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 :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Another Terminator Inquisitor


I just finished up the second Inquisitor leading my army here in a week and a half at the Alamo.  He was a lot of fun to put together and I had the chance to use some of the extra Hector Rex bits, as well as some from a couple other kits.  I've got to give a shout out to my Adeptus North Texas guys for helping out with some of those bits too!



Thursday, April 26, 2012

A New Grey Knight Inquisitor Arrives


After getting a few friendly games in earlier this week I decided to move forward with the new list I'll be taking to the Alamo 40k GT.  It's very similar to the one I took to Astro but I've decided to change out the Inquisitor for a Terminator one to go along with the new terminators I'll be adding to the army to come in and deep strike along side they strike squad brothers.

Inquisitor Silth (not settled on a name yet) is armed with a Daemon Hammer and Psycannon and rains the Emperor's justice down on his enemies where ever the ground trembles beneath his feat.

I had had the Inquisitor Rex model sitting on my shelf for about two years now waiting to be put together and could never really find a reason to play with him and his rules, but I've always loved the model.  So after a little hacking here he is, minus the sword and shield, but who needs a shield when you've got psybolts exploding your enemies' head.

I hope you like the model, and I'll have it painted up here soon along with all of the other models I'm going to have to work on to get this army on board.



Thursday, March 29, 2012

Custom Minis in Resin


Custom Minis has started production of resin heads and bases.  Check them out here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Astronomi-con Dallas 2012 Results


Battle Results
Astronomi-con Dallas 2012

Game 1 vs Zachary K. Sisters of Battle - Urban Sprawl

A fun scenario that I had the chance to play in the last Astro.  The objective of the mission was to clear buildings by having a scoring unit in it at the end of any game turn with no enemy forces to contest it.  


 Zach won the first turn, and I reserved everything following my themed force.  Zach used the first two turns to obtain 5 buildings putting him at 5 objectives ahead of me before I started to come on the board.  My Turn 2 saw a couple units Deep Strike in on the right flank clearing out and obtaining 2 buildings for myself.  Leaving the score Zach 3 vs 2.


As more units came in I pushed the right flank very hard taking advantage of his forces being spread out from his initial push in clearing out the buildings.  My units continued to push back Zach's forces on the flank through the game with my callidus assassin making harrassing attacks in the center of his forces keeping his forces from concentrating on the front line.


In the end I won the mission having cleared out many of the buildings leaving him with 2.


Game 2 vs David C. Grey Knights - Supply and Command

I believe I played this scenario last year as well against the green bikes Clay brought up.  In this mission there are six objectives that can be picked up and carried by your units.  Whoever ends with the most objectives wins.


I won and took the first turn, and was forced to deploy 2 units and chose a strike squad and the dreadknight.  Everything else was left in reserves to follow my themed deep strike force.  On my first turn, I took advantage of having units in play and grabbed 3 objectives.


This was a very hard fought battle, as me and David were shooting the *expunged* out of each other through the game.  For most of the game I managed to hold onto my objects and take the right flank as David's forces came in on the left table side and began shooting down my forces.  At the end of turn four David was able to wipe out my unit holding 2 objectives.  This put him in for the win, with only 15 minutes left we made the decision to continue playing and I was able to grab two additional objectives within walking distance and he was not able to take out those units.


In the end I won the mission 3 to 2 on objectives.


Game 3 vs Brain E. Chaos Space Marines - Hammer & Ambull

This mission was a straight victory points mission with the difference of having 3 Ambulls that would come in play at the end of the round from the center of the board and scatter and attack anyone they came in contact with.


Brian ended up castling on the right flank on his board edge and waited for my army to deep strike in.  On his turn 2 he pops smoke on everything and waits for me.  I ended up having my Storm Raven and a Strike Squad come in and shoot at his forces, destroying a battle cannon and stunning a dreadnaught.  He quickly took retribution by killing 7 strike squad members with a battle cannon and charging the purifiers with a defiler.  With them stuck in combat they would quickly be eating during the next round.  


Fortunately an Ambull came into play and assaulted my purifiers creating a out of sequence combat with the defiler, in which I was lucky enough to destroy the defiler and ambull and have the squad ready for the next round.


The squad then took down his commanding daemon prince and I had other units come into play taking the right flank with the dreadknight.  During the rest of the game with had multiple exchanges of shooting and combat, but the dreadnight proceeded to walk through his diminished units.

