Saturday, March 23, 2013

Woot - I took a writing break

Yar - just took a bit away - but I painted a lot of stuff.  So this post is just painted stuff.  Getting ready to start the Wargames Con army - more demons and of course commission stuff.  Let's do a paint list for next week.

Plastic Dudesmen - Need to get a script - this weeks did well as did last weeks.  I wrote last weeks - Wyatt did this weeks.  We are gelling pretty good lately too.
Bloodthirter - Ultraforge Wardemon, wings from a chimera - All Done!
Plague Bearers X 10 - Built and primed
Nurgle Herald - Built and primed
Big Robot from Dreamforge - in a box

Ultramarine Dreadnought 1 - Done
Ultramarine Dreadnought 2 - Done
Ultramarine Rhino 1 - Not done
Ultramarine Rhino 2 - Not done
Dark Angel stuff too!

Cryx Ogre Guys X 3 - Done!
More guys - Not done!

These last few weeks have been rough on the wallet.  Wife had a root canal and crown - a grand later and my cushion is getting lower.  Also some doctor stuff as well most likely coming and I need to finally get glasses too.  Argh!  I built up a nice cushion and I guess that is what its for.  Lucky I don't give a shit about the Tau and my demons only need small things here and there.  So all in all I am doing good.  Comics still kick me in the ass - but I don't smoke so it helps.  Still - the wallet hurts.  I got lucky I had a surplus from last year and something told me not to throw it in savings haha.

Still if you are interested in commissions for Art or Models - I am around and about hehe.

Current List to play 1850 on Thursday

HQ: Bloodthirster, Exalted Gift, Greater Gift
HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Psyker
HQ: CSM Daemon Prince, Wings, Armor, MoN, The Black Mace
Troops: Plaguebearers X 10
Troops: Plaguebearers X 10
Troops: Horrors X 10
Troops: Horrors X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Wings, Armor, Greater Gift X 2
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem

Woohoo.. And now some models.

Counts as a Blood Thirster.  He was fun to paint.

Those Dark Angels just don't stop!

Cryx is starting up again!
Hey - I got a fist!

Dreadnoughts for the Utramarine commission.  Woohoo!

This finishes off this GK commission.  Lots of Termies in lava!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Goatboy's Wednesday!

Hopefully I will get a game on Thursday.  My wife has to work late and the Campaign is on a bit of a break so that means the Demons are going to come out.  Here is the list I plan on throwing down with - it has all painted models so it will be a big random.

HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Lvl 3, Locus of Conjuration, Exalted Gift
HQ: CSM Daemon Prince, MoN, Wings, Armor, The Black Mace
Troops: Pink Horrors X 20, Instrument, Iridescent Horror
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10, Instrument
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Heldrake, Bale Flamer
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Wings, Armor, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Caster

This should be painted and if I get lucky I can use it in a battle report.  I just want to try some things that are painted and see how they go.  Monday's Article is about the monster mash style lists I want to throw out and seeing what might work points wise.  Still the Daemon book is very very interesting.

Currently I am in the middle of my paint list and have some art and other bits to do over the next few days.  The weekend is looking to be planned out with games and other nonsense.  The Wife went through a root canal today so I am glad my taxes worked out well enough to cover it and leave me and her some spending money.  Woohoo!

I should lock in my Adepitcon list in 2 weeks to start painting it up and the team event stuff plus Wargames Con charity army and client stuff.  I just never stop hahaha.

Quick paint update stuff!  Woohoo I paints!

New customer Greater Demon for myself.  Keeper of Secrets and out of lots of random bits after the crazy Dragon I did.  Woohhoo for reusing stuff!  Bits - Maulerfiend, Soul Grinder Claws, Vampire Dragon bits, Green stuff and hate!

Whaa? More zombies?  All 30 done like a boss!

More GK - a Draigo - more to come later on this week too.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Goatboy - Initial Demon Test

Woot - gonna test out a list for Demons first - to see if it is worth it to test it more etc - it is a monster mash list due to the nature of Adepticon not having FW and being quick to set up and play.  Adepticon is letting us set the terrain and that will add up to the time.  Means you won't see my Ork/Cron list that I think is pretty much brutal for anyone to play against.  Oh well - will post that list later on too haha.

