Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dreadtober WIP (5): The one armed bandit!

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No blog post Monday as I had accomplished exactly zilch on the hobby front (not even a game played) from Thursday thru Sunday. Not wanting to repeat that, I ignored my various responsibilities and tossed out my sad excuse for time management shoehorned some hobby time into my busy schedule to make some progress on my dreadnought.

Suck it Iron Warriors, the Salamanders have hazard stripes too!

As always there were more touch ups followed by the application of decals. One thing of note on that subject: I absolutely suck at applying decals! Seriously, look at all the decals I have used to adorn any of my minis, and rest assured that half again as many of them were fucked up in the attempted application and were summarily removed before trying again. Excessive use of profanity also accompanies the decal process.

Also, a ways back I bought a bunch of decal 2nds from Fallout Hobbies and whilst some of those are indeed no good, a fair few of them are no worse than the frequently out of register decals that GW oh so often puts in it's boxes of minis. The bastards!


After decals were dry, I slathered on the ink wash...going so far as to apparently re-wet the '44' on left chest plate enough to cause it to move atop of the Salamander icon above it. Luckily I noticed this tragedy-in-progress and was able to move it back before it dried. Unfortunately that put some ink beneath the decal discoloring the clear film around the number. Still, the final layer(s?) of yet to be painted on weathering ought to minimize the damage (I hope).

Waiting for the multi-melta...

Lastly, the more I thought about it, the less I liked the Ironclad CCW arm. The claw is just too big and really upset the visual balance of the mini in my opinion (and my Beloved Wolfy's as well, though in truth she didn't like it from the start). So off it came and onto ebay it went. Instead a multi-melta replacement arm is currently enroute to me to replace it. That'll then get a crash course assembly and painting/inking to bring it up to speed with the rest of the Dread before I do the weathering.

With the arm currently lost to vagaries of warp travel, my Dreadtober progress has ground to a sudden halt. All I could really do was paint over the excess dried inking on the base and clear coat the model as is. If all goes well, the new arm will arrive this coming Saturday and construction will commence once more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dreadtober (WIP 4), a few splashes of paint...

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Just a quick hit this time (to steal the phrase from Mordian7th).

Real life has been a bit time consuming the past few days which has slowed my Dreadtober progress. All the hoses are now painted sotek green, a bucket load of minor (but necessary) touch ups between the gold and green have been done, and the leg armor insets are properly painted black (not just primered).

Yes I'm milking this project for all its worth...what of it?

Most significantly (if I can claim that), the base has been painted with flat earth per my new norm for bases. The helmet and lightning claw have also been repainted in Iron Warriors' colors, but that's all I got for this go round. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dreadtober WIP (3): Somebody call the bling police!


Seriously...

Bleh, too shiny!

Sigh...the gold's looking a bit weak, that means painting yet more of it on.

This dread's got enough gold paint on it to make the Emperor's Children blanch (and this is just the base coat)! As you can see, I've laid down the metallic green and ton of gold trim, as well as a bit of sotek green on some of the hoses.

My, what a big claw you have...

The CCW arm arrived earlier than expected and has been brought up to speed as well. My Beloved Wolfy commented that the new arm looks bigger than the rest of the dread! It does look a bit out of proportion, but such is the norm with the Imperium's need to overcompensate. The arm itself is proportionally no different than on any other Space Marine dread produced in the past few decades, just the claw itself seems to be larger.

Silver and hazard stripes to come!

I also painted over the Space Wolf colored bits on the base. Despite exterminating a wayward and misguided (though ultimately loyal) Legion, Russ' puppies are nonetheless considered to be loyalists themselves. Thus it makes no sense to have their discarded equipment lying at the base of a Salamander's dreadnought's feet. Instead these will be painted in Iron Warriors colors as I have done previously.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Dreadtober WIP (2)

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Rather than try and tape off and reprime parts of my dread, I decided to just start base coating it instead. True, this might make the green a tinge darker than it is on the infantry due to the black primer, but as there are so few vehicles in my army to begin with I’m okay with that. Beyond picking out the Vallejo heavy green areas, everything else got a thorough dry brushing of GW's Iron Breaker.

I haven't done any work to the base yet.

One thing you’ll probably note is the twin-heavy bolter arm is missing. I wasn’t really keen on using it and perused eBay to find some other options. I found a right-side dreadnought CCW arm and thought the idea of having the ‘gun’ and ‘CCW’ arms reversed from the norm to be rather novel. Thus I opted for that along with an underslung meltagun (both of which ought to be arriving this coming Saturday).

