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Tallarn Commander's Chaos (Elysian R&H Disciple Squad WIP)


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Happy New Year everyone!


I brought my Chaos to a very enjoyable tournament yesterday. I was soundly trounced in all 3 games. I tend to bring casual lists to competitive environments. smile.png But my opponents were all very nice and I got to push toy soldiers around a board and discuss 40K so I was content.

Here are some photos and comments



Here's a photo my Chaos army before the tournament begins
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My 4 HQs: Madame Voodoo, Gary the Daemon Prince, Barnabas the Sorcerer (before I added his magnetized weapons), and Vicious Pete

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The Death Bats Squad, 5 CSM with missile launcher, sadly the missile launcher bit broke off and was lost.

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My Bezerkers hit the Death Guard line
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Sorcerer Barnabas vs a Nurgle Daemon Prince
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Nurgle Knight stomps on some Renegades and Heretics Mutants
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Before the Plasma Chosen finish off the Nurgle Knight
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This was the fist time I managed to kill an enemy knight in 40K! My how I hate those things. They belong in Apocalypse games and that's about it.


Harry the Helbrute targets a Corvus Blackstar
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This was the first time I ever used lascannons on a dreadnought, er, Helbrute. I was very impressed. This was also the first time I used fire frenzy on a Helbrute. It sure can be a great stratagem in the right situation.


Renegade Commander Madame Voodoo overcharges and finishes off a Corvus Blackstar
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Wow! She was freshly painted up last week so I guess new model syndrome doesn't always apply. smile.png


My R&H Earthshaker Carriage with crew, Blood Debt, treats the Space Marine infantry with extreme prejudice
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I hope I'm not the only one who makes the sound of incoming arty when I fire off my big guns. smile.png



Renegade Commanders Madame Voodoo and Vicious Pete somehow Survive 2 rounds of combat with a Knight!
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One for the record books. The cowardly knight would then leap out of combat and gun them down.


Bezerker Champion Blood Drinker goes solo with a squad of Dark Elf Warriors
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Dark Elf Air Force clears out the Chaos riff raff
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Man those flyers sure were gorgeous. Over 3 turns the Flakk Missile stratagem actually downed one of the fliers.



My dead pile after Game 3
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In other news, I finished up my first painting project of the year: a batch of 5 Renegades and Heretics infantry. I'm now up to 125 troopers!
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Here's my favorite trooper, Nyith, because every chaos lunatic needs nunchaku
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Overall, here are my thoughts on how my units performed

Thumbs Up
-Barnabas the Butcher, sorcerer with jumppack--a superb force multiplier thanks to prescience, warptime, and other goodies
-Harry the Helbrute with Helbrute Fist and Twin Lascannon--since the twin lascannon came down in price I finally magnetized and painted one up the night before the tournament. I'm glad I did. He was quite the beast, responsible for many of my kills
-Death Masques, 5 Chosen with 4 plasma guns--I haven't taken plasma chosen since 2016. Wow was this unit effective, especially with Endless Cacophony, Veterans of the Long War, and/or Prescience
-Earthshaker Carriage, 5 trooper CSM squads and 5 trooper Renegade and Heretics command squads with lascannons or missile launchers--solid, cheap firebase units

Thumbs Down
-Gary the Greater Daemon--in casual settings he's fine, here he was gunned down before I could say "Nurgle." I still like him but he might be better served deepstriking down to the fight (see below)
-Bezerker Squad in a Rhino--these blokes felt like they were re-enacting the charge of the light brigade, I should probably bring at least 2 of these or none.
-Mary the Maulerfied-ditto, 2 crazed dino beasts, say Mary and one of my Blood Slaughterers, would have been much more difficult for my opponents to deal with
-Renegade Militia and Mutants-also dissolved quickly due to enemy firepower, I either need way more of these guys, I only brought about 60, or the bare minimum
-summoned daemons-in every single one of my games I forgot that I had set aside 80 points for daemon summoning. Oops. I think that, because my memory is horrible, if I take daemons I had better just take a separate battalion of daemons. If I buy and paint up 10 Plaguebearers then I can bring a small force of 2 Poxbringers and/or Gary the Daemon Prince of Nurgle, 2 squads of 10 plaguebearers, 3 bases of Nurglings, and a squad of 14 plaguebearers, I could probably proxy my 7 old Nurgle Cavalry as something too.
-4 Chaos Bikers with meltaguns--solid in casual settings, they got liquidated too fast here.


