Monday 31 December 2018

Mechanicus: Unlock False God Achievement (Kill the C'tan)

I bought the relatively new PC game "Mechanicus" last week and played it every day since. If you like turn-based strategy games and 40k you should definitively give it a try.
I completed it two times, but there was an achievement which eluded me until now. I mean the "False God" achievement. Here is how you can unlock it: 

Press Spacebar in the mission select screen to enter the noosphere to make Tiresias visible and his missions selectable.
You collect information about a tesseract vault in six different missions and in the seventh mission, you can fight the C'tan eventually.
The unfolding fight is pretty easy. The C'tan shard has only 120 life and no shields. 
Piece of cake.
Besides unlocking the achievement you also get a new canticle!

Defeating the C'tan and doing all the missions before that was not hard, but to find Tiresias in the first place was the real challenge.

Why am I telling you all this? Well, I couldn't find a guide to get it and damn you GW for all your licenced games, because this one led to a rather spontaneous buy:

Skitarii will be my next Kill Team (at least)! 

Monday 24 December 2018

Talons of the Emperah - Ever more Custodes...

Besides the Vexilus Praetor, I painted some more Custodes Miniatures over the last two weeks. Just some Custodian Guard dudes of whose one can never have enough.

Last week I had a game with my golden guys and they were definitely lacking some kind of transportation. So, Santa brought me this early Christmas present...

And here are some impressions of the mentioned game:

Sunday 23 December 2018

Talons of the Emperah - Custodes Shield Captain on Jetbike

This is my Custodes Shield Captain on a Jetbike. Yes, no Dawneagle Jetbike, but an Agamatus Jetbike from Forgeworld. Those are a little bit larger than a Dawneagle Jetbike and this way the Captain is easily distinguishable from the rest of my army. Nothing special, but something I had on my todo list. :D

Saturday 15 December 2018

Talons of the Emperah - Adeptus Custodes Allarus Custodians (Conversion)

Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of GW's Allarus terminator models and so I came up with the idea to build my own version. The conversions are based on the Forgeworld Custodes Terminators, then the axes of the Stormcast Eternal of AoS and Guardian Spears the normal Custodes for the castellan axes. For the Balistus grenade launcher, I took the wrist bolt pistols of the Blood Angels Sanguinary Guard. Hope you like them.

Sunday 9 December 2018

Talons of the Emperah - Vexilus Praetor

I returned to my Custodes again, because there will be a big battle with my friends at the end of the year in which I want to field them. To be honest, I struggled with painting the gold and getting it right in the past. It tuned out to be too dark and bronze-ish. Moreover, painting four, five layers of different metallic colours took much time. That's why I tried something new. Using a spray can gold colour from a DIY-store, Casanadora Yellow Shade and Agrax Earthshade Wash delivered good results. Adding some details lead to this:

I am very satisfied with it and it took such little time and effort. What do you think?