Friday, July 3, 2020

Warhammer 40K: Death Guard - Poxwalkers

Next up on the painting table is my Death Guard Poxwalkers.  They were really fun to paint, there is a huge variety of sculpts with these models.  The ones I am painting now, are the 20 that came in the Dark Imperium starter box.  There is 10 unique sculpts with this set that comes from that starter box.  The ones that come in the Easy To Build: Death Guard Poxwalkers set, are another 6 more unique sculpts, I look forward to adding those to my collection soon.  This makes 16 unique sculpts for this horde unit, I don't know about any of you, but this makes me happy.  Not many units in this game get that many unique sculpts, and make them look awesome on the tabletop.

Depending on how the new 9th edition to the game goes, I may eventually be fielding 2-3 full 20 man units of these.  But we will see what the future brings.

Here is the description from the GW website:
Shambling across the battlefield in reeking hordes, Poxwalkers engulf their enemies in rotting tides of grasping hands, gnashing teeth and squirming tentacles. They are the cursed victims of Nurgle’s plagues, transformed into unliving weapons by the cruel masters of the Death Guard. ... Each is uniquely unpleasant, armed with hastily improvised close combat weapons – blunt objects feature heavily, with hammers, chains, planks of wood and metal pipes with nails in represented. The Poxwalkers themselves are ghastly, their pallid faces twisted into sneering grimaces, mutations, boils and gashes covering their spindly limbs.
Below is the current datasheet:

Here is the first 10 of my Poxwalkers complete.  Painting the next 10 should be just as fun, and I look forward to adding the other sculpts soon.  The next 10, I do plan on painting different than these, that way, even if they are the same sculpt on the tabletop, they will each be unique in their own colors, etc.

I am not sure what will be next on the painting table, that list is, unfortunately, huge at the moment, and growing with each new purchase, lol.  And with 9th Edition of 40K coming out, and all the new cool stuff being released, I feel my list will be growing a lot over the next several months.

Until next time, have fun and stay safe.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

AdeptiCon: Received my 2020 T-Shirt

Yesterday I received a surprise package in the mail and got the 2020 AdeptiCon T-Shirt that I had ordered.  I was disappointed, just like the rest of you when AdeptiCon was canceled, but I still wanted something from the event.  So I donated my money from my ticket/event purchases back to them but kept the order of my T-Shirt.

I knew they were mailing out the merchandise orders soon and was pleasantly surprised when I got it in the mail yesterday.

Another great email that I received from AdeptiCon was that since I had tickets for the Warhammer Preview event, Games Workshop decided that they would mail out everything they would have given to people at the event.  So in a week or two, I should be getting another happy surprise in the mail and hopefully, it will be something great.  I'm wishing that it will be the new Indomitus box and other miniatures that they previewed at the event, but I will have to wait and see.

Here is a few pictures I snapped of the shirt:

It is pretty good quality, and I love the design.  I will be proudly wearing my shirt at next years AdeptiCon event.

When I get the package from AdeptiCon/GamesWorkshop I will be making a blog post on everything that I receive.  Until next time, stay safe and wear a mask, please.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Warhammer 40K: Death Guard - Lord of Contagion

Next up on the painting block for my Deth Guard is one of the HQ choices, the Lord of Contagion.  This was another model from the starter set, and like most of the other models from this set, one model that does not disappoint on the amount of detail it has.  I wanted the overall look of my army to be that same dirty/grunge look, so I painted him darker than I have seen others pant the Death Guard.

It was a lot of fun to paint and model.  And overall I am happy with how he turned out.  The Lord of Contagion will make a great addition to the tabletop and should cause lots of havoc in the game.

Description of them from the book:
The most aggressive and belligerent Lords of the Death Guard take up the mantle of Contagion.  Lords of Contagion lumber into battle in filth-smeared Cataphractii Terminator armour, wielding either snarl-toothed axes taller than a man or two-handed scythes that sweep aside the foe.  They tend towards direct strategies with little in the way of cunning or subtlety, and are pugnacious commander, supremely confident in their followers' ability to absorb the worst the enemy can throw at them and still prevail.  They embody the swift-spreading plague that tears through a crowd, killing indiscriminately and leaving mounds of bodies in its wake.
Here is the Lord of Contagion datasheet:

Below is my Lord of Contagion:

Overall I am really happy with how he turned out, and with the new 9th Edition of Warhammer 40K coming out, I feel he will be fun to play on the tabletop.

Until next time, try to have fun, and remember its just a game.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Warhammer 40K: Death Guard - Plagueburst Crawler

Continuing on with my Warhammer 40K Death Guard Army, I decided to finish one of my Plagueburst Crawlers.  Eventually, I will be fielding up to three of these at a time, but I still need to purchase two more when my budget allows.

These function in multiple roles, you can play them holding back on the backlines, lobbing death with the plagueburst mortar.  Another way of using these is with their higher move of 9", they are pretty mobile, and you can use them a tough wall as they spew fuming death with their side sponson mounted plaguespitters.  Depending on what the new 9th edition of the Warhammer 40K game brings, the use of these may change, so we will see how that goes when they finally drop the new version of the game.

As far as building and painting, this kit was really nice to build and the painting was fun aw well.  I look forward to seeing how these do on the battlefield, as this army seems like it would be a blast to play.

Here is the official description from the Games Workshop website store:
Plagueburst Crawlers are lumbering, formidable siege tanks whose huge ram-blades, thick armour plating and daemonic energies provide them with incredible resilience. Their fearsome plagueburst mortars boast a parabolic fire arc and terrifying range, while the shells they fire combine high-radius explosives with lethal clouds of corrosive spores to inflict damage comparable to that of Imperial Demolisher cannon. The remainder of the Crawler’s weaponry is intended to slaughter the foe up close, spraying diseased slime and hails of vital shells at any who approach. 
This multi-part plastic kit contains the components necessary to assemble a Plagueburst Crawler. An extremely front-heavy tracked dozer brimming with horrible weaponry, it is covered in thick armour pitted and rusting with corrosion and decay. A standout feature is the huge, spiked dozer blade, with a symbol of Nurgle proudly displayed, picked out in skulls. It bears 2 plaguespitters on the sponsons, which you can replace with the 2 included entropy cannon, and the heavy slugger at the front-centre can be replaced with a rothail volley gun – each option is equally potent, but the biggest worry to the enemy is undoubtedly the plagueburst mortar, whose targeting mechanisms and enormous barrel dominate the rear of the vehicle.
Here are the images I took of my first finished Plagueburst Crawler:

Below is the Datasheet for the Plagueburst Crawler.


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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Star Wars Legion: Droidekas Unit

I completed my first unit for the Separatist Alliance, the Droidekas from the Clone Wars Core Set.  These were fun to build, but a little challenging as these models were on sprues, which is a first for Fantasy Flight Games.  The sprues themselves were not bad, and I do love that with being on sprues, it gives you a lot more choices when it comes to building your models.  That way, not every persons army looks the same because everyone has the same identical poses.

The set of Droidekas comes with two model poses.  The first being in the upright fighting stance, ready to open fire on your opponents.  And the second is the wheeled mode, ready to get across the battlefield quickly.  I have not tried these out in a game yet but I look forward to getting them out on the battlefield soon.  Below is the stat card for the Droideka Unit, the one on the left is the front of the card and the one on the right is the back of the card.

Here is the description from the Fantasy Flight Games website:
Versatile and extremely destructive, Droidekas are a threat to even veteran squads of clone troopers and skilled Jedi Knights—and when B1 Battle Droids fail, droidekas are often sent to execute their primary function: annihilation of their targets. Rolling swiftly into battle, droidekas unleash their arm-mounted twin blasters, pouring out withering torrents of fire. 
The Droidekas Unit lets you support your droid forces with some of the most powerful combat droids in the galaxy. Four finely detailed, unpainted Droideka miniatures represent your Droidekas as they speed across the battlefield in wheel mode and unleash suppressive fire in their attack configuration.
Here is my painted miniatures:

I went for a darker look, and I feel they came out not that bad.  Still not sure about the bases yet, but for now they are tabletop ready for battle.

Until next time, get your hobby groove on, and as always stay safe in these crazy times.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Warhammer 40K: Raven Guard Inceptor Squad

I'm slowly continuing to paint up all my Raven Guard, and the latest unit to be completed from the "Dark Imperium" starter set is the Inceptor Squad.  When it comes to painting and modeling, I'm super slow, as you can tell from my blog posts, and since I play a good variety of different games, it seems to take me even longer to get one army completely done for a game.

The Inceptor Squad will definitely see battle time in my lists, and I plan on expanding the unit to its full size.  These were not too bad t assemble and paint, and the hardest problem I had was getting them onto the flight stands that GW provides.  The bottom line, they suck.  GW really missed the mark with this stands, and I'm highly disappointed in them.  Beyond that, I really like the models.

You can play this squad in several different ways, with their Meteoric descent rule, it makes the Inceptors very versatile.  You can use them as an Alpha strike on turn one to try to eliminate something.  Or you can use them as a backup as a defense to counter a deep-strike from the enemy.  There are probably other ways to use them if you have them use the Plasma Exterminators, you can try to punch through something with armour.

Here is my completed unit from the starter set:

Looking forward to using these guys on the battlefield.

Not sure what will be on the painting table next, but until next time, try to stay safe in these crazy times.