Ok, second post.
Ok, second post.
First apologies, I have been bad and not been posting much. I know, I know, but real life has been turning the screws recently and thesis work has been ramping up.
Still, as an apology I offer you loads of pictures from my most recent game of BFG, possibly split across two posts. My friend Ben came over to play his newly painted / built Thousand Sons fleet, using the Chaos fleet list from the rulebook, while I decided to play with my new, but unpainted, Maelstrom fleet list. My fleet contained a Devastation (the Styx model stood in for it), two Slaughter Class Cruisers with Mark of Khorne, and three light cruisers from the Book of Nemesis – two Heretic class with Mark of Khorne and one Schismatic. The fleet relies on speed and manueverability to get in range to unleash firepower at close range before attempting to board the enemy.
Confession time – I have done almost no hobbying in the last week. No building of figures, no painting, and only a quick Kill Team game on Wednesday.
I took a Dominion Squad from the old Witch Hunters book as my Kill Team – a Veteran Superior with Bolt Pistol and CCW, Sister with Bolter, two sisters with Flamers, and two sisters with Melta Guns. Dominions have to be mounted in either a Rhino or an Immolator, so I chose a Heavy Flamer Immolator as their ride.
The game was a three player game between my Sisters, some Orks, and some Gray Knights. I drove my Sisters straight toward the Orks and unloaded with the templates, before being mostly shot off the board. High point was my Veteran Superior duking it out for three turns with the opposing Nob, despite having no decent wargear at all.
Next week I am thinking of maybe using a Seraphim squad, or going a bit wacky with an Inquisitorial Retinue.
I have now painted up the full third company of the Dark Angels (20 Assault Marines, 20 Devastators, 60 Tactical, Chaplain, Librarian, Command Squad). The full army, when painted, will be the 3rd and 4th Companies with support from the 1st (Deathwing) and 2nd (Ravenwing) companies, along with armoured support.I am really happy with how these miniatures are turning out and the paint scheme, even if they are taking a very long time to come together.
I am particularly proud of the freehand on the banner – very nerve wracking to do and less splotchy in real life – but I think it has come out clear enough. I am slightly worried that the 4th Company banner is going to be even more difficult as it includes a black and white check at the top along with a cream background…
Hi again guys,
I hope everyone is well, and getting the most out of the hobby!
This week, I played in another multi-player game of Legends of the Old West, a GW historicals game dealing with the Wild West, the US-Mexico Wars, the Indian Wars etc. Overall a good game with interesting movement and shooting possibilities, sadly let down by an abysmal combat system. I had a terrible game last month, and lost two of the four members of my US Cavalry posse, so my involvement in the game this month was limited to taking a couple of pot shots at the rapidly escaping bad guys.
I have yet to roll up the advancements / results from the game, but hopefully I should earn enough dollars to hire another couple of troopers and get me back up to four models!
In other news I have painted up some more of my Dark Angels (are you as sick of them as I am yet?) now completing another Tactical Marine formation which gives me a full company worth of marines. These guys are armed with a mix of Missile Launchers and Special Weapons – one Melta Gun, one Plasma Gun, and one Flamer.
Otherwise, my local club is starting up a kill team campaign thing this week and I am taking my Sisters of Battle along for the ride. Hoping that the combination of a bunch of Melta and Flamer toting Dominions in an Immolator will prove fearsome enough to carry me through.
I still have the command stand for the Dark Angels company to paint up, which will happen soon, and I might have a crack at starting on some of the vehicles / bikes in the army in the next week or so.
I hope everyone is well and that their gaming is plentiful,
Having scoured the internet for basing ideas following the poll on lichen further down the page, and taking into account the majority for leaving the bases as is, I have decided to leave the current bases as is and to continue painting up the rest of the army in the same way.
Once everything is done however, I think I will look into finding some 6mm sized grass tufts like these, but smaller, and perhaps a colour that fits better with the dark green and red of the paint scheme – possibly a light, dry, grassy type. You can see some examples, though greener than I think I would use for mine, on my friend Andy’s much better painted EPIC figures here over at Miniature Miscellany.
I do need to crack on and get back to painting the Dark Angels. Luckily a formation of 4-6 stands is about right for the amount of painting time I am getting at the moment!
Another slow week for me through a combination of being away and being ill. I actually haven’t managed to get a game in at all, but I have been doing other stuff.
Firstly, I managed to get in and out of an actual Games Workshop store without being upsold anything! I went into the store on the Royal Mile to see what the new White Dwarf Weekly was like and to have a look at some of the new Fantasy Dwarves. I have to say I quite like the new releases and the schedule of them seems to be quite good.
I really like some of the new Dwarf models – like the one above – but am yet to be convinced by alot of them like the new Gyrobomber and the leaked Iron Drake models. I have a big, and fully painted, Dwarf army already, but am holding off on any purchases for a while as they are currently in storage.
In other news, I recently bought my first ever Forgeworld book, the Imperial Armour Aeronautica book. It contains the most recent rules for a variety of the new Forgewolrd flyers for 40k, including the Thunderbolt which featured on this blog recently.
Upcoming, I have a game of BFG organised for Saturday and am helping a friend move on Sunday, but am not going to the local club this week because the weather is atrocious!
I hope you are all having good weeks, and getting alot of games in!
Another MWIH post, though a little light as I haven’t been going to my local club much recently.
I played a game against a different friend called – 1500pts of 40k, my Imperial guard versus his Eldar. The game went quite well for me as I had so many guardsmen on the table that he struggled to deal with the amount of firepower I could throw out. Turning points of the game are the Serpent Shield on one of his Wave Serpents wiping out my command squad (Ignore Cover and S7 means very dead Guardsmen!), and my commissars chopping down Aspect Warriors (Warp Spiders and Striking Scorpions) in assault.
Otherwise I have painted another EPIC Dark Angel formation, a tactical formation of six stands. This brings me close to having the first of the two tactical companies that make up the army (each company is one assault, one devastator, and two tactical formations) and all the models have a bone coloured kneepad to mark this out.
Some of the special weapons marines from this line of proxy marines.
A quick question for you all – as some of you will be aware I have recent started slowly painting up my EPIC Dark Angels. Currently the bases are just sanded and dry brushed before being washed, but I am a bit worried that this leaves them a little uninteresting. I bought some lichen and am thinking of having tiny little tufts placed on a few of the bases, just to break them up a little bit, but cant decide whether this looks better or not.
Please have a vote, and feel free to comment with suggestions!
Hi again guys,
A relatively slow week for me, just one game in as I had to miss attending my local club last week (and this week) due to work. Still I managed to get some gaming and some painting in nevertheless!
On Saturday I popped round to my friend Ben’s house for a 3k game of EPIC. I had recently bought a new Ork army for Epic so decided to take them out for a spin. The game was very grindy – hordes of Orks versus unkillable Thousand Sons – but in the end I edged out a victory. Some pics:
The game revolved around a series of massive grindy engagements right in the centre of the board pitting the numbers of the Orks against the formidable armour saves of the Thousand Sons.
I have also managed to get some painting in over the course of the week, painting up another formation from my EPIC Dark Angel army. The formation is a Devastator Detachment with a Librarian character upgrade for the FF Macro-Weapon attack.