Thursday, December 1, 2011

Genestealer overkill

I now have enough models to make this happen. The internet is rife with taking something that works and spamming it so I figured a way to get a maximum amount of Genestealers into one 2000 point army. I don't know if this has been done, but once they are all painted I'm SO going to run this. And watch my enemy tremble.

Are you ready?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Craftworlderly News

I thought the world had ended last weekend. My computer crashed, I've missed two weeks of gaming and just life in general has been a challenge. Things are looking up though, I may be getting a lateral shift that gets me off the phones (which stresses me to no end), I've gotten my computer back up and running without losing any data (or photos. the photos! AAGH!) and I've rearranged my workspace. The painting area is a little more cramped than I'd like so I'll work on that, but things are arranged better now. All of which I'm thankful for.

See what I did there?

Happy Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sisters project - ongoing

After a brief (ish) break to finish up my MERCS figures, I'm recharged enough to tackle my Sisters again. I'm not sure if I covered it before, but I painted one of my Flagellants and have begun on a Repentia as test models. I really am happy with the Priest and how fast he went. The Repentia went on the back burner when I picked up the MERCS. I've also been working on Celestine as well. Photos of those will come in time, I really am not a fan of WIP photos, at least not on the blog, though I have taken some.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I have completed my MERCS team (to the best of my ability). There's a LOT of detail on these models and I kept going back and fiddling with them. My loving camera kept pointing out little spots, nooks and crannies that I missed and taunting me. I have gone and touched up these spots, but not taken new photos. Those will be along eventually I'm sure.

The one figure that's missing is my Kemvar Assassin. He's still missing his left arm (I can't locate it at the moment) so I didn't paint him with the gang. I am doing so now because I have a fabulous idea for him (due to his Active Camoflage) and perhaps it will look okay when I'm done. I'll make that another post.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Game Review - MERCS

Been working a bit lately on my MERCs figures to take a break from the Sister's project and also as test models for mudding up my figures. I plan on the Sisters to have a weathered, dirty look, and the same look is ideal for the MERCs game environement. I'm going to be using more of a dusty, rubble strewn theme for the MERCs though, since it's largely city fighting. The Sisters will have more mud and universal basing.

What's MERCs? So glad you asked!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Farseer is still alive..

Imperial vid-pic of a Chaplain shortly before he was pulped.
 I'm still here.

There's been a lot of things going on and without going into it, I just haven't had time or motivation to blog lately. I'll get better.

Doesn't mean I haven't been at play. I've still found time to get a few games in here and there. Lately my orks. I'll try and get a battle report up soonish.

The Sisters project is ongoing, and though not as fast as I'd like, it's getting done. Hopefully will have some photos of the girls soon.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Battle Report - Grey Knights! (vs Tyranids)

So for a long time now I've been curious about the whole Tyranids vs. Grey Knights thing. The internet (hi Internet!) seems to think that my buggles are no match for the Knights in shiny satin.

So I was actually challenged by one of the regulars (We'll call him Markus Aurelius) at the LGS the week prior after months of trash talking. sadly I had to postpone until this last week. We had actually semi-battled on the table of a 2v2 match, but we had been in opposite corners, and barely had traded punches. This time was different.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Sisters Project - Update Umpteen

I've gotten 'hold of points listings for the new Sisters "codex" and though I'm not thrilled, I'm set on this path, and as always, more into the modeling than the gaming, so we're definitely off and running. I'm actually behind, since they are now 'out'. I've been set back again and again by poor priming. I bought some Army Painter primer last week at the LGS, but have not been impressed so far. The results of the test model I did were fine, but then when I did the batch, they all came out fuzzy. Really fuzzy. It came off on my hands. EW! So another bottle of Simple Green and I'm stripping them all again.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Sisters Project

The girls have been worked on, albeit slowly. I'm almost done with my second batch (which will bring me to 11).  I'm probably not going to be ready in time for the dwarfdex release, as I've found a lot of bad primer runs and some recent trades needed stripping as well. Over half of my own primed models have a fuzzy feel to them, and some of the ones that were primed white (I prime grey on models that need flesh or bright color) were really heavily primed upon closer inspection. I stripped these recently and found they were just re-primed over a paint job prior. Eww.

Even re-cycling it, I'm going to need more Simple Green soon.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Necrons leaked?

Not quite. But it would've been funny!

