25 November 2009


After reading quite a few discussions lately on the pros and cons of Stormtroopers I decided I might have to give them a go and find out myself.  Now seeing that I'm not a big fan of playing with unpainted mini's that's going to mean that I finally drag my ST's out of retirement and paint'em up.  Below is Sgt. Isavia, I wanted the colors to be different from my normal joe's for two reasons.  One to represent the fact that they are "Special Ops" and second so that they could also fit in with my DH/WH Inquisitors when I get them done.

Of course it could be years before I make any sort of progress on my Inquisition forces so we'll see where this goes.  Now all I have to do is finish 9 more of these guys so I can start trying out their rules, I'm especially looking forward to have some troops that can Deep Strike again.

In the last edition I almost always played my IG as drop troops (maybe the Rgt. name gave that away already) but with the release of 5th, and no cheap way to get your normal platoons to drop I've been playing them as of late as either mech or light infantry.  But ST's come with Deep Strike and the special mission "Airborne Assault". Allowing you to the chance to re-roll your scatter dice if need be.  That combined with the improved hot-shot Lasgun could cause major problems behind my opponents lines.

21 November 2009

Vergnitz IV pattern Chimera’s (part 6)

Finished!!  Well after a week of not touching 40k I finally got around to finishing the last two chimeras that I had.  The weathering isn't that great, so I may go back later and try again, but these needed to be presentable for a game coming up on Monday so I had to at least give it a shot.


Here's a shot showing one of them from the right side.  The Regimental symbol was painted on after the weathering so it looks better than the rest of the tank.

And of course the rear troop doors.  Not much to really say here.  I originally wanted the wings a larger but all my attempts at free handing them looked like arse so I just hacked up one out of plastic and said that's it.
Hope you all enjoyed these.

05 November 2009

Must have unit +++FtW+++

What is my must have unit...    I'm sure many of you have seen this topic floating around the 40k blogs lately, it's originally a question asked by Ron over at FtW, and I thought I'd put my .02 cents in.  Well I think the picture above says everything I need to say. 

I love the Basilisk.  It may not have the armor that a Leman Russ has, but it can cause so much damage.  In fact in my last game one of my Basilisks took out 7 SM's in a single shot.  I think what I like the most with the Basilisk is it's ability to adapt.  You can set this guy up back on the edge of the board behind some terrain and lob shells all game long.  Then if enemy units start to get close you always have the ability to pull out of cover and fire directly if need be.   Personally I try to find cover that only hides the hull and leaves the main gun open.  Although not as great as sitting behind a hill for the entire game this option gives me a cover save and still allows me to engage just about any target either firing direct or indirect.

So there you have it, my "Must have unit", it may not be the greatest but so far they've never let me down.

03 November 2009

Hvy Wpn Squad (Part 1)

So I had some more time today and just didn't feel like doing the weathering on my other 2 chimera's so I decided to give these guys some paint.

I know they're on the wrong base's but that'll be fixed later after I get them painted.  I plan on making a base where I can remove them if I want to, probably just by adding cutout spots where the current base fits in.  There's not much to look at right now, just the pants and jackets have been colored, and even those aren't finished.

After these guys are done they will be added to my heavy weapons section which is in dire need of support.  I currently only have one of each Hvy Wpn squad, and would really like to be able to field 2 of each if needed.

02 November 2009

Manticore and Chimera Finished

Well, Well, Well, I finally got around to finishing the Manticore this weekend and in the process also finished the first of my 3 Chimeras.  So, I produly present the Vergnitz IV pattern Manticore and Chimera.  

I had planned on making the backgrounds white in the other pics as well, but I just don't have the time to play around with Photoshop today.  Instead I plan on replacing or updating the photos with proper table top photos later.

And here is the Chimera.  It's pretty plane right now, and in the future I may build removable stowage to place on the back when the Manticore parts are removed.  The TC is from Old Crow models and although he is a little bit smaller than GW models, I just loved the way he looked so had to include him.

Comments and critiques are always welcome.