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