Wednesday, September 21, 2016

An update before Iron Halo

Woot post post ost

I got a few lists for the upcoming Iron Halo GT.  Its up in Oklahoma and will be a good 8 hr drive.  Going up with my buddy Brandon and meeting another buddy from Houston up there.  Should be fun - full ITC and lots of other Austin buds are there too.  Will see how well I do.

Currently throwing around 3 lists - first two are painted - just tweaking bases etc if I want to fit on my display board.

List #1 - Flying Circus 2.0

Daemon CAD
The Masque
Nurglings X 3
Nurglings X 3
Nurglings X 3

Infernal Tetrad
DP, MoK, Wings, Flyer Ace, Armor of Scorn, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift
DP, MoN, Wings, Greater Gift, Exalted Gift, Lvl 3
DP, MoS, Wings, Armor, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3
DP, MoT, Wings, Impossible Robe, Greater Good X 2, Lesser Gift - Warlord

This is the tried and true Flying circus I have always liked to play.  I got the Masque to mess with Deathstars, Fateweaver to get me a reroll/Lvl 4 caster, and every DP is set up to kick butt.  Still it is small, you can't make mistakes, and the game starts to get hard as soon as you roll your warlord trait. This is the list I am leaning towards as I can make a cool mini display board and as the army is small enough I can use it for around the country.  Don't think it is a big time winner list - but it should do well with paint scores and I am a nice dude.

List # 2 - KDK Star

Cyclopia Cabal
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Staff
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Staff
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Axe
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Axe

KDK Ally
Chaos Lord, Juggernaut, Powerfist, Lightning Claw, Sigil
Cultists X 8
Flesh Hounds X 10

Daemon CAD
Fateweaver - Warlord
Herald of Tzeentch, Paradox, Lesser Gift, Lvl 3, Disc
Herald of Tzeentch, Exalted Gift (Grim, Lvl 3, Disc
Nurglings X 3
Nurglings X 3
Screamers X 6

This is the basic KDK star you will start to see around.  I have 2 Stars with the screamer - but that one is more of an objective grabber/Warp Spider Slasher.  The Chaos Lord is in there as he can get a 3+ with the Sigil and can randomly take challenges for me.  I get an Endurance on him and 4 wounds is hard to get through.  Once the new CSM powers are live this list is going to be rough for a lot of other Stars.  This list is not as hard to play as the Circus and has some redundancy built in.  It is on my list of things to play and again - I just need to tweak some bases to get it ready.

List #3 - Gorepack/Cabal/Kharn

Chaos Lord, MoK, Juggernaut, Sigil, Axe of Blind Fury, Gift of Mutation
Cultists X 10
Cultists X 10

Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Staff, Sigil
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Staff, Sigil
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Axe
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Axe
Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar, Force Axe

Bikers X 3
Bikers X 3
Flesh Hounds X 10
Flesh Hounds X 10
Flesh Hounds X 10

This army can create a few little murder stars, has Kharn in it, and even a Juggernaut lord.  An Axe of Blind Fury with Hammer Hand is pretty dang fun as he gets involved cutting jerks heads off.  I see this list rolling 2 on Biomancy, then Sanctic and finally some Telepathy if they can get some shrouding etc.

I still love the idea of this list - but there is no way I can win 6 games with it - let alone 3.  Still it would be fun to go stomping around with it.

Infernal Tetrad
DP, MoK, Wings, Armor of Scorn, Greater Gift X 2
DP, MoN, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 2
DP, MoS, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3
DP, MoT, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 2, Warlord

Renegade Knight
Renegade Knight

This list is just basic - go at them and punch as much as you can.  Sure it could work some times - but most of the time I am going to lose.  Still it would look cool as heck.

Alright paint list

Kharn - Maybe?
Review Fig - at some point
Frontline Art - Last piece - gene stealer cult - already partway drawn so ya!
BOLS shirt # 2 - need to tweak
BOLS shirt # 3 - Got an idea
BOLS shirt # 4 - sorta an idea
BOLS article - got an idea - most likely about Genestealer cult

3 More Rhinos primed - then maybe a drop pod

Chaos Space Marine stuff - finish a few things going to knock out some Chosen

Marine stuff when he figures out more of his list

Some Infinity figures

Maybe some Chaos stuff - most likely the conversion stuff

Minis and some arts

Legion of the Damned Vehicles

This was for me - needed a cool herald of Khorne for War-games Con

Figure from Prodoss - gross looking Nurgle Daemon.  I added the Wings and found a big base.

