Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Turkey Day! and SOOO much to do!

Ok, so I am NOT going shopping in that crazy mess called black friday....unless I can sneak away to GTA for a game of Malifaux in the morning.

In any case a final descision has been made regarding my Adepticon force. It will be the Star Phantoms marines from the Imperial armour chapter tactics update. These are 6th edition updates of the chapters that took part in the Badab Wars. The Star phantoms are pretty straight forward.

They can reroll any roll of a 1 when arriving from reserve, and one turn per game they count their guns as twin linked....all assault, salvo, heavy and rapid imagine a drop pod assault with about 10 flamers....twin linked.....yeah you get the idea.....

My list looks like this now:

Librarian with Auspex
9 Sternguard, 2 combi-flamers, combi-plasma, and a power axe in a pod
5 marines, flamer, vet sarge with combi-flamer in pod
5 marines, flamer, vet sarge with combi-flamer in pod
8 marines with rocket launcher in pod
2 typhoon landspeeders

Possible list tuning to come, like dropping one or both speeders for more bodies in pods, but this list lacks mobility after the drop. Remember it part of a team, so it only needs to fulfill its function while a team mate fills in gaps. Play testing will wait until after the first of the year, but in the mean time this is where I am heading.

Now the Star Phantoms are like nothing I have ever painted before, all white with black markings. That is a TOUGH combo to paint. They look like this:

Images thanks to 40k wiki
Then there is the issue of that Chapter symbol.....OUCH. That will need to be a custom decal methinks, because I'm not sure I could freehand that.Right now it looks like a grey primer, followed by a zenithal of white from directly overhead, then black inks and washes to fill in the recesses and define armor plates. It's all detail from there though. Thoughts?

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