A Tournament and The New Adepta Sororitas

Had a great time at the tournament on Sunday. Lost very hard but met lots of new, great people.

  1. My first match (of three) was against a Grey Knight player and per usual my Salamanders just could not hold up to all the psy-bolt spam. Lost 2-15.
  2. My second match was against an Eldar (Space Marine allies) player. DIdn’t get tabled but I was left with my Land Raider and a single tactical marine at the bottom of turn 5. Lost 2-19.
  3. My last match was against an under-pointed Chaos Space Marines player. He had heard the tournament was 1500 points and was using a Dark Eldar vehicle as a Land Raider proxy. Still seemed like he was light on points and that make my victory sour. Won 13-2.

Here’s a picture from my second match. I didn’t get any other pictures because it was a pretty hectic day and I just forgot to whip my phone out.

Salamanders Lined Up

Salamanders Lined Up


In other news, the new Sisters of Battle digital only codex came out!

Likes:

  • Points are adjusted to be more balanced across the board.
  • The addition of War Hymns make melee fights less of a pain in the ass due to T3.
  • Some of the Relics are awesome.

Dislikes:

  • Only one Act of Faith per unit per battle. (With a couple exceptions)
  • Most of the Relics are shit.

So in the spirit of building a new 6th Edition Adepta Sororitas army, I’m starting with a model I picked up from Hitech Miniatures.

The Black Widow:

Before Web Removal

Before Web Removal

This “girl in terminator armour” is going to play as my Canoness HQ. The blade is a bit “Soul Calibur-y” but I think it works as a Blade of Admonition.

After Web Removal

After Web Removal

Other than scraping off the spiderwebs from her grieves and shoulder pads, the only thing I’ve done is added a bolt pistol bit I had laying around.

After Web Removal

After Web Removal

In all, I am extremely pleased with Hitech Miniatures and the quality of their casting.

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Objective Markers (And Scouts)

So I’ve been playing a lot of practice games of 1500pts of Warhammer 40,000. So far not a lot of victories for the Imperium of Man (Salamanders).

I got my Salamanders Special Edition Space Marines Codex last week and I’ve been trying out quite a few different army lists.

On Monday I faced blobs and tanks of IG and brought a lot of heavy support. I got demolished. Wednesday I brought some Demolishers of me own along with my Sternguard; I did better against the Orks in Trucks but we tied.

Speaking of that game with the Orks, we played The Scouring and I got to use my Victory Point markers a made last week.

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

I added magnets to the bottom of the markers so that the points values can be reassigned to different markers and I wont get an advantage to knowing which marker leads to which points.

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Victory Point Markers

Finally, I got bored last night and built some Scouts.

Scouts with Sniper Rifles

Scouts with Sniper Rifles

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Good Tournament (But I Lost)

Avistew and I went to our local hobby store to play in a Warhammer 40,000 tournament on Sunday. We both got our asses handed to us.

This is the second tournament I’ve gone to with a fluffy Salamander list. I hope the new codex will fix me up.

Avistew determining the best way to murder some Smurfs

Avistew determining the best way to murder some Smurfs

Avistew's Blood Angels

Avistew’s Blood Angels

Terminators getting the can openers ready

Terminators getting the can openers ready

Salamander Drop Pod Deployed

Salamander Drop Pod Deployed

I got my game face on!

I got my game face on!

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Salamanders Complete! #thedailypaint

Finished up the Salamanders just in time to pre order this:

Codex: Space Marines Limited Edition (Salamanders)

Codex: Space Marines Limited Edition (Salamanders)

Really looking forward to the 6th Edition C:SM update!

I added the etched brass metal bits from Forge World to all of the Salamander units.

Squad 1 (4th Company) Banner

Squad 1 (4th Company) Banner

I also got all the guys based in cork with added vegetation.

Basing Complete

Basing Complete

Got the Razorbacks painted up to go with my other vehicles.

Razorbacks

Razorbacks

Shoulder pads and shoulder pads and shoulder pads…

Lots of Troops

Lots of Troops

Shiny!

Finished Sternguard

Finished Sternguard

Took a break to put together a Stormraven Gunship. An easy 230pts to add to the army come Apocalypse time.

Stormraven Break

Stormraven Break

Packing up for the tourney tomorrow.

Packing Up

Packing Up

Avistew finished up the drop pod fire for me and I added lots of brass bits.

Finished Drop Pod

Finished Drop Pod

Salamanders

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Salamander Army Update #thedailypaint

It’s another big update! Been working furiously throughout the weekend. Trying to get 1850 points or Salamander Space Marines table-quality ready for the tournament on the 1st of September.

First, I got the Razorbacks all primed up and the scale panels added and primed.

Razorbacks

Razorbacks

Secondly, I got the scales on thr Drop Pod painted on and added a couple of coats of Snot green to the ribs.

Drop Pod Getting Scaled

Drop Pod Getting Scaled

Drop Pod w/ Added Snot Green

Drop Pod w/ Added Snot Green

I wanted to show the progression from the Caliban Green to the 3 layers of Snot Green on some Marines.

Salamander Space Marines Getting Color

Salamander Space Marines Getting Color

Here are one squad of Sternguard from the 1st Company and three squads of Tactical Marines from 4th Company.
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Sternguard

Sternguard

Squad 1 w/ Multi-melta

Squad 1 w/ Multi-melta

Squad 2 w/ Rocket Launcher

Squad 2 w/ Rocket Launcher

Squad 3 w/ Rocket Launcher

Squad 3 w/ Rocket Launcher

Getting some black back pack action going.

Squad 3 w/ Black Backpacks

Squad 3 w/ Black Backpacks

Lastly, Just waned to show off my Salamander Librarian. It started with a Lord Inquisitor with a power sword; it ended up A librarian with a force stave made from his force sword and the bits from a Necron Deathmark rifle.

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave (Cape)

Salamander Space Marine Librarian w/ Power Stave (Cape)

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Land Raider Update #thedailypaint

Got this done before getting to sleep last night. I think all that’s left are the muddy tracks and other dirt-slop up the sides of this beast.

Next comes the “ripped off side sponsors” debris that shows up when you remove weapons from the tank.

Land Raider Progress (front)

Land Raider Progress (front)

Land Raider Progress (close up on crew)

Land Raider Progress (close up on crew)

Land Raider Progress (angled)

Land Raider Progress (angled)

Land Raider Progress (rear)

Land Raider Progress (rear)

Land Raider Progress (side)

Land Raider Progress (side)

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Large Update (picture heavy)

I’ve been working on my Salamanders like crazy lately. First off, I received my Salamander shoulder pads from Forge World yesterday and I added them to the Sternguard. That should be the last pieces for the Sternguard.

Lots of troops and Sternguard

Lots of troops and Sternguard

Second, I added some “flat rounded stone”-textured plasticard to the recesses on the Rhino/Razorback tank hulls. (I also received some Rhino front panels from Forge World but they are not pictured.)

Adding scales to the Rhinos/Razorbacks

Adding scales to the Rhinos/Razorbacks

Lastly, I started working on the much-neglected Land Raider. This guy has been sitting, half-painted for over a year. The initial thing I did what cut out some “flat rounded stone”-textured plasticard and add that to the the tank’s hull. I then added some better struts inside the weapon doors with additional magnets to hold the side sponsons on. After that I painted the “scales” and then added some highlights to the rest of the tank and crew. I rounded it all out with some Boltgun Metal drybrushed onto the weapons, engine, tatical gear and sunk in hull pieces.

Scales added to the Land Raider

Scales added to the Land Raider

Testing my scale painting out

Testing my scale painting out

Masking and priming the scales

Masking and priming the scales

Adding some yellow

Adding some yellow

Adding some orange

Adding some orange

Adding some more orange

Adding some more orange

Adding some red

Adding some red

Finally, adding some black

Finally, adding some black

Backed off view of Land Raider with Scales

Backed off view of Land Raider with Scales

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights (angle #2)

Removed the masking tape and added some highlights (angle #2)

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Another (sad face) Missed Tournament

So I recently remembered that I’m going to PAX Prime and will be there the last/first weekend of Augtember. This means I’m going to miss another tournament at my local hobby store (first Sunday of every month).

This kinda irks me as I keep missing tournaments and on top of that I’m putting together my Salamander army for no real reason as I don’t know if the next tournament will be a large point number game again. The sisters of Battle hold their own when it’s a small points game with enough Acts of Faith to pass around but larger games require more than just luck on a single dice roll (twin linked Acts of Faith with Uriah).

So I, again, didn’t get much done this weekend on my Salamanders. I got some Sternguard underway as well as added some scales to my Land Raider and drop pod. I think the scales came out really good. Now I just gotta wait for the bitz i’ve ordered to arrive to continue work on the Sternguard. I the mean time, I’ll be working on another squad of Tactical Marines and painting up some tanks.

Scaled Vehicles

Scaled Vehicles (I really like the texture of the scales.)

Sternguard in Progress

Sternguard in Progress

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Getting a Late Start

Not as far along as I would have liked this evening. (My new job is really kicking my ass.)

Updates:

Unpainted Squad

Unpainted Squad

Sergeant with Combi-Melta

Sergeant with Combi-Melta


I am really excited about the new Space Marines. So Excited in fact that I picked up some more odds and ends from Forge World this morning.

ETCHED BRASS SALAMANDERS SYMBOLS

ETCHED BRASS SALAMANDERS SYMBOLS

SALAMANDERS RHINO DOORS AND FRONT PLATE

SALAMANDERS RHINO DOORS AND FRONT PLATE

SALAMANDERS MARINE SHOULDER PADS

SALAMANDERS MARINE SHOULDER PADS

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