Friday, 4 November 2016

Emperor's Children Glaive.

Hey guys Wadey here. Well I've been away A LOT lately with work but have managed to find time to paint up a Glaive!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Agif Prime: A bit more information

Well it’s been a tad longer between updates than I was expecting, moving house saw to that sadly, but there has been a bit of work getting things underway.

Agif Prime will be set on the Death World of Agif, battling amongst the Hive Capital  and the surrounding jungles where all manner of monsters hunt prey. Prior to compliance the world had worshipped the Primordial Annihilator in all its forms, so it was no surprise when Horus’ rebellion started it declared for him, with the old cults returning once again.

As this is a narrative event we will be encouraging people to bring cool themed lists, so  if you want to bring any of the new units from Burning of Prospero, leaks have surfaced of Custodes rules in the next White Dwarf, these will be fine to use at the event.

There’s also going to be some specific themed missions, so if you have any knights bring them along for special missions, or a list to deal with some of some of the largest warmachines in the heresy.

We will also be allowing Imperial Assassins, these may be used as Agents of Imperium or Warmaster to help. Daemons of Chaos may also be trialled as a primary detachment, though this will be using the age of darkness rules, so no formations allowed at all, but also please remember that this is a narrative event, so bring lists in the spirit of the game, otherwise we may not allow them back again in future.

And finally, tickets are available from the Irresistible Force webstore, allowing a 20% discount for Games Workshop boxes purchased in store on the day, they have also been kind enough to inform us that they will be helping with prize support, more will come regarding that over the next few days……

Event Page

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Agif Prime: A Galaxy In Flames Wargaming Event

Hey everyone,

Wiseman here, with some exciting news, 12th of November will be the first Wargaming Event for the planet AGIF Prime. With the tratiors driven from the Inferno system, many fled to the surrounding systems, including the Hive World of AGIF. What was initially seen as a staunchly loyalist world, Warp Cults appeared from almost nowhere, as the first traitor ships appeared in orbit and within hours the Governor had been executed and the Eye of Horus hung from the Hive Primus. Quickly the planet was plunged into anarchy, as hives turned on each other, and the populations within started fighting street to street.
Pauls’s Thunderhawk from Inferno III

As far as the veue goes, Irresistible Force at Tanah Merah is under new ownership, and have offered to host the event. Instead of going for a set points value for the day, and set round times everyone is encouraged to bring a variety lists, be it 1000 points, 2000 points, 2500 points or a 1000 pt Zone Mortallis list to represent the myriad of battles that go on within the hives themselves.

The event is all about dudes looking for dudes to play toy soldiers with.The only requirement for the day is all armies need to be fully painted, but with a variety of points available, there's no excuse not to get a small force painted up for it! To help players create their own theme through the event, most options will be available for people to choose, except the Leviathan force organisation chart and the relics. The Questoris Knight list is available to be used only as an Ally detachment or as Lord of War choices.

Registration on the day will stat at 830am, and rounds will run all day with a break for lunch in the middle of the day, at the end of the day awards will be given out for the coolest dudes on each side, as well as best looking army.
Michael from the Eye of Horus Podcast, and James’ Imperial FIsts brace themselves against the Death Guard and the God Machine behind them at Inferno IIII

Tickets will go live on the Irresistible Force website shortly (, with space limited to 10 per side. The guys at Irresistible Force have also offered to everyone taking part a 20% discount on GW boxes for the day alone, personally I’m hoping that the leaked pictures of the Custodes and Space Wolves box are out by than…….

Over the next couple weeks the page campaign page will go live, so make sure you check it out and register on there if you haven't already. Otherwise more information will go up in the event and on the blog as we get closer to the event!

Event Page:

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Back from the depths

Hey guys,

Keepy here back from my visit to the real world. It has been a long time since I have logged on and published something and I had a spare 5mins to update you all on goings on. The blog has been a bit quiet of late mainly due to, as I have eluded to, real world things that have been taking place in the background.

I left the Army managed to get a new job which I really enjoy, it is however contracted to the Australian Defence Force and have spent a bit of time away from home. I now have another daughter, so time at home has been pretty hectic with two young children. The spare time I do have is spent catching up with my wife and relaxing at home. Things have settled down a bit now so I should be able to bang out a couple 30k projects and get some posts up.

As you are all no doubt aware, MKA was here in Australia and ran a course - I learnt an absolute ton, made a heap of new friends and can't wait to practice my new skills - I will do up a post about it shortly.

I also started my own home business, Norseman Hobby Supplies, which focuses on airbrush components and accessories. It is only new and the range is small but I am looking to develop it and hopefully it takes off. Check it out!

So what else has the crew been up to?

