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« Reply #150 on: October 03, 2018, 03:31:09 AM »
 :icon_lol:  Zak on the NSA? :icon_eek:  That'd be a stunner.

Good to see the Candiana moving full speed ahead! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #151 on: October 03, 2018, 01:24:56 PM »
Gah! Zak got it in before me!  My comment didnít print. I had just finished pointing out the Canadian flag pauldrens and feeling smart about it then I see he got in before my non existent reply😺

I'm convinced Zak secretly works for the NSA and just talks about conspiracies to smoke out all the hereteks and reptilians. He probably used his top secret computer equipment to post first.



he knows to much  :icon_twisted:
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« Reply #152 on: October 03, 2018, 03:41:15 PM »
My whole house is built of tinfoil Zak, you'll never get me!

:icon_lol:  Zak on the NSA? :icon_eek:  That'd be a stunner.

Good to see the Candiana moving full speed ahead! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::

All the best spies and traitors hide in plain sight GP!

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« Reply #153 on: October 03, 2018, 03:47:12 PM »
Ooops, spelled it wrong! :icon_redface:

Corrected it in the original post, my apology.
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« Reply #154 on: October 03, 2018, 04:55:49 PM »
I'm Canadian GP, there's never any need to apologize to me. It'll only set off a chain reaction of me apologizing to you, because you apologized to me, then I'd have to apologize again because it's just hard wired into the DNA or something...

I'm sorry, i'm going off topic here!

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« Reply #155 on: October 03, 2018, 05:28:57 PM »
I'm Canadian GP, there's never any need to apologize to me. It'll only set off a chain reaction of me apologizing to you, because you apologized to me, then I'd have to apologize again because it's just hard wired into the DNA or something...

I'm sorry, i'm going off topic here!


hahahaha holy moly it can go forever  :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap:


I would call these guys the 3rd Canadian Moose Humpers  :biggriin:
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« Reply #156 on: October 03, 2018, 06:02:31 PM »
It's a vicious cycle, and we're eternally sorry for perpetuating it.

I shall keep your moose 'riders' suggestion on my list. I need to work moose in there somehow. Perhaps battle moose? There was an old fantasy book called Hiero's Journey where the main character rides a battle morse, which was a future hybrid of a horse and a moose that could communicate with it's rider somewhat telepathically. I'm sure I can work that in somewhere. Maybe if I can find a good model I'll have a reason to convert up some rough riders.

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« Reply #157 on: October 03, 2018, 06:06:18 PM »
Quote Gankom : It's a vicious cycle, and we're eternally sorry for perpetuating it.

 :::cheers::: :::cheers::: :biggriin:
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« Reply #158 on: October 03, 2018, 11:33:39 PM »
 :icon_lol: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #159 on: October 04, 2018, 12:37:41 PM »
It's a vicious cycle, and we're eternally sorry for perpetuating it.

I shall keep your moose 'riders' suggestion on my list. I need to work moose in there somehow. Perhaps battle moose? There was an old fantasy book called Hiero's Journey where the main character rides a battle morse, which was a future hybrid of a horse and a moose that could communicate with it's rider somewhat telepathically. I'm sure I can work that in somewhere. Maybe if I can find a good model I'll have a reason to convert up some rough riders.



I don't know about Moose but guy on a buffalo would be tough as nails https://youtu.be/iJ4T9CQA0UM
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« Reply #160 on: October 04, 2018, 02:47:32 PM »
Woah, that might be the best link you've ever posted Zak, congrats on finding that one! :icon_lol: :::cheers:::
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« Reply #161 on: October 04, 2018, 02:59:18 PM »
Woah, that might be the best link you've ever posted Zak, congrats on finding that one! :icon_lol: :::cheers:::



wow I guess there is a whole series of guy on buffalo  :-P
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« Reply #162 on: October 11, 2018, 10:47:26 PM »
Gankom, I cant believe you have said nothing about the man riding a buffalo?!?  :dry:
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« Reply #163 on: October 12, 2018, 12:04:35 AM »
Gankom, I cant believe you have said nothing about the man riding a buffalo?!?  :dry:

I have to agree. That is definitely a bizarre video. What in Godís name made you google that ? 😸
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« Reply #164 on: October 12, 2018, 12:56:25 AM »
Zak! Gah! I saw it when you first posted and honestly thought I replied, only to come today and find I did! How have I shamed myself.

