Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Wee Update: What's Next on the 40k Front

Here are my goals for the time being: I would like to put up at least a post a week in this blog. I enjoy blogging about the hobby (I make a pretense of being a teacher, and I enjoy spreading knowledge and discussing little plastic army men).

Current Army Project
Currently, I've been playing heavy with the Tyranids. Despite the utter curb-stomping of the previous game (sharp opponent + solid enemy army list + inability to roll well = DEATH) I enjoy the TMC/Venomthrope Stelek list.

I've got a Carnifex in the works on the bench (gotta convert the arms, then attach them) and I'm pondering ways to convert up Venomthropes. I like the idea of poison-cloud-bleching bugs, though I think I'm going to go for more of a walking smoke-belching factory than the floaty tentacle thing.

I also have the remainder of my Hive Tyrant's arm bits (wings/scything talons) to complete painting. Pictures will eventually be forthcoming, but at the moment I'm not sure I have access to a solid camera. I'll sort that when I sort it.

Up Next: Power Armor
A while back, I'd contemplated starting up a Space Wolf army, and a Blood Angel army, and so on and so forth. At this point, I've acquired a few boxes of Thousand Sons marines, most of the armor I need, and I have a fair amount of other stuff (then I got Indoctrinated* by Warmachine...).

I intend to make this a work of love with conversions, as I'm a big fan of the Thousand Sons sculpt and fluff. On the other hand, their rules...well, I'm just not feelin' the CSM book. I also like the idea of marine cavalry, and I have a number of Chaos Knights left over from when I thought about doing them as cheap bloodcrushers. I think I'll be using the K-sons as the Wolf Guard stand-ins, and it'd be an easy-to-ID one.

I also owe RayJ a thanks for convincing me on the tabletop that they're as solid as I'd thought. Not unbeatable by any means, but certainly contenders. That, and I dig the idea of death-seeking warriors and all things Space Wolf in general.

In Parting
I want to thank everyone for bearing with the decreased activity as of late. Some life stressors have finally died down or bowed out. I'd like a few thoughts on what everyone would generally like to see; I'll probably end up doing unit breakdowns and the occasional batrep. When I get inspired for neat conversions and such, they'll probably show up.

I'm aiming to get a couple matches in a month, as they tend to eat a Saturday morning without a hell of a lot of trouble.

*Points for you if you get the Mass Effect pun. Slaps for you if you don't.


Garth said...

Good to have you back :)

jabberjabber said...

Looking forward to the K-Sons as Wolf Guard :)

RayJ said...

Copycat :P

Your conversion work is always top-rate stuff. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Something I find useful for learning a new army is discussing the deployment and battle strategies used after you finish a game. Your opponent can probably give you some insight into what works best against him.

As for Mass Effect, I just played through the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC for ME2 on Monday. It's definitely worth the price, and sets up some great story stuff for ME3.

Raptor1313 said...

I'm looking forward to the conversions, m'self.

I caved and got all the ME2 DLC a bit ago, and it's pretty much been worth it.

I actually would've had a space wolf army up sooner, but I got side-tracked by warmachine...I've had the k-sons and some marine armor laying on the bench for a few months now, just waiting on a little bit of love...

Bocman said...


Good to see you posting again, I've missed trolling your blog (even if it is primarily about bugs!)

Anyways, I'll be back in town the beginning of next week, and hope to get a game in with you either Monday or Tuesday. I posted it up on the LFG forum on HAAWGs, so hit it up!

Also, with my homecoming has come a newfound vigor for Pizza for the Blood God, so check it on out :)

Take it easy, man, hope to see you next week.

Atreyu@4:44 said...

No, don't move away from the 'Nids! Especially not for the evil enemy Space Wolves! They're where the term 'beardy' originated!

Anonymous said...

Blog dead now?

Anonymous said...

I'm going with a dead. maybe he forgot his login info...