Attack of #HobbyADD – Infinity, Malifaux and 40k in between…

Well, as always, I am suffering from #HobbyADD, but at the moment I think its a particularly advanced case! I’ve almost completed my #WAACPainting entry – the models are done – I just need some decent photos for an entry.  I’m looking a knocking up a quick display board to take the photos on. So, current projects (in no particular order)!

1)  Infinity Nomads!  I’m very excited about Infinity!  It looks like an amazing system, and the skirmish nature means I don’t need to assemble and paint huge numbers.  Plus nuns with guns – my battle sisters can stride onto a new battlefield.  I think I can hold off until Ice Storm though!

2)  Malifaux I have a Lady Justice crew half assembled (I still need to put the Death Marshalls together.  Interesting system with the card deck, and fascinating fluff and gorgeous models.  Only problem is that I keep eying up Viktoria’s crew and Gremlins….. Hopefully I can stick to my guns (of justice!)

3) 40K – Sisters of Battle I need to paint about 2 models to “finish” my Order of the Argent Shroud, and about 6 models to “finish” my Order of the Verdant Garden.  So close….

4) 40K – Imperial Fists This is my current “Churn em out army”.  I do like the Sons of Dorn, and these will probably be my standard go to 40k army for a while.  Assault terminators and forge world pads on the way to bolster a Lysander charge 🙂

5) 40K – Pirate Orks Pirate orks.   What more can I say?  I have a fair few Orks from Assault on Black Reach, and Stormclaw may be lurking for an upcoming birthday.  I’ve also got RTB02 ready to be repainted and take the field.  Add some Flash Gitz, and Cap’n Kipp’s Freebootaz could be ready to go!  Its a heck of a lot of models though, so I may end up holding off here.

6) 40K – Dark Craftworld Dark Eldar I have a reasonably DE force in need of some TLC.  I’m really tempted to reorganise it as a fallen craft world and paint it in aspect colours – Striking Scorpion green for Incubi, blaster wielding kabalites as fire dragons, kabalites as Dire Avenger blues, Wyches in howling banshee bone and so on.

7) Ax Faction minis for fun I’m looking at using some of these as Inquisition forces too, so not purely just for fun.  Cracking sculpts on these.

8) 40K – Fallen Angels This army has been lurking for ages and been bolstered by the DV set.  Totally unpainted for over 7 years….. I really should at least prime them!!!

9) 40K – RTB01 Crimson Fists Army Ah, my beloved Crimson Fists!  Painstakingly gathered from eBay to replace an army that got lost on a train years ago.  The plan is to recreate the classic Rogue Trader front cover.  Navy primer is ready to go!

10) 40K – Ultramarines More marines!  I actually have a fairly decent collection of ultramarines, some primed, some badly painted.  I’m just missing a HQ force here really!  Ironclad dreadnoughts and bikers recently added to the increasing forces.   I now have a complete enough force not to worry about these!  Counting Ultramarines as done!

11) 40K – Crimson Slaughter I have a reasonably solid force of CSMs in red and gold, perfect for the role of Crimson Slaughter.  With the addition of the Crimson Slaughter specific models from the DV set, this would be a great little force (possibly in need of a bastion or helturkey for anti air).  Just the CSMs from DV to paint here, though a fair few khorne beserkers need some finishing too.

12)  X-Wing Not started here, but a good guy locally loves it, and wants to play.  I love Star Wars, so I suspect mistakes will be made here 😉

13)  Armada If I like Star Wars star fighters, running a fleet as an admiral????  Yeah, this is happening.

14) DnD 5e Absolutely love everything I’ve seen for this so far!  Just wish digital versions of the core books were coming out as space is an issue.

15) 40K – Space Wolves My first 40K force back in the 80s!  The storm claw set has sucked me back in.  I’m not a huge fan of a lot of the recent vehicles, but the current character modelling is amazing.  Definitely to be painted in grey instead of the rubbish modern light blue though.  Will probably just be an allies force rather than a full blown 1850pts army.

