Saturday, March 31, 2012

Brief Batrep: Mech Angels vs Mech Guard, 1750pts

Tried out a new list today: LOADS of vehicles! Here it is:

Librarian with Shield and Lance
4 x Assault Squads with meltaguns and infernus pistols in Las/plas Razorbacks

2 x Baal Predators with Heavy Bolter sponsons
2 x Land Speeder Typhoons in a squadron

2 x Vindicators with siege shields
1 x Combipred

One of the Razorbacks has a Twin-linked Assault Cannon. 1 Assault Squad also has a power weapon for the Sgt.

Basically, I wanted to test drive a list with paired Vindicators. Knowing that just one Vindicator in a list like this would stick out quite conspicuously and probably get nuked without firing a shot, I decided to field 2. The carnage would be magnificent!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Blood Angels old and new

On the left, a Tactical Marine from the first batch of Blood Angels I ever painted. On the right, same model with new, improved technique! The magic ingredient...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Batrep: Necrons vs Grey Knights, 1750 pts

Wong was up for inflicting more Mordrak shenaningans, so I brought the Crimson King out to play, since it had been a couple of weeks since I last had the Necrons march. Will post pics and some commentary first, then update this post as workload permits...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Batrep: Mech Angels vs Mech Angels, 1750 pts

Not really much of a batrep today, but more a roundup of what happened this Saturday afternoon at CM (which I managed to catch on camera). First off, my Mech Angels vs Redeye's....

Friday, March 16, 2012

Catachans for the lazy

As we know, one of the great drawbacks of playing the Imperial Guard is having to paint all that infantry. As it happens I've just hit upon a fairly quick and easy way to get pretty decent-looking Catachan jungle fighters. First, you need this stuff:

L to R: Black, Olive, Woodland Green, Khaki

Monday, March 12, 2012

Now lemme see yer REAL war face!!

Current progress on Gunnery Sgt Harker...

There's still some way to go. Apart from further shading and highlighting on the metal bits, I'm still pondering:

1) How to adorn the base. Could I really be bothered to get moar flock? But then, I am kinda bored of my usual basing techniques...

2) What to put on that shoulder pad. I really like Wong's idea of having it as something Harker got off a Space Marine Scout. That's just the kind of thing that really adds character to a model. I think I'll stew over this one for a bit...

3) Should I write "BAD ASS" all over the headband?

Next up, Sly Marbo. Here's my rendition of Marbo posing next to veteran Guard commander YH's Marbo.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Batrep: DoA vs IG, 1750 pts

Just gonna post some of the pics up from today's scrap with YH's ludicrous horde of men and guns. Will fill in the details when I've got some time. Lotsa work to do this night...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Have you got a war face? AAAAAARRRGGGHHH!!! THAT's a war face!!!

Just felt inspired to put together a squad of Catachan Veterans led by Gunnery Sgt Harker, so I picked up a Scout Squad and some Catachans and a few more Scout weapons off e-Bay. Here's my take on Harker:

Bandana? Check. Shades? Check. Unfeasibly large gun? Check...

Yeah, that's the Heavy Bolter from the Space Marine Scouts box. I'd only noticed recently that there were no sleeves on it like with the other scout arms, so I did a little kitbashing. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out.The Scout arms were made for a slightly wider body than a Catachan's so I filled in the gap with a little bit of sprue, which I then filed down until I had the right shape.

Also, I figured since Harker's hard enough to be S4 in close combat, I slapped a sheathed Scout combat blade onto his back. I think it looks suitably badass for a Catachan.

I'm also stripping the Scout sprues of their shotguns, and using them for my Veteran Squad. Still not sure what I shoult have as the loadout for my 3 special weapons. Anti-tank shooty with meltas? Or anti-infantry with flamers? 

As for the Scouts, they're most certainly not going to waste. I'll be look to try out a small squad of combat scouts. At 100pts, that's a 5-man squad, including a Sgt with a powerfist.

100pts for an outflanking powerfist? Sounds interesting enough to me... More pics to follow as these wee devils get painted...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Moar pics of the Crimson King

Just felt like taking a couple of snaps of the Crimson King...

If you hadn't already guessed, I got the idea of the Crimson King from 2 things:

1) Stephen King's Dark Tower series, though the Crimson King there is a bit more... gribbly... than my shiny little Overlord; and

2) My confidence in painting a good, solid red.

Another source of inspiration was the Red Right Hand, keeping with the theme of a mysterious, unfathomable, inexorable, implacable evil... 

Anyway, no real reason for those pics other than a little camera practice. Might do some shots of the Blood Angels, when I get round to putting together some better backdrops. If you've any advice how to get better results with a Sony Cybershot, do tell, please...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Squad Wallace? Squad Gromit?

Why Squad Wallace and Gromit, you ask? Very simple... Look at the Sergeants of my 2 Assault Squads...

See the squad markings on the knee pads? I only noticed after painting the one on the right: "Waitaminute... That's the Scottish flag!" So Squad Wallace came to be. The other squad had their knees done in yellow, waiting for the day I decide on what to paint as their squad marking. Yellow = CHEESE*! And who loves cheese more than Wallace and Gromit? And that's how they came to be.

I just noticed after taking this pic that Sgt Wallace is most improperly attired, that is, I haven't highlighted him yet. This will be rectified...

* Some would unkindly make that remark of Blood Angels in general...

Batrep: DoA vs IG, 1500pts (Now with pics!)

Just got in a quick 1500pt game today with Justin's Imperial Guard. And this time, I brought a camera... which I'm crap with, so I apologize in advance for my failures in photography. Anyway, here's how it went...