Friday, 18 December 2015

Epic Tau expansion


Thanks to the wonders of eBay I have been able to supplement my Epic Tau army with some more units, specifically a stack of crisis suits and some hammerheads. I'm hoping to go to a local tournament in the New Year so I'm going to be tinkering with various lists to work out something effective that isn't going to bog me down with too many fiddler rules to remember (this has been downfall in recent games!)

At present my army consists of the following:

Core units:
Crisis suit cadre 1
9 Crisis teams and a Shas'O.

Crisis suit cadre 2
9 Crisis teams

Crisis suit cadre 3
6 Crisis teams

Crisis suit cadre 4
6 Crisis teams

Fire warrior cadre 1
6 Fire Warrior units in 3 Devilfish

Fire warrior cadre 2
14 Fire Warrior units

Support units:
XV88 team
6 Broadsides

Armour group
5 gunships

Pathfinder group 1
6 Pathfinder units in 3 Devilfish 

Pathfinder group 2
4 Pathfinder units in 2 Devilfish

Riptide unit
3 Riptides, Shas'el

Recon group
5 Tetras, 3 Piranhas

Skysweep group
3 Skyrays 

Air Caste Units:
Tiger Shark AX-10
  
2 Sunshark bombers

I'm hoping to add some Orca proxies to the list to give me some tactical flexibility, particularly when deploying the smaller crisis units and maybe another trio of Riptides because they're awesome.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Star Wars - The force awakens post film direction and speculation


Last night I saw Star Wars - The Force Awakens and its superb. Visually stunning, interesting characters, Chewbacca is hilarious, as is BB8. There are lots of "whoop whoop!" moments, a hand full of "what the hell!?" moments and one "NOOOO!!!" moment. It's a very cool set up for the next film and leaves me with a massive list of questions - I've barely slept, my mind has been whirring about who, what and why...if you want to see some spoilers and speculation, click below...

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Telemechrus mk2


Honoured Telemechrus was one of the first things I bought when I started my 30k Ultramarines, as I've developed as a painter and my colour scheme for the Ultramarines has evolved I've found myself looking at the first load of models and wanting to redo them. My first target was the dreadnaught known as Telemechrus - or it least this proxy until they released the Ultramarines veteran sarcophagus.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Vulkan lives



I've had an off-and-on relationship with the Salamanders legion. It's something that I've always fancied doing but every time I'm in a position to start doing them properly, something else gets in the way - usually Ultramarines...

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

More Primarchs!


Prior to the arrival of Betrayal at Calth (for which I've bought 2!) I'd been trying to clear some of my Heresy backlog. Chief amongst them has been that thorn in my side Horus as well as the upstart Alexis Polux and Vulkan.

Starting with the Warmaster...