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All Scars painting challenge – The Survivor Series 2017 – March

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , on March 17, 2017 by vobeskhan

So this month for the Survivor Series, rather than go with something I would be needing for the annual All Scars Tournament I went with something just because I liked the models – that and the fact that I’m not taking part in the tournament this year (won’t go into it here, maybe in a later post).

So I had recently acquired some Cataphractii terminators from fellow club members Jon and Alastair and had built them up as members of my Black Legion force (hey these guys have been around since the Heresy and deserve the armour more than the loyalist Spesh Maureen’s do).

Having built enough for two squads, and used them in a couple of my Damnation battles I wanted to get a unit painted.

I kept the scheme pretty much to my normal – Black with silver trim, with one silver pad – but wanted to paint the cloth strips and one pad to represent their mark allegience. In this instance blue for Tzeentch. I had every intention of putting the ourobos decal on the blue pad and my custom made (thank you so much Mark) warband decal on the silver as normal, unfortunately both were just that little too wide to fit without looking odd.

I also did the bases in a style to match my bikes, mainly because their that much bigger than the normal 25mm infantry ones and looked a bit bare.

One note, I was over halfway through when I realised that I had done 6 men instead of 5. I will most likely repaint one with green accents for the Nurgle squad when I paint them up (maybe next month, haven’t decided yet).

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Jon has also given me a box of sprues full of spares from his other Calth sets, which I’m combining with various chaos spares for more heretical goodness.

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So that’s another month done, and even finished early. I really enjoyed painting the Cataphractii, just wish Chaos got the proper rules for them same as Loyalists do.

The Black Crusade begins

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2017 by vobeskhan

traitorshate_prodslideSo several of my fellow All Scars and myself have gotten a little excited with all this talk of the Black Crusade, however we are also old enough to remember that this isn’t the 13th Crusade, as that was fought several years ago in a worldwide campaign organised by GW (BTW Chaos won and Eldrad is dead!).

With this being retconned because no-one wanted to admit the bad guys won, we are calling the current one the 14th Crusade and have decided to play a slow burn campaign amongst ourselves (while still playing our Damnation Campaign and other games too) starting with the dark forces assault as outlined in the Traitors Hate book.

Last weekend I played my first game. I would be facing my nemesis of old, Gary, with his beautifully painted Dark Angels army. We agreed on 3000 points, no super heavies, and to play the Eternal War: Purge the Alien mission.

My force consisted of:-

+++ Purge v Dark Angels (Warhammer 40,000 7th Edition v2017) (2998pts) +++

++ CSM Black Legion Speartip (Chaos Space Marines: Codex (2012) v2011) (2998pts) ++
Rules: Crusader, Fear, Heralds of the Black Crusade, Speartip Strike, Tip of the Spear

········Rules: Black Legion, Endless Hatred, First Amongst Traitors

+ Core (1654pts) +

········Black Legion Warband (1654pts)
········Rules: Black Legion, Favoured of the Warmaster, Thirst for Glory
············Chaos Lord [Combi-melta, Lightning claw, Mark of Nurgle, Sigil of corruption, Terminator Armour, The Skull of Ker’ngar, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Adamantium Will, Bulky, Champion of Chaos, Eternal Warrior, Fearless, Independent Character, Mark of Nurgle, Relentless, Veterans of the Long War
············Chaos Space Marines [9x Chaos Marine with Boltgun, Mark of Nurgle, Plasma Gun, Plasma Gun, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Aspiring Champion [Bolt Pistol, Combi-bolter, Melta Bombs, Power Sword]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
············Chaos Space Marines [9x Chaos Marine with Boltgun, Mark of Nurgle, Plasma Gun, Plasma Gun, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Aspiring Champion [Bolt Pistol, Combi-bolter, Melta Bombs, Power Sword]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
············Chaos Terminators [Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Deep Strike, Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Terminator Champion [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
················Terminator with Heavy Weapon [Powerfist, Reaper Autocannon]
············Chaos Terminators [Mark of Tzeentch, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Deep Strike, Mark of Tzeentch, Veterans of the Long War
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Terminator Champion [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
················Terminator with Heavy Weapon [Powerfist, Reaper Autocannon]
············Helbrute [Multi-melta, Power scourge]
············Rules: Crazed
············Raptors [Mark of Tzeentch, 2x Meltagun, 6x Raptor, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Fear, Mark of Tzeentch, Veterans of the Long War
················Raptor Champion [2x Lightning Claw, Melta Bombs]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
············Raptors [Mark of Tzeentch, 2x Meltagun, 6x Raptor, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Fear, Mark of Tzeentch, Veterans of the Long War
················Raptor Champion [2x Lightning Claw, Melta Bombs]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos

