Monday, September 27, 2010

Battle Report - Tyranids vs. Eldar

A little overdue, but we finally got to play this game yesterday.

Noah took;
Eldrad + 3 warlocks
3 squads of Dire Avengers
1 squad Pathfinders
1 squad of Striking Scorpions
1 squad of Fire Dragons
1 squad Howling Banshees
3 Wraithlords

I used the Swarm of Personality list with 3 zoanthropes and a lictor

Friday, September 24, 2010


Oh waiting can be so frustrating. Especially when you are on a creative 'roll'. I had such a streak going with my Parasite and flying warrior team. I've been stalled out though as I didn't have enough ravener talons for the Parasite (didn't have enough for the raveners either, which is why they never got put together) and no heads for the warriors.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tyranids - Swarm of Personality

So today we're testing out the new stuff. I do so detest putting unpainted models on the table, but there's a lot of work to be done still before those Tyranid Shrikes are completed. Not to mention purchasing some parts online. I've been lovingly called a paint snob for this. (it had BETTER be lovingly dammit)

Here's a look at my Parasite of Mortrex so far. I'm really happy with how he came out, but I'm probably going to replace the metal ravener talons with the new plastic ones when I get them from ebay.

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's not always about Eldar...

Copyright Scott Adams

In a recent discussion with Noah, we started talking about the Doom of Malan'tai. I've had ideas of how to make one for a while, and had an extra Zoanthrope just for that purpose. Suddenly, I'm motivated. DoM is a powerful unit and there's lots of praise for it over the intarwebs of course. He's very much in progress right now and though I'm not exactly thrilled with what I envisioned it to look, Noah liked it and offered some suggestions. His brain looks a bit too ... wormy and open. So now I have to make a brain sack for him in order to preserve the texture, but fill the gaps. This is okay since I can actually make flat things out of green stuff. I'm also working on balancing his brain out, since he was a little lopsided. I wasn't orignally going to share WIP photos of him since I think he looks terrible, but for posterity sake, I think I should. (And get some therapy.) Retail therapy might just be the order of the day! A girl can never have enough shoes!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The losses continue...

So the first test of my 500 point Eldar list didn't go quite as planned. I issued a challenge vs an Imperial Guard army consisting of:
Company commander with snipers
Heavy weapon squad with heavy bolters
Veteran squad shotguns and melta gun in a Chimera
Platoon command with some stuff that I never really saw.
2 x Guard squads with grenade launchers.

Spearhead deployment with 5 objectives. Considering I only had 2 troop choices I was in for a fight! Moreso since a draw went to the defender in our challenge league. I failed to steal initative.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blast from the Past - Space Wolves

I know I've used work to excuse my lack of progress on my blog but that will be changing soon. I've gotten the hang of things and have actually been commissioned to do some models. Woe! I have procrastinated the painting of my Harlequins for so long because I cannot do the little stripeys and diamonds that everyone else seems to. Thankfully my client (ooh I sound professional!!) handed me two other harleys and said, can you paint them like this? They are largely blue and black, so yes of course I can paint blue. I don't have an army that hasn't been blue of some sort!! Yay!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New shoes, New job, what next?

Been a little busy lately. I got a new position with the company I am working for and begain training for it this week. I've been a little bit busy but still managed to take some time this morning and grass my entries into the terrain contest that GW is running for the realm of battle board. I'm not so excited about my chances, but hey, I entered. I make pretty simple terrain I think, but who knows. maybe something could happen.

I'm really enjoying this new position and did so well at the interview they made me an interviewer. :D Yay for finally having a techie job again.

Aaaand you boys can stop reading now. I got new shoes and wow they are hot. Torrid was running one of their half off the clearance sale (read: get rid of the stuff) and I just had to get a little retail therapy (even if online) in for all the stress the previous position was causing me.  grr.

So I'm thinking of going to Dragoncon tomorrow. I looked at the 40k tourney there but it's nightmarish in description. $50 to get in the con and another $30 just for the tourney! And no prizes listed either. No thanks! The Eldar will not be accompannying me tomorrow if I go.

Sunday I have a challenge match from Noah. 2000 points of Eldar on Eldar action. He says he's got this diabolical new list that is supposed to tear me apart. Says something about being all on foot too. Still not sure what to bring either. I guess my regular list might do, but I'd like to come up wish something a little different. I won't post it here either, since he's one of my minions, er I mean followers.