söndag 28 november 2010

Two comp lists

I missed a tournament with composition limit of 60, using the swedish composition model, which you can find here: http://svenska40k.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=2582

But that didn't stop me from musing on potential list.

I came up with two, using my collection of Dark Angels/Space Lions. Mostly I try to abuse the cheapness of the Iron Priest on TWM to hide a cheapish Lord.

List 1

Wolf Lord -7
-
Wolf Claw, Storm Shield, ThunderWolf Mount, 2 Wolves

Wolf Lord -7
-
Wolf Claw, Storm Shield, ThunderWolf Mount, 2 Wolves

Logan Grimnar -9

Iron Priest -1
-Wolftooth Necklace, Thunderwolf Mount, 4x Cyberwolves

Iron Priest -1
-Wolftooth Necklace, Thunderwolf Mount, 4x Cyberwolves

Wolf Guard [10] -6
- (2) Terminator w. Cyclone

Wolf Guard [5] -4
- Terminator w. Cyclone

Wolf Guard [5] -4
- Terminator w. Cyclone

Long Fangs [6] -6
- Missile LAunchers (5)

KOMP: 60

Total: 1695, need to spend 55 points (some of em to differentiate the lords)

List 2

Wolf Lord -7
-
Frost Blade, Storm Shield, ThunderWolf Mount, 2 Wolves

Wolf Lord -7
-
Wolf Claw, Storm Shield, ThunderWolf Mount, Meltabomb, 2 Wolves

Wolf Lord -7
-
Wolf Claw, Storm Shield, ThunderWolf Mount, Saga of the Beastslayer, 2 Wolves

Iron Priest -1
-Wolftooth Necklace, Thunderwolf Mount, 4x Cyberwolves

Iron Priest -1
-Wolftooth Necklace, Thunderwolf Mount, 4x Cyberwolves

Iron Priest -1
-Wolftooth Necklace, Thunderwolf Mount, 4x Cyberwolves

Grey Hunters [5] -3
- Meltagun
- Razorback w. Lascannon, TL-Plasma -2

Grey Hunters [5] -3
- Meltagun, Power Sword
- Razorback w. Lascannon, TL-Plasma -2

Grey Hunters [5] -3
- Meltagun
- Razorback w. Lascannon, TL-Plasma -2 75

Long Fangs [6] -6
- Missile Launchers (5)

KOMP: 58 (105-47)1750

Latest tournament list

Played in a swedish tourney with the swedish composition system.

The Comp points were set to 25, 1750points, 3 games with composition not really affecting anything beside army building. Link to swedish comp model here: http://svenska40k.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=2582

I played:

Space Lions (Space Wolves with Dark Angels riding on horses instead of wolves)

HQ:
Logan Grimnar, the Great Wolf -
Wolf Lord Dragoon -Frag and krak grenades, Thunder Wolf, Powerfist, Storm Shield, Runic Armour, Fenrisian Wolves [2]
Wolf Lord Zaknefiel - Frag and krak grenades, Thunder Wolf, Thunder Hammer, Storm Shield, Runic Armour, Fenrisian Wolves [2]

Troops:
Wolf Guard Pack [10] 8 w. Frag and krak grenades, Bolter, Bolt Pistol, 2 w. Terminator armor, Power Weapon, Storm bolter, Cyclone Missile Launcher, 1 Combi-Melta
Wolf Guard Pack [5] 4 w. Frag and krak grenades, Bolter, Bolt Pistol, 1 w. Terminator armor, Power Weapon, Storm bolter, Cyclone Missile Launcher
Wolf Guard Pack [5] 4 w. Frag and krak grenades, Bolter, Bolt Pistol, 1 w. Terminator armor, Power Weapon, Storm bolter, Cyclone Missile Launcher

Fast Attack:
Thunder Wolf Cavalry [2] 1 w. Power Fist

Heavy:
Long Fangs [5] All w. Close combat weapon, Frag and krak grenades, 4 w. Missile Launchers, Leader with Bolt pistol
Long Fangs [5] All w. Close combat weapon, Frag and krak grenades, 4 w. Missile Launchers, Leader with Bolt pistol
Long Fangs [4] All w. Close combat weapon, Frag and krak grenades, 3 w. Missile Launchers, Leader with Bolt pistol

The list worked good and I got the chance to play against the new Dark Eldar which spurred my enthusiasm for my next project... Drawed in first game against mech Imperial Guard, mostly due to sucky diff and fleet rolles for wolfstar. Won the next against orks very big and had another major win against Dark Eldar. Landed me on second place out of 18. I think I'm beginning to grasp 5th ed.

