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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dutch GT day 2

Well it took some time but here it is, I unfortunately don't have any pictures for day 2 as I forgot to take my camera out of my army case. for game 4 we had the updated loot counter mission.

I lost the roll of and we had 3 objectives, this was going to be a hard game for me he could claim 2 objectives right away with no contesting this would be difficult. he had 10 terminators with Lysander and 5 TH/SS terminators, 2 units in rhino's and some speeders.

he deployed the terminators in the centred flanked by the Rhino's and the speeders out of LoS. I only deployed one serpent behind terrain ready to claim my counter. As predicted we both got our objectives in our first turn. After that I made a effort to kill his left troops and claim that objective. This succeeded! in an effort to claim his last objectives I threw just about everything at it. afterwords this was a bad Idea since it cost me a lot of VP's which modified the result down 2 points but it was word the effort. But my fire prisms where scattering badly in this game and I couldn't clear the objective to claim it and I won 12-8 loosing a very large chunk of my army.

for game 5 we had another kill points mission I faced marines yet again but this was a very random list with a lot of everything but nothing overly scary. Table was bad and he got first turn building himself a nice fire base. So I spend my first turns moving flat out to get to him boosting to his left flank and totally annihilating everything over there. it was risky but it worked out. I took out a bunch of terminators and a tactical squad (yriel rocks) then assaulted the Terminaotrs to lock them and killed another but losing the unit ofer the following turn. On the other side he had managed to take down a serpent with the unit inside so it was now 1-3 to him but I then managed to kill off the rest of the terminators and his marshal guy. giving me the 3-3 edge. Now he got desparate and tried to kill of Yriel both in doing so he lost another small assault squad and unit of attack bikes. giving me the 5-3 lead. most of the punch was now taken out of his left flank so i mopped up killing the razorback and landraider that where still there and ended with a 7-3 win. giving me a solid 20-0 win.

So after 2 days of gaming I ended up 15th in battle points which wasn't that bad for a first try, I lost out big on painting and the quiz so I dropped to 27th overall but still a great result for the first GT.

hope you enjoyed this short recap of my first trip to the GT I'm definitely going there next year :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

bloody mess

Hey guys I've been running around some ideas in my head of what to do after the Eldar since they have been my main and only army for close to 2 years now so I toughed it might be time for a change.

Enter the blood angels still a speedy army with nice aesthetics, so I was going through the codex and talking to a Sm playing friend I discovered that the droppod Dreads can be very nice to get some nice distraction units in your opponents face so when going with droppods 3 is always better then 2 I made my distraction elements:

meat meat grinder 1& 2: these guys are 2 Death company Dreadnoughts with Heavy Flamer and Melta gun combine with blood talons with their droppod ride.

they can only ride into battle with their brethren to accompany them meat the meaty bunch: 10 Deathcompany, with a powerfist in it, in a droppod.

They are a major distraction for any army so when the dust finally settels they are no facing the angels of redemption! these are led by brother lothar: This is my Blood Angel captain with his powerweapon and Jumppack. He leads 3 units of assault marines into battle , dropping from the skies as angels of redemption on their path to glory. 2 of these 10 man units carry Melta weaponry and a sergeant with a forceful hand of righteousness, and one unit of 10 marines with cleansing flames and another forcefull sergeant.

So for you guys that don't like to read stories here is the short run down of the list:

Captain with Jumppack ,Powerweapon,Meltabomb
1 x 10 marines with 2 Flamers and Powerfist
2 x 10 marines with 2 Melta and Powerfist
2 x Death Company Dreadnoughts with Heavy Flamer, melta gun, Bloodtalons,Droppod
1 x 10 DC with Powerfist , Droppod
1700 pt.s

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dutch GT day 1

Hey there bloggers,

the Dutch GT is over and man was it a great weekend. had great games and as a first timer I was very pleased with my 27th overall placing. Barely having finished my army to a legal standard I still took 18 out of a possible 30 painting points. I scored full at WYSIWYG and the Army list so I had a nice bundle of 38 points out of 50 going into the tournament.

So arriving at the event I was greeted by a lot of familiar faces, most of the people I normally face in smaller tournaments showed up so att least we would have no trouble getting some drinks in with some great people.

I got table 13 and was facing tau for game 1, kill points Pitched battle. The table was decent and provided me with some nice firing positions. He lined up most of his army on my left and center only placing 1 commander and hammerhead on my right.

The Eldar swing wing was in full effect! I charged up the right side of the board after coming out of reserves netting my first kill point with the fire prism who saw the tau commander and shield drone hitting them both and him failing his coversave he was killed. After that he manages to take down a fire Prism and a wave serpent the crew made it out and spend the rest of the game hiding (only 2 models had survived the explosion). He also killed another transport. After that Yriel went to town with the fire dragons. I had managed to kill his kroot one of the hammerheads and a develfish in turn 5. I was leading 4-3 and we rolled a 1 giving me a minor victory for my first game.


