November 19, 2017

Khorne Daemons off to a new home....

Bit the bullet and sold of all of my Khorne Daemons over the weekend - with the exception of my Bloodthirster as I love the model.  With the demise of the excellent Khorne Daemonkin codex and my complete dislike of AoS I really had no more reason to hang onto them as I never saw myself using them again.  One positive though I now have a spare shelf to fill up with Imperial Guard...

November 17, 2017

Leeman Russ completed

Finished my first Imperial Guard tank this morning.  Painting vehicles and large flat surfaces always a bit tricky when you only have the one small brush left that works but its turned out reasonably well.  Used same colours that are on my IG Troopers. 







November 15, 2017

Harlequin Troupe

Working my way through my painting backlog. Finished off my remaining unpainted Harlequin players.  Changes to 8th meant I re-equipped many of them with Fusion Pistols.





November 14, 2017

Imperial Guard Commissar complete

Interesting figure to paint this one but he turned out fairly well in the end.  Slightly restricted in terms of colour at the moment as I had a massive clean out of my dried up and useless paints, and am down to just a single usable brush. 




November 8, 2017

Harlequins vs. Orcs @ 1500pts

Another great game against Sam's Orc horde.  Said it before but damn I love Orcs such a cool army.  If Deathmasque hadn't come out with the cheap Harlequins I would have gone down that road.  So 1500pts which meant a couple of dozen Harlequins vs. 120+ Orc Boys - no worries.  Slightly different Harlequin list this time as I decided to use my Fire Prism because why not?  Recent codex update came as a nice surprise (cheers Simon) which not only makes Prism's cheaper but gives them the Leeman Russ fire twice rule.  Very nice.

Bugger me there's a lot of them

Sam's been doing some painting as well so his horde is looking damn good.  Remembered my rule book as well so we played a proper scenario going length wise with the 18" is -1 to hit scenario.

Harlequins
Battalion Detachment
Troupe Master - Fusion Pistol, Power Sword
Shadowseer - Neuro Disruptor, Fog, Smite
Shadowseer - Neuro Disrupter, Mirror, Smite
Solitaire
6 x Players - 3 x Fusion Pistol
6 x Players - 3 x Fusion Pistol
12 x Players - 4 x Caress, 4 x Embrace
2 x Skyweavers
2 x Skyweavers
Starweaver
Starweaver



Auxillary Detachment 
Fire Prism - Crystal Matrix, Spirit Stones

Sam goes first.  The Orcs rush forward but I've remembered they can advance and charge so have kept everyone out of range.  But I forgot about (a) his deepstrike units and (b) the Pyschic power that allows him to teleport units across the table.... what happened next was well...



Ok so there's like 120+ of them and 27 of us so?!?!

November 5, 2017

Imperial Guard squad finished

Completed my first Imperial Guard squad yesterday.  Still haven't decided on a Regimental identity for them but there's no rush.  In photographing them I also realized that I left mold lines on several models which I have removed since taking the pictures.



November 3, 2017

WIP - Imperial Guard

Started my next army project this week Adeptus Militarum or as they should be called Imperial Guard.  Was inspired by my copy of the Guard index and a re-reading of several Ciaphus Cain and Gaunts Ghosts novels.  






November 1, 2017

Death Guard vs. Orcs @ 2000pts

Another enjoyable game vs. Sam's Orc horde which includes a number of really good scratch built vehicles.  2000pts means a lot of Orcs and I do mean A LOT.... 140 Boys all up.  The game gave me my first opportunity to use my new Blightlord Terminators and they turned out to be very good.

Death Guard @ 2000pts
Battalion Detachment
Typhus
Plaguecaster
5 x Marines - 2 Blight Launchers, Plasma Gun
5 x Marines - 2 Blight Launchers, Plasma Gun
8 x Marines - 2 Blight Launchers, Plasma Gun
20 x Poxwalkers
20 x Poxwalkers
Rhino
Rhino

Outrider Detachment
Plaguecaster
Foetid Blightdrone - 2 x Plaguespitters
Foetid Blightdrone - 2 x Plaguespitters
Foetid Blightdrone - 2 x Plaguespitters


1st Turn I made a mistake and moved forward forgetting that Sam's orcs can advance and charge.  But still the Poxwalkers ability to ignore morale means they have the ability to at least stick any early chargers in combat.  Shooting limited to one unit of Marines which took a few wounds off an Orc Truck - all 3 of these are custom built.

The Orc Horde

October 27, 2017

Deathguard Blightlord Terminators completed

Really looked forward to getting these guys and with some free time on my hands its only taken me a few days to get them finished.  Very nice models as all the new sculpts are just disappointing that box set has so few options in terms of how you kit out the miniatures.  For example Plague Axes are the standard melee weapon load out for the unit but there are only 3 such axes in the set.  There's also a distinct lack of combi-weapon options with just one melta, one plasma and one flamer available.  So any attempt to field a WYSIWYG unit with multiples of a particular combi-weapon is going to require some kit bashing.  In terms of heavy weapon options I went with the Auto-Cannon over the plague weapon options.  Game wise with the DG ability to ignore weapon penalties for moving it seemed the best option.











With these guys done my Deathguard army is pretty much complete and I'm not looking at getting any more as what I have is enough to build a decent 1500-2000pt list.  Next project.... Astra Militarum

October 9, 2017

Deathguard Foetid Blight Drones completed

Had a month or two off painting as work etc has gotten in the way.  Finally managed to finish off some more Foetid Blight Drones.  Now eagerly awaiting my budget improving so I can get some of the new Deathguard kits...







Deathguard collection as a whole is also starting to look quite good.  Just 20 odd Poxwalkers and a 4th Blight Drone to finish off from what I currently have then its onto the new stuff.

My Deathguard so far

August 24, 2017

Harlequin 1500pt Tournament List

Have a one-day 40k event next weekend which is using some of special scenarios from the back of the rule e.g. City Scapes etc.  Had to decide between Death Guard/Word Bearers/Harlequins for the event and opted for Harlequins because well why not.


1500 point Harlequin List
Battalion Detachment +3CP
Troupe Master - Fusion Pistol, Power Sword
Troupe Master - Fusion Pistol, Power Sword
5 x Players - Kiss, Caress, 2 x Fusion
5 x Players - Kiss, Caress, 2 x Fusion
10 x Players - 2 x Kiss, 2 x Caress
Solitaire
2 x Skyweavers
2 x Skyweavers
Star Weaver
Star Weaver


Supreme Command Detachment +1CP
Shadowseer - Neuro Disruptor
Shadowseer - Neuro Disruptor
Shadowseer - Neuro Disruptor


Should be fun.  Now just waiting on September and the release of the new Death Guard Index & the new models it promises before I put them on the tabletop at another tournament in October.

August 17, 2017

Plague Marine Squad #6 & friends completed

Finished my last Plague Marines today meaning that all 41 inc. 5 Dark Imperium sets and 2 lots of the easy-fit Marines are now all painted.  Just leaves me 3 of my Blight Drones, a Plague Caster and 20 odd Poxwalkers.



August 14, 2017

WIP - Death Guard Hellbrute

Quiet night and due to a lack of the right glue I haven't been able to finish basing my Plague Marines so moved onto a Hellbrute.  Few hours later and its looking pretty good...