Sunday, 1 December 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Thunderstruck

I have to admit to being bit of a Luddite when it comes to my hobby tools and in particular I don't own an airbrush (they've always seemed a bit intimidating to use).  This means I prime my models using spray cans, and at this time of the year being subject to the vagaries of the British weather.  

Friday afternoon was both dry and warm enough for priming and so I've got a number of units ready to go!  My painting plan involves alternating troop units with more exotic units but I've already diverted from the schedule by painting up my Thunderfire Cannon and Techmarine Gunner.

(On a side note, please excuse the quality of these pictures; I've been playing with some settings on the camera and the resulting pictures are a little washed out/over exposed).

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Power Armoured Paint: In Solitary Contemplation

Hail and welcome my fellow Frater; it's time to enter the Vault once again.  This week I've played a doubles 40K game as the Space Sharks partnered with James's Deathwatch in a training exercise against Dave's Emperor's Spears and Duncan's Space Wolves.

I played a variation on my Carcharodons list and thought it would be useful to capture some notes on the good, and the not so good for future games (my memory is fairly flaky if I'm honest).

James has a Battalion chock full of Veterans and Primaris Marines wielding fearsome anti infantry weaponry, and so I decided to complement his list with a bit more longer range shooting power and dedicated Anti Tank.  This meant leaving the Hellblasters at home and bringing the Lascannon Devestators out to play.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Completed Aggressors

Greetings Frater, and welcome back to the Vault. Game time this week has been spent playing card games at First Founding; the Batman variant of Love Letter, and Munchkin 40K.  The Kovalik take on 40K visuals is very funny!

Hobby wise I'm glad to say I've finished my Aggressors.  This unit has been a bit of a millstone around my neck; I started it almost 18 months ago before I put the Carcharodons on hiatus and it's taken a level of determination to pick up and complete.  However, I'm rather pleased with the results.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Aggressors Work in Progress

Welcome back to the Vault dear readers.  I've had a very enjoyable hobby spree this week, managing to fit in both a game of 40K and a painting session.

Painting wise I am working on my large Carcharodons Aggressor squad, and I'm at the point where most of the base colours have been applied.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Chance Encounters

Welcome back to the Vault once more my fellow Fraters.  I attended First Founding last Friday for an evening of Kill Team shenanigans with Agent Zero.  I haven't played Kill Team in *ages* and decided to play my Primaris Carcharodons Astra list who have all been painted since their last excursion on the table top.

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Power Armoured Paint: The Raven's Blade

Welcome to the Vault once again dear Frater.  With Octoberfest disappearing in the rear view mirror I'm looking forward to First Founding's Doubles tournament in the new year.  I've picked up the Space Marines Codex and Raven Guard Supplement and just had my mind blown by the number of cool tricks and options available to my Carcharodons Astra (who I play as Raven Guard Successors).

My aim is to paint a 1000 point principally Primaris-infantry based force for the event, and I want to get plenty of practice games in before the day to refine the army selection.

Monday, 21 October 2019

Regimental Reporting: Octoberfest Debrief

Welcome back to the Officers Mess! I recently attended First Founding's Octoberfest 40K tournament with my Cadian 82nd Imperial Guard army.  I had a great time, but alas did not cover myself in glory, losing (albeit narrowly in some cases) all my games.

Rather than going into full blown battle reports I thought I'd share a few pictures and words from each battle, then some ideas for improving my performance going forward.  Cadia will arise again!

Game 1 was against Andrew's freshly painted Primaris Space Marines in a modified Four Pillars mission: