Sunday, October 28, 2012

Harpies and Ogryns

I'm assembling and painting some Ogryns for somebody else at the moment. They're find of fun for a change.

 I got some harpies in the mail today from Avatars of War and am supremely impressed. The resin feels a lot more sturdier than the GW finecast
 All the pieces are unique.
I should have gotten another lot, they're pretty damn cool. Best harpies on the market at the moment I've seen. Light years ahead of the ancient GW ones.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Herman snapped some great photos off of our game on Thursday so I can show Plaguebearers and herald in full Nurgly glory. These have been my favourite of all chaos gods to paint. The tree of woe in the back ground is twisted wire and greenstuff with some dryad parts. I made it at the same time as the Little dryad's 3 Treekin.

Check out the other side and some cool action shots here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fluffy Daemons Vs Dark Elves 2400

I played Herman's Dark Elves last night and boy was it fun. Due to my wargaming hiatus I hadn't faced Dark Elves in the last 2 Editions. I took the list from my previous post. Here they are lined up in all their chaos glory/

Herman's Dark Elves consisted of Dreadlord, Lvl 4 Dark sorceress, lvl 2 death sorceress, master BSB, 33 Crossbows, 8 Dark Riders, 9 Executioners + character, 2 Reaper BT, cauldron of blood, hags, witch elves. Hmmm. 80+ shots and 2 bolt throwers, I'll take light magic on my MOS Tzeetnch Herald tyvm.

We rolled off for meeting engagement, which I was suprememly happy about because I wouldn't get absolutely shot to shit getting across the board. Here is how we deployed.

Herman had his character and executioners in reserves and I had my Daemon prince, Herald of Khorne, Herald of Nurgle and Plaguebearers in reserve. I downloaded Battle Chronicler for the diagrams. It took me a little while to figure out the program but it's pretty darn cool.

Dark Elves Turn 1
Dark Riders move up to bait Daemonettes, Witch Elves Fail to charge the Horrors, Repeater Crossbows shoot the crap out of the Screamers. Pretty much no Magic.

Daemons Turn 1
Fiend Chargers RBT and kills 1 crew, Beast wipes out other RBT, Flesh hounds move to within 1" of Crossbows. Bloodletters march forward. Daemonettes charge Dark riders and roll 11 for charge as Dark riders flee and get chopped down. I get off the Net of Amyntok on his big unit of Crossbow and 2 mages embedded. This pretty much nullifies his next magic phase and shooting.

Dark Elves Turn 2

Witch Elves fail their charge again. Executioners come on. Fiend finishes off the remaining RBT crewman. He fails to pass any strength tests for shooting and magic so my units are left unmolested. the Xbow unit takes a few hits from the Net spell.

Daemons Turn 2

Flesh hounds charge in unmolested. Fiend turns to face the Executioners, all my reserves come on and I wheel my Daemonettes and Beast of Nurgle around. I fickle fire the witch elves killing a couple. I roll 1 less on casting on my first light spell, magic over and like 7 die left. damn.

Dark Elves Turn3

He finally charges my Horrors with the witch elves, surprisingly I make almost all of my 4+ ward save and cop very few wounds. He destroys fiend and overruns executioners into bloodletters flank. My flesh hounds are wiped out by Xbow Elves due to combat results (I rolled high) and he reforms to face my daemonettes.

Daemons Turn 3

Daemonettes charge crossbow unit and take half a dozen wounds. In Combat I take out 10 xbow elves and he takes out similar amount of daemonettes, I win but he is stubborn. Witch elves whittle Horror unit down to 5, no more spells from them. Executioners are wiped by Daemon Prince. Herald of Khorne is killed by Executioner character. Herald of Slaanesh kills DE Master BSB.

Dark Elves Turn 4

Witch Elves wipe out Horrors and Xbow elves deal to the daemonettes but they are down to 15 models or so.

Daemons Turn 4

Daemon Prince charges rear of Xbow unit, Bloodletters (now at 12) charge flank. Lots of pointy eared casualties ensue but he is still stubborn.

Dark Elves Turn 5

Wipe out entire XBow unit bar level 4 Sorceress with 2 W left and she flees, neither unit catches her. The witch elves move around.