My new Cabal.

Ben Mohile beat me up with a Nurgle Chaos Lord in a Chaos Warband - so I decide to make one out of bits I had.

Wah?  Some Deathwatch?  Army will come - just too focused on the bad guys.

New Chaos commission - woot.

Some fodder for the Chaos Gods.

Typhus in da house!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Late Post - Long weeks of Work, Life and Frustrations

Work has been a bit rough lately.  Some big changes coming leaves me working a lot.  It is ok - I am just always busy so I don't have nearly the amount of time to throw down some nonsense thoughts on a blog.  But still - I plan on updating more.  I am still painting, drawing, and playing 40k when I can.  So woot on that.  Let's get a paint list together - then some army thoughts and then a ton of new minis and arts.

I had a rough few weeks on art where nothing working for awhile.  Lucky for my own sanity painting was alright but art was just sucking.  I filled a notepad full of random doodles trying to get through the rut.  There are times I wish I was doing art full time and then you go through this dry spell and you are thankful you have a decent job, good wife, and a family to come home too and not just get more down.  It is the burden from creatives where you feel like you are missing something when you are not creating.  Like you are just rotting a bit inside.  But I got through that crap and now onto some stuff I plan on doing.

Paint List
Tweak BOLS article
Frontline Art - 3 or so more pieces
Art for another client
Friends logo art
Probably some more art

Chaos Space Marines finally!  The box is staring at me and I finished a ton of stuff the last week.  woot

Nick R
A marine commission and Tau commission - depending on what he feels like.  It never ends

More Iron hands as usual

And of course other stuff is going to come in - people just figuring out armies and other things.  I am sure I will get another Knight or two as usual.  It seems short but there are a lot of things floating in the wind.  A Tetrad commission is coming too.  You know how I love to paint daemons.

Alright - War Games Con is this weekend and I am playing my new Tetrad you will see down below. I blame a client having me do 2 Daemon Princes for making me paint another.  I will update the for sale page after this weekend as I have a few Daemon Princes laying around.

List I am taking

Daemonic Incursion
Murder Horde
Flesh Hounds X 5 - 8 Units

Infernal Tetrad
DP, MoK, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift, Armour of Scorn
DP, MoN, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3
DP, MoS, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3
DP, MoT, Wings, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift, Lvl 3, Impossible Robe

Furies X 5, MoT

Basically I threw out the knights for the Tetrad.  There is an idea that if the FAQ sticks and you only see one Meltabomb per unit - the Knights might come back.  Still it should be fun - I played it once and had a good time.  I got my spell sheet made up and a ton of these effect markers using old bases.  This way all my princes will have their powers floating by them for my opponent as well as myself to remember and know.

After this I plan on getting some Death Watch done and work on some really terrible armies.  I got an event in Oklahoma coming up called the Iron halo GT - and if I can get some Death Watch armies working I could have a good time.  My initial one is based on some models I had to get done to get them out of my head - robot Assassins.

Assassinorium Execution Force

Assassinorium Execution Force

Death Watch CAD
Librarian, Lvl 2, Force Axe, Auspex
Deathwatch Veterans X 5, Frag Cannon X 3, Drop Pod
Deathwatch Veterans X 5, Frag Cannon X 2, Drop Pod
Deathwatch Veterans X 5, Frag Cannon X 2, Drop Pod

Basically I want to win best Assassins in ITC with this terrible nonsense.  Plus the ability to have to Vindicares killing guys sound awesome.  I also have this thing someone asked me to write up - it sounds fun as shit too.

Baronial Court
Gallant, Helm of the Nameless Warrior

Death Watch CAD
Librarian, Lvl 2, Force Axe, Auspex
Deathwatch Veterans X 5, Frag Cannon X 2, Storm Shield X 2, Drop Pod
Deathwatch Veterans X 5, Frag Cannon X 2, Drop Pod
Deathwatch Veterans X 5, Frag Cannon X 2, Drop Pod

Culexus Assassin

You are just going full speed ahead and I the Gallant Lance might be better.  And still it just sounds rad to run around with full CCW Knights, a bunch of Deathwatch coming down and some severe beatings coming.

So look for some Death Watch coming soon from me.  Will do the normal metal arm and then Red one arm to let me match up some of these Pods I have laying around.  Fun times indeed.

Ok some models and some art to get this done.

Assassins - Culexus, Callidus, Vindicare, and Eversor

This was the picture that I basically redrew and redrew - this finally came out and I was happy with it - the background etc.

Nature hurts!?!?!

