Blood Bowl 2 League 2 - Union Elves vs Lizardmen Final Game


The seventh and final game in Blood Bowl 2 League 2 - Union Elves vs Lizardmen Gameplay, the Winter league.

Today is an auto-win league game, this lizardmen team is in second place, and even if they win, I still get the league. So this game is all about playing for fun. If you want to watch the rest of the season, click here: LINK to my YouTube channel Adventures with Peps

If you play this game, reach out; maybe we can have a match together?

I hope you enjoy it and will smash the like and follow buttons. Cheers

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Comic Review 219 // Judge Dredd: False Witness by IDW Brandon Easton


Seems like an age since I last read a Judge Dredd comic, I've been very much lost in Slaine and library finds of late. So when I discovered this IDW Dredd on a shelf at the local library I knew I had to grab it!

Title: Judge Dredd: False Witness

Author: Brandon Easton

Art: Kei Zama

Blurb:

Justice Academy drop-out Mathias Lincoln always survived by sub-legal means, but after uncovering a vast conspiracy, he finds himself pursued by legendary lawman Judge Dredd!

Get ready for a street-level look at justice in Mega-City One as one person fights to expose the darkest secrets of the rich and powerful in a thrilling mystery set against a backdrop of media manipulation and social unrest.

Format: 96 pages, Paperback

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Review

IDW has truly turned real life into Judge Dredd piece. It saddens me that I can watch the news and see the same story being played out across the world. This is a classic piece of political/news satire. 

This has modern-day America written all over but of course, thrown into the world of Dredd. It's a classic story arc of a quest for a better life, and then the car crash of watching those dreams be crushed in a corrupt big city. 

The main character is interesting. Mathias Lincoln is a Justice Department drop-out, he only flunked due to being an illegal immigrant. Somehow he has managed to stay in the city and now acts as a fixer for rich clients. He will acquire anything you want for a price and not ask questions. Of course, he ultimately asks a question and soon finds out that Cursed Earth children are going missing throughout the immigrant sector. And it is somehow connected to his client.

As the questions get more confusing (as well as the story itself) we soon see the Justice Department is involved and Mathias is framed for the murder of a media personality who is anti-immigration. Trying to clear his name, Mathias must evade the city that hates him and the lawman hot on his heels...Judge Dredd.

Overall it has a pretty standard plot, but I fear the author lost track of where they were taking us. Midway through it felt pretty jumbled up and I found myself re-reading sections to clear up what was happening. Art was the saving grace and I was rather than back by a lot of it. The story has definitely reignited my need to read more Dredd. Just maybe not IDW versions.

Well as always let me know your thoughts and if you have read it.

Let's Play Warhammer 40K : Space Marine - Episode 4

 


In the shadow of Titans. It is time to dive into the fourth and fifth episodes. Watch the rest of the series here: Link to my YouTube channel Adventures with Peps

We continue our advance into the Titan factory and discover a mysterious Inquisitor is active in the area. What could he be to?

What is Space Marine? Well, here is the game fluff.


In Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless battles.

A millions-strong Ork horde has invaded an Imperial Forge World, one of the planet-sized factories where the war machines for humanity’s never-ending battle for survival are created. Losing this planet is not an option and be aware of the far more evil threat lurking large in the shadows of this world.

DEVASTATING WEAPONRY

Experience 40,000 years of combat, evolved. Enhance your vast arsenal as you unlock new weapons, upgrades, armor & abilities through an accessible progression system. This devastating weaponry empowers players to deliver bone crushing violence and dismemberment to their enemies.

BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT

With an Imperial liberation fleet en-route, the Ultramarines are sent in to hold key locations until reinforcements arrive. Captain Titus and a squad of Ultramarine veterans use the bolter and chainsword to take the fight to the enemies of mankind.

BRUTAL 8VS8 ONLINE COMBAT

Form your own Space Marine squad or Chaos Space Marine warband and face off in 8 vs 8 online matches. Gain experience and unlock new weapons and armor to customize the Devastator, Assault, and Tactical Marine classes.

Buy the game via Amazon.

