Friday, 28 October 2011

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought Built

Had a bit of a crazy night last night, but managed to get my new Contemptor-class dreadnought built! He'll be used as a standard dreadnought in the upcoming  40kUK GT (if he's painted in time):

The pose came out well, was really awkward to position (due to super glue insta-sticking to resin), so you have to make sure you know how everything is going to fit! Also, finished painting and basing my Assault Squad, will take some good photos tonight to put them on over the weekend.

On a side note, go watch Ghostbusters at your local cinema tonight - its one of cult classics that you need to see at the cinema at least once, and this might be your last chance.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Cadian Gunnery Sergeant Harker Conversion

In preparation for a big overhaul of my Imperial Guard in the new year (once my Blood Angels are complete), I tried to convert up a Gunnery Sergeant Harker. I don't particularly like the GW metal model, and my army is based on the Cadian 501st anyway. So here it is, sorry for crappy phone pic:

Thought it came out quite well! Was torn between using the marine devastator heavy bolter (as above), or try the scout one. As it turns out, I really like the ammo feed - and it merges nicely with the ammo container on his back (again from the marine devastator sprue). And of course, he needs his +1 Bandanna of Ogryn Strength. How else does he get to be Strength 4!

Oh and popped into Warhammer World on the way back from work and treated myself to a Contemptor dreadnought :-D. Just washed all the resin, and hoping to build this baby tomorrow and get him undercoated ready for a game on Sunday (day after my mates Stag night.... urgh. Definitely time for a Bugmans all day breakfast!).

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Mutagenesis Skirmish Rules - Now Available!

Its taken me almost 2 years to write, but is finally available in its complete form... I give you MUTAGENESIS! Lots of hours of writing and playtesting have gone into the creation of these game rules (60 pages of the stuff), but are still not fully tweaked. This is why I have released it to the wider interwebs - download, read, brake the rules for me. Any and all feedback on balancing is always greatly appreciated.

We shall call this 1st edition. Although 1.1 edition may be out sooner than later if i get some good feedback. Im also looking into a rework of the points system, which i'll share once totally done.

So, if you fancy reading my work, click on the image below to download the rulebook - its pretty big (9.12 MB), I would probably right-click and 'Save As' rather than just click the link.

Right Click and 'Save As' to download

Also, here's some models for the ULF faction that i've converted and painted up for playtesting - although i might replace them with the Forge World Elysian's as they look cooler.

Currently working on some vehicle rules, and a new faction - more news on that soon!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Blood Angels Honour Guard Finished

Finished highlighting my killy-plasma-death(TM) honour guard this afternoon, another unit officially DONE. Still quite a bit until my 3k points army is fully completed though.

Oh, and here's a sneak peak at what I'll be focussing on next week:

Yep, that's right! I'll be bringing you some shiny Battlefleet Gothic goodness, hopefully finishing my final Ass Squad, and attempting to magnetise a dozer blade on to my Baal. Fun filled times ahead... honest.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

40kUK GT: Blood Angels Strike Force Crimson Death - Background and List

As some of you know, the 40kUK GT 2011 tickets sold out in little under 12 hours... which is pretty amazing. Fortunately I managed to acquire one! Been working on my army list for the tournament, as well as some army background, which you can find by clicking on the image below.
This is also my latest crack at creating an army roster template, if anyone likes it just email me and I'll send you the .xls file. For those who can't be bothered to download:

40kUKGT - 1750pts
  • Librarian - Shield, Rage = 100
  • Honour Guard x5 [115] - PF [25], PG x4 [60], Drop Pod [35] w/ Locator Beacon [10] = 245
  • Sanguinary Priest x2 [100] - PW x2 [30], MB x2 [10] = 140
  • Terminator Assault Squad x5 [200] - TH & SS x5 [25] = 225
  • Assault Squad x9 [172] - TH [30], MG [10], Rhino [15] = 227
  • Assault Squad x9 [172] - PF [25], MG [10], Rhino [15] = 222
  • Assault Squad x5 [100] - Razorback [20] w/ TL Lascannon [35] = 155
  • Baal Predator [115] - Flamestorm Cannon, Heavy Flamers [25], Dozer Blade [5] = 145
  • Baal Predator [115] - TL Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolters [30], Searchlight [1] = 146
  • Dreadnought [105] - TL Lascannon [30], Heavy Flamer [10] = 145
Drop Pod acts as beacon for the Termies (a kamikaze drop into enemy lines and hope it survives long enough for the termies to arrive), everything else acts the same as my 1.5k list, except my dakka Baal has a Searchlight so it can scout first turn and light up stuff for my Lascannons to hit on DoW missions, and my flamer Baal has a handy Dozer Blade for taking out marines in cover on the turn it outflanks :-D.

I should be playtesting the list this weekend, so will let you know how it goes. On the painting side of things, I'm halfway through painting the metallics on the new Assault Squad (should be totally finished next week), and anxiously waiting for an order of Battlefleet Gothic ships from GW direct! Hopefully have them today so I can assemble them during this week after work.