About Me

Hey there, as you can see this is blog is all about gaming. And that's what I've been doing for pretty much all of my life. Currently I'm completely enveloped in Warhammer 40,000 and I'm breaking into the new Warhammer Fantasy system with the release of the new 8th edition.

Follow me as I build new armies, find newer and better ways to destroy my enemy, learn more about the rules, and just complain about the things that don't go my way :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

750pt and 1,000 pt Eldar


I was recently asked how to take my 1,850 point Eldar army down to 750 and 1,000 pts.  That's a hard one for me as 1,500 is really the lowest point level I play, and I enjoy playing it.  But I pulled up good old army builder and did a little thinking and came up with this.

At 750 pts, I would try something along these lines;

-=HQ=-
Farseer - 93 (or 95)
Singing Spear, Runes of Warding, Guide (or Doom)

-=Elites=-
Fire Dragons x5 - 190
Wave Serpent, TL-Shuriken Cannons, Spirit Stones

-=Troops=-
Guardian Jetbike Squad x6 - 202
2x Shuriken Cannon
Warlock, Embolden

Guadian Jetbike Squad x3 - 66

-=Fast=-
Warp Spiders x4 - 137
Exarch, Powerblades, Death Spinner x2

-=Heavy=-
Warwalker - 60
2x Scatter Laser

With this list you'll be playing a pretty mobile army with some good str 6 weapons that can reach out and touch someone or get into position to do so.  The Farseer will ride with the Dragons, and either guide them, or doom their target.  Doom really isn't necessary for them, so I find guiding and being able to hit the target to be the better choice.

The bikes will be a harassing unit, moving around the board, shooting at targets of opportunity and then moving into take objectives near the end of the game.


At 1,000 pts, try adding these;

-=Elites=-

Fire Dragons x5 - 190
Wave Serpent, TL-Shuriken Cannons, Spirit Stones

-=Heavy=-

Warwalker - 60
2x Scatter Laser



With these two units added, your opponent will have a hard time going after your troop choices and ignoring the pain that these can bring.  But play smart, don't think your opponent won't shoot down your troops if you leave them out in the open.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Custom Minis Stress Test!

A comparison between Custom Minis models and Games Workshop and Forge World to see which can stand up to the heat!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Grey Knight Inspiration


This is the inspiration for my next Grey Knight Army.  I want to paint like this and be this awesome!

That is all...

Well except for another couple by James Wappel, he's my painting hero at the moment.




Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Goodies from Custom Minis

Here are a couple images posted on Custom Minis yesterday.



 


 




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Space Marine Demo!


I just got done playing the Space Marine demo.  Wow was it fun.  I can't wait for the game to come out now.  If you're wanting to play it today, you'll have to sign up for the Space Marine forums, and they'll give you an access code on Steam.

Here's the link http://www.spacemarine.com/demo/%EC%82%AC%EC%9D%B4%ED%8A%B8%EA%B0%80%EC%84%9C

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dip the Monkey


The other day I saw one of my fellow hobbyist's miniatures that he had done, and I noticed he had used the Army Painter dip.  I've heard talk about this stuff for a couple years now and had been slightly interested in it.  But seeing his mini made me want to give it a try.  So while prepping my models for 'Ard Boyz this year I figured try it out on one of the models (yes I'm painting my army for it, I'm nuts!). 

It adds a very slight change, and I'm not sure if I left enough on the model, but over all I'm quite happy with the way this model turned out.  One thing you have to do however is also get an Anti-Shine varnish or the model will come off super glossy. 

The only issue is the start up cost, the Varnish was $30 and the Anti Gloss was another $11.  But I'm pretty happy with the result, and will be trying it out on another couple models to see what the results are.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Podcast Debut: Heroic 28s

Sunday I spent the day over at a friends, Cowboy Kenny, and helped host the Heroic 28s along with Kenny, Cory and Uncle Buck.

It was a lot of fun, and I hope to do it again soon!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Horde Cometh

I've spent the last couple of days putting together the Battle Box I traded for plus Epic Lylith and a Seraph I picked up.  I've got to say that these Warbeasts are some pretty epic hunks of metal.  I'm not sure I've ever had so much time spent putting together a model, but when you have to pin every little thing to make sure it stays together it's just going to take a while.

Luckily I had just gotten a Dremel and ordered some small 3/64 drill bits and a chuck that would fit it.  That made things quite a bit quicker and I wouldn't recommend working with out the awesomeness of some power tools.

