Sunday, November 28, 2010

I need to play me some orks! - Sunday Edition of the Great Goat!

Which means I need to get all my models back. And then I can play me some orks and do some orky smashing. Or that is the plan. ORKS WAAAGH!!!! Of course it will make me want to do the full hover bike squad for my orks. I got two done and it will make me want to paint 4 more to finish off the squad. Can I resist? Probably as I got a ton of commission work to do which helps me cover my wife's car for sure and everything else just flows hunky doree at home :).

As Sunday's is now the starting day of my week - this is when I write out what the hell I want to do for the week. I've already started yesterday - so I will list those as complete. We had a hang out and talk and play Warhammer day yesterday and instead of throwing down versus some Dark Eldar tests I went ahead and just painted. With the wife out of town next week I figure I can put a huge dent into the mini list and get some people some cool Christmas gifts :)

From Sunday - Friday Paint list - Most likely more maybe less - who the hell knows!

World Eaters Commission
Long Fangs # 1 - Completed!
Wolf Scouts # 2 w/Wolf Guard - Sprues
Long Fangs # 2 - Sprues

New Dark Eldar Commission
9 Wyches to finish out squad - Built/Primed

My Dark Eldar
3 Reaver Jet Bikes - Completed!
1 Haemonculus - Completed!
Venom # 2 - Built/Primed
5 Wyches for Review - Sprue

Big Red from Bols Khador
1 Mini Jack thingie - Manowar me thinks? - Completed!

CSM Update # 2
Chaos Sorcerer - Completed!
10 CSM Random Dudemens - Primed and ready

Snow Nids Update # 2
Gargoyles - Sprue

Tervigon Build - Completed!

FW big stuff
Vampire Gap fill - Completed!

I wouldn't be surprised if I do more but that is the basic list. If I get that done with the World Eaters I will just have some Grey Hunters to do and 4 dogs. There might be an update to them so will see. Basically more troopers with some different weapon options. Just to give as many options as you can.

Current random Dark Eldar thought - I don't know what to do. I just spent an hour trying to think up what I want to play. You know what I found? 1850 is bunk points for DE. You just need a few more. Oh well I will just continue painting away random stuff as I want to play Talos - but the old model is shit. And I know there will be a new one. What have everyone else found? I keep thinking 2 20 man warrior squads with two DE will be good as they for all intents and purposes ignore what normally kills Raiders - massed fire. I just don't know. It does make me a sad panda as I want to play them but i just can't find what I want to do yet. Portals just sound so neat - but so called math makes them poops.

I can't wait for the Storm Raven to come out. I want to fly bricks of doom carrying nice buckets of blood talons into my enemy's line. I think that will push Blood Angels over to where they need to be. Ugh - more lists later this week as I think up stuff as usual. But now a big ole pile of painted stuffs. Some from the list above!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Goatboy - Thanksgiving Post

Welp I am working today - need to get some extra cash to help out as my wife is out of work for a bit and with only 2 more payments on a car - I want to make things as easy as they can be for Xmas etc. So I work :). Of course working today meant that I got a lot of time to work on minis as it was extremely slow. High end user support on a holiday means really no user calls. So I decided today is a good day to catch up on some stuff. So without further ado lets look at the list of nonsense I did today.

Tweak Banner for Green Blow Fly
5 Wolf Scouts for World Eaters Army
1 Wolf Guard for World Eaters Army
1 Rhino/Razorback for the Grey Hunters I did the other day (pics below!!)
2 Khador Mechanics for BigRed
1 Dark Eldar Wych test for a local guy - I am the one you go to if you need an army done quickly :)
2 Goat Guard that needed tweaking (pfists painted and armor tweaks)
BOLS Monday post

This was all done from 11 - 6:30pm central - I had to stop cuz my hand was hurting. So fun times for the Goatboy today. All in all a good time and I should be able to use Friday to catch up on some building and get ready for the next week. The wife is going out of town with her Bro to help her Mom clean up the old house. So that leaves poor Goatboy alone and left to his own devices. This normally means I paint a lot due to not being able to sleep as much. I know sad eh?

So these is my next few days - plan etc. Or so I hope.

2 Dark Eldar Reavers - These are mine - want to finish them up. Got the first test done so hopefully I can get these two done.
10 CSM - This is an old client and I am going to start up on them to get them knocked out. Should be fun as they are Black Legion
1 ChaosLord on Jugger - Same guy as above, should be a fun one.
9 Grey Hunters w/Melta and goodies - World Bearers and just like the squad below.
1 Wolf Guard for Grey Hunters - Ditto above
1 Rhino/Razorback for Grey Hunters - Copy/Paste
10 Gargoyles - Snow Nids! - After this just 20 Hormagaunts and this update is done!

