Thursday, 28 January 2010

Mean while back at the ranch.....

Well its been a while, I know that as Spencer reminded me earlier this week ;)

So its gonna be lengthy one!!

get you self a brew, bang on some tunes and relax.....

So I've been up to all sorts since the last update, got a few ebay bargins as I do in the form of some more plague bearers for the deamon army I'm starting to build up and a greater deamon of Nurgle.

I've always liked this model but wasn't too sure how to approach it with regards to the painting side of it however with the new inks its going to be a walk in the park,

I've finished the rest of the death guard in power armour so that takes me to a whopping 7 troop choices, and the terminators are now done giving me 15 in total, and I got the deamon prince done so its been fairly productive month!

any way on to the shiney pictures.....

Group Shot, couple of combi weapons in there for good measure,

And then onto the Deamon prince, the model has come out quite dark and I'm not too sure on the head, but I tried to make it contrasting compared to the dark wings,

So work in Progress....

Looking quite nice so far, not too sure on the actual postion of the model on the base, but that was the best I could do so I could get the chains on the base as well, mainly for transporting the model.

And I'm doing these at the same time, nice and easy I'll get em finished by the end of the month, assuming the flash games on facebook don't distract me too much along with warcraft as well!! (and the xbox!)

As the nurgle part of the chaos marine army is coming to an end, I've started looking at the Slannesh side of life, I'm thinking of a "porn" heavy army i.e. naked shit and naughty looking models! LOL

I'll start with a sorceror with the Lash, and a jump pack, now I'm thinking the raptor jump pack, the one that looks like the film rocketeer...

for that "pre-heresy" look, then I stumbled across.....


now these come in packs of 5, and you get the flamey bits to stick on the bottom so could be quite cool, THEN I found these....


now they look a little "eldarish" however the pipe bits could fit into a marine look no worries, so I've a few choices to from which is nice, compared to buying a £35 squad for one jump pack, or going ninja-stylee on ebay!

other bits and bobs that I'm going to be using for the noise marines are..

now these look fucking wicked!! I might email the bloke and ask him if he has any mis-casts that he needs rid of as 10,000,000 years in the warp you gonna look a tad "distressed"

combining these with parts of the spawn sprue and after talking with Chris on Tuesday night I've a fairly good idea how to make tenticales so that rather than the usual hands/arms holding the weapons it'll be more of a "possessed" look.

Then I started thinking about introducing a few "normal" marine squads into the army, with a little work you could use these as skattarri? the forgeworld body guard guys that appear in the books,

or bang a few of these on some standard bodies...

and use them as the seige breakers Iron Warriors, comparing the heads to..

they'd fit in quite well just need to bulk up the armour maybe using teminator should pads or something?

I was mooching about on Chris' own blog the other day and reading his thoughts and feeling on the new 'nid codex, now I've not played against them yet so I don't have any first hand experiance, but I'm already looking at what I can do to ajust my own army so that that it can have at least a fighting chance of holding my own,

nothing really "concerns" me but the actual speed of the army is quite imposing along with the fact that the mawloc can deep strike and units in reserve can come from his hole of love!

Now I have found some intresting bits within the codex which I will be remembering...

Nid's don't get bonus's for fighting with an addational combat weapon combine that with the blight grenades of the death guard or tau-tasic fire warriors defensive grenades and they attack at base stats.

Synapse has been reduced to 12" so pop off the big boys and the little critters have a chance of monging out or crazy charging your army!

You need a hive tyrant with hive commander to get one unit to outflank, drop him before the flankers have arrived, then he loses his +1 to reserves an would the flankers have to come on as normal reserves? who knows on that one??

The iniative of some of the bigger stuff is really low! and combing that with jaws of the world wolf you'll be seeing a lot of stuff coming off the table if you roll high!

Noise marine champion in a noise marine squad with a Doom siren and a power weapon with some sonic blasters make a mega shooty unit that has I5, blast them with the assualt setting on the the sonic blasters 8 shots the flamer template from the siren, then assault said unit and you'll get 12 attacks from the normal guys and 4 from the sarg.
Not bad for 165 points ok so you could take berzerkers, +1 Int & S on the charge if you don't wipe out the unit in the first round of combat then your gonna stuck there for a while!

so on to the model count!!

for the month so far we've got....

Bought                      Painted
  41                              46

so we're looking good, I've managed to avoid picking up any nid stuff as recently Dustin (the owner of Gifts for Geeks) emailed me a link for a pure death guard codex that he'd found on the net, after nearly spilling my cornflakes all over the keyboard in shock & excitement and have a quick scan of it it's a nicely balanced fan made codex nothing too stupid or shit in there so I'll be using that from time to time, with permission of course! havoc's with feel no pain might surpise some people!!

So for those that are intrested... Death-Guard-Codex-Project

Well thats enough rambling for the time being, don't be a stranger leave some comments etc..