Ok - First paint list

Plastic Dudesmen - No idea yet but I will think of something
Bloodthirster - I had an old one - did some conversion work - not sure if it is worth it or I buy something else - will see
Keeper of Secrets - got some Vampire dragon bits - will do some work on it - might do the Beastman 4 armed monster thing too.
And who knows what else...

Start the Ultramarines - 5 Scounts first - need to build etc
Vets with Sternguard bits - 5 or so

10 Zombies - Done today
10 more zombies - sitting on my desk
Art Piece 1 - Done!
Art Piece 2 - Done!

GK Termies X 5 - Done
GK Termies X 5 - Built
Random others - not built yet

So yeah - should be an alright week.  Right now I am just waiting to hear about a Job and to see what I might be doing later on - so wish me luck.

First demon Test list - Monster Mash 1

HQ: Bloodthirster, Exalted Gift, Greater Gift
HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lesser Gift
HQ: CSM DP, MoN, Wings, Armor, The Black Mace
Troops: Plaguebearers X 10
Troops: Plaguebearers X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: DP, MoS, Wings, Lvl 1 Caster, Greater Gift X 2
Heavy: DP, MoS, Wings, Lvl 1 Caster, Greater Gift X 2
Heavy: DP, MoS, Wings, Lvl 1 Caster, Greater Gift X 2

Quick - easy and might be mean?  The Exalted gift on the Thirster is to either get the Grimore for himself or the portal as needed.  It lets me test out some things.  I might drop all the CSM and go straight Demon too - but will see.  I got some other ideas but hell - this is what sounds fun at first.

That Ork/Cron Hybrid

HQ: Big Mek, KFF
HQ: Necron Lord, Warscythe, Mindshackle
HQ: Cryptek X 2, Despair with Veil, Storm
Elites: Lootas X 10
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 30, Rokkits X 3
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 30, Rokkits X 3
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 30, Rokkits X 3
Troops: Immortals X 10, Telsa, Night Scythe
Troops: Warriors X 5, Night Scythe
FA: Dakkajet, Supa Shoota X 3, Fighta Ace
Heavy: Kannons X 3, Runtherd
Heavy: Kannons X 3, Runtherd
Heavy: Kannons X 3, Runtherd

You have 5 annoying troops - one can teleport to get line breaker.  You have a crap ton of shooting as well plus some flyers to be annoying.  It is Horde+Flyers+Movement tricks which allows you to win any game.  Of course it will take forever to set up on the table top and will be annoying to travel with.. but still it would be rough for any army to try and chew threw.  My MC list would get mixed in and start chewing through Boyz - but will see.  Still - mean list for just about anything.

Painted stuff!

Zombies - 20 out of 30 done!
Warpsmith!!! AROOO!! He was fun to paint.

Juggernaut Ork from Kromlech - full review coming soon on BOLS.

Mores GK!  Tier 1 paint.

Start of an Ultramarine order too!

What some drawings too?

The guy I paint a lot of Chaos stuff for wanted a new banner and character sketch like the Bols Videos.  Woot - so there you go.  Most banners are still only $25.00 for those interested.  Shoot me an email at

Another BOLS video character - the mad Muffin man Kevin!

Another banner that wanted a Cthulu inspired Celtic knot.

And another banner for a new paint service as well - hulkin it up!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Goatboy - Initial Demon Lists

I have a crazy mono god article discussion for Monday on BOLS.  Today I want to go into my initial thoughts on the list.  I think its a confusing codex but I feel it really fits into the Paper/Rock/Scissors format of 6th edition.  In fact I think the army I won the Railhead with would have been at a loss against this army as well so it makes me have to rethink some ideas.

The big thing with this army is that you have to design outs for your lists.  It needs answers to certain things.  We all know it has board control covered with large units that will take awhile to remove.  Shooting won't spook them off and dedicating an assault unit might not be the best unless it can poor out a good deal of attacks.  It is an interesting army and I feel it will reward the good player in the long run.  So will see - here are my initial build thoughts.

The plan right now is to go Slaanesh/Tzeentch build - utilizing some insane blasting options in the Tzeentch side to remove flyers and other obstacles.  The Slaanesh side is there to mop things up and thus the design build that favors two of their squads to 1 Tzeentch blob.

Here is the initial build out and then what I can add if I think about it.

HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Loci of Conjuration, Lvl 3 Psyker
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Lvl 3 Psyker
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Loci of Grace, Lvl 1 Psyker
HQ: Herald of Slaanesh, Loci of Grace, Lvl 1 Psyker
Troops: Pink Horrors of Tzeentch X 20, Instrument of Chaos
Troops: Daemonettes X 20, Instrument of Chaos, Alluress
Troops: Daemonettes X 20, Instrument of Chaos, Alluress
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10

This comes out to - 1045pts - I could see about getting seekers in instead of the Daemonettes but I think just using them will work fine as a blanket bug fest.  The additional bits is where I have an issue.  The Plague Bearers could be off - but they will most likely deep strike or go to ground a lot.  They are a back objective holder that could kill a Drop pod if they land near etc.

The next step is to fill it in with the beats.  I could go multiple ways.

HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gifts X 2
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gifts X 2, Wings

This comes out to 445pts.  I could then add in 2 MoN Soul Grinders as they will have a 3+ cover save when around the Demons and still give me a good punch.  I would use the Phlem and the Slaanesh DP will go for the Whip at least on one of the gifts.  If there are no flyers or at least only a small amount I will roll twice on the list.

If I don't go the GD route I could just go with a DP and 3 Grinders plus an Aegis line.

HQ: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gifts X 2, Wings
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem

This comes out to  775pts and I have some random Lesser Gifts I can throw out as well. So yeah - hard to think about stuff as the 3 Grinders sound great but will see.  Someone will get hurt by the table at some point but I think it can be ok for me as well.  Time to do some testing before I reach Adepticon.

Here is another stupid list - as many MC's as I can throw in.

Daemons with Allied CSM
HQ: Bloodthirster, Greater Gifts X 2
HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gifts X 2
HQ: Daemon Prince, MoN, Wings, The Black Mace, Armor
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10, Instrument
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10, Instrument
Troops: Cultists X 10
FA: Heldrake, Bale Flamer
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gifts X 2, Wings
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Greater Gifts X 2, Wings
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoK, Greater Gifts X 2, Lesser Gift X 1,Wings


This list just screams to use the Ultraforge figures - crap I just did my taxes and I got a nice bit of money... DAMNIT!!!  This army would look so awesome on the table top.  ARGGGHHHH!!!

5 Flying MC's, 1 Walking MC, 1 Dragon, and a bunch of jerks.  There bez lots of whips going around too.  How does it look?  Should I do it?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Goatboy - Railhead Rumble Report - went 7-0 to take it

Woot - Goatboy here with a rundown of the Railhead Rumble this weekend.  I took the following list and ended up being the only 7-0 player and winning the whole shebang.  Here is the list I took for the weekend.  It was not a nice list and took advantage on the lack of FW at the event and the strengths of the basic game right now. Horde plus Flyers.

HQ: Typhus
HQ: Daemon Prince, Wings, Power Armor, MoN, The Black Mace
HQ: Necron Overlord, Warscythe
HQ: Cryptek X 2, Harbringer of the Storm, Harbringer of Despair, Veil of Darkness
Troops: Zombies X 30
Troops: Zombies X 10
Troops: Zombies X 10
Troops: Necron Warriors X 5, Night Scythe
Troops: Immortals X 10, Tesla, Night Scythe
FA: Heldrake, Baleflamer
FA: Heldrake, Baleflamer
Heavy: Annihilation Barge
Fortification: Aegis Defense Line, Commlinks

My Daemon Prince did kinda meh all weekend beyond just being a target they needed to kill in the first round of shooting.  He did take a lot of damage though so that wasn't bad.  The tournament had some funky missions that caused some game issues with some armies having a nutty advantage etc.  Still it was enjoyable.  I do wish we had more LOS blocking terrain in the middle to help some armies move around and ignore the sheer amount of bullets other armies threw out.

I kept the mission book so I can actually write it down.  Day 1 was a W/L event that would create the 2 brackets for the next day.  Missions were divided into 3 objectives for day 1 and day 2 had 2 objectives with battle points to figure out the winner.

All missions had Slay the Warlord and Line Breaker.  First Blood was removed.

