Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Adeptus Custodes: Venerable Contemptor Dreadnought

I was no fan of the plastic Contemptor Dreadnought kit and bought one only to get my hands on a Kheres Assault Cannon. After building and painting it, I changed my mind. What a nice model!





Monday, 31 July 2017

Sisters of Silence: Vigilators

It took me a while to finish my first Sisters of Silence squad, but think it was worth the time and effort. If one model should not be as perfect as it should be, I hope for the so called "cheerleader effect". :D




Edit: You can find more pictures of the antigrav Rhino here.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nurgle Chaos Spawn

Due to the release of the Dark Imperium set, I plan to build a small Chaos Space Marine Kill Team at least. Therefore, I would also need one Nurgle Chaos Spawn as a specialist. I am not a huge fan of the generic GW sprues and the Plague Ogryns and Plague Toads are a little bit too expensive in my opinion. Other GW options are hard to come by.  Eventually, I found a nice alternative miniature in Poland. This guy is called "Plaguebringer" and you can get him for around 11 €! What do you think?



 

Friday, 14 July 2017

Talons of the Emperah: Antigrav Null Maiden Rhino

I always found the Sisters of Silence and the Custodes quite fascinating. With the release of the "Burning of Prospero" box, came some really beautiful miniatures of the formerly mentioned forces. I bought two sets of Custodes, Sisters and a Galatus Dreadnought. I also wanted to have some kind of transport for my Sisters in 40k games, but the standard Rhino seemed a little bit boring to me. That's why I built my own version of a Null Maiden Rhino...





You might know the following artwork of an antigrav Rhino from the artbook "The Horus Heresy: Collected Visions". This was clearly my source of inspiration.


Before I forget, the engines are not scratch build. They are made by Bitspudlo and you can buy them here [Link]. Next up will be some Sisters of Silence.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Shadow Wars: Armageddon - Our Tournament

Last Sunday, we finally held out small Shadow Wars: Armageddon tournament. Instead of our usual tournament mode "40k in 40 minutes", this time we used the relatively new Shadow Wars: Armageddon campaign rules. 

I joined the battle for glory and honor with my old school Tyranids. Captain_Valerius played Necrons, Funky_Biber also played Tyranids and Clyde_Frog joined in with his Grey Knights. We planned two rounds of dog eat dog fights, which meant twelve games overall. The games were consistently exciting and challenging and I had a lot of fun. In addition, it ran quite well for my Tyranids.

Here are some pictures of our games:











  
We agreed to skip our last game and had some serious hobby talk instead. Therefore, each of us played five games. I surprisingly won all of my games and ended up with the most promethium, too. 😅

Still, I would not use the same lineup in future games. Honestly, several times I was pretty lucky. I should have used specialized fighters instead of all-around warriors. The spinefists I used on all of my warriors had no real influence on the game and with pure melee, I would have been better off. In addition, one or two gun beasts with big guns would be useful to pin enemies down beforehand.

The Tyranid Prime is a real monster, by the way. Now it is time to for new projects...