Thursday, 20 July 2017

Throne of Skulls - Assault on Angelus Minor

Hi all,

I thought I would take a break from talking about my Death Guard this week and focus my attention on the upcoming Throne of Skulls.


This will be the second gaming event I have attended, the first being earlier this year with Ikthelion at the Heresy Doubles.



I'm planning on taking my budding Thousand Sons force if it can get 2000 points assembled, painted and made ready for war in time.  Historically, my normal gaming opponents are Ikthelion and Darien, with very much an emphasis on fun, narrative gaming.

My force was originally focussed on an escalation style Zone Mortals campaign, so my available models are somewhat skewed towards this.  I've poured over the event pack and it's clear Warhammer World want the games to be fun and friendly as opposed to ultra competitive/win at all costs.  The realist in me though is a bit worried I'm going to get kerb stomped in every game by super competitive lists/titans - bringing back rather horrible memories of Prospero for my legionaries!


At the minute I am planning on taking the following 2k list running Pride of the Legion:

HQ

Delegatus
Arcane litanies, Artificer Armour, ML1, Plasma Pistol, Force Weapon, Refractor Field,

Troops

Veteran Squad
Veterans x 9
Asphyx Shells, ML 1, 2 x Heavy Bolters with suspensor web, Vexilla
Sergeant
Artificer Armour, Plasma Pistol, Power Sword

Legion Tactical Support Squad
Troops x 4
Volkie Calivers, Extra close combat weapon
Sergeant
Volkite Caliver, Artificer Armour

Legion Tactical Support Squad
Troops x 4
Volkite Caliver, Extra close combat weapon
Sergeant
Volkite Caliver, Artificer Armour

Legion Terminator Squad
Troops x 4
ML1, Tartaros Armour,
2x Chain Fist
1 x Autocannon
2 x Lightning Claw
2 x Combi plasma
Sergeant
1x Combi plasma and power fist

Legion Terminator Squad
Troops x 4
ML 1, Tartaros Armour
2 x Chain Fist
1 x Plasma Blaster
1 x Combi Melta
2 x dual Lightning Claw.
Sergeant
1 x Combi Melta, 1 x Chain Fist.

Elites

Contemptor Dreadnought
2 x Volkite Culverin

Khenetai Blade Occult Cabal 
1 x Blademaster
9 x Blades

Heavy Support 

Whirlwind Scorpius

I know I'm severely lacking in anti-armour, so I could swap to my Death Guard if the general consensus is that I am going to be owned.  Having said that, I'm more interested in having a good laugh and meeting some like-minded fellow hobbyists.

As this is my first solo event what tips would you give me?



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Webway War: Painting the board

Hi all

In the near future myself and Darien will be slowly showing pics of our Legio Custodes group army. Before we do this I wanted a suitable board to show them on. I decided that as one of the first conflicts to start in the Horus Heresy was the Webway War, that I would try to create a board which represented the collected Visions version of the Webway.

 The exact shape and form of the Webway is not fully understood by the Eldar of the present day. Known by some as the Labyrinth Dimension, the Webway has been envisioned by mortal minds in myriad ways. Some describe it as a galactic tapestry of shimmering strands, others a maze of glowing tunnels, or the veins of some vast living entity. All such accounts fall short of the truth, for the Webway defies neat categorisation. It is an elegantly crafted realm located between realspace and the Warp, analogous to the surface of a still, dark pool, or a fine silk veil drawn across something foul.

And here is what I have done tonight;

Start with a piece of 2ft by 4ft white sided mdf. Cut some random shapes from card. 

Spray the curved edges with bursts of chaos Black. Then stagger the card in places to create connections and winding areas. Also when removed, spray along the line you have just created again to soften the edges. 


Ending up with something like this. 

Then spray pyroclast orange over areas like so. 

Then a green ink (I used coat d' arms ink wash green). Then a few areas of Eidolon purple. 

Then another quick burst of Chaos black over the entire board again. 

Then the fun part. Painting white lines:
Uni paint pen was best for speed, but sharpie was the best. 


I did a few spurts of white spray to soften certain areas. 

I then covered the board with Sigismund Yellow



And here is a Legio Custode on the board. 


And this is what I based it on. 

Not too disappointed with the results to be honest :)

Drake Seta

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sisters of Silence: Acquisitor painted

Hi all

Many people have said they would like to see a painted pic of the Acquisitor craft that the Sisters of Silence will soon be sporting. Luckily I took a few pics of one painted at WarhammerFest recently. 


The front can be fitted with a Magnet enabling you to easily swap between the front vent being open or closed :)


I for one can't wait for this thing! It looks like a fun challenge to paint too. All Black but with shading, weathering and heat damage at the rear!

Drake Seta


Monday, 17 July 2017

Forge World Preview: The Sisters of Silence Kharon Pattern Acquisitor

Hi all

The Acquisitor is getting closer to release now!



