Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alaitoc Craftworld painting chart

You can click on the chart above to get a full screen look.

I did this painting chart up to get a better grasp on...

1) What I have painted
2) What I need to paint
3) The order in which I should paint

When I first started in 40k, my original army was Dark Angels...way back in the Rogue trader / 2nd Edition days. Then I made a couple of trades with some folks I knew.

First, a friend of mine was a BIG comic book collector...I mean like room fulls of the stuff stacked in boxes. He had a poorly painted Eldar force, and I had a box full of Comics (West Coast Avengers, Iron Man, Punisher, etc...) I gave him my comics, he gave me the Eldar.

Then, there was a Golden Deamon winner in my area that was looking for his 1st 40k army. I gave him my Dark Angels, he painted my new Eldar. I didn't really have that much at the time. 10 Terminators, Captain, 40+ Tactical marines, Predator, Dreadnought, Attack Bike, Librarian, Rhino, Land Speeder, Chaplain, Chaplain on jetbike, Scout squad from Tyranid attack. For that he painted up all the Eldar I had at the time. He did an awesome job on the characters (Eldrad, Avatar, all the Phoenix lords, Warwalker). He did an very nice job on the Aspect warriors too. Since then I've picked up pieces and parts to add to the army, some painted some not. You can see on the key that the darker blue shaded stuff is not my work. The lighter shaded stuff is my work, and i still have quite a bit to go.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good day losing at Ard Boyz.

Ard Boys came and went. Finished 4th out of 5 players.

1) Draw vs. Vulcan drop pod.
Was one of the better games I've played in a long time. If I had faced a drop pod marine force before I might have done better. Lost my pathfinders and a dire avenger unit the 1st turn to drop pod dreads.

2) Major Loss vs, foot sloggin eldar who seized the init and had range on me all game. Lost my wraithlord and war walkers early...was down hill from there.

3) Bye, cause I had the low score after 2 rounds.

No worries though...this guy walks into the store and asks one of the store owners for credit for his Orks. Store owner gives him about $75 of Guard stuff for his Orks, guessing about $200 worth of stuff.

Which gets the Store owner all giddy, and asks me to help him in the basement to look for more of his orks to see his whole army on a spare table. While looking for his orcs I stumble onto an small eldar cache of his, that had been down in the basement for 2+ years. He was feeling so good about the Ork deal he gave me the eldar.

Got enough stuff there to complete a 2nd squad of Scorpions, increase my pathfinders to a 10 strong unit, round out my 3rd unit of Dire Avengers, and got my 3rd Wraithlord. Really only 10 minis + the wraithlord, but it added quite a bit of build flexibility to my Eldar.

Now I will have to Greenstuff the Wraithlord up to be a Banshee Wraithlord as promised. ;)