Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Since seeing the extraordinary new bits from Kromlech, I have been seriously considering a new project to paint a whole force in an Afrikakorps theme.
Since I anticipate a new ork codex in a few months, I am only planning to work on basic infantry at this point. I think I have a paint scheme that will make this army my best yet and easiest.
I'll be picking up some of these parts soon to give it a try.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1850 Pts - Codex: Orks Roster - www.theundermind.com
HQ: Ghazghkull Thraka (1#, 225 pts)
1 Ghazghkull Thraka, 225 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 58 & 96); Infantry (Character); Adamantium Skull; Bosspole; Cybork Body; Mega Armour; Stikkbombs; Big Shoota; Power Klaw; Furious Charge; Independent Character; Mob Rule; Prophet of the Waaagh!; Warlord)
HQ: Mad Dok Grotsnik (1#, 160 pts)
1 Mad Dok Grotsnik, 160 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 59 & 96); Infantry (Character); Cybork Body; Dok's Tools; 'Urty Syringe; Power Klaw; Slugga; Fearless; Furious Charge; Independent Character; One Scalpel Short of a Medpack; Waaagh!)
Elite: Kommandos (15#, 315 pts)
14 Kommandos, 315 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 44 & 99); Infantry; Stikkbombs; Cybork Body; Choppa & Slugga; Burna x1; Furious Charge; Infiltrate; Mob Rule; Move Through Cover; Waaagh!)
1 Boss Snikrot ((C:Orks, pp. 62 & 99); Cybork Body; Stikkbombs; Mork's Teeth; Ambush; Furious Charge; Infiltrate; Killa Reputation; Mob Rule; Move Through Cover; Waaagh!)
Troops: Meganobz (5#, 240 pts)
5 Meganobz, 240 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 39 & 98); Infantry; Mega Armour; Stikkbombs; Count as Troop Troops; Cybork Body; Power Klaw; TL Shoota; Shoota/Rokkit Kombi-weapon x1; Shoota/Skorcha Kombi-weapon x2; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!)
Troops: Boyz (30#, 215 pts)
29 Boyz, 215 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 40 & 100); Infantry; Shootas; Big Shoota x3; Furious Charge; Mob Rule; Waaagh!)
1 Boyz Nob ((C:Orks, pp. 40 & 100); 'Eavy Armour; Slugga; Big Choppa)
Fast Attack: Blitza-bommer (1#, 135 pts)
1 Blitza-bommer, 135 pts ((DFTS, pgs. 63 & 71); Vehicle (Flyer); Big Shoota; TL Supa Shoota; 2x Boom Bomb; Grot Gunner (TL Big Shoota); Supersonic; Waaagh! Plane)
Fast Attack: Deffkoptas (3#, 160 pts)
3 Deffkoptas, 160 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 48 & 101); Jetbike; Choppa; TL Rokkit Launcha x3; Buzzsaw x1; Furious Charge; Hammer of Wrath; Hit & Run; Jink; Mob Rule; Relentless; Scouts)
Heavy Support: Big Gunz (9#, 84 pts)
3 Big Gunz, 84 pts ((Codex Orks, pp. 51 & 103); Artillery; Lobba; Ammo Runt x3)
Heavy Support: Big Gunz (16#, 121 pts)
3 Big Gunz, 121 pts ((Codex Orks, pp. 51 & 103); Artillery; Zzap Gun; Additional Gun Krew; Ammo Runt x1)
1 Runtherd ((C:Orks, pp. 50 & 100); Infantry; Squig Hound; Grabba Stikk; Slugga; Furious Charge)
Heavy Support: Battlewagon (1#, 125 pts)
1 Battlewagon, 125 pts ((C:Orks, pp. 55 & 102); Vehicle (Open-topped, Tank); Deff Rolla; Red Paint Job; Big Shoota x2)
1 Aegis Defence Lines, 70 pts (Battlefield Debris (Defence Lines); Comms Relay)
Roster satisfies all enforced validation rules
HQ: 2 (1 - 2)
Elite: 1 (0 - 3)
Troops: 2 (2 - 6)
Fast: 2 (0 - 3)
Heavy: 3 (0 - 3)
Fort: 1 (0 - 1)
Total Roster Cost: 1850
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Prizes were awarded for best painted, best general and best sportsman. What makes this tournament so different is that these prizes consisted of nifty medals rather than the typical store credit I am used to seeing. Store credit prizes were distributed liberally among all participants via random drawings. As such, many participants got their entry fee back in prize support.
I found all of my games quite enjoyable. If "that guy" was present, I certainly didn't run into him.I think that the way Phil chose to distribute prizes had a great deal to do with his absence.
The sole critique I would offer is that it was disappointing to see several unpainted and partially painted armies being fielded. Although, to be fair, I was never paired against any of them with my painted orks.
Overall, I was exceptionally pleased with the format and I intend to return to Tabletop at the next opportunity when they have another 40K event.
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I just started re-reading the Honor Harrington series of books by David Weber. These books represent the kind of military science fiction that I love to read. I like how Weber develops his characters, and the frequent asides he takes to explain the technical aspects of his universe. Give his first book, "On Basilisk Station" a read if you are looking for a taste. You may find yourself powering through the whole fourteen book series like I did.
I've never been into the Warhammer 40k books. I've tried picking one up now and again, but I never seem to get past the first chapter. As a devotee of scientific skepticism, I suppose I have trouble thinking of the representatives of a backwards fascist galactic empire as "the good guys". That being said, I have heard that the Dan Abnet books (Gaunt's Ghosts?) are excellent. I may have to check those out once I finish the Harrington books.
Here are some other books from my bookshelf that I recommend highly:
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin - Martin is exceptionally good at getting you attached to his characters (then killing them off with grim regularity). The whole series is excellent.
Daemon (book 1) and Freedom TM (book 2) by Daniel Suarez - Don't be misled by the title, these books are exceptional techno-thrillers with a strong dose of social commentary. Both are great reads.