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I’ve been carrying these two around for years and I FINALLY spent about 5 hours getting them done today. Meet Baphemut and Cassandra, my greater daemon and/or daemon prince model! Baph is an old-school GW minotaur I got for cheap (cuz he’s so old) and Cassy is an old-school Dark Elves slave girl. I just thought it’d be really cool to make this big blue monster with a hotty girl friend stretched out like a cat in heat on his base.
It’s been a little over a month since I put up the poll asking what you all thought about the new Daemons codex. The results are interesting. So far it’s the lowest rated codex in 6th edition based on the polls I’ve done here anyway. Here’s the results.
Tournaments burn me out. I enjoy them, don’t get me wrong, but after one I’m hardly in a condition to write-up cool reports. That being said, I didn’t do one for the previous month so something is better than nothing, right?
I held off on making my preferred choice on an allied detachment until the Daemons codex came out. Let me be honest, I have not looked over the Daemons’ codex thoroughly. I have gone through it all but trying to create a list is something I have not done. The reason being that nothing caught my eye. I’m definitely not saying it’s a bad codex or anything like that, just that nothing jumped out at me and made me want to try them.
The highly anticipated Daemons codex is here. I have not had the chance to look at it yet but I know it drastically changes everything. How that plays out in the long run will be interesting but for now I’m looking to get some initial reactions to the new codex.
I opted for a different approach with my Chaos list this time out. I have been struggling with my Chaos Marines lately, for various reasons, and something had to change. Long story short, I needed to play a list I enjoyed. I don’t often make balanced lists, they bore me, and the lists I’ve been playing lately have been going in the right direction (for me), but just not cutting it.
This past weekend I managed to get in a lot of painting and knock out a unit of 10 Bloodletters. First up some shots, which aren’t very good. I’ll get better quality ones later when I have time to set up my light box and everything. They do also look better in person. These shots are washing them out. I just wanted to get some quick shots up while they were still on my painting table.
As everyone is well aware, the Chaos codex came out this past Saturday. As excited as I was for it, and am to have it, it creates a problem for me. Next month is my FLGS’ large annual 40K tournament. Last year I couldn’t play Chaos because I was far from having the army completed in terms of painting. This year I can do it but I need to nail down a list ASAP so I can get the needed models painted for it.
I decided to try my hand at doing a video battle report, my first ever. In this video I played Steve’s Daemons in a practice game for Feast of Blades. I won’t give away the game but let’s say it was very one-sided.
Next month a bunch of us from my FLGS will be traveling to Massachusetts for a team tournament hosted by the Dorkamorka club. It’s a 2K team tournament, so 1K per-player. Each player has the normal compulsory choices and then, basically, share the rest of the force org.
This is Spectre Studio 2nd BatRep. Spectre Wile takes the lead role with the Sisters of Battle. It’s a large fight consisting of 2,000 points a side which we agreed to because it showcases one of our favorite players at CrossRoad Games, Steve “Hippie” McKenna. Steve does an awesome job in building and painting his army [he regularly wins painting competitions]. Steve will be playing his Chaos Daemons and this report features one of the tables he created for the “Standish Standoff” in 2011.
Wednesday night at my FLGS I played a team game. January’s tournament will be a team game with 1,250 per-player and random pairings. The force org is restricted to avoid breaking it and make pairings easier. It’s 1 HQ, 0-1 elite, 1-3 troops, 0-1 fast attack and 0-1 heavy and you can add 1 more to any of the 0-1 selections. In my continuing effort to test things out with Chaos I brought this list, the same one I used last week: .
Thus far my Chaos Marines, Disciples of Twilight, have had a really strong showing in the handful of games I’ve managed with them. By far the best start, win/loss ratio, I’ve had with any army. Part of that I feel is honestly because nobody plays them at my FLGS with regularity. Players are on a bit of a learning curve when across from them. Once people become more accustomed to them the harder it will be for me.
For my FLGS’ December tournament we’ll be playing at 1,225 (12/25, get it?). So on Wednesday I brought in my Chaos Marines to get them ready for their first ever monthly tournament appearance. I’m pretty excited to see how they do as I’ve been doing really well with the army thus far.