+ Command (1164pts) +

········Cyclopia Cabal (644pts)
········Rules: Black Legion, Shroud of Deceit
············Sorcerer [2x Additional Mastery Level, Combi-melta, Force Stave, Last Memory of Yuranthos, Mark of Nurgle, Sigil of corruption, Spell familiar, Terminator Armour, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Bulky, Champion of Chaos, Independent Character, Mark of Nurgle, Psyker, Relentless, Veterans of the Long War
············Sorcerer [2x Additional Mastery Level, Burning Brand of Skalanthrax, Force Stave, Mark of Tzeentch, Sigil of corruption, Spell familiar, Terminator Armour, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Bulky, Champion of Chaos, Independent Character, Mark of Tzeentch, Psyker, Relentless, Soul Blaze, Torrent, Veterans of the Long War
············Sorcerer [2x Additional Mastery Level, Combi-melta, Force Stave, Mark of Tzeentch, Sigil of corruption, Spell familiar, Terminator Armour, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Bulky, Champion of Chaos, Independent Character, Mark of Tzeentch, Psyker, Relentless, Veterans of the Long War

········The Bringers of Despair (520pts)
········Rules: Black Legion, The Despoiler’s Guard, Without Equal
············Abaddon the Despoiler [Warlord]
············Rules: Champion of Chaos, Daemon Weapon, Eternal Warrior, Fearless, Independent Character, Mark of Chaos Ascendant, Technomancer, Veterans of the Long War, Warlord Traits: Black Crusader
············Chaos Terminators [Mark of Tzeentch, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Deep Strike, Mark of Tzeentch, Veterans of the Long War
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Terminator Champion [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
················Terminator with Heavy Weapon [Chainfist, Reaper Autocannon]

+ Auxiliary (180pts) +

········Spawn (180pts)
············Chaos Spawn [Mark of Nurgle, 5x Spawn]
············Rules: Fear, Fearless, Mark of Nurgle, Mutated Beyond Reason, Rage, Random Attacks, Very Bulky

My CSM units, spawn and helbrute deployed in one corner, and all but one unit of raptors were able to deep strike on round 1. I was hoping to make some early headway against some of his tactical squads but the dice gods were favouring Gary and he passed almost all of his armour saves.

His veterans in drop pods came in close behind my terminators and their withering melta and plasma volleys took a massive toll. My cabal sorcerers proved to be ridiculously useless, and the few powers they did cast were denied with ease.

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(Photos courtesy of Gary during the game)

The game went for a full 4 rounds before we called it, all I had left were four of my spawns and the score was 12-8 to the Dark Angels. It had been a hard-fought game but the stalwart defenders of humanity had stood firm. A lot of fun had as always and lessons learned.

It was nice to play a non maelstrom mission for a change, and have a specific goal in mind (even if that goal is just to kill as much as possible), and it was fun to use the new Black Legion Speartip formation again, though perhaps I should use less expensive units as Gary’s use of multiple cheap tactical squads remains a solid tactic.

 

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.

SAMCRO Black Legion v Blood Angels christmas calamity

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2016 by vobeskhan

60030102012_BlackLegionENG01Today my SAMCRO Black Legion faced off against my friend Patrick’s Blood Angels in what has become our annual Christmas showdown. We agreed to 2000 points, no Forge World and no Lords of War.

Patrick used some of the new units and formations from the Angels Blade book, appropriate as the game would also count towards a small campaign some of us at the All Scars are playing based upon the Black Crusade.

From memory he had:

  • Level 2 Librarian dreadnought
  • normal dreadnought with twin-linked lascannons and missile launcher
  • 10 man death company with jumppacks, led by
  • Lemartes
  • 6 man assault marine squad with jumppacks
  • 10 man tactical squad with multi-melta and meltagun in a rhino
  • 10 man tactical squad with heavy flamer and flamer in drop pod
  • level 2 librarian in terminator armour
  • 8 man terminator squad including an assault cannon
  • 5 man bike squad

While I was bringing:

++ CSM Black Legion Speartip (Chaos Space Marines: Codex (2012) v2010) (2000pts) ++
Rules: Crusader, Fear, Heralds of the Black Crusade, Speartip Strike, Tip of the Spear