Rd 1 - Will with his borrowed Eldar army.  Will had a dog destroy a good chunk of his Necrons so he had to borrow a list.  He is a buddy from Austin who moved to the Dallas area so he called me out because he wanted a quick game. I gave it to him and we were done early.  List was 2 Wave Serpants, Fire Warriors, Aegis Line, Eldrad, Quadgun, Rangers, some Warp Spyders, 3 Dakka Walker thingies, and an Auratach. 

Objective 1 - 5 Objectives worth 3 VP each - Mysterious!
Objective 2 - Table Quarters - Each one worth 3 VP
Objective 3 - Character Killer - Max 5 - Each one is worth 3 VP.

I won as the game was called on Turn 4.  My army just came on, kick some ass and went on.  Typhus didn't die (didn't die all weekend) and the DP killed one Wave Serpent and then got shot to pieces. 3 Objectives to 0 so a Win for me.

Rd 2 - John with Necrons.  This was a rough build and I think with some better target priority it would have been John's game.  His list was 2 Destroyer Lords with Weave/Scarabs, 17 Wraiths, 3 Annihilation Barges, 4 Night Scythes with 5 Warriors.  Rough for sure - just no tricks.

FA were scoring in this mission as well - and only one Dragon was left alive at the end with only his one Wraith squad locked in combat with Typhus.

Objective 1 - KP - Max 7
Objective 2 - 3 Objectives worth 3 Pts a piece.
Objective 3 - Assassination - Pick a unit and killed it - worth 5 points (I picked the 5 Wraith unit)

This game came down to better target priority from me and some failed Charges for John.  I was able to have Typhus Survive 3 failed Mind Shackle Scarab rolls - wasting spells, Destroyer Hive, and only needing to make 1 5++ save.  I won this game in the end as I removed some troops, held objectives and kept his guys locked up with bad assaults. I also made him have to turn around with Annihilation barges to get butt shots on them as well.

2 objectives to 1 - and my DP died turn 2 to Telsa from 3 Night Scythes.  Win for the Goat

Rd 3 - Sam with his Dark Angels.  Banner of Devastation (weird rule they allowed any bolt weapon get the salvo (4 shot bolt pistols!!), Azrael (SP?), Plasma Knight Bikers, 1 Raven Wing, lots of dudes, Rhino with Banner guy, 2 Squads of Deathwing Terminators and some Devs.

Heavy were scoring in this mission.

Objective 1 - 3 Relics in the middle worth 3 points a piece. - the set up was the football field.
Objective 2 - Table Quarters at 3 pts a piece
Objective 3 - Assassination like above at 5 pts

I played Sam a few years ago at Alamo where he had a Scout assault army and I stole the initiative and did the dirty to his army.  This was another rough game for him as I waited, stuff came out and shot things down.  I didn't kill everything but my DP did something this game by killing 5 Deathwing Terminators and then getting killed by a Dev Squad when he charged in.  Shot once in the face with 2+ shrouding and then took a wound from the fit as he put the Lascannon butt in my junk.  It was awesome haha.

I ended up winning 3 objectives to 0 as I just go in there and  got business done.  All 4 of my flyers were alive at the end of the game.  I even remembered soul blaze this time.

Rd 4 - David Light and his 5th edition Grey Knights.  6 Razorbacks with 6 man purifiers. Coteaz, 2 dreadnoughts and Crowe.  Mean little list for 5th not nearly as good now.  But that is what he had to play.  David is a buddy of mine and one of the few people I lost it on during a hot tournament.  He laughed at me and I got kicked out and I can say this - David is one of the better players around and his rules knowledge is nuts.  Good guy and I think it is going to turn around and have him stomp me soon.  I just feel it hah.

Objective 1 - 3 objectives worth 3 VP each
Objective 2 - Get as many Denial units in Opponents Deployment Zone - Odd one this one as it is only units that can deny - ie HQ's, Elites, FA, and Heavy that aren't vehicles can do this - if you deny an objective in their zone it is worth 3.
Objective 3 - Character Killer - Kill any Character unit - worth 3 VP each.

David and I play quick games.  The set up almost takes as long as the game.  He killed all 4 flyers in 2 turns and I pulled some nonsense as well. The DP wiffed in a combat and got hammered but my Immortals more then made up for it when they killed Crowe as he tried to get into combat (15 wounds is pretty good on overwatch right?). Also my warriors and immortals won combat leaving David with only a few units and me pulling out a 2-1 victory.  Rolling those 6's worked and we both joked out we are all about team roll 6's. 

