Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stuff and stuff and more stuff.



Woot - ATC is done and that leaves me with no more events for the year.  That is better for my wallet and the wife's sanity.  Hopefully I can get some local games in and other things as I plan new lists to try and dominate some nonsense.  Right now I am currently looking at some Grey Knights with the idea to do some Thousand Sons.  One of my ATC team mates gave me some ideas and I think they just might work.  Heck it could be a benefit in this new set of 40k.

Things I learned at ATC.

Unnerfed D shots suck butt.  If the event is allowing full bore D weapons I won't waste my time.  I got paired up versus a multiple Wraith Knight list and he roll 6's.  Felt like I could do nothing at all.  Just wasn't fun.  Heck even one getting through is just crap.

Oh and multiple wraith knights suck ass too.  I won't play an event that allows more then one.  You would think Grav would be the answer but in an ATC like format - those match ups won't happen unless your captain isn't very good.

I really prefer playing my style smash lists and might have done better.  Still I think we came up with a better version to test out for regular events with a much more balanced Mixed SW/DA with more mini super unit options.

DA CAD/SW super Wolves Detachment

HQ: Chaplain, Bike
Elite: Ravenwing Command X 6, Apocathery, Banner
Troops: Scouts X 5
Troops: Scouts X 5
FA: Dark Shroud
FA: Raven Wing Bikers X 3, Grav Guns X 2, Attack Bike, MM
FA: Raven Wing Bikers X 3, Grav Guns X 2, Attack Bike, MM

HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Runic, PF, SS
HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Runic, PF, SS
HQ: Wolf Priest, Bike, Runic
Elites: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elites: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elites: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 3

You have more options to go get objectives - can create a bunch of mini death units and it might actually work.  Plus it gives you progressive game etc.  Its a thought.

The GK thing was GK/DA/SW

Nemesis Strike Force
Librarian, Lvl 3, Librarian Thing that gives you another spell
Purifier X 10, Incinerator X 4
Purifier X 10, Incinerator X 4
Strike Squad X 5

DA Ally
Librarian, Lvl 2, Bike, Meltabomb
Ravenwing Command Squad X 6, Banner
Scouts X 5
Dark Shroud

WGBL, Runic, Thunder Wolf, PF, SS
Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber X 4
Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber X 4

Idea is to move up - then maybe bomb people with the pulse of purifying flame.  It might work - It does start with a fun amount of WC dice and can hit invisible things.  Plus it can hit flyers too - with a ton of 2d6 hits all over the place.

Let's do a paint list

Me
BOLS review
BOLS article - got the idea should be a fun one
Art for Frontline X 3
Banner Building for Frontline X more then 3
Art for client for new website thingie

Gavin
More SH - finish last termies then it is onto more Stealers

Luis
Drop Pod X 2

Nick R
10 Scouts
Librarian combo build
DA Flyer thingie

Don S
Cry stuff

Carl S
More Bikers

James L
Chaos Space Marine stuff

Travis
More DA/Marines stuff

Lots of things to do actually - I never stop.  I think life should be a little bit slower and the long trip to ATC done means I have time to knock some things out.  That is the hope.















Sunday, July 12, 2015

Man I have been busy



I have been working a lot - so at least you will see a ton of stuff.  Plus I got a ton of commissions to work on.  Will get with the list.

Me.
Finish PDF build of ATC missions - utilizing old art etc.
Finish Art for Knight thingie - drawn need to color it
Finish other Banner art I drew just need to color
Finish Chaos Dark Shroud I just built tonight
Probably paint some chaos guys from AOS that I have coming in.

Gavin
Space Hulk Commission - first 5 done!

David U
D&D figures for wedding thing - need to start this week finish before beginning of August

Carl S
Lost of Marine Bikers

Nick R
More Marine bikers...

James L
Chaos Army

Luis P
Drop Pods

Don S
Cryx stuff to finish up.

