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Title: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on February 28, 2015, 04:17:51 PM
I've been working on a harlequin army myself (slowly). I like them right now mostly as they are really enjoyable to paint, so I'm not rushing through them. I don't expect to be finished building and painting the army for a while yet.

I have currently, a solitare, four sky weavers, twelve troupes and a void bringer. So, I only need one more troupe to start playing. That's Not too bad. I've been burning through season 9 of supernatural while painting these suckers, which has been fun too.

Here are some pictures and I'll update when I get more done. I'm not going to add squad markings, until I've finished more models (table top ready first, then transfers and details).

I followed the guides for painting the Masque of Midnight Sorrow. I like the contrast between the bright details and the dark suits. A bit sloppy in parts (I suck at painting yellow and white bits), but I am overall happy with them.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150227_12_23_05_Pro_zpsctvp1nlk.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150227_12_23_05_Pro_zpsctvp1nlk.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150220_19_57_51_Pro_zpsxqxbn5mr.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150220_19_57_51_Pro_zpsxqxbn5mr.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/6tag_260215-145626_zpsx3ued6vv.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/6tag_260215-145626_zpsx3ued6vv.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/6tag_270215-090202_zpsq6u0xnoq.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/6tag_270215-090202_zpsq6u0xnoq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Alienscar on February 28, 2015, 04:58:19 PM
Nice. I am always impressed when someone paints the chequered effect and I think your bases are brilliant.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 28, 2015, 05:19:15 PM
Fantastic paint work Killersquid :).  I particularly like the intricate check patterns and colours, as well as the flashes of yellow.

I'm glad to see that you've shifted away from those Blood Angels ;).  Also, it's great to see you back :).
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 28, 2015, 05:28:20 PM
Yeah... The new codex for blood angels sort of killed my army and I've not been very motivated to paint tactical squads. I think this is going to become my primary army from now on (once it's done), for better or for worse.

I have been having trouble getting onto here for a while. I'll try to post more often. Bringing hobby back. Next time I go to England, you'll have my harlequins to beat up, instead of space marines ha ha.


The bases are easy. I bought this set from gale force nine I think? Anyway, it's sand which I painted black, then brown and then flesh toned as a highlight. Then small patches of static grass and smaller patches of this grass clump. Takes no time at all.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on February 28, 2015, 05:38:47 PM
Some quite magnificent work there KS.

Next time I go to England, you'll have my harlequins to beat up, instead of space marines ha ha.

A reminder that Irisado is contractually obligated to lose all 40K/FB games against other members of 40KO.

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on February 28, 2015, 05:48:25 PM
As I said on FB, looks great!  Look forward to seeing them in person at Warmaster in September
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: chaplainmikey on March 1, 2015, 07:44:58 AM
Really impressive work, those diamond patterns look spot on.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 1, 2015, 11:04:40 AM
Excellently painted models there Killersquid.  I'm particularly impressed by the checkered effects. :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on March 5, 2015, 03:25:09 AM
I need you to do me a favor. Get a hammer, place your painting fingers on the table and then whack 'em! Just kidding, amazing work. I'm jealous because I haven't been able to get the bikes yet. Nice work and can't wait to see more.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 5, 2015, 12:15:05 PM
I need you to do me a favor. Get a hammer, place your painting fingers on the table and then whack 'em! Just kidding, amazing work. I'm jealous because I haven't been able to get the bikes yet. Nice work and can't wait to see more.

Thanks?

Some quite magnificent work there KS.

Next time I go to England, you'll have my harlequins to beat up, instead of space marines ha ha.

A reminder that Irisado is contractually obligated to lose all 40K/FB games against other members of 40KO.



Hmm, I wish I knew that a few years ago...


I'm on vacation right now, so I'll continue with progress when I get back (I didn't bring my mini's with me).

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on March 5, 2015, 05:31:21 PM
Haha, yes it is a huge compliment. Keep it coming.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on March 5, 2015, 06:32:40 PM
A reminder that Irisado is contractually obligated to lose all 40K/FB games against other members of 40KO.

That no longer applies, now that I've stopped playing :P.

I'm on vacation right now, so I'll continue with progress when I get back (I didn't bring my mini's with me).

I'm looking forward to it.  I also neglected to mention how well you've posed the models.  They look great.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 9, 2015, 09:35:55 PM
I'm back from vacation and finished one more bike. It'll soon be time to buy more models ha ha.

Here is my collection so far (I have a shelf just for them)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150309_002_zpsgsyk7d3l.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150309_002_zpsgsyk7d3l.jpg.html)

And here is my desk

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150309_001_zpswnuixn2f.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150309_001_zpswnuixn2f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 9, 2015, 09:42:26 PM
Nice workstation, and nice models!  :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 17, 2015, 03:25:01 PM
Nice workstation, and nice models!  :)

Thank you!

Almost finished all my bikes!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150317_003_zpsdsk0hfhb.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150317_003_zpsdsk0hfhb.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150317_002_zpszkqgxpin.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150317_002_zpszkqgxpin.jpg.html)

I have to still buy at least one more troupe before I can have a legal army.

Also, I have ordered some neat custom dice from Cheesex to match my army.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150317_004_zpsiexgi7wv.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150317_004_zpsiexgi7wv.jpg.html)

I moved my TV out of my room, so I have a new shelf to store my harlequin stuff. Like my Troupe Master edition of the codex.
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150317_005_zpsvif23wwy.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150317_005_zpsvif23wwy.jpg.html)


I am so excited about this army, I want to do it right ha ha.

 :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 17, 2015, 06:42:20 PM
My god those are impressive.  Well done!  Seriously, that this a very impressive checkered pattern you created for those jet bikes, which as anyone knows is pretty hard to achieve right.  :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on March 17, 2015, 06:53:45 PM
Man those bikes are gorgeous!  The custom dice, awesome... i have no idea what do say more ... too stunned for that. Beatifull painting nice work on the hard to handle checker patern.

I'm really looking forward to your next update, to see how this goes :D
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 17, 2015, 06:58:42 PM
I didn't realize those were custom dice!  Those are awesome, and I really need to read threads closer in future.  ;)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Alienscar on March 18, 2015, 11:20:10 AM
I agree with Grizzly it's difficult to put into words how good your work is. Its not just how well you have achieved the harlequin pattern its how the overall look of your painting is so effective. Is that a decal on the bikes cowl?
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 18, 2015, 02:24:37 PM
Thanks everyone!

My progress is really slow, but I'll keep you folks up to date and when I eventually get a game in with them too. I'm not going to play with them until I finish painting the whole army though I think, I'm also going to paint everything I have until I buy more. I need to spend a lot of money on my car soon, so that shouldn't be a problem :P

The symbol on the jetbike is a transfer, I like to use them to save time. The box's come with so many, I might as well use some of them. :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on March 18, 2015, 02:47:17 PM
Fancy coming over here to organise all my wargaming shelves and boxes?

The shelves resemble your painting, so very neat and precise.  Those Jetbikes look great.  The effort you're putting into this army really shows :).
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: angel of death 007 on March 19, 2015, 08:17:00 PM
Very nice work, harlequins are one of the hardest to paint and yours look fantastic.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 19, 2015, 08:20:44 PM
These are why I decided to nominate Killer as best painter. 
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 19, 2015, 09:19:51 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Fancy coming over here to organise all my wargaming shelves and boxes?

The shelves resemble your painting, so very neat and precise.  Those Jetbikes look great.  The effort you're putting into this army really shows :).

I'm surprised you think my shelves are tidy. I really need to clean up my stuff soon....


Anyway, I finished my sky weavers! Yay!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150319_18_57_45_Pro_zpsoncxfqi9.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150319_18_57_45_Pro_zpsoncxfqi9.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150319_18_57_59_Pro_zpsdqjeaytg.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150319_18_57_59_Pro_zpsdqjeaytg.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150319_18_57_53_Pro_zpsgbus75fx.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150319_18_57_53_Pro_zpsgbus75fx.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on March 22, 2015, 08:08:20 AM
Ok, well I'm gonna go hang myself... that is some astonishing work as always... you never cease to amaze me nice painting.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Alienscar on March 22, 2015, 03:13:34 PM
I have no idea what to say they look stunning. Have you used Ard Coat as it would be a shame to scratch your paint work?
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 22, 2015, 03:22:36 PM
They're achingly pretty.  You have my vote for next year, unless something else that's unbelievably breathtaking comes along.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on March 22, 2015, 05:44:23 PM
Very nice! Ya gonna do the bases or just leave them clear?
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 23, 2015, 08:08:41 AM
Very nice! Ya gonna do the bases or just leave them clear?

Probably leave them clear. Maybe I'll work on them later, But I don't mind clear flying bases.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 23, 2015, 09:04:37 AM
I myself have come to realize that clear flying bases are the best.  You might as well keep the ability to blend in on any board.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on March 23, 2015, 09:15:09 AM
That's why I leave mine clear.I wish the flyer base was clear.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 23, 2015, 06:48:17 PM
Yeah, it also saves some work. I flocked flying bases when I used to play neurons, but the sand didn't fit onto them as well as I had hoped.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 27, 2015, 12:25:51 PM
I have been working on my voidweaver. The vehicle is finished, just working on the crew.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150327_08_52_09_Pro_zpslcxz7o5u.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150327_08_52_09_Pro_zpslcxz7o5u.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 27, 2015, 12:39:55 PM
It's beautiful!  :'(

I will work the rest of my life to be half as good as you.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on March 27, 2015, 01:58:22 PM
That looks really great, I like the color blends and subtlety. ;}
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 31, 2015, 02:05:15 PM
Thanks for the kind words!

I have finished the voidweaver!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150331_12_52_03_Pro_zpsqjanocaq.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150331_12_52_03_Pro_zpsqjanocaq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 31, 2015, 02:08:29 PM
It's spectacular.  8)

The attention to detail you made is very noticeable.  :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on April 1, 2015, 07:18:12 AM
Hot damn! These look great. I always forget to pop into the painting section and now I really regret it! The edge highlighting is phenomenal on these guys. The pink/purple totally tricks the eye into reading the black base coat differently. The checkers are super tight as well. Great work man I love it!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on April 1, 2015, 10:39:33 AM
That's very impressive.  I love the details and the intricate patterns.  That reminds me so much of the patterns of old from Harlequin pilots mounted on old Rogue Trader vehicles.  Great work :).
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on April 1, 2015, 11:06:03 AM
That's very impressive.  I love the details and the intricate patterns.  That reminds me so much of the patterns of old from Harlequin pilots mounted on old Rogue Trader vehicles.  Great work :).

I know right?  It's so awesomely old school. :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on April 2, 2015, 01:02:05 PM
Excellent! When you get it all painted, let's see a full army pic or 2. Bet it'll look amazing all together.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on April 2, 2015, 03:37:42 PM
Well thanks folks!

I recently bought my third box of troupes, so now I am at the point where I need to plan out my next purchases, so I only have twelve infantry to paint, and then I have painted everything I have so far bought.

I either will get three shadowseers and three jesters and fill out my troupes for the formation (ceogachs revenge), or get a few starweavers and another voidweaver and get some transport action going. I don't know yet.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on April 2, 2015, 06:23:19 PM
I would recommend getting the seers and jesters for the sole reason that you are definitely going to want to bring some along, regardless of which formation you go with.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on April 18, 2015, 06:04:45 PM
Painted my second squad of Harlequins

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150418_17_30_17_Pro_zpsti8ds648.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150418_17_30_17_Pro_zpsti8ds648.jpg.html)

I am now working on my first Death Jester. I am going for the ceogach's revenge formation and then expanding it above 1500pts (with Starweavers most likely).
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on April 18, 2015, 06:42:01 PM
They look really good. Your painting skills are really something to aknowledge. You guys great painter never stop to amaze me ^^
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on April 18, 2015, 06:43:06 PM
Exactly what Grizzly said.  :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on April 20, 2015, 10:31:26 PM
Thanks folks :)

I took some pictures of what I have done so far.

Whole force so far.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6410_zpsaxvcowqc.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6410_zpsaxvcowqc.jpg.html)

Death Jester
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6411_zpsxxwi2f9p.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6411_zpsxxwi2f9p.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on April 21, 2015, 01:55:42 AM
I see some really sweet work there... impressive... the unity coming form this force is really strong
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on April 21, 2015, 05:22:07 PM
Thanks! There is a tournament in July I am going to attend so I am hoping to have 1750pts ready to go for it.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on April 21, 2015, 06:48:31 PM
Huuu that sound like a good plan :) looking forward ti it^^
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on April 23, 2015, 09:24:07 PM
Okay! I had my first game today with my Harlequins. I was hoping to wait until I had painted them all, but I just had an itch I couldn't scratch!

1500pts

I ran the Ceograch's Revenge formation (the troupes with eight troupers in the unit, with a variety of melee weapons in each).

My opponent was running an optimised tyranid list.

Old One eye
Two units of genestealers with broodlords
ravener unit with red terror
Three carnifex's

The dice in the game were really average, which was nice. He, unfortunately, didn't run a list which was really effective against mine. I was hoping he'd have a tougher list, but that's okay.

It was the relic, but that played no effect in the game. I almost killed off all my shadowseers (they all suffered the perils of the warp at least once). The solitare was fairly lackluster, and was quickly dispatched by the raveners (all I rolled was 2's...).

I reduced his units a lot in shooting, so when either I charged him, or he charged me, I was able to deal with his units effectively. I really like the haywire on the sky weavers, the blast shots are really nice. The shadowseers are also great. I used Fog of Dreams on his Carnifex brood, which meant when I charged him, he could only hit me on 6's. I even took a few of the monsters down with my kiss attacks.

Harlequins Caresses are also really nice when they work. After the game, my opponent was a bit upset by how effect the harlequins were at tabling him (which I did, loosing only two troupers, a troupe master and the solitare). I'm confident that had he built an army with a bit more variety, he'd have done better. He also spread out a lot against me, which most likely didn't help.

He's going to the same tournament I am going to in July, and is running space wolves with 10 thunder wolves, so it'll be fun to get practice games against him with a tougher list.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/wp_ss_20150423_0001_zps4azalg5j.png) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/wp_ss_20150423_0001_zps4azalg5j.png.html)

Also, I painted a shadowseer.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150423_21_01_10_Pro_zpso3zaxvcp.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150423_21_01_10_Pro_zpso3zaxvcp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on May 4, 2015, 04:58:51 PM
I have been having trouble getting pictures uploaded, but my plan is to post some new ones soon.

I have finished painting the following so far.

2 eight man troupes
3 death jesters
3 shadowseers
4 skyweavers
1 void bringer

I'm almost done painting the last eight man troupe.

The above is 1500pts using the ceograch's revenge formation. The following, will bring me to 1750.

I have currently unassembled, one voidbringer and two more skyweavers.

I have also had the chance now to play four games.

First game I mentioned in my previous post against tyranids. It was a funny list and I tore it apart.

my second two games, were at 1500pts vs space wolves

He had...

Canis
Harold Death Wolf
Two battle leaders (one with a -5 Initiative armour, and one with a hellfrost sword)
Two squads of six thunderwolves (with assorted powerfists and powerfists)
two squads of 5 blood claws

both games, he ran a battle leader and a named character in each squad.


Game 1, he charged at me full tilt. He ended up with one thunderwolf squad in front of my T1 and the other a turn away on my left. I manage to charge three troupes into his one thunder wolf squad (after doing a lot of shooting) and wipe out all but three wolves who were too far away to allocate wounds to.

The second turn, he charges one of my troupes and wipes them out,  but I kill off his first wolf squad. I then countercharge with the rest of my army and erode his
second squad within a couple of phases, while my skyweavers hunted his blood claws.

I ended up wiping him out.


Game two, he played more cagey, but two of my shadowseers rolled fog of dreams which was brutal against him. He basically tried to stay back, so he could get the charge and hammer of wraith, but I rolled like a champ and ended up getting some really amazing charges. Even though he was hitting on 6's, I didn't really have good rolls for wounding him and he was tanking hits like a boss. However, the game eventually ended the same, with me tabeling him. The instant death hits from the kisses and the auto-wound on the caressess are awesome.

game three, was against ravenguard space marines.

Captain (?) with power axe and artificer armour and jump pack
10 assault marines with flamer, and sgt with combat shield and power axe.
Two 6 man tactical squads with one meltagun in heavy bolter razorbacks.
one stalker
landradier redeamer with 5 tactical terminators



The game started off well, with one of my skyweaver squads taking two hull points off both a razorback and a stalker by clipping both with their haywire cannons. However, I was a bit too aggressive before dealing with transports. The soitare got gunned down, and I made a huge mistake hit and running away from the combat in my turn (afraid of terminators charging), but that move basically cost me the game allowing him to gun down my solitare, a troupe and a shadowseer with rapid firing boltguns. I would have been better off being charged by the terminators. I also had one of my troupes run off the table due to a morale check. So in one turn, I lost two shadowseers, two troupes and my solitare.

However, at the end of the game, I was almost able to pull off a draw but ended up with 5pts to 6. 2 maelstrom, line breaker, alternate first blood (we each nominate an enemy unit we want to kill) and warlord, to his 4pts plus line breaker and warlord.

In the second game, I was able to make use of veil of tears, which was hilarious.

One thing I found, is that my shadowseers perils a lot, I don't think I've had a game where any survived with full wounds.



Here is the army so far.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6439_zpspon66tyl.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6439_zpspon66tyl.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6443_zpsvmlc1cvw.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6443_zpsvmlc1cvw.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6444_zpstla9f14s.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6444_zpstla9f14s.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6435_zpswejudpui.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6435_zpswejudpui.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_6438_zps6anvxjor.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_6438_zps6anvxjor.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: The Reborn on May 8, 2015, 08:14:30 AM
Wow! :)

Extremely good work on these clowns Killersquid.  Very neat, great bases, just...wow!

a corking job sir.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on May 8, 2015, 09:08:54 AM
Yeah i'm looking forward to see them on the table for a game :D
the look gorgeaous and there is a great sens of unity coming out of this guy's !
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on May 8, 2015, 10:47:31 AM
I already knew how well you painted from seeing your Blood Angels first hand, but these Harlequins take things to a whole new level.  The Shadowseer is my favourite.  He looks really imposing.  This army will look fantastic on any gaming surface.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on June 6, 2015, 05:10:46 PM
Sorry for the lack of posting. I've been busy with work, but have still been painting. All I have left to finish is two sky weavers and a Star weaver and then my 1750pt army is finished.

I don't have any army pictures, but I have some pictures from some games I've played.

I played two games against my buddies thunderbolt army.

He had two units of 6 thunder wolves and a lord in each, two units of blood claws, the space wolves heavy support flyer, one unit of IG vets, commissar and two basilisks.

Game 1.

I was able to make one of his wolf units run off the table turn 1 with terrify and death is not enough. His basilisks made heavy damage in my troops until I could kill them however. In the end, I wiped him off the table.

MVP's were the sky weavers and shadowseers, like always.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150601_12_24_28_Pro_zps8q48mqro.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150601_12_24_28_Pro_zps8q48mqro.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150601_13_24_07_Pro_zpsmuv5ybsk.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150601_13_24_07_Pro_zpsmuv5ybsk.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150601_13_24_11_Pro_zpsqbl2wfrs.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150601_13_24_11_Pro_zpsqbl2wfrs.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150601_13_24_17_Pro_zps6ohskvdm.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150601_13_24_17_Pro_zps6ohskvdm.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150601_13_24_26_Pro_zps21lspo7n.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150601_13_24_26_Pro_zps21lspo7n.jpg.html)

Game 2


In the second game, I really messed up his wolf units with dominate and the mask of secrets. His one wolf unit I was able to charge with the solitare and a troupe, but his second thunderwolf squad failed it's leadership tests to move and charge. That basically allowed me to win the game.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150601_13_24_26_Pro_zps21lspo7n.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150601_13_24_26_Pro_zps21lspo7n.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150602_13_36_19_Pro_zpspt0cmo7y.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150602_13_36_19_Pro_zpspt0cmo7y.jpg.html)

Game 3

I played against chaos marines with allied crimson slaughter.

Bleaker
Three units of cultists
One Tzeentch daemon prince
One chaos sorcerer on bike
Nurlge spawn of 5
Two mauled fiends
Two predators
5 man chaos marine unit in rhino

His predators didn't do anything. He blocked up his maulerfiends, so I was able to get both with each of my bikes haywire launchers. He passed his Inv saves so well, that he didn't loose any of the mailer fiends until the second turn (he passed like eight saves turn one).

His sorcerer and spawn moved down my left flank to harass me, so I charged with my Solitaire turn 1 (to his surprise) and then finished off the unit my second turn when a troupe joined in. The second maulerfiend was killed by my death jesters throwing haywire grenades at it. Belakor was flying the whole game, so I ignored him and he had no impact on the game. I killed his daemon prince with psychic shriek and then charging into combat.

My chaos opponent was too used to people not being able to death with the high toughness multi wound spawn. Fleshbane on the shadowseers helps a lot with that. I then took down his strong targets piecemeal, as his units were spread across the table.

I ended up loosing one skyweaver squad and a handful of troupe models in the third game.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150602_15_37_40_Pro_zpsvhdqfrpa.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150602_15_37_40_Pro_zpsvhdqfrpa.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150602_15_37_49_Pro_zpsr1grvlnb.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150602_15_37_49_Pro_zpsr1grvlnb.jpg.html)
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150602_15_37_57_Pro_zpsrelsuinv.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150602_15_37_57_Pro_zpsrelsuinv.jpg.html)
Overall, not bad turn outs. The army works really well. My only loss so far is against codex space marines.

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on June 6, 2015, 05:43:45 PM
Glad to see you are getting some games in and enjoying the Harlequins.  They all look fantastic.  I do have to ask though, with regards to the Skyweavers.  How are you doing the second rider, are you gluing them on or just leaving them for later?  I'm having a hell of a time trying to figure out how to keep them on the bikes without gluing them, and pinning is looking like a total pain in the ass.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on June 7, 2015, 07:23:08 AM
I just glued the second rider on. I painted them separately from the vehicle though. I've not had any issues with that.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on June 7, 2015, 10:30:52 AM
That's what I did too. Used super glue so I wouldn't have to scrap paint away for plastic glue.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on June 9, 2015, 01:45:55 PM
Your amazingly painted army, and the games you get to play with it, makes me want to eat my flip flops in a jealous fit of rage.  Well done.  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on June 9, 2015, 05:53:49 PM
Man that's really a cool looking army on a intrestingly setup board. Seems like you had thought opponents but out think them, that's really the most intresting in part of 40k if you ask me :D keep those battle report coming ^^
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on June 12, 2015, 11:56:10 PM
Thanks for the kind words :)

I had a game against the Necrons the other day. They tore me apart! I'll need more practice against them lol.

He had two large warrior squads, tomb blade, immortals, the lord who can change his warlord trait, canoptek harvest and two Doom Scythe and a Night Bringer.

He killed my solitare with the Night bringers shooting, I then killed his immortals and warlord turn 2 in combat with one of my troops. He then brought on his doom scythes and shot my whole army dead in pretty much one turn :P I didn't play very well. I had a chance to turn it around when I was charging his scarab and wraiths, but I failed a charge with my Sky weavers. Womp womp.

He basically had his whole army then against one death jester, one skyweaver and my void weaver.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on June 13, 2015, 05:37:03 AM
Ithink that's one of the main flaw of the harlequins, they have no anti air what so ever. To make full use of harlquins i think including some eldar or drak eldar will be a necessity tournaments wise.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on June 20, 2015, 10:31:40 PM
Alright, finished my 1750pt army. :)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_38_17_Pro_zpsr8mpjzmb.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_38_17_Pro_zpsr8mpjzmb.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_38_42_Pro_zps7xcswkh4.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_38_42_Pro_zps7xcswkh4.jpg.html)]

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_38_47_Pro_zps6omqyjow.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_38_47_Pro_zps6omqyjow.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_38_53_Pro_zpsqwkxetzb.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_38_53_Pro_zpsqwkxetzb.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_39_03_Pro_zpswgjuzdck.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_39_03_Pro_zpswgjuzdck.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_39_10_Pro_zpsmvyvx6bs.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_39_10_Pro_zpsmvyvx6bs.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20150620_20_39_24_Pro_zpsa8aipyrq.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20150620_20_39_24_Pro_zpsa8aipyrq.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on June 20, 2015, 10:41:36 PM
(http://gtapolicemods.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1849&d=1343984978)

That is actually how I look right now looking at this army of yours.  Except with less fur of course!  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on June 20, 2015, 10:56:54 PM
Fantastic work!  The diamond pattern you did turned out very well!  I look forward to seeing them at some point.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grizzlykin on June 21, 2015, 04:55:41 AM
(http://gtapolicemods.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1849&d=1343984978)

That is actually how I look right now looking at this army of yours.  Except with less fur of course!  ;D

... nothing more to had !
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on June 21, 2015, 07:57:44 AM
Thanks everyone :) Took a long time to get all these done. I am sort of happy I'm finished painting checkerboard patterns.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on June 21, 2015, 08:47:35 AM
That army looks fantastic Killersquid :).  You've excelled yourself.  They're even better than your Blood Angels.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on June 21, 2015, 10:37:02 AM
Thanks everyone :) Took a long time to get all these done. I am sort of happy I'm finished painting checkerboard patterns.
and that is why I only did it on characters lol.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on June 21, 2015, 11:39:27 AM
That army looks fantastic Killersquid :).  You've excelled yourself.  They're even better than your Blood Angels.

Thank you, that means a lot :)

Thanks everyone :) Took a long time to get all these done. I am sort of happy I'm finished painting checkerboard patterns.
and that is why I only did it on characters lol.

Yeah...I need a break from painting mini's for a bit... and I just stripped the paint from my blood angels..lol
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calindor on February 2, 2016, 07:06:11 AM
So any new progress or models since last time? :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 2, 2016, 12:09:40 PM
Yes actually :)

I finished a new starweaver, which I played in a game against space wolves with Dark Angel allies

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160126_18_04_48_Pro_zps1sqyxisy.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160126_18_04_48_Pro_zps1sqyxisy.jpg.html)

and I'm working on a third starweaver and a second voidweaver

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160201_22_03_26_Pro_zpsa4gn969l.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160201_22_03_26_Pro_zpsa4gn969l.jpg.html)

I have some pictures from the game. Getting ready for Adepticon so 1850. I didn't have my starweaver or Voidweaver bought yet, so I used an assassin to fill points.

Played Maelstrom. I was loosing hard on Maelstrom, but I won through tabling him.

He had some thunderwolf characters, two units of thunderwolves, the wolf flying transport, wolfguard with jump packs and lighting claws, and belial and deathwing terminators in a landraider redeemer.

I was able to stop damage to some of my units with Fog of dreams and invis, but I did most of my damage through getting a bunch of shots weakening things and then charging. He hovered the flyer and the solitare killed it in round round with glances from the caress ha ha.

I had one six man troupe in a starweaver outflanking, but they never even made it on the table, as the game ended turn three.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160126_18_04_21_Pro_zps4jlag0da.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160126_18_04_21_Pro_zps4jlag0da.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160126_18_21_39_Pro_zps0fj5105a.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160126_18_21_39_Pro_zps0fj5105a.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160126_19_06_19_Pro_zpspqrs9ih6.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160126_19_06_19_Pro_zpspqrs9ih6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 2, 2016, 03:36:02 PM
Fantastic work again Killersquid :).  The sleek nature of the Harlequin vehicles is definitely enhanced by your painting style.  They look truly impressive on the gaming table.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Looshkin on February 2, 2016, 05:51:06 PM
Beautiful looking army that you have there Killersquid. Really inspiring to see someone pull off such good results with Harlequins.

Think 2016 may finally be the time for me to tackle those tiny diamonds...
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 2, 2016, 08:05:03 PM
Thanks!


I decided to repaint all my vehicle hulls, as I didn't like the pattern on the bikes anymore and I want all the skimmers to be red instead of blue :)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160202_19_29_13_Pro_zpsbw4wcw6c.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160202_19_29_13_Pro_zpsbw4wcw6c.jpg.html)

Edit

And finished the basecoat of the pattern.

(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/12593689_10204037749378891_7252310399687603347_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 3, 2016, 04:46:51 AM
Red nearly always trumps blue in my opinion too ;).  They look great.  Red and black is an excellent colour combination.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on February 3, 2016, 08:31:56 AM
The red and black was totally worth the change.  It's amazing.  8)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on February 4, 2016, 06:24:09 AM
Wow Killersquid this army looks incredible! Absolutely classic and so well executed. Thats crazy that you stripped your vehicles, but hey Eldar always look better in red  8) lol.

I have to ask though, how did you table those DA/SW by Turn 3? Thats really something. Thunderwolves have always been a HUGE headache for me and I can only imagine they were doing shenanigans to give them hit and run through the DA. So if you could, how did you do it?

As I get ready to dive into making a bike retinue for my Corsair prince the Harlie bikes suddenly popped into my head and I've been thinking about using them so I'm trying to collect some in-game info on them. Any kind of breakdown you could give would be greatly appreciated. Anyway man your army looks absolutley awesome, cheers on the victory and looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 4, 2016, 08:49:13 AM
Cheers, thanks!

I actually got the army facts confused after the fact, as my opponent was using proxies. He was running just space wolves, what I thought was Belial and deathwing, was Arjac and wolfguard terminators with lighting claws (lol). So, no hit and run shenanigans to deal with. Everything was WS 5, due to the great wolf detachment which negated my WS 5 a bit.

I did damage I could in shooting. Weakening wolf units with Shurkien Cannons from the Star weavers and Death Jesters. I was able to cast Fog Of Dreams, which helped negate one of his two thunder units a turn. His terminators charged one of my troupe and did a lot of damage, but I was able to get out of combat and then shoot/charge with my Skyweavers and the remains of that troupe (with my warlord).

Because of things like the terminators and the lighting claw jump pack wolf guard, his list was not too optimized. He had a few characters though running around and was winning handily on Maelstrom points due to his mobility. If I had not tabled him, he would have crushed me in maelstrom points.


Ravenguard I've fought a few times with some wins and some losses. In those games, I try to deal damage with Death Jester and leadership shenaniagans if I can. Getting a unit to -4 LD and me choosing the direction they run, can often lead a unit off the table. The issue is when they are fearless. I hope I get fog of dreams off on the more deadly units and try to bait charges with the bikes or a troupe. It's a hard game though, but if I get into combat, my units will do work.


Skyweavers are fairly good. They are very expensive and the zephyrglaves upgrades are more so. Their save is not very good, so you're relying on their two wounds more often then not. I find they are most useful staying back and doing damage with haywire cannons and then pulling into combat later on.

Thunderwolves are not too big of a concern for me. I have a lot of instant death and weapons which don't require strength to wound. So, it's just a matter of not getting charged (by a non-weaken
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on February 4, 2016, 03:59:32 PM
Thanks man thats great info. Even against a non-super optimized SW list (I actually like the Skyclaws) I still think its pretty impressive.

Fascinating about the ID that you are packing with your Harlies I sort of forgot about that. But its a really important point.

About the bikes the wounds are a huge draw to me but also the 4++ mirage launchers. I've been trying to figure out a way to get a Shimmershield into my bikes and I realized man... the Harlie bikes have that but better and an extra wound with Ap2 weapons. It seems really great when comparing them to Reavers and Spears so its something I'm toying around with

Anyway great stuff man and thanks for the great reply its appreciated!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 4, 2016, 10:46:32 PM
Just remember that the 4++ is once. However, they always have their holo fields. You'll spend a lot of points to add them in, but they can do work.

I have a bit more work done on the vehicles. The pattern is taking me a bit longer then I thought. I needed to add a second coat of red to make it look a bit nicer.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160204_22_34_53_Pro_zpseffxgaji.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160204_22_34_53_Pro_zpseffxgaji.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Dread on February 5, 2016, 09:29:59 PM
Looks great. Glad to see that you have discovered the lovely art of painting diamonds. I went backwards and painted over mine and went solids. Very cool.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 8, 2016, 05:23:02 PM
So, yeah. All finished.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8061_zps6tlnxy1s.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8061_zps6tlnxy1s.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8071_zpsjr5qof9h.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8071_zpsjr5qof9h.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8068_zpsir5ygwih.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8068_zpsir5ygwih.jpg.html)

I also while I was at it, took a picture of my fledgling chaos army. Go Noise Marines!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8074_zpscckyzib7.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8074_zpscckyzib7.jpg.html)


My buddy and I were planning to meet up to practice 1850pt games for Adepticon yesterday, but the store had an attack-wing tournament happening, so we only could get a 4x4 table. We played 1000pts (as we are going to be teammates for the Long War Doubles).

I brought for 1000pts

Three five man troupes (with a variety of kiss's and Caressess)
Two Shadowseers, ML1
Two Starweavers
One Voidweaver

I also took the Heroes path formation, and I gave the shadowseer the mask of secrets.

He took a ravenwing detachment, with Sammy on the jetbike, two lv2 libraians on bikes, ravenwing command squad, typhoon Speeder and two meltagun attack bikes.

Here are the Powers I rolled for my psychers
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160207_11_36_29_Pro_zpsv3ocu9go.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160207_11_36_29_Pro_zpsv3ocu9go.jpg.html)

and deployment

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160207_11_38_15_Pro_zpsmzjg0jrh.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160207_11_38_15_Pro_zpsmzjg0jrh.jpg.html)



Mission was Primary Kill Points, secondary, was 1pt per objective you controlled at the start of your turn (beginning turn 2).

I went first, and I shot at his command squad. Killed a couple of bikes even with a 2+ rerolling cover save.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160207_11_44_21_Pro_zpsa4hfboxr.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160207_11_44_21_Pro_zpsa4hfboxr.jpg.html)

He then  went.

He scooted up a bit. His Attack Bikes shot down one of my starweavers, and a psychic power took out my death jester.

Turn 2

I gained three objective points, and with shooting, I managed to wound an attack bike, but otherwise did no damage to his command squad, however, I managed to make him Jink.

His turn, he killed my last starweaver, pinning the squad (my warlord). He then charged one of my troupes and the voidweaver with his command squad. Lucky for me, he totally blotched his rolls and only really managed to put a hullpoint on the voidweaver, while I caused a wound on Sammy and killed a few bikes. He managed to hit and run away.

Turn 3.

My troupe and Solitare went after the command squad and wiped them out (solitare finished off Sammy and killed a couple of bikes on it's own). While my third (unpinned) troupe went after the attack bikes with the attached librarian. The librarian survived, but nothing else.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160207_12_53_46_Pro_zpsbgyvjta6.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160207_12_53_46_Pro_zpsbgyvjta6.jpg.html)

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Turn 4+

Game only went another couple of turns, before I caught the dark shroud and land speeder (along with killing the librarian). More or less a complete success!

I think my buddy's reliance on his 'deathstar' and characters was his downfall. I think if he took a more balanced army with more bodies, he'd have faired better.

Tomorrow, I we will hopefully be trying out our 1850pt armies where I'll need to deal withg this.

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Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on February 8, 2016, 05:35:11 PM
That printout for keeping track of psychic powers is genius...
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 8, 2016, 05:42:26 PM
Superb painting on show all round :).

Thanks for posting the report.  It's always great to see those Harlequins of yours on the gaming table.  Congratulations on your victory :).

I recognise some the buildings on the table, although I cannot place where from.  I'm pretty sure that they are from some old GW building sets, but I cannot be sure.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on February 9, 2016, 06:46:57 AM
Legendary... you've got a classic Harlequin force that looks absolute aces. Such a nice force man and a great win to boot! No matter which way you slice it Dark Angels Ravenwing are VERY tough. Congrats on completing your force man... the new red checker patterns are absolutely killer! Perfectly executed really have a hypnotic effect. Anyway congrats man and enjoy your new force!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 11, 2016, 05:15:56 PM
So, I've played a couple of games.


First, was against the new Cadian formations with a CAD.

He had..

Command squad and two vet squads and the Hellhammer for his CAD

Then, he had Pask with a plasma russ retinue, A demolisher russ, Vanquisher and Eradicator russ. Along with a few tech priests.

We played the Adepticon primer mission with Dawn of War deployment.

The table had some LOS blocking ruins in the middle of the table. There was two objectives. Each Kill point was worth 2pts. The other mission was, There was an objective on both sides of the table in opposite halves. You had points at the top of your turn for controlling yours and more for the opponents.

First Blood and the usual suspects were all 1pt each.


I rolled fairly benign powers, but I did get vortex of doom on one of my shadowseers along with Sanctuary.

He won first turn, so he deployed his tanks eager to shoot me apart. His hellhammer he deployed on the left side. I only deployed my solitare on my left out of LOS behind a wall. My opponent was a little annoyed he couldn't turkey shoot all my T3 dudes and Armour 10 tanks turn 1, but such is life lol.

Turn 1 I didn't do anything. Turn 2, I brought in everything except for two starweavers (unoccupied) and one unit of Skyweavers. I depoyed the occupied starweaver on the left flank, and everything else on the right, out of LOS of his big bad tank.

This leads to my main mistake this game. I sent one troupe, solitare and starweaver up the left flank. Solitare kills a command squad, but proceeds to take 18 wounds from pask and explodes. The starweaver and troupe squad are wiped out utterly, while accomplishing nothing. I didn't know what else I was going to do with them, but I should have kept the solitare hidden unit he had a better chance to do something.

With me being down 8 points by the end of turn 3, I was in a rough spot. I manged to play smart and cagey after that. Using LOS and the bikes assault moves to slowly pick off his tanks. He ended the game with only the hellhammer alive and one vet squad, but the score was 27-14 due to kill points and objectives.

Game 2

I played the same guy who brought his Dark Angels.

Ravenwing detachment and CAD

Sammy, librarian, ezekial
Ravenwing command squad
dark shroud
landspeeder typhoon
land raider redeemer
terminator squad
sniper scouts
10man tac squad in Rhino
Dark Angels flyer with the cannon.

This mission was the Adepticon mission 'Meat Grinder' with Linebreaker deployment.

one objectives 8" in from each corner and two objectives 16" in from the long table edges in the middle line. The two objectives in your own deployment was worth 4VP's end game, if you controlled your opponents, it was 8vp's. The middle objectives were worth 2vps at the top of your turn if you control them.

I won first turn. I deployed behind LOS with most of my stuff, didn't need to be too ballsy when I had a lot of speed.

Turn 1, I shuffled a bit. I took two hull points off the rhino, but  his land raider shrugged off my haywire hits with cover saves.

He proceeded to move up his ravenwing squad (with Sammy and librarian) mid table, rhino ducked out of LOS and raider and dark shroud moved up.

Turn 2

I needed the darkshroud or the landraider dead, but due to jinking, he mitigated most of the damage I did to him. I think I put a hullpoint on the raider and shook it. However, I pulled back away from his raider and command squad, so he would be in a poor poisiton to charge me.

He jumped out with the ravenwing, however my nearest infantry squad was 12" away, otherwise he'd have to charge a starweaver with my death jester in it. The landraider drove up and disgorged the terminators. The raider managed to machine spirt the assault cannon to wreck the starweaver the solitare was riding in, and the ravenwing bikers killed maybed one dude with their shooting. Both units had immposibly long charges to try to pull off and failed both.

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turn 3

I needed to try and get back field to harass his typhoon, scouts and his rear objectives. I sent one death jester starweaver and one skyweaver squad boosting behind the Dark Angels front lines. A death jester was lucky in getting a rending prescion strike on the terminator apothecary, who failed his look out sire, inv. and FnP roll. Lucky lucky. Solitare and bikes charged into the terminators and a troupe charged into the ravenwing bikes. My shadoweer periled and rolled a '6', so was now fleshbane AP2, so that was nice.

Voidweavers finished off the landraider with haywire!

Needless to say, The bikes are almost all wiped out, except for Sammy and maybe one bike (librarian ate it in the combat), ezeikiel is the lone survivor from the terminator combat.

In my opponents turn, the flyer comes in, but with my troupe master warlord and shadowseer each with 3++ saves re-rolling 1's, I suffered a total of 1 wound from all the planes shooting and his tactical squad. Much to my opponents chagrin. Ezikiel cast a power to make my units take morale and pinning tests on 3d6, but he forgot I caused fear (even through I bring it up in almost every game) and his gambit to kill my solitare failed. Backfired, as ezikeil bit the dust.

Turn 4

Bikes go after the typhoon, one troupe double charges the dark shroud and rhino, while another troupe charges the tactical squad (after pinning with mask of secrets and halucegen lanchers). My opponent is left with just his flyer and (temporarily the scouts) so calls the game here.

I had lost two bikes (the last guy was retreating), two starweavers and maybe eight troupers in total. All my shadowseers were wounded (mostly from perils).


If I get the charge on elite units, odds are I mess them up. Lost of AP and instant death to go around. Starmist raiment and mask of secrets are two items I never leave home without..lol..

My buddy is bringing that tank list to Adepticon. Hard for my army to deal with.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 12, 2016, 10:43:17 AM
It's always very enjoyable to read the continuing exploits of your Harlequins.  They are the ultimate glass cannon in my opinion.  It's great to see an old school style army competing in this era dominated by heavy armour, flying things, and other large models.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 18, 2016, 10:05:23 PM
It's always very enjoyable to read the continuing exploits of your Harlequins.  They are the ultimate glass cannon in my opinion.  It's great to see an old school style army competing in this era dominated by heavy armour, flying things, and other large models.

Those things do a good job in hurting me lol. I have no way to deal with fliers, except by snap firing shurkien cannons at them ha ha.

I played another game with my friend last night. We are both practicing our Adepticon Armies.

1850pts

In case I never posted it yet, this is the list I've been running.

Ceogorachs Revenge Formation

3 Death Jesters
3 Shadowseers, All Master Level 2, one with the Mask of Secrets. (Mask is a great relic!)
2 units of skyweaver Bikes, 3 models, 2 haywire cannons, 2 zeypherblades, 1 Shurkien Cannon, 1 star bolas
1 unit of Void Weavers, 2 vehicles with haywire cannons
Solitare

Troupe w/ 9 models. 1 caress, 5 kisses, troupe master with Kiss, starweaver
Troupe w/ 9 models. 1 caress, 5 kisses, troupe master with Caress and Starmist Raiment, Warlord, starweaver (starmist is good, with the formation I basically always have a 3++ save re-rolling 1's. Makes the model very durable.
Troupe w/ 6 models. 2 caress, 3 kisses, troupe master with Caress, starweaver (deploys inside)

Basically, I normally stick a death jester and the solitare in the empty starweavers and the other two death jesters either hold back and hold objectives, or advance with the army. Shadowseers go into the 9 man troupes. Mask shadowseer and normal shadowseer go into warlord unit to give it fearless. Mask Shadowseer often rolls on Sanctic (all powers are nice, except for purge soul). Other two shadowseers are rolling on Harlequin powers to give my squads viel, and I hope to get Dance of Shadows, or Fog of Dreams if I'm lucky. Fog of Dreams is clutch if I roll it.

My opponent was running an Astra Militarium CAD

Pask in Punisher w/ Executioner russ
Company command squad
Priest
Infantry platoon with a couple of sqauads (2-3 I don't know), lascannon heavy weapon squad and platoon command squad
Two vet squads in Chimera's with meltaguns
Vendetta
Hellhammer Super Heavy

He rolled on Tactical for his warlord trait and got the +1 to seize and Re-roll reserves and I got +4 to seize (lol).

Mission was the Adepticon Primer mission 'Meat Grinder'. Two objectives in the middle which you gain 2pts at the top of your player turn if you control those objectives (each turn), and one objective in each corner for end of game objective grabbing. Your objectives were worth 4vp's each and your opponents are 8pts each. Deployment is hammer and Anvil.

I won lost the roll to go first, but my opponent gave me the first turn, as I could automatically seize the Initiative (+4 due to my warlord trait from the Light Table and +1 as he had a super heavy). So, as I was going first anyway, he wanted to deploy second.

He had a +1 to seize, so I deployed a bit cautiously. There was a fair amount of ruin cover and LoS blocking, so I took advantage of that. Voidweavers on my right with the bikes, starweavers on the left and the troupes in the middle. Two Death Jesters hide behind terrain to control my home objectives.

He deployed his infantry in the middle, chimeras on my right, Pask on my left and the hellhammer in the middle.


Powers I rolled were

Viel
Laugh of Sorrows
Shards of Light

Viel
Mind of Mirrors
Peil of Discord

Banishment
Sanctuary
Purge Soul

So, overall I was only really going to cast Viel and Sanctuary the whole game lol. Terrible powers.

We both roll for night fight and get it. He does not seize (thanks Ceogorach!)

Turn 1

I boost up most of my starweavers. I get two in between buildings in the table center, controlling the left meat grinder objective, while I had a starweaver squad to the same on the right. Voidweavers and one of the bike squads took out one of the chimeras with haywire and pinned the vet squad.

Otherwise, I am just getting models into position.

His turn, he creeps his tanks and infantry up a bit. Hilariously, his shooting is pretty bad. I was rocking 3+ jink's with stealth, so against the one skyweaver squad and two starweavers he shot (his whole army at) he managed to kill one bike and put a hull point on one of the starweavers. Pretty good turn!

Turn 1

Harlequins 1pt (first blood) Guard 0pts

Turn 2

I gain 4pts, for controlling both middle objectives. Solitare and the 6man troupe disembark and prepaire to charge the blob squad (which is fearless, so unless I kill them all, I stay in combat with them). Voidweavers and skyweavers kill the other Chimera (he was in ruins, so I needed to finish off the last hullpoint by charging my 2 man unit of bikes in. Solitare and troupe charge the infantry squad, kills all but the priest and maybe two guys. However, the solitare is too far away to make it back into combat, so is stuck in the open next to pask. Uh oh.

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This last picture, is the cowering solitare lol.

My opponent sees his vendetta come in. Pask vaporises the solitare (16 wounds I needed to save against...ouch..) He also manages to wreck both the solitare and troupes's starweavers. The vets and other shooting finished off the two man squad of bikes.

Hellhammer fires it's big gun at the other bike squad, killing one and a few troupers as well. Otherwise, minimal damage.

The priest and the rest of the infantry squads suffer horrible (and humiliating) deaths in revenge of the solitare.

End of turn

Harlequins 5pts... Guard 0

Turn 3

Well, basically, I am in a tough sitation here. The hellhammer is right in the middle of the table and is in a good range to start messing me up. I could charge it with almost everything and might be able to kill it. If I do, I gain 3 more points, which would be nice. So, I say beslubber it, I might as well go for it.

My last bike squad hides next to an objective, while the deathjesters ride goes onto the other one. Voidweavers skirt up the right side to try and get some damage on the thing. Shooting sees two hull points removed from the hellhammer from the voidweavers and the charge of my two 9 man troupes sees the other 7 hull points taken off almost exculsivly from the caress attacks. The tank's explosion reaches only of my troupers, who take S5 hits. However, the tank is removed and leaves my two squads bunched up in front of the guard gun line..uh oh. The 6 man troupe charges pask and the other tank, but all my luck is syphoned into the hellhammer combat and the troupers totally wiff. I do only one hullpoint to the executioner.

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Unsurprisingly, my opponents shooting phase sees all three troupes eliminated except for the shadowseer with laugh of sorrows and two troupers from his squad. I loose all the rest of the three troupes. Ouch. The Vendetta also snipes one of my death jesters with it's lascannons.

Harlequins 8pts Guard 1 (warlord)

Turn 4

I gain 2 VP's for controlling one middle objective.

So, the Shadowseer and his two bud's go to assault one vet squad. Bikes and the deathjesters starweaver aim for his warlord (company command squad). Voidweavers keep skirting up the right flank (try to claim his one objective). Voidweavers kill almost all of one of the vet squads with their haywire and shurken cannons. My opponents squad goes to ground for a 4+ cover and fails nearly all of his saves (ouch). Shadoweer and chums charge the other vet squad and have no trouble killing them all. They consolidate out of line of sight behind some window frames ha ha. His company command squad get mowed down pretty well.

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The executioner tries to drive into a ruin, but crashes and immobilises it's self. Lascannons fire at the voidweavers ignoring cover, but the voidweavers shrug off the shots with little trouble (double 5's!) Executioner finishes off the bikes. Pask moves up onto one middle objective.

Vendetta moves to threaten the second deathjester in my back lines.

Harlequins 11vps  Guard 1

Turn 5

Voidweavers move onto one of my opponents objectives, shadowseer and his friend stay where they are, and the third death jester in his starweaver chase the vendetta (worse case claim one of my two back objectives if the game continues). Shadoweer casts laugh of sorrows on the lascannon squad. They pass their Leadship test when they needed to, but when it came to 'suffer wounds by how much you pass by' he rolled double 1's, so five wounds suffered outright. Voidweavers finish off the last of the vet's. Starweaver and Deathjester shoot at the Vendetta, but do nothing.

My opponent gets 2 vps for controlling a middle objective, but otherwise is so far behind he calls the game. I would not be stopped in gaining 8 more Vp's for controlling his backfield objective, while his vendetta couldn't stop me from controlling both of my back field objectives.

Points at the end of turn 5

Harlequins 11 + 8 for his backfield + 1 for linebreaker
Guard 1 +1 for linebreaker + 4 for controlling one home objective

20 to 6

What really helped me this game was the cumulative objectives and getting his hellhammer killed. His army shot me to death (I ended the game with my voidweavers, two death jesters, one starweaver, one shadowseer and one trouoper) He had left one lascannon team, platoon command squad, vendetta, Pask and the immobile Executioner.

I was able to keep him back, as if he got too close, he would loose something, but I think he should have been far more aggressive in taking the middle. The assault against the Hellhammer was a huge gamble, but that thing would start wrecking me if it was able to survive. If the game was kill points, I would be in deep trouble. One of the missions for Adepticon has objectives, but also kill points are 2vps' each. That is a mission I'll have a lot of trouble with (my friend and I played that mission and the score was much the same at the end, but reversed).

I'm as happy with my list as I think I'll be able to. I would love to fit some more harlequins caresses into it, but it's hard to find the points as they are an odd number (not a multiple of 5). Voidweavers were the MVP's. They shrugged off a lot of shooting and made their impact felt each turn. I was rather surprised, they are kinda terrible.