In my recent adventures, I had to move some old books of mine and by chance the White Dwarf containing the first ever Necron rules fell out of the stack. I swiped it up and re-visited it. Necron warriors were scarier than I remembered. Toughness 5 with a 2+ save. Yeouch. And while "we'll be back" only worked on a 6, on a 2+ you got to try again. Fearless. And Disruptor zone. Scary for vehicles, but gross for infantry. It must be remembered that at the time (2nd ed) Chainswords were S4, Power swords S5 or 6 and a two handed power axe was S7. They also only had negatives to armor saves, not 'ignores armor'. Fun Stuff!!

It had been a little while since I'd gotten a game in, but managed to get up to the LGS on Tuesday for a little bit, where I played a little Magic (*gasp*) and Mordheim, and actually taught someone how to play it as well.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Did ya miss me?

I've been quite busy despite the lack of posting (and I am apologetic/guilt-ridden about that). The job training is finally over though and hopefully I will have a bit more time. This is perhaps a joke though, since there have been some (rather wonderful) personal developments of late.

Nay, I do solemnly type that I will endeavor to blog on a more regular schedule. I have to you see, I've got two of them now!!

I did get some painting and games in, and aside from one or two minis I don't yet have, the Mordheim warband is done. I have to buy yet another knight, since he fell in battle and was crushed to death by said horse (who also died, sad to say). Daemonic Warhorses don't grow on trees, y'know! For now we're going to have to just deal with 5 BS5 crossbowmen and a BS6 hired elf and Sarah Jayne (also BS6) and her rifle of doom.

The War Dolls project is off and running now. You can see the chatbox here or click on the link there. We've got some great girls on board right now and are looking for more. If you are interested let us know in a comment, chatbox or email! We have some great things planned, and are always getting more ideas.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mordheim - Obituary and Report

Jethro seems to be out of his head in this photo.
Today we mourn the loss of Ser Norbert Allengaard. Noble Knight and recovering alcoholic who was hired to protect Miss Annabelle's caravan and enterprise. In the caverns below Mount Motusin, while on an egg run, he was terribly mauled by a sabretusk. The ogre allies that the caravan was working with fled after one of their number was swallowed whole by the wyrm that dwelled inside those caverns. Wisely retreating, the caravan escaped, but had to leave behind the body of Ser Norbert. It was only later that they discovered that the old man had, in fact, survived, but was captured by a roving band of Chaos Warriors. He was thrown into their fighting pits and subsequently killed for certain this time. That's just what they do. Miss Annabelle was quoted as saying "We shall miss Ser Norbert, but at least we still have his horse, that saves us a good deal of money."

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Update update!

Besides training at work, here's what I've been up to. As previously mentioned my Mordheim band bought it's 2nd Trade Wagon. It's completed as of now, but I haven't had the opportunity to take photos yet. Expect some next update as I'm headed to Phoenix Games today to "get my geek on".

Also, there's a new chat pod! Commissar Carrie, Katie Drake, Mistress of Minis and I are embarking on a mission to unite the girl gamers! The new chatbox is the first of a few projects we will be working on. If you want to contribute or just be a part of the War Dolls, then drop one of us a line or hit us up in the chatbox!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Recharged! I needed that.

I don't know if I overdosed on gaming or not yesterday, but even my dice are tired. (I did in fact do a little shopping afterward, so that may have added to the exhaustion)

I got in my 2 (makeup) weekly games of Mordheim yesterday and one very large 40k battle with a good friend I haven't seen in a while. We wound up doing a 2 v 2 battle since the store was so crowded. It was Grey Knights & Space Wolves vs. Eldar and (my) Tyranids. Noah wound up having to leave at the end of turn 4, but he had managed to dislodge the Imperial forces from their (C&C) objective, whereas I had about 16 Stealerbugs piled atop ours. I had another nearly-full brood holding the hill after a failed charge from the Blood Claws (go venomthrope!!) It was still anyone's fight, since there was a Stormraven full of Paladins on it's way to our own objective.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Not Much to Report Lately.

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. I did get out to see Green Lantern with a new/old friend this past weekend. I approve! The new job and an upcoming Saturday that promises reunion with old friends and geekery to the limit should have me in a much better mood shortly. I apologize to the one or two of you who actually keep up with my blog. ;)

In the meantime, PHOTOS! These are from the tournament just last month. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Where's the Farseer Been?

I apologize for the lack of content on my blog lately. I have been working on a few things that aren't necessarily blogworthy. One of which is trying to get InstantMold to do what I ask it to. I've been trying to make a two part mold and my casting medium isn't exactly co-operating. And what is that I'm asking of it? Wagon wheels. I'm making extra wagons to leave at the game store because the Bordertown Burning campaign seems to like putting them in missions all over the place. Secondly I've been trying to get my apt cleaned up because this is my last day of being unemployed. Woohoo! Thirdly I've been trying to finalize my 40k Campaign Packet. I've been in the mood to run a narrative campaign again and realized there were things I had noted in there during the first run that I wanted to add / revise for the second run.

