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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More Fun at 1750 and then some.

Well as Lachlan wrote up the report on his blog "http://soullessawakened.blogspot.com/" the 1250 scout list did pretty well and they walked away with the W. That list though got me in one of those lets build some crazy fun lists moods. So I put together another quick fluff hit and then made a new 1750. It goes a lil' something like this.

Sgt. Chronus along with a new tank commander captain and 15 of his troops, went to planet (insert name) to check on the status of several tanks and dreads. that have been damaged and are now being put back on the line. Chronus figures while he is there he will let the new captain and his men get some tanking experience and training done. While there however a small force of (insert army) descend on the planet and attempt to take over the repair depot. Chronus throws aside the training and the 15 marines the captain and Chronus set out to repel the advancing army. He takes some of the newly repaired equipment and they set out to the battle.

1750 point MECHANICUS

Captain-100

3x 5 man SM troops -270

3x Razorbacks-120
twin las-35
twin assault cannon-35
Hvy Bolter-free

Venerable dread w assault can.-175
Dreadnought w/las&Missile Launcher-145
Ironclad Dread w/basic equip.-135

Chronus-70
Chronus is driving a
LR w/extra arm. and storm bolter-275
LRC w/storm bolter, ex. arm., and multi melta-285
Whirlwind w/H&K missile and storm bolter 105

TOTAL-1750
The army is a pure based tank company as best is it can be. Pros lots of armor for a force not ready for that there in trouble. Chronus gives some serious plusses to make a nasty tank. Smoke launchers give you a great chance of surviving and they're free now woohoo. TANKSHOCKS muahahahaha.
Cons-Any army based with anti armor is gonna hurt you. Lack of troops for holding objectives. Your gonna be somewhat slow unless you move all out and then you are losing firepower.

Anyway it looks like it could be a fun list to play I may try it out in a while depending on what Lachs got at the 1750 level. That's it for this one with just a quick side note..Everyone is doing the resolutions list. So here are my short terms as they seem the most reasonable to accomplish. 1.Get the rules down....
2. Get my 2000 point DW finished
3. Get Belial done for the 15th. The magnets came yesterday so it shouldn't be to long.

These all have to be done by March since that's when the RT is. That's my goal is to play in that. The long term goals are just keep painting building and blogging.

-=END=-

Monday, December 29, 2008

Got WOOD?

So Lachlan and I have been talking a lot about having our own table to play on. Well he took the idea and ran. He called me today and said come build the table. So I went over to his house and we spent 2.5 hours building our own gaming table. This should alleviate the stinky people problem. Anyhoo, he got the materials and we put it together. Here's the results... POWER TOOLS YAY!!!!!
Table top and framing beams.
Frame is built and the top is placed on to the legs.
All 4 corners put together.
She's a tall drink of water. 4x4 surface and she stands at about 4 to 4.5 feet tall

Next up, gotta make it mobile. It's a 4 wheel drive. Ok here's where we lose a few pictures well because it was time to put the shelf brackets on and then take it inside. PROBLEM....The table is 48 inches wide and 4 feet tall. well the hall we have to take it down is 36 inches wide and 5 feet long. problem time...so we had to take off all the legs. This resulted in 2 stripped screws 1 bloody fingers and a disassembled table. But we got it done and moved into the room.
rebuilt in the room. Notice the under storage and the shelf.
a few necrons checking out the area.
Lach moving his army to its new home. More progress pictures coming as the table progresses. He's gonna do felt in green white and grey and either set it up so it snaps on or Velcro's so its easily changeable. We should be playing a game tomorrow I'll be bringing some terrain. It's a great table. Perfect gaming height. There's no bending over at all you're right at game height so you just move and play. It's perfect for pictures. Everything about it is great. Thanks Lach, hopefully it starts to grow on Brittney.

40k christmas

Well it was a pretty good 40k Christmas for me. The wife who went all out for me despite the fact she hates 40k. So the plates very full now. I'm still backlogged from last Christmas and the other models I bought in 08. So it looks like these get put on the bench for a few. Although the new pods will probably get bumped up so I can replace the homegrown ones. Hope everyone else had a great holiday and here's to a Happy New Year.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

With Christmas hitting this week, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. I hope it's filled with fun and laughter. Hope you all receive something great. And as always the note from me. The holidays makes some people act crazy, stay safe and sound these next few weeks don;t let the merriment make you do something unsafe.

Hope you enjoy my little card, I had some fun with paint.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,

Matt

Saturday, December 20, 2008

The peeves list

OK if you re one of these guys I apologize but I finally hit my limit. Also this isn't so much a 40k post as a general hobby post/rant. So let me paint a picture....
I went to the local store today to get a few new paints. No problem should be a quick in and out, you would think. Well I get there and the paints I need are on one side of the room with a table in front of them. Still no problem. (insert problem). Sitting directly in front of the paints at the table is dude on laptop playing game. So I was being the nice guy and just sort of stood to his left and eyed the paints. Hoping he would see me and scoot over a little bit. He looks at me and continues playing. OK no worries. Well then I spot my much needed pot of chaos black which happens to be on the far side of the paint rack. So I say hey bud can I get behind you and grab some paint for a second. He proceeds to look at me like I've gone mental and this has ruined his day some how. But he sighs quite loudly and moves his computer and himself to another chair. I say thanks get my paints and leave.
This all being said I started thinking about things that ticked me off with the game/store I play at. I was just wondering if it was me being crazy in my old age, or if I'm on the boat with anyone else out there. but here's my list of current peeves. Oh and I would play somewhere else but we only have 1 store in town and I'm lucky we even have that. If you are one of the following I apologize this is in no way directed towards you just a general rant from me.

