Monday, January 26, 2015

Dimachaeron - Start to Complete

The Dimachaeron is the new hotness in the Tyranid world and my, I have been bitten by this bug (see what I did there?). I absolutely love this model. The detail that FW has incorporated into the kit is fantastic! Even the spines on the back have subtle ligaments joining the spines back to the main carapace. As a biology student I not only love this detail, but am amazed by the effort the sculptor took to make such a fine model. Here are a few WIP and completed models shots. 

Built and ready to go
Hit it with a white primer and then let it dry by the window

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Batrep: Hivefleet Leviathan vs Raptors Chapter


Filing in for this battle report. With the end of Shield of Baal Campaign, the gaming group is back to playing normal 40k missions. After building his Dimachaeron, Ray was anxious to test his new bio-morph in game. Bringing my SM force as they are the only ones that are close to 100% WYSIWYG. After playing exclusively with the iron hands chapter during the campaign, I decided to go back playing the Raptors chapter.

Leviathan List 1850

  • 2* flying Hive tyrant with TL devourers
  • 3* Carnifex with TL devourers in pods 
  • 1* Dimachaeron in pod
  • 1* tervigon
  • 5*3 ripper swarms units
  • 4* tyrannocytes


Ray's Hivefleet Leviathan
Raptors List 1850

  • Lias Issodon
  • Mortis Contemptor with 2* kheres assault cannon
  • 5 sternguard with 4* combi melta
  • 6 Tac sqd 1*plasma gun , melta bomb in las-plasma razor back (wanted to use TL assault cannon but forgotten about it)
  • 6 Tac sqd 1*plasma gun, melta bomb in las-plasma razor back (wanted to use TL assault cannon but forgotten about it)
  • 10 Tac Sqd in drop pod 1*melta gun , 1* multi melta
  • 2* storm talon with TL assault cannon & sky hammer launcher
  • 2* rapier laser destroyer
  • 3* centurions with 2* grav, 1* lascannon + omni scope
  • Culexus assassin

YC Subtle grey Raptors Chapters

The battlefield

  • Maelstrom mission 2 - Contact lost 


Nids Deployment

Raptors deployment

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Hivefleet Gestates its Big Bugs

Spent a few hours at Titan Games today to build some gribblies! Man these monsters are AWESOME! 

Dimachaeron all ready to wreck face

Even its belly is engineered to consume. YIKES! 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Batrep: Ultramarines vs Hive Fleet Leviathan

So after the close game with Marshall, he challenged me for another game. Same lists, 1850 and then we rolled for the mission. 

And we rolled for it, it's Tactical Escalation! LOL that makes it the exact same mission as previously! True grudge match. 

Grudge match

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Batrep: Hivefleet Leviathan vs Space Marines

This would be one of the most tightly played games I have had in a long while. Marshall and I decided to get in 1850 of 40k in today at Titan Games. 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Shield of Baal - Apocalypse

After 6 weeks of campaigning, each faction scored bonuses for the final game which took place yesterday at Titan Games. Props to them for supporting this campaign, providing us not only a dedicated place to play but supplying us with food and even sponsoring the prizes at the end! 

As for the players, each player contributed to the greater fight by taking on opponents on the opposing faction and scoring bonuses which helped in the Apocalypse. 
Apoc in progress

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shield of baal campaign: week 5 summary

The Beasts of Tartoros

Deadly radiation everywhere..

Only the toughest of creatures can survive for long on this planet.


The hivemind has unleashed its monstrous swarm upon this planet and it is up the imperial armored forces to hold its defence.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Shield of Baal - Bonuses for Apocalypse

One of the many battles played over the past 5 weeks at Titan Games
Now that the last week of the campaign is running, here is a recap of the few bonuses that both factions have been able to secure over the past 5 weeks of war.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Batrep: Week 6 Wrath of Shelse

Just got back in from Japan yesterday and managed to book in a game with You Cai. He brought his Iron Hands from our previous game and I tweaked my 1,850 list to the following:

Hivefleet Leviathan Detachment

HQ
Flyrant with TL Brain Leech Devourers
Flyrant with TL Brain Leech Devourers
Flyrant with TL Brain Leech Devourers