So that is what I want to finish by next Friday. I will use this Friday to build. I might also get another art commission so that will be thrown into the mix here. I will probably spend parts of my Saturdays doing art. I just need to get back into it too as I feel I am missing something in my creation part of life. So again if you want art - $25.00 bucks gets you something neat :).

Alright some minis that I took pics of. More to come at the Fullofmonkey post tomorrow so look there. This is just what I got painted on Tuesday as I had Wednesday off to throw some dice. Played the new Space Goats biker army. I think it is my "goto" army of choice right now as it does all the things I want it to do. Not sure on the scouts just yet, but will see. Might be worthwile to get another Grey Hunter/Razorback squad in there instead.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Goatboy's 40k Thoughts - Tuesday Talk

Saw Harry Potter last week - it was good. Caught up on some TV stuff - it was good. I also got started on more project stuff so that is good too. Woohoo. Other random things - tweak more of the Full of Monkey site is in the plans as I get more images up there and get it all settled. I will also look at doing a simple site for my wife to show her jewelry stuff too. More fun times for the Goatboy :).

But I do get to play some games tomorrow. I will probably just bring my Goats as my Orks are kind of borrowed out. I want to get some games with them in soon, but I have to get all the pieces back so I can actually play the army I want to play instead of a random game of nonsense. It will be a basic build design that I just want to play to throw down something different. I can only play the goats for so long haha.

Quick Paint list - for this week as I finish up stuff during Thanksgiving and other fun times. Yup working on Thanksgiving.

9 Grey Hunters - Melta, PW, and MoW - All built - all primed and ready to go - Probably done tonight
1 Rhino - Waiting to build
3 Reaver - 1 Built/Halfway Painted and other 2 are sitting on sprues - cool looking model
5 Man Warrior Squad - Sprue
1 Venom - Built/Primed
1 Soul Grinder - Sprue

That is what I want to do by the weekend. The week after that I want to get some nids done, more DE, more World Eaters and some other nonsense as usual. Will see what I can finish up. The hope is to finish a lot of projects by Xmas. It will help me and Clients as wife is out of work and I want to be sure to not be hurting to pay off her car (only 2 months left woot!). So if you want some art order some now haha.

My Ork army I need to get all the pieces back to play.

HQ: Warboss, Warbike, Cybork, PowerKlaw, Bosspole, Attack Squig
HQ: Big Mek, Kustom Forcefield, Cybork Armor - Cybork due to how the model looks
Elites: Lootas X 10
Elites: Lootas X 10
Troops: Nobz X 6, Warbikes, Cybork, Painboy, PK X 3, Bosspole, Waagh Banner, Big Choppa X 2, Kombi-Skorcha
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 20, Big Shoota X 2, Nob, Bosspole, PowerKlaw
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 20, Big Shoota X 2, Nob, Bosspole, PowerKlaw
Troops: Shoota Boyz X 19, Nob, Bosspole, PowerKlaw
Heavy: Battlewagon, Red, Deff Rolla, Big Shoota, Grot Riggas
Heavy: Battlewagon, Red, Deff Rolla, Big Shoota, Grot Riggas
Heavy: Battlewagon, Red, Deff Rolla, Big Shoota, Grot Riggas

Simple - basic - Orks. I just need to get my Lootas back and a BattleWagon. So I can go all Ork crazy and just crunch my way through life haha.

Some models I have done - just to add to this. I can't wait for the Brick of Doom (Storm Raven) to come out as I think it will make BA viable as obviously they need to deliver Blood Talon nonsense into the meaty center of your opponent.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Goatboy's 40k Thoughts - Back to Normal

Alright things are back to normal. In good news I am back to a better schedule which will give me more time to throw some dice and throw off the shackles of Casual gamer :). Not that it is bad, I just like to throw dice as much as I can. At least talk about it beyond writing blog posts and other nonsense.

I am slowly building up my DE - and I am looking at a foot army being the most generous for my style of game play. I think the idea of massed waves with DE will be its strength and will see those lists start to come out as everyone and their mom gets tired of the "Alpha" strike we see throughout 40k. Most of my lists are not designed to kill you in the first turn, instead looking to push my advantages in the first few turns and then play a clean up roll. Plus I am all about the massed bluff unit that lets my other units get to work like I need them too.

Right now the Main thought is a massed Haem's mixed with an Archon attached to Incubi to throw a smack down to those near or pop out of a portal to cause some mischief. Mix this with 2 fat 20 man Warrior blobs and then annoying massed Venom beatdown units. Will see if all of this works right :).

I know a lot of people are saying Nids are dead versus DE - but I still think they will do ok. Especially the horde lists that you don't see as much. I can see Hormaguants just hitting a unit of DE and murdering them as they can reroll the wounds with Furious charge and poison. Will just have to see. I need to complete my Nid army - but a clients comes first :).

Current Project list - for the rest of this week and the next.

