Sunday, November 23, 2014

Its Been a Bit - Baby, Life, Work, Etc



Man I am jonesing for a 40k game right now.  Hopefully I can get one next weekend - depending on what happens.  I am trying to make this SATX tournament - but I think family will trump my choices for the weekend :(.  The life of having people you enjoy to be around - sometimes hahaha.

Baby boy continues to get fat and happy.  Hopefully he lets us sleep a bit longer - but will see.  I painted up some more Chaos stuff to allow me to have 3 completed mauler fiends.  I know I used to have some but I sold them awhile ago and have always wanted more.  I wish we had a cool formation for them - could you imagine a unit of 5?  The Brawler Beef squad!

The new changes to the FAQ means Daemons are going to come out in drones during the next few events.  FMC is back - and led by the king jerk face know as Fateweaver.  I understand adding some spells to his heads as it would make sense he would have malefic - but I figure it would be better to just replace one of the "lores" he knows instead of just giving him another.

Look at this list idea I have for just an FMC list - small land simple.

Daemons of Chaos +  Crimson Slaughter

HQ: Fate weaver
HQ: Daemon Prince, MoS, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3, Lesser Gift, Greater Gift X 2
Troops: Nurglings X 3
Troops: Nurglings X 3
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoT, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3, Greater Gift, Exalted Gift
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoT, Wings, Armor, Lvl 3, Lesser Gift, Greater Gift X 2

HQ: Bel'Akor
Troops: Cultists X 10

Gives you the ability to make "Nurgle DP's" with shrouding off of Bel - you could still just play straight Nurgle with Fate as well.  You could swap the Lesser + 2 Greater Gifts to get an exalted but I don't think you need the portal as much as you used too.  Heck it might be better to put the book on the Slaanesh and have very tough to deal with MoT DP's.  Getting a 2+ reroll cover save off of Bel'Akor might be pretty spicy.

I have this list built out to go play for fun.

Crimson Slaughter + Black Legion

HQ: Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Prophet of Voices, Spell Familiar
HQ: Sorcerer, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Familiar
Troops: Possessed X 5
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN
FA: Hell Blade, Auto Cannon upgrade
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher Tendrils
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher Tendrils
Heavy: Sicarrian Relic Battle Tank

HQ: Sorcerer, Last Memory, Bike, Lvl 3, Spell Familiar
Troops: Chaos Cultists X 10
Heavy: Maulerfiend
FA: Hell Blade, Auto Cannon upgrade

This hits 1850 pts - has a summoning circle with the "Daemonic" Sorcerer from Crimson slaughter mixed with some extra wounds to help hide him etc.  It looks like a fun list to goof around with and probably won't lose all its games.  Plus I can say I played possessed haha.  Heck the whole thing is just mutated guys and doesn't get completely overrun with just Cultists.

Let's get me a paint list.

Me
Bols Article - Written - it is about formations
Art for Frontline - gonna have time during the holidays to hopefully draw as work slows down a bit - will see.
Clean up some DP builds to get them working - shit if I do FMC again I will just end up going Slaanesh instead of Tzeentch just cuz I like them better.  But heck who knows.
Fix a Dragon to be the other Hell Blade I need.

Tim
Knight # 3 - will get done by the weekend - then it is fixing some other stuff

Mike K
Sisters of battle - doing them in blocks of 5
Funny Hat IG guys - Command squad is next this week

Luis
Death Company Dread - gonna start fixing it later on today and maybe paint tonight.

Caleb
Finish NecroOrk Stompa to finish off commission - that is my hope this weekend if it isn't raining.

Man the rain in Austin sucked.  I had some things primed at least - but it slowed me down.  Heck I need to see if I can find a game maybe Wednesday night.  Will see if any buddies are still in town.

K - lets get some models to look at.  I have a lot actually to show so good times indeed.

My Siccarin - woot!

This is the non lasher tendril Maulerfiend - I got the Melta thingies added to it.  Zoom zoom!

I just wanted to paint a green one - so thus this one.  

Pink Sisters batch 1

Pink Sisters batch 2

Funny Hats! batch 1

Quick libbie build.

Knight #2 - storm trooper variant

Drew this for Sean cuz it is awesome he Lictor Shamed so many people!



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Goatboy's Thursday? Man days get blurry



I am still painting!  I knocked out a bunch of stuff over the last few weeks.  Can't really do art but dammit I can paint!  Hahahaha.  Let's go with a paint list then some list nonsense.  I ordered the FW book and hopefully it will be here soon.  Got the Glothkin book too as I am sucker for that fluffy stuff at times.

Paint List

Me
Article for BOLS - maybe something neat?
Sicarian - it is primed - gonna finish it this weekend
Maulerfiend - it is a weird one with wheel leg thingies - but it might work.
Build 3rd fiend

Nick R
Finish off small sisters squad - Done!
10 Repentia - Done!

Tim V
Knight # 2
Knight # 3?
LR
Drop Pod

Luis P
Death  Company Dread fix up

Caleb
NecroOrk Stompa

I think some other stuff too so who knows I am sure I am missing something.  I got some things sitting there waiting for me to get some major time to rework - a Nid Army.  It might see some work as Sean won the 11th Company via Lictor Shaming.  Heck I might have to work on a plastic model Lictor conversion at some point.  The new plastic venonthropes give some nice tentacle heads.  Hrm...

Played a game this past weekend with the following.

CSM Crimson Slaughter/CSM Allies

HQ: Sorc, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Fam, Force Axe, Meltabombs
HQ: Sorc, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Fam, Force Axe, Meltabombs
HQ: Sorc, Lvl 3, Bike, Spell Fam, Force Axe, Meltabombs
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN
FA: Hellblade, Rending Autocannons
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher
Heavy: Maulerfiend
Heavy: Sicarian, Hvy Bolters Sponsons, Rending Bullets, Dirge Caster

Played versus Nick Rose and ended up winning on Primary and First Blood.  We misplayed the Saint but really it didn't matter in the end as I used Shrouding bubbles to keep a lot of stuff alive via Sacred Missiles from Exorcists and other nonsense.  In the end I took his Emperor's Will Objective and contested mine.  I lost the Maelstrom mission but really you don't have to play for it in these types of scenarios.  It is why I weight the Maelstrom just as high as the primary and the total points add up to the winner.  But meh - metagaming the mission is always a part of the game.

Things I liked.

Hellblade - seems to be pretty good.  It dies if you sneeze at it - but it gives assault armies from CSM a change to pop vehicles and mess up assaults by getting in the way.  They should just cost 115 as you will always buy the upgrade for the 6 TWL rending Autocannons.  Psycannons were good right?

Sicarian - don't waste your points on the sponson upgrades or the rending nonsense.  It isn't worth it.  Still this isn't a terrible tank at all.

Shrouding is the shit for this type of army.  Most of the time.  I got 2 Shroudings, 1 Invisible and 1 Endurance.  Not to bad but you run out of WC dice pretty quick when throwing 2 Shrouds, 1 Invisible and hopefully an Endurance.  I never had the dice for Shriek or Smite etc.  And once a caster ate it I lost a lot of abilities to spread out the mind bullets.  But Spell Familiar is the shit.

I still love my Chaos Spawn haha.

Been brainstorm dumb Ork super kill squad lists.  It utilizes the different formations to make a Hit and Run monster with lots of HQ's running around with Deff Koptas.  Some ideas that just cost to much to make the army.

