So, the house is getting there, my hobby space is slowly getting unpacked, and I caught enough free time on a Monday to get a game in! It was a bit of a learner, because I hadn’t played in 4 months, and this also represents only my third battle in 8th edition.
Regrouping following the 13th Crusade from Cadia, Knight Commander Pask sets up camp around some Imperial Ruins. Within hours, some of the accompanying infantry are not reporting in their patrols. Techpriests are encountering significant difficulty taming the machine spirits of the normally docile and dim Leman Russes of the armoured division.
Sensing these ruins were abandoned for a reason, the Knight Commander orders his troops to readiness just as the klaxons sound. Metallic wraiths had phased in around the perimeter, ready to protect the tombs of their forebears, accompanied by two dreaded C’Tan.
Typically, gigantic apocalypse games allow me a significant amount of motivation to paint my miniatures. Chaosbro and I have been playing through a kill-team campaign in preparation for a fairly large Apocalypse battle, so you’d think that I’d be painting my ass off in order to get things ready to go on camera.
Welp. The game is tomorrow. That ain’t happening. At least not to the extent that I was initially hoping. Here’s my (likely final) Apocalypse list:
Yo Dawg, I Heard U Liek Blood (~5,000 pts)
The Emprah’s Mighty Flow’ry Meadow (1 HP remaining)
5-man Tactical Squad w/ Grav, combi-grav, power fist & Razorback
Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought
The sum total of the above is about 4,470 points, and requires me to paint another, 4 tactical marines and 2 Death Company models and lay some details down on the Deredeo Dreadnought. Cool. That might be achievable for tomorrow.
That leaves me about 650 points to shoe-horn fun things into that there list. My thoughts:
Sicarian Infiltrators – these things look too cool NOT to use! Though fragile. I’ll have to keep them hidden or outflanking. Unfortunately with no additional vanguard painted I’ll be forced to go ‘unbound’ to bring them.
Sydonian Dragoon – again, too cool to pass up. He’ll fit in nicely with the Cadian Stompies and Cassor Le Damned. Welp, since we’re unbound may as well go full hog.
The Corvus Vulture….? It’s primed, not painted. If I get those 6 Blood Angel dudes banged out then maybe I’ll start going on this. yeesh. Welp, if this doesn’t work out then I can always go…
Hellhound? I always forget these are useful things, and may be good at cleaning up backfield units…?
Scions…? They’re a bit delicate but yeah, I could shoe-horn them in for back-field cleaning duties.
Rust-stalkers…? Nurrrrr. That’s a pipe dream.
Sanguinary Guard? More likely than the stalkers (2 colours, some details…)
Anyways. All this to say my final list is subject to change based on how much I get done this evening.
I’m *STOKED* to be throwing some dice tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll keep detailed notes so I can write up a long over-due batrep.
In my first game in ages, I opted to take out the Tyranids in their Mega-Monster configuration at 1,000 points, just to get the feeling once more. At the shop, I featured a very very familiar Imperial Guard player featuring a list that looks as though I put it together.
I had a bit of fun putting this one together, thinking of a context for the battle. This is what I came up with:
It is the early stages of the Tyranid consumption of Presidio Prime, and the Imperial Guard aren’t done fighting yet. Launching a massive attack which is largely a distraction, the bulk of the swarm is swept aside, though at great cost. The elite armoured fist, led by Knight Commander Pask lead the assault on the Tyranid back-line Synapse creatures, hoping to knock them out before the invasion really gets going.
Sensing the deception (and the implied danger), the Hive Mind responds by sending in a lurking terror. But the Synapse creatures are not concerned. Perhaps the Biomass has yet to learn the Perils of the Warp…?
In a previous post, I mentioned that someone’s been tearing up my archives in preparation for a local tournament! This is awesome stuff! After a brief discussion in the comments section, I resolved to write a list review, and provide advice, comments, and constructive criticism. So: Continue reading “List Building Gymnastics: Tourney Guard Edition”
Those on Twitter will have seen this previously, but wanted to tie a little ribbon on him and get this project completely finished. This Exterminator represents the first model of the Australian Regiment to be completed since their arrival 6 months ago. Continue reading “Completed: Cadian Leman Russ Exterminator”
You guys would probably know at this point I re-picked up this hobby in January 2013, meaning I’m coming up on about 3 years in the Imperial Guard. It took me until October of 2013 to gather 1,000 points, and about a year after that my force had expanded to about 3,500. Sitting here in November 2015, I can now advise my total Imperial force is approaching 7,000 points.