August 24, 2016

On the painting table - lots of WIP

After a month or so with nothing to paint I now have a sizeable pile (for me) of models to get through after a few acquisitions over the last week.  Painting delayed though as I've run out of undercoat and need to buy a pile of new paints having run out of basically everything except Mephiston Red & GW Washes.

Chaos Rhino No.4
Sanctum Imperalis - had fun assembling this plan on using it for a display board

Space Marine Chaplain, Librarian and Captain - the Chaplain will join the Word Bearers as a Dark Apostle the other two will go with my Death Watch.
Harlequins all ready to go now I just need some blue paint
Deathwatch Vanguard
Deathwatch Veterans plus Watch Captain
My next purchase - benefits of my wife being in Canada & the UK where prices are cheaper
Time for a supply run to Kapiti....

August 20, 2016

WIP - Deathmasque box set + some CSM action

Making some progress on my Deathmasque box set.  Started with the Harlequins as I want to get some cork tiles to complete the basing on the Deathwatch before I start assembling them.   Really liking the models in the box the usual GW standard with a reasonable range of options - thats probably the hardest thing about the DW choosing what load outs to give them.  Only issue was that the instructions seemed to be missing 2-3 pages those showing how to assemble the Sky Weavers. Luckily Bell of Lost Souls had a link to a PDF version of the instructions with the missing pages. Seems a strange omission on GW part.

August 17, 2016

Chaos Space Marines @ 2500ps

My last game of anything for the next few weeks tomorrow night and its going to be a big one (for me anyway) at 2500pts.  Having seen what SM can take at 2500pts I'm a little bit worried as my collection is limited so 2500pts is basically everything I have.  This is what I've come up with

Crimson Slaughter Formation
Brethern of Dark Covenant
Dark Apostle
w. Bolt Pistol, Gift of Mutation, Mark of Tzeentch, Power Maul, Sigil of Corruption
10 x CSM
w. Icon Vengeance, Melta, Melta, Gift Mutation, Power Maul, Rhino, Dirge Caster, Havoc Launcher
10 x CSM
w. Icon Vengeance, Melta, Melta, Gift Mutation, Power Maul, Rhino, Dirge Caster, Havoc Launcher
5 x Possessed
w. Mark of Tzeentch, Gift of Mutation, Rhino, Dirge Caster, Havoc Launcher

The Dark Apostle basically gives the formation FNP and Zealot, and the Icons ensure that everyone is Fearless so thats probably wasted points but helps I guess?

Khorne Daemonkin CAD
Wrath of Khorne Bloodthirster
3 x Bloodcrushers
8 x Bloodletters
8 x Bloodletters
Skull Cannon

Chaos Space Marine CAD
w. Mark of Khorne, Juggarnaut, Sigil of Corruption, Axe of Blind Fury, Gift of Mutation, VoLW
10 x Cultists
10 x Cultists
3 x Mark of Nurgle Obliterators
3 x Mark of Nurgle Obliterators
2 x Mark of Nurgle Obliterators

Should be fun...

August 12, 2016

Social 40k -Tau vs. CSM & that's a lot of tanks!!!

Some good games going down last night at my local store "The Bad Cave" including another match up between my CSM and Alex's Tau.  The other guys were all running big lists at 2500pts one of which included 400pts+ of free vehicle upgrades.  I don't think I've ever seen that many tanks on a table before outside of Flames of War. Local player Scott has been Nurgling up a storm with the green stuff as well.

Dave & Caban go hard out