Braden (aka Dice Wizard) and I have been planning and preparing for a beginner's airbrush course in Melbourne which entails all the basics of how to use an airbrush, clean it, maintain it and get some good effects out
of it. It starts on the 16th July so we are off shortly to run that, hopefully he does not expose his wizard's sleeve like he did at MKA.

Wadey has been madly painting his EC and now has a Kakophoni army ready to shred all comers with a wall of noise. He is also working on some sweet objective markers that have daemonettes coming out of portals - can't wait to see what they look like!

Spraggy has been slowly adding more to his already large IF force, and has taken to "subcontracting" hobby jobs for a few people, building custom canopies for fliers, assault cannon gauntlets for BA contemptors and working on a heap of terrain. He is also plotting some good themes for a planned AGIF 30k tournament in Townsville later this year - more on that later.

Felix has just had another baby, so I can imagine he will have his hands full! Felix also has a couple of posts in the works and hopefully they will be out soon.

Wiseman has been very busy planning and plotting for his tournament series, Inferno, held in Brisbane. I have seen a couple of pics of his ever evolving DA army, and it looks wicked.

Dedled has a new job down in Victoria and will be taking some leave from the blog to pursue some career goals. We wish you all the best and hope that you come back soon mate!

Buzz has been busy with another bub as well (what is it with us? Something in the water?) but is still making some progress with his DA army. Spraggy joined him for a game a while ago and it was great to see the new legion rules in effect, man those bolter rounds are fierce.

Well that's it from me, just a quick update to say hello and that we are not all dead yet. Keep an eye out for an overdue wrap up from MKA, the airbrush course wrap up and a post about a proposed tourney in Townsville.

See you soon!


Thursday, 30 June 2016

Bring the noise!! - Building the 3rd Company Elite.

Greetings all Wadey here! First and foremost I'd like to apologize for the lack of substantial content in the last year or so. We've all been preoccupied for one reason or another but are very keen to get back into things.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Rebuilding a Legion - Part 1 "Starting Fresh"

Howdy all, Felix here with a well overdue post. Not only has it been so long since my last post that I've managed to have another child in the meantime, but a bunch of the other AGIF guys have been flat out in hobby Valhalla the past few months flexing some new found hobby prowess that will, hopefully, start interweb beaming into your eye-holes in the comming days and weeks!

To make up for the lack of content specifically delivered by me however, I figured I'd start a Legion Hobby Journal, something that I had been planning to do on AGIF for well over a year now, chronicling the rise of my collection of painted XIII.
Days, weeks and months rolled on, with many a mini painted but not a single post made!

"So, why not just post some pictures now Felix" I hear you ask?
Well, voice inside my head, that's because the 6000-7000pts of Ultramarines I built up over the past two years or so has moved onto a new owner, so there's not much there to take pictures of!

Well, except a parting image I took. "Goodnight, Sweet Prince..."

My motives for selling the army were pretty straight forward. Despite the army looking pretty good on the table, I had the fortune to hit up the MKA class in Sydney, Australia earlier in the year and it made me really feel like I could do so much more than I had achieved already and, rather than strip and repaint, I opted to start from scratch (a decision I've both relished and regretted over the past few months).

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Mandolf's Legacy Chapter One

The boys here at A Galaxy in Flames have been partaking in some DeathWatch Roleplay. The games have been so much fun, and so engaging and cinematic at times that we have often been talking and talking about what happened in each session for days after. Our guest writer, Dean Ferguson has expanded upon our post game chatter to write some fiction depicting what happened during the games. What he wrote was so good that we decided to try keep a running story of the dramatic encounters of Kill Team Praetorus Gamma.

Hope you enjoy.

Dramatis Personae

Astartes of the Deathwatch:

Kahn-Sarro: Squad Sergeant, White Scars Chapter

Rylath: Techmarine, Salamanders Chapter

Ezekiel: Devestator, Dark Angels Chapter

Kayzar Solaro: Tactical Marine, Raven Guard Chapter

Galmech Kaargul: Apothecary, Iron Hands Chapter

Iagos: Apothecary, Lamenters Chapter

Asani: Tactical Marine, Raptors Chapter

Artemis: Librarian, Lamentors Chapter

Members of the Inquisition:

Hurtz: Inquisitor, Ordos Xenos

Sorenzo: Inquisitor, Ordos Hereticus

Crew of the Corvandus:

Alrich Van Drachnolovic: Ship Captain

Argovix 241: Techpriest Engine Seer

Servitor 416: Skiff Pilot


“Even Angels must face their own daemons...”

                                                                        -Inquisitor Hurtz

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

VIIth Legion WIP: Breachers Squad II

If you guys have been following the progress of my Imperial Fists, you'll know that i love these guys. Imperial fist breachers are so good to play with on the table, and so much fun to paint and convert.

a galaxy in flames

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The difference good terrain makes to your games and why you need it.

