Monday, June 18, 2012

A new caster joins the fray!

Just about finished Sorscha:

Not quite happy with the face, so i might come back and do that. Or maybe just get another Sorscha model, seeing how cheap they are off eBay. I'm fairly pleased with how the coat and armour turned out. They both started with solid coats of Mephiston Red. The coat was first washed with Ogryn Flesh, then once more with Leviathan Purple. The armour was brightened with Blood Red and highlighted with Blazing Orange, making for 2 clear shades of red on a very red model.

Right, who's next...

MUCH Work In Progress!

It arrived! At long last, it arrived! Not from eBay, mind you. I got nothing from them but, thankfully, a refund. I picked up my copy of the Battle Box from the ever-friendly Wolf. Here it is:

Ah, the majesty...Fun fact: The cover art shows every mini in the Battle Box. No more, no less. Nice, eh?

You don't need me to tell you what's inside it, but here are a couple of highlights...

Friday, June 8, 2012

Things that slither and slash...

Canoptek Wraiths!

My very last 40k purchase, at least until 6th Edition, which, we are informed, is really not that far away...

 Ooh, the anticipation is killing me... Well, actually, no. I've got Warmachine to keep me happy, whatever 6th edition may bring...

Monday, June 4, 2012

15 pts of Khador!

Well, here's my first 15 pts of WYSIWYG Khador:

Read on for a breakdown of what does what...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Yay! Bragging rights!

My pride and joy!
Today, for the 4th time in a row, my Double Deathstar has served me well, winning me the top spot of the illustrious Comics Mart 40k League! Ok, this isn't as boombastic fantastic as it sounds, there are only 5 of us, comprising 2 Blood Angels, 1 Vanilla Marine, 1 Space Wolf and 1 Chaos Space Marine. That's right, 100% Marines, all the way. Today's game was for 4 objectives against Peter's pretty straightforward CSM army:

Daemon prince with wings, Mark of Slaanesh and Lash of Submission
10 Plague Marines with a Champion with powerfist, a personal icon and 2 meltaguns, in a Rhino with a combiweapon
9 Plague Marines with a Champion with powerfist, a personal icon and 2 meltaguns, in a Rhino with a combiweapon
3 squads of 3 Obliterators each

By my reckoning, this comes to 1762pts. I had the first turn and deployed everything. He deployed his Obliterators, Daemon Prince and Abaddon in cover, reserving the Plague Marines in their Rhinos. To cut a long story short, my lascannons killed Abaddon, snipers dealt 5 (!) rending wounds against Obliterators, Furioso blew away the Daemon Prince with the ever-handy Frag Cannon (it had been weakened from early lascannon salvos, mind you) and my Terminators assaulted and shredded the Plague Marines in turn. Throughout all this, the Stormraven flitted about, infuriating the dwindling numbers of Obliterators with its turboboosting cover save. Short, sharp and vicious game, except for the Furioso, which spent no less than 5 full rounds locked in combat with an Obliterator who made an absurd number of invulnerable saves.

And thus concludes this chapter of the adventures of the ridiculously lucky Double Deathstar Blood Angels. I have played this list 4 times in a row and I am BORED. Also, it's a pain to lug around. Time to field something a little more compact, I think. So, until 6th Edition, to the shelf! Say bye-bye...

Waiting for 6th...