Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Atia's Death Guard - The Angel of Nurgle

Howdy Guys and Girls :)

Just a quick showcase for Mortarion, aswell as a look on what I'm working next.

Mortarion the Reaper

The Death Lord, Angel of Nurgle, Daemonprimarch of the Death Guard

"Pain is an illusion of the senses, fear an illusion of the mind, beyond these only death waits as silent judge o'er all."

Size comparison with his past self (but that's paradox Morty!)

And a group shot with all his friends so far:

What's next on my painting table? Well, some more Death Guard, aswell as Zone Mortalis for Necromunda! Oh, and I also finished some Nurglings :)

Hope you enjoyed our first Daemonprimarch! C&C are always welcome :)

Lady Atia

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Weekly Progress Report 15/10/2017

Hi all

Ahmose has been busy this week prepping a Xiphon and Javelin for priming. Needless to say, he has been filling a lot of gaps and now needs to order some more plastic putty. He’s hoping to get them primed this week.

Ahmose has also been practising his pre-shading transitions on a Rhino hull.

Ikthelion has continued his attempts to find a red that he likes... with little success. More paints are on their way in the post though, so he remains hopeful!

Here is how he did his Assault Cannons too. 

Kaelo has been working on some bits for his grass board. Using various materials and flocks to show worn areas and more vibrant grass. Here is a picture of some test materials:

He has been doing this in between games of Shadespire for the review on Age of Warhammer Blog. For a chance to win a copy of Shadespire head to this link: http://ageofwarhammer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/win-copy-of-warhammer-underworlds.html?m=1

Atia managed to finish Mortarion this week. Work on more Death Guard has already started!

I have been arranging a loan for my gaming room. Money is in hand now so hopefully it should be building momentum soon. 

Drake Seta

Friday, 13 October 2017

New Releases 13/10/2017

Hi all. 

More Heresy goodness today!!

I have always been more a fan of brass etching instead of pure Resin doors, but the difficulty was always with the circular Deimos pattern doors. So this release  I am really fond of. 
The prices for the Rhino Squadron seems high though lol. Last time I looked at a 3 pack of Rhinos it was £90 I think. 

Drake Seta 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Thousand Sons Delegatus

Hi all,

Just a quick post today.  I have recently converted up a model to act as a Delegatus for my XVth.

It is one of the first conversions I have ever done.

I used a chest piece from the Thousand Sons upgrade set, along with an Achean head.  The backpack is from Betrayal at Calth, with the Iron Halo glued on.  That was originally from a head in the plastic Blood Angels upgrade set.  I filed off the gems and used plastic putty to fill the inner ring.

The legs were cut and repositioned from the Betrayal at Calth Chaplain model.  I also filled the leg greaves.

The power mace came from the Mk III resin upgrade set.

His shoulder pads were taken from the FW resin Praetor who is in MkIII.  One of his arms came from the Death Guard Power Scythe set as well.

What do you think?  Is it an effective conversion, or does it look like a weird mish-mash of parts?

Happy hobbying!

Monday, 9 October 2017

The Burden of Loyalty. Edited by Laurie Goulding

Hi all

A lovely new piece of art work for an upcoming Horus Heresy book.  

If I had to guess its contents I would say it is an anthology book including:

The Binary Succession, Ember Wolves, Ordo Sinister, The Laurel of Defiance, Restorer, Allegiance, The Last son of Prospero, Black shield and The Grey Raven. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Happy VIth Birthday to the Battle Bunnies

Hi all

6 years old, the group is now. So we celebrated it with a Fenrisian themed feast. 

I managed to knock out a huge chocolate cake in time (with help from my Legion of one):

In Nate's words "mmm, is' 'licious "

Shame the same couldn't be said for my first foray into Mead. Despite choosing Mead's with macho names like "Odin, Baldur and Loki" I managed to get what Spectre referred to as "poor choices." 
It tasted very much like Sherry. . . . I was expecting a bitter Ale like drink so was slightly taken aback. 

Elk was delicious though. Thoroughly recommend it. Looking forward to it again in the future. 

Drake Seta 

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Horus Heresy No Retreat II My games


Over the weekend I attended SN Battle Reports No Retreat Horus Heresy II event in Gibraltar. As with the first version of the event I attended in March it was very well run and I had a brilliant time!