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Book Review 213 // Eisenhorn: Malleus by Dan Abnett

Dan Abnett - Malleus

My reading has slowed a little late, primarily due to my own fault, as I attempted a beast of a book for me! Lesson learnt. I've now finished that book, and a review will soon follow, but I found myself craving some Dan Abnett, so I knew I had to grab Malleus off the shelf and dive in.

Title: Eisenhorn: Malleus

Author: Dan Abnett

Blurb: Part two of the epic Eisenhorn trilogy returns

A century after his recovery of the alien Necroteuch, Gregor Eisenhorn is one of the Imperial Inquisition’s most celebrated agents. But when a face from his past returns to haunt him, and he is implicated in a great tragedy that devastates the world of Thracian Primaris, Eisenhorn’s universe crumbles around him. The daemon Cherubael is back, and seeks to bring the inquisitor to ruin – either by his death, or by turning him to the service of the Dark Gods.

Review

Damn, do I love a Dan Abnett spun tale. This was just as fun and epic as the first novel and did so well at keeping some of the loose threads active. The opening chapters are some of my favourites from any Black Library book, with the attention to detail and characters so well worked out.

Also, the introduction to Ravenor is just perfect, along with the over-arcing villain of this title. This book, for me, also takes us from the sandbox of a couple planets to actually travelling the galaxy, with a rarely done trip to Cadia (RIP). And though it was galaxy-spanning with its travelling, it did a great job of keeping you focused on the prize and key characters, whilst hinting enough about the secondary cast to make you super intrigued.

Ah, I hate sounding like an Abnett fanboy, but damn does he know how to hook me to a story, great job and I highly recommend reading it. As I type this I have the next title on my desk and I feel my slowdown has come to end.

Audio Review 105 // Distant Echoes of Old Night by Rob Sanders

 


Time for some Death Guard action in my short story 30k listening schedule. Seems like a while since we had some proper Deathguard, not those hiding away on Luna. So let's just jump in.

Title: Distant Echoes of Old Night
Author: Rob Sanders
Blurb: Death Guard Chaplain Murnau has shot down an Imperial Fists vessel on a dismal backwater world, and the forces under his command are closing in on the wreckage. With his mission clear in his mind to leave no survivors, Murnau unleashes one of his Legion’s most deadly units – the fearsome and infamous Destroyers.

This story was originally published in the Games Day Anthology 2012/2013.

Review

Now this story feels a bit like a miniature promo piece. Hear me out. Until this story, we have heard very little about the Destroyer squads in the legions. Primarily, there has been a random character here or there. But for the most part, we have very little; I would even say the Destroyer units are on the verge of decommissioning by the time these stories are set. Yet here we are with a total force of them ready to star front and centre.

The story follows one Chaplain Murnau of the DG, whose task is to dispatch off the final resistance warriors of the Imperial Fists aboard their vessel, which, following a horrific attack, has crashed on a feral world, which has also conveniently been bombarded by bio-weapons (seeing a theme here).

Overall a very good story about close-quarter fighting with many claustrophobics settings involved. It was enjoyable to learn and discover more about the Destroyers and that alone is worth the price of admission. Rob Sanders did a great job of keeping me interested and wondering what will happen next. But sadly I feel that will never get answered.

What were your thoughts on this story? Cheers for reading.

Blood Bowl 3 - Beta Testing the Tutorial Playthrough


I am privileged to have got my hands on a BETA key for Blood Bowl 3 by Cyanide Studio. As regular watchers would have seen, I have been enjoying BB2 for a while now, so twelve days of the new game was an offer I couldn't miss.

In this episode, I am testing the tutorial playthrough and messing around with making the team. I hope you enjoy the peek behind the curtain and will like, comment and follow.

Cheers

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Warlord Games / 2000 AD: Judge Dredd Citi-Def paint guide

 

Citizen Defence Groups (or Citi-Def) are formal militias in Mega-City One and Texas City, with a different group for each city block. It's unclear exactly when they started, but they are a significant part of the city's defence policy (as well as a recurring problem).

The members are part-time, and while there are dedicated professionals in the ranks, many 'weekend warriors' also signed up because they watched too many vid-slugs.

Their uniforms vary wildly from block to block (and artist to artist) and are presumably modified.