Daemons Turn 5

Daemon prince cuts down the sorceress and I lay a trap for the Frenzied witch elves.

Dark Elves Turn 6

Witch Elves charge the beast blocker and wipe him out, then overrun and expose flank and rear.

Daemons Turn 6
Plaguebearers finally get into combat and Bloodletters hit rear. I end up taking out 7 with elves and he scores 2 plaguebearers and 5 Bloodletters and combat gets drawn because of witch's brew. Very enjoyable game and a win for daemons. We played for 4 hours.

Things I learned.
Eternal hated is nasty. Lots of Xbows is nasty. Daemon prince is actually pretty good with rerolls to hit and rerolls to wound is very viable. Meeting engagement hurt my herald buffs. Light Magic is pretty good for daemons against shooty armies. I have to remember the spells he got off and take my camera next time.

In other news it looks like daemon stuff is looking interesting.

from StickMonkey on Warseer...

My last bit:

I forgot about Furies. They have been redone, they are coming for Daemons, they look so much better than the current models. The question will be if their rules make them worth it. They are about Nid Gargoyle sized, maybe a bit larger. Bat wings. Much more daemonic heads with toothy maws in 2 parts like the horrors and bloodletters. Not the bat men of old. Dual kit with a new ground based daemon, much like the vargheist/crypt horrors (which I've mentioned before).

There are a lot of questions winging my way about the GD. So to try to address those:

1. I don't know for sure all 4 will be released at once or if they will be in waves.
2. I have conflicting rumors they are moved to the oval base and are roughly the size of the beastmen gorghon, vs staying on the 60mm round bases. Based on my personal eyes on on WIP before, they are bigger. The GUO was not as big as the FW model, but its bigger than a dreadnought. My source says the GUO is the best looking of the new models, that it is "absolutely rot, in a good way".
3. The BT should be slightly shorter than the dreadknight. stylewise it hasnt changed much.
4. The KoS is the most changed style wise. Does not go towards the FW model or retain the style of the current GW model. Still very slaaneshi
5. The LoC AFAIK is the tallest of the models, not just due to the wings. Did not appear as hunched as before. Head options include a more fishy looking option. 

I love it when companies give you free rules, it makes you want to buy from them Dystopian Wars.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Old Skool Fluffy Daemon Warband

So I'm gonna go old skool and see if I can run this against Herman tonight. 

It's got an Undivided (Undecided) daemon general, 1 herald of each god, 1 core unit of each god and 1 special or rare of each god.
It's called a Warband. It's an old theme that was in the old Realm of Chaos book which I loved and still have and the Daemonic Legion list when Daemons finally came out on their own. Basically all the Daemons have joined their warbands under an Undivided general to make war against whoever.

It's an Old Skool Fluffy Daemon Warband. It's like hair metal. It even has a Daemon prince.
There are lots of fun surprises. I'm kind of worried about the amount of daemons in each of the core units (18) but then again they each have a herald so are fairly strong.

Lords (375pts)

  • Daemon Prince (375pts)
    Unnatural Swiftness (25pts), Iridescent Corona (25pts), Soul Hunger (25pts)

Heroes (585pts)

  • Herald of Khorne (140pts)
    Daemonic, Hatred (All Enemies), Killing Blow, Locus of Khorne, Magic Resistance (1)
    Armour of Khorne (15pts), Firestorm Blade (25pts)
  • Herald of Nurgle (165pts)
    Daemonic, Locus of Nurgle, Poisoned Attacks, Regeneration
    Battle Standard Bearer (25pts), Stream of Bile (25pts)
  • Herald of Slaanesh (115pts)
    Always Strikes First, Armour Piercing, Daemonic, Locus of Slaanesh
    Siren Song (25pts)
  • Herald of Tzeentch (165pts)
    4+ Ward Save, Daemonic, Flaming Attacks, Locus of Tzeentch
    Master of Sorcery (25pts), Spell Breaker (25pts)

Core (964pts)

