Saturday, January 29, 2011
I seen this video with my son when he was browsing you tube on my wifes phone for Star Wars videos. It quickly came to mind the way that veterans would come swooping in with a valkyire/Vendetta and shoot up everything and toss demolitions everywhere :)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The upcoming Grey Knights codex will include the new Stomraven. Caught this pic online from apocalypse40k but wasn't really announced. By the looks of this pic its the backing of the Stomraven box. Another something definitely to look forward to in APRIL for the new codex release. :)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I arrived at the LA BATTLE BUNKER and was properly greeted by a Dark Angel :)
Heres a desription of the game on the GW website held at the LA battle bunker:
January 22nd 11 AM
Name of Event: The Apocalypse total package event!
You have never played in an Apocalypse games until you've played in the Apocalypse Total package event! This event is what Apocalypse is all about. Come down to your local battle bunker and join the fun as EVERY battle Bunker tries to set a new Apocalypse World record! So, we encourage all you Warhammer 40,000 fanatics that have a local Battle Bunker to get signed up and take part in something un heard of! How many points you ask? Bah, points are for the weak, bring what you can control!
All I could say is WOW. It was record breaking. I had a good time down at the LA bunker representing Adventurers Guild of Riverside with my Imperial Guard. I had taken Col. Straken with his CCS; a CCS equipped with sniper rifles, a Master of Ordinance; 2x 5 man StormTrooper sqds w/ 2x melta guns, 2x 10 man StormTrooper sqds w/2x plasmaguns, a 10 man StormTrooper sqdsw/g.launcher and flamer; a 4 sqd. Infantry Platoon with 6x mortar, 2x missile launcher,& a Hvy Bolter; 4 vet. sqds a with demolitions: one with 2x flamers and a hvy flamer, one with 3x g.launchers, one with 3x meltaguns and one with 2xg.launchers and a flamer; 3x Scout sentinels; 2x Vendettas; 2 regular Leman Russ tanks with no sponsons and a Leman Russ Punisher w/Pask and hvy bolter sponsons: adding up to 200 models at 4,000 points.
I never thought I had so much. I ended up playing at table 20 versus an Eldar player and a chaos player with alot of Traitor Guard tank support which was staring down at my foot infantry. The eldar player mainly focused on an IG player with his Eldar that was in front of him the whole 4 turns while another AGR player and I swept from his right against his armor. All in all we barely won on our table by 2 points at the end of the night. Overall the Imperium won 183-122 at the bunker.
So here is a battle report of what I did at the game on table 20:
Turn 1: My flamer vet sqd. destroyed an IMPERIAL MACHARIUS VULCAN HEAVY TANK / StormLord with their melta bombs that was sitting in front of my platoon of guard which they assaulted alone.
Turn 2: My flamer vet sqd. went on destroyed a Executioner Leman Russ that was hitting my platoon in a single assault. Leman Russ Punisher destroyed 10 bloodletters of khorne with one round of shooting.
Turn 3: A 2 squad infantry blob was holding up their own against a demon prince but were unable to slaughter the beast because the chaos prince vanished due to the player leaving due to a family emergency that came up.
Turn 4: My flamer vet sqd. went on to destroy a hydra flak tank in a single assault. My g.launcher vet.sqd. destroyed an Eldar Falcon with one melta bomb in a single assault.
Their was ALOT of eye candy at the shop that I wasn't able to take all pictures of and my camera to do justice to their paint scheme. It's was announced that its' going to be an annual event. 40K RADIO was also present and live streaming the event on u-stream. More pics can be found at apocalypse40k blospot
A pic of my 171st Cadian Imperial Guard Regiment (not including my stormtroopers).
The players and the battleground.
A nice Imperial Thunderbolt Heavy Fighter.
Some nice Dark Eldar Reavers spotted on an adjacent table.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Last Wednesday I invited my 2 brothers and sisters' fiance over to my place and had a hobby/paint party before the big 40K Apocolypse game this Saturday at the LA Battle Bunker. I was able to finish up a Col. Schaeffer model as a veteran sargeant and use a few some shotguns from the scout space marine sprue for my veterans. Their are also pics of two of the necromunda models that I painted for another veteran squad on my roster.
I first had my doubts about using the shotguns for my veterans but the bits fit very nicely on the models and I highly recommend to others if they think of doing the conversion to go for it. They are roughly the same cost as the shotguns available from forge world but you just have to way your options as what extras you want and when you want them. You get 4 shotguns, a heavy bolter, 5 bolt pistols, c.c. wpns arms, and various little tid bits for the scouts from the scout box. You get 5 shotguns, various guard heads upgrades, 5 packs and a few tid bits for IG models. IMHO i'd get the scout box because its readily available at any hobby shop plus the other things they come with.
Monday, January 10, 2011
They are coming out this April. Hooray :)
"Incoming: Grey Knights— Article by Adam Troke
As the Emperor prepared for his final confrontation with the traitor Horus, he granted one final gift to Mankind, a safeguard and protection against the horrors of the Warp - the Grey Knights. A brotherhood of warriors as elite as they are secretive, the Grey Knights are a shining line of silvered steel that stands between humanity and the Daemons of Chaos.
Trained as the mightiest paragons of mental fortitude and martial discipline in the Imperium, the Grey Knights maintain a vigilant watch for daemonic incursion, responding wrathfully against the scions of the Dark Gods, and those who dally with them.
Clad in baroque Terminator armour and wielding powerful weapons such as storm bolters and Nemesis force weapons, the Grey Knights tear through the enemy, unleashing an onslaught of psychic powers and sorcery to sunder the foe.
The Grey Knights are an unstoppable force, the manifestation of the Emperor's will, valiant warriors who willingly sacrifice their own humanity so that Mankind itself can endure.
This April Games Workshop releases Codex: Grey Knights, alongside a comprehensive range of fantastically detailed Citadel miniatures. Although details are being kept firmly under wraps for now, you can expect an exciting selection of plastic kits to enable you to build your own Grey Knights army.
Over the coming weeks we'll be releasing more details both here on the Games Workshop website and also in the pages of White Dwarf - to ensure you're the first to get the news, make sure you subscribe to the Games Workshop newsletter and keep an eye on the What's New Today blog."
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Just seen this today and wanted to share to those who are interested. all this was found at http://apocalypse40k.com/. the description of the whole game is here also http://apocalypse40k.com/index.php?/topic/159-the-biggest-apocalypse-game-ever-january-22nd-2011/. I don't know if I'm going to attend or not because things are coming up left and right for me.