Cant wait to get my hands on this one. I have made a ton of progress on my army but just havent posted any pics. I shalll soon. I got Grayle, Druids unit, Nyss hunters, Druid Wilder, Gnarlhorn and a War Wolf all done and ready. The army has really come together and I am very happy with it right now.
I still have a bit of work to do but its getting there so far I have done:
2 Feral Warpwolves
Lord of the Feast
1 Reeve leader
1 Reeve chieftien and Standard Bearer
1 Kaya the variant
It has been a great time getting the army together and learning the new system. I am almost done painting up to 25 points and just ordered some new minis from FRP games to get to 35. I couldnt resist the epic Kaya and a Gnarlwood Satyr.
Overall even though I am getting my ass kicked repeatedly I really like how the game works and how games flow. I played yesterday after work and was able to get in a solid, non rushed game in under 1 hour and 15 minutes. The system is really slick and it just moves fast. I cant really tell why its so much faster than 40k but it just flows better.
I am leaning towards passing on Ard Boyz now just so that I can secure more playing time for Hordes from the wife. I only have 1 complaint about the whole deal: PPress needs a unifying name for the system, Warmahordes sounds horrible from a Branding perspective.
I had a great time playing and want to play more. As expected I got pounded my first game since I had totally blew deployment and understanding of cover but thats ok.
The Feral Warpwolves are pretty awesome and even tho the internets seem to poo on her, Kaya seemed really cool to me. I have some work to do but I think I am pretty set for now. The only minis i am eyeballing now is the Lord of the Feast and some other Warpwolves.
Hopefully I will get some painting in this week and more games in soon. I dont really want to post any pics or anything until I have my army painted up. I hate fielding unpainted minis, it drives me bonkers.
Work had me travelling a bit but this month I should be able to buckle down and get working. I have my 25 point army built but I bet its going to get reamed oftern
2 Feral WarpWolves
1 Reeves squad with standard and chieftain
1 Reeve hunter
More fluff than anything else and I have no clue how this will do.
Looking forward to the game tomorrow and hope that I dont suck too much
Overall this was the best Kubla con I have attended.
Top notch opponents especially my second and third game.
Great missions: Really fun and different plus.
Great terrain and organization. The guys that ran it this year just had it down. Really well done
I got reamed on painting again but I dont really know what to say about that. Maybe next time I will make sure I am there when the judge is in order to point everything out. A little bummed here but its ok.
I will try and get some write ups and post the missions this week they were very cool
Just finished this morning the whole army. Hopefully tonight I get a chance to take a pic before I pack em up.
I am pretty excited for tomorrow and looking forward to meeting some new people and hopefully winning some games.
My list is:
2 Daemon Princes, Mark of Nurgle, Wings, Warptime
1 Greater Daemon
2 CSM Dreads, CC weapons
2/ 4 CSMs with 1 melta in Rhinos with 1 Champ with combi-melta n
2/ 5 CSMs with 1 melta in Rhinos
2/ 3 CSM bikers with 2 meltasua
3/ 2 Obliterator squads
I know the Obliterator squads are a bit beardy but I am going to be going against SpaceWolves and I know my comp score will be fucked. Considering that I played against 2 Razorback spam armies last time that had high comp scores who knows.
Regardless of the comp stuff I know I will have a good time. This is always a fun tourney and I had some good practice this time.
My main reason was that I just didnt see how I could effectively field them with all these tanks, MCs and Dreads. I didnt want them to cause a traffic jam and cause they can shoot its too tempting to do that even tho its lame.
So my new list for Kubla is looking like:
2 DP Nurgle WT
Summoned Greater Daemon
2 CSM dreads with CC option
2 2 bikers with metlas and 1 with nothing
2 5 CSM squad in rhino 1 melta
2 4 CSM with a Champ 1 melta
3 2 obilt squads
6 oblits should provide a lot more FP and I could always DS them if I wanted to be crazy.
Finally got a game in at 1850 with the deflier and my CSM Zilla list.
Overall I was pretty happy but I was not aggressive enough. I need to push more of my army on top of my opponents if I am going to stand a chance. I seriously dont know how I will handle long range and horde armies but it will be fun.
I just need not to overthink myself into bad decisions.
Got my pass yesterday and am now signed up to play.
I am running CSM Zilla this year.
I am tired of trying to play powerlists and overthinking them everytime so I am going to roll this:
2 DP wings/nurgle/Warptime
2 CSM Dreadnoughts CC arms
2 Defliers CC arms
Summoned Greater Daemon
4/ 5 CSM squads 1 melta and Aspir champs in Rhinos
2/ 3 CSM biker squads 2 meltas 1 Aspir Champs with pfist
I might tweak some things to either get zerkers instead of csms or maybe some combi-meltas on the champs.
Its a pretty simple list and basically just charges forward and gets the shit shot out of it.
I was supposed to get them yesterday but I am hoping they show up tomorrow.
I am really excited to get my Circle Battlegroup in order to start building up this new army. I grabbed the rules at Game Kastle last weekend and so far I really like it. I can't wait to start playing some games and figuring it out. The game has some nice complexities to it and I think will be one that you can really grow into.
Got a chance to get a little tutorial last night of Warmahordes and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Many thanks to our teacher who was very patient. I think I got a slight grasp of the system last night and it was very interesting. Much more involved than GW's ruleset in some ways and the rules seem very clear. I am very impressed by the rapid development of Army books and updates but I have heard they are having some problems keeping up with demand.
So the big new is that I broke down and started bidding this morning on a Circle lot on Ebay. I have decided to go for the druids just to do something completely different. If I really get into it than Cryx will be my Warmachine army but I want to kick off with the Druids. Even if I dont win this auction I am going to grab some minis soon.