+ Core (1039pts) +

········Black Legion Warband (1039pts)
········Rules: Black Legion, Favoured of the Warmaster, Thirst for Glory
············Chaos Space Marines [9x Chaos Marine with Boltgun, Flamer, Flamer, Mark of Nurgle, 9x Take CCW, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Aspiring Champion [Bolt Pistol, Boltgun, Melta Bombs, Power Sword]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
············Helbrute [Multi-melta, Power scourge]
············Rules: Crazed
············Chaos Terminators [Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Deep Strike, Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-Bolter, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-Bolter, Lightning Claw]
················Terminator Champion [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
············Chaos Lord [Combi-melta, Lightning claw, Mark of Nurgle, Sigil of corruption, Terminator Armour, The Skull of Ker’ngar, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Adamantium Will, Bulky, Champion of Chaos, Eternal Warrior, Fearless, Independent Character, Mark of Nurgle, Relentless, Veterans of the Long War
············Raptors [Mark of Nurgle, 2x Meltagun, 4x Raptor, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Fear, Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Raptor Champion [2x Lightning Claw, Melta Bombs]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
············Chaos Space Marines [9x Chaos Marine with Boltgun, Flamer, Flamer, Mark of Nurgle, 9x Take CCW, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Aspiring Champion [Bolt Pistol, Boltgun, Melta Bombs, Power Sword]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos

+ Command (931pts) +

········The Bringers of Despair (525pts)
········Rules: Black Legion, The Despoiler’s Guard, Without Equal
············Abaddon the Despoiler [Warlord]
············Rules: Champion of Chaos, Daemon Weapon, Eternal Warrior, Fearless, Independent Character, Mark of Chaos Ascendant, Technomancer, Veterans of the Long War, Warlord Traits: Black Crusader
············Chaos Terminators [Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Deep Strike, Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Terminator Champion [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos
················Terminator with Heavy Weapon [Chainfist, Reaper Autocannon]

········The Chosen of Abaddon (406pts)
········Rules: Black Legion, Blessed by the Chaos Gods, Exalted Champions
············Sorcerer [2x Additional Mastery Level, Burning Brand of Skalanthrax, Force Stave, Mark of Nurgle, Sigil of corruption, Spell familiar, Terminator Armour, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Bulky, Champion of Chaos, Independent Character, Mark of Nurgle, Psyker, Relentless, Soul Blaze, Torrent, Veterans of the Long War
············Chaos Terminators [Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War]
············Rules: Deep Strike, Mark of Nurgle, Veterans of the Long War
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Chaos Terminator [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Terminator Champion [Combi-melta, Lightning Claw]
················Rules: Champion of Chaos

+ Auxiliary (30pts) +

········Spawn (30pts)
···········Chaos Spawn [Spawn]
············Rules: Fear, Fearless, Mutated Beyond Reason, Rage, Random Attacks, Very Bulky

We decided to roll for mission, deployment etc once we were at the table.

  • Mission – Maelstrom 5 – Cloak and Shadow
  • Deployment – Hammer & Anvil
  • I got to choose zones and deploy first
  • Patrick failed to seize

I decided to go full Nurgle for my sorcerer’s powers – getting Force, Nurgle’s Rot, Weapon Virus, Blades of Putrification, and Gift of Contagion (so only one of the new powers), the sorcerer also got a free Boon roll from his formation and got 53 Hatred (wow, how helpful, not).

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Patrick took an early lead, being 3-1 up at the end of the first round, I got First Blood for Lemartes and he got Slay the Warlord for Abaddon.

Second round neither of us scored anything.

Third round I pulled back a couple of points, 3-3.

Fourth (and final round due to time), I score a card for D3 points and roll a 3! Patrick takes a gamble but fails to get the extra points needed. Final score 6-3 to the Black Legion.

As always it had been a great game against a courageous and friendly opponent, this brings our personal tally to 3-0 to me, but Patrick swears vengeance. I look forward to it eagerly (maybe I’ll even have a new codex by then).

 

All Scars painting challenge – The Survivor Series 2016 – December

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , on December 14, 2016 by vobeskhan

survivor seriesWell we’ve reached the end of another year of the All Scars Survivor Series Painting Challenge and as usual its a Showcase month.

With that in mind I wanted to do something a little special for my SAMCRO Black Legion, especially since we also received the new Traitor Legions supplement this month too.

So I decided to paint the head honcho of the Black Legion himself, Abaddon the Despoiler. However, I still feel the existing metal miniature is too small compared to the newer plastic models (terminators in particular), so I decided it was time to do a conversion I’d been planning for a while.

Combining the plastic Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour kit with parts from the finecast version of Abaddon would give him the size to be comparable. Plus having used him (albeit the old metal one) in a highly succesful speartip assault against Tau (see the Damnation Planetfall) I wanted to include some tau trophies on his base. Thankfully a fellow All Scar (Hi Graham!) let me loot some pieces from his bits and pieces.

