Friday, 31 July 2009

Daemons etc.

Meh. Not much to update. So for my week i have to show for it....
1 unit of 6 completed horrors
1 tzeentch herald
half painted skulltaker
half of a 3 man unit of flamers painted.

I had to take time away from the daemons to paint a birthday present. So thats eaten a lot of time as im trying to give it the attention id give a hq guy. Its been a good test bed for reds and skulls. Giving me some techniques for skulltaker and vice versa.

This weekend there is a 3way planned. So the Daemons won't be coming. WAY to complicated to have their deep striking shenanigans. Time to dust off the Air Cav guard. Mmmmm neede more valkyries. At least they are a mechanised force. Nothing like a 12AV armour save :P Take that Meqs!!

So for the Daemon deadline what have i to paint. Im going to list these in units as its failry easy to bash on through whole units of daemons. Written in the order they are getting done.

1 unit of flamers(1/2 just to finish)
1 unit of 5 horrors
1 unit of 3 bloodcrushers(1 more to buy)
1 herald on a juggy(also to buy)
1 unit of bloodletters
1 soul grinder
touch up the carnival of chaos nurgley boys

6 items, 5 weeks. I reckon this is possible. I'll crack on this weekend, finish the Bday present. So my challenge for Monday is, 3 flamers, 5 horrors, 2 bloodcrushers. That should leave me tons of time for the rest.

Kit out.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Daemon in the sack, Part Duex!

Quite impressed with my little output lately. But i have sad news too.

So that my main squad of Tzeentch daemons. With the herald. Really not impressed with the quality. But to be honest, without excessive highlight i have no idea what to do to improve it. I'll throw it up on Dakka to see what they suggest. If anyone actually reads this your more than welcome to throw down comments.

So next on the list is the flamers.

Now the sad news, I've looked at my second squad of horrors, the old style ones. To be honest, i think i want to ditch them for the new ones as they look to comical for my army look. :( So that means i may need fit them into the purchase schedule. At the moment the next purchase is going to be more flamers. Might try to fit in more horrors too. Tomorrow i brave the spider infested garage to find my carnival of chaos mordheim warband to 40k them.

Kit out

Sunday, 26 July 2009

First game

So, the daemons had there first outing. The chaos gods were satisfied with my choice of groupings and what i wanted game in turn 1. I did 2 things wrong though. Stupidly i split the deployment of the first force, i had also assumed the wrong thing with the the chaos icons. The icons allow you to ignore scatter IF they are on the board at the start of the turn. It wasnt, so i goosed my bloodletter squad, which now sat behind a hill, they did very little apart from get butchered in shooting by a squad of warp spiders. The juggy herald and foot herald got a few kills in on a guarding squad, but by the time they were in combat they didnt have a squad to back them up. boo!! Stupido Kito.

But forgetting the khorne losses there was the amazment of the Tzeentch left flank. The daemon prince and herald+pink horror squad deep striked perfectly. In the first round of shooting the DP took out a squad of bikes and the pink horrors ate a unit of dire avengers. After that the DP floundered around shooting war walkers while the pink horrors spent the rest of the game in an epic close combat with the avatar. Nice little speed bump that defo made its points.

The soul grinder popped in right behind a unit of guardians. Munch munch, but then got vabourised by a unit of fire dragons that had been hiding in a wave serpent. Boo!! defo didnt make the points back on that one.

As the game progressed my reinforcements came in dribs and drabs. More horrors popped in and wiped out a 20 man squad of guardians. Flamers popped in, squished half the warp spiders then got toasted themselves. Then Captain Usless, the khorne daemon prince, ripped a tear in reality emerged through like the might beast he is, and was gunned down by the fire dragons. BOOO!!!! i used to play Imperial guard, so the eldar were tooled out to face them, turns out it was a good load out for fighting the daemons.

MVPs go to all the tzeetch daemons. Soul grinder was good just badly positioned. EVERYTHING khorne performed badly, but that was totally my fault. Fortune favours the bold and I wasn't being bold enough with my deep striking.

In the end, it was a bloody battle and a draw to boot. No troop choices left on the table to secure objectives. Really enjoyable game and gives me a lot to work on. But really was completely outplayed.

Ok, painting wise, Ive done nothing. Hoping to get all the heralds finished and maybe a unit of horrors finished in the evening. But at least i have 1500 points built. i think i have an idea what i want to do for 2000 pts too.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Daemon in a sack, Intro

So a quick run down on whats what in my demon army.

1 Skulltaker - generic herald
1 khorney herald on a juggy
1 tzeentch herald, old horror mini and is gonna be blue.

3 flamers

12 Bloodletters <-heralds go here
5 pink horrors + changeling(old sorceror model)
8 pink horrors <-herald goes here again old horrors.

fast attack
Daemon's need fast attack???

Heavy support
Obligatory soul grinder
Vannila khorne Demon Prince
Tzeentch Demon Prince(photos to follow, but suffice to say his name is Dr ManhataDaemon)

So thats my 1500, i reckon 2000 will be another bloodletter squad and a crusher squad.

So whats painted and not. Skulltaker is nearly complete, was waiting for my Vallejo bronze to arrive. Dr M, is finished I just need to finish his sexy resin base from Dark Art Miniatures. So that leaves everything to paint. The bloodletters need greenstuffed and the soul grinder needs glued.

The first outing of the daemons is this sunday. First game, so expecting a resounding thumping from those trixy eldar boys.

As promised, a picture of the tzeentch daemon prince.


Well, where do i start....

Firstly, I definition on what this blog is. It's aim is to keep me focused on what im doing. I've got all the acronyms under the sun, ADD, OCD, etc etc. So shiney objects veer me widely off course. By creating a blog that i have to update I hope to keep some stability to my painting projects.

That being said, im trying to find time to paint in between, these aren't in any order a) working b) Looking after my 2 week old son c) spending quality time with my wife and d) anything else that may rear its head.

Im aiming to try and get to a 1-2 hour a night schedule, maybe one or two miniatures. Anything more than that is a bonus. Look at that time as 'Flexy time'. If i dont manage 1-2 hours on a tuesday it can easily be made up at the weekend.

So with that in mind....... A list of projects.

40K Daemons. (my latest shiney object) I have a game on the cards for late August. 2000 pts and to be honest would love to field them fully painted. So thats the main goal.
Imperial Guard. I really want to finish these, just so i have my first ever army finished.

and on the fantasy side

Skaven. There is a chunk of these painted but again, would love to see them fully finished.
Tomb Kings. In a similar state to the Skaven.

There are a few side projects too such as blood bowl teams, necromunda gangs, and of course my sons Space Marine army. Gabriel's(son) space marines are a very very long term project but i want to give EVERY miniature the same attention to detail that i give characters so as of his fourth/fifth birthday he has an amazing army to play with.

So with the long term projects already established I think the next post will be a 'where im at' with the daemons as they are the project with the deadline.

- Kit