Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Crimson Fist Terminators/Sternguard

I'm still not sure what color scheme to use for my sternguard. I have four different choices. The first one is all white helmets. The second choice is all red helmets. The third is all white for basic squad and red for the sargent. The last choice is the one I think I will use for my terminator squads. It is a red helmet with a white stripe down the middle. Here is a WIP shot of my terminator and also a WIP shot of a couple sargents. The left one is a tactical squad sargent and the right is a sternguard sargent.

Crimson Fists Landraider Crusader Invictus WIP

I finally got my new camera today so here are some shots of my Landraider Crusader I painted up. There are a few details I'm still working on, but I have put it aside as it is not part of my final 2000 point list. Please bear with me as I learn to take pictures as it is not as easy as one would think to get good ones.

I went with a stormbolter and not a multimelta since I figured it would be an anti-infantry tank. I am working on a reguluar terminator squad for the raider and will post pics up in the following days.

I love the forgeworld doors and I probably will not do a tank with out them in the future. I need to work on the highlighting and some shading but it is very tabletop ready.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy new year

Not much going on here except the normal Christmas stuff with relatives. I did order and receive Galaxy in Flames, Flight of the Einstein, and Fulgrim. Thank you Amazon... I also got Decent of Angels for a present. Of course I went and read Galaxy, Flight, and Fulgrim in a span of 3 days. I love how the stories are all linked and you get to see different points of view from different characters in the same event. At first I thought Galaxy in Flames and Flight of the Einstein were the better of the books but Fulgrims ending and the way it showed the fall of the primarch was awesome. I would love to see a book with Angron's point of view of Isstavan III, and why he turned. Still so many questions I have left to answer that I'm sure will be in later books. I totally want to do a couple heresy squads of the loyalist defenders on Isstavan III. A squad of Lunar Wolves and Emperor's Children. Maybe a World Eater squad.
Hopefully Santa Claus was good to everybody. This is the first year I had put gaming items on my Christmas lists and it paid off. I scored a book from the Horus Heresy series which I will enjoy reading and best of all.....wait for it.........

A Warstore Gift certificate...Woot!!!

So Happy New Year to all, and here's to getting new armies painted new friends made.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Con of the North, best 3 days in February!

Not much to write so I thought I would throw up some eye candy for you all. I just registered for Con of the North in Minneapolis in February. Looking forward to some great mini games and a awesome RTT on some of the best terrain around.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Horus Rising

I went out and ordered the first book. Thank you I was pretty pumped since I had reread Rynn's World not to long before. I was not disapointed. I really enjoyed this book. Maybe I just like 40k novels. This one was pretty cool, and even if it was lite on the fighting compared to other BL books, it kept me reading nonstop. It was good enought to get me to order False Gods before I had even finished.

So now I'm half way through False Gods and I'm blown away. The fight on Davin's moon was so cool and nurgley. Time to get the next 3 books coming. I feel like such a noob just now starting this series.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My Crimson Fist List

Not much to write about today, so I will post up my Crimson Fist list I'm currently collecting.

2000 Pts - Space Marines Roster
HQ: Chapter Master Pedro Kantor (1#, 175 pts)
   1 Chapter Master Pedro Kantor @ 175 pts )

Elite: Ironclad Dreadnought (2#, 180 pts)
   1 Ironclad Dreadnought @ 180 pts  Hunter-Killer Missile(s) x1     
1 Drop Pod

Elite: Sternguard Veteran Squad (11#, 330 pts)
   9 Sternguard Veteran Squad @ 330 pts   Combi-Meltagun x3 Meltagun x2     
1 Sergeant , Lightning Claw x1     
1 Razorback

Elite: Sternguard Veteran Squad (11#, 330 pts)
   9 Sternguard Veteran Squad @ 330 pts   Combi-Plasmagun x3 Meltagun x2     
1 Sergeant  Lightning Claw x1     
1 Razorback

Troops: Tactical Squad (11#, 240 pts)
   9 Tactical Squad @ 240 pts  Meltagun; Missile Launcher;      
1 Sergeant  Power Fist x1  
1 Razorback

Troops: Tactical Squad (11#, 240 pts)
   9 Tactical Squad @ 240 pts  Meltagun; Missile Launcher;     
 1 Sergeant Bolt Pistol; Power Fist x1
      1 Razorback

Fast Attack:
Land Speeder Squadron (1#, 70 pts)
   1 Land Speeder Squadron @ 70 pts Multi-Melta x1; Heavy Flamer x1;Fast Attack:

Land Speeder Squadron (1#, 70 pts)
   1 Land Speeder Squadron @ 70 pts Multi-Melta x1; Heavy Flamer x1;

Heavy Support: Vindicator (1#, 125 pts)
   1 Vindicator @ 125 pts  Siege Shield;

Heavy Support: Predator (1#, 120 pts)
   1 Predator @ 120 pts Autocannon; Lascannon (each side))

Heavy Support: Predator (1#, 120 pts)
   1 Predator @ 120 pts Autocannon; Lascannon (each side))

Total Roster Cost: 2000

So I wanted to run Pedro being Crimson Fists. I liked the idea of sternguard. They are over priced, but with Pedro's extra attack he grants, I think they could hold their own and special ammo makes them intriguing. This army will function mainly as a gun line but will have Mobile elements in it. Preds and speeders are there for anti tank and the 4 heavy bolter Razors are anti horde. I have a possible 8 scoring units with combat tactics.