Yeah a marine again!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Life has been busy


Doesn't mean I wasn't working - but I have been busy.  Did ATC, finished some paint commissions, wrote BOLS articles, tried to keep ahead at work, and went for 2 promotions which I didn't get.  So sad times but hey - I still got work so that is good right haha.

Ok - enough of that - paint stuff etc - then lots of random stuff.

Frontline AOS art - got some of the groups to do
BOLS article - probably a what lists look interesting from ATC/Web
Maybe some weird conversion stuff - but it all depends on what list I plan on taking for War-games con
More art as usual.

Nick R
Finish bikers and then start on battle company

Brandon V
Finish some Tau and some big centurion conversions - have to figure em out

2 Daemon Prince Conversions - should be fun - right up my alley

James L
Should see a Chaos army start to paint

More iron hands to work on - should build em tonight.

I think that is it for now - will see I might have forgotten something.  I don't remember everything al the time haha.  I just want to knock out some stuff so it can get out of my house hehe.

List thoughts - just wrote up this dumb GK idea - I don't know if it will even work but it looks goofy.

Nemesis Strike Force
GK Librarian, Lvl 3, The Book to give him more powers, Staff
GK Librarian, Lvl 3, Staff
Purifiers X 10, 2 Psycannonys, 6 Halberds, 2 Hammer
Strike Squad X 5

Nemesis Strike Force
GK Librarian, Lvl 3, Staff
GK Librarian, Lvl 3, Staff
Purifiers X 10, 2 Psycannonys, 6 Halberds, 2 Hammer
Strike Squad X 5

UM Librarian Conclave
Tiggie Smalls
Librarian, Lvl 2, Terminator Armor, Axe, SS

Librarian, Lvl 2, Terminator Armor, Axe, SS

Idea is to use the GK libbies to get Gate and teleport around since I can't ride around in drop pods anymore.  I don't know if it would even work - but it could be fun as hell.  Plus you start on the table top and get moving across the field with teleports, and other dumb tricks.  Plus you got a ton of spells you can throw.  I could just do it with a ton of terminators and use Teleport homers to get around.  Tiggie would get swapped for another Terminator guy and maybe I run Dread Knights?  Meh - trying to get GK to work damnit.

Meh - it would be goofy to see.  I guess it depends on how well you do with Sanctic powers.  It is fun to think of a few Vortex's floating around the table top.

Plus the idea with all Terminators could use Teleport homers as one guy shoots forward and you start to stack around him to cast more spells.

Right now I am currently embroiled in a Tetrad thought process.  I am looking at a Tetrad and a Burning Skyhost combo.  I don't have Warp Storm control but I have MSU and a Paradox herald which can help me control things.  I might have enough MSU to not need Paradox but this is an initial thought list.

DP, MoK, Wings, Armor of Scorn, Greater X 2, Lesser X 1
DP, MoT, Wings, Greater X 2, Lesser X 1, Lvl 3, Flyer Ace - Warlord
DP, MoS, Wings, Greater X 2, Lvl 3
DP, MoN, Wings, Greater X 2

Sky Host
Herald, Disc, Paradox, Lvl 2
Screamers X 3 - 9 Units

Just shoots around the table and while it can't corrupt it will do some damage.  Plus it has Paradox to ensure summoning or something else is doable.  And there is enough guys to help control things towards the DP's etc as they fly around.  I took off the Robe on the MoT guy as I don't have Fate to control Leadership checks.  I could add it back as that guy isn't going to be throwing 5+ dice to cast summoning spells so he most likely won't get perils to fall down or die etc when he takes a wound.  It is an idea - Flyer Ace might be better as the Warlord Trait of +1 inv save and +1 to Tzeentch daemons mixed with a +1 from the flyer ace means he gets down to a 3+/2+ etc without the fear of eating it to a leadership check.  I was hoping to get a game in today but my buddy seems to have gotten busy.  It just means I can spend more time finding screamers.

ATC was a lot of fun.  The escalation table screwed me one game where I was -1 to D's, Stomps, etc vs an Iron Hands star.  It meant I couldn't kill him at all with my knights and the mission was set up to favor death stars.  Meh that was a bad loss and I had another at the hands of Geoff.  Dice went tits up for me and Geoff had the luck I had in our first game where everything came up 6's.  His army was strong too - but when the dice favors one it doesn't matter I just lay there like a noodle - letting that beastly dude wreck me hehe.

Alright models and other stuff.

Woot Knight knocked out!

KoW army done!

Flying Dakka dakka!