Friday, August 26, 2016

Iron Angels Librarius Conclave complete! (Blood Angels/Iron Hands)

Finished off the last librarian for my Conclave.  Relaxed on my day off and got it all done in just a day.

The power maul is from the Ravenwing command box, and that is my Mindforge Stave (force power fist!!)

Love how the progress is going, but cash is going to be very short for the next month so it might be a while before I get the 2nd Stormtalon.

Anyway, off to the hobby table!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Showcase: Blood Angels/Iron Hands captain on bike

Yep slowly getting through the hobby part of the Iron Angels.  Now that the Deathwatch bike box is out I can save quite a bit on the last of the bikes I need for the command squad - next purchase for sure!

Now I can't decide if I want to work on Tacticals or Librarians..

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hobby update, working on my Iron Angels (Blood Angels as Iron hands)

Iron Angels? Sure why not!  Also reminds me of my favorite stupid 80's movie, Iron Eagle lol

anyway I'm having a bit of fun building these guys, going through the bits and making them all BA.

The Tactical squad especially came out great, and recycling backpacks from the Assault Squad turned Dev squad will help.

For painting I decided to start on the Captain.  He's coming along slowly - there is no hurry to get him done so just going along and enjoying it.

Tonight, we dine in hell!

For some reason I really like the tactical sergeant.  The nipple armor and pointing reminds me of 300 lol

I also have the Stormtalon in sub-assemblies, magnetized and primed.

That's the update, having fun in the hobby is what it's all about and right now I'm very much enjoying the pace and models I'm working on.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Moving on from Blood Angels...

The latest Blood Angels codex is lackluster - at best.  It lacks any of the "good" units or weapons (aka Grav Cannons) from the Space Marine book and nothing unique that's also good like Ravenwing or Thunderwolves.   At best it's there to lend FNP to another Imperial unit.

But losing Assault marines as troops was just too much for me.  That is the ENTIRE reason I started BA in the first place..a completely different play style to other Marine armies. That's gone too. So you have an army that's an assault army but isn't any good in assault. 

Since there is little chance of another book anytime soon, I've moved on from Blood Angels.  Not to the point of selling it off entirely, but just to the point of playing them as red Iron Hands or red Ultramarines or similar.  so that means ditching the MSU Assault squads and BA-specific units such as my Baal Preds. Except my Death Company. I'm keeping those.  I did sell off some things already: my DC Rhino, a couple of MSU assault squads and an attack bike.  I'm also converting another MSU squad into Devastators.

Just finished, first step to the new list.

So in that vein I plan on building an Iron Hands Fist of Medusa Strike Force using most of the models I currently have.

I have decided to try this over more Wulfen and Thunderwolves, but the later isn't ruled out completely. 

This is the list I'm building:

Fist of Medusa Strike Force

Core: Battle Demi-Company
Captain: Bike, Artificer armor, Gorgon's Chain, Power fist
Command Squad: Bikes, 4x Storm Shields, Apothecary, 3 power weapons, Thunderhammer
Tactical Squadx5: Melta, Combi-Melta, Drop Pod
Tactical Squadx5: Melta, Combi-Melta, Drop Pod
Tactical Squadx5: Grav Cannon, Rhino
Devastator Squad: 2x Grav Cannon
Bike Squad x4: 2x Grav gun, combi-grav

Command: Librarius Conclave
3x Level 2 Librarian, bikes, 1 with Mindforge Stave

Aux: Raptor Wing
2x Storm Talons, TL Lascannon
Land Speeder, MM, Typhoon Missile

That's a bit short of 1850 so I have some wiggle room. 

Modeling isn't that hard at this point. As I said I'm converting an old Assault Squad to the Grav cannon devs after buying a devastator box, I have 3 of the bikes I need and I have a storm talon on the way from an Amazon gift card bonus at work.  Plus the BA upgrade frame makes for good bits as well.

I still have a lot to get: the command squad bikes, the grav tactical squad and the 2nd storm talon. But it's not an informidable amount of models either.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ork Helicarrier takes the cake!

I built the helicarrier for a reason, a local club tournament that is one of the biggest deals around here, OFCC.  They also have a nice table competition and the Helicarrier blew everyone away landing me the prize of Fabricator General for the 2nd year in a row. It was the talk of the con.   Really can't complain about that!

Every one that played on it said it was great for gaming, with plenty enough and varied enough terrain.  Most people also made up their own special rules! Can you believe that?~?  It also survived the 9-10 games with only 1 gun barrel being broken off the gun. How's that for durability?

Anyway some pics of people playing their games on it.