That is a fantastic video. I really love how the title is just "Bears, Indians and such" as if it's just a casual stroll through the woods atop your buffalo.

I'd happily ride a buffalo to work.

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« Reply #165 on: October 12, 2018, 01:01:29 PM »
Gankom, I cant believe you have said nothing about the man riding a buffalo?!?  :dry:

I have to agree. That is definitely a bizarre video. What in Godís name made you google that ? 😸


I have issues, deep issues bro  :unsure:
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« Reply #166 on: October 12, 2018, 01:23:26 PM »
And evidently not interested in sharing anything other than the results, and sometimes that isn't even complete. :icon_wink:

(Wait GP ... this is Gankom's Guard thread.)

Oh, yes, ooops.  :icon_redface:
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« Reply #167 on: October 17, 2018, 07:04:03 PM »
I love the Regimental Standard so much. This month it's been taken over by Orks to promote Orktober.

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Humies arnít civilised like us Orks, but they obviously know dat a big hat means bizness. Usiní my kunniní, I Ďave analysed da best humie hats and made Orky vershuns fer da ladz.

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« Reply #168 on: October 17, 2018, 08:14:40 PM »
Buahahahaha these boys sure have a sense of humor! :-P
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« Reply #169 on: December 30, 2018, 05:09:34 PM »
I'm In a painting competition on facebook and I'm actually quite pleased with my work. The transfer could be better but the rest is nice.

My local games workshop had a challenge set up. Buy one of those small space marine heroes boxes and roll on a chart to see what chapter you have to paint. I thought it would be a fun painting challenge, something to get out of my comfort zone. Now pictures are up to be voted on. If any of you fine gentleman have facebook (I don't sadly), perhaps you might consider dropping by here to vote for my nice Brazen Claw named Ekod?


https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2044043495677852&id=787460061336208&set=pcb.2044044219011113&source=48&refid=13&_ft_=mf_story_key.2044044219011113%3Atop_level_post_id.2044044219011113%3Atl_objid.2044044219011113%3Acontent_owner_id_new.787460061336208%3Athrowback_story_fbid.2044044219011113%3Apage_id.787460061336208%3Aphoto_attachments_list.%5B2044042695677932%2C2044042702344598%2C2044042749011260%2C2044042755677926%5D%3Astory_location.4%3Astory_attachment_style.album%3Apage_insights.%7B%22787460061336208%22%3A%7B%22role%22%3A1%2C%22page_id%22%3A787460061336208%2C%22post_context%22%3A%7B%22story_fbid%22%3A2044044219011113%2C%22publish_time%22%3A1546099504%2C%22story_name%22%3A%22EntStatusCreationStory%22%2C%22object_fbtype%22%3A266%7D%2C%22actor_id%22%3A787460061336208%2C%22psn%22%3A%22EntStatusCreationStory%22%2C%22sl%22%3A4%2C%22dm%22%3A%7B%22isShare%22%3A0%2C%22originalPostOwnerID%22%3A0%7D%2C%22targets%22%3A%5B%7B%22page_id%22%3A787460061336208%2C%22actor_id%22%3A787460061336208%2C%22role%22%3A1%2C%22post_id%22%3A2044044219011113%2C%22share_id%22%3A0%7D%5D%7D%7D%3Athid.787460061336208&__tn__=%2B%3

You should absolutely check out some of the other entries. I find some of them phenomenal!

