Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Necromunda scenery

Hi! Just a little post about the first game I personally owned as a hobbyist ..Necromunda! I am selling this out of production scenery as I no longer play this great skirmish game. I plan to revisit it in the future I guess I will have become a terrain building expert by then though  ;)   
The first game I ever played was Warhammer quest but Necromunda really captured my imagination the source book that came with the box set had some incredible stories that really set the scene. I sold my Necromunda minis a long time ago but kept the scenery for 40k ruins terrain, however I have set it up here for a game of Necromunda to demonstrate how much scenery I have. I have the Necromunda box set stuff and the outlanders add on stuff.

I'll post the link below for anyone interested. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and carry on war gaming people!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

New chaos HQ

My new Chaos HQ is a simple chaos lord in terminator armour with the basic load out and mark of slanesh (power weapon and twin linked bolter) He has played in three games now and done very well expcept in the last game were i rolled badly but i gotta say i love those 2+ saves ... damn they're tasty. So jus to clarify he is chaos but has alot of pre heresy things goin on like oaths of moment (purity seals) and the aquila but you got to remember the emperors children were the first legion to have the honour of wearing the aquila on their power armour its a bit of a mish mash but thats how i like it. I wrote 'liberi' on the parchment on his knee which means children in latin jus for some flavour and attempted some poncy filagree type swirlyness to keep with the fluff. If you wanna see him kill (or attempt to) some nids check out the battle report. 

Battle Report Tyranids versus Chaos Marines

Hi there back again with another video Bat Rep this time a small game between me and the other contributor of the blog known as 'S' she plays nids i won't spoil what happened but it was ugly. This shot of a game you see above was a failed battle report between slightly different lists but the same players and armies it was a fail because we spent hours showing the dice roles (need to start editing!) which can be exciting if u know how to count and do maths. Anyway we may put that one up too for your entertainment however here is the real bat rep enjoy !

Monday, 5 December 2011

WIP Lion el Johnson Dark angels primarch

Hi allan here, this is a mini I have been painting for some time as I've been busy trying to find a new job among other things. Then I remembered something! this isn't for me ..... :S it is for a friend of a friend a commision if you will. So I plan to have it done before the middle man arrives at my house for a game of 40k tommorow I don't think ill have time to glue it and photograph it when it's finnished but i had to show you guys the work in progress shots as the model looks great.

video battle report eldar vs csm and nids 1600 points

Hi there everyone. So sorry we havent posted in a long time, been very busy with life and all its stuff you know how it is....

However we plan to start blogging again with a vengance starting with this battle report for you guys. The lists aren't very good on our team thanks to lack of experience and the actual ownership of minatures right now :( But that is what this blog is all about our journey into the hobby in all its aspects and our improvement in those same areas.

So without futher rambling here it is please enjoy and comment my fellow bloggers and hobbyists. 

Friday, 28 October 2011

Picture battle report: Nids vs Chaos marines 600 pts

Firstly, S's current Nids army have no HQ so don't worry we are aware of that lol
and our points round up to 600 each.

So to start off, here is S's set up: One Death Leaper (which in this battle has no head!) , 3 Tyranid Warriors and 5 genestealers who infiltrated and a Lictor in reserve.

 Allans set up: 5 man attack squad with flamer, 5 man attack squad with plasma gun and 5 man Raptor unit with accompanying chaos lord with jump pack  

Everything Tyranid moved. Genestealers tried to run into cover but fell short. Warriors tried to shoot raptors with death spitters but were out of range and the death leaper stayed put

 Chaos space marines moved forward towards the tyranids.  Attack squad with flamer tried to shoot at Death leaper but were not in range.

Attack squad with plasma killed two genestealers with shooting. Raptors shot and did two wounds on warriors but both were saved. Genestealers passed morale check Raptors tried to assualt the warriors but didn't reach

Turn two. Lictor was brought in from reserve and placed next to warriors who moved over dangerous terrain. Death leaper passed leadership test to avoid lurking and moves out of cover (crater. Genestealers move into cover.  Warriors cause three wounds with death spitters raptors make all their saves. Lictor runs two inches, Death leaper runs one inch. 
Warriors assualt raptors whilst genestealers assualt plasma attack squad. Genestealers get two rending wounds and two wounds which all kill leaving the plasma gun weilder who strikes back missing thereby losing by 4 but passing leadership.

 Chaos lord did three wounds killing one warrior and the aspiring champion did one wound to a warrior. The other four raptors caused one wound between them which was saved.
The warriors did two wounds to the raptors both of which were saved making the warriors lose by 4. They failed the leadership test but made their iniative and fell back.

Turn two allans go: Flamers move towards death leaper. Raptors jump over lictor. Flamer squad test to see death leaper and see him but fail to wound with flamer and then bolters rapid fire wounding twice on 8 shots leaving him with one wound .
Raptors wound lictor once with bolt pistol fire, the plasma pistol gets hot but he makes his save. Raptors then assualt the lictor.

Assualt: Genestealers attacks remaining guy and do nothing the chaos marine attacks back causing one wound, Genestealers lose by one but pass their leadership test
Lictor doez his three attacks against the chaos lord and does two rending wounds leaving him with one wound left, He strikes back at the same iniative using lightning claws causing three unsavable wounds and killing the lictor outright. Raptors consolidate towards next target
Turn three S's go: the warriors rallied. The death leaper was in twelve inches of the warriors so didn't need to test for instinctive behaviour. He doesnt move but shoots with flesh hooks and misses. Warriors shoot at raptors doing two wounds which allan fails to save but passes the morale check.