1. Stinky guy, being as its 12 degrees outside and the heats on really no fun is to be had in a 10x12 room with the guy who has now made the room smell like old garbage. This is the guy who for some reason even though you've never met him will stand right next to you and call a T-Rex (burp) like your drinking buddies.
2. Overly loud obnoxious rules guy, the guy who you don't even have to be playing but he can come over to your table and tell you both what you're doing wrong. This guy usually becomes the next guy...
3. I'm a poor loser guy, Everyone knows this guy...He's the one who throws his dice across the room because they got yet another 1. I don't mean a "damn a 1!" I mean duck and cover here comes a D6 your way. (personal exp. a D6 can break through a coke machine front. seen it happen) I mean really man it's just a game...RELAX.
4. Cheater guy. This is the guy who in the clutch moment goes from the dice he's been using, to the the secret in the box dice that for some reason only ever seem to roll a 5 or 6. Or the guy that rolls so fast you can't see what he's doing but somehow in a matter of 30 seconds your squad just took 45 hits with 42 wounds. (WHAT WHAT!!)
Lastly well just where I'm going to stop, but by far the worst for me personally.
5. Oblivious guy, This is the guy who doesn't really care that your playing a game or you're even standing there. God forbid your model case is on the floor in his way it's easily movable with his foot. Or oh I need to get by you no need to say "pardon me" i''d even settle for "MOVE!" no the nice ill just squeeze by and bump the heck out of your table guy. This guy sort of runs with the touchy guy. I'm adding this cause they sort of go together. If were friends no problem here I know you. But this is the guy who comes up and is just watching, that's cool. He's eyeing the pieces checking em out, enjoying there painted goodness. ALL COOL. What's not cool when for some strange reason and you have not even asked me you decide to just grab one of my models and begin to inspect it. WHOA! what the heck man. And for the love of GOD why did you just drop him.
OK I'm getting off my soapbox, just in a mood at the moment. As stated earlier if you are any of the following this is not directed at you just a general rant from me. Sorry if I have offended, like I said maybe it's just me. I know I'm not perfect but in a social gaming environment I try to be as courteous as possible, it just makes for a better and more fun gaming environment (note to Lachlan me drunk at Wills does not count besides we're all friends.)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tournament List

So Soulless and I are looking at hitting up a GT in Tennessee in March. It looks like it should be a 2000 point list. I'm thinking of running the Wing. I may go vanilla and use some regular marines but if I got with the Deathwing then here is what I'm thinking.

Belial 130
Apoth./Standard-55

Inter. Chaplain in Term. Arm. 145

Troops-
Term Squad 1-255
2chain fist
sgt with pwr wpn
Assault can.
Regular term.

Term Squad 2- (Belial and chaplain attached)230
1 chain fist
Apoth/standard
Hvy Flamer
Sgt with pwr wpn

Term squad 3-250
1 chain fist
2x Regular
Assault can.
Sgt w/pwr wpn

Term squad 4-215
Sgt w/pwr wpn
2x Lightning claws
2x Thunder Hammer /SS

Term squad 5-235
3x Regular
Cyclone
Sgt w/pwr wpn
--------------------
Dread-185
Twin Link las
Missile Launcher
Venerable
ex arm

Land Raider-270
Hvy Bolter/2x twin link las
pintle mount
ex arm
TOTAL 1970 (may throw in a Hunter killer on the LR for 15 making it 285)

or drop the dread, a chain fist and cyclone term switch them with a regular termand go with

Land raider-255
pintle
Land raider crusader-255
pintle
TOTAL- 2000 even

If I run with the dread I will place him behind the Land Raider. The assault marines will be in the LR. They will run a flank. The rest of the terms will deepstrike in. The dread is a moving weapons platform. The LR will move up slowly in rd 1. Then when the deepstirkes hit in rd 2 it will go 12 deploy the terms who should be able to get into an assault by then (hope, the termy catapult works.) The Cyclone team will try and drop in on an objective and secure it.

If I run the 2 Land Raiders then the Raider will have the assault marines still and do the same thing except both moving 12 the first round. The LRC will move up with Bel's team inside, with the LR. Should still be able to get them into assault by rd2 (hopefully) The 3 squads will come in via deep strike. The squad that had the cyclone will now just be a basic squad and will still try to drop onto an ovbjective to secure while the rest hit inside the enemy.

Ideas, pros, cons, ???
thanks

Monday, December 15, 2008

Apothecary finished

I didn't step by step the apothecary, but I have been working on him for the last two days. Short of a maybe banner, he's done. Debating the banners still, I have one for the apothecary, Belial and of course the standard. So without any more words here's my terminator apothecary. I'm pretty happy with him overall though. Oh I also started adding my base extras.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

DEC Monthly challenge (ARCHANGELS V' SOULLESS)

PICTURE HEAVY!!!!!!
So we may have taken this a little overboard. We took pictures of everything, but I think the story gets told. I was gonna use arrows and stuff but decided to just let the pictures talk like Drax did. Hopefully you get it. Like I said this is PHOTO HEAVY 50plus pics, and I deleted about 20. So when I say OY!! this was mind numbing, never again, you'll understand why. So without further ado, here's the BATREP.



























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