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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

We had a good game. Things worked well. Opponents were great with a nicely painted army. Hard to ask for more than that.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Participated in my final tournament at my primary FLGS yesterday... The Last Square in Madison, WI. They're going to be closing their doors at the end of the month and re-locating to a much smaller facility a few miles to the west. They'll still be hosting tournaments once a month with a limited showroom and stock & keeping an on-line presence. But the overhead got too high on their large store and they just can't compete with the internet discounters. End of an era. 19 years as the center of the Madison tabletop gaming community. Luckily it's not "the end" for them... but it is a clear downsizing and I won't be able to go hang out at the store over my lunch period as is my habit. This was part of a big gaming charity event held all over Madison where donations are taken for Toys-for-Tots. I did enter a model into the painting competition but as it took place somewhere else, I have no idea how I did or even where my model is. Hopefully I'll get it back next week.

Saw them out with a very fun tournament. 1750 points, no Escalation. I took my eldest's Necrons and my youngest to help roll dice and move figures around. List was not really competitive... rather it was along the lines of... "what would a 10-year-old like to play". I called it "Better Lucky than Good" (and it proved to be so).

Steam Crons: Better Lucky than Good

HQ: Imotekh
- Royal Court
- cryptek - chronomitron
- cryptek - tremor stave, harp of dissonance
- cryptek - tremor stave
HQ: D-lord - scythe, MSS, weave
EL: C'Tan Shard - writhing worldscape, entropic strike
TP: 8 warriors
TP: 5 warriors
TP: 5 warriors
FA: 6 wraiths - 4x whip coils
HV: doom scythe
HV: doom scythe
HV: doom scythe

So... lightening, entropic strike and difficult/dangerous terrain shenanigans with the doom scythes thrown in for good measure. Figured it would be decent against a pretty broad range of targets, including the ever-present wraith knights and riptides. Added my own little monstrous creature as a buffer should I need it.

Game 1, we faced...
Two winged demon princes...


Yet another winged demon prince...


A ground based nurgle demon prince (no pic).

...and fateweaver...


This actually wasn't an army I was prepared to fight & expected to get tabled by turn three. However, the Steam Crons did an AMAZING job standing back up over and over again. If it wasn't for the fact that I completely FORGOT about the Mind Shackle Scarabs and that my flyers would automatically come on in turn 4... I might very well have won this game. As it was I lost something like 17-8 (lost the primary, tied the secondary)... but I took the 8 points and was happy for it.


Game 2 we faced...
You guessed it... 3 winged demon princes and Fateweaver (with the dreaded 2+ invul re-rollable).

(sorry for the rubbish pic)

This game started out fantastically with Imotekh's lightening and the flyers doing all but 1 wound to Fateweaver and taking out one of the demons and severely injuring the other. As time drug on however... the two remaining demons and the practically invulnerable Fateweaver really started to chew on our necrons. We did finally get Fateweaver when his "book"(?) roll failed and managed to secure a very narrow victory (16-14). Thing 2 was in charge of the lightening and tessla destructor rolls and really did me proud.


Game 3 we faced...
Orks!


A refreshing change but yet another army that I hadn't planned on facing. This was a very weird scenario where the primary objective was to do x amount of wounds to a giant pillar of light shooting up from the center of the table. We didn't have an army that had any chance of putting out that kind of firepower so we just tried to hamper our opponent from getting full points on the primary and go for a win on the secondary. Imotekh's lightening gave us first blood... but then the orks unloaded on the pilliar and the wounds just started piling up. He fielded a very shooty ork army, not unlike that which I like to field. Still plenty of bodies though. It was kind of a mess & wouldn't make a good proper battle report, but a very fun game over all. The wraiths took on the nob bikers & eventually lost once a mob of 'Aard Boyz joined in. I did get slay the warlord, linebreaker, first blood and the secondary. My opponent got half points for the primary (which was still a lot). So, narrow loss (15-13).

Wonderful event, great opponents in three very closely contested games. The Doom Scythes really didn't do much with their beam weapons as mostly my opponents were flying monstrous creatures & I had no luck grounding anything all day... however the TL tessla destructors are still worth their weight in gold. The whole dangerous terrain thing didn't really work the way I'd hoped. It's just not very scary any more. The lightening was great though. Helpful in the last two games for sure.

Top award is split between Imotekh and the D-lord w/ MSS who got several characters/deamons to kill themselves over the course of the day. We ended up tied for 11th/12th out of 26. Not a bad finish for a goofy army using some outdated tactics & models.

Thank you Carl and Bev! Been wonderful getting to know you & hanging out at your store! Hopefully still many more enjoyable experiences to come at your new digs!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Picked up some Necron bits on e-bay a while ago really cheap. Thought they'd make great objective markers and finally got around to building them.


   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Count me as jealous.

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Mostly, on my phone.