The idea of the Citi-Defs is that they will defend their blocks from disaster or attack and assist the Judges. In practice, the Citi-Defs are often inadequately trained, full of bored and belligerent citizens, and often cause problems: Citi-Defs has been involved in block wars, disastrous training exercises, secessions, and the like.

The Chief Judge only places them on active alert during emergencies for fear of what they might do otherwise. During Chaos Day, enraged Citi-Def units were a critical threat that drove the Judges out of sectors. Their most prominent positive role was in the Apocalypse War. Citi-Def soldiers fought bravely against the East Meg One invaders, working directly with the remnants of the Justice Department. They subsequently fought for the city during Judgement Day and in Nero Narcos' Second Robot War, and some loyalist groups helped the Judges secure blocks during Chaos Day.

My Def squads are from the Dan Abnett Block in Sector 102 and are known as the Bluebloods (named after a Gaunt's Ghosts regiment written by Abnett). They are incredibly proud and arrogant, believing themselves to be better than those around them, leading them on more than one occasion to take the law into their own hands. Created by the now self-titled Captain Sturm after discovering a copy of Blueblood, the squad has grown in power and resources and has influence over the Block Board, allowing them to control more of the Dan Abnett block.

Looks like this group will soon be getting a visit from the Justice Department.

Citi -Def Warlord Games and Citi-Def Booster

Let's Play Warhammer 40K : Space Marine - Episode 3

 


Into the belly of the beast. It is time to dive into the third episode. Watch the rest of the series here: YouTube Playlist

We enter the main defence bastion and get lost in the halls. As swarms of Orks rampage towards us! Will I survive? How many times will I get killed off?


What is Space Marine? Well, here is the game fluff.


In Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless battles.


A millions-strong Ork horde has invaded an Imperial Forge World, one of the planet-sized factories where the war machines for humanity’s never-ending battle for survival are created. Losing this planet is not an option and be aware of the far more evil threat lurking large in the shadows of this world.


DEVASTATING WEAPONRY

Experience 40,000 years of combat, evolved. Enhance your vast arsenal as you unlock new weapons, upgrades, armour & abilities through an accessible progression system. This devastating weaponry empowers players to deliver bone-crushing violence and dismemberment to their enemies.


BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT

With an Imperial liberation fleet en route, the Ultramarines are sent in to hold key locations until reinforcements arrive. Captain Titus and a squad of Ultramarine veterans use the bolter and chainsword to take the fight to the enemies of mankind.


BRUTAL 8VS8 ONLINE COMBAT

Form your own Space Marine squad or Chaos Space Marine Warband and face off in 8 vs 8 online matches. Gain experience and unlock new weapons and armour to customize the Devastator, Assault, and Tactical Marine classes.

Buy the game via Amazon

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Book Review 212 // The BFG by Roald Dahl


As mentioned in another post, I have been struggling with my reading of late. I seem to be going through a slow reading period. It normally passes, but until then I am focusing on reading to my kids. They recently discovered Roald Dahl's books and have been enjoying the tales. Though I personally was a fan of these I also have come to understand that they have problem areas that have to be discussed when reached.

Title: The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Blurb: Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, the Fleshlumpeater, the Bonecruncher, or any of the other giants-rather than the BFG-she would have soon become breakfast.

When Sophie hears that they are flush-bunking off in England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

 
Format: 199 pages, Hardback

Review

As mentioned, I like many, enjoyed the BFG and wanted to share this with the kids. It is also such a well-known title that I can't add much new information to the review. It has such a fun, lightheartedness to it. It fills the imagination with giants and humour. 

What is truly well done by Dahl is the combining of the real world with the fantasy world. You end up with a mashed landscape that has you questioning what is around the corner and if that shadow that moved outside was actually a giant. After reading we had collective fun hunting giants around the house and yard and for this alone reading, the story was worthwhile.

But for me, it definitely felt different. Firstly the humour is on point and very obvious, but made it seem more fun. The kids enjoyed it as a funny word, but as an adult, you understand the meaning which makes it more magical. But as I mentioned the book is not without its problems, suffering from some 1970s stereotyping and just low-level humour. In some lines, I skipped with the kids and in others, we chatted about why they are wrong and poorly chosen. I feel it is important to point this out to kids so they start noticing these issues while allowing them to still enjoy a fun story.

