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SAMCRO v Ultramarines, my friends birthday battle

Posted in 40k, games with tags , , , , on February 22, 2019 by vobeskhan

So my friend Daniel and myself had arranged this game earlier in the year but various circumstances caused it to be delayed but today saw us fight it out and as it would have it, on Daniel’s birthday to boot.

We agreed to 3500 points, no Lords of War but Forge World could be allowed. We were both happy for a couple of proxy models too as we wanted to try a few options out that we don’t currently have.

Daniel brough the might of his Primaris led by Marneus Prime himself with a load of the newer models he’d gotten since our last battle before Christmas. Repulsor, predator, ironclad dread, storm raven etc.

My list was as follows:

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [105 PL, 2CP, 2018pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Legion: Black Legion

+ HQ +

Abaddon the Despoiler [12 PL, 2CP, 240pts]: Warlord

Daemon Prince with Wings [9 PL, 183pts]: Eye of Tzeentch, Hellforged sword, Warp bolter
. Tzeentch: Diabolic Strength

+ Troops +

Chaos Cultists [6 PL, 62pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. 10x Chaos Cultist w/ Autogun
. Chaos Cultist w/ special weapon: Heavy stubber
. Cultist Champion: Autogun

Chaos Space Marines [9 PL, 162pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword
. 7x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

Chaos Space Marines [9 PL, 162pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword
. 7x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

+ Elites +

Chaos Terminators [14 PL, 242pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Chaos Terminator Champion: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator: Combi-plasma, Lightning Claw
. Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Chainfist, Reaper autocannon

+ Heavy Support +

Havocs [7 PL, 157pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon

Obliterators [10 PL, 195pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 3x Obliterator

Obliterators [10 PL, 195pts]: Mark of Slaanesh, 3x Obliterator

+ Flyer +

Chaos Fire Raptor Assault Gunship [19 PL, 420pts]: Tzeentch
. Reaper batteries: 2x Reaper battery
. Twin lascannons: 2x Twin lascannon

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Chaos – Thousand Sons) [76 PL, 1257pts] ++

+ HQ +

Ahriman [7 PL, 131pts]: Doombolt, Tzeentch’s Firestorm, Weaver of Fates

Sorcerer [6 PL, 98pts]: Force stave, Glamour of Tzeentch, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Prescience

+ Troops +

Rubric Marines [14 PL, 199pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Force sword, Glamour of Tzeentch, Inferno Bolt Pistol
. 8x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun: 8x Inferno boltgun
. Rubric Marine w/ Soulreaper cannon: Soulreaper cannon

Rubric Marines [14 PL, 201pts]: Icon of Flame
. Aspiring Sorcerer: Force axe, Inferno Bolt Pistol, Weaver of Fates
. 8x Rubric Marine w/ Inferno Boltgun: 8x Inferno boltgun
. Rubric Marine w/ Soulreaper cannon: Soulreaper cannon

Tzaangors [4 PL, 75pts]: Icon of Flame, 9x Tzaangor w/ Tzaangor Blades
. Twistbray: Tzaangor blades

+ Elites +

Scarab Occult Terminators [11 PL, 211pts]: Hellfyre Missile Rack
. Scarab Occult Sorcerer: Force stave, Inferno Combi-bolter, Weaver of Fates
. 3x Terminator: 3x Inferno Combi-bolter, 3x Powersword
. Terminator w/ Heavy Weapon: Power sword, Soulreaper cannon

+ Heavy Support +

Hellforged Scorpius [12 PL, 217pts]: Combi-bolter, Scorpius multi-launcher, Tzeentch

Mutalith Vortex Beast [8 PL, 125pts]

++ Fortification Network (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [10 PL, 222pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Legion: Black Legion

+ Fortification +

Chaos Bastion [10 PL, 222pts]: 4x Heavy bolter, Quad-gun

++ Total: [191 PL, 2CP, 3497pts] ++

 

We decided to try one of the new missions from Chapter Approved 29018, the Eternal War mission Vital Intelligence. The board was set up, the 5 objectives placed and we got Jack on his lunch break to roll for the first round to see which was the prime objective, getting a 1 smack dab in the centre of the battlefield.

