Hey all, this is my first attempt at a video battle report. So you will be dazzled with plenty of umm's and ahh's. As Kroxitau told me, when he started doing video battle reports his win-loss ratio went way down. Perhaps from loss of focus. We'll see how I fair. I caught some tactical mistakes I made in the game, but from watching the video, I see even more.
Setup: Campaign stuff: Chaos attacked GloryBound, I chose to defend. Chaos played card to allow each player to chose an opponent's unit every turn to make it leave the table and deep strike the next turn (yes, even a squad in a razorback can deep strike this way). I played my card which forced my opponent to choose their other card which forced the mission to Capture & Control. I didn't want to worry about getting in position or have my unit holding an objective pulled off. Board: Few hills, Trees and a few Cargo hauler boxes Mission: Capture & Control Deployment: Spearhead, we both deployed pretty close to the center. Initiative: Chaos wins, Blood Angels failed seize.
It's Imperium Vs. Xenos week at the league. Which means it's 2v2 for Imperium and Xenos players. I arrived late and they were one Imperium player short (IG and BT are Imperium faction for the purposes of the league). so I was asked to step in and defend the Imperium. Muahahaha! So it was my BA and Mack’s IG against Tau and Eldar.
In case you noticed, I missed week 3 of the league due to Father's Day (and being my first year as a father) and my wife's 40th Birthday (Yea, I value my life and appreciate my wife watching the kids so I can play at all...so yea, I skipped 40k). The following week was the Malleus Imperator event so the league was postponed. Unfortunately, I worked all weekend and missed everything! Grrr. I was so on to bring my Libby dread to the Kill Team tourney.
Ok, so I have decided to start playing around with a Librarian Furioso Dreadnought conversion. It's still in the planning stages so things are likely to change, but I wanted to post what I have been working on.
I looked at the GW Sanguinary Priests and they look great...but out of stock so GW cancelled my order. So I needed to find an alternative. I started looking at the bits I had and found a combo I really like. It's the legs and sword from the Death Company box (with the X pattern sanded off the right knee). The Apothecary torso and Narcium arm from the Command Squad box, and the winged jump pack from the Sanguinary Guard box. I doubt I'll ever run Sanguinary Guards though I love the models. The bodies will most likely become honor guard with vanguard vets jump packs.
Blood Angels (Player: Me): Troops: - 5-man Assault Sqd w/ 1xMeltagun, Sgt has PF in Twin-Linked Lascannon Razorback (190pts) - 5-man Assault Sqd w/ 1xMeltagun in Twin-Linked Lascannon Razorback (165pts) Fast Attack: - Baal Predator w/ AS and HB Sponsons (145pts)
Chaos Marines (Player: Matt): 9x Chaos Marines, 1x Plasmagun, Rhino w/ combi-melta and Havoc launcher (I don't think you can have both on a rhino) 3 Terminators, 1x Reaper Autocannon Predator w/ Twin-Linked Lascannon
I am preparing for a painting escalation league which starts this Sunday, June 6th, at the Fantasy Flight Games Event Center. It starts out at 500 points and escalates 250 points every month. There is a campaign and territories and to be able to attack to capture a territory, your army needs to be fully painted. Otherwise, you can defend only. Ok, so I am a crazy magnet guy. All the arms and backpacks in this assault squad are magnetized as shown on the assault squad sergeant and special weapons marine. The jump packs are magnetized as well.
So what's the craziest proxy you have used? For me, it's this beauty above, the Pop Pod (tm). I don't know what's worse, the guys in my gaming group still giving me crap about using it once a year and a half ago...or my wife. I showed it off to her right after I finished it. Yea, that was one month after we got married. She knew I was a geek, but I soared to new heights with her that day. Heh. She still rolls her eyes about it.
Hey all...I've read a lot of magnetizing tutorials, but most seem to gloss over some key parts leaving me frustrated. So I wanted to see if I could do a better job. Please leave comments.
For a list of the tools I use, please check out my Tools page.
The instructions to assemble a rhino are pretty straight forward and the rhino is arguably one of the easiest vehicles to assemble, so I will skip those parts and just show you the relevant sections for a Baal Predator. NOTE: I start with all the parts trimmed and I do test fittings before I glue any pieces. I used the 1/4" magnets for the sponsons and 1/8" for everything else in this tutorial.