I still have a little bit of Green Stuff to do, but over all I'm quite pleased with the way everything is turning out, and I'm already liking the Cork bases they are standing on.  I'm going to have to pick up some paint soon to get going on these guys as I'm following another online tutorial for the painting which I think will help them turn out great, check it out, it's Faction Box in 10 days.





Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Played Hordes


A while back I traded some old 3rd ed Rhinos for a Battle Box of Legion of Everblight, the Card Deck and a couple other models.  They've been sitting in the closet for a couple months and then last night I made plans to learn to play the game and try it out. 

Let me start by saying, I really enjoyed it.  While it was quite funny looking down at the table and seeing only 6 models in front of me, it was funnier seeing my friend there with 3.  But it was a starter game and we were learning at the basic points level.

I was surprised by how much went into such a small game, the damage charts for Warbeasts was very interesting and having to do all your actions with each character at a time took a little getting used to.  I won the first game against Circle, but I did have 3 other friends helping me out, laughing if I was on my way to make a horrible mistake.

The second game I played against a Warmachine army to see what the difference in play was.  I couldn't tell much other then they shell out their Focus points in the beginning which seems like a little bit of a pain, but that's their problem.  I ended up losing because I can't read cards, and was one shotted to the head, woops.

The third and last game, I was actually getting pretty comfortable with the game, and other then the odd rules question here and there I played on my own against my friend's Circle army again and was able to eat his Warbeasts one at a time and take down his Warlock.

Through out all of this I found my self really enjoying and wanting to play the game more.  I even ended up buying some nice hard card sleeves for my cards and Seraph.  I also ordered a couple more cards for the minis I already have that are missing there.

Tonight I'll start building my Battle Box, so it's not in pieces when I play again, and you can look forward to my progress on that.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Custom Minis - Shoulder Pad Sale and Give Away


Check out the new Custom Minis website and store. 
http://custom-minis.blogspot.com/2011/07/custom-shoulder-pad-sale-and-give-away.html

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dallas GT: Railhead Rumble


If you've not heard of the Railhead Rumble put on by the infamous Heroic 28s podcast group, it's time for you to learn about it. It's one of the 40k GTs here in Dallas in a long time, other then the first ever Astronomi-con last year. Dallas has spent quite a bit of time dead in the water when it comes to GW Events but over the last couple years we've seen quite a big turn out for tournaments, especially with the support of our Austin Cousins.

This year, the Railhead Rumble will take place a A-Kon and will be on June 11th and 12th. It's a seven game tournament with the first four games seeding for the second day in which battle points start being awarded. That means that people of all caliber have a chance at winning even if you're not on table 1.

For more information check out the registration page here, http://theheroic28s.blogspot.com/p/rail-head-rumble-registration.html

It's only $40, not a bad deal for a seven game tournament, and don't forget I'll be there, as one of the Judges ;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Additional Price Increases

Some more information from Bell of Lost Souls this morning. Looks like there is an updated list of items that we will be seeing go into effect end of May, most likely the 28th to coincide with the increases and switch to resin on the other products.

While we've all been dealing with these price increases for the past few years they seem to be starting to spiral out of control. I may have just bought my last GW army last month. How do you guys feel about it?

