Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 27, 2017

Sylvaneth- Kurnoth Hunters with Greatswords WIP

Edmonton recently enjoyed some above zero weather so I took full advantage of it and primed some models.  First up on the painting table is Kurnoth Hunters with great swords.  These are fantastic models with lots of detail.  It’s no wonder they made it to front of the line.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 22, 2017

Tyranids- Scratch Built Trygon

Inspired by the Canadian wilderness I have name my Tyranids Hive Fleet Kodiak.  Over the last couple of years I have introduced you to two of my organisms from my Tyranids- Time the Dimachaeron and the Spawn of Cryptus.  Hive Fleet Kodiak has also made appearances in battle reports.  For 2017 I plan on showcasing my Tyranids throughout the year.  This army is easily my largest and will stay that way so it will take me a while to progress through the army.  I wanted to start the year with a model that holds a special place in my hobby filled heart- my scratch built Trygon.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 20, 2017

Badab War YEG- Battle Report #3 Cleansing of Outpost RV381

Hello all,

Badab War YEG is slowly moving along.  There is one more game left for phase two and then we move onto Phase 3.  This report is the first of three games being played for Phase 2.  Today’s installment will feature a 1250 point game between Michael Minotaurs and Dave’s Executioners.  This is my first time organizing a campaign so I am adding in some extras to the games to see what the group thinks.  Let’s move onto the battle report.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 5, 2017

Sylvaneth- Darkroot Wargrove

November and December were a blur for me so I didn’t get much gaming in.  I march on over to GW West Edmonton with plans to purchase the Sylvaneth Darkroot Wargrove battleforce.  They didn’t have it and I found out it was a limited run.  D’oh!  Nuts to being extremely busy.  I was not going down without a fight.  I did some hunting and Thunderground Comics in St. Albert had one box left.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 3, 2017

Codex: Imperial Agents Review

Codex: Imperial Agents has had a bit of a controversial release.  It initially brought a lot of praise with the return of the Sisters of Battle to print.  The criticisms were quick when it was discovered that the beloved Saint Celestine pulled a disappearing act and could not be found.  There are a lot of opinions about this publication and I want to put my two cents worth in.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | December 27, 2016

Space Marines Carcharodons- Caestus Assault Ram WIP

Christmas is now done and that means my six week training course is now complete.  The last six weeks have been a whirlwind and I am glad it is all over.  My course ended on December 23.  December flew by for me and I am glad to be back in my regular schedule.  This means more painting and assembling.  I haven’t had too much time to read other blogs I follow so I feel disconnected right now.  I was able to squeeze a little bit of time paint the base colours of the Caestus Assault Ram.  This vehicle has been sitting on my shelf primed and ready to paint for a few months now.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | December 10, 2016

Carcharodons: Red Tithe by Robbie MacNiven

A while back Black Library author Robbie MacNiven contacted me and gave me a heads up that he was writing a book about the Carcharodons.  Well naturally this piqued my attention and I have been following his blog ever since.  Robbie has just announced that his book Carcharodons: Red Tithe is now on pre-order and you can read the first chapter for free.  I will be picking this book up for sure.

An update on Badab War YEG.  I am waiting to get the pictures and and battle reports from a couple of games.  Once I get those I will be sure to post them.  I have two weeks lefts in my training course.  It’s time extensive so it has limited my posting.  Look for more content after Christmas.  Thanks for your patience.

Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 27, 2016

Badab War YEG- Battle Report #2 Resupply the Front Lines

This weeks installment has Jerrod and his Salamanders pitted against David B. representing the Astral Claws.  This mission was inspired by a Wargasm Age of Sigmar game I played last month.  There is a convoy that will be going through the middle of the board.  The Astral Claws need the convoy to resupply their front lines.  The Salamanders want to capture it to slow the defense of the Secessionists.  Who will be the victor?  Who will fail?


