Sunday, May 17, 2009
GDL vs New IG: This was a basic 2K game, with a modified 2K list for me from my 2250 point list. With one less squad of Plague Marines I faced down the new IG. Kill Points and DoW were our chosen game, and I went 2nd. With a demolisher lurking around in the IG line I was worried of that tank. Although it went my way when he used the search lights on his tanks to light up the two units I had. They made it thru the turn and his tanks were all lit up. This helped when my Obliterators walked in and began to fire off lascannons in return. One Oblit who was on his own, managed to snipe the Demolisher tank and blow it up on turn 1. My opponent also had a Punisher, but I stacked my deployment on the other side of the table from it, and the few units that did face it, often for regular saves and FNP. The game went from that first turn into a flanking action for me as my PMs marched one side and sacked it, taking down combined infantry squads, an Ogryn Squad, some chimeras and two of his three command squads. It was fun game and an interesting taste of the new IG list.
GDL vs Space Wolves: My second game on Saturday, was with another marine army. This game caught the eye of a lot of people, since we both had fully painted armies. That's always fun to watch. This time we went to 2250 points for each army, playing Quarters and Kill Points(AGAIN!). I had a chance to try my tourny list again. This was one of the funnest games I've played in a long while. For the first 2 turns he had me worried, with a massive Blood Claws unit rushing out of a crusader LR into one of my PM Units with my Nurgle Sorcerer it was a big melee. He was laying the beat down for two turns, then everything changed. He had one turn where he made several bad rolls, and gave me a chance to catch up, with T5 marines, that's not good times for the Wolves. Heh Heh Heh! I also kept one PM Squad in reserve, which came in at the right time to smoke one of his Dreads. After that turn the blood claws turn and ran away with his rune lord character. Meanwhile my Predator was trading shots with his LR, and my nurgle obliterators plasma blasted his incoming terminators. I cleared the center of the table and sent a pursuit squad of PMs to keep the wolves running, but some rallied, like the blood claws and one terminator. These Wolves were able to turn back and take out my pursuit squad and so ended the game with the score of 6 GDL and 2 Wolves.
On the online front, Voting has begun on the best IG Army of 40KOnline, so if you like seeing some fully painted IG armies, head over there and get your vote in. We had many more people enter then I expected when I put the contest together. Some great looking armies and conversions.
IG Best Army Voting
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
IG Rough Rider Company Formation
IG Heavy Weapons Company Formation
IG Stompa Hunters Formation
IG Storm Trooper Strike Force Formation
Sunday, May 10, 2009
While this year it was a recession edition of Gamesday as I would call it, due to budget cuts and the sort. I had been planning to actually get into the GD tournament this year, which was also a major motivation for getting my Grey Death Legion finished last year, it was not to be. GD had no tournament this year, and GW cut back on the size of the event by a lot without the tournament. This along with some other issues in my view, made the club tables and events the more central piece to GD this year. So once I knew there was to be no tournament, I put my effort for GD into our club tables and the sort. Getting hold of some models for the big game, my club helped out in building and painting models for the big game for this and other gamesdays later on.
The Big Game
The two Stompas and the Lucky 13th Shadowsword are coming to a gamesday near you. They began their Gamesday tour at Baltimore, and will continue to tour until they reach Gamesday UK this year. So if you get a chance to play in the big game take them for a test drive!
The Club Banner
Our banner for this year was a little different from last years winner, our road sign. This banner was painted on canvas by one of our club members. The design was voted on by the club as a whole, and he got to work. We didn't take the best banner award this year, but for originality we had the best banner there IMHO.
The Winner Is!
With our hopes dashed by the banner contest the club had a back up plan, The Costume Contest! This years theme for our 40K event was Farsight vs Dark Angels. Our guys had a secret project in the works, which I didn't know about till before GD. Some of our members were cooking up a Tau Firewarrior costume, with lights and a pulse rifle. Plan B worked, because thanks to the crowd we took Best Costume for GD this year. WOO HOO! The amount of people there asking him for photos was unreal. One real funny moment that happen was when one person walked up to the club table and was checking it out, and he nearly jumped out of his skin when the life size firewarrior moved. He was scared out his wits that he thought our costumed member was actually a statue instead of someone in a costume. Heh! Maybe we should have made it a Stealth Suite instead. ;)
Tau vs Space Marines
This year we had 2 tables again, a 40K and Fantasy game event. While I was assigned to the 40K table, I also went and backed up the fantasy game when needed. We played a bit of a grudge match between the forces with an extra long table. Both forces began in the middle with the loser starting on the far table edge and loser pushing for the win. The two forces involved were a true Tau Farsight army with Commander O'shovah present against a mixed Marine Dark Angels army with all DA aspects present. It was a lot of fun running the games. The Fantasy table was running the same kind of mission, except it was Dwarfs against Orcs. WWWAAAGGHHH!!
This year we had to fill some paperwork. It was wacky because we did none of this last year. Well it turned out that a TV show called Ace Of Cakes was going to be at GD filming. I have never seen the show so I couldn't tell you what it was about besides cakes. Although I hear it was a local company, and we all had our guess as to what this cake would be. None of our guesses turned out to be right, it turned out to be a giant red Squig. Heh! Funny and yet cool looking critter. After GD was over the cake was cut and we got our hands on some Prime Squig! YUM that was some good squig!
Da Red Orktober
This years most awesome display IMHO had to go to this monster, Da Red Orktober. It was just awesome! A 40K size Ork Koozer, with tons of guns, crew, and even its own full size Ork Lander. I mean this thing had tons of lighting and awesome effects. For those of you in the market for one of these babies, your in luck, I hear this Koozer is going for the low price of $15K! WWWAAGGHH!!!
