June 30, 2017

Death Guard Tactical Squad #2, Lord of Contagion & Noxious Blightbringer

Starting to smash out my Dark Imperium Death Guard.  2nd Tactical squad finished along with a Lord of Contagion and my first Noxious Blightbringer.   The Blightbringer models are actually pretty cool and look better as Psykers than the Plaguecasters which to me look a bit stupid.  Still they're good models to paint.  Slowly trying to add edge highlights to varying degrees of success.

Still have a lot to finish off but I'm enjoying the challenge and the new DG models GW just announced look amazing so it seems that I'll have a lot to paint over the next few months.

June 27, 2017

Death Guard Tactical Squad

Going with Death Guard from the new Dark Imperium, swapped my Primaris for another lot and acquired a 3rd so have a fairly sizeable collection of them to get painted now.  Beautiful models, frustrating at times as you keep finding details you've missed and I don't particularly like the Champion model the sculpting seems a bit off.

Enjoyed painting them decided to go wash heavy, used Army Painter Necrotic Spray undercoat rather than Black which worked extremely well.  Wanted to make the basing a bit different so went with a happy flowery theme as I think it adds a nice contrast with the rotted Nurgle look.

2nd Squads nearly finished and I've also made a start on the characters that came with the set.  

June 4, 2017

Maelstrom 40k - Round 1 Draw

8th Ed pre-orders went live this weekend, next weekend is Maelstrom the last 7th Ed 40k tournament to be played here in New Zealand and the week after is when we get all of our 8th Ed 40k stuff so its an exciting time geek wise.

Turns out a lot of people wanted to say goodbye to 7th Ed so we have (for New Zealand) a pretty big field of 30 competitors hitting Wellington next weekend.  Round 1 draw is up and my Harlequin Reborn Warhost is going to be taking on some Grey Knights... should be fun

Maelstrom Round 1 Match-ups
Adam Richards
Space Wolves Company of Great Wolf
Michael Graham
Deon Adamson
Grey Knights CAD
John Murrie
Ynarri Reborn Warhost
Jake Easton
Imperial Knights Oathsworn & Dark Angels CAD
Jordan Green
Chaos Forsworn Knight & Death Guard Vectorium
Glen Burfield
Chaos Deamons Demonic Incursion
Scott Clough
Raven Wing
Rex Foote
Night Lords CAD
Sam Whitt
Dark Eldar
Robert Ransom
Blood Angels & Flesh Tearers
Vinnie Purcell
Night Lords
Dave Hodgetts
St Celestine & SM Drop Pod Grav Horde
Mike Talks
Chaos Space Marines CAD
Kent Jackson
White Scars CAD
Michael Price
Raven Guard Strike Force
Connor Gosnell
Tau Riptide Wing & CAD
Simon Smith
St Celestine & Astra Militarum
Alex Neil
Imperial Knights + Librarius Conclave
Ross Brewster
Aidan Corlett
Tyranids & Genestealer Cults
Ryan Pike
Ynarri Reborn Warhost
Caban Wilde-Murrow
Iron Hands Medusa Strike Force
Cody Parlato
Necrons Decurion Detachment
Aaron Twose
Imperial Fists SM/CAD
Nic Cromarty
Orcs CAD
Craig Stewart
Grey Knights Deamonhunter SF & CAD
Sean Sullivan
Space Wolves CAD
Alick Harris
Astra Militarum
Jeff Kent
Sisters of Battle CAD

June 2, 2017

8th Ed 40k Harlequin rules leaks

Unofficially I might have been scanning a PDF copy of new 8th Ed 40k indexes focusing on the Harlequins and there are some very interesting changes to what is turning into my favourite army to paint and play.

Points changes

  • Skyweavers slightly cheaper.
  • Troupe Masters vastly more expensive 
  • Caresses now cheaper
  • Kisses more expensive
Weapons changes
  • Caresses now S5 AP-2 doing 1 damage - lost ability to auto-glance vehicles
  • Shrieker Cannons rules modified special ability (Death Jester) does D3 mortal wounds
  • Kisses now S4 AP-1 but do D3 damage, so are better than before
  • Bladestorm has gone replaced with 6's to wound being AP-3
  • Hallucinogen Grenade Launcher is def. better and something you won't ignore
Army rules
  • Rising Crescendo means you can advance & charge in the same turn and fall back/shoot and charge in the same turn.
Unit Changes
  • Solitaire 8 attacks hit and wound on 2+ with Kiss or Caress so possible 24 wounds @ D3
  • Troupe Masters 5 wounds - Masque units within 6" re-roll wounds
  • Void & Starweavers slightly more survivable.  
Overall, I like it the points values are freaking weird across this and all Index's looks like Power Ratings might be the bets way to manage lists particularly in the tournament environment.