Saturday, 1 May 2010

Kill Team

Kill Team eh?

I'd heard people talking about it so decided to see what the fuss was about. Picked up a copy of the good old Battle Missions and started to read. That book has some awesome possibilities. I've thrown together a couple of ideas in Army Builder to see what I could field for 200 Points, you'd be quite surprised and the different possible combinations.

 I had a pretty good team in my mind, i'm thinking however my mind wasn't working at that time, as the force i'd come up with is illegal in Kill Team lol, back to the drawing board

 - Mike

Friday, 30 April 2010

Thursday Night In

Last night I rocked round to Fraser and JT's place to have some beers, build some models and generally have a good old geekfest. Built up some models, chatted about different tactics/army lists and discovered some interesting rules and abilities that we didn't know about. All in all, a pretty successful night!

 I know have;
5 Wolf Guard in Terminator Armour and various weapons, mostly close combat
7 Grey Hunters
1 Rune Priest in Power Armour

All but two of my models are wearing the same type of "Knightly" Helm although i'm now starting to add bitz to each of them to try and give them a little individuality.

Once I crack my camera out i'll post some pictures, I just want to get stuck in about painting them!

 - Mike

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Hive Fleet Bahamut takes shape

Well i figured i may as well give everyone an update of whats currently going on with my beautiful beasts so here is the script so far.

On wednesday i got some models off a friend of mine who has been playing 40k for a long time and no longer uses nids (i know, what a complete fool) so he had some lying around which i happily took off his hands for a fee

From this i got:

1x Hive Tyrant
1x Tyrant Guard
20x Hormagaunts
30x Termagaunts
20x Genestealers
2x Zoanthropes
1x Trygon
6x Warrior Brood
1x Broodlord

And i already had

12x Hormagaunts
8x Genestealers
1x Deathleaper

So as you can see thats not a bad list to start with. Now i hear of lot of "these units are good, these not so much" and naturally i take them all into consideration, then i do what i want anyway! so i intend to try every unit out and play test the plastic breasts (or tyranid equivalent)off them!

Ill be sure to add some pictures soon and let you all see the sexiness that is my nids (unpainted currently... like their naked!) and let everyone see whats going on

for now, Frasie out

The Vallhund "Dog" Soldiers

I have finally decided on a name for my Space Wolves, from now on they will be know as The Vallhund "Dog" Soldiers.

Ok so I thought I should start posting some pics of my expanding army.

Ok so far we have the Rhino for transport, 20 Grey Hunter/Blood Claws (not decided on what combination yet) 5 Scouts, 6 Long Fangs, the Predator sitting in the background (yet to be built) and a Drop Pod which is currently on loan to a friend.

The Long Fang squad I picked up yesterday and are still half painted in Dark Angels colours but a quick blast with Chaos Black will sort that out.

I think I am going to use one of the Grey Hunters as my Rune Priest, I have one with the two handed Frost Axe which could be used as a Runic Weapon and he looks quite priesty.....


Combat Patrol Rules

Right I though it was about time I actually posted the Combat Patrol rules in case anybody wanted to try it out for themselves.

As mentioned before Combat Patrol is not our invention, we have just borrowed it as a nice easy way to get back into 40K and learn the rules at the same time.

Winner is determined by victory points.
List must be no more than 400 points.
List must include at least 1 troop choice.
You may include an HQ.
No special characters allowed.
No 2+ saves.
No single model may have more than 2 wounds.
Vehicle armour values must be equal to or less than 33 overall.
WYSIWYG! Lists must have model representation.


Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Combat Patrol...hmm.. what to do

Combat patrol is something that as a group we have been talking more and more about in order to get us started up fairly quickly and playing while adding to our army size. The other reason for this is it's a fairly cost effective way to go while slowly deciding on what direction you would like to take your army.

I have been thinking lately that i didn't want to take my Dark Eldar into CP and instead use it for my main army when everyone else catches up on points or if we play larger points so instead i opted for yet another tangent and chose Tau. I know they may not be one of the best CP type units out there but as you can guess i like challenges.

For my Tau unit selections, i have simply gone for the BattleForce boxed set and an extra Crysis suit, this should be enough to give me all the models and points i need... now i only need to receive the ordered boxes and build them... that along with the Dark Eldar should keep me going!

I am late

Well it's about time i decided to post something and not be lazy about it.
Introductions first, I am John and i am just trying to get back into Warhammer/40K from a long absense.
I have played before but this was back in the 90's and armies like Necrons and Tau were probably a twinkle in some developers eye.
Previous armies included playing Eldar and maybe close to 4000 point Dwarven Army

Getting back in to gaming was a hard decision for me as i didn't know what i would like to play and choices ranged from Chaos Space Marines to Chaos Daemons to Space Wolves. My initial thought on chosing an army was anything that could possibly beat Fraser when he was going to play 'Nids.
The end result was probably not what anyone expected as one night in thinking... i just decided to go to Gifts for Geeks and buy close to 2000 points in models of a Dark Eldar army... why?

Everyone looks like they were playing fairly meaty armies which will help play the game for them so i decided to have a challenge and play one of the most paper thin armies available, do i know what i am doing? Hell no but it's going to be fun i think and possibly frustrating while the other armies laugh me off the table but once i capture and enslave them, i am sure i will turn their laughter into screams.

