Friday, 30 September 2011

My 1750 Loganbomb list

The army-list I’m currently working on, practicing with, finetuning, is this:

Logan Grimnar                  275pts

Wolf Guard Pack             317pts
3x Power armor, combi-melta, powerfist
Arjac Rockfist

Grey Hunters Pack         200 x 3 = 600pts
                9 Grey Hunters
                Mark of the Wulfen
                Wolf Standard

Long Fangs Pack 1           255pts
                6 Long Fangs
                2 Multimelta’s
                3 Missile Launchers
Drop Pod

Long Fangs Pack 2           255pts
                6 Long Fangs
                2 Lascannons
                3 Missile Launchers
Razorback w/ TL Lascannon

Vindicator                          125pts
                Siege Shield

Total: 1747pts

The power-armor Wolf Guard join the GH units, Arjac joins Long Fangs pack 1, as does Logan.
I haven’t tried out this version with the Vindicator yet, I had two Lone Wolves (TDA/CF/SS) before, and although they performed quite well, I believe a Vindicator and a few more bodies in the GH units might prove more valuable. I tried putting a GH unit in a Drop Pod in case there were no targets for the bomb the first turn, but am probably never doing that again, since Logan and pals didnt arrive till turn 5... That's roughly 1/3rd of my army not even being on the table for 80% of the game. Combine this with bad luck all throughout the game, and I still cannot believe I managed to pull a draw from it

Well, if you have any thoughts on the list, comment away! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

My armies

Today, I wanna share a list of my models, so, here goes:

2 Commander Battlesuits
3 Stealth suits, 1 with Fusion Blaster
12 Fire Warriors
28 Kroot Carnivores
1 Piranha
3 Broadsides
1 Sniper Drone Team
2 Hammerheads with Railguns
1 magnetised tank, which can be a Railhead, Devilfish or Skyray

Swarmlord, converted from a Hive Tyrant
Hive Tyrant with wings, converted using Balrog wings
Doom of Malantai, converted using a Zoanthrope head and torso on a Ravener tail with lots of greenstuff
6 Warriors with boneswords, (poorly) converted from Scything Talons
48 Hormagaunts
40 Genestealers
2 Broodlords
Old One Eye, built using the Carnifex kit
3 Raveners

Space Wolves:
Logan Grimnar (both original and conversion)
Njal Stormcaller
Ragnar Blackmane
Ulrik the Slayer
Arjac Rockfist, built with the Wolf Guard Terminator kit
Wolf Lord in Terminator armor with 2x Wolf Claws
Runepriest in Terminator armor
3 Lone Wolves with Chainfist and Stormshield
12 Wolf Guard Terminators with various wargear
3 Wolf Guard in Power Armor
27 Grey Hunters, various wargear
2 Rhino’s
Land Raider Redeemer
Land Raider Crusader
Land Speeder with MM/HF
Venerable Dreadnought with TL Lascannon
Drop Pod
Thunderhawk Gunship, converted by using 2 Stormraven kits

C’tan Nightbringer
Lord with Warscythe
28 Warriors
7 Scarab Swarms
3 Destroyers

3 Deffkoptaz
5 Nobz
20 Boyz
Deff Dread

Space Marines:
Forgefather Vulkan He’stan, converted using the Commander box and a GK halberd
Captain with combi-flamer and Thunderhammer, also from the Commander box
30 Tactical Marines
2 Ironclad Dreadnoughts
2 Drop Pods
2 Vindicators

Queek Headtaker
Deathmaster Snikch
Chieftain with Battle Standard
2 Warlock Engineers
80 Clanrats
2 Master Moulders
4 Rat Ogres
2 Warpfire Throwers
Poisoned Wind Mortar
Ratling Gun

Slann Mage Priest
Chakax, Eternity Warden
10 Temple Guard
32 Saurus Warriors
8 Cold One Cavalry
24 Skinks

The Space Wolves and Marines share their vehicles, so I can use 3 Rhino’s for both. I also have Razorback hatches so can use em as Razorbacks as well.

