Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My 500 point starting list

A few days ago i got woken up by a knocking on my door. My girlfriend went up and open the door and as i hoped, the box from the UK had arrived!

With the postman coming with the IG codex and a Catachan battle force it was time to get started on figuring how to approach my first 500 point army. I skimmed the codex and i made a army list based on some ideas on how i would like to play my army. My ideas had lots of holes amongst other things i didnt have a plantoon command squad! But luckely i had help on the forum and i ended up with a list very close to what i wanted and this time it was legal...!

This is the list i ended up with:


CCS (5) (vox)(Melta.)
-65 points

PCS (5) (vox)(grenadelauncher)
-40 points
Infantry squad (10) (vox)
-55 points
veteran squad + Gunnery Sergeant Harker (10) (vox, 2 meltas, 1 heavyflamer)
-170 points
-Heavy weapons squad (auto cannons)
-75 points
Infantry squad (10) (vox)
-55 points


Scout sentinel (auto cannon)

=500 points

The plan is that i will deploy Harker with his squad in cover near my enemy's deployment zone and try to pop as much mech as possible. The heavy flamer and Harkers Heavy Bolter should be able to do some damage if my opponent try to assault the squad. The bonuses from cover and Harker should make the last a few turns with just a bit luck.

The heavy weapon teams will add more "tank bustah" firepower and the infantry squads will be claiming and infantry killing. The sentinel i just threw in there to try it out and to add just a bit of uncertainty to my opponent with autocannon on the top.

Atleast thats the teory, when i get the army painted up ill put it to the test.

A beginning.

Hi there, my name is Rasmus and i have had an on and off relationship with Warhammer since i was 12. Reading the awesome stories, watching artwork of the world of warhammer and buying a few models here and there to paint. Its easy to say i was never a big gamer.
Later on when i was about 20 i started to playing more and more games, i had collected a woodelf army and a considerable highelf. Hey stop warhammer fantasy?! Yes, most of my time in the warhammer hobby i been playing Warhammer fantasy and its actually only about 1 year ago i started in the 40k universe.

I started out a year ago with collecting eldar. Eldar always had a soft spot in my heart, i rememeber even buying their codex even back in my fantasy days even when i knew nothing about warhammer 40k. After flirting with eldar for 7 months, i one day came past my local "Modelpusher" a saw something that brought me back about 8 years when i bought another warhammer 40k codex without know anything about 40k. The catachan junglefights.

I remember reading about them in a whitedwarf magazine when they first came out. I was fascinated by their rambo look, unique fighting style, special rules and relative low amount of mech. I actually bought a box of catachan jungle fighters back then and remember painting one model and then quit(The warhammer hobby can be a cruel child, when you don't know anyone playing, since we all know how much work and time it takes to actually get started playing the game from scratch).

Anyways, now i am back with a vengeance. My goal is to put together a 500 point fully painted army of Catachan jungle fighters. Start playing them in the local gaming club and then continue to build a bigger army of these Rambo wannabes. This blog will help me to continue to get motivated by writing articles on my progression, helpful tips i might encounter and later on battle reports from actual games.
I also joined a project together with 3 other guys to paint a unit every month for our armies, if we fail we have to get a fork in our leg, if we succeed we get a potato!(im guessing they encountered the same lack of motivation from time to time to) Armed with youtube, blogging, forums(well basicly the internet)im going to war!

Welcome to my blog!