Wednesday 30 January 2019

Last stand at Fangorn

 Time for some LoTR, this game sees the nefarious orc and uruk party which was carrying the hobbits to Isengard ambushed by Eomer and his rohirrim
 Having escaped the claws of the Uruks Merry and Pippin observe the unfolding drama from the edge of the forest
 Grishnak and Ugluk prepare the defence
 Eomer leads the charge
 The uruks divided in two teams
 While their comrades let fly with arrows, the uruks charge in
 The party before Eomer retreated to concentrate on the second group of men
 A uruk crossbowman killed the rohan banner bearer
 Ugluk forms a firebase, using his power points to shot first
 The orcs and uruks rack up some score
 A dismounted rohirrim is charged and chopped down
 The remnants of the second group take cover behind some trees
 However the men of Rohan have passed over their morale threshold and begin to flee
 The surviving men beat the retreat
After witnessing the defeat of the would be ambushers, Merry and Pippin enter the forbiding depths of Fangron forest, to meet a long lost friend and make some new surprising acquaintances

Forgoils 0, Isengard 1

Sunday 27 January 2019

Pouian Hiveguard squad Corintos

 I've painted another squad of Imperial Guard, which brings my total to a company sized 100 models

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Defence of Landfall

 The heretics attack the spaceport of Landfall city in this last game of the campaign. The mission was based around several objective markers worth a variable number of points.
 The world eaters deployed all the infantry with Angron and Karn in reserve
 The shootiest custodes units deploy with a Sisters of Silence centura
 The dreadclaw carrying Angron slams into the talons of the Emperor
 The marines moved to seize two objectives
 Only to be flattened by an orbital bombardment
 After his claw is brought down, the Red Angel is assaulted by the golden praetorians, undaunted, he chops down the centura and a guardian
 Next turn Karn shows up in his claw
 Angron almost destroys the Telemon dreadnought
 The first custodian reinforcements appear in the enemy backyard
 The walker is finally wrecked
 A massive assault of world eaters is broken against the gleaming shieldwall

 Valdor comes in
 As does the second squad of sentinels
 Karn assaulted the newcomers but was cut down in merely one round of combat
Finally, the Captain General takes careful aim and blows Angron's head off, ending thus the game

Sunday 20 January 2019

Lord Calvinus

 Inquisitor Calvinus had been a puritan Thorian all his life, but when the Great Rift opened wide in the night sky he realized his fundamental mistake. Before the overwhelming power of the massive warp storm, even the Astronomican was powerless and other, alternative, methods proved their worth in the sudden surge of the Inmaterium's tides. So the inquisitor embraced Xanthism a philosophy that states that chaos in itself isn't a force for bad or good but another weapon in the Imperium's arsenal. Calvinus soon took his first steps down the path of the Radical by summoning daemonhosts to navigate the benighted space beyond the Rift. Recently, his mastery of the forbidden arts has crystalized in the combat daemonhost Lanius and his fearsome daemonic sword which contains the soul of a bloodthirster. After his change of outlook, Calvinus has experienced a renewed wave of successes, including the purge of the Cult of the Bleeding Saint and the blunting of an ork invasion. Such progresses haven't been missed by his colleagues and he's become the target of intransigent puritans like Inquisitors Noigrim and Coteaz.
 Since becoming a radical, Calvinus is never seen outside of his artificier suit of power armour, the rumour among his crew and associates is that he's become more paranoid, but the darker truth is that chaos power is not without price and the inquisitor must spend long gruelling hours with medical servitors to remove the numerous mutations that he develops overtime

 Calvinus is armed with a combi-plasma for ranged combat, he wears Ukuul feathers in honour of his ritual pact with Jor D'Ana
 In order to mitigate somewhat the corrupting effects of the sword, Calvinus has affixed several relic saint bones around his right arm 
 Several daemonic faces leer from the depths of the blade, the souls of all its victims tormented forever by the neverborn imprisioned inside

Calvinus with his right and left hands