Sunday, April 12, 2020

Finished up some models

Finally finished washing and basing my Scions.  I had enough backpacks to complete one squad.  I still need about a dozen more to finish the last squad, Tempestor Prime, and a few more sergeants.  Here is what the complete squad looks like.

I also completed a squad of Sentinels.  That makes a total of 6 Sentinels in my army.  I have 9 more in my collection.  They paint up pretty quick so they may get bumped up on my list of things to get done.

Finally, I assembled 3 squads of veterans.  If the weather holds up I will prime them tomorrow.  I think one of my goals since I have a little more hobby time is to get every model in my collection cleaned and primed.  At least that way progress is being made.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Scion Update and Request

I have finally completed the base coat on my 2nd Edition Stormtroopers/Scions. I hoped to have had them completed much earlier but my job has been keeping me busy during the COVID crisis. Little by little I am adding paint though.

In order to properly finish them I need 12 more backpacks though. If anyone has a line on them that would be awesome. I fortunately picked up this lot relatively cheap because they were missing the backpacks. Now I need them.

Up next are some sentinels. I primed them yesterday but forgot to take a picture. I guess I have something to post tomorrow. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Apocalypticon and COVID-19

I was just informed that due to concerns about COVID-19, as well as travel restrictions, the Apocalypticon event has been cancelled.  The staff at Miniwargaming were very apologetic and look forward to rescheduling it once things have settled down.  On a positive note, I got a lot of work done on my army.  It was very motivating and I hope to keep the momentum going.  It just means I have more time to build a larger army.  I was sitting around a 450 Power Level but I may be able to get it up to the maximum 500 Power Level.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

New Units and WIPs

My Apocalypticon army continues to grow.  I completed 3 Heavy Weapon squads with Autocannons.  I am trying to decide if I should put them in my Infantry Squads or leave it as a Heavy Weapons squad.  Leaning toward keeping them separate.

There is more where this came from.
Next, I continue to add to my Scions.  I currently have a squad of 10.  I am working on 20 more plus a Tempestor Prime.  I am using the old 2nd edition stormtroopers with berets. That will give me another detachment for my army.  They will drop in where needed and blast away with special weapons.

Coming along quite nicely.

Completed squad ready to drop in.
Next on the workbench will be three Sentinels with Lascannons.  Should be a pretty quick paint job on them.  

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Army Still Growing

I recently won an eBay auction for 10 old school Stormtroopers with berets.  I will now have enough to make three squads with four special weapons.  Two squads will have plasmaguns and one squad will have a mix of melta and plasma.  Additionally, one of the sergeant poses will be used as a Tempestor Prime.  I am super excited because that will give me the opportunity to make another Battalion Detachment for my Apocalypticon army.  I will post pictures as soon as the new miniatures come in.  The daunting task will be getting them painted in time.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Apocalypticon Army

Here is the current status of my army for Apocalypticon this April. It is currently 410 Power Level. I am going to try to get it to 450 PL by game time.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Tournament Tactics

My army was recently showcased on Mordian Glory's YouTube channel.  I had proposed a question to him about how to speed up my tournament play after my abysmal showing at a local ITC.  He makes some good points.  Top of the list is to be completely familiar with the army.  Time wasted looking up rules and stats is time not spent beating your opponent.  To find out what else he had to say, check out the video here: "How to Play Fast with Hordes"

I hope you like it.  Make sure you read the comments.  There is additional advice in there such as using specific colored dice to identify different weapons.