The Ironclad is a gamble. My plan is to throw him onto objectives in my enemies deployment zone. I will also use the Speeders to pressure and advancing enemy elements. The Vindi will deploy on one flank and threaten any enemy flankers.

Well thats the list and some of my thinking behind the choices. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Picture of the Week!

Ok so it was a few more than one picture but this army was just to awesome not to throw these babies up!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Crimson Fists WIP

So I'm working on my Fists, sorry no pics yet, and I need to decide on a color scheme for my sternguard squads and veteran terminators. Here is choice one....
Tradition codex colors with veterans having white helmets. Not sure if I want to stay codex. He is another choice.....
Codex says veterans are white with the sargents having red helmets with a white strip. I like the red helmets with a strip and I think I'm going to go that way for my terminators only. I'll come up with some fluff to explain it. I think I will go with the red for veterans and sargents of the sternguard too. No strip for them. Strips for all the termies though.
I picked up my last speeder and just need to get started on it. The army so far is 1 finished tactical squad, 2nd tactical squad is painted and waiting for arms and bases. One speeder done and waiting for basing. 1 predator is done but waiting on a FW front plate. Pedro Kantor is done. Sargent for sternguard #1 is done. Not in my 2000 point list but done is my LR crusader, and one of my 5 shooty termies is painted and waiting on bases. Working on getting a camera to get some WIP shots soon. Our gaming group is also doing a painting thing in December so that will be nice to throw these up there too.

Tower Games Rtt

Ok, so I'm back from a great tournie in Minneapolis. They ended up having 20 players for the tournament after 6 people backed out for work issues. Still a nice number and more than Omaha ussually gets. I have to say they had the best looking terrain I have seen at a store. Combination of GW terrain and really nice boards. My sister's of battle went 0-1-2, so not a great showing , but I played 3 really tough opponents. All three had different style forces than what gets played around my area, so that was a win. It also gave me problems on how to handle their forces too. Great time, and I can't wait to go up for Con Of The North in Febuary. Also picked up my Dark Eldar codex so I will probably run then there.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fall of Mankind RTT Minneapolis

Off to Minneapolis tommorrow. Leaving very early in the am so hopefully I get some good sleep tonight. This will probably be my last tournie for a while with my sister's of battle. I'll be picking up my DE codex and will give them a run for a while. Maybe con of the north.... I'l put up battle reports and hopefully get some picks too.


Monday, November 15, 2010

What motivates you?

As I work on my Crimson Fists, I realized this is the most dedicated to painting I have ever been. Add in the bonus that I'm having a blast painting and the army does not seem to be a chore to paint. So what is different this time compared to when I painted my Salamanders, Sister's of Battle or my Dark Eldar? Pod casts, I guess. This army I have gotten into the habit of listening to about 4 different pod casts regularly. Something about a couple of guys taking about 40k and having a good time makes the painting go by and makes it enjoyable too. So here is what I have been listening to.......

40k radio

11th company

imperial voxcast

the eternal warriors (formerly Dice Like Thunder)

Check them out. Maybe its for you, may it is not.

That's my 2 cents anyways.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crimsons Fists WIP

I decided way back in 2004 at the Minneapolis GT that my Salamander space marines were just not going to cut it. I was really impressed with the armies there, and really wanted to step up my modeling and do an army the "right" way. Since my painting is only getting mildly better, the fastest and easiest way to improve the look of my army was with molded shoulder pads, forge world doors, and nice scenic bases. I went out and started collecting Fist shoulders and storm blue paint, but Interest faded and dark eldar replaced my need for a 2nd marine army.

Fast forward to 2010. I find myself painting again after a year off of gaming and once again motivated to paint up the Fists. So after some collecting and list building, it had begun. Hopefully in a couple weeks I'll have my new camera and get some work in progress photos up. I'll also post up my army list and my thoughts on why I chose what I did in it too. Stay tuned, there is alot to come.

Here we go.

Ok, so here is my launch into the unknown. I started this blog to basically post up some stories, start some interesting debates, and have a place to do some WIP. Hope you enjoy what you find, and comments are always welcome.