Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get to the Chopper!

 Hey wait a second, that looks like Warhammer 40,000 stuff, are those space marines? While we all tell ourselves we will not get involved in another game that requires more models; a recent game of Lord of the Rings over at the bunker had me all up in arms over Space Marines.

A friend and his gaming amigos are not 40k fanboys and play a lot of Lord of the Rings, but for the sake of mixing it up and having a fun time with ridiculous hero cliches they convinced me pretty easily to join them on their quest for Movie Marine Madness.
 The rules put out in White Dwarf consist of a 10 man squad of marines plus a rhino that equals 1500 points in regular 40k rules. Much to the anger of my wallet I decided, hey its only 10 models.... The premise being that you convert the snot out these guys and make them 1 man armies pretty much.

I am leaning towards Iron Hands for my chapter and aim to do a mash up of these three photos with as many mini guns, dual wielding pistols, bionic body parts, and machoism that can be contained in power armor.
After Bilbo's Birthday Bash, November 5th-6th at the Chicago Battle Bunker that will be the single largest SBG tournament in the history of US based events, (shameless plug over) I will be adding movie marines to my to do list!

16 days left for our Tale of Four Gamers! Check back at the end of the month to see the first batch of goblins and next month's task! It has four legs and rhymes with Dave Stake.

1 comment:

  1. $70ish dollars plus tax later.....cough...
    you know how much vintage LotR lead you could got on ebay right now for that? LOL.
    Anyway if you need some Jump marines let me know, I have set from my 2007 40K experiment on the shelf collecting dust.