Tuesday, 3 July 2012

sniper oppertunities in 6th ed

Here is another more innocent example. Chaos marines again.

ork deffkoptas turn up from outflank with the intension of taking out the rhino for an easy kill point until they realise they can see lucius out on his own. oops!

it didn't have to be a rhino, this couple easily been a building or a whole squad of boyz shooting through a window. I think this will come up more than you may expect

6th ed and sniping with devastators

I'd firstly like to make it clear that I am not responsible for any friends you may lose being a doosh and using this stupid ideas. However the examples of target units below, I think, show reasonable ways of setting up units with characters in (i.e. character at the middle at the back) and if someone is going to place a character at one end of the unit (possibly just joined and didn't have enough movement to get to a 'safe' possition) then i don't think it unreasonable to put a vehicle in the way of your tactical squad so it can only see the character on the end of the unit and 'snipe' him, if these opertunities arrise it would be hard not to take them. The first two situations below are not 'oppertunities' but attempts at breaking the game to a certain extent. Note, the rhino wall sniping isn't a new thing, i heard of people using it in 3rd ed.(or was it 4th, i forget)

Situation 1.

So the basic idea here is I want to take out lucius (at the back) from this chaos tactical squad with my devastators. Problem being i have to take out the 6 marines that are closer first....

Solution. Place the 4 missile launchers (or whatever really) together (with a few normal marines in front) with two rhinos to create a funnel so now they can only see two marines and lucius. If you were to achieve 3 wounds then the the marines are gone and one wound left to kill the character, who's only defence is a 4+ look out, sir roll and any invunerable he may have. Thoughts?

Situation 2.

This is similar but this time we're taking out a heavy weapon with the obliterators.

I won't be doing using this tactic, however i bet someone out there already plans to.

Situation 3.

Lets use lobbas as snipers...

Now this one isn't dirty, its just how the rules are written. I intend to build 2 units of lobbas for my orks (especially if i can take 6 heavy support at 2000pts). Sit them out of sight and use them to snipe characters. Let me explain...

When using an multiple barrage using indirect fire the wound allocation is done separately for each template placed and the wounds are allocated starting with model closest to the centre of the blast. that means if i target the plasma cannon marine in the photo below and roll a hit (1 in 3 chance, thats better than rolling a 6 with a sniper rifle) then I could potentially get 3 wounds that have to be saved by the plasma cannon first.

If the second was also then a hit i could place it on the sergeant and then potentially get 3 wounds on the sergeant (he still gets his 4+ look out, sir obviously)
For how cheap lobbas are I think it would be rude not to just for the cheeky little chance of being really useful, i think they may even be more useful than tellion.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

deathwing cyclone missile launchers

The cyclones missile launchers were built using plasticard and bits from the chaos havoc missile launcher, drop pod eagle symbols, drop pod harnesses and some other random bits (search light bits i think). My core deathwing army is made up of 4x5 black reach terminators, 1 box of assault terminators, lysander (as belial) and the terminator chaplain.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Skullhamma Exhausts/Engines

Had a bit of time to spend on my skullhamma and got the rear section completed. ~10 exhausts should be enough to convince everyone that it does in fact go fast.
Now i just have some plating to add to the top surfaces and i'm mostly done.
I have been considering doing a little diorama inside the turrent with grots loading up the skullhamma kannon and also some grot crew in the lobba pit, Forgeworld may get some more of my money before this project is finished.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Ork Skullhamma

I've been working on this slowly for quite a few months now. I think it's time I unleashed this on the world. It's still work in progress but it's not far off finished now really. My Skullhamma...

Thursday, 3 May 2012

The first Veer Myn

Following on from yesterdays post with my corporation guy this is my veer myn colour scheme, which i quite like. Now I just have to find time and inspiration to do the other 18 models in the project pandora box.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Terminator Interigator Chaplain

Right, here is my third post of the day. I painted this chap last weekend to enter into games workshops national painting competition. The voting was a bit of a farse at the edinburgh store to be honest (it was mostly facebook votes but with no photos put up people were just voting for their mates). For me the winning wasn't as important (there wasn't really a prize) as comparing my painting to other folks miniatures, out of the enteries i saw and from speaking to the staff i would have placed my chaplain second to a very nice forgeworld Luft Huron model and placed the actual winner 3rd, but thats just me. Anyway, here is my effort.

My first mantic model

So, last week i stretched out into the world of wargaming beyond GW and received my copy of Project Pandora in the post, i'm reasonably impressed with the miniatures, i really like the corporation (which is a the opposite of what i thought before i got the box, i was loving the veer myn before). I've started off by assembling and spraying black all 20 models. Now i'm in the process of painting up one of each of the two races to get a colour scheme that i like before i paint the rest. Here is my first corporation model (and first mantic model for that matter). I finished this guy this morning and the first veer myn model is in progress.

Looted Leman Russ

Yesterday i revisited my rather uncharacteristicly clean looking looted russ and did some weathering and added the razor wire across the front. I'm going to call if finished (for now). :-)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Waaagh so far!

So i've now moved house, got a sweet little room for working on my models and about a month ago i have finally finished painting my 2000pt ork army (the models i actually use as opposed to just random units and playing games with unpainted stuff). I have been holding back on photographing my whole armt together until i had finished everything. However, the clear idea i had of exactly which models i wanted (and no more) has been thrown out the window and has been replaced with a perpetually increasing ork horde that always 'needs' something else added. The pictures represent about just over half of the ork models i have, the rest are in varying stages of completion.