What If? – French Armour in Operation Sealion.

•February 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I got invited to join in an ongoing operation sea lion campaign with my early war French. The game is 500 points, and I’ve decided to take a silly tank platoon.

It has been a great opportunity to build one of my Three Warlord Games Char b1 bis, that arrived at Christmas, and 3 of the Renault ft-17’s I bought from Mad Bob Miniatures last year.

The current list is

Char b1 bis, regular 260 (command tank)
Renault ft\17 regular 35
Renault ft-17 regular 35
Renault ft-17 regular 35
Renault ft-18 regular 65

Light howitzer regular 0

Citroen kegresse armoured car, inexperienced 52


 

It might do well, it might not, but it should be fun to play!

 

 

 

 

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New armies, new game!

•February 18, 2018 • Leave a Comment

ok, so I’ve been really lax in sharing my painted armies, some of which I’m quite proud of!

I have a new phone, and new apps, so I’m gonna see if it’s easier to post content like this!

I have a weird war ersatz army, good and evil armies for lotr sbg and other bits and bobs to start sharing!

I must do this every January…

•January 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Just realised I have about 10 drafted blog posts all half finished and no actual content on here!

Keep and eye out for the following:

K47 wierd war Germans,

Bolt Action French

Blood Bowl Chaos Pact

More 30k World Eaters.

Just as soon as i finish writing them up and posting them !

Suddenly! Epic 40k

•October 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment

This weekend, I have managed to only paint a single model, and an Epic scale one at that!

This is my Tzeenchian ‘counts as’ Banelord Titan. I may have gone a little bit overboard with the weathering on the metals, with rust, oil and verdigris on the metalwork, and some heat damage on the Magna-melta  to boot! The faces on the flat panels didnt quite go to plan, but they were fun to do!

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I am pleased with how he turned out. Next up is a pair of warhounds and some Slannesh Daemon engines to back him up. As well as a mountain of Deamon and mortal infantry that makes the list useable.

For anyone that actually reads this far, I actually won a game of 30k with my World Eaters! WOOOO! – I was gonna do a Battle rep. but I had left my camera in the car. :/ Maybe next time eh?

My next scheduled game of 30k is 2500 points vs  admech at Black Dragon in Hinkley. I am gonna get my Malcador built and painted in prep for that, not that I expect to win, but new toys need building and painting! As ever, C&C are welcome. Thanks for reading!

-John

Weekly update 09/10/16

•October 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I planned on doing an update post with things I’ve been working on to go up on eitther Sunday or Monday each week in order to keep getting things done.

This week though, I have done next to nothing, Training at work, coupled with people being off and pulling overtime has left me with very little time for hobby. So, this week I have built a Contemptor with a single arm (magnetised OFC) and I have begun to paint my Dreadclaw Drop Pod.

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Weathering so far is from a can of black spray, directed at the underside of the miniature and some basic blacklining with some washes into the recesses. I need to add the blue markings and Legion symbols.

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My old metal Preadator has been Blacklined ready for painting this week too! although it means less chainaxes on the table everytime he sees play, its nice to have a bit of fire support from something that isn’t a Land Raider!

 

As ever, Thanks for reading!

-John

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Crap…

•October 2, 2016 • 1 Comment

Wow, it has been over a year since my last post on here… I’m not dead, just working, studying and doing things slowly.

It probably didnt help that i made some terrain for the gorkamorka campaign that fizzled after about 3 games 😦

 

Looking Forwards though, since then I have started to build and paint a World Eaters Force for games in the Horus Heresy. I’m yet to win with them, but I’m still hopeful, and having found a local resevior of players nearby, I am excited to continue working on the army.

 

Here is one of my tac squads, and assault marines, all equipped with chainaxes. They need finishing off, but I wanted paint on them ASAP.

My Praetor with Paragon-ax and My Legion Praevian with Inducted Vorax Bodyguard. I love the Praetor, but the Vorax seem to just get shot off every game.

My painted Support section, two Dreadnoughts with Carapace Havok Launchers and a Vindicator. Next to the Vindi, you can also see my 1st two attack bikes, who belong to a squadron of 6 ATM.

So Far, I have lost vs 40k Eldar, and Two different players with Iron Warriors. So I have been buying new toys as my budget allows. I’m currently working on more assault marines, more attack bikes, a Dreadclaw drop pod and a twin CCW Contemptor. I also have some bike Apocatharies and a Malcador sitting ready to be put together.

 

Thanks for reading, C+C always welcome.

 

-Medivo

X Wing elimination tournament!

•October 4, 2015 • 4 Comments

Sorry for yet another Xwing post  but I’ve signed up for an 8 man, single elimination tournament  with some interesting rules and wanted to share my thoughts on the subject:

The rules are:

– 40pt squadrons
– No large bases
– Must take two ships

This is really cool for a number of reasons,  but not having a shuttle avaliable makes me sad :,(

The low points value is going to limit the type and ps of avaliable ships, because lots of normally strong builds cost too much to fit into the format, such as super fell, corran  horn or anything in a defender!

From discussions I’ve seen being held on our local club’s facebook threads, the khiraxis fighter, y-wing, Z-95 and new T70 hold favour with the rebel and scum players, focussing on jousting strength and winning on or just after the first pass. This list is a great example of this school of thought:

Z-95 Headhunter: Black Sun Soldier (13)
Cluster Missiles (4)
Glitterstim (2)
Z-95 Headhunter: Black Sun Soldier (13)
Cluster Missiles (4)
Glitterstim (2)
— TOTAL ——- 38 pts

Thats a lot of dice for alpha striking! I can see it being a bit of a one-shot though and if you dont have an overwhelming  advantage you might struggle to see out he game.

Turrets cost a lot of points, so I think that one or two may see play but no more than one/list.

As far as Imperial discussion, arc dodgers seem to be in  favour, with either double interceptor w/autothrusters or a named pilot plus a basic tie fighter, im sure that a doubl tie/fo or double tie fighter might make an appearance.

Im tempted to try a basic academy pilot  paired with a sigma squadron phantom with some toys:

TIE Phantom: Sigma Squadron Pilot (25)
Stygium Particle Accelerator (2)
Intelligence Agent (1)
TIE Fighter: Academy Pilot (12)

I hope with this list that the PS 3 and inteligence agent means I can get some damage off on the phantom using its decloak moves, without suffering too much incoming fire, as agi 2 and an evade isnt the best defence in the game. With the limited points, Ps 3-5 is likely to be in the upper ranges  seen, unless there are named Tie fighters or F/O flying around, and gives the phantom a chance to alpha strike its target with its 4 or 5 dice attack.

If this format seems cool, feel free to try it yourself! I’m honestly not sure where James found it, but it’ll certainly shake things up for a couple of games!

If you have any ideas/ suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments section below!