PRODUCTCURRENTNEW
ASSAULT ON BLACK REACH (ENGLISH)$90.00$99.00



CODEX BLACK TEMPLARS$22.00$24.75
CODEX DARK ANGELS$29.00$33.00
CODEX SPACE MARINES$30.00$33.00
CODEX SPACE WOLVES$29.00$33.00
CODEX BLOOD ANGELS$29.00$33.00
CODEX CHAOS SPACE MARINES$29.00$33.00
CODEX ORKS$29.00$33.00
CODEX ELDAR$29.00$33.00
CODEX IMPERIAL GUARD$29.00$33.00
CODEX TYRANIDS$29.00$33.00
CODEX GREY KNIGHTS (ENGLISH)$29.00$33.00
CODEX NECRONS$22.00$24.75
CODEX DARK ELDAR (ENGLISH)$29.00$33.00
CODEX TAU EMPIRE$22.00$24.75
CODEX CHAOS DAEMONS$29.00$33.00
WARRIORS OF CHAOS ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
EMPIRE ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
BRETONNIAN ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
WOOD ELVES ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
DWARF ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
SKAVEN ARMY BOOK ENGLISH$29.00$33.00
VAMPIRE COUNTS ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
LIZARDMEN ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
WARHAMMER ARMIES ORCS & GOBLINS$37.25$41.25
HIGH ELF ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
DARK ELVES ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
OGRE KINGDOMS ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
DAEMONS OF CHAOS ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
BEASTMEN ARMY BOOK$29.00$33.00
WARHAMMER: TOMB KINGS (ENGLISH)$37.25$41.25
HOW TO PAINT SPACE MARINES$29.00$30.00
HOW TO PAINT TANKS (ENGLISH)$29.00$30.00
UNIFORMS & HERALDRY OF THE SKAVEN (ENG)$24.75$29.00
NECROMUNDA UNDERHIVE$41.25$49.50
BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC RULEBOOK$41.25$49.50
WARMASTER RULEBOOK$45.00$49.50
INQUISITOR RULEBOOK$45.00$49.50
WAR OF THE RING: BATTLEHOSTS (ENGLISH)$24.75$29.00
HOW TO PAINT CITADEL MINIATURES$29.00$30.00
MORDHEIM CITY OF THE DAMNED RULEBOOK$41.25$49.50
EPIC ARMAGEDDON$41.25$49.50
BATTLEFLEET GOTHIC ARMADA$40.00$49.50



DARK ANGELS CHAPTER UPGRADE FRAME$13.25$16.50
SPACE MARINE COMBAT SQUAD$22.50$25.00
SPACE MARINES ASSAULT SQUAD$29.75$33.00
SPACE MARINE SCOUTS$22.50$25.00
DARK ANGELS VETERAN SPACE MARINES$24.75$25.00
DARK ANGELS RAVENWING BATTLEFORCE$90.00$105.00
SPACE MARINE VINDICATOR$44.50$49.50
SPACE MARINE BATTLEFORCE$90.00$110.00
SPACE MARINE LANDRAIDER$62.00$66.00
SPACE MARINE PREDATOR$44.50$49.50
SPACE MARINE WHIRLWIND$44.50$49.50
SPACEMARINE LANDRAIDER CRUSADER/REDEEMER$62.00$66.00
SPACE MARINE SCOUT BIKE$12.00$15.00
SPACE WOLVES BATTLEFORCE$90.00$100.00
SPACE MARINE VENERABLE DREADNOUGHT$43.00$44.50
KHORNE BESERKERS$33.00$37.25
CHAOS SPACE MARINE LAND RAIDER$62.00$66.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINE PREDATOR$44.50$49.50
CHAOS SPACE MARINE DEFILER$62.00$66.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINE ATTACK SQUAD$22.50$25.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINE BATTLEFORCE$90.00$110.00
POSSESSED CHAOS SPACE MARINES$29.75$33.00
CHAOS SPACE MARINE VINDICATOR$44.50$49.50
ORK BATTLEFORCE$90.00$100.00
ORK BOYZ MOB$24.75$29.00
ORK LOOTAS AND BURNAS$24.75$25.00
ORK BATTLEWAGON$62.00$66.00
ORK GRETCHIN$15.00$16.50
ELDAR DIRE AVENGERS$33.00$37.25
ELDAR GUARDIANS$33.00$35.00
ELDAR BATTLEFORCE$90.00$95.00
ELDAR FALCON GRAV TANK$41.25$49.50
CADIAN HEAVY WEAPON SQUAD$35.00$38.75
CATACHAN HEAVY WEAPON SQUAD$35.00$38.75
IMPERIAL GUARD SENTINEL$25.00$30.00
IMPERIAL GUARD VALKYRIE$62.00$66.00
IMPERIAL GUARD CADIAN SHOCK TROOPS$24.75$29.00
IMPERIAL GUARD CATACHAN JUNGLE FIGHTERS$24.75$29.00
IMPERIAL GUARD CADIAN BATTLEFORCE$95.00$115.00
IMPERIAL GUARD CATACHAN BATTLEFORCE$95.00$115.00
TYRANID WARRIORS$35.00$42.00
TYRANID CARNIFEX$45.00$49.50
TYRANID BATTLEFORCE$105.00$110.00
TYRANID TRYGON/MAWLOC$49.50$57.75
TYRANID HORMAGAUNT BROOD$24.75$29.00
TYRANID TERMAGANT BROOD$24.75$29.00
NECRON BATTLEFORCE$90.00$105.00
NECRON MONOLITH$62.00$66.00
DARK ELDAR KABALITE WARRIORS$24.75$29.00
DARK ELDAR WYCHES$24.75$29.00
DARK ELDAR HELLIONS$24.75$25.00
TAU XV8 CRISIS BATTLESUIT$22.25$24.75
TAU BATTLEFORCE$90.00$110.00
TAU HAMMERHEAD$44.50$49.50
TAU SKYRAY$44.50$49.50
SOUL GRINDER$62.00$66.00
IMPERIAL CRASHED AQUILA LANDER$24.75$30.00
AEGIS DEFENCE LINE$22.50$24.75
SKYSHIELD LANDING PAD$39.50$41.25
IMPERIAL BASTION$29.75$30.00
HONOURED IMPERIUM$24.75$25.00
40K TREES$8.00$8.25
URBAN BARRICADES AND WALLS$20.00$22.00
WARHAMMER 40K BASING KIT$20.00$24.75



