Posts Tagged ‘WH40K’

Umiłowany papy Nurgla | Papa Nurgle’s beloved

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

Wraz z wydaniem nowej edycji WH40K postanowiłem nieco zwiększyć stan pomalowanych figurek z tej gry. Tym razem jednak nie Czarny Legion – przynajmniej nie bezpośrednio – a wyznawcy Nurgla. Oczyściłem większość modeli Chaosu z nowego boksa, ale na początek zacząłem malować demony.
Sposób malowania opisałem jakiś czas temu – w skrócie, rzadka, przenikająca się farba, po wyschnięciu poprawiana i domalowywane szczegóły. 
When the new edition of WH40K has been launched, I decided to paint some more miniatures for this game. This time not for my Black Legion – at least not directly this legion – but Nurgle’s followers. I assembled most Chaos miniatures from the new starter set, but – for the beginning – I will paint some demons.

Painting was described in earlier note – in short, miniature was painted with thin paints of different colors, freely mixin both on the palette and miniature. After this layer was dry, it was time to tidy everything up and paint some details.


Plague Marine Squad #6 & friends completed

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

Finished my last Plague Marines today meaning that all 41 inc. 5 Dark Imperium sets and 2 lots of the easy-fit Marines are now all painted.  Just leaves me 3 of my Blight Drones, a Plague Caster and 20 odd Poxwalkers.Putting them all together my 4…

Czarni Rycerze Kruczego Skrzydła | Ravenwing Black Knigts

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

Mam słabość do modeli z Forge World, pomimo ich cen i nie zawsze dobrej jakości odlewów. Jakiś czas temu skusiłem się na zestaw “Legion MKIV Outrider Squadron” z założeniem, że będą reprezentować w mojej armii elitę drugiej kompanii, czyli “Ravenwing Black Knights”.
Figurki bardzo mi się podobały, bardziej niż plastikowe motocykle, minimalnie musiałem tylko pobawić się w konwertowanie dowódcy drużyny, albowiem każdy oficer w mojej armii nosi coś w rodzaju habitu (da się to na pewno zauważyć we wcześniejszych wpisach).
Jeżeli chodzi o malowanie to nie zdecydowałem się na czarny kolor typowy dla Ravenwing, trzymam się zielonej tonacji (czerwony habit – to póki co standard).
Dla wyróżnienia część elementów (hełmy, plecaki, nakolanniki i naramienniki, częściowo motocykle) jest połączeniem czerni i czegoś w rodzaju zielonego odcienia granatowego. Nie wiem jak nazwać ten kolor, użyłem Dark Sea Blue Vallejo, rozjaśnianego Dark Blue Grey, a na koniec delikatnie zielony “glaze”. Taki kolor będzie wyróżniał mój Ravenwing od pozostałych kompanii.

Uzbrojenie nie do końca odpowiada kodeksowemu, nie udało mi się sensownie do modeli FW dokleić uzbrojenia do walki wręcz typowego dla tego oddziału. Figurki są po postu mniejsze od plastików i z wielkimi “dziabami” wyglądały dość kiepsko.
W grze wykorzystywałem ten oddział dość często i wygląda na to, że w nowej edycji też będzie się sprawdzał – jeszcze niestety nie było okazji tego zweryfikować.
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I have a soft spot for Forge World’s models despite very high prices and often subpar quality of casting. Some time ago I bought ‘Legion MKIV Outrider Squadron’ to use them as an elite of the second company – ‘Ravenwing Black Knights’.

I like these miniatures very much, they are much better then plastic bikes, I just had to sligthly convert squad leader, as every officer in my army wears some kind of tabard (I’m certain that it was visible in earlier notes, like this one for example).

Painting – I decided to not use standard black color, usually associated with Ravenwing. My version of Dark Angels is green (and red tabard of course too).

To distinguish some elements (helmets, backpacks, knee and shoulder pads, some parts of bikes), I painted them using black and something like green shade of very dark blue. To be honest, I have no idea how to name this color, I simply used Dark Sea Blue from Vallejo, with highlights done with Dark Blue Grey and soft glaze made with green paint. This is a color of my Ravenwing, different then rest of companies.

Armament is not really codex legal, as I wasn’t able to fit correct weapons to FW miniatures – the size difference between resin and plastic miniatures was too big, plastic weapons looked gigantic and once dry-fitted visual effect wasn’t really nice.

