Kamui’s Summer Challenge 2011: Wrap-up Pictures

Summer Challenge - LateWell, as I mentioned in my last post I’ve not managed to paint 2000 points of Reavers by the end of summer.  I did manage to get 1850 by the Standish Standoff, and I’ve been happy with the performance of what I’ve got.  I did struggle in the last game against Stealthy Stealth’s orks, but my shooting rolls were horrendous so I can’t really blame the list.  I also made a couple of mistakes throughout the day but I came in 11th for battle points with two wins and a loss.  Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve finished, as well as the Thunderwolf Cavalry I’m working on:

Summer Challenge: Bjorn Standoff

Here’s a close-up of Raemos, my counts-as-Bjorn, from the painting competition at the Standish Standoff.  I like the way he came out but I may go back and add a bit of red to break up all that bare metal.

Summer Challenge: Standoff 3

Summer Challenge: Standoff 2Summer Challenge: Standoff 2Summer Challenge: Thuderwyrm 1Summer Challenge: Thunderwyrm 2Summer Challenge: Thunderwyrm 3




The Reavers’ space hulk does not have the expanses necessary for Thunderwolves to flourish, though they are able to maintain a number of the smaller wolves of Fenris.  Fortunately the Niddhogg, like many space wolves, does have a number of other strange inhabitants.  Among these are a the raptor-like lizards dubbed Thunderwyrm by the Reavers who ride them.

I wanted something a little different from the more commonly used Thunderwolf conversions so I’ve used the mounts from the Dark Elf Cold Ones Knights.  I can imagine packs of these large beasts hunting the other mutant creatures through the half-lit depths of a space hulk and what ex-Space Wolf worth his salt wouldn’t at least consider trying to ride one?  I intend to field them primarily as 2-3 man counter assault units but I can also upgrade one to an HQ with the other four as a unit to accompany him when I want more of a hammer unit.  I’ve also assembled 10 Skyclaws and a Wolf Priest with jump pack, but I haven’t any pictures of them yet.  Both these units fit the low-mech theme I’m aiming for and add some much needed mobility to a list that doesn’t have many actual transports.  With the TWC, Wolf Priest, and Skyclaws I’ll be around 2500 points painted.  I’ll post some pics as I finish these, but I’m calling the Summer Challenge concluded with a minor fail.

Please Rate This Article

Please take a second to rate this. It helps us deliver to you the stuff you enjoy.

More Super Awesome Articles

Don't leave yet! There's more stuff to read!

Join for Exclusive Content

Get exclusive content and updates.