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29 March 2014

More Mechdar Messing - Jetbike Units Sizes?

Nick speaking,

After a few games with another re-vamped Mechdar list that enabled me to get my Wraithknight in, I think I am ready to make a few decisions regarding my Jetbike units. I have noticed that my six strong Jetbike units always go down in one turn of shooting or assault if they get targeted, regardless of how well I am using them! So what is the ideal unit size?


The conclusion at the moment is for me to have four units of three rather than two units of six, I only had four troop slots previously, so I have the space for them. It would also mean that I could drop the two Warlocks I had with the larger bike squades. The Warlocks weren't that great anyway, and sort of went against the idea of reserving them, as I couldn't get the Psychic Powers up from reserve, and then when I did get the chance, failed the Leadership eight roll anyway! With the Warlocks dropped and a few tweaks here and there, I am able to get a second unit of Warp Spiders into the list and fill out my Troops slots at the same time...

HQ
1 x Autarch/Jetbike/Fusion Gun/Blaze/Mantle/Lance/Mask (150)

TROOPS
3 x Jetbikes/1x Shuriken Cannon (61)
3 x Jetbikes/1x Shuriken Cannon (61)
3 x Jetbikes/1x Shuriken Cannon (61)
3 x Jetbikes/1x Shuriken Cannon (61)
10 x Dire Avengers/Exarch - Power Weapon + Shimmershield (150)
        Wave Serpent/Scatter Laser/Holofields (135)
10 x Storm Guardians/2x Flamer (100)
        Wave Serpent/Scatter Laser/Holofields (135)

ELITES
5 x Fire Dragons (110)
      Wave Serpent/Scatter Laser/Holofields (135)

FAST
6 x Warp Spiders/Exarch (124)
6 x Warp Spiders (114)

HEAVY
1 x Fire Prism/Holofields/Spirit stone (150)
1 x Fire Prism/Holofields/Spirit stone (150)
1 x Wraithlord/Suncannon/Scatterfield (300)

Points 1997

Battle report to follow...
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26 March 2014

HELP for HEROES 'Salamanders' SPOTLIGHT! More Elstonation Units

Nick speaking,

Time to spotlight two more units that Elstonation painted for our HELP for HEROES charity raffle. Tickets are now on sale at only £1.50 a ticket, with the prize draw being done at Salute in April. so go and check out the official homepage to buy your tickets and to have a chance of winning these awesome minis, along with all the other amazing units that will be in the army...

Scout Squad w/Heavy Bolter by Elstonation




Thunderfire Cannon w/Techmarine by Elstonation




 



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23 March 2014

Necron Flayed Cron Battle Report

Nick speaking,

Another battle report with my Flayed One Themed army, and in this game I had to drop the list down to 1750pts. I am not moving away from the theme of sixty Flayed Ones, so dropping the Wraiths was the easiest option...


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20 March 2014

Crazy Royal Court Necron List!

Nick speaking,

OK, so just for fun. Let's say you have to make an army list using two full Royal Court units! I know it sounds a bit crazy, but as many of you know, I have been collecting Crypteks built and painted by the wargaming community, and nearly have enough for this crazy idea to come to happen. I have done a little fiddling and come up with a rough first draft list. The whole idea behind the list is to not split the courts off, but to keep them as units themselves with Overlords...


Court Crons 2k (v1)

HQ
1 x Overlord/Warscythe/MSS/Weave/Orb/Shifter/labyrinth (225)
1 x Overlord/Warscythe/MSS/Weave/Orb/Shifter (205)

Royal Court 1 (405)
5 x Lords/2x Sempiternal Weave/1x Orb (235)
5 x Crypteks/1x HoD – Veil/1x HoS - Lightning (170)

Royal Court 2 (500)
5 x Lords/5x Warscythes/5x MSS/1x Orb (330)
5 x Crypteks/1x HoD – Veil/1x HoS - Lightning (170)

TROOPS
5 x Warriors (65)
5 x Warriors (65)
5 x Warriors (65)
5 x Warriors (65)
5 x Warriors (65)
5 x Warriors (65)

FAST
6 x Wraiths/6x Whip coils (270)

1998

So, how would you make a 2k list using two full units of Royal Courts?


