Asuryani


Mistakes Were Made...

It wasn't eBay... So the fellow that ran Battleforce Recon sent me a message last week... He was looking to sell of his brother's old Eldar army and knew I was into the old metal minis and so thought he'd offer them to me. Now... I totally was not looking to expand my army at this point, but it was and INSANELY good deal... I also totally did not need ALL of this stuff... but conveniently The Girl also has an Eldar army and I was pretty sure she would be interested in a bunch of the stuff that I didn't need. So we ended up going halfsies on it.Old School Rangers which I'll add to my existing squads. The Girl is taking the newer rangers behind them,  as she has a few of these (though in finest). Also three more Fire Dragons and some Wraith Guard... The Girl is taking the Wraithlord (as I already have three) and the Autarch and Farseer and two warlocks. she's taking Fuegan (because I already have one) and I'm taking Jain Zar (because SHE already has one).We're splitting the Banshees, I'm onl

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Get Morty!

The Seer Council, following a probability thread through the skeins of fate, determined the future of an Exodite world is in extreme peril. Bother Mortis ("Morty", to his friends) of the Emperor's Brethren Chapter will one day rise to prominence and eventually perpetuate a genocide against the exodites. The Seers have divined this Marine's moment of peak vulnerability is at hand. A Battle Host was summoned to slip through the web ways and set up an ambush to intercept a marine strike force that includes Brother Mortis. The Marines had just engaged a large force of Orks on Xoxigar Primus and return to their Thunderhawk gunships, secured in a nearby landing zone, fatigued and low on power, fuel, and ammunition. They will not be in a position to engage in a protracted battle. SCENARIOWe played the Ambush Scenario straight out of the Core Rulebook - except on a much smaller table. As the table was smaller, we shortened the scenario by one turn. Essentially the defending Marines had 4-6 turns to get 1/3

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Battleforce Recon 2019

Sunday I was over at the Dragon's Den participating in Battleforce Recon. Last year the event was held at Mana Bar, but Mana Bar has since closed... So they held it at the Den...It was pretty crowed back there... and this is before the War Wars: X-Wing guys showed up!I think there were around 24 players....?After the first round there was a break for lunch and everyone put out their armies on display. Last year I was the only one that brought a display board - this year, a lot of others had them! So many great armies!This was one of my favourites: Chad Jordan's Death Guard!Chaos Space MarinesMore Chaos Space MarinesSTILL More Chaos Space MarinesSone of STILL More Chaos Space MarinesI think these were Tom's Khorne Daemon HordeThere was at least one more Chaos player - they fellow with the Death Guard I played in Round One. Some just didn't put their stuff out on display....SO maybe 7 chaos...? about a third of the forces...?Ultramarines! I think there was at least one other Ultramarines player - or maybe Crims

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40K - Asuryani versus Grey Knights

Wednesday evening I pedalled over to Robyn's house to play some 40K. I've been trying to get together and play a game of 40K or Kill Team with Robyn for ages, but things just haven't worked out. Well this week they finally did! We both brought out 1000-point forces to practice for the Battleforce Recon tournament we're both playing in this coming Sunday. Robyn played Grey Knights and I played my Asuryani (Craftworld Eldar).SCENARIOWe played Mission #2 - Cut Off the Head, from the tournament pack. Our commanders were were apparently gathering for a crucial tactical meeting when battle was joined.Each player allocated 3 Intel Points, as evenly as possible, between the CHARACTERS in their army, and notes this down on their army roster. If your army has no CHARACTERS, 1 Intel Point would instead allocated to the Warlord. I had three characters so each got 1 Intel Point. Robyn only had one two - so one of them had two points, the other had one.Crucial Intel:  At the end of the third battle round, and at

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Howling Banshees

The last unit I need for the tournament on Sunday (and my practice game tomorrow): some Howling Banshees.Howling Banshees from Citadel Miniatures/Games Workshop.These are a mix of the older and the not-quite-so-old-but-still-old-compared-to-most-other-factions-models models.I have one more inbound - one of the slightly less older, but still old enough to be cast in metal Banshee Exarchs.And here is the complete warmest I'll be fielding in the tournament...I have no idea how they'll do, but... whatevs... If it's anything like last year, it will be a good time regardless!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:I still have some pics from last Saturday's Kill Team games I'd like to post... and tomorrow I'll be playing some actual 40K with the above War Host which I'll hopefully get lots of pics of.After that...? Well there'll for sure be a report of Sunday's tournament...And then...? More painting probably... but I have no idea what!? So many things I want to work on... more Eldar, a bunch of models for Jo

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Ruins of Station 5743b

The place was dead. There was no sound save for the incessant wind howling through the ruins of the station. It seemed an unlikely place, but the skeins of fate had shown the Farseer that that a weapon lay hidden beneath the ground. A Weapon that, if it fell into the wrong hands, could spell the doom of the Biel-Tim fleet.They were not alone. The Star Soldiers of the Mon-Kee where here. The ignorant, meddling, unpredictable Mon-Kee. So belligerent and full of blind hatred for all they do not understand. And there was just so much that they did not, nor could they ever, understand.Last night Other Tim came by to try out Warhammer 40,000 (8th Edition). Other Tim is an old school 40K player that played the game for over 20 years, through 6 editions off the game, but finally threw in the towel at 7th Edition. For some reason, however, he's dragged his toys out of the closet, dusted them off and decided to have a go at 8th.We played a smaller game (1000 points) for him to just try out the rules and for me to try o

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Dark Reapers

After a brief distraction with the Red Redemptionists, I'm back to painting the Eldar I need for the Battleforce: Recon tournament next month. (Actually I STARTED those Red Redemptionists BEFORE I started on all the Eldar, so, it's more that I took a break from the Eldar to finish off something that I'd already started).These are a relatively recent acquisition - most of the Eldar I'm painting up I've had for years and just never gotten around to painting them. I never had any Dark Reapers, though. I didn't really NEED them as I have three Wraithlords, which would take care of any Heavy Support requirement to fill out a Brigade detachment... but this batch popped up on eBay and weren't too outrageously priced, so I picked them up to have a few more options.(Also I saw some Knight players moaning about Dark Reapers on a thread somewhere - and as there are so very many Knight players around here, I figured they might be something handy to have - though I have to admit, I'm not sure why they were so terrified by

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The Farseer's Council

Well... Now I can field a "Battalion" detachment of Craftworld Eldar....An Eldar Farseer and two Eldar Warlocks from Citadel Miniatures/Games WorkshopFarseer Thymiltelyir"No, wait... it was THAT way! (Sorry guys, the runes were a little unclear...)"Warlocks Adrellewi and Bro'wyn"Ooooh! is that genuine Xoxigar Flyger pelt?""Yes it is!""Ooooh! So fashionable... wait... I thought you said you were a vegan...?"Shut up!"The "Battalion" Detachment. This includes:Headquarters (2-3)Farseer with Shuriken Pistol and Witchblade - Power Level 6/110 pointsWarlock with Shuriken Pistol and Witchblade - Power Level 2/55 pointsWarlock with Shuriken Pistol and Witchblade - Power Level 2/55 pointsTroops (3-6)Dire Avengers (5) with Avenger Shuiken Catapult and Plasma Grenades (Exarch has Shuriken Pistol and Dire sword) - Power Level 3/56 pointsRangers (5) with Shuriken Pistol and Ranger Long Rifle - Power Level 3/60 pointsRangers (5) with Shuriken Pistol and Ranger Long Rifle - Power Level 3/60 pointsTotal (so far):Power Level:

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