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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Everything that I have, all on the table

The biggest collection I've ever had.
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Made in gb
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

That's one heck of an army! A collection of that size and quantity is something to be proud of. The timeframe you've completed it in is equally impressive.

Where to now?

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Cheers Para,

Not all of it was done since December, all of it has been done in the past 5 months though.

I've got a Devastator Centurion squad and a Stormraven to do now, to make my 1200 points up to 1800.

4 fliers with a Cent-Tig-Raven-star. Should be quite filthy

   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

5 months is still an achievement, I dare say most would struggle to complete an army to that standard in that time.

4 fliers is a fearsome prospect for most armies.

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Upstate, New York

 Paradigm wrote:
5 months is still an achievement, I dare say most would struggle to complete an army to that standard in that time.

4 fliers is a fearsome prospect for most armies.


This on both counts. Coming together very well. I know there is a list of models to be done back on the first page, do you have an army list written up for a goal?

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Thanks guys - I spend a couple of hours most nights doing it though, so my time investment is actually quite high!

Perhaps this is where you guys can help. At the moment, I'm thinking a drop pod/flier only list for 2400. Knowing what I've got, can you think of an effective list for me? Between us, perhaps we can concieve something nigh unstoppable! (well, not quite).

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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Ok, here's my shot at a list:

HQ

Tigurius: 165

Elites:
Sternguard Squad, +5 men, 2x Combi-whatever: 250
Drop Pod: 35

Troops:
Tactical Squad, Veteran Sergeant, Flamer, HB: 170
Drop Pod: 35

Tactical Squad, Veteran Sergeant, Melta, Multi-melta: 170
Drop Pod: 35

Tactical Squad, Veteran Sergeant, Flamer, HB: 170
Drop Pod: 35

Scout Squad, Sniper Rifles: 55

Heavy Support;
3 Centurion Devastators, Grav-Cannon/Amp, Missile Launchers: 280

StormRaven Gunship, Typhoon Missiles, Assault Cannon: 225

Fast Attack;
Stormtalon Gunship, Skyhammer Missiles: 125

Stormtalon Gunship, Skyhammer Missiles: 125

Stormtalon Gunship, Skyhammer Missiles: 125

That comes to a round 2000. for the other 400 points, I'd throw in any of this:

Terminator Assault Squad

Land Speeders

Assault Squads

Ironclad Dread

Basically, anything that can get in fast so you've got a whole army on the enemy doorstep on T2.

Hope that helps.



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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

I like a lot of that list.

I was thinking 5 drop pods, infantry maybe two/three dreadnoughts? Two in pods, 1 attached to the Raven?

   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yeah, I just realised I made the fatal 'even-number-of-pods' mistake (although to be fair, that list was off the top of my head). In that case, I'd certainly throw in an Ironclad in a pod to go with the Sternies on an alpha-strike. Maybe another Sternguard squad if you have the points.

If you want to throw in some dreads, then I'd go with-

In Raven: Ironclad with HurriBolters and a HF (or 2x HF for maximum burniness)

In Pod: Ironclad with Melta and HF, Seismic Hammer and DCCW.

I wouldn't bring another Raven just for the Dread-drop, as you just have too much off-board on T1 for it to be worth it in my opinion.

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Alright,

I've come up with this -

Drop Pod 35
Tactical Marines M, MM 160

Drop Pod 35
Tactical Marines M, CM 160

Drop Pod 35
Tactical Marines HB, F 160

Drop Pod 35
Sternguard CM, CF 258
Chapter Master Relics 225

Drop Pod 35
Ironclad Dreadnought SH/PF 145

Stormraven MM 200
Centurions Grav-Cannons 280
Tigurius 165

Stormtalon 125
Stormtalon 125
Stormtalon 125

Thunderfire 100

Just short of 2400.
What do you guys think?

   
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Upstate, New York

I’d worry about the TFC being the only thing on the table at the start of the game. Otherwise, looks good.

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Alternatives for the last 100ish points then? Perhaps another Dreadnought, but attached to the Stormraven?

I quite fancy having two kitted contemptor dreads as ironclads, one for close combat and the other for ranged destruction.

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Hi Smithy, I stumbled across this blog and read it through from the first post and I have really enjoyed it. your army, panting and models look fantastic. I am just the same mate I have been collecting for a life time (literally) but due to scrapping stuff, not liking what I done ect ect. I never really had anything to show for it. So it really struck a chord when I read this thread. I have also decided to knuckle down and like yourself I have found having a thread on here is a real help and gives lots of encouragement. So rather than ramble on much more I'll just say your army and models look amazing. your blog inspires me to push on with my project to. I look forward to seeing what's next, keep up the great work, it looks epic.

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

It's been a whole month and I've had absolutely nothing to show for it. Had a bit of a non hobby month to be honest, but those centurions have been annoying me since Thursday so I thought it's time to grit teeth. Apologies to those who even expected an update, welcome aboard to anyone new


As always, comments, criticisms and scathing indignant guffaws appreciated.
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Mississippi

A month break isn't a bad thing though. Let's ya reset the painting batteries and look at everything in a fresh light. Glad to see some more done though I enjoy reading your blog and checking out you marines. Helps with the inspiration.

And I'm so jealous of the centurions I wanna buy a set so bad but forcing myself to finish other projects first. They look great!

"Building the XIII Legion Ultramarines" http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/572379.page

 
   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Just realised that photo really isn't great :/ Might have to take another.

Ectus - I'm really glad to be a source of inspiration, thanks for your comments, I appreciate it I'll make sure to check out your work too!

Thanks Coyote - Centurions are a fun model to build and look good when finished, but I found them to be a bit of a pain to paint, though I think that was mostly me resisting just getting on with it.