2 Source Version
Ork Horde Detachment/Morgrok's Bossboyz

Ork Horde
HQ: Warboss, Bike, PowerKlaw, Bosspole
HQ: Warboss, Bike, PowerKlaw, Bosspole
HQ: Mad Doc
Troops: Gretchin
Troops: Gretchin
Troops: Gretchin
FA: Deff Koptas X 5, Buzzsaws X 3, TWL Rokkits
FA: Blitz Bomba
FA: Blitz Bomba
Heavy: Mek Guns X 5, Smasha Gun X 5
Heavy: Mek Guns X 5, Smasha Gun X 5
Heavy: Mek Guns X 5, Smasha Gun X 5

Morgrok's Bossboyz
HQ: Big Mek, Mega Armor - Warlord
HQ: Big Mek, Mega Armor
HQ: Big Mek, Mega Armor
HQ: Warboss, Bike, PowerKlaw, Bosspole
HQ: Weirdboy, Lvl 2

So basically you got a unit of 5 Deffkoptas, 3 Warbosses, Mad Doc, and a Weird Boy.  They are Fearless, have 12 Str 10 Attacks, 4 Str 8 Attacks, 6 Str 7 Attacks, then some Str 3 and Weirdboy nonsense.  The unit is T5 and has hit and run plus FNP.  And it can go somewhat fast at times too.  Not to shabby if I do say so myself.  Oh it also has Scout and everyone has Ere We Go.  Woohoo!

But shit all those Mek Guns would suck to buy too.  Oh yeah the Mega Armored Big Meks go with them so they can move and fire.  T7 jerks will be a pain as well as a ton of AP1 shooting.  The Blitz Bombers are interesting as Bombing runs might be a way to get around invisibility and Jinking.  I have to read up on it more.  But still - ideas!

Look for more Chaos thoughts later on when I get my FW book in.  Now some painted stuff and I call it a night.

A quick Warmachine commission first.








Woot some sisters.

Dark Age models and client wanted different skin tones.  The Purple might be too much but screw it - they look cool and weird.

Black and White Knight is in the house!


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Fun Day

This guy is in an awesome band in Austin - White Ghost Shivers.


Woohoo - I am starting back up work tomorrow.  Hopefully my wife can handle the monster.  He has started to get more personality and enjoyed behind held staring at your face.  I think he is planning on ways to get my eyes.  Will see.  I've actually gotten a lot done over these last 3 weeks.  I should knock out 2 commissions by this weekend.

Finished the Cryx Commission
Will finish another Warmachine one too
NecroOrks will get done completely soon
LoTD Bikers got done as well
Plus other stuff.

I just never stopped.  I didn't get as much art done but that is due to being tired affects drawing not really painting models.  Painting is a lot more relaxing for me.  But that is life haha.  I also have some other commissions coming soon too - I am sure this Nid one will get started as well as some other things.  Let's write up my week.

Me
Bols Article - Written
Hobby idea - need to write it
Maybe some Orks - But most likely going to do some Chaos Stuff
Who knows what else - got an itch to play some  Chaos and I just bought that new FW Chaos book - so it means testing some things out first.
Frontline Arts - want to get them done so I can get some Nurgle nonsense

Don
Mercenary 10 man box
2 More random guys - primed should be done tonight

Caleb
Ork Stompa Necron thingie

Tim
Knight
Finish off bikers
LR
Drop Pod

Luis
Death Company Dread - really waiting on what the BA do when the book comes out - might be a big flurry of stuff soon.

Nick R
Some Sisters stuff - etc

I am sure other things too as I just never stop.  I just like painting models haha.  I am waiting on some clients to tell me what they want and I can get started on them too.

Let's look at a CSM list idea using FW.