In the end I won the mission with only 3 noise marines left on the table.


Game 4 vs John C. Space Wolves - Err Supply

This mission was quite interesting as the 3 objectives did not come into play until the second turn, and scattered 2d6 x 3 from the center of the board.


I ended up winning the roll off for this game and gave it to John so that I would be able to have advantage of having the last turn to capture or contest objectives.  John proceeded to deploy his wolf lords near the center of the board.  During his next two turns he drop pods his grey hunters and wolf guard towards the center of the board and brings a rhino onto his objective on the right flank.


On my second turn I was lucky enough to have everything but my five man interceptor squad come into play.  I was able to take advantage of this and concentrated all of my forces on his center squads and wolf lords doing extreme damage to all of them.  John then proceeded to assault me, which I was able to withstand and countered by killing off his lords.


From there it was a matter of slowly moving my forces to maintain control of my two objectives that I had deep striked onto and to contest his.  We went back and force in contesting objectives but I had the advantage of having more forces on the table.


In the end I won with 2 objectives and contesting the last.


Game 5 vs Eric S. Dark Eldar - Midnight Patrol

I was pretty worried about this mission as it was a Victory Points mission with night fighting the entire game.


Eric ended up getting first turn, and deploys a warrior unit on the right flank while I was forced to deploy a strike squad on the left flank.  Eric gets two units from reserves on the first turn a two wych squads one with one of his lords.  He then moves 30 inches forward towards my strike squad.


My first turn sees my Storm Raven, Dreadknight and Callidus come into play.  I was very fortunate in this as I was able to destroy the lords transport and shoot and assault it to death while doing damage to the other raider and warrior squad unit.


Through the rest of the game I ended up getting my other reserves in, in a timely fashion while the Dark Eldar dribbled in and I was able to taken them on with massive firepower and assaults from the Purifiers. 

In the end I won this mission with there only being a ravager left in play.


Game 6 vs Eugene H. Necrons - Divide & Conquer

This was a standard victory points mission with diagonal deployment zones.  Eugene won the roll and gave me first turn.  I held everything in reserves for deep strike as I had done with all other matches to continue the theme of the list.


Eugene ended up attempting and stealing the initiative which I later told him was a mistake as it took a full round of shooting away from his army.  Through his first two turns he didn't move which made for a really fast start to the game.  I then brought in my Stormraven and a Strike Squad.  With the stormraven taking out a squad of immortals and a cryptic. 


Through the game my forces came in, just in shooting range and staying out of range of the majority of his army.  They proceeded to destroy his army down slowly, and moving forward to get into range of new units.


In the end I won this mission also at the end of turn 5.


Overall I had a great time with every match.  I think the uniqueness of the army in that it was completely deep striking helped to throw some people off and I had some good luck on my side at pivotal moments.  I've got to say that all the missions were a lot more fun this year as I was prepared for the experience and I can't wait to do it again.


Tournament Results
Michael S. - Best Overall - Army list
Billy P. - 2nd Overall
Eric S. was 3rd Best Overall (I believe)

Matt M. - Best Sport

Billy P. - Best Army

Eric S. - Best Army List w/ a freaky head!

Brian E. - Best General

Jackson - Best Single Model

John C - Best Terrain

I'll update the results if I got any of them wrong or when the Astro guys put up the official list.  I'm also going to spend some time and do full battle reports for all the games.



Monday, February 20, 2012

Astronomi-con Dallas 2012 Army List

The Grey Knights
The Grey Knights
Astronomi-con Dallas 2012


The Blade of Antwyr
The darkness of Chaos is shown, the power of the Emperor emboldens all.

M37
During the mad years of the Occlusiad, a weapon from ages past was discovered beneath an ancient temple by the apostles of the Blind King. The blade quickly corrupted all who came into possession of it. A war broke out amongst the inhabitants of the sector and with only the great might of all eight Brotherhoods of the Grey Knights was it put down.

M40
Three thousand years later the blade once again surfaced. With the Grey Knights on the watch for outbreaks of this terror they were ready to respond to its presence on the moon of Tethys. A small contingent of Purifiers arrived at the location and quickly dispatched its bearer. After many attempts to destroy the blade was met with only failure, it was deemed that the blade would be put into the hands of one who could not be turned, Castellan Crowe.

218.41M
The Blade of Antwyr will have a new bearer…


A Heroic Sacrifice
In the glow of the abyss the sword does pass to another.

