Saturday, April 30, 2011

1,250 pt Grey Knights List

This is my first time playing Grey Knights and from what I hear, it's not your average starter army and while I've been playing 40k for some time, I don't play with any great frequency, so I still consider myself a beginner. In fact, I've lost way more games that I've won. So with that in mind, I came up with a 1,250 point list to get myself comfortable with the codex.

Keep in mind that I tend to build forces more out of a desire to fit into the 40k universe and its fiction and not to win games. This probably explains why I lose so often, but I enjoy playing, so I don't really mind.

GK Brother-Captain (1)
Nemesis force sword, m/c
psybolt ammunition

GK Strike Squad (10)
psycannon (x2)
Nemesis force halberd (x2)
Nemesis force sword (Justicar)
Rhino w/ psybolt ammo

GK Terminator Squad (5)
psycannon (x1)
Nemesis force halberd (x3)
Daemon hammer (Justicar)
psybolt ammunition

GK Terminator Squad (5)
Nemesis force halberd (Justicar)
Nemesis force swords x4
psybolt ammunition

Interceptor Squad (5)
Nemesis force swords x3
Daemon Hammer
psybolt ammo

twin-linked lascannon
psybolt ammuntion

Friday, April 29, 2011

Boarding Action!

The MkIII Boarding Marine from Forge World arrived this week! Really nice model. Can't wait to add this one to my collection! This was the event model featured at Adepticon this year, but the line was too freakin' long, so I ordered it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter from Kantor Base

Just wanted to wish everyone out there a Happy Easter! I know it's a religious holiday and it may not apply to everyone, but there's the commercial aspect too. So with that in mind, May your day be filled with Marshallow Peeps and Chocolate Bunnies. Oh and Gaming. Lots and lots of gaming.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

First Game.... three years. And it was fun. So I finally got my first game of Fantasy in over three years. We were unable to complete the game to time constraints. By that I mean GW has some real sissy hours of operation and kicked us out at 9pm. Which is BS, because many of us work for a living and can't get there until 7pm anyway. But I digress.

Anyway, I played a 1500 pt game against a new friend of mine. He ran an Orcs &Goblins list and I went with my High Elves. We were both pretty much newbies and so we didn't have much painted and we muddled our way through the rules, so there were no photos. This time.

My army consisted of a Noble, 2 Mages, 2 units of LSG, 2 units of Reavers, 5 Shadow Warriors, a Bolt Thrower and 15 Swordmasters. If memory serves, he brought along 4 characters, 10 Spider Riders, a Giant, a ton of Goblin Archers and Goblin Spearmen, a Doom Diver and block of Boyz. The game was pretty even of the two and a half turns until right before we got tossed out. My friend got ahead of me when I charged his Boyz with my Swordmasters and forgot that I get to re-roll misses because of my high initiative AND Speed of Asuryan. But that's what happens when you don't know how to play your army. Although, I did take out the Doom Diver and I shot up his Spider Riders pretty bad before losing my Shadow Warriors.

Anyway, it was fun getting out and playing and I look forward to the next battle. Nick was a great opponent.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Finally....Time for Gaming!!!

This Wednesday I will at long last have the time to pull up a stool, sit down and play some Warhammer. It's Warhammer Fantasy, but hey, I'm not complaining. It's been a long time since I've been able to play a game, but at long last the planets are aligned and the moon will be full (I think). By that I mean that the kids don't have any activity and my wife is off.

So...I'm playing a 1500 pt game of Fantasy; my High Elves against Orcs & Goblins. I never played against that army before, so it should be fun. If anyone has any tips - let me know. Anyway, I have a ton of stuff to do. I've got a 1000 point list that I need to upgrade, which will in ally likelihood involve, at the very least, building some more models.

I've got two days to get a ton of stuff done: Brush up on rules, update my list, assemble a couple of custom bases, build a unit or two, and if there's time - paint some stuff.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Grey Knight Librarian Conversion

As I had mentioned in a previous post, I'm not thrilled with the fact that the new Grey Knight codex has limited options for Librarians. By that, I mean Librarians must be in Terminator armor with no options for power armor. To me, it's a complete waste of Space Marine Librarians. With so many Grey Knight HQ choices, they should have produced a GK Commander Kit (just like the Space Marines). While I like the metal Terminator Librarian model, there aren't enough options for the rank and file Librarians. With that in mind, I sat down last night and tried coming up with my own conversion. I deliberately tried to avoid anything elaborate (that's what the metal one is for). Let me know what you think. Sorry about the bad lighting.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Now That's A Monster!

I got a heads up from my old gaming buddies and I just saw the newest kit from Warhammer Forge. Tamurkhan on Toad Dragon. Man, this kit is bad ass! Part of the Chaos army, this is by far one of the cool Fantasy models to come from Forge World yet. Maybe it's because I'm in Daemon slaying mode or something, but wouldn't it be cool to put this piece on a round base and have the Grey Knights beat the crap out of it?!

New Arrival

My Castellan Crowe arrived today in the mail. Pretty cool mini. Time to start the Purifiers!! I'm working on a list of pure Grey Knights (for now, at least). Currently, I'm debating whether or not I should go with a Grand Master or Brother-Captain. I'm trying to build the army, one Brotherhood at a time. That means (according to the Codex), eight captains, eight brotherhoods, plus one brotherhood each of Purifiers (approximately 40 models), and Paladins.

Most of the lists I see out there are including a Grand Master over a Brother-Captain, but I'm more of a fluff/background lover and enjoy building the collection around how the chapter is described in the published material.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grey Knights Update

I've been spending the last few days working on my Grey Knights and I have been able to really go through sprues and get stuff built. Despite a few challenges while assembling the power armoured Grey Knights, the models are awesome. So far, I've compiled a short list of likes and dislikes that I'd like to share:

  1. Great detail on each piece
  2. Extensive pose capability
  3. Great to use with other SM kits and vice versa
  4. Lots of different heads
  5. Seems easy to create plastic Librarians with the Terminator bits

  1. Some unnecessary components, just to make me miserable - magazines for storm bolters, Could they just mold them onto the stormbolter.
  2. Having to attach the storm bolters to the arms seperately (termies too)
  3. Lack of bits to use on vehicles (in my opinion)
  4. Psycannon on GKs, don't seem to line up right.
  5. New plastic Terminators seem a bit broader than the old metal ones.
I think I may have found a secret to avoid army burn out. In past projects, I would assemble and paint multiple squads of the same time. For example, I would assemble and paint two or three squads of tactical marines before I would start a dread or tank or something else. Well, I'd finally get bored and then shift my attention to something else. This time I'm approaching the Grey Knights a little differently. I'm working different unit types each time. My first unit is a Strike Squad, then I'll work a unit of Terminators, then a Venerable Dread or Dreadknight before going back to making a Purgation Squad.

Anyway, currently I have my first Strike Squad assembled, based, primed and basecoated (10-man squad). I have a Rhino primed and ready for painting and I've been building a Terminator Squad. So the work continues.

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I ran into some old friends who are now into Fantasy and I'm looking forward to getting a game in soon, so I'll have paint work to do on the High Elves as well, so I may be alternating so I don't get bored with one project.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Grey Knights Have Landed!

Yeessssss!!!! The rest of my Grey Knights stuff has arrived today. Now I can get crackin' on my army! There's nothing more uplifting than a box on your doorstep filled with Grey Knights goodness. All I can say is thank God for Tax Refunds!

Time to get to work.