site for your Astra Militarum army, but it seems to have disappeared recently, though you can still get a Space Marine version for Horus Heresy forces.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Red Gobbo!

As we come to the end of the year, I haven't had time to start putting together all of my thoughts to do a full "year in review" yet. I've sort of been running from one painting competition to another for the past several months, and this week is no different. The local Warhammer Store is running a Red Gobbo painting competition tomorrow and I finally got my little critter painted - honestly this is one of the few times I almost, kinda, sort of, painted it according to the instructions. Of course, I had to go a little crazy on the snow on the basing and all that, but hey, this is me we're talking about.

So to you and yours, have a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Joyous New Year!!!

Genestealer Cult - Neophyte Hybrid Necromunda Conversions

For my Genestealer Cult force, I wanted to have a bit of variety in the units. This can help with backstory, and from a more practical standpoint, it can help me keep track of units on the table. I always have to mark my historical wargaming figures with distinguishing marks - especially infantry - to keep individual squads / platoons apart. Fortunately, in Warhammer 40K you can make up your own force and distinguish squads however you prefer. As at its heart, the Genestealer Cult army is, well, a Cult, I wanted to have a few figures that looked the part. Fortunately Games Workshop makes a full range of figures for the game Necromunda that has several figures that fit the bill quite nicely.