So far my army is still in boxes and i will post pics of them later on, i just hope i am not too lazy to assemble them and field an army of cardboard cutouts!

Knights Of Russ - First Model

I was thinking about keeping with the theme of the "Knights Of Russ". I have seen some pretty impressive conversions kicking around on the interwebs and thought I might do a couple of m own, only uber basic stuff, but all to keep with the fluff behind my Company.
 So here is potentially the first of many Knights, this chap will be part of my a Grey Hunters unit.

I have used the normal body from the Space Wolves pack, arms n such with the helmet of a Chaos Warrior and the top knot off of a Space Wolf head. I am hoping once I get them painted it will show up a bit better, possibly with some heraldry on the helms, who knows.

 - Update.

Threw together another two, here is another Grey Hunter and a Rune Priest idea I had. It uses the body of a Warhammer Chaos Warrior, i'm afraid it wasn't my idea to use this, I saw it on another blog I read and thought i'd give it a try, think its turned out none too bad.

Grey Hunter

Rune Priest

Rune Priest

Watch this space for more updates

 - Mike

Combat Patrol Army List - Space Wolves


I've been thinking about possible army lists for combat patrol and i've settled on two possible ones, one unfortunately may be a direct copy of one that is already being used however it is one of the best I can see, the other is only slightly different.

I can see one being anti armour and one anti mob, also got a stupid one in there for giggles...

Not sure if i'm going to post the lists on here just yet, don't want to give away all my secerets (not gonna be too hard to guess though >_< )

Also settled on who my guys actually are, basic storyline behind my troops is they are members of the 7th Company of the Space Wolves chapter. Around 1000 years ago (tbc) their ship was lost in the warp on route to defend an outlying sector from a Tyranid scout fleet. After a search by the chapter they were declared lost and a new 7th Company was raised. They have since reappeared and are continuing their mission. They are still Space Wolves however since there is a 7th Company they have no real place in the makeup of the chapter (and the Great Wolf would never split them up into the current Companies) They have therefor changed their companies name to the Knights Of Russ and have started on a crusade to "make up for lost time".

All rules for this Company are exactly the same for any Space Wolf army and as they have not fallen or become rogue they are able to fight along other allied armies (With the Space Wolves being so secretive about many of their own affairs and their Chapter layout being so different to other Space Marine Chapters any allies they do fight along side think they are simply a new company that they have not yet heard of)

I've chosen the "lost company" approach as from what i've read the Space Wolves have no known successor chapters, there was one created at the original founding however they had a severe mutation of their gene seed and were destroyed.

If anyone has any thoughts or ideas then please let me know >_<

 - Mike

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

And it has begun

Well...had to happen sometime, I won't post the picture of my bleeding finger after the craft knife slipped...

Just need to get stuck in about them all now! Watch this space fo some (bad) conversions!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Blog now showing on our homepage

So, after a little faffing around this blog should now also be showing on

It should be a little easier for anyone visiting the main site to then find the blog and follow it if they so wish. As i've said on the main site, if you find any problems then drop me a mail, there's a link on the homepage >_<

- Mike

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Better late than never

Well i thought it's about time I got my first post up here as the others seem to be beating me to it.

A little background on myself, I used to play 40K around 12 years ago and loved every minute of it. I started out with Blood Angels and progressed on to Chaos Marines and pretty much dominated everyone I played with my Chaos Terminators with Reaper Autocannons (to be honest I think I may have made up one or two of the rules).

I always wanted to start a Space Wolves squad and picked up 1 or 2 models but never continued with it.

Fast forward to 2010 and after speaking to my fellow team mates we all decided to start collecting again and after much indecision on my part I decided to finally build my Space Wolves squad.

So as I'm about to leave for work the other morning the postman turns up with a rather large box which could only be my models, with only a few minutes to spare I managed to rip open the box and paw (no pun intended) at my new shiny Codes and Space Wolves Battleforce.

I have spent the last few evenings when i get home from work putting everything together and I hope to get some pictures up soon once I get the last few pieces I need to put the finishing touches to everything.

Commander Grimnar Out.....


I have arrived

Thought i would introduce myself, im Fraser and you will probably be hearing a lot from me as more time passes becasue i generally always have something to say though usually not of PG rating!

Im currently working on a series of short stories that will show the progess of my hive fleet, why you ask? because i can! plus it sounds like a fun project and will be something a little different. I intend to write some of those stories regarding games i have with the other three dudes, or 'team' members and anyone else i generally play against! So for example if i played Mike (Space Wolves) and he defeated me then i will write a short story which includes said battle! so im hoping it will be fun to write (and include winning more than losing) but aslong as the games are fun then thats what its all about (MUST WIN!!!!)

Im the 'noob' of the group having never played at all! collected when i was like 14 and stopped but im back to 40k and ready to make people cry! watch this space!

The rest of the team

So, I remembered (was reminded) to add the other 3 chaps to the list of authors for this blog, that's now done so hopefully we'll start to see more posts covering all the other armies soon. Once again, watch this space...

- Mike