I do wonder just how much of the metal work will be painted gold before all is said and done...

In hindsight, having the main gun simply be a twin-linked missile launcher backed up by a master-crafted meltagun (when using the Covenant of Fire RoW) and a dreadnought CCW is if anything, even more mediocre than the original twin-heavy bolter and missile launcher combination. Oh well. I’ll just run with it. Besides, it can’t be any worse than the Furioso-type dreads that Blood Angel players field, right?

As for the missing twin-heavy bolter, if you want it then you can find it here. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

DLWDG joins Dreadtober!


...and now with a digital gun to my head, I might actually do something productive on the hobby front!

Well, I presume I will, haven't heard back yet but I only emailed them about 15 minutes prior to typing out this post. Neverness posted a link to Dreadtober in our local gaming groups's FB page, asking if anyone was interested. About the only response though was Kushial who replied with a pic of his vast collection of Dreads (seriously dude, you need therapy)!

I on the other hand I have an old, woefully neglected dread that I haven't touched in a little over a year that seriously needs to be returned to glory! With the demise of my Alpha Legionnaires for 30k, this venerable beast will instead go to my fledgling 30k Salamanders army. Sorry Rainbow Warriors fanbois (all 2 of you), those guys are Kill Team only.

Here it stands is in its current state:

All of the constituent parts, primed (not green) and sorta ready....

I may tape off the mechanical bitz and reprime it green actually...

Whilst the missile launcher will be a welcome addition to the Salamander's dreadful (lolz) lack of anti-tank weaponry, that twin-heavy bolter is kinda superfluous.

Appropriately enough I was thinking of Neverness when I worked on this base, since as you can see those are Space Wolf bitz lying at its feet.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Team yankee

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With 40k purchases on infini-hold following the release of 8th ed, I've gone looking elsewhere on what to waste my hobby $$$ on. 15mm gaming still intrigues to me despite never having ever played anything in that scale. With the demise of my Gruntz army due mainly to the confusing ruleset, I've still been looking about and picked up Team Yankee's little rule book (a close kin to the 40k variety) for the cost of shipping alone ($7) from the warstore.com.

I haven't had time to dig into it yet as the past week was quite busy including a trip to South Carolina for a wedding. Additionally, yesterday's hobby time was largely consumed with boxing up Bob's cheddar Grey Knight army to be deployed to its new home in Arkansas. Indeed bubble wrapping 20-30 super pointy minis takes far longer than one would think...

That said there's no rush to read it I suppose. Forget the lack of any known players locally, rather $900 spent in unexpected vehicular maintenance this week has more or less eliminated any hobby purchases for the foreseeable future.

Sad face.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

The pitter patter of little feet…


…very, very little feet!

A little ways back Ral Partha Europe had a ‘flash’ (read that as: impulse buy) sale. I’m a sucker for such things and made a purchase in the form of a blister of Davion Infantry and some Heavy Hover APCs to haul ‘em around in. 

This photo is straight from the Iron Wind Metals site (same minis, different distributor) as photographing microscopic unpainted minis seems kinda like a pointless exercise to me. I already had 5 plastic hex bases to glue them onto, but given the total number of minis (84 on 3-man strips) I may need some more bases. Especially as it looks like I can fit 8-10 individuals on each hex base. 


The non-faded out one on the left...

As for the APCs, whilst they like the infantry really weren’t any cheaper than just buying them from Iron Wind here in the USA (the price was comparable due to the sale), Iron Wind packs the heavy APCs at 2 to a blister (though after a look around their store, they may not be selling them currently), Ral Partha on the other hand puts 3 to a blister. So it was a free tank in exchange for almost a month-long wait. Well worth it as playing CBT isn’t a high priority anyways.

As for fielding these tiny little guys, infantry platoons come in wonderous variety! Ranging from OMFG they can do WHAT?!?-all the way to the other end of the spectrum of-these are so useless, it makes you wonder why the fuck they even bothered? Also, given the varying transport weights to coincide with the variety already mentioned, the three APCs will be able to carry anywhere from a company to a full battalion!

Visually however, they’ll all look the same because at that minuscule size, you’d get eyestrain trying to differentiate one type from the other rather than just use a generic mini like these.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The weekend after action report

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Just a quick post this morning as I rub the sleep from my eyes whilst awaiting the caffeine to kick in.