I frequently used this squad on the table top and it seems that it will still be valid in a new edition – so far I wasn’t able to confirm it though.
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Czarni Rycerze Kruczego Skrzydła | Ravenwing Black Knigts

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

Mam słabość do modeli z Forge World, pomimo ich cen i nie zawsze dobrej jakości odlewów. Jakiś czas temu skusiłem się na zestaw “Legion MKIV Outrider Squadron” z założeniem, że będą reprezentować w mojej armii elitę drugiej kompanii, czyli “Ravenwing Black Knights”.
Figurki bardzo mi się podobały, bardziej niż plastikowe motocykle, minimalnie musiałem tylko pobawić się w konwertowanie dowódcy drużyny, albowiem każdy oficer w mojej armii nosi coś w rodzaju habitu (da się to na pewno zauważyć we wcześniejszych wpisach).
Jeżeli chodzi o malowanie to nie zdecydowałem się na czarny kolor typowy dla Ravenwing, trzymam się zielonej tonacji (czerwony habit – to póki co standard).
Dla wyróżnienia część elementów (hełmy, plecaki, nakolanniki i naramienniki, częściowo motocykle) jest połączeniem czerni i czegoś w rodzaju zielonego odcienia granatowego. Nie wiem jak nazwać ten kolor, użyłem Dark Sea Blue Vallejo, rozjaśnianego Dark Blue Grey, a na koniec delikatnie zielony “glaze”. Taki kolor będzie wyróżniał mój Ravenwing od pozostałych kompanii.

Uzbrojenie nie do końca odpowiada kodeksowemu, nie udało mi się sensownie do modeli FW dokleić uzbrojenia do walki wręcz typowego dla tego oddziału. Figurki są po postu mniejsze od plastików i z wielkimi “dziabami” wyglądały dość kiepsko.
W grze wykorzystywałem ten oddział dość często i wygląda na to, że w nowej edycji też będzie się sprawdzał – jeszcze niestety nie było okazji tego zweryfikować.
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I have a soft spot for Forge World’s models despite very high prices and often subpar quality of casting. Some time ago I bought ‘Legion MKIV Outrider Squadron’ to use them as an elite of the second company – ‘Ravenwing Black Knights’.

I like these miniatures very much, they are much better then plastic bikes, I just had to sligthly convert squad leader, as every officer in my army wears some kind of tabard (I’m certain that it was visible in earlier notes, like this one for example).

Painting – I decided to not use standard black color, usually associated with Ravenwing. My version of Dark Angels is green (and red tabard of course too).

To distinguish some elements (helmets, backpacks, knee and shoulder pads, some parts of bikes), I painted them using black and something like green shade of very dark blue. To be honest, I have no idea how to name this color, I simply used Dark Sea Blue from Vallejo, with highlights done with Dark Blue Grey and soft glaze made with green paint. This is a color of my Ravenwing, different then rest of companies.

Armament is not really codex legal, as I wasn’t able to fit correct weapons to FW miniatures – the size difference between resin and plastic miniatures was too big, plastic weapons looked gigantic and once dry-fitted visual effect wasn’t really nice.

I frequently used this squad on the table top and it seems that it will still be valid in a new edition – so far I wasn’t able to confirm it though.
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Space Marine Unit Spotlight: An Aggressor Review

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

Last Monday I looked at the Reivers, and gave my opinion on how best they are used. This week, we’ll be looking at the aptly named Aggressors, and why my initial thoughts of them being a defensive unit are very wrong. Let’s dive into the this brand new…

WIP – Death Guard Hellbrute

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

Quiet night and due to a lack of the right glue I haven’t been able to finish basing my Plague Marines so moved onto a Hellbrute.  Few hours later and its looking pretty good…

WIP – Nurgle Rhino

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

Had some Green Stuff and a spare Rhino so had a go at Nurgling it up.  The Nurgle stuff turned out ok in the end but as usual when it comes to painting large flat areas my results look awful.  Also made a start on my 2nd & 3rd Foetid Blig…

Sorry! Moving House!