Elites
Malanthrope
Hive Guard x3
Troops
Mucolid Spore
Mucolid Spore
Mucolid Spore

Heavy
Carnifex with TL Brain Leech Devourers in Tyrannocyte
Carnifex with TL Brain Leech Devourers in Tyrannocyte
Carnifex with TL Brain Leech Devourers in Tyrannocyte

YC brought the following list:

Iron Hands - Clan Raukaan List

Captain with artificer, Axe of Medusa, Gorgon Chain
Tac sqd in Rhino (Captain rides with them)
Tac sqd in Razorback
Tac squad in Drop Pod
Sternguard x5 in drop pod
Mortis pattern contemptor with Kheres assault cannon
Storm talon with Skyhammer
Storm talon with missile launcher
Rapier laser destroyer x2
Culexus assassin
Sicaran Battle Tank
Hunter Tank

The mission is unique. There is a wall of water that is washing everything out. Anything it touches immediately dies. And the objectives are unique because the Tyranids have to consume them (at the start of their turn) while the Imperial player is trying to shepard them to their table end. There are 3 of such units of "villagers" on the table. The Imperials are basically cutting their losses and are trying to pull out. The heroic Space Marines of the Iron Hands are doing their best to stem the Hivemind.

Deployment

Week 5 - Jason the Ripper vs Commander Maybury

Another excellent batrep prepared by Jason who will be commanding his own Hivefleet for this game. Over to Jason.
 
Hive Fleet Salix hung motionless in orbit around Tartaros, alien optics stalking the every move of the prey on the barren surface. Antennae and sensor stalks told the Hive Mind what it needed to know. Radiation bathed the grey surface of Tartaros, and only the hardiest and largest of the Tyranid bioforms would be able to survive on the surface. The prey were observed to be scurrying about in their metal boxes yet again, which was not surprising, given their general frailty. A quick kill was needed, which was this particular Hive Fleet’s specialty. Bio-forms were cultivated in the biopools, and a familiar foe was awakened.


This was another 1500pt game as part of the Leviathan campaign, this time against Alan and his combined Space Wolves/IG list. I’ve had a terrible track record against Alan, with no (or maybe only one) wins against him. Still, there’s always a first time☺. This was another kill point mission, and any non MCs or vehicles would have to make a 3+ “save” or take a wound.

Alan brought the following unbound list:
1 x Pask Squadron (both in Punishers, with lascannon, multi meltas, camo netting, and relic plating on Pask)
1 x Imperial Knight Paladin
1 x Land Raider Crusader
2 x Stormfang Gunships (TL Helfrost, TL lascannons, 2x heavy bolters)

I brought a Hive Fleet Detachment:
3 x Flyrants (all with 2x TL Devourers, ESG)
1 x Hive Crone (Fighter Ace)
4 x Mucolid Spores
1 x Carnifex (TL Devourers, and in a Tyrannocyte w/ Deathspitters)
1 x Trygon Prime (Maw Claws of Thyrax)
1 x Void Shield Generator (with extra Shield)
Psychic powers: A whole lot of useless Psychic Shriek, Paroxysm, Onslaught, and Catalyst

After the initial victory experienced on Lysios, Hive Fleet Salix had been pushed back twice in the cities on Asphodex, with much biomass being lost. That the defeats occurred were unsurprising, the Tyranids of Hive Fleet Salix were gene-tailored for lightning-fast assaults and surgical strikes, not the grinding attrition of urban warfare. Despite these setbacks, this smaller fleet that arrived with Leviathan continued to probe the Shieldworlds of the Cryptus System, and the Tyranids sought for biomass to replenish the losses suffered…

Launched from a Hive Ship in low orbit, and wrapped in a protective layer of chitin to keep it safe, the Hive Tyrant Alpha snapped open its wings the moment it hit the atmosphere. Staying just out of range of the emplaced defences, it circled the area and crafted its battle plans.

The prey were at a strategic disadvantage; letting the Swarm gather critical mass would mean they would get overwhelmed, but leaving the protective hab-domes could mean being overwhelmed in the open. All things considered, baiting them out into the open would doubtless be costly, but if things went right, less costly than infiltrating Lictors and Genestealers into the hab-domes.