10 Gargoyles - At least get the build done for the week after painting when my wife is out of town and I am left to cry alone :)
8 Dwarves - Fritz Mordhiem - all built and will probably get done tomorrow
3 Blood Crushers of the World Eaters - all the pieces are collected - the customer PF is built and I will just have to build
10 Marine World Eaters - Want to build - WG included
1 Rhino World Eaters - Want to build - Hopefully get painted
Need to catalog Luis P new project and get Valks to Decal guy to finish - This will hopefully be on Thursday for the Valks and later during the week.
2 Mechanics - Build and paint for Big Red to "finish" his Khador army. This army has supposed be done the last 3 Models I have had to paint
Khador Plastic Box - Build and review for BOLS

So that is my "plans". Depending on what DE will get in I might finish off the Incubi to a total of 10 and then look at another Venom/Warrior Suicide squad. Or so that is the plan.

I think I might have found my "BA" list that will make me want to stop going all Wolf. I don't know how "good" it will be, but it at least lets me play all the annoying shit I like to play and kill people with. Tell me what you think - I call this - FU scoring Troops Goat Angels style.

HQ: Librarian, Shield of Sang, Unleash Rage
Elites: Assault Terminators X 5, Lit Claws X 2, Th/SS X 3
Elites: Chaplain
Elites: Furioso Dreadnought, Blood Talons, Extra Armor
Troops: Death Company X 6, PW X 2, PF X 1
Troops: Death Company Dread, Blood Talons
Troops: Scout Squad X 5, Camo Cloaks
Troops: Scout Squad X 5, Camo Cloaks
Troops: Scout Squad X 5, Camo Cloaks
FA: Vanguard Vets x 5, Infernus Pistol X 3, PF X 1, Jump Packs
Heavy: Storm Raven, TWL MM, TWL Lascannon, Hurricane Sponsons, Extra Armor
Heavy: Storm Raven, TWL MM, TWL Lascannon, Hurricane Sponsons, Extra Armor

1850 - If I had 2000 pts I would look at another Vanguard Vet squad by dropping some of the extra nonsense mixed around. I want to try Vanguard Vets as a) No one expects the Spanish Inquisition b) They provide a Long Fangs/Loota Answer c) cuz only bad players play Vanguard Vets. This is designed as another Null list that creates problems for opponents by making them not play correctly. If you are not on the table, they don't know where to go. Blood Talons are amazing especially when the vehicle is an assault vehicle and can drop off up to two explosive units into opponents that will just go crazy. The Death Company will reroll Hits/Wounds. I hear Death Company suck - so show people how much they suck when they bust the crap out of socalled Death Stars at Ini 5.

The troops are insanely weak but that is the issue with BA. Compare anything they have to Grey Hunters and you start to get mad like Darkwynn does. It just doesn't seem fair so instead of using them to try and be aggressive I said F that and just went with the most damaging units BA has.

Some Minis I have painted as well as some art I've done. I do Blog Logos for $25.00 in case anyone else is interested. The art for SpikeyBits also comes from me too :).

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Goatboy - I am back from the Boyz

A big ole batrep will pop up on Bols later this week. For those wanting to know, I got 3rd Best General (Comp + Battle Points) and 7th overall. So all in all a good showing for the goats. I went 4-1 with my only loss to Ben Mohile. I hope I spelt that right :). Either way it was a fun time.

So now that I am back - lets first write up my list of what I want to paint this week. My schedule changes on Friday and I finally get Thursdays off again to shake off the Casual Player garb and get back to constant jerk face Goatboy heh.

6 Khador Pikemen - Built/Primed/&Based - this will finish off the Khador commission and make me happy
Dwarven Mordhiem Warband - In a box - will finish off the Fritz commission
5 Test Dark Eldar Warriors - My personal stuff
3 Hive Guard - Get a commission halfway done or so
3 Blood Crushers of World Eater Variety - more commission stuff

It is a kinda short week - but most likely other stuff will fall into this slot as I get these above things done. I have a bunch of commissions all swirling around as I get ready to pluck and finish them day to day.

Now here is my changed list for the Space Goats Bikers of Doom build. I think it is a fixed version of what I played at the Boyz and will give a lot of armies a bit of trouble.

BIKERZ HOO!!! - A Journey Into the Darkness full of Goat Madness!! PART 2!!!

