Thursday, 31 December 2009

"Stand Ready For Muster!"

Small, quick post today.

Got a 2,000pt game against my friends Death Guard (what a way to end the year) and I've decided to field the Guardsmen rather than the Imperial Fists (though I'm itching to use those as well).

So heres a quick pic of everything I'll be using (infact every Imperial Guard model I own). It's all in various stages of completion (check the first Chimera, absolutely covered in dust).


The list is:

Command Squad
plasma pistol, power weapon, standard, medic, 2 plasmaguns

Commissar Lord
power weapon

10 Stormtroopers
plasma pistol

Infantry Command
standard, 3 flamers, commissar, powerfist

heavy stubber

Infantry Squad
flamer, commissar

heavy stubber

Infantry Squad
flamer, commissar, power weapon, plasma pistol

heavy stubber

3 plasmaguns

3 Scout Sentinels


Leman Russ
heavy bolters

Leman Russ Demolisher
heavy bolters, heavy stubber

Leman Russ Vanquisher
lascannon, heavy stubber

Lets hope the Vanquisher does something this time :)

Will report on the game later tonight, wish me luck,

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Swag and Test


Well another christmas has been and gone. Family have visited and returned to their homes (disappointing that we only get to meet up together once a year). And one of my armies has received some much needed reinforcing.

Swag (Warhammer)
This year it was my Battle Sisters that got the shiney new toys. I received:
  • 1 Sisters Exorcist (Organ tank)
  • 1 Sister Superior with bolt pistol
  • 2 Sisters with meltaguns
  • 1 Sister with flamer
  • 3 Battle Sisters

The Exorcist allows me to field my 1,000pt list. The tank is gorgeous but looks to be a pain to assemble (thats not to mention the weight of the thing) I may have to invest in a pin drill before I begin construction.

I can also field an 8 girl unit of Dominions armed with 4 flamers. This should help me against the surge in Tyranids we can all expect to encounter over the next few months.

Swag (Non-Warhammer)

  • Halo ODST
  • Gears of War 2 (both for the Xbox 360 that I dont yet own)
  • Michael McIntyre Live at Wembley
  • Two and a Half Men dvds (Seasons 3-5)
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Leather Wallet
  • HMV vouchers

So all in all its been a good haul this year :)

Updating the Fists

I've never really been over the moon with my Imperial Fists. There is no depth or highlighting on any of the models and I feel they deserve more. So a few nights back I decided to experiment on my Sternguard Sergeant.




So far I'm happy with this test. With the next Sternguard I want to try a Ogryn Flesh wash for the shading rather than Devlan Mud. We'll see how that comes out :)

Until next time,


Thursday, 24 December 2009

Ho Ho Ho


Small update.

Christmas Model 09
Tomorrow morning this baby will be getting a lick of paint. Will post in a few days how its come out.

Sisters Rhino Progress
Did this in a single hour (new record). Pics don't do the model justice, the purple has come out really smoothly with no streaks. Means my Exorcist should look pretty tasty.

Merry Something Or Other
I would just like to take this moment to wish my 4 readers (i'm shocked i've even got that many) the Merriest of Christmases. I hope Santa brings you everything you demanded.

Time to start thinking of your Gaming Resolutions for next year folks.

Until next time,

Saturday, 19 December 2009

"Dusting Off"


Well it was a semi-productive day yesterday. I got half of the Dark Elves based, but still have to assemble the final half of 20 Spearmen. Would have liked to have based everything but I hate basing ;) I've Red Gored the armour and standard for my Essexian Command Squad, should be finished by the end of the year (fingers crossed).

Oh yea and I've finished the Valkyrie! *cue cheering* This beast has been in my posession since 9th May. You are correct it has taken over 8 months to paint. But finally my baby is done. Check it out:


Did I mention that I want to change the weapon loadout? With the rapidly approaching Tyranid swarms I feel that Rocket Pods may be a better option for the Valk. I may remove the Hellstrikes.

A Problem
I know what you're thinking "Damn Pettsy is that all you did in a day?" Why no it wasn't is my reply. I attempted to finish assembling the Hydra for my Dark Elves and I ended up giving up before I threw it at a wall. Now this is a first for me, never before has a model defeated me (must be the stubborness of Rogal Dorn within me). I'm struggling to understand the reasoning for releasing the Hydra as a metal model NOT a plastic one. This gorgeous beastie stands on 3 legs and weighs an absolute tonne, this unfortunately makes it tend to fall to the side. I've tried superglue, greenstuff and a mixture of the two but to no avail. Therefore in the new year I'm gonna have to take the wee beastie to GW London and get him seen to, which will mean me having to fork out for a drill :( Still got no clue why I bought that model, wouldn't have had this issue with 4 bolt throwers ;)

So until next time,

Friday, 18 December 2009

Snow Day


due to the decent amount of snow we got last night I havent been able to get into college. This is a good thing as it means I can paint :D

So the plan for today:
-Complete Valkyrie. This has been sitting on my shelf in an almost finished state for about 3 months now. Will take 5mins to finish.
-Complete Command Squad. Just got armour and weapons to go.
-Base Dark Elves. Need to base Master, Sorceress, 40 Spearelves, 10 Crossbowelves, Bolt Thrower Crew.

I'll let you know how it goes,

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Guard, Elves and Tanks


Pictures, pictures and a few more pictures for your viewing pleasure this evening. So without furthur waffling, I present . . . . .

Command Squad

Company Standard Bearer

Medic (with cigar)

Heavy Weapons
Lascannon Heavy Weapon Team

Dark Elf Sorceress

Dark Elf Spearmen

Until next time,