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SAMCRO Black Legion – stand and be counted

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , on November 22, 2017 by vobeskhan

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So now the impact of 8th and our new codex has died down I decided to go through my collection and work out how many points I had painted up so far. So care of Battlescribe, here it is:

++ Unbound Army (Faction) (Chaos – FW Heretic Astartes) [50 PL, 1017pts] ++

+ Elites +

Hellforged Contemptor Dreadnought [10 PL, 196pts]: Havoc launcher
. Left Arm: Combi-bolter, Hellforged deathclaw
. Right Arm: Multi-melta

+ Heavy Support +

Hellforged Land Raider Proteus [19 PL, 373pts]: Accursed Phylactery, Havoc launcher, Twin heavy bolter, 2x Twin lascannon

+ Lord of War +

Hellforged Spartan Assault Tank [21 PL, 448pts]: Havoc launcher, Twin heavy bolter
. 2x laser destroyers: 2x Laser destroyer

++ Unbound Army (Faction) (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [304 PL, 5466pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Legion: Black Legion

+ HQ +

Abaddon the Despoiler [12 PL, 240pts]

Chaos Lord on Bike [7 PL, 127pts]: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter, Mark of Nurgle, Power fist

Chaos Lord on Bike [7 PL, 127pts]: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter, Mark of Khorne, Power fist

Daemon Prince with Wings [9 PL, 189pts]: Hellforged sword, Warp bolter
. Tzeentch: Infernal Gaze

Dark Apostle [5 PL, 76pts]: Bolt pistol, Mark of Tzeentch, Power maul

Fabius Bile [6 PL, 109pts]

Sorcerer [6 PL, 111pts]: Death Hex, Force stave, Gift of Chaos, Mark of Tzeentch, Plasma pistol

Sorcerer in Terminator Armour [8 PL, 173pts]: Combi-melta, Force stave, Mark of Tzeentch, Warptime, Weaver of Fates

Sorcerer on Bike [8 PL, 146pts]: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter, Force stave, Infernal Gaze, Mark of Tzeentch, Weaver of Fates

Sorcerer with Jump Pack [7 PL, 147pts]: Combi-melta, Force stave, Mark of Tzeentch, Warptime, Weaver of Fates

Warpsmith [5 PL, 76pts]: Bolt pistol, Flamer, Mark of Nurgle, Meltagun, Power axe

+ Troops +

Chaos Cultists [3 PL, 44pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. 8x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun
. Chaos Cultist w/ special weapon: Heavy stubber
. Cultist Champion: Shotgun

Chaos Cultists [3 PL, 40pts]: 9x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon, Mark of Tzeentch
. Cultist Champion: Brutal assault weapon and Autopistol

Chaos Space Marines [12 PL, 212pts]: Mark of Nurgle
. Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Power sword
. 11x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

Chaos Space Marines [12 PL, 194pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Chainsword
. 9x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

Chaos Space Marines [9 PL, 143pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Power sword
. 8x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ special weapon: Flamer

+ Elites +

Chaos Terminators [28 PL, 358pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Chaos Terminator Champion: Combi-melta, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-melta, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-melta, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-melta, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-melta, Lightning Claw
. Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Chainfist, Reaper autocannon

Chosen [11 PL, 192pts]: Icon of Vengeance, No Chaos Mark
. Chosen Champion: Bolt pistol, Power sword
. 5x Chosen w/ chainsword
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Power maul
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Power maul
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Power axe
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Power axe

Chosen [7 PL, 159pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. Chosen Champion: Plasma pistol, Power sword
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chosen w/ weapon option: Bolt pistol, Meltagun

Helbrute [7 PL, 145pts]: Helbrute plasma cannon, Mark of Tzeentch, Power scourge

Possessed [6 PL, 110pts]: Mark of Tzeentch, 5x Possessed

+ Fast Attack +

Chaos Bikers [9 PL, 179pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword

Chaos Bikers [9 PL, 169pts]: Mark of Nurgle
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword

Chaos Spawn [10 PL, 165pts]: 5x Chaos Spawn, Mark of Nurgle

+ Heavy Support +

Chaos Land Raider [19 PL, 356pts]: Mark of Tzeentch, Twin heavy bolter, 2x Twin lascannon

Chaos Predator [9 PL, 190pts]: No Chaos Mark, Twin lascannon
. Two lascannons: 2x Lascannon

Chaos Vindicator [8 PL, 135pts]: No Chaos Mark

Defiler [11 PL, 179pts]: Defiler scourge, No Chaos Mark, Reaper autocannon

Forgefiend [9 PL, 195pts]: 2x Hades autocannons, Ectoplasma cannon, Mark of Tzeentch

Havocs [7 PL, 152pts]: Mark of Nurgle
. Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Power fist
. Havoc w/ boltgun
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher

Havocs [10 PL, 144pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Plasma pistol, Power sword
. Havoc w/ boltgun
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Heavy bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Heavy bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Heavy bolter

Havocs [7 PL, 155pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Chainsword
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher

+ Flyer +

Heldrake [10 PL, 185pts]: Baleflamer, Heldrake claws, Mark of Tzeentch

+ Dedicated Transport +

Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 72pts]: Combi-bolter, No Chaos Mark

Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 72pts]: Combi-bolter, No Chaos Mark

++ Unbound Army (Faction) (Chaos – Questor Traitoris) [10 PL, 217pts] ++

+ Fortification +

Imperial Bastion [10 PL, 217pts]: 4x Heavy bolter, Icarus Lascannon

++ Total: [364 PL, 6700pts] ++

 

This is still only about a quarter of my total collection model count, though I’m slowly but surely getting through it all.

Besides another huge lump of cultists, there’s another helbrute, two old style dreadnoughts, another land raider and two predators, another pair of rhinos, fire raptor and storm eagle, ten bikers and another sorcerer on bike, quite a few of the Dark Vengeance chosen, another defiler, a second heldrake, a maulerfiend, loads more marines, Ahriman, Thousand Son marines, at least two more units of terminators. Oh and of course my chaos knight and conversion which will eventually be a helforged fellblade.

 

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Leicester All Scar Kill Team – Easter carnage

Posted in 40k, Gaming events with tags , , , , , , , , on April 13, 2014 by vobeskhan

BLYesterday was the first (hopefully of many more to come) Leicester AllScars Kill Team event. We had 14 players facing 6 rounds (one for each mission in the official dataslate) down at Tabletop Tyrants.

Even though everyone’s lists had been made available via the website actually seeing them on the tables was awe-inspiring. My personal favourite (no bias, they just happened to be painted in black and gold) was Edd Quick’s Four Juggers of the Apocalypse Chaos Deamon team – a quartet of juggernaut mounted bloodletters.

With my list and models in hand I looked at the fixtures, I would be facing a good mixture of opponents:

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  • Rnd 1 Lee’s Jetbike Eldar – I’d faced his Imperial Guard in the Crusaders, but not his Eldar yet.
  • Rnd 2 Alasdhair’s Aspect Eldar – hadn’t played Alasdhair at all but had seen his excellently painted chaos marines.
  • Rnd 3 David’s Sternguard – I’d yet to face David or Sternguard on the table but we both had 5 man teams.
  • Rnd 4 Simon’s Salamanders – was hoping he’d brought his ork bikers for a “rumble” but looked forward to playing against him for a first time.
  • Rnd 5 Jon’s Space Wolf PMC – Would they prove deadlier than his Tau?
  • Rnd 6 John’s Crimson Slaughter – I’d missed playing John in our first tournament due to illness, so another first.