The 'battle of the box' rages in the middle as the remaining factions close in...

Saturday night Wolfy and I got in another Kill Team free-for-all with Bob and Mike (another new guy). Caught between a Dark Angels crossfire (we assume one side was fallen though neither was claiming that title...), the Fem Fa'Tau flailed away in one corner with impressive volleys of fire matched with abysmal die rolls. Her new toy the frightening DS8-support drone named FU-M80 also made its battlefield debut.

With an average of 80% casualties, its no wonder the chapter is on its last legs...

In my corner the Rainbow Warriors once again turned in their standard performance of 'at least I didn't get tabled' though as usual it was a close run thing. T'was a fun game with Bob stealing victory from the Tau in the bottom of the last tun following a long, drawn out (and for his Dark Angels embarrassing) close combat fight.

Once the crowd hits the stage, the food fight begins!

Lastly, yesterday my beloved Wolfy and I attended a local music festival, mainly to see one of my favorite bands: Southern Culture on the Skids. Their albums are okay to listen to, but they're fantastic in concert! Also, I don't recommend wearing anything too nice to the show as its not a proper SCOTS concert until the fried chicken and Little Debbies start flying thru the air!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Some wee little pirates...

o/

Pic from their website and entirely
too well painted and clean to be
one of my paint jobs!
Aways back, I ordered a single 'fantasy pirate' (which just happens to have the same build/stature of a Grymn) from Hasslefree minis. This order took what seemed like an inordinate amount of time to arrive, but given that (1) toys are rarely a high priority when it comes to necessities and (2) they generously sent a second, free mini as compensation for the delay, hell...if anything I encourage them to be late every time! lol, yes they're still my favorite mini company in case anyone was wondering. :-)

He'll be a Rogue Trader (force commander) leading the Outremar contingent allied to my Salamanders. I have a little fluff write up for hm already, but will save that for when he's all painted up.

The semi-insane Myr'dok in all her glory!

The gifted mini was the companion pirate to the one I ordered. As you can see, I already had one of these painted up as Myr'dok for the G-Team for Rogue Stars (you know, that game I like making crews and back stories for, but don't actually play...). So I'm not sure what I'll do with the freebee just yet. Perhaps my beloved Wolfy or Hoss will want her for one of their RS crews or something.  


Monday, September 11, 2017

Still plodding along on the 30k front...

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These three are the latest painted editions to my 30k Salamanders & Outremar (Imperialis Auxilia) army. Nothing fancy, just a bolter grunt along with two lascarbine grunts. One thing of note is the Iron Warriors debris on the Outremar bases.


Whilst armed, armored and capable of killing a marine or two (total, per game...for the entire allied contingent), they're hardly frontline troops. Instead they're more like a rear guard*, mopping up after the Salamanders, dispatching enemy wounded, and salvaging what they can to help the Salamanders replenish their woefully depleted stores of equipment.

*Which explains why they're not mentioned in the linked bat rep above.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Fem Fa’Tau revamp is underway!

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For those of you wondering what happened to Monday’s post, it was a holiday. Like all good holidays I took the day off (and pay no attention to Neverness who is posting blog posts whilst away on vacation. Clearly he’s vacationing incorrectly!).

As mentioned previously, I’ve begun hobby-recycling a portion of my Beloved Wolfy's Fem Fa’Tau via ebay, and as such the metal pathfinders and stealth suits are currently redeploying to their new Cadres in Kansas and Virginia. Their departure funded the addition of a new breacher squad, and a replacement plastic stealth suit though we’re still hoping the missing one will turn up eventually.


Yes, yes I know the bases suck, I promise that in the future, the Fem Fa'Tau will have battlefield 'junk' on their bases like I normally do with everything else.

I also painted another Fem Fa’Tau fire warrior, the first in what seems like ages! Unfortunately, the current Xereus Purple is a shade (or three...) off of the whatever GW’s now obsolete purple paint was. Whilst annoying, I've only painted one stealth suit, one fire warrior and the Piranha crew with that old color. Considering that I still have a bucket load of Tau that need paint of their own (and more on the way), repainting those few minis to match the current shade won’t be happening. Period.

