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My blog is primarily my own personal fluff in the Warhammer 40,000 universe regarding the Draconis system such as the Knight House Yato in Draconis III, the Imperial Guard...I mean, Astra Militarum regiment trained there, the Draconian Armored Force, and the Forge World of Draconis IV with its Adeptus Mechanicus priesthood and Skitarii legions, and perhaps the Titan Legion, Legio Gojira (which will never happen because I don't have money for Forge World Titans).

Oh, and I'll throw in the Thousand Sons from time to time because they're my favorite Space Marine Legion. I refuse to believe that they are Traitors! They're just...ahem...secretly loyal to the Imperium!

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pre-order Forgebane now!

Warhammer Community has put out an announcement, informing us that Forgebane is now available for pre-order!

It's always fascinating to see the Adeptus Mechanicus fighting against the ancient mechanical horrors that are the Necrons. Cyborgs and machines against skeletal machines, heh.

So what do you get in Forgebane? For the Necrons, you apparently get a Cryptek, 5 Immortals, 5 Lychguard and 3 Canoptek Wraiths, which is a good start for any Necron force.

And as for the Adeptus Mechanicus, you have a Tech-priest Dominus, 10 Skitarii Rangers/Vanguard and 2 Armiger Warglaives.

This makes great starter sets that essentially serve as great Start Collecting! kits for both factions. And there's even great lore that tells us about the Blackstone and what happens after the events of The Gathering Storm.

Oh, and the Armiger Warglaives are about 240 points per model (if you take the meltagun instead of heavy stubber), so keep that in mind when you build your list. In any case, you can pre-order Forgebane  now!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Blackstone 101

Warhammer Community has posted on the Blackstone lore today! As part of the Adeptus Mechanicus Legio Cybernetica force from the forge world Draconis IV and the Imperial Knights of House Yato from Draconis III, I'm invested in this new development! And you, the Draconian Guardsmen of Draconis III, will be roped into our efforts of seizing the blackstone from xenos scum's claws, because you're the vassal Imperial Guard regiments of the revered House Yato. As your regimental Commissar, I'll be briefing you guys briefly today on what to expect during your tour on our neighboring forge world.

The Blackstone stuff found all over these new forge worlds can be used to save the Imperium from the Great Rift! ...or doom them to oblivion forever. But first we have to wrench it out of the hands of the Necrons.

You can read the Warhammer Community article for this, but essentially they can be used to either nullify the warp...or amplify it. Your choice.

That arsehole Abaddon destroyed the Cadian pylons by ramming a Blackstone Fortress into it (f-er!), and also dooming the vaunted world of Cadia. Fortunately, the pylons in Cadia aren't the only Blackstone structures in the galaxy, and we're finding lots of them all over the forge worlds the Adeptus Mechanicus have been unearthing. And now we can use these Blackstone stuff to shut down the warp.

...a Blackstone Fortress? Go play Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Stupid f-er went and stole the Blackstone Fortresses from the Imperium during the 12th Black Crusade, during the Gothic War. We kicked his ass and sent him fleeing back to the Eye of Terror while destroying a couple of them, but he still had 2 left.

Now 1 is destroyed after being used to ram Cadia, and the other was given to Huron Blackheart during the 13th Black Crusade.

In any case, Abaddon wants the Blackstone Fortresses for the other side of the coin - to amplify the warp rather than neutralize it.

Long story short, Necrons either created the Blackstone stuff or they stole it from the Old Ones. Who knows? Games Workshop is deliberately being vague here, and I doubt the Necrons will answer nicely if we ask them.

What we do know for sure is that these dastardedly skeletal xenos scum are waking up from tomb worlds all over the galaxy and then selfishly and arrogantly trying to lay claim to our Blackstone stuff, which by right belongs to us because we, the Imperium of Man, are the present masters of the Galaxy. They have no right to be entitled to what should be our birthright - domination possession of all things in the galaxy of MEN.

Do you really need to ask? Have you forgotten that I'm your regimental Commissar? charges plasma pistol

But since I'm a kind and understanding Commissar personally trained by the legendary Lord Commissar Ciaphas Cain himself, allow me to explain it to you in terms that even a simple guardsman can understand.