Tim V
More Marines

Lots of Marines it seems.  Hopefully that isn't anyone I missed etc.  I think that is it hahaha.  Plus I want to get some more chaos black knight thingie done.  Man I should have done them on Chaos Knights but meh.  Maybe I will do them that way anyway.  My list got turned in for ATC - it is an AM/Knight build that I am boring parts for.  Don't think I will build it afterwards but will see.  Will try to write up the games after it is all done.

Right now I am just trying to think what random counts as army I want to do next.  Really am enamored by the massed Jugger/Thunder Wolf thing again and utilize some of the new AOS Khorne stuff.  It would be SW/Sisters/Inquisition to get something terrible made.  It might work kinda but it will lose bad to other stuff.  Meh.  If not that then work on a jank style DA build that tries to not duplicate anything.  Will see.

Gonna try to keep up weekly with stuff.  I want to get a game in this Thursday so will see.  Might play this dumb thing just cuz it is pulled out and I don't have to think too much.

Librarian Conclave
Librarian, Bike, Lvl 2
Librarian, Bike, Lvl 2
Librarian, Bike, Lvl 2
Librarian, Bike, Lvl 2
Librarian, Bike, Lvl 2

Inq
Random Inq guy, Servo Skulls X 3
Crusaders X 6

The One big unit of Knights
Gallant, ML thingie
Warden
Crusader

It won't work that well but it could be fun to watch them all explode in some kind of glorious battle.  Its how I like to roll dammit.  And the conclave casts at the end of the phase so the one guy who is casting on a 2+ must cast at the beginning etc.  Dumb people reading dumb stuff.  Dumb!  They had two times to write this and it is obvious if they said they wouldn't cast it would be something like - if the other librarians forgo their casting then blah blah blah.   Suck a butt...

Alright art and minis.


Man the Post office wrecked this good when it was shipped.  Put in a big box with padding etc - something kicked or crushed it.  Hopefully they pay the insurance on it.

Didn't make this - buddy did and I wanted to paint one.

Mo' Cryx!!!

Space Hulk not in Blood Angel colors

AOS model is cool - but I don't care about that army - so I put him on a bike.

More Bikes!

Chappie of Chappies

Commander

Paint test

Some Card art for ATC team - did for other team too but I don't want to spoil them yet.







Thursday, June 25, 2015

I survived Wargames Con



That's what kept me from posting an update this past weekend. So today I try to remedy that haha.  I got my ATC list - but no chatter yet on it cuz it has to be a secret or Nick gets mad at me haha.

Wargames Con - went 3-1-1 and lost to Crons pretty bad.  It made up for the beating I put on a Crons player round 3 - sorry Aaron that my army just went off like a jerk.

Army I played

DA/SW/Knights

2 Big Gun Knights with Rockets

Chaplain, Bike
Ravenwing Command, Apoc, Grenade, Banner
Scouts

WGBL with all the toys
Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber X 4
Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber X 4

Basic memory of games

Rd 1 - Some objectives all over the place - Played Vince who is friend with some El Paso peoples I like.  He was the guy who got Top 8 at LVO with the Brass Scorpion.  Rough as hell list.  I ended up just having 2 Knights left.  Basically a strong Summon center using Grim Scorpion.  I won this one due to the dice just wanting me to win.  I knocked off 2 Hull Points of the Scorpion through a 2+ inv save in one turn.  Yeah Math!  Awesome game and a good start to the weekend.

Rd 2 - Aaron with Null Deploy style Crons - Wraithstar, some stuff, Destroyer Cult.  Aaron put just the star and some Warriors hiding.  He busted his solar staff one turn and the next I was able to kill off the Entire Wraith Star thru grenade, guns, and a massive assault.  It was kind of nutty how much damage I put out.  Learned the the Wraiths only get to reroll save if they have RP up.  Woot big win for me here.  There were no metallic dead left.

