Our local gaming club is running it's annual 40k Escalation League starting on November 16th. That gives me about 3 weeks or so to get something together and ready. I have guard, orks and daemons all ready to go at 1000pts (our starting level). However, I also have lots of unpainted projects I wanted to do. So... I am gonna do this one:
Is that a hint yet? Come in and let's see!Yup, it's space marines and specifically the Silver Skulls Chapter. Why Silver Skulls? They've caught my eye in several pieces of literature and stories. It came to a culmination in the Dark Eldar codex when they helped invade Commorragh to save some trapped Salamaders. The stories I've read made them sound so bad ass and honestly, isn't that how we decide on armies half the time?
On top of it they even have a novel coming out called Gildar Rift (A Space Marines Battle Book) where they take on the Red Corsairs.
So it starts at 1000pts. I've flung around some lists on Army Builder and I think I got it:
Librarian: Bolter. Not sure on the powers. I am thinking Force Dome and then either Machine Curse or Gate of Infinity
Tactical Squad: Plasma Gun, Missile Launcher, Sgt w/ Powerfist and Plasma Pistol
Tactical Squad: Flamer, Missile Launcher, Sgt w/ Powerfist and Combi Flamer
Tactical Squad: Flamer, Missile Launcher, Sgt w/ Powerfist
5 Scouts: Shotgun, Combat Blades, Sgt w/ powerfist and melta bombs
Land Speeder Storm: Multi Melta
Predator: Autocannon, Heavy Bolters, Extra Armor, Pintle Mounted Storm Bolter
Yup, you are looking at a footslogging (mostly) marine army! I really have no idea how this will work on the table, so there is a chance the list might be changed by the 16th.
Model wise I need to get a predator (I think) and another box of tactical marines to help finish the 3rd squad. I have to build the Storm still and rip off some shoulder pads to put on my Silver Skull ones from GW. Yes, I bought 5 packs back when I wanted to originally do these guys.
The scouts are painted and based. I am gonna add a bit to the basing to make it more dynamic but really, they're ready to go. I am going to build my Storm tonight as I am hoping to get in a practice game on Saturday with them.
So, there's a new project for the blog! Follow along kids and let us know whatcha think!