Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's been a while...

...that's what having a new baby in the house does, right?

Anyhow, I thought I'd post up the recent pics of my Slaanesh Daemon army.  Here they are;








The army normally comes in at 2000 points with the upgrades that I take.  It's been a hard army to play against most armies thus far, but when it does work, it works very effectively.  It struggles against armor, though.

Until next update.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Attack on the Tau Encampment

Mathuli looked to the sky as he perched up on the crest of a hill.  Day would break soon and the element of surprise would soon be lost.  He had approached the Tau settlement with engines silenced and Land Speeders in tow in order to gain that surprise.  Thus far, it had seemed to work.  He raised his finger to his ear and pressed the comms button located there.

        “Let the rays of the sun light the valley for the storm approaches to darken the sky.”

        With the battle cant spoken, a flash of light screamed down from above and smashed into the ground near the Tau encampment.  The tactical squad poured out of the drop pod and took up a defensive position.  Mathuli screamed a signal to move and all of the engines in his force roared to life.  At once, a cascade of white clad machines flooded the hillside and made for the Tau camp.

        The Tau must have intercepted the transmission, however.  Their grav-engines had come to life even before the drop pod had hit and they swarmed the tactical squad and their pod.  White-hot plasma rained in on the squad the cut down marine after marine.  A powerful stream of energy lanced into the drop pod, and a blossom of fire erupted into the air as the thrust-engine was breached.  The lives of the tactical squad were lost, but they proved a worthy diversion in order to gain the space that the Khan needed to close in on the xenos.  The battle-brothers may have lost their lives, must their sacrifice would not be in vain.

        Mathuli barked out further orders, sending his platoon of bikes hard right white the armor of the group cut left.  A salvo of frag missiles flooded into a small building and Tau bodies poured out of the windows after the series detonations occurred.  At the same moment, ten members of the first company teleported in wearing full tactical dreadnought armor.  They let loose with storm bolter and assault cannon fire, cutting swathes into a squad of unsuspecting fire warriors.

        The Tau answered back, seeing the Terminators as a threat, they pushed their battle suits forward and they blasted into the Terminators hard with plasma and missile fire.  The Terminators armor held fast but many veterans fell in that opening salvo.  The Terminator sergeant called a retreat and the heavily armored battle brothers pulled back with assault cannon spinning death and storm bolters barking out fire.

        In the mean time, Mathuli and his swarm of bikes poured up the right flank and set their sights on the bulk of the Tau resistance.  He gunned his engines and caught up to the squad being lead by Brother-Chaplain Voghair.  The squadron he was formerly joined to gunned their engines and moved left, aiming for a squad of fire warriors positioned behind their devilfish.  Mathuli and Voghair directed their squadron to open fire on the nearest devilfish and meltagun fire split the vehicle in half after finding its grav-engines.  Fire warriors poured out of the wreckage and many became entangled in the wreckage, unable to escape a fiery death.  The bike squadron poured into the squadron amongst the wreckage and cut down the remaining fire warriors.  On the left flank, the squadron of Typhoons let loose another salvo of missiles aiming for the battle suits and supporting their Terminator brothers.

        The Tau began to break from their positions and retreat.  Unfortunately for them, the speed of the White Scars was too much to out run.  In short order, the sweeping assaults and brutal fire of the White Scars was too much to handle for the Tau.  With the victory looking slim for the Tau, Farsight ordered a full retreat.  The Scars continued to cut down the fleeing Tau but Farsight slipped through their grasp.  As the Scars continued to pursue the Tau that fell back into the encampment, Farsight ordered the self destruct sequence to commence.  Moments before the White Scars were to fall upon the encampment, the entire base erupted in a ball of plasma hundreds of feet high and sent debris in all directions.  Had the Scars not pulled up before entering the camp, many further battle brothers would have been lost.  Luckily, Mathuli ordered the halt and then full retreat, saving many White Scar lives.  Unfortunately, that gave Farsight time to slip away to plan his counter assault.

        The White Scars may have won the day, but with Farsight’s escape, there was no telling what evils he may have planned.  Mathuli thought it best to retreat back to the newly established White Scar base in order to plan further strikes into Tau territory.

Jander Hope Round Two Pics


I played my round 2 game for the Jander Hope Summer campaign on Tuesday.  I got a chance to play against Faye, who I always enjoy playing, and her Tau.  It was an interesting game of Annihilation / Dawn of War that saw me sacrifice a Tac Squad and Drop Pod in order to help everything else get up the board.  In the end, most of my army backed the Tau into a corner and blasted through them to ensure the victory.  Here are some pics from the fight.

In the first picture, my Tac squad dropped down in turn 1, mishapped, and Faye placed it on her board edge so that her whole army could jump on it.  They didn't last but drew a lot of fire away from the rest of the army.

In the second picture, a squadron of Typhoons positions itself to kill some Battle Suits.


Last, but not least, my Vindicator (soon to be fully painted, hopefully) rumbles through some terrain to get into good firing position on Faye's Devilfish wall that the rest of her army is hiding behind.

That's all for now.  More pics and stuff later.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

First Pics from the Jander Hope Summer Campaign

The club I belong to, the 40K Fight Club, is hosting a Summer campaign this year and it has just kicked off.  My first opponent for the campaign was a friend of mine named Matt and his Eldar.  Here are a few pictures from the game;

In this picture, a combat squad of bikers lead an assault against some Dire Avengers.  They eventually managed to break through and move on to other targets after having run down the Avengers.
In this picture, a combat squad of tactical marines holds a vital objective that the Eldar was looking to detonate.  In the campaign story, the forces loyal to the planet were looking to sabotage vital areas that would lead to the fall of the main bridge into the hive city.  Luckily, the White Scars managed to hold off the Eldar and did not allow a single objective to fall into their hands.
Here, the other half of the tactical combat squad moves their rhino through a narrow point moments before having the transport disabled by an Eldar missile.  The remnants of the squad inside would go on to take down a Vyper squadron and assist in eliminating the Seer Consul.








