Monday, October 28, 2013

Comptastic



So, I've got a conundrum going on about my list for Da Boyz GT.  I'm still 50-50 on whether I'm going yet and need to make a decision soon.  Update: I'm going! That's beside the point, though, because I have no idea how to handle the comp at that event.  Dedicated Transports for units that are not exclusively troops are a 0-2 choice meaning I can only take two Battlewagons total.  I almost don't even know what a list such as this looks like let alone how it plays. 



In a tizzy over this, I sent a message to the fellas over at Imperial VoxCast whose opinion I respect. Not only did they get back to me, but they discussed it in the show and had some rather flattering things to say about my army.  Thanks, guys!

At any rate, here's the list that Dawson hammered together for me:

Mad Doc Drillteef, D.D.S. - 160  
23 'Ard Boyz - Nob, Powerklaw, 2x Big Shoota, all with Shootas - 275 


5 Meganobz - Cyb'ork Bodies - 225 
Trukk - Red Paint Job - 40 


Dakkajet - 3x Supashoota, Flyboss - 130 
Dakkajet - 3x Supashoota, Flyboss - 130 


Battlewagon - Red Paint Job, Deffrolla - 115 

20 Boyz - Nob, Powerklaw, Bosspole - 160 

Battlewagon - Red Paint Job, Deffrolla - 115 

20 Boyz - Nob, Powerklaw, Bosspole - 160 

Warboss - MegaArmor, Bosspole, Cyb'ork Body - 115
10 Lootaz - 150 
Skyshield Landing Pad - 75 



This seems like a solid list and the only thing I'd have to do is build an Orky Skyshield Landing Pad which, let's be honest, sounds like one hell of a lot of fun. There are options to put Doc and/or the boss alternatively with the Meganobz, Boyz on foot, or the Lootaz.  I wanted to try to fit in Da Yeller Klaw, but I want to do well AND look good, so I think I'll stick with Dawson's suggestions.

I could even start all my bagglywagglins ON the Skyshield.  Which sounds really really unfriendly, but hey... there's only TWO of them! 

I've put together an alternative, though, because I like the option of putting the doc and his Boyz in a Battlewagon if I need to.  It's still mostly the same.  I'll let you all know how the list works in a practice game tonight. I also left the option open for the Warboss to go in with one of the Boyz squads.  Just doing a little bit of juggling.  If it does badly, I'll switch things back.

Mad Doc Drillteef, D.D.S.- 160 
19 'Ard Boyz - Nob, Powerklaw  - 225 

Battlewagon - Red Paint Job, Deffrolla, Stikkbomm Chukka - 120 
Warboss - MegaArmor, Bosspole, Cyb'ork Body - 115 
18 Boyz - Nob, Powerklaw, Bosspole - 148 


Battlewagon - Red Paint Job, Deffrolla, Stikkbomm Chukka, Big Shoota - 125
20 Boyz - Nob, Power Klaw, Bosspole, 2 big shootas, Shootas - 165 

5 Meganobz - Cyb'ork Bodies - 225
Trukk - Red Paint Job, Ram - 45

Dakkajet - 3x Supashoota, Flyboss - 130 
Dakkajet - 3x Supashoota, Flyboss - 130 


12 Lootaz - 180 
Skyshield Landing Pad - 75 


Thanks again, fellas.  I think this looks like the kind of list I can have fun with.





Thursday, October 3, 2013

Warbikers Finally Finished



At Adepticon 2012, I decided I wanted a Biker army.  I spent a great deal of money on 48 bikes and a Forge World biker boss.  I was extremely excited about this army and it was quite a success on the battlefield.  Of course, that is, until the new Chaos Space Marines codex came out and the horrible Torrent in that army made my list completely un-fun to play.

I did manage to finish up one squad, but the list, then, languished for some time.

I decided to add these as part of the Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge just to get them done.  They're really cool, just terrible against any flamer with AP4 or better.  Having said that, I'm glad I did them.

Please excuse the slightly glossy clear coat.  I ran out of Testors and had to make do with Krylon flat spray for the time being.

This first squad are all old style bikers. They're really fun.  There are some parts from more modern models where I was missing stuff.









This is a more modern squad. I'm differentiating it from the unit of modern bikes I'd already painted by having the front fenders on these and painting the fenders red.








Here are all the newly-painted bikes in one shot.



Here is an old shot of my Biker Boss...




Here are all of my bikes and buggies.  They are a part of a larger sub-army "Yeller is Da New Red" which I will post at a later date when I finish my last Battlewagon.
  

Sorry it's been so long since an update! I shall endeavour to paint more Orks, but I've been busy! I have a new dog and he's been great for my wife and me in the exersise department.  I've also been doing a lot of commissions to buy my Sisters of Battle army. I'll try to make a post of all the stuff I've been painting for other people.

Until next time, thanks for looking.