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Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all your comments! I feel a bit like I'm sharing baby photos when I show the scrabble daemons off, and it makes me really happy to see the warm welcome they're getting here on dakka

Boss Salvage, thanks for singling out the grinder. It is a funny thing; I think the screamers for example should fit the aesthetic better as they are essentially elongated horrors, which are some of my favourite minis in the army. The grinder is a bit of an odd ball..but I think somehow he just works. I have had another five screamers built and ready for paint but I'm still not totally sure I don't want to change their aesthetic. Weird! But then - I guess that is fitting

Thanks gobert, getting the terrain painted was a bit like pulling teeth but seeing painted minis on painted terrain just makes the child hobbyist pushing grey plastic around on dictionary hills in me sing.

Good point on the LOC turtles! He is kind of like those inverted paintings that follow you around the room no matter where you move... it was unintentional but now I can't unsee it! He needs some fluff written about him and that gives me an idea...thank you!

A single rollover pic from the army showcase to get us started on this page & in the mood for fluff...




* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
It has no eyes, but it's watching us.

Between the observation camps on ground, the flyers and the orbital surveillance sats, we have visuals on the bastard from nine different angles.

From every single one, we get the same feedback.

At any given moment in time, it's occupying those nine different positions simultaneously.

And in each one, you could swear it was looking directly at the lens we were training on it.

That's good, I guess, because it's the only way we can contain it.

Less than nine points of visual contact, and it travels between sites.

Not along roads or through the air or anything. One minute, it'd be at Site 4 spinning around like a dreidel. Blink, and the chemical tanks are on fire at Site 3 while at Site 6 our bogie is sitting pretty and putting on a light show for the flyboys.

And containing it's about all we can do, really.

Even with our nine eyes on it, any weapon that gets locked, loaded, warmed up or trained on our bogie gets shrieked to bits. Grunts with flashlights, Russes, Valkyries, laser sats, they all shred the same.

The big =I='s been told. They'll send someone out - 'soon', they say. In the mean time we just sit tight and run our observation routine.

It's getting cold now - not that it was warm before. But we keep on watching.

And that thing - well, it just watches right back.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Maharg - the LOC was kind of just thrown together one day when I had to replace a part in my belt sander and ended up with a spare disc. I originally had a very different plan for him, but it sort of fell together once I found that piece...I am glad you think he works! He is another example I think of something that is a bit "outside" the simple geometric shapes but has enough going on visually that he kind of pulls through anyway.

I have a 1500 pt game with the Krieg this weekend and am going to try to get a few special weapons squads painted up in time so the whole army is fully painted.

Big love to all, hope everyone is kicking goals!

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t z you are k 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work tzurk...and as always a nice little story for background.

Cheers,

CB

34 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Thanks CB!

Small update tonight - trying to get these guys painted up for a 1500 pt game tomorrow. I have spent about 90 min on them so far - just hit them with washes and will highlight in the morn.

I really love the minis - they are Solar Auxilia models from 30k, but I will use them as flamer/melta special weapons guys with my Krieg. The two together on the big base behind the gorup get run as a heavy flamer for my Engineers squad already.

They are a bit rushed but giving me hope to push through the next 30 guardsmen pretty quickly.



Mind the nuln oil spot too..ahh! Managed to mop most of it back up into the pot thankfully.

Will try take some pics of the game - though I think I say that every time!

Cheers!

t z you are k 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Those Solar Auxilla are cool minis, you’ve painted them up nice a 30k dirty!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Thanks gobert! Dirty is probably the biggest compliment you could give to a Kriegsman...

The Solar Auxilia are a brilliant range and if they didn't cost an arm and a leg I'd love to have more of them.

Here are the finished special weapons dudes and an army shot for the game today!







and the orks they'll be up against:



I am running the Krieg guys as scions today - I only just realised that I can cut the amount of infantry I have to maneuver and keep track of in half that way. The daemons are hordey enough for me, I just want to push tanks around!

I think what that means is I'll paint up the other 30 guys and convert up two more officers for a nice loyal 32 (although I think these are much less useful in 9th) and give them back to my brother as a Christmas present - the Krieg guys were originally his army before he got tired of seeing them sitting around unbuilt and unpainted. Will be nice to pay him back at least a little!