16)  40K – Blood Angels Really struggling for enthusiasm here!  I have some really quite nice chapter leaders painted up, and some gorgeous terminators from Space Hulk to paint.  I have primed basic troops, and unbuilt death company and sanguinary guard.  Just not feeling too enthused, particularly without a current codex.

17) 40K – Silver Skulls Loads of unbuilt models for this, and they fit with my long term plans of having a range of silver armies sharing some vehicles with magnetised logos with my Order of the Argent Shroud and Grey Knights.  Need to work out the skulls for the shoulders and a quick effective paint scheme here!

18)  40K – Eldar Loads of unpainted Eldar, and loads of painted ones! Recently bolsters by  Eldrad, a new Avatar and some warlocks.  I need to sort out some effective fighting forces here – I think painting the remaining ones is quite low down the list.  Really tempted to add more wraith warriors at all levels though ….

19)  40K – Tau My Tau are pretty much done with a reasonable force.  There are a couple of options half painted that I’d like to finish off, and perhaps add some broadsides and riptides, but generally these are pretty low on the list as they have a fully painted force!  Ticking these off the list as have a sorted out painted playable army matching all my main criteria.  Not ideal, as could do with slightly different options, but cool.

20)  40K – Grey Knights! New codex due out, decent force already, and only a couple of things needed to be finished or assembled to finish them off!  Also awesome with the new psychic phase.  These guys may well be seeing the table again soon.  Dreadknight is tempting me!

21) 40K – Imperial Guard Valhallans Pretty much sorted out and ready to go!  Not great paint jobs, but OK enough to get by.  some basing of heavy weapons needed here.

22) 40K – Imperial Guard Cadians Ouch.  Loads of men, not much paint, and pretty much every heavy weapons squad needs to be rebased.  Lots and lots of work, not much enthusiasm at present 🙁

23) 40K – Legion of the Damned I have 15 Legion to be painted to use as an allied force to other Imperial types.  Struggling to get enthused though.

24) 40K – Deathwatch I have a 10 man squad with custom pads (both DW and a range of chapters), heads, guns, all ready to be assembled!  Must get around to building and painting these.  Very excited with my Inquistions types.

25) 40K – Inquisition I have a load of models from a range of manufacturers to put together as my Inquistion force.  Female paladins as crusaders, floating psykers, daemonhosts, the lot!  Very cool and good allies for almost all the other Imperial forces.  Quite excited, but as I haven’t started they are quite low down the list.

26)  40K – Tyranids I’d love to get this army finished to at least 1850 points!  They look gorgeous, and are easy to do.  I’m struggling motivation wise here as I basically need to buy a fresh army to make them playable with tervigons, more termagants and flying MCs.  I have genestealers aplenty to paint.  Hmm.

27) 40K – Necrons I have a fully painted army of these bad boys – rubbish in the current game, but fully painted and ready to go.  w00t!!!!  Could do with some newer models, but not loving the new fluff anyway. Counting these as done for now!  I have a complete playable and painted army all sorted out.  Not great, but done!

28) 40K – Militarum Tempestus I have a reasonable number of Karskrin Stormtrooper squads here.  No new stormtroopers, but enough to work well with inquisition or guard voices quite effectively!  None really painted, boo hiss!

29)  Scenary! I have a huge amount of scenery to assemble and/or paint.  From an Imperial City to Altars of Chaos, it’d look amazing on my battle board.  As it doesn’t affect my actual games too much though, difficult to find the time!

Sooo, 29 reasonably sized projects, and possibly a few more kickstarter bits to go too.  Ouch!  #HobbyADD indeed!

Terrain for Warhammer 40K – Eldar

Games Workshop make fantastic models, and their Imperial terrain is absolutely superb.  Unfortunately, if you don’t want imperial type terrain (or a hill or two), you are pretty much out of luck!

