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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Why have 2 when you can have 7

So I decided to build some more today and did a little prime work but ran out of spray so stopped short but its all good cause i got conversion happy too. Anyway what started as 2 dreads
1 regular and 1 venerable see below...

became
2 new regulars from the blackreach kit with meltas and power fists. And 1 soon to be ancient and venerable original dread (he's so tiny.) he comes with a power fist and a converted assault cannon arm.
next up...
the newest Venerable with multiple load outs, converted to stand higher and is wielding a autocannon/heavy bolter arm and a powerclaw w/flamer arm. See other loadouts below.
and the newest behemoth of the bunch.
the Ironclad, when i think Ironclad I think big mean I come out and destroy everything. He's converted to be a quad walker. he's wielding a seismic hammer with melta. A c/c power claw arm with Melta attachment and blade (he can only have the 1 melta but it's just for looks and meaness factor.) he's been heightened and tweaked. He's got a ton of armor pieces and ribbons badges, scrolls etc. that I haven't finished, well even started working on yet. so he looks kinda brittle and naked-ish but when they get done he'll be a mean son of a gun, I hope. I love him though so that's what counts.
Here's the optional weapon loads for the ironclad and the new ven. Hurricane bolter, lascannon/assault cannon arm (again I know you can only use 1 I just like having different builds. Plus I always look at it like why would you go to war with 1 gun when you can bring the lot.) the heavy bolter/autocannon arm. the Power claw/melta arm. My converted HK missile rack and the seismic hammer with melta. I didn't put the other power claw arm with flamer but it's been converted to be longer and bent so he's more action posed.
More to come of the new 5 as i Get them primed and painted. Doing some of it tomorrow and playing a few games to hopefully.

And lastly I leave you with my next project which is on hold until I get back from the Bahamas, (thank GOD for vacations.)
Count em up 6 drop pods. Oh the joy....my fingers are already hurting and I haven't even started them.

more later,
Matt

*sorry if the pictures are bad as always, I'm working on it.*









Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tyranid 2k test game 1


So I finished my first game with the new nids, all proxied by cowboys and indians plastic toys. HMMMM what can I say I'm so so at the moment. I think I miss the old codex but I really like some stuff from the new codex.
First off the results. No long battle report here lets just say it was going very very bad for me, bad dice rolls, I forgot the ap rules (i'm to used to marines) so when my lictor and genestealers started instantly dying without saves to ap4 and ap 5 guns I was like wtf. I had a few moments of stupidity but I did manage to pull off a few things. Final result was a win due to phase, thank god I remembered he phased or it would have been a loss on kill points 7 him 3 me it was an anhil. match. I found myself getting angry which is odd cause I usually don't get angry during the game, but not knowing the new nids and having to look up rules and generally playing with a whole new army I don't totally know it got rather frustrating. But it was a win at but not a great victorious win. This was a humbling game to say the least.
Here's the list I am using atm, I may be making some changes. O.K. before ppl go off and say WHAT ARE YOU STUPID....my list is based around a theme. ENTER Hive Fleet Dentis Nail, basically hive fleet tooth and nail. My army has no real shooting at all minus a few things that just come with models. I am solely doing claws, teeth, talons, and fangs. It's just to me more of what giant bugs in space would be also it's more ALIENS to me which is what I'm going for. Anyway here's my list without a lot of detail, I think I have adrenal glands on just about everything.
Tyrant with 2+ not wings.
Lictor
2x 5 man Warriors. (1 set in a spore pod the other in reserve arriving through tunnels.)
2x 10 man Genestealers. Coming in on the flanks (I didn't do 1 unit in this game and they decided to assault a monolith which was just dumb I couldn't hurt it at all and they just got shot to death.)
Carni in pod (Got run down by the Deciever Morale checks will hurt you when you have a super wound model who has to roll leadership tests at a minus 3 or 4 cause he took that many wounds.)
Carni in pod with crushing claws.
Trygon Prime (love it)
then with the left over I had two options 14 Horms with adrenal and toxin or a tyrant guard and an extra spore for my 2nd warriors. I took the gaunts and ran them with the tyrant. Which worked cause she took a ton of shots but never a wound. the Horms. just ran in and assaulted as fast as they could and finally got killed off. they were just fodder anyways. All in all I like the list for theme but I don't see it winning a ton unless I can get into you and hurt you fast. The ap rules killed me since saves were negated big time. But the high toughness of some of em kept me just taking wounds instead of dying outright. I think I may pull a Carni and go 2x Trygons one prime one normal. But it's still all in play test.
Again it was a good game and the list we put together for Lachs necs (that he tweaked) is gonna be sweet I think we have a winner no I aint sharing it that's his baby (but let me just say they may be outdated but I found out today they are mean and evil regardless some of there outdatedness has given them a huge benefit.) If he hadn't given me the window I wouldn't have jumped through for the phase out he had me. Luckily I got the phase, a win but boy at a cost (side note why has winning become so important, we had a long talk about this, were testing lists for tourny but it's just wierd it's almost like was I playing to have fun or just win? anyway that's another story.) Any helpful ideas from the nid guys out there would be greatly appreciated. But let me just say NO I really don't want to put in guns I like my theme and really wanna keep it the way it is. I think I have potential just gotta find my list and get into assault faster with things I can hurt not just Monoliths.
PS the C'tan gods OMG man all I can say is OMG....
more later
Matt
PSS Is it wierd to anyone other than me that a MONSTEROUS CREATURE can be run down. I mean c'mon it's a MONSTER.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Triple Threat

Well I wasn't able to finish three in a day, but i did finally finish them all. And as promised here they are (photos below.) Don't you just love the feel of superglue on your fingers? Anyway I'm happy with them and am looking forward to using them in the near future, even if it is just for objectives. Oh and sorry for the photos they're not great but the wife kicked me out of the living room so they had to be photoed on there shelf in the man cave. With these completed and the new nid codex having been broken in (my 2000 point list is finished and ready for play test, I'll post it here in a few.) I'm putting the forces of the Imperium aside and starting my Xenos. If the list works like I hope it will then I have to make a mighty purchase from the boys at GW (insert happy but sad sigh) and then it's off to build and paint up for tourny time 2010.
More later,
Matt
the Team together
Stormlord, (I know it's not the best fir superheavy tanks but I love mini guns.)
Hellhammer
Baneblade
Heads up, INCOMING!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

and I'm back in the game

So, I finished reading the first Gaunt's Ghost's omni. and it got me itching again. So i pulled out a few boxes and started building. I now have 2 of three baneblades built (well a blade a hellhammer and the stormsword is in progress I ran out of glue. Pics to be posted soon.) That was a huge build event and I am sort of tired of building at the moment my fingers are glued, cut, and sore, but I'm not stopping. Had Lach and our newest player JC over on Monday and we got a few games in. I won the first tied my 2nd against JC who we were teaching the game too and was utterly tabled and destroyed in my third, thanks for hosing me Lach (note to all- Don't put a dreadnought in the middle of the field with no cover and then expect him to survive 40 shots from gauss weapons.) Anyway I'm back in the game mode and have started looking at tournaments to go too. We were thinking maybe BOLSCON or the exterminatus again but we haven't seen anything from the exterminatus ppl on the web yet. I'm anxiously awaiting my nid codex and I'm super excited about starting my nid army. Still working on my marines but there sort of back burner atm. Anyway as promised pics of the 3 super heavies coming and more from me as I get back into gear.
 
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