Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Light in the Warp

I have finally finished rebuilding my garage as a hobby room with a full sized table and hobbying space so this blog will soon be reinvigorated.

While you wait, and if you also enjoy Warhammer Fantasy check out http://asqueekinthedark.blogspot.com/

Friday, 27 May 2011

A finished unit?!



It's true I've 'finished' my first Astral Claws unit since November!

I still need to do highlights and some detail work but they're tabletop ready for this weekend's adventures with the UK Freebootaz.

I'll update you on how they do next week!

Monday, 23 May 2011

File under B for bleeding!



While filing some Dystopian Wars stuff to magnetize I managed to stab myself in the finger... I think the universe is telling me to get more of the Astral Claws done!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Assault Terminator



The last month has been lost to family holidays and work but this weekend I made it my mission to sort out my man cave and get back to hobbying. Most time was spent sorting out my painting area but I did manage to get one of my thunder hammer terminators painted. I can’t get the camera to work properly tonight so apologies for the picture quality but here’s the first of my squad done.



I’m attending another UK Freebootaz event at the end of the month and am hoping to get 1000pts painted up in time. I’ve not added any highlights or detailing to this mini yet. My plan is to tidy them up and finish them later on, probably after Forge World release the transfer sheets. At the moment I just want paint on as many minis as possible by the end of May.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Finally Forge World!

Just a brief post. The Tyrant’s Legion have played their first game but more on that later.

On Sunday I was at the Forge World open day at Warhammer World where I got some brilliant news. They have finally made Astral Claws shoulder pads (both power armour and terminator pads) and Land Raider/Rhino doors. There’s also a transfer sheet coming which is great as my attempts at home made transfers was not very successful.

I was told they’ll be out in about a month and that brass is likely to follow on from the transfers so it’s happy days to come for AC players.

The shoulder pads look great (for the terminators think Huron’s pads) but my camera is too crappy to get good pics. I’m sure some have leaked onto the interwebs somewhere, go check them out.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Claws fight claws (with rending)



The Tyrants Legion is growing steadily, I now have all the vehicles built and undercoated and I'm 19 Auxilia away from being ready to take my secessionist agenda to the bureaucratic Administratum.

This afternoon a small detachment of Astral Claws (750 pts) faced down a Tyranid assault from a splinter of Hive Fleet Nom Nom. Each side was attempting to defend a wounded guardsman from the other, the marines out of duty to the Emperor, the Tyranids as a method of drawing more biomass to them.... shiny silver biomass!

I was in command of the ravenous hordes and I left the Claws in the hands of a friend. Two tac squads, one in a Rhino and one in a Drop Pod, a squad of Thunderhammer Terminators and my Terminator Librarian faced down a Hive Tyrant, 26 Hormagaunts, 5 Warriors and 8 Genestealers with a Broodlord.

The Hormagaunts suffered as they crossed the table but met the Terminators in a forest at the center of the battlefield 17 strong. They hit hard inflicting 12 wounds but the Tactical Dreanought armour held and the marines made all their saves. Despite inflicting heavy casualties with each swing of their mighty hammers the nearby Hive Tyrant kept the Hormagaunts in the fight as the forest turned into a killing ground.

On a hill in the marines deployment zone a combat squad with a missile launcher did everything it could to down the Tyrant on the left flank while a second squad with a veteran sergeant and flamer moved towards the beast to fight it head on. The Tyrant made short work of the nearest squad in close combat as the Genestealers burst from the flank near the missile launcher squad and devoured them in seconds.

The Tyranid Warriors defended their wounded guardsman in a deep forest using their Barbed Strangler to keep a second flamer combat squad pinned for three turns on the right flank. Their position in cover saved them from Storm Bolter fire coming from both the Rhino and Drop Pod.

As they Terminators finished off the last of the Hormagaunts without taking a wound they were hit with the Hive Tyrant's Stranglethorn Cannon and assaulted by the beast. In a close combat lasting two rounds two of the terminators were killed but the Tyrant fell to the brutal hammer attacks.

As the Genestealers advanced towards the guardsman held by the Astral Claws they were shredded by the combined fire of several units. The Broodlord managed to survive the hail of bullets and at the top of turn 5 he assaulted the combat squad holding the objective and slew 4 contesting the objective and winning the game for the Tyranids.

A fun time was had by all in a close game with a lot of great moments. Hopefully for the next battle report I will be fielding my full 1750 Tyrant's legion list.