So that's what I've been up to. I have more stories coming, but my dismay at the implications of the Sister's Codex being a White Dwarf article(s) has taken the wind out of my sails, especially with my painting of the Sisters. I'm really hoping (probably in vain) that it's just a preview of what's coming later this Fall. We shall see. In the mean time, I'll continue to write and there are plenty of other things to paint...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fiction - Merchant Adventures (part 1)

Annabelle Evarion trudged up the path towards the little village she’d heard about over a game of cards. The village wasn’t well known but what she’d heard was that therein lived a simple wainwright that built the sturdiest wagons within 500 leagues. She’d spent the last of her inheritance here in a grand investment plan. She had to get rich, or she’d be in trouble, especially if her father found out that she’d taken her inheritance before he was actually in the grave.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tournament - Battle Report (part 2)

The Little Known "Wall of Eldar"
Game two was against a young boy who was there with his father. He did enjoy the game, and I'm still curious as to whether or not he painted his own figs. Some of them looked pretty detailed. Sadly, none of the photos I got came out very well.

The game itself was somewhat as expected. I did wind up helping him with rules a lot and even asked him a few times if he really wanted to make certain moves that would leave him tactically open. Despite my helping him (and no I was not an evil bitch), I still stomped on the Tau. I think he was a little frustrated at the end, but he still had fun. I didn't get full points for the match due to us running out of time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tournament - Battle Report (part 1)

The tournament was lots of fun! In a stroke of ill luck though my first random match up was vs the Missile Spam list I had so much trouble with in testing. I did actually perform better than in testing and I think that's largely due to the lovely amount of terrain we had available on the tables. Missions were #s 1, 3 & 4 out of the Adepticon 2010 team packet, modified slightly for singles.

I knew it would be a challenge, and was hoping to at least win best painted since I knew that Space Wolf list was still waiting for me.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Final list for tournament.

Finally got a good photo of the detail
I've done some testing with this list and though it seems rather hit or miss (how DO you deal with missile spam anyway) my hits have been pretty good. I'm not sure what I could change at this point and still keep my banshees in there. I guess I'll just go and look pretty. I'm willing to bet my Tyranid list would perform better, but there's no way I could get all the work done that I need to by the end of the week. So I'll just go for 'best painted' with what I have. :) I'm still going to try my best of course. I'm hoping that the missions being different will help me out.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Razorwing & 100th post

I've still come across some people who've not seen this photo. This is apparently a preview of the Dark Eldar Razorwing. No one seems to have a release date for it right now, which is sad, because I think it's a very pretty model. I may end up getting two! I hear you both saying, "But Cami, you don't have Dark Eldar!". I know! In my scouring looking for a release date, I've seen more than a few comments that leads me to believe that people don't realize that this is an 'either/or' kit. I've had it on good authority (and I am a Farseer) that this kit will be able to build either a Razorwing or a Nightwing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Fastest Brush in the West

 Just pulled off getting 10 figures painted in a little over 24 hours. Wow! I've never painted so fast!

I changed my list up a little and that required more Banshees. These have been in my 'to do' box for some time and I've always wanted to have a 2nd squad for my army. So I set out to to get them done. I just didn't expect to paint them so fast. I managed to paint these, play some Mordheim at the LGS and dye my hair all in that time. I'm not a fan of painting en masse normally but I'm not a big fan of these old models, and really happy to get them out of the way. I've done a little touch up and now just need to do the bases.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Project - Sisters of Battle Rhino/Immolator

So I realized a couple of weeks ago that I needed to try out my paint scheme on a vehicle before I went much farther with the project. So I broke out the Cannoness's Rhino, and found bits to convert it to an Immolator. In the process of putting the Rhino together (my first with the current kit) I found nooks and crannies. This plus my electronics background gave way to a lighted interior. I tried to put a light in the searchlight, but that only wound up with a ruined searchlight. I didn't have a small enough LED for it and even then it wouldn't look quite proper. I didn't have a switch either, so I fashioned a jumper out of a gear box. Second picture shows it in the 'off' position.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fiction - An Old Tale

This is a telling of an event long ago. I was still an apprentice to Nel'waith at the time. He had a fascination with the Humans and watched them often. Admittedly I was left with a similar curiosity and have kept up with some of his subjects. One of which was one Tarvis Larkaan, whom is of special interest to me. My mentor watched him for a long time. His fate was very tangled, but with some 'help' he achieved his destiny. This is how it began...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tournament - Possible Eldar list

So the tourney has been re-set at 1850 points (you are welcome!) and the list I had just about figured out has been totally shattered. I played around with a couple of ideas, and then just started from the ground up, and this list just kinda happened. When it came to exactly 1850 I sort of took that as a sign. However in hindsight, my Warlock has no power to grant to the wraithguard (I usually give them Enhance).

