Sunday, April 9, 2017

Bringing it back


The blog that is.  Haha - man it has been a whirlwind of days since the last time I posted.  We put our house up on the market, got a bidder that weekend, and found the house we like a bit further up north in Leander.  We put a bid on that, it got except and now it is a dance of mortgage companies, title companies, and getting everything in order.  It is a nice house, big, with a ton more room.  And I get a decent office with a nice garage and sun room.  Woohoo.

Beyond that I have been slowing painting things to get commissions out the door, finishing other things, throwing away a ton of stuff, and getting ready for the move.  Let's work out a list of where I am at right now and go from there.

Me
Random test miniatures
Maybe some Tzeentch
Depending on if I get to go to Alamo what kind of list I want to bring
Articles for BOLS
Art for Frontline
Art for RobbieB
I am sure I am missing something but who knows

Greg
Big Super Knight if I can find time to do it before I move

El Paso Tournament
1 Final Daemon Prince that is built and primed

Ryan
2 Big Wolves from FW to finish off this

Mike
More space Marines and other random stuff - need to ship off daemons to him to so he can borrow em

Nick
GSC, Marines, Tau

Travis
More Cryx that hopefully won't die in the mail - lord the USPS wrecked some minis I had sent him.

Luis
More Infinity

I am sure there are others but I am beat right now haha.

Currently I am tempted to play either a Tetrad and friends lists, death guard for fun, or some kind of sisters monstrosity at Alamo.  Who knows as they are going full GW FAQ so things might be nutty with stomps going everywhere. I do like the idea of not having to worry about psychic phases so it makes me lean towards a Sisters thought.

Current Idea #1 - based on if this test model looks cool to do evil blind Khrone daemon sisters.

Sisters of Silence Null Maiden Force
Sisters with Swords X 5, Rhino
Sisters with Swords X 5, Rhino
Sisters with Swords X 5, Rhino

Champion of Fenris Wolves
WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Runic, Powerfist, SS
WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Runic, Powerfist, SS
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3

Blood Angels CAD
Sang Priest, Bike, Melta Bomb
Sang Priest, Bike, Melta Bomb
Scouts X 5, Melta Bomb
Scouts X 5, Melta Bomb

This is a go big and come at you hard.  I would probably put one of the Sang Priest as the Warlord to see if you could get scout or something else goofy for the big fat units of dumb.  You turn off powers, come in hot, and have FNP on the units.  Heck you even have some Obj Secured if needed.  Plus this would be a full on Goat army if I played it.

Still like this one too - sisters with knights and some White Scars

Baronial Court
Warden
Warden
Paladin

Sisters of Silence Null maiden
Sisters with Swords X 5, Rhino
Sisters with Swords X 5, Rhino

WS Cad
Tech Marine, Conversion Beamer, Hunters Eye, Bike, Melta Bomb
Bikers X 3, Grav Gun X 2
Bikers X 3, Grav Gun X 2
Bikers X 3, Grav Gun X 2
Bikers X 3, Grav Gun X 2

Basic MSU with some Anti Psyker plus 3 Knights to go stomp stuff.  Simple and easy.  Plus the Conversion beamer can be a ton of fun as you take out things in the back field.

I still have a soft spot in my heart for this dumb mess too.

Oracles - LOC and Fate Formation
Fateweaver - Warlord
LoC, Im Robe, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift
LoC, Paradox, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift
LoC, Greater Gift, Exalted Gift

Renegade Knight
Renegade Knight

I have Paradox on what is most likely the initial summoning of Pink Horrors to spawn out.  I have 2 Close Combat Knights that are just coming for you and the 4 Flying Jerks to just get around the table and cause issues.  The LoC's are level 2's as most of the time I need a summon and then from there I can maybe get lucky with a Cursed Earth.  After that there isn't a ton more to do - summon something on the table top, get around the table and smash shit.

Alright enough of that - lets post some minis and call it a night.





















Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hallo once again - Back in the saddle



Lots of minis, some artwork, and who the hell knows what else.  Been a busy bit of weeks - looking at getting a new house so a move is most likely coming, got a promotion at work so I get paid more for what I was already doing so yay - thus the new house.  I got a ton of miniature painting to do - but I also need to pack so man it is gonna suck.  Time to get rid of a ton of bits - cough cough - tyranid bits most likely and ton of other junk.  Fun fun fun.

Lets start this out with my paint list

Me
Loc X 2 maybe? - one is for review but I need 2 - meh!!!
AOS art for Frontline
Art for a banner with a single miniature painting
Maybe some other banner art depending on if they want me too
CD cover that I already drew but need to color
I am sure something else too - oh more art for Spikey Bits
yeah stuff!

