Venomstalker

The Venomsalker has to be one of the better models released in the last few years. I enjoyed painting up the initial one out of the Shadowspear boxed set so I decided to get another one.

The downside with the model is the lack of pose positions out of the box and I take issue with models like that. This model was hacked about a bit to give it a different stance.

Pinned on the two legs that are the only ones holding the model up.

Did a few grim dark family reunion photos…

Tharanak

Ended up with a second Karanak model having bought some reinforcements for the Khorne Army after the battle earlier this year.

I wanted to see if the three headed model could be converted into a single headed flesh hound. This is the result.

Furies

After fielding the Khorne Army earlier this year I decided I needed a highly mobile unit to secure objectives so I have added some Furies into the mix.

I’ve painted and built a dozen. Every figure is different with a bit of conversion work. Let’s see how they fare on the next outing and we can consider more in future.

Night Lords Update

Adding a few photos of things recently finished. Some of these have been played in games over recent times, but were probably not in finished states at the time!

Venomcrawler from the Shadowspear boxed set. Decided that I wanted a dark look to all of these daemonic engines… Liked this one so much that I’ve ordered a second one.

Arch Lord Discordant on Helstalker

Chaos Sorcerer in Terminator Armour. Really good fit for the narrative around the 19th Company and their alignment to Khorne.

Let’s get a Thunder Hammer in the mix…

Another photo of the Master of Possession but this time on a white backdrop

Sicaran battle tank known as the Sword of Aegeus. Killer of Minotaurs.

I may revisit this tank for some battle damage effects in future…

Havoc squad – really liked these miniatures, so will get some more for conversion purposes…

Modding the List

After the game, I think that there are a few things I’d change, but here’s a pic of the army I took.

The Bloodthirster is just a gun magnet and degrades too quickly even with the Armour of Scorn with a 6+ feel no pain. I’d take a Daemon Prince with wings and more Bloodletters or a different fast attack squad.

On that basis I’ve built some Furies and will try some of them, plus a few more to bulk out other units. Further post to follow.

King of the North: Blood was spilled…

They say the god of war does not care from whom the blood flows. This is probably a good thing for I am the recipient of a very fine wooden spoon for last place. The last game came down to the final rolls of the dice, but it was not to be. I lost 3 out of 3.

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The board for game 1 forced a lot of movement around the buildings – this was the start lined up for Vanguard Strike to move as far up the board as possible.

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And they’re off!

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Sneaky Harlequin sniper on top of a building looks like a tasty snackeral for the Bloodthirster. However the Greater Daemon doesn’t last long enough to make it into combat…

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Charging Bloodletters kill two jet bikes and damage a third. It’s not enough… The Harlequins win.

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The Bloodthirster smells a Salamanders Leviathan and goes hunting

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The Skull Cannon manages to put a scratch on the Leviathan before it is sent back to the Warp

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Bloodthirster brackets the Lev but gets toasted by Heavy flamers on the charge thanks to overwatch,

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Meanwhile the Bloodcrushers go after the Warlord.

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When they fail to do the business the Skulltaker has a go

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The final game ended up here – literally all that was left on the board. Very closely matched on victory points, but the Bloodletters just ran out of momentum to get the win…

Khorne Daemon Army

As I plan heading off to a 1250pt Deployment Zone TV invitational tournament called King of the North to be held at Element Games in mid-January, I had a realisation.

I hadn’t added that army to my list of things to do because it was done, except it wasn’t. Over the last 20 years I’ve collected that faction, but never played them as a mono list. They’re always been fielded with Chaos Space Marines, so to make a battle forged battalion I needed a few more units, which  has meant adding in the following:

  • 8 more bloodletters – I built units of 10 each with standards and horns but running blobs larger than 10 you don’t need more, so I wanted to have extras to play WYSIWYG.
  • 3 Bloodcrushers – plan is buy something built and base painted and lightly finish
  • 1 Skull Cannon – plan is buy something built and base painted and lightly finish

They’ll be joining the Flesh Hounds (which  all need rebasing – half way through that now) and the Bloodletters and Characters to make up the army.

Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage

I’ve had one of every Bloodthirster model GW have made. This is my favourite to date.

Assembly wasn’t the nightmare I had feared and I left the armour off until everything else was painted.

Worked on the armour to try some metallic shades I had not used before. I am pleased with how they came out.

Might come back to the base. Not that happy with it…

Next up An’ggrath who has brought unfettered destruction to the Imperium, with countless worlds falling beneath his axe.

Bloodletters

I decided to increase the size of my Bloodletter units from 8 to 10. Having 40 means I can always have 5 squads of 8 if needed.

When the new ones turned up it became clear GW had rebased them all up from 25mm to 32mm. Sensible as they were pretty unstable on the small bases. But it meant I had 36 Bloodletters on the wrong bases sizes.

Rebased the lot. This time using some popin adapters that had been 3d printed – much better that the two part adapters I imported from the USA.

All done with movement trays and they came out well. I bought a Bloodmaster Herald of Khorne model too and freed up another older model to use as a Skulltaker. Gives me some options if I need to have a couple of characters to use as well if needed for future Army lists.