CHAOS MARAUDER HORSEMEN$22.00$24.75
CHAOS KNIGHTS$24.75$29.75
WARRIORS OF CHAOS BATTALION$90.00$100.00
EMPIRE GENERAL$22.25$26.50
EMPIRE VOLLEY GUN / ROCKET BATTERY$24.75$25.00
EMPIRE BATTLE WIZARDS$22.25$24.75
EMPIRE FLAGELLANT WARBAND$28.00$29.00
EMPIRE PISTOLIERS$22.00$24.75
EMPIRE BATTALION$105.00$115.00
BRETONNIAN PEGASUS KNIGHTS$35.00$41.25
BRETONNIAN PEGASUS KNIGHT$15.00$18.25
DWARF CANNON$22.50$25.00
DWARF BATTALION$90.00$100.00
SKAVEN CLANRATS$33.00$35.00
SKAVEN BATTALION$105.00$110.00
VAMPIRE COUNTS GRAVE GUARD$33.00$41.25
VAMPIRE COUNTS CORPSE CART$25.00$26.50
VAMPIRE COUNTS BATTALION$90.00$100.00
LIZARDMEN STEGADON$41.25$49.50
LIZARDMEN TEMPLE GUARD$33.00$41.25
LIZARDMEN BATTALION$90.00$105.00
GOBLIN REGIMENT$30.00$35.00
FOREST GOBLIN SPIDER RIDERS$30.00$35.00
NIGHT GOBLINS$30.00$35.00
ORC WARBOSS$22.25$26.50
BLACK ORCS$33.00$41.25
ORCS AND GOBLINS BATTALION$95.00$105.00
HIGH ELF REPEATER BOLT THROWER$22.50$25.00
HIGH ELF PRINCE AND NOBLE$22.25$26.50
HIGH ELF ARCHMAGE AND MAGE$22.25$26.50
HIGH ELF CHARIOT$25.00$26.50
HIGH ELF BATTALION$100.00$105.00
DARK ELF COLD ONE KNIGHTS$24.75$29.75
DARK ELF BATTALION$90.00$105.00
OGRE KINGDOMS GNOBLARS$30.00$35.00
OGRE KINGDOMS BATTALION$90.00$105.00
GIANT$45.00$49.50
DREADSTONE BLIGHT$29.75$30.00
WARHAMMER FORTRESS$90.00$99.00



BLOODLETTERS OF KHORNE$24.75$29.00
DAEMONETTES OF SLAANESH$24.75$29.00
PINK HORRORS OF TZEENTCH$24.75$29.00
BLOODCRUSHERS OF KHORNE$53.75$54.50



TEMPLE OF SKULLS$29.75$30.00



(6)SKULL WHITE SPRAY 400ml$15.00$15.75
(6)CHAOS BLACK SPRAY 400ml$15.00$15.75
(6)PURITY SEAL SATIN SPRAY VARNISH 400ml$15.00$15.75
CITADEL SPRAY GUN PROPELLANT 3 PACK$8.25$9.00

Monday, May 16, 2011

GW Metals to Resin = Price Hike

Starting from the 28th of May 120 products that were Games Workshop direct only items will be coming back on the shelves as resin or resin Hybrids. This new range “Citadel Fine Cast” range will be limited in number for the first few months, so we will be taking advance orders for them.

Here are the new recast products at the full RRP;

I went ahead and updated the prices to USD from the Pound floating around the net, and calculated the change in cost.