HQ: Wolf Lord, Bike, Saga of the Bear, Powerfist, Storm Shield, Runic Armor
HQ: Rune Priest, Bike, Chooser of the Slain, Runic Armor, Murderous Hurricane, Living Lightning
HQ: Wolf Priest, Bike, Runic Armor
Elites: Wolf Scouts X 5, Meltagun, MoW
Elites: Wolf Guard X 10
Wolf Guard 1, Power Armor, Combi Melta, Powerfist - Wolf Scouts
Wolf Guard 2, Power Armor, Combi Melta, Powerfist - Grey Hunters 1
Wolf Guard 3, Power Armor, Combi Flamer, Powerfist- Grey Hunters 2
Wolf Guard 4, Power Armor, Combi Plasma - Part of the Super Friends Wolf Guard Unit
Wolf Guard 5, Power Armor, Combi Plasma - Part of the Super Friends Wolf Guard Unit
Wolf Guard 6, Power Armor, Combi Plasma - Part of the Super Friends Wolf Guard Unit
Wolf Guard 7, Power Armor - Wound for the Super Friends Wolf Guard Unit
Wolf Guard 8, Terminator Armor, CML - Part of the Super Friends Wolf Guard Unit
Wolf Guard 9, Terminator Armor, CML - Part of the Super Friends Wolf Guard Unit
Wolf Guard 10, Power Armor, Powerfist, Bike - Part of the Biker Unit of Awesome!
Troops: Grey Hunters X 5, MoW, Meltagun, Razorback, Las/Plas
Troops: Grey Hunters X 5, MoW, Flamer, Razorback, Las/Plas
Troops: Grey Hunters X 10, Meltagun X 2, Power Weapon, MoW, Rhino
FA: Swiftclaw Bikerz X 6, Meltagun, Attack Bike, MM

So that is the thought. I would get a lot more shooting power and have a Move and Fire Long Fang squad that can dish out pain if something gets near and they need to Plasma up. I am also coming at you to do some damage and should have enough shooting power to do something as needed.

I really like the idea of the 6 Wolf Guard hoofing it around. I could drop a bike and see about getting all terminators in that squad as it would look pretty neat :). And hell at 150 extra points I could add Arjac with some moving stuff around and be like - eat hammer bitches!!!

But that is the thought. I am not sure about the Las/Plas but I figured I would try it out. I also have some new BA ideas - of course I have to wait for the Storm Raven to hit to really look at it, but they are thoughts that can create what I think will be the best options for BA right now. Will post them later this week with painted stuff. Same with more DE stuff that leans towards a foot sort of build.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Goatboy's 40k Thoughts - Resting before the Game a Geddon!

I have decided not to push myself paint wise. I need a bit of a break and this game weekend should do it as I fly off to Rochester. I am currently painting the new Incubi for myself and that is about it. My army is packed, my display board looks cool and I have my nonsense shirts packed too. So hopefully all in all it goes good. Lists are printed and we are ready to go!

I want to throw down some dumb lists for BA I have been thinking about. Of course I have to wait for the Storm Raven as I just don't want to jury rig one up that doesn't fit what comes out etc. Then I wasted whatever nonsense I built for it. Also will post a DE list too. Woohoos!

Blood Angels - 1850 list - I play the Broken Sh$T!

HQ: Librarian, Sanguine Sword, Fear the Darkness
HQ: Librarian, Shield, Unleash Rage
Elites: Furioso Dreadnought, Blood Talons, Extra Armor
Elites: Furioso Dreadnought, Blood Talons, Extra Armor
Elites: Sanguinary Priest X 2, Infernus Pistol X 2, Power Sword X 2
Troops: Assault Squad X 10, Meltagun X 2, Powerfist, Storm Shield, No Jump Packs
Troops: Assault Squad X 10, Meltagun X 2, Powerfist, Storm Shield, No Jump Packs
Troops: Scout Squad X 5, Camo Cloaks, Locator Beacon
Troops: Scout Squad X 5, Camo Cloaks, Locator Beacon
Heavy: Storm Raven, MM, Extra Armor
Heavy: Storm Raven, MM, Extra Armor

So this list is not subtle at all. I am coming down, I am hitting you and hopefully you are crying :). Lots and lots of melta, power weapon, and other nonsense coming at you. Hide the scouts, go to ground for a 2+ cover save and then land your flying jerks down and do some business. Will it work? Who the hell knows it just does look so easy that a caveman can play it :).

Dark Eldar nonsense too.

Well I would have shown something but I left my codex at home. Damnit! - It would have been incubi and some other bits and pieces. I think 2 Reaver Jetbike small - don't pay attention to me squads and some other nonsense too. It was brewing in my head and now it is going to have to wait. Me hates forgettin books!

I think there is a lot of talk about MSU and all that nonsense. I use MSU to create units that die after getting paid attention too. Lets say you have a squad that can put out some hurt right? It can do something and then die for all your care. You design it with enough staying power that more then one opponent unit needs to pay attention to it. IE turbo boost cover save, or cover save in general. Then this opponent, instead of paying attention to what will punch them in the gonades instead pays attention to this POS that is designed to do one thing and then get thrown away like all the garbage we eat.

I think the power in armies come from the fact that you can throw away parts and the army as a whole still works. It is a thought and it is one of the things I work into any of my armies. I don't need x unit to survive (well at least one troop heh). Just food for thought. Might work its way into a BOLS article.

Ok will post DE tomorrow. I swears!

