Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Age of Strife is over!

It feels so good to be finally sitting in front of my own computer (which similarly to our Rogue Trader frigate is named Scalpelexis). I literally just helped my dad to fix it and with some quick prayers to the Omnissiah, the venerable Machine Spirit of the Scalpelexis smiled upon us and decided to die another day! I am still on the watch and hopefully the old symptoms won't come back, because I was seriously expecting my PC to burst into flames...

I can finally understand the frustration and horror that existed during the Age of Strife. It is scary what even a few weeks of lack of communication and information can do to someone who takes them for granted.. Combine that with the shorter days and the time spent in my not-so-well lit room and you get the good Old Night..

I guess what happened was my dad pulled computer's heat sink but also managed to pull the processor which was attached to it. Thinking they were supposed to be one piece he also tried to put the processor back with the heat sink on top of it, which resulted in some bent processor pins. But we fixed it.. and I guess it's all that matters now, eh?

Other than that... Not sure if I have mentioned that I'm reading the Horus Heresy right now...? I just finished Mitchel Scanlon's "Descent of Angels", which is book #6 in the series, even though some of the books are pretty stand-alone. I just bought Dan Abnett's "Prospero Burns" and I'm still trying to decide whether I should read that first or "A Thousand Sons", since both books describe the same event but from different perspectives. Hm, maybe I should just make this easy and read Graham McNeil's "Mechanicum"? While I itch to read my first Space Wolves-oriented novel, I am also very fond of the dealings of the Adeptus Mechanicus. For the past few months I've been roleplaying a Vostroyan Explorator in my friend's Rogue Trader campaign and I just love the fluff..

Space Wolves Progress:  The shoulders and right knees of pretty much all Grey Hunters and Long Fang models were painted a 50/50 mix of Mechrite Red and Blood Red. We're slowly but surely getting there. At least the wolves are not one color now, right? I also did some touch-ups on the first coat of Shadow Grey and did some blacklining wherever I messed up before. Expect pictures!


  1. Read Mechanicum first as its an awesome book. Then Thousand Sons. Then Prospero Burns. TS was meant to be read before PBs.

  2. Thank you, good sir! Yes, I think I shall read Mechanicum first. I also have Titanicus ready, so maybe I'll mix things up and go for some Ad Mech goodness before I continue with the rest of the Horus Heresy books.

  3. Loved Titanicus as well. AdMech makes for some good reading since its a seldom covered aspect of the 40k mythos. They need to release some more imo.

  4. The first four Space Wolf books are good, the 1st and 4th are the standouts.

  5. I have heard great things about the first Space Wolf book, Anon. It's kind of funny actually. A long time ago I was at this Half Price Books store and managed to get like 50+ Games Workshop books (both Fantasy and 40,000) for like 30 dollars. All of the SW books in that batch were from the second Omnibus... then I won the Second Omnibus. I still don't have the first Space Wolf books... ;_;

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