Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Word Bearers, a new project.

Well, we all know you can never have to many hobby project on the go at once, right? I've recently moved to a new place, and as such, my local GW Thursday night games night has moved too. I've been down to a couple of nights with my guard army, but its just not built to be competitive in terms of army list(its got a squadron of vanquishers for a start...) so I've decided to start a new army to take down and hopefully be abit more competitive. Step in the word bearers. I've had the idea of doing an army of these guys for a while, but never got round to it, so now seems like a good time.

I'll be able to add them to my apocalypse horde, if need be, or use keep 'em as a stand alone army. I'm going to start with a 1500 pt list and see how I go.

As you can see, my first purchase was a squad of terminators, which I'm halfway through building. I wanted to do something a bit none standard for the bases so I came up with the plasticard paving idea. I think it looks quite good. 

These are the three I've managed to build so far. I had planned on having one finished by now, but sat down to paint earlier and realised I need a trip to the shop to buy some new paint! :-(

As for the list, I'm looking at something like this:

HQ 130
Daemon Prince Wings

Elites 435 5 Chaos Terminators 4 Combi plasma, 1 Heavy Flamer, Powerfist Icon 195
Land Raider Extra Armour Dozerblade 240

Troops 675
8 Chaos Space Marines 1 Meltagun Champion w Combimelta, Powerfist Rhino 215
10 Chaos Space Marines 2 Plasma Guns Rhino 215
10 Chaos Space Marines 2 Meltaguns Champion w Powerfist Rhino 245

Heavy Support 260
Predator Autocannon Lascannon sponsons 130
5 Havocs 2 Meltaguns Rhino 130

Which came with some help from Papadoc on warseer, just in case he's watching this.
Keep an eye out for progress!


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Apocalypse Season continues.

Well, our second game of apocalypse has taken place.

The campaign is set on a key world in our our system, the thraxis system, which my and my gaming group have fought over for many a year now. Gath Shedammah is a duel continent planet, guardian of the only warp jump point in the thraxis system, and thus all important to the imperuim. Unfortunately, one on the continents has suffered a massive zombie plague outbreak, due to more subtle chaos forces. Now the continent has fallen and a massive chaos horde is ploughing across the channel to the unprepared imperial side.

So far Chaos horde pushed back the imperium over muddy sea bed(see earlier post), and have made a push for the Imperial capital of Gath Shedammah... exactly how prepared they are, time will tell...

 The horde gathers in preparation for the assault on imperial guard defenders.

The chaos infantry finds itself under sustained bombardments... 

...While rebel and loyal armour duke it out for the centre table.

Loyal Infantrymen face down Rebels, Daemons, Zombies and the Infernal Judge, a Baneblade forged of Dark Mechanicum origin! 

Blasted craters and Burning hulks remain at the end of the day.

After the dust had settled, The Chaos Horde had been decimated by a well prepared defence, yet a Vital Object keeps them in the game. We called it a draw in terms of campaign narrative. The Horde has been held at bay, but they're not going anywhere! The city is now under siege, and the next game will probably see a column of re-enforcements coming to smash their way through the blockade. 

I'll keep the blog updated to let you know of Gath Shedamah's fate!  

Till next time

Saturday, 13 August 2011

What can Yu Mak with a Mumak?

Well, as I said in my last post, the gauntlet was thrown down, to convert a lord of the rings mumak model into something I could use some my chaos apocalypse army.

We saw some early WIP shots then. Now, I can bring you the finished product!

In the end, I did have to rush it abit. The howdah ended up nowhere near as detailed as I'd have liked, but the model was finished the day before an apocalypse game deadline. Due to moving house and work and such, I've not had as much time as I'd like to paint, model, and blog, unfortunately.

Anyway, here we go. 

I wanted the colour schemes to bring the various parts of the army together. I've got a load of chaos spawn in the pipeline, to go with the giant forgeworld one, so I painted the mumak's skin to match the tone I used.

I also wanted to bring in my weathered tank scheme on the howdah, to tie the armour in. 

And some imperial guard crew fitted the bill nicely. 

Finally, some weathering power up its legs finished the model off. 

In games, this thing is going to count as a large squiggoth, as it's about the closest thing to it in my opinion. I say 'This thing', it needed a name. I decided, rather than having some cheesy chaos name(the death crusher, blood killer, etc etc) I thought it'd be better to give it an Imperial nickname. Much like something you'd read in a gaunts ghost novel(remember flat crabs, stalk tanks and the like? So i decided the Imperials would refer to these things as 'Footprints', obviously in reference to what's left behind after a mumak raid!

Well, that's it for now. As ever, all comments and that are received gracefully. 

Thanks for looking.