Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Making a new army from models I already own

Here's a little sneak peek of my latest project: Chaos Daemons!

I realized that I had ten Flamers and five Horrors sitting around, being "lesser daemons" in my Chaos Space Marines army. Then it occurred to me: Why not build a small Daemon force?

All I really needed was some more troops, so I've bought five more Horrors. They are weak, but can dish out the pain at range like few others.

Flamers of Tzeentch
Seeing as my brother bought these Flamers for the previous editions of both Warhammer 40k and the Chaos Space Marines codex, I have no qualms in bringing this unit of pure awesome to the battlefield. If what I've read is correct, they will melt away just about any unit in the game.

This guy will be leading them, a herald of Tzeentch on disc. I originally painted him up for my Tzeentchian Blood Bowl team, but he fits perfectly in this Daemon force too. He can shoot pretty hard, and target multiple units each turn. Not too good in close combat, though.

As of now, I can field just about 500 points of painted minis. All I did was add five new models to my collection, and presto, I have a new army!

On a personal note:
Phew, having a blog can be a lot of work! I have a lot of content that just need to be edited and published, but I just can't seem to find the time. The last few weeks, I've been mostly just painting miniatures and having a good time. Ah, the simple joys in life :)

Monday, November 09, 2009

40k Tournament Report: 500 pts Doubles

Yesterday I hosted a 500 points doubles tournament at Oslo Miniature Games Club.

There were no restrictions on which races that could team up, so Imperial Guard would fight alongside Tyranids and Necrons alongside Space Wolves.

Special rules:
  • No 2+ saves
  • Max 2 wounds per model
  • Max 33 armour (Front+Side+Rear)
We played three games from the rulebook:
  1. Annihilation / Dawn of War
  2. Seize Ground / Spearhead
  3. Capture & Control / Pitched Battle
In the end, only one team had won all three games.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Warhammer 40k Video Battle Report: Space Wolves vs Necrons

I'm hosting a 500 point doubles tournament next sunday, and Norau is attending. He wanted to test out a list he is considering, and I was more than happy to play him.

I hadn't fielded my Necrons in some time, so the tin cans took went forth once more. For this game, we decided that Phase Out would not apply.