Ooh, clever

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Incorporating Wet-Blending







Simple and effective

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I've seen really basic objectives like this work really well at Adepticon. Matching the overall theme it doesn't seem to matter that they're all identical. When I saw the bits & knowing that Thing 1's Necron army only has one or two proper objectives... I couldn't pass it up.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I've started a blog over in the P&M showcase section for the three armies that may or may not be on the chopping block... Grey Knights, Eldar and Space Wolves. It won't be a WIP blog but a place that I can post my progress & folks can see what's potentially going to be sold, unless I don't have the heart to do it.

Here's the link: Gitsplitta's random "things I hope to sell but might not have the heart" blog

Comments as I go would be welcome. I suppose the most time/cost effective thing to do would just be to sell them as-is, but I just can't bring myself to do that. Character flaw I guess.
So, swing by, see what I'm up to.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hi-ho!

Just finished up some Necron themed objectives for my Adepticon team. I found these interesting bits dirt cheap on the interwebs. Thought I'd paint them up for the team. Originally was going to do them all the same, but that's boring... so I mixed them up a bit. I may still go back and add a blue top the the dark green pylon... but I don't want to make them look too similar. Guess I'll chew on it for a bit.

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Those look excellent, gits. Really pleased with the difference in color.
As far as adding blue to the green one, I think that would work nicely (currently its a little one-colored compared to the other ones) but i think you'd want to weather and shade it down some, so it blends with the darker metal.


EDIT:: Oooh, actually, rather than a full on blue cap, what about some cron lettering/symbols in blue? Could add visual interest without completely covering up the work youve done thus far?

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I could do that. Give it a darker blue wash to mute it perhaps...

Good suggestion, thank you!

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Looking good, Gits'.

You could do the lower half blue, then it wouldn't look similar to the other one with a blue top half...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's an excellent suggestion Dr H... I just might do that.

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Love the variation! I would consider some scarring from them bursting from the ground, or graffiti as if they've been there for centuries.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Finally got a bit of work done customizing the objectives for my teammates. First up, a Necron objective for Solar_lion for whom white figures prominently in his paint scheme. Keep in mind these are supposed to look beaten up and forgotten.



Secondly, an objective for Yellowbeard's Eldar army...



One more to go!

   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

These are looking cron-tastic! Although I assumed they were for Thing #1, not your buddies

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

They're still going to my son... I just offered them to the team to use to save everyone some time. Then SL bitched about the fact that they didn't really match everyone's army so I had to fool with them a bit. They'll still go to Thing 1 when Adepticon is over and I trust he'll still like them with the extra work I put in on them. So... win/win as far as I can see. My team gets more thematic & fluffy objectives while my son gets extra special, customized ones.

If course this is all a big distraction as I avoid working on the Necron bikes... which is what I really need to do to complete my army. I have a large pile of bits, some instructions and a lot of trepidation...



   
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By the foot of the Andes

Looking good, and the customizing and variation make the group unique.

Will be waiting to see how the last one comes about!

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

So, I mention to Thing 1 that I'm modifying some of his objectives because SL whined about their non-specificity. HE told me to paint a little tear on SL's objective to commemorate the event.

All I could do was oblige.


   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







lol. tear is nicely done too.

Good job on the rest of them.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Lolz, wicked good burn by T1.
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Ouch! Now get on with the bikes slacker!

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Those objective markers look great, the customization is cool, and love the little tear for Solar

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Next project... Tomb Blades!



Sorry for the rubbish pic. Camera is in the wife's vehicle and all I have is my phone.

   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Your objective markers look simple and Very effective! Love them . Are they for AdeptiCon? I haven't figured out how to add things representing my teammates to mine yet (which are egg-like bases to represent my own army).
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeah. Have to get a tau warrior from wyomingfox so I can finish customizing the one for his army.

Ask your teammates, they may have some ideas.

   
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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Sounds perfect, love the way you're customizing them! And I will try
   
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

The tomb blades look really fiddly to build... but tey shouyld look great with a dash of paint.

I like how you have done 3 of each to give you more tactical flexibility.

@ RiTides, you could do a classic aliens face hugger moment with models from your team-mates armies. Or if they are also Tyranid, maybe do a rippers head poking pout each one with their Hive fleet colours, alongside hive fleet colours on the eggs themselves?? I also know its a bit late now, and I like your counts as Mawlocs, but for height a Cone of styrene as if the earth was bulging up as tey break throughand you could still use the broken ground from the base section where it breaks through... A bit like the video clip when they set off the giant mines in WW1

Sorr for off topic hijacking.

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Reedsburg, WI

 Gitsplitta wrote:
Yeah. Have to get a tau warrior from wyomingfox so I can finish customizing the one for his army.

Ask your teammates, they may have some ideas.


Found out I am missing a torso. Got 3 ordered and they should arrive Monday.

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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Looking forward to seeing the bikes painted, I've never seen anyone use them before.

   
 
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