As if I have not got enough to do already, I have now got the new Kill Team Octarious box with a load of Orky terrain and two more Kill Teams to build and paint.
I am starting with the terrain, as to be honest, it is the easiest bit to do and reduces the sprue pile by quite a bit. I also have a number of other Kill Teams that are already painted and ready to go so there is no immediate rush for models, but I do like the new Orks!
I have been adding even more cardboard roof tiles to my ever expanding MDF building collection. I think I am going to need a bigger table to get them all on.
We have a big game coming up when I will be taking loads of pictures of the complete setup with all of the buildings finished, at least, that is the plan.
During the lockdown, I bought a box of Kharadron Overlords for Warcry, not too many models, so I thought they would be easy to get done, especially as they could be undercoated in Bolt Gun and then a bit of detail picked out…
How wrong I was. There are loads of options for building the models, yet it is really hard trying to get close to 1000 points. With three flying globe Skywarden/Endrinrigger dudes and only five Thunderers on foot, the permutations made it a bit tricky.
About 36 magnets…
It was not as hard as I thought it would be, I started with just the heavier weapons, but then just decided to do all of them…madness…
Mr. Steinberg has a new army of Necrons, although it is a limited selection, much like my Tyranid army, so we pitted them against each other in a smallish 75 Power game. There were no really powerful characters, but loads of models on both sides!
Over the last year, I finished off some movement trays for my Tyranids to make moving a horde army around a bit easier, and they really do help.
I also got to use the nice big Tyrannofex and his big gun for the first time.
I need to remember to keep the Synapse creatures close to the lesser Tyranids, so I try to run some Warriors behind any speed bump units.
As I do not play against a large jumber of opponents, this was the first game I have ever played against Necrons.
This list would appear to be as much of a horde army as the Tyranids, loads of infantry and a few hovering weapons platforms.
Tyranids tactics are pretty much charge across the table and munch into close combat. The Genestealers did so and annihilated a unit before being totally shot to bits the next turn…
There were some objectives, but these Tyranids were all about lunch and advanced towards anything in sight, even if Necrons are not very tasty.
I got to use a small brood of Gargoyles for the first time, only ten, but they swooped in with the Tyrant and charged another unit of Necron Warriors.
The Tyranid Warriors with ranged weapons really struggled to hit anything all day, but these are the only heavy shooty infantry unit I have so they need to go in the list somewhere…
Once all the Genestealers and Termagants were gone, the Warriors were a litle outnumbered and had to do some mad advances in the last turn to dispute some objectives.
It was a close game in the end, but the Necrons got the win!
We had a small game of Billion Suns recently, another of the new rulebooks acquired during the last year, that has finally been given a go.
It is not a mass battle game, but more of a resource management game. We spent a lot of time parked up completing missions and avoiding space critters.
The combat mechanic is pretty good, we are still trying to work out which ships give the best bang for the buck in small games. Not sure where Bombers fit in yet, maybe in a bigger game they may get a go.
I have been trying out an Eyebrow Dormer window design and I think it looks pretty good.
I need to add the ridges to the top and around the dormer and then slap on some paint.