So when your working on a project and reading a background and come across such lines as the one above you know your onto a winner - taken from Rebel Winter by Steve Parker.
My name is Pete / Taffeh and I'm one of the newest members of the MAWS club to date having moved to Manchester a few months back for the next step in my career. I've been on and off with Games Workshop for the past 17ish years and played 90% of their products.
Lately I've been focusing my attention on 40k and on an Imperial Guard Regiment called the Vostroyan Firstborn. I love metal guard, have always done and this is maybe my 3rd or 4th Guard army - and no matter how cliched - my favorite!
Last weekend myself, 3 of us MAWS chaps attended the Lost Boys'
Angryman lost out on winning this with his nids - which are one of the best nid armies I've seen to my Men with Moustaches's which I was over the moon for the club and personally as I am a hobbist and painter first, gamer second.
When I do play with the Firstborn, I play them as to what I would expect them to play like in Rebel Winter or what is mentioned in the Epilogue - as such my Father Olev is never too far behind...
As a new attachment for the latest tournament it was an excuse to paint up the brilliant new sculpts of the Ratling Sniper models... I just love how no two are alike!
Finally, the Firstborn on display in my Gaming Room. I added a Radacal Inqusitor and retinue for this tournament - it was an excuse to get the models painted and think outside the box with what could be done. They act as a Psyker Battle Squad with the Inq being able to weaken the resolve of the enemy, however if I wanted to blast the enemy away, the Cherubael-esque Daemon Hosts floats down to do his master's bidding.
Thats it for me now - going back to my painting tabel to sleep!