Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays

Had to end the year with the greatest video of 2010. Enjoy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Themed Armies

Rogal Dorn and his Fists

For the past couple of weeks, ive been playing themed chaos lists: All khorne berzerkers led by Kharn, All noise marines and Lucius, etc. Ive got to say that playing Fluff themed list are so much fun and i recomend it to everyone. Although i do enjoy playing with competitive lists, the games are just not as exciting. Like a few days ago, i played my Noise marines led by lucius against an Imperial Fists army (also themed). I wont go into detail but towards the end of the game, lucius and his remaining noise marines charged into lysander and 10 terminators. the fight lasted 4 assault turns with lysander and lucius going head to head. Eventualy, lucius was killed by lysander, but not before dealing 3 wounds on the first company captain. It was truley an amazing game.
It just reminded me of how much fun this warhammer 40k really is. Replaying epic battles with great special characters. With this being said, my next project will be a Typhus zombie plague army( with the zombies being lesser daemons rule wise). So i will be updating progress on that, and expect a battle report of the Noise marine, Imperial fist battle!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Chaos Wolf Lord

This is just an HQ for my chaos wolves whenever i play them. I used, a chaos havoc body, huron blackhearts arm, a bretonian shield with the iconography shaved off, and a khorne hound as a thunderwolf.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kharn the betrayer conversion #2

Heres my second and final incarnation of kharn. I personally hate the origional model beacause the pose is too static and not very exciting. Also with this one i put a lot more time in painting it. This was originally supposed to be my HQ for the BFS tournament, but changed my mind at the last minute. I used a chaos havoc body as base, ork arm converted with an old chaos terminator chainaxe, a converted csm head with kharns bunny ears, and a csm khorne shoulder pad to top it off.
Hope you enjoy it as much as i had making it!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Question : What does twin-linked mean?

*stupid question* This is something thats been bugging me for a while now.

In a couple of games ive played my opponents always rolled two dice to represent something that is twin linked. I personally have always thought that twin linked means that you roll one die, re rolling it if it fails and accepting the second result. But some people tell me that you roll 2 dice with no re roll. Doing this means that there is a better chance of hitting the target than just re rolling one dice.

How do you play twin linked weapons? How are you supposed to play twin linked weapons?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Update! + Finished Angron + Space wolves

Now that the BFS tournament is over, i can finally get back to posting. Hopefully getting new readers with some of the new content i will be putting up in the next few weeks. But why is there a space wolf codex in the picture?
As far as the tournament goes, i did very well and met some great people. My record ended up being 2-2(could have been 3-1 but my opponent in the last round took very long in doing his turns, i think on purpose, so we only got up to turn 4. I, without a doubt would have won that game) for day one. Only to lose in the bronze bracket in the first game the next day. It was a very close game though! we tied on the first 2 objectives, but he beat me by kill points. And above is my finished Angron, Primarch of the world eaters. It did more than turn a few heads at the tournament!

Another shot...

And to explain the space wolves codex, at the big apocalapse game that was hosted by Fritz on sunday, i won the headhunter award for killing 4 HQs. Not to mention that i only did it in 2 turns, with 8 obliterators! So i won a 20$ gift card to CBH. I didnt really want any models so i just bought the space wolf codex figuring it would be a good read. but as i was reading it, i became more and more inspired to make my own space wolf army/list.

Chaos wolves of course, so i made this guy as a wolf guard battle leader on a thunderwolf. Its a good change from playing CSM all the time. Plus, the conversion ideas are endless!

Since im using my chaos army to represent them, im making custom twin linked lascannons to put on my rhinos so they can represent razorbacks, but still remain rhinos so that i can use them when i play them as CSM. I think they came out great. Im probably going to be playing them as wolves for a little while just to get the feel of the codex.
Also, if anyone was wondering the list i ran at the tournament, here it is:
-mark of khorne
(8) csm-230
-champ w/pfist
-mark of glory
+rhino w/ extra armour
same- 230
(5) raptors-110
(3) oblits-225
(3) oblits-225
(2) oblits-150

Friday, October 8, 2010

Getting Ready For The Tournament

A sneak peek at my display board (took 10 minutes to complete) just got to finish the the hill in the back. Thats Where angron will stand. And my rhinos(the white striped one is not finished). The list im using is one ive never test played with or anything of the sort, so this will be very interesting. Im very confident in my list though. I wont post that(the list), or my finished army until after the tournament.

and a quick picture of my almost done Angron. The theme for my army and display board is based off the background i found in the CSM codex called THE DOMINION OF FIRE which was basically a very long war led from the eye of terror by Angron, primarch of the world eaters. its on page 36 of the CSM codex if anyone is interested. I will not be using berzerkers in the tournament though!
Wish me luck..