I found it! - I R dumbz!!! New DE List Thoughts

HQ: Archon, Shadow FIeld, Agoniser, Combat Drugs, Phantasm Grenade Launcher - 115pts
HQ: Haemonculus X 3, Webway Portal, Venom Blades X 3 - 200pts
Elites: Incubi X 10, Klaivex, Murderous Assault - 245pts
Troops: Kabalite Warriors X 20, Dark Lance X 2 - 230pts
Troops: Kabalite Warriors X 20, Dark Lance X 2 - 230pts
Troops: Kabalite Warror X 5, Blaster, Sybarite, Blast Pistol, Venom, Splinter Cannon - 145pts
Troops: Kabalite Warror X 5, Blaster, Sybarite, Blast Pistol, Venom, Splinter Cannon - 145pts
Troops: Kabalite Warror X 5, Blaster, Sybarite, Blast Pistol, Venom, Splinter Cannon - 145pts
FA: Reaver Jetbike X 3, Heat Lance - 78pts
FA: Reaver Jetbike X 3, Heat Lance - 78pts
Heavy: Ravager, Flickerfield - 115pts
Heavy: Ravager, Flickerfield - 115pts

So yeah - I am coming at you. I might need another portal - but with Incubi having fleet they should get out and hurt someone. One Haem is attached first - just to give them FNP. The two warrior squads that are fat have Haem' attached to them too.

WIll it work? Who the hell knows. It will look cool as hell.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Goatboy's Paint list before the Boyz

I got lots of stuff to paint as usual - so I am going to write up what I want to get done this week - I start on Friday as that is the day I post on Full of Monkey all the models I painted the week before etc. So this past Friday I did do a bit of paint work. Woot.

So lets start the list - with what I have already finished at the top.

Khador Pikemen Command Squad - 2 Models - COMPLETED!!!
Khador Pikemen blister - 2 Models - COMPLETED!!!
Troll for Mordhiem - COMPLETED!!!
Mordhiem WitchHunter Gang - COMPLETED!!!
Rune Priest for World Eaters - COMPLETED!!!
Winged Hive Tyrant - Built & Primed
Kharn on Jugger Design for World Eaters - Built & Primed
4 Horrors - Built & Primed
Dragon - Built & Primed
6 Pikemen - In a box
9 Grey Hunters for World Eaters - In a Box
4 Wolf Guard for World Eaters - In a Box
1 Rhino for World Eaters - In a Box

That would be great if I finished all of that before I went to the Boyz. That is my plan. I also want to draw up a new Space Goat to put on the front of my army lists for people as well as some info on Commissions etc if anyone is interested. Fun times indeed.

There was a 40k Tournament this past weekend I went with Fabius Bile in hopes to go 0-2 and go home early to hit a party. I went 3-0 and got 2nd overall so I didn't go to the party and got home late and helped my Brother in Law as he was stuck at home with a bum car. I shaved his hair into a mohawk as he wanted something different. I used to shave my own head in a mohawk for awhile and just stuck with having a business Fauhawk now. Cuz I am serious internet business!

Fabius bile list for those interested

HQ: Fabius Bile
HQ: Chaos Lord, Daemonic Weapon
Elites: Possessed X 8, Mark of Tzeentch, Asp Champ, Rhino
Troops: CSM X 10, Bile Upgrade, Mark of Khorne, Meltagun X 2, Asp Champ, Powerfist, Rhino
Troops: CSM X 10, Bile Upgrade, Mark of Nurgle, Meltagun X 2, Asp Champ, Powerfist, Rhino
Troops: CSM X 10, Bile Upgrade, Mark of Slaanesh, Flamer X 2, Asp Champ, Power Weapon, Rhino
Troops: Summoned Daemons X 5
Troops: Summoned Daemons X 5
Heavy: Obliterators X 3

1850 or so pts. I think it was less but I don't remember. Either way, simple basic CSM list. Not strong but not a complete push over as the Bile marines can be a pain. A lack of long ranged fire power is telling. I do wish my Chaos Lord was Kharn though. I think if you want to play this, throw Kharn in as he just works a ton better then the regular Chaos Lord as I will show. Plus I can say I always hit something with Kharn :).

Game 1 - Versus Bulley Mike - Eldar - The flying red army. Sam Haim I think I don't remember nor want to Google. Cuz if you Google it more then once you are playing with it. 4 3 man Jet Bike squads. 1 Seer Council. Dire Avengers in a Wave Serpant. 2 Fire Prisms, 1 Falcon with Fire Dragons and 3 Vypers.

Yay Eldar. One of my hated armies as I have had some lovely luck playing them. Anyway I moved forward and got into range and killed some things. I got lucky with the seer council as I assaulted them and was able to break them the second turn with some luck on my side. From there I just ran around doing my business. I rolled FNP for the Possessed and roll a 3 on the Bile guys so all was normal. I ended up winning this one in the end. 21 to 1. It was modified kill points with some bonus objectives. I killed the Vypers, Fire Dragon, Seer Council, 1 Jet bike squad, Dire Avengers, Falcon, and a Fire Prism. He got the Chaos Lord and a rhino and one Daemon squad.