That was quite wordy, and I'll hopefully get in another game or two next week.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 19, 2016, 08:52:21 AM
Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with your progress.  As I was reading the report there were a lot of moments where I kept thinking, how can you be winning by such a margin when he's blowing up so many of your squads.  I had to keep reminding myself of the objectives.  This is where your superior mobility comes into play, and I think that the decision to charge the Hellhammer was a sound tactic, even though it was a bit of a gamble.

I'm curious to see how it would be possible to win a kill points game with this list against armies with a lot of fire power, such as Guard and Tau.  I have a feeling that it would be quite tough on any board without a massive amount of terrain.  I'm sure that it must be possible though.  The crossroads running through the middle of that gaming table wouldn't have done the Harlequins any favours in such a mission though.

The models continue to look fabulous on the table top.  I'm looking forward to reading the next update.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on February 19, 2016, 09:07:38 PM
Thats a fantastic win Squid, won I'd be proud of even with my Eldar. Really enjoying these bat-reps. Rocking a true Harlie force is something I'm definitley going to do at some point. Your p-log is really inspiring me to get some Harlies sometime soon.

Your force is looking killer in those photos as well. Do you have any other plans for them in the future in terms of collecting and whatnot? I'd love to see an old school Harlequin Wraithlord... always a classic conversion. Anyway man keep up the great work and I'm looking forward to more bat-reps!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 19, 2016, 09:54:33 PM
I don't really have plans for expanding at this point, as there is not really much more to get. If I nreally wanted to expand, I'd do a 500 dark elder and then Eldar army to go with it. Something to get me to 3000pts total I think.

Sort of waiting for whenever new rules drop and when that happens, I'll buy more Harlequins lol. Currently I'm just trying to get my chaos marines finished.

They are a pretty brittle army. Kill points is no fun, as I have so many to give up.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on February 20, 2016, 07:57:06 AM
FW actually said in an email to the guys at Frontline that they planned on making the FW line of Eldar vehicles available to Harlies in their Masque FOC... Frontline even published it in their V-log... yet sadly it has never come to pass. Hornets, Nightwing, Lynx, Phoenix Bomber would look so nice in a Harlie force.

I do like your idea of some allied DE. Venoms, Razorwing, and even the much maligned Void Raven would go a long way for the Harlies.

Thats cool you've got your Chaos force to work on though. For the 1st time I have a new army to work on which has been fun. I'd love to see what your working on though. Share some pics if you get the chance I'd love to see your chaos force!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on February 20, 2016, 08:00:12 AM
I congratulate you on your win Killersquid, even though it was against my team the Guard.  And once again, your army is amazingly painted and presented. :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 20, 2016, 02:17:20 PM
I think I'd like to paint up a wraithknight (as I can use one in a formation of just it as an easy ally). For Dark Eldar, I think it'd be cool to see lileth fighting alongside the solitare :)

For my chaos, I have a slaanesh theme to it (enemies of the Harlequins)

This is the army so far. Finishing up a fourth rhino, second squad of marines and a unit of raptors to boost the army from 1500-1850pts. I'm using the black legion codex, mostly so I can give my Daemon Prince (Lord Pendilus) eternal warrior.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 25, 2016, 11:56:27 AM
So, played another game. I wrote up the report, but my internet crashed so I'm writing it again, so I'm going to be more brief this time ha ha.

Played against the same guy. He swapped out the lascannon team for scout sentinals (three split into two units)

I used the same list. He rolled Night Attacker as his warlord trait, and I got 4++ save (one of the only two bad ones I can get..womp womp..)

Mission was king of the hill. 12" circle in the middle of the table worth VP's equal to the turn number if you control it at the TOP of your turn. Each player had an emperors will objective worth at the end of game vps for your own and 8vp's for your opponents.

Deployment was vanguard.

My powers

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Deployment

I kept my two 8 man troupes and shadowseers in reserve, along with the voidweavers.

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Turn 1

He shot down two of my starweavers (was going to be my solitares ride, other for death jesters) and he also killed a bike. LOS blocking terrain, mirage launchers and distance kept me pretty safe.

In my turn, I moved up the solitare and 6 man troupe starweaver up to the center. Skyweavers took some shots at a chimera, doing some hull points to one.

Harlequins 0  Guard 1 (first blood)

Turn 2

He took out my three death jesters and shot down my last starweaver. Squad inside was reduced to two models. He also did some more wounds to my skyweavers. Vendetta stayed off the table, but one single sentinel came in.

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My voidweavers and warlord troupe came in (with two shadowseers). Cast veil, tried to cast vortex of doom (but didn't go off). Both chimeras were wrecked and one skyweaver squad charged a vet squad and killed them off, while my two man troupe charged an infantry squad with the priest and stayed locked in combat. Solitare charged the other infantry squad and wiped them out.

Harlequins 0 Guard 3

Turn 3

His other two sentinels and vendetta arrived. Pask's unit passed their veil test (20") and killed all of my warlords troupe (except the warlord and two troupers) and both shadoweers. Solitare takes two wounds and he wipes out the bike squad that charged the vets.

My third troupe comes on the table. Critically fails to cast viel of tears and dance of shadows. Pask is reduced to one hull point and the other 'russ is wrecked. My plan was for the warlord and solitare to charge pask, while my two man troupe and skyweavers charge the vet squad. Solitare and warlord and the troupe all fail their charges, I needed to kill pask (20 S5 shots at BS3 is killer), so I charge in the skyweavers, but they fail to damage him.

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Harlequins 0 Guard 6

Turn 4

Unsurprisingly, he completely wipes out my third troupe. He also kills both voidweavers, one skyweaver and the warlords unit is reduced to one model. Ouch.

All I have left is the one skyweaver and my warlord. My only way to win, is to control his home objective and contest my own. He has no ob-sec models left, so my skyweaver is now able to contest the middle objective. Warlord charges his command squad near his objective, but not only causes no wounds, but takes a wound and looses combat (thankfully passes his LD check). Skyweaver hops into the ruins and it's haywire cannon takes down pask (finally).

Harlequins 1 Guard 6

Turn 5

He cannot kill the bike (thankfully lol), but my warlord still cannot take down five guardsmen. I try to hit and run, so I can charge again..But fail the hit and run test.

My bike turbo-boosts onto my home objective. Warlord still cannot kill his command squad (or even do any wounds..) I hit and run to contest his objective.

The game ends at this point.

Final score, is

Harlequins 2 Guard 7

(warlord/line breaker) (Hill turn 2 and 3, first blood and linebreaker)

Turn 3 was very bad for me. Failing viel of tears, and all the charges really cost me right there. I still thankfully had a last minute gambit to try and steal the win with the emperors will objectives, but my warlord was too tired to kill five guardsmen.

I should have, in hindsight, kept more of my army in reserve if I know I am going second against such a shooty army. There is no reason I should have lost all my transports and death jesters in the first two turns. I should have reserved everything, except for a couple of characters I could keep out of LOS. I didn't have Ob-sec, so the center objective was guaranteed to be his turns 2 and three anyway, until I could kill all his troops.

That punisher cannon is more dangerous to me then the hellhammer is I think. The number of wounds it can do is terrifying and it just evaporates units.

I also forgot to include the picture of my chaos in the last post, so here they are.

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Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 25, 2016, 03:35:17 PM
That table was a bit strange in terms of the red and orange colours on the board surface.

What tough game that was.  You could maybe have reserved more, yes, but even then I think that Pask would have made life difficult.  The sheer amount of fire power is very difficult to defend against, although not having your psychic powers work at that critical moment didn't help.  Overall, the fact that your force was separated somewhat in terms of units arriving at different times made it too easy for your opponent to cut down vital units one at a time.

The Chaos army is looking very promising.  A Chaos player and a Harlequin player.  You are officially some kind of heretic :D.

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on February 26, 2016, 07:11:44 AM
That was a toughy Squid. My brother brings a similar list except he's rocking a Vulture in addition to the Vendetta and all Vets with plasma and I know if I don't do serious damage in the opening turns I'm gonna be toast. Pask is an absolute beast, especially when he's got a Plasmacutioner wing-man.

Gotta second Irisado that table looks bizarre!

Also your Chaos army is fantastic. Its awesome that you have a sort of rival force for your Harlies. The same reasoning went into me picking up Necrons as a rival "house army".

Anyway great stuff my man. Love the bat-reps and the army photos keep em coming!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 28, 2016, 03:27:17 PM
Cheers folks. That's the dice sometimes. Harlequins are an army where if everything goes right, they might have a chance to win (lol). Definitely not the army for folks who want to win all their games. This however was a fairly bad luck sort of game.

The store I play at is pretty small (why I have only been playing games against one person). That table was at one point supposed to be a lava-themed table I think. I don't know.

I have also finished my display board for my Harlequins. Drilled little slots for them all to fit into. It'll be nice for transporting them I think in events.

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Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 28, 2016, 04:27:31 PM
Just as well the Harlequins flip and dance their way across terrain in that case ;).

That display board looks very good.  It's a clever way of storing the models, especially given that they are probably not the easiest to put in more conventional carry cases.  Will you add a cover for the board?
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on February 28, 2016, 05:03:49 PM
I will put them in a case when I need to travel with the army, but this is a handy way of moving between tables at an event (saves time packing up and unpacking the army) and also most events give you bonus points for having a nice display board.

I'll probably carry them to the local store like this in my car, but for anything further I'd probably pack them up first. The New GW cases are great for storing weirdly shaped models and I can fit the whole army in the middle-sized case with room to spare. I have the largest case however, so I can fit my Age of Sigmar army in the other half.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on February 28, 2016, 06:13:42 PM
Thanks for the clarification, I was getting my wires crossed about exactly how you were planning to use this.  The idea of using this to move quickly between tables is definitely a very good way of utilising this.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on February 28, 2016, 10:05:10 PM
The standard case with the rectangular slots for models actually do quite well in transporting Harlequins.  You just have to be conscious on how you are putting the models in. 
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 2, 2016, 09:57:58 PM
My buddy is going to the Age of Sigmar tournament at Adepticon, so we practiced a mission for it.

The format is (in brief)

1800pts Age of Sigmar using the SDK system  (http://www.scrollbuilder.com/)

1-4 heroes
0-2 monsters
limited warmachines.
Wizards count as 2 heroes
0-2 priest keywords
0-2 Wizard Keywords
Monster + Hero count for both limits
no more then two of any single hero.

If you summon, you have a pool of 700pts you can summon from. only one monster.

Minimum 7 warscrolls

There is also a big errata list, I can link here if people like. SDK is in my opinion one of the best ways to build AoS armies (with hero and etc errata's that your playgroup agrees on).

Mission divided the table from corner to corner. Each player places on objective (Nexus) 22 along the dividing line from the center to their right.

Only heroes can move within 5" of the nexus's

Primary mission

1vp per hero killed
1 vp for each nexus you have a hero within 5" of at the end of each battle round.

Game goes for 5 battle rounds.

I only have 1700pts of models, so we played that.

I ran my Death army

Tomb King (general)
Liche Priest
Casket of Souls
10 Warriors
10 Archers
5 tomb Guard
3 Bat Swarms
3 Chariots
3 Chariots
3 Sepulchral Stalker's
Necrosphynx


My Opponent was playing Chaos

Grey Seer on Screaming Bell
Plauge Priest on Furnace
6 rat ogres
40 clan rats
40 plague monks
warp lighting cannon
doom wheel

I deployed the casket in the middle in some terrain (so a 2+ save against shooting attacks with combined bonuses :) )

Tomb king, warriors and tomb guard on my right flank. Necrosphynx, liche priest and archers to my left. One chariot unit on either flank and bat swarms in the middle. Stalkers deploy beneath the 'sand'.

My opponent has his ogres and cannon in the middle. Monks, doom wheel and furnace to my right and grey seer and clan rats to the left.

I went first.

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(this was from after I moved my bats

Turn 1

I creep my units towards the nexus's, bats zoom forwards as they cause a -1 to hit on enemies within 12". I cast arcane shield on the necrospynx

He creeps forwards as well. His warp lighting cannon shoots the Necrospynx and does three mortal wounds (but I only take two wounds as the Necrosphynx always takes half wounds). He tries to charge my bats with his ogres, but fails his charge.

Turn 2

I won the roll off at the start of the battle round

This is where I make my main mistake of the game.

stalkers move up behind the warp lightning cannon.

I move up my chariots on my right flank, but I don't move up the warriors, king or guard.
On my left, the necrosphyx moves forwards with Arcane shield on it again. Chariots charge the plague monks, necrospynx and bats charge his ogres (biggest and the smallest!) Chariots slam into the Plauge Monks, but I charged too far to the side and end up bringing in the furnace as well. Both combats go 'meh' with seven plague monks dying, and I loose a few wounds on my chariots (and one model), while one ogre is sliced apart by the Necrospynx, and one swarm of bats is pulverized by the ogres attacks.

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Stalkers shoot their sand laser eyes and charge the Warp lighting cannon. They only do four total wounds, which is not enough to kill it (my opponent only needed to fail one save, as the stalkers are Damage 2, but his rolls are on fire!

In his turn, the screaming bell creeps forwards with it's attendents. Warp lightning cannon takes some more wounds off the Necrospynx and the furnace and plague monks finish off the chariots. So many crushed bones! Salkers try really hard to make the warp lighting cannon fail one more save, but cannot quite manage. Necrospynx and bats loose a few more wounds to the Ogre's fists and some more ogres die. 


End of Turn

Death 0 VP Chaos 1VP (his furnance is near a nexus).

Turn 3

He wins the rolls to go first this battle round.

Screaming bell plunges into the Archers, while the Doom Wheel and plague monks charges into my king/skeleton blob. Clan rats charge the Necrospynx.

King dishes out some hurt onto the doomwheel, who takes some hurting in return. Tomb Guard show how great they are by murdering a lot of plague monks lol. Necropynx also is finished warming up this game and decides to go all hulk-like and mutilates nine clanrats.

The screaming bell does some hurt to archers, and my liche priest gets dragged into combat. Priest and archers surprisingly do a few wounds.

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In my turn, my remaining chariots need to go around a house to charge the screaming bell, due to the location of the nexus. Casket of souls has done nothing so far this game, and continues to do so. King runs from his combat (can't loose him), while the necrospynx puts a bunch of hurt onto the ogres (who finally finish off the bats).

Death 1 Chaos 3 VP (screaming bell is near objective and so is liche priest)

Turn 4

I loose the roll for first turn

Screaming bell's..um...bell..kills the liche priest. Ogres are wiped out. Combats so far have seen the Necrospynx reduced to 4 wounds from 12. Tomb Guard and skeleton warriors continue to hold up the plague monks and doom wheel. Stalkers finally kill the warp lighting cannon.

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On my turn I call it. My opponent has 5pts at the end of the turn and I have no real way to earn enough points to catch up in score. I could have kept playing for fun, but the win was my opponents and the day was getting late (borring I know).


I was pretty rusty and had not played AoS in a while, but I made a bunch of terrible mistakes.

1. I should have been more aggressive. My king and his skeleton bud's should have gunned for the nexus on my right flank sooner, while the necrospynx and my left flank chariots should have held back and then charged the clan-rats and screaming bell to hold them up, while the liche priest and archers peppered them.

2. I should not attack piecemeal. I don't know why I thought three chariots could deal with 40 models and a hero. Same with the necrospynx, he was not in too much danger, but I should have ran from that combat with the ogres sooner so he could have tried to assassinate a hero or something.

3. Know when to retreat from combat. I can leave combat in any of my turns. I need to remember that and take advantage of that.


Anyway, I look forward to playing another game of AoS soon. I really enjoy the gameplay and the way the rules interact (rending, damage, spells, modifiers). My store is running a narrative event in a few weeks, so I'm really excited for that.

I bought a pack of 10 tomb guard and I'm building a tomb herald on steed (probably to replace the casket). Those will help I think.

If anyone has any AoS thoughts, I'd be happy to hear them :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on March 3, 2016, 07:09:40 AM
The armies look great KS. I noted that you got all your guys on round bases which is really cool to see. I commend you for re-basing as it can be challenging. I've ripped a number of Eldar feet off in the process before!

While I haven't played Age of Sigmar to me I actually think it sounds like a great game. To me it sound way more approachable as a 2nd game to go into (as opposed to Horus Heresy) and I think the models are brilliant. I do wish there was a more "historic" looking army featuring human knights. I was really hoping they were going to do a less over the top version of Bretonians but that doesn't look like its going to happen. I'm an ENORMOUS Prince Valiant (Hal Foster's long running comic strip) fan and wanted to play something of that nature... but it looks like the Stormcast Eternals are going to be the sole human faction.

I'm still tempted to get into the game however as I love the look of the new Dwarves.

Wish I could say more about the bat-rep but I don't really know how the game works. Anyway hook us up with some close-ups of your undead army if you could, they look great!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 4, 2016, 09:09:17 PM
Age of sigmar can be quite a lot of fun. You just need to agree on a comp system to play with. The Adepticon system (http://www.adepticon.org/wpfiles/2016/2016waoschamp.pdf) using the SDK points I think is one of the best out there.


I'll take some pictures of my skelly's later for sure. I didn't play fantasy before AoS came out, so I bought the models to play AoS with. Hence, I built them all with circle bases :).

I played a game today against my buddy's Daemonkin army.

I played the same Harlequin list. He had the following

Daemonkin

D-thruster
2 units of five spawn
two units of blood letters
Possessed

Gorepack(s?)
For units of hounds and two units of bikes

CSM Allies

Belakor
Cultists

Mission was King of the hill, again.

Center 12" you get points at the top of your turn equal to the turn number if you control it. Two emperors will objectives. Yours is worth VP equal to the last game turn if you control it, your opponents is worth double last turn number if you control it.

Vanguard Deployment.

My opponents warlord was the Blood Thirster who got +1 blood tithe if he killed a character, and I got +4 to seize the Initiative.

My opponent won the roll to go first, and took it.

I deployed mostly to my right, my opponent put his monstrous creatures and spawn in the middle and the bikes and hounds all along his deployment line. Possessed in reserves and bloodletters deep striking. His cultists unit is deployed in a ruin in the back of his deployment zone with his emperors will objective.

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My opponent rolls for Night fight and gets it.

My powers are

Viel, Fog, Laugh
Viel, Fog, Mind of Mirrors
Banishment, Purge Soul, Vortex of Doom

Turn 1

Unsurprisingly, I seize the initiative. Not too bad considering that I could only fail on a 1 (lol).

I decide to focus on his hounds first of all. They have more attacks, so they could do the most damage to me. They are also fearless, so I can attempt leadership shenanigans on the bikes later if I need to.

My Dark troupe is my 6 man troupe in the transport, light troupe has my warlord and two shadowseers and the twilight troupe has one shadowseer.

Dark troupe scoots a bit forward on my left to maintain my left flank. Dark and Twighlight both advance forwards and to my right. Solitare scoots towards the middle too. Bikes, voidweavers and two empty starweavers (with death jesters in them) loiter on my far right flank.

I cast viel on some units, but he cannot really shoot me, and he's out of range of my other powers. Starweavers, Voidweavers, two death jesters and two starweavers shoot into some of his chaos hounds across from them. He bunched up pretty close to get as many models on his deployment line, so my haywire cannons cause a lot of wounds. Even with the cover save from night fight, I deal a great deal of damage to the hounds. More then I expected actually. forget how many I kill, but from a couple of squads I kill at least five or six of the things inclsing one complete unit.

On his turn, he moves everything towards me. Belakor and Thirster are in the middle. Belakor tries to cast a few powers, he gets shrouding, fails to cast terrify on the twilight troupe and fails to cast invisibility on the blood thirster with four dice. Nice.

He does manage to get a couple of 12" charges though and a full units of hounds charge the dark troupes starweaver, and wrecks it. A two dog unit of hounds charge the voidweavers, but the one glancing hit he causes is brushed off with my holofield.

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Harlequins 1 (first blood) KDK 0

Turn 2

I realise, that I need to get his cultists off his emperors will objective. I figure as we are both aggressive armies and neither of us has objective secured, the hill will be contested all game. The final score I figure will be based on the secondary objectives.

I turbo boost one starweaver squad behind the cultist ruin, and a death jester starweaver boosts in front of it. On my right flank, I need to mitigate a unit of bikes, full unit of hounds and a two dog unit of hounds. On my left, I have some more hounds and two spawn units to deal with. Solitare I decided to be ballsy with and go after belakor (if I get lucky, he can kill him..)

In shooting, I kill the two dog unit of hounds (first time using the voidweavers butt guns! Dark troupe leaves the wreckage of their starweaver to charge some spawn, they do charge and with instant death and some good caress rolls, I kill all but one spawn with a wound remaining. Not bad. Twilight troupe casts fog of dreams on the other spawn unit, then charges and wipes out the five dog unit of hounds which wrecked my starweaver. Light troupe charges another full unit of hounds and banishes them all back to the warp as well.

I love fighting five man units :)

Solitare charges belakor. At the end of the combat, they both dealt a single wound to each other.

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So, the KDK need to start dealing with my units. One unit of Blood Letters comes in, but scatters into my skyweavers and goes back into ongoing reserve. He uses his blood points to summon a skull cannon of khorne.

The fogged spawn go to charge my starweaver in his deployment zone. Blood Thirster gets ready to charge the dark Troupe. His one bike unit rushes down to charge one of my units of skyweavers and takes one down with a meltagun blast. The Skull Cannon fires into the twighlight troupe and causes a bunch of wounds, but I get pretty lucky saves and only loose a few models.

The fogged spawn charge the starweaver. Due to them hitting on 6's, they only end up causeing a single hull point to my vehicle. Bikes charge the skyweavers along with some hounds and I end up loosing the whole bike unit. Harlequin strength doesn't do a lot to high toughness bikes and hounds lol.


Bloodthirster swings his D axe and kills a mighty two harlequins (yay invulnerable saves!), but I do loose my troupe master. I don't even bother attacking the blood thirster and kill the spawn. Belakor and the Solitare fail to wound eachother (he also failed to cast Invisibility again).

Solitare fails his hit and run roll, but the dark troupe escapes from the blood thirster.

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Harlequins 1 KDK 0

Turn 3


Death jester hops out of the starweaver and goes into the culist ruin. Dark troupe moves up to help the solitare. Light troupe places themselves to charge the spawn. Voidweavers find a nice target for their haywire cannons ha ha.

Some random shooting at the cultists see's them going to ground for the 3+ cover save. Death jester then charges them (ballsy move, but if he can somehow win combat, he could wipe the unit). However, with his four attacks, he fails to even cause a single wound and is pulled apart by a furry of cultist attacks.

Light troupe charges the spawn. With two fleshbane weapons and a ton of other attacks, the spawn stand no chance. Dark troupe of harlequins charge belakor. Solitare however is able to take down Belakor on his own (thanks to a handy banishment cast earlier by one of my solitares).

His last bike unit is shot down to one model from shuriken fire and the last dude fails his morale and runs away. Voidweavers take down the skull cannon with haywire and shuriken cannons.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160303_001_zps8mjupp1d.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160303_001_zps8mjupp1d.jpg.html)

My opponents reserves still fail to show up. Blood Thirster charges the solitare, but neither of us can wound eachother and the solitare hit and run's away. He gets in one of his blood letter units, which comes in near my home objective.

Harlequins 1 KDK 0

Turn 4

Light troupe in a grand gesture of over-kill,charge and kill off the cultists. I cast Fog of dreams on the blood thirster. skyweavers reposition back in my deployment zone to control my home objective along with a death jester. random shooting into some hounds and blood thirster, but nothing of note. Solitare blitz's to the blood letters, but with even 12 attacks only kills two blood letters, he even takes a wound in return.

Finally, reserves come in. Possessed walk on next to the light troupe (doomed), blood letters deep strike near my home objective, and he summons another skull cannon.

Skull cannon takes down a bike, blood thirster charges the voidweavers, but due to being fogged, gets not hits. Solitare kills some more blood letters.

Turn 5

The game goes two more turns, I'll summerize as I have no pictures. My opponent doesn't have a lot left, which is a struggle for him.

I immobolize the skull cannon, but don't actually destroy it. I can't end up killing the blood thirster, but he almost claims my home objective. He had a 9" charge to my skyweavers, and if he made that charge, he'd kill the bikes and take the objective. Solitare was still stuck in combat with the blood letters. Light troupe is so far away from the action, they are irrelevant lol.

the dark troupe and a death jester duel with the second unit of blood letters in the middle of the table, but inconclusively.

My opponent ends the game with the half-dead blood thirster, a handful of blood letters, and an immobile skull cannon. I lost four bikes, the void weavers, a star weaver, a shadowseer and the twighlight troupe. I am able to claim my home objective and my opponents at the end of the game. We both get linebreaker and neither of us claim warlord.

Harlequins 20 KDK 2

Post game.

My opponent's army was threatening to me initially due to how many units he had and how fast he could move. Almost everything was a beast. However, he came at me piecemeal and in only one sitation he double-charged any of my units (which is the only way he could deal a good amount of damage to me). My army is great at killing low model count multi-wound units, and he fed me them one at a time.

I think he wound have done better to not go for the T1 charges and keep back for a more effective T2 charge with more of his army. I could have cought a couple of his units, but then he could counter attack with some nasty hammer of wraths.