The original plan was to paint the Tau parts in the same colour scheme as my opponents of the game, but most of them were unpainted, and the scheme one of them had begun was mainly black. As I didn’t want it the same as the main model (too much black can be a bad thing I guess) I went with the standard sandy beige colour instead.

As with the rest of my Black Legion most of the details on the armour for Abaddon are picked out in silver rather than gold, it’s just my preference.

So here he is….

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Traitor Legion leaks and what I think of them

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , on December 3, 2016 by vobeskhan

15151147_10154708086739808_1619216188_nSo it seems that leaks are coming through already for the imminent release of the Traitor Legions book – there’s a reasonably clear one on Hexfleet Virules Chaos Blog (on facebook) which I shall use as my reference point today.

First up it looks like we’re getting extended psychic power lists for Nurgle and Slaanesh to go with the one the Thousand Son’s bring for Tzeentch – about time, and you can have your dedicated sorcerer choose all of his powers from them if you wish – tidier than the mess its been previously with the mix and match option I guess, lets just hope the powers are thematic and not just reskinned loyalist ones (yes I’m looking at you Traitors Hate, and not for the last time today either).

The book will apparently give us the information for fielding themed armies of the original 9 Traitor Legions. Now as a Black Legion player I see this as a two-sided coin. Yes, I can finally field a proper BL Detachment but shouldn’t this have been already possible with the respawned BL supplement earlier this year as well as the afore-mentioned Traitors Hate.

Lets look at the Black Legion offering:

We count as Black Legion if:

Abaddon is the only unique included  – now in the previous Black Legion info it has regularly stated that he has had luminaries like Ahriman, Typhus and Huron work for him. I guess from now that will only be available using the Allies rules.

Any unit that can take VotLW do so at no cost – So the compulsory VotLW “tax” we previously had to have is now a freebie, good news really and about time.

Psykers (same goes for Demon psykers)from Nurgle, Slaanesh, or Tzeentch can choose to generate all their spells from these lords respectively – mentioned above, lets just hope the powers don’t suck.

What we gain:

Endless hatred (units w/VotLW have Hatred; but also can re-roll failed to-hits every round of close combat vs. unit which contains armies of imperium in it) – Armies of the Imperium were clarified in the Traitors hate book, having it for every round, especially considering that the majority of the force will be VotLW is great.

First among traitors (Chaos Termies & Chosen are troops) – previously only applied to Chosen, but now includes Termies. Obj Sec 2+/5++ anyone?

Designer’s note: The Black Crusader warlord trait provides preferred enemy space marine which includes everything from factions: Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Deathwatch, Grey Knights, Legion of the Damned, SWolves)

Warlord Traits:

Exactly as they were in the last two iterations of the BL supplement, no changes that I could see.

Artifacts: –

Also exactly the same as the previous supplements – I do wonder if the allowing of both Legion and codex artifacts will still continue – I hope so.

Detachment Special Rules:Black Legion Speartip

Heralds of the Black Crusade (all non-vehicles gain fear and crusader) – have never used the crusader rule before but looks like it could be beneficial in closing with the enemy.

Speartip strike(Deep Strike can try to come in 1st turn on 3+, if Warlord has DS his unit auto-pass turn 1 DS reserve) – this comes straight from the previous supplements special mission “Speartip Strike” and I’ve got to say I love it, the fluff of the BL often refers to the Speartip Strike as its favoured assault, usually led by Abaddon himself.

1+ Core:

Black Legion warband – will this be a reprint of the current formation of the same name, will it be another version slightly different, or will it simply state “see BL supplement” needing you to bring the extra book with you.

Hounds of Abaddon  – again, is this the existing one or new.

1+ Auxillary:

Lost & Damned, Helforged Warpack, Heldrake Terror, Cult of destruction, Fist of the Gods, Raptor Talon, Terminator annihliation Force, Spawn (1-3 spawn) – all of these are Traitors hate formations, will they be reprinted here or simply referenced. Also, where are the god marked squads (plague marines etc) which have flocked to the Warmasters banner. Both previous supplements have gone to lengths to mention them having their own sub-groups within the Legion, and Traitors Hate even includes them in its painting guide pages.

0-5 Command:

Bringers of Despair , Cyclopian Cabal, Chosen of Abaddon, Lord of the Legion (1 of following: Abaddon, Chas Lord, Sorcerer, dark apostle or demon prince) – Again these are mostly in the BL supplement.

tactical objectives:

Exactly as they appear in the BL supplement.