Game 2 - Versus Matt with Foot Eldar - 2 Squads of Guardians, 1 Wraith Guard, Avatar, Eldrad, 2 Wraith Lords, Dire Avengers, Warp spiders, and a squad of Banshees. I rolled Power weapons on the possessed and got a 6 for my Bile Guys - awesome!

I thought I was going to lose this game but Matt misplaced his guardians and I was able to multi Assault his Wraith Guard and a guardian squad. It allowed me to get the business started and I slowed chewed them up. I ended up getting Eldrad and an Avatar slowed down by possessed as the rest of my army just chewed through all the bits and pieces. I really think that one set up is what cost him the game. It was a 5 objective game and he placed a Guardian squad off to the side and away from an objective. The lack of mobility meant that unit was useless as I just got there and did the business with a Mark of Slaanesh group. If my guys hadn't started exploding it would have been easier as I could stretch out and get more objectives. He had an Avatar and Eldrad left to my full squad of Obliterators, Bile, 3 MoS bile marines and 1 squad of daemons and rhinos. Oh my Chaos Lord rolled two 1's in a row and ate it to Eldrad. Eldrad didn't take a single wound like a jerk. Me hates no Psychic Hood. The game had a 3 bonus points if you had a chosen HQ stay alive and the opponents chosen HQ was dead. Didn't get that as Eldrad was a meanie and Bile was a wuss and hide in a Rhino.

Game 3 - Final game versus Chris C with CSM Thousand Sons sort of flavor with Abbadon. 1 Thousand Son squad, 1 Possessed Squad, 1 MoT ML CSM squad, 1 MoT 2 Meltagun CSM squad, 2 Oblits, 1 LR, and a Sorceror Lord of Tzeentch

I rolled a 1 for my Bile marines and Fleet for the Possessed. I am on fire! It was a Dawn of war game with Kill points. This game I basically played like a control freak and just didn't let Abbaddon get into combat. He came out one side and I came out the other. He had to move a bunch and when I was able to get into 12 inch range with Oblits I immoblized his LR. From there he misplayed and didn't just throw the Don in my face. He tried to keep him with the Thousand sons. He should have just thrown him forward and had me just throw Possessed at him to keep him busy. That would have made the game better for him instead of sticking him with a squad of A Thousand Sons. He also had some terrible dice rolling as I killed his two Oblits with bolters and one meltagun. I got 6 kill points to his 4 in this game and I took the win.

So I got 2 and ended up getting a Box of Incubi and a Raider out of it. Woohoo more Dark Eldar to go with the one box of Reavers I bought and the Box of Wyches, Archon, and Warrior Squad I got from Spikey Bits. The army will probably get done sometime in Jan as I get other projects finished.

Speaking of Projects here are some minis.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

So I am reading the Thousand Sons book

And it makes me want to think of a Psyker prominent Space Marine army. The Thousand Sons that didn't rebel with powers etc and a mix of Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, and whatever other nonsense I am thinking about. I will post up some thoughts as I think em - and see what you think. Think of it as an experiment in rules creation.

So lets start with the HQ choices. I don't want to do any special characters as I haven't finish the book. Will see what I think of it in the end. So basic HQ's to start.

Space Marine Captian - 100pts
WS 6 BS 5 S 4 T 4 Wo 3 I 5 Att 3 Ld 10 Sv 3+
Rules - ATSKNF, Psyker
Equipment - Power Armor, Frag/Krak Grenades, Bolt Pistol, Close Combat Weapon

Captain may choose one of the following Psychic Powers
Warptime - Can be cast per player turn - for the rest of the turn you may reroll failed to hit and to wound rolls
Magnus's Eye - Str 5 Ap 3 Assault 3 - 18" range shooting attack
Strength of the Father - Can be cast per assault phase - strength becomes 10 until the end of the phase

Equipment Options
Space Marine Bike - 35pts - if Captain is giving a bike you make take bike squads as troops if they number 5 or more.
Artificer Armor - 20pts - 2+ armor save
Storm Shield - 30pts - 3+ Inv save - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Combi-Weapon - 5pts - Flamer/Plasma/Melta - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Plasma Pistol - 15pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Power Weapon - 10pts - Ignores armor saves - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Relic Blade - 20pts - Ignores armor saves +2 to strength - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Familiar - 5pts - Reroll failed psychic checks
Terminator Armor - 25pts - 2+ Armor/4+ Inv - includes power weapon/storm bolter - replaces all equipment options
Storm Shield - 10pts - 3+ Inv Save - replaces Storm Bolter
Power Fist - 10pts - Doubles wearers str - initiative becomes 1 - replaces power weapon
Relic Blade - 5pts - +2 to strength power weapon