The list is as follows:

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Deadline...

There is a 1500 point tournament coming up at Phoenix games on May 21. I now have less than 3 weeks to figure out what army I'm playing, paint/base any stragglers (I"m looking at you Stealerbugs) and OMG LEARN TO PLAY AT 1500 points!!!

All my lists/knowledge are currently running at 2000 points with a few lists at the 1000 point level. When I first heard 'tournament' I was mentally preparing for the aforementioned 'Stealerbug Swarm' list seeing as how I've now got both Venomthropes assembled. A small miracle there, those are some complex, fiddly models. I have learned and now appreciate super glue accelerator now.

So my options are;
Chaos Marines (not likely)

It's possible that I could get 1500 points of Sisters done in time, but I only have one Exorcist and 3/4 of an Immolator, so that's probably not a good option.

I'll toy with some ideas and post lists for you, my loyal minions, to pick apart and tell me how foolish I am. Just remember, I have 5 fire dragons and NO hive guard, so forget that! :P

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

List - Genestealer Swarm

"This place crawls sir, we need retrieval!"

Everyone seems to be posting lists to their blogs, and I haven't done so in a while, so here goes. I've had lots of success with this list, or a variant thereof, so I'm throwing it into the interwebs. So far it's been vassal only, but I will be putting it on the table very soon. This list probably exists somewhere on the internet, and if so I'm sorry for not providing something new, but this is something that I have evolved from my own experience from the codex and feel that it's pretty solid. It's a straightforward, stompy-stomp towards the enemy list. It's designed to get across the board and into a fight and have enough bodies to do so with acceptable loss and still a 5+ (4+ for the venoms) cover save that goes with the army.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mordheim - Project(s) Update

A quick Easter update!

I've pretty much finished the wagon. I feel like there may be something more that I could do to it. Steps, secret compartments, something. I just can't figure out what that is though. I also carved a yoke! It's not the prettiest, but I put magnets in it and found a pair of horses to pull it along. I would like a couple of different ones, but these will do if nothing else shows up.

Friday, April 22, 2011

I Win Vassal

At this point I've pretty much lost the game, but early on here was an exchange over fire on my Dire Avengers. A whole squad of Celestians had gunned down Yriel and moved in to try and dislodge them from my objective. They later got blown up to heavy bolter fire, but here's a transcription of what transpired. In case you don't chat in the chatbox over yonder ->, I'm Cami obviously. Carrie, of course you should know.

Update; with only a pair of mobile tanks left, I have lost. Carrie snuck one faaaar out squad into a lone rhino and sped across the board for the win. The rhino had come in, dropped it's unit off then sped away after losing a weapon. I totally spaced that she had loaded troops into it. MVP of the game was no doubt Cannoness Angelica Cross. She wounded my Autarch, made him run, ran him down because that wasn't good enough, shot him through the leg then "fed him his own tailbone" in the ensuing combat. Not thinking that was enough, she ran down the Wave Serpent that had shot she and her squad up earlier as it was speeding away, cracked open an engine cover, shoved a melta bomb into it and dodged the shrapnel as it exploded into a fireball.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Wheels on the Bus...

Annabelle Evarion's wagon commission (for my upcoming Mordheim Merchant Caravan warband) is rolling right along. I'm still not finished with it though. She's now telling me there needs to be a roof on it. Of course, Magnet Princess that I am, I'm going to make it removable. Who knows when she'll turn up with large cargo, or if the the weather is nice.

I still haven't found the proper horses to pull the wagon though. Fortunately the next campaign won't start for a couple more weeks still.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's going on?

I'm still around. Just a little update on my updates (or lack thereof).

Sisters; still slightly stalled. I'm about to go outside and prime all the bare metals though. That's progress right?

Mordheim; I nearly finished painting my final model, a Centigor, for my beastman warband just in time to have him murdered by a dwarf warband. Won the fight, but that was a chunk of gold I won't see again. Still, the Vampire player has been doing far worse. Lost his vamp and now his Necro is blind in one eye.

