With the rotten, miserable and downright awful year that was 2016 almost out of the way, we’re now looking forward to 2017 with a sense of hope that perhaps a few less beloved celebrities will snuff it in the coming 365. I’m also hoping of course to bring you plenty more posts here on Heresy and Heroes dealing with both my own endeavours and of course the news and rumours coming from the dark citadel in Nottingham. So, as a new year’s treat, here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming up in the next few months.
Yes, there will be more Blood Angels and as you can see from the photo above, I’ve started work on another squad. In fact, as my Veterans, these are going to be my fanciest looking Blood Angels yet, so stay tuned for more WIPs of these guys coming soon. But also, having seen the year’s progress on this project in the previous post, I noticed that something was missing; armour. So I pick up this from Forge World:
Yep. That’s a lot of tank tracks – the first of several. In fact, when these kits, and the veteran squad are finished, we can say that ‘phase 1’ will be done. Then I can really start to have some fun. But stay tuned for the completion of these kits and the next stage of my Blood Angels coming next year.
Yes, I bought the box set, and, no, I’ve not done anything with it yet. But I’m looking forward to getting the Dark Elf team when/if they ever release it. The Naggaroth Nightmares were my old team and I’d like them to be my next team too. Though I do have plans to paint up the Orc and Human teams too, the Dark Elves will likely be the kit that gets me painting for this game as well.
Slaaneshi Dark Mech
My side project, my favourite break from the boys from Baal, my Slaaneshi Dark Mech is going to grow in 2017 and I’ve already got some crazy plans in my mind for this small force. I’ve even bought some old, err, Skaven (?!) kits that will help me to do this. They’re happilly sat in the grey tide at the moment, but I’m waiting for the time when I need a break – then the dark tendrils of She Who Thirsts can creep back into my life again. Which should be oodles of fun for everyone.
*cough* Moving on…
The Wider Galaxy
But that’s not all. 2016 has been an incredible year for GW and 40k (and, in fairness, for FW and 30k too) and it only looks like it’s going to get better in the next year. We’ve already seen the leaked pics of the new St Celestine, a new Inquisitor, and the crazy-looking Ad Mech dude, and we’ve been teased with a brooding trailer, voiced over by Abaddon himself, and the words ‘Fall Of Cadia’. With the return of Magnus, can the other daemon Primarchs be far behind? Could it be time for the Lion to wake, Russ to return, and Guilliman to heal? It looks like the story is moving forward and you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to have plenty to say about that here. I have the feeling that this is going to be big.
What’s more, once the Prospero book comes out from Forge World, I was told by one of the team there at the last Open Day that the Blood Angels (and Dark Angels) would be coming next, and that’s really exciting for me. Sanguinius and co may well get released in 2017 and as well as picking up the models, I dare say I’ll have at least a book review for you too.
So, that’s at least some of the stuff I’ll be writing about next year. I can’t wait to show off more images, share more opinions and even dish out the odd rumour here and there (didn’t I correctly call the Sisters release in one of my earlier posts…?). I hope you’re looking forward to it too, and I shall see you here in the New Year. Have a wonderful start to 2017. Onwards!
Very excited for 2017 and what will happen to 40k, 30th aniversary, fall of cadia, plastic sister’s and quite possibly the start of the end times for 40k, i wont post it here as its quite the wall of text but this is my take on what could be happening to 40k and the fluff (yup primarchs are back, whether as playable characters or just actors in the fluff remains to be seen)
That Titan panel is insane. What is the art based on? …more pics?
Thanks for saying so. It’s based on Bruegel’s The Triumph of Death. There is a close up floating around but not sure where. I’d love to do more work on it, but that half a shin room an entire weekend. It’s an enormous project, and I have many other distractions. One day…
There’s a few you missed out! Corax disappeared into the eye, Jaghatai Khan got lost in the webway chasing Dark Eldar, and depending on who you talk to Dorn was never found (except one fist), or is encased in Amber on the Phalanx having had his fists removed to allow future chapter masters to scrimshaw their names onto the bones.
Its been a long time since my last comment but I still read your blog regularly and enjoy it! I am trying to find a way to motivate myself to paint and play more, and develop some more of my own fluff this year (last year I worked a lot and only finished one rhino and a devastator squad), and I’m wondering if a blog would help me to get motivated. So I’m wondering: how has the experience been for you? How much time does it take? How do you fit it in around painting and playing? Does it motivate you? And do you get anything out of it beyond an outlet for your thoughts? Also, on an unrelated note, can you share a photo of your completed BA 30k army to date? Where do intend to take it and what tactics do you find work for it?
….And that’s my 20 questions for you!
Productivity, unless you’re a naturally rapid painter, or it’s your actual job, is rarely what any of us would like it to be. Happens to the best of us. Having a blog can help, but it can also be a little bit of a pressure (not from readers, but from your own standards). I try and post something once a week, and there are weeks when that just doesn’t happen, and that can be frustrating. But work, life, and being generally quite busy gets in the way. Having said that, the motivation to get something posted each week does help. Be it a finished mini, a wip, a tutorial, a comment piece, or just something silly and fun, it’s a really nice way to get yourself thinking about the hobby. Give blogging a try – you can always get a free wordpress or blogspot blog.
I get a lot from this blog. It is a great outlet for me creatively speaking, and I’m lucky enough that I have a lot of friendly and engaged readers who are constructive, complimentary and fun, which is great. It’s a great record of my progress, and it makes me feel more deeply connected to the hobby in a weird way.
In terms of my completed BA army so far, I do have an image without the recent rhino additions which you can see here: https://heresyandheroes.com/2016/12/21/blood-angels-land-speeder-the-hammer/ (it’s at the bottom of the post). At the moment, I’m not worrying too much about deeper tactics – I’m just getting the core of the army done. But when I start to make it a bit more fluffy, expect a lot of jump packs, drop pods and fast vehicles covered with meltas and flamers. The Blood Angels have to be the best ‘Shock and Awe’ army in the Heresy for me. Hit everything hard, fast, and set fire to it all as well.
I hope that answers your Qs!
Thanks very much for the reply. I’ll keep considering the blog option and let you know if I go through with it. And I look forward to seeing more Blood Angles in the future!
PS, yes the reply was helpful! Can’t believe I forgot to mention that above!