Codex Star Wars Downloads

Wow just had to share this!

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Okay, enough already – an awful lot of you want PDFs of the Star Wars Codexes we did for Warhammer 40,000!


After digging my inbox out of the deluge of emails asking for copies, I finally came to the conclusion that it was just possible that other gamers might want to have a play themselves. Always happy to oblige.


You can now download Codex: Rebel Alliance here.

And you can download Codex: Galactic Empire here.

Hope you all enjoy them!

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Spartan Assault Tank!

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Yes it has happened! A whole $230 AUS has been spent on a Spartan Assault Tank which is current awaiting packaging! (Unfortunately it wasn’t shipped before the weekend!) Just thought I would post this quick update. My next post will more than likely be showing off my completed gaming table, followed by an unboxing post of the Spartan Assault Tank.

How to paint Minotaurs Part 2 – Ivanus Enkomi

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This post was a bit delayed due to real life getting in the way! Ivanus has been painted for some time, though he just required basing which I managed to do when I had a spare second last night.


I magnetized the cape as the has the option of a jump pack which I may want to make use of one day! (First I need to get my hands on a Jump Pack!)

So here is my step by step guide on how to paint Ivanus Enkomi of the Minotaurs!

Paint Used:
Abaddon Black
Hashut Copper
Blood Red
Runefang Steel
White Scar
Nuln Oil

Step One:
First step was under coating with Abaddon black spray, touching up with Abaddon paint and then covering the whole model with Nuln Oil, not stressing too much about the cape or the back at this stage. I then applied Hashut Copper to the big details, namely head, chest and staff.

Step Two:
Next I did the same with the Hashut Copper but with Blood Red sections, namely plume, staff and cape..

Step Three:
The skulls on knee and shoulder pad were painted with Runefang Silver. Whole model washed in Badab Black, not very sparingly!

Step Four:
Hashut Copper was added to all details such as legs and shoulder pads etc. Also then washed in Badab Black.

Step Five:
White was added to staff and honour seals, washed with Badab Black and on the seal a slight amount of Blood Red was added. Areas cleaned up.

Step Six:
Leadbelcher added to metal parts of debris he is standing on, and based in my normal way of adding sand and nuln oiling it before it dries.


Voila, a very simple and quite effective way of painting Ivanus! I hate painting black, as I think it looks quite bland, though as a Chaplain he is entitled to it! I think the key was to just paint in as much detail as possible!

How to paint Minotaurs Part 1 – Asterion Moloc

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Well, I just finished painting and basing my Asterion Moloc model, and thought I would first share some photos of him, and then provide a tutorial on how I painted him!

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So here is my step by step guide on how to paint Asterion Moloc of the Minotaurs!

Paint Used:
Abaddon Black
Hashut Copper
Blood Red
Warpstone Glow
Runefang Steel
White Scar
Nuln Oil
Vermin Brown

Step One:
First step was Simply under coating Asterion in black

Step Two:
As lightly as possible, I covered all metal parts with Hashut Copper, not being too careful at this stage

Step Three:
I then painted all the red parts in Blood Red, which is the cloak, the Minotaur heads on shield, leg, shoulder, and Black Spear, his loincloth and his plume.

Step Four:
Here I painted all the white bits (White Scar), so the “feathery” parts on shoulder and shield, and his plume (forgot the seal on the leg, but did that later)

Step Five:
Next up was the few green bits with Warpstone Glow, so the wreath on the shield, and the small badge on his chest, Whites on shield and shoulder were washed in Nuln Oin.

Step Six:
Nuln Oil (wash cheat) time! Coated all the rest of the parts that needed to be brought out and touched up areas that required it, especially the greens whites and reds, and the details that required it on the Hashut Copper, so that it kept its shine in the middle, gave it a used dirty look, and the details are emphasized.

Step Seven:
Abaddon Black on the parts that required it, including the Black Spear, which the tip was done in a way that some of the Bronze can still be seen underneath, though the staff is all black. Also the legs and shield parts were painted black.

