Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
TheGlacialGeek. He mostly does battle reports that his army (Dark Angels) participate in. The variety of opponents he has is great, and he takes on just about every army there is to play in 40k. His demeanor is great, absolutely the most sporting fellow I've seen.
The quality of the videos over at TheGlacialGeek are top notch. He films in 1080 resolution, which is perfect for viewing the beautifully painted armies of both Phil and his opponents. He edits out the more mundane parts, such as looking up rules and settling queries, as well as most of the movement phases. This leaves the best part... rolling dice and killing stuff!
My favorite portion is the part in every battle report in which Phil showcases each unit in his army, and each unit in his opponent's army. This gives us a chance to appreciate all the hard work that went into modeling and painting those units, and in 1080 resolution, they look fantastic!
Keep up the good work Phil, definitely gives us something to look forward to on Mondays!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Having a painted army is a big part of my motivation to get my stuff done. I like to have every piece I am taking painted to a minimum standard of quality. Today, that will not be the case. I spent too much time fooling around over the last two weeks to get as much done as I wanted to have done. However, I have most of my army painted to a 3 color minimum, so I suppose it is at least "tournament-legal" even if it is not to my personal standard.
In other news, the "Little General" got his birthday present a week early last night, for being such a good sport at a long practice game I had. He was pretty excited, in case that wasn't evident by the look on his face. I knew he'd like mecha suits ;)
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Next up is my Forgefiend. Being one of the only models I have that can provide me with any sort of anti-aircraft cover outside of Bloodthirsters, I put this guy in every level of the list (also because we have to... we are required to take the same units in the 1850 list as we did during the 1250 list. And the 1250 list must contain units chosen in the 750 list... and the Forgefiend was an early take for me.)
He's coming along nicely, much better than the giant lump of red plastic he was before today. Still a long way to go on that one, but he's tournament legal already with a 3-color standard.
Third for today, and probably the biggest undertaking, I have somewhere around 30 cultists being made table-top ready. Ideally, I want them to match the previous batch of 10 I completed, but that was years ago and I have a different set of paints now. I will try to replicate it as close as I can, and bring the other unit to match with the new colors if I have time.
I was going to post the lists I planned on taking to the tournament, but I think I'll wait and do more of an "After Action Report" type summary, and I'll include it there. This is the last time I am likely to update before Saturday, as I have a lot of painting to do so that my force is up to minimum standards! I don't even know if there is a standard of painting at this tournament, but I'll be darn sure to exceed it. Call it a personal challenge.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
On my table lately, I've just been trying to find a scheme I like for the Juggernauts in the Bloodcrusher unit. I finally settled on this one, as the bronze/gunmetal contrasts nicely with the bright red of the Bloodletter riding it! This is a WIP still, have some washes to do, but the unit definitely pops on the battlefield so I am pretty happy with it.
Speaking of battlefields... Finally won a Maelstrom game with my Daemonkin! It was a narrow margin of victory (7 points to my opponent's 6) but I finally feel like I am starting to get a decent grasp on how the army handles. I also have started moving away from what internet lists tell me to do, which helps since internet lists are not my local meta!
For example... internet wisdom says that Forgefiends are not a viable unit for the codex. I disagree... my Forgefiend has been a reliable source of S8 shooting that my army badly needs. Could I do the same with Heldrakes? Sure, but I'd be cutting 4 of my S8 shots out for a unit that costs approximately the same points, and has to remain zooming to be any more resilient. The Forgefiend already has a 5+ Daemon save so the extra autocannon is worth it to me. I can pretty reliably strip 2 HP or more off a AV12 vehicle with it each turn, which is very valuable. It has become a valuable anchor to my rear lines.
Anyway, I'm on a tangent. I should be getting a lot done in the next few weeks, as I have a tournament coming up on March 12 that I want my models to be completed for.
As if I could get any paler!
Friday, March 4, 2016
For today's Local Blogger Feature, we have Warhammer 39,999, a venerable and long-standing blog that has been around for nearly as long as mine (though Rob, the owner of Warhammer 39,999, did a much better job of keeping his updated!) and I have been a long time fan.
From Rob's "About Me" page:
-"I started 40k back in ’92, when I was in high school. All of my friends were already into it, and I was stuck on AD&D skirmishes. I just couldn’t make the leap to warhammer because my passion at the time was goblins, and GW’s variant were so darned goofy looking. Ironically now, those classic goofy looking models are dear to my heart, and I can’t believe they’ve made their greenskins evil and scary.
His posts cover the entire hobby, so his page is definitely worth following. Thanks for all the hard work, Rob!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
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