Everyone at some stage, most probably a tournament (well at least here in Oz), has played a game on a table that was, well.....lacking. Terrain was sparse or not painted and the general feel of the game was...meh.

Conversely i would like to hope that gamers have at least at some stage played a game on terrain that was sooooo good and realistic that it just drew you into the fiction you were playing there right on the table. This is the reason i so adamantly believe that terrain is one of the most important parts of a 30k game (any minis game really) for those who are hobby enthusiasts. Not so much for those who play WAAC or the tournament scene as they play predominately strategy and not so much tactics and tactics can be driven very heavily by terrain.

So before this devolves into a rant....let me tell you why i think good terrain is so important.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

32mm bases are the ticket...

So i've recently acquired a batch of 32mm bases and have started the process of swapping my 30k stone men over to them. I am more than happy as they have allowed me to really to enhance the theme of the army with extra detail on the bases. 

a galaxy in flames

a galaxy in flames

Collapsed walls, razor wire, reo bars and blown out retaining walls gives these mins the realm look of trudging through shattered concrete defences.

a galaxy in flames

a galaxy in flames

a galaxy in flames

Monday, 22 February 2016

Veteran Tactical Squad

a galaxy in flames
a galaxy in flames
So I've changed tactics and gone for the approach of putting AAALLLLL my 30k stuff together first then painting them rather than assembling and painting a unit at a time. Partly because it means i can put more stuff on the table (though unpainted ....tsk tsk) and partly because i just get an overflow of cool ideas for other units that i just have to make happen.

One of those cool ideas was for a Veteran Tactical squad. Since Imperial Fists are supposed to be so awesome at their bolter skills i took that idea to the next level with the veterans. These guys are armed purely with their bolters and two heavy bolters with suspensor webs. The sergeant of course
has his power fist as by virtue of his rank, but these guys are all about the bolter.

The Veteran special ability i chose was sniper of course. Making these guys hit on 2+, with precise shot, wounding on no less than 4+, with AP2 on 6+ to wound. Makes these guys potentially nasty against a vast range of enemies. On lucky rolls they can end a small power armoured, cripple heavy infantry like terminators or battle automata.......even a primarch.

To give them a little veteran flavour, I've modified the bolters to look more speccy. bigger clips, scopes, targeters and shoulder straps. A few have even got bionic limb replacements to represent these guys have certainly been through the ringer and come out the other side tougher. Kinda keen to get these guys painted and finished soon so hopefully i'll have some finished pics soon.

a galaxy in flames
a galaxy in flames

a galaxy in flames

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

VIIth Legion WIP: Sigismund

1st Captain of the Seventh Legion.

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I love this guy!
....and he owns anything on the table with two legs and a heart beat short of a primarch. 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Cool Stuff on Tanks.

Hi guys, Not a big thing to add today. I've been looking back over my tanks as I've been waiting between paint stages on other stuff and been thinking how much more "real life" kit vehicles of the legions would have on them. I'm pretty with legions being a larger and more supported war machine that such things like crew baggage and such would be less, though not totally absent.....but i got to thinking about other little details i could add aside from weathering that might add to the realness of tanks. Comms relays and aerials is one of the first that springs to my mind so i knocked up a few comms aerials to add to my vehicles. I magnetised them too to make transport simple and reduce the risk of snapping (even though they are made of flexi plastic)
a galaxy in flames
a galaxy in flames

What are some other "real life" details you'd expect to see on legion vehicles?

Saturday, 16 January 2016

The Spark of Heresy - Guest post by Deano

Good evening all,

Today we have a special guest post from a long time friend, Deano, who has done up a book review of the very first of the HH novels, Horus Rising. Although this novel has been out for a while, it ages well and this review still serves good for those looking to get into the heresy world - it will certainly leave a hook in and leave you for want of more. 



The Spark of Heresy

G'day all,

By way of introduction, my name is Deano and I share the uncontrollably rampant resin addiction that infects my fellow friends in the AGIF crew. I've been in the hobby on and off for 15 years now, my brother and I first going halves in a third edition 40k starter set a few weeks before the Sydney Olympics at the turn of the millennium. When you compare this to the preserved Space Crusade box sitting in Keepy's hobby cupboard and Spraggy's war stories of "genestealer cults" in the "Rogue Trader days," it goes without saying that I am betraying my age (mostly the sheer lack of it) in comparison to these long fanged (and tea addicted!) veterans.

However, my enthusiasm for the hobby was massively revived at the tail end of 5th edition. Throughout the process of moving to the far north in 2011 and integrating into the local hobby community, I individually met what would later become the AGIF crew, both past and present