Sunday, 17 October 2021

Octoberfest 2021 After Action Report

 Welcome back to the Vault! Last weekend saw the return of Octoberfest; First Founding's annual autumn 40K tournament. This was the first club 40K event post lockdown, and 28 eager gamers turned up at the hall keen to move models and roll dice.

I piloted my Death Guard Highlander list in a series of three games; all Chapter Approved Missions, but with a twist that each player had to take the (usually optional) mission specific secondary objectives.

I remembered my models, dice, rules and all the gaming gubbins, but forgot my phone! Luckily Duncan had his camera in the car and let me use it to take a some pictures during the day. How did I get on? Well let's see if the Tallyman kept notes...

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Octoberfest 2021 Analysis and Predictions

 Welcome back to the Vault! First Founding's annual autumnal 40K tournament will soon be here, and has become something of a tradition it's time for me to indulge in some amateur punditry and pretend I know something about the state of 40K.

We have 28 players with 27 having turned in their army lists. Their factions have been published on the events page so lets see who's turning up.

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Pestilential Painting: The Inexorable Advance

 Welcome back to the Vectorium! Today is list submission day for First Founding's Octoberfest Tournament and I've dutifully sent in my selections. I've made a few amendments from the list I've been playing recently, which will give me a few more options, and shows off more of the variety of units of been playing.

The force is definitely *not* cut throat meta in terms of selections, but does contain a lot of models I've enjoyed painting. It's a bit of a Highlander force as well; every unit is a one-off apart from two units of Plague Marines.

So who is going be waging war?

Sunday, 26 September 2021

The Hero Forge: A 40K Hobby Challenge

 Welcome back to the Vault! It's time for the next hobby challenge! It was about this time last year that I participated in the Tale of Four Santas project, and we thought it would be fun to get another project going over the autumn and winter months.

This 40K challenge is entitled "The Hero Forge" and comes in two parts.

Sunday, 19 September 2021

Pestilential Painting: Blight Haulers

 Welcome back to the Vectorium! I've been struggling with a horrible cold this week (thanks Papa Nurgle), but have recovered well enough to slap some paint on a model. In my push to reach 2000 points of painted Death Guard I wanted to add another Daemon Engine, and given how happy I've been with Stuart the Blight Hauler's performance I thought he deserved a playmate.

Meet Frank aka Ol' Blue Eye.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Pestilential Painting: Spreading the Sickness

 Welcome back to the Vectorium! Octoberfest is approaching fast and the Death Guard are mustering for war! I thought it would be fun to create some themed Objective Markers to use at the event. The Death Guard have a secondary objective called "Spread the Sickness" which thematically involves corrupting objectives so what could be more appropriate than some pools of filth and nurgley grossness! 

First up are the chewed up remains of an Emperor's Spear and some sort of larva emerging from the pool having feasted upon the yummy marine bits nearby.

Yes Dave. I went there.

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Pestilential Painting: Poxwalkers

 Welcome back to the Vectorium! I've taken advantage of my weeks holiday to paint up the next unit for the Death Guard; a batch of Poxwalkers. I have to confess I was not looking forward to painting these but I actually found the process enjoyable. 

Painting the models allowed me to examine the sculpts in more detail and they've grown on me (like a Nurgley rash); there's quite a lot of character to them, and not an overly insane amount of detail for what is ultimately a chaff unit.