I obtained a copy of DV back in November/December mainly for the mini rulebook, and the dark angels models. Being the person that I am, I wanted to do something special with the models instead of letting them be all dull and normal, so the following is an article about what I’ve done with the tactical squad. I will work more on the bikes as well, and then the terminators.
With all of the rumors and white dwarf pictures for Dark Angels, I’m sure it will be a happy new year for me and all of my fellow green marine players out there. Maybe in this new year we can even upgrade the participation of our community on this site. Share your thoughts, is there anything you are looking forward to this year?
It has been a year and a half since I started this bad boy, but I have spent maybe only 20-30 hours total working on him. Converted up from a plastic chaos terminator lord, I am not entirely done modeling and painting him. With rumors that the new Belial will only have sword and storm bolter, I have not completed his arms yet, but I do have the parts for all three of his current options.
Have the “New Army Itch” ? Read about the creamy ointment of Allies and how it will cure that burning itch!
Everyone has had the itch at some time or another, the burning sensation you get deep in your love bump that no ointment can cure. Building a new army is one of the joys that keeps people coming back to the hobby, whether you love the models, the rules, or a combination of both, its a fun way to keep things fresh.
Tau was my first army in Warhammer 40k. I was heavy into strategy games, whether they were on a game console or a table top. I was then refereed by a friend to check out a game called Warhammer 40,000. As the conversation started, he was telling me about each race. I was drawn to guard, but he played IG so I opted to play a different army. Then I heard of a race with a Rail gun and instantly images of destruction entered my brain. I was sold.
Tau has been an army that a lot of players want to play, but they have got such a bad reputation as being a difficult army to command and can be unforgiving. Being one of the older codex’s they lack variety in their Force Org Charts and have obsolete wargear.
6th edition’s release has probably benefited Tau the most, but they were an army in need of improvements. The biggest changes 6th brought for Tau was Rapid Firing weapon type, Cover Saves, Pinning, and Overwatch.
In a week and a half I will be heading down to Melbourne to compete in the Australasian Team Championships (ATC) representing my home state of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT, not to be confused with the ATC mentioned earlier)
No idea how I ended up on the team, possibly to assist with the plan of getting all the other teams too drunk on the saturday night to be able to play their games on sunday.
The tournament is 1750pts 5 games ETC style. 5th Edition 40k
To be honest I am shitting bricks.
As all the lists have been released for the everyone to look at I thought I might put up my list here.
With 6th having come around and my love of terminators, forcing me to constantly change pants, combined I have wanted to make an army featuring only of these super sweet Badass MoFos lead by the ultimate badass Abaddon. This has brought about a major crisis for me at the moment; Chaos Space Marines cannot do an all Terminator force.
So now I have a conundrum, what armies can do a pure Termie army that fits in with a CSM feel. Dark Angels being the original army I looked into their Death Wing. It has an entirely too “pure” feeling that just cannot pull off Chaos. Next is Space Wolves and its Logan Wing, perhaps best to pull off Chaos by default. Lastly is Grey Knights and Draigo Wing; which are immediately removed from contention because I choose to not be a follower of that power build.
So now that I have decided on using the Space Wolves codex for a strike force of CSM lead by Abaddon and his elite personal Guard. Now for the Army List.
I spent the past few days (from Wednesday through Sunday) in Indianapolis for the great Gen Con, mingling with 41,000 + other gamers all trying to find something fun to do or buy or experience. If you’ve never been to a large convention like this, it’s hard to put into words exactly what it’s like to find yourself surrounded by tens of thousands of people who share your interests. There is a palpable atmosphere of excitement, frenzied purchasing, and the dull roar of people all talking at the same time. It is pretty draining to be surrounded by all those people, but yet it is also exhilarating.
Anyway, I’m sure you all want the skinny on all the cool shit I saw and heard, so check it out on the next page!
After my (folly of an) attempt in trying to take Imperial Guard and Vendettas as air defense to the Feast of Blades qualifiers and not playing nearly as well as I would like to, I think I’m going to give this list a go at a NOVA Primer FTW Games is holding on Saturday and see if I can make it by well enough with just straight up Space Wolves.