Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Epic Fail, Future plans

Well, on Monday I forgot to buy my tickets for the GW 40K doubles Tournament when they went on sale. I rang up yesterday only to be told they had sold out by 12.30 on Monday (in just 2 and a half hours).

So, it looks like the Space Wolves are going to be put on the back burner. Although I'm still going to do them for the 2011 tourney, I think I'm going to go back to one of my earlier plans before this all came about.

I have a whole list of things I need/want to do, I think thats what I love about this hobby I'm always thinking of new idea's to do!

Here's my list at the min:

1. Me and Matt are preparing to run a couple of 40K campaign's between us, one's with a mighty-empires set I picked up and our original idea which was a very narrative based campaign. For both of these I need to make some defense scenery for are armies to defend.

2. I have a massive back-log of Orks which I got for last Christmas and my birthday which need doing.

3. Space Wolves for next year!

4. I want to paint the dwarfs from my battle of skull pass set and make them into a small (Good Guy) doubles tournament army.

5. I really want to re-paint my Battlefleet Gothic Ork fleet to match my current 40K army, which will be useful for number 1

6. And finally, I have a copy of Space Hulk which need the mini's painting!

It's just a case of what to do first!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

New Skaven!

A quick post, images of the new Skaven have finally surfaced (sorry about the pun). I think they are a vast improvement over the old. Really like the Warlord Queek Headtaker model.

Although I think the Stormvermin might be a little over priced (by about 5 pounds).

I'm not going to start an army, but I might pick up some Clanrats for Heroquest/Warhammer Quest or even a Mordhiem warband.

Warlord Queek Headtaker

Deathmaster Snikch

Packmaster Skweel Gnawtooth

Skaven Clanrats

Skaven Stormvermin

Skaven Doomwheel

Space Wolves codex, first impressions!

Codex: Space Wolves

So the other day I got the new Space Wolves codex. It a really nice book, I haven't had time to read all the fluff but I've had look though the army list and started to write down a few ideas before I buy the models.

I really want to make use of the Wolf Guard rules where they can join other units, which I think will make some interesting unit combinations. I also want to try and squeeze a lone wolf into the list as well, I think they may be my favourite unit!

There is a few of things i've noticed in the codex which I don't like.

First up
If a wolf Guard is given a bike he can join a Swiftclaw pack, but if he takes a jump pack he can't join a Skyclaw unit, I think this may be a mistake.

and second, Bloodclaws don't seem very good, they are 15 points like Grey Hunters. Don't have a Boltgun, have a lower BS & WS and suffer from the head strong rule. Yes, they get +2 attacks when they charge, but I would rather shoot with the grey hunters pistols and charge (still having 3 attacks) plus they also have a better chance of hitting. If the bloodclaws was a few points cheaper, they may of found a place in my list.

Also I wish Wolf scout where troops, there alot of really fun/good choices in the Elites section.

Anyway, enough ranting. Apart from the points above its really good!, honest.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Starting a new 40k army

Right, the Warrior of Chaos are finished (well for the time being anyway). Which means I can start my next project which is a new small army for next years 40k Doubles Tournament at Warhammer World which I've talked my brother into going with me.

He will be taking his Space Marine army, which means I can't take my Orks, but I thought it would be a good chance to get my old Space Marine (My Storm Warriors Chapter) out. But looking at them now they look very dated (10 years old) and because I only need 750pts I'm going to start a new space marine army.

I was going to make my own Chapter with a Knight theme running though it (a bit like Templars but a codex chapter), but I have been swayed towards the Space Wolves (I know, jumping on the band wagon!). I really like the norse theme, I haven't read the codex yet but what really changed my mind was the huge amount of 'bitz' which comes with the sets compared to the templars. With the massive amount of options, I'm really looking forward to putting them together.

I will be posting my progress over the coming weeks!

Anyway, here the pictures of my classic Space marines.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Leicester Squiggle Tournament 09

I'm a week late with this post, but never mind.

Last Saturday was the leicester Squiggle Tournament and I had a great time.

It was a three game Warhammer Fantasy tournament, with me getting a draw against Vampires, massacred by Warriors of Chaos and got a massacre against an Ogre army.
I finished a respectable 17th out of 30 which Im happy with!

Also I came 3rd or 4th (wasn't paying attention when they announced it) with best painted army, which I'm really happy with because there was some nice looking armies there.

I'm really hoping they run another tournament next year.

Here's the army list I took:

Warriors of Chaos 1997 points


Exalted Hero 131pts

Shield (5pt) +Chaos Steed (16pts)

Chaos Sorcerer 140pts

Level 2 (35pts) + Mark of Tzeentch (20pts)


Warriors x17 342pts

Shields (1pt) + Musician (6pt) + Champion (12pt) + Standard Bearer (12pts)

Magic Banner - Blasted Standard (40pts)

Marauders x20 120pts

Shields (1pt) + Musician (4pt) + Champion (8pt) + Standard Bearer (8pts)

Marauders x36 200pts

Great Weapons (1pt) + Musician (4pt) + Champion (8pt) + Standard Bearer (8pts)

Marauder Horsemen x5 88pts

Shields (1pt) + Champion (12pt) +Musician (6pts)

Marauder Horsemen x5 76pts

Throwing Spears (1pt) +Musician (6pts)

Warhounds x5 30pts

Warhounds x5 30pts

Warhounds x5 30pts

Warhounds x5 30pts


Chosen x10 250pts

Great Weapons (2pt) + Musician (10pt) + Champion (20pt) + Standard Bearer (20pts)

Chaos Ogres x4 200pts

Great Weapons (10pt) + Chaos Armour (5pt)

Chaos Knights x7 330pts

Musician (10pt) + Champion (20pt) + Standard Bearer (20pts)