Nest up: some idea of a combination of Slaanesh, Eldar and Dark Eldar. Time to get good at painting I suppose.

lördag 5 juni 2010

onsdag 2 juni 2010

Adding stuff to my Tau




Updating for 5th ed. Adding one more troop, dual devilfish for 12 of the 18 FW. Some pathfinders, and the easy way of adding Farsight to bring em to 1750. FW have sent the base for my Farsight, I think he'll jack a sword of a lord of some sort, maybe a Wraithlord and he is ready to go!

Need to paint Farsight and two more suits for his bodyguard apart from the things pictured.

måndag 31 maj 2010

Some assembling at home


Possible Logan substitue, just need to fix him up and rebase him.

Grey Hunter squads. Dual Power Axes represent Mark of the Wulfen.

Wolf Lords!
Tiresome thing to assemble.

söndag 30 maj 2010

Tourney result


I organized the small tourney at the local (well, local as in where I grew up a car trip away) store. We were all friendly people and the day went smoothly.

We were 8 players:
Crimson Fists
Vulkan-bikes
Eldar
Black Templars
Mechanicus Dread List
Necrons
Space Marines
Imperial guard (me)

My list:
HQ
285 CCS w/4 x Melta, Fleet, Straken, 2 Bodyguards, Medic all with Carapace
55 Chimera (ML/HF)

Troops
100 Veteran Squad w/3x Melta
55 Chimera (ML/HF)
100 Veteran Squad w/3x Melta
55 Chimera (ML/HF)
Infantry Platoon
55 Platoon Command Squad w/2x Melta 1x Flamer
55 Chimera (ML/HF)
60 Infantry Squad w/Flamer
60 Infantry Squad w/Flamer
75 Autocannon Heavy Weapon Teams

Fast Attack
130 Vendetta Gunship
130 Vendetta Gunship
130 Vendetta Gunship

Heavy Support
165 Leman Russ Demolisher w/Hull Heavy Flamer
165 Leman Russ Demolisher w/Hull Heavy Flamer
75 Hydra Flak Tank

Game 1:
Imperial Guard vs Eldar

He had, 2 Holo-Falcons, Wraithlord with SC, Avatar, Guardians with SC, 5 Path-Finders, Dragons in one Falcon, Avengers in the other, Banshees and Avengers in one Wave Serpent each (with TL Shuricannons). So not a whole lot of AT.

We played 4 objectives, pitched battle. I won the roll off and deployed in a line, with chimeras ready to speed unto objectives mid-field.

All Vendettas scouted forward to get LoS to the Eldar skimmers hiding behind one big ruin.

No seize. Shot him as he came at me. Turn 5, his Banshees arrived from reserves, they along with a weaponless Falcon managed to contest two objectives when the game ended on turn 6. I held one more objective than him and scored well in VP.
15-5 to me. (10 of the points are based on how many objectives you hold, 10 from the difference in Victory Points)

Forgot to take pics.

Game 2:
Imperial Guard vs Crimson Fists (piloted by my cousin)

He had:
MotF
3 Riflemen
2 MM-Dreads
1 MM-HF Dread in pod
2 Typhoons
2 Las-Razors w. 10 Tacts each w. 1 Flamer, 1 Missile Launcher (combat squaded)
1 Rhino w. 10 Tacts with Fist, Melta, MM

I won roll of (Spearhead w. one objective in the center of each quarter).

Picked a quarter which left him with no LoS-blocking terrain. Deployed so everything could shoot. He reserved nothing, which I thought meant that I would blast him to smitherens.

