FTGT when we both went to play at the NOVA Open last year. This year we'll be going again playing in the team competition. I've talked to people from all over and that's pretty cool. I love looking at the stats and seeing where people are coming from, it's cool to think that one person sitting there painting a little plastic guy can then share with someone halfway across the world.
I was trying to think of something cool to post for the 500th but I'm kind of at a loss haha.. my head is also all stuffed up so .. I guess nothing to amazing from me today.. Last night I wasn't feeling too hot either so not a lot got done.. I worked on some Orks and some Cultists.. Dark Heresy is tomorrow night and was hoping to get the Cultists done but I've been jumping all over 8/ .. oh well.
Above is what my table is looking like currently..
I know I've been saying I'm just going to paint whatever that I feel like but sadly I'm going to have to reign it in some. I have so many projects going on at the moment it's crazy!
Dusk Wolf Land Raider
Infinity Chick on the bike
And the new display board (though that is more in designing stages)
But I'm going to try to focus more on getting something done before grabbing something else. Otherwise I'll have no room left on the table .. haha .. good times 8)
Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
So far the colors I've used are:
Rhinox Hide - GW ( I ran out of Charred Brown - VGC and the store was out blah)
Beasty Brown - VGC
Leather Brown - VGC
Wood Brown - VAC
Plague Brown - VGC
White - Golden
Black Trans - Comm Art
I'll probably be using some black ink in there at some point and I was thinking of maybe adding in some bright areas using a yellow but I think I'll test that first and see how it looks .. The funniest part to me .. sitting here thinking about it is I'll probably never even use this combo on the board. But it will look cool sitting in the display cabinet .. and in the end I think that's all that matters to me haha
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
1 Asurmen - TL Avenger Shuriken Catapult; The Sword of Asur
15 Dire Avengers
9 Dire Avengers - Avenger Shuriken Catapult; Plasma Grenades
Wave Serpent - TL Scatter Lasers; Shuriken Cannon
6 Dire Avengers - Avenger Shuriken Catapult; Plasma Grenades
Wave Serpent - TL Scatter Lasers; Shuriken Cannon
1 Warp Hunter (IA)
1 Warp Hunter (IA) - TL Shuriken Catapults
6 Warp Spiders
6 Warp Spiders - Death Spinner; Warp Jump Generators
5 Windrider Jetbike Squad
5 Windrider Jetbike Squad - TL Shuriken Catapults; Eldar Jetbike
Total Roster Cost: 999
For 1K it's pretty expensive to stick Asurmen in there but he is pretty beast. Having the D3 Warlord Traits gives him a good chance of getting the one to re roll failed armor saves of one. Pretty awesome if he's rolling on his 2+ not to mention his stat line and a pretty brutal sword.
I also wanted to try out the Warp Hunter to see if it worked for me, it's a pretty brutal tank but can I use it right.
It was a good game but by turn four I had him. I built this list hoping to be very aggressive but sadly I wasn't, for some reason its very difficult for me to be super aggressive with the Dar. One of the reasons I picked up Blood Angels back in the day, I could be aggressive with them and run the gambit. I usually look for more tactical advantages with the Dar and usually I hold back a lot more. I want to hold fire lanes and use misdirection as much as possible. I wanted to just go right in but from the beginning I hung back, I felt myself doing it but couldn't shake it haha.. I eventually forced the Warp Hunter up the field taking his Long Fangs out, the next round it took out a good bit of a Tactical Squad. The thing is killer for sure but I'm worried it won't make it up there and it needs to be close to really drop the hammer. I almost felt bad as the template erased the Space Wolves from the board. Low AP templates are devastating, at least it's a tank and not a flier. The Warp Hunter did well I'm just worried it might not survive to drop that hammer.
As for Asurmen he hardly did anything, He sat there with his DA squad moving around some in the WS then hoping out and taking a squad of bikers out. He broke from his squad and started moving forward to face the Wolf Lord as his squad took an Objective. By this time I had taken out everything but the Lord and a Squad of Tacticals. I bled the Tacs and then Asurmen went in against the Lord. Asurmen handily took care of him, the Lord falling to the skill of the ancient warrior.
Like I said it was a fun game and I got to test out two units I was wondering about. I think Asurmen will probably sit out just because of his price, he would be nice to include but I don't know if I'd get full return. The Warp Hunter is a beast and if it gets up there it's going to burn down troops in bunches which is nice.. I'm still on the fence between it and the Prism. The Prism can wreck shop from afar and I like that but it doesn't have the pure destructive power of the Warp Hunter. I'll be ordering one from FW either way, or more likely waiting till April to see if GW will indeed carry FW in the stores. Might be able to save on some shipping!
Sadly I didn't remember to take any pictures of the game I was too worried about the data from the game.
But here are some of the Orks I primed and start to coat green (can barely see it, I didn't get to far on the green haha).
Friday, February 21, 2014
I've also been looking at making my NOVA Trios Team list and it's killing me. The 1K built as Allies is really going to be a pain, I wanted to mix in some Forgeworld units like the Warp Hunter but now that I can only use one Heavy Support I'm really going back and forth. It's like the old Eldar days, so much goodness in HS and not enough slots. Eldar have had a ton of good HS options for awhile and that is usually where I pull from, being so limited is really leaving me discombobulated.
Reapers? - at 1K there could be some decent bike armies out there and they always perform for me.
Warp Hunter? - Could be nice but usually needs to get up close.. would it make it?
War Walkers? - Hard to argue with that many shots.
Fire Prism? All rounder but one good shot could end it quick.
All that being said right now I'm leaning toward the Prism just for it's all round options. For the 2K list I'm also in debate about weather the Revenant should hit the table. I really want to but 900pts is a heafty price haha..
Thursday, February 20, 2014
1. I don't want the glue to seep into the gap of the magnets and glue them together. This kind of defeats the whole lets use magnets thing 8)
2. If you need to use accelerator like I did here the tissue will soak up the extra while the glue can wick it from the tissue.
3. It's easier to remove the pieces to check the bond. On a surface that is curved like this the magnet isn't going to bond flat surface to flat surface. It's mainly going to bond on the edges of the magnet and it might not be as strong. The tissue makes it easier to remove and then you can glue the edges of the magnet a little better if it looks like there could be some missing.
4. It looks crazy .. not really a reason 8)
I let the glue dry overnight to make sure the bond was good, there's no need to rush. This morning I pulled them off to take a look.
I also worked on some Orks and Infinity stuff but I'll probably just post that tomorrow. I'm adding a large scale blog roll to the blog and I'm trying to figure out the best way to do so. I added a button above and it takes you to another blog, sincain40Kblogroll.blogspot.com .. It's still in progress so if you jump over there remember it's a WIP.