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That looks like a bloody meatgrinder of a game! That last pic is pretty epic as it just shows that best of the best still on their feet after so many others were cut down.


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Thanks for another entertaining batrep. As you noted, as the points values of your games goes up you will be able to work in some chaff units to act as screens, speedbumps, etc.

A squad of buffed thunder hammer/storm shield termies will usually be a poor matchup for a Maulerfiend. But there will also be some satisfying games where he can munch through 2 or 3 enemy units.

I look forward to seeing your cultists' paint job. I'm currently struggling to find a satisfying purple scheme for my World Eaters' plasma and power weaponry. My old standby of Liche/Xereus Purple highlighted up with successive blends of Liche and an off white just doesn't look good. This weekend I bought some more purples and pinks and I'll try out the following recipe:

-Basecoat: Liche Purple now called Xereus Purple
-Wash: Carroburg Crimson
-1st Highlight: Pink Horror
-2nd Highlight: Dechala Lilac

I'll try this out with my next batch of Bezerkers this week. Hopefully it will work.
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I look forward to seeing your cultists' paint job. I'm currently struggling to find a satisfying purple scheme for my World Eaters' plasma and power weaponry. My old standby of Liche/Xereus Purple highlighted up with successive blends of Liche and an off white just doesn't look good. This weekend I bought some more purples and pinks and I'll try out the following recipe:

-Basecoat: Liche Purple now called Xereus Purple
-Wash: Carroburg Crimson
-1st Highlight: Pink Horror
-2nd Highlight: Dechala Lilac

I'll try this out with my next batch of Bezerkers this week. Hopefully it will work.

For Plasma Weapons, you should be building up to white with Drybrushing.

So, imo, for a Plasma weapon this is what I'd do with that:
  • Base: Xereus Purple
  • Wash: Druchii Violet/Carrobug Crimson/Drakenhof Nightstade (really it depends on what you want the shadows to come out as)
  • 1st Drybrush: Emperor's Children
  • 2nd Drybrush: Dechala Lilac
  • 3rd Drybrush: White Scar

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Thanks Gederas, I'll try out your purple scheme.

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I had the horrible realisation that I was reducing my Chaos backlog so needed to do something about it:

 

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So that's some MkIV Assault Marines to give me plenty of Raptors and the bits I wanted to spice up my Cultists a little. Looks like I need to get another CSM stabby squad too with the Despoilers :P


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Hello, hello! Anxious to see those goodies put to use!
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Me too - but post ETL ;) Along with the MkIV plastic packs I have from my two Sanguinary Guard boxes I should have plenty for a few extra Raptors and packs for my characters. I figured that I'm quite short on long ranged fire power so a faster moving stabby unit or two kind of makes up for that. A bit. Maybe?


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Yeah. Oh yeah that works. If you can shoot just get up close quick and stab it!
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Though I'm not working on the Sunder, I can still game with them smile.png Time for a classic 2 vs 2 dust up; Chaos vs Imperium 1k per player. To try and expand games, along with the larger point values, two objectives are placed to be captured (on the left is the Pride of the Guard B&C event statue thumbsup.gif ).

 

Team Chaos loses deployment, but wins the first turn at least! We have a fair few units around, and the Imperials consolidate with lots of mobile jump troops.

 

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Not much happens to begin with; too far away to shoot the Sunder Advance, while the left flank moves up and takes out three Scouts.

 

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In return, lots of fire is poured into the Chaos lines. A Cultist bites it, and most of the right CSM squad is removed (despite Delightful Agonies). Deathwing Terminators arrive to shoot, charge, and wipe out the Havocs on the right flank. As far as turns go, it's a very bad one for Team Chaos even if the Scouts get overwatched by the Cultists sad.png

 

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With lots of space - and guns - Team Chaos calls for a bit of a stop. With the right CSM squad gone the left squad holds back some, as it's unable to move up enough with Warptime denied. The Cultists Tide their way to the right flank as the Kindred deep strike in, hoping to form an anchor for the main line to move up on. Shooting isn't great, but I do pull off the required 11 to charge into craters! Combat goes quite well with Veterans of the Long War reducing the Tactical squad badly. Fire with some psychic might reduces the Deathwing, who are then finished off in combat by the Black Legion with Exalted Champion help.

 

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From one isolated Terminator squad to another, the Cultists are gunned down by the Sanguinary Guard who then charge in and aided by countless buffs easily wipe out the Chaos Terminators. The Vindicator continues to be a bit useless, and the Vindicare (off picture on the left) finally gets through Abaddon's save to plink wounds off.

 

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It is very much make or break now; it's been hard work getting up the table but here it where we can swing it back now the jump horde have made their move. CSM squads scuttle up to charge, with Chaos psychic might blitzing through with excellent rolls for a D6 Smite (sadly only a 3) and Warptime on the left CSM squad to let them close the cap. Combat doesn't go so great as the Sanguinary Guard keep making 5+++ saves from the banner so we do only light damage. Leaving the CSM behind on the objective Abaddon charges to finish off the Vindicator that was badly damaged by the CSM's advancing Lascannon (fiendishly accurate on the move).

 

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The loyalists pile everything in, but not without the banner beared being picked off by the Prince along with the Librarian. The CSM squads are wiped out but not without helping reducing the Sanguinary Guard further. Embattled Dark Angels move up to try and assault the Exalted and reach the second objective but are cut down, the other Tacs are too far away and have been reduced by the bolter CSM squad.

 

At this stage time has very much run out, so with both sides having had four turns the game ends to a Chaos victory! It certainly wasn't an easy one, we had some terrible rolling and really suffered in the first two turns trying to get up the board. I'm still not getting much from the Terminators, but they had to be pitched in as a bit of a gambit which wasn't ideal as I was hoping to have them come in as support for the main push - not try and bail it out!

 

Aside from having got quite a few games in (which is good) I'm suffering for lack of choice. The Sunder are still a new army having only recently reached 1500pts so I need to add more units so I can mix up lists and try out new things. In particular get more from my Terminators, as well as help the CSM's advance so I have a few ideas I want to try smile.png

 

Outside of my armies, we need to move beyond the "start up" tables and try and get a bit more going on with the terrain - and start gaming sooner msn-wink.gif Unfortunately it's hard to terrain when you have so many models you want to paint...


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Terrain is a great team sport.
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It is yes, some ideas have been bandied around about a BBQ day with some terrain to work on...


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Terrain selection is hampering us a little yeah, though I aim to amend that for our August BBQ day ;)

 

Was a good game, very disappointed at myself for fielding grey minis as my BL is expanding but not getting painted. Still I have plans for that too!

 

On another note it was fun playing at your side WarriorFish as normally, as others may have noticed, its us two going head to head.....could this be the final moment that The Sundered fight at Abaddons side and cause? The history of our matches makes for some cool background already I feel. :D

 

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Another great bat rep! Congrats on the harrowing victory!
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