On the mountainside of Ar’Beth the purifiers fought a great menace from the depths of Chaos. It was here that the last stand of the Greater Daemon Malif took place. Castellan Crowe and three squads of purifiers spent nearly four months fighting along the side of the imperial guard to stem the tides of daemons poring forth from the portal in the side of the mountain.

Nearly half the world was over run before Crowe and Inquisitor Morteth arrived to take control of the situation. For three months artillery shells and aerial bombings blasted the stench of chaos back into the warp. Slowly the front lines began to shrink back towards the mountain of Ar’Beth where the daemons had first arrived.

Inquisitor Morteth was forced to request reinforcements from Titan after three months of battling evil incarnate there is only one squad left of the original three sent to fight. With only ten brothers left, the final push is made with reinforcements only days a way. But the momentum can not be slowed lest they risk defeat.

Within eyesight of the portal the final battle is fought. Inquisitor Morteth stands side by side with Castellan Crowe. The Greater Daemon Malif breaks free from his host of daemons slicing cleanly through two of the battle brothers with his Battle Axe of Khorne. Morteth moves forward bravely wielding his chain sword. Crowe, knowing the battle to be one-sided pushes Morteth to the side and challenges the daemon himself. Raising the Blade of Antwyr before him, Crowe lunges at the daemon Malif slicing cleanly through his breastplate.

Angered by this attack Malif fights back enraged. Stiking out wildly with no care for his own defense. Crowe looks for his brothers but they are still battling the daemon host and cannot help him in the fight. Again Crowe strikes, narrowly missing his target, and is slowly being pushed back. Malif rears back with his Great Axe, and Crowe seizes his opportunity and strikes at Malif’s heart. The blade slides in cleanly, through breastplate and ribs, narrowly missing his heart.

With the Blade on Antwyr burried deep inside of him, Malif takes hold of Crowe in his great clawed hands and strikes Crowe with his axe. Castellan’s eyes widen in shock as the axe slices into him. As the blood flows out of his wound he calls upon his last reserves and psychic ability and with his last strength stems the blood for mere moments. With his dying strength Castellan Crowe pulled out the blade of Antwyr and cleaves the head off of the greater daemon.

With Malif dead the rest of the host fled through the portal before Inquisitor Morteth and the other purifiers could close it. With Crowe mortally wounded Morteth takes up the fallen Blade of Antwyr with no hesitation. The other purifiers give questioning looks to each other but allow the Inquisition to take possession of the blade, even if it will be only temporary.

The Attack Begins
Newly reinforced the Grey Knights must battle unknown enemies.

Days after the final battle on Ar’Beth mountain two strike squads, a stormraven and brother Mork in dreadknight armour arrive to reinforce the original teams. Saddened by the events that took place, they place Crowe in a hyperbaric chamber in hopes that life can be given back to him.

Back aboard the Strike Cruiser Larious the Grey Knights set there path back to Titan. Along the way they receive a distress call coming from the Garl’and sector from the planet Centura. Upon arriving at Centura the cruiser is ambushed by an unknown force. The ship is badly damaged and the only surface retaliation that can be mustered is by those with the capability to teleport down to the surface…


Retaliation Force Morteth
1,500 point Grey Knight Army

-=HQ=-
Inquisitor Morteth
Ordo Malleus Inquisitor
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WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
1
4
4
3
3
3
4
3
10
3+
57
Frag Grenades; Krak Grenaes; Psyk-out Grenades; Servo-skulls x3; Power Armour, Bolt Pistol; Daemonblade; Independent Character; Stubborn
Inquisitor Morteth has led a multitude of missions to fight the beasts that have come out of the warp. His most notable experience is fighting daemon spawn on the world of Asyl’um, a world known for Chaos and a gathering of magic users. Again and again he has rooted out the daemons from countless planets.

Now he wields the dreaded Blade of Antwyr. The Grey Knights are respecting his position in the Inquisition in this matter but are keeping a close eye out for corruption.

-=Elites=-
*Expunged*
Callidus Assassin
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WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
1
8
8
4
4
2
7
4/5
10
4+/4i
145
Frag Grenades; Polymorphine; Synskin; C’Tan Phase Sword; Nueral Shredder; Fearless; Fleat; Hit & Run; Lightning Reflexes; Move Through Cover; Stealth
Selene was raised in the assassin school of Borick on the dark side of the world. Through years of training she has risen amongst the ranks of the secret society of Callidus. It has been through her superior skill in stealth and killing that many events have been prevented.