That’s all for today, thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The ‘Not So Great’ Wolf, previously known as ‘Erik’

Hi, I´m the Not So Great Wolf. Sounds lame, I know, but bear with me here, I´ll explain in a bit.
I´m from the Netherlands, in Europe, commonly known in the US as ´Amsterdam´, 22 years old, rounding up my university degree.

I´ve been playing 40k for nearly 2 years now, and only recently started to look at my lists beyond the ´that unit is awesome!´ level. I started 2 years ago by purchasing a Tau battleforce, and although they don´t work with the current codex, had a lot of fun with that army. Expanded it a bit with some tanks, broadsides and kroot, and now have about 1500 points worth of them. Hardly ever play them though.

Then, the new Nids codex came out, and I wanted them for something completely opposite from my Tau. So I went with a themed Nids army, going all/assault, no shooting, unless I couldn’t get rid of the shooting (Trygon, Zoanthrope). With a large amount of disposable income at the time, I bought about 2500 points of them in a month or two, and they were my main army for a ‘long’ time (a few months). Still like them, occasionally play them, have a lot of fun, but not great results, as is to be expected of a themed army.

One day (I was actually in Amsterdam at the time) I decided Space Wolves looked cool, so I got a box of them, just to build them mainly. Oh yeah, painting isn’t something I overly enjoy, so most of my models are unpainted. I enjoy a model that is painted, but the actual painting, not so much. I do have an airbrush, so tanks are pretty easy to do, but I still haven’t done most of em.

A while after building my first Wolves pack (appallingly, if I do say so myself) I got the codex, read through it and decided an all-terminator army sounded awesome. I had battled termi’s with my Tau, and somehow always found them quite scary. So I went and built a 1500pt dual Land Raider Loganwing. In hindsight, it was doomed to fail from the start, but I did have fun with it.

Somewhere along the way I also picked up 1500pts of Necrons and roughly 800pts of Orks btw. Hopefully the Necrons will get their new codex announced shortly, and I’ll get it straight away. Metal space zombies ftw. Oh, I nearly forgot my most recent addition, 1500pts of Codex Marines, painted in a sandy color, chapter named the Desert Eagles.

I also dabbled in Fantasy for a bit, got a Skaven and Lizardmen army, so my girlfriend (fiancé I should say) and I could play it together, but after a while we got bored of it again. The Lizardmen are now slowly but surely being turned into pieces of art by my girlfriend, and the 85% unpainted Skaven are in a box on top of the 40k display cases.

Did I say cases? Yes, I did. I have 3 of em now, and I really kinda need another 2, to fit in all of my armies. Since my previous roommate left, we now have a ‘Warhammer room’. It sports a hobby desk, a 6x4 table and the 3 displaycases.

A few months ago I stumbled on Faeit 212’s blog, while looking for 40k rumors. That guy does an amazing job at gathering em all, suggested reading! His blog-exchange got me reading more and more blogs, which made me come across a lot of new exciting information. Because I usually play the same opponent at home on a very casual basis, I never gave my lists the amount of thought that ‘competitive’ players seem to do. I only realized this when I was reading through some Space Wolves blogs, mentioning Long Fangs, which I’d never even considered before then… I know, right.

Another blog that deserves some attention is Best Overall by Purgatus, I enjoy his style of writing a lot, and he’s doing a (so far) amazing Loganwing guide, which is what inspired my current 1750 Loganbomb list. Even though my all-termi list sucked, I still like the character a lot (the model not so much, so converted one myself, although I also have the metal one).

Oh, and to get back to the name, if it wasn’t clear yet, I don’t consider myself a great 40k player and I may never be, but so long as I have fun I don’t mind that too much. I’ve been learning a lot recently, who knows what it’ll lead to.

The purpose of this blog is mainly to post fluffy battle-reports of the campaign me and a friend are currently playing, and to post random other hobby-related bits. I hope that one of my posts will someday inspire someone in the hobby, like the blogs I read have done for me.