Friday, 25 May 2007

This weekend we’ve got a band holiday!

Army done. All-nighter pulled. So bloody tired. Squinty pics.





Damned proud. Off to the Club Challenge.

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Posted by Curis at 6:46 am

Thursday, 17 May 2007

When the darkness must win

Playing with or against Grey Knights instantly grounds the game in a back story. Why have these elite defenders of the Imperium been summoned en masse to fight? What force was reckoned so evil that a Grand Master personally went to confront it himself?



Warmaster Gorun's Squat Legion of course! In one turn they dropped down and annihilated his entire Terminator retinue and knocked him down to just one wound.

I've had some very resounding successes against Terminators recently. The veteran Astartes disappear under the wealth firepower my army can bring to bear. Last week Ben's Chaos Terminators and their Lord were wiped out immediately after the deepstruck behind my lines, and the week before that my Demolisher was single-handedly responsible for taking out an entire Squad of Craig's Terminators and the accompanying Librarian. He'd also chosen to deepstrike them behind my lines, but unfortunately scattered right on top of my Russ.

Craig, however, did get his own back this week on the desert board this week. The sparse terrain combined with the mission's Alpha rating forced all 11 of my squads to deploy in the open where they were systematically torn apart.



(I apologise for the exceptionally poor picture quality today - I really should use something better than my camera phone.)

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Posted by Curis at 12:09 pm

Monday, 14 May 2007

Ruiner

More pics of the Termite here.



First of the two special weapons squads are finished. Need to find some more meltaguns for my other one as I've got converted bikers holdings old marine meltaguns that are far too big for them.

One of my special weapon squads tore apart Ben's Chaos Terminator unit on Wednesday. We were playing recon and he deepstruck them in the midst of my lines and promptly combi-meltaed my Russ. But as they were so closely packed I deepstruck both my special weapon teams next to them and really enjoyed putting every model under the blast.

The squad was lead by his Chaos Lord in Terminator armour, so taking it out was a real priority and a good deal of victory points. And since they were a scoring units in my deployment zone they earned him lots of victory points, (it was a Recon).

Boom! All gone except the lord who promptly got meltaed by the other squad.

One of the finer points of using the demo charges is to shoot your other squads close by first, and then the rest of the squad's weapons. There's such a huge chance of it scattering you need to make sure any casualties on your own side had their chance to fire first.

That's why I so love my drop infantry army. (Well, tunelling army.) You have the flexibility to reinforce your own lines, strike out for objectives or run around your enemy's rear and melta their tanks.

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Posted by Curis at 11:18 am

Thursday, 10 May 2007

Your big mushroom cloud

Matt's taking his High Elves to the Club Challenge, but instead of cramming in more tournament practise against Hey Steve's Dwarfs he kindly agreed to play me at some 40K.

I lost horribly last time.

I lost horrbily the time before that.
And this time I lost horribly too. I just can't cope with those damn Raptors hit and running. I've got so many units they can always find another unit to lock themselves in another combat with and avoid being targeted in the shooting phase.




Ah well. At least my army's considerably more painted than last time.




My standard tactic for dealing with close combat beasties is to throw more infantry at them, allowing the rest of my army to get on. But their damned disengaging from combat was rather annoying. The only tactic I came up with to combat this is to exterminate with extreme prejudice, which I duly did in my next game against Ben.

His Red Corsair army has a unit of Raptor beasties, and I hit them with everything I had when they broke cover. They were mauled and ran off the board. I was chuffed, and eventually managed a rather tasty draw against his Imperial deserters.

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Posted by Curis at 10:49 pm

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

I've been rolling down the assembly line

I've finished refitting my Techpriest's personal Chimera. One of the annoying things about taking an unfinished army to the European Team Championship was that it had to be undercoated to be fielded at Warhammer World. I hadn't finished converting a lot of my models, but hurriedly sprayed them to get them on the table. It's nice going back and finally finishing their assemblies.



More pics of the Techpriest further down.

I fitted new track guards, added a searchlight, drilled out new bullet holes. I also replaced the hull heavy bolter and lasguns with old skool squat ones. I but down the multilaser to make it stubbier and more squatty, and made the pintle-mounted heavy stubber a coaxial one instead. (It's so hard to stick on a searchlight and a pintle stubber and an open hatch.) Making the weapon coaxial also makes it look more techy and non-standard, which is exactly what I want.



And, I also cut up my much-cherished 2nd Techpriest to stick in the turret. It took me ages deliberating as it's such a valuable and cool model, and there weren't even any casting defects I could justify it with. But at the end of the day they're models and that's what you are meant to do with them, have fun and make something unique. And I couldn't really have regular Squat infantry poking out the hatches as it feels almost like proxying.

As I had already stuck two squat infantry firing out the rear top hatch I had to tear them off, and then try closing the doors. Unfortunately that mangled the doors and I had to improvise some replacements out of various vehicle parts. But at the end of the day, they make the Chimera look even more non-standard and Adeptus Mechanical.

Now I've just got to work out how much of it to paint red. I'd like to do it all red, but that would stick out in an army all done in green and brown. Craig's suggested painting it the same green as my other vehicles with red cog patterns on, which I may try.

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Posted by Curis at 10:21 pm

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

There goes my hero

Warmaster Gorun! Heroic Senior Officer Supreme! Fearless leader! Combat monster! Fantatic model!




His card!



Warmaster Gorun! Mighty champion! Much feared!

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