28 Mar 2010

A weekend of productivity

So as you all know the long haired general went away this weekend so I had 2 full days of me time.  I vowed not to play any computer games and get on with some good hobby time.  So apart from eating, watching movies and research adult educational movies on the magical interweb, I spent the time assembling, basing and painting.  These are the fruits of my labours.

2 Bastions (1 was nearly finished already)
8 Long Sections and 8 Short Sections of Barricades.
4 x Large 15mm ruins from a company called Fieldworks for FoW.
My latest recruiting drive for the americans yielded, (all based with filler and undercoated)
  • 10 Bazooka Teams
  • 4 x Heavy MG teams, HQ and Spotter.
  • 4 x 81mm Chemical Mortar teams with HQ and Spotter.
  • 2 x Arty Staff teams
  • 3 jeeps for Recce
  • 1 x AA 37mm HQ M3 Half track - M13
  • 1 x AA Quad .50cal M3 Halftack.
and 20 Bloodletters painted - they had previously been undercoated.

So there you go - so what have I learned.  Investing in sending the good lady to a Spa for the weekend does wonders for clearing your hobby backlog and also ruins your eyesight ;)

24 Mar 2010

A GoG Weekend

Well the last weekend was fraught with danger for the armies involved in the GoG weekend. For those of you new to the Blog this is where a few mates get together once...or twice a year (if we can get away with it) on a grand scale and hold our very own tournament.

We all look to bring new armies, which we have worked on over the last year, this year seeing some fine additions to our already large collections!

Eddie Artillery brought a new Tyranid army, SilverBack brought a new Tyranid army, Silverfox brought his World Eaters chapter of chaos marines, Varistat (Tea Urn to his mates) brought along his revised and renovated Dark Eldar and I brought a combined force of Deathwing and Ravenwing from the Dark Angels chapter.
Over the course of two days we slugged it out in 5 games, with the winner being Urn, just pipping the Silverback and Eddie to the post in the final game!

Great weekend hosted at Urn's place, a night out at the local boozer on the Friday, an all day session of gaming on the Saturday, followed up with Rugby, cider and cash for guns!! Oh and lots of Pizza!!

So here are some of the clips from the weekend.

Siverbacks nasty Swarmlord, all the conversions were done by the great Simian, fantastic job it has to be said, all from plasticard and greenstuff! Although I think he's hiding here, from Urn's nasty Dark Eldar lances!

The genestealers on the right here suffer a slight dose of "disintegrator badness"

The Dark Eldar coming over in waves!!

Meanwhile the battle rages between the World Eater chapter and the Dark Angels. I think this was all that was left of my army at this point...they were just debating who should take on the frothing monstrosity just over the hill!! Uh oh...there's two of them!

Suffice to say that they all died except the chapter master on the land speeder!

My terminators just couldn't stand up to the 5 attacks from the Chaos Dreadnought! My dreadnought having fainted before them!
The poor Venerable Dreadnought on the other side of the table was literally run over by the rampaging Defiler, someone suggested that it would be a good idea to shoot the Battle cannon of it!! This just made it mad!

On the right here, Eddie has just heard that Silverback is getting close to drawingthe last game with Urn!

This is a more panoramic picture of the game between myself and the Silverfox!
The start up of our game looked slightly more promising, well right up until the Vindicator, blew the legs off my Venerable Dread...this quickly becoming his head once I had asked him to re-roll the hit on the chart, due to him being "Venerable"....oh well!
Here is the Silverbacks Tyrannofex!

Another really nasty gribblie from the new Tyranid codex!

Here is another better shot of the Swarmlord, he managed to survive all the game against Urn's Dark Eldar! A real feat against that many Dark Lances!!

Earlier in the day the Nids of Eddies swarm took on the Dark Eldar, a win for Urn I believe! Here's the Carnifex about to chew through a squad of Witches.....whaadddayaa mean they've taken drugs!! Ouch!

At the same time on another planet my Dark Eldar took on the Swarm of the Simian......here I realised that taking on the Swarmlord with the Emporers finest just wasn't the thing to do!! Just shoot it next time! I got duffed even after killing all the guards with it! WS9 and the "Paroxysm" mean't I needed 5's to hit and 6@ to wound!! :-(

I thought I had a chance with all my Tough bikers and Terminators....not so though...the Silverback showed me the error of my ways...little recce mean't a number of surprises for my brave chaps!!