Chaos was to go first and despite Daniel saying he never manages to seize the initiative, lo and behold the dice comes up as a 6! Smurfs steal the thunder and go first.

 

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We played for 5 hours but weren’t particularly rushing, at the end of round 1 it was 4-3 to the Smurfs. After round 2 it was 6-6, but with round 3 being our last the prime objective came up once again as a 1 and the final score was 10-8 to the Smurfs.

I think at the end of the game Daniel also had more points left on the table also but my forces tried to delete as many of his units at they could on that final round, with even the helforged scorpius defeating the ironclad in combat and nomming his remains to heal back a hull point.

All in all it was a great afternoons battling with a fun opponent. Revenge will be mine!

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SAMCRO Black Legion – Paint it Black

Posted in 40k, modelling/painting with tags , , , , , , on May 6, 2018 by vobeskhan

A friend and fellow worshipper of the Dark Ones posted in a group chat a photo of his assembled force this morning and I realised that I hadn’t taken my annual photo of my painted so far Black Legion. Now I haven’t painted anything since end of last year so the photo is still accurate but as I had the house to myself I decided to get all of them out on my kitchen floor for a photo.

I also decided to work up an updated WYSIWIG list of what was there (using Battlescribe as usual):

++ Unbound Army (Faction) (Chaos – Chaos Space Marines) [297 PL, 5222pts] ++

+ 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

Daemon Prince with Wings [9 PL, 183pts]: Hellforged sword, Tzeentch, Warp bolter

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

Fabius Bile [6 PL, 109pts]

Sorcerer [6 PL, 105pts]: Force stave, Infernal Gaze, Mark of Tzeentch, Plasma pistol, Warptime

Sorcerer in Terminator Armour [8 PL, 147pts]: Combi-melta, Force stave, Infernal Gaze, Mark of Tzeentch, Weaver of Fates

Sorcerer on Bike [8 PL, 140pts]: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter, Death Hex, Force stave, Infernal Gaze, Mark of Tzeentch

Sorcerer with Jump Pack [7 PL, 139pts]: 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, 40pts]: 9x Chaos Cultist w/ autopistol and brutal assault weapon, Mark of Tzeentch
. Cultist Champion: Brutal assault weapon and Autopistol

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

Chaos Space Marines [12 PL, 212pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. 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, 181pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Chainsword
. 8x Marine w/ Boltgun
. Marine w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon
. Marine w/ special weapon: Plasma gun

Chaos Space Marines [9 PL, 143pts]: Mark of Khorne
. Aspiring Champion: Bolt pistol, Power sword
. 8x Marine w/ Chainsword
. Marine w/ special weapon: Flamer

+ Elites +

Chaos Terminators [28 PL, 350pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. 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 [7 PL, 159pts]: Mark of Tzeentch
. Chosen Champion: Plasma pistol, Power sword
. Chosen w/ Combi or Special weapon: Meltagun
. Chosen w/ Combi or Special weapon: Meltagun
. Chosen w/ Combi or Special weapon: Meltagun
. Chosen w/ Combi or Special weapon: Meltagun

Chosen [11 PL, 191pts]: Icon of Wrath, Mark of Khorne
. Chosen: Power maul
. Chosen: Power maul
. Chosen: Power maul
. Chosen: Power axe
. Chosen: Chainsword
. Chosen: Chainsword
. Chosen: Chainsword
. Chosen: Chainsword
. Chosen: Chainsword
. Chosen Champion: Bolt pistol, Power sword

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, 159pts]: Mark of Nurgle
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword

