Thursday, May 28, 2009

Praetorian Valkyrie Update! Finished!

Well, it's finished, just in time for Thursday Game Night @ Battle Forge Games. Speaking of......I gotta run!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Praetorian Valkyrie (WIP)

Today, I am posting up some pics of a WIP Valkyrie. This was a prize that I got in a tournament a while back. It was a "black box" model. So, I have to make a stand for it. The model is just about finished except for the canopy(I need to get some vaporless glue) and the flying base. Please, excuse the poor picture quality. Hurricane Ike borrowed my camera and it is somewhere in the middle of the Gulf Of Mexico right now along with the rest of my townhouse.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Well, today I had a 2000pt game against Tyranids. Things went pretty well, my opponent conceded at the top of turn 5. Here is the list that I used:

Col. Straken w/ 4x vets in carapace, 2x meltagun, 2x flamer, mounted in a Chimera(extra armor)

Lord Commisar w/ power fist
Ogyrn x 5 mounted in a Chimera(extra armor), Killed 10 genestealers and 3 warriors.

Leman Russ 3x heavy bolters (extra armor)

Demolisher lascannon, 2x plasma cannon, (extra armor)

Valkyrie hellfury rockets, multi-laser, heavy bolters
Veterans x10 meltagun, plasma rifle, grenade launcher, & demo charge. Sgt. w/ plasma pistol & power sword. I gave them Demo and Grenadier Doctines. Expensive squad that underperformed.

Command officer w/bolter, lascannon, 2x sniper rifles.

Squad 1 lascannon & grenade launcher.

Squad 2 missle launcher & plasma rifle.

Squad 3 autocannon & grenade launcher.

Heavy Weapons Squad 1 3x lascannon.

Heavy Weapon Squad 2 3x missle launcher.

Ratling Squad 1 5x ratlings

Ratling Squad 2 8x ratlings

Overall, I am happy with this list. However, I will be tweaking it further. The upside is there is a great deal of flexibility that no gunline has. The downside is that I miss the large gunline.

I did some painting today. Hopefully, I can get some pics taken tomorrow and get them posted.

Crazy Red Praetorians

I thought I would start a blog to chronicle the building of my 40k Imperial Guard Army. I chose the OOP Praetorians. Why did I choose this particular army? Well, it started out as a joke. I had one squad of Praetorians in my first IG army. They were a big red target to most of my opponents. As a joke I started buying/trading for the hard to find Praetorians at every opportunity. This was years ago when most players didn't want metal models. Years later, all of my GW armies were stolen, except for the Praetorians that were in storage. I didn't play for 3 years.

Late last year(2008), my 10 year old son expressed a desire to play 40k. So, I broke out the old minis and started trying to get back into the swing of thing. I started painting and bought the 5th Ed. rule book. I was lucky enough to be in the 40k hot spot of Austin Tx. I have already played in a few tournaments....with partially painted minis.

I figured this blog would help motivate me to get some minis finished. I will post pics in the near future.