Next up for redeployment elsewhere will be the old, original broadsides as well as the never used twin-fusion blaster crisis suit. These will (hopefully) fund a new squad of plastic pathfinders. Following that purchase, just about the only thing the Fem Fa’Tau will need are paint jobs. My plan intent for that is for every other mini painted to be a Tau mini. That ought to break things up a bit along with giving this long neglected army some much needed color!

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Also, for those of you here state-side that are interested (sorry, but international shipping is too expensive to bother with anymore), here are the Broadsides and Crises suit, as well as Bob’s Cheddar Grey Knights.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Death Korps of Krieg Rough Riders

Horses! Horses of all things! 

In hindsight (pun intended), I should have taken a pic from the other side...

Now I’ve seen everything on the 40k table top! Well okay, I know Rough Riders aren’t a new concept. They’ve been around forever it seems, but this was the first encounter I’ve had with Rough Riders since-what? The hideous pseudo-Mongols of 3rd edition??? So blindsided by these minis was I, that I had to do a post about them!

The Kroot were there before being trampled under hoof.

This was in a game of Kill Team with Courtland, a ‘new guy’ (new to us, as arriving with a fully painted Death Korps of Krieg army hardly puts him into the ‘new’ category) who recently moved to the area. I was totally unprepared for this troop type. This surprise was only compounded by the fact that we’re still using 7th ed rules, meaning my Kroot KT will eternally suffer from being a uselessly redundant shooting unit of pitiful quality, especially when it comes to close combat (they are cool minis though). Needless to say, the cavalry literally ran roughshod thru my ranks, killing many Kroot in exchange for only one cavalryman, and a handful of his foot sloggers.

Ever fond of their technological edge, the Fem Fa'Tau were checking on lines of sight via a cell phone when this pic was inadvertently taken. Its a rarity when accidental photos come out well! No idea what she was aiming at though...

The DKK won the game handily though Bob’s Deathwatch was a close second. My Beloved Wolfy’s Fem Fa’Tau and my Kroot however were left in the dust in terms of VPs. It was a fun game though and he’s welcome new addition to our gaming group!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Upgrade time!!!

Ya know, 8 years is an awful long in ‘computer years’. Its…well, like eons! 

As such my ancient Mac mini’s lifespan has come to an end. Or rather its life with me has, I sold it and its currently Fedexing its way on to a new life. Hey, $54 was better though admittedly not as fun as putting it out of its misery via the ol' sledgeaxe! 

At maximum zoom, this was the best EVE looked on my old Mac Mini.
At normal view well...yes it was just plain awful. 
New macs are unaffordably astronomical in price, for example the one I have at work clocked in at approximately $8400! That price tag aside, given my 'test drive' of that computer over the past 6-months, I'd never buy one now. Seriously, its the worst Mac I've ever worked on! Despite that experience I kept on stubbornly looking at refurbed Macs whilst milking the old mini along as a brand new replacement was out of the question, especially for something I just use for internet browsing and playing EVE online. 

The latter of which I was quite limited in doing given I was running it on minimum settings, and incapable of any form of PVP (a HUGE part of EVE), and…well just about every other aspect of the game was barely functional. Finally, fed up with the obvious Wolfy just asked me point blank: 

'Since we can’t afford a mac, would you be open to getting a PC?'

Huh, honestly that thought never really occurred to me but yeah, sure. Aaaaaand with that her gears got-a-going! Recruiting our friends Chikar and Screech, as well as getting both her parents and my Mom, as well as Screech to chip in on it for my birthday, and I am now up and running on a brand new PC!

My new PC!


Ugh, docked in station was a whole other nightmare before, sparks, steam, unidentifiable shit (space ships) moving around in the background made the all too necessary need to dock my own private hell in EVE.
'Look honey, you can actually see your ship when it undocks!' (an actual quote by Wolfy, she also says the game looks like it might be fun now...).
It was a bit of a trial as UP-fucking-S broke it whilst shipping it twice, requiring returns for repair (and an excessive amount of physical mileage for the average PC, and the proper cosmic allignment...an eclipse to be specific), but delivery # 3 was a charm and all is good now after a bit of set up assistance from Screech.

Hey look! There's actually stuff on the surface of planets now, and here I was ignorantly hoping/assuming they were all bland, matte colored gas giants...
I can also run Adobe's Photoshop and Illustrator via my work account of Adobe's creative cloud at home now, another thing my old Mini was too old to run. This was especially frustrating after my employer's IT department gave me the green light to do so months ago. 

