Saturday, November 22, 2014

Army list: Orks for 1850pts BAO/LVO

Today I played in a 3-round BAO/LVO style (Frontline Gaming) tournament. I was the only Ork player. Most people had Eldar or some flavor of Marines. LOTS of Knights.

I didn't take any video batreps, because I wanted to just play. Sometimes I like shrugging off my YouTube duties :)

Anyway this post is just the list I took:

Primary Detachment: Ork Horde
HQ(warlord): Warboss, PK, Bosspole, 'eavy armor, Da Lucky Stick

HQ: Painboy
HQ: Painboy

Troop: 30 'ard slugga boys, nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 18 'ard shoota boys, nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 10 Grots

Elite: 5 Meganobz
Dedicated: Battlewagon, ram, kannon

Heavy: 12 Lootas, 1x mek
Heavy: 4 Lobbas, 2x ammo runts (due to points)
Heavy: Battlewagon, ram, kannon

Secondary Detachment: Allied
HQ: Mek, KFF, 'eavy armor, pk, bosspole

Troop: 10 grots

Heavy: 3 Tracktor kannon, 3x ammo runt


I dropped the bikes in favor of the meganobz.  Meganobz are pretty much an universal troubleshooter, there is very little out there they can't deal with.  I didn't really want to take battlewagons but in any sort of competitive environment but Meganobz are your ace in the hole.  The KFF really helps with that first turn or 2 of keeping the wagons moving...if needed.

Orks don't have a lot to deal with Centurions, especially when supported by Draigo.  So taking on a Centurion Star really depends on the Battlewagon surviving and delivering the Meganobz package.

Painboys make all the difference in the world against Dreadknights and Helldrakes.  And almost everything else.

A single Knight does not stand much of a chance against Meganobz, but will usually kill the nobs at the same time with stomps and/or when it dies.  An Adamantine Lance is just too much to deal with though.

The Tracktor kannons are pretty much an auto-include both for the ability to bring down flyers, FMC's and the very, very low price. They are a HUGE threat.

I was thinking about the Stompa until I realized how easily it could be brought down by a Knight (or 3) so it stayed at home.

I can't say enough about Meganobz, especially when supported by Da Lucky Stick and a painboy. 

Now only if you could take mega armor on the painboy...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Showcase: Evil Sunz 'ard shootaboys

Completed the refurbishing of another unit, this time making a unit of my Shootaboys Evil Sunz and added bits to help them be more 'ard!

I didn't clean all the mold lines, mainly due to the fact that I don't have the color used for the clothing.  I just painted the armor bits red and kept the rest as was.  Then they got a shot of Dul-Cote, which, for some reason, has come out more satin than flat lately.

I have 26 shootas, 3 rokkits, 3 big shootas and the Nob with klaw and the awesome Evil Sunz bosspole.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

On the Bench: Evil Sunz refurbishing project nearly complete.

Only a few models left to finish, but today I did the Nob and just love how he came out, especially the Evil Sunz bosspole!

Don't look too close, these are only tabletop quality!

I'm also starting the trukk but I'm trying to do that as a video tutorial..

Thursday, November 13, 2014

On the Bench: Evil Sunz refurbishing project in progress.

Finished the first 10 models that I'm refurbishing into Evil Sunz 'ard shootaboyz.

I've got an entire unit that needs touch ups and varnish, so I decided to do them up as Evil Sunz and will do one of my Trukks to match. 

I'm doing a quick mold line clean up and then touching up the models before adding in red and yellow over the armor bits.   The biggest problem I have is that the color of the unit is something GW no longer makes and AFAIK hasn't made in a very long time. I can't for the life of me remember the name.

Anyway, so far so good. The are going pretty quick, it's just kinda boring.  I might do a tutorial on painting the Trukk, not sure yet.

I also have only 26 shootaboyz, thought I had 27 for those times I don't run a nob.  Might have to get a replacement.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Converting Dark Vengeance Chosen to Plague Marines

In order to make a normal squad of Plague Marines I need to do some work on a couple of the models. While the bolter and power fist guys are fine as-is, the guy with the axe and the lightning claw guy just wouldn't work.

