Thursday, May 31, 2012

Aerial Assault!: First Impressions

So I picked up the latest White Dwarf, something I have not done in the last 5+ years, in order to get a look at the new "Fast, Skimmer"s / future flyers. My initial thoughts on the Stormtalon have not been that great. As I have already filled up my Fast Attack slots with Land Speeders/Storm, and a squad of Assault/Vanguard Marines I am hesitant to invest any more $$ in to the slot. Points wise it seems a bit steep when compared to the Vendettas I normally run in my IG list and the cheaper Land Speeders I have been using in my Space Marine army.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Self Painting Challenge V2 is Over! Apoc, Orks VS Imperial!

So I ended up going to bed at about 1:00am Saturday morning in order to get the terminators close to done. Then I had the pleasure of waking up 5 hrs later so I could pack up and make the 2hr drive down to the LA Battle Bunker. So now the question is "Was it worth it?"

 The calm before the storm...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Self Painting Challenge V2. Update 3!

Well this evening has been productive so far. I have gotten the 3 Leman Russ tanks painted and based the Terminators. Going to jump on painting the Terminators here in a couple min. after this post is up. Here is some pictures of the Leman Russ Tanks and a picture of the overall 8,000 point Apocalypse force.

2 Leman Russ Battle Tanks and 1 Leman Russ Vanquisher ready to be primed

Ok now for the overall force.

8,000 points on a standard 6'x4' table... not much room left.

Till next time, Happy Wargaming!

Self Painting Challenge V2. Update 2!

Just a quick update here. I think I may be in for a long night to night. I have not been able to get any real work done over the last couple days. I had some events I had to attend for work so all I have been able to do is get a base coat on the Leman Russ tanks.

Hang in there!

Painting the Leman Russ should go quickly, my major concern at this point is the Terminators. I need to get 2 more sets of arms magnetized for TH/SS combo while being able to switch their shields out at a later time as I have run out of the Lion Shields. I will also have to forgo using the 3rd Drop Pod in favor of the already painted Rhino.

Wish me Luck! My next post should be after tomorrows Apoc Game. I will try to take a lot of pictures.

Till next time, Happy Wargaming!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Potential list for the Thunderdome

So I have been thinking about what army and what list I want to take into the LAtCS Thunderdome. I think the major issue I will run into is finding a list that will not only be able to beat the Draigo Wing that Biff has but one that will hopefully last though several other match-ups. Here I will go over a list I have been thinking of for using from my Imperial Guard collection.

An older pic of some of my IG.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Self Painting Challenge V2. Update 1!

Well I have not gotten as much done as I have wanted to in the last week. But with work, family and friends all eating up my time I can't complain too much. I have been able to get some work done on the Hellhammer and I realized that I need to pick up some new paint for the Leman Russ Tanks. All my paint I used for them from before have dried out. I am hoping that the Leman Russ Tanks go rather quick with painting this week as they have a rather simple paint scheme, and the Terminators should not be too bad if I don't worry about the detail. I am really worried about getting the Drop Pod done, so I may have to switch it out for the Rhino I have painted already. I am also just painting everything right now to a 3 color standard as it would take to long to get everything to a finished quality.

Broken down for the base coat.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Another self painting challenge... What have I done!?!

Well what have I gotten myself into this time. The SoCal Apoc club is having a Orks VS Imperium game on the 19th of this month. I got the OK from my better half that I could make the drive down to the LA Bunker to play. I will be bringing 8,000 points of IG and Space Marines not a problem there. The issue come when everything you have has to be painted with a 3 color minimum and I don't currently have 8,000 points of IG and Space Marines painted.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Last of the Terminators are built

So this weekend while I was watching the last episode of "Turn 8" from Beasts of War to hear about the 40k Flyers and other goodness they have going on I worked on building the last of my Space Marine Terminators. With the recent addition I was able to grab from a garage sale this brings the number of terminators I have  up to 21 (not including HQs and Special characters). I have worked out a way to have all of them set up as Assault Terminators (11 TH/SS and 10 Lightning Claws) and 10 of them to switch between Assault and the standard Terminators.

10 Assault Terminators in front, 10 Tactical Terminators in back.

The only work I have left for them now is to finish magnetizing the arms, make up 1 more CML and to paint 14 of them. I also have to order more shields. The shields come 3 to a pack and I used some of them on special characters so I am short 2 for the squad. It doesn't seem like that much but with the way I have been going about things lately it may take longer then I would like it to.

I hope to get the "How to magnetize a Land Raider Crusader/Redeemer" tutorial up this week, so keep an eye out for it.

Till next time, Happy Wargaming!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Preparing to enter the Thunderdome!

So for anyone who listens to the 40k Podcast "Life After the Cover Save" they started running what they have dubbed the "Thunderdome Survivor Series". This is a King of the Hill style campaign (1750 points) where 2 people face off and the winner gets to Live/Play another day and wait for the next challenger.

Well this last week Biffomatic (ya that same guy...) entered the Thunderdome. I was lucky enough to be there to watch a little bit of the action, but I was busy with my own game against some AssCannBack Spam from Blood Angels so I did not get to see most of the game. Luckily they gave updates of the game during the podcast. Biff brought Gray Knights to challenge the current champs Blood Angels. If you want to know how the game went you can listen to it streaming or download (free) from iTunes or from the LAtCS Forums. The results are in the last 5min or so if you want to skip most of the show. (Warning content has explicit language and subject matters not meant for children)

What is Master doing to Big-Nasty-B!