Mored 'heim; My Merchant Caravan list is almost final. I've got half the figures painted and the wagon is nearing completion. I had to cast some wagon wheels using InstantMold. This stuff is fantastic!! I was going to write a review, but MiniatureWargameConversions said everything I was going to and better. It's said that you shouldn't use an exothermic medium to cast with, but my 2-part plastic is exothermic, and did fine. I cast 4 wheels and none of them seemed to have any degredation in the detail.

Fiction; Currently working on another short story. This one from Farseer Elorrah's viewpoint.

Real Life Oh Noes! Commissar Carrie over at Inquisitork is in the hostpital! Go visit her blog and tell her to get her ass back to the compy stat! I miss my friend.

...and she's got a story to finish.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sisters Project - 2nd model

 I am much happier with the way this model has come out. Perhaps its the banner. The banner is very pretty. I couldn't have asked for better, myself. It might also be that I painted over a grey primer. The first was over white. I can't see any difference in them when side by side, so I dunno. I have a can and a half of grey, so the ones I just stripped will be getting a grey base, methinks.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fiction - New Orders

(I've actually had this story in my head since seeing Inquisition seemingly moved from Sisters of Battle to Grey Knights. Time unfortunately has been against me lately and I have been unable to post it.)

Inquisitor Seriphena Weston walked out upon the landing platform, her armored boots ringing on the deck plating. The stormtroopers standing guard stood a little straighter when she passed. She recognized trooper Pavkin and greeted him warmly. She approached the Valkyrie that was perched on the deck like a crouching beast. She could see the pilot going through pre-flight rituals. Servitors were loading crates and equipment into the rear door. Some of the battle sisters were loading ammo crates into the side door. Seriphena grabbed one end of an ammo crate with her free hand and helped a sister she didn't recognize load a crate. She smiled as the sister thanked her. Seriphena stepped aside as Sister Superior Annalisa walked over and the two exchanged the formal pleasantries before settling into a less formal conversation. Seriphena liked that some of the sisters could feel comfortable around her. She knew that Inquisitor Husqmann was far more formal and ... stuffy with the girls. Well he was stuffy with everyone actually.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Back to Basics with Elorrah

Elorrah, slayer of CrazyDreads
I've gotten away from my original idea of a Craftworld Iybraesil list. I don't mind so much though, it's been a fun journey and the journey is what counts. Lately though I wanted to use my jetbikes more and decided to build a list geared more towards my beginning concept, especially since I had painted units I didn't have when starting.

Below is the list (slightly modified; warlock powers and one vyper weapon) that I used in a game yesterday at the LGS. I was very happy with the performance save for one incident (which prompted the power change) and will definitely be using it again.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mordheim - Harr'Tak's Raiders

So, on Mordheim day at the shop last week. You know the one I blogged about, having spent the day painting my pride-and-joy Sharphoof figure... Yeah that's the one. The Raider's first game of the day was against Da Machine's Undead. The mission was to hold buildings. The Raiders had managed to claim 3 buildings and was about to contest the 4th. There were two zombies inside and several milling about outside. The Chaos Warhounds attacked the outside zombies and Sharphoof plowed through the one by the door, and headed inside. He found the two zombies there and engaged them in combat. One dropped to his onslaught while the other kept trying to stab him with a dirty kitchen knife. After a moment or two, two dregs barged in and held him down while the zombie ate his brain.

Poor Sharphoof.

Now the band has turned to the most experienced beastman to lead them. Sadly, this is Harr'Tak. He's horribly scarred (causes fear), has a half healed chest wound (-1T) and is psychologically scarred as well (hates the Dwarf Noble). Clearly the best choice to lead this band. Clearly.

I'm having fun though, and without a doubt this does give my warband character!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rules Query for Your Pondering.

Last night I posed a question to the 3++ chatbox (located to your right) that I've often wondered about but until last night in Vassal, had never come up for me. I got several mixed replies there and (I imagine) one or two confused stares.

The situation is this. Farseer X's Fortune goes down at the beginning of the turn. He obviously thinks that it should stay up, so he casts Fortune again. The dice come up two ones. Ghosthelm fails. First invulnerable save succeeds, so he has to roll another save but fails it.

The question; Does he get a re-roll to that failed invulnerable save?

The rulebook states that the power goes off live or die, so any squad left behind (assuming this is his last wound) would have Fortune up. Everyone agreed that the first Fortune was gone and not usable. However there was no consensus to when the power actually happened. Does the wound have to be resolved THEN the power happens, or does the power happen as soon as the successful psychic test is made?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mordheim - Bighorns Sharphoof

Tomorrow is Mordheim day at the shop and I wanted my Chieftan to be ready for battle. Today I painted him up and I'm rather happy with the results. I magnetized his arms (of course) since I would like other weapon options at some point.