Before I got a chance to scout he seized me, so I scouted conservatively, just securing that flat-out save, without being in melta-range.

Only pics after deployment, so dunno if the report says very much at all lol.





Dunno why some of the published pics are turned wrong :/

Turn 1:
He destroyed weapons, immobilized one each vendetta and all were shaken. He blew up Strakens chimera after alot of missed missiles. One Vet-chimera might have been stunned as well.

Retaliation was so-so, immoblized one Typhoon (which had good fire angles), Immoblized one melta dread squaring off 18" from one Demolisher. Shuffled Straken in the wrong direction :P Might have had the other Typhoon shaken.

Turn 2:
I thought I was done for this turn. All Vendettas were taken out of play. Two exploded, the third destroyed. An chimera exploded, took a wound or two at my heavy weapon teams. And Crimson Fist had pressure with advancing Rhino and Razorback and 2 MM Dreads nearing my lines.

Had an awesome turn of shooting, Straken went down to handle to onslaught at my side of the table and ran to make up for his lack of knowing the way last turn. Demolishers shone, managed to destroy a dread with one, the other took off the Lascannons of a Razorback. Begun to shake and immoblize the Riflemen in backfield and haress advancing Tacts/Typhoons.

Turn 3: His Rhino sweep dangerously close, hiding in the woods in front of Demolisher, Melta-team and Straken. A Dread and Razorback sweep in alongside. They blow of the Demolisher cannon. He immolized and shook both upper-Chimeras, roadlblocking my way to that objective.

Boom Melta-vets do what they do best and kill the Rhino, Straken sweep unto the the poor marines. The Dread somehow died as well. I have a small squad in front of the Razorback (carrying flamer and MoTF). Straken kill all but one Marines (and they hold, yey!)

Turn 4: MotF&Co get out and kill my Infantry Squad with Flamer. He killed some and I fled with Autocannon team. He tried to frag some Infantrymen on my home-objective, they went to ground and managed to stay put. My intact Demolisher might have been shaken by the immobilized Dread.

Straken finsh off the squad and sweep towards MotF.

Kill the non-immobilized Typhoon (multi-laser!), blew off and destroy both weapons on one Riflemen as well as immoblizing it (Hydra+lucky Demolisher tag-team!). Straken assaults and wipes MotF and his squad.

Turn 5-6: My uppermost infantry get to the objective. Heavy Weapon team regroups. Straken advances and assaults a combat squad near one objective. Riflemen assaults in (not going against the nearest model, thus getting close to the objective, I see this but doesn't remark upon it, just something that happens whn you play. Don't manage to kill of the marines or the Riflemen during turn 6, so the Riflement contest one objective and he has a combat squad holding his home-objective, I hold 2. So I hold one more than him and killed more, 15-5 to me this game as well.

Now I have 30 points and the one with most points have 31. So we get to play.

Game 3:
Imperial Guard vs Mechanicus Space Marines

He had:
MoTF
1 Librarian w. Terminator Armor
1 Ironclad with 2 HKM
2 Venerable Dreads one with Plasma Cannon the other Assault Cannon
2 Hellfire Dreads
1 Riflemen
1 Assault Cannon Razorback and some Marines with Power Sword
1 Rhino carrying MotF and some Marines with Power Sword
Combat Squad with Plasma Gun
Combat Squad with Missile Launcher

I thought I would get through this better than the last game, but a few so-so rolls left my army quite vulnerable for a time, enough for his dreads to close in...

In the end I manage to have one scoring in the middle, having cleaned up some with Straken and the Heavy Weapons Team + Hydra being heroes, making the dreads unable to clean up my infantry.

No pics here, so any rounds breakdown would probably not give much.

14-6 in the end.

Came in first, a few points ahead of the not so very optimized Eldarlist.


Lessons learned: Demolisher is seldom good, but I guess when they shine, they really shine. Until then I will probably try to play more HWTs and maybe Hydras. Will also try without Straken, although he has been quite handy. I really need more gaming experience, need more routine. Vendettas die, everyone points all their guns at them. Do I need lascannons elsewhere or just learn to use this to my advantage.