Lets take a look at what we can find for terrain for other races, or cheaper alternatives for a home board!

Eldar

There are some very good Eldar pieces of terrain available on the market at the moment.

Minature Scenery in Australia do some fantastic MDF pieces, which can easily fill in the traditional roles of bastion (Elven Tower) :

A Skyshield Landing Platform (or Elven Dias):

And, of course, an Aegis Defense Line (or Sanctuary of Souls):

In addition, their walkways and space modulators are fantastic for people putting together an Eldar themed board.

Brush 4 Hire do an interesting range of Aegis Defense Line alternatives, one of which works quite well as an advanced Eldar concept – their forcefield defines line!  You can pick the colour of the translucent plastic force shield, to match your craftworld a bit better!

Micro Art Studios do a fantastic set of barricades or Aegis defines line too!

There once was a template for creating your own webway gate on the GW site, but like much of the old school hobby stuff, this has long since been removed.  A retro-engineered version can be found on a here, though!

I’m sure there are a few more options out there – I’ll update this post if/when I come across them!

 

Warhammer 40K model options … Without going to Games Workshop

Let me start by saying I love Warhammer 40K.  I love the universe, the Black Library books and authors are fantastic, and the game is generally fun, interesting, and has evolved in interesting ways (even if there are enough quibbles with the rule set to start a fresh Horus Heresy!)

However, I’m not as keen on GW as a company these days.  I’ve personally found some of the employees of GW to be pushy, unpleasant, and of an aggressive opinion that GW can do no wrong.  Everyone makes mistakes, so that tends to wind me up!  Suing authors for using  the term “space marine”, a term that predates GW by a significant margin is not exactly great work, for example.

With that in mind, I thought I’d take a look at alternatives to GW models for various forces in the 40K universe.  These are just my opinions as to what you could use the models for, rather than what they are being sold as – you may disagree, or feel they’d be better as something else.

Chaos Space Marines

I’ve never found much in the way of alternative Chaos Space Marines.  It’s a very iconic look, which doesn’t lend itself to alternatives terribly well!

However, Evilcraft do a fantastic set of Chaos looking troops in power armour with bolt pistols and bolter style weaponry.  Very cool, and ornate enough to be used as chosen if you just wanted some specialist models.

Puppets War do quite a good range of conversion bits, much of which is suitably spiky for the forces of Chaos.  In terms of straight models, they have a great squad that work work as a Raptor Squad.

They also have a reasonable number of troops that are probably better guard proxies, but would make OK cultists.  They also have some cracking zombies, for Nurgle plague zombies.

On the zombie front, Hasslefree Minis do a great, and cheap, set of zombie plastics.

 

And finally on the zombie/cultist front, Mantic Games do a great range of plague zombie marines:

Raging Heroes have a cracking model that could be could as a Nurgle general.

Zealot Miniatures do a model I think would work well as a chaos spawn.

Scibor do a small range of Chaos terminator types, which could be could for chaos lords.

Chaos Demons

Raging Heroes do some amazing Preying Mantis models, which would make fantastic Daemonettes.

They also do a great demon option for a Daemon Prince or Greater Daemon of Khorne.  You could probably get away with the smaller version as a Chaos Lord in a CSM force.

Puppets War do some good demons too. I love the thought of fielding Plague Bears instead of Plague bearers!

Avatars of War do fantasy models, but that isn’t a problem for Daemons!  They do a couple of cracking models that would make amazing Heralds of Khorne and Nurgle.

Maxmini do a fantastic line of Nurgle style demons, from Greater Demons:

Through smaller plague bringers, which would make a good herald:

Zealot Miniatures do an interesting Greater Demon of Khorne style model:

Imperial Guard

Imperial Guard are the closest thing in the 40K universe to standard human soldiers, and so are probably the easiest army to find decent alternative models for – for the infantry, anyway!

Mantic Games have their Corporation Army range, which are perfect guard replacements on the whole.

