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.













Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Goatboy's Thursday Thoughts



Man this rain in Austin sucked this last week.  I was lucky and had a commission that had built and primed models.  Hooray so I didn't waste the week away.  Plus I got a ton of art done.  Woohoo.

Right now I am trying to decide what to play for Wargames Con in June.  I can always play the list I have played the last few events - DA/SW - but with a rumored new DA coming out it might not be viable.  Shit who am I kidding I will probably save points on the new list and do just fine haha.  Just means more SW stuff or maybe decent relics.  I am guessing my Librarians will lose fearless soooo... Will see.

Oh I get the boy by myself this weekend too.  Woohoo gonna be a long one I bet.

Paint list - then Army thoughts

Me
Knight #2
Bols Article
Long War Art
Other Art

Luis
Drop Pods at least built
Biker command squad - waiting on what Marines will do so I can know what weapons to put on it.
Storm Raven rebuild - need to find Multi Melta bits

Don
Cryx - need to build some this weekend

Nick C
Tyrant #4
Tyrant #5
Big Monster thingie
Void Shield

Bryce
10 FW Khorne Termies - build
1 Spartan Tank

Will
1 Spartan Tank

The rain hampered a lot of my work this past week.  Hopefully watching the kiddo myself will have me not sleeping at night and just working as he naps.  Will see.  I don't sleep well during the day so I might get loopy.

Ok Army Lists for Wargames Con.

First of all - If I can get 3 New Knights built I kinda want to play that.

Initial Thoughts

Knights CAD + SW Champs Detachment + DA Ally

Knight Gallant
Knight Gallant
Knight Gallant

DA Ally
HQ: Chaplain, Bike, Melta Bomb
HQ: Ravenwing Command Squad X 5, Apoc, Grenade
Troops: Scouts X 5

SW
HQ: Wolf Guard Battle Leader, Thunder Wolf, Runic, SS, PF
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 3

1850 on the Nose

I get a single Death Star that is fast - 3 Knights to go do dirty work and I end up making the Knights Objective Secured with one random Scout Squad as that as well.  It looks decent on paper an I just need to finish 2 Knights.  It will look halfway Evil but eff it I have a newish baby that is too cute to paint them all good guys.

I could do Ad Mech too - go with the same 3 Gallants as Objective Secured and go with the new Grav Troops in SW drop pods.  That seems decent enough but doesn't sound too exciting.  Still it will Stomp some people.

Knights CAD + SW Champs Detachment + DA Ally

Knight Gallant
Knight Gallant
Knight Gallant

Ad mech Detachment thingie
Leader Dude, Random Extra stuff to make him live longer maybe?
Kataphron Destroyers X 3, Grav
Kataphron Destroyers X 3, Grav
Kataphron Destroyers X 3, Grav

SW Champs
Rune Priest, Lvl 2
Rune Priest, Lvl 2
Iron Priest
Drop Pod
Drop Pod
Drop Pod

It looks like this one has points left over - so who knows.  Still it seems alright.  I ended up getting the leader guys and two boxes of Kataphron Destroyers.  I bought them originally to do some Ork Big Mek on Bikes/tracks conversions.  I still want to do that as it just sounds awesome.  Here is the dumb Ork list I had in mind.

Ghaz Detachment + Mogrok's BossBoyz


Ghaz Detachment
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Kill Saw, Big KFF, Big Boss Pole
HQ: Painboy, Bike
Elite: Burnas X 5, 3 Mek Upgrades
Troops: Gretchin X 10
Troops: Gretchin X 10
FA: Deff Koptas X 5, Rokkits X 5
LoW: Stompa, Grot Riggas

Mogrok's Boss Boyz
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Da Finkin Cap, Killsaw
HQ: Warboss, Bike, PK, Lucky Stik, Boss Pole
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Killsaw
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Killsaw
HQ: Weird Boy, Warphead

This is dumb - but easy enough to build and put together.  Plus it would force me to paint my Stompa finally.  Plus the conversion idea I have would look so sweet.

It is just really hard to get working with new books that I sorta play coming out.  Shit this Daemonkin book might be worth it too.  Some people have some cool builds with it - but shit it is too many Thirsters to really make me want to do it in time.  I am feeling the Knights for sure - just hope I can get them done, magnetized and ready to go.  2 more left to do and I at least have an army that is ready to go.

Alright enough of that - lets get onto some Art and minis.










A nice title image for the bids above.

Logo/Banner for Mechanical Warhorse

The Long War character art

The Long War Character art

Frontline Art












Thursday, May 21, 2015

Goatboy's Thursday Post of Postiness!



Man this last week has been rough.  I had to put my dog down on Monday after a week of trying to get her better.  Force feeding, vet visits, and worry.  My awesome wife did so much by force feeding her and we are pretty rocked by it.  You just can't let an animal suffer if they are not getting better.  Its just too much.

So no dogs for awhile.  I want my son to grow up with a doggie but we loved that River dog.  It did kill a lot of my model time so the models below are pretty light for a normal week and a half.  Still I am getting back on the wagon and knocking out some stuff.

Man it has been raining so much here I can't prime for shit.  ugh - Got my knight primed to get me out of my funk for sure.

Oh - Mad Max is friggin awesome.  If seeing that doesn't make you want to play Orks - well then you hate fun.

First - I did play the Alamo GT last weekend.  I wasn't announced as Second overall due to a point mess up but later that night they check and saw I was indeed 2nd overall.  I lost at the end to the overall winner - Ben Mohile.  This is the second event in Texas where me and Ben both took home 1st and 2nd overall.  He was playing Decurion Necrons with Praterions and Canoptek Harvest.  Rough stuff and I goofed up some movement that probably cost me the game.  Still my mind wasn't awesome and I was more so winning off the roughness of my list on some armies.

If I played it again I would drop the Culexus and instead go with better HQ's ala Runic Armor etc.  I still think adding casting might be better just because randomly having Shrouding, Invisibility, Psychic Shriek, etc might be good.

Maybe this would be good as a DA/SW list

DA
HQ: Libbie, Bike, Lvl 2, Force Axe, Meltabomb
HQ: Libbie, Bike. Lvl 2, Force Axe, Meltabomb
HQ: Ravenwing Command Squad X 5, Apoc, Rad Grenade, Ravenwing Banner
HQ: Ravenwing Command Squad X 5, Apoc, Rad Grenade
Troops: Scouts X 5
Troops: Scouts X 5

SW
HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, PF, SS, Runic
HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, PF, SS, Runic
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 4
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 4
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 4
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 4

But man the reroll to hits from the Chaplain in the first round of combat helped so much.  Might just be better with Chaplains.  Still the list worked and was rough for a lot of armies.  And you had enough punch to remove Necron stuff.  It was hard still but it could be done.

The new Knight has me thinking of finding ways to add one into lists.  I am thinking the gun one might be a good stand back unit.  Heck even the Objective Secured group might be good.  I really have to see what Marines end up being before I can really decide.  Still... blargh.

And of course I am fighting the urge to make a super Killa Ork army that will lose like a boss.

Ork Horde Detachment/Ghaz Detachment/Mogrok's Boss Boyz

Ork Horde
HQ: Warboss, Bike, Power Klaw, Lucky Stix
HQ: Zsnardsak
HQ: Painboy, Bike
Troops: Grots X 10
Troops: Grots X 10
Troops: Grots X 10
FA: Deff Koptas X 5, Rokkits X 5

Ghaz Detachment
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Buzzsaw, Mega Force Field
HQ: Warboss, Bike, Power Klaw, Big Boss Pole
Elites: Tank Bustas X 10, Bomb Squiggs X 2
Elites: Tank Bustas X 10, Bomb Squiggs X 2
Troops: Grots X 10
Troops: Grots X 10
Heavy: FW Gun Wagon X 2

Mogrok's Boss Boyz
HQ: Warboss, Bike, PK
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Kill Saw, Finkin Cap
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Kill Saw
HQ: Big Mek, Bike, Kill Saw
HQ: Weirdboy, Warphead

This looks nutty - you have a super huge squad of
3 Regular Warbosses with PK
1 Super Strong ini striking Warboss
4 Big Meks with PK like things
5 Deff Koptas that give extra stuff and shoot ok
1 FNP jerk hole

It could work and would probably be fun to build/paint/etc.

Alright onto work stuff.

Let's look at a paint list

Me
Knight # 2
Long War Art - One drawn, need to do 2 more
Frontline Art - Drawn
Banner/Art - Drawn
Team America Art - Idea down need to draw
Bols Article
Mow my Lawn heh.

Luis P
Biker Command Squad - need to build 3 more
Drop Pod #2, 3 - Need to build
Storm Raven Fix/Rebuild

Nick C
Tyranids - Gonna do Hive Tyrants first - got one already done have 4 more to do.