Not getting invisibility off also hurt him. The first time, It was a gamble as he didn't throw a lot of dice at it. The second time however he should have gotten it off. That would have made a big difference. He should have put Belakor in the air, so I couldn't charge him at all. I have no real defense for flying models.

Overall, it was nice playing a game not against a bunch of tanks (lol). The S D blood thirster doesn't threaten me too much, as I have invulnerable saves and taking D hits is the same as taking any wound. Striking at I1 with that weapon really hurts that model I think.

Anyway, fun game and only a few weeks until Adepticon!

Excessive stats removed - Iris.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Irisado on March 5, 2016, 05:39:43 AM
You read my mind Killersquid.  I've long wanted to see your Harlequins take on Chaos Daemons.  It's very appropriate and pleasing that you have won this clash between the two great foes.  I also agree with your conclusion that your opponent's attack was not concentrated enough and was too hasty.

Harlequins really are great against small elite squads.  This was always their strength in the background too, so it's good to see this being reflected in the rules.

Thanks for posting such an enjoyable report :).
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on March 5, 2016, 07:32:25 AM
Nice win KS. Khorne Daemonkin in a great even matchup for Harlies. Its always fun reading/watching assault armies like Orks, Blood Angels, KDK, Harlies get a chance to duke it out without ridiculous firepower pouring down on them from all angles.

It was awesome to see the Solitaire down Belakor as that guy could really make things difficult for you.

Well played man and good luck at Adepticon that'll be a huge challenge but should be awesome.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Calamity on March 5, 2016, 11:31:29 AM
Congrats on the win Killersquid.  :)

Especially in a fluffy match like this.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 21, 2016, 08:25:55 PM
Hello, I've not really done a whole lot of gaming recently. I have been painting the Khorne Bloodbound from the AoS starter box. Great minis!

I finished everything but the blood reavers this weekend.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160321_005_zpsdzmvap6i.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160321_005_zpsdzmvap6i.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160321_004_zps6v4zyrg4.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160321_004_zps6v4zyrg4.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160321_003_zpsn85agri4.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160321_003_zpsn85agri4.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160321_002_zpsnbsg0pps.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160321_002_zpsnbsg0pps.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Cavalier on March 23, 2016, 06:56:12 AM
Oh man Killersquid these guys are ridiculous! The plain metal armor, the gore effects and basing making for a super awesome palette of colors. What incredible models too. Age of Sigmar looks really neat. I definitley plan on getting into it eventually. Just waiting for the right faction to come out.

Great stuff man keep it up and thanks for sharing  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins.
Post by: Killersquid on March 24, 2016, 10:47:11 AM
Cheers, thanks! they were a lot of fun to work on.

I am currently working on the blood reavers. Lots of skin to pain, which is not something I'm used to painting lol.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160324_08_59_47_Pro_zpssrod2rx4.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160324_08_59_47_Pro_zpssrod2rx4.jpg.html)

All that's next is deciding what to expand the army with. Skull Reapers and more blood warriors for sure. Maybe some daemons. That Khorne Daemon bundle is a good value.
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins and Age of Sigmar
Post by: Calamity on March 24, 2016, 12:48:14 PM
Awesome paint job on those Khorne guys Killersquid!  I like how you didn't go for the obvious red scheme!  They inspire me to make my own Bloodbound the best that they can be.  :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins and Age of Sigmar
Post by: Killersquid on March 24, 2016, 01:01:28 PM
The red I didn't like either. There is a bloodbound horde motioned in the Khorne Bloodbound battletome called the 'Iron Horde' who have a steel scheme. During the holidays, I scooped up some of the painting guides that black library posted and they have one for these suckers, so I followed that. Bought a whole bunch of new paints to do it too. Never had more then one steel and gold paint before  ha ha.

I hope to get a bunch of stuff painted up this weekend. I just received my second korgoroth and blood warrior squad which I got for cheap on ebay ($30 for both including shipping).




Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins and Age of Sigmar
Post by: Killersquid on March 27, 2016, 06:51:17 PM
Besides a bit of flock on a few of the models bases, I have finished the first stage of my bloodbound army.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160327_11_53_32_Pro_zpszkfjq55d.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160327_11_53_32_Pro_zpszkfjq55d.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160327_11_53_38_Pro_zpsvxaydt7p.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160327_11_53_38_Pro_zpsvxaydt7p.jpg.html)

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(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160327_11_53_48_Pro_zpsgllhoekt.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160327_11_53_48_Pro_zpsgllhoekt.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160327_11_54_19_Pro_zpsvmjdidqm.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160327_11_54_19_Pro_zpsvmjdidqm.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160327_11_54_25_Pro_zpsqqjryniw.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160327_11_54_25_Pro_zpsqqjryniw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins and Age of Sigmar
Post by: Dread on March 27, 2016, 09:37:03 PM
They look great. Nice and chaosie!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins and Age of Sigmar
Post by: Cavalier on March 28, 2016, 07:34:39 AM
Hey KS, this army is looking fantastic. White Dwarf worthy! Love the added greenery on the bases, gives a nice little splash color while accentuating the grim and grisly color scheme of your warriors. Your Lord and hound, plus those big fleshy beasts on the oval bases are particularly awesome. Fantastic stuff bud, keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquids Harlequins and Age of Sigmar
Post by: vonny on April 7, 2016, 06:09:12 PM
You've been expanding and painting fast, mate! great to see. Keep it up, and I hope I'll be able to keep up with your posts too!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on April 20, 2016, 06:58:28 PM
Hey all. It's been a while.

I bought betrayal at Calth, and I'm working on the mini's as a chaos/30k army. Going with Emperor's Children, as they have noise marines!

Been playing some Age of Sigmar as well. Recently bought Skar Bloodwraith (or whatever), he's a cool and large model.

Played a few games with the SDK format against another Khorne army with a bunch of forsaken, spawn and heroes which has proved very difficult for my army to deal with. Blood Reavers die really really quickly lol

Played a series of linked battles.

The main idea, is that the Iron Horde (me) has invaded his Warband's realm. The first mission we played, was defending the realmgate. it was a close game, where he managed to sneak past my whittled forces.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160409_14_03_23_Pro_zpsrlylclfe.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160409_14_03_23_Pro_zpsrlylclfe.jpg.html)

The mission ended in a major victory for the mutant hordes. The realm gate destroyed in the nick of time.

Game two, had the Iron Horde remnants trying to break through enemy territory. I needed to get at least 1/4 of my models off my opponents table edge to win. I Lost my unit of 18 blood reavers in one combat against his forsaken, which meant I lost the game turn on. I ended up getting some models off the table, preventing my opponent getting a major victory.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160417_001_zpspfismxpw.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160417_001_zpspfismxpw.jpg.html)

Last game, the remnants of the Iron Horde who escaped, had found the location of a new realm gate to bring on new reinforcements to counter attack into the realm. I deployed castiously. Korgoroths defending woods to solidify both flanks, while the blood warriors and heroes defended the middle and the blood reavers (enhanced by the bloodsecutor's banner) helped hold the left flank.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160417_002_zpsbbk7v5qm.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160417_002_zpsbbk7v5qm.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160417_004_zpsfugpikep.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160417_004_zpsfugpikep.jpg.html)

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I was able to bring back one unit from the dead (realm gate) and the mission was down to who could kill the most units.

I ended up with loosing all but one Blood Reaver, Khorne Lord and one Korgoroth, but I managed to kill his Juggernought Lord, Sorcerer Lord, a unit of Forsaken and a couple of his spawn, giving me the Victory I needed.

Blood Warriors I discovered are quite nice. Whenever they save on a roll of a 6, they cause a mortal wound on their attacker which is very handy. Mighty Lord of Khorne and Korgoroths are fairly meh, while the support heroes are nice. Unfortunatly, I was playing against a mortal Khorne army, so my Banner of Blood affected his models too :(

Here is the new hero I painted up to help me out.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160419_001_zpsws08p7my.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160419_001_zpsws08p7my.jpg.html)

Also working on my new chaos army.

Finished my first squad

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160414_001_zpss5lecfja.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160414_001_zpss5lecfja.jpg.html)

Also, played a practice game, getting ready for a tournament coming up.

Running Black Legion


Chaos Terminator Lord w/Skull of Ker'ngar, chainfist, combi-melta, Mark of SLaanesh, Gift, Sigil of Corruption.

Terminators x5, x2 chain fist, x2 lighting claw pairs, heavy flamer, MoS

Hellbrute with multi-melta and combi-melta

Chosen
x5, x3 flamers, MoS, Champion with Powersword and meltabomb
Rhino with Dirge Caster

Chaos Marines
x5, champion with lighting claw, meltabomb. Squad has MoS
Rhino with Dirge Caster

Noise Marines
x5, x4 sonic blasters, champion with Doom Siren
Rhino with Dirge Caster

Noise Marines
x5, x4 sonic blasters, champion with Doom Siren
Rhino with Dirge Caster

Spawn with MoS

Havocs
x5, MoS, x3 Missile Launchers

Vindicator

My opponent was playing the new space wolves formation. Wolf Howelers of something?

Special Character wolf lord with Frost Axe and Thunder Wolf

3-4 Thunder Wolves with powerfist and storm shield

7 or so Sky Claws with powerfist champion
7 or so Sky Claws with powerfist champion

Grey Hunters

Scout squad with sniper rifles

two squads of Wulfen

Long fangs, with two guys. Champion with meltagun

We were playing a mission from my up coming tournament.

Dawn of War Deployment.

6 objectives.

Starting turn 2, you gain 1vp per objective you control at the top of the turn
pts for how many KP you got minus your opponents
line breaker
Slay the Warlord
1 VP if you hold 3 objectives at game end
1 VP if you got a kill turn 1



Deployment

I won the first turn. Noise marines, chosen and hellbrute on my left, havocs and other noise marines in the middle and chaos marines and spawn on my right. Lord and Termi's deep striking.

His thunder wolves were on my left, wolfen all near the middle with one sky claw unit, and most everything else on the right.

My plan was to rush his objectives on the right flank and middle and try to hold up his thunder wolves. He had no units with Objective Secred and I had a lot, so I thought that'd work well for me.


First couple of turns

I deployed too far on my left flank, and I had my rhino's charged and destroyed turn one from the thunder wolves. I however was able to counter attack with the chosen, noise marines and hellbrute doing massive damage (half killed his character and only one wounded wolf remaining). His formation let him charge in units, if I charge him, so his skyclaws also charged in. My flamers and Doom Siren did awesome work.

In the middle, the Havocs and Vindicator did a great job killing wolfen. The two units managed to almost single handedly kill all ten wolfen, and the last was killed turn 3 by my terminators flamer in overwatch.

On the right flank, I tried to tie him up with my spawn, but his counter-charging ability really hurt me. He then proceeded to destroy the rhino and charge my chaos marine squad. That squad would then stand there in combat almost the whole game. The lighting claw champion won three separate challenegs with his lighting claw and gained a bunch of useless boons (stubborn, shread lol)

Middle game

He was ahead of me on objectives, due to him having easy control of a bunch of his, and my units being locked in combat away from easy access to his. I tried dropping my terminators in so they could try and shoot a unit off an objective, but ended up scattering. I ended up controlling the objective in the middle with one of my Noise Marine squads, after clearing out a unit of wolfin.

On the left flank, the Hellbrute was the only model I had left. His thunderwolf hero fled combat, but charged in the turn after and scored an explosion result with his S7 frost axe.

Late game

I recovered well in the late game. Our Characters fought near the middle of the table, and they killed each other at I1 lol, while I used the demoliosher cannon to kill the last of his skyclaws from the hellbrute combat. Terminators cleared away the right flank of skyclaws and scouts (hatred and I5 lighting claws are a good combo ha ha). I ended up with three objectives to his 1

However, he managed to score a lot of points in the beginning of the game, so he beat me in progressive obectives. I however marginally beat him on Kill Points. He got first strike, we both had warlord kills and I had three objectives and Line breaker. The game eneded out as an exact tie.

I should have been more careful about the thunderwolves and held back longer. It was good waiting for him to blow up my rhinos, as it gave me an extra turn to shoot him.

I was really impressed by the havocs. They almost never missed and killed around 2 wolfin a turn.

Doom Sirens I've never used before and they are also Awesome!

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Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Cavalier on April 21, 2016, 07:43:07 AM
Dear lord those Chaos Marines are fantastic! The colors, the basing, the execution wow I'm really impressed. Super impressed with the game you had too. Space Wolves are no easy task, especially with Thunderwolves, Wulfen and that weird counter-attack! Well played KS.

Really enjoy your bat-reps, and I'm very intrigued with your 30k army. Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Irisado on April 21, 2016, 11:28:13 AM
Such beautiful and intricate painting on your Chaos Marines Killersquid.  They look great :).

Thanks for all the photos and battle reports.  Age of Sigmar is still quite difficult for me to get excited about, owing to the changes in the lore, but I'm glad that you're having enjoyable games.  Your reports show that some of scenarios look rather good fun to play.  As for the battle against the Space Wolves, you did well to earn a draw.  They are so very difficult to defeat (they were the bane of my life in second edition) and Thunderwolf cavalry are a pain.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on May 8, 2016, 04:19:30 PM
Been doing some more work on my Chaos Army.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_012_zpswmtolxq0.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_012_zpswmtolxq0.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_011_zps1fk8nqpq.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_011_zps1fk8nqpq.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_009_zps1dx6am1o.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_009_zps1dx6am1o.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_008_zps5x0xuqjf.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_008_zps5x0xuqjf.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_007_zps9wdt6n2z.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_007_zps9wdt6n2z.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_006_zpsoyexwxpu.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_006_zpsoyexwxpu.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_005_zpsrxcj4kfc.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_005_zpsrxcj4kfc.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_003_zpswfr8rxpf.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_003_zpswfr8rxpf.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160507_002_zpsk0et1ynl.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160507_002_zpsk0et1ynl.jpg.html)

Still lots to do, but i'm really enjoying the way the force is turning out!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Irisado on May 8, 2016, 05:02:00 PM
They look superb Killersquid :).  The neatness of the finish combined the with contrasting colours give them a very dark feel, just right for Emperor's Children.  I think that they have turned out very well indeed.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on May 8, 2016, 06:32:22 PM
Thank you :)I wanted to keep the scheme dark, but still have some colour too it. The betrayal at Calth models are wonderful to paint.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Calamity on May 8, 2016, 07:05:04 PM
They're so cool!   8)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Dread on May 8, 2016, 09:42:06 PM
Most excellent work. They look very imposing, nice high lights.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: dog_of_war on May 8, 2016, 10:28:53 PM
Looks awesome! I really like the colour scheme you chose and those old-school obliterators look mint.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Aurics Pride on May 9, 2016, 03:49:50 AM
Wow, they look superb!
I like the use of the old colour scheme too rather than the bright pink that people seem to want to use!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Cavalier on May 9, 2016, 06:44:41 AM
Damn, KS this army looks unreal! I am absolutley loving what you've done here. So dang colorful, but super cohesive and understated at the same time. Even the color of the bases adds something to the mix but like I said, remaining super cohesive.

The Cataphracti Terminators looks fantastic as well, they look really menacing due to the way you balanced the colors, favoring black over the purple.

Overall just superb work man. I'd LOVE to have my Dark Angels throw down against these guys. Wow, great stuff KS, can't wait for more!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on May 9, 2016, 07:14:35 PM
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They're so cool!   8)

Thanks!

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Most excellent work. They look very imposing, nice high lights.

Thank you. Yeah, I'm a bit fan of bright highlights ha ha.

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Looks awesome! I really like the colour scheme you chose and those old-school obliterators look mint.
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Thank you! I have a love/hate relationship with the old obliterators. I love the way they look, but I hate painting them.


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Wow, they look superb!
I like the use of the old colour scheme too rather than the bright pink that people seem to want to use!

Thanks! Yeah, I wanted to include purples and such, but not be super cartoony. No way I'm painting them pink either. lol.


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Damn, KS this army looks unreal! I am absolutley loving what you've done here. So dang colorful, but super cohesive and understated at the same time. Even the color of the bases adds something to the mix but like I said, remaining super cohesive.

The Cataphracti Terminators looks fantastic as well, they look really menacing due to the way you balanced the colors, favoring black over the purple.

Overall just superb work man. I'd LOVE to have my Dark Angels throw down against these guys. Wow, great stuff KS, can't wait for more!

Thanks man, much appreciated. I do plan to highlight the bases a bit eventually, But I like the Martian look to them. All the Calth models are great to paint, the terminators too, I bet you're experiencing the same with your Dark Angels. If we are ever in the same place, I'd love to get a game in, that'd be sick!

I want to buy more, but I'm in the process of maybe changing jobs/moving, so I am trying to save as much money as I can.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on May 19, 2016, 03:20:50 PM
Finished my 1500pt chaos army for 40k. Here it is, excluding four rhinos.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_016_zpsgfs4w1ia.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_016_zpsgfs4w1ia.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_014%202_zpsvtssc4al.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_014%202_zpsvtssc4al.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_012%202_zpsn9yb7w0j.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_012%202_zpsn9yb7w0j.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_011%202_zpsbfgj8ojt.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_011%202_zpsbfgj8ojt.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_010_zpsotnuqymc.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_010_zpsotnuqymc.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_009%202_zpsolomwihr.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_009%202_zpsolomwihr.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_008_zpsmy4hu9s3.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_008_zpsmy4hu9s3.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_007%202_zpsmg1njjhg.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_007%202_zpsmg1njjhg.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_004%202_zpsdtog0itg.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_004%202_zpsdtog0itg.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_003_zpsgwcpuxk3.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_003_zpsgwcpuxk3.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/WP_20160517_002%202_zpsju28evd6.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/WP_20160517_002%202_zpsju28evd6.jpg.html)

I am super pleased with the Noise Marines. Looking forward to playing with them at a tournament on the 28th. Played against Dark Angels last night (ravenwing with a lot of deathwing) and wiped him out with weight of fire. Good fun. Don't expect to do super well, but I have the tools to deal with a lot of things, so at least I have options. Only thing I'll really struggle with is fliers I think.

Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Irisado on May 19, 2016, 03:47:53 PM
That's a fantastic army Killersquid :).  They look impressively old school and very imposing.  Even if the army won't be easy to win with against some opposition, it will definitely be fun to play.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Dread on May 19, 2016, 04:22:15 PM
Spot on, love the colors and basing.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Cavalier on May 20, 2016, 07:08:39 AM
Excellent stuff KS. Really nice modern take on the Emperor's Children. Like I said before the color balance is just perfect, as are the paint jobs and the basing. Great stuff man, definitely a force to be very proud of. Looking forward to some more bat-reps!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: dog_of_war on May 20, 2016, 08:27:15 AM
Love your colour choices! I especially like how you painted the heads. They have the perfect amount of gore added without going overboard and looking like the undead.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Calamity on May 20, 2016, 11:41:59 AM
These are absolutely excellent Killersquid!  I love the paint scheme, the base work, everything! :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on May 20, 2016, 01:55:28 PM
Thanks everyone, I had a lot of fun painting these guys. I have around 20 more marine bodies to paint. Thinking of ordering two more contemptors, so I can run the helbrute mayhem pack for my CSM, and case havoc in HH.

A plasma special weapons squad is also on my to-do list, as how cool would that be? I don't think I'll be getting in a lot of games before the tournament (which I'll probably do poorly at lol), but I'll let you folks know what happens.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on May 24, 2016, 05:02:48 PM
Painting some Battletech models recently.

Have here (left to right)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/13241392_10204697689756988_6958028152054133984_n_zpsjuiqllcp.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/13241392_10204697689756988_6958028152054133984_n_zpsjuiqllcp.jpg.html)

Grasshopper, Quickdraw, Atlas, Zeus and Dervish battlemechs. In front of them, I'm working on some infantry platoons to go with them.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on August 1, 2016, 07:16:06 PM
Hey, I've been still painting Age of Sigmar. I have 2000pts of Chaos now. I also drove down to St. Cathrines to film some games on Friday. The first video is up, which I'll link here. Linky (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htwH7p1KEb8)

Here are some other pictures of stuff I've been working on.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8191_zpsambgxk9z.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8191_zpsambgxk9z.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8194_zpsg2mbfvc0.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8194_zpsg2mbfvc0.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8196_zpsagufuc0x.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8196_zpsagufuc0x.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8196_zpsagufuc0x.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8196_zpsagufuc0x.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8210_zpsoqfwhqrk.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8210_zpsoqfwhqrk.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8211_zpslters7xv.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8211_zpslters7xv.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8213_zps3ef53pvt.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8213_zps3ef53pvt.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8215_zpscpynbtqn.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8215_zpscpynbtqn.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8218_zpspewqqweu.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8218_zpspewqqweu.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8219_zpswkfq9z4o.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8219_zpswkfq9z4o.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8221_zpsvsvklktx.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8221_zpsvsvklktx.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8224_zpshdcpfub9.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8224_zpshdcpfub9.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8235_zpswa8lu5j8.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8235_zpswa8lu5j8.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_8233_zpszfgvl8h5.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_8233_zpszfgvl8h5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: dog_of_war on August 1, 2016, 09:33:34 PM
That is one sick army! It looks fantastic all together, especially with the portals as a back drop. I really like your colour choices, the metallic and red go really well together.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Irisado on August 2, 2016, 06:04:40 AM
Outstanding painting.  You have certainly done Khorne proud.  The slightly darker red, in particular, has turned out very well.  The Bloodletters are very impressive as a result.
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Cavalier on August 2, 2016, 06:56:53 AM
Damn man, this army is a real stunner. Crazy how nice it came out. Congrats on a truly legendary army KS. Love that you picked up the AoS terrain to complete the collection. Wow really, really nice stuff man.

I cannot wait to get into AoS. I was onboard as soon as it dropped but I'm even more excited now that the Generals Handbook has dropped. Such a cool and unique take on fantasy... strangely its feel very 70's/80's fantasy-retro in terms of setting with the bizarre factor turned all the way up which I love.

Anyway bud the paint jobs are spectacular, this is exactly what you think of when you envisage the mighty servants of the Throne of Skulls!

EDIT: BTW I favorited your video and will watch it. Look for a comment by me :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on August 2, 2016, 08:09:17 AM
Thanks everyone! It's been a lot of fun to work on the army. I have a small unit of bloodcrushers I've just finished and now I need to start getting more mortal Khorne models, so I can use some of the warscroll battalions.

I've played six games with the handbook so far, and they've all been great games and pretty close too. It's been a blast. I love how nothing in AoS is invincible. One of my favourite moment so far, is an Ogre Thundertusk wiping out one of my units of blood warriors, and then their attacks from 'No Respite' killing the thundertusk in return! (whenever blood warriors die in combat, they get to immediately pile in and attack before they are removed).

Also, Chaos is currently crushing all opposition at my FLGS during the season of war happening right now :)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/Crafts%20and%20things%20August%202_zpsavddxgvt.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/Crafts%20and%20things%20August%202_zpsavddxgvt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Milliarium Tempestus and Getting Started Leauge
Post by: Killersquid on September 5, 2016, 10:28:30 PM
So, started a getting started league at my FLGS. I decided to start Millitarium Tempestus. Going to start playing games with a mission and league package I wrote, then eventually end up with 1500pt armies in a couple of months. One of the guys is playing Mechanicum, One is getting Tau and the other Necrons. Might be getting more joining in soon.

Built my new models, started applying paint.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/14199665_10205354420654850_4678266669376947633_n_zpsjspxfsb3.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/14199665_10205354420654850_4678266669376947633_n_zpsjspxfsb3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Cavalier on September 6, 2016, 07:35:42 AM
Hey KS glad to see some new models! They look promising already. I've heard really good things about Scions. Somewhat niche, but are more well-rounded and competitive than say Harlequins. They do quite well in Maelstrom games due to their deepstrike ability.

Had a 5-man unit wipe out one of my Jetbike units last Thursday, and my brother has really wrought havoc on units like my Dire Avengers holding backfield objectives, and nuking a few Wave Serpents in the past as well.

Anyway really interested to see the development of this new army and see what your paint scheme looks like. Anyway keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Killersquid on September 12, 2016, 03:28:41 PM
Hey KS glad to see some new models! They look promising already. I've heard really good things about Scions. Somewhat niche, but are more well-rounded and competitive than say Harlequins. They do quite well in Maelstrom games due to their deepstrike ability.

Had a 5-man unit wipe out one of my Jetbike units last Thursday, and my brother has really wrought havoc on units like my Dire Avengers holding backfield objectives, and nuking a few Wave Serpents in the past as well.

Anyway really interested to see the development of this new army and see what your paint scheme looks like. Anyway keep it up!


Thanks bud. There are a few of us at my LGS who will be building armies together, starting with just the contents of the getting started boxes, and building to 1500pts. So far we have Militarium Tempestus (me), Tau, Skitarii, Nurgle Daemons, Necrons and a fellow is starting grey knights (we agreed on what would be fair based on the other boxes).

Looking forward to bulding! I created the missions and points for the league and there are more points for building and painting units, so Hopefully folks are encouraged to actually paint their stuff lol.

I'm getting in my first game with my Hellrain Brigade formation tomorrow.