If you purchase a Captain you may also purchase an Honor Guard to accompany the Captain as a retinue.
Honor Guard - 5 Models - 125pts - 3 Sergeants, 1 Apocathery, 1 Librarian Adept
All models have the basic rules - ATSKNF
WS 4 BS 4 S 4 T 4 Wo 1 I 4 Att 2 Ld 10 Sv 3+ - 3 Sergeants and 1 Apocathery
WS 4 BS 4 S 4 T 4 Wo 1 I 4 Att 2 Ld 10 Sv 3+/5+ Inv - Librarian Adept
The squad may be equipped with Bikes for 90pts
Librarian Adept has the following equipment
Power Weapon, Bolt Pistol, Magnus's Talisman (5+ Inv), Frag/Krak Grenades, Psyker, Warptime
Apocathery has the following equipment
Narthecium, CCW, Bolt Pistol, Frag/Krak Grenades
Sergeants have the following equipment
CCW, Bolt Pistol, Frag/Krak Grenades
The following equipment may only be upgraded on the 3 Sergeants
Meltagun - 10pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Plasmagun - 15pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Flamer - 5 pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Combi-Weapon - 5pts - Flamer/Plasma/Melta - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Power Weapon - 10pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Lightning Claw - 15pts for one or 20pts for pair - replaces bolt pistol/CCW and if pair it replaces both
Powerfist - 20pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
Storm Shield - 20pts - replaces bolt pistol/CCW
You may also purchase them a transport from the following list
Rhino - 35pts - Storm Bolter
Razorback - 40pts - TWL Heavy Bolter, +35pts for TWL Lascannon, Las/Plasma Gun, TWL Assault Cannon

HQ: Chief Librarian - 150pts
WS 5 BS 5 S 4 T 4 Wo 3 I 5 Att 3 Ld 10 Sv 2+/4+ inv
Rules - ATSKNF, Psyker Supreme (May use 2 Psychic powers a turn)
Equipment - Force Staff, Frag/Krak Grenades, Bolt Pistol, Artificer Armor, Belt of the Father
Force Staff - If psychic power is used within 24" you may try to Nullify it on a 4+ - also is a force weapon
Belt of the Father - 4+ Inv Save

Chief Librarian may choose 3 of the following powers
Warptime - Can be cast per player turn - for the rest of the turn you may reroll failed to hit and to wound rolls
Magnus's Eye - Str 5 Ap 3 Assault 3 - 18" range shooting attack
Strength of the Father - Can be cast per assault phase - strength becomes 10 until the end of the phase
Magnus's Anger - Str 8 Ap 1 Assault 1 - 24" range shooting attack
Shadow Gate - Librarian and squad attach may teleport up to 24" from current location - roll as per deep strike/Icons can be used to not scatter
Touch of the Warp - Pick any single friendly model within 6 inches - replace attack characters with 2d6 and rending - end of your turn the model is removed from play as the warp consumes him from within

Equipment upgrade options
Space Marine Bike - 35pts
Plasma Pistol - 15pts - replaces bolt pistol
Combi-Weapon - 5pts - Flamer/Plasma/Melta - replaces bolt pistol
Familiar - 5pts - Reroll failed psychic checks

If you purchase a Librarian you may purchase a Conclave at 150pts that includes 5 Librarian Adepts
WS 4 BS 4 S 4 T 4 Wo 1 I 4 Att 2 Ld 10 Sv 3+/5+ Inv - Librarian Adepts
Librarian Adept has the following equipment
Power Weapon, Bolt Pistol, Magnus's Talisman (5+ Inv), Frag/Krak Grenades, Psyker, 1 Psychic power chosen from below
Warptime - Can be cast per player turn - for the rest of the turn you may reroll failed to hit and to wound rolls
Magnus's Eye - Str 5 Ap 3 Assault 3 - 18" range shooting attack
Strength of the Father - Can be cast per assault phase - strength becomes 10 until the end of the phase
You may put the squad on Space Marine Bikes for 90pts
You may also purchase them a transport from the following list
Rhino - 35pts - Storm Bolter
Razorback - 40pts - TWL Heavy Bolter, +35pts for TWL Lascannon, Las/Plasma Gun, TWL Assault Cannon

So there you have it. Does the points sound ok? To give a thought lets build out a unit to see if it works.

Lets do the good ole Space Marine Command Bike squad.

Commander, Relic Blade, Storm Shield, Warptime, Familiar, Artificier Armor, Bike - 210pts
Command Squad - Bikes, Meltagun X 2, Powerfist X 1, Storm Shield - 255pts

Sits at a nice bike squad with some assault capabilities.

