Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 4, 2016

The Badab War YEG (Update March 10)

The Badab War is the largest Space Marine civil war since the Horus Heresy.  The Astral Claws were the primary chapter to patrol and maintain order in the Maelstrom Zone along with the assistance of the Lamenters and Mantis Warriors.  Over time the Maelstrom Warders became disenfranchised with Terra and sought more independent control of the Maelstrom Zone.  Motivated by greed, other factions saw a chance to strike and through a series of events the Astral Claws came under the scrutiny of Terra.  The Red Scorpions then led a contingent to bring the Warders back in line.  Secrets were revealed and treachery struck and the Maelstrom Zone spiraled into bloody conflict that involved seventeen Space Marine chapters in total.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 17, 2017

Tyranids- Brood Nests

It is a shame that Forgeworld has discontinued its Tyranid terrain.  I was fortunate to bag me three Brood Nests before they went out of stock.  They came with the some neat rules from volume 1 of the Anphelion Project.  The Brood Nests could be placed down anywhere on the table during deployment.  Any designated troops in reserve could then emerge from the nest.  The Brood Nest had wounds and toughness values so it could be destroyed before anything had a chance to emerge.  That meant the troops in reserve would have to enter from a board edge.  The rules don’t exist in the current edition of the Anphelion Project but they still make great terrain pieces.

Nest 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 15, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha WIP Pt II

I am participating in #MonsterMarch hosted by Swordmaster at Path of an Outcast.  The project is assemble and paint a monster during the month of March.  I assembled Drycha in January so I got a bit of a head start.  The assembly of the model is easy and straightforward.  Last week I posted the base colours I applied to the model.  This week I completed all the base colours and washes.

Drycha WIP 11

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 13, 2017

Inner Circle- A Warhammer 40K Painting Event

In case you haven’t heard yet Games Workshop North America has created an event called Inner Circle.  It involves painting up to 18 units and/or characters from the 40K universe that can fit into a 2×2 area.  This was announced in April and closes on May 13.  Now that I am wrapping up my focus on Sylvaneth I will be turning my attention back to 40K.  What project do I have up my sleeve this time?


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 10, 2017

Tyranids- Meiotic Spore Mines

Hector Rex was my showcase for Old Stuff Day and he will pass the torch onto the Tyranids.  I used him for size comparison as I showcase the Forgeworld Meiotic Spore Mine.  As is with all Forgeworld models there is a high level of detail on these models.  They look good on the battlefield.  Unfortunately you will never see them on the table top for long as they are artillery that wants to blow up as soon as possible.  At least they can cheer on the sidelines.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 8, 2017

Sylvaneth- Drycha WIP

I want to start with an apology.  I originally posted on Drycha on Monday thinking that that the post was actually complete.  Well it wasn’t and shame on me for not checking before publishing.  I forgot that I started working on a draft.  I deleted the original post and decided to start over.  So now that my blunder is out in the open let’s get back to Drycha.

Welcome to #MonsterMarcha painting challenge issued by Swordmaster from Path of an Outcast.  The idea is assemble and paint a monster during the month of March.  I assembled Drycha back in January and it’s time to paint her up.  I’m really looking forward to working on this model.  The Sylvaneth is a great looking line and Drycha is no exception.  The part that interests me the most is the honeycomb.  I think it will look sharp with a brown bark so let’s have a look at some photos.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 3, 2017

Old Stuff Day 2017

Old Stuff Day is wrapping up so I sneaking this in before the day closes.  This special day was started over at Warhammer 39,999 a few years back.  We bloggers post our wares and within a few days our posts fade into obscurity.  Old Stuff Day is a way to bring past post back into the light of their former glory.  Okay, I’m exaggerating former glory a wee bit.  I want to highlight a couple of my posts as well as give out to another bloggers post that has given me some inspiration.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | March 1, 2017

Sylvaneth- Kurnoth Hunters with Great Bows

I present to you my second installment for #Squaduary– Kurnoth Hunters with Great Bows.  I’m a fan of these models.  Now the bows haven’t done much for me in-game but they still look good on the table top.  They look great and have been a treat to paint.  For my first #Squaduary installment check out my Sylvaneth- Tree Revenant post.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 27, 2017

Sylvaneth- Tree Revenants

#Squaduary is coming to a close and it is time to showcase some finished units.  I’ll start off with the Tree Revenants.  These models proved to be a little tricky at the start.  I was trying to figure out colours and what would work.  They were getting me worked up and after some sound advice I was able to find a good balance.  Game wise these lads are super fragile.  They get picked on really quick and they don’t have the durability to last.  They have to be the ones to get the jump on the opponent.  I’ve only been running them as a squad of five so doubling up to ten will make a big difference I hope.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 25, 2017

Tyranids- Mawloc

the Mawlocis one of my favourite Tyranid models.  I love the imagery of it popping out of the ground and comping away on some Guardsmen or Tau Fire Warriors.  Just when you think your safe the simple beating of your heart gives you away as the Mawloc can sense your presence from below.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 22, 2017

The Badab War Yeg Battle Report #7- Carcharodons vs Astral Claws

The Carcharodons have now joined the Badab War.  This weeks battle pits the Carcharodons versus the Astral Claws.  The Astral Claws have some Rhino’s fitted with viral bombs and plan on detonating them within the hive city.  The treachery and corruption of the Astral Claws is being revealed to the loyalists and the Astral Claws are showing no remorse for each action they take.  The Carcharodons have been tasked to stop the Astral Claws mission at all costs.  Who will prevail?