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 19, 2016

Badab War YEG- Battle Report #1 Betrayal at Grief

Badab War YEG is now a go!  After several months for participants to paint an army we have finally started the campaign.  The start of the campaign was determined as to what chapters were represented.  At one point I had 13 participants.  As time progressed more dropped out to where we stand with seven now.  Unfortunately Sean had to withdraw due to him and his family moving to another city.  Nik also had to drop out and that meant the primary protagonist and antagonist were now removed from the campaign.  Jerrod had some extra models and painted them up as Astral Claws.  It didn’t seem right to play the Badab War campaign without the Betrayal at Grief special mission.  With some imagination the Carcharodons filled in for the Red Scorpions.  Here is the battle report.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 13, 2016

Sylvaneth – Spirit of Durthu

The Spirit of Durthu is the finally model from the Forest Spirit Warhost boxset.  The box included one Branchwraith, thirty-two Dryads and three Treelord.  I chose to build one of each of the Treelord, the Treelord Ancient and a Spirit of Durthu.  I plan on only building one Durthu model so I chose to run with a grey bark to balance out the future purchase of Drycha (who I plan on painting brown).


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 12, 2016

Wargasm Age of Sigmar

Last weekend I attended Wargasm in Calgary.  Sunday was the Apocalypse event.  Saturday was host to Age of Sigmar.  Every player brought with them up to 400 points consisting of a leader and a battleline option.  My leader was a Branchwraith and 20 Dryads.  As the day progressed your leader gained loot that enhanced the experience gained throughout the day.  Apocalypse was the motivation to attend this event.  I left with Age of Sigmar being the more enjoyable event of the two.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 10, 2016

Wargasm Apocalypse Part II

Here is my second photo dump of the Wargasm Apocalypse match.  In total 117,500 points was registered for the day.  We played five rounds for the day before calling the game.  We were scheduled to play six, however, we started a bit late and we had to trim one round off.  The game saw close to an even split of Imperium vs Enemies of the Imperium.  The game was close throughout but in the end the Enemies of the Imperium squeeked out a 52-49 victory.  Here are pictures of rounds two to five.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 8, 2016

Wargasm Apocalypse

The weekend is complete and so is the Wargasm Apocalypse event- Fauxpacalypse.  The event had 27 people registered with 26 showing up.  There was a total of 117,500 points on the table and the big guns came out to play.  The day saw two Revenant Titans, a Warhound and large number of Imperial Knights.  If you need something to preoccupy your time while awaiting the results of the American Presidential election.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 31, 2016

Age of Sigmar- Sylvaneth Wyldwood

I was intending to publish the Spirit of Durthu today, however, my Sylvaneth are on display and I forgot to take pictures of the model prior.  Durthu kind of kind lost in the shuffle when I was rotating models through the light box.  I will be picking my Sylvaneth up on Thursday for Wargasm so I will take some pictures this week.  Instead I will showcase the Sylvaneth Wyldwood I painted up for Armies on Parade.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 24, 2016

Sylvaneth- Branchwraith

Welcome back to the work week.  Monday is beginning for some of us and ending for others.  I’d like to introduce you to Bobbi the Branchwraith.  If you’re curious as to how I came about calling this Branchwraith I will tell you.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 21, 2016

Sylvaneth- Treelord

I started the week off with the Treelord Ancient.  I will end the week with the Ancient’s baby brother, the Treelord.


Careful!  You can poke an eye out with that!

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 18, 2016

Sylvaneth- Treelord Ancient

It’s time for another Sylvaneth update.  Today I present to you the Treelord Ancient.  This was the first of three Treelord models that I painted.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 15, 2016

Sylvaneth- Dryads

I just finished a night shift and I am waiting for GW West Edmonton to open up.  Today is Armies on Parade and I am entering my Sylvaneth.  The flock came in a couple of weeks ago and I am proud to say the army is complete.  I am really pleased with how everything turned out.  According to my wife this has been the best army I have produced so it’s time to see how it fares against the other Armies on Parade.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 12, 2016

Codex: Genestealer Cults Review

Good day.  Wow, it sure has been a while since I have posted last.  My promotion of a few months back bears some responsibility.  My work duties have increased and my manager went on vacation so I had to fill his shoes for a couple of weeks.  Throw in a bike trip, some Spartan races and feverishly working on my Sylvaneth for Armies on Parade and the door to the roost gets locked.

Did you hear that Games Workshop released a new codex?  While I haven’t been working or painting I’ve had my nose stuck in Codex: Genestealer Cults and this book looks like a lot of fun.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | September 23, 2016

40K Blog Showcase 3

I’d like to take the opportunity to showcase some blogs out in their in the universe.  These are sites that I frequent on a regular basis.  I may not comment much but like a Genestealer Cultist I lurk in the shadows and take everything in.  If you haven’t visited any of these sites yet I recommend taking some time to visit.

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