Monday, January 31, 2011

Duke 1500

1500 Pts - Dark Eldar Roster

1 Duke Sliscus, 150 pts

9 Kabalite Trueborn, 277 pts (Shardcarbine x5; Blaster x4; Plasma Grenades)
1 Raider (Disintegrator Cannon x1; Grisly Trophies; Flickerfield)

9 Wyches, 220 pts
1 Hekatrix (Blast Pistol; Agoniser)
1 Raider (Disintegrator Cannon x1; Grisly Trophies; Flickerfield)

4 Wyches, 165 pts (Shardnet & Impaler x1; Haywire Grenades)
1 Hekatrix (Haywire Grenades; Agoniser)
1 Venom (Splinter Cannon x2)

4 Wyches, 165 pts (Shardnet & Impaler x1; Haywire Grenades)
1 Hekatrix (Haywire Grenades; Agoniser)
1 Venom (Splinter Cannon x2)

6 Reavers, 156 pts (Heat Lance x2)
1 Ravager, 105 pts
1 Razorwing Jetfighter, 145 pts
10 Kabalite Warriors, 115 pts (Dark Lance x1)

Duke Sliscus

750 Pts - Dark Eldar Roster

1 Duke Sliscus, 150 pts

1 Ravager, 105 pts

3 Kabalite Trueborn, 149 pts (Blaster x3; Plasma Grenades)
1 Venom (Splinter Cannon x2)

4 Wyches, 155 pts (Shardnet & Impaler x1)
1 Hekatrix (Agoniser)
1 Venom (Splinter Cannon x2)

8 Kabalite Warriors, 191 pts
1 Sybarite (Phantasm Grenade Launcher)
1 Raider (Disintegrator Cannon x1; Splinter Racks; Flickerfield)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dark Eldar Project: Venoms and Razorwing

I am building a Dark Eldar army to paint and play something new in my local store's (Heroes Games & Hobbies) most recent Warhammer 40k Escalation League that started the first week of January. Venoms are elite five man fast open toped transports, and Razorwings supersonic attack jet fighters. Along with many other options in the Dark Eldar codex, this is a perfect opportunity to snag those conversion points since no models currently exist. The whole army is turning out to be a great place to show off some painting and modeling talent -

Started with two Vypers and a Raider. I set aside the bottom part of the Raider kit, you can see one of its three parts in the top right of the first picture over there. I wanted to save that part for the Razorwing later. The rest of the kit I divided up as equally as possible, I even cut the two side pieces in half literally. I built a Raider earlier so I had two of the smaller "1-section" sails to use on the Venoms, also duplicates of the tail piece, and all of the sharp blade pieces, so the two Venoms end up matching pretty closely.

Not many modifications to the Vyper, I just used the front part and attached the built up Raider sections. Slapped in the mast and deck pieces for fill to really help complete the look. With the prow and sail they start to look pretty neat. I made some modifications to the front plate later. Mostly just cutting it down section by section until it looked more Dark Eldar and less Eldar.

Very simple project really. I am sure I have mentioned before that I really like the idea of the Sails on the Dark Eldar vehicles. Lots of really cool Sci Fi incorporate the sails in various ways and the Dark Eldar are looking really neat.

Later I built really simple bottom-pieces for the back half raider portion of the Venoms using thin stencil plastic material. I also rigged up some engines from random toys at the dollar store. I will get you some follow-up pictures once they are finished and attached.

The Razorwing took a lot more patience to construct. A very simple design: Raider chassis, Vyper cockpits and extra pieces, Jetbike bits for Dark Eldar look. I built up from the Raider chassis adding the weapon guard pieces from the Vyper kits and parts of random sprue to hold things in place. The sail is the other "2-section" raider sail encased in the raider weapon guard. The front nose section is the extra Jetbike as Reaver kits come with four.

That was the easy part, next I built the wings and a rough fuselage from super thin plastic stencil material. The wings took several layers to get the shape and thickness to work. Once I had a shape I liked, I sketched on the armor plates with sharpie, and then individually cut the stencil material and worked each plate into position working on one side then the other, back to front.

None of it worked out perfect, but pretty good. White stuff and Dark Eldar bits filled in the rest. For a pretty mean Dark Eldar look, and another cool Sail.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Contest of Champions - Game 3: Chaos Space Marines

This was a tough list, rough scenario and brutal opponent. I made big mistakes that cost me the game.

Command and Control, Dawn Of War

Special VIP unit picked by your opponent can score an additional objective by being near one of the objectives at end of game.

Contest of Champions - Game 4: Black Templar

3 objectives, spearhead

killing opponent hq worth extra 1 or 3 objectives

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

40k CoC Army Showcase

Jeremy Ecklin - Favorite Army (and Best Overall)

Many appologies if I missed your Army for any reason, you can always send me a picture!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mr Wendal has tried to warn us about our ways...

Heroes Games and Hobbies in Sparks, Nevada is where our journey to the Contest of Champions Warhammer 40k tournament starts. January opened with a bang as Monday Night Escalation League began anew at 500pts. We are also getting ready for an invasion of L.A. for February 19th Broadside Bash GT Event. The excitement is building each day as we also prepare for our local 2000 point Rogue Trader Tournament on Saturday, January 22nd. The grim darkness of the far future sure is... fun!

Although it was cold Saturday morning, we made the 2-hour drive to Sacramento with no problems and clear roads. The large crowd waiting outside the Great Escape Games entrance let out a huge WAAAAAAGH when store owner Gary opened the doors and started registration. Everyone was pumped and ready for some Warhammer 40k madness!

We spent the last week pretty much focused on this tournament:

Gary, Sirus and the rest of the Great Escape Games crew was extremely organized and ran a very awesome event in all ways. All of us got 20% off Warhammer 40k stuff too.

Reno 40k had good representation. We had lots of fun and put up some good battle results and overall performance. Howl!


The Blood Legion