Thursday, 29 December 2011

Taking the plunge!

So here it is. Hastily erected during the midnight hours in between admiring peoples miniatures, trolling eBay and searching for bitz. Hello to all.
I have been reading and viewing peoples blogs on here for a few weeks and have finally decided that maybe doing my own will hope me focus as I start out from scratch on my first 40k Army for ten or so years, and it had to be Praetorians.
I have always loved the Guard, poor down trodden bastards in a universe full of well armoured killing machines, and ever since reading that fateful Last Stand at Glazer's Creek in White Dwarf 222, no guardsman would cut it for me, as a true Englishman, unless he had that scarlet coat on.
So as I slowly add to this, hopefully a few kind soles will take pity and give me some tips while not mocking my painting and green stuff sculpting skills too much. I am in awe of Colonel GravisColonel Winterborne and Colonel Ackland, to name but a few, and their devotion to a great little Guard Army, when Games Workshop have thrown it on the scrapheap, is a real source of knowledge and inspiration for someone who has been out of touch with the world of 40k as long as me.


  1. Welcome to the community! Sounds like your situation was just like mine only 2 months ago, it could only have been the Praetorian Guard that tempted me back to 40K! I look forward to seeing what you come up with, if you need any help let me know!

  2. Thanks very much, it does seem a thriving little community and I can hopefully add to that, lots going on at the minute while I get started!
    I may have to take you up on that! You seem to have very similar ideas for what you want to do as I do, Victoria Lambs models were my major inspiration to jump back in now, so I will be using them a lot. Love your Guardsman's colour scheme by the way, simple but very striking.

  3. ha ha, I don't know if I'm in the same league as Colonel Gravis but thanks for the complement! Welcome back to the battle field and the best Guard in the galaxy.