Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I am just awful



Its just hard to keep updated.  I am painting a lot - but work and kiddo and wife keep me from posting nearly as much.  I have to set up my time a bit better.  But for those even still reading this - and even interesting I will be doing a one day a week stream of painting etc.  It will be thru the BOLS channel and once I get it set up I am sure some of you will hear about it.  Watch me paint, get mad at models, and maybe answer some questions.  Will see.

Let's get a paint list together

Me
Death Guard work through - got an army idea - maybe it will work
Do some more Cultists cuz Chaos players could always use more cultists
2 Art pieces
Maybe another Editorial for BOLS

Luis
Infinity stuff - on doc to build Friday or so

Nick
30 Ratlings
Some Horse Guy conversions that look like GSC

Greg S
Some IG stuff

Mike K
More Marines to add to the mix of marine and sister stuff

Bill Souza
Finished current batch of Tau - yay!

James L
more GK stuff - the commission has begun!

I think that is it for now - finished the Big Knight and some other things since the last post - so a ton of Art, minis, etc is a coming.

List wise - I keep thinking some kind of Terminator based list might be good.  Mixing some stuff in and seeing if I can get it all worked out.  Utilizing a Cultist base either with an Iron Warriors Daemon Prince to keep them stuck - or maybe even Abbie himself.  Its all formulating in my head right now.  Might use a Death Guard Elite/FA thingie to get some Blightlord Terms and some Bloat Drones.  We shall see.  I am so far away from painting my own stuff right now too so meh.  I am sure this list thought will bubble up on BOLS at some point.

Iron Warriors Battalion
DP, Wings, Malefic Talons, Warp Bolter, Fleshmetal, Slaanesh: Delightful Agonies - 189
Sorcerer, Wings, Force Sword, Prescience, Warptime - 126
Chaos Terminators X 10, Power Axes X 10, Slaanesh - 445
Cultists X 35, Slaanesh - 140
Cultists X 10 - 40
Cultists X 10 - 40

Death Guard Outrider Detachment
Typhus
Blightlord Terminators X 10, Blight Axes X 10, Combi-Bolters X 10 - 448
Foetid Bloat Drone, Plague Spitters X 2, Plague Probe - 158
Foetid Bloat Drone, Plague Spitters X 2, Plague Probe - 158
Foetid Bloat Drone, Plague Spitters X 2, Plague Probe - 158

Its just a way to get some bodies on the table - have some back end support.  It doesn't feel great but it is an idea.  I like the idea of 20 bodies crashing in, doing some shoot and utilizing Vets of the Long war with Prescience.  I just don't know if it will do enough wounds.  I like not using reg Terminators and utilizing some kind of back body group from Iron Warriors or Alpha Legion might be better.  Plus you could figure a way to grab Abbie with maybe some Malefic lords?  Meh thoughts thoughts and more thoughts.

Ok enough of that - lets get to the explosion of Art and minis.































Friday, September 8, 2017

Finished some things



Got a ton more to do.  Lots and lots to do.  Look for more updates later on this week before I head out to Iron Halo.  Let's get a paint list out of a way - some lists for Iron Halo I am thinking about and then some models I have done with some art.

Paint List

Me
Bols Article - Currently written - need to look more at the Death Guard and points to build lists
Art Commission - a 4 piece of banners
Art Commission - Frontline Banners
And I am sure some other reworks

Greg S
IG stuff that just came in - will look at it next week

Greg
Big ole Knight that has been starting at me for 2 months

James
GK stuff!

Nick
Rough rider finish up once I find parts and some small bit of GSC

Mike K
Some small sister stuff to finish up

Christian
The Changling that is already built

Luis
Infinity and eventually Necromunda

And I am sure some other stuff.  Fun times indeed.

Ok some list thoughts for Iron Halo which is in a few weeks.  As the Lord of Skulls is usable I am pretty sure I am forced to use him - at least mentally.  Hell I want to use him.  Plus I want to use these new Contemptor Dreadnoughts I painted up down below.  Let's look at list one.

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir - Slaanesh FNP power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2 - Nurgle power
HQ: Sorcerer, Jump Pack, Force Axe - Warptime & Something needed
Troops: Cultists X 20
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2

Super Heavy Aux Detachment
Lord of Skulls, Daemongore Cannon, Hades Gatling Cannon

This lets me use my Contemptor Dreads, gives me some protection with -1 to hit - and the ability to bring back some Cultists.  Command points are low so that is an issue.

Here is a rougher version of the list I feel that utilizes some BS units that I am sure are going to get Nerfed soon.

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir, Warp Bolter - FNP power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Nurgle Power
HQ: Sorcerer, Jump Pack, Force Axe
Troops: Cultists X 25
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: Obliterators X 3, Mark of Slaanesh

Alpha Legion Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Tzeetnch Power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Warp Time
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Super Heavy Auxiliary Detachment
LoW: Lord of Skulls, Daemongore Cannon, Hades Gatling Cannon

This gives me some Double Shooting with the Obliterators - 24 super plasma style shots seem good.  It has the ability to do some double move options and again - a large amount of smites as needed.  I really want to test with the Oblits and wonder if two squads mixed with the LoS might be worth it.  This again is all painted beyond matching some bases to make it look more cohesive.

Next one is a non LoS one that is more - go fast, get involved and start punching the enemy.

