Friday, 6 March 2009


Here it is, the new Shadowsword kit, and it’s a cracker. There are six different variants but I elected to make the basic Shadowsword. Game-wise, you are probably better off festooning it with lascannons and heavy bolters but I opted for a plain simple Titan-Slayer layout. I think it looks better and the rationale makes more sense. A specialised, expensive vehicle like this would never be expected to go toe-to-toe with the enemy. I have given it a single twin-lined front heavy bolter as a last ditch defence.
This layout does have some advantages. The side armour is bumped to 14, meaning that a strength nine weapon is the minimum needed to have any chance of armour penetration, and the Ballistic Skill is bumped to four (extra targetters). That BS upgrade may make all the difference when you have a Titan in your sights.
I also enclose some pics comparing the Baneblade and Shadowsword kits.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's always great to get to know more Guard (loyalist and renegade alike) bloggers. Great Shadowsword - I particularly like the detail on the nameplate and the heart icon. For some reason the heart icons give them so much personality.

  2. The numbers and heart icons are off Make Your Own Cards sets from Hobbycraft.