Monday, August 23, 2010

Wanted: Ideas

Short post here, and a call for ideas.  Well, now that I've built 2 Medusas, I have 2 perfectly good Earthshaker cannon in my bits box.  So, what should I do with them?  Terrain piece?  Mount them on Chimera chassis to make assault guns?  Something else?  Whichever idea, I choose, I'll write up in this space.

TIA, Jon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NOVA Open -- The games / Results

So a bit about the Games -- not so much bat reps as the highlights... But first here's my list:

Co. Cmd Squad, 4x Grenade Launchers, Astropath, Chimera
Inq. Lord, Hood, Tarot, BP, CCW, 2x Mystics, Acolyte
Psyker Battle Squad, 8x Psykers, Overseer, Chimera
Hellhound, Hull Multimelta
Vets, 3x Melta, BP on Sarge, Chimera
Vets, 3x Melta, BP on Sarge, Chimera
Vets, 2x Plasma, Autocannon, Chimera
Vets, 2x Plasma, Autocannon, Chimera
Heavy Spt
Medusa, Enc Crew
Medusa, Enc Crew

Game 1 was against Chumby of  Blackjack and Hookers fame and his Wolves.  Man, he gave me a right drubbing.  Highlight:  Killing all 3 of his Thunderwolf Cav.  Fine opponent and a gracious victor. May have to give that list a try with my own wolves...

Game 2 was against an Eldar guy who claimed to have only been playing 40K for a few weeks... OK, sure, whatever -- not something I'd say to someone until after the game -- otherwise it seems like you're trying to feign inexperience.  Game went to 3rd tie-breaker. I lost.  Highlight:  decimating my own Psyker Battlesquad due to Runes of Warding.  Just had to laugh about that.

Game 3 was against Nids (BTW a very nice looking Nid army).  I love the smell of promethium in the morning... it's the smell of victory.   Hellhound was the MVP of the game roasting gaunts like it was cool.  Highlight:  My opponents good humor.  A decisive win for me.

Game 4 was against a very nice young man with a very nicely painted CSM army -- I'm surprised it only finished slightly ahead of me on painting actually.  A win for me.  The labor-intensive Manticore finally pulled its weight by busting some rhinos. Actually, I think my opponent made a huge mistake by out-flanking his Chosen on the opposite side from the Manticore,  Highlight/Hilarity:  Medusa shot drifted onto one of my own chimeras -- rolling high IS NOT always better. Won anyway.

In terms of pure competetive score, I finished 49th out of 88.  In terms of combined score (compet + paint + sportsmanship) I finished 15th.  Not bad.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Yesterday, I competed in the NOVA Open, ended up going 2-2 -- I must say that I enjoyed all 4 games -- even the ones that I lost.  I'm not too unhappy with that result given that yesterday was the first time I'd actually played the army -- I'd been too busy trying to get painted to actually play any games with it. I'd love to show you pictures of the army BUT SOME SOB AT THE EVENT DECIDED TO STEAL MY CAMERA.  OK, vent-mode off.  I'll talk more about my games in a subsequent post.

On a brighter note, my Manticore conversion was selected as one of the top 5 conversions -- it was a bit tricky though -- the paint judge asked which was my entry for best conversion and I ended choosing the Manticore over the Medusa just because the Manticore was more work (a lot more).  I'd be interested in knowing which you all would choose:  


Or this

Ultimately, I didn't win the competition, but to be selected as one of the top 5 was pretty cool.