That's all for now.  Stay tuned for more pictures and updates on the campaign.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pics of Daemons

Back again today,

Here are some pics from my Daemon army that I've been working on.  It is heavily Slaanesh based but I'm looking to add in some Tzeentch as well soon.  Here are the pics;

Here's a Lord of Change that I just finished a couple of months ago.  I really liked how the colors turned out on the model.  The light blue gives the model a very bright color.











Next up is the Keeper of Secrets that I've had done for quite some time now.  I just redid the base so that he is better suited for 40K instead of fantasy.















Here are a couple of shots of my Daemon Price of Slaanesh.  Once again, I used that light blue to make the model stand out.  I think that the silver really sets off the model too.  If you'll notice, I did some green stuff work on the back to give him bulging muscles instead of the marine backpack look the model comes with.






That's it for now.  Stay tuned for more of my work.

Got in some Kill Team

Hello again all,

Last Thursday, I managed to get in 3 games of Kill Team with some friends (Matt, Adam, and Mike).  My White Scars Kill Team of 5 Scouts with Cloaks and 2 Attack Bikes did really well winning 2 out of the 3 games we played.  Here's what I used;

5 Scouts with Camo Cloaks (4 sniper rifles and 1 missile launcher)
2 Attack Bikes (1 with Multi-melta)

It was a very fun night regardless of if I had won or lost.  Those guys know how to have fun while playing 40K.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Help... Nurgle Got Me!

Hello once again,

I've been under the weather the past few days.  I blame the kids. :)  Anyhow, that's why I haven't posted anything lately.  I did manage to get a game in last Tuesday against a guy named Josh (paladin314 on the 40K Fight Club forums) and his Tau.  We played the Battle Book mission Vanguard and I squeaked out a win 2-0.  Here are a couple of pics from the game;

 In this picture,  Tactical Squad 1 and Bike Squadron 1 zoom up the left side of the board to eliminate a scoring squad of Kroot hidden in a crater.  They couldn't hide from the flames of the Emperor (and a lot of bolter fire).
Here we see two Typhoons racing up the board in order to get some shots off on a hammerhead.  They ended up doing alright as they gunned down one of the Tau Crisis Suit units later in the game.





Well, that's all for now.  See ya next time.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend's Over... now get back to work.

Hey Gang,

With all the hubbub of a wife's birthday weekend, I didn't get much done in the way of 40K, painting, or anything else for that matter.  I'm hoping to shoot some new pictures (less blurry and more detailed) of my Scars stuff tonight.  I might even find my way to the painting table.  I know.... ::shock::

In the mean time, GW has released the FAQ for the Main Rule Book and the Grey Knights codex.  There are a few interesting tidbits in there and even some contradictions from existing rules from other FAQs.  That being said, it is nice that they are releasing the FAQs shortly after the codex releases.  It gives a big feeling of support from the GW.

Until next time,

-D

Friday, June 10, 2011

New 40K Missions

I'm back once again my friends,

Here are some mission I wrote for a 40K league that I just ran at Pandemonium in Garden City, MI.  Enjoy.




Mathuli Khan, Captain of the 5th Brotherhood, Master of the Marches

Greetings once again,

This time around I come offering a special character for my White Scars company.  His name is Mathuli Khan and he is the Captain of the 5th Brotherhood.  I used the character creation rules over at Globalsmack's blog to make him.  Check out the picture below for more details. Enjoy.


Oh... BTW... a Summer Campaign

While I'm thinking about it, my local group is kicking off a Summer campaign starting in July.  Here is the link to the campaign page on Facebook:

The Hunt For Jander Hope

Come check it out and "like" us if you want to keep up on the happenings of the campaign.  Additionally, you can follow the campaign on Twitter @JanderHope.

My White Scars

Hello again,

I figured I'd post up some pictures of my White Scars for general consumption and critique.  Here they are;


Here is Mathuli Khan, Khan of the 5th Brotherhood and Master of Marches.  Sorry if the picture is a little dark.  I'm going to try and take some better ones later.














 Here is the start of two of my bike squads.  One has 2 flamers, heavy bolter attack bike, and sgt. with power fist while the other has 2 meltaguns, multimelta attackbike, and sgt. with power fist.

Here is my first tactical squad and their rhino.  The tactical squad has a lascannon and meltagun for some antitank punch.
Next is my favorite unit in the space marine codex.  Typhoon speeders act like mobile devastator squads for my Scars army.  They work well as a unit that can take out infantry as well as some tanks and walkers.





This is my first 1500 or so points for the army.  My plan is to take it well above 3000.  I already have all of the models, I just need to paint them and do some minor conversion work.  Stay tuned for more pictures once I get some more of the units completed.

Michigan and GW gaming

Hello again,

I figured that I would drop this out there in case I get some new followers eventually to give them an idea what the gaming scene is like in our area.  I believe that, here in Michigan, we have one of the most diverse scenes for GW and other gaming.  Here is the active group that I belong to which I believe has a lot to offer players in the state;

40k Fight Club:  This is a forum based group that originated in the Lansing area and has branched out to several states.  Campaigns and leagues get posted here often, along with some pictures of nicely painted model and group discussion.  There are several "chapters" that one can join in different areas.

Welcome: The First Post

Hello to those reading this blog and welcome to my little piece of the blogosphere.  This blog is dedicated to all things Warhammer 40K that I do in my free time.  So, without further anticipation, let's get into it, shall we?