Four guys who want to win at painting... AT ALL COSTS!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Grind Challenge Update

So finished 8 knights completely. Already started on the next batch of 8. Just going to grind out both units of KOTR before I do the grail knights, Im also going to try and see if I can pickup just the command for the grail knights to help out with numbers,  8 per box 3 units 3 heroes leaves 3 spots, so hopefully I can find the 3 grail command figures, also would be cool to have the actual grail standard to help single out the grail knights even more since im going to be using the plastic knights for them. Stay tuned for more!


Sunday, 13 May 2012

First 48

Not models.. hours haha. Anyways heres a quick update on my 6 week 2400 pts challenge. Picked up a cut and dry box of Bret knights friday afternoon, built them that night and painted the 8 horses over the weekend. The knights were just primed and are drying and will start on them right away. These are going to be Knights of the Realm, I do have grail knights in the list but I am going to just use more of the boxed plastic knights and paint more "dressy" patterns on them.. I cant justify paying 140 dollars for 10 metal grail knights when I can buy all of the knights in my list (plastic) for less than 120. Anyways thanks for checking in, stay tuned for the next updates in the next 6 weeks to watch a bret army be built and painted from the ground up!


Friday, 11 May 2012

6 Week Grind

So, Due to recent events and circumstances I was going to move back across the country but that has been put on hold for a while. Now that I have even more free time on my hands in the next few weeks I totally went out on a whim and decided to do a 2400 pt fantasy army from scratch for Coulee Carnage.

Ive always been known to be a power grind painter but this will probably be the biggest challenge I have done in a while if not ever (Did 2k Ogres in a week once). So that being said stay tuned in the following weeks to watch my progress. Oh, btw I am doing a 2400 pt Bretonnia army. I know they are pretty wet noodle-ish right now but Ive always loved the army and models and have wanted a Bret army for years now. Read more for rough list details

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Maybe there's still hope for me and Power Armor!

Maybe, JUST maybe there is a chance that me and power armor aren't mortal allies meant to vanquish each other at the end of time.

I decided, quite randomly, that I would bring out Chaos Marines last night.  I had a guard army packed, list printed... and then while sitting on the toilet, reading the new Night Lords novel inspiration hit me!  BLAMMO!  I ran into my hobby room, dug through my piles of crap and found the box.

Opened it.

Full of Chaos Marines!   Specifically?  Night Lords!  I got them from Green Feevah in one of a trillion trades shuffling things around.  I had his old Nids, he wanted them back, so I took his marines.  I figured, what's the difference if they are both going to be languishing in a corner.   I pulled them out, Night Lords, some Berserkers, some terminators, other bits and bobs and headed down to play Doompickle's Orks down at the local store.

In the end I had a whole pile of fun playing an army I never play based on inspiration from a really great novel.  Now that is what good gaming is all about!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Diving Right Into Things!

Hey guys so I did an intro post yesterday and gave a couple pictures of Krell. Ive had alot of time on my hands lately to paint so I managed to finish Krell's re-creator Heinrich Kemmler! So Ill post a couple pictures of him halfway done as well as completed. As well since I dont want to bombard the blog with multiple threads I will include a couple other pictures of some other pieces from my VCs.

Onslaught wrap up!

Onslaught ended up being one heck of an event.  Well run and organized, very timely, packed.  They gave away a ton of door prizes, really great prizes for all the winners and even let us running tournaments talk about them.  Ward did a wonderful job and I look forward to coming back in October for their next event.   As a matter of fact I may even try for the Out of the Basement tournament in July having liked the Edmonton scene so much.

As for my own placing, I ended up 8th overall out of 30ish some players.  I thought I might have done better but after hearing results from other players, I am quite pleased.

What did I learn?  Never give up with Ogres.  They are more resilient then one would think, able to weather storms and hit right back.  Of course, being stubborn helps.   Ogre chaff is great!  My cats and gnoblars did an excellent job all game.   Even throwing my ironblaster in the way was great as it's tough enough to last a turn, allowing my other units to finish their jobs.

Slaughtermaster:  I am gonna look at his build a bit.  The Fencers Blade/Glittering Scale combo wasn't bad but the lack of a real ward save hurt him.   People would just push a ton of attacks onto him if they wanted to kill him or ignore him and kill the unit, running them down.  STILL... he was invaluable.  Lore of the Maw synchs just perfectly with Ogres.

BSB:  I really liked his build!  The crown of command is almost game breaking and I could see it comped in events.  It allowed me to stick in fights.  Bruisers are still pretty darned tough in combat, able to dish out and take in equal measure.

Firebelly:  I had real reservations about him, but he's turning out to be pretty awesome.  His selection of spells are pretty good.  I am really starting to like Lore of Fire.  He was just so "fragile"... in an ogre sense.  Only T5 with no armor so a dedicated combat guy kills him fast.

Bulls:  They are a trick, admittedly.  Full Command, 2 characters, make a unit split it's attacks up.  Still, they did good damage and helped me through plenty of times.

Ironguts:  Awesome!  10 Ironguts is soooo dangerous.  People could not believe the amount of punishment they delivered.  I couldn't see playing at all competitive without them.   They won whole games on their own.

Gnoblars:  Why not!  Love 'em!

Sabretusks:  Every army ever needs these cats.  Soooooo amazing and multifaceted.  They are seriously the best unit in the book pt for pt.

Ironblaster:  Now that I have the hang of it, I like it a lot.  It usually died to a big unit, but would cannonball sometime off the table.  Plus it can move around, getting where it's most effective.

Mournfang:  Like the ironblaster, once you figure these guys out they are monsters!  They destroyed 3 units of undead in one game.  So many attacks.  I can see people hate them though.  Probably wouldn't take more then 1 unit if I can.

So there, some quick thoughts on the tournament and my army.  Definitely going to try some new things with the army.  Want to try Yhettees.  Also want to try a Hunter with as many cats as he can get.   Stonehorn too!

And please comment and let us now whatcha think!

Onslaught Game 4: vs Orcs and Goblins!

Yes, I only have one whole picture of this army.  I took a picture to start but when it came down to playing I got right into it and was distracted the whole way through.  This was a tight, close, tense game and I loved it!

The opponent this time around was Ryan Boyd and his horde of Orcs and Goblins.  Traditionally this is supposed to be a tough match up for Ogres.  Big hordes of strength 5+ on the first turn toughness 4 orcs, plus chaff and warmachines.  I knew I would face some armies like this so came prepared.  Redirect, single out, destroy.