Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More Desert Scenery

Last week I picked up the Imperial Sector boxed set of buildings to make some new scenery for my desert table I've been gaming on. It's much more fun than playing out in the wastes with just hills and mesas. So I got it home and started assembling some buildings. I really liked some of the ones that were in the battle reports in this month's White Dwarf. So looked at them for some inspiration. After assembling and gluing them to a hardboard base I decided to clip up a bunch of the sprue the buildings came on and glue it down around the base of the buildings for rubble. Then just glued some sand to the base and on top of the sprue.

Next up was to primer and paint the buildings. Also I found my last piece of moonscape so figured I'd do up a crater for this table as well. I primed them all black and got out my gw spray gun and sprayed a coat of vermin brown onto my new structures. Next up I did an overbrush of Tausept Ochre and finished off with a drybrush of bleached bone. As you can see in the pics, they came out nicely.

I figured while I was at it I'd also assemble and paint my Honoured Imperium set. So I assembled everything and primed it up and painted the broken aquilla and the ruined piece of building to match the other scenery for the desert table. I figured I'd use the Space Marine statue on various tables so went with a bronze color for it and a cement color for the base. So first up was a coat of tin bitz on the statue and an overbrush of codex grey on the base. Next I did a drybrush of dwarf bronze on the statue and a drybrush of graveyard earth on the base. Finally I finished off the base with a drybrush of bleached bone. For the statue I did a drybrush of shining gold. Now I could have stopped here but wanted it to look weathered and old so I decided to give it some oxidation by doing a wash of hawk turquoise mixed with a touch of snot green and some of the old gw green wash (from like 98) as I couldn't seem to find my thraka green wash. After diluting all this with water I went about adding wash into recesses on the status and around rivets, etc. As you can see in the pic, I think it came out rather well.

Til next time,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Land Raider Achilles

Those lance weapons make you want to stop taking a land raider in your army list? Well here's the answer... The Land Raider Achilles! It's gonna give you 4 models less transport capabnility (6 models), and loses its assault ramp, so only has doors on the sides, but boasts twin-linked multi-meltas on the sponsons and a hull-mounted thunderfire cannon! Thanks to its Feromantic Invulnerability lance weapons don't do their dirty deed against it and melta weapons don't get their plus one at all. As a matter of fact it reduces the damage result by 1. So it will never explode unless hit with a strength "D" weapon!

Finally, a way Space Wolves can take a thunderfire cannon! Check it out:
Land Raider Achilles
Land Raiser Achilles Rules

Til next time,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Space Wolves vs Orks and vs Chaos

So I played two games today. I finally took on Matt's orks and then This evening took on Duane's Word Bearers.

So Matt and I finally got together at the GW White Marsh store for a game of 40k today. 2000 points. I have been playing my new 2k list. Matt brought out a TON of boyz. I think overall he had like 200 or so models on the table! he had like 6 - 30 boy mobz plus some support. we played a pitched battle set up with the mission being annihilation.

Of course This was a tall order for me to be able to win. Though gave it my best but in the end, I just couldn't take out enough boyz before he wiped me off the table.

Then this evening I took on Duane's Word Bearer Chaos marines list! his list contained 2 15-man marine squads with icon bearers, a defiler, vindicator, 3 lesser demon squads, 1 demon prince, a greater demon, and a lord and squad in terminator armor.

Well we decided to play seize ground and 12" pitched battle. Duane rolled higher then me and decided he would let me go first... BAD IDEA! I wound up winning the game with some highlights being one mark of the wolfen model being turned into a spawn, all 3 squads of lesser demons being destroyed in hand-to-hand combat, and the DP being destroyed after 3 full turns of hand-to-hand. In the end I had one objective of 3 and the foul forces of chaos were whittled down to a small threat. It was nice to get a win! Next time I hope Duane won't let his opponent go first when he rolls higher! Will be playing more games with my new 2k list. It seems to be doing well overall.

Til next time,

Monday, November 8, 2010

40k Posters

Clive over at A Painters Tabletop found some fun motivational posters centered around Warhammer 40K. Check out his blog and the link to the posters. I've added a couple here. Fun Stuff!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


So I open my door this morning and what is sitting on my doorstep? A box the FedEx guy left from Battlefoam! My Pack 720 finally arrived! My wife, Nancy, bought it for me back in May as a birthday gift. First the hold up was that I decided to commission Dave Taylor to build and paint me a Leman Russ Primarch model. So I wanted to have a spot in the case for him. So had to wait for Dave to finish building him so he could give me a pic so I could have a trace to send them. So once I received the pic and sent them my load out, including traces for characters and other models that wouldn't fit in a standard troop slot in the case, I received an email saying they were out of the cases themselves and I would have to wait until November. This was back in September.

So here it is, first weekend in November and I received the case! I'm excited. Just look at all the spots for models! The 720 gives you 12" of foam for your minis. You can either go with their standard foam pieces or do some custom layouts or both. I did both. Now my WHOLE Space Wolves army fits in one case (except for my drop pods, I'll be ordering a GW case custom foam for them.) So now back to painting my Wolves and onto playing more games with them!

Til next time,
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