Blood Angels
COMMANDER DANTE £10.50 - $17 - was $17 - hike + $0
ASTORATH THE GRIM £12.50 - $20 - was $17 - hike + $3

Chaos Daemons
SKULLTAKER £14.50 - $23.50 - was $20 - hike + $3.50
FLAMERS OF TZEENTCH £15.50 - $25 - was $22.50 - hike + $2.50

Chaos Space Marines
ABADDON THE DESPOILER £14.50 - $23.50 - was $22 - hike + $1.50
HURON BLACKHEART £10.50 - $17 - was $17 - hike + $0
CHAOS SPACE MARINE RAPTORS £25.50 - $41.50 - was $45 - hike - $3.50
DEATH GUARD PLAGUE MARINES £25.50 - $41.50 - was $35 - hike + $6.50
NURGLE DAEMON PRINCE £21.50 - $30 - was $35 - hike -$5

Dark Eldar
DARK ELDAR ARCHON £9.50 - $15.50 - was $15 - hike + $.50
LELITH HESPERAX £10.50 - $17 - was $15 - hike + $2
URIEN RAKARTH £10.50 - $17 - was $15 - hike + $2
DARK ELDAR SUCCUBUS £9.50 - $15.50 - was $15 - hike + $.50
DARK ELDAR INCUBI £23.00 - $37.30 - was $29.75 - hike + $7.55
DARK ELDAR MANDRAKES £20.50 - $33.30 - was $29.75 - hike + $3.55

Eldar
ELDAR AUTARCH WITH POWER WEAPON £10.50 - $17 - was $15 - hike + $2
THE AVATAR OF KHAINE £22.50 - $36.50 - was $30 - hike + $6.50
HARLEQUIN DEATH JESTER £10.50 - $17 - was $13.25 - hike + $3.75
HARLEQUIN SHADOWSEER £10.50 - $17 - was $13.25 - hike + $3.75
ELDAR RANGERS £20.50 - $33.30 - was $33 - hike + $.30
ELDAR DARK REAPERS £23.00 - $37.30 - was $33 - hike + $4.30
ELDAR STRIKING SCORPIONS £23.00 - $37.30 - was $30 - hike + $7.30
ELDAR FARSEER AND WARLOCKS £20.50 - $33.30 - was $30 - hike + $3

Grey Knights
BROTHER CAPTAIN STERN £14.50 - $23.50 - was $20 - hike + $3.50
LORD KALDOR DRAIGO £14.50 - $23.50 - was $22.25 - hike + $1.25
CASTELLAN CROWE £10.50 - $17 - was $16.50 - hike + $.50
INQUISITOR COTEAZ £10.50 - $17 - was $16.50 - hike + $.50

Imperial Guard
COMMISSAR YARRICK £10.50 - $17 - was $ - hike +
IMPERIAL GUARD LORD COMMISSAR £9.50 - $15.50 - was $15 - hike + $.50

Necrons
None

Orks
ORK WARBOSS WITH ATTACK SQUIG £14.50 - $23.50 - was $20 - hike + $3.50
ORK BIG MEK £14.50 - $23.50 - was $20 - hike + $3.50
ORK PAINBOY WITH GROT ORDERLY £10.50 - $17 - was $13.25 - hike + $3.75
BOSS ZAGSTRUK £14.50 - $23.50 - was $22 - hike + $1.50
GHAZGHKULL THRAKA £22.50 - $36.50 - was $35 - hike + $1.50
ORK TANKBUSTAS £25.50 - $41.50 - was $37.25 - hike + $4.25
ORK BIG MEK WITH SHOKK ATTACK GUN £23.00 - $37.30 - was $30 - hike + $7.30

Space Marines
SPACE MARINE CHAPLAIN WITH JUMP PACK £10.50 - $17 - was $15 - hike + $2
SM LIBRARIAN IN TERMINATOR ARMOUR £14.50 - $23.50 - was $19.75 - hike + $3.75
MARNEUS CALGAR AND HONOUR GUARD £36.00 - $58.50 - was $41.25 - hike + $17.25
SPACE MARINE TECHMARINE WITH SERVITORS £25.50 - $41.50 - was $41.25 - hike + $.25
SPACE MARINE STERNGUARD VETERAN SQUAD £25.50 - $41.50 - was $35 - hike + $6.50
SPACE MARINE VANGUARD VETERAN SQUAD £25.50 - $41.50 - was $35 - hike + $6.50

