Monthly Archives: December 2012
With the holidays I have not managed to get a ton done lately. The other week I did paint up one Chaos Biker – shots of him some day. Otherwise it’s been modeling, and even then slowly. Here you’ll see my Biker Champion almost fully assembled, nothing special. It will be nice to stop proxying an Ork Biker as a Champion.
I’m far from done my Chaos army in terms of collecting (is anyone ever truly done collecting?), but it’s built up enough at this point that I feel comfortable exploring allies. So, I figured I’d explore the options a bit here.
Those of you who read my post on Imperial Guard Allies for the Orks already know that I’m a fan. I even managed to get in a game with Thor using Necromunda proxies that confirmed my suspicion that they would be a good fit. Now it’s time for some models! Since their debut in Gorkamorka I have been a fan of the Rebel Grots. I picked up some of the models back then but never really found anyone else who was into Gorkamorka so they’ve just been grots in my Ork army. I’ve seen other people post Rebel Grot armies based on the idea and I’ve wanted to build one of my own. It’s a daunting undertaking to convert an entire IG army but an allied detachment is the perfect opportunity to start one in bite sized chunks!
On the surface Grottrogg did not seem particularly special. He was kunnin, sure, but not any more kunnin than your typical Blood Axe nob. He was as tough, strong, and brutal as his fellow nobs but still nothing out of the ordinary. What set Grottrogg apart was luck. He had always been lucky and he had learned to recognize when to take advantage of any unexpected turn of events but he had also learned not to push his luck too far. It was this luck, and his ability to seize upon any opportunity, that would set Grottrogg apart time and time again.
This past Saturday was a 1,500 40K tournament at my FLGS. It was a food drive and so you brought in canned goods and non-perishables to get in-game abilities like re-rolls, +1 strength, etc. I played Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos Marines, using this list: http://cmdctr.net/lists/disciples-of-twilight-1500-mech/. Last week I explained the idea behind the list.
As I rummage through my basement, looking out across the disastrous sprawl of unfinished projects, I start to become very discouraged. There’s so much to do, so many ideas, so little time! How can such little models take up so much space? Where do I even start?
Wednesday I played against StealthyStealth and his “Torks”, Tau with Ork allies. I brought along a list that’s similar to what I’ve been playing for my Chaos Marines, Disciples of Twilight, lately but altered up a bit in an attempt to optimize it and cover some weaknesses my previous versions had.
On Monday I wrote about my plan to add Imperial Guard allies for my Ork army. On Wednesday night I had my first chance to try them out. Thor and I played The Long Haul at 1500 points. Thor reviewed the battle briefly but I wanted to go over how my army worked in the battle. One game isn’t enough for a decisive analysis but it is often enough to get a feel for whether the parts of an army fit together. So far the feeling it good.
I absolutely love the Spawn unit and it was the first unit I bought models for in the new codex for Chaos. As much as I like the Spawn kit, I ended up going another route. For a few more dollars than the Spawn kit I got the Vampire Counts Vargheists / Crypt Horrors. I really liked the look of the models and it came with three in the box instead of two like the Spawn kit. Fluff-wise the Marines have a genetic defect and long exposure to the warp has mutated that defect and turned them into what you see.
I’ve gone through all of my missions and done a little tweaking. Nothing major really, deployment type changes, clarifications, formatting, etc. I figured I’d save the mission spam and just do one post to acknowledge that.
Last night I got to play Kamui and his Orks with Imperial Guard allies. I of course had my Chaos Marines. This would be my first real match-up against an infantry heavy list and I knew I had my work cut out for me.
This past weekend I had a lot of time to do some hobby work. After The Standoff I’ve taken a break from painting. I spent months preparing for that event and fully painting up a 1,500 army. Though I was glad to get that painting accomplished, it also left me burnt out. So, I had all this time to get some work on my army accomplished and I spent most of it doing a hobby task I dislike.
In trying to think of a new poll to toss up I went through my previous ones and was surprised I never asked this one. The question is straight forward, what’s your favorite point level to play 40K at?