Friday, September 8, 2017

Finished some things



Got a ton more to do.  Lots and lots to do.  Look for more updates later on this week before I head out to Iron Halo.  Let's get a paint list out of a way - some lists for Iron Halo I am thinking about and then some models I have done with some art.

Paint List

Me
Bols Article - Currently written - need to look more at the Death Guard and points to build lists
Art Commission - a 4 piece of banners
Art Commission - Frontline Banners
And I am sure some other reworks

Greg S
IG stuff that just came in - will look at it next week

Greg
Big ole Knight that has been starting at me for 2 months

James
GK stuff!

Nick
Rough rider finish up once I find parts and some small bit of GSC

Mike K
Some small sister stuff to finish up

Christian
The Changling that is already built

Luis
Infinity and eventually Necromunda

And I am sure some other stuff.  Fun times indeed.

Ok some list thoughts for Iron Halo which is in a few weeks.  As the Lord of Skulls is usable I am pretty sure I am forced to use him - at least mentally.  Hell I want to use him.  Plus I want to use these new Contemptor Dreadnoughts I painted up down below.  Let's look at list one.

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir - Slaanesh FNP power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2 - Nurgle power
HQ: Sorcerer, Jump Pack, Force Axe - Warptime & Something needed
Troops: Cultists X 20
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2

Super Heavy Aux Detachment
Lord of Skulls, Daemongore Cannon, Hades Gatling Cannon

This lets me use my Contemptor Dreads, gives me some protection with -1 to hit - and the ability to bring back some Cultists.  Command points are low so that is an issue.

Here is a rougher version of the list I feel that utilizes some BS units that I am sure are going to get Nerfed soon.

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir, Warp Bolter - FNP power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Nurgle Power
HQ: Sorcerer, Jump Pack, Force Axe
Troops: Cultists X 25
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: Obliterators X 3, Mark of Slaanesh

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Tzeetnch Power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Warp Time
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Super Heavy Auxiliary Detachment
LoW: Lord of Skulls, Daemongore Cannon, Hades Gatling Cannon

This gives me some Double Shooting with the Obliterators - 24 super plasma style shots seem good.  It has the ability to do some double move options and again - a large amount of smites as needed.  I really want to test with the Oblits and wonder if two squads mixed with the LoS might be worth it.  This again is all painted beyond matching some bases to make it look more cohesive.

Next one is a non LoS one that is more - go fast, get involved and start punching the enemy.

Renegade Army
Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir, Warp Bolter - Warp Time
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir, Warp Bolter - FNP power
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Nurgle power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Tzeentch power
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: Obliterators X 3, Mark of Slaanesh

It is all about going fast and hitting as hard as you can.  Being able to move, advance, and assault is pretty dang good.  I might drop some stuff to get 2 squads of Zerkers in rhinos - but who knows.  This is another thought list that could be interesting.

Ok enough of that - some models and other goodies to look at.



Part of the Daemon order with Changling coming.  These guys are Bones models and the trick to them - don't spray prime them.

My version of Huron - axe, claw, flames, little turd who helps casts more spells.

3rd Built comtemptor

1st Test Comtemptor

Second guy - you can tell I got blood thirster bits.

Holy crap so happy these guys were finecast.


Test GSC rough rider - came out pretty dang cool.
Did this for a buddy to use.  All digital.

More Frontline stuff.



Friday, August 25, 2017

Wha - a post within a few weeks of each other



I am trying to be better on updating.  Home life has gotten more stable after the move so it is easier to paint, update, and do work.  I have been currently busting out some stuff and have a few other projects to get started on.  Good times indeed.

8th has been fun - got one more event to do at the end of Sept/Oct with the Iron Halo.  I think the family is coming with me.  It will get the wife out of the house a bit and while it isn't a complete vacation for her I will be around to help with the kiddo at night.

So far the Chaos releases seems good with a ton of builds available.  There are some changes as I lost Huron's ability to "morale" fix all his Red Corsairs.  It is probably a good thing as that ability is very powerful - especially when mixed with a cheap unit.

Let's see Paint list

Bill
Finish off his tau he sent me - sending me built stuff makes my life so much easier

Mike
Finish off some sisters stuff - metal models - yuck...

James
GK start - after rain gonna prime and get started on these guys

Luis
Infinity and eventually more necromunda

Greg
Huge Knight - as I am going to be rained in I'll try to start it this weekend

Me
Finish up another Contemptor Knight - look at some other random models - pick a list to playtest
Finish Aeldari art for Frontline
I think I have some others - need to get some deposits first.
Watch the Defenders at some point

Let's see - some list thoughts right now.  I like the idea of using the Renegades Faction to try and get some super moving Berzerkers.  Warptime says you get to move like the movement phase and as you can advance and charge you can do some nutty things.  First my initial All Khorne go go go List.

