Not 40k related but god damn Gods of War3 is an insane game. Been playing it hard for the last couple of days which has kept me away from the minis. Got a couple girls cooling in some Simple Green now to take off this booty primer and started to convert one of my Superior Seraphim into a Vet Sup today. Doesnt look stellar but I think it will work
Another solid book in the Horus Heresy series. As a 40k player these books are really mana from heaven. It is very cool to read about characters that you have in your miniature collection and know really well. This book continues to build out some incredible back story for all the Chaos Legions and I enjoyed it very much. I do wonder tho how much you would like these books if you didnt play 40k. I think the books hold up pretty well to other military Sci-fi novels but I wonder if I cut them some slack cause I love the game so much.
Regardless, great book and its a very fun/quick read.
I have started to have some questions tho about where some stuff is going and wonder if we will ever see things in the main game. These Silent Sisterhood girls are really starting to sound more and more like the pre-cursors of the Sisters of Battle or Culexus Assassins. If and this is a big IF, they are redoing the =I= codex right now I wonder if they are re-writting the fluff completely. The signs are there and it would be cool to tie the =I= into the who Horus Heresy books.
After much internal debate and some wise words from CaptDees. I have decided to play Sisters at the Tourney. I was potentially thinking of running an all Nurgle list with some bikers but I would just get pounded and be sad.
So this needs some playtesting and here is what I am thinking:
1 Palatine with Celes Ret in Immoator
3/5 Girl Celestian Squads in Immolators with 2 meltas
4/10 Girl Battle Sister squads 3 with 2 meltas 1 with just bolter with Vet Sups with books
No smoke on the exorcists and one girl squad with just bolters for holding a objective or just random havoc.
I have all the tanks right now and just need to build/paint an immolator. I might need to get some other pieces together but I picked up 2 more melta girls at the GameKastle flea market and have 4 coming in from an Ebay win so I think I am set.
For this list I fear 2 things: IG and my stupidity. I will need to play every game for the draw and pull people to me to win so hopefully I can contain myself and not go for massacres.
Things didnt go well for my CSM list over the weekend. Got whooped on twice by orks and then even took a beating from a 1kSons army which was pretty sad.
The list I rolled with was:
CSM Sorcerer with Lash
7 PM squad with 2 meltas in Rhinos AC with Pfist
7 PM squad with 2 plasmas in Rhinos AC with Pfist
7 Zerkers with AC pfist
Landraider for Kharn and Zerkers
2/2 oblit squads
2/5man Chosen Squads with 3 meltas
thats it and it sucked. I really want to field my Land Raider since its the center piece of my army right now but I am really questioning if its going to be effective. When I look at the girls I can field at 1850 I really wonder why am bothering.
I am thinking of jumping into a Fantasy Army and have caught myself staring at the Skaven.
The new models are rad and I love the wheel of doom.
But I have heard some poopy things about Warhammer Fantasy so I am a little worried about making the plunge in. IF anyone has any input about the pros of Fantasy and if it stands up to 40k or other systems please post.
Heard this today and am very excited. Dont know if its new but I will love reading about Eisenhorn kicking some ass. Very cool interview on multiple levels. I was also happy to hear that the Alpha Legion might get another pass.
I was checking out the GW store yesterday and noticed that the Witch and Daemon Hunter codexs are still not up there. The metal sets have returned but those are gone which is very cool. I know there are some different opinions out there on whether the Sisters and Grey Knights should have their own codexs but I think combining them could be pretty cool. It is going to open up more model choices for me and is going to be a lot of fun. If GW keeps the trend going with their new Codexs I think we could be in for some fun times with the Inquisition. I really like my Sisters right now but I would like to see a couple things and it makes sense to me that this would happen: New Transport (Flyer) an Argus Plastic kit or Valkyrie variant, new point costs and abilities for Repentia's; maybe fleet or some sort of invul save, Arco-Flags repriced and most of all named Saints, Inquistors and Canonesses. Ideally it would be great to see the point costs of Battle Sister squads and Grey Knights be brought in line with other MEQ units and I suspect they will be. The big questions I have is whether or not they will make the leap in Ordos Xenos or stick with the two and I also wonder if they will introduce Assassin kill squads instead of making them solo.
I am pretty happy with how the Land Raider is turning out. Overall the greenstuff makes a nice Plague-like ooze and some of the bones I put in actually look pretty cool. The only thing I would like to figure out is how to properly do MUD or dirt off the tracks. I made the tracks kind of a rusty metal which actually looks cool but I like the idea of having a little bit more on that front.
Almost wrapped up with the CSMs which is only going to make me start eyeing new armies, or possible a new mini system. Gonna need my fix somewhere and I cant go back to WoW.
I am starting to contemplate building up a 3rd army and its sorta down to 2 choices.
Necron: Could be fun to paint but get boring fast with 50 warriors. I like the idea of inventing a really cool rusty look for them but am not sure. Also a new codex is looking likely so it might be fun to ride that wagon.
SMs: Vanilla marines painted for Salamanders or Iron Snakes. They are cheap due to the massive kits but I am not sure.
I still got to get the money together but with nothing more to really buy for CSMs and Sisters its pretty tempting.
CSM List Huron DP with lash/wings 2-10 Zerker squads with 1 pfist champ and 1 Plasma Pistol in rhino 2- 10 CSM squads with 1 pfist champ and 2 meltas in rhino 2- 3 oblit squads 1 Tri Las Pred 1 Land Raider with 4 termies loaded out with 1 Cfist on champ and 3 combimeltas +1 hvy flamer