I present; Bighorns Sharphoof, leader of the ragtag band known as Sharphoof's Raiders. They like axes and chopping and usually their big friend Murrghor the Minotaur comes along for the fun of it.

Mordheim - Sharphoof's Raiders

So the gang at the LGS recently started a Mordheim League. I figured I would give it a try. The Sisters of Sigmar sounded interesting and very Sisters of Battle (and I figured I might could use the figures in my army). Sad to say I didn't find the Sisters models very appealing. I've always loved beastmen though, so after looking at them, and the models I decided to give it a whirl.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Camera Time - Opinions needed!!

So now that I have a job again (*whew*) I will be able to shop (YAY!!) and the first thing on my list, quite possibly after bills, is a new camera. I have, I think, 3 digital cameras. One was a hand-me-down from a friend and is just terrible. It is so fickle and sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. Seems like you always need a flash, and that burns through batteries in no time. The other was an old Sony Mavica I got in a box of things my mother gave me after my father passed. I thought the Mavica was pretty cool, and it was perfect for what he did. He could just drop the floppy full of photos in the file he was working on rather than print them all out. It's now very old and the drive doesn't work very well. My 3rd is my video cam, and it takes not-so-great photos, as can be seen on this blog.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vassal Maps

That's right!! No Grey Knight mentions here.

Oh wait. Dammit!

Honestly though, who'd have thought I'd have sought after material!? Especially my doodlings in Vassal. Well I'm tickled and more than happy to present them here. I've tried to label them according to the type of terrain and everything, but if you have any questions, I'm not too far to hide. And that goes for any map of mine, just look for the hurricane 'symbol' in the lower left. --->

Map Pack 1 and Map Pack 2 Enjoy!!

Thanks everyone who's kept up with me. We hit (and passed) 50 followers last week! Amazing that I can be that entertaining!

*edit* Maps lists
Pack 1:
DesertFlower2 - A ruined pumping station.
RoadsideCamp2  - An imperial camp on the side of a road. (pictured)
TauOutpost - An outpost, made my Tau. Big surprise!
UrbanDecay - An early map I did. Pretty urban, and busy. Forgot to label it.

Pack 2:
BigMeksPlace - A junkyard where shooty 'tings get built!
CrowdyTown - An experiment in BLoS. Only the brave go to Crowdy Town
JunkyardCrossroad - New map!! Junkyard, at a crossroad! So easy!
SnowStation - Lots more buildings fun, in the snow!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Battle Report - Death at Big Mek's Shop

Had a very wonderful (vassal) game with Commissar Carrie, and though it started a little lopsided, eventually blossomed into a nail biter! Had I known that it would have ended thus, I'd have gotten more snapshots.

The start of the game had me deployed with 2 Zoeys on one flank, 1 on the other, with two squads of warriors in cover (note the blood). Carrie's DeffKoptas scouted up the left and right flanks and blew them away with help of some other units on TURN ONE. They never got to move!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sisters Project - Update

I hadn't really touched my sisters since my first post on it. I have been busy, but something never really sat right about the look of the Battle Sister I'd painted. I kept looking at it over and over, and finally thought that she needed a wash. I was trying to keep the armor bright and shiny, but using a double coat of Armour wash really had a positive effect. I also highlighted the armor back up with more mithril silver and deepened the purple with darker purple.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Project - Silver Towers of Tzeentch

Obviously my Sisters project is slow to start. Not sure why... could it be the 40+ models awaiting me to paint them all exactly the same? Could it be the stripping of some of them and starting over from bare metal? (I do hate going backwards with painting) Very possible.

Also there's that whole finding a job thing. Funny how that eats up a lot of time that would otherwise be spare.

So insert (slow) project that I've wanted to do for some time. Recently inspired by the local store having an umpteen thousand point Apocalypse battle invitational. I don't know the points, but I saw (smelled) the four 4' x 8' tables being painted. Da Machine was supposed to attend but had to take care of some things out of town, but he did loan them his army. I still don't have all the details of the battle, but apparently the super titan was involved and there was a meltdown of it. Needless to say, Chaos didn't fare too well (or so I'm told).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tyranids - Venomthropes + Stealerbugs

It's been a little while since this Farseer has reported on Tyranids, so here we go with a new list. I've had this list and have experimented with in Vassal only (since we have no Venomthropes) but I had been wanting to try out the V'thropes. People seem to ignore them for some reason and I wanted to know why. They have a 2+ poison attack and give every unit (keyword here) within 6" a 5+ cover. Normally that's not such a great save, but when you start looking at a 5+ save on Genestealers and what the 'standard' issue gun (e.g. bolter) does to said save, that 5+ cover starts to look pretty tasty.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feelin' Orky!

