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.  

Rough Riders

My Rough Riders are complete. They will be a nice touch to the look, feel, and play of the army. Without further ado, here they are.

I want to make a few more of these. If anyone has at least 5, but preferably 10 of Col. Gravis’ models,  let me know. I can pay or have infantry models I can trade. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Steady Progress

I have continued painting in preparation for Apocalypticon in April. I finished painting a Gravis Pattern Heavy Bolter. This along with the 5 others already painted will be added as heavy weapons teams to an infantry squad. This gave me extra riflemen that I added to existing painted clambers to make 3 more special weapons squads. I also completed a squad of ratlings so I now have two full squads of 10. The ratlings and heavy bolter still need basing and washing but other than that they are tabletop ready.
I am currently working on rough riders and expect them to be done at the end of the week. After that it is onto Ogryns.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Tournament Pics

Here are some pictures of my all infantry list fighting in an ITC tournament. I didn’t do very well because I kept running out of time (used chess clocks). My record was 0 wins, 2 losses, and a tie.  The army plays well and has a lot of synergy. I think with some practice I can play faster. Also I haven’t played an 8th edition game in a while. I kept forgetting to utilize some of my stratagems. If anyone knows a good tactics website to ensure I am maximizing this army’s potential, please let me know.

Clearing city streets of a Genestealer Cult uprising

Death Guard vs. Imperial Guard

Plasma pistol takes out a Blight Drone

Cultist are in hiding

Firing Line braces of a Drukari charge.

Holding the line

Leading from the high ground

Tiered Defense

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas Indeed!

This Christmas, Santa brought me something that I have wanted for many years. I finally got the Rorke’ Drift set with Horns of the Buffalo expansion from Warlord Games. This has been a dream of mine to complete my Praetorians. I couldn’t wait to assemble the buildings and set it up. It has about a 3’x5’ footprint so would dominate most gaming tables.

I think it could work for playing the Glazer’s Creek scenario since the Orks come in from the edges and that would leave 12” around the perimeter.  Super excited to get it painted up.

Here are some pictures to see how it scales with the Praetorians.

The Layout
Manning the Walls

Hasty Fortifications

Barricaded Wagons

Biscuit Box Wall and Redoubt

Monday, December 23, 2019

Right on track!!

Somehow I managed to do it. My entire 2000 point footslogger army is completely painted. Here are some updated pictures.

They are not 100% complete but I am on track to have them done by Christmas. I only need to dullcoat varnish them and add static grass to the bases. As they are, the army is completely ready to put on the tabletop.

Once I am done the final touches I will do an entire army shot including my tanks and some additional elites choices. The full army will be participating in Apocalypticon at the Miniwargaming Bunker this April. Check out information here: Apocalypticon

I will be documenting that event in this blog. I hope you all will enjoy. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Nearly There

I am way behind my goal but I was able to get some more painting in. At this point my 2000 point all infantry is completely base coated. Now on to basing and washing. If all goes well I will have it complete by the end of next week. My new goal is to have everything done including dull coat by Christmas.