Saturday, October 22, 2011

First games this month

Well, due to my soul being consumed by xbox360 (dark souls) I have not been hobbying or playing nearly as much as I should have been. I finally dragged my butt out of the house today and headed down to the battle bunker. I played 2 games with my Chaos Space marines. One was a 575 point game against a new player, who fielded the assault on black reach set (1 dreadnaught, 1 captain, 10 space marines and 5 terminators). I fielded my demon prince, 5 khorne bezerkers in a rhino, 5 CSM, and two 7 strong units of lesser demons. This was a surprisingly close game. Just because they are basic AoBR marines, do not underestimate them! It took my demon prince 4 rounds of combat with the dreadnaught to take it out!!! I came out with the win on this.

My second game was against a seasoned eldar player at 1k points. I will spare you the details, but it was a cat and mouse game, and luckily I was able to make several key assaults in rounds 3 and 4. I had 2 demons squads (13 total) and an 8 man bezerker squad wiped off the table, along with my demon prince who was shot off the table in the first round (although it took his whole army to do it). In the end, I was able to castle on his objective with my 5 remaining bezerkers, but one of his fire prisms was able to contend that objective in the 7th round. Very fun and strategically played game!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simple Meltagun conversion for Cadian Troopers

Greetings all,

I thought I would post the melta gun conversion I did for my cadian troopers. Basically, I had 3 metal melta guns which I thought would be a pain to put on my cadians, not to mention the hand on the metal gun does not match up. I used the flamer bits from the cadian sprue to make this work.

These are the two guns we are working with:

This is the plastic flamer bit with the end and the gas valve clipped off:

Three metal melta guns with the tips pried off (no need to clip, they will come off with some gentle bending):

Melta tips superglued to flamer chasis:

Mounted on the Cadians. Veteran Power!

I am also working on a demolition Cadian (this veteran squad will be run as demolitions experts), and I will post when complete!

Chaos Possessed WIP

I have started painting my Word Bearer's themed possessed. Take a look and let me know what you think. I am not sure about the use of purple on the transformed claws. Comments appreciated!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shoota Squad done!

My first set of 10 shoota boyz is finally done. I started them a couple of weeks ago, and lost steam. After playing a couple games with my orks this weekend, it gave me the kick I needed to finish them.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Waagh defeated...Again!

I was able to get a game in today with my Orks. I played against a GK player. We played a 1500 annihilation game. His list was roughly:
Terminator Librarian
2 Squads of 10 Terminators; one squad had 2 psycannons, both squads had a banner.
Land Raider Redeemer

I ran:

5 Lootas
10 Nobz in a trukk with a painboy
30 boyz with a nob and 3 big shootas
20 boyz with a nob and 2 rokkit launchas
6 bikerz with a nob
5 deffkoptas, 5x tl rokkit launchas and 2x chain saws

All in all it ended up being a close game. By deffkoptas were gone by turn 2. He combat squaded 10 termies, and my bikerz wiped 5 + librarian in 2 rounds of combat. My warboss was killed along with 15 choppa boyz by an assault from the 10 strong termie squad, which was then wiped by a counterattack by the 30 boyz. His remaining 5 terminators counterassaulted what was left of the 30 boyz, and ended up 2 strong, and forcing that squad to run. At the end of the game I had the nob from the 20 boyz retreating, 4+nob from the 30 boyz retreating and the bikerz at half strength. He had 2 termies and a redeemer that had lost half of its weapon options. My nob squad was decimated in one round of shooting and 2 assault phases.

I learned a valuable lesson when playing against the Grey Knights: Assault at your own risk. The plethora of power weapons/force weapons brings woe to an army without any invulnerable saves. That being said, my orks faired pretty well. They smashed some grey knight faces, which was extremely satisfying. In the end, I made some tactical errors which probably cost me the win.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Rampaging Host Force Org Chart

Here is the force organization for my rampaging host. The host is a lose alliance between Tal Argal (former captain of the Word Bearer's, now ascended to demonhood) and Terminator Lord Krell, who has remnants of the 5th Battle Company of the World Eater's at his command. Tal brings many demons to the fight, and the World Eater's are their same old charming selves. Let me know if the concept seems solid, or is it just!

Force Org for the 1st Cadian Recon Regiment, B Co "Emperor's Eyes"

Cruising the internet yesterday, I came across a blog that inspired me in a couple of ways. First, this guy is doing a pre-heresy Thousand Sons that is looking very cool. Also, he has a pretty cool way of laying out his armies using excel. It struck me as a great way of keeping track of your current status of an army, as well as adding the individual character (i.e. squad names/character names) and seems like it would help keep me goal oriented. Forgive me if you have already seen similar layouts, but i had to duplicate it for my IG. You can see some awesome original work at