Saturday, March 27, 2010

More pictures

First up, a Penal Legion Trooper.

Next up, one Ogryn

Then we have the Priest

Then finally - the Primaris Psyker

Here in about 30 minutes, the final of the Penal Legions will be built.  I've solved the bitz issue for the Infantry Platoon.  Those should be done here real soon like.  Vehicles had a slight shipping delay...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Better pictures...

Liberated a camera from work last weekend.  This is what the pictures should look like using the lightbox.  :)

I need to get more pictures done - I've got to get pictures of other stuff that's done.  The Primarus Psyker, Priest, and Ogryns are all done.  Two of the Penal Legion squads are built and primed (one of which is on it's way to being done already).  I'm still trying to find bitz for the Infantry Platoon.  After the Penal Legions, that's going to leave the tanks and the Rough Riders to build.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pictures - that means it happened

Apologies for the quality of pictures - camera phone early this morning.  First two pics are the Overseer and one of the Pskyer Battle Squad (or, as I like to think of them, escaped Alpha Level psykers).  Second two are 2 of of the Ratlings.  The Ogryns should be done by Thursday night and I should have at least 2 of the Penal Legion squads built by then.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The priest

There's already been discussion to put a shotgun in the other hand (vs the holstered pistol on his hip that I was planning) and to shorten the haft of the eviserator. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Distance tournament report.

Saturday involved me getting up at 4am, and leaving at 4:30 to meet up at the game store in Tri-Cities by 6am.  We then all piled into the man-van and drove up to Post Falls, ID for a 10am start time at Gamer's Haven's Grand Re-Opening day.  First up is some pictures of the *BEAUTIFUL* tables and space.





So.  I didn't take any pictures of game 1 - and it wasn't intentional - I just wasn't quite awake.  The game was good against a SM player coming back after a few years off.  It was a Shrike led, infiltrating, drop podding, veteran list.  To say my dice checked out would be an understatement.  I lost the Avatar to 4 bolter rounds.  It was a fun game, loosing 7-6 on kill points using the Adepticon missions from 2009.  Turned it into a 47-3 loss.  

Game 2 was an Ork player, mission #2 from Adepticon.  That one was the random mission on turn 4, that was a 1-0 loss with lots of death on both sides.

 Game 3 was against a beautifully painted (mostly done) Salamander's list.  Here's the setup.

This one ended up being a slaughter fest.  The wraithguard unit on the left wiped out that flank, the wraithguard on the right speed-bumped Vulcan and the marines coming out of the land raider long enough for the elite wraithguard to take out the raider, take the charge and then die quickly enough that the Dark Reapers could finish wiping them out.  Not pictured was the Sternguard squad that landed about 3 inches to the right of the warwalkers.  The Sternguard squad ended up taking out the warwalkers, the d-cannons, and one of the dark reapers before the game ended on turn 7.  The sgt. was the only marine still on the board.

MVP of this game was defiantly the Dark Reapers


The Avatar went on a rampage, then failed the difficult terrain test needed to charge into the scouts hiding in the forest... then they shot it dead.  :)
Results, some shopping, some dinner then the drive back to Tri-Cities.  We arrived there a little before midnight and then I drove home.  

It was a fun day, but I'm still very tired.  Would I do it again?  Hell yes.  I can't wait till the next one we do.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

No pictures today, just an update.

Well, I got the Ogryn's primed as well as the Psyker Battle squad done.  That leaves finishing up the ratlings and the weapons on the custom priest.  I've had to put a hold on the Infantry Platoon while I acquire more meltaguns. 

The wife's offered to help paint the army (have I mentioned I love my wife lately?).  I still need to get a few more things (namely a hellhound kit and the chimara and aegis defence lines to make my hydras.  That's where the tax refund comes in.  :)

I've got a tournament in Post Falls, ID coming up this weekend.  It means a 6am meet-up time in tri-cities (so, I leave here around 4:30am on Saturday), and then a 3 to 3 1/2 hour drive (carpooling).  Three games with my Eldar at 2000pts, and then the drive back.  There are advantages to playing an army you've had for almost 10 years - I don't have to do a lot of thinking with the game (that, and I usually like to turn my brain off for those gaming times... )

Anyway, I'll try and get some pictures up this weekend of the tourney.  I should be able to finish the Priest tomorrow - that will just leave the ratlings to get done by end of day on Sunday to be on (modified) track.