Friday, 30 December 2016

Battle Report: 3 player GSC vs SW vs CSM (Pic Heavy)

This game happened a month ago at the end of November. My cunning opponent and I were joined by a new player, C, and an army we haven't played before - his Chaos Space Marines.

We played a custom 7th Edition scenario for a 3 player game that we've done a few times since 5th and seems to be reasonably balanced.
40k batrep GSCvsSWvsCSM the centre cannot hold

Friday, 23 December 2016

BoP: MkIII Space Wolf Tactical Squad

I'm waiting for the next Horus Heresy book to come out next year before doing too much with my 30k Space Wolves, but from the reading I've done I'm assuming I'll likely need some tactical marines so here is my first squad.
30k Burning of Prospero - Mark III Space Wolf Tactical Squad - front

Friday, 16 December 2016

Oldschool Orks: Kommandos

Nothing says camouflage like wearing bright red jump suits, but this is the Grimdark where things are a little different...

Saturday, 10 December 2016

BoP: Ohthere Wyrdmake (Ahriman Conversion)

'Amlodhi came with a summons for your master, but I came for you. Your name is known to the Rune Priests of the Space Wolves, Ahzek Ahriman. You are star-cunning. Like me, you are a Son of the Storm, and I know of your affinity with the wyrd.' - Ohthere Wyrdmake, A Thousand Sons, Graham McNeill.
30k Burning of Prospero - Othere Wyrdmake - front view

Friday, 2 December 2016

Oldschool Orks: Mad boyz

Mad boyz are a classic unit from Space Marine and early 40k that have disappeared since the 4th edition codex - so like my Snakebite Boarboyz, I had to have some.
2nd Edition Orks - Madboyz group - Front
These guys are a motley unit, about 2 points cheaper than the average Boy (10 points vs 12 for all other clans) but at the cost of the Mad! special rule.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Burning of Prospero: Sisters of Silence

My wallet is hurting this month, with the release of Burning of Prospero.

I had recently picked up a plastic MkIV tactical squad, thinking that it would make for an interesting bunch of veterans/wolf guard to spread through my Space Wolves army (along side some old school metal marines here and there). And I ordered a 5 pack of resin space wolf torsos from forgeworld, because why not? I can stop any time I like...

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Oldschool Orks: Snakebite Boarboyz

One of the iconic Ork units missing for several 40k editions are the Boarboyz, so I had to have some for my 2nd edition army.
40k 2nd edition Snakebite Boarboyz group shot
These guys were fun to paint, the only challenge being missing some arms and one of the back banner poles.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Dreadtober: Venerable Brother Stumpy

One of my earliest purchases was the Assault on Black Reach boxed set - some marines, some termies and most of all - a dreadnought.
Brother Stumpy was named after a few early battles in which he would start in my backline and waddle slowly forward, struggling to get into melta range. Poor brother Stumpy.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Battle Report: Genestealer Cult vs Space Wolves 1500 points

My friend who is a long time Squat/IG player has been working on a genestealer-based Tyranid army, when GW dropped the Genestealer Cult codex. He picked up the codex last week and pulled together a force based on a mix of his IG and Nids and this weekend we took advantage of a kid-free weekend to throw down some dice against my Wolves.
40k Genestealers swarm Long Fangs in ruins - Prisma
I took the Ironwolves formation from the Curse of the Wulfen book - its the only Greatpack I have the figures to field. The bonus weapons & wargear for vehicles are nice as is the ability to disembark out of a vehicle having moved 12 inches.

Scenario: Maelstrom of War 5 - Cloak & Shadows - 1500 points

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Dreadtober: Bjorn the Fell Handed

I picked up Bjorn years ago on ebay but rarely fielded him in 5th ed due to the point cost (the only time I remember him in a battle was against my opponents Grey Knights going mano e roboto against the GK walker HQ).
40k space wolves bjorn the fell handed - 3 weapon options
I finally picked up a hellfrost cannon right arm recently and so have completed all 3 options for fielding Bjorn.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Oldschool Orks - Weirdboy

A short post today - after getting a pretty good copy of Dark Millenium on ebay with (most of) the psychic cards intact I decided I wanted a psyker in my Ork army to cast power vomit and 'ead banger.
I like the model, the jester outfit bells and staff - suitably bonkers.
I decided his hair and gloves would be flame coloured so he wasn't completely clownish, and did some OSL for his bug eye.

Thats it for him - next week (technically later this week) a brief break from 2nd ed orks for Dreadtober.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Oldschool Orks - Shokk Attack Gun & snotlings

I think the Shokk Attack Gun is one of the most iconic Ork weapons, and while I have never fielded one in my Kan Wall, I wanted one for my 2nd Ed army.
2nd Ed Ork Shokk Attack Gun and ammo

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Oldschool Orks - 2nd Ed WarBuggy

My first 2nd edition Ork unit/figure: a war buggy.
2nd Edition Ork War Buggy - Left
Its funny - while I'm super keen (and/or nostalgic) for 2nd ed I have to admit that the minis can be very hit or miss. Some have that old school charm, and others like the war buggy are pretty ugly :)

Friday, 9 September 2016

Cunning plan: Oldhammer 40k 2nd Ed

Over the last year and a half I've been slowly working on a 2nd edition scheme with my cunning opponent.
As much as I enjoyed painting and playing my Imperial Knight, and my flyer, as 7th Ed evolves and rumours of 8th Ed float around I find myself more and more drawn to the 40k of the mid 90's. 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Wolves get some air support - Stormfang

The space wolf flyers were the new shiny to come out in the latest codex, and I wanted one.
Pixma - Waves

Much like my Skitarri were my 2015 birthday present to myself, the Stormfang was my 2015 Christmas present to myself with some bonus money. (This breaks my self-imposed rule of no new 40k purchases until I've finished painting the last one but - meh! I wanted the shiny and it was Christmas).

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Hawkshroud Skitarri Rangers

While my Hawkshroud Vanguard would run forward with Accipter Ferox, the squad of Rangers is intended to sit back in cover and shoot from range.
My fearless and cunning opponent and I are currently obsessed with the Prisma app for turning our pics into gothic cartoons - the plan is to do a bat rep completely in the style above at some stage when our schedules align.

Friday, 5 August 2016

First post for 2016! Hawkshroud Skitarri Vanguard

Despite a complete lack of posting this year, I've been making a fair amount of progress, so I have several posts queued up to catch up.