Sunday, August 23, 2015

Goatboy's Sunday Post - Funtimes in Da Hoods of Round Rock



Woot - an earlier post yay!  Plus a ton of work to show yay!  You got to love that.  Lets go into the paint list - then a small battle report etc.

Paint List/Art List
Me
Finish off GK Purifier Squad #1 - halfway done with pics below - priming tonight
Might steal an idea to use the portals from AoS as my GK Drop pods - it sounds cool and would look neat.  Size wise they fit.  If not I should find some kind of portal thingie.
Finish off 5 AoS Khorne Guys to use as advertising at local shop for painting - Been wanting to paint them cuz they look cool etc.
Rogue Inq Drawing for Norm
Wesley Art X 2
Plus some more that are getting talked to me or I forgot.

Luis
Build those Drop pods

Anthony
Finish Heldrake this week before I go on small Anniversary trip
6 Bikers after that

Alan
Lots of Chaos Stuff

Tim V
More Marine stuff - 2 More speeders, 3 pods

Don S
More stuff from other companies but they ain't in metal so yay!

Carl
More Marines

Nick R
More Marines

Might get some other stuff like some Batman miniatures and a Dark Angels order too.  I just will never stop painting marines.  I think another client wants some Drop Pods too. This never ends for me does it?

So yeah lots of stuff.  I actually got a game in yesterday with Nick Rose.  He is playing at Nova so he wanted to test out a mission.  I brought this pile of dumb to test out.  It worked ok with some tweaks it might actually work pretty well.

DA Cad, SW Champs of Fenris, Clan Raccoon Ally

DA
HQ: Sammie (warlord)
HQ: Chaplain, Bike
Elites: Ravenwing Command squad X 6, Banner, Healer Dude
Troops: Scouts X 5, Combi-Grav
Troops: Scouts X 5, Combi-Grav
FA: Darkshroud

Champs of Fenris
HQ: WGBL, Thunder, Runic, PF, SS
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 4
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 4

Clan Raccoon
HQ: Chapter Master, Bike, Gorgon's Chain, PF, Art Armor
Elites: Command Squad, Bikes, Healer Dude, SS X 4, Grav Gun X 4, Meltabombs x 4
Troops: Scouts X 5, Combi-grav

Things I learned - I am good at rolling 1's in the beginning haha.  I also learned Skill Rider passes to the squad.  I also learned that lots of special characters are super sweet.  Sammie is good - but man being Str 4 with that cool sword sucks.  It also sucks if you get hit by 2 Dread Knights.  Charging two Knights with a ton of guns sucks too.

I didn't win but my plan was just to see how the army worked.  The guns were not worth it on the Command Squad.  I am sure there will be a time when I would want them - but they just didn't help out.  I also think there was a lot of placement mistakes on the units and how I had some "extra" wounds not hidden enough to allow for the better saves to be in front.  The Chapter Master is a pain but I wonder if just having a Captain will work as he will never be low enough to loose to much with the Chain.  Plus I think I only need a few shields in the command squad and maybe less stuff.  It is a thought and I have other versions that fit in a Cent squad and less duplicates to try and fit within a Highlander set up.  Trying to think of something that is fully Highlander and still good.  Look at this idea.

DA/SW/CR again
HQ: Sammie
Elites: Ravenguard command Squad X 6, Banner, Healer Dude
Troops: Scouts X 5
Troops: Tactical squad X 5, Meltagun, Combi-Melta, Drop Pod
FA: Dark Shroud

HQ: Champs of Fenris
HQ: Harald
HQ: WGBL, Thunder, PF, SS, Fellclaws Teeth, Runic Armor
Elites: Iron Priest, Thunder
Elites: Wolf Scouts X 5

HQ: Captain, Bike, Art Armor, PF, Gorgon's Chain
Troops: Scouts X 5, Combi-Grav
FA: Drop Pod
Heavy: Centurion Devastators X 3, Grav X 3

That looks pretty beefy too.  I don't have much extra wounds in the star but it is all Highlander and everyone is diff haha.  Plus it looks all over the place.  I could go with a Grav Command Squad that will get 4+ FNP and 2-3+ cover saves if the Shroud is close enough.  I kinda like the Raven Wing command squad more but it is a thought.

I am waiting to see what Da Boyz will be wanting as I have that army pretty much painted beyond finding a Sammie replacement and most likely figuring out a cooler way to do fallen Dark Angels etc.

Now onto some models and calling it a day as I find some lunch.

Test Purifier

Libbie #1 - holy crap did that come out of my nose?

Combat Squad 1 done - aka the Burinators of Burntown

Libby two - the head is actually me haha.


Possessed batch 1.

Daemon prince 1

MOORES POSSESSED!

Shotgun scouts aka Kimbo Slice Scouts

Combi weapons!!!

More combi weapons!

I can heal you.

Missiles for Christmas!!!
Sister of the Dead!






Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lists, Lists, and more Lists - Thoughts and current testing things



Hopefully I get time to test some more in the coming weeks.  I will miss a SATX event due to wedding anniversary.  No way I can test the waters with - babe I know its been a year with the new baby, life changes, etc - but I want to throw dice on our wedding anniversary.  We get one every year so its cool I can miss one right?  Right?  MY PLASTIC DUDESMEN NOOOO!!!!