Interestingly, I’ve seen their Veer-myn line os space rats used for very effective chaos guard!

Dreamforge Games have a great range of stormtroopers that work well for Tempestus Scions, or maybe as veterans.

Statuesque Miniatures do some really cool female resistance fighters that would work really well as cultists or irregular guard.  As well as squaddies, they do a few special weapons, heavy weapons, snipers and commissars

Raging Heroes don’t currently produce many models. but are launching three full female guard army lines, loosely matching Steel Legion, Valhallan and Penal Legion Imperial guard lines.  At the moment, they do a small number of female officers which are great as commissars or custom commanders.

Victoria miniatures do a tremendous range of guard alternatives, as well as bits for customising any GW troops you may get.  If you want a custom regiment, or decent female troops, this is the place to go.  Their Arcadian rifles look absolutely cracking models.

Puppets War do a few squad options, but I’m not amazing taken by them, to be honest.  What I love, though, are their rough rider options, on motorbikes with lances.  Its something that has come up in the novels a few times, so it’d be good to see on the table.

Scotia Grendel do some interesting lines from the old VASA and Urban Mammoth games, which could easily be adopted for Imperial Guard.  Here’s one of their VASA squads, for example.

Maxmini do some great catachan alternatives, female alternatives, and a few space ogres for some Ogryn fun.

Mad Robot Miniatures have some brilliant conversion parts, but you can get complete guard squads in various looks.  Decent Valhallans are always a bonus these days, especially if you have most of an army already!

Space Marines

Mantic Games have a line of Enforcers.  While quite a different look from the traditional space marines found in GW, the equipment ties up quite nicely.

Puppets War have an interesting range of heavy armoured troops that would also do quite nicely, including strike (power) armours, and terminator armour in a range of configurations – even bikes and vehicles.

Scibor do some amazing marine style models.  Most of them match to more extreme versions of the various Space Marine Legions inspirations – Spartan for the Imperial Fists, Roman for the Ultramarines, Celtic for the Space Wolves, and so on, though there are some more unique ones, like egyptian options too.

Hitech Miniatures do some really interesting models, and again, break into groups that match the SM legion inspirations – more extreme than the very similar GW ones.

Kabuki Models do a great line of possible Primarch alternatives.  Less appealing now Forgeworld are producing official models, they are still gorgeous pieces in their own right.  Here is the Castellan Knight.

Eldar

I’ve never really found any good third party Eldar like models in army like levels.   That may change when Mantic Games get around to releasing their Asterian line of Space Elves!

Chapter House Studios do some great commanders on jet bikes, and also do a unique aspect warrior squad – Warp Stalkers – that looks like it’d run as howling banshees.

Dark Eldar

Raging Heroes are the current queens of the non GW Dark Eldar!  Not only do they have a really lovely female archon, succubus, and squads of “blood vestals” which are perfect for Wyches, it looks like they’ll be expanding their line in the future too!

Orks

Orks are tricky.  There aren’t generally huge numbers of space ork alternative models out there, though there are fairly large numbers of passable alternative vehicles.

Mantic Games do offer a large line of Marauders which would work well for Orks, both infantry and light vehicles.

Raging Heroes do a fabulous sci-fi ork warmaster, which would be amazing as your army warlord!

Puppets War do a fantastic range of Orky vehicles and planes, like this:

Adepta Sororitas

Well, I’ve never found any great models here for ladies in power armour.  Heck, its almost impossible to even get them from GW!

Having said that, it looks like Raging Heroes are planning on producing some nuns with guns options in the future – look here!

There are a couple of options that can be adapted from Privateer Press – Protectorate of Menoth.  I really like the Daughters of the Flame as Death Cult assassins as part of an Ecclesiarchy Battle Conclave.  Picture from Firestorm Games.

In addition, I think the Harbinger would make a brilliant alternative to Saint Celestine:

Imperial Knights

There’s only one real alternative to Imperial Knights out there – and that’s DreamForge Games Leviathan!

