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.
#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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
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?
Edmonton recently enjoyed some above zero weather so I took full advantage of it and primed some models. First up on the painting table is Kurnoth Hunters with great swords. These are fantastic models with lots of detail. It’s no wonder they made it to front of the line.
Inspired by the Canadian wilderness I have name my Tyranids Hive Fleet Kodiak. Over the last couple of years I have introduced you to two of my organisms from my Tyranids- Time the Dimachaeron and the Spawn of Cryptus. Hive Fleet Kodiak has also made appearances in battle reports. For 2017 I plan on showcasing my Tyranids throughout the year. This army is easily my largest and will stay that way so it will take me a while to progress through the army. I wanted to start the year with a model that holds a special place in my hobby filled heart- my scratch built Trygon.
Badab War YEG is slowly moving along. There is one more game left for phase two and then we move onto Phase 3. This report is the first of three games being played for Phase 2. Today’s installment will feature a 1250 point game between Michael Minotaurs and Dave’s Executioners. This is my first time organizing a campaign so I am adding in some extras to the games to see what the group thinks. Let’s move onto the battle report.
November and December were a blur for me so I didn’t get much gaming in. I march on over to GW West Edmonton with plans to purchase the Sylvaneth Darkroot Wargrove battleforce. They didn’t have it and I found out it was a limited run. D’oh! Nuts to being extremely busy. I was not going down without a fight. I did some hunting and Thunderground Comics in St. Albert had one box left.
Codex: Imperial Agents has had a bit of a controversial release. It initially brought a lot of praise with the return of the Sisters of Battle to print. The criticisms were quick when it was discovered that the beloved Saint Celestine pulled a disappearing act and could not be found. There are a lot of opinions about this publication and I want to put my two cents worth in.
Christmas is now done and that means my six week training course is now complete. The last six weeks have been a whirlwind and I am glad it is all over. My course ended on December 23. December flew by for me and I am glad to be back in my regular schedule. This means more painting and assembling. I haven’t had too much time to read other blogs I follow so I feel disconnected right now. I was able to squeeze a little bit of time paint the base colours of the Caestus Assault Ram. This vehicle has been sitting on my shelf primed and ready to paint for a few months now.
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