15 April 2016

Rebasing the Crimson Fists

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It's been a while now, since Space Marines models started coming with 32mm bases instead of 25mm ones. Contrary to the predictions and rumours from around that time, the game did not break, the sky has not fallen and it's still entirely up to the individual army owners to decide which size bases they want to use for their army.

Starting a brand new army for the Team Tournament at last year's Adepticon could have been the ideal opportunity to start using the new bases, but they were not readily available in large enough quantities or at a reasonable enough price for it to be viable. In addition, Ørn had 'just' rebased his entire Ultramarines army, and was not really all that eager to do it all over again.

Not too long after we came home again, however, I found an eBay seller offering 30mm bases at a fraction of the cost of GW's 'official' 32 mm ones. These bases are a little flatter, though, but that's easily corrected by me finally getting on the 'cork-base bandwagon'. ;) I started on the rebasing-project in between playing games, re-tuning lists and adding about three new models to my Crimson Fists army for the "I am Alpharius" event this weekend.

In any case; I've used a modified/simplified version of Ørn's recipe from a few years ago, but still think the end result came out okay. For now, I've just finished the thirty-something bases I need for the army I'm using in Nottingham this weekend. I'll get back to the remaining one hundred partially completed ones after we're back home again. I expect to have finished at least half a Battle Company of Crimson Fists by the end of the year, plus several squads of Veterans as well as quite a few (transport) vehicles in support. (Stay tuned!)


PS: Here's a few WIP-pics of the entire lot of new bases:

10 April 2016

Tau goes to Nottigham

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we are only days away from the "Alpharius" event in Nottigham, and my Tau army is almost done.
This a army I started on slowly this winter, and I got very inspiered to get it done for the doubles weekend. The Army wil be a suits army, a small Farsight group that have all the Tau high tec.
For the weekend my main go to suite wil be the XV109

As we will be playing Malestrom missions the troops wil be very importent to take the objectives so there will be some units of Fire Warriors, these guys will bring some back up shooting to the table

And what Tau army would be complete with out Battle suits and Broadsides. There will be 3 Battle suits and 1 Broadside in the 1010 point army.

The playtesting have shown me that I need more markerlights, and some small units of Pathfinders, so finnishing these is the last thing to do before Team Stormbolter takes on Nottingham.

4 April 2016

Tyranid Malanthrope and Mawloc

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Inger Helene and I decided to play Tyranids at the friendly doubles tournament in Warhammer world (Nottingham) in April 2016.

It has been a while since I built and painted models for this army; It was great fun when Jørn gave my son, who has participated in painting “our Tyranid army” (since the Battle for Macragge starter set came) a Imperial Armour book containing the Forge World range of Tyranid models.

After evaluating different Forge World units, Inger Helene gave me a grand birthday present, two Malanthropes! It was great fun building and painting them. However, I decided not to go with the stands/bases they where fitted with from Forgeworld, and we build our own. This is how they turned out.


To get the right "team spirit" and "team feeling for the army", Inger Helene built a second Mawloc. She had great fun posing it, and I tried to create a stand/base that gives the impression of the mighty beast breaking its way up from underneath the surface.


After test playing, the only thing remaining to complete our tournament army is to finish some more Troops and Object Markers (and my son has started painting a mighty Tyranid beast of his own…). I will post pictures when they are finished.