Also, I'm going to an Age of Sigmar Tournament on the 2nd of October, so I'm excited for that.

Here is the finished models (besides the bases)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/14322455_10205388489706555_3904972744746748713_n_zpswu93bkdz.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/14322455_10205388489706555_3904972744746748713_n_zpswu93bkdz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Calamity on September 12, 2016, 05:41:49 PM
Absolutely awesome paint job Killersquid!  :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Cavalier on September 13, 2016, 07:21:29 AM
Wicked nice paint jobs KS. Wow that Taurox (which I've always liked) looks awesome as well. Love the red on the roof and on the missile rack. Really really nice color balance. Gotta see some close-ups of the Scions when you get a chance. They look really really nice though. I like the blue power cord on their hotshots too.

Great stuff as always KS. Glad you and your gamer buds are having embarking on the new army venture together. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquids Age of Sigmar and Emperor's Children
Post by: Aurics Pride on September 13, 2016, 10:23:41 AM
Wow, they are looking pro!
Love the colour scheme, I attempted a very similar scheme for my Inquisition army a few years back, you've pulled it off much better than I did though!  8)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on September 14, 2016, 08:10:23 AM
Thanks folks!

Played the first two league games last night with the Tempestus Scions.

We are for this month in our league playing with only the contents of the getting started boxes and the formations included inside.

Played two games against my buddies Tau (took about an hour to play two games).

We played missions from our league mission pack, so the first game was assassinate. To win, your warlord needed to live, while your opponents warlord was dead.

Started off well for me, with me pinning his fire warriors with the 'pinning
' warlord trait (lol). Then, I caused his fire warriors and ethereal to run off the table from shooting casualties. However, the Crisis Suits deepstruck down and shot up the Taurox and the Scion Command squad. The commissar was going to be shot to death by the suits, so I charged in! (for the Emperor!). The Commissar was bludgeoned to death, but not before he took a suit down with him.

Game was a tie!


Second game was cleanse. Controlling more table quarters.

I rolled master of ambush warlord trait, so I was able to infiltrate everything. His suits didn't come in until turn 4, so I was able to shoot the amphetamine parrot out of his firewarriors (almost ran off the table again ha ha). I then spread out to all four quarters. He was able to kill off the commissar and the command squad, meaning we both controlled two quarters (another tie).

Two very exciting and fun games!

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(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/14317518_10205407536022701_3164186980019117215_n_zpsedoz3uqr.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/14317518_10205407536022701_3164186980019117215_n_zpsedoz3uqr.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: dog_of_war on September 14, 2016, 08:56:26 AM
Your paint jobs look even better on the board! Great job pulling off draws against your opponent. I always find it much more enjoyable when games are close, than when you get a complete blowout. Sounds like those games were a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Irisado on September 14, 2016, 01:31:46 PM
Great pictures as always of your force in action :).  The table look as though it was enjoyable to play on as well.  Closely fought battles are also a lot of fun, so it looks as though a great time was had by all :).
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on September 15, 2016, 07:20:32 AM
There ya go KS. Off to a good start! Congrats on the good games. Loved your Comissar took down the Commander in combat, even if it was a pyrrhic victory. Models looked great as well. Keep it up, I'm looking forward to more :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on September 15, 2016, 12:27:45 PM
Thanks folks!

My force is going to be at a small disadvantage in this stage of the league, as the Scions getting started box is maybe around 100pts less than the others. When it's 400pts vs 500pts it can make a bit of a difference! I made the missions so that they can all be possible to win regardless. I just need to me more cagey with my deployment and take full advantage of my armies formation.

I used the Aggean Earth texture paint for my dudes bases, and it looks great! I'll taker pictures to show that off later.

Played against Matt last night vs his Necrons!

The mission we played was Night Fight, it's the exact same as cleanse, but night fight rules are in effect the whole game!

So, he had a trick Stalker, unit of Necron Warriors, three Scarabs and an Overlord. I had the warlord trait allowing me to infiltrate, so I infiltrated away from the stalker to shoot him. Predictably, he charged me and killed everything with the overlord lol. In hindsight, I should have just outflanked instead and just tried to avoid his overlord and went for table quarters (maybe just feeding him my scion squad, as I could recycle them). The Commissar was a hero and killed the unit of scarabs and killed half the necron warriors before he was eventually drowned down in weight of attacks lol. I was tabled, so Necron victory!

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/14333657_10205413868060998_3509425373657191017_n_zpsskheahqu.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/14333657_10205413868060998_3509425373657191017_n_zpsskheahqu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on September 20, 2016, 09:51:53 PM
Picked up some more scions. All I need is a Vaylkre and I have 1000pts!

15 more scions to paint, and two turox's. I gave one the gattling cannon, as it seems like a lot of fun!

My 1000pt army will look something like this.

Scion Command squad
x3 hotshot vollyguns, medic, power wepon on Tempestor Prime

x2 scion squads with x2 meltaguns. One with a powerfist, other with gatling taurox

x2 scion squads with x2plasma, each with a missile taurox.

vaylkrye with heavy bolters and missile pods.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20160920_195002234_zpswdmgv5et.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20160920_195002234_zpswdmgv5et.jpg.html)


Also, finished basing on the first batch with the aggean earth texture paint. Looks really cool, so I bought two pots.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20160917_223503999_zpssqe1lznh.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20160917_223503999_zpssqe1lznh.jpg.html)


Also, I spent a couple of evenings making some terrain.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20160919_091832876_zpskgdwcffj.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20160919_091832876_zpskgdwcffj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Calamity on September 21, 2016, 02:24:52 AM
That's a killer army and some sweet terrain!  Very well done! :)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Irisado on September 21, 2016, 05:36:25 AM
The terrain looks great :).  I especially like those small clusters of trees, which would be great for both 40K and Age of Sigmar, and the ruins.  You've done a particularly good job with those.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on September 21, 2016, 07:05:46 AM
Fantastic stuff as always KS. Love the terrain... nice big pieces, good LOS blocking. Cheers on building up your army so quick! Also wow... such a nice paint job on the Scion. I love the red under armor. Never would have thought to do that... its so instinctual to put the brightest, boldest color on the most prominent parts of the model, but this choice gives them a very dark and sinister effect that I really like. Almost an Inquistorial look which is awesome.

Anyway great stuff man I love it!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on September 21, 2016, 03:27:40 PM
I do plan to add an Inquisitor (mostly for servo skulls and the sweet warlord traits). All my armies have dark schemes, I kind of like that lol.

I'm excited to use the new terrain. My LGS has a sever lacking in non-building LOS blockers, so I need to bring my own. Scrap wood from my workshop makes great giant rocks!

I really enjoyed building the Taurox and Scion kits, but I will never enjoy putting tracks together. I hate putting tracks together on tanks lol.

Already started the red basecoats on the models, so I'm going to see how it goes.

I kind of want to by one the realm of battle boards, instead of a FAT matt, as in order to used a FAT matt, I still need a board to put it on. The battle boards can fit on any dinning room table and could be easier to store. If I buy two sets, that's enough boards for three 4x4 tables would be great for small games. But, I first need to find enough local friends where that is worth it.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Looshkin on September 25, 2016, 09:31:49 AM
Really nice work Killersquid. I think that Scion looks great, and the base suits the model really well. The light base helps the relatively dark model pop, so nice work.

One question, how did you get on with the Aggrellan? I always found that unless I prebased with PVA that the Earth wouldn't crack enough and look good. I'd be interested to know if you used PVA or if you had this problem. If not, hopefully they've changed the recipe somehow.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on September 25, 2016, 03:46:49 PM
I just put the stuff on and it worked on it's own. I needed to make it sort of thick-ish. Only used it on 11 models so far, but no issues as of yet.

The youtube video I found helpful. New Citadel paints - Agrellan Earth. - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFvzLX8CzrA)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Aurics Pride on September 26, 2016, 03:21:08 AM
That scion looks absolutely awesome KS!
I agree with Looshkin that the base really does a great job of offsetting the overall darkness of the model. It looks superb!
I look forward to seeing the Valkyrie, one of my favourite GW models!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on September 29, 2016, 04:42:10 PM
Auric's Pride, thanks!



I played my third ever game with the Scions. Played 800pts against Matt from the league. The mission we played was Assassinate (from our league mission pack). You won, if at the end of the game your warlord was alive, and your opponents warlord was dead.

I had

Command squad with x3 hotshot volley guns, medic and power weapon on the Tempestor Prime
Commissar with power sword.

x2 scion squads with x2 plasma gun
x2 scion squads with x2 melta gun (one tempestor has a powerfist)
x2 missile/autocannon Taurox Prime
x1 Gattling Cannon/storm bolter/ Hotshot Vollygun Taurox Prime

He brought his Necrons

x3 squads of warriors
x2 units of scarabs
Overlord
3 Destroyers
Triarch stalker.

His warlord trait was his warlord's squad gained relentless, and I had Grav-chute commandos, so I re-rolled reserve rolls and only scattered d6" with deep strike.

MY warlord was the Tempestor Prime, his was the overlord.

Deployment was in opposite table quarters.

I deepstruck everything except the Taurox's and the commissar who was chilling in a taurox. He deployed fairly symmetrically.

Turn 1

I went first, and started off by killing 7/10 warriors from one squad, and three scarabs. Those Taurox's can dish out a lot of hurt!

He advanced towards me, and his destroyers tried some pot shots at one of the Taurox's, but didn't case any glancing hits.

Turn 2

All my reserves came in. Deepstruck the melta scion squads behind the Stalker, and the others around my command squad. Took down the last of the Scarbs, Stalker and the weakened warrior unit in shooting.

In his turn, he wiped out both the Melta-scion squads in shooting.

Turn 3

Taurox Primes and the plasma squads put the pain on another warrior squad. Command squad moves around some large terrain.

His warriors finish off the two plasma squads.

Turn 4

Hotshot Vollyguns from the command squad, and the Taurox's kill the whole squad of warriors the lord is with and take two wounds off the Lord.

His destroyers, then kill off all the Scions in the Tempestor Primes command squad. The overlord charges the Tempestor Prime, who wounds the Necron lord with his power sword, bt the overlord passes his reanimation Protocol save, and the warscythe makes short work of the Tempestor Prime.

Turn 5

Taurox mow down the Overlord with Autocannon and Missle, and start putting some hurt on the Destroyers.

Destroyers put a hull point on one of the Taurox.

At this point the game ends.

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(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20160927_163441062_zps6ygamob6.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20160927_163441062_zps6ygamob6.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20160927_163713045_zpskisdxcou.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20160927_163713045_zpskisdxcou.jpg.html)

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So, I learned a lot from this game. Mostly, how amazing Taurox Prime's are, and just how flimsy Scions are lol. I should have been a lot more cautious with my deep-strikes and tried to limit how much fire he could bring to bear on me. Also, I'm going to try and fit in the getting started box formation into regular games, as having a squad that can recycle would be amazing.

Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on September 30, 2016, 06:52:41 AM
Nice bat-rep KS. Played really gutsy which I like but limiting return fire is big. But hey you went for gusto. Can't fault your for that :) Yeah the Taurox-Primes are crazy awesome. They are sort of like Dark Eldar Venoms for Imperials. Even regular Taurox are pretty nice.

As always the minis looked really nice. Good to see you do well against the Necrons. They are tough no matter what points level you play at. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on October 8, 2016, 06:32:33 PM
Nice bat-rep KS. Played really gutsy which I like but limiting return fire is big. But hey you went for gusto. Can't fault your for that :) Yeah the Taurox-Primes are crazy awesome. They are sort of like Dark Eldar Venoms for Imperials. Even regular Taurox are pretty nice.

As always the minis looked really nice. Good to see you do well against the Necrons. They are tough no matter what points level you play at. Keep it up!

Thanks! Yeah, they are tough. I should have stuck it out in my transports a bit more, as they had trouble busting those apart. Oh well!

I painted some more things. Even made an inquisitor. I just need to decide which Ordo he'll be a part of. I have two Valkyries at the FLGS for me to pick up eventually lol.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161006_163156912_zpsj2nocohp.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161006_163156912_zpsj2nocohp.jpg.html)

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(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161006_163215803_zps480e8glx.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161006_163215803_zps480e8glx.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Dread on October 8, 2016, 07:12:46 PM
Nice work and bat rep. Finally got me some time but playing x-wing.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Looshkin on October 9, 2016, 04:12:38 AM
Really nice force that you have there KS. The army looks really cohesive thanks to a great colour scheme, and those bases really finish things off well. Love it.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on October 9, 2016, 06:38:14 AM
Man what nice looking force. Gotta say these paint jobs have sold me on the models. They didn't look suitably "Imperium" with the bright blue paint jobs and what not. But the way you pulled out all the plating and various fabrics with alternating colors makes them look like they came right out of some of the old school grim-dark of the 2nd ed. art. I really, really like them.

The Inquisitor is also fantastic and really grim-dark. Almost bizarre which I love. I actually think 40k could turn up the weird a bit more... I feel like they did a good job of that with the Ad-Mech infantry... but a little more weird and macabre would go a long way.

Anyway great stuff KS I really love em.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on October 13, 2016, 05:12:19 PM
Thanks everyone. I've tried to do the models justice! I'd like to expand on the inquisitor and his Retinue, but I feel that may be a project for down the road.

I bought my two Vaylkries last night (I didn't realize how big the kits were!). I also played a test game for a tournament I have coming up. The event is 1500pts, but we played 1000pts as that's as high as I could go.

I brought

Combined Arms Detachment

Militarium Tempestus Command squad
x3 hot shot vollygun, x1 medic

x2 Scion squads with x2 plasma guns and Missile/Autocannon Taurox Prime
x1 Scion squad with x2 meltagun and powerfist tempestor
x1 Scion squad with x2 meltagun and Gattling Cannon/Hotshot vollygun Taurox Prime

Assassin Detachment with x1 Callidus Assassin

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161011_184104194_zpsjj5ppo0t.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161011_184104194_zpsjj5ppo0t.jpg.html)

He had

Obyeron (?) Warscythe special charater who teleports
x10 Immortals
x2 units of 15 warriors in Night Scythes.


The missile we rolled was called 'King of the Hill'

One objective in the middile with 12" scoring bubble. Starting Turn 2, if you have more units in the bubble, you gains VP equal to the turn number. Objective Secured units count as 2 units.

Secondary was Kill Points

tertiary was Line Breaker, Slay the Warlord, First Strike and Marked for Death.


My opponent won the roll to go first, and deployed just his Lord and the Immortals, with the warriors in their transports in reserves.

I deployed just the Taurox's, and infiltrated the assassin nearish the middle of the table.

Turn 1.


He teleported on the objective with the Immortals, but scattered near some ruins off to the side. He shot at one of my Taurox Prime's, but didn't do any damage.

My turn 1, all the Taurox's shot at the Immortals and killed off half the unit. Assassin started booking it their way.

Turn 2.

The Necron's failed both of their reserve rolls. Due to bad luck, and the Callidus. He ran his unit into some ruins for cover.

All my scions arrive from reserves. They all deepstrike within 12" of the objective, except for one plasma squad which deestriked into some woods to shoot the Immortals.

In my shooting phase, I killed off all but one of the Immortals, and put a wound on Oberyon.

I score 2pts for controlling the middle.

Turn 3.

Necron Reserves come in. He disembarks his warriors in rapid-fire range of some of my scion squads. Immortals harmlessly shoot my scions in the woods, while the warriors and Night Scythes incinerate three squads of scions. Unsurprisingly.

I focus all my attention on the warriors at this point. The plasma scions get into their Taurox, while the command squad hops into another (don't die!). I shoot into the closest warrior squad with pretty much everything, and knock them down to about 8 warriors. The Callidus charges them, but dies to overwatch. Womp womp.

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I'm at 5pts to his 0

Turn 4

His night scythes have to fly past all my units, so cannot shoot. His one warrior squad puts a hullpoint on one of the Taurox. The Immortals try to charge one of my missile taurox, but fail the charge.

Shooting sees me finish off the weakned warriors squad with the taurox shooting and the Command squad, while the Plasma squad (shooting out of the Taruox), Take the last wound off oyberon and kill the last Immortal with their plamsa guns.

9pts to 0 as I have many units to his 1

The rest of the next couple of turns, sees his warriors harmlessly shooting my Taurox's, while I continue to mow them down and rake up VP's.


My opponents army did a great deal of hurt to me the turn they arrived, but the three scion squads he killed was less then 300pts lol. I told him he should break up all his units into as many as possible. Gives him more options. I said he should also drop one of the night scythes for more ground pounding units. Maybe destoyers or tomb blades who can also zip around a bit, or flayed ones who can deep strike or Infiltrate. I think a big advantage of Necrons is MSU, as they are so hard to kill, and many small units are harder to take out in combat.


For my part, I need to deep-strike less. My guys are super fragile and every time I deepstrike the whole lot, I get blasted afterwards. I'd be better off maybe just deep striking one or two of the melta squads, and hanging back with the shooting Taurox's and then roll up and deploy later.

The assassin was a big let down, but her ability to influence my opponents reserve rolls did help a lot. I don't think it was a scion and a half worth of points value though.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Wyddr on October 13, 2016, 10:09:24 PM
Nice report! Good to see a Callidus hitting the board. Haven't seen her fielded by anybody since 4th edition, for serious. Too bad she didn't do much.

How are you liking the Taurox Gatling Cannon? It looks like a nice little gun on paper--what has the in-game performance been?

Gotta say, I'm consistently surprised your Taurox aren't getting blasted straight off the board more often. They seem so, so fragile. 
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on October 13, 2016, 10:30:25 PM
The Callidus I don't think will be part of the list in the future. I took her to fill points, but now that I have my fliers, I'll use them instead.

The Gattling cannon gets on average (for me at least) 3 wounds on the target it's shooting at each time it fires. I've been seriously underwhelmed by it, and I'm planning to replace it with the Taurox Battle Cannon instead (which is 10pts cheaper). The twin-linked hotshot vollyguns, are quite nice however.

My main Tau opponent usually blows them up pretty easily, but I've had some good luck with them. Probably because I keep them far back, and folks keep blasting the amphetamine parrot out of my Scions lol.

At 1500pts I'm going to be running a Combined Arms detachment, Hell rain Brigade Formation, and probably a cheap Inquisitor in an Inquisitor Detachment. The inquisitor is mainly for Servo Skulls, (which are great offensively and Defensively) and the superior warlord traits. Militarium Tempestus have probably the world warlord traits table in the game lol.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on October 14, 2016, 07:09:12 AM
Nice bat-rep as always KS. Very nice win against... Necrons are super tough. Probably my hardest match-up. Glad to see you are having good success with your Scions. They are a good army and I know they even have a cult following in the tourney scene too.

I think the Valkyries will be a big game changer for you (and yes they are HUGE models!). While a far cry from the nastiness of the Vendetta (for my money the best all around flyer in the game) they are not to be underestimated. Also with Death from the Skies you will get some automatic buffs if you play those rules. My question is... do you know if they have access to any of the Forge World flyers? My brother runs both a Vendetta and a Vulture (basically a Vendetta with a punisher cannon) and its hell on wings. The Avenger is quite nice too.

The Scions play wicked fast and daring which is really cool. Glad you are enjoying them. I think the Inquisition elements will definitely be a buff to your army. Anyway great stuff KS. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on October 17, 2016, 04:45:12 PM
I have no idea if I can use the Forge World stuff or not. Unless something specifically states I can take it, I'm not going to bother.

I'm looking forward to the potential amount of wounds the Valkyries will put out, with heavy bolters and missile pods. Shouldn't be too bad.

Started painting up the first of the two as well.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161017_084611264_zpsi8as0dw9.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161017_084611264_zpsi8as0dw9.jpg.html)

Lighting in my room is really not good, but it's coming along. beslubbered up the pilots though, and the canopy doesn't really fit. I'll have to figure that out.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on October 18, 2016, 07:13:34 AM
Wow... I absolutely love this paint job. Sick color choices and super nice execution. This army truly emits that badass night-attacker vibe. Killer work KS. Love it!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on October 27, 2016, 08:09:13 PM
I finished painting 1250pts of my army, and instead of posting a picture about it, I was recently at the Skardcast studio. Skari did an army feature on my little force, if you folks want to check it out.

Warhammer 40k Army Showcase Tempestus Scions - YouTube (https://youtu.be/jFJFVCa_tYM)

There is a battle report I'm in coming up soon as well. Also, there are two battle reports with my Deamonkin army I brought down before as well.

Otherwise, I have two Chaos spawn (for my Daemonkin) and two more scion squads and a Taurox Prime I'm working on!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Aurics Pride on October 28, 2016, 01:00:33 AM
Haha I thought that Inquisitor looked familiar!
Saw this video on Skari's channel yesterday and thought that the army looked a bit familiar.
The showcase really does it justice. Painting looks superb man!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on October 28, 2016, 07:07:47 AM
Hey KS! You lucky dog, getting to play against Skari and in a bat-rep no less. I'm jealous! Really looking forward to that bat-rep, I'll make sure to stay tuned. Your army looks fantastic can't wait to see it action. I made sure to leave a comment for you on the video, but just to repeat- I'll be rooting for you!

Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on October 28, 2016, 05:41:20 PM
Thanks friends!

I live just over an hour drive north of Skari, so I've been able to make it down a few times so far. I live in the middle of the woods, so everything is about an hour drive for me.

I played a couple of more games at 1250pts against Necrons. He played once without Decurion, and then a second time with Decurion, and a C'tan.

We played Maelstrom.

First game was Cloak and Shadows.

The first game, was a bit of a cake walk for me (to be honest). He had oberyon and a unit of warriors try to Viel of Darkness behind my lines, but ended up far away at my table edge. I basically ignored them, and went after the rest of his force.

He had two night scythes, but they are only really effective the turn they come in, as they cannot hover. He flew them up, disgorged the Immortals inside, and I was able to them just wipe out the Immortals with highly effective Taurox and Scion shooting.

I didn't quite table him, but it was a close thing.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161026_123511263_zpsofn56jbv.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161026_123511263_zpsofn56jbv.jpg.html)

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Second game, he used the Decurion Detachment and a C'tan. The C'tan rolled the 'Falling Stars' power multiple times, which made short work of anything it touched. It's Gaze of Death also melted a unit of scions at one point too (lol). He had a Skyfire Nexus on one of the objectives on his side of the table, and twice my Hellrain brigade scion squad deepstruck there, to meltagun down his night scythes ha ha. The Hellrain brigade squad was the best, they came back every turn to deny or capture me objectives.

His army was a lot tougher to deal with this game. I didn't really kill any of his units off (two immortals killed my inquisitor, and held up my Scion Command squad in combat for multiple turns!). I was able to use my mobility and Objective Secured special rule, to steal objectives at crucial times.

He started stronger in the second game, but once I was able to kill off his mobility and start tying him down, my armies mobility came into effect. I think I just had too many objectives for him to deal with. Ended up winning by a large margin at the end.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161026_152318143_zpsykogwf11.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161026_152318143_zpsykogwf11.jpg.html)

In a straight up slug match, Necrons have a superior advantage over the Scions. He outranges me (for the most part), and I cannot stand up to his shooting. However, he lacks the ability to bring his units to bear. I was able to pretty much just dance around him, and steal all the objectives lol.

I also went out for a paddle this week too (for work). Probably the last time going out canoeing this year.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161025_145647126_HDR_zps3tlhsxsq.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161025_145647126_HDR_zps3tlhsxsq.jpg.html)

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I'm now working on my last two units of scions, and Taurox to bring my force to 1500pts, and a couple of spawn for my Khorne Daemonkin.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20161027_212809698_zpswuy1rhjf.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20161027_212809698_zpswuy1rhjf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on October 29, 2016, 07:50:37 AM
Nice victory KS. Really whooping on those Necrons! Not an easy task. Congrats on the double wins.

Lovely nature photos. I'm so jealous... I'm from New England and I miss the Northeastern woods so much. Not sure of the scale... but is that standing stone a Viking menhir? Not sure if you are near where they landed. Either way super jealous. Fantastic photos... I hope you enjoyed it.

Again thats awesome you are able to play Skari. Can't wait for that bat-rep. I'll be rooting for you. Great stuff as always bud. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Irisado on October 29, 2016, 09:52:59 AM
Congratulations on your victories and for defeating the Necrons :).

Like Cavalier, I really appreciate the nature photos.  There's nothing much in the way of wilderness around here, but I have been to other areas of the UK and continental Europe which are very picturesque, and those pictures remind me of some of these places.

I very pleased to see Spawn making an appearance in your army, as it's only fitting that you field some ;).
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on November 2, 2016, 07:48:21 PM
Thanks folks. My opponents army wasn't the greatest, and he was fairly new at the game. I gave him advice during both and after on his army and tactics. Also, was a good experience for me on how much effort it takes to kill Necrons!

The lake I was on, is right next to my house! The leaves are all gone now. We had 10cm of snow land on Thursday last week, but it was all gone by Saturday.

I finished painting my Scion army. Took out the inquisitor and am running a Combined Arms Detachment, and Two Hellrain Brigade formations in 1500pts.

I filmed a second battle report with my Scions last night with Skari of the Skardcast, so expect two battle reports to be coming out featuring my Scions in the next few weeks.