Hopefully have a bit of a batrep to post after the game.

Cheers!

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t z you are k 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






The special weapons guys fit in really quite nicely with the kreig. Good to see the battle train back too!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in us
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Imperial Guard Landspeeder Pilot




On moon miranda.

Love the DKoK infantry, beautiful work on the Ragnarok tanks.

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Thanks Vaktathi and welcome aboard! I am a big fan of the KV2 turrets too, if simply for the sheer intimidation factor - it is very satisfying to train that big gun on something that needs blowing up. Need to get their sponson guns sorted actually, that is glaringly obvious from the picture...will have to source some heavy weapons from ebay.

God bless you gobert! I really appreciate your endless interest and positivity mate - in this blog and others'! Forums like this only exist because of the joy we get from sharing and sometimes it can feel like we're shouting into the void. I love that you put in the effort to comment consistently (and direct us around to each others' work!). Thank you - dakka is lucky to have you.

Anyway, the game went really well this afternoon for the Kriegsmen - almost too well, in fact! It ended up being a pretty one-sided affair - I think it was a favourable matchup in terms of army composition and had a few lucky rolls early on that sealed it by Turn 3. I took a fair few photos but will just talk quickly through the key events and save the detailed write up for a more interesting match.

We still both had a blast and my opponent has a great sense of humour so it was a couple hours well spent in any case.

My list was:

Emperor's Fist Tank Company battalion

Tank Commander w relic battlecannon and lascannon (Warlord)
2 x Tank Commander w Demolisher cannon and triple heavy flamers (Uparmoured tank ace)
4 x minimum squads of scions (or for you Vaktathi - stormtroopers!), each with a melta gun
3 x hellhounds
2 x basilisks

Lots of big tanks, lots of fun to push around. Going heavy on vehicles had been both my downfall and my crowning moment of glory at earlier points in the campaign, but this is how I feel Guard should be played!

His was (unsure of the specific upgrades but there were a few fun toys in there):

Evil Sunz

Deffkilla Wartrakk
Big Mek in Mega Armour with kustom mega blasta and the red armour relic, hanging out in a souped up gunwagon with 3 mega nobz
20 shoota boyz, a few big shootas and a nob with a combi rokkit, riding along in a Forktress battlewagon with all the guns
3 nob bikers
3 deff koptas
2 kustom boosta blastas
a burna bommer

The mission was Scorched Earth - being a fitting ending to a mini campaign we've run from 500-1500 points between the two forces.

For secondaries, we both picked Bring It Down as we are both very vehicle heavy. We also both picked the Raze Objective secondary because it seemed like the right thing to do on this map and at this point in the narrative, then I chose Linebreaker, planning to deepstrike my guardsmen in behind from Turn 2, and he chose Engage on All Fronts as everything in his army is ridiculously mobile.

This was the initial set up. My basic plan was to avoid a Turn 1 charge at all costs and try and grind out a victory through sheer weight of tanks. Ork shooting doesn't really scare me (except for his shock attack gun which didn't make an appearance today - I breathed a sigh of relief at that!), so I figured I just had to stay away from krumpin' range long enough to put some dents in his important stuff. His basic plan was gun for a Turn 1 charge.
Spoiler:



He won the roll off and elected to go first, and advanced a whole bunch of Mad Max madness up into midfield, trying to get in range to tag a tank or two.



This is the end of his first movement phase - basically everything pushed up bar the bikers who remained in that table quarter for Engage on All Fronts. The bomber is out of shot on the left but flew up to perch on top of the building my tank commander was hiding behind.

I managed to survive his shooting phase relatively unharmed. One hellhound was brought down to 3 wounds and another to 7, and due to a few short Advance rolls he was just out of range of a Turn 1 charge. So far, so good! He was in all 4 table quarters for VP purposes at the end of this turn.

On my turn, I moved the 3-wound hellhound and his neighbour up to face his middle-of-the-board blockade. Before I got to shoot with him, however, my Demolisher tank commander unloaded into the Deffkilla Wartrike and managed to bring him down. Celebration turned into despair when my opponent used a shoot-on-death strategem to melt the remaining wounds off the hellhound, who then got a 6 on his Explodes! roll and rolled over some mortals onto my last healthy hellhound as well as my opponent's boosta blasta. (Pictured: big empty hole where the wartrike and hellhound used to be).