We cannot allow such powerful artifacts to fall into the hands of terrifying xenos scum. And we need the Blackstone stuff to shut down the Great Rift and nullify the warp, in order to save humanity from Chaos, Traitors, Heretics and Emperor knows what other horrors await us from the other side of the warp, such as REDACTED. Ahem, sorry, that's information privvy only to the Inquisition and the Commissariat. Excuse my slip and forget what I just said (or I'll have to execute you). Anyway, you shouldn't be questioning the Emperor's word. Just take it from me - we're going to need the blackstone stuff to shut down the warp and achieve galactic supremacy for our Imperium. What greater honor could possibly exist?

By volunteering to be the pilots of the newly forged Armiger Warglaives. There won't be enough Knights for all you Guardsmen, so the rest of you will do your standard armor deployment in your Leman Russ tanks. The Skitarii will offer infantry support - and while some of you might be tempted by the priesthood of the Adeptus Mechanicus for cybernetic implants in exchange for joining the Skitarii, uh, let's just say you'll end up being lobotomized like those servitors over there. You should just serve the Emperor out of your free will rather than have your brain cut open and be programed to do so. But that's just me. Like the cogboys said, every one of us is a cog in the greater machine that is the Imperium, and we all have our own way of serving.

Now, go, Draconians! Start up your tanks! We're going to clear Draconis IV of xenos scum! Let no Necron survive!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Armiger Warglaives

Whoops, I was caught napping yesterday (played too much Titanfall 2 at night after spending the whole day grading midterms and preparing taxes), and I completely missed out on this awesome article. Stupid of me. May the Emperor forgive my lack of vigilance.

Anyway, Warhammer Community has dedicated a post to the Armiger Warglaives! Let's see what they've got.

As you all know by now, the Armiger Warglaives are basically baby Imperial Knights. They are the smallest lightweight class of Knights. They trade a bit of firepower and durability in exchange for higher speed and flexibility - especially in terms of points. You can bet I'll add a couple of them to my army of Imperial Knights (I already have 3 of them and I can't wait to expand on my Knight army!).

Cool, right?

Maybe during the summer holidays I'll try to write a short story or something. I just don't have the time during semester. Ugh.

Anyway, you can read the lore in the Warhammer Community article. Long story short, these guys are piloted by lesser nobility or commoners who have proven their value in war (much like my Draconian Guardsmen), to support their bigger, higher-ranked noble cousins in the more massive and traditional chasis of Imperial Knights.

But we're more interested in the tabletop, right?

They are still Lords of War, no surprise there. If I get about 3 of them and add them to my 3 Imperial Knights, I can get 2 Super-heavy Detachments and 6 bonus Command Points. I wonder if my opponents will rage.

They have a 14" movement, Toughness 7 and 12 wounds (huh, less durable than a Leman Russ tank) but also have a 5++ ion shield save and 3+ armor save, so not too bad. So they're basically expendable Distraction Armigers to protect my bigger Knights from the anti-tank weaponry.

They have a miniature version of the thermal cannon, which is the thermal spear. Basically a normal meltagun with much larger range than either a meltagun or multimelta D3 assault shots. Good thing they're assault so no -1 penalty to hit rolls when you move. And you can advance and shoot with them (while incurring the -1 penalty) if you want to get within the 15" melta range.

For melee, they have 4 Attacks. And apparently they are Strength 6, so their Reaper Chain-Cleaver will deal 4 Strength 12 attacks at AP -3 and 3 Damage each.

They don't seem to have Titanic Feet and it also sees that they have a heavy stubber (or meltagun) as a carapace weapon but no one mentions that. I guess they consider such small-arms weapons insignificant.

I suspect they will appear in their own boxes soon, but for now I'm looking forward to collecting them from Forgebane.

I might just build a small Necrons army while at it, but I doubt it. I don't even have the money for my Thousand Sons army (for now all I have are Rubric Marines, Ahriman, a Sorcerer in Terminator Armor, Scarab Occult Terminators and a Mutalith Vortex - gonna be a long time before I get a Daemon Prince and Tzaangors from the Changecult box to finish it). We'll see. Anyway, for the Emperor and the Omnissiah!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Forgebane: Pre-order next week!

Warhammer Community has released some good news for all those waiting for news on Forgebane (like me)!

Needless to say (since you've already read the title), Forgebane will be up for pre-orders next week! I can't wait! I'm definitely getting a box!