The event is a competitive tournament and the competitive nature had dramatically increased from the first event! I think book 7 has had a lot to do with this, as the Custodes and Thousands Sons can be built with some very strong lists.

I flew out to Gibraltar on the Thursday before the event, to give some time to explore the island and have a few friendly games. One of the friendly games I played is upcoming in an SN Battle Report.

The main event was made of 5 games played at 3k. Day one of the event featured 3 games and was set out to be loyalist vs traitor. I used my Sons of Horus First Company.

Game 1: 
I was matched up against a White Scars army under the command of Mikael from Sweden. White Scars are a bad match up for army. They are fast and I'm not! First turn saw my dreadclaw with the reavers and chaplain inside scatter badly, mishap and then get placed by Mikael. It was surrounded wreaked and everything inside lost! Horus arrived and did a little bit of damage to one of the command squads but they drove away and left me stranded, the mission objective was to get to the others deployment but with Horus out of the battle it made it difficult to recover.

The game ended with me losing! I was expecting this result going in as I knew I would find it difficult to catch the bikes! Mikael played very well though and despite the loss it was a good game!

Game 2:
This was against Tom as his Astra Militrium. This was a very close game, being decided on the tertiary objectives. He had 3 super heavies in the list and we were playing Blood Feud. I selected super heavies and went chasing them down! I killed 2 of them and the deciding factor was the Sword Hammer that I got down to 1 HP but it managed to survive and drive out of my reach. Several dice rolls went against me and ultimately cost me the game. 

Tom played well and again it was a really good game! I now sat on 2 losses, I was hoping for a win with the last game on day 1! 

Game 3:
I took on James and his Imperial Fists and this game went all my way! Turn 2 Horus and a unit of Justaerin turned up and took out around 1000 points of James army! This is about as well as I have every managed to do with deep striking Horus. It essentially crippled James army and made the game one sided. I felt bad!! I killed a super heavy, leviathan and a contemptor. Plus my outflanking contemptor destroyed the laser destroyer array on a vindicator in the same turn. I was then able to sit on the objectives and slowly take out the rest of the army.

Despite the one sided nature it was a good game and James fought onto the end! End of day 1 I was 1 win and 2 loses.

Game 4:
The start of day 2 saw me taking on Sean and his Emperors Children. You scored points for controlling sections of the board. It was a very close game! I went in trying to kill his troops and prevent him from being able to score. This very nearly worked but unfortunately a failured charge from my Reavers and chaplain quickly saw my plan full apart. My Justaerin nearly recovered but I had another bad run on the dice with my combi-plasma leaving 2 tactical marines alive to claim no mans land! Sean also had an cheeky sergeant that went to ground to avoid a plasma round of the face and he made the 6 on the dice to save! Which took another turn of my shooting to bring him down!

Again another good game that I could have won if it wasn't for a few bad dice rolls! I was now 1 win from 4.

Game 5:
The last game of the event was against Andy and his Imperial Fists. He was running 3 Leviathans and I was determined to get Horus to take them all on! I got my wish! The game was about defending and winning your opponents objective in there deployment zone. Andy defended his with the leviathans! Horus deep struck behind them and shot everything. Unlike game 3 where they killed 1000 points they didn't even manage a single hull point!! The leviathans turned and shot everything leaving Horus and 1 Justaerin alive. They charged in and dealt 2 wounds to Horus and killed the last Justaerin. I went for all 3 in with Horus and World Breaker, placing 2 attacks on each! A risky but fun move! He managed to blow up 2 of them and put a hull point on the third! Needless to say he dealt with the third in the next round and then ran off and took out a deredeo!

Unfortunately I lost the primary objective as Andy had managed to kill something first turn, where as I hadn't! So another very closely fought game and another loss! Ending me on 1 win and 4 losses.

Overall a really good event, I have come to the conclusion that I'm not a very good tournament gamer!! I tend make decisions based on what I think will be more fun even though I know that I shouldn't do it! My list also needs more scoring and the Reavers were basically useless for the whole weekend! A transport or 2 to help get around the board would most likely be a good addition. Though I really like look of the army walking across the board!!

Thank you to all my opponents, the rest of the participants and the SN Team, who once again did a great job! Any one thinking of apply for next years?