Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Red Mist Rises

Hi Geek Fans,

Red Mist here again, just thought I'd share my latest titbits ready for this years SVA.

First off as you know my Imperial Guard, The 7th Catachan or 'Lucky Sevens' have for years been a foot based army, now thanks to the increased production from the Hive Cities I have recently taken in our mini campaign I have taken delivery of lots of shiney new chimeras and tanks, including new Leman Russ (as below) and a Manticore and Hydra (images to follow).

This is fully retro fittable with detachable main weapons and sponsons, lovely.

Secondly, I'm also helping my good friend DOC out with his necrons, here is Imotek the Stormlord in all his glory ready to deal out lightning dealth to all of us.

Thirdly, I'm currently working on a Praetorian Squad here is my work in progress so far, what do you think DOC?

Well thats me signing off, back to the painting table.

See you all soon in the mud.

Red Mist Out

Planestrike Crons hit the Brick Wall. Necron Heavy Destroyers

Hi All,

Doc Here with an update, First off ill talk about planet strike as i posted previously:


I played my first game of planet strike the other day and put simply i got it wrong wrong and bit more wrong! Ok so this maybe basic to everyone else but the key basic things i learnt were:
Its not about blowing up the bunkers.
Just because you have deep strike you dont have to charge on the first turn, Particulary if the reprisal will wipe that unit out!
You still need numbers, I picked a super elite army and it didnt have enough survability.

When the opposition is in a bunker use the firing slit angles to reduce the amount of fire you take. Dont deep strike to far away from where your reserves will come on and dont deep strike near your opponents reserve deployment area.

Theyre all basic but trust me once you start playing we are all capable of forgetting the basics!

On a more positive note ive got some more Necron work completed. Ive built some converted heavy destroyers. So Pics first, explanation second:

So how do i build them? First off i cut the end off the gauss cannon. Next i cut the centre from a dispersion shield to form the top of the gun. I next attached a standard green rod to the underside of this and attached the top from a warscythe to the bottom. Finnally i re-attached the gauss cannon end. Simple result, but im happy with them and they dont have the weight issue's that the GW ones have and it saves money!!

Thats all Folks


Sunday, 26 February 2012

A productive weekend

Just finished another bunch of orks and grots for my SVAXII lists, only 9 models to go and 5 of those are 1/2 done so it's all looking good, no 11th hour painting for me, eh Luko??

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Some kind of WIEEEERRDDD plant man!!

As you'll have read in previous posts we were thrown a massive curve ball by the Spikey Club organisers when they announced we needed 5 lists for SVAXII!!
So I dutifully chukked out the trukk lists and rewrote a bunch of new lists so as to give myself a chance to get all the painting done in time, now with about 3 weeks to go I've got 10 models to base and 9 with their flesh tones done, nearly there.
Once it's all complete I'll post photos of the 5 lists.
For now just a couple of pics of the recently finished (today) Wierdboy who'll be fielded as a warphead with a big bunch of shoota boyz in the planetstrike attacker list.
That's all for now, look out for the completed list photos in a couple of weeks, then sometime in April should see the completed Klawstompa!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Necron Countdown to SVAXII


Doc here with an update....

So ive taken two weeks off why i here you ask? this is why....

Yes Merlot the Puppy came to live with us 10 days ago and takes up all my time.  For those who are interested he's a colly-cocker-whippet-russell cross.  Thats a lot of dog in one puppy!

Anyway my update...

For this years SVAXII we have to take 5 different army lists this has made my work schedule manic...  Ive got to paint them all by the 17th March. My painting includes:

1 Necron Overlord
1 Necron Lord
1 Destroyer LOrd
1 Cryptek
6 Praetorians w Voidblades and Particle Casters (i built these today)

3 Heavy Destroyers (to be built and painted)
2 Spyders
10 Deathmarks (only 2 built so far)

Jeepers im going to busy thank god they are necrons and easy to paint.  I will update on my crazy progress.

The other thing new to SVAXII this year is planetsrike and kill team games.  Having never played planetstrike before this will be a challenge this is what my attacking army looks like at 1750pts:


Destroyer Lord, Warscythe, Res Orb, Sempiternal Weave            


6 Lychguard w warscythe’s                                                                         

6 Praetorians w Voidblades and Particle Casters                                               

10 Flayed Ones                                                                                                

Ctan Shard, Pyreshards, Swarm of Spirit Dust                                     


7 Scarab Bases                                                                                                  

3 Heavy Destroyers                                                                                        

2 Wraiths, 1 Particle Caster                                                                         


Canoptek Spyders X 3, 1 Particle Beamer, 1 Gloom Prism                              

TOTAL                                                                                                                   (1750)  

Thoughts people?  Yes im taking advantage of no troops and using all the tasty stuff.  Everything in the army can take out armour pretty much.  This is the only list for the weekend that brings out the CTAN.  Ill post more of my lists as I post painting updates.

Signing off.....