Armies on Parade
One of the cool new events this year was Armies on Parade. Where people display their legal armies on cool display boards and the public votes on the best of the best. This year the winner was an Egyptian themed Thousand Sons army, in the first pic here. It was a cool army with lighting effect on all the big monsters of the army. The second pic is one that I had to get a pic of, being the resin addict that I am, and on top of that IG Fanatic, this was an awesome army. Its a full FW Resin Death Korps of Krieg army. All the Infantry was resin DKoK models, and all the tanks were FW tanks with resin upgrades or all resin. It was an awesome sight to see!
Well that covers Gamesday for me this year....I leave all the Rumor mongering to other sites that are experts on such things. I had a blast and that's what it comes down too....Its time to start planning for next year....until then...Enjoy!
Friday, May 8, 2009
The name of the army came from one of my fave battletech Merc Units. For those of you who know a little about Battletech, I am talking about the infamous Grey Death Legion. Being Death Guard, and having read the recent Heresy books about the DG helped in motivating me as well. So The Grey Death Legion was born, and has continued to grow larger then I had ever imagined. Currently the army consist of 1 Nurgle Daemon Prince, 1 Nurgle Sorcerer, 1 Nurgle Terminator Lord, 55 Plague Marines(Five 11 man squads), two chosen Nurgle Squads, 1 Nurgle Terminator Squad, 1 all Lascannon Predator, 1 unit of Nurgle HB Havocs, and 1 full unit of Nurgle themed Obliterators. The army has blown up and become its own project. My current crowning piece of the army are my kitbashed Nurgle Obliterators. When the new FW Nurgle Ogryns came out last year I was inspired to kitbash them into Obliterators.
The Leaders of this Legion
Speaking of Terminators, this is my small detachment of Nurgle marked terminators. They are made of older metal terminators with a few conversions. One thing I had a lot of was the reaper autocannon terminators, so I chopped the AC off and converted two of them into Combi-Plasma weapons for two of the terminators. The force also partakes in the apocalypse Terminator Assault formation with my Alpha Legion terminators.
By far the most eye catching unit in the army are these Nurgle themed Obliterators. Made from the FW Nurgle Ogryns, they were lots of fun to build and paint. They along with my regular troops have seen the most action to date, they are just too much fun not to bring out and use to blow tanks or monstrous creatures into little bits.
The Army at 1750 Points
I won't overload this blog with pics of each squad right now, but here is a pic of the entire army last year. This army is twice as large now and crawling into the Apocalypse 3K size now. With 2 more squads of PMs, 2 Chosen units, 1 Predator, and 1 Havoc squad its growing on me more and more.
As for future expansion....I'm not sure yet, but I am liking the look of those new Nurgle Drones from Forge World. Another squad of PMs is slowly building up, filling out all my troop choices for the FoC. I would love to field Chaos Spawns for my FA choices, since they fit this theme perfectly. I've also recently picked up a chaos bike and I'm thinking about building a unit of Nurgle Bikes. As for Apocalypse units, the thought of a Nurgle Plague Tower or Plague Reaper are not far from possible, if I can get some zombies on the cheap and a Typhus model maybe I'll build a Plague of Zombies formation too......Hmmmmm Choices...
Oh well Enjoy!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So here we are....and I have chosen to go with creating a blog about my fave Chaos Space Marine legion, the Alpha Legion. Forgeworld was also kind enough to create a Special Character for this legion, Arkos the Faithless a captain in the Alpha Legion. He leads a band of warriors named The Faithless, along with a host of minions as he calls them of followers. With that in mind I began working on an army of minions for Arkos.
Now for some of his Forces!
This is a squad made of older metal Terminators I re-based onto 40MM bases. This is the first of 3 squads of Terminators that I plan on building for my Alpha Legion forces. I also plan to paint up a metal Terminator Lord for the force, and create an Apocalypse size Chaos Annihilation Force formation.
BALTAR! This is Dreadnought Baltar, my first dread for Arkos army. Its the current GW Dread with a Plasma Cannon and Power Claw. It was the first model I attempted the "Scale" look on his carapace, which I later went on and used when I worked on Arkos himself. After seeing the head, I though Cylon and had to work the mono-eye look into this monster. Heh!
After reading the Legion novel of the Horus Heresy books, I was excited about building a "Stealth" Squad for my AL Army. With that thought in mind I went about creating a themed unit of Chosen Chaos Space Marines as my base for the stealth squad. I wanted something a little different and sneaky about these guys, so I took the theme of one of the imperials most shadowy units, the Xeno Hunters Deathwatch. I took that as my color scheme, and also used AL shoulder pads to make them look like a Salamanders space marines to add more "chaos" to this squad of sneaks. I gave this squad the full treatment, with all weapons and gear modeled on each model for a Chosen CSM, along with all the special weapons, while keeping the Deathwatch look of lots of scopes on the guns and silver down one arm as the imperial deathwatch have. This is an older pic, and the squad is already based to the ash waste look that the other forces have on their bases.
Finally my two Hellblade raiders. The pride of my force at the moment, 2 FW Fliers which have seen lots of action in the last year since I built and painted them. Most of the time you will see lots of Imperial air forces, and its rare that you see many chaos fliers. I still need to put some work into the bases, but who looks at those when these babies are in the air. Heh! They are one of my fave units to break out and play with in my battles.
Got Cylon Raiders?! ;)
More to come soon! Enjoy!