About Carl Woodrow

Veteran miniature painter and author. Twitch streamer and Specialist Game general hobby-grot

Deimos squadron

FASTER TO THE FIGHT With a legion that can move almost as fast as their transports, especially the Grey Slayer packs I'll admit it's a bit odd to add non-assault transports like Rhinos. However, I'm old-school and really like the classic 'Deimos' pattern Rhino profile. WHY TAKE ONE WHEN YOU CAN TAKE THREE The Deimos is a Forgeworld conversion

Deimos squadron2020-07-25T16:19:56+01:00

The Jarl’s Honour Guard

"We are the wolf that stalks the cold skies, and swallows the star-fire. We are they hidden in the darkness when the light has gone..." BROTHERS OF THE WOLF Originally when I was forming the list in my mind I included the legions Varagyr terminators being the obvious choice for a Jarl's honour guard. However as I was taking Hvarl

The Jarl’s Honour Guard2020-07-25T12:01:18+01:00

Workshop Insights #1

DECEMBER This is the first of what I am hoping will be a regular series of progress posts, showing the various stages my miniatures go through from box to battlefield. It isn't intended to be a step-by-step guide, but rather a chance for me to provide some insight into my thought process as I work through each project.

Workshop Insights #12020-07-25T16:20:42+01:00

The Wolf Pack

IT'S JUST NOT THE ROUT WITHOUT BIKES Opinions may vary of course and I'm only talking about my own collection, but for me the Wolves are an assault force. Cunning, yes. Savage, absolutely, but not undisciplined. Quite the opposite in fact. As I may have mentioned the Wolves were the very first 'army' I ever painted for Warhammer 40,000 and I took

The Wolf Pack2020-07-25T16:21:12+01:00

XIII Legion murder-bots

VORAX MANIPLE When I commited to assembling the Ultramarines for a horus heresy event weekend I knew I needed at least one unit that would just pop! colour wise from the rest of the force on display, but still look cohesive. Mechanicum units have that ability to stand out in any army but back in my first edition Epic days there used

XIII Legion murder-bots2020-07-25T16:19:06+01:00

Fury of the Legion

FOR HONOUR The XIII Legion Ultramarines were the first legion I collected specifically to play Age of Darkness (The Horus Heresy). Originally I started them in 2012 to be my way back into Warhammer 40,000, it was around this time that Forgeworld had started releasing alternative armour kits which were heresy era in all but name at the time. I never really

Fury of the Legion2020-07-25T16:22:09+01:00

Caestus Assault Ram

FLY THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES Each time I start a new loyalist or traitor force I pick a theme to anchor the rest of the force around. It doesn't have to be cohesive as I tend to select what I like the look of more than necessarily what is competitive. If I like the legion then they will probably get enough additional units

Caestus Assault Ram2020-07-25T16:22:47+01:00

Heresy interior decorator

MORE THAN JUST PRETTY ARMOUR I've lost count how many Rhino transports I have built and painted over the years, but in all that time I have never not painted the interior. I appreciate that may seem a bit strange to some hobbyists given most of the time you will never really see the interior and I know for a fact a

Heresy interior decorator2020-07-25T16:23:27+01:00

XIII Legion Contemptors

ANCIENT CONTEMPTORS There are lots of things that define the Horus Heresy, but for me it's the eclectic dreadnoughts that are properly iconic. Epic and Rogue Trader first referenced the names 'Contemptor', 'Deredeo', 'Furibundus' and Forgeworld re-visioned the former taking design hints from the old Epic plastic version. The Contemptor pattern legion dreadnoughts have become synonymous with the era of the great

XIII Legion Contemptors2020-07-25T16:24:10+01:00

Word Bearers Leviathan

XVII LEGION LEVIATHAN What makes the Word Bearers stand out so dramatically on the battlefield is their incredible palette, regardless whether it is the deep opaque red or the candy-metallic. It was the latter I chose to give the maximum amount of contrast to the flat black pauldrons. Although the Leviathan dreadnought was painted at the same time as the rest of

Word Bearers Leviathan2020-07-25T16:24:50+01:00

Storm Eagle

VLKA FENRYKA STORM EAGLE I'd been pre-warned by a number of friends that Forgeworld's Storm Eagle kit could be a somewhat "challenging" build, especially getting the fuselage to align neatly. I really wanted to include one in my 'Rout' however as alongside the Thunderhawk and Stormbird it has become an iconic transport option for heresy forces. In truth it wasn't as difficult

Storm Eagle2020-07-25T16:25:27+01:00
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