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Work In Progress..

I recently got the new daemon prince. I personally did not like it at first, because to me it looked a little too "cartoonish". That all changed once i finally got my hands on one. Knowing that alot of people who bought the model are just using the standard model, i just couldnt resist converting it into my favorite character in the 40k universe: Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters. It is heavily converted to look exactly like the artwork above. Actually, im almost finished painting it so expect pictures in a few days. Also, anyone going to the tournament next week can see it there too!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Whats More Effective?

Lets just say someone (not me) who had a mostly assault army (berzerkers mostly), needed to replace a unit (defiler-150pts) in order to get some sort of unit that has access to heavy firepower...
1) Chosen
They have access to meltaguns, plasmas, flamers etc.. and can infiltrate or outflank (it may mean the same thing but i dont remember). It is an effective unit, especialy since the list that they have is a more straightfoward army. Having outflanking chosen with meltas would really make the opponent have to divert their forces.
2) Obliterators
Obviously their great, but since the person(not me)only have 150 pts to spend, that will only give him/her 2. Not enough in my opinion since they get killed by strength 8 and 9 weapons fairly easy.
3) Terminators
They dont really carry much besides combi meltas and heavy flamers, but they can definatly turn the game around if used right.
remember, they ony have 150 points to spend..
So what do you guys think is better? Is there a unit i missed? This person really needs help!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tournament Approved: Part 2

After talking to UltraBob about the list i was going to use for the tournament , i realized that even though the old list with was effective.. against the current "competitve" armys that are being used(space wolves,blood angels,imperial guard), it is lacking some well needed firepower. So i came up with this. I really want to try this one out. If successful, i will be using it in the tournament. I havent played against space wolves yet so their first on my list.
(6)CSM (champ w/pfist, icon of chaos glory, meltagun)+rhino w/extra armour-200
(5) noise marines(4 sonic blasters)-120
(3)terminators(icon of glory,2 combi meltas, heavy flamer-115
(6) oblits (2 squads of 3)-450
landraider(d. possesion)-240
Definatley not as simple as the other list. I gave abaddon 3 terminators to accompany him in the landraider. Since majority of my units arent fearless, giving them icon of chaos glory is almost a must. The last thing i want is to have my troops get massacred in assault. The oblits are definatly a plus. The noise marines were really just to fill up the extra points. It also dosent hurt that they are fearless and initiative 5. They will probably just sit on the closest objective, or accompany another unit.
** The list is a little diffrent now but i wont keep editing the same post**

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tournament Approved


8berzerkers(champ w/pfist,2 plasma pistols) rhino w/ extra armour, combi melta-298




dred w/ccw, twin linked las, extra armour-140

defiler w/ 2ccw-150

landraider w/ d.possesion-240

total 1997

*Abaddon rides solo in the land raider

Now thinking about it, the dreadnought wasnt really a mvp in any of my practice games. It was a good distraction though! What should i do? If i replace it, it will probably be with 3 deepstriking terminators with combi meltas. Keep? change? thoughts?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Rogal Dorn, Primarch of The Imperial Fist

Finished. Just got to do the base...

*now for sale/trade if anyone is interested

His First Point...

Expect alot of this at the Tournament!

Monday, September 6, 2010

PH Imperial Fist Update

Here is my first set of marines with some yellow paint. It took me about 10 minutes to paint them all. I sprayed white krylon primer and just used a watered down golden yellow for a clean finish. i was going to wash them with badab black to make them dirty, but since this is pre heresy, i figured that they were fairly new.I Still have alot of work to do on them . There not detailed so i have to do that and their done. I have the arms but they are not assembled. Thanks to BCJ i have alot of cool old school weapons, like shoulder mounted plasma cannon and lascannons to keep the old school feel to them. One problem im having though is when i primed some of the models with the white primer, some would get a frosty look to them. Does anyone know how to solve or prevent that problem?

As of now i have 35 marines, 3 terminators a whole bunch of pre heresy bits ,and Dorn. I decided to lower my goal from 100 space marines to 50 so that i can have room for some tanks. As for bases, im using left over jawabases that i had from a while ago.

.. and this is my first commision. Its a squad of 10 black templar terminators with forge world parts added, they are very detailed and i have to get them done by october.
Hopefully i will have Rogal Dorn painted by next week

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kharn the Betrayer Conversion

Forgot to put pictures up of this one.Might as well do it now.
I used the gabriel seth body, a ork arm holding an axe, a slightly modified chaos marine helmet, and kharns bunny ears. Its pretty much finished except for some cleaning up.

and a big PH Imperial Fist update on the way...