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

As title says. Sorry for not uploading anything, as my computer is somewhat in-between buildings right now. This post comes to you from a work laptop which I’ve sneaked away to work on.Here are some sneak peak pictures for what’s to come later:Thanks f…

Typhus conversion completed

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Finished this guy this afternoon after getting him onto the table the other night.  Enjoying the Deathguard – they are very slow but still fun. Blight Drones are awesome.Also looking forward to getting my copy of the new Chaos Space Marines Index …

Typhus conversion completed

Posted on August 9th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Finished this guy this afternoon after getting him onto the table the other night.  Enjoying the Deathguard – they are very slow but still fun. Blight Drones are awesome.Also looking forward to getting my copy of the new Chaos Space Marines Index …

Kapitan Mrocznych Aniołów | Dark Angels Captain

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

Model na zdjęciach to składak dwóch bohaterów z zestawu Dark Vengeance – kapitana i kapelana. Rękawica energetyczna pochodzi z jednej ze standardowych wyprasek, dorzucanych do któregoś zestawu kosmicznych marines (taktycznych, jeśli mnie pamięć nie myli).
Pewna historia wiąże się z lewą ręką. W planach miałem pistolet plazmowy, pochodzący od kapelana stanowiącego większą część składaka. Model częściowo sklejony (bez hełmu i rzeczonej ręki) i częściowo pomalowany stał dość długo na półce w oczekiwaniu na przypływ energii wewnętrznej. Nie mogłem się zebrać do dokończenia, a jak już się w końcu udało to … oryginalna ręką rozmyła się gdzieś w hiperprzestrzeni… Cóż, energia wróciła i figurkę trzeba było skończyć, dodałem więc to co znalazłem w pudle z pozostałościami (żeby choć z grubsza pasowało) i zamknąłem projekt.
Co do malowania – ciągnęło się i po prostu nie szło. Parę rzeczy zrobiłem na szybko, żeby tylko skończyć projekt i z efektu nie jestem do końca zadowolony.  Cóż, na stole obok innych modeli nie wygląda źle.
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Model shown today is kitbashed from two heroes released in Dark Vengeance boxed set – a captain and chaplain. Power fist comes from one of the standard sprues, added to some space marines boxes (tactical squad, if my memory serves me right).

Left hand… Well, there is a story about it. I planned to arm this hero with plasma pistol, coming from the chaplain, which is also part of this model. But, as it happens frequently, paintly glued miniature (with no helm and plasma pistol) stood for a long time on the shelf waiting for the… right time. I simply couldn’t finish him. Finally, when “the time was right”, plasma pistol got lost in the warp. Well, I finished model with some weapon found in the bits box and called it a day.

Painting – wasn’t so good. It lasted and lasted, I simply couldn’t finish this one. So, there are some areas which were painted very, very quickly, just to get a job done. I’m not very satisfied with the final result though. Well, it looks okeish next to other models on the table top.
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Kapitan Mrocznych Aniołów | Dark Angels Captain

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

Model na zdjęciach to składak dwóch bohaterów z zestawu Dark Vengeance – kapitana i kapelana. Rękawica energetyczna pochodzi z jednej ze standardowych wyprasek, dorzucanych do któregoś zestawu kosmicznych marines (taktycznych, jeśli mnie pamięć nie myli).
Pewna historia wiąże się z lewą ręką. W planach miałem pistolet plazmowy, pochodzący od kapelana stanowiącego większą część składaka. Model częściowo sklejony (bez hełmu i rzeczonej ręki) i częściowo pomalowany stał dość długo na półce w oczekiwaniu na przypływ energii wewnętrznej. Nie mogłem się zebrać do dokończenia, a jak już się w końcu udało to … oryginalna ręką rozmyła się gdzieś w hiperprzestrzeni… Cóż, energia wróciła i figurkę trzeba było skończyć, dodałem więc to co znalazłem w pudle z pozostałościami (żeby choć z grubsza pasowało) i zamknąłem projekt.
Co do malowania – ciągnęło się i po prostu nie szło. Parę rzeczy zrobiłem na szybko, żeby tylko skończyć projekt i z efektu nie jestem do końca zadowolony.  Cóż, na stole obok innych modeli nie wygląda źle.
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Model shown today is kitbashed from two heroes released in Dark Vengeance boxed set – a captain and chaplain. Power fist comes from one of the standard sprues, added to some space marines boxes (tactical squad, if my memory serves me right).

