Sunday, 29 May 2011

My list for BlogWars

So, the deadline passed eleven hours ago and I've spent the morning wondering if the list I'd submitted was the right one. With this being my first tournament, I wasn't sure whether to go with a competitive list or with a more hobby one. I even asked Jay from the Gamers Lounge his thoughts. In the end I decided to pic my favourite models and then try to convert them into some soft of competitive force ...... I think I failed .........

Corbanian 1st - Maelstrom Campaign

HQ: Company Command Squad 217 Pts
Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x5); Krak Grenades; Plasmagun (x4); Refractor Field; Melta Bombs; Bolt Pistol; Master of Ordnance;
Chimera: Heavy Bolter; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Turret Heavy Bolter; Pintle Heavy Stubber

Elite: 10 Storm Trooper Squad 210 Pts
Carapace Armour; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x9); Hot-shot Lasgun (x7); Hot-shot Laspistol (x9); Meltagun (x1); Plasmagun (x1); Plasma Pistol; Power Weapon; Special Operations

Elite: 6 Ratling Squad 60 Pts
Flak Armour; Laspistol (x6); Sniper Rifle (x6); Infiltrate; Stealth

Elite: Guardsman Marbo 65 Pts
Demolition Charge; Envenomed Blade; Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Melta Bombs; Ripper Pistol; Fearless; Fleet; Hit & Run; Move Through Cover; Stealth

Troops: Veteran Squad 200 Pts
Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x8); Lasgun (x5); Vox Caster; Meltagun (x1); Plasmagun (x2); Lascannon; Chimera
Chimera : Heavy Bolter; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Turret Heavy Bolter; Hunter Killer Missile

Troops: Veteran Squad 215 Pts
Gunner Sgt Harker; Heavy Bolter; Flak Armour; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Close Combat Weapon (x9); Lasgun (x7); Missile Launcher; Demolition Charge; Melta Bombs; Heavy Flamer; Meltagun (x1); Plasmagun (x1); Demolitions

Fast Attack: 3 Scout Sentinel : Lascannons 150 Pts

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Demolisher 210 Pts
Demolisher Siege Cannon; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Lascannon; Heavy Bolter Sponsons (x2); Pintle Heavy Stubber

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Squadron 230 Pts
Executioner Plasma Cannon; Heavy Bolter; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Plasma Cannon Sponsons (x2)

Heavy Support: Leman Russ Vanquisher 190 Pts
Vanquisher Battle Cannon; Searchlight; Smoke Launchers; Lascannon; Heavy Bolter Sponsons (x2)

Total Roster Cost: 1747

So, there you have it, how I'll do, well who knows but at least I get to show off my toys. I'm planning on going just to have a laugh, so I'm not really worried where I'll place, although I don't really want to come last.

I must admit, I've had a few reservations about going, firstly, my mate Mike has had to drop out which means I'm heading out alone. Also, I'm not completely up to speed with the rules, it's been ages since I've played, so I sincerely apologise to the other players in advance.

Finally, I think I might have some problems modelling wise, my heavy weapons teams are on separate bases rather than large ones and my character are all on 60mm bases. I'm not sure if that's modelling for advantage but we'll have to see how the other players take it.

Anyway, excuses aside, this is my first tournament and I'm going for a laugh, so I'm just going to have to see what happens, now, it's time to get Harkers squad finished. 

Sunday, 15 May 2011

One big step ....

I've finally finished the first of my StarStreak Hydra's ......

It's been over a year since I last painted a model (time really does fly), so this one's a biggy for me. I'll be honest, I don't feel it's as good as my other models, mainly because I was relearning how to paint as I was painting it. Anyhow, I'm chuffed nonetheless, time to see how it fares in this afternoon's game, although I'm actually thinking of fielding it as a manticore.

Now all I've got to do is finish Harker's squad before Blog Wars.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

It appears that I'm stylish!

Well, it appears according to Tristan and Drax that I'm a stylish blogger (thanks gents!).

The Stylish Blogger Award given from one blogger to another one might say, is like a pat on the back for a good job. It's definitely a viral, zombie-like spread of good will so it's too good to pass up. There are four rules;
  • Thank and link back to the person giving you the award
  • Share seven things about yourself
  • Select 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award
  • Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award
So, that's rule one sorted, now onto rule two, seven things about me .....
  1. I've been playing GW games for over two decades (ok, now I'm feeling old).
  2. Many years ago, I was the youngest college lecturer in the country.
  3. I don't play nearly enough games considering the effort I put into painting models to play with.
  4. I'm married to a tattooist that keeps eyeing up my masses of uninked skin.
  5. For every project I get done, there's twenty projects that don't.
  6. I have an undying passion for dungeon delving and Heroquest.
  7. I don't believe that I'll ever finish my guard army.
Now, onto those who I think are stylish bloggers (in no particular order) ....

In all honesty, there's loads of blogs that I could nominate, check my profile for the rest. Right, I'm off to complete rule number 4, better start digging out those emails.