Rd 3 - Carter - knows a lot of the Mississippi guys.  Playing Dark Eldar with Eldar. Venom spam.  It was the Relic so he had to come up and I just started opening up Venoms.  Things I learned at this one - Fire Dragons will kill a knight with one round of shooting.  Let alone if I even charge them.  Good sport and good game.  I ended up drawing on his Table War case as it had the flat side.

Off to a 3-0 record with an army I just threw together.  The dream ran off the rails the next 2 rounds though.

Rd 4 - Local Matt - CC Nids.  With my knights being objective secured this game was not going to be a cake walk.  We've run through the scenarios if I run Obj Sec knights and I just end up winning.  Swarm, 2 Malanthropes, Tervigon, Endless Swarm guys, Trygon, and that FW super Big Assault guy.  He generates 2 table edges so it can be a pain for an army without massed Obj secured guys that are hard to kill.  I ended up winning Primary he got Secondary and we both got the same Tertiary.  True draw.  Wasn't very fun for him - which I understand as he couldn't kill my knights. I killed his one chance with the FW assault guy through not a ton of firepower and 3+ cover save. Mo Dakka!

Rd 5 - John from El Paso with his Crons.  I had some hot rolls and this was the end of that as John killed Knights through massed 6 Gauss and positioning.  He couldn't remove the Death Star but man those knights went down so fast without doing much of anything.  I took off some Hull Points and killed some guys.  Rough as hell and a good butt whippin I deserved.

I went 3-1-1 and got 2nd best appearance!  Frigging cool I got that and didn't expect it at all.  Reese and them show that they just know how to run events smoothly and professionally.  I really appreciate the chance to get to play and have a good weekend for Father's day.

Enough of that - let's look at my paint list and then some models.

Me.
Paint this cool as hell Thunder Wolf Werewolf thingie built by my buddy Delgado.  I get to see him at ATC woot!
BoLS quick DA review
BoLS random review on something neat.
Work on parts of the ATC army as I will borrow some things
Art for The Long War
Art for another commission -
Probably more art.

Bryce
Build and Paint the Spartan Assault Tank - finishes the commission

Lance
Chaos Space Marine order

Luis
Lemartes
Drop Pods - need to build 2 more
Command Squad on Bikes for regular Marines - need to build some more

Don
More Cryx cuz he hates me

Gavin
Space Hulk woot!

I am sure some other stuff I am forgetting.  I always get sleepy after vomiting out a ton of random 40k nonsense.

I have some other stuff that will be set up too.  Looks like a ton of bikers.

Models and arts


Termies done!



METAL!!!

Fixed it had to do some crazy missile stuff.

You like some Plasma with your soup?

So Old!!


Nick used these as Ironclad Dreadnoughts


Dragonball Reese vs DragonBallz Frankie!



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Goatboy's Hobby/Event/Nonsense



Been a long week.  Boy has been teething and he is lucky he looks cute haha.  I got in a tournament before the Wife goes out of town for another get away weekend.  She is going to go gambling so wish her luck haha.  I am just glad I am able to watch the boy so she can get a much needed break.  It gets rough cuz babies really eat up a lot of everything with the mom involved.  I am just glad he is healthy, I can watch him, and that it isn't going to destroy my mind too much.

Miniature Paint list
Me
Ad Mech build and paint - 2 boxes of Destroyers and 2 Dominus
BOLS article
Art to do for multiple people

Will
Spartan Tank

Bryce
5 Terminators - Primed
Spartan Tank - not built
5 More Terminators need to build

Don
Cryx Stuff

Luis
More Flesh tearers stuff and Marine stuff once new book gives me the info on what I need to build and update.

Maybe some upcoming Chaos Space Marine stuff and maybe some Fantasy stuff too.  But man those rumors look rough.

SATX Tournament Speedy Breakdown.