So I'm headed to the LGS today, and figured I'd share what I'm taking. Special thanks to Commissar Carrie for her helpful telling me what to do suggestions.

2000 Pts - Warboss Gazbakk's Warmob

HQ: Big Mek Whizzgutz. 'eavy Armor, Cybork Body, Shokk Attack Gun (110 pts)
HQ: Warboss Gazbakk. 'eavy Armor, Cybork Body, Power Klaw, Shoota/Skorcha (105 pts)
Troops: 9 x Nobz w/ Big Choppa, x 1 Bosspole + 1 Painboy. All in 'eavy Armor. + Trukk w/ Red Paint Job and Ram (375 pts)

Elite: Lootas 10 x Boyz (150 pts)
Elite: Burna Boyz 11 x Boyz (165 pts) 

Troops: Boyz 11 x Boyz, 1 x Rokkit + Trukk w/ Plank, Red Paint Job, Ram (126 pts)
Troops: Boyz x 18 Boyz + 1 Nob w Klaw, Bosspole. 1 x Big Shoota(159 pts)
Troops: Boyz 19 x Boyz + 1 Nob w Klaw, Bosspole. 2 x Big Shoota (170 pts)
Heavy Support: Battlewagon; Armor Plates, Deff Rolla, Rigger, Kannon, Big Shoota x 2 (145 pts)
Heavy Support: 3 x Killer Kans 2 x Grotzooka & Riggers, 1x Big Shoota, x 3 Armor Plates(170 pts)
Fast Attack: 5 x Deffkoptas w/ TL Rokkits and x 1 Buzzsaw (250 pts)
Heavy Support: 2 Zzap Guns w/ 9 Gretchin crew.(75 pts)

Friday, February 11, 2011

A quick note on Orks by Farseer N'kurrik

We have discovered an inherent weakness in Orks battle tactics. They often employ psychic orks they call 'weirdboys' or 'warpheads'. These so-called psykers seem to have very little control over their powers and act more of a leak in a container rather than a conduit channeling psychic energy. Even the exodites have far better control.

Monday, January 31, 2011

It has begun - The Sisters Project

From the Sisterhood of the Rosa Caestu, here comes my first Sister of Battle. I was helped by CommissarCarrie, whom I consider a dear friend and my personal expert on Witch Hunters. Of course HER help would have involved pink guns as well, so I feel like it was a decent compromise.

Now I have several minis to strip down and there are about 6 different paint jobs in the army. This army changed hands several times before reaching mine and everyone had a go at the paint scheme. I really liked the original blue/white but was really trying NOT to paint another blue army. Sorry Devin!

The only problem is there are no vehicles other than Rhinos in the army. I've got enough pieces to put together one Immolator but that really isn't going to help. My plan is to have all the figs painted by the time the Codex comes out later this year or early next year and then pick up the possibly new vehicles then. Since I paint vehicles pretty quick I should have a fully operational army almost when the book hits the shelves!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Orky goodness - Trukk

The original Trukk not painted by me.
So after my first game with the orks, I realized that one Trukk wasn't going to do it. Especially when I own a unit of Nobz. Burnas obviously need to ride in one, so I needed another to move things along. When the local store where I used to live went out of business (*sniffle*) I took advantage of the discounts though and picked up several models. One of which was a second Trukk for my Ork army that I had just traded for. It went into the 'to do' pile and wasn't a priority until now.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stormraven photos then and now.

A while back GW 'leaked' the stormraven photo on their website and of course it made the rounds on the internet. Almost universally it was lamented as a terrible model. It looks small and anemic and skinny and has been called many other names. Not exactly something you'd care to be proud to say "Yeah I rode to battle in that!" I wasn't planning on getting one either way (unless they give them to Sisters of Battle) unlike the Valkyrie which called to me to build it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Here there be ORKS!!

I mentioned before that I had traded my old Space Wolves in for Orks about a year ago. Today I broke them out. Da MaCHiNe called me yesterday to schedule a game today and came and picked me up to go to the local store. I had originally planned to start my narrative campaign with this game (and a planetstrike one at that) should he bring his Chaos Marines. However, if he were bringing Daemons, I'd play my Orks. I was still staring at both army boxes when he walked in. I asked which army he brought with him and he only responded "Chaos". My friend.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tournament Report - 1000 points


We converged on Phoneix games for 8 games / 12 hours of fast and furious dice rolling. Tournament was 1000 points, all Kill Points, Missions were 2 each from the rulebook, plus 2 'Cauldron' missions.