Overall a fun and entertaining story, revisiting a book I read twenty-five plus years ago.

Audio Review 104 // Heart of Rage by James Swallow

 


Moving away from the 30k verse for a bit to travel ahead in time, the 40k. The next few adventures will focus on the true Angels of Death, the Blood Angels and the Dark Angels. Both have been around since the dawn of 40k in the 80's so I have high hopes for the upcoming titles. So let us jump in with the first.

Title: Heart of Rage
Author: James Swallow
Narrator: Toby Longworth
Blurb: Aboard the Imperial Navy frigate Emathia, Brother-Librarian Nord and Brother-sergeant Kale of the Blood Angels make a startling discovery - an alien Tyranid hive ship, half-destroyed and drifting through space! Under orders from the Magos Xeren, the Blood Angels board the ship to locate a lost scout team. But their fate is far from straightforward. Little do Nord and Kale realize the horrors awaiting them. For they not only risk their bodies but their very sanity as well.

This Blood Angels audio drama pits the noble sons of Sanguinius against the Tyranids - a classic Warhammer 40,000 matchup. Not only is the story full of visceral action, but also gives an insight into the psychological horror of the Tyranid menace.

Running Time:75 Minutes.

Review

As you may have all noticed, I am enjoying a lot of audiobooks of late. The reason for this is a general feeling of burnout to read out. It always happens this time of year as I am distracted by the fall, but this is a win for me as I double down on the audio stories. So Heart of Rage was actually one of the first official audio dramas to be created for Black Library. And what a way to start, the sound effects and music really help to suck you in. It truly created a scary story for the narrator to work in.

We join a team on a mission for a Magos of the Biologis Mechanics. Their mission is to search and locate a missing scout force. The Team is led by Sergeant Kale and Librarian Nord of the highly loved Blood Angels chapters. As they close to the target floating through space, the team soon learns they are heading into a Tyranid Hive Ship (quite possibly one of the most dangerous locations to be found within the 40k galaxy) and that their goal may not willingly want to come back.

We are treated to a story of intrigue and betrayal, with the story itself borrowing a lot of classic sci-fi arcs. Toby Longsworth once again brings to life a cast of characters that hook you in for the entire story, whilst James Swallow creates another absorbing story that held me from start to finish.

At 71 minutes this made for the perfect length to enjoy in a sitting. As I sat listening with my headphones on I couldn't help but jump now and again. This for me was a great tale, especially as I got an Alien-vibe from the overall story and this is a style of story telling I love the most.

Great work Black Library!

Blood Bowl 2 League 2 - Union Elves vs Wood Elves Gameplay


 The sixth game in Blood Bowl 2 League 2 - Union Elves vs Wood Elves Gameplay, the Winter league.

Today will be facing off against our kin in the shape of a wood elf Team. For more Blood Bowl action, click here: YouTube Playlist @adventureswithpeps

If you play, reach out; maybe we can have a match together?

This was a fun matchup, as I have not played against wood elves yet. It was a team I was tempted to play with, and they surprisingly hit hard!

I hope you enjoy it and will smash the like and follow buttons. Cheers

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Comic Review 218 // The Adventures of Spider-man: Radioactive


It's always a good day to read a little Spiderman! Spiderman is my son's favourite Superhero, slowly being challenged by Captain America. So to fix this unstart Cap from taking over, we read through this classic.

Title: Adventures of Spider-Man: Radioactive
Art Team: Joey Cavalieri (Text), Eric Fein (Text), Mike Pellowski (Text), Scott Proudfit (Text), Marie Severin (Illustrations), Jesse D Orozco (Illustrations), Wayne A Murray (Illustrations), Don Heck (Illustrations)
Blurb: Spider-Man takes on his classic rogues' gallery in these exciting adventures from his 1990s magazine, featuring a parade of guest stars from Captain America to the Hulk! Spidey must avoid the many arms of Doctor Octopus, but will he fall victim to Electro, Mysterio, the Scorpion and the Vulture? There's panic at the planetarium and a great train robbery to solve - but that's nothing compared to the horror of the Hobgoblin! Spidey and his old pal, the Human Torch, fly in the face of Doom, the X-Men pitch in when Magneto strikes, and Daredevil lends a hand against their mutual enemy, the Kingpin! And don't forget deadly encounters with Venom and Carnage! It's fun for the whole family in these never-before-reprinted, animated-style adventures!

