Tuesday 26 July 2022

Warsmith's Words: Lord Discordant

 Welcome back to the Vault! My hobby and gaming has been on a mini hiatus whilst I've been enjoying the warm weather over the last couple of weeks, but a combination of holiday and a cooler temperatures has meant an opportunity to get painting!

Sensible Varchilde has been preparing and priming some infantry units, but the "ooh paint something shiny" factor kicked in, and I've indulged in the Lord Discordant for the Iron Warriors.


Sunday 17 July 2022

Pestilential Painting: Planetary Empires Campaign Day

 Welcome back to the Vectorium! Last weekend the mighty Death Guard participated in a narrative campaign day at First Founding; a loose coalition of Chaos and Xenos forces sought to invade the Hive Capital of an important Imperial World. Could the Imperial Defenders repulse the attack?

Nine players participated and were divided 4 and 5 between the Defenders and Attackers. Neil provided a Planetary Empires map; the Imperial Defenders initially held all the tiles but a successful Attacker game result would "flip" a tile to the invaders. If the Attackers could flip an inner defence tile then there was a chance to take the capital itself.

The initial round saw players face off in individual matches as the attackers moved across a broad front, but the later rounds would see forces link up.

I found myself drawn up against Dave's Ad Mech in a 1500 point Tempest of War Game:

Sunday 3 July 2022

Pestilential Painting: Chaos Spawn completed

 Welcome back to the Vectorium! The summer of Chaos is truly upon us; the Chaos Space Marine Codex is finally here, and I've been poring over the book. There are some juicy looking datasheets and I've already started on the next round of model building.

Next weekend I'll be playing as part of Team Chaos at First Founding's campaign day, using my Death Guard. Much as I'm looking forward to playing the Iron Warriors I want to get some practice games in before I take them to an event.

I will be taking some new units to the event; the Plague Surgeon will finally hit the table top, and the Chaos Spawn have been completed.