Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Showcase- Captain Slam: Blood Angels Jump Captain Conversion

I finished up my version of the infamous Slamguinius. Captain Slam is must be armed with a Thunder Hammer, a Storm Shield and pretty much necessitates the Eagle's Wing for a Jump Pack, but he definitely needs a JP. 

The concept of his use is simple- he is a tactical Nuke. Point him at something your want to die. And it will.

My slam is made from a Blood Angels Chaplain with a Deathwatch Helmet (with the =I= symbol
filled in), Custodes Shield & Spear, Death Watch heavy thunder hammer head and BA Primaris blood drop tokens set into it.

     

Monday, July 16, 2018

NOVA Narrative: Fury of the Ancients (All Blood Angels Dreadnought list set)

This year at the NOVA open I will be participating in the Narrative Campaign. It is a set of 7 games, 4 recon patrol games (which I am not doing) and 1 Apocalypse game. You can check out the primer here. 

Games
2000 Point
1000 Point
1000 Point Doubles
2500 Point
1000 Point
1500 Point
1500 Point Doubles
3000+ Point Apocalypse

I wanted to run a theme for this event and decided this was the perfect opportunity to break out my Dreadening Concept. So I give you my all Dreadnought Force

FURY OF THE ANCIENTS
Dreadening 1k version 1- 994
Spearhead Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Librarian Dreadnought: 187- Furioso Force Halberd, Furioso Fist, Melta-gun; Smite + 2 Psychic Powers; Warlord, Relic: Veritas Vitae
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Moriar the Chosen): 189- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Relic Deredeo Dreadnought: 237- Anvillus Autocannon Battery, Twin Heavy Bolters, Atomantic Pavaise
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannons
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannons
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 109- 2 x Twin Heavy Bolters

Dreadening 1k version 2- 999
Spearhead Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Venerable Chaplain Dreadnought: 204- 2 x Dreadnought CCW, 2 x Heavy Flamer; Warlord, Relic: Veritas Vitae
Elites- Furioso Dreadnought : 169- 2 x Furioso Fist, Melta-gun, Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Relic Deredeo Dreadnought: 237- Anvillus Autocannon Battery, Twin Heavy Bolters, Atomantic Pavaise
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannons
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannons
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 119- 2 x Assault Cannon

Dreadening 1k version 3: 995
Vanguard Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Venerable Chaplain Dreadnought: 204- 2 x Dreadnought CCW, 2 x Heavy Flamer; Warlord, Relic: Veritas Vitae
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Moriar the Chosen): 189- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Cassor the Damned): 179- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Magna Grapples
Elites- Furioso Dreadnought : 149- 2 x Furioso Fist, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Contemptor Dreadnought: 165- Dreadnought CCW, Comb-Bolter, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 109- 2 x Heavy Bolters
Dreadening 1500- 1499
Vanguard Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Venerable Chaplain Dreadnought: 204- 2 x Dreadnought CCW, 2 x Heavy Flamer; Warlord, Relic: Veritas Vitae
Elites- Furioso Dreadnought : 149- 2 x Furioso Fist, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Cassor the Damned): 179- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Magna Grapples
Elites- Relic Deredeo Dreadnought: 237- Anvillus Autocannon Battery, Twin Heavy Bolters, Atomantic Pavaise
Spearhead Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Librarian Dreadnought: 187- Furioso Force Halberd, Furioso Fist, Melta-gun; Smite + 2 Psychic Powers
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 119- 2 x Assault Cannon
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 109- 2 x Twin Heavy Bolters
Heavy Support- Relic Leviathan Dreadnought: 315- 2 x Storm Cannon Array, 2 x Heavy Flamer, Hunter Killer Missile

