Sunday, April 28, 2013

Speed is building - painting is beginning again.

My list from last week is almost the same as this week.  I had to work extra to cover some people's vacations so I was kind of down and out paint wise.  This week should be better and I can hopefully throw 2-3 hours per night throwing some paint on models.  Plus I have two drawing things to do as well so I should have a full week.  Woohoo.  Let's break that list out.

Plastic Dudesmen - Joke written - need to draw it out
Design due by Wednesday - going to start it tomorrow - woohoo
Another Logo/Mascot/Etc - doodled out one need to rework another to see which one is better
Another Logo - need to start working on it for Pat from 11th company - woohoo
Herald of Tzeentch 2 - Built him today - paint him later on - he will be an ex Thousand Son hah

Luis P
3 Black Knights - Built and Primed
1 Nephlim Fighter - need to build
1 Drop pod - need to finish building it

Cryx stuff - 2 things primed - want to do 2 - 3 others.

12 Tau Fire Warriors - Did them today!  Yay!
12 more Tau Fire Warriors? - maybe
2 more drones as well - maybe

Wargames  Con
Start building one part of it.  I swear!

Yeah my week is filled up.  I still want to figure out that stupid lord of Change.  Lots of things to goof around with.  I think I will play a game this  Thursday.  

List ideas - I want to bring as many Lvl 3 Casters as I can.  I doubt it will work - but hey... haha.

HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Caster
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Lvl 3, Exalted Gift, Locus of Conjuration
HQ: Herald of Tzeentch, Lvl 3
HQ: Herald of Nurgle, Locus of Fecundity, Lesser  Gift
Troops: Pink Horrors X 16, Upgrade guy
Troops: Plague Bearers X 14
Heavy: DP, Wings, Armor, MoS, Lvl 3 Caster, Greater Gifts X 2
Heavy: DP, Wings, Armor, MoS, Lvl 3 Caster, Greater Gifts X 2
Heavy: DP, Wings, Armor, MoS, Lvl 3 Caster, Greater Gifts X 2

We have a 1500 point event as well coming up - should I just drop one of the DP's and go with some nonsense?  MC Smash!

I want my games to be quick dammit!

HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Caster
HQ: Bloodthirster, Greater Gift X 1, Exalted Gift
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10

Heavy: DP, Wings, Armor, MoS, Lvl 3 Caster, Greater Gifts X 2
Heavy: DP, Wings, Armor, MoS, Lvl 3 Caster, Greater Gifts X 2

1500 points - and it might work ok haha.  Who knows.  Blargh

Some models - and art will come later on this week.

Pathfinder minis!

His other leg is a bloodletter so it looks like he is running at you.  You want more pics?

Tau plus Cadre!  Yay!

DAKKA - the weapon is magnetized.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Goatboy - Survived the 11+ games of Adepitcon

Lord - that is a ton of games.  I am sure you read my breakdown on BOLS.  I got close to the mountain top but didn't get a chance to crush more Necron dreams.  Oh well - I did learn a lot of things on how to deal with the Cron menance haha.  I plan on breaking down some Daemon stuff on Monday before I fully embrace some reading on the Tau book.  Too many thoughts on the gribblies in my head to not use in an article somewhere.  Too many hah.

Will start the day off with the Paint list - I got back into things last night with a small local commission and plan on burning through stuff during the weekend.  Will see how much I get done.

Plastic Dudesmen - Drawn - I like the punchline a lot - it is a Wyatt and me collab woohoo!
Herald of Khorne Take over CSM - Started - some layers done - need to work on the NNM on the Armor more
Mentally build out Lord of Change - I want to do some kind of mechanical monster to help match my armies more but will see - it is in the planning stages.
Start the ideas for a set of Fiends - I think they will end up being very important in the next few months of games as they stop some of the spell nonsense you will thrown around the playing field - Tau don't like spells.  I want to use Warhammer Big Ghouls as the base and add mechanical stuff.

Wargames Con
Start the first unit for the CSM army I plan on doing for the Raffle.  Woohoo - Prob a marine unit.
Plan the next few units - there should be a lot of conversions to really amp up a sweet looking army

3 more Black Knights - Plan on building them tonight
1 Attack Bike - Primed
1 Nephilim Fight - need to build - they are fun as hell to paint

Start building the Tau upgrade for him - I got a box of fire warriors and cadre guy - more will be coming

2 Pathfinder figures - Got them done last night like a boss! 

Pics will be coming of stuff as I do them.  I want to update more and my new schedule should give me more comp time at home for pics etc.  I need to upgrade my photo taking stuff at some point - but the bank funds are very stressed right now with my new glasses, wife teeth, wife heart checkup (brother had issues wanted to be sure before kid trying stuff), house stuff, and well Adepticon.  I didn't spend much at all there - due to playing the entire time which also meant I did not cover my costs with bag art etc.  If I get a chance to go back next year I will just be playing Team and let Nick and John smash face in the championship as I help judge.