The first step was to prepare the ground for the arrival of its swarm. Swooping low over the chosen battlefield area, it dropped the large seedpod it had been carrying in its claws. In a matter of a few short hours, the seed would grow into a bio-node that would generate a powerful gravitic field, shielding the Swarm’s creatures from almost any attack by sucking bullets and energy blasts down a miniature black hole. Through its synaptic connection to the main fleet, the Tyrant Alpha activated the first wave of its assault, summoning a Hive Crone which had killed many flying boxes.

A cloud of dust on the horizon caught its eye. The prey had taken the bait. It was time to close the trap.

See pics for deployment. Flyrants are actually all clustered behind the VSG (proxied with a Bastion), just that they kept sliding down the slope. Every Tyranid FMC was hidden behind terrain to reduce the impact of the (very scary) shooting. Imperium’s tanks were spread out in a battle line.

 
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Week 4 - Skywar of Aeros: A Summary

Hivemind Rico did the reporting during my absence. Over to Rico!

Board made to suit the scenario

The Skywar of Aeros
By Hivemind Rico

Aeros, the massive gas giant platform...

Mined for its precious fuels by the Imperium...

But, the Hivemind has other plans for this planet...

To devour it!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

More Leviathan Units Arise from Slumber

As the campaign rolls into Week 3, more Leviathan units awaken. This time calling onto reserves from Forgeworld and some creepy crawlies from Asphodex. 

Just very happy how this campaign has kept my modelling side really pumped to get more models out on the table within a quick time. So if you haven't tried going on campaigns, I strongly urge you to take the plunge! 

Build these hyper detailed models

Monday, December 22, 2014

Shield of Baal - Week 3 Highlights

Week 3 has come to a close and as Christmas fast approaches, games are going to get erratic owing to holidays and family dinners. Nonetheless, it was a good week with some interesting twists. Unfortunately this week for some reason, the pict feeds have been caught by Jokaero clogging up the tubes.

Here are some highlights from the week.

+++pic feed disrupted+++

Corporal Alan twisted his fur coat about him, loosening the harness that kept his comms alive. All he knew was that he needed to hold his city at all cost. At the fringe of dusk, the Hivemind sent forth its latest spawn, Jason the Ripper to steal the city from under the Vostroyans. Corporal Alan mustered his forces and managed to hold the city, just. The Ripper slinked back into the slave ships to divulge lessons learnt. 

Jason vs Alan: 1,500 points, Imperial victory

Pat vs Ray
Brother Captain Pat arrives in system with the Mantis Chapter and immediately makes planetfall with a Imperial Knight in tow. Throwing caution to the wind, the Mantis Chapter went for the gullet to try to blunt Hivemind Razor Ray; ignoring Imperial commands to secure the city. Cleansing the city, Brother Captain Pat again proves his tactical acumen. 

+++Full batrep over here+++

Patrick vs Ray: 1,850 points, Imperial victory

Friday, December 19, 2014

Batrep 1850: Shield of Baal - Week 3 Astra Militarium vs Hivefleet Leviathan

Fresh off the disastrous Week 2 where the Imperium forces were forced into a massive rout by the Hivefleet Leviathan, remnants of the 43rd Vallorians have pulled back into the city of Asphodex to consolidate our defences and try to stem this tide called Hivefleet Leviathan.

Excerpt from logged communications, Sector 13, Asphodex, Day 18 :

0650 - 43rd Vallorians have reached Sector 13. Assuming defense of sector. Regiment at 43% combat efficiency. Request immediate resupply. 

0845 - Request acknowledged. Enginseers enroute for mechanical repairs. Knight Paladin of House Thenn seconded to 43rd Vallorians.

1315 - Multiple xenos signatures registered at outskirts of Sector 13 and approaching. Request immediate air support and back-up. 

1338 - Xenos sightings acknowledged. 43rd Vallorians are to hold Sector 13 for the Emperor.

1345 - Sector 13 is under attack. I repeat, Sector 13 is under heavy Xenos attack. 

1437 - Zone 3 is lost. I repeat Zone 3 is lost. All other zones under heavy attack.