Stormraven next and I'm offering a dakka promise, that I'll get it done within 2 weeks as an absolute maximum.

   
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UK

Nice work on the Cents, good to see you back in action.

2 weeks for a Raven? Should be fun...

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Hey, these are really good! Keep up the good work.
   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Thanks guys,

@ Para - I actually got started on my Raven in earnest last night, the blue and all the silver is done! Might get done faster than expected.

On an interesting note, I went into my local GW after a couple of weeks of absence (walking past it every day on my way too/from work makes me a regular) and the manager goes up to me and says he wants me to represent the store as part of a local GW tournament they're planning.

I'm not even the best player there, but he was saying about how it's about having nicely painted, wysiwyg, fluffy armies as well as an honest and sportsman like play style. So I came out with a proper puffed out chest, feeling nice and smug with myself. Which isn't good, becuase my ego is massive :/

   
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Upstate, New York

Wow, that’s cool that he picked you. And he’s right about not wanting the best player, but one who embodies the whole hobby, not just the win/loss rate.

And you seem like a nice guy, and have a very cool army. So win!

   
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Mississippi

Very cool congrats on being picked! You do have a great looking army and the fact you have a place that actually has tournaments is awesome in an of itself.

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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Congrats on the honour of representing the store, I'm sure you'll do them proud with this army. Best of luck with the tournament.

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Nev - it's just a ruse, I'm a massive douche really
Coyote and Para - thanks guys. The tournament will be in a few months, so I've got enough time to devise a truely devious list as well as buying, building and painting it all. I'm not sure of the points value, but I'm thinking it will be in the 1500-1800 range.

On a P&M side of things, the Raven is showing progress, should be finished by the end of the week. That said, I got South Park: The Stick of Truth on xbox last night, so I've been a little pre-occupied

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Hey everyone, apologies for the lack of updates - I must admit it's been a while! Unfortunately, I've had some goings on in my personal life which weren't wonderful, so I've had to put the whole project on the back burner. However, time to get things on track again!

I'd finished my Stormraven a while ago actually, and has been a staple part of the Centurion delivery system which seems to work quite well.

I've bought few bits and pieces for a planned 10,000 point apocalypse match with a friend who plays in my GW store against the manager and one of the staff. We're using 5000 points a piece, however I'm only just over 3100 all in, and it's not exactly a streamlined list.

So I thought to couple the drop pod/fliers, I'm going armour heavy (especially considering 7th ed. favours tanks and dreadnoughts).

I've built and sprayed 2 FW contemptor dreads, using them as a ven. dread and an ironclad.
1 Shadowsword (just had to, having read know no fear).
1 Redeemer Landraider - Chapter Master, Honour Guard and Cassius delivery system.
1 Standard Patter Landraider - Tigurius/Centurions.
10 Honour guard, which I'm kit bashing using some sternguard, grey knights, command squad and tactical squad bits.

Not pictures yet, because I'll get them on soon. Just a quick update, but I'll have some more fun updates in the near future

Dan

   
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UK

Good to see you back in action, and that's quite a to-do list. Looking forward to updates.

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Upstate, New York

Good to have you back. Hope things get better, whatever is going on.

That is quite the armored fist you are adding to your army. Looks pretty solid, and should cause some pain. Part of me would have liked to see you boost your force to a full battle company, but that’s a lot of guys to paint, and might not be the best on the battlefield.

Have you read the apoc book? Or are you just building to points for a game? There is a formation “Masters of the Chapter” that you can use if you have a CM, 4-10 captains, and a HG squad. Has some nice game effects. Might be worth removing some of the honour guard from the LR and adding some captains. I’m not sure what other formations you have the minis for, but it might be worth looking. There are some nice perks on some of them.

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Thanks guys, good to be back. Recharged after my break

 Nevelon wrote:
Good to have you back. Hope things get better, whatever is going on.

That is quite the armored fist you are adding to your army. Looks pretty solid, and should cause some pain. Part of me would have liked to see you boost your force to a full battle company, but that’s a lot of guys to paint, and might not be the best on the battlefield.

Have you read the apoc book? Or are you just building to points for a game? There is a formation “Masters of the Chapter” that you can use if you have a CM, 4-10 captains, and a HG squad. Has some nice game effects. Might be worth removing some of the honour guard from the LR and adding some captains. I’m not sure what other formations you have the minis for, but it might be worth looking. There are some nice perks on some of them.


Nev - The battle company is coming, but it's all going to be in the form of the formation that comes from the Damnos book. Marines in drop pods, all coming down turn 1 with crusader and fear for two turns. Also anything else that can use drop pods also benefit from these rules.

My HG are shrinking just due to the lack of nice bits to do a really nice HG, so I'm down to 7. With the intention of packing in a librarian (not Tiguirus), Cassius, CM and who knows what else.

The Dreads are coming along quite quickly, and should have some photos soon!

   
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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






Manchester, UK

Contemptor Dreadnoughts - A picture heavy update this time.

The assault cannon version is a Venerable, while the two power fist edition is the Ironclad. I've been relatively productive this week, it's not taken as long to do these as I thought

C&C appreciated!

Next on the list is either the two Land Raiders or the Shadowsword - which do you guys want to see next?
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Nice work, as always. I think the Land Raiders would be the best bet next, as they'll probably see more use.

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Upstate, New York

I like how you’ve painted them, but I still dislike those FW dreads. Too smooth and potbellied, not enough baroque bling for Imperial war machines. I recognize that I’m in the minority, and they should serve you well on the battlefield.

I’ll second the vote for the LRs.

   
 
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