Covering the tabletop wargame of Warhammer 40k from a personal perspective, delving into all aspects of the hobby - painting and modeling, list building, tactics, and battle reports. Armies featured regularly include Orks, Space Wolves, Tau, and Tyranids.
Mike came up with a fun idea for a series of games for him, Brendan and me. One player would be the challenger and have his army list locked; the other players would get to challenge him and tailor their lists to beat him. The winner then has his list locked and would then face challengers. The goal is to churn through a bunch of different list styles and army types, rather than stagnate with similar stuff game after game.
This past Sunday, Brendan and I played the first game in this series. I played the part of the challenger with a new Tau list I've worked up. Brendan came up with a Tyranid list to counter it, and we fought it out. Here's what went down... Players
I wanted to see how fast I could paint a tabletop quality Space Wolf. Without any blue-grays, I decided to use a "pre-Heresy" color scheme of dark gray with copper trim and muted shoulders. How did I do?
In preparation for the tournament on Saturday, I'm pulling out all of
the models for my list and making sure they're finished - that is,
modeled properly and fully painted. Here are all of the units that meet
that standard so far:
Last night I finished painting the grot rigger for one of my battlewagons and the three converted rokkit launchas for my trukks.
That means that everything in my 1750 list is WYSIWYG and at at least sloppily painted if not done completely. I know my painting isn't Golden Daemon level, but I'm proud and excited to put these on the table for others to see.
The last bit of painting and modeling fire my Orks before the tourney this weekend will be touch-ups. Then it's on to the 1850 and 2000 lists!