Saturday, 24 November 2012

Well, another week and another post!

I'll be aiming to try and keep the blog ticking over with regular painting updates and also include the occasional write up of events and stuff I've been to, so for this week it's another painting update.

I've managed to get a fair bit done this week, I say a fair bit, that roughly translates into 5 marines which isn't actually that bad considering I work full time as well. First up are a few more Sternguard for the Fire Hawks, that's the squad up to ten now. If you're wondering where the bits come from, here you go, the Crests, Tabbards and weapon parts are all from Anvil Industry and the Fire Hawk shoulder pads are from my friend Ben over at Master Crafted, really pleased with the shoulder pads the accuracy and detail is some of the best independant stuff I've used, easily up to FW standard if not better, and he can produce any symbol you want, within reason.

I've also painted another couple of World Eaters, I've added a bit more blood to these guys, I want to try and ensure each one is a bit more individual than just a marine in white and blue armour, so they'll each have varying amounts of battle damage and blood etc. It might be quite a task though as the army list I'm currently building to has 40 marines in it.

For game play due to the fact I tend to play the majority of my games at tournaments the World Eaters are going to be played using the Space Wolves Codex, I will however try and ensure that it can be broken down to fit into the Legion army list for club play.

With the first of the pair I tried to capture a little bit of brutality in the blood, he's obviously smashed somebody in the face with his head aswell as placing his bolter in some unfortunates mouth prior to pulling the trigger. Hopefully that translates and I've got the blood in the right place.
With the next guy I just wanted  to add a bit more gore overall, hopefully I've managed to capture the brutality of the World Eaters, this will probably be the largest amount of blood that will be applied to an individual, I will be working to try and make sure blood will be placed in appropriate places as the army progresses.
I've got the rest of this squad ready to start and I'm currently in the process of building the rest. At the minute I've got a mkIII squad built, some Cataphracti terminators and a jetbike waiting to be based along with a Contemptor Dreadnought and Demios Rhino still sitting in their bags along with a few other bits. That leads me on to the army list, as I mentioned earlier in the post, it'll be based on the Space Wolf codex for general game play as I think it suits the theme pretty well, it looks something like this;
  • Rune Priest
  • 5 Wolf Guard, all terminators, 2 combi plasma, assault cannon, wolf claws, frost axes etc.
  • Venerable Dreadnought, assault cannon
  • 10 Grey Hunters, powerfist, 2 plasma, wolf standard
  • 10 Grey Hunters, power weapon, 2 plasma, wolf standard
  • 10 Grey Hunters, power weapon, 2 melta, wolf standard, rhino
  • 10 Grey Hunters, power weapon, 1 flamer, 1 plasma, wolf standard
Fast Attack
  • 2 Land Speeders, multi meltas
  • 2 Land Speeders, multi meltas
That's the basic 1500 point list, not sure how effective it'll be as I've had no chance to platy test it, it will have to grow for the Indy GT final though. Any hints tips or pointers I'll be more than happy to hear them.

So that's all for this weeks post, I'll do the review of the Eavy Metal Masterclass I attended for next week.



Friday, 16 November 2012

Well, I bet you didn't think it would take that long! I'm not very good at this blogging malarky, I will try and make a bit more effort to start adding to the blog more often as I'm starting to lose a bit of interest in forums on the whole.

Since the last post I've done a fair bit of painting and we've seen 6th ed 40k arrive which from the small amount I've played is a fairly different, but much more enjoyable IMO, a game. Oh, and my Space Wolves are featured in the big rulebook as well  :D

As far as painting goes I've done bits for Space Wolves, Mentors and Ultramarines, a Fire Hawks (Space Marine) army and I'm just starting on some Heresy era World Eaters after the release of the Forge World(FW) book Betrayal. So alot of power armour. I've also done my first Dark Eldar mini, really fancy painting an army of these guys and am slowly building up bits to do so, once I've got an idea of what I want to have in the force I'll get organised and let you know what's going to be added, always happy to recieve hints and tips, not really got any idea how to make an effective xenos army?!

On that point, I'm still at odds with what I actually need to have in an army for 6th ed,  I really don't know what to put in my SW army. I've played a couple of tournaments so far with the Fire Hawks which have gone fairly well but I've been using regular marines with a few FW extras, I love Contemptor Dreadnoughts,
especially if they have all the guns, got to love 12 assault cannon and 2 missile launcher shots every turn of shooting especially if they have Skyfire and Interceptor. Which leads me on to a rather amusing situation in one of the games I played at heat 2 of the independant grand tournament, I was going second, my opponent had a drop pod full of Wolf Guard, he decided to drop it in front of both Contemptors! I'm sure you can imagine what happened next, I did warn my opponent as we were both fairly new to 6th ed at that time but he still decided to drop it where he placed it, 5 Wolf Guard and a Drop pod later, first blood to me in my opponents first turn whilst I was going 2nd!
Anyway that's a bit of a ramble, just wanted to re-introduce the blog a bit. I'll aim to post about specific things in the future as opposed to general stuff, so you can expect posts about the Eavy Metal Masterclass I attended recently, a step by step World Eater and more than likely a few of the tournaments I attend. I'll also put together my thoughts and theory's on how I build my armies along with some more general painting updates.
So, that's it for now, if anybody know's any good DE blogs etc. please pass them on, really want to get an army of them done.