Month: January 2020

A Tale of Guildford Gamers: 40k

To shake things ups the Guildford Games Club is running a blod series based on the old Tale of 4 Gamers model from White Dwarf many years ago. The idea is for people taking part to slowly build a new army and play some games with it and report on their progress.

Each quarter the participants will add 500pts to their army, getting it table ready and getting in a game with it, check back to this blog to see the latest progress of our adventuresome team!

So whose forces are gathering?

The Armies!

Dengue Ebolus (Josh)

, 2, 3. Dengue Ebolus had made planet fall not several days ago with a handful of plaguemarines and a rhino, they had already infected several villages close to their drop site. 4, 5, 6. They watched the villagers bloat and discolour with such fecundity and squalor that their laughter cut out their dying moans. Ah glorious 7. The lucky died within hours, the others rose again as mindless buboed walkers, staggering forward with agonal gasps and crawling flesh. 8, 9, 10. So few now but more would arrive, Ku’gath had said so. 11, 12, 13. Why had he been sent here, a feudal imperial world by his estimation. 14, 15. Ku ‘garth and Septicus had spoke of great secrets here, the beginnings of new contagion, but it appeared to be far less than he had hoped for. 16, 17. Dengue and his warbands continued onwards in search of this promised prize with an ever growing horde of gagling poxwalkers at their backs. 18, 19. The terrain opened out into a wasteland before them, as Dengue surveyed the horizon, his milky cataracted eyes came to rest on the jutting, monolith like silhouettes in the distance. 20. This must be what he was searching for.

Tale pt1 (Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition) [27 PL, 499pts]

  • Patrol Detachment (Chaos – Death Guard) [27 PL, 499pts]

    • HQ

      • Lord of Contagion [7 PL, 112pts]

        Selections: Manreaper

    • Troops

      • Plague Marines [10 PL, 180pts]

        Selections: Icon of Despair

        • Plague Champion

          • Codex

            Selections: Plague knife, Plasma pistol, Power fist

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Flail of Corruption

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Flail of Corruption

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Bubotic Axe

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: Bubotic Axe

        • Plague Marine w/ melee weapons

          Selections: 2nd Plague knife

        • Plague Marine w/ Special Weapon

          Selections: Meltagun

      • Poxwalkers [6 PL, 120pts]

        Selections: 20x Poxwalker

    • Dedicated Transport

      • Chaos Rhino [4 PL, 87pts]

        Selections: Combi-bolter, Combi-melta

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Phareon Amenhotep III (Adam)

Phareon Amenhotep III gazed across the snow blasted icy wilderness. All life gone from his beautiful world. 60 million years after the biotransferance and the start of hibernation, the reanimation protocols had initiated, as programmed, and they were all supposed to rise into the paradise they left all those years ago. But no, the time hadn’t passed as they had calculated. A combination of Imperial interference on their tomb world and cosmic meddling by the force of their Chaos Gods, had locked the planet into a frozen hell. The world had been abused by the Mechanicus of Man in M35, driven into climate change, and eventually an Ice Age. This had removed the taint of man from the world. Time was their friend, and the following 5000 years had let the ice age play out; its fury starting to wax, and the atmosphere returning to how it had been. The architectural glories and artistry of his rein in life might be gone, but a blank canvas for his will would be his. Nothing built lasts 60 million years after all. Then the Cicatrix Maledictum had ripped the galaxy in two and, in ripping space time, had knocked their system further up in the galactic plane. This had stretched the system and pulled the planet further from the sun. Now their paradise would never return. With war raging through the galaxy, once again the Imperium of Man has returned to steal the planets riches. But now, newly awakening eyes watch them and plan their removal. Imotek ‘Lord of the Storm’ Supreme Overlord of the Sautekh dynasty, and Amenhotep III’s liege Lord, is on planet taking pledges of loyalty again and reinforcing Amenhoteps limited forces with weapons of war and destroyer cults, keen on exterminating the humans to sake their infinite hatred. The reanimation process is long and the population of the tomb world vast. For now Imotek’s forces are welcome, but time will tell whether that continues……….

This is the list I’m working toward. Will also have 24 warriors a command barge and annihilation barge from start collecting boxes I’m getting to top it off. I’m hoping for a boost to them in the next psychic awakening book.

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (Necrons) [36 PL, 612pts, 9CP] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Battle-forged CP [3CP]

Detachment CP [5CP]

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Imotekh the Stormlord [10 PL, 140pts, 1CP]
. Warlord: Warlord Trait (Sautekh): Hyperlogical Strategist

Overlord [6 PL, 97pts]: Resurrection Orb, Warscythe

+ Troops +

Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

Immortals [8 PL, 150pts]: 10x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

Immortals [4 PL, 75pts]: 5x Immortal, Tesla Carbine

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (Necrons) [65 PL, 952pts, 1CP] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Detachment CP [1CP]

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Cryptek [5 PL, 95pts]: Chronometron, Staff of Light

Lord [5 PL, 59pts]: Voidblade

+ Elites +

Triarch Stalker [8 PL, 115pts]: Heat Ray

+ Fast Attack +

Canoptek Wraiths [18 PL, 252pts]
. 6x Canoptek Wraith

+ Heavy Support +

Doomsday Ark [10 PL, 160pts]

Doomsday Ark [10 PL, 160pts]

Heavy Destroyers [9 PL, 111pts]
. 3x Heavy Destroyer: 3x Heavy Gauss Cannon

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (Necrons) [27 PL, 436pts, 1CP] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

Detachment CP [1CP]

