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WIP – Lord of Khorne on Juggarnaut

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Making progress on the only model I have left to paint right now my Lord of Khorne.  So far I’ve been concentrating on the Juggarnaut itself rather than the character as I’m still working out how to paint or his little bits of detail.  So sti…

40k Tournament Report – Daemonkin vs. Dark Angels & Dark Eldar

Posted on June 16th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Games 2 and 3 of Day 1 @ Maelstrom were against two very different opponents and armies.  The first was a very large and highly mobile Dark Angels Bike and Speeder company.  The 2nd against the eventual tournament winner with his Dark El…

Maelstrom 40k – Daemonkin vs. Blood Angels

Posted on June 15th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The first game of Maelstrom and a nice open board giving my Rhinos and Gorepack a lot of space to move up toward the various objectives.  Blood Angels drop pods would prove to be rather annoying but while both of our armies were relatively small I…

Khorne Daemonkin Blood Host how did they do?

Posted on June 14th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Day or two to reflect on my first 40k tournament and how well my army went.  Khorne Daemonkin have the potential to be extremely strong and very competitive, and while my list wasn’t optimal I did have some expectation of Ok(ish) results. The Bloo…

Maelstrom 40k – Event Tables & Army Parade

Posted on June 13th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Had a great weekend at my first ever 40k tournament.  Quite a big one by regional standards with 32 players and an incredibly diverse field of players and armies.  In the end I did better than I thought I would with 2 wins and 3 losses. Only …

X-Wing 2016 Wellington Regional’s (draft) list

Posted on June 7th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Its Regional’s season around the world for X-Wing and New Zealand is no exception.  We are exceptionally lucky as well having 3 Regional events around the country which apparently, from what I’ve heard, is more than some states in the US get. &nbs…

Maelstrom 40k 1st round draw is out

Posted on June 5th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Always nice when you get the draw for any event in advance.  The match ups for the first round of Maelstrom this weekend are out along with an accurate breakdown of composition scores for all attendees who now number 32. Table Army #1 Army #2…

Maelstrom 40k tournament lists released

Posted on June 4th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

All 31 lists for this weekends Maelstrom 1500 40k tournament came out yesterday. Normally if this were a fantasy event I could do a breakdown and analysis of whats being taken.  But as a 40k newbie with at most 20-30 games under my belt I really d…

WIP – Lord of Khorne on Juggarnaut

Posted on June 4th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Another package from our local procurer Simon means I finally have something to paint a Lord of Khorne on a Juggarnaut.  Took longer to get here from the UK than he thought so it won’t be going to Maelstrom this weekend but should be ready in time…

Crossing the Rubicon. with 40k

Posted on May 30th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Bit the bullet and submitted my list for Maelstrom to Hagen the TO this evening.  No going back on it so here it is…Slaughter CultLordw. Power Armour, Bolt Pistol, Melta Bombs, Sigil of Corruption, Brazen Rune, Power Weapon, Collar of KhorneDrop…

Chaos Possessed – it pays to read the rules

Posted on May 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Had a great day of gaming and pre-Maelstrom practice at Glen B’s place yesterday.  6 of us were there getting ready for Maelstrom and having a good chat about the local gaming scene and what to expect at the event.  Its interesting to note th…

Khorne Daemonkin Tournament Army – Final List

Posted on May 21st, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Finally decided on a list to take to Maelstrom in 4 weeks time.  Going with a Khorne Daemonkin Combined Arms Detachment.  While I have been practicing with and using a Blood Host almost exclusively the last few months it has limitations espec…

Summoned BloodThirsters kind of suck?!?

Posted on May 18th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Got a final ruling from Hagen the TO at the 40k event I’m going to next month as he knows what he’s doing and getting the TO’s opinion makes sense.  Pretty much in line with what I’d been reading and dreading in regards to how you play a Blood Thi…

Lion Rampant: Feel the Burn

Posted on May 14th, 2016 under , . Posted by

We got a chance to play some Lion Rampant recently. I ran an historically accurate refight of the famous battle of the Red Guys vs. the Yellow Guys this time.Check out some pics and battle report after the jump.We decided to play the town defense game …

Tabletop World Fantasy Medieval Buildings

Posted on May 13th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Tabletop World produces fantastic terrain: 28mm resin buildings rendered with exquisite detail, both inside and out and chock full of charm and character. They are works of art, and honestly a bit intimidating.After receiving them for Christmas a few y…

WIP #2 – Bloodthirster of Khorne painting & summoning rules problem

Posted on May 12th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Finished of the main parts of the wings and started work on the bronzed/gold elements of the armour. Bronze areas used a base of GW Burnished Gold followed by 2 layers of Sepia Wash.  I’ll dry brush Mithril Silver on them later on.  Wings rel…

WIP – Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Skin on the Bloodthirster is completed.  Last layers and small highlights were applied and the final wash put on.  Next up will be the wings which after a suggestion from my 9yr old I am really wishing I had painted blue rather than the flesh…

40k State of the Game Survey

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under Posted by

Found this online today very interesting reading.  Its a bit light on details about the methodology so as an academic I’m not entirely trusting of the results – the sample size isn’t that great for example and participant self-selection tends to s…

WIP – Blood Thirster of Insensate Rage

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Making progress on this guy.  Base coats and first wash done.  Started doing highlights/layers on selected areas starting with the chest area.

KD Blood Host – Holy Crap D Bloodthirsters are fun!!!

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Last two games of our local summer league last night up against a Grey Knight Psyker we hate Daemons list and a “Look everyone has a melta and massive flamers” Salamanders list.  For both games I was using the Blood Host I’m planning on taking to …

Online X-Wing simulator

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

Thanks to one of the New Zealand X-Wing Facebook groups I’m in I came across this really good online X-Wing simulator last week – Squad Benchmark  It allows you to build lists for all the factions and fly them against other opponents either human …

Age of Sigmar getting points now?!

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

It appears that GW has “listened” to the public and decided to modify Age of Suckmar for competitive play by returning to a points based system. Nice idea but it’s 12 months too late for me and the local community which was gutted by the death of 8th E…

WIP – Pinning the Bloodthirster

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Models fully assembled so pins went in this morning and the BT was pinned on his base.  Surprisingly hard to drill into the skull footing on the model but it should be secure now. Painting next once I get some more Mephiston Red and Drakenhoff Wash

WIP – Bloodthirster of Insenate Rage

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Budget wise I shouldn’t have gotten him but I got a very good deal and I’m impatient so why the hell not.  The kit is another example of GW excellent workmanship and the gulf between their plastics and those of other manufacturers.  Trickiest…

Khorne Blood Host vs. Tyranids & Iron Hands

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Two more games last night.  The first against a difficult to face Tyranid force complete with 4 Hive Tyrants all of which were flying meaning I needed 6’s to hit them and my close combat orientated army was largely powerless.  The 2nd was aga…