November 28, 2013

Escalation League Battle Report: 1250 pts. vs. Dwarfs

 Had another League game today against Dwarfs. Need to try to get one last game in after this before the end of the month. We bump up to 2000 pts. in December. Anyway, we played a standard Battle Line game.

My list:

November 23, 2013

New GW Technical Paints

Well, they're not Technical paints like the originally named Technical paints were (which were limited to liquid green stuff, a gloss coat, a matte coat, and a primer). But they don't fit neatly into the other categories. So, by now you've probably heard about these, but just for the sake of completeness, I'll give a quick run down on them. I will also link to the very well done GW videos on YouTube that show how to use the new paints.

November 14, 2013

The Thing About Terror...

is that it's good to know the rules about it!

So during my last game, a conversation about Terror came up, and I learned that you do not need to pass a Ld test to charge a Terror causing unit. If you had read my Battle report against Empire, my slaves didn't charge the Empire General's unit due to Terror. Turns out my opponent and I were both mixing editions.

I played a lot in 6th edition, and back then you had to make a Ld test to charge a unit that caused Terror. Or Fear too, if I remember correctly. No such thing in 8th edition Warhammer! So in other words... I very likely could have won that game had my Slaves gotten that back charge. I would have been up 6-1 in combat resolution to start! Even if I didn't kill anything, the Warrior Priest general couldn't make enough attacks to make that up, and it would be unlikely that his troops would have made that up either, and odds are I would get at least a couple kills with over 20 attacks coming at him.

So the PSA for today: Make sure you reference your rules early and often! Knowing is half the battle.

November 10, 2013

Escalation League Battle Report: 1250 pts. vs. Vampire Counts

First game of the November round. I was supposed to play Dwarfs, but unfortunately that game fell through, so instead I played Jose who was playing Vampire Counts. He's very new to Warhammer, just starting with this League. With the start of November our point totals have bumped up to 1250. Here's my List:

November 7, 2013

FYI: Miniature Market

 Ok, it may seem odd that I'm essentially advertising a website, but I love this site. The site is called Miniature Market. It's a store down in St Louis, MO. Y9ou may be wondering why I love them so much: The Deal of the Day. Every day they offer something at a steep discount. Like today, I just ordered the Bioshock Infinite board game. Got it for $35 when it's normally $84.99. The trick is... you HAVE TO CHECK EVERY DAY! It never fails that when I don't check I miss something I really want. Like yesterday... they had Prime Axiom, the Warmachine Convergence of Cyriss colossal, on sale for $75. By the time I saw it mid afternoon it was sold out. I have previously gotten other great deals off the site. I picked up Dreadfleet for $35, normally over $100. And Battue: Storm of the Horselords and its expansion for $10, normally over $80 for the pair. They come highly recommended by me (if that means anything :P ). I had to deal with their customer service once when an order was missing something and they were very easy to deal with and corrected ASAP. Great guys to deal with.

November 6, 2013

My 2013 Army in a Weekend: Minotaurs Chapter Space Marines

Some of you may be wondering what I mean by Army in a Weekend. A local game store named Art of War, every year, does an event called Army in a Weekend. You order an army -- has to be a complete army -- from any system. You get 25% off and have to pay it off by the end of November. Then they make a bulk order and you can pick up the order mid December. They stay open for the entire weekend, the idea being everyone hangs out at the store and builds then paints their army. 24 hours a day from Friday to Sunday.

Unfortunately, I do not have the pull with my wife to be able to hang there and do that. If I was single I would! Anyway, so I chose to do Space Marines for this year. (Last year I did Trollbloods from Hordes) So I ordered the Strikeforce box set, 2 Rhinos, a box of Assault Terminators, and a Devestator Squad box. If my finances allow it I will add a second Devastator Squad box and a Tac Squad box to even those two out to 10 models. Then I just have to go to Forgeworld and buy the Minotaurs chapter upgrade pack along with Asterion Moloch... because unfortunately, you don't get the Preferred Enemy: Space Marines without him in your army. On top of that, with the forthcoming Codex: Inquisition, it looks like it will be fun.

November 5, 2013

First try at painting the Kharibdyss

So I decided to paint the main neck on the K-beast as a proof of concept. (see my previous post for the inspiration for the color scheme) So here's my attempt on the scales:

What I did was: Khorne Red base, followed by Wild Rider Red on the scales, Fuegan Orange shade, then a "wetbrush" of Troll Slayer Orange, followed by a drybrush of Kindleflame, and finally a glaze of Bloodletter. I think it turned out pretty well. I haven't worked on the black yet, but I think I'm going to keep this color scheme on the rest of the scales.