Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tycho Anti-Dark Eldar 2k List

So with the release of the Scourge from Commorragh, I thought I'd come up with a list to deal with these fiends.

HQ Captain Tycho- 175
Elites Sternguard Veteran Squad (5)- 240- 5 x Combi-melta/Combi-Flamer; Razorback, TL Assault Cannon
Elites Sanguinary Priest (2)- 100
Elites Sanguinary Preist (2)- 155- Brother Corbulo
Troops Assault Squad (5)- 180-Melta-gun, Lightning Claw; Razorback, TL Assault Cannon
Troops Assault Squad (5)- 185-Flamer, Power Fist; Razorback, TL Assault Cannon
Troops Assault Squad (5)- 175-Flamer, Power Weapon; Razorback, TL Assault Cannon
Troops Assault Squad (5)- 180-Melta-gun, Power Weapon; Razorback, TL Assault Cannon
Fast Attack Baal Predator- 160-TL Assault Cannons, Heavy Bolters, Extra-Armour
Fast Attack Baal Predator- 160-TL Assault Cannons, Heavy Bolters, Extra-Armour
Fast Attack Baal Predator- 160-TL Assault Cannons, Heavy Bolters, Extra-Armour
Heavy Support Devastator Squad(5)- 130- 4 x ML

2000 Pts 4 Scoring Units 19 KPs

So basically, I threw around alot of S6 Rending Weapons to get by FNP, and they geared the BA up to have FNP themselves. I considered Tactical Marines, but that route had no power weapons in the army, and if Tactical Marines get assaulted, they will do worse than assault marines, and they would not have been shooting that much from inside the Razorbacks anyway.

You should be able to rip apart the Dark Eldar transports with ease, and the Assault cannons will tear through the Eldar themselves with ease. I leave it up to you to decide if meltas or flamers are better on the Sternguard. Flamers are sprinkled throughout to hit the bunched warriors once their transport is down. As well, one of the best ways around FNP is just to force alot of rolls, which flamers do. The Sternguard are there to give you some good revenge. 2+ poison weapons at AP5 will be annoying for your opponent, thinking he is the only one throwing around poison.

The devs are just icing on the cake. All ML allows them to krak raiders and frag clusters of guys, getting around FNP the same as Flamers.

The Baals are all set up for massed firepower, but you can switch to inferno cannons and flamer sponsons if you wish. The thing was the assault cannon can get tranports and infantry alike, and at range, where as the inferno cannon is really for infantry and has less range.

4 SPs, including Corbulo, to go in the Assault squads and make them resilient with FNP of their own, which will really help against Poison.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Magnetized Baal Predator/Predator and NMM Sanguinary Guard WIP

So here is what I have been working on this past week. In addition I built a Sky shield landing pad, but that is nothing special
The Predator fully built in its massed firepower form. I can switch it between a Rhino, a Baal with all weapons variants, and a Predator Annihilator and Predator Destructor. The cool thing is the HB sponson always have the BA look to them.
So these are all the magnetized parts (if there is a duplicate, such as the sponsons, it is not in the photo). I made it so the HB and Heavy Flamers would still depress. It seemed online most people just put magnets on top the weapon and it always pointed straight, but by putting it inside the weapon and the ammo hopper/fuel tank I was able to get them to fully function.
Turret wise I have the mount for the assault cannon and inferno cannon, they just slide in and out, and then I have the TL Lascannon and the Autocannons. I have to use the Flamer tanks on the back of the turret for the Las and the Assault Cannon ammo for the Autocannon, but they work.
As you can see I also magnetized the rear door so it can open and stay closed. Cit a piece of sprue to the width of the interior and just glued it in. This way I can store parts I am not using inside. I can fit a Baal and side panels to run it without sponsons in it.
These just show other magnet placements commonly found. One for the Top hatches and one for the side panels.
I did this today in just a few hours. Used WD 363 (US) as a rough guide on how to do it. Just a WIP but pretty decent in my mind.
This one is digitally adjusted for the poor lighting
This is the guy under a flatter, more direct light

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blood Angels Librarian Revamp- Codicier Ceris

So here is the little bit of hobby work I managed to do in the past month.
A revamp of my Infantry Librarian originally seen here. Redid him to be more in line with my current paint job and to better represent the description for Wings on Sanguinius, as they are now described as being blood red and gory. Oh, and I named him after the Librarian in the Blood Angels novels by James Swallow.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blood Angels Astorath 2k List

HQ- Astorath the Grim: 220
Troops- Assault Squad(10): 225- 2 x Melta-gun; Power Weapon
Troops- Assault Squad(10): 235- 2 x Melta-gun; Power Fist
Troops- Death Company(5+1): 375-Jump Packs, Power Fist; Power Weapon, Hand Flamer; Chaplain Lemartes
Troops- Death Company(5): 200- Jump Packs; Power Weapon, Hand Flamer
Troops- Death Company Dreadnought: 150 -Heavy Flamer, Magna-Grapple
Troops- Death Company Dreadnought: 135 -Blood Talons, Heavy Flamer
Heavy Support- Storm Raven Gunship: 230- Plasma Cannon, Multi-Melta, Extra Armour, Locator Beacon
Heavy Support- Storm Raven Gunship: 230- Assault Cannons, Multi-Melta, Extra Armour, Locator Beacon

Pts: 2000 Scoring Units: 2-4 KPs: 9-11

So put Astorath with the DC not with Lemartes. Load up DC in Storm Ravens with Dreads on the back. Hit hard with them and bring in the Assault Squads on the beacons to take objectives.

EDIT- Played this tonight, except the Dread with a Magna Grapple became a 5 man assault squad.
Played Capture and Control Spearhead against Nurgle CSM. Game ended 0-0 with no troops on the table. I had a Raven with no weapons, Astorath, Lemartes and an Immobilised Dread. He had a DP, 2 immobilised dreads and a LR. So all in all we did a good job of slaughtering each other.

This was my first game using Storm Ravens (proxied with Valkyries). I REALLY REALLY LIKED THEM!!!

Oh yeah, got to check out the Dark Eldar Codex too. Hope to post about them later.

When life gives you lemons... You accidentally miss a month of blogging.

So yeah. Sorry about that. Life has hell for the last month. Started with a funeral. Then I had test after test after test forever and ever. And assignment after assignment after assignment. And wedding planning (Balrogs can love too) and NROTC. So all in all, I haven't had a moment to breath, let alone pick up a brush or post here.

It really is something we all have trouble with. Balancing what we want to do with what we have to do. and unfortunately, the last month has only had enough time for "have to do" stuff. Fortunately though, the beauty of this hobby is it can wait and I can set it aside knowing that it will be just as I left it when I return.
What is that you say? Dark Eldar are about to drop? The hobby isn't exactly the same? Oh, well I will get right on looking into that.

So yes. I am back. First things first however. I am in serious need of some gaming. So today I will be going down to the local hobby shop and play some (and investigate that new fangled codex). Then I get back to painting. I really need to get back to painting.

I would be posting the one new thing I have done, but my fiance took the camera home with her this weekend. So I'll figure out something and get a real post up here in an hour or two.