Like I said earlier I got one more Daemon article for BOLS then it is onto other things.  It makes me sad as I really like the book and don't plan on playing Tau except for Team events or other things where someone else brings the army.  I had fun with all my CSM stuff at Adepticon and I got decent paint scores for my heavily converted army.  The Dragon got a lot of looks as well.  It makes me feel good that I didn't see another copy of it throughout the event. 

It was nuts that we saw so many Necrons in the top 16.  In some ways it has more action in it then GK did the year before.  Most GK lists were very similiar but with the ally system and Necrons ability to take some of the newer books meant the army having a lot more play many of the other choices.  I don't really like the GK/Cron combo too much as I feel the GK part - while good - is too easy to circumvent.  Oh well - I didn't win so what do I know right haha?

The best thing about these events is seeing some of my buddies around the country.  It is one of the few times I get to see some of the Eastern folks and it is great just shooting the shit with them.  I am glad I didn't get any nonsense pictures taken haha. 

Here is my current list of Events

May 18th-19th - Alamo 40k GT in San Antonio, TX.  I have won it and will see if I get to it again.  I will be with Daemons once again.
June 7th-9th - Wargames Con in Austin, TX.  The big one I am a part of.  Look for my Raffle army, art, and other nonsense at the show.
June 27th-30th - Spikey Bits Birthday Party event.  I will be up in Virginia shooting the shit, drawing on bags, and just doing what I normally do - throw dice.  I will probably have my Daemons as well.

From there I am planning on being at the ATC and probably another event.  If the plane tickets for the Boyz runs low I might head up to that area and freeze my butt off.  Depending on time frames I might head to the Nova too as I haven't had a chance to play in Brandt's show.  When Reese and them get Vegas going I will be out there for sure.  The wife likes Vegas so that is a dual trip so it makes it perfectly good hah.

Lists right now are all starting like this.

Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gifts X 2, Lvl 3
Daemon Prince, Wings, Armor, Greater Gifts X 2, Lvl 2, MoS
Daemon Prince, Wings, Armor, Greater Gifts X 2, Lvl 2, MoS
Daemon Prince, Greater Gifts X 2, Lvl 3, MoS

Comes out to 1140 points - which is a bit nuts - but this type of Army needs this to overpower the opponent in the mind bullet stage.

From there I think I will end up using some Heralds this time around.  It is tempting to go all flyers - but the one walker guy helps keep the Keeper Safe as they skip around causing problems.

Herald of Tzeentch, Locus of Conjuration, Lvl 3
Herald of Nurgle, Locus of Fecundity, Exalted Gift
Plague Bearers X 20
Pink Horrors X 18, Iridescent Horror
Fiends of Slaanesh X 4

The Fiends are there to allow me some psychic protection.  Like I said - expect these mind bomb lists to pop up.  Leadership 9 is the key and dropping it to below 7 will be very important to win those battles.  Plus if Eldar become the shit again - knocking them down a few pegs will be good.

The exalted gift on the Plague Bearer gives me the Portal or the Griminore if needed.  The Iridescent Horror is there to allow your Horror unit to shoot 4d6 Percision strike Str 6 shots.  Very very important to pop out other leaders and options in the Daemon on Daemon match up. 

Blargh... it will be what it will be.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Goatboy's Monday - Woohoo

I got all my stuff painted for Adepticon.  Woohoo.  I did lose my initial Portal Glyph at my local store.  GRRRR... I had to make another one that looks ok - just makes me mad.  But will see - the Portal is pretty strong.  I think the Grimoire is strong as hell too.  It makes me think that Screamers might still be ok with some Grimoire fun.  I hear a rerollable 2+ might be too good.  Interesting.

If you get stuck in combat so what.  2+ reroll is strong as hell.  Thinking thinking and more thinking hahaha.

No paint list as this week is about me finishing a Plastic Dudesmen and then getting ready to fly out on Wednesday.  I will have my art stuff too so if you want something drawn I am around.  Get ahold of me and we can get something cool :).

So let's do some list building - you will see my Daemon list for Adepticon on Bols tomorrow heh.

Khorne Dogs with Tzeentch Tricks.

Herald of Khorne, Juggernaut, Greater Gift, Lesser Gift, Fury Locus
Herald of Tzeentch, Exalted Gift, Lvl 3
Herald of Tzeentch, Exalted Gift, Lvl 3
Pink Horrors X 16, Instrument
Pink Horrors X 16, Instrument
Flesh Hounds of Khorne X 15
Flesh Hounds of Khorne X 15
Soul Grinder, Phlem, MoN
Soul Grinder, Phlem, MoN
Soul Grinder, Phlem, MoN

You are trying to push for the 4+ inv save and then get the Grimoire to work right and get a 2+.  I do wonder if using screamers to get a 2+ reroll might be good.  The ability to do one Str 5 AP 2 attack might be ok as you can easily survive versus anything.  Hrm... it is worth a thought and I think I can get some of those screamers for cheap hahaha.

Still... more thought.  It depends on what I want to do for Alamo.  Blargh...

Alright - let's look at some models eh?

I needed 10 more letters - lucky I had some laying around

Yeah - it is a bile drone on top of some decimator legs... I be crazy!


Eat my plasma!

This finishes the lot!

Herald of Tzeentch taking over a poor Chaos Space Marine.

