Thursday, October 18, 2012

Operation Caliban Cantina

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As any student of military history of say...the last hundred years or so will know, the key to victory for any military offensive, is to assign an off the wall & distracting name for it. Thus, reaching into left field, I came up with: Operation Caliban Cantina!

This Saturday evening, gaming at the FLGS will recommence after a fairly long hiatus. When summer hits, all the college kids go home, everyone else goes outside, etc., and gaming ceases.  Then the FLGS moved to a new location (conveniently leaving the old one which is still leased to be used for indoor R/C racing & gaming). While its somewhat surprising that I haven't yet encountered aircraft in 40k yet when visiting Morristown, odds are good that I might this weekend, and so I figured I ought to counter this threat.

No Fortress of Redemption? Aww, sad Angels...
Planning on using my Storm Wardens the IG sabers were out as they're well & truly devotees of the Ruinous Powers, so that leaves my only option as the Icarus lascannon on my bastion. However that was on the sprue at the time I took this photo last night (since remedied). Speaking of sprues, there are still quite a few future Storm Wardens on them, so my lone squad of Dark Angels will be tagging along to beef up the Troops section a bit. They're not allies per se...as there's no incentive to get their soon to be replaced codex at this point, so they will just be used as vanilla marines.

However in a misguided act of diplomacy, the Wardens thought to both welcome and honor their mysterious brethren by naming this offensive after them. Relations between the two chapters however seem to have gotten of to a bad start...

Perhaps the Librarian misread his Emperor's Tarot when seeking an honorable moniker?

As for the Bastion, I gotta question for all of you Necron players out there: How does one transport a monolith sized hunk-o-plastic to the FLGS on a regular basis without worry of the little fiddly bits (heavy bolters mainly) breaking off? It sure as hell won't fit in a sabol tray, and I was hoping that there's a better option than 'just put it in the passenger seat and try to minimize the sharp turns'.









11 comments:

Ian Logsdon said...

I'm partial to buying the thickest foam (8") and cutting through so there are layers that stack around it. I then use the rest of the foam as usual. I did that with my sabol foam for my defiler and it worked well.

Da Masta Cheef said...

I was tempted to wander around work & see if I could scrounge up a similarly sized box, and then go on a foam hunt.

Thanks!

Screech said...

PEANUTS! PEANUTS EVERYWHERE!

Da Masta Cheef said...

Shush you!

madival said...

I just put them in a box that they wont shift much in. solid pieces if plastic past a certain size have never had breaks for me . my 2 liths have been in a box for nearly 4 years now (jesus, has it been that long.) and they haven't had a scratch yet

neverness said...

This is all an amazing coincidence! LOL

Screech said...

I think Da Cheef has to worry about the condition of the model's paint (in addition to the small bits) as his isn't spay-painted Krylon Gold, and thus can take a few hits before anyone notices (though the glare usually causes everyone to look away).

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol, I have several thin sheets of foam, will try that with a box till I can acquire some of the really thick stuff as Ian suggested above.

rogue.trader.voril said...

Cheef, please try to remember what state you are in. If you'uns can't be fixin it wit ducktape n chicken wire, well sir it ain't needen fixin.

madival said...

not all my stuff is krylon gold. some stuff got painted. if you want, I have 2 thick 4 inch pieces that I couldn't fit my monoliths in. they may work for ya

Da Masta Cheef said...

Ya know RTVoril, just because your Fortress of Redemption is made is made of the same cardstock as your raiders doesn't necessarily mean that that applies to everyone's armies...

Sure that'll work Madival. What do ya want for it, a Strighori?