I have had an Land Speeder on sprue next to my desk for awhile now... about 9 months. And I had a little inspiration to get it build and to finish the other one I have already built and painted. So I built the new Speeder on Thanksgiving and magnetized it along with the Typhoon Missile Launchers from the older Speeder. Then on Black Friday I got to painting!
Missing Pilots... o well!
Here is my 1500 points on the table waiting to get games set up.
Here is a little better picture of the armor. Ignore the Assault Cannon on the Land Speeder on the left, I just forgot to pull it off, I was keeping the parts together.
It was a fun game. They Gray Knights were really nervous turn 1 when Huron Dropped his Orbital Bombardment 2 on his Paladins. To bad it scattered and only hit the Purifiers, but it did kill like 7 of them. The Scouts with Sniper Rifles and the Heavy Bolter killed 1 1/2 paladins! No one expected the 2+ Poison Blast from the Heavy Bolter!
In the end The Celestial Lions and Red Scorpions lost. It was Purge the Alien and having 5 Land Speeders on our side hurt as they were easy targets and gave up first blood. We were rather aggressive on turn 1 with them though so maybe we will have to change that next time.
This last weekend I was watching a BatRep from Bluetable Painting on their YouTube Account, it was Nids VS Blood Angels, and it got me thinking about my Tyranids again. I decided to get to work on the Gargoyles I had gotten for my Birthday... a couple years ago (?). I went ahead and dove right in. I got all 30 Gargoyles primed white, hit them with Gryphon Sepia Wash to get their skin tones done. Then hit the Carapace with Dark Angels Green, hit the claws, mouth and tail spike with Red Ink (yes the really old red ink that GW stopped selling years and years ago), then dabbed some goblin green the the Carapace and called it done.
30 Gargoyles does not look like that much at the moment... Maybe I will have to get more :-)
So this week at the game store I am planning on bringing out the Nids! I am going to try and over run my opponents with a large number of bodies. As Fear no longer causes wounds when you lose combat this should be GREAT! And I am thinking about taking the Doom and giving him Psychic Shriek for twice the 3d6 Leadership Wound goodness! Maybe even giving that to the Hive Tyrants...
Till Next Time! Happy Wargaming!