Ok look for reports from Adepticon and more thoughts on Demons.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Goatboy - Late Monday

I was sick all last week and my paint day was messed up by a bad outage at work.  It made it hard to get as much done as I wanted too.  I do have some models done - and more to do before Adepticon.  I am waiting on some Plague Drones to finish it off and get ready.  Hell here is the list that seems to look interesting to me - plus it will be fast and fun to play.

HQ: Bloodthirster, Exalted Gift, Greater Gift
HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Greater Gift X 2, Lvl 3 Psyker
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
FA: Plague Drones X 5, Plague Bringer, Greater Gift
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Armor, Lvl 2 Psyker, Greater Gift X 2
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Armor, Wings, Lvl 2 Psyker, Greater Gift X 2
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Armor, Wings, Lvl 2 Psyker, Greater Gift X 2

That looks like what I wrote up - the Exalted gift on the Thirster is to get the Portalglpyh which you will see down below.  I figured throwing out Pink Horror squads will mean I got some small little jerks that either get the Beam or 2d6 shots that are a pain in the butt.  Plus I can easily fly with this.  Woohoo!  And I only need paint Plague Drones!  Woohoo - and shit I need to get my Adepticon Team army done.  Lord.

I swear this Adepticon feels a bit off due to my buddy Nick just not really into 40k.  It doesn't help and it just makes my nonsense just seem mean.  Oh well - I will have to just move on - see if I survive and then maybe get lucky and have a nice Friday to draw on bags haha.

Here is a paint list as well

Plastic Dudesmen - Need to get something done - probably work on another one too as I am out for Adepticon
Daemon Prince - Done!
15 Seekers - Maybe?? I have 5 Primed.

Black Knights X 3 - Primed
Nephillim Fighter - Done!
5 Scouts - Done!
5 more Ultramarine guys - 4 primed - waiting on shoulder pads for the last

More Cryx stuff if I have time

I will probably get some Tau soon too.  Fun times!

If I don't get the Drones in time I will then play this other list that is a bit meaner but still fun.  Will work out the Points but it will have that converted Dragon.  Blargh - I do wonder if a Demon/Typhus bomb might be the best - but I already played Typhus in an event and I am known to constantly change my army.  F practice I just roll 6's!

Some models to check out to finish this off too.

The Portal!  Greenstuff, Nid claws, and a plastic airsoft pellet I cut a groove out of.  It is pulling out of the ground to spit out some Horror


This Dread had some wonky damage on the back - so I made it one of my DP's - he is armored for sure and the way I have it set up each are named with and idea of how they are etc - easy to play with.


Monday, April 1, 2013

Been feeling under the weather

Allergies and what not - just dragging my happy ass down.  Still I paint!  I have changed my work schedule for a bit.  It means I have a paint/work day again and so you will see some initial big updates as I burn through some models.  Woohoo!

Let's do a paint list real quick.

Plastic Dudesmen - Done!
5 Seekers/Heartseekers - Done!
5 Seekers - In a box

Ultramarine order - 5 tactical guys - Done!
Rhino - Done!
5 Command Squad - Done!
5 more Tactical - not done!
5 more scouts - not done!
Some dark Angel guys - some bikers me thinks

Chris C
4 more Random Cryx guys - Done!
4 more - not done!
Maybe more!

Maybe Dreamforge Robot - depending on if I have time to build it

I will be doing more as usual - as I have more time to throw into painting.  Beyond that I need to get our Adepitcon Team army built and just play my regular Adepticon army more.  I got it done - I just need to play it.  I will be throwing down with it on Thursday as I am off all day.

List to test

HQ: Bloodthirster, Exalted Gift, Greater Gift
HQ: Keeper of Secrets, Lvl 3, Greater Gift X 2
HQ: CSM DP, Wings, Armor, MoN, Black Mace
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10
Troops: Pink Horrors X 10
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Plague Bearers X 10
Troops: Cultists X 10
Heavy: Daemon Prince, MoS, Wings, Armor, Greater Gift X 2
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem
Heavy: Soul Grinder, MoN, Phlem

This is what I will have Thursday to see what I like and what sticks.  Will see if the army survives the game hahaha.  The Thirster will do better with the Exalted and give me a chance at some nutty rolls if I get the make more demons power.

I want to talk about some AA options on Bols next Monday.  Some rules thoughts that maybe will make flyers less of a pain.  I guess people don't see 4+ in a lot of games or look at how BAO was with Imperial AA options ruining some flyers plans.  I think that would do a lot of it and personally it looks like Tau might kick some flyer crap in the dingus with the Broadsides being immune to most Flyer weaponry.  I won't play Tau but it is something to think about.

Finally some models and I will call my night done.  I took some pics, did a comic, and tried not to feel to crappy.

We got glowing feets!
Hey who farted? OH yeah we all did!
Check out my cool poster!  It is velvet!
He has choices!
Marines - Mount up!
The first half of the Tactical squad
Rhino/Razorback - the back end was glued so thus the storm bolter placement there

Herald of Slaanesh Test - Centaur of Doom!
Half of my Seekers are Male - the other are the lady thingies