As any EVE player knows, long-distance commutes across high-sec in a freighter are sometimes necessary, though certainly not entertaining. Previously such flights were spent painting minis, whereas this one was spent blogging. Running EVE and something else!?! A sheer impossibility on the old mini! Indeed, this is my 1st blog post from my new machine.


So, many, many thanks, especially to my Beloved Wolfy, as well as everyone else who helped out on my awesome birthday present!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Revisiting the Fem Fa’Tau


Icon of the Fem Fa-Tau

My Beloved Wolfy’s Fem Fa’Tau army has more or less been in stasis for a few years now. Small contingents of it have fought in a multitude of Kill Team games with considerable success, and I’ve made lists up for Shadow War though she’s yet to try that particular 40k variation out. No new minis have been purchased since before the 7th ed codex’s release, indeed the Fire Warrior ‘Pin-up’ Neverness gifted to her has been the army’s only recent addition. 

I asked a little ways back and she’s pretty much ‘done’ with 40k, preferring the smaller skirmish games instead. As such, I’ve been pondering the revamping her forces a bit. Mainly, I’ve been wanting to update her infantry by selling off the old metal minis in exchange for the newer ones. Primarily the pathfinders, stealth suits and possibly the old original broadsides. The tanks and piranha will stay as none of those models have changed aside from the astronomical inflation of their prices! Seriously, WTF GW?!

Then there’s the drone horde…funky pathfinder and Shadow Sun variants aside, all the rest can go as well w/o need for replacement as I know we have at least another half dozen still on the sprue. Its seems the little bastards breed like rabbits! 

She has 20+ Fire Warriors with pulse rifles, of which about half are painted in the colors of one of my old Tau armies. Thought I might just offload the painted ones with the minis listed above and just keep and paint the primed ones. I’d also like to get a new strike team box and split it between pulse carbine toting Fire Warriors and Breachers to give her some options for variation. 

Her crisis suits will stay unless she’d prefer the newer ones, as will Shadow Sun and the plastic stealth suits. The cadre fireblade (one of my favorites) is a keeper as well even though its worthless in KT, and of course the Kroot will stay. Mediocre as they are, they’re another of my favorite Tau units, and my looted Kroot crisis suit lets us field a Kroot only KT which is always fun!

The rock on the base helps stabilize this hideously off-balance mini.

I painted the above pathfinder as a ‘test mini’ based on her Fem Fa’Tau’s current color scheme. Its darker and grimier per my norm, and was done so after Neverness’ comment he made when he gave Wolfy the Pin-up mini he painted: ‘I was looking on his blog for inspiration and could only find one painted Tau, and the lazy fucker didn’t even bother with any kind of shading…’ (I'm paraphrasing but it was something to that effect). 

Guilty as charged...

She seemed happy with it, though I could try different color schemes if she’d prefer that instead. Paint jobs are often irrelevant on ebay unless they're very well done, so a rainbow assortment won't detract any from bid prices. Anyways, the Fem Fa’Tau will be sticking around and in numbers sufficient for a small army, but in the interim they ought to be making some more regular appearances on here as they go thru their updating. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Wow, that's bigger than I thought it would be...

...words rarely said by gamers after an online purchase and likewise said by no woman ever and invariably on a completely different topic, but that's a subject for a different blog, not this one.

I was perusing teh inerwebz looking for something to use as a machine gun (MG) variant 10ton APC for Battletech (the actual mini is kinda hideous). The MG variant has 4 machine guns and no troop capacity, making it a dirt cheap militia scout tank. Going forward to the Jihad era you can swap the machine guns for light machine guns for no point differential, getting twice the range for half the damage. At least that's what I was aiming for...

The 6mm listing pic.
The 15mm version's listing pic.


Lots of metal for $14!

I had no idea on the size of the mini as the actual listing's pic is about 1.5" square on screen and not too detailed. Actually I was going off of the 15mm version's listing photo. Given the price of (2) for 2.5 GBP I figured they'd be tiny. A lance of four, with shipping came out to about $14 which is on par the usual Battletech blister pack of two tanks (ebay seller price wars usually drop that average drop by $1-2).

This is on a 1" grid.

Perhaps I should send these to Ground Zero Games to use for their listing...

Scale is always a bit vague and anything but consistent when it comes to CBT minis, but as you can see below, side-by-side with a 60ton Bulldog tank, this won't pass as an APC one 6th that weight!

I'll most likely glue the turrets in place so as not to lose the tiny things!

So...not sure what type I'll use these as, but here are the most likely candidates:

First up: it could easily pass for a Tokugawa were it not for the minuscule turret. That said, mucking around in Skunkwerks I found that if I move the Tokugawa's SRM-6 to the front, it doesn't effect the BV making that an option.

The another likely candidate is the Schiltron C. Weighing in at 80 tons, the C variant dispenses with the bulky missile launchers and just mounts four large lasers in its also minuscule nubbin of a turret. The internal C3 master computer will be wasted, but not utilizing that again has no effect on BV and only wastes 5 tons, so no real loss there. Schiltrons are also packaged individually in their blister packs which really makes this a bargain substitute!

Or, I could just use it as a Hetzer variant. Let's face it, that mini is just an ugly box with a fixed forward weapon mount (quite fitting if I glue on the turrets) and despite this minis's size, a good bit of it is wheels and suspension, so if anything that's less of a stretch than the 80 tonner above.

Guess I'll have to ponder it some...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Salamanders Vigilator

o/

Not sure if I like the finished result or not, but at the very least this guy will stand out from the crowd (painted, primed and even bare plastic)! Vigilators are the covert operatives of the 30k space marine legions. They come equipped with cameleoline, be it in the form of a cloak or more rarely coating their armor as in this case.

Cameleoline (why is it not just spelled/pronounced chameleon?) replicates the surrounding terrain enabling the wearer to blend in. Space Marines with camouflage? Who'd a thunk it? In-game I believe it just confers stealth, so its not all that useful. Still though I thought I'd give it a try. The result:

Overall brown/desert in color, with portions of his armor picking up the green of the vegetation, as well as the black on his weaponry (the latter of which didn't translate too well via my camera). 

Here he is next to a regular bolter grunt.

Yeah, not sure about it to be honest. Of course covert operative or not, no self-respecting Salamander of rank would dare go into battle without some 'bling'. Thus the gold trim and the both ornate and impractical (when it comes to concealment) backpack. He's armed simply with a bolt pistol, bolter with specialized ammo and a master-crafted chainsword because...well, why not?

Given the number of minis in the queue to be painted, he'll stay out of the Simplegreen for the time being which will give it time to see if his paint job grows on me or not...

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Just as a forewarning: Da Masta Cheef turns a whoppin' 42 (wtf?!?) this week! Family will be in town and I'll be attending the local NASCAR race this coming weekend (for the 1st time in several years), meaning this is likely to be my only post this week and there might not be much next week either.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mk III assembly is complete!

o/

I finished putting together the last of my Mk III marines meaning all of my Salamanders are now assembled (well, barring of course the Dreadnought which is in a state of permanent disassembly). But anyways these last few will flesh my tactical squads out to 10 each, and my tactical support squads to 6 each-one with flamers and the other with meltaguns.

One of these is not like the others...

Going off of prior experience (only one game, but it worked quite well) the meltagunners will be accompanied by my Praetor and apothecary and will ride in the rhino. Kinda like a pseudo-command squad. The flamer squad meanwhile is left to hoof it across the table. Never a good thing for a short ranged unit. 

Note the discreet armor of
the Vigilator...
The flamer squad will from now on outflank with my Vigilator who was upgraded from a mere grunt in my last post. The Vigilator Centurion has always been a favorite of mine, despite my abysmal track record with the type. He has scout which allows him to outflank, and he passes that onto whichever squad he joins if I understand it correctly (teh interwebz is full of Vigilator and friends outflanking in a Landraider suggestions so I'm assuming I do).  

Vigilators also have a 1-time, pre-game sabotage attack for an added bonus. Its never amounted to much but there’s always the possibility of that paying for him before he even reaches the table! Their specialized ammo is kinda meh, but will at least give his attached unit a token attack beyond bolt pistol range.


Now, its back to the endless painting queue…

Monday, August 7, 2017

Alls quiet on the hobby front...

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Just another week filled with time-consuming reality left little time for hobbying. I did manage to assemble two more Salamander tactical grunts at least.

They could actually work as sergeants, but I don't need anymore of those.

The one with the auspex keeps making think he'd make a good sergeant. However the little scrubby brush helmet bit has gone MIA and...well, what my army really needs is basic bolter grunts, not superfluous sergeants. So perhaps that missing bit is for the best...