I need to be more thorough when setting tables in the future.

I need to take more photos and make notes of each turn, battle reports are funny, mine probably not so much... yet!

fredag 28 maj 2010

Mini-tourney


Beware the shitty pic, when my fledgling force was lead by an Brother-Captain of the Grey Knights...

Tomorrow I'm gonna play a mini-tourney with 8 players, 3 games.

Gonna take my almost finished DKoK. Will be playing with the following list:

HQ
285 CCS w/4 x Melta, Fleet, Straken, 2 Bodyguards, Medic all with Carapace
55 Chimera (ML/HF)

Troops
100 Veteran Squad w/3x Melta
55 Chimera (ML/HF)
100 Veteran Squad w/3x Melta
55 Chimera (ML/HF)
Infantry Platoon
55 Platoon Command Squad w/2x Melta 1x Flamer
55 Chimera (ML/HF)
60 Infantry Squad w/Flamer
60 Infantry Squad w/Flamer
75 Autocannon Heavy Weapon Teams

Fast Attack
130 Vendetta Gunship
130 Vendetta Gunship
130 Vendetta Gunship

Heavy Support
165 Leman Russ Demolisher w/Hull Heavy Flamer
165 Leman Russ Demolisher w/Hull Heavy Flamer
75 Hydra Flak Tank

Infantry Platoon will go in the Gunships and their Chimera, in some configuration. The Heavy Weapon team will either jack a Chimera first turn or given good cover, just sit tight. The rest is mechanized. I would like to test some demolitions for the vets, but haven't tried them in scouting Vendettas yet, so will play with what I know for now. I figured that the Officer of the Fleet would be of more help than the Astropath but I'm kind of undecided. If not going first I can probably put the russes in front , trying to give the Chimeras a 3+ cover save. The Vendettas are harder, I think it's time to find out whatever or not they gain a flat-out save during scout move.

First time bringing Straken out as well and first time playing 1750 with my Korpsies, exciting!

Other issues I've been dealing with:
Will I miss Heavy Bolters on the Vends?
Would be fun to try NATYA...
Will I buy Manticores to replace the Demolishers?
Would the Infantry Squads be better off with Autocannons, forming a gunline?

Buying list to complete the army:
2 Manticores
2 Chimeras (for the STs and my third Vet-unit)
5 ST with dual Melta (have those already, not any paint on em though)
1 NATYA
3 More Autocannon teams
2 More Russ hulls with sponsons and choice of Executioner or Exterminator
maybe some PBS, don't know what models to use though...

torsdag 13 maj 2010

Tournament








Me and cousin gonna play a few games over the next couple of days. Took some pics of our armies!

1750. I'm gonna play Bike Captain with some bikes, Tacticals in LasRazors, some Riflemen and Speeders for support. Had quite a limited choice of things since the army I'm playing is originally an 4th ed army with some added bikes and autocannon dread arms.

Cousin plays Crimson Fists, 6 Dreads, Tacticals in Rhinos, some Typhoons and Scouts with Sensei.

None of us has had any practice games thus far, so we'll have some breakfast now then try to squeeze in a test game before the evenings game.

måndag 10 maj 2010

Temp Straken

Since I have DA-like objective markers, I thought it fitting to give them a Battle-Brother as leader, at least until I can come up with a good DKoK conversion.

No shotgun, but whatever.. Relic blade to represent his str6 power attacks and the rest is Space Marine stats, so that should work.

fredag 7 maj 2010

Gaming board


Firewarriors surveying the battlefield.







Been painting some terrain pieces for my recent gaming board project. Realized I need alot more... I'd like an area terrain more and 2-3 houses/ruins.

torsdag 6 maj 2010

Long Fangs AKA Lion Fangs

Between painting up some terrain for my gaming table I've put together some ML-wielding bad asses, need to fix em and put them on correct bases. Got some metal shoulder pads this week as well, so they have everything now I think. Should build the rest of the cavalry soonish too.

Sometimes christmas is early..