Just look at those models. They are too awesome! Who wants the Necrons (since I'm keeping the Adeptus Mechanicus models for myself)?

And apparently the Necrons codex will be out before the end of March, so cool, I guess?

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Black Library Open Submissions

Holy Terra! I just spotted how Black Library has just offered fans a chance to write a story about their favorite Warhammer 40,000 stuff! You can find more details on Black Library Open Submissions somewhere on the Warhammer Community website!

Basically they are celebrating their 20th anniversary and are welcoming all writers to submit their ideas! Uh, not their stories. Just ideas. Basically they are not looking for fully written stories at this point of time, just a one-paragraph summary of your story (not just what it is about) and characters, and a 500-word sample of the story (can come from any part of the story except the ending).

So get to writing, folks! I'm heading off to the Adeptus Administratum soon to look for a scribe-servitor.

Monday, March 5, 2018


Breaking news for Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Knight fans! Look at what I found today from Bell of Lost Souls!

I'm not sure but apparently we'll be getting a Techpriest Dominus, 10 Skitarii and 2 Armiger Warglaives! For Necrons, they would be getting a Cryptek (the new one), 5 Immortals, 5 Lychguard, and apparently 3 Canoptek Wraiths!

They look absolutely amazing!

Wow, that's a lot of rpsues. I wonder if it's a new board game or something.


The Adeptus Mechanicus built their empire on resource-rich planets - worlds which the rising Necron Dynasties now want back...

Across the Imperium the worlds of the Adeptus Mechanicus are under attack. An ancient xenos empire is rising from beneath their feet, forced into awakening by the anarchy of a galaxy at war. The cold and metallic Necrons, roused from their aeons-long slumber, intend to restore order and obedience to their worlds through extermination - even should it mean the slaughter of every Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Knight usurper to have trespassed upon their soverieng domain.

Take command of a technological epire in desperate clash for the most precious resource of all. There can be no mercy - in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war!

Yeah, I wrote out the description on the back for you guys - there are some words I can't read because of the glare, but that should be the gist of it. Important things to note - both Adeptus Mechanicus and Imperial Knights are in this, so Armiger Warglaives are definitely an Imperial Knight model, not Adeptus Mechanicus. I can't wait to get this!

And what do you know...Warhammer Community officially posted on this just right now.

Nice. And Holy Throne on Terra! Thanks to the blessings of the Omnissiah, it seems that Forgebane will expand on the lore and talk about the discovery of the Blackstone, which has the power to both neutralize and amplify the fell powers of Chaos!

In any case, the Adeptus Mechanicus discovers that the ore-rich worlds they colonized as forge worlds happen to be tomb worlds, and now Necrons are awakening all over the galaxy in the wake of the Cicatrix Maledictum. And you know what this means. WARHAMMER 40,000 Wargaming time!

Time to pick up new units for my Imperial Knights! And this looks good value for money!

Knight Armiger Warglaives! I'm getting the box for those two alone...and I look forward to reading the lore. Can't have too many Tech-priests Dominus and the Skitarii would make a nice addition, I guess?

We have the Cryptek for Necrons players. They look cool.

But this is the one that I want. Knight Armiger Warglaives. Lightweight class of Imperial Knights, they are piloted by lesser nobles or commoners, who scout ahead and eliminate threats ahead of time. Awesome. The Omnissiah blesses! I'll see how many points they cost, so if I can add a third one, I'll be able to build 2 Super-heavy Detachments of 6 Imperial Knights (3 Knight Armiger Warglaives to accompany my current 3 Knights) for a whooping 6 extra Command Points (9 in total)!

This is going to be great value for money! I can't wait!

Apparently it will be out soon. How soon, I have no idea. But I'll let you guys know when I get more news!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Just a head's up

Gonna be busy for the next few weeks, constrained on money...

Life of a graduate student, so I'm going to suck it up just to make sure I don't feth up my PhD. For now, the only Warhammer 40,000 stuff I'm doing is reading Gaunt's Ghosts, but hopefully I'll have some time during Spring Break to go back to wargaming. But we'll see.

Also spent too much time writing trashy Japanese light novel-styled stories and Chinese wuxia stories so there is that...once again, I apologize for the lack of updates, but once the semester is over, I should be able to wargame, play Sons of Cadia and stuff as usual. I'll also keep an eye out for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2.