Saturday, 27 April 2013

Dance of the Devil

I've done exactly what I said I'd do today and I've not only started but also finished my Herald of Slaanesh and she's looking rather lovely. My favourite part is her face purely because I had a small stroke of inspiration and decided to make more of a feature of it. I saw a picture in an issue of White Dwarf where someone had painted make up onto an Elf and I decided to adapt the idea to my Herald except I only used a deep red and I intentionally smudged it a little so that it could simply be that her make up is stretching as her form is returning to that of a Daemon or it could be blood from her latest victim and what it is will be decided by the person that sees it. Of course a lot of people will just think its a bad paint job but I'm prepared for that.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Pestilent Harbinger

I actually intended to post this last week but I've been so busy that I didn't get chance to do more than the first paragraph which was very date specific so I have to start again.

Happy Approximate Anniversary

As the new paints turn one so too does my reintroduction to the hobby. I know this because the paints hadn't long been introduced when I got my first paint set which wasn't actually Daemons, it was the High Elf starter set and the paint job I was able to do was so basic it was almost laughable. I really didn't enjoy that but when I got some Daemonettes (courtesy of a friend) and the paints I needed for them I experimented with the last of my Lothern Sea Guard with the Slaaneshi colour scheme I was using at the time (for more information see my post on my Daemonettes and my first Herald of Slaanesh) and it actually looks pretty cool, if still a little basic.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Desperate Alliances

Today I've so far only managed to assemble the crew for my Skull Cannon of Khorne but since the Tau release I've been doing some serious thinking about the short comings of a Daemon army and how to get around them. The main issue with the Daemons is that they lack decent range. Sure there's the Soul Grinder and the Skull Cannon but almost every other army has access to a hell of a lot more destructive fire power and enemy armies will be trying to kill your close combat monsters as quickly as possible using that fire power. Because of this I've been looking into allies for the Daemons that would make up for this deficiency (which I assume was the point of the Allies rule) and today I plan to look at an alliance that may have been overlooked until recently; the Tau. Now as a tactical analysis it's long and not ridiculously detailed because I've only looked over the Tau Codex for a short time to get a feel for the army so if you want in depth analysis of how each unit can interact with every other unit in both armies then this isn't the place to go. I say again this is a long article so if you're not in the mood to read a lot then I'd probably move onto one of my shorter articles.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Fire and Blood

Today I've been a busy bee and not only completed my Burning Chariot of Tzeentch but I've also finished my Bloodletters of Khorne.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Learning to Drive: Burning Chariot of Tzeentch 40K Tactica

I've been studying the various rules of the Burning Chariot to try and get a feel for how it would operate in battle and how best to use it and what I've come up with so far is pretty strange which is no less than I'd expect from a Tzeentch unit. Since my chariot has an Exalted Flamer I'm centring this around that type of chariot but I'm sure that when I eventually get around to doing a tactical analysis of a Herald of Tzeentch then that will apply to the chariot as well. Just as a warning this is a long one so if you're not in a reading mood you may want to skip this one.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Raising a Whole Lot of Hell

After a slightly larger than recommended dose of pain killers I felt ok to paint for the first time in a few days (though on a side note they're wearing off as I type and I get the feeling I'll be paying for what I've done pretty soon) but enough about my drug requirements, you're here to see what I've done.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

To Do List: The Sequel

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Feast your eyes on the wondrous, the spectacular, the amazing... Unfinished Daemons list. It's not really that big but at the same time it's not a simple list so without further ado, here we go.

1) Herald of Khorne
2) Herald of Nurgle
3) Herald of Slaanesh
4) Herald of Tzeentch
5) Burning Chariot of Tzeentch, Exalted Flamer & Blue Horror crew
6) Skull Cannon of Khorne & crew
7) 3x Plague Drones of Nurgle
8) 7x Bloodletters of Khorne
9) Rebase (and possibly strip and repaint but I don't know yet) 10x Daemonettes of Slaanesh

If only there was a Nurgle chariot, then I'd have one from each God but alas Grandfather Nurgle eschews the fast, speedy and hard hitting in favour of slow and ridiculously tough. And also somewhat hard hitting. Anyway I think that's all of my Daemon models that need doing. I think over the next few months (if I earn enough) I want to get a Keeper of Secrets and a Bloodthirster to add to my collection so that I have a greater Daemon from each God but my priority now that I'm on injury time will be to finish my foot troops. If I decide to strip the Daemonettes then they will be done once I've ticked off this entire list so they need to be rebased before I even think about stripping them.

Rumour Mills and Brain Cogs

This isn't strictly a Daemons post but I want to post this and I thought this would be the best place for it.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Ready the Cannons!

If you read my previous posts when the new Daemon codex/army book/models were all released then you'll know I wasn't impressed with the Skull Cannon/Blood Throne of Khorne. I officially take it all back, this thing looks like so much fun!

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