Space Marine - Dark Angels
DARK ANGELS COMPANY MASTER £10.50 - $17 - was $15 - hike + $2

Space Marine - Black Templars
THE EMPERORS CHAMPION £9.50 - $15.50 - was $15 - hike + $.50
BLACK TEMPLARS SWORD BRETHREN SQUAD £25.50 - $41.50 - was $41.25 - hike + $.25

Space Wolves
NJAL STORMCALLER £14.50 - $23.50 - was $22.25 - hike + $1.25
CANIS WOLFBORN £30.00 - $48.70 - was $41.25 - hike + $7.45
LOGAN GRIMNAR £14.50 - $23.50 - was $20 - hike + $3.50

Tau
TAU ETHEREAL WITH HONOUR BLADE £9.50 - $15.50 - was $15 - hike + $.50
TAU SNIPER DRONE TEAM £23.00 - $37.30 - was $33 - hike + $4.30

Tyranids
TYRANID ZOANTHROPE £15.50 - $25 - was $22.25 - hike + $2.75
TYRANID TYRANT GUARD £15.50 - $25 - was $22.25 - hike + $2.75
TYRANID HIVE GUARD £15.50 - $25 - was $20 - hike + $5
TYRANID BROODLORD £15.50 - $25 - was $20 - hike + $5
TYRANID LICTOR £15.50 - $25 - was $22.25 - hike + $2.75
TYRANID HIVE TYRANT £36.00 - $58.50 - was $49.50 - hike + $9
TYRANID PYROVORE £21.50 - $30 - was $33 - hike - $3

Witch Hunters
None

Fantasy and LoTR
83-62 CHAOS EXALTED HERO £9.50
83-63 CHAOS KHORNE EXALTED HERO £10.50
86-60 EMPIRE CAPTAIN WITH HAMMER & PISTOL £9.50
92-60 WOOD ELF HIGHBORN WITH GREAT WEAPON £9.50
84-60 DWARF LORD WITH HAMMER & SHIELD £9.50
84-61 DWARF RUNELORD WITH GREAT WEAPON £9.50
90-60 SKAVEN WARLORD £9.50
90-61 QUEEK HEADTAKER £10.50
90-62 DEATHMASTER SNIKCH £10.50
91-61 VAMPIRE LORD £9.50
89-60 GRIMGOR IRONHIDE £10.50
89-62 BLACK ORC BIG BOSS £10.50
87-60 CARADRYAN £10.50
85-61 DARK ELF ASSASSIN WITH TWO HAND WEAPONS £9.50
81-60 MALAGOR THE DARK OMEN £12.50
10-61 URUK-HAI WITH CROSSBOWS £14.00
10-62 URUK-HAI BERSERKERS £14.00
08-61 GOTHMOG (PELENNOR) £20.50
05-60 ELROND AND GIL-GALAD £15.00
10-60 SARUMAN AND GRIMA £15.00
02-60 GANDALF THE WHITE £20.50
04-60 ARAGORN (THE BLACK GATE) £20.50
04-62 THEODEN (HELM’S DEEP) £20.50
04-61 BOROMIR (ITHILIEN) £20.50
09-60 SULADAN THE SERPENT LORD £20.50
08-62 THE DARK MARSHAL (RINGWRAITH) £20.50
05-61 DAIN AND BALIN £15.00
83-42 ARCHAON THE EVERCHOSEN £30.00
83-43 CHAOS LORD ON DAEMONIC MOUNT £22.50
83-41 CHAOS DRAGON OGRE SHAGGOTH £36.00
86-41 LUDWIG SCHWARZHELM £22.50
86-40 KURT HELBORG £22.50
82-41 THE GREEN KNIGHT £22.50
82-40 KING LOUEN LEONCOEUR £30.00
92-42 WOOD ELVES TREE KIN £30.00
92-40 ORION KING IN THE WOODS £22.50
92-41 WOOD ELVES TREEMAN £36.00
84-40 THOREK IRONBROW £36.00
84-41 DWARF GYROCOPTER £23.00
84-42 DWARF BOLT THROWER £23.00
90-40 SKAVEN WARPLOCK JEZZAILS £30.00
91-40 VAMPIRE COUNTS VARGHULF £21.50
91-42 COUNT MANNFRED £22.50
91-41 VAMPIRE COUNTS BLOOD KNIGHTS £61.50
88-41 KROQ GAR £40.00
89-44 GOBLIN SPEAR CHUKKA £18.50
89-43 SAVAGE ORC GREAT SHAMAN ON WAR BOAR £15.50
89-41 ORC WARBOSS ON WYVERN £40.00
89-42 GOBLIN ROCK LOBBER £23.00
89-45 GORBAD IRONCLAW £30.00
89-40 AZHAG THE SLAUGHTERER £55.00
85-41 DARK ELVES REAPER BOLT THROWER £18.50
08-40 THE DARK LORD SAURON £25.50
08-42 GULAHVAR THE TERROR OF ARNOR £30.00
08-43 MORDOR TROLL CHIEFTAIN £25.50
02-40 THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING £37.00