I think I might want to try out a winged DP and a slightly more effective set of assault units. I have plenty of wing bitz lying around so mayble I'll give my Khorne DP Azrath a wing makeover, a wingover. Such an HQ might nicely synergize with with a pair of daemon engines like Bloodslaughterers and /or Maulerfiends and a pair of Zerker squads in Rhinos. That way I have 5 fast assaulty units that the enemy has to deal with. And I still have some points left over for firebase units like R&H earthshakers, command squads, CSM plasma chosen, etc, and support units like a sorcerer.



All in all it was a great tournament and I'm still stoked about finally killing a knight!



Til next time, "Death to the False Emperor!"


Edited by Tallarn Commander, 20 January 2019 - 09:18 PM.

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Hello again everyone,

 

I went to another tournament on Sunday. I lost all 3 games again but had a fun time indeed and all my opponents were great sports, gentlemen and scholars to be sure. I brought my World Eaters army  (1500) points and, while most of it was mine, the blood certainly flowed so Khorne was happy. smile.png

 

Here are some photos and comments on the games.

 

 

A photo of my army before the game. My fluff is that my force is the Night Eaters legion. The Night Eaters are a former Night Lords warband that has converted to Khorne.

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From front left you can see a small 5-trooper CSM squad, Chaos Lord Barnabas, Warpsmith Hoth, Brrrbbbble the Spawn

On the middle tier you have BloodTongue Bezerker Squad with Rhino, Death Bats and Night Masques plasma chosen squads with Rhino, and Bloodflowers Bezerker Squad with Rhino

On the top tier you have BloodLady the Blood Slaughter, Mary the Maulerfiend, and Harry the Helbrute

 

 

Here are my 2 HQs, Barnabas the Butcher and Warpsmith Hoth (twho I stole from my IG army where he was a lowly techpriest)

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Barnabas did good work as always, especially through his buffs. This was the first time I used a Warpsmith and I was impressed, mostly with his meltagun. I think I need to start putting some combi-meltas on 1 or 2 of my characters. I consistently forgot to use Hoth's repair ability. Doh!

 

 

 

Here is a view of the battlefield for my first game. Chaos on the bottom and Dark Eldar on the top.

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My opponent went first. Here you can see Mary and BloodLady hunkering down behind a building so that darklances and disentagrators don't target them.

 

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They weren't born yesterday. They know darklight kills.

 

 

The Death Bats Chaos Marine Squad snipes at the enemy with krak, frag, and flakk missiles. In this game I used  at least one of each of the 3 types of missiles. smile.png

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My 3 Rhinos getting hit by Disintegrator fire on Turn 1

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The Bezerkers take out 2 of 3 Ravagers and were then cut down by a hail of shredder fire from scourges

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Harry powerfists the last Ravager down to the ground

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My 2nd game was against a fellow Chaos player with a Tzeench and Black Legion list. He had both Ahriman and Abbadon.

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BloodLady the Blood Slaughter eyes her Chaos foes from across the battlefield

 

 

The two forces of Chaos approach each other

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Black Legion Cultists fight Khorne Bezerkers around the Rhino

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I managed to kill 36 cultists in 1 turn, which is a good thing because they would have all come back if I hadn't finished off the squad

 

 

Abbadon uses the Talon of Horus to kill my Rhino, Death's Head

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After killing 1 Daemon Prince, Bezerker Champion Red Messiah goes up against a 2nd Daemon Prince and loses

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....to be continued.....


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...Continued from previous post.