Squad Hill
Purifier Squad
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WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
8
4
4
4
4
1
4
2
9
3+
222
Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Preferred Enemy Daemons; The Aegis; Cleansing Flame; Hammerhand; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Halberd; Power Armour;
Master Crafted Nemesis Daemonhammer;
Incinerator;
Psycannon
Squad Hill is all that remains of the original team sent to battle at the mountain known as Ar’Beth. Tired and weakened they have pulled together after the fall of their leader to move forward and avenge Crowe through the destruction of as many daemons as possible.

Their motto, “Only through the Cleansing Fire may evil be purged.”

-=Troops=-
Squad Ludwick
Strike Squad
#
WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
10
4
4
4
4
1
4
1
9
3+
245
Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Preferred Enemy Daemons; And They Shall Know No Fear; Psybolt Ammunition; The Aegis; Warp Quake; Hammerhand; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Sword; Power Armour;
Master Crafted Nemesis Force Halberd;
Psycannon x2
Squad Ludwick has fought together for nearly fifty years without losing a member of the team. The team has learned to watch each other’s back and can read the slightest of gestures from each other and use that ability to destroy the enemy before them.

Squad Bach
Strike Squad
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WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
10
4
4
4
4
1
4
1
9
3+
245
Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Preferred Enemy Daemons; And They Shall Know No Fear; Psybolt Ammunition; The Aegis; Warp Quake; Hammerhand; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Sword; Power Armour;
Master Crafted Nemesis Force Halberd;
Psycannon x2
Squad Bach is a new team recently brought together from the remnants of other teams that had fought in the great war of *Expunged*. With veteran squad leader Bach in charge, it will be up to him to bring his new team together and have them work as a finely tuned machine.
-=Fast Attack=-
Squad Al'Thor
Interceptor Squad
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WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
5
4
4
4
4
1
4
1
9
3+
145
Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Preferred Enemy Daemons; And They Shall Know No Fear; Psybolt Ammunition; The Aegis; Warp Quake; Hammerhand; Storm Bolter; Nemesis Force Sword; Power Armour; Personal Teleporter
Master Crafted Nemesis Force Halberd;
Psycannon
The Interceptor Squad Al’Thor has been fundamental in achieving the goals of many missions. Their extreme speed and maneuverability is vital to an active battlefield and has been used to achieve great things since they were put together.

Soul Harvester
Stormraven Gunship
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BS
FA
SA
RA
Cost

1
4
12
12
12
206

Transport Capacity (12 Models); Ceramite Plating; Searchlight; Assault Vehicle; Deep Strike; Power of the Machine Spirit; Psychic Pilot; Shadow Skies; The Aegis; Fortitude;
Mindstrike Missiles x4;
Twin-Linked Assault Cannon;
Twin-Linked Multi-melta

Soul Harvester is the last working transport on the Strike Cruiser Larious and will be necessary to exact revenge on those who ambushed the ship. With the veteran crew Inquisitor Morteth will strike at the hearts of their enemies.

-=Heavy Support=-
Brother Mork
Nemesis Dreadknight
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WS
BS
S
T
Wo
I
A
LD
Save
Cost
10
5
4
6
6
4
4
3/4
10
2+/5(i)
235
Monstrous Creature; Dreadknight Armor; Personal Teleporter; And They Shall Know No Fear; Preferred Enemy Daemons; Psyker (Level 1); The Aegis; Dark Excommunication; Hammerhand;
Nemesis Doomfist x2;
Heavy Incinerator
Brother Mork has always had a way of smashing enemies with his fists. Now he smashes enemies with fists ten times the size.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painted Inquisitor

Here is the Inquisitor painted up with his Deamon Weapon.  I went with a blood and fire theme for it, to kind of contrast with the blue theme of the Nemesis Force Weapons of the other Grey Knights. Hope you guys like it.




Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Conversions for Astronomi-Con


Getting ready for Astronomi-con here in 2 weeks can make you do devastating things to your army.  Above you can see the end result of the conversion work I did to a model I took to last years astro.  He's gone from being a small time Inquisitor leading a small squad of units to taking lead of a Grey Knight group, along with his trusty Deamonweapon he found during one of his adventures.


Here is a picture of what he looked like originally, now I just need to paint him up again.