Saturday, 20 October 2018

Cancon 2019 here I come


Hello All,
Well the lead up to Cancon 2019, specifically the 40K ITC championships starts today.

I have purchased my ticket, so the first hurdle is completed. If you are interested in going, the link is here.

So, the next question is, what am I going to play?

I would like to have an answer , but honestly I don't, well not a complete one.

Sounds cryptic doesn't it. Well the truth is I know I will be playing Aeldari. I just as yet, don't know which faction.

I have Craftworld Eldar- these are dear to my heart.



I have Dark Eldar- the sheer speed of this glass cannon I really enjoy.

I have the start of a Harlequin force- who does not like clowns, I still remember my Harlequin v Terminator debate with Ras in our year 10 maths classes.


Finally the newest god on the block, the followers of Ynnead.


I have six more weeks until I am on holidays, then the army design will begin in earnest. Hopefully Chapter approved will have dropped by then and I can spend a few weeks making list tweaks.

Anyways that is my State of the hobby.



Cheers
Lupus


*As always these pictures remain the property of their owners and I do not claim them as my own

Saturday, 25 August 2018

It is not the Wolf time

Well No Russ, But lets be honest.
If there was going to be Russ, we would have had a lot of spoilers.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Is it the Wolf time

This time tomorrow we will know if it is the Wolf time.
Will Bjorn be reunited with the Primarch?

Will we see Russ?

I for one hope so.

He is one of my favourites and to be honest he does deserve a non FW horus heresy model.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

All slow on the painting front.

It has happened yet again.
I find myself trying to find the will to paint my old school Dark Eldar army.


I have been slowly stripping them for the better part of a month, without any real progress due to a lack of interest and available time.
But that is all going to change!
Cancon is but seven months away and this year I am hoping to place in the top ten, which will beat this years result of 15th place overall.

I intend to have a well presented army, including display board and custom objective markers.
To this end I have decided to set the following targets.

July
Strip, clean and convert the army.

August
Paint Vehicles


September
Paint Infantry


October
Paint Characters

November
Base army and make objective markers

December
Make display board.

January
Fine tune my list and pain any addition units I may need due to FAQ's or meta changes.

So that is the plan as it stands.

I have no doubt that this order will change, as it always does. But now I have a plan and a goal.

Cheers Lupus.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Drukari / Dark Eldar Here we go.

Well it starts again. Another year, another army that I will try to complete. I say try, because I seem to be a hobby butterfly, I land here, I land there, I never seem to finish an army properly, well this one I intend to be different.
To this end, here are the models that will form the foundation of my army, belonging to the Black Hearts Kabal.

2 razorwings, 5 raiders and  1 ravager, it seems all with dark lances.

30 Kabilites warriors

Metal Archon
As these are all third edition models except for the Razorwings, I found it hard to see what weapons were what. This is not that important in casual play, but in some tournament events it is prefered that models are WYSIWYG, this avoids any confusion. For those readers that have not heard this term before, WYSIWYG sands for What You See Is What You Get. To this end, I needed to decipher the weapons of these models, the below picture has helped a lot.
3rd ed weapons
A big thanks to Marcus who found this for me, at least now I have the ability to start getting my army prepared for Cancon 2019. That is right, you read correctly. I am going back again, which I shall discuss in a later post dealing with this in particular.

But here at least I have decided on the Drukari or Dark Eldar for us old farts.

Anyway that enough for this morning.
Cheers
Lupus.


Saturday, 7 April 2018

My Dark Eldar starting point- The Kabal of the Flaming rose

Hi all,
So I though as I am going to be embarking upon the Dark Eldar for this year, I would list the forces that I currently have available.
So lets jump straight in

My original list of miniatures.
Characters
1 Archon, 1 Heamonculus, 1 Succubus.


Vehicles
5 Raiders
1 Ravager
2 Venoms- converted from Vypers


Fast attack
13 Reaver Bikes
5 Hellions
10 Scourges


Troups
57 Kabalite warriors with various weapons, 2 blasters and 8 splinter cannons.

5 wracks

5 wyches


Elites
5 Mandrakes

16 Incubi

Flyers
2 Razorwing jets.


As usual these are stock photos from the net, and I do not pretend that my models are painted to these standards.

The majority of my models as you can see from the pictures, are all 3rd edition models.

Thoughts
My plan is to update these slightly I will update slightly with head swaps and minor conversions, so they keep their old look, whilst also looking as nice as I can make them.

The issue will be adding newer units to the army. I will have to be selective as I do not wish for my army to look too disparate. I have some idea's about this, but I will have to wait and see.

As it stands i currently have my Archon and 10 Warriors taking a dip into simple green.

Anyway that is it for today.

Cheers
Lupus.





Thursday, 5 April 2018

Index Dark Eldar List

This is my attempt at an Index list for Dark Eldar.
It is not optimised.
Battalion Detachment for a total of 6 cp at 1993pts.


Hq
Archon  Agoniser, Blaster, Warlord
Archon Agoniser, Blaster

Troops
1x Kabalite Warrior squad
 8x Kabalite Warriors, 1 with blaster

4 x Kabalite Warrior squad
10x Kabalite Warriors, 1 with blaster 1 with dark lance.

Dedicated Transport
5 x Raiders [6 PL, 115pts]:[/b] Dark Lance

Elites
Mandrakes
 8x Mandrake, Nightfiend

Fast Attack
Reavers
2x Grav-Talon
Arena Champion
6x Reaver
Reaver with Blaster

Heavy Support
Ravager Dark Lance, Dark Lance, Dark Lance

Flyer
Razorwing Jetfighter,  2 Disintegrator Cannons, Splinter Cannon

On Saturday, I will have my copy of the new codex and will see how this basic list has changed.

My Random thoughts are all well and good, but I will be working on this army over the coming months. to improve the list as well as the old 3rd ed models.

Cheers
Lupus