 

For my 3rd game I went up against a Death Guard player who brought Mortarion. Whew! I'd never faced Morty and his bazillion or so wounds before. He sure is nasty. On Turn 1 he charged my lines and started doing mortal wounds to all units around him. Luckily I charged everything but the kitchen sink at him on my Turn 1 and managed to kill him off, but not before he used his ability 2 more times, once during the fight phase and once when he blew up. Ouch!

 

 

After that my army was so weakened by all those mortal wounds caused by Mortarion, that it was just a mopping up action. 

 

 

Green vs Red, Nurgle vs Khorne

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A member of the Death Bats CSM Squad spies Mortarion on the horizon

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This is probably what it felt like for the Rebel troopers on Hoth when they looked through their binoculars and saw ATATs coming towards them

 

 

 

Morty says hi before charging my Rhino on Turn 1

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First you see Mortarion....

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....And then you don't

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Taking him out was a moral, but not an actual, victory!

 

 

All in all, it was another great tournament. Thanks to Mox Boarding House in Ballard for hosting this fun event!

 

 

 

Over the last week I've been working on magnetized more melee weapons and small arms for my champions and other troopers. I also magnetized up the hands on 4 Chaos terminators.

 

 

Here you can see the Chaos Termies with mostly lightning claws

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And here you can see them with mostly combi-plasmas and powerfists

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And here you seem them with (not in the rules) dual power axe configuration!

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And in this photo various union champions and characters are rocking combi-plasmas, power swords, and power mauls

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Here is my future Chaos Terminator Lord/Chaos Terminator Champion with a pair of power axes

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I hope to pick out a name for him and to paint him up this spring

 

 

Here is my next project, which I plan to finish up next month. My parents and sister got me each of these for Christmas!

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They will be a pair of lascannon-equipped armored sentinels for my Chaos Renegades force. I'll try using weathering powders, AK chipping fluid, and some oil paints, following the techniques in the FW Imperial Armor painting book. That book is a wonderful resource. 

 

 

 

Til next time, "Maim! Kill! Burn!"

 

 

PS Apparently Flickr is now limiting people to 1,000 images. If you want to go over this you have to pay. As a result, some of this blog's photos have dissapeared. I'll gradually put them up as I move my images over to the Bolter and Chainsword gallery.


Edited by Tallarn Commander, 15 January 2019 - 09:45 AM.

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Looks like you were up against some good lists, but at least you gave a good account! How well did the Rhinos work out for getting your units around?


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The Rhinos were an effective, cheap mode of transport. And, as you know, they are great at soaking up overwatch. I tend to run Maulerfiends and Blood Slaughterers (I also just ordered a Defiler from my local gaming store so I'll soon have another Daemon Engine). The opponents often pour their fire into these beasts which means my Bezerkers, plasma chosen, or what have you can often jump out on Turn 2 or 3 and do their thing.

 

 

This was the first time I used dual combi-bolters on them and I found the 2-point upgrade to be nice as well. 


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Good to hear! I was thinking that along with the Maulershrimp (and eventually a second) a couple of Rhinos should do a useful job in a similar vain for me. Now I'm plodding along with the Chosen it'd be a good way to help them retain effectiveness on the way in so I should plod along with my Rhino too :P

 

A second combi-bolter would be good were it not for modelling concerns (as in I've not done it :lol: ), I do have the Havoc launcher magnetised though. I feel it might not be the best use of points however? Especially if I want to keep costs down for glorified bullet sponges :P


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I worked a bit on assembling miniatures this weekend.

 

 

I put together a squad of 10 Elysian drop troopers for my Renegades and Heretics force. They can be used as Disciples or as a Command Squad. I think I'll paint this squad in a Khornate red and gold color scheme to make them stand out.

 

Here are some photos:

 

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Possible command net vox trooper, 2 rank and file troopers, and lascannon team

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2 rank and file troopers, possible disciple champion aiming a pistol if the squad is a disciple squad (command squads can't have squad leaders), and 2 rank and file troopers

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Blood for the Blood God!


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