Left hand… Well, there is a story about it. I planned to arm this hero with plasma pistol, coming from the chaplain, which is also part of this model. But, as it happens frequently, paintly glued miniature (with no helm and plasma pistol) stood for a long time on the shelf waiting for the… right time. I simply couldn’t finish him. Finally, when “the time was right”, plasma pistol got lost in the warp. Well, I finished model with some weapon found in the bits box and called it a day.

Painting – wasn’t so good. It lasted and lasted, I simply couldn’t finish this one. So, there are some areas which were painted very, very quickly, just to get a job done. I’m not very satisfied with the final result though. Well, it looks okeish next to other models on the table top.
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Game of Thrones Themed 40K Army, and Chaos Renegades

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

I was watching Game of Thrones last night, along with approximately 70% of the TV viewing public, dreaming up lists to re-imagine the army barbecue on screen. In a somewhat fortunate twist, Chaos Renegades are happy to oblige!The Renegades are true Cha…

Chaos Space Marine Legions Review Part 2

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

The Second half of our look at the Chaos Space marine Legion traits and reveals spotlights the Black Legion, the Word Bearers and the one I’ve personally been waiting for, the Alpha Legion.

Part 1 covering the Emperor’s Children, the Iron Warriors, the Night Lords, and World Eaters is found here. Also apologies for any silly spelling errors, as I’m ill today.

Yes, I blog when I’m sick. Papa Nurgle protects.

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Chaos Undivided by Fernoll

Black Legion

I started this off last week trying to figure out a strong case for the Black Legion, and kept coming down to Terminators. After a fashion.

Here is their trait, and I’m just going to quote myself from last week on my gut reaction to it:

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Add 1 Leadership, on Advance Rapid Fire weapons become Assault 

At a glance, this helps your army become a faster moving Chaos force. The old Veterans of the Long War bonus is there, and it’s clear there’s meant to be symmetry with the Ultramarines chapter tactic.
But here’s the thing… auto-bolt rifle armed Intercessors with the Ultramarines Chapter tactic can do exactly the same job as Black Legion Chaos Space Marines for 30 points cheaper AND get to shoot Falling Back from combat. They also get an extra shot.
Apart from the Chaos Space Marines getting to use Plasma Guns as an Assault weapon (of dubious advantage since they’ll be exploding on 1s and 2s), there’s no benefit to this trait. And if you wanted that, the Hellblasters have an assault gun anyway!
Very unimpressed, as the Black Legion were starting to become a really good Deep Strike, hyper aggressive Legion in 7th. Disappointing to see them come back to being vanilla but worse than Loyalist again.

I actually can’t say more than that for them. Your good picks are Terminators and bikes, allowing really swift battlefield movement for the latter whilst still putting out a decent rate of fire. The benefit for Terminators is avoiding being left out of the game. If you’ve ever dropped a group of Termies into the enemy back line, only to have them spend the rest of the game chasing other people down, then you’ll know what I mean.

The other units that really benefit from this are two of the cult Marine groups. The Plague Marines are a great tar pit or damage sponge for their points, equally effective at range or in melee. This Legion Trait can get them right to where they need to be faster.

By the same token, the differently tough Rubric Marines of the Thousand Sons can advance and use their good bolters (at least a little bit!). A neat way to counter the slightly slower movement speed they have, without piling them into a transport and negating the use of their Sorcerer.

It’s worth noting that faster movement across the battlefield without the crutch of transports is always welcome. Your regular Marines will be faster… it’s just that Loyalist Space Marines do it better.

The Warlord trait is of dubious benefit as well.

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Death to the False Emperor triggers on 5+ 6-inches from the Warlord

The trait is very cool and thematic, but it only works against Imperials. Granted, about 2/3 of your opponents will BE Imperials, but really not impressive.

The Stratagem is copy/paste from the Space Marine Codex. Basically Ultramarines.

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Re-roll 1s for To-Hits in shooting and fight phase. Re-roll failed hits if Chaos Space Marine squad

Yay? Good because you can get 3 plasma guns into a 10 man Chaos Space Marine squad, but there are better ways to get firepower from special weapons. Now if that Stratagem was for Terminators, as the Black legion were renowned for their Termies, that would have made for a very powerful alpha strike unit.

