Sunday, 31 January 2016

Forge Guard Painted


Quick post today, painted my Forge guard went of the same colour armour as the Tactical arcanist corps (you can find them here if you want to compare)



They painted up really quickly I'm quite pleased as its less than a month til Smogcon now!
So far I have painted 41 points and 3 casters this year, go to keep momentum going!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Stormsmiths Painted


Stormsmith's painted!




The Stormtower isn't part of my lists for Smogcon but I figured seeing they are so similar model wise I should paint them all at the same time so they look consistent. 


I also only needed to paint 3 of my 6 Stormsmiths for smogcon and again just lumped them all in together


This poor guy has a gimpy arm, its actually made for green stuff using the press models I got a few months back. I bought three Stormsmiths from a guy in my old meta and he misplaced the arm and never got back to me about finding it so I made my own.


Its missing some detail and the shape is a little off, but this one will only ever be used in 2 warcaster games or tier lists with increased field allowance so I'm not too worried.


What do you guys think about my colour scheme choice for my Stormsmiths? I think it looks different enough from the rest of my Cygnar army but still close enough to tie them in.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Fun lists for Smogcon

Need help with fun lists for Smogcon Iron arena guys!

Aiming to play a game with every caster in Cygnar!
Can we do it?




Either comment here on the blog post here or on facebook suggestions or changes you would make to any of these lists. (I will edit this post as changes are made)

I will be trying to batrep as many as I can so if you have anything you want to see in action I will try to make it happen

Here is a list of what I have available model wise



Stryker1 (+6)
Ol Rowdy (9)
Lancer (6)
Lancer (6)
Sentinel (4)
Long Gunnners (max) (10)
+ UA (free)
Long Gunners (min) (6)
Stormblades +UA +2x WA (10)
Stormblade Captain (2)
Journeyman Warcaster (3)




eStrykerPlayed in masters but list for Iron arena welcome

Stryker3
Squire
Ol' Rowdy
Runewood
Jr
Rhupert
Stormsmith
StormLances (max)
Precursors (max)+UA
Sword knights (max)
Sword knights (max)
Mechaniks (min)

pHaley The dead line tier 4
Hunter
Hunter
Jr
Long gunners (max)+UA
Long gunners (max)
Sword knights (max)+UA
Sentinel
Precursors (max)+UA
{cheaper long gunners+free UA}
{AD for sword knights +sentinel}
{pathfinder turn 1}



eHaley gravediggers tier 4
Defender
Thorn
Avenger (bonded)
Maxwell Finn
Master gunner
Trenchers (min)+UA
Trenchers (min)
Trencher commandos (min)+3WA's
{redeploy 1 trencher unit/model}
{+1 to start roll}
{trencher for each unit}
{+2 deployment area}


Haley3 tier 2
Lancer
Maxwell Finn
Jr
Trencher Cannon
Trencher Chaingun
Trencher Chaingun
Long gunners (max)+UA
Long gunners (max)
Trenchers (Max)+UA+3WA's
{echos in play turn 1 +3 redeploy}


pCaine
Stormwall
Black13th
Blazers (max)
Gunmages+UA
Hunter
Gunmages+UA
Hunter

eCaine
Played in masters but list for Iron arena welcome


pNemo eye of the storm tier 3
Squire
Lancer
Dynamo
Jakes
Firefly
Stormcallerx3
Stormblade captain
Jr
Stormblades+UA
Stormblades+UA
Silverline (max)
{free UA}
{jakes +firefly gain AD}
{+1 to starting roll}


eNemo The weathermen tier 4
Squire
Firefly
Dynamo
Centurion
Jakes
Firefly
Stormsmithx5
Jr
Stormtower
Stormguard (Min)
Silverline (min)
{stormsmiths gain AD}
{Fireflys gain AM}
{Upkeeps out for free}





Nemo3
Finch
Dynamo
Jr
Jakes
Thunderhead
Reinholdt
Stormblade captain
Strangewayes
Silverline (max)
Stormguard (max)
Stormtower



Siege Trial by fire tier 4Squire
Triumph
Jr
Charger
Jr
Charger
Jakes
Sentinel
Avenger
Strangewayes
Black 13th
Field mechaniks (min)
Gunmages+UA
{Jacks get a free focus turn1}
{trench for every battlegroup}
{reduce cost of jacks by 1}



Kraye Mobile strike force tier 4
Hunter
Hunter
Stormclad
Hammersmith
Sentinel
Rangers
Rangers
Blazers (max)
Black 13th


Sloan
Stormwall
Squire
Boomhowlers w/ Murdoch
ATGMP+UA
Rangers
A&H
Taryn
Reinholdt
JR
Tinker