Meanwhile the 7-wound hellhound streaked down the right flank and burned down 2 of the deffkoptas.



The tank commander hiding out to the left (my Warlord, with the relic battle cannon) poked his nose out and shot an impressive amount of firepower into the battlewagon, including a 6-damage lascannon shot. It only had a handful of wounds left after that, and they were plucked off by the basilisks, leaving the boys to bail out of the flaming wreck of their ride. I don't think this poor thing has ever made it past Turn 1...



That was it for my first turn as the scions couldn't drop in yet. I got a few Grind It Down points for destroying vehicles but no Linebreaker or Raze Objective points yet.

At the Start of Turn 2, he held 2 and held more for 15 primary VPs. In the movement phase, his last remaining deffkopta retreated to his backfield objective (you can see tzurk jr getting his paint on in the background too )




His burna bommer flew over a few tanks but decided not to drop a bomb this turn.



The nob bikers and gun wagon full of power klaws came careening down my right side to crash into the hellhound sitting out in the open.



And his two boosta blasters rammed into the other hellhound, leaving it with a single wound remaining.



At the start of my Turn 2, I held a single objective for 5 primary points. My scions dropped in in his backfield, two squads planting themselves on one of his objectives and laying some fire into the boyz, and the other dropping 9" away from his kopta and bringing it down with melta fire. My lame hellhound retreated from the boosta blastas, opening up a firing lane into them.

My warlord TC then unloaded a full 12 shots from his battle cannon into the boys, killing a swathe of them, and threw a 5 damage lascannon shot into the injured boosta blasta, just enough to destroy it.

My demolisher commander brought down the bommer on his own, and...also blew up! Sharing more mortals around.

The basilisks combined to destroy the rest of the boys squad, leaving the scions free to roam in his backfield for Linebreaker points and Raze Objective actions later on.

My last commander deleted the gunwagon, whose mega armoured inhabitants jumped out lookin' ready to krump.

At the start of his Turn 3, his bikers managed to Raze one of my objectives, and his boosta blasta crashed into my tank commander, dealing a heap of mortal wounds through two abilities/strategies that both went off on 4+s.



His nobz made it into combat with the tank commander but lost two to Overwatch on the way. The mek soon followed, but the TC made all his saves vs those power klaws thanks to some good rolls and the 2+ armour save from Uparmoured tank ace.



It was looking pretty dire for my opponent at this stage. One of my scions squads Razed a back objective and the other two advanced to do the same to the remaining one next turn.



My two tank commanders in combat fell back, allowing my Warlord TC to shoot his boosta blasta off the table and the basilisks to lay into his last remaining big mek.

A single meganob made it into Turn 4...and was quickly melted by heavy flamer overwatch. It was a nice call back to our previous game when my last remaining model, a regular sergeant, stood defiant against a squad of nobz - even managed to plink one with an overcharged plasma pistol shot before they butchered him.



I didn't feel great about the win after deleting two priority targets Turn 1, but it's a swingy game and we've both been on the receiving end of these things before. Another inch on his advance roll and the wartrike would have made it in for a charge and things might have been different...ah well. I am glad the defensive positioning paid off - I do not always place my minis well in deployment, going too aggressively, and end up paying for my mistakes when I lose the roll off. This time I had planned on going second even if I won the roll off and I think that mindset helped a lot in the end.



Anyway, it was a fun afternoon rolling dice and I'm glad it gave me the motivation to do some painting!

Next on the painting line - the rest of the Krieg.

Thanks for stopping by 8-)

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2020/10/21 12:01:21


t z you are k 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Aw shucks! Now I feel all shy. Though in real life my team at work think I’m a hard to please task master. I guess I must use up all of my compliments here! That and I have 2 small kids who demand we sit with them until they go to sleep, so I tend to get a bit of free internet time most evenings. They also mean this is pretty much my only escape at the moment! Anyway, I’m glad you get the warm glow of a friendly comment!

