Category Archives: WH40K

Finally Off The Table

So after the block painting comes the ink.

I may yet go back and fill in the skull eye sockets with black paint, but basically it is finished.

This is a great sculpt, maybe a bit smaller than I was expecting, but I really like the quality of Wargame Exclusive models. I must order some more!

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40K Battle

A few weeks ago, we had a game of 40K, my Grey Knights against Mr Steinbergs close combat Chaos Nurgle horde.

We played one of the missions, with the Grey Knights defending a settlement. This was not an ideal mission for a small elite force as they could not maneuver much and use their strengths, they were going to have to stand there and take it.

Putting units into cover seems like a good idea, but in the current rules, heavily armoured models don’t really need cover.

The Grey Knights would have to rely on a good few shooting rounds before they get assaulted, there were plenty of targets, but it was difficult to reduce their numbers as these Nurgle chaps sure are resilient!

Terminators in cover still get whittled down quickly with Smite, when there are only five models in a unit, Smite hurts.

And the Chaos horde keeps coming.

On foot or by wings.

Having to hold the center of the settlement was a real pain as my favourite tactic for the Grey Knights to to teleport around keeping out of trouble until it is time to strike.

The Autocannon armed Dreadnought sure can deal out some punishment, I reckon I should just field ten of these.

Most of my Grey Knight units usually make great use of the Gate Of Infinity psychic power, but in this game there was not much teleporting going on.

In the end, a couple of units did relocate, but the end was nigh. Having my nice newly painted Grand Master Voldus killed with one six wound Smite was the last straw.

The Grey Knights will have their revenge on another field of battle!

Blood Angels On The Move

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…

Scrappers Gang

Over the last couple of weeks, we have finally had a few games with the newish Scrappers rules.

To try out the rules, I dug up my old Genestealer Cult models (a Necromunda gang) and gave them a quick touch up and inking.

Even after such a quick bit of maintenance, they look much better than they did with their basic 1990’s paint job.

But with only basic leather armour, they are not very resilient, I reckon my next gang will be a bit more varied and include some tasty mutant types.

Forge World Dread

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.