I ended the day 4-0 and only two other players had that record.  One was my buddy Nick (Darkwynn) and the other was Daniel with his Crons.  I got paired with Nick day 2 and his Dark Eldar.

Sunday Day 2 - Battle Point start over.  I was seeded as 1 or 2 with Nick and we played first.  Objectives are now based at 2.

Rd 5 - Nick with his Dark Eldar.  Archon and Incubi, raiders, venoms, 3 Ravagers, some Wyches and the Reaver Jetbikes.  My list is heavily favored versus this army.  I have won the last few games versus Nick so I figured it is time he gets the rolls to take me out.

Win 15 Tie 8 Lose 2
Goal 1 - 8 Objectives.
Goal 2 - Denial Units in the deployment zone.

Nick got the Warlord trait with -1 to reserves and it almost won it for me.  I got one dragon in turn 2 who killed the Archon raider and pinned the unit.  That won me the game as the poor Archon never got into combat and his units of Incubi were gutted by Flames etc.  I got lucky with some failed charges and mistakes on Nick's part and crushed his army turn 3 with everything else.  Game ended on 4 as I removed all the models and held more objectives and had my Necron lord in his Deployment zone doing the Harlem Shake. Teleporting Immortals are very good and everyone should be looking at them.  DP died turn 1 :(.

Rd 6 - Daniel with his Necrons.  He had lots of Armor 13 Necron Ghost Arks, 2 Douche Canoes, and lots of Cryteks with 3 Tomb blade bikes. Daniel was a good guy from Houston.

Win 15 Tie 8 Lose 2
Goal 1 - Eliminate as many characters as possible (he had 12 I had 8)
Goal 2 - Assassination - kill a non-vehicle denial unit (ie HQ, Elites, FA that wasn't a Vehicle)

The set up was the Football field and I had the advantage of a teleporting Immortals squad.  I sat at the edge as Daniel didn't want to move and give me characters in the Ghost Arks.  The Game was over in 15 minutes as he wasn't going to move and I just sat till turn 5 as I went second.  I teleported, killed the one Tomb Blade I targeted (he had to pick my DP) and we called it.  We saw if I could get back up after shooting at me if it went past turn 5 and my Cryptek did get back up so I won 24 to 10.  DP didn't die this game!

Rd 7 - Rob from Austin with his Tzeentch Demons.  3 units of 6 Flamers, Fateweaver, Lord of Change, 3 Units of 3 Screamers, a Tzeentch DP without Wings, 5 units of 5 Horrors.  He is a buddy from Austin who has a nutty painted Lord of Change from FW.  Amazing painter.

Win 15 Tie 8 Lose 2
Goal 1 - Objectives 2
Goal 2 - Table Quarters

I killed Fateweaver in Rd 1 and just burned all the troops as I flew around.  Immortals pulled some Nonsense and the DP killed the the Tzeentch one, some Horrors, screamers, and finally ate it to some Flamers who thought he was a jerk.  Still the best game and the only one where I got an even trade in points.  I killed almost all his troops turn 2 and just slowly grinded him down.  This Keeper of Secrets lived through the whole game and some Flamers.  I won with 31 points as I couldn't killed the Keeper of Secrets.

So I went 7-0 and got full Sportsmanship plus a 20 for my paint job.  This let me win it in the end.  I had a good time but I wish the terrain was better as the pictures from last year showed a lot more LOS blocking terrain. If I had to do it again - the DP would be gone and I would have some Mauler Fiends as well.  Without First Blood you can use the Koolaid man to punch crap in the face.

After the weekend off I got a ton of crap to do paint and art wise.  Will see if I get it done.

Paint List
Plastic Dudesmen - Drawn need to color and build
Catalog what I need to buy for Demons.

New Ultramarines start - First guy built
Maybe some Scouts
Some DA stuff

30 Zombies
1 Warpsmith
2 Bits of Art - Drawn need to color

Some GK stuff - most likely the initial Terminator unit etc - Need to build and fix - ie drill holes build bases etc.

Maybe a Dreamforge Titan build - will see.

So yeah a busy week and it is back on the horse.  Look for updates later on in the week with some Demon lists.  I think the book is better then people give it and I will be a pain in the butt with the army.