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« Reply #170 on: January 02, 2019, 08:28:07 PM »
HAHAHA that's funny
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« Reply #171 on: January 20, 2019, 12:33:44 PM »
That picture seems to have greened out the space marine's face.
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« Reply #172 on: January 20, 2019, 06:20:48 PM »
Yeah I noticed that to. I might try and spend some time this week taking some updated photos of stuff.

Still, I came second in the challenge! Primarily because I seem to have had more friends then other people.

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« Reply #173 on: January 20, 2019, 08:39:21 PM »
Well whatever the reason, congrats, he looks good! :::cheers:::
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« Reply #174 on: March 25, 2019, 03:57:59 AM »
Got some painting done but mostly been playing some games. The local hobby club has been running a campaign based around the current Vigilus setting, and I've been part of it with two kill teams. A Deathwatch and Imperial Guard one. I've actually made a name for myself for my Guard kill team not suffering a single death over the campaign so far. (Guys get knocked out in battle, but no one dies from their injuries.)

Yesterday was a bit of a special event. A massive 8,000 pt Imperial army vs 8,000 Chaos vs 8000 'aliens' which included orks and genestealer cults. The two aliens were technically on the same team, but campaign bonus' were given based on independent faction results. So If the alien team got 3 objectives the whole team would win, but Genestealers would only get 2 bonus pts and orks 1. Etc etc. I started to take pictures but time was a huge issue throughout the game so I ended up putting my camera aside and forgetting about it.

There was a trick though. It was tanks and vehicles only. No knights, flyers or lords of war. You could take troops if they fit in a transport but 75% of your list had to be vehicles. I joined with another Imperial guy so we'd both be able to play. I had 2 Russ tanks and a Chimera filled with veterans (The same veterans from my kill team). My plan was to try and act like a little wolf pack. Drop the veterans on an objective then run around as a group of 3 trying to pick off weak targets.

Imperial forces deployed along one long edge, with chaos on the other (north). Genestealers along the East short edge and the Orks the western. My little group was part of the Imperial effort to hold the Eastern sector. The game was split over two boards that had a small number of buildings, pipes and roads on the eastern edge, and transitioning into an open badlands area with a road running from east to west. A spaceport landing pad occupied the north western area.

It was a blood bath. Baneblades and artillery everywhere, a pack of about five defilers and half a dozen hellbrutes rampaged through the middle of the genestealer army. My two tanks, named Caribou and War Thunder wracked up six kills between them before getting blown to bits by some kind of forgeworld land raider variant. The Chimera lasted another turn before falling to a Genestealer cult Russ and its escort of mad max dirt bike maniacs.

Remarkably the veterans might have done the best. They stormed one of the few buildings, pushing a group of GS Neophytes out, and held the objective for all six turns. They withstood constant shelling, multiple assault attempts from the remaining infantry, and even killed a host of different vehicles. By the end of it only the sarg, the melta guy (Who I was protecting the most) and the rocket team survived.

The final score was Imperials with 10 pts (From a somewhat modified objective system), Chaos with 9, Orks with 7 and Genestealers with 1. So it was an incredibly close game, with Chaos and Xeno's almost tied and Imperials in the lead just barely. Honestly because of their deployment the aliens got the short end of the stick, but it was a blast playing and they all had fun. GS Cults had a real good ambush plan, but bad dice rolls killed some important units and then the defilers/hellbrute mob got right into their center. There was an interesting battle within the battle for infantry. Most people didn't bring many infantry. Transport tanks didn't seem super popular and the battlefield was really open. Combined with the intense firepower what few infantry squads did come got ripped apart pretty fast. This led to a number of half strength squads using what little cover they could to scrabble and brawl for a small handful of objectives or good hiding spots.

It was tons of fun. At one point an ork speed waagh tried to race up the road to help the Stealers, destroying both chaos and Imperial tanks left and right, but just couldn't make it in time.

After seeing how well the game went there's talk about doing some similar games. Like an infantry only, or even just some more themed ones based on how the Vigilus story goes.