Dreadening 2k- 2000
Vanguard Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Venerable Chaplain Dreadnought: 204- 2 x Dreadnought CCW, 2 x Heavy Flamer; Warlord, Relic: Veritas Vitae
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Moriar the Chosen): 189- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Cassor the Damned): 179- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Magna Grapples
Elites- Relic Deredeo Dreadnought: 237- Anvillus Autocannon Battery, Twin Heavy Bolters, Atomantic Pavaise
Elites- Contemptor Dreadnought: 165- Dreadnought CCW, Comb-Bolter, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
Spearhead Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Librarian Dreadnought: 187- Furioso Force Halberd, Furioso Fist, Melta-gun; Smite + 2 Psychic Powers
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 119- 2 x Assault Cannon
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannon
Heavy Support- Relic Leviathan Dreadnought: 356- Cyclonic Melta Lance, Leviathan Siege Claw, 2 x Heavy Flamer
Dedicated Transport- Lucius Pattern Drop Pod: 80
Dreadening 2500- 2495
Vanguard Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Venerable Chaplain Dreadnought: 204- 2 x Dreadnought CCW, 2 x Heavy Flamer; Warlord, Relic: Veritas Vitae
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Moriar the Chosen): 189- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Heavy Flamer, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Death Company Dreadnought (Cassor the Damned): 179- Blood Talons, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Magna Grapples
Elites- Relic Deredeo Dreadnought: 237- Anvillus Autocannon Battery, Twin Heavy Bolters, Atomantic Pavaise
Elites- Contemptor Dreadnought: 165- Dreadnought CCW, Comb-Bolter, Kheres Pattern Assault Cannon
Elites- Furioso Dreadnought : 149- 2 x Furioso Fist, Melta-gun, Storm Bolter, Smoke Launchers
Elites- Furioso Dreadnought : 169- 2 x Furioso Fist, Melta-gun, Heavy Flamer, Magna Grapples
Spearhead Detachment (+1 CP)
HQ- Librarian Dreadnought: 187- Furioso Force Halberd, Furioso Fist, Melta-gun; Smite + 2 Psychic Powers
Elites- Redemptor Dreadnought: 206- Heavy Onslaught Cannon, Onslaught Gatling Cannon, Dreadnought CCW, 2 x Fragstorm Launchers, Icarus Rocket Pod
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 119- 2 x Assault Cannon
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannon
Heavy Support- Mortis Dreadnought: 135- 2 x Twin Autocannon
Heavy Support- Relic Leviathan Dreadnought: 356- Cyclonic Melta Lance, Leviathan Siege Claw, 2 x Heavy Flamer
Dedicated Transport- Lucius Pattern Drop Pod: 80

Friday, July 13, 2018

Allies of Inconvenience: Episode 11- 8th Edition 40k Anniversary Retrospect


This Episode the Allies of Inconvenience Crew discusses 8th Edition 40k a year on, what we like and lament about it, as well as where we desire to go from here (and the usual side tracks along the way). We also dive into our personal hobby progress, and discuss Chris' "Prophets of Bark and the Spooky Bunch" Drukhari Army. And I think we have our best audio settings yet as I finally figure this podcast stuff out.

And we have a new logo!



00:00 Intro
02:59 Hobby Progress
21:14 8th Edition Anniversary Retrospect

Songs and Soundclips
Blue Mark- Atlan Urtag
Kaap mere- Bugotak
Clip 1 - Conan the Barbarian
Clip 2 - Conan the Barbarian
Clip 3 - Conan the Barbarian

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blood Angels Venerable Chaplain Dreadnought

Just slamming out another Dreadnought for NOVA. Glad I picked this guy up before he went OOP (though FW still sell his claws). The symbols on the arm and the banner are all freehand. Base was made with a Green Stuff World roller and crystal with Secret Weapon Miniatures crushed glass snow set.

 
And the banner is a canon design

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hobby Progress: Prophets of Bark and the Spooky Bunch

Discordian here. So I really wanted to start a new army that I could build from the ground up. And I really wanted to do something creative and fun. And somehow that meant Mandrakes. (Because whats more fun than heavy metal night terrors made of shadow and hate- Gothmog)
Lots and Lots of Mandrakes
I really like the look of the new sculpts, but I had to do some modifications. When I got some of them I literally could poke the cleavers and they'd come off. So I did a quick kit bash.
While I was at it I swapped out all the tiny scythes the squad leaders had with something a little more visible.
Currently they are slowly be painted up, one day I'll work up the courage to tackle the flame hands.
Since there isn't a Mandrake HQ I settled on the Archon below.
So the next part, Prophets of Bark, is where the creative part comes in. This project actually started before the recent Dark Eldar codex, and even before the rule of three became a thing. But even back then I knew I couldn't just field a army of mandrakes. The Kalabite and Wych models are okay, but I wanted something different that fit better with Mandrakes. Which is where these guys come in.
Image result for tree revenants
Mandrakes. Get IT!
(I make this joke everytime we talk- Gothmog)
I've always really liked AOS Tree Revanents, but I had no real reason to ever get any. When the index made wracks troops again everything just fell perfectly into place. Which is why this happened.
I'm also working on some additional spooky allies. But haven't gotten to far yet.
This was mostly as army inspired by Mandrakes and it unbeknownst to me escalated into a very weird Dark Eldar Footdar list. Might be good.... might not be, but its definitely been a fun project 

I'll share more as I make more progress. My goal is to have everything done for NOVA