Paint List

Me
Do GK test for army down below.
Art for Whitemetal Miniatures
Art for Luis - test down below - 3 Legged Squigg
Art for LVO Warmachine stuff - got it inked have to do the guitar up better
Maybe more art for other stuff too - lots of art it seems.
Heck might have to build some more Drop Pods for a client - will see

Luis
Build drop Pods

James L
More Chaos stuff - initial 5 Possessed should be done by the end of the weekend

Travis
More Marines!

Carl
More Marines

Nick R
GK or DA - will see what it ends up being

Don S
Some Cool Mini or Not stuff

Anthony
More Chaos - a Heldrake to knock out by end of the month.

I am sure I am missing some stuff - will see.  It never fails I forget something and just machine through it.  Been wanting to write this blog post for the last few days - but work/life/other work has gotten in the way.  If you haven't figured out - I seem to like to stay busy.

Ok - some army lists I talked about.  A few I am going to play - others I am building.  It seems it is time to change up my play style a bit to get better so thus the non death star like stuff.

Army list thoughts - all different kinds etc.

Right now I am on a GK kick - thinking there is some merit to a ton of nova's, cover ignoring, etc mixed with a large amount of WC dice.

I showed the initial thought build on BOLS but here is the "new" one.

GK - Nemesis Strike Force
HQ: GK Libbie, Lvl 3
HQ: GK Libbie, Lvl 3
Elite: Purifiers X 10, Incinerators X 4
Elite: Purifiers X 10, Incinerators X 4
Elite: Purifiers X 10, Incinerators X 4
Troops: Strike Force X 5
Heavy: Dreadknight, Hvy Incinerator
Heavy: Dreadknight, Hvy Incinerator, Psilencer

BA - Flesh Tearers
HQ: Libbie, Lvl 2
Troops: Scouts X 5
FA: Drop Pod
FA: Drop Pod
FA: Drop Pod
FA: Drop Pod
FA: Drop Pod

I feel a little bit enh with the lack of Melta in this.  Originally I had 3 Melta units with 2 Assault squads and one Tact squad.  That might actually be better with no Dreadknights.  It does make me wonder if I should find a way to fit in an Culexius Assassin but I can throw 8+ Psyk out grenades on a Psychic death star to kill out all the casters.  With ITC allowing me to hit Invis stuff with blasts - I can do a lot of damage and remove their special casters - or farseers etc.

It seems like a decent list and again I could look at just having one Dreadknight and then find a way to get a Tri Melta Assault squad from BA - it would give me 6 Pods which could be handy to help keep purifiers out of attention from another Pod Army.  I would also love to play with Mephiston as another way to kick a knight in the dingus so there is always that.

Next rando list I want to play - hopefully in a week or so or at a small event - it won't win a big one unless I get crazy lucky.

Imperial Knights/SM/Inq

Trip Lance
Warden, Ironstorm Missile Pod
Gallant, Ironstorm Missile Pod
Crusader, Battle Cannon

Dark Angel Librarian Conclave
Ezekial
Libbie, Bike, Lvl 2, Shroud of Heroes
Libbie, Lvl 2
Libbie, Lvl 2

GK
Coteaz
Inq, Servo Skulls X 3
Henchmen, 4 Crusaders, 1 Psyker

Yeah it is dumb looking - small but maybe it will do some damage.  The plan is to Invisible the big unit and just - do bad stuff to people.  The one Libbie with Shroud is to go out and hold and objective if needed.  If you roll Invis early and then have the one try for Precog it could be fun with a Reroll 2+ shroud save.  The Ironstorm Missile Pods are there to cover more enemy troops with large blasts all over the place.  It will end up shooting a lot and might survive.  I would play it in an 3 round event or maybe an event I want to drink more at.

Here is a Dual Death Star list that is very very close to being Highlander.  This version isn't but it can be easily made if you wanted too.  You lose some doggies but add in some other characters to get more smashy smash.

DA CAD, SW Champs of Fenris Detachment, SM Clan Raccoon Ally

DA CAD
HQ: Chaplain, Bike
Elites: Ravenwing Command Squad X 5, Apocathery
Troops: Scouts X 5
Troops: Scouts X 5
FA: Dark Shroud

SW Champs
HQ: WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Pfist, SS, Runic
HQ: Wolf Priest, Bike
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder, Doggies x 4
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder, Doggies x 4
Elite: Iron Priest, Thunder ,Doggies X 3

SM Clan Raccoon
HQ: Chapter Master, Bike, Chain, Art Armor, PF
Elite: Command Squad, Bikes, Grav Gun X 4, SS X 3, Apoc
Troops: Scout Squad

You have 2 Death Stars - both are tough to remove and shoot ok.  You are weak at popping Knights beyond the hope that Str 10 (not 9 you ninnies!) crushes them before they stomp all over your dinguses.  It seems all over the place so that is why It will probably work ok.  And it has some Obj Secured.  Not at terrible list and would be something I would work on if it wasn't for that GK nonsense.

Models and art.
More Cryx - figured a better way to build with Greenstuff.


Woot we are in plastic so Goatboy stops crying.
New Chaos Commission

Rando D&D local commission




Space Hulk is Done!

Some Dark Angels for a buddy who is now switching to GK - dammit.





Gonna tweak this one up but liked how the art is diff then I normally do.






Banners for Frontline.


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.