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Yet moar pics from GW Manchester

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

I was passing by GW Manchester the other day so had to nip and photographanything of interest, you’re all worth it! This doggy was really cool.A REALLY big dreadnought – Bjorn the Fellhanded?Such a subtle stule of painting, no dark contrast edges like …

‘nids part 209 – Genestealer cult – Hybrid METAL!

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

With Warplock Bronze on the brush I started the METAL! on my Hybrids. Their weapons are going to be distressed gun metal but I start with bronze just to get a dirty base.You should be able to pick out some Gun Metal debris too. I want a variety to the …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing and Assault Squad METAL!

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I was reminded a few times at the Birthday Bash I did not have enough Ravenwing – well I was running all I had painted but these are WiP. They’re on my To Do List and all of them have had Balthasar Gold and Runelord Brass highlights. The paintwork is s…


Posted on March 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’ve been tied up with a number of intensive but dull projects recently. They haven’t been particularly photogenic but as a potential hurdle came up I was lucky enough to sidestep onto my Deathwatch. In truth it wasn’t just the Deathwatch but I’ll do s…

Birthday Bash best army pics

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under Posted by

Here’s some pics of the best army and Unknown Soldier entries and first up is inevitable eventual winner Liam’s Khorne Daemons ;)TauMy own Dark Angels.Hendrik’s Dark Angels, painted by Den of Imagination [he didn’t enter them into the painting competit…

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels v Necrons – game 3

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Who do I get drawn against for game 3? Only Ben and his implacable Necrons! It’s over a week since Birthday Bash, I’m still playing catch-up so as usual my recollection of the game will be very sketchy.

The low down:

  • One of the Maelstrom missions – 3 cards per turn
  • Hammer and Anvil
  • Warlord Trait – 3 enemy Units take pinning tests
  • I set up second and failed to seize the initiative
  • No night fighting. 

Ben puts his Necron defence wall across the road, presumably to stop foreign invaders!

The Ravenwing hold my near flank, Tactical Squad the far flank.

Scouts secure the ruins

Stalker, Scarabs and Spyder advance up the table. Don’t know what Bend did shooting wise but he came away with 2 VPs for Ascendancy and Supremacy.

Dreadnought drop pod arrives behind the defence wall, the Dread taking a shot at the Quad Gun to help keep the Dark Talons safe [eventually]. I swing the Land Speeder Typhoons round the Bastion to get a lock on the Triarch, they blast away.

And it is no more! First Blood.

This might be the reason why! [that’s 1/1296 BTW, I should have put a £1 on it]

My bikes get into combat with the Tomb Blades, or what remains of them thanks to my shooting.

He couldn’t survive those odds but the bikes don’t consolidate far and the enraged Spyder close by seeks revenge. First Blood, Objective 3 and Behind Enemy Lines get scored this turn.

The Scarabs manage to reach the Bastion and disassemble it with consummate ease before my Techmarine can even affect any repairs. This nets Ben a VP for Demolitions and leaves me just 3 surviving Devastators.

2nd Pod arrives, and I think the Dreadnought targets the Quad Gun again.

Just two bikes remain from the unit thanks to the predations of the Canoptek Spyders! I score no VPs

Flayed Ones that had infiltrated at the back of my DZ finally catch up with the Tactical Squad, killing them and leaving that flank with just a few Marines left from another combat squad. Ben captures Objective 6 for a VP.

The Land Speeders manage to insta-kill a few Scarabs but move out of range to leave the Techmarine to hold them in combat.

The Ravenwing must have been killed but their last known location is a beacon to the Dark Angel’s finest who appear in a flash of light.

Tactical Squad and Dreadnought assault the Necron Warriors, two survive, I still can’t score a VP.

Flayed Ones join up with the Scarabs against the Techmarine who his systematically smashing the Scarabs to pieces.

But he can’t hold back their numbers and succumbs giving Ben Assassinate [and Slay the Warlord].

The Scarabs catch up with the Speeders and I’m lucky to come away with only 1 Hull Point of damage.

My Drop Pod gets destroyed,

 and the Spyders take on the finest of the First!

Two fall… er I mean not fall, we don’t mention the Fallen, they die, that’s it, dead, no more. But the remaining unfallen take out a Spyder and the last is wounded. Ben scores another VP for Obj 4.

Finally the Dark Talon arrives, screaming up Main Street.

He blasts away with all his weapons.

Killing one measly Eternal! Grr!. The Deathwing kill the last Scarab getting me Big Game Hunter and I also get Blood and Guts for 2 VPs

That’s it, game over and it’s 10:8 [Ben scoring 8 plus Slay the Warlord and Linebreaker, while I scored 6 plus First Blood and Line Breaker].

Necrons triumphant yet again but no bother, we had a great day and a good laugh. We were both exhausted at the end, made me realise I do not look forward to another weekend tournament if I feel like this after one day! Three great game with three great people.

I have some pics of the best army nominees to share and wrap up next…

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels v Space Marines – game 2

Posted on March 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Doogie Doyle was my game 2. The low down:One of the Maelstrom missions – 3 cards per turn Dawn of WarWarlord Trait – Move through cover and Stealth RuinsI set up second and seized the initiative No night fighting. His list had some similarities to…

1500pts battle report – Dark Angels v Dark Angels – game 1

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

First game and I’m drawn against Hendrik from Germany. We’ve met at previous Blog Wars [where I played against his friend Tobias] and Double Trouble [where I faced his brother Kai-Uwe]. This was such a nice pairing as I’d really appreciated Hendrik’s s…

Old Stuff Day 2017

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under Posted by

It’s old stuff day 2017. A few years ago now warhammer39999 wanted to join a movement to rediscover lost gems from the world of hobby blogs. To choose one of your own blogposts that your most proud of, or may not have got the attention it deserved or…

Birthday Bash 2.0

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under Posted by

I’m about to start writing my battle reports for the Birthday Bash but thought I’d just post an interim post event review to tide you over. First up I was given this pretty cool laser etched aluminium paque by one of the attendees. Unfortunately I was …

March 2nd is Old Stuff Day

Posted on February 22nd, 2017 under Posted by

Just a heads up March 2nd is Old Stuff Day A few years ago now warhammer39999 wanted to join a movement to rediscover lost gems from the world of hobby blogs and it’s still going strong today. To choose one or more of your own blogposts that you’re mo…

Birthday Bash 2.0 – Moar updates

Posted on February 17th, 2017 under Posted by

A little over a week away until the Birthday Bash you can see I’ve been a busy boy preparing some objective cards. Here’s the front of them with the Birthday Bash artwork. I’ve sliced and diced like a sushi chef over the last few weeks and got about 36…

Dark Angels – Drop Pod[s], The final push

Posted on February 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

The final push and I couldn;t not do the company marking in each fin. That’s the thing about ‘freehand’ even when it’s not perfect you can still see the effort involved and it makes it al worthwhile. Each circle was stamped on in black with the end of …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing Dark Shroud part 2

Posted on February 13th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Havingspotted the gaping holes in the jets I knew I couldn’t live with them unless they were filled like the Jetfighter. I got some DAS air drying clay, balled it up, dampened it and plugged each nacelleI used the cap off a Polycement tube to get the i…

Dark Angels – Drop Pod[s], Pod 2 playing catch up

Posted on February 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Another quick one, you see, I can paint those holes neatly [or at least neater]. I’ve pretty, much brought the pod up to the weathering stage now.Having done all the holes and door edges I also stamped the mumbers on the fins and found a pencil tube to…