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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Conquest of Hellion V

The local GW stores have been running a multi store, month long 40k campaign called the Conquest of Hellion V.  Essentially, you make a 10k point army list and then play games at 1750 points each.  Any unit that is wiped out is removed from your master army list and you can longer use it to build the smaller forces.  It's a lot of fun.  Every time you pick up a new unit in the store during the campaign, you get to pull cards from a deck that give the unit special abilities.  I picked up a unit of Fire Warriors to act as an honor guard for an Ethereal.  I got +1 BS and the Deep Strike special rule.  These Fire Warriors are now BS 5 and can hit the board wherever they're needed!  Tau super commandos!  I'm going to have to mod them up somehow to denote their elite status.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Armies on Parade

I've been giving some thought to how I want to implement the Armies on Parade board I'm working on.  I'm on the fence as to whether I should use my old Tau army or paint up a new one.  The Tau army would save me a ton of time, but isn't painted as well as it would be if I painted it fresh.  I'll probably pull out the army and take some pictures to put up later today or tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've picked up a 2"x2" plywood board to use as a base.  I also picked up some various PVC plumbing pipe pieces with nice round bits that I think would look good as Tau terrain additions.  I need to get some pink foam for the terrain.  I went to Lowes, but they only had a type of green insulation foam.  I don't know if the characteristics are the same or not, so I'm gonna go to Home Depot tomorrow and get some of the pink stuff.

My buddy is a pro at making terrain, so I'm gonna try and conscript him for my efforts.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Armies on Parade

I've finally decided on the theme for my Armies on Parade board.  For those of you who don't know, it's a contest being run by Games Workshop.  You basically put at least an HQ and two Units on a 2'x2' display and compete for best looking overall.  I'm going to be doing an Angkor like overgrown temple.  I've been scouting local stores for pieces and parts and I think I'm gonna be able to pull this off.  I've never made a piece of terrain bigger than about 12cm around, so this is gonna be an undertaking!

I'll post pics once I have some progress done.

Also, the Imperial Fists Tactical Squad is almost done and ready for unveiling.  I just need to finish the bases.