I do like how different this vehicle looks. Sisters of Silence are not meant to be a "take on all comers" or "death to the Legions!" Style army. So this construct fits in very nicely and brings a fresh aesthetic to 30k

Psykers have nowhere to hide – the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor is here in today’s sneak peek at an upcoming Forge World release. You won’t have to wait long now to add this sinister assault transport to the arsenal of your own Talons of the Emperor army.

Like the vehicles of the Adeptus Custodes, the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor is a skimmer, albeit one of a more ominous and covert provenance. Aquiline motifs like the winged tailfin and the beak-like front of the vehicle tie the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor to the rest of the Talons of the Emperor, but it has a distinctively brutal silhouette, complemented by the iron-maiden style hatches on the sides of the vehicle. These are not for the Sisters of Silencebut for their unfortunate psychic quarry; the Sisters themselves disembark from the irising hatch at the skimmer’s fore, embellished with the icon of their shadowed order. It’s easy to imagine just how terrifying seeing one of these in the 31st Millennium would be, psyker or no!

In-game, the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor is a versatile and powerful transport for Horus Heresy armies, either laying down a hail of fire with its weapons (you can see these at the front of the vehicle) or disrupting incoming fire with an array of cloaking technology (like the sensor pod running along the vehicle’s spine). Sisters of Silence units equipped with short ranged weaponry (like the flamer-wielding Seeker Cadre) or power weapons (like the Vigilators) are going to be harder than ever to escape when attacking out of one of these.

You’ll be able to get your hands on the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor soon – in the meantime, why not pick up a few Sisters of Silence for your Talons of the Emperor army, or check out their rules in The Horus Heresy Book VII: Inferno?

Love it or hate it, this craft will look awesome with a nice paint job and some weathering. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Weekly Progress Report 16/07/2017

Hi all

Let's see what has been going on this week. 

Ikthelion has been working on his last Rhino and his Iron Havocs this week; only a few outstanding bits before all is Iron Warriors are painted!



Ahmose has realised he needs to get a wiggle on to get his army ready for the Throne of Skulls in August.  He's managed to sculpt some bases, assemble, prime and start work on four more Blade Cabal and a second terminator squad. He's hoping to get them all finished by next weekend. He's also started work on diversifying his HQ choices.



Darien has finished off the 15 custodes that he has been working on for the group. He also built 2 bloodbowl teams.

Aveinus has been painting his trukk for his bad moon orks. He'll start to add battle damage and other details soon

I have been getting the Webway terrain started so that we can start looking at a Campaign. 

Drake Seta

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Zone Mortalis: Life Sustainers - Part 4

Hi all

More Life Sustainer objective pieces done now! 

These Haemotrope Reactors can be used as Plasma pump units whereby sabotaging the piece would create chaos on nearby decks etc. 

It was very fun to paint, but once again I don't like the thought of there being blood or martyrs going round and round. There is grim dark and there is silly. 

It is pretty cool to see the units being connected to each other too. 


So that I think is a total of 7 possible objectives. So I could almost count the Life Sustainer part as complete. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Weekly Progress Report 09/07/2017

Hi all

Another Sunday rolls around. Let's see what the group have done this week. 

Kaelo has been working on his Primaris Ultramarine force. There will be a post on this project in the future where he explains his theme around the army. For now here is a couple of WIP pictures.



Aveinus has started an ork project which will be done alongside his Eldar. This week he's assembled some boyz, a painboy and some killa kanz

Hector has made a little bit more progress on his Nurgle Knight Titan by sawing his Chaos Knight armour parts to size. Next up: more green stuffing.

Darien has been continuing work on the groups Custodes! They are coming along nicely and should be finished soon.

Ikthelion has realised that Throne of Skulls isn't as far away as he thought it was, so has been doing some work to finish up his Iron Warriors


Atia was on a festival this week - no progress but lots of fun.

Ahmose has almost got his Whirlwind finished this week.  He just needs to use some varnish to get rid of the transfer lines.  He has also managed to get his Moritat primed.  Once his Whirlwind is finished work will commence on Ahriman!



I have been amassing painting materials for my Webway terrain project as well as assembling some Shadow War terrain. I also managed to get a game of Burning of Prospero in. 


Drake Seta


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Emperor's Children: Update 2

Hello!

I have been continuing my work on my Emperor's Children in the background, whilst I work on getting 15 Custodes painted up for the group. I have completed building the 4 15 man tactical squads I was working on. I have added a 5 man lascannon squad and a 5 man plasma support squad to the growing legion.


The lascannon need the cables adding to them. 



I plan on doing another 5 man heavy squad and another support squad but I am undecided on what to arm them with. Originally I had planned to have another 5 lascannons and a 10 man support squad with volkite. I am now debating whether I should mix it up a bit more and arm them up differently. What do you think would be good heavy and support squads for the EC's?

Happy hobby!

Darien

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Zone Mortalis: Servohauler 3

Hi all. 
Third Servohauler is finished. 

I had a lot of fun painting this crane with all of the rust and weathering I used (see previous posts for descriptions). 

Typhon corrosion is excellent. 



And here is the whole gang!

Great fun to paint, cool terrain which you all should buy!

Drake Seta