Chaos Bikers [9 PL, 164pts]: Icon of Flame, Mark of Tzeentch
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Meltagun
. Chaos Biker: Bolt pistol, Combi-bolter
. Chaos Biker Champion: Combi-bolter, Power sword

+ Heavy Support +

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

Chaos Predator [9 PL, 180pts]: Mark of Tzeentch, Predator autocannon
. Two lascannons: 2x Lascannon

Chaos Vindicator [8 PL, 125pts]: Mark of Nurgle

Defiler [11 PL, 167pts]: Defiler scourge, Mark of Tzeentch, Reaper autocannon

Forgefiend [9 PL, 177pts]: 2x Hades autocannons, Daemon jaws, Mark of Tzeentch

Havocs [7 PL, 177pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Boltgun, Power fist
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher

Havocs [10 PL, 134pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Plasma pistol, Power sword
. 2x Havoc w/ boltgun
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Heavy bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Heavy bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Missile launcher

Havocs [7 PL, 137pts]: No Chaos Mark
. Aspiring Champion: Chainsword, Plasma pistol
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Lascannon
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Heavy bolter
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon
. Havoc w/ heavy weapon: Autocannon

+ 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

+ Fortification +

Chaos Bastion [10 PL, 200pts]: 4x Heavy bolter

++ Unbound Army (Faction) (Chaos – FW Heretic Astartes) [50 PL, 1001pts] ++

+ Elites +

Hellforged Contemptor Dreadnought [10 PL, 172pts]
. Left Arm: Combi-bolter, Hellforged deathclaw
. Right Arm: Multi-melta

+ Heavy Support +

Hellforged Land Raider Proteus [19 PL, 381pts]: Accursed Phylactery, Combi-melta, 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

++ Total: [347 PL, 6223pts] ++

Even though I no longer take part in the All Scars Survivor Series (for reasons I won’t go into here) I still intend to get back to painting my units soon.

SAMCRO Black Legion – stand and be counted

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

SAMCRO-legion

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.

 

Black Legion – the Knight of SAMCRO

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2017 by vobeskhan

So the new Index: Chaos was released this weekend and having had my first few reads through I’m still looking forward to playing games in 8th Edition 40k. I’m also more inclined to try fielding my converted knight once again.

It’s previous outing ended with it bashing its opposite number in the first round and ended with both of them reduced to scrap piles. I also finally decided what I wanted to do regards the small conversions on it.

It was already built when I got it from a fellow All Scar,  who had taken the effort to magnetised the gun options and the feet/base and left the waist  capable of splitting apart.

I tend to favour the thermal cannon and chose to add gargoyles to the barrels, as well as a smaller one to the end of the shoulder mounted heavy stubber, as well as adding a sigil of Tzeentch to the groin tabard.

That was as much as I had done until this morning when I decided to scrape off the adeptus emblem from the upper carapace and replace it with a chaos star as well as hacking away the domed “engine” piece on the rear to replace it with a chained hatch from a defiler kit. Then I realised the leg armour still looked too standard so added some spare defiler armour plates the thighs.

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SAMCRO Black Legion year in review

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , , on December 31, 2016 by vobeskhan

SAMCRO-legionAs 2016 draws to a close it’s time for the annual reflection on how my SAMCRO warband have grown and the progress they have made.

Games wise its been a slower year, only managing 20 actual games, with 7 victories, 1 draw and 12 losses. If I had to pick one that stands out it would be the opening battle of the Damnation Campaign against the Tau – they were totally unprepared for the speartip assault we unleashed against them.

Painting wise, the Survivor Series Painting Challenge was another success this year, I managed to complete all 12 of my pledges, resulting in fielding a fully painted tournament force for the majority of our annual tournament (didn’t make the results any better, finishing dead last), as well as finally completing some of my long-planned conversions and getting them painted up.

