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All Scars painting challenge – The Survivor Series 2016 – October

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

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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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Warhammer 40K Club – Battle Royale

Posted in 40k, Gaming events with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2013 by vobeskhan

I played in a  500pt multiplayer game event yesterday, three players drawn randomly for each of the three tables available.

Knowing I could be facing anything from Necrons to Orks and everything between, I chose to have a very basic Chaos Marine expeditionary force

  • a Sorcerer (Biomancy Smite power, no extra gear)
  • a 10 man squad of Marines (7 x Boltgun, 1 x Heavy Bolter, 1 x Flamer, 1 Asp Champ no extra gear – Veterans of the long war)
  • a 7 man Marine squad with no extra gear (veterans of long war still)
  • a 5 man Havoc squad (2 x Heavy Bolter, 2 x Missile Launchers (F&K), Asp Champ, Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of long war).

My thinking was the commanders would not commit major forces to such a minor task as scouting the world below.

I was drawn on a table with a force of Angels of Redemption (Chaplain leading an Assault Squad with jump packs, tactical squad mounted in Rhino, and scouts with sniper rifles), and then the Grey Knights arrived – IN A LANDRAIDER!!!! Inquistitor Corteaz with his retinue (including 2 death cult assassins and a crusader) mounted inside the Flamer/multimelta/Twin-linked Assault Cannon armoured beast of a transport. Supported by a psyker unit.

I was going to be truly boned! I said my marines were actually equipped with paint bombs which they intended to plaster the Angels with so as to make the Inquisition believe they were also Black Legion – turns out I didn’t need to as once battle was joined we were both targeted.

Between us the only models on the board that could even scratch the Landraider were the missile launchers (on lucky 6′s) or the Chaplain with his melta bombs.

Needless to say the Inquisition made mincemeat of us, though to be fair when my sorcerer actually charged and challenged Corteaz (after my heavy bolters reduced his retinue to a single man) it was down to a psychic power granted reroll of his save to prevent my force weapon devouring his soul – right before he smashed my skull in with his thunder hammer.

While the event organiser hadn’t specified any restriction on what you could or couldn’t take for the event most of the other players were surprised that someone had actually brought a Landraider.

It must be the RPG player in me that just enjoys making a more fluff orientated force for my games rather than a hyper-competitive “win at all costs” tournament-style force.

As time was still available some of us chose to play a second game and I was sandwiched between Imperial Salamanders and Dark Eldar. Unfortunately the result was very similar as I quickly found myself getting pounded from both sides and couldn’t compete with the high initiative of the DE Archon and his retinue of witches ripped through my squad before I knew what hit me.

Dont get me wrong I had an absolute blast and thoroughly enjoyed my day, I was just a little surprised at how competitive the world of 40k tabletop gaming had become in my several years absence from regular play.

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