Blaize Army of light tier 4
Gallant
Centurion
Runewood
Jr
Harlan Versh
Precursors (max)+UA
Precursors (max)+UA
Sword knights (max)
Sword knights (max)
{harlan gains AD}
{advance move for jacks}
{+2 spd units}
{free UA}


Sturgis tier 4
Squire
Firefly
Hunter
Jakes
Firefly
Stormcallers x6
Maxwell Finn
Stormtower
Trenchers (Min)+UA+2WA's
Trencher commandos (min)+3WA's
Trencher chaingun
Trencher chaingun
Rangers
{Trenchers pathfinder T1}
{Stormtower AD}
{Free firefly}



Durius tier 2
Stormwall
Sword knights (Max) +UA
Hunter
Hunter
Sword knights (Min) +UA
Hunter
Hunter
{free UA}
{pathfinder for battlegroup}



eStryker, Stormclad & Stormblade Captain Painted








eStyker painted to match my Stormblades, I gave him a head swap as well to make him really fit in. I also didn't put him on the wreck of a Menoth light jack he comes with and put a Sword knights shield on his base for a little interest.




I really like the new plastic kit for the Stormclad (I sold both my old metal Stormclads as soon as they teased the image of it)



I have magnetized the arms so I can use it as a Reliant if I want to (though I haven't painted the weapon arms for it yet, mainly still concentrating on painting my lists for Smogcon)




And finally the Stormblade Captain, who was a bit of a pain to paint to be honest. Really detailed fiddly bits all over the place. I feel like I didn't do the model justice really. But like everything I paint I can always go back and improve it later.

So thats both my casters painted for the Masters event at Smogcon! Not got much left to finish as everything else is all WIP at the same time.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Greygore Boomhowler & Co Painted

In my quest to be fully painted for Smogcon, Boomhowler & Co are finished!




The big man himself!








Front and back shots of grunts

I had dreaded painting these guys for a long time, but they turned out to be pretty fun to paint.
I haven't painted tartan but I might go back and try it at a later date once my whole army is painted. Maybe...

Friday, 15 January 2016

eCaine, pStryker & Black 13th Painted


As part of my goal to play fully painted during the Masters event at Smogcon I'm working my way through painting my two lists





eCaine finally painted, this has been long overdue. The last two years he has been my most used Warcaster and I have been putting off painting him.







The Black 13th... yeah. The midget gunmages, they were not the best to paint. Really detailed and tiny are not the greatest mix in the world. Well they are done now (unless PP decides to resculpt them)



And a bonus caster I finished pStryker! My first ever Warcaster is done at last. I did paint him years ago but it was in the standard colour scheme. Now I have him repainted I only need to finish repainting a Charger and I have a fully painted battlebox!

What do you guys think of this lot? I'm also going to attempt the Warmachine & Hordes painting group on facebooks "point per day" challenge. With warcasters on small bases counting as 3 points this puts my current total to 10 this year!



Friday, 8 January 2016

Belated end of year wrap up & goals for 2016


Posting this later than intended, I got married just before Christmas which has made the holiday period a little hectic as you can imagine. Oh that and Fallout 4... yeah I missed the end of my local clubs league due to that game.



This year was a good year for my Cygnar. Being in a more active meta has really helped.
I attended a bunch of local tournaments, thanks to Dave the local PG. 

I have also painted a lot of my Cygnar over the last twelve months, I totaled it up and I have painted roughly 226 points which is 120 models (including 3 Warcasters).

I sold most of my 40k Orks, partly to pay for Smogcon but also to buy more Cygnar.

By buying up people's Cygnar armies, and selling the models I didn't need, I have now acquired every choice Cygnar has to offer! Most of them at the full field allowance of 2, and multiple warjacks of most types. I did have to strip the paint from most of these models, but the cheaper cost made the extra work worth it.

Stipping some models using Biostrip 20


In February I will be going to Smogcon (a three day convention style event in London), this will be the biggest Warmachine event I have ever attended. I'm signed up for the masters event on the Friday, the Masters event being two 128 player events (on Friday and Saturday). From there, the top 8 players from each day go through to Sunday's games.

My aim is to come in the top 64 of the Friday. The rest of the weekend I will be trying to get as many games as I can in the Iron arena. If I can get one game with every caster in Cygnar then that would be great!

Can we win?


Aims for 2016? 

  • Attend more tournaments and events
  • Paint more of my Cygnar (if I can achieve 100% painted then that would be awesome)
  • Make terrain and table for home games
  • Try to find Necromunda players
  • Repaint gangs and paint more terrain for Necromunda
  • Make more batreps for my YouTube channel
  • Write more articles for this blog
  • Find a new way to finance the hobby now that the Orks are sold