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 20, 2017

Sylvaneth- Kurnoth Hunters with Greatbows WIP

Happy Family Day to any readers residing in Alberta.  #Squaduary is now in stage 3 will be coming to a close soon.  I started the month with Tree Revenants.  I’m pleased to say that the squad is complete and I will be revealing them closer to the end of the month.  Today I want to show my progress on the Kurnoth Hunters with greatbows, my second of two pledges for the event.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 16, 2017

The Badab War YEG Battle Report #6- Salamanders vs Lamenters

This Badab War match was supposed to happen during Phase I.  Jerrod and Will’s schedules were not aligning to well prior to Christmas.  Story wise I envisioned the Salamanders and Lamenters meeting up prior to the Minotaurs arrival.  With six participants I’m strapped for match-ups so better late than never.  This was a mission I designed myself.  I was a wee bit overboard with special rules at first.  What can I say, seventh edition is all about special rules so why not complicate the game further.  Well, game time happened and it’s a mission I designed so I can change what I want.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 13, 2017

Tyranids- Death Leaper

I really like the Death Leaper model.  It looks like it has a mission and the means to carry it out.  The next step is Games Workshop writing rules to make this model more terrifying.  I use this model frequently because it looks cool on the table top.  It dies in 99% of my games and hardly does any damage.  I find it never hits hard enough and dies super easy.  That’s okay.  It’s still a cool looking  model.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 11, 2017

Sylvaneth- Tree Revenants WIP Pt II

For my previous Tree Revenants WIP I was in a dilemma.  The skin and hair were throwing me off and I needed to make some changes.  After some consultation with a few people I purchased some more paint.  The new colours may not work but having more paint in the collection is always a good thing, right?


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 9, 2017

Tyranids- Barbed Hierodule

So far I’ve been showcasing monstrous creatures from my Tyranid Hive Fleet Kodiak.  Let’s take this up a notch and include a gargantuan creature- the Barbed Hierodule.  I purchased this model around the time Apocalypse was first released.  Apocalypse made it easier to field the model.  People were not so accepting of Forgeworld models being used in games back in those days so thank you Apocalypse for breaking the ice.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 6, 2017

The Badab War YEG- Battle Report #5 Assault at Optera

The Minotaurs are closing in on the Lamenters at Optera.  The Lamenters have suffered massive casualties and have retreated planetside to preserve what little remains of their chapter.  The Minotaurs are not known to take it easy and pursue with zeal.  The Lamenters have been surrounded and they only have one means to survive- go through the Lamenters.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 4, 2017

Sylvaneth- Tree Revenants WIP

#Squaduary is live.  Rory at Stepping Between Games started a painting challenge for the month of February.  Assemble, paint and base a squad within the month.  I pledged to do five Sylvaneth Tree Revenants and three Kurnoth Hunters with bows.  It’s not to late to join the challenge.  In fact I encourage you to wander over to Rory’s stomping grounds and drop him a message.  Now onto the first of my two pledges.  I’m ahead of the #Squaduary schedule and well into the painting.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | February 3, 2017

Sylvaneth- Kurnoth Hunters with Greatswords

My Kurnoth Hunters with great swords are now complete.  I’ve played a few Path to Glory campaign games with these models and they hit like a brick wall.  They are super durable as well (well, not so against Ironjaws).  I played a Sylvaneth versus Sylvaneth game and my Treelord engaged a single Kurnoth Hunter in combat.  Well, I came out on top only because I had seven more wounds and cast regrowth to heal lost wounds.  These models are fun to play with and are gorgeous to paint.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 31, 2017

Tyranids- Tyrannofex

Well, it’s time we scuttle along to the next big Tyranid beastie.  Today I will be showcasing one of my favourite models to play- the Tyrannofex.  What’s not to like about it?  Six wounds, two plus armour and a torrent firing heavy flamer.  It’s the last part the has my attention.  For years my friend terrorized me with his Astra Militarum Hellhounds.  He was cooking up for a BBQ and Tyranids were on the menu.  Now I have my own version to set loose on the field.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | January 29, 2017

Badab War YEG- Battle Report #4

This battle report will be a quick one.  This game happened while I was on my course and I was unable to watch the events unfold.  Jerrod and Andrew took some pictures but they were enraptured with the game that neither wrote notes down.  It was a close game that came down to the wire.  Who will win this 1250 point round of loyalist versus secessionist?


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