Sunday, November 29, 2015

Recent Paint

This holiday weekend, I managed to wrap up a couple of minis from a new army - and a repainted army.

First, here are my Destroyers for my Cult Mechanicus. I've armed them with grave canons and cognis flamers.












Next is their boss, a Tech Priest Domnius.

I really love both of these models, as-well-as the entire Mechcanius line. I may pick up a second Dominus so I can feature both of their heads. I call this one, "Space Pope 13."





My buddy Kraig and I have been talking a lot about the Horus Heresy line. We've never actually played a game from 30k, we just use our models in regular 40k. I've got about $600 worth of heresy marines primed light blue and ready to be finished as Alpha Legion, but as Kraig and I chatted, we both solidified our love for a few other legions. With the Heresy board game being released, it gave Kraig a chance to pick up a Legion army on the cheap (I bought a few of his extras from him) and we decided to start working on a few Drop Site Massacre armies. Kraig is going to paint up Iron Hands and I'm working Salamanders.

Here's my first repaint of a Rogue Trader marine going from light blue primer from Army Painter to Warpstone Green from GW.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tanks-Giving Results

The Tanks-Giving tournament went fairly well and I went 2-1 placing 4th-ish. Marshall went 3-0 winning the tourney's top prize.

I won my first game against Danny and his Tau in a close and nasty slobber-knocker. We played a modified Crusade scenario with 4 objectives in the center of the table and Vanguard deployment. I don't remember the final score, but neither of us had many models left on the table. Danny brought the Tau Ta'unar Supremacy armor super heavy. I was able to tie it up with a librarian and managed to put 5 wounds on it before it finally stomped my model to death.

My second game was a solid loss to Chris and his Tau in a modified Contact Lost scenario. He brought a list that had a Stormsurge and a Ghostkeel unit. He was pretty much in control the whole game and frustrated me with the amount of move, shoot, ignore the rules, and move again shenanigans for which the Tau are known.

In the third match I faced Braden and his Ork and Necron team up in a Tactical Escalation/Relic mash-up. Braden fielded a nasty Forgeworld Ork super heavy tank that was shooting a pie-plate every turn and erasing one or two of my units with a D weapons. I put a hurt on him early and won the game in a lop-sided score, but we played 7 turns and he nearly came back thanks to his flying Necron crescent rolls.

I had a good time but after the third game I realized I forgot to roll my Feel No Pain for Iron Hands the entire tournament. That's what I get for skipping around from army to army and not playing a single force for more than a few weeks in a row.

Quinton won a Betrayal at Calth box set for being the first player to be tabled. I think that was a fun prize for someone who could use a little reinforcements.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tanks-Giving

I'm playing in my LCS's annual "Tanks-Giving" Warhammer 40k tournament this weekend. It's a 2,500 point tournament with bonuses for bringing as many vehicles and monstrous creatures as possible.

I'm not sure how it will do, but I have 21 "vehicles." I could probably builder a nastier list but I enjoy the fun my drop pod army combined with some regular marines. I've never fielded the Storm Wing before, so we'll see if gaining strafing run is worth 460 points of flyers that I might not normally field.

Also, with the release of the new formations from the Damocles Kauyon book, my White Scars may be taking the field again (luckily on I only repainted one unit as Alpha Legion.) My "40k" marines will be Scars and my 30k list will likely change to Salamanders because it really fits my playstyle better and the Alpha Legion rules require smaller units and a lot more rhinos.

Here's my list:

Space Marines (Combined arms detachment)

Techmarine (120pt.)
               
Contemptor Dreadnought (185pt.) Multimelta

5x - Tactical Squad (120pt.)
Melta, Rhino

5x - Tactical Squad (120pt.)
Melta, Rhino

Drop Pod (35pt.) Storm bolter;  (for the Contemptor
               
Relic Sicaran Tank (175pt.) Lascanons

Storm wing

Stormraven Gunship (230pt.) Lascannons, Hurricane bolters
Stormtalon Gunship (115pt.)  assault cannon; Skyhammer missile launcher;
Stormtalon Gunship (115pt.) assault cannon; Skyhammer missile launcher;

Baal Strike Force

Librarian Dreadnought (220pt.)
 Drop Pod                

Librarian Dreadnought (220pt.)
Drop Pod
               
Death Company Dreadnought (170pt.)
Drop Pod

Furioso Dreadnought (170pt.)
Drop Pod

Furioso Dreadnought (170pt.)
Drop Pod            

Dreadnought (145pt.)
Drop Pod

5x - Scout Squad (60pt.)

5x - Tactical Squad (130pt.)
Rhino