Renegade Army
Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir, Warp Bolter - Warp Time
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Elixir, Warp Bolter - FNP power
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Elite: Contemptor Dreadnought, Soul Burner X 2, Dreadfists X 2
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10

Battalion
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Nurgle power
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter - Tzeentch power
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: Obliterators X 3, Mark of Slaanesh

It is all about going fast and hitting as hard as you can.  Being able to move, advance, and assault is pretty dang good.  I might drop some stuff to get 2 squads of Zerkers in rhinos - but who knows.  This is another thought list that could be interesting.

Ok enough of that - some models and other goodies to look at.



Part of the Daemon order with Changling coming.  These guys are Bones models and the trick to them - don't spray prime them.

My version of Huron - axe, claw, flames, little turd who helps casts more spells.

3rd Built comtemptor

1st Test Comtemptor

Second guy - you can tell I got blood thirster bits.

Holy crap so happy these guys were finecast.


Test GSC rough rider - came out pretty dang cool.
Did this for a buddy to use.  All digital.

More Frontline stuff.



Friday, August 25, 2017

Wha - a post within a few weeks of each other



I am trying to be better on updating.  Home life has gotten more stable after the move so it is easier to paint, update, and do work.  I have been currently busting out some stuff and have a few other projects to get started on.  Good times indeed.

8th has been fun - got one more event to do at the end of Sept/Oct with the Iron Halo.  I think the family is coming with me.  It will get the wife out of the house a bit and while it isn't a complete vacation for her I will be around to help with the kiddo at night.

So far the Chaos releases seems good with a ton of builds available.  There are some changes as I lost Huron's ability to "morale" fix all his Red Corsairs.  It is probably a good thing as that ability is very powerful - especially when mixed with a cheap unit.

Let's see Paint list

Bill
Finish off his tau he sent me - sending me built stuff makes my life so much easier

Mike
Finish off some sisters stuff - metal models - yuck...

James
GK start - after rain gonna prime and get started on these guys

Luis
Infinity and eventually more necromunda

Greg
Huge Knight - as I am going to be rained in I'll try to start it this weekend

Me
Finish up another Contemptor Knight - look at some other random models - pick a list to playtest
Finish Aeldari art for Frontline
I think I have some others - need to get some deposits first.
Watch the Defenders at some point

Let's see - some list thoughts right now.  I like the idea of using the Renegades Faction to try and get some super moving Berzerkers.  Warptime says you get to move like the movement phase and as you can advance and charge you can do some nutty things.  First my initial All Khorne go go go List.

CSM - Renegades Battalion Detachment
HQ: Huron - Warptime
HQ: Exalted Champion, Chain Axe
HQ: Dark Apostle
Elites: Helforged Contemptor Dreadnought, Dreadfist X 2, Soul Burner X 2
Elites: Helforged Contemptor Dreadnought, Dreadfist X 2, Soul Burner X 2
Elites: Helforged Contemptor Dreadnought, Dreadfist X 2, Soul Burner X 2
Troops: 10 Cultists
Troops: 10 Cultists
Troops: 10 Cultists

Supreme Command Detachment
HQ: Daemon Prince of Khorne, Wings, Malefic  Talons X 2
HQ: Daemon Prince of Khorne, Wings, Malefic  Talons X 2
HQ: Daemon Prince of Khorne, Wings, Malefic  Talons X 2
Elites: 19 Berzerkers, 18 Chain Axes, Powerfist, Icon of Wrath

You are going big, going fast, and coming in to punch the crap out of your opponent.  I know we want one Relic somewhere - not sure which one would be good.  We all get the rules of move and advance so maybe a weapon on the Exalted Champion?

The plan is to move fast with Daemons and Zerks - try to get off double move with them - they go 6+6+2d6 and then can charge 2d6 - seems pretty good.  I could make all the Daemon Princes casters - and I bet it is better.  It is something else to think about - will play it and see how it feels.

Did get a game at Wargames Con with my Lord of Skulls.  He did some work and was a pain in the butt.  I love playing him and want to figure out a list that isn't so reliant on massed Smites.

Of course as I want to play it in a Daemon Prince list - it just means I will have access to them.  Meh - so annoying.  It feels like massed Brims will be the only way to combine the Daemon Prince love I want with the Lord of Skulls.  Let's look at the straight Daemon Prince option using and Iron Warriors Supreme Command to get a cool Warlord Daemon Prince and then the glue that is the Brim Daemon Battalion to let me have bodies.

Supreme Command Detachment - Iron Warriors
HQ: Daemon Prince of Slaanesh, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter, Exoflesh Skeleton
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talons X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
LoW: Lord of Skulls, Daemongore Cannon, Hades Gatling Cannon

Daemon Battalion
HQ: The Changling
HQ: Daemon Prince of Nurgle, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
HQ: Daemon Prince of Tzeentch, Wings, Malefic Talon X 2, Warp Bolter
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue
Troops: Horrors - 9 Brims, 1 Blue

This is just a ton of big beefy bodies and a Lord of Skulls that shoots forward and punches something.  The Brims are just Objective secured shits with the Changling to protect them.  It also has a ton of smites with stuff that most likely won't get Nerfed.  Meh it isn't as exciting as the Renegade list for sure.

I will probably playtest the Renegades as I start to work on a Huron conversion and other options.  Will see how it works out as I start to mess with it.  The swath of Zerkers does sound neat.

Alright some models to check out and will call it a day.  A plethora of down and dirty tau mixed with the last of my Khorne Berserkers.  Woohoo.