Step Eight:
I added Runefang Steel to the Crux Terminatus on his shoulder, shield and the skull on his leg.
The whole model was further Nuln Oiled to bring it all together, and final touch ups of the previous steps was done to make it all neat. Then I just based him in my normal way of adding sand and nuln oiling it before it dries. Then I add Army Painter static tuft. I painted the debris he is standing on with Leadbelcher and Vermin Brown, nuln oiled it, and then dry brushed over it again.



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Hope you enjoyed my tutorial, and if you have any questions, please feel free to drop me a line!

Unboxing Asterion Moloc and Ivanus Enkomi of the Minotaurs

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Well Forge World’s shipping time to Australia is amazing, arriving in a week (record time from them so far is 4 days!). I took photos of each of the contents of Asterion and Ivanus for anyone that is interested!

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Asterion Moloc:

Torso, Head and Legs
Fantastic detail on his torso and legs, and his head is just too cool! There is some really nice detail on his back, which appears will be covered up by his cloak which is a little strange, but not complaining.

The “Black Spear”
Again great detail, isn’t bent at all which has happened in the past with previous FW models, and just amazing looking in general.

Right Arm #1 + Rubble
I say right arm #1, as for some reason there are two in there, one on a different sprue as I will show later.
The arm, notably the shoulder pad is incredible, loving that Minotaurs symbol. Also the rubble that his foot goes on looks quite nice, though I will have to look at what I am putting on the rest of the base now!

Right Arm #2 + Shield
Here is the second right arm, which looks pretty much identical to the first one.
This shield, just wow! I wish FW sold them separately in packs of 5, for the rest of my future terminators!

Fairly standard, this is where the artists ability comes in to account. Will look at decals and maybe etched brass to bring this out.

Ivanus Enkomi

This head! The crest is greatly sculpted, as is the chaplain skull underneath, a very well “Spartanized” chaplain.

Torso + Legs
Great detail, will be a shame to paint this black due to being a chaplain, as he is so amazing! Might have to pick out some more of the details not in black.

Right arm + Rubble
Only one right arm for this guy, his rubble is also very nice looking.

Left Arm (Power Fist) + Staff of Crozius Arcanum
Cool looking Power Fist, uniquely on a chaplain, holding the Crozius Arcanum. Very nice!

Crozius Arcanum Symbol
A greatly detailed Minotaurs spin on the Crozius Arcanum Symbol!

Cloak with Backpack
Nice unique backpack, again the cloak is up to the artist to really bring out.
As you can take a jump pack with Ivanus, I will use magnets so this is interchangeable.

Not sure what this bit is meant to be, but it looks like some fancy machinery.

So with all that complete, the next thing for me to do is assemble this pair of beasts!

Minotaurs – More future plans!

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With Asterion Moloc in the mail, and my terminators decided upon, I have now looked to the rest of my armies future.
In this future I see the terminators and Lord Moloc riding in their Spartan Assault Tank. This thing is like a Land Raider on drugs, about another 1/3 of the size, with Armoured Ceramite and Power of the Machine Spirit, and 25 man transport capacity, it makes up for all the things a normal Land Raider lacks.

I also see two tactical sqauds, one of their Sergeants is already named in memory for a man who took his own life, Sergeant Ro Menelaus, 2nd Company. I am still not sure which models I will use for these guys, whether Forgeworld mark IV or just normal GW marines with FW shoulderpads I am not sure of. If you have a good idea, feel free to leave me a comment!

New gaming table!

Today we started a big house clean up, which the end result was the beginnings of a gaming table!

My 6 x 4 foot gaming table!

My 6 x 4 foot gaming table!

I have run out of sand for now, but will be heading to the beach tomorrow night to get some more to add. Hopefully soon my Minotaurs and Death guard will be trudging through the mud!
I will be painting the sand black so it is like my base colour (see my HQ post in Death Guard to see the same colour!)

In other news, Asterion Moloc is in the mail and I cannot wait to recieve him!!