Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hobby Update: Super Friends Unite!

So I have been hard at work this week at painting up some of the special characters in the Blood Angels codex. I now have what I consider to be the four heavy hitters of the HQ section finished up so I thought I'd share some picks.

So here they are all gathered together. Combined that's a whopping 970 points!

Anyone who's visited before has probably already seen my Astorath the Grim .

The Sanguinor, Exemplar of the Host. (and yes I really did just straight up swap his and Astorath's wings.  

Here we have Chief Librarian Mephiston. I have been using this guy lately and man is he an absolute beast!

And leading them all into battle we have Commander Dante. Small bit of coverting here in that I gave him a plastic jump pack from a Death Company box so he wouldn't be so top heavy and he got the armorcast  firing effect for his infernus pistol.

So that's all for now. I can't wait to get these guys out on the tables and kickin' some butt!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tournament Pics

The Battle Barn hosted it's first tournament of 2012 and man was it a great time. We ended up with 16 players who all came looking for a great time, and it seemed like everyone did just that. We saw a decent mix of armies as we had 2 Blood Angels, 2 Necrons, 3 Space Marines, 2 Imperial Guard, 2 Daemon, 1 Tyranid, 1 Black Templar, 1 Space Wolves, 1 Ork, and 1 Tau.

Blood Angels ended up taking the top spot, with Necrons taking second and Tyranids coming in third. I ended up tying with one of the Daemon armies for best painted and after a re-vote between just our two armies we still ended up with an even split so we ended up sharing the prize.  

I went 1-2 on the day. I won my first game against a young guy with Imperial Guard. I don't think he had ever seen anything like my Death Company army and he just had no idea how to face it. The second game saw me paired up with my buddy Jim. Going into it I would have rather not had to face him as it meant one of us would be out of contention for the top spot, but after the game we had I'm glad we did. We tied on table quarters, kill points and objectives and he ended up edging me out in victory points 1260pts to 1062pts. Truly an epic game! Then in my third game I drew Steve and his Orks. I played Steve at the tournament I went to at Game Links in Flint awhile back and was happy to play him again. Unfortunately I was not to have my vengeance for the thumpin' he put on me last time. My powerfists just didn't seem interested in hitting his killa kanz and by the end of the game all I had left was my scouts. Funny thing, though is that if it had ended on turn 5 I would have won since my scouts were the only unit on the board on an objective and that was the primary. It went to turn 6 though and he was able to move around to take the win. 

All three of my opponents were great. The armies on the day were really good looking and I am quite honored to have mine be considered as one of the two best there! 

Also, as this was sort of the grand finale to our escalation league we had the raffle drawing for two $25 dollar gift certificates to Alpha Omega. Kyle won one and put his towards a Chimera and I won the other using mine towards a box of Devastators.

I want to thank Brian for running a great event! I also want to thank Jarvis and Alpha Omega Coffee and Games for sponsoring both the event and the League! 

Anyway, now onto the Pics. (after the break)