Collecting: Material from Spider-Man Magazine (1994) 1-19, Spider-Man Magazine Special (1995) 1-2


Format: Paperback, 168 pages

Review

Well, this was the perfect Spider-Man collection for younger readers. It was perfectly designed with children in mind. The dialogue is simple, and the artwork is easy to follow. Our stand-out tale was a Christmas piece where it's up to Spider-Man to save Christmas for a young boy and his out-of-work mother.

It's strange to think a lot of these came out in the 90s meaning they are all in their late 20s. It was enjoyable watching my son (3) point out characters, telling me their names and powers and the thought about how much-continued joy they bring to people really grounded me at the moment.

Ultimately collectors will enjoy these, and children will enjoy these. Random readers may not be as impressed. I recommend reading but go in with an open mind.

Imperium Magazine Issue 8 - The Overlord Rises

 


Imperium Magazine Issue 8 - Review & Battle Report - The Overlord Rises. The next installment in my 80-part Battle Report series using the Warhammer 40,000 Imperium collection from Hachette Partworks and Games Workshop.

This will all be recorded in the Imperium playlist: YouTube - Playlist. Also, if you head over, give me a follow. It means the world.

For each issue, I will bring you a fully painted battle report. Using that issues figures and rules. As well as a quick overview of the magazine. Got any questions, please do ask!

Imperium Magazine Issue 8 was an incredible value-for-money piece for me. It comes with a CAD 36 Necron Overlord and 6 dice for the CAD 14 cover price. Great saving. Inside, we are introduced to the model and given a build and paint guide.

The battle report The Overlord Rises was great, brutal and quick. The Overlord has awakened and is now seeking to kill the three Aggressor Marines responsible for ruining this slumber. I made a few roll errors as I finally get used to the weapons having stats, but in no way that affects the final results.

Hope you enjoy it and will follow. Cheers!

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Book Review 211 // Tomb of the Necrons by Cavan Scott


It's with a heavy heart that we say farewell to the Warhammer Adventures series. The last book is now complete, and I do feel a hole has been left that may not be filled easily.

Title: Tomb of the Necron (Warped Galaxies #6)
Author: Cavan Scott
Blurb: Book 6 in the Warped Galaxies Series. Fantastic Sci-Fi books for children aged 9-12.

Guided by the vision of a mysterious psyker, Zelia finally finds her mother on a distant world, far from Terra. But even now, are the friends really safe while they carry the ancient relic that led to the destruction of Talen’s home planet? A family is reunited, but a world will be ripped apart as the unstoppable Necrons close in on their prize. Warped Galaxies reaches its exciting conclusion as loyalties are tested, destinies are set and the Space Marines arrive in force!

Format: 272 pages, Paperback

Review

It feels like a closing of a chapter holding this last Cavan Scott title in my hand. When first announced it caused an uproar from a certain aspect of the community, I am glad they shut up for the most part and that Games Workshop gave the series time to grow. It has also been a joy to read these to my kids, who are growing more and more intrigued by Dad's toys. Now to the story itself.

The tale starts with the group visiting an unsanctioned psyker, who after absorbing some of Zelia's life force divulges the where about of the Emperor's Seat, and the location of Zelia's mother and other refugees from book 1. Soon it becomes clear that the Necrons have had agents seeded on this world and a dramatic finale finishes off the season (I can't say too much as I don't wish to ruin the plot).

Most major series plot points are completed and closed and sadly a few never truly deliver their worth. The kids themselves have faced down the worst foes of Mankind and learnt that maybe the Imperium is the worst of them all. Though it seems like most of these issues are completely forgotten about in this final tale, could be a good example of Systematic brainwashing. The epic conclusion sees the arrival of the Space Marines to save the day and kick Necron's tinny arses. Whilst everything else is wrapped up nicely into a fitting conclusion. The kids all go their separate ways in a manner that makes perfect sense and I am left feeling content with the story. I also feel the tale has been left a little open to allow for further adventures maybe?