Dynasty Choice
. Dynasty: Sautekh

+ HQ +

Lord [5 PL, 58pts]: Artefact: The Veil of Darkness, Hyperphase Sword

+ Fast Attack +

Canoptek Scarabs [2 PL, 39pts]: 3x Canoptek Scarab Swarm

Canoptek Scarabs [2 PL, 39pts]: 3x Canoptek Scarab Swarm

Destroyers [18 PL, 300pts]
. 6x Destroyer: 6x Gauss Cannon

++ Total: [128 PL, 2,000pts, 11CP] ++

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Autarch CJ

I have wanted to collect an Iyanden Craftworld army since their first army lists during 3rd edition. Small elite armies hold a special kind of quality only those usually carting around horde armies will know – my 40k armies to date have been Imperial Guard and Orks. I will be painting my Iyanden in their normal yellow with blue highlights; the yellow being the new Iyanden Yellow contrast over Wraithbone primer. This went really quite well on my test guardian but we will see how well my technique holds up when painting larger kits with flatter areas. To start with I’ll be adding two squads of five Wraithguard and a Farseer and then shortly adding on a Wraithlord. I’m sure I will later add some non-wraith units but I’ll be trying to stick close to the idea of an army on its last legs, whose generals have had to make the desperate choice to awake their ancestors from their slumber so they can march to war alongside them.

Phaeron Osirekh, Fleshcraver (David)

Osirekh craves a return to living flesh for themself and their subjects. The deception of the C’Tan is too much for their pride to bear and the loss of the sensations and creativity of the living a punishment gone on too long. The Triarch Szarekh has recently found Osirekh’s Tomb World and triggered the dormant reanimation protocols, awakening their ancient machinery and finding a new ally, one fuelled by spite, envy for the living and a boundless superiority complex. One day they will cultivate the living creatures of the galaxy like a garden, to choose the finest specimens to transfer Necrontyr minds into. Until then Osirekh has a galaxy of living creatures to defend and a hateful vengeance to take upon the C’Tan who tricked them so.

Don’t really have a plan for how the army is going to evolve but I like the idea rounding up C’Tan shards and enslaving them to the Phaeron’s will, some small measure of revenge for their deception 60 million years ago.

To start I am just going to buy a Start Collecting box, giving me 10 warriors, 3 scarabs, 5 immortals, an overlord, a lord and an Annihilation Barge which should cover me for the first 500pts or so.

As for painting I’m going for a grey, black and orange scheme but will be aiming for a more speed paint approach by leaving out additional steps like highlights, mostly it’ll be primer and block colours.

Guildford Games Club Hobby Challenge: December!

The final Hobby Challenge entry for 2019! Let’s have a look at what the intrepid challengees got up to in December…

Paul got the gnoll bug and painted some for Frostgrave, then realised he needed to paint some Giants. As is a common realisation amongst most people. All of this got derailed however by wielding the world bending powers of a God to forge a field of battle

Adam continued the trend of forging worlds from nothing by making a Frostgrave table

I painted some Stormcast Eternals to finish my army off, finsished my test White Scars for Epic and the Green Arrow as I desperately tried to complete one of my pledges (note: I failed)

The Pledges!

Tom James Lavers Bevell 1. Finish painting my Dark angels (there currently are at least 200 unpainted models, 80 of which are tactical marines)
2. Actually win a game with them!
Sam ParishI have four cases of unfinished models. Some need some hobby work done, others just need painting. What I’d like to do, is have the club pick one of my boxes at random on a poll on the Games club page, and that’s the first box I work on.
James DixTo complete my:
Imperial Guard army (4000pts ish left to do)
Prussian army
Necromunda House Gangs
Alex EdeFully complete my heresy blood angels and sanguinius (if when he drops) roughly 1500pts left to go and place well with them in the heresy events And make a proper start and finish my ironjawz to 2500pts and then take them to an event at WHw
Paul TownsendI aim to complete the equivalent of two elements (character, “troop” sized unit or war machine) for kings of war each month. Included in this at least 3 giants, complete my Frostgrave warband, napoleonic french, and get the Halfmen to a good playable size army. Game on!I can report for December as being actually completed are eight Gnolls. By way of a roundup, I include a picture of my giants Shame – nowhere near hit that target…But, while not quite the direction of the pledge- one of my napoleonic projects had progressed far more than expected
David Last1. Fully paint and base 200 models 2. Finish the small projects: Blood Bowl Team, Superhero Team
3. Attend 3 tournaments4. (Attempt to) run a Campaign at the club
14 Stormcast Eternals, 8 Epic White Scars stands, 1 Green Arrow
308/200. Complete!
BBowl Team: 0
Supers: 3/5
Infinity Campaign: 6/6 Complete!
Tournaments: 5/3 Complete!
I will count 28-32mm figures as one model, 5x6mm figures as one model, 3x10mm as one model, larger monstrous/warmachine/etc. figures may count as more than one model
Ross PackmanI’d like to get a Necromunda board finished, including multi-level terrain.
Mark CollinsI hope to rewrite and finish a third novel, World Without Bounds, for Easter and then write a fourth entirely new novel from scratch in the same series by Christmas.
James Jimmy Pownall I want to be able to field 3k pts of skaven in 6th Ed fantasy fully painted.
Wes SaundersI want to work on my painting techniques and at least enter some kind of painting competition
Adam StallwoodI’d like to pledge a genestealer cult army for 40k. 2000pts (ish) worthFrostgrave table complete
Eddie TurnerTake on GWs Lord of the Rings Hobby Bingo

And that’s us done for 2019!