Game 2 against Eldar Kill points pitched battle burn and slash rules

here we had another beautiful table which thanks to the mission rules had a lot of LoS blocking terrain (roll d6 for every piece on a 4-6 it's dangerous terrain, also akll terrain issmoking blocking any LoS drawn over the terrain). He choose to go first and placed most of his models, I reserved some models (Big Mistake) and over the next turns I only managed to immobilize a fire prism. where he deepstrikes in with his unit of warpspiders, he scatters, and only just manages to stay on the table (how convenient). and they procied to kill a fire prism. I jump on the with Yriel and the Fire Dragons but they only kill 5 and are no in the open.
he then comes up and blade storms my fire dragons and yriel. Yriel makes it and charges the Dire Avengers and kills them outright. in that same turn the Dire Avengers serpent who is still holding his Yriel gets wrecked by my now immobilized yriel serpent and yriel has to get out and faces 5 of my fire dragons. He fails his invulnerable saves and is killed.
My Yriel get's killed by the brightlance of one of his fire dragon serpents and I loose another transport. (those crew just flee into terrain and stay there :).
in the left of the board a fire Prism and 2 of my transports (FD and DA) duke it out with his bigger unit of FD's and their serpent and his HF falcon with DA. I manage to take down the FD's and their serpent but the flacon get's away. By now we are about tide in kill points (warpspiders are killed of by the transports) him leading by one. I try to kill of his fire dragons for the tie but fail to kill them

a minor loss(6-14)

Best painted, by now we have had the best painted nominees and they are displaying there armies for our votes. nominated are:

Chaos Deamons

Tzeentch CSM

SM(adeptus mechanicus)


and Eldar

most armies are pretty good but I know the chaos deamons aren't painted by the owner of the army. The Salamander army is well painted but the conversions are stock conversion kits. The Mechanicus army is great but the paintjob isn't that amazing. The eldar army is pretty stunnign but their are to much washes without higlights drowning a lot of details. So I voted for the Tzeentch army who ahs great conversion/theme and painting.

Time for Game 3! facing CSM marines in a nightfight mission Capture and controll. The table was decent he chose the table Edge he was standing on and placed his objective in my left corner. I then placed mine back on my right he now has to choose go for mine or defend his own. if he does both I got him he decides to go for mine in full force placing his landraider vindicator and rhino with SCM near my objective to try and get a foot hold. He moves up the CSm in their rhino (they where his first deployment) and I blast their rhino of the board on my turn one with the fire Dragons.
I hop over to his objective while I plug the hole to mine with gravtanks. He spawns his grater deamon on the unit at my objective which is killed by my firedragosn plus Yriel. Who then proceed to get killed down to Yriel who in a feat of ultimate luck manages to kill off his beserkers and witthle the CSm squad down to 2 models before bitting teh dust.
over on his objective I pop his Rhino and the unit inside take 2 explosion wounds. I then kill another with another serpent turret. He then rolls boxcars for panic check and distance. He just lost his objective. he finally get's his Oblitorators to come in and drops them on his objective to try and stop me. he scatters and after only immoblizing my DA serpent they die to fire dragons. while the DA make a run for his objective.

So last turn only 2 CSM left on my Objective here I make the biggest mistake ever. I get out of the contesting serpent and balst the 2 CSm with the DA. they die! great but wait my DA aren't within the 3" dammit their goes my massecre. 16-4 for me.

So after the first day I have a comfortable 74 points out of a possible 110 not bad for a first day.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The galaxy has fallen!

on my gravtanks, a short update today. Last night I got over to a friend of mine and was allowed to try my maiden airbrush skills on my gravtanks in a ditch effort to get to the GT with some colours.


Some tank close-ups

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Short Displayboard Update

Hey guys some more Pictures from the Display board. It's done for now until I get to the stage where i'm going to be painting the bases of my entire army. I think it came out pretty well (sorry for the crummy Pictures). all the sand will be painted a light brown in similar style to my Objective The sides and the pillars are going to stay white/bone coloured since they are supposed to look like wraithbone .

anyways enjoy (comments and complements are more then welcome =).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Damm what a lot of work

Hey Bloggers,

After getting 2 tournaments done real life caught up with me. But I did have a lot of fun. We took 1th at the doubles tournament. with 3 great games, the Nightspinners really worked great in combination with the power of the blood Angels.

The Gt preparation event was a lot of fun to but the result wasn't that great ending second to last. I was outgunned by IG and lost 18-2 in a killpoint mission. Then I drawed against a Spacewolfs player, I got a 1 on a difficult terrain test which prevented me from contesting his objective for the win 10-10. The last game was a very close win but I lost to much of my army so I ended up with a 12-8 win giving me a total of 24 battlepoints out of a possible 60 not really the greatest result ever.