Played the following list

Knight CAD
Crusader, Battle Cannon, Banner thingie
Knight Warden
Knight Warden

SW - Champs of Fenris Detachment
WGBL, PF, SS, Thunderwolf, Runic
WGBL, PF, SS, Thunderwolf, Runic
Iron Priest, Thunderwolf, Cyber Wolves X 4
Iron Priest, Thunderwolf, Cyber Wolves X 4

Objective Secured Knights are pretty strong.  They stop a lot of people's idea on winning games Versus knights - take objectives and hope you survive the stomp etc.  They stole objectives, kept people from contesting with all these decurions, and were just a pain.

The Knight Crusader was amazing and has continued to show how strong this jerk is.  He killed so many bits of opponents armies that it really was the lynchpin of all 4 games I have played with it.  It makes me think I might need to do 2 with the list - but will see.  It might be worth it to do 1 and then the 2 wardens get Missile Launchers on top.

The Space wolf add on was not worth it.  I am waiting to see what Marines give me as Drop pod Cents might be good or I could just look at Admech.  The Temptation to do 3 Sources with Flesh Tearers detachment to get some Drop pods for my ad mech guys.  Its a thought.

Game 1 - Vs Matt and a basic Chaos list.
This was a mismatch as my army was just very rough for his.  He had some Chaos stuff, Daemon Prince, Plague Marines and a cultists.  One knight did eat it when a Chainfist got him in the butt from some Terminators.  He did end up stomping them out with a 6 as he fell down.  I killed everything by turn 3 or 4.  Matt took it in stride though and I just feel bad when the game is so one sided.

Game 2 - John Wayne - local kiddo who has a cool Dad I am buddies with as well.  He was playing Decurion Necrons with a crazy Lychguard star.
I made a mistake and killed too many lychguard with shooting to not get all my knights in charge of the star when it got over.  I got lucky, survived a bad round of combat and then grinded them down with the Wolf Star.  The Storm Shield was lucky.  Obyron did kick the crap out of my warlord titan cuz he doesn't have a D weapon and that jerk made all his Reanimation protocol rolls and then just cut him to pieces.  Still won this game with all the points.

Game 3 - Local buddy Chris with Wraith Host Eldar.  1 D Scythe, 2 Wraith Guard, Wraithlord, and Wraith Knight.  He had an aspect host with Spyders and 2 Dark Reapers.  I killed one set of Dark Reapers real quick and the other set didn't do jack the entire game by never rolling a 5+ on their pen chart.  The Wraith Knight did some work and if the game went to turn 6 I would have won.  But it ended up 5 with 2 knights about to get to an objective.  Funny thing one knight exploded to some D shooting and then scatter towards the jerks 12 inches.  It killed some.  The game was left with a Wraith Knight and a Wraithlord that survived my dakka.  My guns failed me turn 5 but that is ok.

Overall I did ok and my buddy Chris let me get in on some of his credit to get another Ad Mech leader guy.  Woot - that gives me 2 and enough to get an Ad Mech group started.

Current list idea.

Knight Crusader, Battle Cannon, Storm Spear Missile Launcher, Banner
Knight Warden, Storm Spear Missile Launcher
Knight Warden, Storm Spear Missile Launcher

Ad Mech
Dominus
Dominus
Kataphran Destroyers X 3, Grav Cannon X 3
Kataphran Destroyers X 3, Grav Cannon X 3

I have all of this and will get it built and tested soon.  It sounds alright for 2 sources but if we do 3 it might be worth it to drop all the rockets, one Dominus and get drop pods for all the Destroyers.

Knight Crusader, Battle Cannon, Banner
Knight Warden
Knight Warden

Flesh Tearers Force
Librarian
Scout Squad X 5
Drop Pod
Drop Pod
Drop Pod

Dominus
Kataphran Destroyers X 3, Grav Cannon X 3
Kataphran Destroyers X 3, Grav Cannon X 3

This might be the better list etc.  But so many Cads and Detachments makes me feel... meh.

Models and some art to check out.