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:

Monday 14 October 2019

Regimental Reporting: Octoberfest Intelligence Brief

Welcome back to the Vault! All the lists have been submitted for First Founding's Octoberfest 40K tournament and it's become something of a tradition for me to indulge in some pre-event Chart-Hammer, punditry and fail to predict the event winner.

This year's Mayhem tournament was the Wolf-Time as 4 players mustered their Space Wolves, so what is popular now?  Let's have a look...

Numbers! That Way!

Sunday 13 October 2019

Power Armoured Paint: Special Characters

Welcome back to the Vault!  My hobby time has taken something of an unforeseen turn this week, and it's been rather enjoyable.

One of my fellow First Founding club members fancies a change of pace for Octoberfest and has rather bravely taken up an offer to use my Grey Knights.  I love the Sons of Titan (the Terminators are some of my favourite 40K models), but they struggle somewhat on the table top in the current rule set.

We've bounced some list ideas back and forth and toyed with the idea of using Castellan Crowe; he's a Special Character with some very cool fluff (he keeps a Daemon Blade pacified so it can't corrupt anyone nearby), and is fairly cheap for a Grey Knights HQ (which is good given Octoberfest is limited to 1250 points).

I have the Crowe model but it's languished unloved at the bottom of my figure case for quite some time.  However if the Castellan is going to hit the table top, he would need a lick of paint, so he's pushed in at the front of the paint queue. 

Sunday 6 October 2019

Regimental Reporting: The Octoberfest Offensive

Welcome to the Parade Ground my fellow Officers!  I've finished painting and basing the new units for the upcoming Octoberfest tournament at First Founding, and I thought it would be fun to share a few army pictures.

The list submission deadline is not for a week or so, but I've decided to publish the post with the list early to stop my indecision, second guessing and last minute list changes!

First up are the characters:

Colonel Staysback and friends