Bryce
FW Terminator Lord guy for Khorne
10 Termies with FW tops
Big Tank thingie

Will W
Big Tank thingie - cleaned need to build

Don S
Warmachine models - want to build a few this weekend I hope on Memorial day

Models

These 6 are done - gonna do a herald real quick based off that Fantasy Nurgle Lord.

Woot yay magnets - went with a blue green look - other Knights will have more red in them to stand them apart.

Arms are swap able with both sides - with only the fist having to be on his right.

My Favorite Knight - the come get some knight.  Plus look - the base isn't lava hah.

Sorry for the lack of picture updates.  Look for art and more models next time as I get back on this hobby horse.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Been a Week already.



Rough week - dog had to go to the vet.  Man it has been hard just to try and catch up. Got the bump up in pay at work - so maybe in a few months things will be better - but man it sucks but still.  Blah!  It's like there is always something coming in to kick my savings out a bit.  I want a new bed damnit.

Finished up Chris's Dark Eldar - all of them are listed below.  Woot getting that knocked out.  Also did some a test Nid for maybe a future commission too.  Got a lot done this weekend and I just need to finish or figure out one more mini for my Alamo GT list.

What I submitted.
DA/SW Champs of Fenris w/ Assassin

Assassin - Culexus

DA CAD
HQ: Chaplain, Bike, Meltabomb
HQ: Chaplain, Bike, Meltabomb
HQ: Ravenwing Command Squad X 5, Apoc, Grenade Launcher, Ravenwing Banner
HQ: Ravenwing Command Squad X 5, Apoc, Grenade Launcher
Troops: Scouts
Troops: Scouts

Champs of Fenris -
HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, PF, Shield
HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, PF, Shield
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
Elites: Iron Priest, Thunder Wolf, Cyber Wolves X 3

Decided to drop all Psychics and see how the Assassin does.  It will probably be meh - but will see.  It is a list to try things out haha.  Plus it should be fun and simple to play.  And if I play vs another death star I can go be a jerk with the Assassin.

Like the new Knight book.  I was able to swap out an unopened Knight plus the 18 bucks to get a new one.  I plan on magnetizing it as much as I can.  I like 2 of the Knights the most - the Gallant is very good and I think the Warden has it's place. 3 Formations are not bad with the big one being interesting in an all knight build and the other 2 - The Gallant Gang and the one of Each gang also being good.

Some list ideas with Knights in mind - what I might build towards if I can every have extra cash.

Gallant Lance
Gallant X 3 - no upgrades
Flesh Tearers Detachment thingie
HQ: Sang Priest, Auspex
Troops: Scouts
FA: Drop Pod
FA: Drop Pod
Sentinels of Terra Ally
HQ: Libbie, Lvl 2
Elite: Centurion Devs X 3, Gravs X 3, Omni Scope
Troops: Scouts
Heavy: Centurion Devs X 3, Gravs X 3, Omni Scope

This is pretty simple - with your Knights moving forward and Grav Cents to help clean things up, make GC Ini 1 or other Super Heavy walkers Ini 1.

I wonder if running a Pask Star might be ok - start them in reserves.  I think the Marine one is the best.  You could get away with one Centurion Squad and maybe run an assassin for some pinpoint annoyance.

I also like the Triparite Lance.  The Fact all 3 are one big fat unit is pretty neat and with some shrouding and other tricks you could do some really annoying things depending on what you rolled.  Shit invisibility would be bonkers on that "unit".

I think we have to wait what Regular marines will get and if Drop Pods become a straight FA choice.  that would mean no need to ally and you could do some nutty things. 

Let's Look at the paint list for this week.

Me
Bols Article - that way I don't have to worry about it while playing a tournament
Build the new Knight and Magnetize it so I know how
Figure out a Culexus Assassin

Christian
6 Plague Drones - test one is almost done.

Don S
Warmachine - probably just build it

Luis P
Get Biker Command squad finished building
More Drop pods
Fix second Storm Raven

Bryce
FW commission when it gets here

Will
Spartan Assault Tank

Now onto some models.


Cronos # 1
Talos #3
Talos #4
Last Talos yay!
Finecast Wracks
Non finecast Wracks
Last Destroyers - these guys have swapped Heads.
Drop Pod 1 for Luis
Basic Chaplain 1
Basic Chaplain 2
Test Nid 1 - I did not lay the basic air brush shading.