  • Bloodletters of Khorne (234pts)
    Daemonic, Magic Resistance (1)
    17x Bloodletter (204pts), Bloodreaper (12pts), Musician (6pts), Standard Bearer (12pts)
  • Daemonettes of Slaanesh (234pts)
    Armour Piercing, Daemonic
    Alluress (12pts), 17x Daemonette (204pts), Musician (6pts), Standard Bearer (12pts)
  • Pink Horrors of Tzeentch (237pts)
    Daemonic, Flaming Attacks
    Musician (6pts), 17x Pink Horror (204pts)
    • Standard Bearer (27pts)
      Icon of Sorcery (15pts)
  • Plaguebearers of Nurgle (259pts)
    Poisoned Attacks
    Musician (6pts), 17x Plaguebearer (204pts), Plagueridden (12pts)
    • Standard Bearer (37pts)
      Standard of Seeping Decay (25pts)

Special (330pts)

  • Flesh Hounds of Khorne (210pts)
    Daemonic, Magic Resistance (3)
    6x Flesh Hound (210pts)
  • Screamers of Tzeentch (120pts)
    Daemonic, Fly, Lamprey's Bite, Slashing Attack
    3x Screamer (120pts)

Rare (155pts)

  • Beasts of Nurgle (100pts)
    Daemonic, Poisoned Attacks, Regeneration
    Beast of Nurgle (100pts), Slime Trail
  • Fiends of Slaanesh (55pts)
    Armour Piercing, Daemonic
    Fiend of Slaanesh (55pts), Soporific Musk

We'll see how it goes tonight.

I must remember to take pictures.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

VC Giant Gribblies and Khorne Daemons painting update and CW news

We're in full on painting mode at the moment. Missus has been painting more on her big VC gribblies and they are coming up a treat. I'm still trying to decide which one I like the best and wishing I could paint them now.

Leo the Zombie Dragon with one wing almost done.
Zoe the TerrorGheist with a lot of colour.

I'm also finishing the rest of my Khorne daemons now that I've done the Twilight sister's Dragon. Left to go I only have 20 Bloodletters and 13 Flesh hounds(14 -looking for the other, think it's in my stripping pot). I greenstuffed their gaps, basecoated all the gaps and inked them last night. I really dislike seeing the Blooletters with a line across their foreheads, this really annoys me, almost as much as opening the moustrap game for my son and not letting him play with it until I had cleaned off all the flash. The rocks are going to be giant warpstone, so black with green/white highlighting like the weapons.

And some Chaos Warriors news...60 point rare Jugger Knights at T5 and 20 pt special marauders on steeds of Slaanesh. The Juggers give me more hope that my Bloodcrushers will be reduced in cost and uppped to T5 because at the moment they are hopeless.

Valkia is so beautiful I might bend my finecast avoidance rule. I like Scyalla and Festus. Still undecided on the Shrine.

Scyla looks better like this

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

VC work in progress and gaming day at home

So we had a bit of a gamin' day Labour day holiday here. I wrote up eight 1000pt armies for the kids and neighbour to game with. We played three 1000 point games with Daemons beating VC, Tomb Kings beating Orcs and Dark Elves drawing against Daemons.

The Calm before the Storm.  8 Army lists lined up and dining table extended.
Daemons Vs VC and Tomb Kings vs Orcs
...and finally some pictures the missus has been painting. I assembled the Dragon and Terrorgheist because she hates assembling Big Gribbly things.
Terrorgheist (Zoe)...She's a female terrorgheist. Cos y'know a little backstory to the fluff is the woman's touch.
Zombie Dragon...I see you shakin' that ass!
Green wings with druichi violet wash and purple ink on the back of the wings.
The green effect has come up nice. I think she is going with bone frame. Oh and his name is Leo. Because he has lop ears (horns)
Base for Mortis Engine or Coven Throne, she hasn't decided which.
Brown for Mortis Engine and Grey is for Coven Throne.
More assembling of Black Knights and Hex Wraiths. Yep that's 15 of each.
Comparison of wing effects of normal fell bat with mummy terrorgheist.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

D-day (dragon day)

So I finished the dragon today and gave it to the litle dragon for her 12th birthday. An extra 595 points of Wood Elves for her army. But more importantly a DRAGON. Happy girl.