Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nurgle Chaos Spawn

Due to the release of the Dark Imperium set, I plan to build a small Chaos Space Marine Kill Team at least. Therefore, I would also need one Nurgle Chaos Spawn as a specialist. I am not a huge fan of the generic GW sprues and the Plague Ogryns and Plague Toads are a little bit too expensive in my opinion. Other GW options are hard to come by.  Eventually, I found a nice alternative miniature in Poland. This guy is called "Plaguebringer" and you can get him for around 11 €! What do you think?



 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Talons of the Emperah: Antigrav Null Maiden Rhino

I always found the Sisters of Silence and the Custodes quite fascinating. With the release of the "Burning of Prospero" box, came some really beautiful miniatures of the formerly mentioned forces. I bought two sets of Custodes, Sisters and a Galatus Dreadnought. I also wanted to have some kind of transport for my Sisters in 40k games, but the standard Rhino seemed a little bit boring to me. That's why I built my own version of a Null Maiden Rhino...





You might know the following artwork of an antigrav Rhino from the artbook "The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions". This was clearly my source of inspiration.


Before I forget, the engines are not scratch build. They are made by Bitspudlo and you can buy them here [Link]. Next up will be some Sisters of Silence.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Shadow Wars: Armageddon - Our Tournament

Last Sunday, we finally held out small Shadow Wars: Armageddon tournament. Instead of our usual tournament mode "40k in 40 minutes", this time we used the relatively new Shadow Wars: Armageddon campaign rules. 

I joined the battle for glory and honor with my old school Tyranids. Captain_Valerius played Necrons, Funky_Biber also played Tyranids and Clyde_Frog joined in with his Grey Knights. We planned two rounds of dog eat dog fights, which meant twelve games overall. The games were consistently exciting and challenging and I had a lot of fun. In addition, it ran quite well for my Tyranids.

Here are some pictures of our games:











  
We agreed to skip our last game and had some serious hobby talk instead. Therefore, each of us played five games. I surprisingly won all of my games and ended up with the most promethium, too. 😅

Still, I would not use the same lineup in future games. Honestly, several times I was pretty lucky. I should have used specialized fighters instead of all-around warriors. The spinefists I used on all of my warriors had no real influence on the game and with pure melee, I would have been better off. In addition, one or two gun beasts with big guns would be useful to pin enemies down beforehand.

The Tyranid Prime is a real monster, by the way. Now it is time to for new projects...

Monday, 12 June 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon | Tyranid Kill Team finished!

The last days were tough, but eventually, I could finish my old school Tyranid Killteam in time for our little tournament. They might look funny and uncool, but to underestimate them could be a fatal mistake. Here are my starting list and two pictures of the gang (995 points):

  • Tyranid Alpha + extended chitin carapace, pair of spinefists, pair of scything talons
  • Tyranid Warrior + extended chitin carapace, pair of spinefists, pair of scything talons
  • Tyranid Warrior + extended chitin carapace, pair of spinefists, pair of scything talons
  • Tyranid Warrior + extended chitin carapace, two pairs of Scything Talons



Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Ruined Tank Factory (Forge World OOP)

In about two weeks there will be our next small tournament and I thought this is the right occasion to paint some new terrain for. So I finally finished my "Ruined Tank Factory" from Forgeworld, which I bought last year

I wanted to accommodate the colors of the Adeptus Mechanicus somehow. I hope that I succeeded by using the red on the front of the building. By the way, the kit was unfortunately not complete - the roof and two walkways on the intermediate level were missing. So I crafted my own appropriate alternatives...