Great battle report, you really handed it to your BIL. It does make me wonder why GW persist with turns as they do. I hear other systems use alternate activations, which seems a much more balanced affair. I guess it might get complex and they want to maximise the appeal/profits

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Imperial Guard Landspeeder Pilot




On moon miranda.

That's a beautiful table, love the terrain made from random stuff and the blue works really well. The train car conversion is awesome.

IRON WITHIN, IRON WITHOUT.

New Heavy Gear Log! Also...Grey Knights!
The correct pronunciation is Imperial Guard and Stormtroopers, "Astra Militarum" and "Tempestus Scions" are something you'll find at Hogwarts.  
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

tzurk,

Nice battle photos.

Cheers,

CB

34 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Thanks for the batrep! Also if it matters, the Vigilus special detachments are AFAIK no longer legal in 9E - so that means no Emperor's Fist or its lovely relic cannon

KOW BATREPS: BLOODFIRE
INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Thanks all, appreciate the comments!

Salvage - looks like you are right and that the detachments are no longer allowed in tournament play. Thanks for pointing it out - bye bye sweet hammer of sunderance :(

Cheers Vaktathi, the terrain set is definitely one of the projects I'm most proud of. I do fully intend to one day go back and add a bunch of detail and greebling to make it look better close-up...one day!

Yeah gobert, I think there are probly a hundred different ways to run it. It just doesn't feel good to wipe half someone's army off in one turn...and even less so to be on the receiving end!

My boy turns two tomorrow and has only just started sleeping through with any sort of consistency...we get 8-4 and then it's playing trains or out drawing chalk dinosaurs on the driveway. We've got another one due in Feb too, so the whole cycle will start over again!

Wouldn't change it for the world, though.

Anyway, i have done exactly 0 Krieg but have played around with the blueprint for another big daemon.







Maybe a second lord of change...maybe magnus?



Speaking of big daemons, my niece's book week costume got me looking at a few props that might work in the army.

I reckon these could be positioned to match the general lines of the Keeper of Secrets...13cm vs KoS 16.5 that can easily be made up w the rod & base






And maybe few of these stacked together with some spheres in between for a bloodthirster...they are pretty much flying blenders anyway. 3.5" across seems about the right size, I am thinking maybe 8 stacked up will match a bloodthirster's massive height and be thematic w Khorne as well...





Not much of an update, but ideas on the horizon!

Thanks for looking 8-)

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t z you are k 
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

I missed it earlier, but i loved the fluff with the watcher. It's shiver inducing!

I'm bad at picturing size comparisons but i think that could work for magnus!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Congrats on number 2 (?), our 4 year old still isn’t reliable at sleeping through, so I know the struggle, though thankfully she’ll sleep in our bed rather than demanding play time at 4am!

The new daemon looks really cool, it has a strong possibility of being my favourite so far. What was the big black bit originally? It kind of looks like it would suit a flyer such as a Heldrake

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in au
Bloodthirsty Bloodletter




Australia

Thanks turtles! Glad you liked it as it was your comment that inspired it in the first place

Cheers gobert! Yep, new boy is our second. I remember people telling us we'd never sleep again when mrs tzurk was pregnant but I don't think the reality ever sunk in!

I'm glad you like the new one! The black "wings" piece actually comes from the visor of an old bike helmet - I was tidying up the shed and it nearly went to the tip before I thought - hmmmm, maybe...it still need some tidy up work to remove the plugs and tidy the lines but I thought it had a nice sense of movemet while maintaining the geometric feel of the army.

The heldrake idea is pretty cool and I can definitely see myself heading in that direction! I have actually been thinking about converting up a small cultist/1k sons army to represent the mortal worshippers of the screaming shapes. The 1k sons marines are pretty heavy on geometrics to begin with and could open up a few conversion opportunities. I'm picturing some guys with the traditional GW chaos "replace head/arm with God's blessing" - humans bent over like giraffes cause their arms have been transformed into big long spirals, guys with hammers for heads...

an idea for an Ahriman counts as...



we will see I guess 8-)

t z you are k 
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

"Hey! Hey you! Yeah, you over there. Yer chaos now, get used to it!"

(i like it)

realism is a lie
 
   
 
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