On the rare occaision we get a weekend game organised, it is great to have the time to set up a complex table of terrain, get loads on toy soldiers on the table, eat pizza, roll buckets of dice and have a thoroughly enjoyable day.
It does take me ages to actually get the pictures online, this battle was played some time ago, my Grey Knights and Blood Angels against a massive horde of Death Guard.
So I am not going to make any comments, just leave this big list of picture here…
Some time ago, my Blood Angels went up against Mr Steinbergs dastardly Death Guard. I used some really old Marines as a Veteran squad, armed with some interesting looking classic weapons, most of which just “counted as” Bolt Guns.
Mr Steinbergs Death Guard have some really nice looking models like this Rhino, and…
…a couple of Blight Drones and a winged Demon Prince.
A Lascannon armed Razorback gave some additional heavy hitting for the Blood Angels, essential for trying to take down some of the bigger Chaos targets. A standard Tactical Squad is always a challenge to use and you really don’t want them getting into melee.
Mr Steinberg has plenty of Disgustingly Resilient infantry to back up the heavier units and my Blood Angels always struggle to take enough of them down.
I have some rather non-standard Space Marine bikes, another of my units that does not come out very often. Their speed is great, but they do get themselves into trouble easily and have to try to smash their way through.
Another of my old Blood Angels units is a squad of Assault Marines without Jump Packs, a squad that do not get used very often. However, I did find that getting to close to a couple of Blight Drones is not generally a good idea as they have nasty auto hitting flamer type weapons.
Once the Blood Angels Assault Squad had been overwhelmed, the Drones and the Demon Prince moved in on my Tactical Squad.
One unit that did do better was the slightly newer Jump Packed equipped Assault Marines with a Sanguinary Priest, these did manage to do some damage before they to were overwhelmed. I do like the Sanguinary Priest model in his robes.
When one bike gets attacked by a squad, the end is nigh…
A good game and still no hint of a Primaris model.
Years ago, I made a number of Blood Angels Veteran models with various bits, I especialy like this close combat chap with his Power Axe and Storm Shield.
This was one of the last models I used a can of Army Painter resin dip on, although I did paint it on and not dip the model! These days I use the Army Painter ink.
After the Knights versus Titan game a few weeks ago, we used the same setup to have a game of Space Marines against Space Marines.
For a change, I decided not to use any Death Company, no Sanguinary Guard and no named characters.
My old Terminators on 25mm bases should give you an idea of the era I come from.
A good deal of Mr Steinbergs marines are of a similar age, so we had plenty of old beaky marines converted in all sorts of ways.
The missions and objective cards make the latest 40K version a good game to play, points are easily won and lost. Having units that can get around quickly are generally a benefit.
I had a Tactical Squad in a Rhino to try to give them plenty of speed when trying to get to an objective.
The Baal is a great shooty vehicle when armed with an Assault Cannon, Heavy Bolters and a Storm Bolter, 20 dice I think…
Mr Steinberg had Veteran squads, armed with various weapons, these started the game guarding one of the objectives.
This is quite literally a heavy metal Dreadnought, an old lump of a lead model with Assault Cannon and Powerfist.
Mr Steinbergs Terminators supported by a Librarian teleported in behind the Blood Angels starting point and exchanged fire with the Ball and a Librarian Dreadnought for several turns.
The Blood Angels Terminators teleported onto an objective and proceeded to cause havoc against the veteran Marines.
I have never used a Land Speeder, but Mr Steinberg likes to field a couple, I’m sure I have an old lead one in the loft still in its packaging…
Terminators in a crater, that will be +1 to their saving throw then.
One of the newer models in my Blood Angels is this Librarian Dreadnought, whats is not to like, a psychic Dread!
I dropped my Blood Angels Assault Marines on top of the processing tower, ready to charge the next turn.
The Tactical unit gave up their transport and got into the fight, can’t spend the whole game getting a ride.
I still really like this version of 40K, so glad we decided to give it a go.
I can’t remember which edition of 40K I started my Blood Angels army, but it has grown quite a bit over the years. As it has expanded, I have just added more and more figure cases until it was just too many. So recently I acquired a large red Games Workshop carry case, well, red is a good colour for Blood Angels.
As it is nice and deep, the Rhino’s and Baal Predator could go in end first so they could all fit.
However, my two Stormravens just will not go in here as well so they still have their own case…
This is another model that has been in the Loft Full Of lead for ages, when I say ages, I mean years and years. I think this was the first Contemptor Class Dreadnought released by Forge World.
I have magnetized the weapon mounts so there is plenty of scope for weapon combinations using the three I have and possibly adding more in the future.
I really like the model, but having it for years, I was not sure how to paint it, Blood Angels red or perhaps a gun metal and silver finish. I already have four Blood Angels Dreadnoughts so did not really need another. So I went down the metallic route as a Dreadnought for the Grey Knights.