1542 - Multiple zones lost. I repeat, multiple zones lost. We need immediate back-up. We cannot hold out for long. May the Emperor protect us all...

++++++++++++

With a new army list that now has Flyers in my list, I played a 1850 game against Marshall's Hivefleet Leviathan.

I brought :



Tank Commander in LR Eradicator w/ Lascannon and Multi-melta sponsons.
in squadron with 1x LR Eradicator w/ Lascannon and Multi-melta sponsons.

Enginseer w/ 2x Servitors w/ Multi-Melta
Enginseer w/ 2x Servitors w/ Multi-Melta

Veteran Squad w/ 3 Meltaguns in Chimera
Platoon Command Squad
2x Infantry Squad w/ Meltagun
2x Heavy Weapon Team w/ 2x Autocannon and 1 Lascannon

3x Vendetta Squadrons

1x Knight Paladin

Marshall brought :

2x Flyrants
2x Malanthrope
3x Hive Guards
20x Termagants
3x Moculid Mines
2x Ripper Swarms
Unit of 3 Biovares
Unit of 3 Warriors
Exocrine
3x Carniflexes dakka-style


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Batrep 1850: Shield of Baal - Week 3. Hivefleet Leviathan vs Iron Hands (Clan Raukaan)

Hivefleet Leviathan vs Iron Hands (Clan Raukaan)
Fresh off the defeat I had at the hands of Patrick yesterday, I was out for blood! Challenged YouCai to a 1850 game. I changed my list from the previous day and here it is:

Leviathan Detachment
HQ
Flyrant with TL Brain Leech Devourers
Flyrant with TL Brain Leech Devourers
Flyrant with TL Brain Leech Devourers

Troops
Rippers x3 with Deep Strike
Mucolid Spore
Mucolid Spore
Mucolid Spore
Tervigon
Termagants x30

Heavy
Carnifex x2 with TL Brain Leech Devourers
Carnifex x1 with TL Brain Leech Devourers
Toxicrene

Iron Hands - Clan Raukaan List
Captain with artificer, Axe of Medusa, Gorgon Chain
Tac sqd in Rhino (Captain rides with them)
Tac sqd in Razorback
Tac squad in Drop Pod
Sternguard x5 in drop pod
Mortis pattern contemptor with Kheres assault cannon
Storm talon with Skyhammer
Storm talon with missile launcher
Rapier laser destroyer x2
Culexus assassin
Sicaran Battle Tank
Hunter Tank


Rule Clarification - D Weapons and Look Out Sir

Skytyrant vs Imperial Knight
So there was a confusion yesterday over D Weapons and Look Out Sir. I was playing the Skytyrant Swarm and Pat charged in his Imperial Knight. 

The question: When the Tyranid player chooses to do Look Out Sir, do the extra wounds caused by the Imperial Knight's D Weapon carry over? 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Batrep 1850: Shield of Baal - Week 3. Hivefleet Leviathan vs Mantis Chapter

Week 3 of the Shield of Baal Campaign has started and I just got in my game today. 1,850 points, I was playing against Patrick with his Mantis Space Marine Chapter which utilizes the Ultramarines Chapter Tactics. 

Patrick's Mantis

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shield of Baal - Week 2 Conclusion

The 2nd week of the campaign has just concluded and the results are in. For those following, this is the mission that GW gave us in the Shield of Baal Leviathan book. 



Lysios was the first planet in the Cryptus System to feel the full weight of the Tyranid invasion. Lysios is a desolate wilderness, its lands and cities scoured by a slow-moving tidal wave of water and debris. The inhabitants lived in huge crawler hulks, constantly moving to keep ahead of the perpetual tsunami. When the Tyranids struck, the crawler hulks were drawn up into a defensive corral, protected from the Tyranids by the Warriors of the Imperium.

Will the Imperials hold this world or will it succumb to the insatiable appetite of the Tyranids?

