Book Review: Imperial Armor Volume 2, Second Edition

A new book review for the latest Imperial Armor book updated for 6th Edition. John collects Space Marines and is something of a completist like myself, and so having reference to all sorts of new toys for Space Marines is right up his alley. John does a review of his newly acquired book from Forgeworld – if you’re a Space Marine player looking for more new toys, take a look!

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The Siege of Thrax Campaign – Episode 2 Battle Reports

Episode 1 of The Siege of Thrax campaign saw the Forces of Ruin (Chaos Space Marines and Orks) descend upon the Hive World of Thrax in a quest to wake the forces of Chaos sleeping beneath the planet’s surface. In an epic series of battles, the first part of the campaign saw the Forces of Ruin victorious. Now, the sword of battle is drawn as the Forces of Ruin make their push to capture key objectives on the planet. Cities, key roads, landing fields, areas of war supplies become desperate battlefields as loyalist forces attempt to hold at all costs…

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The Siege of Thrax Campaign – Episode 1 Battle Reports

  The campaign begins for the Siege of Thrax – Episode 1 of 5 begins the campaign with forces gathering to protect the Hive City Thrax Primaris, and the forces of Ruin gathering their might and their allies to lay waste to Thrax and free The Dreaming Daemon Lord, Zarandramelex. For aeons he has slumbered beneath the ground and now the hive city built upon his entombed sleeping chamber. As the forces gather, see below how the distress calls have been aswered as the forces of Chaos and their Ork allies descend upon the planet Thrax. Below are the first…

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Book Review: Codex: Space Marines

Cranky Old Gamer here once again with a book review from my good friend John, this time from the newest Games Workshop 40k Codex: Space Marines. Space Marines being pretty steady in the fluff and rules for years now and normally being a pretty midling powered army but with lots of model and backstory support, it’s interesting to see the new models come out, such as Centurions. With that, as well as being Games Workshop’s and 40k’s bread-and-butter army with loyal fans and grognards the world around, let’s see how the Emperor’s finest get the royal treatment for a 6th…

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Deathwatch RPG – Game session report

  My friends John, Scott and Craig recently had the chance to play Deathwatch 40k Role Play (over Skype no less for busy cranky old gamers!) recently. I thought I’d share their game report here on COG for all to see – if you’ve played Deathwatch this might be familiar, but if you’ve never played it (like me), it’s an interesting overview of some of the ideas and mechanics behind the game. Enjoy!

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