Lets look at a Chief Librarian with a Conclave

Chief Librarian, Familiar - 155pts
Conclave - Rhino - 185pts - Warptime, Magnus's Eye X 3, Magnus's Rage

This is not a bad anti infantry unit with a decent amount of attacks as well as some anti personnel ability with the Magnus's Eye.

I might have fubar some points so check it out and tell me what you think. I will go into Elites next with some more thought on how to make a unique chapter with more psykers in it - probably a Wolf Guard/Conclave Adepts that can split apart and be added to squads with special abilities to give to the squad - ie like Warlocks etc. Combat magic, shooting magic, etc.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Quick post about weekend tournaments

I think I have decided what to play. It isn't SW or Daemons. So will see how it goes. Will write about it after Saturday. Also it looks like I might get my schedule changed which means I get to play on Thursdays again. Woohoo I lose the Casual gamer status haha.

So for those asking how I paint the ice nids.

Base Black
Heavy brush Deneb Stone over the none plate parts
Do some high point highlighting with Skull white on the none plate parts
Shadow grey the plate parts
Highlight with Hawk Turquoise
Highlight with Ice Blue
Highlight with Space Wolves Grey
Warlock purple the claws, joints, little inside joint thingies
Mecrite red the Claws on the edges
Edge highlight claws with Blood Red
Edge highlight again with Vomit Brown
Wash with Devlan mud
Go back, do Skull White on the none plate areas
Highlight edge plates with - Ice blue then Space Wolves Grey
Blood Red edges of claws and do some small Vomit brown on edges.

There you go, the basic Dirty Ice Nids scheme in a nut shell.

Here is the first World Eaters for a new customer army. I think it came out pretty sweet. Body is off of the Rat Ogre from the Screaming Bell Plastic kit. Fun times and I think he looks like he is going to go ahead and kick your ass. As I finish the army I will write up the basic build. It is a pretty simple SW list with 2 super HQ lords, some Thunder Wolves, 2 Grey Hunter squad and friends with some wolf scouts and other fun stuff like - gasp - ML Long Fangs!. Hehe - either way it will be a fun army to paint up as it will look fairly normal except for these crazy jerks.

The rain has kept me not able to paint as much, due to not getting a chance to spray minis. So look for a slow week. I hope to make up some time this weekend as well as next week. I don't need to paint anything for my trip to the Boyz so I am all good to get client stuff out the door.

I will get an Army list post up at some point on some other nonsense I want to do. WIll see. Anyway time to go home! Yay!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Goatboy - What I plan on Doing this week

I like to write what I plan on doing during the week to get a better idea of where I am at and where I need to be at. I am a compulsive schedule writer and it just keeps me going. I usually have multiple things to do. It keeps me fresh on each project. It also helps that doing a unit a day is very easy and some days I can get more then just a unit done. So without further ado - my list for this week.

I started earlier on Sunday as I watched some Boardwalk Empire with my wife. Bad ass show. So some of these are magically done!

Personal - I usually do one or two things for myself during a week. If I don't I feel like I am just a dirty machine.
Venom - Built on Saturday and painted on Sunday. Picture below - Job Finished!
Skarlock - from Warmachine - my final model for the army - it just needs to get put together

Michael S
RPG FIgures - I have 4 left out of a 44 total mini batch. They are realistic minis and you have seen them pop up here from time to time and on Full of Monkey Main page. - but I got 4 and I will finish them this week.

Jason S - Ice Nids!
Jason ordered a second batch of nids and I started on them yesterday. Picture below of the converted Hive Tyrant from a Carnifex. I hate metal models so I said, why not build them from Carnifexes. I had 2 extra bone swords and lash whips so they will be used for the two I have to do. As well as the Winged Tyrant. I had to pin one of the arms. Fun times. There are some troops and other bits there too and I am just waiting for all of them to come in from Spikey Bits.
Non Winged Tyrant - Completed
Wing Tyrant - On sprue looking sad at me.

Benjamin B - Khador
Drago - In a Box pissed off
Pikemen - Lots of these jerks - starting them tomorrow

Chapter House - Tests/Reviews
Tervigon Kit - Built and primed and in a box all happy as a pig in shit
4 Genestealers - Need to get some washers as the upgrade heads are heavy

Bushido - I have to finish some daemons to complete his army I did.
Soul Grinder - In a box mad
4 Horrors - In a box of mine as I have a ton of metal ones

Michael S - World Eaters army
Lord on Jugger/Thunder Wolf - I built him and based him so will see if I get him painted tonight - he looks mean a crazy combination of parts. The rest of the army is waiting to be shipped to me woohoo!

Next week will see me catalog this Necromunda order as well as the IG conversion order from the same client. I hope to finish the Khador next week as well as get more of the Ice nids done too. Fun times. And then it is off to the Boyz woohoo.

I have a tournament this weekend and I don't know if I want to play Daemons or the SW. Or just something else random like the Marine biker army. Thoughts?