Necrons

There aren’t huge amounts of Necron alternatives out there either, unfortunately.  The best selection I’ve seen is from Puppets War. which has a reasonable range of things, like an enormous cyber spider (scarab) swarm.

There’s a C’Tan alternative too

And a couple of vehicle and canoptek spider options.  No basic troops at the moment though.

Squats

Well, there are a few options for the die-hard squats fan still.

The first is Mantic Games, whose Forgefather range is pretty extensive, and just the sort of thing you want from your Space Dwarves!

The second option I’ve come across is Hasslefree Miniatures range of Grymm.  You can’t beat some of these models for character:

Tau & Tyranids

Unfortunately, I’ve never come across anything that really works well for these!  There are a lot of Mycetic spores for Tyranids out there – but GW axed them from the codex.  Tau is a very unique look – there are some female Tau kits from Zealot Miniatures, but no full squads I’ve come across.  Some people have used Robotech type models in place of the crisis and riptide suits, but thats a step further away from the Tau models than I’d go normally.

40K Progress for #WargamesWednesday

Well, though not going as fast as I’d like, I’m making some real progress with my Imperial Fists.  My terminators are ready to take the field, as is my Predator.  The core troops are slowly getting updated, and will hopefully all be at least three colour minimum by Saturday in order to take the field.

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I’m painting up the fists primarily as the 3rd company (as evidenced by earlier posts), and by chance it looks like the Sentinels of Terra Codex Supplement for the Fists is going to be focussed on the 3rd!  Result there 🙂

On Saturday, we should be playing an 1850pts game to open, with Imperial Fists facing Thousand Sons (Altar of War Chaos Space Marines – The Artifact) followed by Eldar facing Thousand Sons and Chaos Daemons at 3000pts (Altar of War Eldar – Fatal Strike).  Should be fun!

I still keep eying up the Dropzone Commander box set, and the new Dark Elf models look fantastic too!

Imperial Fists 3rd Company

Welcome, Inquistor, to the battle barge of the 3rd Company of the Imperial Fists.

We are lead by Captain Agathon, Master of the Arsenal, Defender of the Hind Marches.  Armed with his trusty storm bolter, and an ancient lightning claw, he leads the third company to glory after glory!

Captain Agathon  Captain Agathon (Space Marine Captain, Storm Bolter, Lightning Claw, Meltabombs- 123pts)

He is guarded by his picked men, Squad Epilektoi.  This consists of Apothecary Nestor, Standard Bearer Ajax, Champion Hector, Veteran Miltiades and Veteran Argus.

Apothecary Nestor Apothecary Nestor (23pts)

Standard Bearer Ajax Standard Bearer Ajax (Company Standard, Power Weapon – 53pts)

Champion Hector Champion Hector (Company Champion – 38pts)

Veteran Miltiades Veteran Miltiades (Meltabombs – 28pts)

Veteran Argus Veteran Argus (Meltagun – 33pts)

Captain Agathon is advised by Revered Ancient Telemachus, a dreadnaught of wide renown.  Once Captain of the 3rd Company himself, Telemachus provides fire support and advice.

Revered Ancient Telemachus Ancient Telemachus (Assault Cannon – 115pts)

Ancient Teucer, master of the lascannon also attends the 3rd company.  Teucer is one of the oldest dreadnaughts in the company and so sleeps between battles … though provides lethal support on the field.

Ancient Teucer (Twin-linked Lascannons – 135pts)

The third company generally designate squads by the name of the sergeant., and this has rolled over to the attached forces of 10th (scout) company.

Squad Damocles is a small group of initiates being evaluated in the field for induction into the 3rd Company.  Sergeant Damocles runs a tight unit, dropping the wrath of the Imperial Fists on the heads of the Xenos and Heretics!