 

So how did the rounds go,

CAM00758 CAM00759Round 1 v Lee – His shuriken cannon was visciously tearing at my bikes so I focused a fair bit of fire at it and thankfully took it out, I also managed to take his Scorpion Exarch out using the Hammer of Wrath as one of the bikes charged in. Unfortunately despite needing 6’s to damage me my saving throws sucked and by turn 5 he’d wiped me out.

 

 

 

CAM00760Round 2 v Alasdhair, despite a lucky shot taking his Fire Dragon Exarch out it only took 2 turns for his remaining fusion armed Dragons to reduce my bikes to lumps of molten slag.

 

 

 

 

 

CAM00761CAM00762 CAM00763Round 3  v David, rolled Crystal Body for my champions Gift this time making him T7! But this didn’t stop me failing armour saves once again. Still managed to take his leader out first go though and a couple of my guys even survived dangerous terrain tests to surge into assaults, but at the end of turn 4 David had taken me out.

 

CAM00764Round 4 v Simon. We both rolled the Leader trait that would give us an extra VP for destroying the others leader in a challenge an visions of a vicious hand-to-hand battle came to mind. Only to be shattered as his leader failed its armour save to my very first shot of the game.

For once my guys were actually passing armour saves, I even managed to shoot down the landspeeder. With the variable game length roll on the mission ending the battle I was victorious!

Yes you heard it right folks, a victory for my Black Legion.

 

CAM00766 CAM00767Round 5 v Jon. His heavily converted PMC space wolves (see his blog for details) certainly looked mean, especially the huge thunderwolf.

The slavering beast chewed through a pair of my bikes before claiming the objective hill.

I managed to shoot down its smaller cousin and thanks yet again to opponents failing dice rolls I managed to drop his leader in turn 3, just before that darn dog tore my remaining forces apart like chew toys.

Round 6 v John, I didn’t manage to get any pictures during this one, it was that brief! Draznicht’s melta armed troops were tearing through my men like paper. The only redeeming moment came when Jaxxon (my leader) rode forward and took the Slaughters champion out with his Combi-Melta. Unfortunately it was too little too late and another turn 2 loss.

The final results were tallied and the overall winner, and deservedly so, was Alasdhair, having won all 6 of his games convincingly. The winner of the short story competition we had linked to the event was Edd, as voted by the members ourselves.

In hindsight the Mark of Nurgle was a touch of overkill and would have been better replaced by Mark of Tzeentch, thus giving me an invulnerable save which (albeit a 6) could have maybe prevented a few melta-deaths. Also taking soulblaze on Chibbs proved pointless, of the 6 opponents I faced only Jon had multi-wound models.

However, I really liked the format of Kill Team and the way you could play several games in a single afternoon. It reminded me of Necromunda somewhat and I have many fond memories of that game.

So with a victory finally under my belt I turn my attention to our next event – the 2014 Leicester Allscars Tournament, beginning next month. The draw has already been made for the first round and I shall be facing Joe, I’ve suffered at his hands during the Crusaders campaign, so I shall have to see what I can come up with to try and get a win out of this one.

And they shall flock to your banner

Posted in 40k, Gaming events with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2014 by vobeskhan

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Every army in the warhammer 40,000 universe has its own unifying symbology, and as I’ve mentioned several times before I model my Black Legion chaos space marines on the tv show “Sons of Anarchy” so I have held off putting any more eye of Horus transfers on the newer models (and will be painting over the existing ones too) with a more suitable icon.

SOA-badge

Now, this will be ok for shoulder pads on the troops but I wanted something a little more impressive for large models like vehicles, especially my Spartan. Unfortunately my artistic ability doesnt stretch anywhere near that far but luckily my daughter Sophie’s does. A quick search of google images brought up a plethora of choices but I really liked the look of this one.

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Now I already have some conveniently placed circular discs on my Spartan, so I asked Sophie to adapt the above pair of images for me, getting rid of the wings and outer background as well as the little “MC” lettering and then colouring the “A” symbol a nice bloody red.

