Posts Tagged ‘Space Marines’

2v2 Batrep – The Danse Macabre

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A storm was gathering above the planet Gerexus, making it hard to differentiate friend from foe. Many parties had previously fought over the bountiful rewards on offer, with few being able to claim absolute victory. As the walls of reality weakened, ar…

2v2 Tournament Part 1

Posted on March 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

So after finally painting and working on my army for the past 2-3 weeks, it was time for the actual tournament. Daryl is my buddy and he brought a beautifully painted army. It’s a 2v2 tournament with no repeat formations.Here is my list:Skyhammer …

Dark Angels – Ravenwing aged METAL!

Posted on March 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

What a difference a day makes… actually the difference is marginal but pivotal. I have applied ‘liquid gold’ my Army Painter Strong Tone and all the doubts I had about the brass effect has been resolved. You can see how unrealistic and ‘blobby’ the gold paint had been on the left model. However, I washed half my Ravenwing with Strong Tone and you can see just how much the wash has evened things out and brought the sheen down to manageable levels. It’s fille dme with confidence and with all the METAL! brought to the same point I’m eager to move things on.

I did need to resupply all my washes just in case – £7.50 added to my growing hobby spends but I still things it’s the best value available

With the bronze/brass done is finally moving onto the black. This basecoat should be mind-numbingly unpleasant but having suffered through the previous METAL phase the simplicity of a basecoat is wildly appealing. I’m not daft though and after 30 minutes getting this guy’s basecoat completed I recalled that the process is much easier if I break it down further – do all the wheels, then the wheel fairings, the marine, then all the other bits and it seems less onerous. It’s still going to be around 13.5 hours on a process I’m not sure I even need to do. I have some recollection having done this last time with the Ravenwing bikers that after the highlights I shaded it with black [much easier than blending the highlights]. So I essentially covered up all the black anyway.

That said there’s nothing like having a reset and starting from a tidy point having covered up all the previous processes mistakes. So although it might be a waste of time and effort I’m just going to enjoy the monotony but very evident progress in basecoating the black.

The problem with Primarchs returning

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Sorry there have been so few posts this month, really just have been in a mad dash to get Adepticon Ready! (I am and leave the day this is published!)The Primarchs are coming back, and that isn’t necessarily good for 40k.Don’t get me wrong, I am happy …

Reviewing Gathering Storm 3: Bobby-G’s Big Adventure

Posted on March 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

The Storm has officially finished Gathering, and we’ve dusted off a Primarch for the climax of the trilogy of books introducing us to the new, more dynamic, higher stakes 40K […]

W40K – Crimson Fists Forces I

Posted on March 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Today some old table top works – two Tactical Squads, Assault Squad (which you can see in previous posts), Land Speeders and heavy Stormraven – flying Land Raider. And yes, I drilled heavy bolter barrels after photo sesion 🙂 I know that there are no longer texts here – I`ll try to do something with[…]

40k Road to Competence – games 6 and 7

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

Greetings all – welcome to the next installment of my Road to Competence series, where I look back and critically assess my games with the intention of becoming a better player. I’m getting my teeth into a decent number of games in this series now, and I think I’m starting to see the benefits!

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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…

W40K – Deathwatch Squads with Drop Pods

Posted on March 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Deathwatch – elite forces, veterans from all SM chapters, conquerors of hundreds battlefields. Background of this chapter is epic and really interesting (in my opinion one of the best!). Today I`d like to show you two Kill Teams and three Drop Pods with Deathwatch scheme. During the assembling process I used some alternative weapons from[…]

Tourney Prep – 1000 Point 2v2

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

So after preparing my army for the 2v2, I arranged for a game with Marshall, Lum and Melvin to give my army a good spin. I have never used the Skyhammer before and this would be my maiden game. Lum however is an experienced Skyhammer player and I learn…

Black Library Newsletter

Posted on March 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

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Games Workshop Newsletter

Posted on March 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

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List building – Dusk Knights again!

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

So we’re back to this again – another look at the Dusk Knights space marines and my efforts at creating a ‘standard’ list for use in my games.Given how I’m also trying to go back to ‘basics’ with the marines and how I use them, I also decided to go bac…

Battle Report – Warhammer 40k – Dark Millennium Ep 28

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

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…

W40K – Crimson Fists – Tactical Squads

Posted on March 7th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hey wargamers! Some time ago I published first post with Crimson Fists – Assault Squad. Today it`s time to strenghten forces. 20 Tactical Marines are ready to conquer galaxy in the name of Emperor! I really like colour scheme of CF – it`s something different than another Ultramarines/BA/DA chapter. I hope you like it too 🙂[…]

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…

Black Library Newsletter

Posted on March 4th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Something for the Blood Angels fans from the Black Library…

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Allies of Inconvenience Episode 2: Gathering Storm- On Ynnead and Primarchs

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This month we discuss in depth the story line of Gathering Storm: the Fracture of Beil-Tan, and the coming of Roboute Guilliman and what that means for the game.iTunes preview here (with link directly into your iTunes to subscribe) 00:00 Intro01:4…

Big 40k Vehicles

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

A nice and simple commissions for some large vehicles for Warhammer 40k (though not all come from Games Workshop).These big guns were painted to level 1. Most of the vehicles were painted using airbrush and with details brush painted.

Painting those Marines

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

I mentioned this in the previous post prior to this, I love pushing out models in large numbers with the airbrush before hitting the details with a brush later. It allows me to get them to the base colours fast, plays nicer on the table and you can alw…

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…

Large Deathwing Force

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Again I’m catching up on commissions done over the past month, so expect a deluge of post in the forthcoming days. Lets start with this Large Deathwing Force. This Deathwing force was assembled and painted to Level 2 Quality. All the miniatures were to follow the Games Workshop studio colours with just sand for […]

The Army is Coming Together

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

So I have been spending quite a bit of time assembling and painting quite a number of the mandatory pieces for my army. I have also been playing the same army again and again but making small tweaks here and there. Nothing feels better than when you pu…

ABO Gaming at Games Workshop Red House

Posted on February 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

It was in December that Melvin and DF both had sometime off work. YC was also off work and I was clearing leave. It was a match made in heaven. All 4 of us hauled ass to Games Workshop Red House (Singapore). New reinforcementsIn time for our game&…