Also, the guy with the cloak seems to be more of a character then trooper.

So I went with converting the cloak guy into a HQ, with the main idea being a sorcerer with a force axe. I guess he could double as a lord as well. 

I took the axe and moved it over to the guy with the cloak, and then gave him an ornate backpack. Perfect, easy.  The guy that had the axe, had his hand chopped off and then I made magnetized plasma/melta options for him.  Also a regular backpack without a bolter attached.

I had to completely cut off the lightning claws, and had to use a tiny bit of greenstuff to fill a gap that came up. Then I gave him a bolt pistol and plague knife (a trimmed down power sword).

So now I have a playable unit of WYSIWYG Plague Marines along with another character to replace the now sold-off Kranon who was painted as Slaanesh.

Not a bad bit of work, very happy with how everything came out.

Friday, November 7, 2014

On the bench: next project up!

Finished the Nobs, dived into the next project.

I have a full set of the Chaos models from Dark Vengeance, all of which are assembled and primed. But otherwise forgotten. Until now.

I did the chaos lord as Slaanesh but abandoned that idea as unworkable, instead going with the much better option of Nurgle.  These are the test models, kinda. I did do a bunch of Nurgle bikes on commission last year so I'm just following what I did there for the most part.

These guys might also factor into some Book of the Beast videos soon..

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Stompa will hit the table!

I will be shortly leaving for league night, which is playing under Frontline Gaming's rules for the LVO/BAO this month, in anticipation of a tournament on the 22nd (yes I'm going).

It took a while to build a list I liked while fitting in the Stompa. It's quite expensive in a 1850 list. But I finally did it.

Ork Horde Detachment
HQ: Big Mek, KFF, PK, Da finkin' cap, grot oiler, heavy armor
-moving away from da lucky stick, as I'm hoping the mek never makes it to combat. But has the PK just in case.  Who doesn't want a super heavy with an invul?

HQ: Painboy
HQ: Painboy, bike, bosspole

Troops: 30 Slugga boys, 'eavy armor, Nob w/PK&BP
Troops: 10 Grots
Troops: 10 Grots

-one unit of grots will ride along in the Stompa

Elite: 5 Burnaboyz, 3 Meks, 3 grot oilers
-Combined with the Big Mek, that's 4 repair chances a turn.

Fast: 13 Bikes, Nob w/PK&BP
These guys are too good to leave out.  Do you shoot at the bikes in your face or try to damage the Stompa before it gets to you? Also, fast objective grabbers.

LoW: Stompa, 2x supa-rokkits
-it's all about the stomping stompa

Looking at the guns of the Stompa, I almost gave up even trying to play with one.  It's got 2 main guns, 1 of which has a good chance of running out of ammo. That leaves a 7" S10 AP1 shot a turn. While it sounds cool, it still can only target 1 unit a turn.

The one thing I worry about more then anything is Knight Titans.  The only other thing I have to deal with them is Meganobz and those are at the mercy of the stomp table and how many 6's the other player rolls.

So I'll give this a try tonight. I don't think I'll do very well but the Stompa might just be enough of a psychological factor to give me an edge.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Quick take: Nobs WiP

Spent the last couple nights after work on my Toys for Tots Nobs. Making pretty good progress.

I really like this color combo. I might add this to my own army, if I ever make a new unit.

Anyway, pic, then off to bed!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Studio Update: Next projects on the bench

New month, new project time!

First for Toys for Toys I wanted to do more, so I dug through my stuff and came up with 4 nobs. To go along with the burna boys I gave them kombi-skorchas, and one has a klaw. They will be painted in the same colors as the burnas.

These won't take long, so I wanted to to do something else. I had a few ideas, but finally settled on my Cygnar.  Just for something completely different. 

Primed, drybrushed with necron compound and then I dove into the warcaster, Epic Haley.  Just base coats and washes so far. I also hope to play a game this weekend with them.

I will be concentrating on the Nobs, and the Cygnar will be more of a time filler with no hurry.

That's it for now!