SAMCRO-legionThis is what she came up with for me. I’m very happy with it and intend to print it off onto stickers of appropriate size for the afore mentioned discs and possibly other size versions to go on my other vehicles to bring the unified theme together.

I shall post a picture of the finished Spartan once its ready.

You can have any colour, as long as it’s Black!

Posted in 40k, Gaming events with tags , , , , , , , on November 18, 2013 by vobeskhan

BLRecently there have been several discussions within the Facebook group of our Warhammer 40K club regarding painted/unpainted armies. While the majority of the players already have their forces painted to an immaculate condition I must sadly admit that mine are not. While I have several units finished and more at least base coated the vast majority of my Black Legion Chaos Space Marines are still bare plastic/metal miniatures. I have recently purchased several new paints and a brush from Tabletop Tyrants and finally the opportunity and inclination to get more of my models painted occurred together and following a friends blog post, I thought I’d show my progress here.

Not wanting to over do it and put myself off further painting I started CAM00531with just four of my troopers, and spent a Sunday afternoon last weekend bringing them to a standard I was happy with. They might not be “Golden Demon” standard but I don’t intend to enter competitions with them. I chose 3-4 colours (including the basic black) and stick with them, I will probably use more on character models but for rank and file this is enough for me. Traditionally Black Legion have gold trim on their shoulder pads but I have gone for a silver one (my older mini’s used Chainmail, but I’m currently using Leadbelcher). The mini on the far left was one of my previously painted ones I was using for reference.

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Not sure why but I tend to group my marines into units based upon their headgear and these four models were the only “bullhorn” ones that I had ready base sprayed.

CAM00544-1This week I chose another set of headgear to catch up with, the “skulltops”.

This time I had six models to do, five of them were of the fairly old release which didn’t have an awful lot of definition and wasnt helped by a rather over-enthusiastic application of base spray many moons ago.

The sixth model was of the slightly newer version (which I think stand a little taller, though that could just be by the pose) and has more detailing on the shoulder pads in particular.

Sunday afternoon seems to be becoming my painting time, as there really is nothing worth watching on TV, so with brush in hand I got under way.

CAM00547-1Rather than paint a single mini to completion at a time, I prefer to work on the small group as production line sort of thing, completing the use of one colour across all the mini’s before changing to the next colour. The bonus of doing this is that by the time I start using the next colour the first model is dry.

For those that want to know I’m using GW paints and a GW Standard brush, as and when I decide to get more involved in the painting side of the hobby I might begin  experimenting with things like drybrushing, shading and using inks etc, but for now I’m happy with just painting as I am.

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Although my older “skulltops” had the horn-parts of their helmets painted in red I’m really liking the way Screaming Bell looks on the models so chose to continue using that just as I had last week on the “bullhorns”.

Once again the eye slots are picked out with Mephiston Red before a little tidying up with Abaddon Black.

CAM00549-1CAM00550-1The model on the left is equipped with a really old version of the Plasma Gun, on previous models I had painted the casing in Blood Red (yes that’s how old some of my paints were) but although you can’t really see it from this angle, I’ve kept with the Screaming Bell ridges and black cowling.

On the model on the right (which is the newer one I mentioned) I used a combination of Leadbelcher and Screaming Bell to pick out the motif on the shoulder pad.

This brings the total of my painted infantry to thirty-five models, with fifty-four base coated (mainly in black, though twenty are Khorne Berserkers in another colour) and another forty-nine remaining bare. That’s just the ones in my KR case and doesn’t include my terminators, raptors bikers, character models, vehicles etc, so plenty still to do but it will get there eventually.

Next week sees the fifth and final round of our clubs inaugral tournament, and I will be facing the Tau forces of fellow blogger Fenriryan. Since my return to the battlefields of the 41st millenium my dice gods have not been my friend and I’ve failed to win a game yet. Who knows, perhaps once I start fielding more painted forces the fickle powers of Chaos may begin to swing in my favour – either way I still intend to have fun regardless.