Monday, May 11, 2015

New Painting Goal: 1850 Mechanized Guard

I've been following the few discussions about how Imperial Knights will be handled in nationwide tournaments now that they're Lords of War (sigh) and it isn't looking favorable to them. Just a few things that keep coming up as "balances":

  • D table is only d2 wounds
  • D weapons have no strength value (so no Instant Death)
  • Stomps do not select models but kill from the knight like any other attack
  • Removing models (6 results on stomp) can be Look Out, Sir!'d
  • +1 Maelstrom points for every 3 hull points removed
  • Enemies get +1 to Seize the Initiative if they don't have a LoW of their own
  • 0-1 Super-Heavy Walkers (so only one knight anyway)
Some tournaments are even looking to having ALL of those in place...

Overkill much?

With that in mind, I'll be going back to IG for my summer painting goal...and that means TANKS!

Sweet, beautiful tanks

Here is the list:
Astra Militarum CAD
Company Command Squad - Plasmagun x4 and Kurov's Aquila
 Chimera - Hull Heavy Bolter and Turret Multilaser

Veteran Squad - Meltagun x3
 Chimera - Hull Heavy Flamer and Turret Multilaser

Veteran Squad - Meltagun x3
 Chimera - Hull Heavy Flamer and Turret Multilaser
Veteran Squad - Meltagun x3
 Chimera - Hull Heavy Flamer and Turret Multilaser
Veteran Squad - Plasmagun x3
 Chimera - Hull Heavy Bolter and Turret Multilaser

Armored Sentinel - Lascannon

Steel Host Formation
Command Exterminator - Printle-Heavy Stubber and Hull/Sponson Heavy Bolters
 Leman Russ Exterminator - Hull/Sponson Heavy Bolters
Leman Russ Demolisher
Leman Russ Demolisher
Leman Russ Executioner - Hull/Sponson Heavy Bolters
Hydra Flak Tank

Of all of these models, the Executioner is already painted but the rest still need some tlc. I've already started on the Demolishers, so they'll go first, and my Exterminators are next in line. Afterwards, I'll work on some infantry, partially because most of the other vehicles need stripped before I paint them (a lot of metallic green, what was I thinking?)

I'll be posting updated pics here (and on Bolter and Chainsword for their ETL challenge) as I make progress between now and August, when school (for work and study) starts again.

If I get these all finished, I'll paint up some knights for fun games.

Wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. Good to hear, as i am currently painting up some tanks for the Renegades.
    Any chance you could drop me an email? i would love to get some advice on using the imperial tanks in games.