Saturday, 10 April 2021

Campfire at the Scarif Beach Party

Painting? 

Yes! In preparation for some Star War Legion Skirmish games, I had the impetus to finally finish the second unit of Stormtroopers. Finally.  

These are not the droids you're looking for

They look really good on table and with all my Stormtroopers together and adding in the sweet additional specialists with their big orange shoulderpads. Having said all that, I'm glad these are done. I have a couple more white armoured scout troopers on Speeder Bikes to do, but once those are done then no more white for me. At least not for the foreseeable future.

Also I finished up my second Adeptus Titanicus Warhound, the Aeneus Venator. These two are going to go hunting Warlord-class titans looking to grab cheeky Emergency Shutdown orders.

Ululatos Os and Aeneus Venator

 The Warhound model is exceptionally cool and I think I'll really enjoy running up behind Warlord titans and shooting them in the back with the Natrix lances. I suspect it's not going to go all that well most of the time, but every now and then it'll be spectacular!

Star Wars Legion Skirmish

The Scarif Beach Party had it's first outing at our club day against Blogger Pel and Blogger Scotty's Rebel Scum. I only just had enough stuff to assemble a complete army for Skirmish but the list was:

  • Darth Vader
  • Stormtroopers with a T21
  • Stormtroopers with an RT-97C
  • Death Troopers with a DLT-19D

Quite small by comparison but startlingly effective.

In the first game, Pel and I were aiming to knock over each other's core and support troopers. 

Cinematic!

My Death Troopers and his Veterans battled it out (while the Tauntauns and Rebel Troopers fought it out with my Stormtroopers) before Vader waded in and killed the Veterans and Han Solo, to which Chewbacca reacted exceedingly badly and tore Vader's head off. On one flank, my Stormtroopers went down in a screaming heap to the Tauntauns and a Medium Blaster while on the other, the Rebel troopers were killed to a man before alarmingly precise (!) Stormtroopers hit Chewie and nearly downed him in one go! It was a 4-4 draw in the end. 

In the second game, I rejigged Vader's force powers (with some advice from Pel) to make best use of Deflect and also to give him Sabre Throw to help with his otherwise slow speed.

MOAR Cinematic! 


Scotty decided that Vader was going down in the first turn after I handed it to him to get Vader a pre-game move (and Infiltration, which I'll definitely use in future in bigger games because it's terrifying! and he sent out his Fleet Troopers and Rebel Pathfinders to do it quickly. When they failed, the whole Rebel force opened up on Vader who, amazingly, lived! Over the first couple of turns Vader removed the Fleet Troopers (with one attack!) and then the Pathfinders before being shot to bits by a very competent Cassian Andor. Andor and K2-SO also saw off all but one of Death Troopers (although not before they had removed two Rebel Trooper squads by themselves) and a unit of Stormtroopers before Andor stopped the last remaining Death Trooper scoring the objective leaving us with a 1-1 draw! 

Both games were a lot of fun, really cinematic and flavourful! Legion is mechanically simple, but with lots of nice depth and detail that makes the whole thing behave the way that you think it should!

Next Time

I'll be getting the Invictus Warsuit I need for 500 point 40K at our next club meeting done and also having a crack at the first Shore Troopers. I'm genuinely looking forward to painting something not white! Once the first unit is done, I'll be able to get to some full size games of Legion. After that, I'll be getting into some stuff for a couple of upcoming Flames of War events. 

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Spectrus Kill Team

 So I did do a bit of painting with my Easter weekend and got the rest of the Spectrus Kill Team finished for our club 500 point 40k games. 

 There's still one Helix Adept to do which I'll wait on until Blogger Scotty has been through his sprue box and seen if he can dig me out a new adept left arm, otherwise I'll make do with the kitbash.

The full Kill Team is below - a Reiver, two Incursors, an Eliminator and six Infiltrators.

 For our 500 point games, I might even consider using the Combat Squads rule and separating out the Incursors, the Reiver and a couple of the Infiltrators into a close-quarters squad and the rest of the Infiltrators and the Eliminator as an overwatch fire team. Should be fun! 

Rewards? 

I have made meaningful progress on the second squad of Stormtroopers (having got all their base coats and washes down) so I've decided I can do the prep work on the Shore Troopers.  

So these SUPER SWEET models are headed to the primer today, along with the base for my second Titanicus Warhound (and some rhinos to go on it!) and I'm going to get started on making....a whole whack more shore bases too. 

Next Time

Club day so will probably be breaking out the Ghosties again for a game so will try and get some pictures of that madness and in the meantime I'll get to work finishing the Warhound, getting stuck into the Warsuit and getting the last of my Stormtroopers past the base coat / wash / constrast stage.