I did however have a day off school today and decided to finally get the bases of my Displayboard started. Some Pictures to show my progress so far :

So hopefully I can provide you guys with some more progress in the near future


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sorry for the lack or reports

Hey Bloggers,

sorry for the lack of battlereports of the battles played this Saturday my PC went Emo Blue on me Sunday so spend all day trying to get it working again.

But a short note on the battles we played a Lootcounter mission using the special claim rules and the terrain rules of the slash and burn mission (the GT Mission Rules). This mission was a really close game and actually saw me take the win (after the game was a draw for most of the time) with some great tankshocking and movement. 3-1 win Objectives But this was a game where we forgot a lot of special rules making this mission a bit weird.

The Deathwing

Eldar assault

The battle for the 3th Objective

So after a close win we decided to play a normal pitched battle annihilation mission. This was by far on of the worst games I've ever played every die was exactly the opposite from what I wanted. Lost 3 tanks turn two because I failed 3 cover saves at rolls of 3 when I needed 4 (the agony). The game just went south from there with the fire dragons getting stuck out in the oppen without transports and the fireprisms stunned or destroyed leaving me with little punch and a lost game at 7(or 8) to 2


Eldar Swingwing

Getting hammerd!

Wrecks Everywhere

Detailed reports will be up as soon as I can! together with some pictures :) followed shortly by my reports on the Doubles tournament Coming up this Saturday!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Conversion Holofields

Hello bloggers, after my 2 games today I noticed I could use holofields on my fire Prisms. So after discussing it with my friend and rampaging my bits box we came up with this conversion. It uses the Wave Serpent energy field generators on the turret to show my Holofield generators.

Fire Prism and Nightspinner

Fire Prism


Friday, September 3, 2010

Preparing for a day of gaming!

The gaming table set-up for tomorows games, my mate will bring some extra terrain pieces so we can have about 25% coverage (little under 25% at the moment). I will try to take some pictures and give you guys a battle report when possible:

The army in it's current state (the Dire avengers are headless since they are primed white and will be added after the models are done):

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Some pictures of Yriel 2.0

Hey bloggers small update I have some pictures of my minor Yriel Conversions. Just to remind you this is how the model normally hits the table:

Now this is my (yet to be painted) Yriel (Click on pictures for larger versions)

I Changed the Spear to the one from the High Elves Noble Kit

I chopped of the original base and replaced it with something
more fitting with the rest of the army. Also the flags are Dire Avenger flags
which can be removed for easier transport

I reworked the Right arm a little, I separated the Force Shield panels to get
a more dynamic look I think it makes the model a lot more detailed.

Well I hope you like it, I know it's not the most spectacular conversion but I think it works.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gt Preparations

Hello Bloggers,

Well with The GT not to far away I've compilled some last games in the weeks till the GT,

Upcoming ducosim doubles September 11th. This is mostly a fun tournament where I will be practising with Yriel and his squad of doom. Besides that just some random 40K

GoTW 1700 pts GT preparation tournament September 18th. This tournament is actually tailored to be a GT event trail. We will be playing the 3 non standeard mission from the GT to try out our armies and see how They hold up. This should be some good practise I know that 2 armies there will probably be Terminator based. So should be some tough competition.

Fanatic Leiden October 9th, This is a new tournament for me, Some cool missions. One where your 3 most expensive models are the objectives (only 1 vehicle), one old school VP mission and a 3 lootcounters mission. Should be some good practise with a lot of good players. Mission aren't the same as the GT but should still prove usefull practice I believe.

Then October 23-24th the main event! The Dutch GT.

So long way to go in a short time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Well I just got confermation regarding the GT rulespack that Yriel is allowed but the Nightspinners aren't. This means that instead of my 2 Nightspinners I'm probably going to be using 2 Fire Prisms, list will remain basically the same besides that swap. It should still be a viable list and most tournaments around here don't allow Nightspinners anyways so I guess this will make practicing like this easier.

Yriel 155
5 DA Waveserpent Spirit stones, tl scatterlaser, shurikan cannon pintle 195
5 DA Waveserpent Spirit stones, tl scatterlaser, shurikan cannon pintle 195
5 DA Waveserpent Spirit stones, tl scatterlaser, shurikan cannon pintle 195
6 FD's Waveserpent Spirit stones, tl shurikan cannon 206
6 FD's Waveserpent Spirit stones, tl shurikan cannon 206
9 FD's Waveserpent Spirit stones, tl scatterlaser, shurikan cannon pintle 296
Fire Prism Spirit stones 125
Fire Prism Spirit stones 125
1698 pts.

Now It's time to get those fire Prism turrets magnetized!