The other legions get similar with special rules pertaining to their thematic stories, Night Lords particularly look exciting and I know my friend Jon will be hoping this is all true.

Is this a step in the right direction? Yes, most chaos players have their armies designed around a specific chapter just as the loyalists do, so its good to see specific rules to denote this.

Does this mean Chaos Space Marines are “fixed”? No, unfortunately we are still running with a 6th edition codex which isnt even that, being one of the first released it was barely a recovered 5th edition book. There are no revisions on points costs etc.

As mentioned a few times above, will this book contain all the relevant information for the formations? well at the bottom of the article they include the book’s description from the GW New Zealand page:

The Traitor Legions of the Chaos Space Marines have waged terrible wars of hate and vengeance upon the Imperium of Mankind for ten thousand years. From the Daemon worlds of the Eye of Terror, they plot the destruction of the empire they once helped to build. They have neither forgotten nor forgiven the loyalists, nor the False Emperor whom they serve. These warriors will not rest until the galaxy is burning, and the Emperor’s putrid carcass is cast down from the Golden Throne into the filth where it belongs.

Codex Supplement: Traitor Legions is a 136-page, full-colour softback supplement to Codex: Chaos Space Marines. It contains a wealth of additional content and rules that any Chaos Space Marines army can use, with a huge array of rules for all nine of the Traitor Legions.

In The Book

– Datasheets for the following models:

– Khârn the Betrayer

– Ahriman

– Exalted Sorcerer

– Tzaangors

– Rubric Marines

– Scarab Occult Terminators

– Khorne Lord of Skulls

– Magnus the Red

– 26 Formations for Chaos Space Marines

– Chaos Warband

– Maelstrom of Gore

– The Lost and the Damned

– Helforged Warpack

– Heldrake Terror Pack

– Cult of Destruction

– Fist of the Gods

– Raptor Talon

– Terminator Annihilation Force

– Favoured of Chaos

– Trinity of Blood

– The Chosen of Abaddon

– The Bringers of Despair

– The Hounds of Abaddon

– Daemon Engine Pack

– Cyclopia Cabal

– The Tormented

– Black Legion Warband

– War Cabal

– War Coven

– Tzaangor Warherd

– Sekhmet Conclave

– Ahriman’s Exiles

– Rehati War Sect

– Plague Colony

– Kakophoni;

– Chaos Artefacts, Warlord Traits, Tactical Objectives and an exclusive Detachment for each of the 9 Traitor Legions;

– Updated Disciplines of Tzeentch, Nurgle and Slaanesh, as well as the Sinistrum, Heretech, Ectomancy and Geomortis Psychic Disciplines;

– Armoury of the Chaos Space Marines.

So hopefully they will include all the relevant information and I wont need to carry the Codex, BL supplement, Traitors Hate and this new book for each game. I do notice that they are including Datasheets for the new Thousand Sons too, so until I see an actual copy and get confirmation I will hold off on buying Wrath of Magnus – if the rules will be repeated in this book I won’t need to purchase both.

As always these are just my opinions, from my own perspective.

“For the Warmaster, let the galaxy burn!”

All Scars painting challenge – The Survivor Series 2016 – November

Posted in 40k with tags , , , , , , , on November 28, 2016 by vobeskhan

survivor seriesAs another month closes I have scraped in my completed pledge for the All Scars Survivor Series Painting Challenge.

This month started well but then I kind of lost momentum, but managed to finish today with a couple of days spare.

I chose to paint my converted Helbrute, mainly because I really like the conversion but also because he’s seen more table time recently with the release of the formations in Traitors Hate.

Indeed, the extra pieces on his base are due to a cinematic outing in one of our recent campaign games where he merrily mulched through Imperial Guardsmen, oblivious to their krak grenades, so I included a few of their remains scattered around his feet as he looks for his next victims.

The conversion itself isn’t a major one but it reflects the weapon load out I usually give him. The base model is the Dark Vengeance one in its moderately dynamic pose (but more than one together they begin to look like they’re performing some bizarre dance routine). Using some spare parts from the bits box I swapped the multi-melta for the maw of an ectoplasma cannon so that it can be used as a plasma cannon (yes I know not as effective as the melta and it could self harm with Gets Hot), while I adapted the power claw to a power scourge using the flail ends from a defiler.

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I’m happy with him overall but honestly feel I put more effort into his base and conversion than the rest of him. A shame but it is what it is.

Next month is the finale of our challenge and another showcase month, my plan is to paint my newly converted Abaddon model, lets hope the enthusiasm holds so I can do it justice.