Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Polar Bear Chariot number 2

Finished the 2nd chariot and the last 2 boys from the unit with two hand weapons.  More and better pics to follow, but I wanted one more post in November..;)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

What? A whole week?

Ugh it's been a whole week for a post? wow I'm slacking.  Not just here either!

Lots have been going on, that's for sure. First I was approved into the miniwargaming partner program beta, and have already made a new video just for MWG.  We'll see how that works out over time.

Wednesday was open play instead of a league night because of the holiday, so I got in a 2k game with my Orcs & Goblins.  I wasn't too impressed with the Orc Shaman, maybe because I'm too use to magic mushrooms.  Talk about an amazing ability!!! A couple of dice rolls went against me, resulting in a complete tabling of the Orcs vs my cousins tomb kings. Not much to say about the game, manglers and bad moon ripped stuff up, but failing a re-rolled LD8 stubborn test with my big'uns really turned the game against me.

I've had a few real-life things get in the way. Mostly thanksgiving of course, but also spent some time trying to fix my PVR/Bedroom tv and getting some stuff on ebay. Meh.  It's ok I was kinda burned out on painting anyway.

What spare time I have had, I used on my Jeep project over at SMA.  It's coming along nicely, and It's quite the change of pace from wargamming stuff.

So ya that's about it. I've been working on the last 2 guys for my big block of 2 hand weapon Orcs and on the second chariot. I hope to get both done before Sunday, I'll be painting during the Civil War..Go Ducks!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A rare 40k project..

I needed a model to paint for the 40k radio forums challenge, and didn't have anything myself that was ready to go...other then the stormraven and no way I was going to get that done.  So I bummed my cousin's Disciples of Caliban Master of the Ravenwing and painted it up for him. The only thing I didn't do is line highlights on the green, and that's because I wanted it to match the rest of his army. If he gets around to doing highlights on the rest of the models, I'll go back and do this. At least is has some nice shading.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Guardian Cup II results and reports

Finished 6th with a record of 2-1-1.  Nothing I could have done in the 2nd game would have turned the tide I think, and I needed some luck in the 3rd game (aka another turn) to turn that from a tie to a win.   

Overall I'm very happy with how the army plays.  This list really requires more time investment to figure out some of the finer details.  Ghazzy is simply a beast, just killing everything he touches.  I'm going to stick with the Kan wall for the next few weeks, as I am still learning that list as well.

I was worried about not being able to reach anything when Ghazzy comes on. That really does not seem like much of a problem, considering you have a 18" possible charge range from all edges of the board. If everything the opponent has isn't in range, that means they sit in a box in the middle in loota and shooa range. Speed? I thought the lack of speed would be an issue.  Speed isn't really needed when you cover half the table in models to start with..

Saturday, November 12, 2011

1750 tournament list..

Guardian Cup time!  Tomorrow is a 1750pt, 4-round tournament called The Guardian Cup, held at Guardian Games in Portland. I was really undecided on what to play, right up to the last second. I could either play Orks and try to win, or play Blood Angels and try for best painted.

I decided to go with Orks.  Even then I couldn't decide what to play!  I went back and forth between a paired-down version of my normal list, or something a bit different. In the end I decided 4 nob bikers wasn't good enough, so I went with a completely new approach..

HQ: Ghazzy
HQ: Mek, Cybork, KFF

Troop: 20 Sluggas, nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 30 Shootas, 3x rokkit, nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 30 Shootas, 3x rokkit, nob w/PK&BP 
Troop: 15 Grots + Runtherd

Elite: 13 Lootas
Elite: 13 Lootas
Elite: 14 Kommandos, 1x Burna + Snikrot

Heavy: 3x Lobbas, 3x ammo runts

Yep, I'm going to try the Ghazzy + snikrot thing.  Untested. In a tournament lol.

I was thinking just a normal warboss, which would have meant more boys, but fearless is just too good to pass up. I keep thinking about what I could see, and simply put Ghazzy should completely wreck face as long as he actually makes it on the table. The only army I might not put him in reserve is against DE..they don't tend to sit on the table edge too much.

We'll see what happens.  What I'm really worried about is not having enough cash on hand to make sure I have enough food/water for the's going to be a LONG day.  Such is life.  Maybe I'll take some MT:G cards in to get a few bucks.  :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So I got a chance to really read the new codex, and unlike a lot of previous releases, I'm confused.

Nothing in the codex seems completely cut and dry.  Unlike Venoms or DCA's, which are obviously amazing just by looking at them, very little in the necron codex screams "gotta have".   However just hovering below the surface I feel like there are combos in there that will break out and really produce an army of high caliber.  I keep digging, but can't quite put my finger on it.

As far as Orks go, it looks good. There is nothing in there that ignores cover, very little shooting that is ID for nob bikers, and of course entropic strike does nothing to Ork boys (unlike poor GK terminators).

The downside is the same as before..all that glancing has a good chance to stop Ork transports due to the open-topped.  But that is nothing new, only the Necrons have more of it.

Two of the big combos in there is the constant night fight and making everything dangerous terrain.   The first is no biggie for mostly assault armies, but will shut down lootas for the most part. The latter won't hurt battlewagon spam, but could potentially kill a lot of boys. Smart play is required there.

Video soon on the subject.  Ya I know I keep promising GK and DE talks too, but I have Orcs to paint..:)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

It only took 4 months... be able to paint a boy after the contest in June.  I got this stuff down now, so it does not take very long .

Going to be working on a few more boys and a 40k project in the next week or so.

The cap to the fantasy escalation league is a 1250pt tournament. That is what I'm aiming for, both painting and gaming. The list I'm planning on as of right now:

Lord: Night Goblin Great Shaman, Talisman of preservation

Hero: Orc Big Boss, shield, Gambler's armor, Ironcurse Icon
Hero: Black Orc Boss, BSB

Core: 28 boys, extra hand weapon, big 'uns, full command, Lichebone pennant
Core: 10 Spider Riders, bows, musician
Core: 30 Night Goblins, bows, musician

Special: Orc Polar Bear Chariot
Special: Orc Polar Bear Chariot

Rare: Mangler Penguin
Rare: Doom Diver 

The icon and pennant gives the big block of boys a 6+ ward against warmachine and magic, which should allow a few more models to make it into combat. I wanted to take a dispell scroll but just couldn't work it in, unless I drop 10 night goblins.  I like it. I was sold on Black Orcs but the big'uns are just as good for 3/4 the points.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Black Orc BSB

Finished the BSB!  What I need to do is figure out what to put on my banners.  I need to come up with a symbol for my icy orcs. I'm thinking Gork and Mork split by an icicle.  Not sure if I'm up to that though.