Monday, November 15, 2010

Wrack Conversion Idea

I have heard folks mention that for Wracks a good conversion would be Ghouls from fantasy. Well I just happen to have won the semi-final Ard Boyz for fantasy this year and received over 60 ghouls as part of the prize.

Looking at them I think that the ghouls will work. However I am a bit concerned about their lack of weapons while the art in the DE dex shows two wicked looking CCW's.

My solution will be to use the hand weapons from the Grave guard kit to model weapons into the hands and arms of the ghouls. I am thinking that I can use my basic green stuff skills to try and make it look like the weapons have been grafted into the arms, hands and perhaps shoulders of the ghouls. This should allow me to still use the majority of the ghouls for both fantasy and 40k (if I base them right)

I will post some pictures when I get a few done. It may be a few weeks as I am getting my shoulder fixed Friday and will have my arm in a sling for a while.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Imperial Guard and those that abuse them

Well I have read much on how IG when combined with the Daemonhunter codex can be abusive. I really did not believe it until yesterday. I faced off against the following list. 2 - 3x Vendetta squads 1 with an inquisitor and 2 mystics in it. 2 command squads x3 melta in chimera, 6 Vet squads in chimeras with 3xmeltas each, a full psych battle squad in chimera, and a callidus assassin.

Well my opponent is a good player but I have been able to beat him before with single codex armies. Fighting a 2 codex army however I learned what it is like to loose to a list. My BA had no chance whatsoever. I was playing for a draw the minute the lists were revealed. (I did not get a draw with the mystics rolling 20inches on average my BA got slaughtered.) I actually enjoyed the fact that myself and a couple other players in our area forced this guy to buy back his guard and purposefully use loopholes in the rules in order to get a win. I like having that kind of effect on people.

I cannot wait for the new grey knight codex and hope beyond hope that they specifically invalidate the daemonhunter codex or name the new one Daemonhunters as well. If GW does not than some C*&k Sucker will say "the new codex is called Grey Knights, it is not the Daemonhunter codex and RAW says I can be a salad tosser and still use allies and my mystics... etc.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Colder Months = Warhammer time

Normally the colder months mean more hobby time. However with my move down south I am faced with 70 degree weather. So instead of putting together my new DE I find myself taking the misses out for a ride on the bike. The last time I rode in November I was Ice racing.

Anyways the weather will change next week and I will be back to working on my DE. Tomorrow is a local 2250 RTT at Lost legion Games and Comics and I will be taking my modified BA list. I was going to not bring Meph however our meta game down here is All Ard Boyz All the time.

I will try to take some pictures if I remember to and maybe do some battle reports.