Here is the army all done.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/14907204_10205759265935729_8689830006119191090_n_zpsmaslmumk.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/14907204_10205759265935729_8689830006119191090_n_zpsmaslmumk.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Dread on November 2, 2016, 11:19:25 PM
 8) so sweet. They look great.
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Cavalier on November 3, 2016, 07:45:55 AM
Again great stuff KS. Really an army to be proud of. The color choices are so unique they've really changed the way I look at the models. Paint jobs are so well executed too. Congrats on finishing your army man they are great. Looking forward to those bat-reps!
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Killersquid on November 4, 2016, 04:10:52 PM
Thanks folks!

I'm going to get in a practice game tonight and tomorrow, so I'll take some pictures of those. Also, the first battle report is up!

Warhammer 40k: Tempestus Scions vs Dark Eldar: Battle Report 1250 pts - YouTube (https://youtu.be/bZ3lJJTCKrk)
Title: Re: Killersquids Militarium Tempestus
Post by: Looshkin on November 5, 2016, 06:35:10 AM
Nice Bat Rep Killer. I feel like your opponent grabbing all the objectives to get 4 VPs early on really put you on the back foot and forced you to spread out maybe a little more than you would have liked. Thrilling stuff though, and I really thought you were going to wrest back control at a couple of points.

As to the army; it's looking fantastic. A really tight, cohesive force. Also, love the blue spot colour!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on January 20, 2017, 08:38:41 AM
Have not posted here in a while. Been working on a couple of different things. Started playing Bolt Action, and my LGS had our first leauge day last weekend (300pt games).

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20170115_103034827_TOP_zps112jjejo.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20170115_103034827_TOP_zps112jjejo.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20170115_103042243_zps30z4gaqa.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20170115_103042243_zps30z4gaqa.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20170115_123722789_zpsazx3t89i.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20170115_123722789_zpsazx3t89i.jpg.html)

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20170115_152726418_zpslyzh4v3e.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20170115_152726418_zpslyzh4v3e.jpg.html)

I also finished painting treasure, for a campaign we are going to play for a different game.

(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac214/Jared_Bond/IMG_20170119_212116771_HDR_zpssbaig1cu.jpg) (http://s901.photobucket.com/user/Jared_Bond/media/IMG_20170119_212116771_HDR_zpssbaig1cu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Calamity on January 20, 2017, 06:59:01 PM
How good is bolt action?  I've heard nothing but good things.  Great pics by the way.  :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on January 20, 2017, 10:47:45 PM
Bolt Action is a lot of fun! I've only played 300pt games so far. The rules are straightforward, and I really like the initiative mechanic.

I am playing as the Canadians. For our first league day, I had an officer, artillery spotter, one 10 man squad (with 2 SMG and one lmg), one 5 man squad with the same weapon upgrades, and a medium machine gun team.

Being in cover is great, but once you run into the open, your troops die really quick. The biggest mechanic is pin markers. Everytime a unit gets hit by shooting from an enemy unit, it gets a pin marker.

When a unit has pin markers, it has to make a leadership test with -1 per pin marker on the unit to do anything it's ordered to do, or they hit the dirt for that turn and do nothing.

A lot of the stradegy then is to advance in cover, try to pin the amphetamine parrot out of your opponent and then rush him. The artillery spotter is great at calling in a strike once per game, which can give out a bunch of pin markers.

Close combat is deadly too. If one side loses, all it's surviving models die. Combats never last more than one round. Certain weapons and skills make you better at melee, which is one of the best ways to deal with dug in enemy troops.

Moving onto 500pt forces, where I'll be adding a second 10 man squad, 6pdr anti tank gun, and a PIAT team (personal infantry anti tank).

After that, I am adding in my first tank, a Cromwell, which is 195pts on its own!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Looshkin on January 21, 2017, 04:30:29 AM
Cool treasure markers KS. What game are they for?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Cavalier on January 21, 2017, 07:31:04 AM
Wow that looks freaking awesome KS. Bolt Action looks like a really sweet game. I love all the terrain and what have you and the models are cool too. Love the treasure markers as well.

Also I dont know why this happened, its a total disgrace on my part, but I'm really sorry I failed to comment after posting your freaking bat-reps! My god I'm sorry about that KS. So lets dive I think you played 3 great games. You were whooping the tar out of key units, played a really good cagey 3 games against the DE mastermind himself Skari. Your army looks absolutely fantastic and it was awesome seeing you pull off those surgical strikes and seeing that recycling unit do work. Must have been a blast playing an actual campaign with Skari. I'm super jealous...

Please do give us an update on what you plan on doing with your Scions. It seems like you are ready to move on from them... and start something new. Give us a run down on your 40k plans because I'm fascinated to see what you are gonna do next and the fate of Scions collection.

Anyway sorry again for that man, I did watch the 3 bat-reps. So anyway bud great stuff as always and do tell on what lies ahead for you in 40k and Bolt Action as well!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on January 21, 2017, 09:28:31 AM
Cool treasure markers KS. What game are they for?

Frostgrave! My lgs is going to be starting a campaign soon. Frantically Working on my wizard and warband.

Wow that looks freaking awesome KS. Bolt Action looks like a really sweet game. I love all the terrain and what have you and the models are cool too. Love the treasure markers as well.



Thanks man!

No worries about the commenting, that's fine. The Scions are cool models, but the army doesn't really compete in the game right now. Riptide wing is a hard counter, and every army has one in it now.

Might be interested in the fall of Cadia detachment, which mixes imperial factions into one list. That could breath new life into the scion army.

Probably going to focus on my Harlequins for a bit, but I've had some fun mixing the Harlequins with the scions in 1850pts.

Painting projects right now is exclusively Frostgrave and Bolt Action. For 40k, I need to drive over an hour to play, but there is a place within 20min drive where I can play Frostgrave and Bolt Action.

I'll post some WIP of what I've been painting for those two games later.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on March 21, 2017, 06:51:24 PM
Got board of KDK, and wanted to use my Traitor Legions book, so I stripped all my CSM and started new.


I have about 1250pts done so far. I have a helbrute, Aegis defense line, Lord, and havocs left to finish.


(http://i.imgur.com/7NPVP9M.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/JJAn2lF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/c9xYo8k.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WY9B2hX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UwyPYMD.jpg)

There is a 1250pt Event on Sunday, so I went to the LGS to practice.

I brought a Combined Arms Detachment (of Iron Warriors).

(http://i.imgur.com/tDWO0p6.jpg)


Daemon Prince (ML3, Wings, Fleshmetal, Spell Familiar and Tzeentch)

2 Chaos Marine squads in Rhinos
4 Solo Obliterators
3 Combi-plasma terminators
3 Bikes (melta)
1 Vindicator


He had

Lord (jump Pack
x2 10 man marine squads
x2 10 man cultist squads
x2 helbrutes
x5 raptors

Played Emperors Will

I had Tzeentch Firestorm, Boon of Mutation, Treason and Psychic Shreik as my powers.

Game ended Turn 6, with me loosing some marines, a rhino and a couple of obliterators, while he was tabled. Vindicator did nothing. Obliterators did most of the work this game. The prince treasoned one of the marine squads to kill one of the cultist units turn 1, and killed the marines in melee.

(http://i.imgur.com/zAduxrI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jf60xRS.jpg)


Gave the guy pointers after the game, and talked about how the traitor legions book could do some good work for his collection and talking about some of the mistakes he made.

Picked up some more models as an extra HQ choice and troops choice, so I can run my Harlequins in the Reborn Warhost.

(http://i.imgur.com/L9Bisrx.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: dog_of_war on March 21, 2017, 09:41:49 PM
Those new paint jobs are looking sick! I'm loving all the blood and gore you're adding to them. I'm really enjoying the pose you gave that champion with the power claw, looks like he's ready to give someone a nasty backhand.
That daemon prince is just all sorts of wrong, but in a good way. Definitely feels sci-fi horror.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Dread on March 21, 2017, 10:28:15 PM
I second that.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Cavalier on March 22, 2017, 07:16:52 AM
Dear lord KS... brilliant work! Wow... the paint jobs are incredible! I LOVE the hazard striping on the Marines.... never seen an Iron Warriors army look so aggressive... the paint jobs are just SUPER dynamic. Love the light kitbashing... and the MK IV armor only enhances that aggresive feel.

But dude... that Daemon Prince is hideous in the extreme... and I'm loving it! What a freakish spectacle. Its absolutley perfect in how bizarre it is. I love it!

So glad to see you back on the boards. Phenomenal stuff as always and cheers on the victory. I've got to catch up with you and get my World Eaters on the board.

Super stoked to see your Ynarri hit the table too. So jealous you got Sslyth... I love them! So underrated. Anyway great stuff man, you are killing it as always!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on March 22, 2017, 07:56:49 AM
Those new paint jobs are looking sick! I'm loving all the blood and gore you're adding to them. I'm really enjoying the pose you gave that champion with the power claw, looks like he's ready to give someone a nasty backhand.
That daemon prince is just all sorts of wrong, but in a good way. Definitely feels sci-fi horror.



I second that.


Thanks folks!

Dear lord KS... brilliant work! Wow... the paint jobs are incredible! I LOVE the hazard striping on the Marines.... never seen an Iron Warriors army look so aggressive... the paint jobs are just SUPER dynamic. Love the light kitbashing... and the MK IV armor only enhances that aggresive feel.

But dude... that Daemon Prince is hideous in the extreme... and I'm loving it! What a freakish spectacle. Its absolutley perfect in how bizarre it is. I love it!

So glad to see you back on the boards. Phenomenal stuff as always and cheers on the victory. I've got to catch up with you and get my World Eaters on the board.

Super stoked to see your Ynarri hit the table too. So jealous you got Sslyth... I love them! So underrated. Anyway great stuff man, you are killing it as always!

Thanks. The sslyth is the 3rd cheapest HQ I could take ha ha, so a great excuse to buy that model. With the Ynnari Reborn Warhost, there is literally no reason to run Harlequins outside of Ynnari (all the pros, none of the cons), so I need to fill out the FoC. Thinking of picking up the Avatar of Ynnead sooner or later as well. I really want to paint that mini.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Ynneadwraith on March 22, 2017, 11:57:24 AM
Nice! I'll third the praise for Mr Power Claw. Great pose, and excellent paintjob to back it up :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Looshkin on March 23, 2017, 10:05:34 AM
Wowzers KS, sick painting on those Iron Warriors. I second what can said - they are really dynamic; quite a departure from the usual static, stoic marines that you see. The painting is terrific - I particularly like the hazard stripes and the added blood effects, but they are really good all round.

Killer little army that you have put together KS. Great work.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on April 2, 2017, 09:50:40 AM
Missed my chance to go to a tournament with these guys, thanks to some black ice and car repairs, so I'm back into painting.

Finished a cheap Chaos Lord for the Chaos Warband detachment (or a cheap HQ if I need him). For 1850pts, I'm thinking of a Combined Arms Detachment, and the Iron Warriors Detachment of Formations, so I'll need a chaos Lord. Also, chipping away at Cultists and some other things so I can run the army as a highlander force, which'll be fun.

Also, working on three more Windrider Jetbikes to finish off my Reborn Warhost Detachment for the Harlequins (and seven friends).

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/piEQZ4uC3d7PtwHnol49QHSlJV29HuvVPSPJz3ajtk-AnDonanhzyNjtmr1MDEGUDmaAq-S7_XOtBvpQBpmWNSZ-L0YEeZDgNnbvZTRNuIBGFhsIDglEL-9rw261jU7rcZHOT5q6Ia3w1qDFgIuwyntzEdDYhJMNhGpBNdiIVuMvGJmjkpOaexAX0XL1XHsvbNRWBkFYtwx5iqrVm2qB2U8D-auoJ3sFkKhJZZLQ1DW_IMwg3_dObIL7fu00vnw5QWZ9frzAc9JXWOkzQFC0dE99G6KpX2mXXoYW3VlWUAVxZZFFnzIksSOsljngG46vlxLg6SGcJ5dTgjJWefXxs_jF9P9ho5BCxpYmWQoqDPdRoIT47tW6ljJZWkagzsDbougHjBkX_GioEqvUF6Dg1ZLejiJi6xpaYfzpB8YMi_TxKVZD2j-bqNe55MAAceiwpTILBOq7InarqkvlY9JTNlA3ks3a3bQaq2ra9N_9kdvOvVfpX9J1dgxWdyhLkIAF-kHZXaWaCTjjKwq6KumOcEe8Q1ghlhogV545euHfknE4xoQW14lB3BWdh1OUJztfU-EJhhA2H-a1TmOTSkBCOYKqaBdFoTV4IjxHVvouMEaB0w49oZfo=w1657-h933-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5jvN2AKfLjiUok7wKdSmzjp5rqo_T7NgqWc3SWM2pujvUWZCfe4IhiTUnkntMvz9cbUe89iQhkq0d6G49bY14GHFM3jWeO6-Ebi-aESrWlhY3JSlJm6dg-J4FqUnuH550iBBf02BCMmx1Ne9Y6ik0b2tek2Gvk-QUbZi9roz84WFyJcSQ9zWGZt8Dy3ugCE0nKIL1wKnsEI1JI9adGWTB3xk9xCO0e4NnQeVUnbqTp_A2OF2RTao-EcanNvVT-jcNxfUvzDST-S9N0llDr-XJOsH13Uf7lvxKA-zxdxYs0RJfTAYTk_4hFQjLvU5tHoZBdHOU6aZTQx3ycmSlWwR_W0SJz9Ah58RBEd_V0nhTd05obpA5IcefiiT8mVYMexwGNpLTKOB7Ft7VL-qG-GCYBTjJ_IAFoulSK5EJGA6TbKgHM9HkDvi1h7G1v0BWQt3lK0A1YA31hM2IO7SoSN0P40l0Xdo18zWQXxDvAMYFoluwe6bEBvV1cR3NDOzlQai_VelG3cSRSQ3myfNb8Npk8GKgQ-VJK-_9nJBKCb9K24l0xt4zTXxhT_WSCrWIzHYGJHe7lm7Fu-f9JUKJRiEHFl7o-czA-i-o-qSaS5FnjcD7DjwlQX8=w1657-h933-no)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1YnzP5RK52lwt8lPhhFDPbr43EqTsyzfu-0WZVu-fBkd1hNw0NgvvlAhv_ZCc3CUhyLOSUNKrgxb63jZfrFd4i1PKSZNL_PJXrwrZf1G9183ujkaDu5r70vb7lA6HoWUfwa7d4OdbWH1DqwDAM1zJyzvOMSn_07SwnsgqXKC1BNjSxvdsXzIiW9eFuHgGVI3_tl86DCyhKZ-_4VVxhvI9jO8JXCPPsE0HKrC8SA9kKoY2WiGX_sXIls6LIzoWcXY-VqUvXrB0TWRvFAM5oTxnY4WRQDH0rEUM1Lcnawy-R60DTwSh03B20Z9cz32O_n82MNXqZrRSm20JlXGPkTizjyFHrv3fGPEuIqViZrIrcgdaOknoTPAnGobnQKbN85512I4d_q_Xmmuh4WnFFD2WM2Mf-SiBQhE7mKfUK63-kxMLY3rKqE7JezzjQm74lDKBxh1III87X8T56v70E-3-OrAabihgLP8X80ulQ5KirMFmLaiLmuRCE4ad8LmyhHIAjAsy0BQN_Uv-8DnRqD5ZFOZ0y_iCngQ7nvawHtWzh8CImcwoxD02FrrQsgPy3xRTYeEq_ryxz56snFloIuEA7dMOp_T2q0jRwmepkgX_WhQqMlGuXX7=w1657-h933-no)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: dog_of_war on April 2, 2017, 10:04:51 AM
That mutilator is so gory! I love it. Did you build him out of a terminator?

Great job on the chaos lord too. Your force is shaping up really quickly. I better get off my butt and crank out some stuff soon because your rate of getting out new models is putting me to shame.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on April 2, 2017, 10:17:28 AM
That mutilator is so gory! I love it. Did you build him out of a terminator?

Great job on the chaos lord too. Your force is shaping up really quickly. I better get off my butt and crank out some stuff soon because your rate of getting out new models is putting me to shame.

Yeah man, out of a spare Cataphact dude I had lying around. He's a troops choice, so I needed him for Highlander games. Also, not as terrible for his points with the Iron Warrior benefits and ob-sec.

Thanks man. It's been a slow process, but these guys are for fun so I'm taking my time. I hate painting the cultists though 100% rushing through them :p
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Saim-Dann on April 9, 2017, 04:42:28 AM
Your painting skills are humbling, Killersquid.
You and people like you are so inspiring. Makes me put more effort into my own painting. Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on April 10, 2017, 05:53:59 PM
Your painting skills are humbling, Killersquid.
You and people like you are so inspiring. Makes me put more effort into my own painting. Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for the kind words!

Did some work on my CSM and Ynnari (new jetbike squad to round out the force).

(http://i.imgur.com/6M5v8El.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fm9H4l0.jpg)

Also, I played a couple of games. First, was a fun highlander game.

I brought my CSM, and my friend brought his Space Wolves

I had the chaos lord, with the siegebreaker mace, 3 terminators, 3 bikes, 5 man marine squad in Rhino, mutilator, 2 units of 2 obliterators, 10 cultists and a helbrute.

He had

Wolf Gard battle leader with a hellfrost bolter, Wolf Priest, And Ulrik the Slayer
Squad of grey hunters in a drop pod, squad of bloodclaws in a rhino, tri-las predator, long fang squad, and a squad of bikers.

We played Contact Lost, which is a maelstrom mission where you gain new objective cards for each objective you control.

Game was pretty close for most of the game. Chaos Lord killed Lukas in a challenge, but then was sucked away by Lukas's stasis bomb.

Helbrute did a good job holding up the grey hunters and the blood claws for a bit, but the Wolf Priests power maul, and krak grenades from the squads eventually took it down.

We were tied on points until the end, but I claimed 3pts in my last turn, which ended the game on a 5pt for Wolves - 8pts for Iron Warriors.

(http://i.imgur.com/qM5KEja.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xqf0JuP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KEnHGH5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GJbk9wS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/X18qUWK.jpg)

Second game was with my Ynnari Harlequins vs Genestealer Cult. My buddy wanted a 'competitive' practice game.

I had the first turn (which I kept) and we were playing ITC Mission 3 (which is kill points).

1850pts. I don't know his exact list, but he had a bunch of smaller units, all the characters and a massive first curse.

SoulBurst did me really well this game. My opponent had not played against the rule before, so was a bit thrown off by how crazy good it is. His First curse was an issue though. I had my big character blob invisible when they charged in, but he still did an incredible amount of damage. I then held them in combat by fog of dreaming his unit, and then hit and run so I could pick off models with the star weavers and windriders.

One of my favourite parts of the game, was where he summoned a unit of 10 Neopythes to kill my Death Jester holding an objective, and then I soul-burst with both units of windriders and shot them off the table.

by the end of the 4th turn, I had lost one jetbike squad, a couple of characters and a few models from a few units, and he was down to just his patriarch and a handful of genestealers. He called it, as he could not catch up on maelstrom or Kill Points.

I'm still making a lot of mistakes with the list. I need to keep my units paired up, to make best use of Soul burst. I also was far too aggressive with a few units, which cost me time or that unit.

The table was divided by a lot of LoS blocking terrain, which hindered both of our shooting, but benefited me more because of my superior mobility.

(http://i.imgur.com/E1ue8di.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BqybJ4O.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tbuTrfP.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 11, 2017, 09:40:10 AM
That chequer pattern on the canopy must have taken ages! Very nice :)

Love your Iron Warriors too. They're probably my favourite Traitor Legion. Just so damn 40k ;)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Cavalier on April 11, 2017, 01:01:37 PM
Nice... Like the look of that Lord and the Harlie windriders look sweet! Interesting intel on those games too... yeah playing with the Ynarri, its easy to go too far... sort of over extend yourself moving out unsupported units. Anyway great stuff KS, love it!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Saim-Dann on April 11, 2017, 07:18:17 PM
Wow! So you didn't just paint a checked pattern on the jetbike canopies. You highlighed them as well... Now that's just showing off, mate. Nicely done, and your painting style looks good on the table. That's always the big test, isn't it? Some of my past jobbies looked ok on the shelf but were waaay to busy as a unit on the table. Like your style, Killersquid. Be well!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on April 12, 2017, 01:26:24 PM
Wow! So you didn't just paint a checked pattern on the jetbike canopies. You highlighed them as well... Now that's just showing off, mate. Nicely done, and your painting style looks good on the table. That's always the big test, isn't it? Some of my past jobbies looked ok on the shelf but were waaay to busy as a unit on the table. Like your style, Killersquid. Be well!

Gotta always add those highlights to make things POP! And yeah, I paint these things for tabletop, I don't care too much for win any painting awards. I just want to be proud to show them off.

Took some pictures of other things I've been working on. My hobby desk is super cluttered right now with various projects.

Here are some more pictures of Iron Warriors dudes I've not shown yet.

(http://i.imgur.com/PZ62bLS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gn0nU5T.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yqZUrgq.jpg)

And also a couple of blood bowl teams I'm getting around to painting. I won the box in the fall, and haven't bothered to work on it yet. I also have a half built set of Dreadfleet I'm excited to play with too.

(http://i.imgur.com/m1rAbkp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pxvp87E.jpg)

I've posted plenty of pictures of my Harlequins (which is the faction that started this thread), so here are the new additions to that force when I play as Ynnari.

(http://i.imgur.com/khrc52Z.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GMmMFUi.jpg)

And finally, for my current favourite game, Frostgrave!

Some undead for encounters

(http://i.imgur.com/3hR9U67.jpg)

And a new warband I'm working on (my old warband is getting long in the tooth).

(http://i.imgur.com/POItGtu.jpg)

From left to right Theif, Barbarian, Treasure Hunter, Wizard, Infantryman, Apprentice, Thug, Archer, Ranger and a spectral soldier (in case I get the pre-game spell off).

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Aurics Pride on April 12, 2017, 02:26:08 PM
Holy crap KS you've done some serious work! I'm really not sure what to comment on first.....
The Iron Warriors are looking absolutely superb, I really love the converted Contemptor. More Chaos armies need to use old 30k bits!
Your Windriders have me on the verge of a change of pants though, just wow. Is it possible to get some closeups of them?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Saim-Dann on April 12, 2017, 10:56:15 PM
Crikey Moses! You've got some licorice allsorts there, don't you Kill. Each one shows a different skill. All you need now is some Epic and Gothic and you'll have a little bit of everything.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Dread on April 12, 2017, 11:36:49 PM
First off, Holy diamonds Batman! Look great, I mean well done! 2ndly, that checkered table must have given you a headache, whew. Everything else looks groovy too.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on April 13, 2017, 05:41:32 PM
I have a bit of hobby ADD. I don't like to finish any one project, just chip on other things. I have 1000pts of Bolt Action in a box too I'll eventually get to lol.

The Iron Warriors have been fun to work on, mostly as they are so quick to paint. A nice change from other things.

First off, Holy diamonds Batman! Look great, I mean well done! 2ndly, that checkered table must have given you a headache, whew. Everything else looks groovy too.

lol. After painting 1850pts of harlequins, checkers don't bother me anymore.

Crikey Moses! You've got some licorice allsorts there, don't you Kill. Each one shows a different skill. All you need now is some Epic and Gothic and you'll have a little bit of everything.

Never played epic, but I did have a Necron fleet at one point, and had a bunch of Imperial Ships in boxes for a while, before I gave them away to someone else. Hard to find games. I started painting Battletech models, until I realized I'd never use them.


Holy crap KS you've done some serious work! I'm really not sure what to comment on first.....
The Iron Warriors are looking absolutely superb, I really love the converted Contemptor. More Chaos armies need to use old 30k bits!
Your Windriders have me on the verge of a change of pants though, just wow. Is it possible to get some closeups of them?

I'll try and take some nice pictures when I have some good lighting. My phone's camera is not too great for the most part lol.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Cavalier on April 14, 2017, 07:10:36 AM
Damn KS! These look great... For me the Iron Warriors take the cake though! Those bikes look fantastic! The Mk IV armor is just a superb look... its a real standout look for the Iron Warriors who are usually in MK II. But I like this because it makes them look more deadly. Fantastic stuff bud... the Harlie JB's look great too. You are rolling, keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Looshkin on April 14, 2017, 08:06:57 AM
Blimey KS, you have been busy! Those Iron Warriors are terrific. I like the charnel house feel that you've achieved with them. The Contemptor in particular looks like he's been working as a butcher for the past millennium! The Jet Bikes are also fantastic. Really impressive details and I'm sure they'll stand out on the table.

You really are a hobby butterfly! I thought I was bad, but I normally stick to only 2 systems at a time!!

Great work, keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on April 25, 2017, 01:29:17 PM
I've done done a lot of painting in a bit, but I went down to visit Skari from Skardcast.

He did an army show case of my Iron Warriors, and we played a game.

