Life in Groningen

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Scarab Project

The what?

Well I was doing on of the bases for my scout snipers yesterday. Thing is there's a chaos marine on it and I wanted to do a home made legion there (I find Iron warriors to shiny for bases, I already have enough destroyed DG And I haven't played any other chaos opponent yet). So I invented the bonewarriors (simple CSM with bony colors dedicated to Khorne). But I wanted more, I wanted to go spiffy on the helmet. So one marine head and two Dark Eldar guns further I got what I can only describe as...... the Sauron Helmet. I'll get a pic up someday and You'll see what I mean.

Anyway after doing the first coat (bubonic brown) I thought to myself.. hey that looks neat. What we have now is a dead bug/scarablike marine with sandy colors... hence scarab legion.

I've mentioned some time ago on the tainted forums that I wanted to start chaos (Thousand Sons actually). And well after this dead-guy-on-a-base my mind started playing around with the idea of the scarab legion.

I'm currently at a stage where I'm saying "Let's start a new army", cause the fluff was done in MERE SECONDS. They are a magic crazed legion (much like the TS), but even more so in utilizing it into there... EVERYTHING. I came up with the idea of grafting/blending marines to tanks/vehicles to represent the legion experimenting with magic. They wanted to really put a marine "into" the tank. (I'm loving the upcoming gs work already) Next to that they are really privy to getting mutations like talons (hey, someone's gotta use all the left over talons Arjan has laying round).
Four gaunt talons are IDEAL for demonic speed and two would work very well for demonic mutation. (ideas are running wild here)

The only thing I need to work out is wether I want to go rubric on all my troops or just Tzeentch the top gits of the army. Cause it wouldn't be fluffy to give my troops the rubric sign, cause they aren't TS.

aaaa.. let me get a CSM box asap..... (I can start work on the champ I promised Rolf for his b-day to)


PS: I was thinking of blending the weapons with champions/sorcerers too.
I'm on a role people! Abaddon can't stop me now!

PPS: Oh, and Arjan, I think we'll need some more GS in the near future.

PPPS: remind me to "borrow" codex chaos from Meijhuizens


Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Oops, forgot about that "other" world....

For a little while I almost forgot that I liked to play pc-games.
But after Tim Buckley posted a link to the website of Project Offset, I wondered how far Supreme Commander was. Well... I think gaspowered games is sleeping. I haven't seen a trailer or whatever. Which is weird since they have more in-game screens then Project Offset, whilst PO is still very much under development, a lot of the game concepts are still under development. As for SC, the game should be about done as far as "concept" is concerned. Now all they have to do is clean it up, balance it out, beta it, pack it, put a ribbon on it (make friggin cutscenes) and ship the damn thing out before my grandma dies. SC is supposed to be out late '06..... yeah right.

As for Offset.... hmm, two sweet sneak peeks... looking...... FUCKING GOOD. If it comes out, I'm buying it, even if it costs more then I can muster at that moment!

Anyway, both games will be MAJOR contributors to the online community, I'm "prophecising" that Offset will draw more players then WoW. It's battles are a lot more epic and the costs are low (I'm guessing no monthly fees, as it isn't a mmorpg). As for SC.... it's like Total Annihilation (best damn RTS I ever played) but BIGGER... only 327847 times bigger then you are thinking about right now.

-Erwin aka Siege aka Kmarines (diggin' up mah nicks.... I feel multiplay coming up)