Sunday, 25 September 2016

Iron Hands: Land Speeder Storm

Until our small tournament, there is pretty much only one week left.

Because I also want to finish one of the new buildings for this occasion, I had to set priorities.  For this reason, I have decided to paint the Land Speeder Storm without any passengers. Maybe I'll paint them shortly before the tournament or just afterwards. Depends on my remaining leisure time next week.  



Now only three Devastators with heavy Bolters are remaining until I have my small 400 point strike team ready for combat.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Lucky Find - OOP Forgeworld Terrain

Last week my favourite tabletop forum went down for a few days. So I visited some other forums which I usually do not visit on a regular basis. In one I found some Forgeworld terrain, I was looking for a long time: 


The price was very reasonable too. What a lucky coincidence! Now, I'm trying to get at least one of the pieces finished for our little tournament...


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Iron Hands: New Sergeants

If possible, I try to play my troops in accordance with the WYSIWYG Principle (at least regarding the primary weaponry). Therefore I painted two new Sergeants for the upcoming 40k in 40 minutes tournament. One for the Tactical Squad and the other one for the Devastators.


Right now, I am painting a Land Speeder Storm including crew and passengers. Stay tuned!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Iron Hands: More Scouts

Our small tournament moves closer and there is still much to paint. On the last weekend, I could finish at least there more scouts. With them, the whole unit is ready for battle.


I guess next up will be the Land Speeder Storm. The speeder itself will be fun to paint, but painting the crew is a different story. It means even more scouts... (>﹏<)


Monday, 5 September 2016

Iron Hands: Preparations for the next 40k in 40 minutes

In about a month I am going to attend to a small 40k in 40 minutes tournament. Since I played with my Tallarn Rough Riders the last time, I want to lead my Iron Hands into battle on the next occasion. This is the list I have in mind:
***************  1 HQ ***************
Librarian  - - - > 65 points

 
***************  3 Troops  ***************
Scout Squad, 5 Scouts  (2x Shotgun, 3x CCW)
+ Landspeeder Storm, Heavy Bolter   - - - > 95 points

 
Scout Squad, 5 Scouts (4x Bolter, Heavy Bolter) - - - > 63 points
 
Tactical Squad, 5 Space Marines + 1x Flamethrower - - - > 75 points
 
***************  1 Support ***************
Devastator Squad, 5 Space Marines (3x Heavy Bolter) - - - > 100 points

Overall : 398 points
This small strike team should do well against my opponents armies (Adeptus Mechanicus, Tyranids, Chaos Daemons). But there is a hitch. Not all of the miniatures are painted and we have the agreement to only use those. That's why I painted some new Marines:

Tactical Marine with Flamethrower

Scout Sergeant and Scout with Heavy Bolter

Now there are three more Scouts, a Land Speeder Storm and the full Devastator Squad to go. The Land Speeder Storm kit contains so many cool bits that made me thinking. So I jumped at the opportunity and built my own version of the famous Sergeant Telion (not for the tournament!). He is still missing an Iron Hands name and paint, but I hope you like him nevertheless. At least his pose is a little bit more dynamic than the original...