One can never have enough Genestealers. Apparently.
I still have a pile of unpainted plastic Genestealers from the original Space Hulk and modified a few show some sort of representation for Acid Maw and Flesh Hooks.
Although painting them when you are trying to match a 30 year old colour scheme is a bit of a chore.
I bought this at a pre-lockdown show for £4! Not a perfect 3D print by any stretch, but for £4, I am not complaining.
I may add some tufts of grass to make it look a bit more ruined…
I have plenty of Sedition Wars models lying around, the Human Vanguard have been painted, but there are loads of the Strain that are not getting much attention.
With the expansion of my old Tyranid army, I thought I could proxy some of the models into Tyranid service.
Some of these will get used as Pyrovores and the two larger critters as something else…
It seems like ages since I rolled any dice in anger, but in reality it has only been a couple of weeks. And it will be a while longer as the world battles this very real crisis.
One would think that staying at home would mean plenty of time to paint figures and get ready for the return of some sort of normality, but I am really busy actually working…
A while back I posted a bunch of pictures of a large battle between a combined Blood Angels and Grey Knights Task Force versus a Death Guard host.
Before the lockdown, Mr Steinberg and I had another large game, this time a Grey Knights force lead by Inquisitor Coteaz and a small retinue going up against the Old Foe, The Death Guard.
I set up my industrial terrain again, but this time with more open space and less towers.
I used the Coteaz and Retinue profiles from White Dwarf, but they really were not very good. Although it is fun to add a varied unit of soldiers, they are not very well trained or armoured for an Inquisitors Retinue and they were little more than a speed bump.
Mr Steinberg’s Death Guard are a spectacular army across the table, all nauseating green and putrid pustules.
We had agreed what vehicles we would be taking before the game to make sure it would be as balanced as possible.
…so there was a Land Raider on each side.
I was overly impressed with Inquisitor Coteaz’s Psychic abilities, they did not benefit the Grey Knights or the soon to be deceased Retinue. They may work better with an allied Imperial Guard army.
A Grey Knights Purgation unit with Psycannons and a Mortis Class Dreadnought with four Autocannon’s should be able to hold the flank, right?
There were objectives to hold and these randomly changed each turn to make it more interesting, this was a scenario from a White Dwarf a while back.
The Blight Drones with their speed, flamer attacks and probes can make a mess of most things, including a Land Raider.
If you shoot something enough, it will go down, the massed firepower of the Purgation squad and the Mortis Dreadnought eventually killed the tentacled Death Guard Dread.
The Mortis Dreadnought went down and the Purgation fell back to some cover to make their last stand…
The Grey Knights were falling too fast and not taking enough of the Death Guard down, it was only a matter of time before they were overwhelmed.
A really good game again, I just need a a little more firepower, maybe the Leviathan Knight will help next time.
This is a different looking character model from the Relic Knights range that I will use as a Psyker in Rogue Stars. He has quite a cool name that I will probably use as well
He does not have an obvious ranged weapon, but the staff can always zap something…
In my great build stuff campaign, I found these in the Relic Knights models, a couple of four legged robots that will be good as sentry or scanner bots.
I will not bother basing these as they would actually need 50mm bases, their legs are just too wide for 40mm bases.
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…
This is a mech from the Relic Knights range, a nice looking model with quite an imposing main weapon. It needed to be straightened a bit in boiling water and it seems to be good.
The pilot is not really what I would put on top, I will see if I can find something a bit more suitable.
I have ten of these Relic Knights Black Diamond dudes armed with impressive looking shotguns.
The restic plasto-resin hybrid is not brilliant, but I intend to practice with black contrast paint on them before I tackle some Deathwatch models. If they turn out okay, they may well get used in Rogue Stars or as retinue for the Inquisition.
Here we have the H.E.L. Cannon for the Leviathan Crusader, a very big gun indeed that is about the height of an Imperial Knight.
I am working on some homebrew 40K rules for the Crusader, to run it as an Imperial Knight variant, based on a Forge World profile. This weapon will likely be a Volcano Cannon, hopefully enough to deal with a Chaos Knight.