Check it out!

https://youtu.be/tj2g6ZeEPSM (https://youtu.be/tj2g6ZeEPSM)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Saim-Dann on April 25, 2017, 08:57:15 PM
They look nice all on display like that, Killer. Will have watch the game when I have more time.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Alienscar on April 26, 2017, 10:49:40 AM
The showcase is a really fun watch. Has the Battle Report been posted yet as I can't find it?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on April 26, 2017, 10:57:32 AM
Nah, Skari has not posted the battle report yet. I'll post a link when he does. I think he's still working on editing it.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Cavalier on April 26, 2017, 01:43:24 PM
Hey KS, left a comment on Youtube for you. So awesome to see your army get a showcase video. So well deserved. Can't wait to see the actual bat-rep. Rooting for you bud!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on April 26, 2017, 02:45:27 PM
Hey KS, left a comment on Youtube for you. So awesome to see your army get a showcase video. So well deserved. Can't wait to see the actual bat-rep. Rooting for you bud!

Yeah, I saw that! No spoilers, but the game was really close. It was fun to play the Iron Warriors on a nice table.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on May 1, 2017, 09:20:03 PM
Came upon a whole bunch of new models for my bloodhound army.

40 bloodreavers, 1 korgoroth, 10 blood Warriors, 1 of each character from the starter box and 5 wraithmongers.

Starting with the wraithmongers, as they are all stars in game. After that, 20 blood reavers and then the korgoroth.

Ordered the blades of khorne book, so depending on if I have the models to build any of the Battalions, I might change my painting order lol.

So excited to play more Age of Sigmar.
(http://i.imgur.com/ReoWZXm.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: dog_of_war on May 1, 2017, 10:18:24 PM
Looking deadly Killersquid. Those are some great looking models. I'm really looking forward to seeing you get some paint on these. I'm surprised to see basing on the model before paint. It's something that I've noticed Cavalier does as well. I'm always one to base after a paint job, as I get extremely frustrated when I get paint on my basing material.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Saim-Dann on May 1, 2017, 11:37:25 PM
Killersquid:
Niiiiice! Are their rules as mean as they look?

Dog of War:
I base first as well. Don't have to be as gentle with the dry brushing if not having to avoid a painted model.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Killersquid on May 2, 2017, 08:15:14 AM
Looking deadly Killersquid. Those are some great looking models. I'm really looking forward to seeing you get some paint on these. I'm surprised to see basing on the model before paint. It's something that I've noticed Cavalier does as well. I've always one to base after a paint job, as I get extremely frustrated when I get paint on my basing material.

I like top sand the model first, as my basing needs to be basecoated black, so might as well do that while priming the model too. I find the primer helps the sand stay on the base.

Killersquid:
Niiiiice! Are their rules as mean as they look?

Dog of War:
I base first as well. Don't have to be as gentle with the dry brushing if not having to avoid a painted model.

Yes, they are really cool in game. Give out +1 aura and force your opponent to attack themselves when they die. and they have 4 rend -1 attacks each and 3 wounds a pop.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects (mostly Iron Warriors these days)
Post by: Dread on May 3, 2017, 12:47:36 AM
Those are gonna be killer. I'm so glad to hear you like AOS so this 40k change should be good for you.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on August 3, 2017, 12:28:00 PM
So, picked up the Talons of the Emperor Box, so starting on a new army.

What I have so far is

2 squads of Custodes
1 squad of sisters of silence
2 contemptor dreads
1 land raider
Rhino

Time to get building.

Here is what I have so far.

(http://i.imgur.com/A11ijNO.jpg)

And, for fun, a size comparison of a Mk5 Marine, Primaris Marine, and an Adeptus Custodes. These guys are huge!

(http://i.imgur.com/MWEOWUv.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on August 4, 2017, 02:16:29 PM
Nice. Definitely getting a nice little detachment of these dudes in the future.

How you gonna paint them? Retributor Primer? Its a slightly different shade then the pot. But you can literally do a 5 second dry brush and it'll blend perfect.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on August 6, 2017, 08:55:18 AM
I can't get the primer, as it's not available for online shopping for me, so I'll need to paint them by hand. I am pretty much out of gold paints, so I will probably do the Retribtor/agrax/sigmartie/stormhost silver deal.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Looshkin on August 6, 2017, 03:46:26 PM
I can't get the primer, as it's not available for online shopping for me, so I'll need to paint them by hand. I am pretty much out of gold paints, so I will probably do the Retribtor/agrax/sigmartie/stormhost silver deal.

Ugh, such a shame that you can't get the spray. That'll be a lot of extra work...but the recipe you're using is superb for golds. These guys and gals should look superb.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on August 15, 2017, 08:00:56 PM
So, my paints finally arrived, so stuff is starting to get gold.

(http://i.imgur.com/JbcNK5f.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: dog_of_war on August 15, 2017, 10:43:01 PM
Ooooo, shiny! Looking great KS. I'd love to see some step-by-step colour applications to see how they progress. Maybe just one shot with a model per step. Keep up the hard work.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on August 16, 2017, 08:02:28 AM
Nice! You really banged that out considering its all brush work. My one recomendation... don't highlight with Stormhost Silver! Re-highlighting with Retributor after all the washes is usually all you need to do. Use a little Liberator if the model is screaming out for a proper highlight in a given area. Let the gold do its thing without the silver!

Thats just me though. I'm sure it'll come out great either way. Good luck KS can't wait to read some bat-reps too  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquid\'s Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on August 16, 2017, 08:55:55 AM

Turns out these models have a lot of detail on them. Gonna take a while to get them finished.

Nice! You really banged that out considering its all brush work. My one recomendation... don't highlight with Stormhost Silver! Re-highlighting with Retributor after all the washes is usually all you need to do. Use a little Liberator if the model is screaming out for a proper highlight in a given area. Let the gold do its thing without the silver!

Thats just me though. I'm sure it'll come out great either way. Good luck KS can't wait to read some bat-reps too  ;D

Hmm, I do like silver highlights on gold though, but that's just me (as a spot colour more then anything else).

Ooooo, shiny! Looking great KS. I'd love to see some step-by-step colour applications to see how they progress. Maybe just one shot with a model per step. Keep up the hard work.

Here is the first dude I am working on (on the left)

Basecoat with two thinned coats of Retributor Gold, wash with Riekland Fleshshade, and then another layer of Alric Gold (on raised parts).

Gotta get me some Liberator gold for the next highlight (I forgot it as part of my order).

(http://i.imgur.com/7XfEspN.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: angel of death 007 on August 19, 2017, 10:46:50 AM
KS,

I must say you do a lot of excellent work on your models.   I am just wondering with the amount of paint and the detail you do on your models how long does it take you to paint say a typical 10 man squad to that level?

I have so many painting projects and even with taking a week off of work putting out a 10 man unit of anything would take me forever and doubtful i would get it done.

Just wondering how you have the time especially when you mentioned you work?

Great work on everything and I hope your painting motivates me to complete some of my own.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on August 21, 2017, 07:36:36 PM
KS,

I must say you do a lot of excellent work on your models.   I am just wondering with the amount of paint and the detail you do on your models how long does it take you to paint say a typical 10 man squad to that level?

I have so many painting projects and even with taking a week off of work putting out a 10 man unit of anything would take me forever and doubtful i would get it done.

Just wondering how you have the time especially when you mentioned you work?

Great work on everything and I hope your painting motivates me to complete some of my own.

Hey, I was away all weekend at a tournament in Ottawa. So, I have not had much of a chance for any painting.

I find the first model I paint takes a while, but then I batch paint the rest and it goes by quickly.

Infantry models I can probably finish in 2-3 hours.

But, I batch paint so it takes individually longer, but as a whole shorter.

I can probably paint a full squad in a week or two (depending on work and what else I am doing).

I usually spend time on my days off painting, and I paint one or two hours a night before bed. Setting aside an hour a night to paint is a great way to chip at projects. ( and often leads to more than an hour).

I also watch TV shows while


It's a bad photo, but here is the first custodes now.

(http://i.imgur.com/SlBEzvw.jpg?1)

Not sure what to do for basing. Might pick up the GW urban bases, or the shattered earth bases to use.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on August 22, 2017, 07:59:51 AM
WOW! Looks super super good KS. I love those blue gems... sickening spot color choice. The gold looks phenomenal as well. Love it! Keep rocking I can't wait to see this army finished!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on August 22, 2017, 12:13:34 PM
WOW! Looks super super good KS. I love those blue gems... sickening spot color choice. The gold looks phenomenal as well. Love it! Keep rocking I can't wait to see this army finished!

Thanks bud! I am still not sure what to do for the base, but I'll worry on finishing all the models first. Then I'll probably pop them all off the bases and do those separately.

I worked on the first squad a bit more this morning before work, and last night before bed.

here they are so far.

(http://i.imgur.com/mRphmFe.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: magenb on August 22, 2017, 08:35:13 PM
Looks great mate.


Is it just me or have these guys been taking fashion tips from CWE ;)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on August 23, 2017, 08:08:31 AM
Wow... SO nice KS. Absolutley love the work you've done with the gold. It looks real! Usually not a fan of the lighting bolts on power weapons but you absolutley killed it, and it looks fantastic.

Damn dude I've missed seeing your painting projects. Killing it as always. Keep it up
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Saim-Dann on September 3, 2017, 07:40:01 PM
Doing well KS!
Have had a squiz at all your posts that I've missed and they look Micky Mouse. The gold is not easy to apply flat, and those blue gems?...Niiiiice! Have also zoomed in on the non-helmet guy, and you've done a great job on his face... Pointy ears forever!!   
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Calamity on September 4, 2017, 03:43:44 AM
Awesome Custodes Killersquid!  The highlights on the gold really help to bring it out.   :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on September 5, 2017, 02:11:19 PM
Thanks folks. Got the first batch of models done and did their bases as well. Ripped the models off the bases to do them separately. Pretty happy I did that, as the bases turned out really well.

(https://i.imgur.com/8pGZaw4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kD7bBFu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/86tQyzr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/s1x2INi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/LnpZ97d.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on September 6, 2017, 08:08:08 AM
WOW! They look awesome KS. Damn... The blades look fantastic and the gold came out sick on the whole mob. The unhelmed guy is my favorite though... really killer work man. This force here would be such an awesome "allied" detachment. Super thematic. Great stuff man keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on September 6, 2017, 05:22:11 PM
WOW! They look awesome KS. Damn... The blades look fantastic and the gold came out sick on the whole mob. The unhelmed guy is my favorite though... really killer work man. This force here would be such an awesome "allied" detachment. Super thematic. Great stuff man keep it up!


Thanks bud!

I'm not making an allied force though, going to go pure talons (and then allied hq choice to make the army legal).

I have just finished the land raider and a unit of sisters of silence, so I'll post those when I have a chance.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: magenb on September 6, 2017, 05:59:36 PM
very nice, love the blade effects too.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Aurics Pride on September 7, 2017, 03:16:01 AM
Very nice KS! I think the bases really suit the models, they give a great contrast to the bright armour.
I've got to give you a lot of credit, painting gold is not easy at all and to do a great job with it as the predominant colour is pretty impressive!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Looshkin on September 9, 2017, 07:45:53 AM
Nice stuff KS! That force looks great.

I love the fact that you've managed a look which isn't too warm - which I always find Gold heavy models to be. As it is, It's nice and cool and the spot colours work really well. The blues in particular are a great choice.

As for the bases - they're perfect for the army. The really contrast well and make the model pop, while also helping cool the models down.

All in all, terrific!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Ynneadwraith on September 11, 2017, 10:55:28 AM
Yeah these are really nice KS :) the more i see these the more i want to have a crack at them myself...
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on September 11, 2017, 01:22:30 PM
Yeah these are really nice KS :) the more i see these the more i want to have a crack at them myself...

Thanks! The kits are gorgeous! Definitely need to follow the directions though, as only certain arms and glaves go together, and it's hard to tell once you clip them off the spruce (nightmare!).

Nice stuff KS! That force looks great.

I love the fact that you've managed a look which isn't too warm - which I always find Gold heavy models to be. As it is, It's nice and cool and the spot colours work really well. The blues in particular are a great choice.

As for the bases - they're perfect for the army. The really contrast well and make the model pop, while also helping cool the models down.

All in all, terrific!

Thanks! I appreciate it! I have my 1500pt force finished (and played a few games with them), I'll post a few photos soon.

Very nice KS! I think the bases really suit the models, they give a great contrast to the bright armour.
I've got to give you a lot of credit, painting gold is not easy at all and to do a great job with it as the predominant colour is pretty impressive!


Thanks! couple of thin layers for basecoat and then careful layers of highlights!

very nice, love the blade effects too.

Thanks! me too, I'm glad I put the extra bit of work into those.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on October 20, 2017, 03:13:52 PM
Well, I'm pretty much done the Talons of the Emperor for now, but I have a second Talons of the Emperor box on the way that my friend is getting for me, in exchange for painting his Age of Sigmar, and Dark Imperium starter boxes.

I have lost one game with the Talons though, which is something I'm not used to.

I have some pictures I took in a few of the games I played.

(https://i.imgur.com/siFwSx3.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/61U2DAe.jpg)

These were 1500pts, vs the new Astra Millitarium.

He had three tank commanders, 4 heavy weapon squads, and a bunch of deep-striking elysian drop troops.

I ended up effectively tabling him, while winning Maelstrom.

The following pictures was a maelstrom game against Death Guard

Sorcerer, Typhus, Plauge Priest
3x20 pox walkers
x2 blight drones
Hellforged Contemptor
Unit of Plauge Marines
Terminator Lord

This was one of the games where I lost the most, but the pox walkers were easy to chew through, and once they were dead his army crumbled. Typhus is a beast though. He took a custodian squad and a contemptor to kill.

I won the game by charging his sorcerer with the Land Raider, killing him in assault, and capturing the objective lol.

(https://i.imgur.com/mIJLgri.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bfb8Syt.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ORWZhgC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/feCfXKv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oMkAJ3B.jpg)

I recently played a game against Skari from the Skaredcast, so that'll show up on his youtube channel in the next few weeks! Second game I played against him with the Talons of the Emperor, and the first time I tabled him.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on October 20, 2017, 03:24:16 PM
Great pics KS. Really love how bold these dudes look on the tabletop (nice tables BTW). Glad to hear you've been having success with these guys, cause I hear almost nothing about them on the web. Kudos to you for playing a more challenging army and actually winning with it. Can't wait to see you beat Skari! Definitley caught my attention there bud. Real happy to see an update and all the pictures are fantastic. Do keep us up to date... always interetsted to see what you've been up to. Keep up your winning ways KS, I'm rooting for you bud  8)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Saim-Dann on October 20, 2017, 07:14:27 PM
Niiiiice!
The models, the winning, the table all Micky Mouse, Killer. Am always happy to read of a victory over the Death Guard. What's the name of the youtube channel you gamed on? Would enjoy watching that... Be well!   
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on October 21, 2017, 07:40:56 AM
Great pics KS. Really love how bold these dudes look on the tabletop (nice tables BTW). Glad to hear you've been having success with these guys, cause I hear almost nothing about them on the web. Kudos to you for playing a more challenging army and actually winning with it. Can't wait to see you beat Skari! Definitley caught my attention there bud. Real happy to see an update and all the pictures are fantastic. Do keep us up to date... always interetsted to see what you've been up to. Keep up your winning ways KS, I'm rooting for you bud  8)

Well, the first game I played with the Talons of the Emperor against skari, I beat him, but he didn't film that game. The second game is the one he filmed, and I'm not going to spoil the ending  ;)

It's a fun little army. Hopefully I'll get it to 2k soon enough. The tables are not mine, they are from a store an hour and a half away from me (until recently, the nearest place I could play 40k).


Niiiiice!
The models, the winning, the table all Micky Mouse, Killer. Am always happy to read of a victory over the Death Guard. What's the name of the youtube channel you gamed on? Would enjoy watching that... Be well!   

Hey, thanks! It's called the Skaredcast SkaredCast - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPMpFBGxL7DL2rBUkeQAEdA?pbjreload=10). I've been in a few of his videos, so check 'em out.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on November 7, 2017, 10:45:51 AM
Well, the first bit of the army is done. Added some skulls to the bases from the new skulls box GW sells (which is really sweet).

I have another talons of the emperor box on order, and then I'll need to figure out my 2000pt list.

(https://i.imgur.com/lQArm0d.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2gZZ5J1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4K6pjKS.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hxnY1RN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/dHNCgCI.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Vo06yke.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kpM6w44.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/VQeBNtI.jpg)

Also, the bat rep I'm in has been posted.

8th Edition Warhammer 40k Battle Report - Dark Eldar vs Custodes - 1500pts - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6933ivYOEk4&t=243s)

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on November 7, 2017, 04:10:05 PM
Looking really nice KS. Some super nice finishing touches, the transfers in particular bring a lot. I'd like to get some of those for my DA, as they touch on some of their pre-heresy iconography like the crossed blades and what not.

Great job in the bat-rep too. You really smashed Skari which is no small feat. But it seemed like you guys were having a great time the whole way.

Any plans on adding some of the FW kits to the mix? I'm a monster fan of all the stuff they've released for them, though I know their are a lot of people who dont like it. I think they look fantastic though and would go a super long way to making this army stand the test of time. Particularly the flyer for some pseudo-Storm Raven action.

Anyway great stuff KS. Can't wait to see what comes next.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 7, 2017, 06:21:11 PM
Lovely models Killersquid!
Keeping metallic's smooth on such large surfaces isn't easy. Not for me anyway. The basing looks Micky Mouse as well.

First time I've watched a Skari vid. Looked like you both had fun. Have always wanted to know, Does the filming bog the game down much? Thanks for sharing, mate. Really enjoyed this posting... Be well!     
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on November 8, 2017, 09:06:23 AM
Looking really nice KS. Some super nice finishing touches, the transfers in particular bring a lot. I'd like to get some of those for my DA, as they touch on some of their pre-heresy iconography like the crossed blades and what not.

Great job in the bat-rep too. You really smashed Skari which is no small feat. But it seemed like you guys were having a great time the whole way.

Any plans on adding some of the FW kits to the mix? I'm a monster fan of all the stuff they've released for them, though I know their are a lot of people who dont like it. I think they look fantastic though and would go a super long way to making this army stand the test of time. Particularly the flyer for some pseudo-Storm Raven action.

Anyway great stuff KS. Can't wait to see what comes next.


Thanks bud!

I would like to get some of the FW kits, mostly the terminators, or the Dreads, but they only have rules for 30k, so I won't be able to use them  :-\

Lovely models Killersquid!
Keeping metallic's smooth on such large surfaces isn't easy. Not for me anyway. The basing looks Micky Mouse as well.

First time I've watched a Skari vid. Looked like you both had fun. Have always wanted to know, Does the filming bog the game down much? Thanks for sharing, mate. Really enjoyed this posting... Be well!     

Thanks!

Yeah, it does. Adds maybe an extra 30min - and hour to the game. Not a huge deal though, we usually have the time for that.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Cavalier on November 8, 2017, 09:29:11 AM
Quote
I would like to get some of the FW kits, mostly the terminators, or the Dreads, but they only have rules for 30k, so I won't be able to use them

Thats really annoying...

I was equally peeved when GW released rules for the Tartaros termies and they didn't have the option for Thunderhammer + Stormshield. I was hoping FW was gonna make a 40k datasheet for them but it didnt happen. Seems like a major missed opportunity.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on November 8, 2017, 10:30:15 AM
It does make sense. The Legio Custodes isn't as relevant in 40k as it was in 30k. For the Tartaros termiantors, Storm Shields were not a thing in 30k, so they never had the option. The 40k rules only cover what's in the box, as most datasheets do.

Might try to expand into 30k, as I think it's a much better game than 40k.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Drah on November 8, 2017, 10:40:43 AM
It does make sense. The Legio Custodes isn't as relevant in 40k as it was in 30k. For the Tartaros termiantors, Storm Shields were not a thing in 30k, so they never had the option. The 40k rules only cover what's in the box, as most datasheets do.

Might try to expand into 30k, as I think it's a much better game than 40k.

Give it time and am sure FW will come up with some rules for 40k as most models inevitably do, although might be waiting quite a long one for that to happen.

30k was and is still a good game, much better than 7th ed 40k, although less people (myself included) are inclined to play it anymore since the launch of 8th edition
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 8, 2017, 11:18:30 AM
G'day Killersquid and Drah!
Like the look of 30K, however, cannot afford another addiction/hobby. Same for AoS.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 9, 2017, 07:25:22 PM
Lovely Talons Killersquid ;) I especially like the redhead SoS :) the Sigmar Priest conversion (he is a sigmar priest isn't he?) is a really nice little touch too.

G'day Killersquid and Drah!
Like the look of 30K, however, cannot afford another addiction/hobby. Same for AoS.

Tell me about it. I've got enough ideas to make my way through without delving into cannibalistic Wood Elves and Lost Legions of Biomancers and other such ideas I could quite easily run away with...
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on January 11, 2018, 09:03:42 AM
Well, I became tired of my Custodes looking the same as everyone elses, so I decided to dirty them up a bit, for better or for worse. I think they are much more interesting now.

I also painted up an Inquisitor Greyfax to lead my force, until I get a real HQ choice (soon).

(https://i.imgur.com/gEeMRZ1.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/P3HFxs2.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/7ElpykV.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/vE0z4Ff.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Wl3sW3o.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/hxF54zT.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ZdDhcCl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aKfcWJD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ipYeYMC.jpg)

Also, I finished my getting started box of Flesh Eater Courts. Only a bunch more ghouls to go.

(https://i.imgur.com/01eiBYw.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: dog_of_war on January 11, 2018, 09:47:09 AM
L.O.V.E it! It's like you sent all B-movie with all the splatter gore. The rust is superb as well. You could just as easily use those guys as 'counts as' Khorne models now. Looking great.

The ghouls are superb too. I'm detecting a theme here. Did someone get some Blood for the Blood God paint for Christmas?  ::)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Alienscar on January 11, 2018, 10:05:50 AM
It is amazing how a touch of dirt/blood has added a lot of interest to what I normally find to be very boring aesthetic. In particular the guy without a helmet looks barbaric instead of angelic.

I too like the look of your Flesh Eater Courts in particular the cracked earth basing.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Saim-Dann on January 11, 2018, 01:13:13 PM
Nice touch, KS!
You've made your boys just that little more intimidating, and that court? They are blessed nice models and you've done them justice... Be well!
 
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Ynneadwraith on January 11, 2018, 03:41:07 PM
Hell yeah muddy bloody dirty Custodes :) nice to see the high and mighty of Terra getting stuck in the dirt with everyone else ;)

Your Flesheater Court looks stunning too! Really striking colours. Great choice! :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Killersquid on January 11, 2018, 04:02:33 PM
L.O.V.E it! It's like you sent all B-movie with all the splatter gore. The rust is superb as well. You could just as easily use those guys as 'counts as' Khorne models now. Looking great.

The ghouls are superb too. I'm detecting a theme here. Did someone get some Blood for the Blood God paint for Christmas?  ::)

I've been a fan of that paint since it came out. The hardest thing is just resisting over doing it!

They wont ever count as Khorne models though. We just finished repelling a Khornate invasion of Terra. Time to take the fight back to the enemy!

It is amazing how a touch of dirt/blood has added a lot of interest to what I normally find to be very boring aesthetic. In particular the guy without a helmet looks barbaric instead of angelic.

I too like the look of your Flesh Eater Courts in particular the cracked earth basing.

Thanks! I was also feeling a bit board of the way they looked when they were clean. I'm looking forward to the new Custodian Guard releases.

The crackle paint GW sells is really good, I just find you need to paint it, or wash it in order to keep it from peeling.

Nice touch, KS!
You've made your boys just that little more intimidating, and that court? They are blessed nice models and you've done them justice... Be well!
 

Thanks!

Hell yeah muddy bloody dirty Custodes :) nice to see the high and mighty of Terra getting stuck in the dirt with everyone else ;)

Your Flesheater Court looks stunning too! Really striking colours. Great choice! :)

10 thousand years sitting in the palace is too clean. The Talons of the Emperor will strike wherever the enemy is!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor
Post by: Looshkin on January 28, 2018, 07:13:01 AM
Wow. That is quite the change in aesthetic for your Custodian Guard! Technically the finish is brilliant. I think that you have gone a little too far with the weathering, but that's purely my taste. The painting is excellent and it really looks like your Talons have been in the thick of the fighting.

I simply love the Flesh Easter Court though. Such a clean paint scheme with a brilliant finish. That Zombie Dragon is terrific. Having painted one a couple of years ago, I hope you attached the wings after painting and not before...they are such a pain!

Looking forward to seeing more units for your Talons now that the Codex is out and some new units are available.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Dread on January 28, 2018, 09:24:13 PM
Looking great. Phooey, just sold all my VC.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on February 25, 2018, 05:14:39 PM
Hey all, been mostly just working on my Ghouls.

(https://i.imgur.com/WCGjTqS.jpg)

this is 1500pts, only need to finish 10 ghouls, and 6 crypt horrors to finish the force.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Calamity on February 25, 2018, 06:19:14 PM
Woah theyre awesome!  I love the undead palor youve painted them up in!  Really nice work!  :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 25, 2018, 06:20:53 PM
Fantastic!
They are a mean looking force, Killer, and you've done them justice. Like the table as well, mate.
Well done on the basing. You'll have to give us a tutorial on how to create that effect. Oh and the blood pools? Niiiiice!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on February 25, 2018, 06:34:29 PM
Thanks folks. The bases are very easy. Agrellan Earth, with a wash of reikland fleshshade, and then the cracks drybrushed with zandri dust. I then glued on some skulls and patches of grass.

