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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Very nice Gitz, that is a great looking piece of terrain.
   
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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

 inmygravenimage wrote:
Fantastic work on that rust, btw.


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We actually, officially, call it 'processed cheese food product'.

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in us
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







That tower is the kind of piece that makes a table. Great work!
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks guys.

@kestral: All I'm doing is the painting. Cam did all the hard work of creating and building!

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Been a few days, thought I'd post what we've been up to.

Thing 2 is back into 40k big time and his built or repaired every Nid he could find. He took out all of his painted models and came up with well over 5k points. Here they are.


I've decided to build my 4 armigers. Here's the first. Most of the plates aren't on as they'll be painted separately.


Finished painting the amazing DOW 3-inspired Waaagh tower that Cam built for me a long time ago. My creative contribution was the big ork skull plate snagged from a stompa. The glyphs all have meaning. Banner 1 says (roughly) "this is where the orders are amplified", banner 2 says "gits waaagh" and the little white glyph at the base of one of the main posts says "Cam" in ork glyphs (unfortunately you can't see it in either photo).



Lastly I set up the table for my next game with Alec. Took a cue from my favorite 40k YouTuber WintersSEO and used rocks as rubble and to designate area terrain. Idea here is that his hive fleet bombed the area intending to destroy the Imperial fortification which houses critical communication equipment for the sector. However they had not counted on an active Mechanicus force-field generator. Now they have to send down a strike team to take out the facility the old fashioned way.


If you're worried that I've set him up to fail vs. my shooting army (with the long table). Most of the army he's built can deep strike one way or the other, so he'll be all over me at the end of turn one.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Exciting! It fills me with joy when your boys play, gives me hope for the future with mine own. Table looks great. Also, looking forward to your Armigers, but Papa loves a war dog

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.
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Oooh very nice! Thats a big swarm of Nids he got there. Can't wait to see some in game pictures.

PS Cams tower and your paints has made for a great terrain piece.
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thought I'd share my table for the next fight between Thing 2's Nids and my Mechanicus. I will hopefully do a full battle report for you.

The battle is entitled "The Defense of Ragged Gulch", and features a Tyranid strike force attacking an Imperial communications tower defended by Draconus Forge.



Details:
2000 pts.
1 Battalion per side (by choice)
Mission: Battle Lines
Primaries as normal. (yawn!) Or a wipe by either side which isn't likely.
Secondary's will be chosen by each of us.
5 turn limit
note: Rocks indicate area terrain, craters, trees and walls of any sort (i.e. moving directly through a crater or over a wall) incur a difficult terrain penalty.

Background:
Hive fleet Leviathan is extending tendrils into this sector of space. Standard practice is to take out enemy communication assets early if such can be identified in order to better mask the movements of the fleet. An Imperial communications tower vital to the movement of information in this sub-sector had been identified by advanced scouting elements and bombed from orbit. Unfortunately the Tyranid scouts did not understand what the shield generator next to the tower was & did not pass on the information. The bombing was amazingly effective at destroying the Imperial installation around the communications tower, yet did nothing to the intended target. Thus the hive fleet has sent a strike force to take out the installation the old-fashioned way (Old One-Eye approves). Unfortunately for the Tyranids, the bombardment alerted the tower's Draconus Forge caretakers of the offensive and Belisarius Cawl has responded with a strong force to repel the attack.

Victory Conditions:
The Tyranids succeed either by driving the defenders back to the point where defense becomes impossible and they withdraw (i.e. winning on objectives), or by wiping out the defenders.
Draconus Forge succeeds by keeping control of the area around the facility (objectives) or by wiping out the attackers.

Special Conditions:
As the defenders, Draconus Forge needs to deploy first as Tyranid scouting elements would be watching and reporting back.
As the attackers, the Tyranids have the option of automatically going first rather than rolling, but if they do so the AdMech may fire over-watch twice in Turn 1 (not the same unit and still paying a CP for each time).
For the purposes of this battle, the shield generator is non-functional.

I don't plan on including army lists unless you guys want me to as I find them rather tedious... but if you want it, I'll do it.

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

"Grabs popcorn waits for show to start"
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Yeah this... This is going to be good.

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.
 
   
Made in ca
Deranged Necron Destroyer






I wouldn't mind pictures of the chosen armies if not army lists!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Chainrasps 
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:
I wouldn't mind pictures of the chosen armies if not army lists!


This.

Show us the pretty models!

And then round one; FIGHT!

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Actually I recorded the battle to make a video battle report. Just summaries of each players turn (don't have the patience to edit a 3 hour video). I'll probably work on it tomorrow and try and get it uploaded some time early next week.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hey guys.

Finished the building of my Armiger squad. Painting to start either today or tomorrow.


40k videos should start happening very soon. Have two that just need to be edited, plus a Quidisi brush review.

LOL! Just checked the stats for my thread... I'm slowly approaching 2 million views! You guys are nuts!


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Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

No, you're nuts! keep up the awesome, we'll keep up the viewing.

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.
 
   
Made in us
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






Indianapolis

I'm pretty sure a quarter of those 2 million views are from me, at least it feels that way, lol.

It's crazy to think you've been using this thread for as long as you have. It's really awesome. Keep it up!

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks guys. Another random side project. Working on my Mantis Warrior base from an old kickstarter. Believe it or not there are 3 shades of green on these. Will eventually come back to them with an airbrush to add highlights and deep shading & even more eventually will add some painted-on details. It'll be nice to have these painted even to this stage though for playing.


   
Made in ca
Deranged Necron Destroyer






Oh, are those Dawn of War buildings? Looks like a Stronghold and the vehicle building to me!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Chainrasps 
   
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[DCM]
Procrastinator extraordinaire





Edinburgh, UK

Thing 2's Nids are looking tremendous fielded as a group like that, I'm very jealous!


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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I am now out of dark green primer. I guess I'm done for the time being!


   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Impressive so far, the bird gives a real sense of scale, too.

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.
 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeah. The buildings are a different shade of green, but there was no way in heck I was going to airbrush the entire set in order to make them match my minis. They'll just have to be a bit different.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Going to be a great looking gaming table. Your going to need to have “someone”, hint, hint show up for an assault on the MW’s base.
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Well, ya' know Yorkright... I've been trying to get you to swing by my place and game for YEARS no to no avail. No one to blame but yourself!

Nearly done with the first stage of the MW terrain (spray cans).

Finished the power generators... you guys remember these from the game right? Unfortunately they're all green now, but these will look a lot better after stage 3. Or maybe 4... not exactly sure yet. These have the same color gradients as the rest, unfortunately they don't show up on the photo.


Nearly done with this bad boy... it's HUGE!



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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Yes I know... perhaps soon I can make the trip. There are several new units of painted ultramarines who’ve not seen battle yet.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Decided to jazz up some of my AdMech figs by adding a green or blue glow to some weapons, etc. This isn't OSL, just quick and dirty to make them look a little nicer and/or make the characters more easily identifiable.


   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Its hard to see the smaller figs but the green glow on the tracked fellows in the back looks pretty spiffy!
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks Yorkright. You need to go to the gallery image to see things clearly. Probably not worth the trip, but things glow nicely now.

First Warglave done. A few small glowy bits on this one too.


   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Oooh he is very nice! Glowy eyes, melta tanks and the barrels look a bit scorched whats not to like.
   
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Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Looks sick Gits!

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