Abaddon is noted in the release, but if an army can’t stand up without leaning on special characters then something has gone wrong. I’m generally against using special characters in armies, as they detract from Your Dudes.

Overall, underwhelming for the premier Bad Guys of 40K, but some neat tricks you can pull with the more exotic troops.

Word Bearers

Black Legion have always been  considered the most vanilla of the Spikey Marines. However, the Word Bearers have taken hold of their Horus Heresy development in full and are now the best candidate for “standard” Chaos Space Marines… if such a thing is possible.

Their trait is simply And They Shall Know No Fear:

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Re-roll failed Morale tests

Which on the surface seems fairly terrible compared to the Loyalists. But then you need to consider marks and icons. Well, one of them really. Icon of Fury basically turns your Chaos Space Marines into spiky Black Templars.

That summon demons more easily.

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Re-roll any dice in the Daemonic ritual. Also no Perils on rolls!

And have dragon robots, dinosaur robots, and don’t mind the psykers in general.

Frankly, out of all the traits we’ve covered so far this lends itself to be the most flexible. If you’re not sure which way you want to go, or which specialism, Word Bearers are going to be your Legion of choice.

Different icons can let you dabble a bit in the other Legions:

  • Flame for testing out Mortal Wounds in the psychic phase as a transition to full on psyker play. 
  • Despair for trying out Night Lord fear mechanic shenanigans.
  • Excess for… Black Legion I guess? 
  • Fury for all of the close combat Legions.

They have a few more bits and pieces in their reveals, but these all have analogues within the Space Marine codex… and actually a lot of similarity with the Black Templars. If you wanted “Space Marines But Evil”, the Word Bearers are really what you need. And since they have slightly better access to daemons, they really are more Evil Marine than the Black Legion.

I’m just going to mention Tide of Traitors here, even though it isn’t strictly a Word Bearer stratagem. For the cost of two Command points you can bring back 40 cultists from death on your enemy’s flank.

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2 Command Points brings back your cultist squad on the enemy’s flank

The kicker from this is that the unit isn’t destroyed, meaning your opponent doesn’t get victory points for it.

So imagine this: an unholy (literally) blob of autoguns marches in front of your power armour as human shields, and just as they’re about to die out they teleport to behind your enemy and rapid fire 80 shots into the enemy artillery.

Proceed to cackle with glee.

Just as a little incentive, this blob can be made with two purchases. Nearly £60, but so worth it for the look on your opponents face! And if they get snippy about saying only half are armed with autoguns, just remind them they’re rag tag rebels, and those pistol looking things are “home-improved”.

And of course, that works just great with…

The Alpha Legion

These are hands down my favourite Legion, and only second to the White Scars in my mind. They specialise in subterfuge, terrorism and integration into the populace. They literally bring down a world from within. How does an 8-foot tall power-armoured warrior do that without getting noticed?

They’re just that good.

They also have a weird history, and no-one is quite sure where their allegiance lies. It may even be that individual cells of the Alpha Legion have different allegiances. To make the point clear, their war cry is “For the Emperor!”. Although they may just be saying that to confuse their enemy.

They’re so mysterious that the story of Alpharius, their Primarch, being discovered has three different versions, all of which are true. And what makes matters worse? All their leaders are Alpharius. And their sergeants are Alpharius. And even their regular troopers.

So how does the crunch support this fluff?

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-1 To Hit if more than 12″ away

Copy/pasted from the Raven Guard, this receives similar criticism and benefits to all the other Chaos Legions. They don’t have the And They Shall Know No Fear, making them less point efficient than the Loyalists, but they have access to Marks and Icons making them far more flexible.

Raven Guard are probably very jealous of the Alpha Legion Raptors with an Icon of Fury, who can hide in the shadows as well as they can, and then make their charge better than they can. Winged Deliverance indeed!

The coolest thing is going to be the Warlord trait:

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Pure trolling

The enemy needs to chop their way through every single one of your characters to get that Slay the Warlord point, and with the trait allowing you to roll on the regular Warlord trait table, it’s essentially a free upgrade!

You trade sureness of your build for a little bit of security here, with the great benefit being able to throw your Warlord into danger more easily than other armies. That teleporting Terminator Lord may seem risky to a Black Legion commander, whereas for you it’s just another cunning decoy by Alpharius.