It is a very good attempt at exploring the 40k verse for a younger audience and I can truly see myself re-reading these in a year or two. Quick, fun and lighthearted would be my final description of the series. Go in open-minded and you shouldn't be disappointed.

Now I just need to find Secrets of the Tau and War of the Orks as physical books and I will then be happy!

Audio Review 103 // Lost Sons by James Swallow

 


It took a while for the Blood Angels to show up in the Horus Heresy, but it now seems the Angels are making moves and starting to get some truly great stories.

Title: Lost Sons
Author: James Swallow
Blurb: The Blood Angels were lured into a trap at Signus Prime by the most vile treachery imaginable, but not all of them went with Sanguinius on that fateful journey. Keeping the home fires burning on Baal, the remaining honour guard are brought news of their primarch’s death and must decide upon the final course for their Legion themselves.

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Review

I say it almost every time these shorts deserve more page space! Lost Sons by James Swallow is no exception to this. Set on Baal, thirty Blood Angels are left to stand guard as the rest of the Legion march to the Signus Cluster.

As the Horus Heresy breaks across the galaxy, the garrison is left orderless as communication with the legion is lost. Lines are drawn as the thirty decide what they should ultimately do. Some wish to follow orders and stay at Baal, others wish to seek out their legion and discover what has happened, and others still want to seek out Horus and enact revenge.

Within this maelstrom of confusion, a Sigilite Knight from Malcador makes landfall. His goal is to relocate all the equipment and gene seed of the Blood Angels to Terra to secure the material as far away from the enemy as possible. With this new focal point, the Blood Angels unite and stand defiant against Malcador's wishes and in honour of their believed lost brothers, they paint their black and cross out their symbols!

Such a brief story, but damn, was it packed full of lore and goodies. Is this the first glimpse of a Death Company? Are they now technically traitors for refusing the Sigilite? Could you give me some answers? Will I ever get them?

Blood Bowl 2 League 2 - Union Elves vs Chaos Gameplay

 

The fifth game in Blood Bowl 2 League 2 - Union Elves vs Chaos Gameplay, the Winter league. Today will be rough as I face off against a Beastman-heavy Chaos Team. For more Blood Bowl action, click here YouTube.

Do you play? Reach out; maybe we can have a match together?

This was a scary match-up, as I have never played against the Horned foe. I can only assume they hit hard!

I hope you enjoy watching it and will smash the like and follow buttons. Cheers

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Comic Review 217 // Batman Adventures Batgirl: A League of Her Own


I am on a great run with these library finds. Not only are my kids greatly entertained but I am also getting back into the routine of reading comics. This weeks title has us heading back to DC and the Batman story arcs.

| Title: Batman Adventures: Batgirl-A League of Her Own
| Author: Paul Dini
Blurb: In these previously uncollected stories inspired by the hit Batman: The Animated Series, Batgirl swings across the rooftops of Gotham City alongside Batman, Nightwing, and Robin to battle the likes of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Ra's al Ghul. She even finds time to team up with her father, Commissioner Gordon, to catch two escaped convicts. Collects the all-ages Batgirl Adventures #1 and Batman: Gotham Adventures #8-9, #22, and 38!

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Format: Paperback, 152 pages

Review

This is an excellent example of a collection of stories based around one character (take notes, Marvel). This title is once again designed with a younger audience in mind and also comes in a smaller format, around 8x5.5 inches. The only issue is that the content was not intended that way, meaning imagery and text suffer as they are squeezed down in size.

But inside these pages, we get a total of five solid stories. It would be easy to drag each one out into their blog post, but I won't do that to you. Instead, here are some highlights. The title tale is "A League of Her Own." Has Batgirl and Batman working together as they face off against the League of Assassins. This story was deep on multiple levels; we got to see Batman take on the mantle of mentor and ultimately let Batgirl make her own mistakes to learn a harsh lesson. It's great to read and see the good guys make bad life choices and how it affects them moving forwards. A great growth piece.

Then the other standout tale was Minute Differences. In this one, Batgirl teams up with her Dad, Commissioner Gordon and great portrayed the family ties and love shared between the two. It was a lovely filler piece, and very much enjoyed it.