Squad Damocles Squad Damocles (Camo Cloaks, Sniper Rifles – 90pts)

In the 3rd company, Squad Leto is famous for its defiant stand against the Tyranids on Beta Gamma 3, where the hive tyrant and elite guard were shattered against there yellow armour.  Sergeant Leto, then just a battle brother, was the only survivor, and is hoping to lead the new marines in the squad to glory.

Squad Leto (Tactical Squad with heavy bolter and plasma gun, sergeant with chainsword, bolt pistol, meltabombs – 185pts)

Squad Orion, on the other hand, is known for its work on the field against tanks.  Brother Philoctetes, the squads missile launcher, is on the verge of promotion to the veteran sternguard units for his calm fire under pressure.

Squad Orion (Tactical Squad with Missile Launcher and plasma gun, sergeant with chainsword, bolt pistol, meltabombs – 185pts)

Squad Achilles is aiming at promotion to the vanguard squads, with Patroclus, the team’s flamer operator, particularly prone to getting up close and personal!

Squad Achiles (Tactical Squad with Missile Launcher and flamer, sergeant with chainsword, bolt pistol, meltabombs – 185pts)

 As the Master of the Arsenal, Captain Agathon tends to deploy with the tank he sees as an icon of his own success, the predator Apollo.  Known for its success throughout the years in an anti-tank role, the venerable machine-spirit continues to destroy enemies of the Imperium in the 41st Millennium.

Predator Apollo (Twin links lascannon, lascannon sponsons – 165pts)

He also tends to call in air support, having learnt to his cost against the insurgents of Heaven Lost that air superiority can cost even Astartes, and the Stormtalon Artemis is normally assigned to his deployments in order to ensure that local control of the skies remains with the Imperial Fists.

Stormtalon Artemis (Twinlinked lascannon – 140pts)

This forms the standard deployment of the available 3rd Company forces in the Hind Marches (1498pts).

Finally, Captain Agathon always tries to ensure that there is a local fortification deployed by local support or the Chapter’s techmarines.  An Imperial Bastion with anti-air support offers a tremendous tactical advantage to the masters for the siege masters.

Imperial Bastion (with Icarus Lascannon – 110pts)

Of late, the third company snipers seem to be remarkably accurate, almost as if they are receiving assistance from a ghostly force.  Investigations into the events are ongoing.

Autarch of Craftworld Alaitoc (Scorpion chainsword, mandiblasters – 83 pts)

Striking Scorpions of the Alaitoc Ascendent Shrine (Exarch – 95pts)

Rangers (60pts)

(Total Points – 1846pts / 1850pts)

Campaign Fun for #WargamesWednesday

Just keeping up my regular posts to keep me thinking about wargaming and RPG fun, even when I don’t have a chance to play!  As you’ve probably spotted already, I’m setting up a mini-campaign with SaintAidan. I like a campaign feel to wargaming – every battle means a little bit more, and it stops being just a “1500pts battle” – you want to know how Captain Marcus of the Imperial Fists fares against his nemesis, Sorcerer Lord Tepemkau of the Thousand Sons, for example.  Although I haven’t actually done much, I’ve been really enjoying trying to put together an army for this campaign.  Currently, I’m looking at Imperial Fists with a Bastion, plus a small force of Silver Skulls with a prognosticar, tactical squad and Stormtalon, together with a small force of Eldar rangers, maybe with Ilic Nightspear as the eldar HQ.

On the Xbox, I finished the single player story mode of Injustice: Gods among us – really fun game!  Fighting games are easy to pick up and play, which is ideal for gaming with a munchkin taking up so much time.

On the PC, I managed to pick up the complete Total War line of games through Steam for very little – 75% off this deal with already fairly cheap games, so less than £20 for 7 games of wargaming strategic fun.  Huzzah!  Looking forward to Empire (building the British Empire) and Napoleon.  Very tempted to preorder the new Rome II as well!

RPG-wise I’ve been really enjoying reading about Numenera!

