Saturday, 7 October 2017

Talons of the Emperah and Friends in Action

Last Saturday evening, my Talons of the Emperah had the opportunity to fight against Funky Bibers Tyranids. Since I could build a 2000 army with the Talons alone, they took some friends with them.

We played a standard kill point match because it was my second game in the eighth edition, therefore we wanted to keep it simple. However, I did not expect any great chances versus as Funky Biber's army, when he placed five times more miniatures on the table than I did.  

I had the first turn and managed to decimate the Tyranids quite well from afar. The Tyranids, however, seemed to be relatively unimpressed as they stormed forward. Close combats erupted everywhere, quite early in the game. My troops, however, were able to stand their ground. 

At the end of my fifth turn, only three Termagaunts and one Harpy were left. In contrast, the Talons "only" lost the Custodes Guard, the Sisters of Silence and a Contemptor Dreadnought. My MVP was clearly the Contemptor with the Multi-Melta, who shrug incredibly much damage off and also dealt much damage to the Tyranids.

Overall, I am positively surprised by the Talons and I am curious how they will do in the next games.

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Custodes Venerable Land Raider

Here is my finished Custodes Venerable Land Raider, which was a Crimson Fists Land Raider Redeemer in its former life. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Tallarn Desert Raiders with Special Weapons

After a very long time, I painted some Tallarn Desert Raiders again. It was a lot of fun and there are more of them to come. And yes, the Desert Raiders with Flamers are conversions, because GW hasn't released official models yet. 

Furthermore, three of my four Chimeras are armed with twin Heavy Bolters now. In my opinion, this is a good weapon loadout in the 8th edition of 40k, is it not?

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Custodes Land Raider Conversion

As you might know, the only viable option for Custodes to get around in 40k is a Venerable Land Raider. So far so good. But if you compare the size of the assault ramp with a Custodes, the scale is really off. They virtually have to limbo dance their way to the outside! The red line marks the size of the ramp:

That's way too off and the reason why I converted this old Land Raider Redeemer respectively. As you can see, the opening became larger and the Custodes would be able to fit through (just imagine the miniature without its base).

I used the aquila from the Custodes vexilla to decorate the upper side of the ramp. And as you see, the closed ramp beacme also slightly larger than the original one.

I am quite happy with the result and the paintwork will hopefully do the rest to give it a proper look.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Talons of the Emperah: Custodian Guard

Last year I bought my first Custodes sprues but painted only one test miniature. Then, everything went silent for several months. Therefore, I am happy to have finished my first Custodian Guard Squad yesterday!