Daily Episode 86 – Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers App Review

Warhammer 40,000 Psycic Powers App and Hobby Update

Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers

The Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers App has been released this weekend and is avaliable on the app store for the iPhone.

From iTunes;

Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers brings the psychic devastation of the 41st Millennium to your iPhone or iPod touch. With this app, you’ll be able to browse through all the psychic disciplines and powers from the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook, and keep track of psychic powers during your Warhammer 40,000 battles.

You can also photograph and name your Psykers, generate powers for each Psyker before the game, and even listen to the sounds of arcing bio-lightning and the screams of the dying as you manifest psychic powers.

Easy-to-use reference for every psychic power from the rulebook:
• Search or browse the psychic powers by discipline
• Tap on special rules and keywords for a detailed explanation

Catalogue your Psykers:
• Choose from every unit entry with access to the new psychic disciplines
• Photograph, configure and name your Psykers

Keep track of your Psykers during games:
• At-a-glance summary of each Psyker’s powers, Warp Charge and Mastery Level
• Record units under the effect of powers with the camera

You will need a copy of the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook and the codex for your army in order to use this app.

 

The app itself look amazing as you can see from these photos;

 

Club 200 Update

That’s enought talk about the Warhammer 40,000: Psychic Powers app for one episode, so lets get back to warhammer.  I have been doning some work on my first installment of the 200 club and have been trying to add a 3rd major colour to my Chaos Dwarfs.  I did this by painting the blades of their weapons gloss black but used a different colour to highlight the edge, I went for Hawk Turquoise through to white.  I’ll be posting some photos later this week when they are finished.

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Daily Episode 84 – Painting Motivation Revisited With Club 200

Painting Motivation Revisited With Club 200

Daily Episode 84 – Painting Motivation Revisited With Club 200

Today I talk revisits a subject that I talked about back on Episode 59 when I had Steve Wren on the show.  We discussed ways to stay motivated when you are in a big painted project and want to get though it, of staring at models and just trying to will paint onto them.  Since that episode I have really made a lot of painting progress and am getting through my Chaos Dwarfs but I have the feeling that it will be short lived and I can see the painters block setting in again.

To try and shif that block I am starting up with the Club 200 that is being organised by members of The Warhammer Forum.

So what is Club 200?

From the guy who set it all up:

Club 200 is the Glass Cabinet’s painting support group. Join now for the chance to own a fully painted 2400 point army!

How does it work? 

The basic idea is that each month you paint 200 points of your Warhammer army. At the end of the year, you have a fully painted 2400 point army. Hurrah.

How do I join?

Easy. Just add a reply to this thread!

What do I have to do?

Each month you goal is to paint roughly 200 points of your army, take a picture and post it in the Club 200 monthly thread.

What if I paint more than 200 points?

Sometimes your monthly contribution will be more than 200 points, that’s fine. You are aiming to average 200 points each month, but there will always be some fluctuations. If you paint a vampire lord one month, worth 400 points, you have a 200 point advantage, which you may well need the in the next two months when you have to tackle 100 zombies!

What if I paint less than 200 points? 

Again, that’s fine, you can make up for it in following months.

What if I miss a month? 

Real life gets in the way sometimes for us all, or we get tired of our toys, or something distracts us. No problem. You can take a break for 2 of the 12 months, either make up your losses in super productive subsequent months, or scale back your end of year target to a 2000 point army. If you miss more than 2 months, you are not “fired” from the Club, but you might have to face the fact that you were not up to the job!

I like the idea, but I wouldn’t be able to commit to a whole year. Can I still join?

Yes, you can. Real men can keep it up for 12 months, but we make allowances for part-timers in Club 200. The year will be divided into four seasons, so you could just join in for one or more of those.

What if I don’t play Warhammer? 

Then you are not a real man. No wait, I mean, No problem. Just scale your monthly target to your chosen system. If that doesn’t make sense, sketch out your whole unpainted army, divide it up into 12 roughly equal chunks, and you are ready to get started.

What if I change my mind about my army?

No worries. As long as you get something done each month, it all helps. You might want to use the Club to help you add on to several existing armies, rather than just work on one army.

When does it start?

September 1, 2012 is the official start date. That allows several weeks to get your plans sorted out, get your toys ready, start assembling, maybe even get a head start on the painting. September 30, 2012 is the first deadline, for your first 200 points of painted army. I will get a new thread started at the beginning of each month. You can post into that thread with your monthly effort, but I would encourage you to start a plog to cover your painting wips and plans in detail.

It all sounds good. How do I get started? 

Sign up in this thread. You can sketch out a plan for the whole year if you are really organised, or maybe a shorter term 3 month target, or just sign up now and decide in a few weeks what you will do.

I am so excited I don’t want to wait until September? What can I do?

Start your own painting log here in the Glass Cabinet. You can reference Club 200 in the title if you want, but you don’t have to. Tell us your plans, post pictures if you get started straight away. Get a head start on your project, don’t be shy!

That’s it folks. Many of you will have seen this kind of thing before, we have had several in the GC and there are plenty of similar schemes on other forums. Be warned, it’s hard work and the dropout rate is high, which is why there are no rules as such, just guidelines to help you stick to your targets. If you make it through to the end of the year, you get undying admiration from your fellow forumites, you may well find your painting skills have improved, you even get a fully painted army.

 

As I said already, this is run on The Warhammer Forum.  I will be taking part and it would be great if a few more Bad Dice listeners also joined in the fun and got back or keep up that painting motivation!