What each player is playing for: An additional Strategic Asset for the winning Faction during the Apocalypse on Cryptus following all rules for Selecting Strategic Assets (pg 30 of the Apocalypse Book)

With such rewards on the line, it was a full out fight for survival in the final game!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Shield of Baal - Campaign Week 2 Battle for Lysios (Iron Hands - Clan Raukaan 1850)

2nd game for the Shield of Baal week 2 campaign. I brought my Iron hands (Clan Raukaan) again. My opponent would be Titan Games store manager - Rico again as gaming buddy Jaeroler was coming back to 40K with his IG Astra Militarum and Ray was playing against him.

Pardon the unpainted Iron hands for the 2nd straight week, working on it... The amazing painted nids are painted by Rico (Golden Daemon winner).

Iron Hands - Clan Raukaan List
Captain with artificer, axe of medusa, gorgon chain
Tac sqd in rhino
Tac sqd in Razorback
Tac sqd in drop pod
Mortis pattern contemptor with kheres assault cannon
Dreadnought with TL autocannon
Storm talon with skyhammer
Storm talon with missile launcher
Rapier laser destroyer *2
Culexus assassin
Stalker Tank
Centurions

Tyranids - Hive Fleet Medusa list
Tyrant with TL devourers *2
Carnifex with TL devourers *2
Exocerin *2
Tyrannocyte *3
Malathrope
Zoanthrope *2
Hive guards *3
Spore mines *3 in unit of 5 or 6
big spore mines *3



Iron hands Deployment

Tyranids Deployment

Batrep: Hivefleet Leviathan vs Astra Militarum - Battle for Lysios

Continuing the 7 part series for the Shield of Baal campaign that I am running at Titan Games, this is one of the games that contributed to the Tyranid war effort.

Week 2: The Great Corral

Lysios was the first planet in the Cryptus System to feel the full weight of the Tyranid invasion. Lysios is a desolate wilderness, its lands and cities scoured by a slow-moving tidal wave of water and debris. The inhabitants lived in huge crawler hulks, constantly moving to keep ahead of the perpetual tsunami. When the Tyranids struck, the crawler hulks were drawn up into a defensive corral, protected from the Tyranids by the Warriors of the Imperium.

An additional Strategic Asset for the winning Faction during the Apocalypse on Cryptus following all rules for Selecting Strategic Assets (pg 30 of the Apocalypse Book)

Mission with special rules

Deployment map

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Something a little different. Jason, a new Tyranid player just joined the Hive Mind at Titan Games and came up with some sound strategy on how to make best use of the scenario special rules and win it for the Tyranids. Here is his story.

As battle unfold...

The Hive Tyrant Alpha circled its Swarm as it pondered the various tactical options available. Events the previous night on the other side of the metal ring had proven that The Prey were vulnerable in their metal shells, and that even the hard shelled defenders could be beaten. The previously accumulated knowledge came easily, and it knew all it took to get to the prey in the metal ring was the right combination of force and speed. It considered infiltrating Genestealer broods to get to the biomass within, but extracting that biomass once consumed would be a problem, given the grey-coloured defenders that surrounded the metal hulks.
The only option that presented itself was to slaughter the grey-shelled ones first, which presented an interesting conundrum, as far as the Alpha could feel the emotion of interest. The shapes of the grey ones were different compared to the yellow, with several moving on four legs, while three metal boxes were also on the field. Shapes it recognised as missile launchers were in prevalence, as the grey ones ran into formation. Spying the cannons on the large metal boxes that made the ring, it realised how to deal with the problem.
Stretching its extension of the Hive Mind’s will out to the Swarm, the Hive Tyrant summoned the creatures needed to break the defenders’ lines. Very soon, the feasting would begin.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Deathstorm - An Overview

Pre-ordered this the moment I knew it contained Tyranids and Blood Angels. Those Following the blog would be aware that I got the Space Hulk when it was re-released this 2014. This meant the start of a small contingent of Blood Angels who are steep in lore and history. Each model has a name and a backstory, making it an excellent differentiator from my xenos who seldom had names. 

Great box art
I am glad I purchased it. The Blood Angels will continue to build on the strong narrative driven force from the Space Hulk collection. Captain Karlaen and his strike force will now rendezvous with Sergeant Lorenzo and the other 1st Company Terminators to make it into my Blood Angels collection.

