Saturday, March 27, 2010
as promised earlier today here's the update with my two Salamander vehicles:
-Black Reach Dread and
Here are some more pics of those and the vindicator can be seen with and without the removable dozerblade.
And the remaining Dreadnought pictures:
That's pretty much it for today. As you might have realized the Dreadmought is still missing a base. That's true and i promise to build it during the next few days and blog about the Dreadnought standing on the finished base ;)
Maybe I'll be able to take a photo of the interior of the Vindicator, because I left the door open and painted it from the inside but forgot to take a picture of that.
So the next days another update of these vehicles will follow and maybe I even manage to paint one or two further Tactical Marines to finish at least the first 10 man squad.
I've been busy the last days with learning for exams and funny things like that. But now that all exams are taken and I only have to do two readings and prepare a term paper, I found some time to return to my painting station.
I finally managed to finish the first two of my Salamander's vehicles and will post some pictures later this day (the varnish has to dry neforehand and I need to fetch my father's cam, 'cause mine is damn crap).
So stay tuned for another post to come later this day.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Finally I forced myself to write the latest battle report and here it comes, hope you enjoy it.
Again we played 1.5k points and I faced a slightly different Tyranid list than last time. This time I went with my Ork army with the following list.
12 Burna Boyz
-Boss with PK
-Battlewaggon (Grot riggers, boarding plank, 3x big shoota)
-Boss with PK&Pole
-Boss with PK&Pole
-Trukk (ram, shoota, plank)
-Trukk (ram, shoota, plank)
Battlewaggon (Grot riggers, boarding plank, 3x big shoota)
Battlewaggon (3x big shoota)
The Tyranids played something like:
2 Zoas in Spore
2x2 Hive Guards
4x8 Genestealers (twice with Broodlord)
Mission and deployment were Seize Ground with Dawn of War.
I won the roll to deploy and decided to go first, only setting up an empty trukk and the MANZ behind a large building. He deployed his Alphawarrior and the Tyranid Warriors in the cover of a ruin. His two objectives were in the center of his zone and on my far right, while i kept both of mine in the middle of my zone, to keep my forces together.
I decided to keep my 10 Boyz and the Gretchins in reserve and he outflanked with all of his Genestealers. Trying to seize the initiative he rolled a 6 and went first.
His Hive Guards looked for as much cover as possible and tried to stay out of any LOS, while the Trygon, the Ravagers and the Warrior brood advanced to my side of the table.
On my turn the Orks arrived on the battlefield and I build up a solid wall of Battlewaggons to cover the trukks behind their AV14. The buggies got a few shots on one of the Hive Guards that was just to big to hide itself, but with the BS2 they had no chance of hitting it.
The next few turns a lot of things happened and I am unsure in which order or on which turn the events took place, so I am just going to give you a rough idea of how the battle continued.
Two Genestealer broods entered play on the side of my table that was near to my army in two turns in a row. The Zoas wrecked the trukk with the MANZ inside and the first Genestealer squad charged the Orks that scrambled out of the wreck, but only able to kill one of them with their rending attacks the combat was tied and after two more rounds the orks were able to finish the Genestealers off with their Pks. The Trygon crashed into the BW with the big Boy suad accompanied by the Warboss and destroyed the vehicle but was charged by what came out of it. Together with the second Genestealer squad the Trygon killed the 19 Orks, but died in the fight as well.
The Burnaz in their BW made a drive-by with the Raveners and smoked them with 24 Hits and enough wounds to leave none alive. Heading back to the Warboss they saw him dying and took cruel revenge on the Genestealers by hitting them 60 times and scoring 25 wounds!!
But when the Zoas cracked their BW open the Burnaz were combi-charged by another Genestealer unit and the Warrior brood … no need to talk about the outcome of this fight … not a single ork survived the massacre. At the same time the Tankbustaz got beaten up by the last Genestealer unit because they failed their terrain test to attack the Hive Guards. After this quick fight the Genestealers fell back to secure one of his objectives. The other one was guarded by 2 HiveGuards and two Warriors (the other two Warriors had been victims to a PK that was hidden in the trukk boyz).
When my Gretchin and Boyz arrived on the battlefield the Gretchin took cover in a ruin and secured the objective there, while the Boyz charged a squad of Genestealers (with the help of the remaining two MANZ) and killed them, securing my second objective.
In a heroical move my last living BW and the last buggy speeded towards one of his objectives and contested it, so that I won the game after five turns with 2-1 objectives.
After the battle I had on the table:
and he was left with:
2 Hive Guards
1 Mycetic Spore (I didn't even shot at this once ...)
Hope you enjoyed reading this battle report as well. I am going back to bed now and will try to get fit again ;)
Monday, March 15, 2010
directly another post behind. I figured out that I should explain the blog's new subtitle to those that do not know my friends and me ;)
"(to) fromage oneself" or in German "sich fromagieren" means something like epic failing. If you fromage yourself in a WH40K game you shouldn't be able to win this game unless your opponents fromages him/herself as well.When my brother and me spotted "La Cave à Fromage" in London he had the idea to name my blog after this cheese-shop and we took a photo of the sign you can see right below the header.
Alternativly you can also be "fromaged" by your opponent, then he just outplayed you with a nice move and you have no possibility to counter that.
In either case You are the one who has a disadvantage to overcome.
Now all of you should know what I mean when I'm talking of "fromaging" in one of my battle reports.
But this should be enough for tonight. Let me end with the words of my Burnaz in the upcoming battle report:"I love the smell of roasted Genestealers in the evening" :-P
I'll take better pictures once the model is finished.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
long time since I posted, sorry for this but I was very busy and recently went to London for a full week.
Now I am back on and brought a cold with me ... trying to get fit again I found some time to get a decent subtitle for my blog and a matching picture.
On Monday I'll post my last recent battle report with Orks against my friends Tyranids (still struggling to find a decent list that fits his style of play, responses and ideas for 1.5k Tyranid lists are appreciated ;) ).
So stay tuned for Monday, as there is more to come.