Assualt phase: Warriors assualt raptors but  Chaos Lord strikes first killing one warrior. Warriors split their four attacks between lord and raptors wounding HQ twice therefore killing him as he had one wound left. They wound the regular raptors twice but they make both saves.
The aspiring champ with lightning claws does one wound, The rest of the raptors do one wound leaving the remaining warrior with one wound losing the combat by one.
He fails the leadership test and then gets caught in a sweeping advance, raptors consolidate towards next target

Death leaper vs flamer squad assualt phase:  Death leaper does three wounds troops make one save two guys die. Allan fails to wound with four attacks losing the combat but passing the leadership test

Genestealer versus plasma dude: Genestealer makes two wounds allan makes one save so dies.
Turn three allans go: Raptors move towards genestealers shoot at genestealers but fail to wound they then try to assualt genestealers but fail to move far enough through cover to reach them.
The death leaper vs troops assualt phase: Death leaper strikes first killing one guy the remaining two fail to wound death leaper so they lose by one but pass leadership test so stay put.

Turn 4 S's go: Genestealers move two inches through cover towards Raptors.
Assualt phase: Death leaper wounds one guy killing him, remaining marine fails to wound death leaper losing combat but passing leadership test.
Genestealers assualt raptors. Genestealers make three wounds raptors make two save so one guy dies. Raptors strike back killing one genestealer with lightning claws and and make two regular wounds that need saves of 5 plus..... S rolls double 6's! one genestealer survives drawing combat
Turn 4 allans go:(nothing wounds nothing runs)

Turn5 S's go: Death leaper strikes first does one rending wound on surviving marine killing him.
Genestealers inflict one wound on raptors which is saved- aspiring champ strikes back killing last genestealer with lightning claws raptors consolidate towards death leaper

Allans turn 5: Raptors move close to avoid not seeing the death leaper tries to shoot at it with plasma pistol but it gets hot killing the marine. Last raptor passes ld test.
Last raptor assualts death leaper death leaper strikes first with his ridicuously high initative and does one rending wound killing the aspiring raptor champ..... winning the game for S standing tall with one remaining wound lol

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Chaos Raptors, Attack Squad and Tyranid Lictor finished pictures

As promised here are some pics of my finished sqauds. I had to do some freehand on the shoulder pads of most of the squad becasue my transfer skills leaves something to be desired but also because the transfers look like crap when I do them and freehand is fun :P

Also as promised, my Lictor. I am contemplating doing something more exciting to the chitin but I can't decide what yet and I'm not sure if it would imporove the minature so for now, this is my awesome paint scheeeeeme


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

More picture of completed raptors.

I have finished two raptors now i didn't like the transfers so in future im going to do the clawed wing emblem by hand. I already did one today it looks much better ill post it tommorow. These shots look alot better than the one yesterday because they were taken during the day in the sunlight and not with flash. Happy wargaming/painting

Monday, 10 October 2011

wip Nids and Chaos Raptor aspiring champion

Hi all,

I'm really excited to grow my Tyranid brood but choosing a colour scheme was proving difficult for someone as indecisive as me. I decided to change direction with the colour. The fact that you can pretty much paint nids how you want did increase their appeal to me (how vain lol) I've always wanted to paint the flesh tones mossy, damp green shades but the chiternous I wasn't sure about. At first I wanted it black with along the textured edges but it just looked too much like It was just base coated. Then I came across pictures of the dawn of war tyranids and loved the deep purple and the effect of the lighting on it. I'm going to have a stab at it to the best of my ability

more wip tyranids

The chiternous looks much darker without flash. Will try and get a better picture with daylight which btw is increasingly hard to do...-_-'


Hey allan here just thought i'd post as well. I have finished the WIP model of the raptors aspiring champion he is looking okay i think, Just have 1 picture for now. More importantly on the table top he is a beast. Technically my chaos lord with jump pack and lightning claws is more effective(he is the same but better lol) but i just had a battle against guard and he killed aload of vets in cc and blew up two armoured sentinels with melta bombs haahaha. It was fun =D

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Lets try that again..

So I have another wip picture of my some of my new Chaos Space marines after being informed by a sharp eyed blogger that I was using the wrong shade of purple. Also S has a long awaited wip picure too.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Chaos Emperor's Children pre heresy colours!

I have done the unthinkable ... yes, painted a post heresy army in their pre heresy colours LOL! I dont care what the nay sayers say they may say 'nay' but i say 'yay'
purple and gold beat pink and black and even thou these pictures look blue, in reality they look very purple so don't worry :p

The way i see it the emperors children turned against the emperor and worshipped chaos before they became noise marines and wore pink and black power armour. Therefore they must have spent sometime in purple and gold as chaos space marines so its still kinda fluffy.

I have shown the picture of my first two completed chaos space marines both of which are special weapons dudes one plasma one flamer which i aqquired from the box of finecast raptors i bought. They also have metal Emperors Children shoulder pads i got from the GW website i used superglue and milli put (plumbers putty) to attach them securely.

Now i will show some pics of my aspiring champion of the raptors squad he is Work In Progress so dont worry he will look better when he is done the lightning claws are white but are going to be glowing green and hopefully look good. The jump pack detail is free hand and looks crappy in the picture but is actually quite good i think its taking pictures at night with the flash looks bad. anyway enough blabberin allan out ... peace!