Saturday, April 30, 2011

Plague Hulk of Nurgle complete

I managed to finish my April project for the 2011 Painting Challenge, my Plague Hulk of Nurgle. This thing is by far the most disgusting thing I have ever painted. I like the way it came out.

I did not finish my 'Finish a Project' challenge. Epidemius actually suffered a 6 1/2 foot fall off the top shelf of my hobby bench and is pretty badly damaged. This is fine, I was not happy with the paint job I was doing on it anyway. It is now soaking in a bath of Simple Green and will get cleaned up and reassembled.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Battlefoam P.A.C.K. 1520XL

With some of my tax refund money this year, I picked up a Battlefoam case on Sunday from my FLGS. I also special ordered some IG foam trays that will allow me to transport my Cadian army in style.

This is my second Battlefoam case, I have a P.A.C.K. 720 that I use to for my Blood Angels and I really like it. I'm sure I will like this one just as much.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Still here...

I am still here. Real life has been keeping my busy the past couple of weeks and I have not had a chance do much hobby stuff. I have even had to drop out of the upcoming 40k League that I was hoping to play in that is starting this week. Hopefully things will lighten up in a couple of weeks and things will get back to normal.

Shameless plug: I have started a second blog, this one is for my software coding experiences. So, if there are any fellow coders out there who are interested in checking it out, you can see it here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tomb Kings Progress

This weekend, I spent most of my free time working on my new Tomb Kings army. After lots of filing, gluing and pinning metal models, here is what I got built.

These are some of the hardest models I have built. The pieces are so thin, it was hard to pin them. But because they are so thin, they needed to be pinned. Believe it or not, I pinned all eight tiny legs on the Tomb Scorpion.

There is no way I am going to build the thirteen metal Tomb Guard, I am just going to wait for the plastics. Besides, I will most likely run them with Halberds anyway, which the metal models do not have.

Until I can get a look at the new book, I am not going build my Skeletons, Chariots, or Skeletal Cavalry. I want to see how I can equip them before I do. My FLGS should have their black box copy this week.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tomb King Necrosphinx & Warsphinx

Games Workshop has an article with information on the new Tomb King Sphinxes.

Regarding the Warsphinx:

The Khemrian Warsphinx is effectively an infantry masher. It is accompanied by four Tomb Guard riding in the Howdah, all of which have the Killing Blow Special Rule. The Warsphinx itself has four attacks at Strength 5, which is more than enough to splatter bits of lightly armoured troops all over the battlefield. However, it can exchange all its attacks for one Thundercrush Attack. As you've probably guessed, this will be very painful for the unlucky troops standing in front of the Warsphinx. If the attack hits, you get to place a small template over the unit, roll loads of dice to wound them all and then do a small celebratory ritual while your opponent takes off a couple of ranks of models. And then you can Thunderstomp them, just for good measure. Against infantry on a 20mm base you can potentially kill 26 models (that's 16 under the template, 6 from the Thunderstomp and four from the crew). Oh, I nearly forgot, it also causes Terror, just in case it wasn't scary enough.

On the Necrosphinx:

The Necrosphinx is the monster masher of the Tomb Kings army. It has the Killing Blow rule and the Decapitating Strike rule. This means that one of its attacks every turn is at Strength 10 with Heroic Killing Blow. This gives the Necrosphinx a good chance of killing enemy monsters outright with a single sweep of his blade (and his blades are big). If worst comes to worst and he doesn't kill the monster, you'll be safe in the knowledge that he will have given it a good kicking anyway. Few monsters will survive two turns against the Necrosphinx and even fewer will have the strength to retaliate. If the enemy doesn't have any monsters then, as mentioned earlier, they'll probably have big guns instead. The Necrosphinx can fly, so dealing with pesky cannons hiding at the back of the battlefield won't be too hard for it either.

Wow, one attack of the Necrosphinx is Str 10 with Heroic Killing Blow! Both have Toughness 8 and 5 wounds! Both of these things will be true monsters.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stuff I built this past week

Over the past week, I haven't felt much like painting, so I have been busily building things. Here is the stuff I got built.

First up, I built the Fortress of Redemption that I got for Christmas. I still have to put the Heavy Bolters and Spotlights on it, as well as finish the base, then it will be ready for painting.

I also built the Sanguinary Guard that I got for my Birthday. The only thing I have left to finish building for my Blood Angels is a Storm Raven.

I know I said I was going to put my Grey Knights on hold, but I could not resist picking up a box of the new Grey Knights and a Dreadknight. I got the Dreadknight built and two of the Grey Knights.

Next up to build, a big box of Tomb Kings stuff.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tomb King Advance Orders are up!

Games Workshop has put up the new Tomb King models for advance ordering. Included are the new Army Book, Battle Magic: Tomb Kings, and three kits.

The first kit, the Necrosphinx/Warsphinx. This is the Necrosphinx, and I love this model.

Here is the Warsphinx. It can have Tomb Guard in it, or it can be a mount for a Tomb King!

There is also the Necropolis Knights/Sepulchral Stalkers kit. Both of these are awesome. The Necropolis Knights are Monstrous Calvary with 5 attacks, 3 poisoned and 2 with Killing Blow! The stalkers are underground burrowers from what I understand.

And lastly, but not least, new Tomb Guard. They can be equipped with Halberds.

This will be a very cool looking army! I cannot wait.

Games Workshop has also release the first new Tomb Kings Article, Tomb Kings: Getting Started that has some cool info in it.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Out with the old, in with the Dead!

My trade of Empire for Tomb Kings finally went through this morning and I couldn't be happier. The TK stuff is practically all NIB and here is what I got.
  • Lords & Heroes
    • Tomb King with Hand Weapon & Shield
    • High Queen Khalida
    • Icon Bearer
    • Mounted Icon Bearer
    • Liche Priest
    • Mounted Liche Priest
    • Casket of Souls
  • Core
    • 4 Chariots
    • 48 Skeleton Warriors
    • 4 Tomb Swarms
  • Special
    • 13 Tomb Guard including full command
    • 1 Tomb Scorpion
    • 3 Ushabti
    • 4 Carrion
  • Rare
    • Screaming Skull Catapult
    • Bone Giant
Who knows how much of it will be still be usable in the new book, but I do not care. I will post some pictures later.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

April Painting Challenge Project

My Painting Challenge Project for this month is my Plague Hulk of Nurgle. I have been working on this on and off for roughly seven months and it is finally ready to paint.

For my 'Finish a Project' Challenge, I am going to finish painting Epidemius.

That is all for now.