Crimson Slaughter
HQ: Chaos Lord, MoK, Juggernaut, Powerfist, Lightning Claw, Daemonheart, Veteran of the Long War, Gift of Mutation
HQ: Bel'Akor
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5
FA: Hell Blade, Helstorm Autocannon
FA: Hell Blade, Helstorm Autocannon
Heavy: Chaos Relic Sicaran Battle Tank, Dirge Caster
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher Tendrils
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher Tendrils

CSM Black Legion
HQ: Chaos Lord, MoK, Juggernaut, Powerfist, Lit Claw, Veteran of the Long War, Gift of Mutation
Troops: Cultists
Heavy: Maulerfiend, Lasher Tendrils

Basically I try for Shrouding then Invisibility the Chaos Lord Unit.  From there I am just going around shooting things as needed.  I might have enough to knock out a knight with a dual charging set of Maulerfiends.  It should only have one attack and then I can get to going with a bunch of Str 10 hate hits.  If I get lucky with the hammer of Wraths I might knock out 2 Hull Points.  It should look fun and be a very extreme list.  In fact it is probably the list I am building next.  I kind of wish I could have 2 Chaos Spawn units but alas this one will work.  I could knock out one lord for a Sorc to get more WC and maybe another Sicaran.  Interesting thoughts.  Can't wait to get that book in.

Ok some models to showcase and then I go back downstairs to work on painting and building some models.



Woot - got this scheme down!

Magnetized metal backpack. It stays on with Magic.

Black Knights 1

Black Knights 2

The last of the bikers.  I am sure Brandon is going to send me more.  I got this scheme down.

Worst models I have ever put together.  To give you an idea - legs/chest, head, 2 arms, quiver, scabbard, sword hilt, and bow.  Those are the metal parts.  Why PP why?

I always liked her.  Made her mean looking.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Woot - only a Day late



Babies take up some time haha.  Crazy enough - the painting ability isn't to hampered - but the drawing time is hurt.  It takes more mental power for me to draw then it is for me to paint, even though getting a finished drawing takes less time.  Ugh - got things to do haha.

Let's go with the paint list - I got a bunch of stuff done this week and hope to knock out some painting commissions by the weekend so I can become a super hero of paint.  Or something like that.

Me
Maybe work on some Orks?
Article - who knows what I will talk about - brain is kind of scatter/sleep deprived so yeah - if I lose my train of thought as I write it Larry fixes it haha.
Art - Mechanical man thingie
Art - Space Marine Banner thingie
Art - Frontline Batrep Warmachine - got Retribution, Mercs, and Convergence to do
Art - Frontline Batrep Hordes - Got a few of those to do
Art - Frontline Batrep Dropzone commander - haven't even started
Maybe I will paint something for me hah.

Brandon
LoTD Bikers - got a quick turn around one to do before Da Boyz GT - bikers, foot people, etc

Caleb
Box 2 of NecroOrks is almost done - I have a base and 3 portal thingies to finish - then we got a Stompa after that.

Travis
1 Box of 10 Metal Merc Troops and 1 Warcaster

Tim V
Land Raider
Drop Pod
1 Biker plus 1 Biker Character
3 Knights

Greg S
Start building some IG.

From there - I got some other stuff I need to paint up too in the coming months.  A Nid commission plus Warmachine Cygnar small batch to do.  I am glad I don't have any events until next year to even think about.  LVO is a lock as is ATC - from there who knows.  Woohoo...

It looks like I might get a game in tonight.  I was going to pull out an Ork Greentide list to just see how the tide handles.  Basic build - major proxies as I don't have a 100 Slugga/Choppa boyz.  I do have a 120 Shoota boyz though :(.

Greentide plus Ork CAD

Greentide
Warboss, Eavy Armor, PK, Supa Cybork,
Ard Slugga Boyz X 9, Nob, PK
Ard Slugga Boyz X 9, Nob, PK
Ard Slugga Boyz X 9, Nob, PK
Ard Slugga Boyz X 9, Nob, PK
Slugga Boyz X 9, Nob, Big Choppa
Slugga Boyz X 9, Nob, Big Choppa
Slugga Boyz X 10
Slugga Boyz X 10
Slugga Boyz X 10
Slugga Boyz X 10

Ork CAD
Warboss, Eavy Armor, Lucky Stix, Power Klaw, Bosspole
Mad Doc
Gretchin X 10
Gretchin X 10
Warbuggies X 5, TWL Rokkits
Mek Guns X 5
Lootas X 10
Aegis Line, Ammo Dump

Will see if it works alright.  It should give me some ideas on what is needed as I play and what I need to paint for next year.  Depending on what comes out too.  Woohoo!