Two exclusive characters found in the box include the Spawn of Cryptus and Captain Karlaen

Handy small sized rulebook which I may sell off. Anyone wanna make me an offer? 

The Space Marine sprues

The Tyranid sprues
I am not too familiar with the Marines sprue so can't really compare with older sprues. However they are all complete kits (i.e. what you would get if you bought them separately). The same applies to the Tyranids so you will get all the extra parts. For example, I have not purchased the new Tyranid Warriors so this box set is perfect.

Worth noting too that the models in this boxset have special rules which are covered in the Deathstorm supplement. They are quite powerful too. I will probably magnetize the Warriors, Carnifex and Dreadnought.

Base comparison
The dreaded base size change. When I first read it I was perplexed and angry.I still am kinda. I would not be one of the Space Marine players who would be almost forced into re-basing their entire collection or suffer inconsistency across their collection. The one from the left is the new Fex base, Spawn base, Dreadnought, Warrior, Assault Marine and Genestealer. As you can see the 32mm is remarkably larger than the 25mm. This may cause issues in the competitive scene.

The prized miniatures
The two above area really nice and I am glad that GW made them. Really nice kits.

One thing struck me was the Campaign Supplement - a thin 30 odd page book. It has all the dataslates for the models in this boxset. The downside is that it contains the 2nd part to the Shield of Baal campaign, continuing the story from where the Shield of Baal: Leviathan left off. Really sly of GW to force people to buy this set to complete the collection.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Shield of Baal - Week 1 Results for the Vitria Strike

I am running a modified campaign for the Shield of Baal at my LGS. As there are few players who actually have Sisters of Battle, I have swapped them out for Imperials which include Astra Militarum, Astartes, Sororitas, Inquisition, Grey Knights and all Space Marine Chapters.


Following closely on the heels of the fluff, I have included rewards which will help the final battle on Week 7. Each week tallies nicely with one of the 6 mission included in the Shield of Baal rulebook. 

Week 1: The Vitria Strike
The first inkling the Imperium has of the doom engulfing the Cryptus System comes on the planet of Vitria. Amidst a labyrinth of buildings made from hardened glass, the warriors of the Militarum Tempestus are forced to battle their way past a series of ferocious ambushes before they are finally able to learn the true target of the Tyranid invaders.

What you are playing for:
Additional reinforcements for the winning Faction.

Imperial: 1 unit of 10 Scions (hotshot lasguns with 2 plasma guns) with Sergeant (the Kappic Eagles) mounted in Valkryie.

Tyranids: 1 unit of 16 Genestealers with Broodlord

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Shield of Baal - Campaign Week 1 Vitria Strike (Iron Hands - Clan Raukaan 1850)


The gaming group is currently playing the Shield of Baal campaign with sponsor from Titan Games LGS. Ray the planner for the campaign came up with the idea to expand the campaign armies involved to all Imperium armies to incorporate more gamers as not all 40K gamers have Imperial guard Astra Militarum/Sisters of battle Adepta Sororitas/Blood Angels.

My first game of the campaign is against Titan Games LGS store manager Rico who restarted his Tyranids army after a hiatus. Had been awhile since I last wrote a slightly detailed battle report.  


Contributing to the Imperium war effort on planet Vitria, Clan Raukaan sent a small detachment together with attached Imperial knight house Ã†rthegn to eliminate the Tyranids menace infesting the same city ruins that saw the defeat of Astra Militarum vostroyans in an early battle.  

Iron hands - Clan Raukaan list
Captain with artificer, gorgon chain and axe of medusa
Tac sqd in Rhino
Tac sqd in razorback with las-plasma
Tac sqd in drop pod
Death storm drop pod x2
Mortis pattern contemptor with kheres assault cannon
Rapier laser destroyer x2
storm talon with sky hammer
storm talon with typhoon missile launcher
Castigator knight titan

Tyranids - Hive fleet Medusa list
Hive tyrant with devourers x 2
Carnifex with devourers x 3
Tyrannocyte x 3
zoanthrope x 2
Malathrope 
Hive guard x 3
harpy x 2
ripper swarms x 2

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Shield of Baal - Campaign Week 1 Vitria Strike

3,000 points aside, we played a 2v2 game. Each player had 1,500 points to play with. This is the first game for the Shield of Baal Campaign that I am running for Titan Games. It is a 7 week campaign that uses league rules. Two main factions each vying for Mission Points every week. Each week will award a bonus to the final week's game which is an apocalypse game. 

