Wednesday 28 March 2018

WIP Nurgle Imperial Knight pt2

A quick update on my Nurgle Knight.  I thought I would test out the colour combination on his pauldrons, and I couldn't resist adding some reflective scenery :)

Saturday 24 March 2018

WIP Nurgle Imperial Knight

With the imminent release of the new Imperial knight codex and some awesome new knights to add to our ranks, I thought it would be a good time to share my WIP Nurgle Imperial knight.   With later posts showcasing my WIP House Terryn and Khorne Imperial Knight.

Now for the reason why I needed a Nurgle Knight, after the GT it became apparent that my Land Raider did not do at all well in all of my 5 games.  The best it did was the warm up match with Dave on the Friday night.  I've wanted to do a Nurgle Knight for ages but I never got around to it, and the longer I left it the more and more models became available for conversion like the Glottkin Knight; and if I'm honest I almost did the conversion then I saw someone on ebay selling all the bits I needed from the Great Unclean One, and I thought it would make for an easier and less time consuming build (the jury is still out on if it was quicker or not).  So I'm going to replace my Land Raider with a Nurgle Knight the issue being it has a definitive finish date, I'm torn between doing a good conversion and loads of time to paint it or a better conversion and less time to paint it.  As of this morning this is were I'm up to I'm about 95% complete I still need to finish the base and other odds and sods but I'm running out of time. 

I thought I would include a couple of my favourite Nurgle Knights that I found online, I used these as inspiration.  There are so many to choose from but Brian's and Tony's I really like and are great painter to boat, there truly are some amazing people out there.  I hope you likey :) 

Brian Hansen's Nurgle Imperial Knight Link

Tony Craigen's Nurgle Imperial Knight Link

If you have a favourite please feel free to post an image or leave a comment if you have any constructive ideas for my build :) 

Thursday 22 March 2018

New Adeptus Titanicus - Well almost :)

For one moment this morning I actually thought Adeptus Titanicus was going to return and then I saw the Lords of the Battlefield video for the new Imperial knight and my hopes were dashed, but also excited about getting another new Knight :)

"How many guns!?"

I don't know about you but I'm getting excited about the new codex and the combinations we will be able to field in the future.  But I still think it looks like a mini Warlord class titan :)

Monday 19 March 2018

And this is why I don't write battle reports :)

I have stolen this from Dave's 40K Addicts Blog this is the link to the blog once you read this you will know why I don't write battle reports lol :) 

And yes we did go to Warhammer World GT3 and had an absolute blast....

Warhammer World GT3 - Game 0 Tyranids v Nurgle Space Marines

Game 0 of GT3 as we went early we arrived at Warhammer World at lunch time, ate and then had tables booked for two, half-two. I'd played Otty and Ben in the run up so it was only right I rocked up against Liam's Nurgle Chaos Space Marines and Deamons

The low down:
  • XXX [Chapter Approved mission]
  • Dawn of War - Table ends pointy deployment
  • I chose deployment zone, but I deployed last unit [giving Liam +1 to win first turn]
Bizarrely I had almost zero recollection of this battle by the end of the weekend. In fact I had such a bad memory I had to ask Liam if he could write some notes for the battle report after looking at the pictures. Of course I was so pleased he took up the offer I'm just going to share what he wrote in his words because I find it that much more entertaining :) So this is the game from Liam's perspective and as far as I'm concerned the best battle report I've never written:

I went first moved all the pox walkers up onto the objective (middle board) and the same for the Landraider and the Daemon prince (my right of the board), moved up Mortarian on the left.

Las-cannon took 6 wounds off the spawning beastie…..

Deep striked Deathshroud terminators in your deployment area.
-1 to hit on Deathshroud terminators and warp speed did not work.

Warlord deep striked to shoot Mortarian caused 1 wound

You moved one of the flying things to assault the Deathshroud.

Shot one and killed another in CC.

I caused loads of wounds back 4 I think

Large wormy thing deep striked behind my lines and with the genestealers assaulted the Landraider.

The Landraider was left with 1 wound but in overwatch it caused 6 wounds.

In the assault phase caused another to the wormy thing.

Other large wormy thing deep striked in the centre of the board the termy things shot 1 million times and caused 12 wounds on the pox walkers.

Giant genestealer took objective on your left.

Morty assaulted your flying thing with the Deathshroud and insta killed him twice over.

CP caused the dead walk again and the 20 cultists shot and killed 6 termi things which ended up as pox walkers, then the pox walkers assaulted the termie things and caused 6 wounds and lost 4 in return so 2 up on the deal. First blood.

Landraider left combat and the Daemon prince assaulted your giant genestealer and was promptly despatched by him Booooo but until your turn.

Other wormy thing and warlord assaulted Morty killed the Deathshrouds in the shooting phase and did a healthy amount of wounds down to 9 I think in CC, but he killed wormy thing in response.

Genestealers charged towards pox walkers caused loads of wounds but 16 I think but Typhus joined in and killed 10 with the help of the pox walkers extra pox walkers appeared.
Wormie thing assaulted Landraider again but died to overwatch I rolled another 6 to hit 6 to would and 6 to damage lucky lucky...

giant genestealer killed Daemon prince in CC
Termie and pox fight, loads died but all were replaced by both sides this was not going to end any time soon.

Yours and mine it was very rushed and blurry

Deep striked Beast of Nurgle and assaulted the giant genestealer killed him and got the objective.
Landraider shot the spawnie beast down to 2 wounds.

Morty killed the warlord.

Typhus and the pox killed all the genestealers through “plague wind” and pistol shooting and assault. Finished off in your turn. The second unit of termie things attacked the pox walkers in the middle this was going to go on forever I was upto 25 pox by now.

4 OBJECTIVE MARKERS HELD (Total=11) + warlord, first blood and behind enemy lines

So there you go, I think Liam was particularly incensed by some particularly fortuitous dice rolling on my part. He also managed to 'troll me' good style when he insisted on using my dead Termagants as recently raised Poxwalkers and I was artfully riled as I was expecting to re-spawn them with my Tervigon and I'd only brought enough gaunts to cover my own needs, certainly not donate them for his use! I also got a bit shouty with him, to my shame, as I was trying to play as a 'tournament simulation' and be pacey and quick to better match the conditions we would face over the weekend. Often we ended up perussing our rule books for clarification, which resulted in our game lasting aorund four hours - so much for tournament simulation! Regardless, we had a laugh and as usual there were plenty of good and even epic moments, I just can't understand why I can't recall them!