For me, this was a well-thought-through collection. It took me straight back to the Batman: The Animated Series days and has given me the itch to rewatch them. Just have to wait for the kids to be a little bit older, as this cartoon was dark!

I hope you enjoyed the quick review and will see you soon for some more comics.

Let's Play Warhammer 40K : Space Marine - Episode 2

After having so much fun with episode 1, I dive into the second episode. To watch the series, head here: YouTube Adventures with Peps

I was quickly awarded some cool upgrades in this level, including Fury Mode, a Stalker Boltgun and the unique Jump Pack. So come watch and give me a subscription!

What is Space Marine? Well, here is the game fluff.

In Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless battles.

A millions-strong Ork horde has invaded an Imperial Forge World, one of the planet-sized factories where the war machines for humanity’s never-ending battle for survival are created. Losing this planet is not an option and be aware of the far more evil threat lurking large in the shadows of this world.

DEVASTATING WEAPONRY

Experience 40,000 years of combat, evolved. Enhance your vast arsenal as you unlock new weapons, upgrades, armour & abilities through an accessible progression system. This devastating weaponry empowers players to deliver bone-crushing violence and dismemberment to their enemies.

BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT

With an Imperial liberation fleet en route, the Ultramarines are sent in to hold key locations until reinforcements arrive. Captain Titus and a squad of Ultramarine veterans use the bolter and chainsword to take the fight to the enemies of mankind.

Buy the game via Amazon

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Book Review 210 // Plague of the Nurglings by Cavan Scott


Back on the Warped Galaxies train and catching up with all the fun these kids are getting into! So far, this book series has been rather impressive, and I am sad to think it is ending.

Title: Plague of the Nurglings (Warped Galaxies #5)
Author: Cavan Scott
Blurb: The fifth book in the Warped Galaxies series. An exciting new series of sci-fi books for middle-grade readers from Black Library. Brave champions and the forces of the Imperium battle alien beasts and mechanical tyrants across the gulf of space.

Zelia, Talen and Mekki arrive at Aparitus, a planet of powerful industrial machines and the cybernetic race called the Mechanicus. Now under the protection of the mysterious Inquisitor Jeremias, they still search for a way to reach Zelia's mother, but all is not what it seems in the forge world. A strange plague spreads, infecting technology and unleashing a host of gribbly monsters – the Nurglings!

Format: 224 pages, Paperback Buy now on Amazon

Review

We pick up the story following on from Zelia, Talen and Mekki being rescued from the Orks by the mysterious Inquisitor Jeremias. If the inquisitor is to be believed, Rogue Trader Captian Amity and Fleapit have tricked the children in an attempt to steal the Necron Diadem, and they have now fled into deep space. After vowing to help the children track down the thieves, the Inquisitor leads the kids to Forge World Aparitus, which acts as Jeremias' base of operation.

Turns out the inquisitor, like most things in 40k, is definitely not a good guy! And through accidental misuse of his warp powers, Jeremias releases a plague on the Forge World, opening the gates for Papa Nurgle to send forth his servants!

This is a pretty scary book for a middle schooler, in my opinion. It sways strongly into the horror aspect of the setting, with daemons, body horror and torture all happening in this title! I caution you to read this through with your kid to assess if it is too scary. It also really highlights the callousness.


For the first time, the young adventurers face off against the forces of chaos in the form of daemons in the service of the plague god Nurgle. It's also the first time they really get to deal with the corruption and callousness that is the Imperium. As well as starting to showcase the darker aspects of the lore. This is an unusual step for the series, but one I feel they can't do justice to without traumatizing the kids!

Overall a very dark twist to the series full of action and adventure. I really enjoy it!

Audio Review 102 // The Gates of Terra by Nick Kyme

 


Continuing the trend of super quick Horus Heresy listens comes The Gates of Terra by Nick Kyme. I'm on the fence with Kyme's work as it has been rather hit or miss. So fingers crossed:

Title: The Gates of Terra
Author: Nick Kyme
Blurb: As the Heresy spreads across the galaxy and confusion reigns, only one thing is certain: Horus and his traitor Legions will eventually strike at Terra. But he will not find it unguarded - the Ardent Reef, an encircling ring of gun bastions and asteroid bases, is but one amongst many such lines of defence. Captain Arcadese of the Ultramarines finds himself in command of a host of his battle-brothers, as the renegade Warmaster's fleet launches its final assault on the Throneworld. Will he hold the line even in the face of almost certain death, or will his own loyalty waver in those final moments?