Nick
Build GSC to finish more - I painted a ton so far

Travis
More Cryx - I painted more and need to finish building more

Luis
Infinity and more infinity

Ryan
2 Speeders, Rhino, Some jump pack guys, and two big Fenris Wolves from FW

Mike K
More Marine stuff

A Tetrad as a raffle army for a tournament

Oh and a big Knight thingie - the big huge one from FW. - Need to get that soaking

Oh and some FW Chaos Dwarf stuff too.

Lord that is a lot of shit to do.  And I want to do this Ork Imp Knight conversion so bad.  Ugh too much too much haha.

Um - let me see - I want to play the Alamo later in May and trying to think of a list.  Most likely I will play the following as it is easy, I don't need a ton that I don't want to get ready, and again I know how to play this stuff.

Tetrad
DP, MoK, Wings, Armor of Scorn, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift
DP, MoS, Wings, Lvl 3 Psyker, Greater Gift X 2
DP, MoN, Wings, Lvl 2 Psyker, Greater Gift X 2
DP, MoT, Wings, Lvl 3, Psyker, Greater Gift X 2, Im Robe - Warlord

Oracles
Fateweaver
LoC, Lvl 3 Psyker, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift, Paradox

Basically summon a unit of Pink Horrors first, have enough to split into blues and brims - fly around and profit.  It should be easy enough so will see.  This will be simple enough to get going.  If not that I paint up a few more Screamers, do the 2-3 knights and just don't give no Effs and use the Tzeentch Warp Storm Table for Profit.

Lets get some painted stuff out to look at and call it a night.




















Sunday, February 26, 2017

Later then Normal post



Been very busy - in fact I should probably be working on finishing some work right now.  I have a plethora of minis, art, and writing to do.  It never ends for he Goat.

LVO was fun - the tournament was meh.  I dropped after losing rd 4 to another daemon player.  The bane of my existence - not rolling for crap with maelstrom did me in.  Still was a fun game as the aussie player was a blast.  I had 3 good games before that - with one getting my revenge on Allan from an Adepticon where he knocked me out of the first round of the finals.

Right now 40k is in a bit of a rough spot - if you don't play the good stuff you have a good chance to get run over.  The Psychic phase is too clunky with some of these armies running 20+ wc, casting well and having ways to generate more.  Free stuff is too much and everything doesn't feel very fair.  Ah well - it is life.  Will see what 8th brings to the game.

Let's do a paint list and some dumb list ideas.

Paint
Me - look at writing Model review articles for the Saint and Greyfax
Figure out next Monday's article

Nick
More GSC neophytes are on dock to get done
Build more hybrids and stuff to paint

Greg
Building and Culexius assassin - need to build - should be a single day build and paint thing for this coming week

Ryan
More SW - got bikes and a unit of 5 guys primed to paint tonight.

Josh
9 more models from silver tower - acolytes are halfway done and then the big monster minotaur. Should be done with acolytes tonight and minotaur in a day or two.

Travis
More cryx - have to build them which makes me sad.

Luis
More Infinity - again have to build them which is hard.

That is it for now.  I knocked out the big art I had to do this weekend.  I have a new computer coming in which should help me with Photoshop pains.  Quad core monster due to having a decent work bonus/taxes/good year budgeting.  Fun stuff indeed.

Let's look at some dumb list ideas.  I like the idea of having an Immune psychic death star so thought of the following.

Sisters of Silence Formation
Sisters X 8, Swords X 8
Sisters X 8, Swords X 8

Champions of Fenris
WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Powerfist, Storm Shield
WGBL, Thunder Wolf, Powerfist, Storm Shield
Cypher
The Saint Celestine & Friends from Fall of Cadia
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 4
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 4
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3
Elite Iron Priest, Thunder, Cyber Wolves X 3

This is a bunch of dumb ideas rolled around into 2 big dumb units.  Will it work?  Who the heck knows.  All I know is it will move up, grind you out and hopefully murder things.  You get 2 Hit and Run options - one has shrouded to the unit and the other has a lot of "throw" away wounds as needed.  It should punch pretty rough with tones of AP 2 ini 5+ hits and other options.  Plus it turns off all those pesky powers the other stars like to throw around.  I think it would love to chew on some doggies for sure.  It still won't be good but it is goofy to write about.

Alright some models and calling it a day as I try to finish the acolytes.
























Experimenting with new background and camera - still testing them out.

Logo tests.






Lots of art done too - even new LVO art.