Wednesday 29 June 2011

The First of Many.

Well I havn't posted anything for a while.

My Troopers, Dreadnaughts & Ravens are built. The Drop Pods are on their way and I have now had my first couple of games in sunny Glasgow.
Here is how they broke down:

Game 1- Vs Deathwing

Pretty bad for this one, we both were deep striking. He had lots of Krak missiles and proceeded to take out a Stormraven a turn.

I'm glad I didn't win though. As the game itself was a great insight into the kind of Tournament army I may come against. In hindsight, I don't think I should've deep stroked and gone for a classic "camp in the corner" approach.

Game 2- Vs Space Wolves

As I'm used to playing Lightnings Wolves, I felt fairly confident of this one. Lee went first and spread out across the board, myself concentrating on the Razorbacks & Rhinos. I lost a Furioso after it assaulted the unit on his objective and subsequently got its head sliced off by Wolfen! The moment for me in this battle was my immobilised Dreadnought using its Magna grapple to pull an immobilised Razorback towards it. Even though the tank 'moved' I could still automatically hit because of its status!
We got toturn six and think had turn seven showed, I would have lost but a draw is a draw and nothing to be sniffed at!

I now look forward to next week as I have a couple of tactics I want to try out.

More soon........

Friday 10 June 2011

Flying on a (x) wing and a prayer

Sorry for the absence of posting... I wanted to wait until I had something to show you... hope its worth the wait!

So, this is my first X wing! The base isn’t done yet. I did try a full snow base, which worked but didn’t look good. So I'm going for the classic sand method. This first shot is of the whole thing side on. It hasn’t got any kill markings on it, I haven’t decided on how to go about that.

The cockpit was a COMPLETE pain in the bum. It didn’t fit quite right; I’ve had to green stuff the gaps (which looks not so awesome.) The things that I'm particularly pleased about with this model are the freehand, the stability, the fact that it looks as good as I hoped it would, and that I painted the guys inside the cockpit.

The things that I’ve learnt for next time are to pin the wings, make sure the cockpit lines up properly, and to use as spray gun. Seriously, I cannot be bothered to paint that much surface area twice more. I think using a airbrush for the next two will be faster, and provide more even coverage with no brush strokes. Furthermore, if I knock all the paint up at once, it will all be the same colour!

Next I intend to paint probly 2 more squads of penal legion, just cos I'm a bit sick of painting vehicles.