Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Im going take my brush again and get back working so i can show you ressults soon and think through 500points large army list for satrday combat patrol mini tournament. See u soon and thanks for reading!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Next week ll be quite bussy as i have package with devil dog, leman russ and chimera waiting for me at the post office so i ll keep updating blog daily as i need painted them all for next saturady minitournament in our local gaming club. Thanks for reading guys!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
After couple of 6ed games i quite liked new blast templates hitting vehicles with full strenght under whole, not just under its hole and started considering some heavy, barrage support for my army as i belive s10 template weapon is now much better answer to land raider than humble guardsman carrying meltagun. Originaly i wanted to order leman russ but with theese ideas in head i found Manticore sale very tempting(they had them for chimera price)so i bought one them becouse otherwise i would never purchase this model as its kind of ugly and i would always take leman russ kit instead as they are for same price.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
1)Allies & fortifications
Not much to say about them, some ll love this part of new rullebook and some ll hate it. From my point of view i like this idea a lot as im mainly collector and enjoy painting of models. With allies as part of new rulles i ve got a lot more options to combine models i like in to playable army and i dont have to start a new army every time i get in love with new kits and allow me to start picking models i would never buy before. For example i would never start building chaos space marines or demons army, but if i imagine how cool these two armies would look combined...i think you ve got my point;-) Im not that excited about fortifications, in fact im fine with aegis defense line or bastion, but i think fortres of redemption is just too much, but on the other side it could be scenario dependant double sided weapon.
I liked this idea from the begining, no more 5 times glanced razorback, no more five times glanced drop poded dreadnaughts in your deployment zone etc... I think hull points impacted on 6ed gameplay most. You have to be much more careful with your vehicles as every glance count and it really speeded up gameplay in general. As i ve said sentence ago, every glance count, but penetrations are now much bigger threat as before and i think thats right. I just hated situations in 5th edition where you finaly penetrated land raider and then rolled shaken ressult on dmage chart. Now with for example meltas adding +2 to the roll on new dmg table are penetrations much more dangerous.
Now when you cant allocate wounds almost like you want, but instead of that you have to take away models whitch are closest to the firing unit. This change adds another tactical level to the game as now you have to place your models more careful and placing your precious meltagunner to the speartip of your formation is at least very risky, if not suicidal. This, allong with the boost of rapid fire weapons ll entirely change the foot sloging tactics and i thik we ll se more plasma guns on behalf of autopicked meltas.
Not much to say, i just like them! They are now really fun to play and bring another layer of gameplay to the game. I ve been witness of dogfighting vendetta with razorwing jet fighter. I have seen Valkyrie devastating dark eldar lines in unexpected strafing run and im glad gw added another level to our battlefields.
As i ve said in the beging these are just first impression and i skiped few parts i dont like about new rullebook like random assault range, premeasuring and couple more details, but i think these new rulles ended 150% better than what i was expecting. With the rulles allready out i ll finaly start playing more often and i hope i ll be able to bring you few battlereports and gaming toughts. Thanks for reading guys and
see you soon at the painting table!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I really enjoyed painting these dudes. Basecoated them with obvious black color to highlight whole models with german grey from above to finish highlighting sharp edges with mix of light grey and german grey. Rest of paintjob is pretty obvious as i ve just slaped the rest of colours on to them. Playing a bit with red tones but unfortunately i never manage to persuade my camer to catch different reds.
Again, these are not masterpieces, but i came at stage when i begin to accept the level of my skill and it ll be damn hard, if not impossible to improve my painting in future, but still i love painting and i gues thats most importatnt thing about hobby.
If you like the picture you can click play on the video as well and let me know how you like them or not. Thanks for reading & watching and see you soon!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Anyway, lets get back to painting. Again i chose very simple approach as usual, keeping in mind the less steps i ll have to take, the less chances to mess somethink i ll have;-) Why I chose simplicity has another reason as well and its becouse people are usualy painting tyranid basic troops in huge numbers and as im ussualy painting gaming minis as my skills does not allow me to paint to display standart, i wanted to keep painting procedure as simple as possible to allow me assembly line style of painting if i ll have to paint huge number of these quick anytime in future. Basicly paint job consists of skin tone undercoat, followed by two layers of sephia wash on whole body. Carpace received first layer of german grey colour followed by black wash, trying to push-pull towards the reces leaving exposed parts clean. Then i started adding blue to the german grey basecoat highlighting carpace as seen on the picture. Weapon received coat of ogryn flesh wash and details were painted in scorpion green and thats it, we ve got our termagant finished in little more than half of an hour! Ideal approach for mass painting tyranid troops i guess;-)
Hope you like the colour scheme same as i am and i ll say bye for now as i must make my self cup of coffe before i ll start cuting death company marines out of sprues. See u and thanks for reading!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Anyway im really looking forward tommorow as i ve just received email from hobby store im usualy ordering from, letting me know my gamers edition copy od 40K 6ed rulles finaly arrived!;-) So when i ll wake up i ll have cup of coffe, couple of cigaretes and ll have a quick trip to the Prague to grab it and ressuply my shelf with 40K models. Im going to purchase blood angels death company marines as i like their miniatures a lot and with 6ed i ll be able to use them as allied force along with my imperial guard. On the new allies rulles, i must say i really like this concept as i ll dont have to build whole small army every time i ll want to paint models from other codexes. I think new rulles ll bring us more interesting looking armies as certain combinations looks very atractive, for example chaos space marines and daemons! Well, see you by tommorow with new rullebook and new kits im going to bring on to my workbench;-)See u!