Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Inner Circle - Dark Angels complete!

All 18 units are now done for my Inner Circle entry, with 2 weeks to finish the display board.  And that is coming along nicely! Shouldn't be a problem.

Next Saturday the store is holding the last event, a game where you bring what you have done. Sure it's only a week before the final contest, but whatever.   There is also a 40k GT at the same time!  But I need the precious, precious points..and can also save the money from the entry fee.  Anyway here is a list of the stuff in game terms:

Combined Arms - Dark Angels
HQ: Librarian, level 2
HQ: Company Master, Power Sword, Combi-Plasma

Troops: 5x Tacticals, melta, combi-melta, drop pod
Troops: 5x Tactical, missile launcher, razorback
Troops: 10x Tactical, grav cannon, grav gun, combi-grav, power sword, Vet Sgt, Rhino

Fast: Assault Squad x6, power fist, vet sgt, 2x flamer.

Elites: Deathwing Terminators, chainfist, assault cannon

Heavy: Devastators: 4x Lascannon

Ravenwing Strike Force
HQ: Samael
HQ: Interrogator Chaplain, bike

Black Knights x5
Black Knights x5
Ravenwing command squad, apothocary
Ravenwing bikes x3, power sword, vet sgt
Ravenwing bikes x3, 3x grav gun

That's 2417pts.  I leave off one of the assault guys for exactly 2400.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

8th edition is nigh! Much wailing and gnashing of teeth!

The official announcement today, that 8th edition will soon be upon us.

The most important tidbit is this:

"The rules in our current range of Warhammer 40,000 codexes aren’t compatible with the new edition of Warhammer 40,000" 

Can you believe it? I can't.  The downside is the money you've spent is wasted..the expansions, formations, supplements, etc are all useless.  

The upside is maybe balance will return to the force game finally.  Orks might actually stand a chance again, which is something I won't complain about. Of course, I will cover EVERYTHING about the new edition and the Ork army.

However it means my army selection is very much on hold. I have one more unit to paint to get to 18 for the Inner Circle and after that I have built 25 more marines for a Lion's Blade which I will no longer be able to play (probably).

There isn't a lot of information on what exactly it will be like, but expect a HUGE upheaval in the game in a very short order.

Now, we sit and wait. Very impatiently.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Inner Circle - Deathwing Terminators

I hated painting these and now I'm darn happy they are done. Never again.

Next up: Rhino #2, tactical marines.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Inner Circle - Company Master

Chugging along quite nicely now.  Still basically following the GW painting videos, except I hate screamer pink and went Xerxes purple instead.  Added a touch of pink in the final highlight of the cloak.

Now I'm working on the Deathwing. The Tacticals have been airbrushed Caliban green and should go pretty fast once I get started on them, along with a Rhino.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Inner Circle - Ravenwing Bikes

 The march continues with another completed unit, my converted Ravenwing bikes. 

The subtle conversion came out great, very happy. Not much else to say, on to the next unit!