Friday, 9 September 2011

Gotta love GW

No really, I was lucky enough to receive the beginnings of a Dark Eldar army from relatives, however, after reading the codex, and checking out the forums, they really don't suit my playing style (see previous post), so I asked the local store if I can swap these around.

So long as they are unopened and sellable, no worries, so I've ditched the warriors, wyches and ravager and picked up 3 drop pods for the Templars. Sweet. Next week I'll be using those instead of Coke cans*

*other beverages are also available

carcharodon carcharias out

EPIC fail - lol

Played my 3rd game last night, same opponent, same army list, and to quote Mr Henry Ford; "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." I play aggressively (not me personally, I don't growl or get all up in your face), regardless of the mission, the opponent, the time of day etc, etc.

Last night for example,  5 x Templars, 1 with a melta gun, jump out of a drop pod in front of a completely unscathed ork horde, needless to say with an average 30 dice coming my way (per unit) they didn't last long. Rinse and repeat with 3 other identical units. 2 of my 3 dreadnoughts fared better, one taking out a trukk and the other holding down a unit of ork nobz bikerz. At the end of turn 3 (took us 2 hilarious hours to get that far), we called it quits as he had 5 kill points to my 1, and I had yet to get the last dreadnought in pod on the table along with 2 other Crusader squads in their pods.

Our post game chat led me to the above epiphany, and I'm really looking forward to playing my DEFENSIVE drop pod army in a less attacking format next week. Yes, I know the clue is in the title blah, blah, blah. A big thanks to Marshal Laeroth over at http://www.implausiblenature.net for his ever useful advice and the army list itself - well worth checking out.

From the Carcharodons point of view, another week goes by with little progress on Contemptor 2, but let's see what the weekend throws at me, and I'll take some WIP pics on Sunday night.

Until then, brushes wet, dice rolls high
carcharodon carcharias out

Monday, 5 September 2011

Daemon Day

A huge thank you to all who helped make Daemon day such an amazing day, attendees from Jersey, Norway and Estonia made my 50 mile trip seem like a walk in the park.

The event was well attended, I have to admit I was quite insular and spent more time on my own min, and what I wanted to learn rather than look around and see what everyone else was up to.

When I did rear my ugly head, there were some amazing pieces, a lot being worked on for the upcoming Games Day, and the ones brought in by the 'teachers' were mind blowingly good. Actually getting to pick up and see the detail on Ali McVey's and Tommie Soule's work in particular was inspiring rather than intimidating, which was the first of many revelations on the day.

There was no structure to the day, you brought in what you were working on and they helped you with a particular technique, this worked really well, and I think that everyone got the one-to-one attention they wanted.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Daemon Day - the night before



Well here he is in flat colours; grey and black. I finished literally chucking paint and transfers on the only Contemptor I had managed to build, and finished at 01:30 Saturday am, just time to grab a few hours sleep before the simple 50 mile journey to Mansfield!

The heavy gloss is only on the areas that took the transfers (excellent quality from Forgeworld), the battle damage is cruder than I would normally allow, particularly as the other attendees would be bringing WIP of their Golden daemon projects.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Counts as... I think not!

Da Umperial Looterz, the Ork horde I was due to face off against for my 3rd game in 3 weeks has cried off due to a batch of rotting squigs disagreeing with 'em! My erstwhile colleague graciously offered it up as a technical win, which I've declined. Besides, I can fill the time tonight with sorting out the Contemptor's for this Saturdays painting session. Woo hoo!

Get well soon Warboss Green and see you next week for game 3.

carcharodon carcharias out