Friday, April 13, 2018

Kaiju Crushing

It was time to try out the Knights vs. Tyranid Monsters battle again. We each made two lists, one for Knights and one for Tyranids, 100PL. We generated a mission using the Open War deck. I took the 'Nid Kaijus first and went up against a pair of Freeblades and their Blood Angel buddies in Land Raiders. One was the flying kind.

It was a rough game for my 'Nids. Old One eye was stupidly left out in front where he got erased on the first turn. I got fixated on killing the Stormraven, which I did, eventually, but it cost me. At the end of turn three I had killed a Land Raider and the Stormraven, did a bunch of damage to the other Land Raider and a Knight, but I was all out of monsters. Imperial victory.

We then flipped sides but kept the same mission and set-up. I brought my full Terryn Household of four Knights, led by a Baron. Thank you Chapter Approved! I thought I would be bold and set up as far forward as I could, since I knew I would be going first. Unless the foul Xenos stole the initiative. Which of course is what happened.

Never before have I seen so much carnage happen on the first turn. It was spectacular. I had two Knights badly damaged, but killed over half of the Tyranids. At the end of the second Turn the 'Nids only had two Warriors left on the field. Knights win!
The extra attack combined with the relic Reaver Chainsword (and some good dice) enabled the Baron to tear through the Tyranid monstrosities like it was his job. Which, I guess it is, so, good. We found ourselves wishing the Tyranids had something the Knight-class of big beastie. One can hope...

A fun way to play some quick 40K with high points, low model counts and big action. We will try some different force combinations next. Ork Stompa mob? Eldar cheese-storm? Tau big suits! It'll be good gaming.

 The Emperor Protects
A Twenty Foot Chainsaw Helps Too.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Knights Incoming

Wow, Games Workshop has really embraced this "Coming Soon" thing! They made a whole mess of announcements, starting with the upcoming Codexes (Imperial Knights, Harlequins,and Deathwatch) followed by a army building app "Combat Roster" and a bunch of Age of Sigmar stuff.

It is the mini-trailer for the Imperial Knights that really takes the cake. A nice live action bit followed by a awesome new Knight. The Dominus Class. A Knight with all the guns!
Two large arm weapons, four twin weapon mounts, and some missiles. I can't wait to add this my my Knight Army. I just can't tell from the video if it is any bigger than the current Paladin-style Knight. I'm thinking it is just a bunch of new parts that will fit with the current Knight kit, which is fine with me. This with the new Knight Armigers will give an actual nice variety of units in the new Codex.

For some faithfull, the biggest news of the night was the Sisters are coming in 2019...Emperor Willing of course.

Whatever could be next in this awesome time of New GW? Leman Russ finding his way back home? Plastic Aspect Warriors? A new Ork Warbuggy?, let's not get carried away.

The Emperor Protects
And Loves Giant Robots Too

Friday, February 23, 2018

Heavy Metal Thunder

The armored fighting vehicles of my Imperial Guard are finally finished. Today we will take a quick look at the heavies.

Two Baneblades and a Shadowsword make up the 1st Company. One of the Baneblades is the first Forge World model I bought way back in the mid '90s, a Lucius Pattern. It is a bit chunkier than the modern plastic one, and a great deal heavier, but I kinda like it a bit better.
Solid hunk of resin!

I had a good time (re)painting these monsters, they got my "standard" decal job, and I am quite please with them. They make up a Lord of War Detachment and with a small Guard Infantry Detachment the force comes to a nice 100PL. Time to find someone to crush, um, play with. Battle Report soon!

Victory is Achieved Through Mettle.
Glory is Achieved Through Metal.
Or Plastic and Resin

Friday, February 2, 2018

Rest the Clock! Mostly.

The legends are true! Nice to see a scrunty in the Underhive.

Also, the Plastic Sisters clock is five 'till Midnight...

Go Roll Some Dice
And Get Some Bounties