29 Oct 2010
27 Oct 2010
- Outflank the Stealers and keep Hormagaunts in reserve to cripple the Tau flanks.
- Attach the Prime to the brood of Warriors – these would be the hammer of the army and push towards the Tau objective using the large brood of Termagaunts in front as a defensive screen.
- The Carnifex and Devourer Termagaunts would act as flank firebases and the Hive Gaurds and Zoanthropes would support the flanks to protect against any tanks that may be fielded.
- The Tervigon would hunker down in the region of my objective, defending from any attempts the Tau might make to take it, whilst pooping out Termagaunts. The last set of Termagaunts to be produced would Go To Ground on my objective and the Tervigon would attack the closest target.
- The game pretty much went to plan – other than the Stealers dying in combat, and I was lucky my Hormagaunts came on when they did and finished the job.
- The Tervigon did well boosting my swarm – I started with 102 models on the table and managed to generate another 35 mid-game.
- I will probably drop Devourer Termagaunts in future (at least in this sized game); its great having them pump out 3 shots each, but they are twice as expensive as a normal Termaguants – points which would have been much better spent on extra Hive Guard, Zoanthrope or Stealers.
- I will have to put boot to the asses of the Tyranid Warriors – they really did nothing other than run around in the middle of the battlefield for 5 turns. Next time they WILL get stuck.
13 Oct 2010
Additionally – every time I spend £15 on something that isn’t going in to my ranks, all I can think is that’s a dozen less gaunts that could be in the swarm…
With that in mind I have been recently looking at carry cases to store and move my stabby little friends around – and there are many types out there; standard and deluxe GW cases, custom made cases, budget card/foam cases the list goes on…but recently a like-minded friend (you know who you are FishInABox) pointed out another cool way of storing and moving your mini’s – VHS boxes!
I’m sure if you are older than 25 and anything like me, somewhere in the backroom/attic/garage you have a stack of old VHS cassettes that you cant bring yourself to get rid of despite the fact you haven’t had a VHS player in about 10 years (yes I know – you want to get a converter to copy your old VHS to your hardrive – but honestly…its not going to happen).
In just one minute you can have a stackable (and depending on your VHS collection) quite cool way of storing and moving your mini’s.
Step 1: Find a cool/retro/so-bad-its-good VHS box.
Step 2: Have a stiff drink and bin the VHS cassette.
Step 3: Line the inside of the box with bubble wrap.
Step 4: Put your Weemen inside.
A VHS box typically stores a full tactical squad/half a brood of gaunts and is a great way to keep them safe and organised for no cost.
Here we have X-Files Season 5 storing all my gaunts safely.
Next weeks handy hint: Using your cat as a drybrush!
11 Oct 2010
A simple enough head swop (eagle head icon someone elses work) from the un-helmeted original, power sword for Daemon weapon swop and a scope added to the storm bolter plus the addition of the SM Commander eagle-headed Backpack and Banner and finally a FW Skull Icon on the banner.
7 Oct 2010
Think I've found a method for Power Weapons i like and is simple enough to paint, so will go back to re-do the few Power Weapons i've done so far. Regal Blue, Badab Wash x2, Regal Blue/Skull White gradual highlight. The transfer was darn fiddly though, but i think came out well enough.
4 Oct 2010
1 Oct 2010
He is raising funds for some Buddies who have had a bad time of things recently and you get to own a brilliant customized army whilst doing some good. I've bid but it's rightly getting pricey!
Blog article found here