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.
Deployment Zone TV has been a real motivator to get back into the hobby. Liam and Winters had organised an inaugural open day at Element Games in Stockport for 31st August 2019 , it’d be rude not to go. Having bought a ticket months ago, I picked 1,000 points of Nostramo’s finest and headed off.
The DZTV team were polite and modest hosts who created a light hearted and friendly day for all of us who made the trip from all over the UK and beyond.
The army, I’ll post up a more detailed breakdown shortly.
For the first game we took on some Primaris Imperial Fists. Facing up to 10 Hellblasters was a sobering moment.
Sure enough they tore some chunks out of the Land Raider pretty quickly. I should have brought a Warpsmith!
The units advanced…
..but were spotted
The jump pack equipped assault squad stormed forwards and the Rhino survived long enough as a shield wall to absorb the plasma rounds from the Hellblasters.
Lots of rapid fire shots from the Imperial ranks reduced the troops pretty quickly but the heretical cultists held on to some of the objective markers and started clocking up victory points as the Terminators became a popular, but resilient bullet magnet.
The Landraider succumbed in the final rounds but the Warlord and his fellow Terminator clad Night Lords had amassed enough VPs for victory! The other game was a loss, but it was a great day and like everyone else we’re looking forwards to the next event.