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Alamo 40k GT 2011: Day 1

Day one of the Alamo is over and I've got to say I've had a lot of fun. Beer, Gam ing, and fun people just makes a day great. The tournament is nice and relaxed, 2 and 1/2 hours of game time for 2,000 points, which for me and my games have given us plenty of time to play without running in any time issues or even a warning to hurry up and finish.

My first game was against Space Wolves. It was a quick and fun game. I was able to get first turn, and pull off scout move with the Dreadknight and a Purifier squad. The two squads then charged his two long fang squads on the first turn, Vindicare blew up his Land Raider and the Autocannons took out the Vindicator tank. After that it was wittling the rest of the army down. I ended up getting full points for the game.

Game Two was fun too. It was against Codex Space Marines, he was running 3 10 man tactical squads, 2 10 man devastator squads with missiles and lascannon and a 10 man terminator unit. It was capture and control, and he castled in his corner and I spent many turns trying to break through his defenses. I ended up pulling off the win with a bad die roll on his part that caused his last scoring squad to get pinned, I think was able to take them out and was left with the only scoring unit on the table and an objective.

Game Three was by far the most difficult game I've played in a while. It was against Nick Rose from Bell of Lost Souls and he was playing a hybrid deathwing Black Templars list. We literally beat each other to pieces and pieces. It was an anhilation game and was a lot of fun. Nick's a great guy and puts up a good fight, it was also nice discussing the game and seeing what I could have done differently next time.

Overall I'm really enjoying the Alamo and can't wait for tomorrow!

Grey Knights: Army Done

Now that Blogger is working again I can get a little post in here. So I was able to finish up my Grey Knight army Thursday Night and let me just say I'm very happy with the way it turned out.














Monday, May 9, 2011

Grey Knights: Army Painting Progress

So after a little more then a week of work I have finish up all of the infantry and three rhinos for the Alamo GT. I wouldn't say they're 100% done yet though as I've still got some inks I want to throw on them and the like, but as time is running out and my poor fingers are starting to cramp it's time to call them done for the round and move on.

That means all that's left for me are the two dreadnaughts, one dreadknight and the stormraven which I'll be painting Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I'm looking forward to seeing how they come out, and I might have a little surprise to show for the stormraven.





Saturday, May 7, 2011

Cowboy Kenny - Custom Head Painted


It's official. Cowboy Kenny is Painted and the Justicar of a Strike Squad. The model painted fairly well, but there was a small texture on the head model that was overcome by using thicker paint to help even it out. I think it came out quite well though :)

I'll post some more progress of the Knights later, I've spent a week painting and have just about all of the infantry done, just need to do the nemesis weapons, and 3 Rhinos by Sunday to hit my goal. Keep an eye out for it.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Calling North Texas Bloggers

Are you a North Texas Gamer? Do you have a Table Top Blog? Hit me up with your blog address and I'll put you into my blog roll. We North Texas guys need to stick together and keep the community strong!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Psyfleman Dreadnaught

Hi everyone. So with the release of the Grey Knight codex everyone has been raving about the Psyfleman Dreadnaught. What is that you ask, it's a dual Autocannon Dreadnaught with Psyammunition to give you 4 TwinLinked Strength 8 Autocannon Shots at 48 inch range. Yeah, this guy is going to be tearing into some transport vehicles.

I designed the Psyfleman Autocannons for my Dreads a couple of weeks ago, and just received the 3D prints in yesterday. I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out. Their unique and cost me a little under what it would have cost for the forgeworld ones. And before anyone gives me a hard time about his torso being on backwards, well he's magnetized, I'll turn him around for the painted pictures later.