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17 March 2014

HELP for HEROES 'Salamanders' SPOTLIGHT! Quantum Assault Marines

Nick speaking,

Time to spotlight the these amazing Assault Marines that we have for our HELP for HEROES charity raffle. Tickets are now on sale at only £1.50 a ticket, with the prize draw being done at Salute in April. so go and check out the official homepage to buy your tickets and to have a chance of winning these awesome dudes, along with all the other amazing units that will be in the army...

Assault Squad by Quantum Studios








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15 March 2014

Space Wolves 13th Company Showcase

Nick speaking,

Here is my finished entry into the Space Marine Chapter Collection that is being run by my buddy Stephen, at Quantum Studios. The idea behind the project is to bring the community together and end up with a Space Marine from each Chapter all painted up. There are still a few Chapters left to allocate so if you feel like joining in, just click here for more info...














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13 March 2014

Kitbashed Cryptek from Messy Painting

Nick speaking,

Time to showcase another community Cryptek. This guy is kitbashed, converted and painted by Alex from Messy Painting. Messy Painting is an up and coming YouTube Channel run by Alex and Tom, two young guy's with a lot of talent and passion for our hobby, so please go and check out their Channel and give them some support and encouragement. Meanwhile, take a look at the awesome kitbashed Cryptek they sent me...






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11 March 2014

Tyranid 'Loc List' is back!

Nick speaking,

So now that my Wraithknight is all done and dusted, I am ready to start work on the Nids. Shelving the bugs was always just going to be temporary, and I am now very excited to play with the little critters again. First though, I needed to come up with an army list, something that I can play test with and get a feel for the new rules...


Flyrants seem very feasible still, and a bit cheaper to run, so I will carry on using dual Flyrants in the HQ slot. Hive Commander seems to be an auto include now, Flanking Gants will at least give a little of what was lost with the now defunct pods. Talking of Gants, and the Devilgant also seems to stack up well, so that will be my main Troop choices, along with some Warriors for Synapse and some jacked up Hormagaunts to see how they perform. I am actually like the idea of Spinefist Rippers now, I know they are not scoring, have gone up in points and can be instant deathed, but deep striking them in could be a nice little distraction unit that we are potentially lacking now...


It seems pretty obvious that Venomthropes are now essential in any Nid list, and Zoanthropes look pretty good to me also, with their usual 3++ and Synapse abilities. Plus, I have to use my Doom of Malan'tai model somehow! I am also liking the dual Mawloc theme, better and worse at the same time, but at least they are cheap now, and it means I can call this first army the same name as before...


Stinger Hive Fleet 'Loc List' v1

HQ
1 x Hive Tyrant/2x Devourers/Hive Commander/Wings (250)
1 x Hive Tyrant/2x Devourers/Wings (230)

TROOPS
5 x Warriors/4x Deathspitter/1x Venom Cannon (185)
20 x Termagants/20x Devourer (160)
20 x Termagants/20x Devourer (160)
20 x Termagants/15x Devourer (140)
20 x Hormagaunts/Toxin sacs/Adrenal glands (200)
9 x Ripper swarm/Spinefist (153)

ELITES
2 x Venomthropes (90)
3 x Zoanthropes (150)

HEAVY
1 x Mawloc (140)
1 x Mawloc (140)

Points 1998 

Battle reports to follow...
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9 March 2014

Space Marine Chapter Collection Update

Nick speaking,

I have been working on my entry into the Space Marine Chapter Collection that is being run by my buddy Stephen, at Quantum Studios. The idea behind the project is to bring the community together and end up with a Space Marine from each Chapter all painted up. I have been really enjoying painting this guy so far, and have done some freehand on his shoulder pad and a battle damaged eye. There are still a few Chapters left to allocate so if you feel like joining in, just click here for more info...




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7 March 2014

HELP for HEROES 'Salamanders' SPOTLIGHT! Wortiger Vindicator

Nick speaking,

Time to spotlight the amazing Vindicator that we have for our HELP for HEROES charity raffle. Tickets are now on sale at only £1.50 a ticket, with the prize draw being done at Salute in April. So go and check out the official homepage to buy your tickets and to have a chance of winning this awesome looking tank, along with all the other amazing units that will be in the army...

Vindicator by Wortiger









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