Friday, September 30, 2011

First Battle Report in HD

Hi guys thought i would share this battle rapport i did over the last game i played at the club. Me and the wife recently bought a HD camera and i wanted to give it a try. The game was against one of my friends who plays Orks and i brought my tournament list with a Hellhound and 10 ratlings to buff it up to 1500 points as we agreed on.

I hope you enjoy. Let me know if you would like to see more battle rapports in the future and please comment with suggestions on how to improve the battle rapports. Please note that if you want to see it on a big screen, then click on the button YouTube to get directed to the full size video on my channel.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Vendetta and Valkerie WIP and army overview

 Where to begin. Well i went to my first tournament yesterday and i had a absolute blast! I didn't do very well(actually i lost all 3 games and i placed last outta all 8 players), but i did learn a few things.

1. Focus on the missions..! In pretty much all 3 games i thought i was going great, just to loose on last minute objective/table-quarter grabbing or on failure to positioning my units to support the missions.
2. My army list needs a bit of tweaking.
3. I need to start playing more games.
4. Focus on missions!

 I didn't manage to finish my Vendettas for the tournament for several reasons. For starters i couldn't build 2 vendettas since i ran outta lascannons and wasn't able to get the last in time(they are on the way now tho), so i had to build a Valkyrie which was alright(although they are both magnetized so i can have 2 Valkyries, two vendettas or one of both. So i painted em up, made the bases and was gonna put the cockpit on so i could do the last weathering, guess what? One of the cockpit have a defect.. SO instead of going with one that had the cockpit and one without, i then decided to go with both without so they wouldn't look apart.

Now i did write WIP, so i will finish them both as soon as Games Workshop sends me another cockpit(hopefully) and then i will do the last weathering and really catachanize them up. I decided to take a few pictures of my whole army in my display Cabinet(yes i do pack em up and down every time i go to play in the club and when i get home, to the amusement of my wife).

I hope you enjoy the pictures

Best wishes Ras

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quick update. More catachans!

 Finished the last guardsmen for my list. I customized another demolition charge guardsmen from the old lascannon crew from the old HWT blister.

The last guy is for the vendetta. I plan on having him sitting in one of the doors in the vendetta like the Americans did in Vietnam. He is one of the old tank crews for the Leman Russ exterminator as far as i remember(i might be wrong tho)

Next update will be about the first vendetta.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Catachan oldschool models!

Quick update guys. 3 more guardsmen to go and i will have finished the infantry for the list! I am planning on finishing them and to start up on the first vendetta this week. Expect  awesomeness, when i kit out the vendetta  to go to war with the biggest and baddest guardsmen in the imperial guard army!

ps. Yes they are all old school metal models. How cool is that? :D

Friday, September 9, 2011

Final 1250 point list for the 9k 1250 tournament

Finally finished tweaking my 1250 list for the upcoming tournament the 24th. I play tested the list, tuning it to something which i was satisfied had a good balance of armor killer, good amount of troops, mobility and last but not least, some good amount of demolition charges!

The way i been playing the list is fairly simple. I hang out in the back  firing on the enemy as he advances towards my gun line. I made some horrible mistakes with my vendettas in the beginning when i started using them and ended up loosing them fast.

Now i hang back with them, demeching metal boxes and prepare for swooping in at turn 5 to claim objectives(my vendettas are carrying the special weapons squad and platoon command squad(both troops)). If its not objectives i then use em  very aggressive trying to get maximum damage outta em(which in the later games have been a great success).

The Veterans, which i actually bought the Chimera for, is for does tough 2+ save units or high toughness(terminators, nob bikers, deep strikers, demon prince, nurgle marines etc.). I also use this squad to try and grab objectives in the later game if they are still alive.

Straken is keeping near my gun line, throwing out orders and ready to counter attack. Basilisk is staying behind the gun line most of the time in cover if possible, else i put it in the furthest corner away from my main force. Marbo is there for fun and an additional demo charge!

Next thing coming up is the finished special weapons squad, which i am painting the bases for as we speak, so expect them soon! Then i just need 3 guardsmen more and i will be done with my grunts.

More to come.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Catachan flamers! Platoon command squad done for the tournament!

Can you guys guess which ones are the newer ones?
Burn it up! I had to convert more flamers. I already got all the old school models painted up but 3 more where needed, so i went on to build em from the plastic spruces. I really love how they came out! I didn't expect it but i think they go well with the old ones and add ferocity to the squad!

First bunch of guardsmen done! My platoon command squad with flamers are done and i will be moving on to the special weapons squad, but first i want to talk a little about the models.

Here is how it ended up looking.
I messed up one of the flamers when i build him. I wanted everyone of them to be unique. I decided on a guardsmen that pointed to the rest and i took a arm from the newer catachan command sprues. These models are slimmer tho and when the models had dried i noticed to my horror that there was a huge cleft between the shoulder and arm! 

I decided to try something i often do. I use the model and work my magic with the brush! I gave him a metal right torso(I had to be replaced after a Tau plasma riffle blew  of a piece of the poor guy.. That never stopped a catachan tho!).

The platoon command squad for my list.
I also managed to paint up the platoon commander, which is a model i been dying to paint for a long time. The old school sergeant with laspistol and close combat weapon that i got of Ebay a while ago.

Look at that mug, they just don't make models like that anymore!

I also finished another demolition charge guardsmen and a old heavy bolter crewmen for the special weapons squad AND i built my first Vendetta! I changed my list abit as well, but still need the last parts to fall into place. More to come guys.