It fits the Alpha Legion that only two parts of their list are unveiled properly now, with just the snippet of their unique stratagem given out. Quoting from Warhammer Community:

“The beauty of the Alpha Legion is flexibility. Take advantage of the versatility of Chaos Space Marines by deploying far away from combat armies or close to shooting armies with Forward Operatives.”

This is likely to be the same Stratagem as the Raven Guards, where you can spend a command point to put a unit into an unusual deployment. You can use this in a similar way to the Raven Guard (assault unit in charge range [Icon of Fury!!], plasma Chosen in Rapid Fire range etc.) or some absolutely horrible tricks unique to Chaos.

First up: Death Guard in front of the enemy lines. Or Khorne Beserkers. Or Thousand Son warp flame bolters. Fun, but predictable.

How about a blob of 40 cultists?

Which come back on the enemy flank?

Have a think about that.

The rest of the reveals for the Alpha Legion are generic ones:

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Shoot twice at nearest unit if you didn’t move

Fire Frenzy is a fun way of getting more dakka out of your Hellbrutes, but the command point is probably better spent elsewhere.

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Swap your powers!

Chaos Familiar is very nice. Being able to swap psychic powers on the fly is incredibly strong, meaning your psykers will never lack utility. Having a few psykers dotted around the field with this Stratagem means you’ll always have access to your full tool belt.

And this is why I’ve put these three Legions together in this post. Whilst the previous ones ha a lot of benefits in their respective specialisms, these ones really highlight the advantage of Chaos against their Loyalists counterparts: adaptability and flexibility.

Space Marines with the Primaris coming down the line are becoming more inflexible. Intercessors, Inceptors and Hellblasters do one thing, and do it quite well. Chaos, by chopping and changing marks, are the opposite. Even their psykers can change their battlefield impact on the fly!

If you like to come up with quirky strategies, or unusual synergies, Chaos is going to be for you. Whilst on the surface they may seem to be less strong than the Loyalists, remember that even their most flexible Chapters have a plan and stick to it.

You can make things a bit more Chaotic.

Renegades and Fallen tomorrow.

Until next time!

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WIP – Death Guard Typhus Conversion + Blight Launcher Shotgun

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

Had a spare half hour tonight so had a go at converting one of my Lords of Contagion into Typhus using a mixture of bits from my slowly dwindling supply. Also found another Deathwatch Shotgun which as allowed me to create a 6th Blight Launcher with the…

WIP – Death Guard Typhus Conversion + Blight Launcher Shotgun

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

Had a spare half hour tonight so had a go at converting one of my Lords of Contagion into Typhus using a mixture of bits from my slowly dwindling supply. Also found another Deathwatch Shotgun which as allowed me to create a 6th Blight Launcher with the…

Fate of Konor: Astramis Battle Report

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

No word on the winner at my local shop yetThis, is Astramis. Astramis is home to a key star port for the Konor system, named for Guilliman’s adoptive father on Macragge. A large hive world, this represents a large population centre in Ultramar. Th…

Death Guard @ 2000pts

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Planning on getting my 2nd game with the new Death Guard in tonight.  2000pts against either Necrons, GSC, Tyranids or Tau – have no idea what my opponents bringing.  Going to give the following a tryOutrider DetachmentTyphusFoetid Bloat-dron…

Death Guard @ 2000pts

Posted on July 31st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Planning on getting my 2nd game with the new Death Guard in tonight.  2000pts against either Necrons, GSC, Tyranids or Tau – have no idea what my opponents bringing.  Going to give the following a tryOutrider DetachmentTyphusFoetid Bloat-dron…

Space Marine Unit Spotlight: An Intercessor Review

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With the Space Marine Codex now in my hands, I can do a proper analysis of the units within. Whilst I’d like to do the whole codex, I can only really go with the ones I have… and since I’m certain nearly everyone has them, I’m going to start with the…

Fate of Konor: Images from the First Battle on Astramis

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Battle was met on Saturday in a gruelling 5 hour slugging match. The Avengers of Mu’gulath Bay held their own, but found themselves hopelessly outgunnned after the loss of a reckless ally! Images below, full report tomorrow:See if you can work out the …

