Friday, May 27, 2016

Jornath: Da Scent of Angels


"Beakies is comin!  I can smell em!"

This is a battle set on the world of Jornath, where a bunch of locals who are getting back into 40K are bashing some Orks and Imperials together.  Here we have a bunch of Blood Axes rallying in the north, protected from orbital fire by a power field generator.  Intent on disrupting the Ork advances against the beleaguered planetary defenders, elements of several Chapters launch strikes against Ork concentrations.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

League Battle Report: Sons of Taurus vs. Imperial Fists 2000pts


Here's the 2000pts of Sons of Taurus in all their glory, such as it is.  I'm not 100% happy with how some things turned out, but good enough for now and moving on to other things.

Today the army had its first 2000pt outing, against Leonard's Imperial Fists.  We played one of the Space Marine missions from the Angels of Death book, where I started on half of the table and the marines came on turn one, including being able to outflank/deep strike turn one with appropriate units.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sons of Taurus - almost there!


I have been plugging away at the chaos marines to finish up stage one of the Sons of Taurus, and I'm almost there.  They're painted, based, and have been gloss coated, now to wait for the local humidity to drop some before risking a little matte sealer to knock some shine off.  For the Vindicator I filled in the dozer blade with black, trimmed down one of the brass etch mino heads and added some scratches. 


Left/rear view of the Vindicator, showing the door symbols.

What to call the obliterator stand-ins?  Centroids?  


Once I get these finished, I will set the Sons of Taurus aside for a while.  I want to add a daemon prince and some possessed (based on bull centaurs) but will first spend some serious time cleaning and reorganizing my hobby spaces, then some other smaller projects. 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Battle Report: Sons of Taurus vs. Luna Wolves


Through the vagaries of the warp, Patrick returned from the Tournament Crusade, along with a pack of Luna Wolves, displaced across millenia with a variety of equipment.  I used my Sons of Taurus, with some partially completed infantry (pictured here infiltrating) while Patrick brought a tame largely MSU Space Wolves force, six 5 man grey hunters in pods, one five man in a rhino, three speeders with assault cannon/heavy bolter, some wolf scouts with sniper rifles and a skyclaw pack with wolf lord. 1500pts, and we played the Altar of War/Angels of Death mission "Willing Sacrifice", which has three objectives and some different deployment requirements.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dozer some good questions dere



So, I'm actually making progress on my Sons of Taurus and have put a little more paint on the Vindicator.  The question became, "what to put on the dozer blade?"

Leave it largely as is? (...probably not)
Weather it heavily?
Fill the main area in black + weather?
Add a big skull or something?
Paint a bull head symbol on it?
Hazard stripes (don't think they would look good)
Something else?
 
It would need to be fairly simple; I am not up for an intricate mural of demonic bulls trampling on people.  As cool as that would be.  Any suggestions?
 
I also have a lot of the basic colors down on the marines.  Weapons/pads/packs and washes/touchups/basing to go!
 
 



Monday, April 25, 2016

League game: Sons of Taurus vs. Dark Angels - Overwatch!


I played a league game with my Sons of Taurus Chaos Marines against Peter's Dark Angels, Relic/Vanguard Strike, 1500pts.  Peter brought Lion's Blade Task Force with full battle company for free pods and razorbacks and a Ravenwing Strike Force.  A bunch of 5-man tactical, assault and devastator squads, chaplain, company master, and for the Ravenwing a librarian on bike, an attack bike and a Dark Talon.  All the Rhinos pictured are Razorbacks with TL heavy bolters.  One of their command benefits is overwatch at full ballistic skill, which could be painful for an army largely built for assault. 


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Campaign Rough Draft: The Shards of Anaris


Here's the rough draft for our next campaign, "The Shards of Anaris".  Things may change for the final draft depending on feedback.  

Basic concept is to be able to be inclusive, with anyone playing anything and some being erratic attendees, while still being able to have an overall story.  

Feel free to use/modify for your own groups and purposes.  If you do, let me know how it goes!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

League Battle Report - Sons of Taurus vs. Imperial Fists, Angels of Death edition!


I picked up the Angels of Death supplement today, and Leonard and I used some parts of it for our battle with my Sons of Taurus Chaos Marines against his Imperial Fists.

Our league is at 1500pts now.  I added 20 marines tricked out with extra close combat weapons, two meltaguns, Mark of Hashut Enraged (aka Khorne), icon of wrath and powerfist champion, as well as a vindicator.

Leonard's Imperial Fists are largely built out of the Betrayal at Calth box, and he has been using the Contemptor dreadnought as an Ironclad.  We decided to use the handy rules for Contemptors (really GW?  No drop pod or heavy flamer options?) to swap the Ironclad for a Contemptor, and rolled up one of the Altar of War missions, Emperor's Fist.  

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