This means my new goal with the Vcounts army is to finish building them and get them play ready and I think I will bust into painting as soon as I can on the Orbos stuff.
Dipped the first batch with my oil based neon green mixed with Army Painter combo.
It got a little globby but overall its ok. I am a little worried that they arent going to look that great but we shall see. I still need to hit them with the dullcote and touch up but they are almost there.
I am not too concerned on these since I think if I really get into Vcounts I will be replacing the ghouls with GWs eventually.
I have finally started the process with the vcounts and started in on my least favorite of the Mantic minis I got: The Ghouls.
I hope they look ok, I am going to try something a little different with the dipping by adding in some oil based bright green paint to the army painter stuff. Hopefully it makes them stand out since they dont look too different than the Zombies.
The rest of the Mantic stuff is pretty cool its just these that sort of blow.
I have to say I am pretty happy with how these turned out. After I hit them with a dullcote the dipping turned out pretty good. Not my best of the best but these turned out pretty nice. I have a little bit of cleaning up to do on them but I am pretty happy. Hopefully these and the LR will allow me to get a better paint score in the upcoming Kublacon.
For some completely silly reason I have been pondering Ard Boyz.
Last Ard Boyz I had an ok showing but mostly due to some luck. So this year I would love to throw Abaddon on the table.
This is what I am thinking:
1 DP Lash Wings
2/3 biker squads, Champ with pfist and 2 meltas
4/5 csm squads in Rhinos with melta
2/5 Chosen Squads in Rhinos with 2 melta/2 flamer
2/3 Oblits squads
8 Plague Marines with 2 melta 1 champ with fist in LR with Abaddon.
I think the CSM squads are too weak but all they are for is to hang out on objectives, turtle in the rhinos and take pot shots with the melta. I might need a little more beef but I think this list could be better than last time. One change I might make is pull out Abaddon for Huron and then sneak in the Greater Daemon but I will need champs.
I am a little sad but hopefully someone who plays will get their hands on them and have a good time. If you check out my blog and get any of the items please let me know. It would be cool to keep tabs on the minis and hear about how they land and fair. I hope the girls win some tourneys and games for whoever gets em.
This is the last big wave and then I have just odds and ends to throw up there. I am a little sad about some of the girls going but the time has come to part ways with em. I will especially miss this Sister Superior above since it was the first mini that I really accomplished blending with the cape.
I am hoping some cool Sisters players grab em and they get to see a lot of action. They sure saw a lot with me.
Seriously I know this is mostly a 40k blog and focused in on Sci-fi but the shit in this book is nuts.
It proves the point that reality is always crazier than fiction. S.C. Gwynne pulls no punches and has completely altered my view of American Indians forever. It is pretty shocking and very interesting. Seriously for the first time it put a lot of American history in context for me especially our treatment of the Indian population. I am not saying that it was justified in any way but it seriously sheds light on the entire story of the West.
Also if you live or go to the American SouthWest a bunch its worth reading just to really grasp the history of that region. I highly recommend this book it will get you thinking.
Selling a good chunk of girls via Ebay today if anyone is interested.
I am a little bummed to see the Canoness and some others go but the time as come to start really moving this stuff. The best deals up there are the Celestians with the Immolator. They look great and are a kick ass unit.
Here is the LINK is anyone wants to check it out: HERE
I got a chance to play my CSM bikers this weekend and it got me thinking:
Do CSM bikers BLOW ASS or is it how I played em?
I ran them up and then they got nuked in game one and then in game 2 they didnt do too much against drop podders. Actually in game 2 they were sort of cool cause the double melta action was pretty effective.
But with no Invul save they are really weak out there and can get decimated by just bolters and such. So I am really thinking if they are worth the cost. In a lot of ways I hope so since I am burnt on fielding the same exact units with my csms.
Finally I am getting some games in and now have permission for the 1500 tourney at GameKastle.
For tonight since the host is forcing us to play 1850
1 DP Nurgle Wings Warptime
1 DP Nurgle Wings Warptime
1 Greater Daemon
2/ 8 CSM squads with Melta and Champ in Rhinos
2/10 CSM squads with Lascannon, Plasmagun and Champ
2/3 Bike squads with 2 meltas and champ with pfist
2/2 obliterator squads
Not sure this will do that will but it could have a nice attack force. I am figuring the oblits and CSM squads to put down fire and deal with flankers/deep strikers and the DPs, GD bikers and Rhinos to be a nice vanguard to hit anything that comes down or race across the map.
Regardless I think it will be fun and even tho the bikers sort of blow I like how the models look.
About 3 months ago I decided to do something drastic about my weight and ended up jumping on the Dukan Diet.
If you are a Wargamer this diet is a billion times easier than painting over 50 figs the same. If you have the patience for that you can do this.
I have a new blog up HERE with all the details, info and recipes if anyone is curious.
This has worked well for me but everyone is different so I dont guarantee anything. Not trying to push anything just figured I would put it out there in case anyone also has gotten to the point that I was at
I am dying to do a tourney and think I have a pretty sweet list for it
2 DPs Nurgle Wings Warptime
2/3 CSM bikers squads: 2 meltas and Champ with Pfist
4/5 CSM squads in Rhinos with 1 melta and combi-melta on champ
1/2 oblit squad
i have also pondered making the DPs Slannesh with a lash and WT, dropping the combi meltas and then adding another obliterator.
I am sort of sad but I need to pair down my minis and the cash wouldnt hurt either. The logic for this is that the girls are going to get a codex refresh soon and all my metals will be worthless. Plus with the price increases Sisters are super expensive right now as well.
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