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Not a bad result for the year, bringing the tally of models for the legion as follows (I have included the cultists and their associated Guard vehicles which will eventually become an allied force of Renegade Guard, which aren’t included in last years figures in brackets):

  • Assembly Needed – 1 (5)
  • Unpainted – 174 (125)
  • Need Stripping – 3 (5)
  • Base sprayed – 145 (96)
  • Painted – 119 (74)
  • Total models – 442 (305)

The Black Legion itself has had a few improvements this year too, with a new soft cover supplement book containing new formations and tactical objectives, the Tratitors Hate book with more formations, vehicle squadron rules and alternative detachment and objectives, and then the biggest release, the Traitor Legions softback, which pretty much combined the other two into a handy single volume but now with added bonus rules including the Speartip Detachment (which I put to good use in my final game of the year against the Blood Angels).

With the Gathering Storm:Fall of Cadia coming in January 2017, you can be sure there will be a Chaos counterpart hot on its heels – hopefully 2017 will see Chaos back in its rightful place as the galaxy’s biggest threat instead of its laughing boys, though to do so we still need to get that long overdue updated codex – the new formations, detachments and Legion updates are a step in the right direction but the underlying issues of the outdated codex remain.

What are my plans for SAMCRO in 2017? Well, I want to continue getting the outstanding units painted up, I’m also planning on upgrading some of my old school (ie small metal) terminators using some of the Betrayal at Calth Cataphractii plastics. Wether that results in better gaming results remains to be seen, but if Abaddon’s boys could wait ten millenia I too can have patience.

All Scars painting challenge – The Survivor Series 2016 – October

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2016 by vobeskhan

survivor series

Well October already, where has the year gone? Originally I was going to pledge a unit of my Thousand Son’s marines (following a colour scheme test during last month), but while attending a game session I spotted a Facebook 14407831_1211321462273593_223900966_opost on the Starbase Leicester page about a case of miniatures that were on sale in a local charity shop at a reasonable price. Myself and Jon hot-footed round there but were five minutes too late, they had closed for the day. Not to be put off I made sure I was there for when they opened for business the next morning and viola! A chunky GW carry case in decent condition, foam included (not in particularly good condition) and the models inside.

Now most are apparently from the Blackreach set of Blood Angels and of no real interest to me, but there was a Land Raider and a Predator which I quite liked the look of.

The Land Raider had been given hull mounted assault cannons, but I could just use them as count as Heavy Bolters. However the sponsons were the issue, one was a Heavy Flamer while the other was Hurricane Bolters, WTF? Thankfully another of my fellow All Scars, Jack, had a spare set of Lascannon sponsons that he said I could have so they were replaceable.

I took the opportunity to test a stripping method on some of the other Blood Angels, and satisfied in its results I’m planning on going ahead and using it on several of the Chaos models I want to strip for repainting.

These are the pictures I took whn I first opened the case.

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I also managed to swap the predators turret with Jon for a twin lascannon one, and following a session of cleaning up and adding various spare Defiler armour plates I “Chaosed” the pair up and got them primed. Then I decided to change my pledge and get the Land Raider painted up (as it would also give me a chance to use more of the excellent custom decals Mark had made for me).

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So there we have it, another months pledge completed. I’ll probably take the opportunity to add decals to another squad of my existing units like I did last month, as well as updating their bases to match the newer models.

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House of the rising Sons

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , , on May 27, 2016 by vobeskhan

60030102012_BlackLegionENG01Further to my May pledge for the All Scars Survivor Series painting challenge I have now finished my (formerly) Imperial Bastion for my SAMCRO Black Legion to defend from.

As mentioned in the previous post I had used green stuff to add some form of infestation to the building and following a friends suggestion I went with a bloodied flesh colouration for it rather than the obvious nurgle-green.

Now I just need need to paint the aegis line to match and finish converting the skyshield landing pad thats sat in the cupboard and my Legion Defense Line is ready.

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Realised as I was typing this up, I’ll need to repaint the gun emplacements to match now too, maybe take the opportunity to chaos them up a little too.