The Fall of Cawandir Prime – Mini campaign

+++ Coded transmission, Epsilon Clearance, Code Vermillion Recognition.  Ave Imperius! +++

Is anyone there?  We need assistance.  We need it now!  Corrupt Astartes battle barges have moved into orbit and are assaulting the Telemundi, the main librarius complex for this sub-sector.  Local forces are unable to hold, and the Imperial Fists contingent has ceased responding to communications.  We need ..

Wait … what was

+++ Transmission ends +++

This is a short, escalating two part campaign, featuring Chaos Space Marines, Imperial Marines, and Eldar.

A proud lord of a Thousand Sons cabal has been tracking cyphered texts containing a summoning ritual for a powerful daemon of Tzeentch, Lord Machtwechsel the Allseeing, Master of the Thousand Horrors. The daemon’s legions, and his bound allies from the other powers, notably Slaanesh, will engulf a planet and provide the summoning sorcerer with tremendous power – perhaps even enough to unbind some of the Rubricae from their chains of dust.

The books have been taken to Cawandir Prime, the Administratum headquarters for the Nebulos Subsector, and filed in the depths of the local librarius.  Gathering his cabal, and calling on the warp for allies, the sorcerer lord assaults the planets, hoping for a quick and successful raid.  Unfortunately, the fickle whims of fate, or the Emperor’s will has intervened.  A force of Imperial Fists are garrisoned on the planet, and though outnumbered, they will never yield, and will fight against the Excommunicate Traitoris until victory or defeat. Joining them are a small force of Eldar, who are checking the possible skeins of the future their farseer predicted.

Gathering the Ritual

This is a 1850 point scenario – details TBD

+++ Coded transmission, Epsilon Clearance, Code Vermillion Recognition.  Excommunicate Traitoris – Exterminatus Xenos+++

The Astartes … they are using witchcraft!  And xenos are coming from the mountains!  Please, if you don’t help soon, we’ll all ….

+++ Transmission ends +++

In the aftermath of the battle, the Imperial Fists are a spent force, win or lose.  They cannot hope to face the gathering Thousand Sons, as more battle barges arrive in orbit. However, with the Eldar scouting force confirming the worst fears of their farseer, a long sealed webway gate is opened, and the forces of the Eldar arrive to face the gilded azure legionnaires.  Knowing the ritual will summon not only Tzeentchian hell, but also slaaneshi daemons, dooming the souls of countless nearby exodites, their craftworld commits a tremendous force. An ancient power and corrupt super humans will battle for the sake of their army’s souls.

Facing the Fury

This is a 3000 point scenario – details TBD

 

Apocalypse – Phoenix Court of Khaine

Well, in addition to the other army lists, I can also field the Phoenix Court of Khaine in its entirety!  w00t!

6 Pheonix Lords and a boosted Avatar – It’d be fun to see how they did against an entire standard army by themselves – its about 1500pts (1455pts, to be precise, without any exarch traits on the Avatar!).

How cool is that?

 

Saim-hann Army List

Well, I have an unassembled windrider host box, which my main force will be built around here – the 1000pt list needs this done.  The 500 pts allies list is ready to go.  The windrider host will let me go to 1000pts, plus the 500pt allies list for a max 1500pts of pure saim-hann nastiness – I’d probably add the DE Harlequin allies list here for some fast moving nasty close combat additions.

500pt (500) Saim-hann Allies list

HQ –

Farseer – runes of warding, runes of witnessing, singing spear – 130pts

TROOPS –

Guardians – 10 Guardians, Brightlance – 120pts

Guardians with Brightlance

FAST ATTACK

Vyper – Star Cannon, shuriken canon, holofields – 80pts

Vyper with Starcannon

HEAVY SUPPORT

Falcon – Starcannon, Pulse Laser, Shuriken Catapults, targetting matrix, holofields, spirit stones – 180pts

Falcon with Starcannon

 

 