I've had a couple people ask me about the prints of the Rhino Front Panel. I got that in also but was not very happy w


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Are Eldar Still Competitive?

Are Eldar still competitive? Hell yes they are. But not all builds are competitive now a days. Over the past two years I have seen pure mech Eldar become much more difficult to pull off successfully. Eldar transports are just to expensive, and the abundance of Str 8 weapons, IG spam, Space Wolf spam make it fielding Armor 12 vehicles quite difficult.

I've also seen seen the Deathstar JetSeer squads become less and less useful. It is way to easy to tie them up in combat and with no power weapons and no ability to dish out a good number of attacks they start to fall rather flat.

So what can Eldar do really well right now. Str 6 Spam. Yes yes, I know spamming isn't what people like to do, but after str 4 str 6 weapons are the most common in the Eldar army, and not only are they common, they are quite cheap. Scatter Lasers and Warp Spiders should be your friend in all Eldar armies. Not only do the Spiders give you great mobility, but the Scatter Lasers are usually attached to mobile bases also. You mix this with a couple squads of Fire Dragons, a Farseer to Guide Warwalkers and Doom your enemy, and an Autarch to allow you to reserve denial and you're pretty much Golden.

Here's the list I've been running for close to a year now. This list is about putting as much firepower on the board as possible, because when it comes down to my dice rolls, quantity is way better then quality.

All Comer's List

-=HQ=-
Farseer - 145
Runes Wit, Runes Ward, Stones, Doom, Guide

Autarch - 125
PWeapon, Fusion Gun, MandiBlaster, WarpGenerator

-=Elites=-
Fire Dragons x7 - 222
Wave Serpent, Stones, TL-SCannon

Fire Dragons x7 - 222
Wave Serpent, Stones, TL-SCannon

-=Troops=-
Guardian Jetbikes x6 - 205
2x SCannons
Warlock, Embolden, Spear

Guardian Jetbikes x3 - 66

Guardian Jetbikes x3 - 66

Dire Avengers x5 - 60

-=Fast Attack=-
Warp Spiders x6 - 181
Exarch, PowerBlades, Dual Spinners

Warp Spiders x7 - 203
Exarch, PowerBlades, Dual Spinners

-=Heavy=-
Falcon - 175
SLasers, Stones, Holo-fields

War Walkers x3 - 180
2x Slasers

Total - 1850


Give it a try, let me know if it works for you. It's been working for me every game for about a year now.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cowboy Kenny - Custom Head

So I did this custom head in 3D not to long ago for Cowboy Kenny and ordered a couple extra for tests to see how well they take to painting and the like. I'm pretty happy with the amount of detail that came out of it, and will hopefully be able to see quite a bit more when it's painted :)

Close up shot. He's wearing his Texas Rangers ball cap! Who knew Grey Knights liked the Rangers?

The Alamo GT 2011 - Beginnings

So once again I've gone insane. The Alamo GT down in San Antonio is May 14th and 15th. With finally deciding to go to the tournament only two weeks ago I have decided that I'm also going to break out my old Grey Knights and well make some changes and have them painted up and ready to go in 4 weeks. You can see in the pictures everything that is painted at the moment, using what I had from the Astronomi-Con tournament last year I have greatly expanded on the amount of Knights I'll be fielding. Instead of just the two squads I had last year I'll now have four squads of infantry and I'm going to breaking out the other fun toys such as the Dreadnight and the not so build Stormraven.

With two weeks of school still to go (finals and all) and two free weeks of painting it's going to be a hard rush job to get these done but I'm pretty confident I can do it. Wish me luck and keep an eye out for progress posts.

That's right, bring the bad boys once again. My GM is going to be using a Halberd and I've got a new Justicar with Daemon Hammer.

One of the two Purifier Squads I'll be running. Added a Justicar with Daemon Hammer again... no theme at all happening here. The other purifier squad is in the background.

That's right, plastic minis. Woot! So I got these guys built over the weekend. 2 psycannons and is that Cowboy Kenny holding a daemon hammer? Couldn't be.

My Dreadknight and one of the dreadnaughts I'll be running. I created some custom Autocannon arms for the dread, I'm just waiting for them to come in.

Close up of the big guy himself. I didn't magnetize him at all. I should have, but it turns out he's not really magnet friendly, I'm going to have to do some experimenting with the next one but didn't have time for this round.

So just 3 Rhinos and a Stormraven left to be built. Quite excited about this project, and not stressed out at all so far.