Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Moar War! Minotaurs vs Night Lords now with added pics!

So I have chivvied and goaded the lovely Rachel Docherty into expanding her Night Lords over the past few months, and so today we played a 2,500pt game in which I deployed a veritable wall of Tactical squads and, I'm ashamed to say, thrashed her 7 kill points to 2. I do feel bad about this, as her army is properly gorgeous...
Some Devastators, earlier. Not shown is a
Terminator squad getting all shot up


Moloc once again did his thang and messed a bunch of stuff up including a stand-in Tyberos the Red Wake who made assault marines led by a Chaplain outrageously nasty - doing over a squad of 10 lightning claw-equipped assault terminators in a single turn!
Plus, as Rachel deployed a Tactical squad and totally beat down on part of my thin bronze line, there was this awesome sight:
Land Raiders square up against each other...
but wait...
THAT ONE HAS EYES!!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Yes, I'm aware that there were no Thunderhawks :)

So here we be. I'm rocking a new laptop and have spent much of this evening playing Dawn of War 2 instead of building Spehss Mehrinz... I have 30 sets of Tactical marine legs on my hobby desk. Some will become Boarding/Siege Assault marines, others will replace some of my older models in tactical squads, and I'm not sure about the rest.

Anyway. I have a game against Nids tomorrow/today, 2,500pts to be exact. I hate playing Nids. So, here are some more pics - Thunderhawk, as promised, and some BFG... including my still to be painted conversion of the Dedalus Kraetyr itself, the Minotaurs' relic-flagship. I should get Alan to write some rules for it, really...
The Divine Justice

I did not hand-paint the lettering...



Some Dreadnoughts, yesterday

Que 'hammer time' gags.





Sunday, 16 October 2011

Dreadnoughts and Tanks and Thunderhawks, oh my!

Well, I am back from various foreign lands, and to celebrate I have a feast of images. Less infantry, more armour - that's today's watchword. So, without further ado...

Land Raiders a go-go


Deus Ferrum, Mars-pattern MkV Land Raider Achilles
Strength of Ares, Hekate-pattern Land Raider Redeemer
Iron Rain, MkV Phobos-pattern Land Raider Helios
Tempered Will, MkV Phobos-pattern Land Raider Prometheus




Relentless, MkV-pattern Land Raider Redeemer


 I do have quite a few Land Raiders, in fact. There's a standard Phobos-pattern on the way along with what I'm hoping will be a fairly cool looking modified Hekate-pattern Redeemer; MkIIb-style side sponsons with a MkV-style assault cannon mount. More details to follow. I also have these:





There are only two Whirlwinds in my squadrons because they are a bit dull. Some day I'll consider adding a third, but finally for today we have this gem. I only use it in Apocalypse games when Codex legality doesn't matter as much, but after the artists drew a Lamenters Baal Predator in IA9, and Alan gave it the telling description 'captured by the Minotaurs Chapter', I started adding a few more bits of Blood Angels equipment into my more recent squads and units. This is the Voice of the Martyr: