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Vanguard of the Ordained Maw - Relearning GSC


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About 3 years ago I left my GSC army as the hobby butterfly once again floated off, I've only recently come back to it. A chunk of it is already painted but my standards and skill have changed and I've also updated my scheme a bit too. I've put in a Vow in the 'nid paint along event of: Jackal Alphus, a unit of Jackals, 5 Acolytes and 10 Neophytes to get me started.

 

The difference between my old scheme and paint standards and new is noticeable.

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New

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There's more blue, it's lighter and I've highlighted pretty much everything. I'm really enjoying getting back to this army, I've had a look through what I've got and have built a 1k list to get me going which looks like:

 

1 Magus - painted old scheme

1 Jackal Alpha - To be painted

1 Iconward - To be painted

 

10 Acolytes 2x Rock cutters - To be painted

10 Hybrids 2x Mining Lasers - painted old scheme

10 Hybrids 2x Mining Lasers - painted old scheme

10 Hybrids 2x 'nade launchers - Painted new scheme

 

4 Jackals, 1 Quad - To be painted

4 Jackals, 1 Quad - To be Painted

2 Ridgerunners with Mining Lasers - To be painted

 

1 Rockgrinder - painted old scheme

 

Anything in the old scheme needs to be brought up to the new standard, most of the colours are there but they just need some more layering and highlights.

 

As for gameplay, I'll likely run these as Pauper Princes, while I don't have a huge amount of combat in this starting list, the stuff that's there needs to do it's thing well. Plus I really like the Warlord Trait as I feel like the Magus should be like a Gandalf type figure that the entire cult loves and respects. It was a toss-up between 5 Abherrants or the Iconward and the second Ridgerunner, although I think the abherrants will be the first thing I add as the points go up.

 

I also need to take a look at the Psychic Awakening rules that GSC got too, I'm totally out of the loop on that front.

 

Thanks for taking a look! biggrin.png


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This shall be fun to read. I love your new theme and GSC is a fun army even if it´s hard. And if the rumours are true, we will get a new codex before the end of the year!


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That's a really nice skin tone - alien, but not too alien.
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Painted this year: jackal alphus, kellermorph, hypermorph, three jackals, five acolytes, ten neophytes; gravis captain

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Thank you both! The skin tone is just : Rakarth Flesh, Agrax all over, Carroburg around mutated and mouth areas, Rakarth on all the raised parts then a highlight with Pallid Witch flesh. Nice and easy! biggrin.png

I'm looking at playing more competitve games/tournaments and to be honest and I'd love to start doing that with GSC. I know they're not great rules wise atm but it's definitely something to be used in my advantage. First though I need practice and to paint! happy.png 

 

Speaking of, I got another biker done last night although I have just noticed some areas that need tidying! dry.png

 

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At some point I need to do a GSC army. The models are just so cool. Models look great by the way. 


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The aesthetic of the army and the models is fantastic, definitely the most unique army GW makes IMO. They're more detailed than guardsmen but not to the point of being super time consuming or difficult to paint. They're great!

 

I had a very productive weekend, I finished off the last 2 bikes and the quad as well as repainting a Magus and basing the entire lot!

 

The army so far (only 270 points mind you)

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Bikes:

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Casually swinging a fire axe off the side of a motorbike

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The Magus is a repaint with the updated scheme and he's honestly turned out fantastically, I wanted a Gandalf esque vibe for him and I think I got that

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Acolytes are up next!


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Very nice work. I'm looking forward to the acolytes :)
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Thank you Rogue!

 

I managed to get a 1k game in last night against a friends Guard list. He took 6 guardsmen squads with HWT each, a HWT squad with mortars, a command squad, company commander, lord commisar, Russ and Commander Russ. I took my 1k list I posted previously using Pauper Princes.

My main takeways:

The bikes were brutal and guard really struggled with killing them, taking 4 turns to kill both units.

My Rockgrinder managed a turn one charge and killed the normal russ before being demolished by the Russ Commander. I forced the explosion and did about 12 MW spread across his army.

The +1 to hit and wound on stubbers from the Ridgerunners strat is amazing and I was using it every turn without fail. Although the Mining lasers were a bit lacklustre at times

 

More games are lined up this weekend against opponents that probably won't be as favourable for me!


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5 Acolyes completed! The light in my light box is a wee bit too harsh and washes the green out but I want to add some lighter highlights on the chitin

 

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Just the Jackal Alphus left for this month's vow!


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Really like those :)
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Painted this year: jackal alphus, kellermorph, hypermorph, three jackals, five acolytes, ten neophytes; gravis captain

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Thank you Rogue, I need them to look good as I'm going to have a bloody lot of them biggrin.png

 

I finished the Jackal Alphus and I think I managed to get the right amount of clean lines to Martian dust on the bike. I didn't realise how small the lenses were on the goggles. While a paint to paint (all the Jackals are IMO), it was totally worth it and came out great:

 

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With that, it's September's Vow completed!

 

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For the rest of this month I will be going back to the models that I had previously painted and updating them to the new scheme/standard:

 

Before:

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After:

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It's amazing how little work has made them look so much better! A quick layer and highlight and they're improved. The old paint job wasn't bad by any standards, it's njust that I've grown as a hobbyist!


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