This week is the 1st week so we played the Vitria Strike Mission from the Shield of Baal Campaign book. 
Mission 1
The reward for the apoc game is additional reinforcements for the winning Faction. 
Imperial: 1 unit of 10 Scions (hotshot lasguns with 2 plasma guns) with Sergeant (the Kappic Eagles) mounted in Valkryie. 
Tyranids: 1 unit of 16 Genestealers with Broodlord (both work out to 285 points)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Batrep: 1850 of Ultramarines vs Hivefleet Leviathan

Fresh off the defeat to Marshall in the previous game I am back for another. This time I rushed out my Tyrannocytes but I still have some work to do on them. Washing them is quite difficult owing to their size forcing me to slap that wash in one go where possible. Hivefleet Kraken (belongs to the store) sent 2 Crones to help. This is my list:

Hivefleet Leviathan
HQ
Hive Tyrant with TL Brainleech Devourers
Hive Tyrant with TL Brainleech Devourers

Elite
Zoanthrope
Zoanthrope
Malanthrope (proxied by a Biovore)

Troops
4 Rippers
3 Rippers
3 Rippers
3 Rippers
3 Rippers
Heavy
Carnifex with TL Brainleech Devourers + Tyrannocyte
Carnifex with TL Brainleech Devourers + Tyrannocyte
Toxicrene + Tyrannocyte

Monday, November 24, 2014

Shield of Baal, New Starter and Some Macaroons

I was one of the few lucky ones to snag a copy of this really beautifully produced book at my LGS and I am glad I put the deposit down for it. It is beautiful. Embossed, it reeked of quality. 


Fluff more than rules. I enjoyed every bit of it

Friday, November 21, 2014

Batrep 1850 Points: Hivefleet Leviathan vs Ultramarines

Not the usual quality of batreps I am used to but this will suffice. Primarily due to my army being in bits and pieces as I am preparing them. I am playing Hivefleet Leviathan today and my opponent will be bringing Ultramarines. 

Hivefleet Leviathan wakes up from its slumber
 The large brood of Gants on the right hand corner was prepared for when my Tervigon spawns


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tyrannocyte

Went down to Titan on Monday to pick my Tyrannocyte and WD up. Couldn't wait hence I broke it open. Man this kit is detailed and has many repetitive steps due to it's 5 sided style. 


Monday, November 17, 2014

Toxicrene and Maleceptor Completed

The greenstuff has cured and I thought I would share it you guys (especially Greg Hess and Rico Chia). I think this kit was designed to be magnetized if you just figure it out. Now I am glad I did it because I am sure one day the Maleceptor will become viable and I want to have the option to switch without going out and getting another kit. 

Maleceptor

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Toxicrene and Maleceptor - Magnetized

Popped into Titan yesterday to pick up my White Dwarf and then it rained. Had some spare time to kill so picked up the Toxicrene kit. Not knowing which to build, I read the WD and decided to build both! 

While I plan to use the Toxicrene more owing to the new Pods incoming next week (which I ordered 3), I wanted to have the flexibility of using the Maleceptor too. 

Build the main body but kept the head apart. 
 More after the jump...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Breaking News: 3 in 1 Drop-Pod Kit for Leviathan Sporocyst / Mucolid / Tyrannocyte

More Tyranid leaks spotted. Following on from the post I made yesterday, looks like the drop-pod or null deployment for Tyranids is back! November is going to be an amazing month.




Monday, November 3, 2014

Breaking News: Tyrannocyte Spotted!


Spotted this on the interwebs and man it got me excited! Time to break out the Leviathan army which has been hibernating in the Warp. Ommmnoommm nommmm

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Batrep:1850 Tyranids vs Eldar

War arrives

My Altansar Eldar take on Marshall's Hive Fleet Behemoth again. Marshall changed bits of his army from the previous game by removing the Raveners and replacing them with Genestealers. 

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