Here is the moment Eddie adorned the GoG sombrero, a time honored relic, worn and jealousy guarded by the current leader of the tournament!
And here on the left is the moment we told him that Urn may be getting it back!
There was an interesting opening battle between the two Nid armies, these Mycetic spores (All hand made by Eddie) were really tricky, having lash whips to reduce the number of attacks you could put in and then hitting back as a monstrous creature!

These really, really hurt, dropping into the main part of the enemy, they then deliver their shooty pay load and attack anything close by!

The carnifex above is hiding behind the fuel depot! The twin linked devourers were also a nasty addition to both Nid armies!
Here is eddie's Tervigon conversion, the torso has been created from "Super Sculpy" the rest being from the Nid "Bits box". A really nice looking model!

The other opener was the nasty Dark Eldar taking on the even nastier Kharn and his World Eaters!!

The Vindicator rumbles forward to deliver it's collossal payload! Supported by the Lord with his retinue in the Chaos Landraider.

The two dark armies square up for the off!!

There were so many Dark Lances any army spent a lot of time hiding and looking for the quick counter strike...much like Bristol City on the day!

So in the end a good time was had by all....the nominal prizes were dished out, with the ubiquitous Ogryn making another appearance! Along with a really nice Vostroyan Command and Khorne Berzerker box set, all for the loser to pick first! I got two of these prizes!! (Go Figure)!

Last but not least, I had taken a fine conversion for this game using a figure out together by a talented mate of mine Mr Scott! This figure was of the Chapter Master of the Deathwing....Belial...the toughest of all the elite first company!! The slayer of tyrants....the annihalator of the swarms!! He paints his armour Bone as he never expects to come back from battle...to the Death! Only he's PINK!! Curse this brown/green colour blindness!! I thought he looked cool until the sniggering sarted!! Probably explained why he died a lot!

Oh well, I'll re-paint him and get him on e-bay with the rest of his mates!

Until another time



16 Mar 2010

World Eaters ready for PMBE

Tonight I'm chuffed. I've finished my GoG army for the PMBE this weekend. 1800 points from scratch in 2 and a half months. Wow. And do you know what? I've really enjoyed painting this lot up; so much so that I want to finish off the 4th squad of Bezerkers and a squad of Possessed (that I've had since the plastics were released...)

Anyway on to a couple of pictures of the army; not the best quality pictures but they convey that the army is all together. You might notice a couple of Dreadnoughts in there and think "they're not World Eater Dreads!". You'd be correct: had lots of trouble getting the Forgeworld Dreads to stick so ended up raiding the boxes of bits and converting up 2 Assault on Black Reach Dreads that I recently swapped with VariStat. Necessity is the mother of invention and/or deadlines focus the mind!

... and Kharn. What can we say about Kharn? Whilst he was maiming my army the other week Silverback suggested I should put some kind of scorecard on his base: then paint on the new Betrayer kill total after each battle. I liked this idea so took it away, mulled it over and came to the conclusion that a scoreboard of some sort was definately required; something to stand out and advertise Kharn's lethality.

So this is what I came up with:
"Look what I did, Ma!"

Anyway, 1800 points. Done. Fantastic. Just in time for those rather spiffing looking Blood Angels...

4 Mar 2010

More Nids!!

The big push is on now as the GoG weekend is looming.

Managed to finish the basing on my rippers, the Tervigon and my new Zoanthrope.

This just leaves me with some **TOP SECRET** to finish painting and a **TOP SECRET** to build base and paint.

Can't give everything away now can we.


2 Mar 2010

Blood for the Whojamaflip Chap

One question I'm always being asked is "what does 1570 points of World Eaters look like Mr.Fox?"

It consists of a Defiler with as many extra combat arms as he can get
A Land Raider with as many Twin-Linked Lascannons as he can get oh and he's Daemonically Possessed obviously!
A Vindicator (Daemonic) and a couple of his Rhino mates (not Daemonic just Extra Armoured)
And then 26 Infantry figures including 3 squads of 8 Bezerkers, a Terminator Lord and some chap by the name of Kharn (who has just been painted and is waiting for his back pack to be glued on). Just the basing to go on this lot.
Skull Champion who follows England
Lord. Champion of Khorne. This leaves me with the basing and then 2 lovely Forgeworld Dreads to put together. 2 weekends to go now and the race is on.