Training the new guy.

My brother has recently moved close by and he wants to do an Ultramarine army. He has never actually played 40k So I have been trying to get him up to speed. We have so far played 3 games. The first game dragging on for almost a whole day. I started him off with an army of 1000 points and are up to 1550 points and only 3 hours long. Getting better.
I let him use my Black Templars as proxies for his Ultramarines and the Necrons I am using for opponents.

Necrons in 5th ed. are not too good but it's helping me think creatively and helping my brother has given me a chance to see both sides. I don't win these games but that's ok. I tell my brother what I would do to win and given him the chance to do the best he can do. I think once we get his list finalised at 1850 I'll take the kid gloves off and lose for real. I like the monolith. It's fun. In the picture that metal thing is my Monolith proxy.

Necrons need an update. They are still passable but it is like pulling teeth...against a new player.
I like them compared to my Templars. The idea of a shooty army is very fun to me. Destroyers are super-useful.

On the modeling side of the hobby I have been making some new buildings, one of which you can see my Necrons shooting from. I will probably be helping my broth paint and model his Ultramarines soon.

That's all for now.