The Warmaster had sounded the Call, and Legio Amare Feles had answered. Though a shadow of their once great former selves the three remaining engines, their brave crews, and support personnel embarked at Xoxigar Secondus - their home forgeworld - and travelled forth to Malice, where the enemy had decided to make their stand... This weekend I attended the Battle of the Abyss - an annual apocalypse event held here in Saskatoon. This was my first such event and only the second 40K tournament I've ever been to.It was a team event - two players joined forces to field 300 Power Level (~6000points) of stuff. The players could each have up to four detachments. I partnered up with a fellow named Halsten. I'd heard he was playing Mechanicus/Knights and I had lots of Imperial Guard and a Warhound Titan, and figured we could probably put tougher a decent force. Originally I was going to take the one Warhound and the Shadowsword and a Brigade Detachment of the Tallarn.... But, then I got another Warhound Titan.
It's a public skewl break this week and the kids are having friends over every day this week to play games. Today we set up a little apocalypse game so their tyranid friend could get a chance to field his Hierophant Bio-Titan (and I could get a little apocalypse practice before the Battle of the Abyss on the 2nd of March!)I'd hoped to get started right around 9am when the Boyz arrived... unfortunately, despite me telling them, multiple times, to have their force organized into battle-forged Detachments... they had not done so... nor did they bring their own copy of the rules... or the rules for their Bio-titan... So it we didn't get started until around 10am...SITUATIONA significant force of Tyranids has been detected on Xoxigar Tertius (suspected to be from Hivefleet Haemorrhoid) - including a Hierphant Bio-Titan. The two Warhound Scout Titans of Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles - stationed on the nearby Forgeworld of Xoxigar Secondus - were summoned to destroy with the Bio-Titan and support t
I've never actually had a chance to play with my Warhound Titans. I've been thinking, since I'm going to be playing with them at an Team Apocalypse Tournament in a few weeks, I should actually get them on the table and try them out. I tried arranging a couple games with my partner for the Apocalypse event, but he's had to bail on me a couple times. So, this evening, I tried setting up a little battle on my own to play solo and suss out how good (or bad) they are.Going into it I had a general feeling that they're just not worth the points. In the last two Chapter Approved books they actually INCREASED the points from what they originally were in the Forge World Index books. Luckily we're playing with Power Level and not points, but I was still not convinced they were worth it - at 75 Power Level for a Warhound Scout Titan - especially looking at the damage dealing some of those new Knights can do at half the power level!!Set up one of the Warhounds on one side of the table (75PL)Now there isn't an Codex: Adept
I was taking a picture of the progress I've made on the Reaver Titan to post of Facebook, and I thought I'd share it here as well...Bit grainy - but what do you expect from spy footage collected by intelligence operatives the Great Enemy (actually it's just really dark downstairs and too freaking cold and snowy to take pics outside in better light!)No, I'm not painting it fully assembled - I just put it together temporarily for the pic.Together with its Titan Maniple mates.Working on it in bits and pieces, I'd kind of forgotten how BIG it is!!! This apocalypse event is going to be an epic throwdown!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:My partner in the team apocalypse event is coming over tomorrow to throw 150 Power Level of stuff at the Warhounds to see how they do - I've never actually PLAYED with them and I thought it might be handy to do so BEFORE the event - which is just a month away!!In the meantime I am also working on a number of minis I need for the Wrath & Glory RPG-Marathon Weekend! H
Happy Holidaze to all, and, for those that celebrate it, a very merry Christmas to you all.Over the weekend I managed to finish up three more Grey Knights - all command elements.From left to right a Brotherhood Champion, a Brother Captain, and a Justicar.Brother Champion Tyson - a Headquarters element for the Grey Knights (also a commander option for Kill Team). I put him on a slightly larger base to make him stand out from the others a bit. Unfortunately I two other metal Grey Knight Strike Squads off eBay and both include this figure as the squad's Justicar... Ah, well... They'll go on smaller bases...Brother Captain Alan - in Terminator Armour. A second Headquarters element for the Grey Knights. Once I have the two other Strike Squads painted I'll be able to field these as an allied "Battalion" Detachment. I have no real desire to add any more to this force.I don't know... I guess if some one GAVE me a couple of Land Raiders or I happened upon some of those old school metal Grey Knight Terminators...Justic
A second, old Armorcast Warhound Titan arrived in the mail for me a week and a half ago. It's really all I've been working on since. By this past weekend I thought I'd settled on colours and had most of the green and purple painted...Then I decided the green was too dark after all...Not nearly enough contrast -and looked positively dull next to Pardus Purpura...And so I started again with MORE test bits and settled on a lighter colourAnd started all over again... mostly...I have to say I'm much happier with the lighter colour now.So this is Tigris Viridi. Commanded by Princeps Mozzer. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Joyce (Steersman) and Moderati Marr (Sensors, Communications, Weapons) and two Tech Priests Ro-Urk350 and Pom-Fret681.Tigris Viridi joins it's partner, Pardus Purpura in the Eritque Arcus Maniple of Legio Amare Feles.Pardus Purpura is commanded by Princeps Smythe. The crew is rounded out by two Moderati; Moderati Cooper (Steersman) and Moderati Gallup (Sensors, Communic
Because I'm a special kind of stupid...At 75 Power Level each, this could be my entire force for the upcoming Apocalypse event in the new year...The original one I have settled on calling Pardus Purpura... This one will be Tigris Viridi! They are part of the Eritque Arcus Maniple of the Legio Amare Feles...Warhound titans hunt in packs, right...?I SWEAR I'm not doing the entire maniple!!Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:Maybe another painted Warhound Titan!!Some new guys are coming over tonight to try out Wrath & Glory... maybe there'll be post about that...?Other hobby business has been slow. I just can't seem to shake this stomach bug...