Sunday review 020214

Well, that’s been another week of wargaming for you!

Painting comp results came in and I didn’t win! I lost to a good friend, Norbert, who’s model was excellent. Really impressive. I like to win, but I don’t mind losing a good game or tough competition. Norbert is a worthy winner.

I have made a start in the Thunderhawk, it is just too tempting. I amout each step, under the title ‘project Gladius’ (Gladius being Cato sicarius’s personnel Thunderhawk) I’ll not mention it too much hear as you can read the full blog on the project elsewhere.

Ironclad Dreadnought

In the mean time, the ultramarine work continues. The ironclad is nearly done and I have even marked up the scout squad 3. This was a job that had not got around to yet. They look pretty good, but I need to add the other 5 to be totally happy with squad.

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Next up, if I can keep my hands off the Thunderhawk will be to finish assembling the assault squad and running tactical squad. I have ordered in some more legs and I hope to have these done for the end of the week. The assault marines are the 2 squad and will be armed with plasma pistols. I have never worked out why they can’t have more weapon options? I think it’s the GW policy of it must be in the kit or they have it. This would mean a new assault marine kit and I don’t thing they are a good seller. (As they have limited options)

Anyway, that’s it from me for the week. Till next time, see you across the battle table.

 

Sunday update 21/12/13

Ok, so my plan for the week did not go so well. I had planned to finish the Sternguard and then complete the bases on them and the Scouts with Shotguns.

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Part one started well and the Squad is finished ( apart from the bases) part two just didn’t happen. Why? well to be honest, the temptation of the Centurions finally got to me! I have assembled all 3 and made a good start on the 1st Cent.

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I have gone for the Assault variant, something my army lacks is a dedicated assault squad with some real impact and these fit the bill quite well. The bonus is that as they are Elite, they don’t reduce the number of Flyers I can take. (all the SM flyers are either FA or HS choices)

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Weapon wise I feel the 3x twin linked flamers and 3 hurricane bolters will make mince meet on any horde units while the the s9 AP Siege drills will make a real mess of anything bigger. Hitting at I4 they can make a hole in most of the bigger ‘nid, with the exception of the Tyrant.  as they have Armourbane they will goo through most tanks as well.

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So how to use them? I have seen the weakness of these marines. they don’t mix well with AP2 weapons! You need to get in close and fast. if your walking them, your losing them. I plan to use a Raven. 3 of them (3 Very bulky models= 9 capacity) will rush in. supported by the Sternguard as detailed last week and they job should get done.  simple. (well, that’s the Idea)

Model wise I love this kit. they are easy to assemble with some large parts, but you can make some sub assembly for ease of painting. pose wise, you get what’s on the box.  To add movement will mean a major conversion, and I can’t be bothered. I like the pose and as i am not going to add to many of these, this is not a problem.