Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Don't worry. None of this blood is mine.

Deathwatch – The Vigil Begins

You may remember that I’m starting a Deathwatch game soon – next weekend, in fact – with a few of the members of my 40K campaign group. It’ll also be the first field test of the (finally finished) Aaronorium, which is the best name for a games room since Futurama’s “Angry Dome”, “Calamatorium”, or “the Accusing Parlour”.

I’m making an effort to blog a little more this year, especially about hobby stuff, so we’ll start with a teaser. Our GM Mark (who plays Eldar, for the record) is notorious in our gang for going all-out in terms of effort at our 40K campaign weekends. His models are insane. As an example, he pro-painted a Blood Bowl orc team for me for my birthday. But this is above and beyond the call of duty. He had actual props made for when we’re sat around the table.

Check these out…

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Holy fucking shit, right? I need a weapons rack for the Aaronorium so, so badly. 

The guys in my DW group haven’t even seen these yet, so consider yourself on the bleeding edge of my delicious but ultimately futile existence.

January 24, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,


  1. Those are amazing! Well played…

    Comment by Carl Tuttle | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  2. Where can i get some of them made up…………… they are fracking awesome.

    Comment by Grumpywargamer (@grumpywargamer) | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  3. Sounds like he should come to my 40k larp group. 🙂

    Comment by Alex | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  4. Mint!!

    Comment by Bigg | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  5. Those look amazing- I’m guessing the boltguns are modified Nerf blasters? If so, are they still functional?

    Comment by Henry Hamilton | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  6. I sincerely applaude the effort! Makes me all jealous like.

    Comment by dlood | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  7. Making bespoke weapons is awesome. Making bespoke weapons with your Chapter symbol and other little (but awesomer) touches is EPIC! ^_^

    Comment by aquilanus | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  8. This is easily some of the coolest shit I’ve ever seen!

    Comment by dweese33 | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  9. Deathwatch is good if you can make your players see beyond the mere fact that Astartes are more than just combat machines, unfortunately the setting is very combat mechanics heavy and encourages that behavior. I try to run my game with more of a emphasis on the interactions of Astartes however this is not always possible given the blood thirstiness of my group

    Comment by Dux | January 24, 2014 | Reply

    • Given that his group consists mostly(entirely?) of 40k authors, I’m pretty sure that won’t be too much of a problem.

      Comment by JaredDM | January 24, 2014 | Reply

  10. This is beyond awesome!!

    Comment by Forkmaster | January 25, 2014 | Reply

  11. He shows great skill and talent. . . . and this is why we hate him!

    Comment by Banhammer | January 25, 2014 | Reply

  12. master of mankind?

    Comment by TheSGC | January 27, 2014 | Reply

  13. So, how’s the 4 gamers 30k painting group going?

    Comment by Mikalie | February 2, 2014 | Reply

  14. […] a pretty long-running campaign,  if the initial mission was anything to go by. You may remember me mentioning it before, when I showed you all the weapons our GM had made for atmosphere and […]

    Pingback by Deathwatch: Mission to Tantalus « Aaron Dembski-Bowden | February 7, 2014 | Reply

  15. I love I want the same! I saw once replica made ​​lego!

    Comment by Bitz Store Warhammer 40k | February 27, 2014 | Reply

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