Death Guard Squad #4 & 30 Poxwalkers completed

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Lots done over the weekend.  Finished painting and basing 10 Plague Marines & 30 Poxwalkers. Really enjoying painting this army not much left to do though…

Death Guard Squad #4 & 30 Poxwalkers completed

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Lots done over the weekend.  Finished painting and basing 10 Plague Marines & 30 Poxwalkers. Really enjoying painting this army not much left to do though…

Deathwing Knights

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Tym razem drużyna terminatorów, złożona i pomalowana trochę inaczej niż “kodeksowy” standard, który niespecjalnie mi odpowiada. Założyłem sobie na początku, że utrzymam w miarę jednolity schemat kolorystyczny dla pierwszej, drugiej oraz pozostałych kompanii, postaci pojedynczych czy pojazdów. Dlatego pancerze nie mają typowego dla Deathwing-a koloru, ten występuje tylko na naramiennikach i ozdobach. Habit przeznaczony jest tylko dla mistrza. Zdobienie na tarczach ma imitować kamienny ornamenty.
Co do samego malowania  – zasadniczo warsztatowy standard. Zabrakło mi cierpliwości do wyciągnięcia wszystkich szczegółów z “buzdyganów do rozgrzeszania” (swoją drogą to z nazewnictwem ekipa z GW potrafi pojechać …), poszedłem na łatwiznę kilkoma warstwami drybrush-a. Ornamenty na tarczach to połączenia tradycyjnego rozjaśniania z delikatnym drybrushem, który miał dać efekt stonowanej patyny – osobiście z efektu jest całkiem zadowolony.
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Terminator squad, assembled and painted slightly differently then codex describes as I don’t really like ‘official’ scheme. Starting this army I estabilished few principles, one of them is a coherent paint scheme for first, second and other companies, single miniatures and vehicles. So armours of my terminators are not bone colored as typical Deathwing miniatures are, this color shows only on shoulder pads and ornaments. Frock belongs only to the master. Ornaments on shields are imitating stone detaiels.

Painting itself – nothing really different then my usual methid. I wasn’t so patient to carefully paint all details of Maces of Absolution (I wonder which kind of stuff GW is using thinking about some names), so to makes things easier I painted them with few layers of careful drybrushing. Shields’ ornaments were painted with few layers of traditional highlights first, then with very toned down drybrush again, which was supposed to give a look of toned down patina – personally I like this effect.
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Deathwing Knights

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Tym razem drużyna terminatorów, złożona i pomalowana trochę inaczej niż “kodeksowy” standard, który niespecjalnie mi odpowiada. Założyłem sobie na początku, że utrzymam w miarę jednolity schemat kolorystyczny dla pierwszej, drugiej oraz pozostałych kompanii, postaci pojedynczych czy pojazdów. Dlatego pancerze nie mają typowego dla Deathwing-a koloru, ten występuje tylko na naramiennikach i ozdobach. Habit przeznaczony jest tylko dla mistrza. Zdobienie na tarczach ma imitować kamienny ornamenty.
Co do samego malowania  – zasadniczo warsztatowy standard. Zabrakło mi cierpliwości do wyciągnięcia wszystkich szczegółów z “buzdyganów do rozgrzeszania” (swoją drogą to z nazewnictwem ekipa z GW potrafi pojechać …), poszedłem na łatwiznę kilkoma warstwami drybrush-a. Ornamenty na tarczach to połączenia tradycyjnego rozjaśniania z delikatnym drybrushem, który miał dać efekt stonowanej patyny – osobiście z efektu jest całkiem zadowolony.
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Terminator squad, assembled and painted slightly differently then codex describes as I don’t really like ‘official’ scheme. Starting this army I estabilished few principles, one of them is a coherent paint scheme for first, second and other companies, single miniatures and vehicles. So armours of my terminators are not bone colored as typical Deathwing miniatures are, this color shows only on shoulder pads and ornaments. Frock belongs only to the master. Ornaments on shields are imitating stone detaiels.

Painting itself – nothing really different then my usual methid. I wasn’t so patient to carefully paint all details of Maces of Absolution (I wonder which kind of stuff GW is using thinking about some names), so to makes things easier I painted them with few layers of careful drybrushing. Shields’ ornaments were painted with few layers of traditional highlights first, then with very toned down drybrush again, which was supposed to give a look of toned down patina – personally I like this effect.
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