You’re Overdue, Punks!

I finally finished this Dark Angels librarian, whom I started months ago. I’m pleased with how he turned out.

GW clearly wants me to scale up to bigger games with more – and more expensive – models, but I’ve been having too much fun playing Kill Team at 100 points to pay them much mind. I’ve got the models, but not so much the inclination. We’ll see what happens now that I’ve got a commander (though he’s not a primaris… I wanted to field a converted model) and Elites is coming our way.

This fellow was converted from the chassis of the normal (tactical) librarian with some major alterations including two Tempestus Scions arms, a xenophase blade from the Deathwatch sprue, and a Grey Knights head.

You can also see some new pieces in the background. I airbrushed a large batch of stuff last weekend. I’ll have plenty of terrain projects ready to finish for a while!

Desert Duel

The Grey Knights of the Inquisition somehow got word that the Eremoi caste of Dark Angels has been dabbling in warp science and were dispatched to – er – dispatch them.

Tom & I got in a great game of Kill Team this evening using my new Sector Fronteris board.. He fielded his psykers and I my heavy-hitting Unforgiven. Terror Tactics was the mission.

After Tom advanced on my forward position and psybolted my heavy bolter (heavy specialist), I brought down his Demon Hammer-wielding combat specialist on turn one. Following that early action we turned out attention to the center of the board and began to duke it out.

I charged the aggressor, who had survived a double tap from my tactical sergeant (sniper) firing both profiles on his combi-plasma gun. I kept my intercessor sergeant farther from his grey knight to avoid being hit with a mind bullet.

As we fought for control of the center of the board, our gunlines sustained fire behind the melee.

But wait! The stalwart Grey Knight Andros not only survived six attacks from a power sword and killed my plasma gunner, he fell back and made a run for the edge of the board! With two flesh wounds, he advanced right out of the game, giving Tom the two points that locked up the win for the Inquisition.

We had a fun time putting two good-looking teams onto to some nice terrain and slaughtering one-another’s space marines. Things looked like a cake-walk for Tom early on, but proved fairly competitive as the game continued. We made a few mistakes we’ll try to correct next time, but overall the exciting and fast paced game played out well.

Hope you have time in your weekend for some great gaming with friends!

Magnus & the Mages

Tom‘s Kill Team is finished! He wanted “tanky mages,” so GK was the obvious choice. Plus I think the models look great.

I painted Magnus the justicar to a higher standard and gave him some extra details to add interest. The standard Grey Knights feature a very simple color scheme but I think it looks great, especially on the tabletop.

These came together in one day after I got them basecoated with the airbrush. Lots of fun, too.

It’s the cleaning, and the assembly, and the priming, and the basecoating that I hate!

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On an unrelated note, I sure wish I knew how to shrink images without losing resolution. Shouldn’t it work the other way?

Anybody Got a Knife?

I had never painted a power weapon before today.

It’s technically a zenophase blade from the Deathwatch, but it’s blue, so now it’s a regular old power…

…well, I deliberately modeled it about halfway between an axe and a sword, which are two weapon options in Heralds of Ruin.

The arm is a great one from the Tempestus Scions box, topped off with the zenophase blade.