1000pt (998) Saim-hann list

HQ

Autarch – jetbike, laser lance, fusion gun – 105pts

TROOPS

Guardians – 10 Guardians, Brightlance – 120pts

More Guardians with a Brightlance

Windrider Jet bikes – 3 windriders, 1 shuriken cannon – 61pts

Windrider Jet bikes – 3 windriders, 1 shuriken cannon – 61pts

Windrider Jet bikes – 3 windriders, 1 shuriken cannon – 61pts

FAST ATTACK

Vyper – Missile Launcher, targetting matrix, holofield – 115pts

Vyper – Missile Launcher, targetting matrix, holofield – 115pts

HEAVY

Wraithlord – Brightlance, Missile Launcher, 2 Shuriken Catapults – 170pts

Wraithlord - Red and White

Iyanden Army List

Apologies for the reams and reams of plain lists – trying to sort out a (very) large amount of eldar into distinct lists is a bit tricky without actually recording the lists somewhere!

Here’s an Iyanden force – I’m starting to struggle a bit with my troops for this army now, and the 1500pts force is starting to get a bit of a stretch using upgrades.  Again though, this has a 1000pt force, an expanded 1500pt force, and a separate 500pts of Iyanden Allies, allowing up a a pure 2000pts of Iyanden Eldar to be fielded in a single force org.

With the Alaitoc and Aspect Warrior forces, thats up to 6000pts of Eldar in 3 force orgs that can be fielded so far – plus another 500pts of harlequin allies too.  Just Saim-hann to go!

1000pts Iyanden Force (998pts)

HQ

Spirit Seer – wraithforge stone, guardian helm – 115pts

ELITES

FIre Dragons – 4 Dragons, Exarch with Fire Pike and fast shot – 145pts

Fire Dragons

TROOPS

Storm Guardians – 14 guardians, fusion gun, fusion gun – 146pts

Wraithguard – 6 Wraithguard with Wraithcannons, Wave Serpent with missile launchers and shuriken cannon – 332pts

WraithGuard  Wave Serpent

Dire Avengers – 4 x dire avengers, exarch with power lance and shimmer shield, shield of grace, battle fortune – 120pts

HEAVY SUPPORT

Wraithlord – Shuriken Catapult, Flamer, Brightlance – 140pts

Wraithlord - Blue and Yellow

 

 

 

1500pts Iyanden Force (1498pts)

HQ

Spirit Seer – wraithforge stone, guardian helm – 115pts

warlocks – 3x singing spear, 1x witchblade – 155pts

ELITES

FIre Dragons – 4 Dragons, Exarch with Fire Pike and fast shot, iron resolve – 150pts

Fire Dragons

Fire Dragons – 4 Dragons, Exarch with Fire Pike and fast shot, iron resolve – 150pts

TROOPS

Storm Guardians – 14 guardians, fusion gun, fusion gun – 146pts

Wraithguard – 6 Wraithguard with Wraithcannons, Wave Serpent with missile launchers and shuriken cannon, holofields, spirit stones, targeting matrix – 382pts

WraithGuard  Wave Serpent

Dire Avengers – 4 x dire avengers, exarch with power lance and shimmer shield, shield of grace, battle fortune – 120pts

HEAVY SUPPORT

Wraithlord – Shuriken Catapult, Flamer, Brightlance – 140pts

Wraithlord - Blue and Yellow

Wraithlord – Shuriken Catapult, Flamer, Brightlance – 140pts

 

Wraithlord - Yellow and Blue

500pts (500) Iyanden Allies

HQ

Farseer – runes of warding, runes of witnessing – 125pts

Elites

Fire Dragons – 4 x dragons, exarch with dragons breath flamer – 120pts

Troops

Dire Avengers – 4 x dire avengers, exarch with power lance and shimmer shield, shield of grace, disarming strike 115pts

Heavy Support

Wraithlord – 2 x Flamer, Brightlance, Ghostglaive – 140pts

Wraithlord - Yellow