Review

Wow this was a quick listen. I am enjoying these shorts but some of them do not warrant the price tag associated with them. The Gates of Terra follows Captain Arcadese of the Ultramarines as he attempts to defend an area of space known as the Ardent Reef. Facing down the forces of Warmaster Arcadese starts to get a strange feeling he has done this all before...

A bit of a depressing tale as we learn that Malcador is up to some suspicious mind games as he prepares for the final assault to land at Terra. Ultimately this is a story that didn't need telling, nor charging for. I did enjoy it, but at such a quick listen this should be given away for free.

Imperium Magazine Issue 7 - Necron Resurgence

Imperium Magazine Issue 7 - Review & Battle Report - Necron Resurgence is the next installment as I run all 80 Battle Reports from the Warhammer 40,000 Imperium collection from Hachette Partworks and Games Workshop.

This will all be a part of the Imperium playlist over on YouTube come and check it out! 

For each issue, I will bring you a fully painted battle report. Using that issues figures and rules. As well as a quick overview of the magazine. Got any questions, please do ask!

Imperium Magazine Issue 7 - was, for me, the dullest issue to date. Coming with three pots of paint and no figures. I also found the content of the lore to be rather dull to, with it consisting of a simple name generator and a bit about the warp rift. Most of the magazine is filled with the painting guide which I am not using.

The battle report Resurgence was fun, if a little quick and saw three Necron Warriors take on only two Primaris Marines. Ultimately a little one-sided and the Necron take the lead causing the series to sit at 6-1 Necrons.

Hope you enjoy and will follow. Cheers!

Blue Yeti Nano // Sony Alpha ZV-E10 // Kofi

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Comic Review 216 // Super Hero Adventures: Captain Marvel by Sholly Finch


I'm continuing my trend of library comic book reads that my children have picked.

Title: Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Captain Marvel
Author: Sholly Finch
Blurb: Carol Danvers is one of the most powerful super heroes on Earth. She's led Alpha Flight and the Avengers, and prevented more alien invasions than you can count. But she's about to hit big trouble - and even the mightiest heroes need help sometimes! These action-packed, exciting stories explore Captain Marvel teaming up with fan-favorite characters like Spider-Man and more!

COLLECTING: MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: CAPTAIN MARVEL 1-4
 
Format: 112 pages, Paperback BUY via Amazon or support your local Library!

Review

So Captain Marvel is a character I know very little about so I was hoping to learn something with this title. Unfortunately it is instead a bunch of random short stories with the Marvel characters all drawn in the same cartoony style as the cover.

Ultimately the stories are short, fun and cute. Perfect for little ones or young readers. There is nothing new here, but it does avoid all the series themes of the graphic novels aimed at an older reader. Mainly filled with light hearted action I would say this is more comical/humorous than action packed.

But it does have some faults. Firstly Captain Marvel is missing from a lot of the stories, what gives? It's named after her. Shame to have her as the title character and not actually 100% focus on her. Maybe there isn't enough stories for her? Then the stories are painfully predictable, my five year old could see the plot ending coming, it needed some surprise ending for sure. We follow up this with the jokes, there is a lot of inside references that new fans wouldn't get or kids in general might not understand. Also some of the jokes seemed very dated like the newspaper style comics, I personally haven't bought a newspaper is so long, my kids didn't get the reference at all. And finally the lack of imagination when it came to the stories. Being predictable is one thing but I am starting to feel like I have read the same stories multiple times not, just with the characters or villains swapped out for a different one. This maybe just me as I've read a lot of comics of late.

Final thoughts for this title. Its a solid okay. Fun, but not special. A little misleading with the title, felt a little bit like a filler comic. But at the end of the day it is meant to entertain the kids, and I can confirm it did just that.

Cheers for reading.

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Audio Review 106 // Army of One by Rob Sanders

Within the pages of the Silent War novel sits this Micro/tiny short story simply titled Army of One. No real hint of what it could be about,...