23 February 2018

Ultramarines – new Captain and Lieutenant (and upgrading Sergeant’s – again)

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As I move forward with 8th edition, I am working on trying to improve my Ultramarines army. 


In a previous post I showed pictures of upgrading two old Sergeant models packing Power Swords with Combi plasma. The goal (of course) was to give them some more hitting power in close combat. I tried them out, but being only S4 with A2, I did not find them very effective. Reading the new Codex (again) I realized that Tactical Sergeants can pack a Chain Sword (for free) together with a Bolt pistol and Bolt gun. I decided to go with that combination. I had a couple of old style Sergeants I decided to upgrade with Combi Plasma, and at the same time decided to gett rid of the banners and to change the heads to match the rest of my army.
My old style Sergeants

Conversions in progress

Exploring variants of HQ options, I decided to build a new Captain. Fortunately I had an old version in my bit box (Black reach), so I decided to work with that one. It had been used as a test model for Army painter’s foundation spray, so I had to clean it before starting to convert it. I decided to go with Combi Plasma and a Power Maul (a lot of work went into this model). 
My new Captain

I have wanted to test how a Lieutenant would work in my list. I decided to use a Sternguard Veteran to represent a Lieutenant. I wanted some bling, but not too much, deciding not to go with the veteran shoulder guards and veteran helmet. Also her I decided to go with Combi Plasma and a Power maul. For the time being I have to use a Power maul from the old Fantasy range. I hope that someone can help me finding a proper version (it is just way to big…). 
My first Lieutenant

Upgraded Sergeants
I am eager to test the new HQ units at an upcoming TSB gaming event, and happy that my ordinary Sergeants now get A3 in close combat.

Cheers,

Ørnulv    

7 February 2018

Roy´s Necrons – Cryptek

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How could I help Roy construct an army who can field that many warriors backed by a Lord and a Cryptek, knowing the synergies they confer to his army?


Anyway, Roy´s first 2000p army is now completed, with this cool looking model. Congratulations Roy – looking forward (or not) to meet a Gauss gun line from hell.


Cheers,

Ørnulv

3 February 2018

Roy´s Necrons – Death Marks

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I just hate those guys…
Cheers,

Ørnulv

31 January 2018

Roy´s Necrons – Warriors phalanx completed

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With this batch of 12 more Necrons Warriors, this part of Roy´s army is now finished. Roy can now field 48 of them… giving the rest of us a Gauss headache...



Cheers,

Ørnulv

27 January 2018

Ultramarines – Upgrading Sergeants

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As we all know close combat is at the core of 8th edition, and I have found it necessary to give my Tactical Sergeants some close combat punch.

I could not find myself changing my normal “combi-weapon” sergeants, so I dived into my Ultramarines Vault and polled out a couple of old models to work on instead.


I removed the banners, changed one weapon arm, changed the heads to helmets, and gave them both Combi-plasma (keeping the Power swords). In the old days I added “scripts” to the cloth. This is not in tune with my newer versions, so I decided to repaint them also.


While I was at it, I also added “Devastator backpacks” to two of my Devastator Sergeants, and gave them helmets while I was at it.



Cheers,

Ørnulv