Saturday, 27 February 2016

Why entering 40k as a Newbie is difficult

Compared to many others I'm pretty new to all this Warhammer40k-Gaming stuff. Two and a half years is nothing. I've no stories to tell from the ancient times and I can't say "Well, back in 2nd Edition everything was better..."
I was, so to say, raised with the 7th Edition and doesn't have much to compare.
On the other hand this gives me a nice point of view as a Newbie on starting over with Warhammer 40k. And maybe what's lacking at the moment to gain more newbies.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

War Convocation Update

Yes, it's growing.

I left the Skitarii-Part behind and moved on the last one:
Cult Mechanicus.
My TechPriest is already finished and I'm currently working on a squad of Kataphron Breachers.
I feel like I'm not painting because it's fun at the moment. It's more like "getting things done". I've one more squad of Kataphron to paint to call it a Minimum War Convocation. But there are a few units I want to paint after that because I want to have a useful one. I'll keep you updated.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Battlereport: Campaign Part I

Second Battlereport this week!
It was Part I of the Campaign at the local Warhammer-Shop.
We started with 1000 Points each and tried to recover an artifact.

Factions were:

  • Iron Warriors
  • Dark Eldar
  • Skitarii (mine)
Because I only had 940 Points of AdMech-Force ready, I decided to reduce my Rangers and Vanguard (No Arquebus) and filled up with an Eversor Assassin.

Everyone started in one corner and at the begining of every turn we rolled to D6 to determine the order.
I was pretty confident with having three units with special rule "dunestrider" granting me +3" for every movment. But I rolled dice and in the end the non-Dunestriders were held up by the fast ones.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Speedpainting Warhammer 40k

Don't get me wrong, I'm not doing one of these Videos like Teri Litrico does on Gaunts.
No, it's more about a sentence I often hear at my local Warhammer-Shop
Man, you're maybe the most active painter around here when it comes to finishing armies.

I'm not sure if this is true but I've reasons for getting things finished.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Battlereport: Skitarii/Blood Angels vs. Black Templar-Style Space Marines

We crossed swords again!
After my legendary loss with my Tyranids against Flo's Space Marines I tried something new.
I took my new Skitraii out for a ride, supported by a few Blood Angels to fill up the 1500 points.


As I said, it was not as bad as the Tyranid-Battle but I lost many victory points to two. I take it the Mythbusters way:
Failure is always an option. My option was to learn about my new guys from Ryza.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Skitarii Ranger - WIP

I had no problem building, assembling and painting an Imperial Knight in three weeks.
But painting just ten Skitarii Rangers drives me mad. I'm working on these guys for over a week now and it felt like now progress at all.
I spend almost the whole weekend painting and didn't have the feeling to be anywhere near the finishline.
They almost look the same like when I started painting the coats