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Space Hulk Assault Cannon

I only have two pictures left (including this one), so I NEED to take some pics tonight, yo!  🙂

Again, Space Hulk rocks, and I’ll leave it at that.

I finished up my Kroot and I’m about 50% done with some Blood Angels Assault Terminators, Terminator Sanguinary priest, and a Tau Devilfish.  The Blood Angels codex and models come out this Saturday, so I’m totally stoked!  Although I still haven’t seen any signs of a battleforce…

Hey… If  I’m keeping to a 1 unit per week commitment, I’m half way there, aren’t I?  woot!

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year: 12
Units Completed: 26

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A few more pics from the tournament and a new DLPT score

Sorry I haven’t done much on here this week, but it was the last week of the language class that I’ve been in, and I DLPT’d yesterday and Wednesday, so I’ve been focused entirely on that.  However, I do have good news!  I got a 2/2+, which is a great score for me since the new DLPT came out.  Yay me!  🙂   Here are a few pics from the photographer at the tournament.  He is still going through them, but he sent me these to get me started at least.  More to come soon.

Anyway, I haven’t gotten too much done in terms of hobbies, but I plan to get back into it again this weekend.  I have toyed around with a few beastmen models and have some ideas, so you will start seeing those pretty soon. 

Doug


Space Hulk Blood Angels Terminator Heavy Flamer

Short Entry today since I have to travel for work.  The model is self explanatory, since the Space Hulk models are awesome.  😀

Finished the dreadnought last night and will (hopefully) finish the Kroot today.  Happy Friday!

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year: 11
Units Completed: 25


Nurgle Sorcerer

This was a really simple conversion that I did on Gamesday last year.  Fortunately, he fits in really well with a unit of Chaos Warriors, and you can never have enough Sniping Nurgle Sorcerers, right?  😉

Worked on the Kroot and the Dreadnought yesterday and I’m almost done with both.  No worries about making tomorrow’s deadline.

Looks like tomorrow night a group of us will be playing an 1850 pt Planet Strike.  Imperium defending (Black Templars, Space Wolves, Battle Sisters, and Imperial Guard) vs non-Imperium (Chaos Marines, Daemons, Tau, and Orks).  It’ll be 1850 per side, so everyone will bring about 450 pts to contribute to the force organization.  Should be weird and fun!  😀

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year: 11
Units Completed: 24


Sergeant Lorenzo (Blood Angels Terminator)

The models that come with Space Hulk are amazing.  I wish they would have been a bit more even to make full squads in regular 40k, or that the new Blood Angels rules had been more similar to the Space Wolves for outfitting individual models with specialized gear, which would have solved that problem.  :p

Made a lot of progress on my Kroot last night, but none on my dreadnought.  I still think I’ll finish them all by Friday…

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year: 11
Units Completed: 24


Mentors and Blood Angels Captains

It is amazing how much a paint job can make a difference.  These are exactly the same model, only with a mentors and blood angels theme.  I like both of them quite a bit, but I would only field one in a battle.  I crashed last night, so I got very little painting done, though I did make some progress on my death company dreadnought.  fortunately, he’s mostly black, so he shouldn’t take too long…

I’m pretty proud of Doug’s accomplishments at his last tournament.  I’ve got a game scheduled for this Friday with 5, maybe 6 people playing, so I’m not sure how we will split it up (though I know we will have teams).  These usually are a lot of fun, but are extremely slow, so we’re going to try to streamline it a bit.  We’ll see how it goes…

-Ryan

1 unit per week commitment
Weeks this year: 11
Units Completed: 24


2nd Overall at Brim Frost 2010!

Ok, I’ll have to say that my first (and possibly only) tournament with this army was quite a success. I finished 2nd overall with a record of 2-1-0, a 9/10 paint score, and max sportsmanship score (no greater daemon helped I’m sure). I had a great time, and 3 games against great opponents. My first game was against the same Skaven player that I had my first practice game against. He was the one guy that I didn’t want to face in the first round, as he has a tough army and is an even better player. We fought to a draw, and he went on to win the whole thing. I was only about 100 points away from getting the victory against him too! What might have been. . . 🙂

He castled in a corner and sent his slave units out to slow me down, backed up by a Doom Wheel and the HBA (Hell Pit Abomination). Ugh, those are disgusting (says the daemon player. . .)! 😆 His Grey Seer on the bell sat back in his bunker and tried to blast me with magic. Luckily he miscast twice while trying to cast the 13th spell! I shot his doomwheel down with the flamers and lost half of my daemonettes and half of the flesh hounds just to take the HPA down to half wounds and chase it away. He hid it for the rest of the game so that I couldn’t shoot it. I used Death on my Tzeench Herald, which would have been golden if he could have successfully cast anything! In the end, we only made it to turn 4 and I was unable to get enough points out of him to get the win. If we had enough time for one more turn, I would have gotten his HPA with the flamers and gotten to one of his more expensive units with the Khorne unit. Ah well, it’s better than a loss right?

My 2nd game was against another good player, but this time with a softer list. He had a WoC Throg list with a couple scroll caddies, tons of Trolls, Ogres of Khorne, and 2 nasty units of Drogres! Oh, and a very annoying champion of Tzeench on a disk that had the 2d6 St1 shooting thing (can’t think of the name off hand). I figured it would be a good matchup for me and chose lore of fire. Anyway, he got to go first, and was right up in my face on turn 1, giving me only 1 turn to shoot/magic him before he hit my line. That didn’t go so well, and I only did 2 wounds after all was said and done. The MVP of this game was the Khorne Herald, who chopped through everything that got in his way. Backed up by some shenanigans from the Masque, they ran 3 nasty units right off the table. He still had enough hitting power to get some of my softer units denying me the massacre, and the guy on the disc was golden, as he took out my seekers and helped to finish off my flamers. I got the win, but he didn’t make it too easy on me! Thinking back on the game, I probably could have prevented him getting full points for a couple units. I got the win, but definately could have played this one better. I probably underestimated him a bit.

Game 3 was vs the Empire. It was a soft list with lots of infantry and no Stank! Muahahaha! This game was very one-sided, but he was a cool guy to play with and a great sport. He made the game interesting for a few turns with some amazing break tests when our lines met, but there was just no way he could stop my superior troops. My seekers and the Masque took out his artillery on turn 2, the flamers did 13 wounds to a unit of 5 pistoliers on the flank, while my fiends chased off a unit of knights after killing a couple. My characters slaughtered his in challenges, and this game would have been over on turn 3 if not for some amazing leadership rolls on his part. He got a needed insane courage, plus 3 other rolls at 4 or less, allowing him to stick in for a while. Once again though, the Khorne Herald and his entourage ate through everything in their path, and his only threatening unit (great swords) were torn apart by the daemonettes. Great opponent, but he was completely overmatched by the daemons.

In all of the excitement, I forgot to get pics of my own army! However, there was a photographer there, so I’ll get some from him and post them ASAP. Thanks for taking the time to read!

Doug