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#miniaturemonday 15/06 Assassinorum: Execution Force – Assassins

Last weekend I picked up the Assassinorum: Execution Force board game by Games Workshop. After assembling the models quickly and giving them a quick zenithal priming, I challenged my brother to a game.

Execution Force, is a cooperative game where you play 1 of 4 imperial assassins, in the game I played, we each had 2 assassins, and you are playing against the clock, and the game. It was quite fun and as our second turn showed, it can go very quickly wrong for the players.

I was running the Vindicare, and the Culexus assassins, and my brother was running the Callidus and Eversor. We decided to split up as to quickly cover as many of the rooms as we could to try and find the control room and teleporter before we were overrun with cultists.

Unfortunately for my brother he attacked and failed to kill a cultist who shot him twice rolling 2 6′s in a row, outright killing Callidus. This was an unlikely situation as Callidus should have easily killed the cultist, and the odds were against the cultist being able to even hit the assassin. At that point we went from 4 to 3 assassins.

Eventually we found the temple the ritual was taking place and worked our way to the chaos lord who was the boos enemy for the mission. Luckily I had not used the omega protocols for either of my assassins, so I was able to stun the chaos lord for 2 turns which allowed the Eversor to take a chunk of health away, before the Vindicare delivered the fatal shot.

Assassinorum Execution Force - Final battle - Victory

Following the completion of the mission I started work on painting the assassins, and by Monday morning I have 3 complete. I hope to have the last assassin, the Eversor ready for a re-match.

Vindicare, Callidus, and Culexus Assassins

Warhammer World open Day 2015

This weekend was the Warhammer World re-opening day and from what we saw from afar it looked to be an amazing event. Of particular interest was finally getting to see the new Warlord Titan complete, assembled and a few of them painted and they looked epic!

Warlord Titan - FrontWarlord Titan - RearWarlord Titan - Alternate HeadWarlord Titan - SideWarlord Titan - TopWarlord Titan - Close-up of rear

And someone was nice enough to snap a photo of the stats from the next Horus Heresy book, This will be a hard nut to crack with a base armour of 15, 30 Hull points and from the images above looks like 8 void shields. In a 30k Game it is nearly indestructable without other Titans (as it should be), and even in the current Eldar 40k meta at the moment, with more D than you can shake a stick at, it is still formidable.

Warlord Titan - Stats

Not to overshadow this, Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines and Sigismund, First Captain of the Imperial Fists, were also on sale. They look amazing! ForgeWorld have really captured the essence of the Primarch and the first Captain.

Roboute Guilliman - Primarch of the UltramarinesSigismund - First Captain of the Imperial Fists

There were a couple of things which sneaked under the radar with a Chaos Knight conversion kit, a legs conversion kit for the Lord of Skulls, and a Nurgle (Demon Prince/ Grater Demon thing).

Lord of Skulls - Leg Conversion KitNurgle Demon Prince / Greater Demon?Chaos Knight Titan

Many thanks to everyone who posted pictures during the event especially @Dark_Spartan_UK, @OnTheLam, @blacklibrarium, @lillegendstudio, and Rictus over on recalcitrantdaze for his amazing high-res pictures from the day.


Rampant Rumours – Mechanicus, Knight Titans, and new brushes

This has been the week of great reveals, while it has been discussed for a while, we now have images of the new Cult Mechanicus models to be released very soon.

White Dwarf Leaked Cover Image - Issue 66White Dwarf leak - new Imperial Knight Crusader VariantWhite Dwarf leak - new Imperial Knight VariantSales Poster for the Cult Mechanicus

In addition to this we also seem to have a new set of brushes coming from the Citadel Studios. This one seemed to sneak under the radar, which should not be supprising considering the wealth of rumours above.

Leaked White Dwarf - New Brushes

As these are leaked images of the new White Dwarf, they are pretty much confirmed. Today the Games Workshop website seemed to be displaying an error.

Games Workshop Webstore Error

This error seems to confirm the Warden rumours, while the link does lead to a 404 error page it is an interesting confirmation, I’m looking forward to the coming weeks.