Man - I hope the evil knights from FW are good - I got some ideas they could use - but then I would just look like I am wish listing. Let's see from the top.

No more shields - they all become demonic thus get 5+ Inv saves.
Slaanesh would have fleet - plus its guns would be short ranged and a large amount of shooting.
Khorne would have Melta guns, have extra attacks, and rampage
Tzeentch would be shoot the most and probably have a ML for casting
Nurgle would have Shroud and some kind of bile cannon thing.

Or so I would hope - will see.  Alright - some models to show then I am off working on some artwork I hope.

Zoom zoom - more necrons!

Another fancy ride for the Necro Orks

Not sure what this guy is.

I wanted to paint this guy since seeing him - decided to make him a Chaos Space Marine Bike Chaos Lord.




More bikerz!!!

Where did we park our car?

Grrr... give me some kibble!

Some arts.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Goatboy's Tuesday - I am surviving!



When I don't get much sleep - I end up doing some kind of "mindless" work.  Painting falls into that while art doesn't really fall into that.  It is life - but I have gotten painting stuff done so that is good.  In fact I bet I finish off a commission by this weekend, get another one partway done and probably end up starting on another rush order too.  I just can't stop being busy.

Oh yeah - wife had the baby last week too on Tuesday.  In fact he will be a full week today at 6:09pm central.  Woohoo - he is doing well, gaining weight and giving me lots of pops in return for the sleepless nights.  Fair trade right?  I hope to get a game in next week when I have a buddy come over.  Maybe will try to bat rep it so I can show how bad I play.  Maybe.

Let's get my work list for the week.

Me
Maybe build the 2 mauler fiends I want to play with.  Maybe
Bought the Blight King Character and plan on putting him on an Attack Bike to create the new Nurgle Chaos Lord idea I have.
Write Article for Monday
Plus hopefully get some Art done for Frontline gaming - knock out the Warmachine/Hordes bat rep art to get them done and hopefully get me some end times stuff.
Maybe other art too? I know I got some.

Greg S
Start working on some AM stuff hopefully

Travis
Finish off the Cryx - got a box of troop like guys, a character, and this other horse guy

Tim
I have 3 knights and a bunch of bikers to do.  Thankfully they are mostly built so I don't have to cry over 3 knights.

Caleb
NecroOrks - got another flyer, some ghost arc stuff and some other things.  Woohoo it never ends for this art piece/army.

I have other stuff I have to look at and maybe another commission.  Waiting on the model count plus time to figure out if I can get it done in time.  Woohoo.

Man I can't wait to throwing down with the Siccariun I plan on getting soon.  Woohoo.

Want to do a complete assault list CSM.  Just cause I plan on losing a lot.  Heck I can have two Siccariuns in there too because I plan on taking a Sorcerer.  Hrm... interesting thoughts.

Crimson Slaughter/Daemons

HQ: Chaos Lord, Bike, Sigil, PF, Lit Claw, MoN
HQ: Sorcerer, Bike, Spell Fam
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Chaos Spawn X 5, MoN
Heavy: Chaos Relic Sicaran Battle Tank, Dirge Casters
Heavy: Chaos Relic Sicaran Battle Tank, Dirge Casters

HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Steed of Slaanesh, Lvl 2, Beguilement Locus
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Lvl 2
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Lvl 2
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
Troops: Daemonettes X 20
FA: Furies X 20, MoS
Heavy: Skull Cannon of Khorne

Maybe it will work?  It will look wonky as all hell haha.

Painted stuff!



LOTD test for what could be a new commission - did not do the conversions.


More NecroOrks!

Rogue Psyker?

There is gonna be more of these guys.

Creeper!  Cryx!

Yeah for plastic models.