Sunday, February 26, 2012

6 or so hours to go before dip dries...

Need to wait until tonight before I apply the mat spray (which I forgot to pick up).  Over all I'm liking the effect a lot.  There is some issues with pooling on parts of the model but I do need to give it some more time for the dip to set in.  I'm thinking that Army Painter is going to provide me with the tools to actually get a complete painted force on the table.  The biggest benefit for me with this painting system is the reduced time in setting up my painting area.  I've got a busy career along as being married with kids.  Time to paint my toy soldiers is a precious commodity.  The time it takes to pick colours, shade, layer et al. really hamstrung my ability to get any reliable painting done.  I'm hoping that things will go a lot quicker with the dip.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Doing the Dip

My local gaming group has pretty much switched gears from 40k to fantasy while we wait for 6th edition.  I've decided that I'm going to power through my lizzies to try and keep up with those that have more time for painting.  So, I'm all about the dip.  Managed to get a test model done.  Now its time to wait, 24 hours to be exact.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the model turns out half decent.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Legion of the Damned

Just found out on the GW site that Rob Sanders has a new novel being released this weekend.  Looking forward to giving it a read as I really enjoyed Atlas Infernal.  The trailer is awesome as well!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Finally picked up IA 11

So I picked up the latest Imperial Armour the other day and have been enjoying the read.  I'm really digging the Eldar Corsairs list.  So without much ado, the following is a quick list I put together that I think could go toe to toe with any army currently dominating the end of the 5th edition scene.

Void Dreamer: -Haywire grenades, Gyrinx

(6) 5 Corsair squad with Shuriken Catapults, Fusion Gun, Falcon, Shuriken Cannon

(3) 1 Corsair Hornet with 2 pulse lasers

(3) Warp Hunters

Total Points 2k on the nose

31 Infantry models (6 scoring units)
12 Tanks (9 AV 12/12/10 and 3 AV 11/11/10) that are fast skimmers
24 Pulse Laser shots a turn (48" range AP 2 strength 8)
6 Fusion Gun shots a turn (melta gun)
18 Shuriken Cannon shots a turn (24" range AP2 strength 6).
3 D-Cannon barrage shots a turn

I think that the Prince is a better option for an HQ selection; however the Void Dreamer is slightly cheaper in points allowing me to squeeze in another warp hunter.  Over all A very shooty and fast list.  The great part is the list can shoot well at the 36-48" range and has the speed to keep away from any given opponent. No CC capability but who needs that when you are skirting the edges of the board plinking away.  The best thing though is the BS 4 across the board.  Those 24 pulse Laser shots are far more accurate than anything their Craftworld cousins can put on the board.

I think the above list would be fun to play, but man would it be expensive to build.  6 Forge world models is a lot to spend money on when IA lists are not normally considered legal.  The Falcon's I'm sure could be found on ebay for a reasonable price and the corsair models could be represented with guardians, but man those 6 forgeworld models sure would be expensive.

Anyway, I'm loving the book and I defiantly want to try playing the campaign.  My main opponent has a Cadian guard army so but for the big Apoc games I'm good to go.  Anyone else enjoying the new Imperial Armour book?