Saturday, May 30, 2009

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I took my Grim Angels Space Marines to a tournament the first time today. It was an Elite heavy army with Black Templar rules focusing on Landraiders and Terminators and it placed first! WOOOT! The army was well balanced and did some nasty damage to enemy armor because tank hunter skill assault cannons kickass. The two Landraider Crusaders where matchwinners as well and the drop pod suqad took mission objectives every game although I feel that the tactical squad inside lacks firepower and closecombat punch. I have learned that some things could be changed for the better and am tweaking it now to improve it for more competitive events. Here comes my list which I used today:

1750 Pts - Black Templars Roster - Black Beauty White Heat

Emperor's Champion (1#, 140 Pts)
1 Emperor's Champion @ 140 Pts
Bolt Pistol; Crusader Seals; Frag Grenades; The Black Sword; Accept Any Challenge, No Matter The Odds
1 Armor of Faith @ [0] Pts
1 The Black Sword @ [0] Pts

Elite: Sword Brethren Terminator Squad (5#, 255 Pts)
5 Sword Brethren Terminator Squad @ 255 Pts
Power Fist (x5); Storm Bolter (x3); Assault Cannon (x2); Tank Hunters; Accept Any Challenge, No Matter The Odds

Elite: Sword Brethren Terminator Squad (5#, 255 Pts)
5 Sword Brethren Terminator Squad @ 255 Pts
Power Fist (x5); Storm Bolter (x3); Assault Cannon (x2); Tank Hunters; Accept Any Challenge, No Matter The Odds

Troops: Crusader Squad (5#, 100 Pts)
5 Crusader Squad @ 100 Pts
Bolt Pistol (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x3); Meltagun; Power Weapon; Accept Any Challenge, No Matter The Odds

Troops: Crusader Squad (5#, 100 Pts)
5 Crusader Squad @ 100 Pts
Bolt Pistol (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x3); Meltagun; Power Weapon; Accept Any Challenge, No Matter The Odds

Troops: Crusader Squad (5#, 95 Pts)
5 Crusader Squad @ 95 Pts
Bolt Pistol (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x4); Lascannon

Troops: Crusader Squad (5#, 95 Pts)
5 Crusader Squad @ 95 Pts
Bolt Pistol (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x4); Lascannon

Troops: Crusader Squad (10#, 166 Pts)
5 Crusader Squad @ 166 Pts
Bolt Pistol (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x3); Flamer; Power Weapon; Neophytes; Drop Pod
4 Neophytes @ [40] Pts
Bolt Pistol (x4); Close Combat Weapon (x4)
1 Drop Pod @ [30] Pts
Power of the Machine Spirit; Storm Bolter

Heavy Support: Land Raider Crusader (1#, 268 Pts)
1 Land Raider Crusader @ 268 Pts
Extra Armor; Hurricane Bolters (x2); Multi-Melta; Power of the Machine Spirit; Twin Linked Assault Cannon; Smoke Launchers

Heavy Support: Land Raider Crusader (1#, 268 Pts)
1 Land Raider Crusader @ 268 Pts
Extra Armor; Hurricane Bolters (x2); Multi-Melta; Power of the Machine Spirit; Twin Linked Assault Cannon; Smoke Launchers

SUM: 1742

Monday, May 25, 2009

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I have meanwhile assembled the first four members of my Scouts/Neophytes. The GrimAngels are a space based chapter like the BlackTemplars and recruit their aprentencies on different worlds- many of them being in a rather feral state. These recruits are from one of these worlds- fericious and untamed yet they serve under the directions of the older members, the Paladines.
Kitbash: Khorne Berzerker legs and torso and some halftered swords, Catachan arms, Spacemarine weapons, Kroot shoulderpads, Spacewolve heads and as usual greenstuff.
Sorry for the bad pics- I was in a hurry.

Friday, May 22, 2009

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Yesterday I invested some hours into my bitsbox and dug out the pieces for my Emperor's Champion. Although I want to stick to WYSIWYG strictly as he is intended for tournament play I see my Armycommanders as a must for custom creations. With this in mind I chose weapon options which make no difference rulewise because he still has his standard equipment.
The Black Swords are two Aegis Force Weapons while his Bolt pistol is holstered. As you can see the one sword is from the Grey Knight Justicar while the other is converted to look like the original. The left shoulder pad is from the deaathwatch since all Space Marines in my self created chapter- -the GrimAngels-have to serve in the edathwatch at some point in their career.
The legs and the helmet are from a Khorne Berzerker sprue while the torso is of Codex Marine origin. I built up the armor with miliput (for sharp edges)At the waist he is hightened and the tabard is modelled by hand(green stuff). The backpack is a combination of parts from the DarkAngels veteran sprue.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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So there it is, the drop pod I built for my Grim Angels Space Marine Army. After a close look at the parts of the kit I decided that it should be easy to get some lighting into it. Said and done. I tried to take photos of every significant step.

Monday, May 11, 2009

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I proudly present you my Dark Adeptus Mechanicus Magos. He wields a Warcythe (Force Weapon) and a tractor beam (Lash of Submission) and a flamer (Wind of Chaos). As you have probalby guessed he is a Chaos Space Marine Sorcerer with the Mark of Slaanesh.
The basis for the model was a Warhammer Fantasy beastman Gor.

Friday, May 8, 2009

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I am a busy man right now. I am preparing for the Austrian Championships in 40k where I plan to field my GrimAngels Space Marines. I have not even painted or assembled this army yet but the reason for fielding them is simply that I do not have any other army that is strictly WYSIWYG!