CSM - Renegades Battalion Detachment
HQ: Huron - Warptime
HQ: Exalted Champion, Chain Axe
HQ: Dark Apostle
Elites: Helforged Contemptor Dreadnought, Dreadfist X 2, Soul Burner X 2
Elites: Helforged Contemptor Dreadnought, Dreadfist X 2, Soul Burner X 2
Elites: Helforged Contemptor Dreadnought, Dreadfist X 2, Soul Burner X 2
Troops: 10 Cultists
Troops: 10 Cultists
Troops: 10 Cultists

Supreme Command Detachment
HQ: Daemon Prince of Khorne, Wings, Malefic  Talons X 2
HQ: Daemon Prince of Khorne, Wings, Malefic  Talons X 2
HQ: Daemon Prince of Khorne, Wings, Malefic  Talons X 2
Elites: 19 Berzerkers, 18 Chain Axes, Powerfist, Icon of Wrath

You are going big, going fast, and coming in to punch the crap out of your opponent.  I know we want one Relic somewhere - not sure which one would be good.  We all get the rules of move and advance so maybe a weapon on the Exalted Champion?

The plan is to move fast with Daemons and Zerks - try to get off double move with them - they go 6+6+2d6 and then can charge 2d6 - seems pretty good.  I could make all the Daemon Princes casters - and I bet it is better.  It is something else to think about - will play it and see how it feels.

Did get a game at Wargames Con with my Lord of Skulls.  He did some work and was a pain in the butt.  I love playing him and want to figure out a list that isn't so reliant on massed Smites.

Of course as I want to play it in a Daemon Prince list - it just means I will have access to them.  Meh - so annoying.  It feels like massed Brims will be the only way to combine the Daemon Prince love I want with the Lord of Skulls.  Let's look at the straight Daemon Prince option using and Iron Warriors Supreme Command to get a cool Warlord Daemon Prince and then the glue that is the Brim Daemon Battalion to let me have bodies.

Supreme Command Detachment - Iron Warriors
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter, Exoflesh Skeleton
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
LoW: Lord of Skulls, Daemongore Cannon, Hades Gatling Cannon

Daemon Battalion
HQ: The Changling
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue

This is just a ton of big beefy bodies and a Lord of Skulls that shoots forward and punches something.  The Brims are just Objective secured shits with the Changling to protect them.  It also has a ton of smites with stuff that most likely won't get Nerfed.  Meh it isn't as exciting as the Renegade list for sure.

I will probably playtest the Renegades as I start to work on a Huron conversion and other options.  Will see how it works out as I start to mess with it.  The swath of Zerkers does sound neat.

Alright some models to check out and will call it a day.  A plethora of down and dirty tau mixed with the last of my Khorne Berserkers.  Woohoo.
















Thursday, August 10, 2017

Work/Kid/Life has been a Bear



I went on two trips for events that took up some time and just trying to find the time to work on stuff. I still am as is obvious from this post and the plethora of pictures added at at the end.  Plus I keep on writing nonsense on BOLS.  Lets get the paint list out of the way and then onto some thoughts on the events I played and lists I want to try and mess with.  Of course multiple FAQs, Army books, and just sheer desire to not paint certain things keeps me at bay.  Still the new Chaos Dex has me excited.

Paint List
Me
BOLS article - List article in the can already
6 Khorne Berserkers - old build paint I need to finish up
Clean up some Rhinos for said Army - already painted just need to clean up
More Frontline art for LVO Banners
I think more art - need to talk to the guy to get a deposit but work!!!  And kid!! BLargh!!

Greg S
Finish Knight dude!

Another Greg S
Get models to do Primus guys at some point!

Bill
Tau - dirty style and beaten up - right up my alley

Mike
More Sisters to finish up this small update that will probably turn into more sisters

James
GK start!

Luis
Start more Infinity instead of just art!

I am sure there are some other things too - woohoo!

Army thoughts

Right now for CSM - Renegades seem to be really strong.  Huron being able to keep your cheap "Cultists" locked down is pretty dang strong.  I know Iron Warriors can do the same thing too - and having the Exoskeletal Daemon Prince of Slaanesh seems pretty awesome.  You can use a Mark of Slaanesh on Terminators to activate double shot jerks which sounds really good.  Lord so much to work with.  Let's look at some of the shell ideas and what we can do.