I took the previously mentioned Shining Spears list. I figured that I would not last the entire 8 rounds without becoming loopy, so I might as well have fun with it. I'm also trying to figure out the Spears. I've had some really good experiences with them and want to see them shine. (see what I did??)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Buzz buzz buzz!! Marine FAQs updated (and DE too)

See, Dark Angels, GW does still love you.

Looks like all of the Marine codices got a little attention.

Yeah you Dark Kin got a FAQ too.

The rulebook got one too, but I don't see any changes that common sense wouldn't have fixed already.

That is all.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Not quite final apparently. (the internet's going to laugh at me)

...ok, so maybe not.

I thought that the version 7 was going to be the final version of my list and that I just would have to fear Da MaCHiNE's Daemon list during the course of the tournament. With 8 games during the course of the day, it's likely that I will see this list. Kirby from 3++ gave me some pointers on how to handle the list (more on that in a bit) and Noah (who has no blog for shame) suggested adding Banshees. I *heart* Howling Banshees despite what you say internet, and they are fluffy for Iybraesil being matriarchal and all. When I build a list they always seem to come out with a tinge of fluff, I just can't help it. It's what happens.

Friday, January 7, 2011

1K Point Tournament List - v. 7 and Final

So with a little over a week to go I think I've decided to stick with what I've been running the last few weeks. It's almost exactly the previous one except I dropped a wave serpent in favor of a second farseer. Just didn't make sense to have an empty falcon and a serpent with 5 or 6 models in it. The list in this version has tested very well on vassal but only 2 games on actual table and those didn't go so great. In my defense though, there's only so much that can be done against a raging Bloodthirster on a 4 x 4 table.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fiction - The Origin of Autarch Ry'hanna Skyblade (part 3)

This is the tale of how Ry'hanna ech'Tyur Skyblade came to us on Iybraesil and how she found the path of leadership with us. These are the her trials as she conveyed them to me, and some of which I Saw in the runes. -Farseer Elorrah

Ranger Ry'hanna stepped through the webway portal onto the the cool grassy ground. She sank to her knees and closed her eyes and just concentrated on breathing. The air smelled faintly of cinnamon and roses. Behind her the Pathfinders followed through as well, all three of them showing exhaustion in similar fashion. No'ahl, Torrum, and Kah'hal were the only ones remaining of the small band that had showed up to rescue her, but wound up pinned down with her. Kah'hal's eyes still had that haunted, faraway look to them as he lay there recovering. Had that Void Dragon not shown up when it did none of them would have made it out alive.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

As Requested; Dire Avengers

Contemplative Avenger wasn't paying attention again.

Just a quick photo (and update) of the Dire Avengers as requested. (love the sound of that) My photo quality is still crap, so forgive please.

Before dear Reader, you say anything, yes I know there are two Exarchs. I have needed to split the squad smaller in the past and been unable to, so I made a convertable Exarch/Avenger. I also needed the Exarch to have dual cats for the upcoming tournament and my power weapon / shimmershield guy is glued together completely. He's not *quite* done, but I don't think you can tell from the photo. His face needs shading, the gem under his pistol needs color and he needs his symbol on his hat. oh and dullcoating.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A disturbance in the Æther...

Did you feel that? A movement within the Immaterium. The urge to run a campaign is calling to me again. That could be complicated since I still know very few gamers here locally. I could just throw it out to the local store, but I don't know which players are reliable and which are not around here. This chafed me on the last campaign. I poured a lot of work and effort into building it and the (not quite finished) Campaign Packet I came up with. I guess I expected a bit more commitment from the players. Maybe it's just me, but when you ask a player for feedback, it's kind of expected. I let everyone know that the Packet was still being worked on and I needed lots of feedback to get it finished, as well as their turn orders. I was running a map based / narrative campaign.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fire Dragon Exarch and onwards

Fire Dragons done! added a little grass to the bases just for those more woodsy boards. Still not happy with the camera but here's what I could actually get to come out. I'm really very pleased with my bases and I hope the little guys stay put. I didn't pin them so I'm considering this a test. The Rangers I think are going to be a bit simpler and I've already got my 2nd Farseer figured out. After those 6 models and painting the Farseer with the scuplted base, my tourney army will be done!

I'll likely take the rest of Jan to finish basing the rest of the Eldar and then move on to painting my Sisters. I've still got a full squad (minus the Exarch) of banshees to paint, and another 6 Harlequins, but I'll save those for when I need a break from Sister-monotony.

*edit* since the beginning of this post I've finished the Dire Avengers and both Exarchs. I'm really happy with them as well.
Happy New Year everyone!