Tuesday, 18 July 2017

3000 Points of Solar Auxilia - Overview and Farewell

Hey all,


Finally getting round to it, here is an overview of my full painted 3000 points of Solar Auxilia. I'm super happy with the army, in both its look and how it is to play. That I said I am currently in the process of selling the army. This is partly to clear space and partly to provide funds for life in general as well as future hobby purchases. I took a while deciding on which of my armies to sell, and the Solar Auxilia were pipped by the mechanicum and my Istvann force for a few reasons. One of the main ones being that both the mechanicum and astartes armies are quite heavily converted in a multitude of ways, compared to the standard nature of the Auxilia. Other than that it has to do with how fun they are to play and how much money they would yield plus overall likelihood to sell.

Anyways, here's a photo dump for you to look at :)



























Peace out,

Rob

Monday, 17 July 2017

400'000 Views - Arbitrary Milestone!!!

Hey all,


So I was away on work in Chicago last week, and some time whilst I was away I passed the big 400K of 40k views! This crept up on me rather unexpectedly as my mind has been elsewhere for a while rather than the blog. Thank you for the kind words regarding Serena by the way, she is on her way to a full recovery so I'm very thankful for that!

I've got lots and lots of catching up to do with the blog, despite all my best intentions and promises around answering comments I am woefully behind. I just wanted to reiterate how valued those comments are, I read all of them and they play a huge role in shaping my blogging and my hobby work, a good example being the paint scheme for my Primaris Marines. You readers were completely instrumental in taking that along to a better shape and form. 

In short, all I have to say is thank you, thank you a thousand times and more. 

Peace out,

Rob

PS: the logo came from Dave Weston at 40k addict and you kind find a whole bunch here!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Inceptor Primaris - On the Painting Block

Hey all,


So I'm off to Chicago for a week from tomorrow so its going to be another quiet old month from me on the blog. Sadly not for holiday but to attend a work conference, and as Serena is unwell I'd really rather not be going, but this is a fairly important conference and I'm presenting some exciting new stuff so ho-hum. 

Previously I've shown you the predominantly red/orange (reranged?) Primaris paint scheme, this is actually just the scheme for the sergeant ranks and above, the rank and file will have the inverse scheme of being primarily a dark dull grey with the reranged applying to the point plates. 

This inceptor also shows off where I am going with the bases, I am particularly pleased with the stone painting. I still need to add some varied foliage to the base for contrast, but its nearly there. I have discovered with this scheme that I am pretty much going to be painting them one at a time, as the style and colours are really tricky for me to grasp, so its going to be a slow burn army. Hopefully that should be offset by the Wraith Army coming that has a luxuriously simple scheme!! 






I'm very pleased with this chap overall so far, just need to crack on with the jump pack and head and then I think I might enter him into the monthly painting competition that GW hold on facebook. This months category is models from Dark Imperium and I'd like to show him off a little :)

Peace out,

Rob

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

For the God of the Dead - The Wraiths Will Rise

Hey gang,


Another quiet time for me, partly due to work commitments, but also my lovely girlfriend Serena is very unwell at the moment so I have ditched hobby time to be a full fledged nurse, mostly supplying cups of peppermint tea, but a nurse nonetheless!

That said, I haven't done much building or painting, but I thought I would just share with you my plans for an Ynnari army. Don't worry though! This will not be a mass spam of MSU to make the most of strength from Death, rather, 8th Edition has given me the tools to make the army I really wanted to make in 7th but wouldn't have been able too. Huzzah!

This army will eventually be made up as follows:

Vanguard Detachment


HQ - Yvraine

Elites - 5 x Wraithblades with Axes and shields
Elites - 5 x Wraithblades with Axes and shields
Elites - 5 x Wraithblades with Axes and shields

Dedicated Transport - Waveserpent with twin Bright Lance
Dedicated Transport - Waveserpent with twin Bright Lance
Dedicated Transport - Waveserpent with twin Bright Lance

Spearhead Detachment


HQ - Spiritseer (Enhance)

Heavy Support - Wraithlord with glaive, twin flamers, bright lance and star cannon
Heavy Support - Wraithlord with glaive, twin flamers, bright lance and star cannon
Heavy Support - Wraithlord with glaive, twin flamers, bright lance and star cannon

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So a very small model count that totals just under 2000 points! I can up the points value by adding in the Yncarne and the Visarch if I so wish. Before I have the funds to purchase the Waveserpents I will be swapping them out for both of these characters as I have them and they are purty. 

I LOVE the idea of Waveserpents zipping up the board with their advance moves, and popping bright lances at choice targets, before my Wraithblades get out and attempt to muller everything in sight. Yvraine and the Spiritseer on the other hand will hang back with the Wraithlords and advance slowly. Yvraine will allow one of them to shoot twice and the Spiritseer will allow re-rolls of 1 to hit. This should help mitigate their -1 to hit on the move. 

Wraithlords are pretty sub-optimal in the general scheme of things, due to their degrading statline, but I just love the models and have really wanted to do an army of the dead for a very long time!

I'm hoping this will be quite a fun army to play with, as the Wraithblades zip up the field under covering fire and Strength from Death coming into play every now and then!

Peace out,

Rob