I really do like the idea of CSM terms.  Combi-Plasma seems to be good - but wondering if just using a ton of Combi-Bolters to get a cheap drop in, shoot, double shoot if needed, and assault.  Most of the time I want to remove Bubble wraps and in reality I can smite bad things to death if needed.  Blah - and of course I want a Lord of Skulls too.  So much to throw together.

Dumb Daemon Prince Bomb Idea aka lots of bodies
Iron Warriors Battalion
HQ: Sorcerer, Jump Pack, Force Axe
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Mark of Slaanesh, Exoskeletal - Warlord
Elites: Chaos Terminators X 10, Mark of Slaanesh, Power Axe X 10, Combi-Plasma X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Daemon Battalion
HQ: The Changling
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Daemon of Nurgle, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Daemon of Nurgle, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter
Troops: Brims X 9, Blue Horror X 1
Troops: Brims X 9, Blue Horror X 1
Troops: Brims X 9, Blue Horror X 1

Daemon Battlion
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Daemon of Tzeentch, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Daemon of Tzeentch, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter
Troops: Brims X 9, Blue Horror X 1
Troops: Brims X 9, Blue Horror X 1
Troops: Brims X 9, Blue Horror X 1

Of course if they change the Changling this can all switch around.  Who the hell knows.

There is also this dumb thought

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Sorcerer, Jump Pack, Force Axe
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Mark of Slaanesh, Warp Bolter
HQ: Exalted Champion, Power Axe
Elites: Chaos Terminators X 10, Mark of Slaanesh, Power Axe X 10, Combi-Plasma
Elites: Khorne Berserkers X 20, Icon of Khorne, Powerfist, Chainaxe X 19
Troops: Cultists X 25
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Chaos Daemons Battalion
HQ: The Changling
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Daemon of Nurgle, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Daemon of Nurgle, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
Troops: Brims x 9, Blue Horror x 1
Troops: Brims x 9, Blue Horror x 1
Troops: Brims x 9, Blue Horror x 1

Basically I get 9 Command points - can do a crazy assault with Zerkers and double shooting with Terms to clear out anything if I am going first.  Everything else is pretty much -1 to shoot with Alpha Legion rules and the Changling.  I have some options with the Cultists disappearing too and options to a decent set of Stratagems.  It seems pretty decent.

What I done did while I was gone.



A Trio of Malefic Lords anyone?

Another Daemon Prince to add to my pile

50% more expensive!

Speed paint test - down to 6 colors and a wash...

Speed paint test again.









More LVO stuff

Faction of the Imperium!!!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I am alive


And still working a lot.  Getting sick after a move - plus kid getting sick and real life work going nutty meant I was just busy.  Too buys to throw up a blog post or two.  But I did do a ton of work - which is what this will be mostly about.  I am still working on an army list as I got an event at the end of June that needs a Chaos Army.  ATC has me playing something I normally don't - but that is ok.  I am there for the team and not to please the chaos masters and how I throw damage out.  I will write up a batrep on ATC and BAO for sure.  I am very excited about 8th edition right now so lists are brewing, building, and mentally draining out of my goat addled brain.  Fun times indeed.

Let's get a paint list together

Me
Finish another BOLS article
Review the other 2 FW books
Finish some Frontline art
Do some Blood Bowl art - got it drawn have to build it and color it.
There is some other art that is in the chat works - need to locked it down so I can get it started.
Finish my Khorne Army then look towards this Nurgle idea.

James L
Start the GK army I have in the garage.  I knocked out a commission this weekend so it is time to start something else.

Nick R
More random stuff depending on what he wants - I think it will be Genestealers will see.

Greg
Big FW Knight dude and maybe future 30k stuff

Another Greg
Clean up some Knights and get them ready for 8th and maybe some Primus Marines

Mike K
Sisters of Battle to add to an existing army and some marine stuff

Luis
Start Infinity again as I can only really do one metal model commission at a time.  They are such a butt to keep together heh.

I am sure other stuff too - I am getting back up to speed and feeling more like myself.  It doesn't help that the kid isn't going to be at 7 anymore - more so like 8ish due to the sun still being out.  Fun times with that kid.

Random list thoughts - I got 5 boxes of Pox Walkers so I have to do something with that.  A few floating  Daemon Princes, Typhus, and some FW Walkers and you got an interesting list that will be a pain.  Plus it has all the bits I like - robots, cool stuff, etc.  It has me thinking for sure.  Will work up a list and throw it out next time I write it up - don't have all the books in front of me.  Lord is building a list hard and annoying.

Alright - lets get to some models and art and call it a day.