Got the last stuff for my 1750 DkoK army along with some other stuff from Forgeworld. Waking up to the sound of my doorbell is not funny, receiving the package was :)

As usual I forgot to order something, this time it was 3x Vendetta conversion kits :/

onsdag 28 april 2010

Resinkits

Almost makes me wnna buy some of those and get really good at painting..

http://www.coolminiornot.com/248293

lördag 24 april 2010

First "Iron Priest"




AKA Dark Angels "Lion Company" Techmarine on Warhorse

Quite happy with the result, need to make another one, some basics and some HQs now. Might pimp it out some more with purity seals or something to hide the chaosy thingys.


tisdag 20 april 2010

STRAKEN FOR DKoK


I need myself a Straken model for my Death Korp of Kriegs army (and an Astropath and Officer of the Fleet as well...).

Alternatives.
1: Original model - Probably not, doesn't fit and is quite ugly.
2: Give an officer FW model the required equipment - might work, boring though
3: Saint Celestine, Plasma Pistol instead of bird, Flayed One claw instead of Sword. Shotgun slung over shoulder. No flapping cloak. Girls are cuter <3
4: True-scale Marine conversion of an Dark Angels ally with the right equipment (I pretend my DKoKs are an Imperial Guard company under direct command of my Dark Angels)

Astropath and Officer of the Fleet will probably be normal troopers with servoskulls or something, dunno :/ Maybe the dude with binoculars could be an Astropath count-as.

Need grenadiers for the whole squad as well, so we'll see.

Space KNIGHTS!


DARK ANGELS KNIGHT FORCE

Been working on some Space Wolves ehrmm I mean Dark Angels Knight Force. Been dying to convert up some Marines on Chaos Steeds. I think they look awesome and are probably kinda fun to play. Some Rhino walls for cover, the rest is non-mech.

1

Wolf Lord w. 2 Fenrisian Wolves, Thunderwolf Mount, Storm Shield, Wolf Claw @215
Wolf Lord w. 2 Fenrisian Wolves, Thunderwolf Mount, Storm Shield, Wolf Claw @215
Wolf Lord w. 2 Fenrisian Wolves, Thunderwolf Mount, Storm Shield, Wolf Claw @215

Iron Priest Thunderwolf Mount, Wolftooth Necklace, Cyberwolves (4) @165
Iron Priest Thunderwolf Mount, Wolftooth Necklace, Cyberwolves (4) @165

Lone Wolf, Terminator Armor, Meltabomb, Thunder Shield @ 90

Grey Hunters (10) w. Meltagun (2) Rhino @190
Grey Hunters (5) Flamer (1), Rhino @110

Thunder Wolf Cavalry (2) 1 w. Power fist, Meltabombs (2) @135
Thunder Wolf Cavalry (2) 1 w. Power fist, Meltabombs (2) @135
Thunder Wolf Cavalry (2) 1 w. Power fist, Meltabombs (2) @135

Long Fangs (5) w. 4 Missile Launchers @115
Long Fangs (5) w. 4 Missile Launchers @115

Army @ 2000

or

2

Wolf Lord w. 2 Fenrisian Wolves, Thunderwolf Mount, Storm Shield, Wolf Claw @215

Iron Priest Thunderwolf Mount, Wolftooth Necklace, Cyberwolves (4) @165
Iron Priest Thunderwolf Mount, Wolftooth Necklace, Cyberwolves (4) @165

Grey Hunters (10) w. Meltagun (2) Rhino @190
Grey Hunters (5) Flamer (1), Rhino @110
Grey Hunters (5) Flamer (1), Rhino @110

Thunder Wolf Cavalry (2) 1 w. Power fist, Meltabombs (2) @135
Thunder Wolf Cavalry (4) 1 w. Power fist, Meltabombs (2), Storm Shield @320
Thunder Wolf Cavalry (4) 1 w. Power fist, Meltabombs (2), Storm Shield @320

Long Fangs (5) w. 4 Missile Launchers @115
Long Fangs (5) w. 4 Missile Launchers @115
Long Fangs (5) w. 4 Missile Launchers @115

Army @ 1965


Dunno if any of em is any good. Time will tell I guess.