The blood pools, are just blood for the blood god painted ontop.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Dread on February 25, 2018, 07:10:39 PM
Pleasantly gorey. Nice job!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Saim-Dann on February 25, 2018, 07:26:35 PM
Thanks, Killersquid!
Didn't even know this stuff existed. Is the perfect terrain for the Nids... Be well!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Cavalier on February 26, 2018, 06:53:17 AM
Wow! Amazing work KS. Truly grotesque... I love how pale everything is... and the blood effects are perfect. Its a real stark and striking paint job across the board. I love it!  The basing is fantastic too... really shows off the paint jobs. Man it makes me wish I had a Sigmar army. I'd love to fight against a force that looks like this. What an aesthetic! Great stuff KS keep it up. I'd love to see more of your stuff
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Alienscar on February 26, 2018, 07:50:10 AM
I can only agree with what everyone has already said Killersquid. Your Flesheater Court army looks amazing I particularly like how every model truly looks like it is made from bone.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on February 26, 2018, 08:27:58 AM
Pleasantly gorey. Nice job!

Thanks!

Thanks, Killersquid!
Didn't even know this stuff existed. Is the perfect terrain for the Nids... Be well!

The texture baseing paints are phenomenal, and make basing miniatures a lot easier (and not requiring glue and sand!)

Wow! Amazing work KS. Truly grotesque... I love how pale everything is... and the blood effects are perfect. Its a real stark and striking paint job across the board. I love it!  The basing is fantastic too... really shows off the paint jobs. Man it makes me wish I had a Sigmar army. I'd love to fight against a force that looks like this. What an aesthetic! Great stuff KS keep it up. I'd love to see more of your stuff

Thanks bud! You should play AOS, it's a great game!

I can only agree with what everyone has already said Killersquid. Your Flesheater Court army looks amazing I particularly like how every model truly looks like it is made from bone.

Thank you! They do like their bones (which are all picked clean of meat)!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Ynneadwraith on February 27, 2018, 04:04:49 PM
Ooh nice! These look really striking as a unified force :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Calamity on February 27, 2018, 06:40:35 PM
Thanks bud! You should play AOS, it's a great game!

I second this!  And its a good time to start too!  :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Looshkin on March 1, 2018, 10:57:42 AM
Amazing Ghoul army KS. The scheme really is striking and the finish is excellent. I love how well the blood red really stands out against the stark background. Add to that the excellent bases and you've got yourself an excellently thought out and presented force.

The bases do deserve special mention actually. I'm really impressed by the effect you've achieved with the aggrellan earth. I found it really tricky to get a finish that was cracked but not too cracked, if that makes sense. Did you have to pretreat the bases or anything? I used PVA glue first, but even then the finish was spotty at best.

Great work KS, I love the update.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 1, 2018, 03:37:43 PM
Amazing Ghoul army KS. The scheme really is striking and the finish is excellent. I love how well the blood red really stands out against the stark background. Add to that the excellent bases and you've got yourself an excellently thought out and presented force.

The bases do deserve special mention actually. I'm really impressed by the effect you've achieved with the aggrellan earth. I found it really tricky to get a finish that was cracked but not too cracked, if that makes sense. Did you have to pretreat the bases or anything? I used PVA glue first, but even then the finish was spotty at best.

Great work KS, I love the update.

Thanks bud!

The base paint I apply with the texture tool GW sells, and then smooth it out to the level I want. Sort of applied like a thick paint, but not too thick. I don't pre-treat it, but I find it needs something afterwards, or it can chip off. That's one of the reasons I wash it with reikland fleshshade.  First to darken the cracks, the second is the dried wash seals the texture paint in place.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Looshkin on March 1, 2018, 05:03:30 PM

The base paint I apply with the texture tool GW sells, and then smooth it out to the level I want. Sort of applied like a thick paint, but not too thick. I don't pre-treat it, but I find it needs something afterwards, or it can chip off. That's one of the reasons I wash it with reikland fleshshade.  First to darken the cracks, the second is the dried wash seals the texture paint in place.

Ah, that all makes sense. thanks for the tips, I may may have to give Agrellan another try! The Reikland Fleshade and subsequent dry brush really make the bases pop. Love them!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 1, 2018, 06:09:56 PM

The base paint I apply with the texture tool GW sells, and then smooth it out to the level I want. Sort of applied like a thick paint, but not too thick. I don't pre-treat it, but I find it needs something afterwards, or it can chip off. That's one of the reasons I wash it with reikland fleshshade.  First to darken the cracks, the second is the dried wash seals the texture paint in place.

Ah, that all makes sense. thanks for the tips, I may may have to give Agrellan another try! The Reikland Fleshade and subsequent dry brush really make the bases pop. Love them!


No worries. Took me seeing how other people used it while I was at some tournaments to see how useful the paint really is. Its fantastic if you wash it and do a quick dry brush. Still takes almost no time to do (besides drying paint), and less messy than sand.

I don't think I want to put sand on bases ever again.

I'm pushing to finish the whole force by Sunday when I am going to be filming with a buddy of mine, so I'll take a finished shot of the 2000pts when I'm done!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 29, 2018, 04:53:10 PM
Played in a 2k 40k Tourniment last weekend with the Harlies. Came 16/26 players, but 2nd place for sportsmanship and painting.

(https://i.imgur.com/FnmJE4S.jpg)

Game 1 against chaos marines. His army was highly non-optimized, and along with poor deployment choices for him led to me mopping him up pretty quick, and winning almost full points.

(https://i.imgur.com/BkvTsxZ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cJKueTl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/CMAI9gs.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Fr4pFmz.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HO2Jhg4.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6cJKQiL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yWnOvDW.jpg)

Game 2, against 'Grey Knights'. Basically, three stormravens, Crowe and a Grandmaster plus a amphetamine parrot ton of assassins.

I got bogged down fighting assassins, but kept the score a tie until turn 5, where my army finally fell apart. Played as well and cagey as I could, but Culuxes assassins are hard to kill, and I had no way to kill a stormraven.

(https://i.imgur.com/PtnDkPb.jpg)

Game 3

Vs Knights and Admech

2 knights, big unit of Dakka-bots, Cawl and some other stuff.

This table had no line of sight blocking terrain, so he basically just shot me off the table, with each robot shooting 18 shots a turn.

Did as well as I could, killing all his troops, and one knight. The exploding knight however almost tabled my whole army. This at least was the only game I was tabled, and it took until turn 5.


Overall, a fun time. Did as well as I could against some pretty mean armies. This location is known for having pretty bad terrain for their events, and this was no exception. Line of sight blocking terrain was almost non-existent, which made shooting forces work extra well.

Makes me really excite for my codex!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: dog_of_war on March 30, 2018, 07:55:51 AM
You army's looking awesome on the table. I was going to say those tables are pretty sparse when it came to terrain. Where were you playing? Was that Sir Games A Lot in Barrie?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 30, 2018, 08:06:25 AM
You army's looking awesome on the table. I was going to say those tables are pretty sparse when it came to terrain. Where were you playing? Was that Sir Games A Lot in Barrie?

Nah, Black Knight in Hamilton. Sir games a Lot has a good selection of terrain.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: dog_of_war on March 30, 2018, 09:04:48 AM
Gotcha. Didn't look like SGA, although I haven't been there in a while.

I kind of liked the look of that lava table. I'm sure the rivers were an advantage to your skimmer based army.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 30, 2018, 09:07:38 AM
Gotcha. Didn't look like SGA, although I haven't been there in a while.

I kind of liked the look of that lava table. I'm sure the rivers were an advantage to your skimmer based army.

They are both cool places. Sga doesn't run any of their own events though. Folks just use the space to run them. Like ridvan and the Barrie Bash.

Black Knight runs events every month, so at least it's good practice and itc points.

Where abouts are you located?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: dog_of_war on March 30, 2018, 06:16:16 PM
I've been living in the South End of Barrie for the last 4 years now. Working in retail really limits the weekend gaming time, and SGA really only has games Saturday afternoon. Really looking for pickup games weeknights somewhere.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 30, 2018, 09:43:04 PM
I've been living in the South End of Barrie for the last 4 years now. Working in retail really limits the weekend gaming time, and SGA really only has games Saturday afternoon. Really looking for pickup games weeknights somewhere.

Well amphetamine parrot, I had no idea. I used to live an hour away from Barrie. Well, you should hop on the wargaming Barrie Facebook page, there are always folks on there looking for games. We have a Facebook chat group too I can invite you in too. One of the guys, Ridvan, is always looking for evening games.

Log into Facebook | Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/groups/325724134155818?id=325724134155818&ref=content_filter&_rdr)

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: dog_of_war on March 30, 2018, 10:31:23 PM
Lol I just found that group and joined yesterday hoping to find some games. I'll definitely put some feelers out for some weeknight games. Thanks for the heads up  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on March 30, 2018, 10:51:13 PM
No worries bud. If you pm me your name, I can add you to the Facebook chat too if youd like. A bunch of the regulars are on there, it's not crazy active, but can be a good way of scouting out games too.

But, if you post on the Facebook page, you'll find people. I have often posted on there when I've been looking for games.

Gotta find a time we can meet up for one! If you don't mind a bit of driving, there are monthly events at Jack's on Queen in Elmville, which is always fun. Usually a bit smaller of events and slightly casual.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Cavalier on April 1, 2018, 07:54:33 AM
Hey KS good for you going out there and competing. Yet that terrain situation... all I can say is- come on bro. Whoever organized that terrain needs to go buy a couple foam insulation boards cut them up into big mountains for LOS blocking terrain. Its so easy, and its easy to store because it has such a slim footprint. You just HAVE to have it for tournament play. I can't imagine playing without that kinda terrain in any game. I appreciate it takes a lot of effort to run a tournament but you gotta have terrain.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Looshkin on April 4, 2018, 11:20:29 AM
Nice tournament recap KS! I think you did particularly well considering you're still running an Index army...and then there's the terrain issue! Wow those boards looked brutal!

Really well done, especially with regards to the painting position!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Ynneadwraith on April 6, 2018, 10:50:29 AM
16/26 isn't too bad at all, but 40k Online is really rocking it in painting competitions. Nicely done!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on April 7, 2018, 05:50:18 PM
Hey KS good for you going out there and competing. Yet that terrain situation... all I can say is- come on bro. Whoever organized that terrain needs to go buy a couple foam insulation boards cut them up into big mountains for LOS blocking terrain. Its so easy, and its easy to store because it has such a slim footprint. You just HAVE to have it for tournament play. I can't imagine playing without that kinda terrain in any game. I appreciate it takes a lot of effort to run a tournament but you gotta have terrain.

All folks around know, and be-atch about the terrain at the place. It's not a big secret. But, they have ITC ranked events, and a bunch of them, so it's still worth going.

Nice tournament recap KS! I think you did particularly well considering you're still running an Index army...and then there's the terrain issue! Wow those boards looked brutal!

Really well done, especially with regards to the painting position!

Thanks bud! Sometimes clever play can help. The new ITC missions are not win/loss, but points based, so you can still do okay, even if you loose all your games. It's great for tourniment play.

16/26 isn't too bad at all, but 40k Online is really rocking it in painting competitions. Nicely done!

Yeah bud!

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on May 30, 2018, 10:16:02 PM
Kitbashed and painted up a new Troupe Master to represent my Great Harlequins in game. Pretty stoked with how he turned out. Played a game with the new codex, and effectively tabled a Space Wolves army, with a frankly silly number of terminators. I made a lot of mistakes, but hopefully I learn from them.


(https://i.imgur.com/PzjvqYM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Yd9ZAJG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8z8iUaA.jpg)

And, I played a game against Cawl and four Dakka Bots. Surprisingly enough, I won that game as well, but it was a hard fought thing.

(https://i.imgur.com/5VFp90F.jpg)

And I played a game agaisnt Thousand Sons..But lets not speak of that game lol. I didn't kill a single model. Magnus just single handedly wrecked me. got him down to 4 wounds on Turn 1, but not killing him lost me the game.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z3Xi3bn.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: dog_of_war on May 31, 2018, 08:15:38 AM
That troupe master is amazing. I love the paint job. Itching to take those harlies on in a game. My dark eldar need some more trophies, but from the sounds of it, I'd have a pretty tough task at that. Congrats on winning your first few times out with the new codex!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Dread on May 31, 2018, 12:27:15 PM
Never underestimate the power of a silver highlight on gold and copper colors. Maybe a real light grey/white highlight on the suits. That being said, I like your guys the way they are. Do up a base and see.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on May 31, 2018, 01:01:19 PM
Never underestimate the power of a silver highlight on gold and copper colors. Maybe a real light grey/white highlight on the suits. That being said, I like your guys the way they are. Do up a base and see.

? I do have Silver highlights on my good. I'm a huge fan of that. I do have a grey/white highlight on the suits.


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That troupe master is amazing. I love the paint job. Itching to take those harlies on in a game. My dark eldar need some more trophies, but from the sounds of it, I'd have a pretty tough task at that. Congrats on winning your first few times out with the new codex!

I donno, I think dark eldar would be tough. They are just as fast as we are, and way more shootier. It's shooting and psychic heavy armies which give me the most trouble.

I keep forgetting stuff, like using a warlord trait, or which strategems to use. There is a bit of an overload of new stuff in the codex which I'm not used to from playing the index.

The transition from index-codex for my Custodes army was a lot easier, as Custodes didn't have any funky additional special rules to remember either lol.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Cavalier on May 31, 2018, 02:01:21 PM
The Troupe Master is freaking sick KS. I love it. Really looking forward to painting up my Great Harlequin in a unique scheme too. Totally inspirational.

Glad to hear you've had a good run with your Harlies. How did that game against Ad-Mech go. They are a weird match-up... I'd love to know a little bit about the lists and the ups and downs of the game. Trying to get as much intel as possible as I build my own Harlies
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Looshkin on May 31, 2018, 02:37:03 PM
Love that Great Harlequin KS. Really nice colour scheme and very well executed too. He'll look superb leading up your army.

That game against KSons sounds really frustrating! 4 wounds from a win, leading to a crushing defeat...the dice Gods are certainly cruel and fickle!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Killersquid on June 1, 2018, 09:11:54 AM
The Troupe Master is freaking sick KS. I love it. Really looking forward to painting up my Great Harlequin in a unique scheme too. Totally inspirational.

Glad to hear you've had a good run with your Harlies. How did that game against Ad-Mech go. They are a weird match-up... I'd love to know a little bit about the lists and the ups and downs of the game. Trying to get as much intel as possible as I build my own Harlies

Well, I'm basically running the same list I've been playing since 7th edition lol. The new codex doesn't change the way I play, just makes some of my choices work better and makes things a bit cheaper.

Multiple squads in transports, a few support characters, and a few squads of bikes. Although, I can now take three squads of bikes, unlike just two in 7th edition.

I run mostly Kisses on my troupes, and have a couple fusion pistols in each squad.

The Admech game was fairly straightforward. I advance everything turn 1, focusing on one flank. Shuriken to take down troops, while I focused fusion pistols to kill robots, kataphran, and Cawl. He went into 'shooting' mode with his robots right away, so I charged them with Starweavers to stop them shooting.

Really, the game is mostly decided on how much damage he can do Turn 1. In this specific case, he didn't destroy any of my transports, that worked well for me.

Love that Great Harlequin KS. Really nice colour scheme and very well executed too. He'll look superb leading up your army.

That game against KSons sounds really frustrating! 4 wounds from a win, leading to a crushing defeat...the dice Gods are certainly cruel and fickle!

Yeah, Playing agaisnt armies like Thousand Sons can be a fairly un-inspiring experiance. You just sit there while they endlessly cast powers I can't do anything to stop, and remove models as they take mortal wounds.

In this game, he boosted Magns up turn 1 with warptime, and wrecked a bunch of stuff. My whole army went into Magnus, and didn't kill him. He then proceeded to wipe me in his second turn.

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: magenb on June 1, 2018, 09:50:12 AM
The mask on the Troupe Master is a nice touch, as well as the decals on the ribbons.

You're getting to play on some nice game boards too, that larva tunnel one looked like a nice way to change things up.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects : Talons of the Emperor And Ghouls
Post by: Ynneadwraith on June 11, 2018, 09:26:24 AM
That Troupe Master is brilliant dude :) love the fanged look of his mouth. Great touch ;)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on July 7, 2018, 10:28:16 AM
Been fondling these new spells.

(http://i.imgur.com/V57qkWB.jpg) (https://imgur.com/V57qkWB)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: dog_of_war on July 8, 2018, 07:49:14 AM
Beautiful! Great paint jobs. I love how you've kept each one unique.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Dread on July 8, 2018, 10:01:52 PM
No fair! Haha! I've been eyeing them myself. They look amazing, now if I start playing the new Aos, I may have to get them.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Looshkin on July 9, 2018, 07:10:40 AM
Those spells look amazing KS. They seem incredibly receptive to a fairly simple paint job and look fantastic. Those jaws especially look helluva cool.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: SeekingOne on July 10, 2018, 02:45:59 AM
Very cool-looking spells indeed, good job!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on July 10, 2018, 03:38:51 PM
All of those spells were already looking great, Killersquid, but what you've done with them makes them stand out as truly impressive. Look the dark flame look on the Ravening Jaws the most, and the cool collage of colors on the Suffocating Gravetide. All of them look pretty snazzy, please tell us how they perform for you on the Battlefield :D.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: magenb on July 11, 2018, 09:26:47 AM
all look great, but nice glow effect on the tidal wave :)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on July 11, 2018, 12:11:12 PM
I've used the spells in three games so far. In the first game, I used just the Quicksilver swords, and over the course of three turns, it did three mortal wounds.

In my second game, I failed to cast any the whole game.

In my third game, I summoned the Chromantic Cogs, and the Ravening Jaws. Jaws preformed really well for me, especially as my opponent was quite bunched up, so I was doing D3 mortal wounds to 3-5 units a turn. Nothing terribly game breaking, and it took be a few turns to actually cast it, as a casting value of 8 is hard to get off.

I find for me flesh eaters, as I don't get bonuses to casting, getting the spells off is fairly difficult, as they all tend to have high casting costs. Also, a lot of the spells I'll never use, as I can't make good use of them (like the Spellportals), or they'd end up hurting me too (like the Shackles and Purple Sun). The Purple Sun, is super dangerous for an assault army to cast, as it effects all nearby units and can be fairly destructive. But, it's so expensive, that it's often going to be not worth the cost.

I think the Jaws is a good spell, and I want to try the Geminids of Ulgish as well. They'd be very good at dealing with deathstars.

(http://i.imgur.com/NLgk9jM.jpg) (https://imgur.com/NLgk9jM)

(http://i.imgur.com/1x3dTrx.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1x3dTrx)

Also, I've been working on my Talons of the Emperor. I have a silly idea that I want to eventually run 90 sisters of silence.

(http://i.imgur.com/5rOJxCQ.jpg) (https://imgur.com/5rOJxCQ)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: dog_of_war on July 11, 2018, 11:49:18 PM
Those sisters look incredible. I love your choice of the purple and silver. Very regal.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Looshkin on July 12, 2018, 09:29:02 AM
Thanks for the reviews of the new spells that you've used so far KS. I'm thinking that picking up that box wouldn't be such a bad idea after all. You do get a lot of plastic for the money and it sounds fun.

I'll echo DoW's comments about the Sisters too. Silver and purple is such a killer combo and you've pulled it off well here. The bases are looking great too. But 90 of the Sisters??!!! You're loco bud!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on July 12, 2018, 10:28:01 PM
The spells box is great, and the box contains a nice booklet too. The book has, amongst other things, artifacts for the realms, so you can theme your army based on the realm it hails from.

I'm working on a new army, and I can't decide between shadow or light. It's going to be a clan skyre army!

The 90 sisters is a pipe dream, of mine. Not a goal I realistically intend to meet lol.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Aurics Pride on July 20, 2018, 02:35:12 PM
Wow, KS gotta say I am loving the Sisters!
I really like the models that they did for the Sisters of silence and I have on a few occasions toyed with making a sisters of battle army using those models. Seeing that paint job is putting that thought back in my head!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Cavalier on August 4, 2018, 11:56:33 AM
Fantastic stuff KS. The Sisters and the Spells looking amazing. Glad to see you focusing on the Talons of the Emperor. I love the more esoteric elements of the Imperium and you are doing them justice with the brush (and from some insights from Skari!). Anyway love it bud. Keep rocking I wanna see more.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Calamity on August 12, 2018, 04:51:23 PM
Great job on those spells n sisters Squid!  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on August 12, 2018, 06:27:19 PM
Great job on those spells n sisters Squid!  ;D

Thanks bud!


Fantastic stuff KS. The Sisters and the Spells looking amazing. Glad to see you focusing on the Talons of the Emperor. I love the more esoteric elements of the Imperium and you are doing them justice with the brush (and from some insights from Skari!). Anyway love it bud. Keep rocking I wanna see more.

Thanks! I'll never Beat Skari with sisters though, that guy is becoming too powerful, we'll never be able to contain him!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on September 25, 2018, 07:59:53 PM
Well, now that my AoS stuff is all done (for now), I've started working on my 40k projects again. Finished my first 25 Sisters of Silence, as well as an Inquisitor, and an Armiger to support them.

(https://i.imgur.com/zBnBNpy.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/pxWMixE.jpg)

Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Calamity on September 26, 2018, 05:53:14 AM
Molto bene Squid.  Again, Im in awe of your work.  Particularly the bases.  Fantastic stuff!  ;D
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on September 26, 2018, 08:18:50 PM
Thanks man, I appreciate it. It'll be a while before I can play the army, but right now it's a project of joy for me. :-)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on September 26, 2018, 10:23:18 PM
Magnificent Sisters of Silence, Squid, they're so glorious in their splendor  :'( ;D! I can see someone must be excited for the Sisters of Battle release!!! Also loving the unique scheme on that Armiger, looks sleek. Would look forward to seeing these Sisters take the field :).
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on September 27, 2018, 03:29:51 AM
Magnificent Sisters of Silence, Squid, they're so glorious in their splendor  :'( ;D! I can see someone must be excited for the Sisters of Battle release!!! Also loving the unique scheme on that Armiger, looks sleek. Would look forward to seeing these Sisters take the field :).

Thanks man! Although, the sisters of battle codex won't do anything for me, as I don't collect sisters of battle!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: SeekingOne on October 1, 2018, 07:48:03 AM
Those Sisters of Silence look great! Very cool bases too, are they GW Shattered Realms?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on October 1, 2018, 08:37:05 AM
Those Sisters of Silence look great! Very cool bases too, are they GW Shattered Realms?

Yep! I really like the plastic bases GW made. They are fun to paint too!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Looshkin on October 3, 2018, 04:23:56 AM
You're some kind of painting machine at the moment KS! Those sisters look great. A really cool force that you just don't see on the tabletop. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Ynneadwraith on October 19, 2018, 05:43:51 AM
Man those SoS look cool :) I've been meaning to get some for ages. Might have just pushed me over the edge ;)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Saim-Dann on November 11, 2018, 03:52:38 PM
Micky Mouse, Killer!
Serious skills on display there, bloke. very inspiring... Pointy ears forever!!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on November 13, 2018, 11:44:31 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Sort of at an impasse with this force though. They are fun to work on, but they are very expensive, for so little points. Also, they are pretty terrible in game. My full force is not even 1000pts yet :P Ideally, I want to get to 2000pts, but I'm not sure it's a fools errand or not.


Thinking instead, to start a new army with the fantastic Primaris models, probably white scars.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 13, 2018, 07:55:41 PM
No reason you couldn't have a small detachment of Sisters alongside some White Scars ;)

Imperial Fists would suit them well too. Not only fluff-wise, but colour scheme as well.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on November 13, 2018, 08:22:35 PM
Good idea, I can always ally.

I mostly chose white Scars, as I really want to paint them. I think the white, with red tribal markings looks fantastic.

I certainly don't want to paint yellow lol. I'll need to think about it.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 16, 2018, 04:28:32 AM
Yeah the world needs more White Scars too ;) looking forward to what you come up with!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on November 16, 2018, 11:44:09 AM
So, I found a load of space wolf bits in my bits-box, so I'm doing space Wolves lol.

Currently building 50mk3 power armour marines, and some Tartoros terminators. I am waiting for an eBay bits order of close combat arms and bare space wolf heads, so I won't be able to finish building until then.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Ynneadwraith on November 16, 2018, 12:22:55 PM
A lot of those Wolfy bits can be repurposed as Mongolian bits if you still want to do White Scars ;)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on November 16, 2018, 12:39:48 PM
Maybe. I might paint a test mini I'm both schemes and see which I like more.

But, I'm leaning towards the wolves ha ha.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Dread on November 16, 2018, 02:50:42 PM
Wolves go with the sisters of silencereally good. I can't wait to see one painted.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on November 26, 2018, 08:29:43 PM
Well, I made my choice on a chapter. Finished my first squad, and hero.

(https://i.imgur.com/5DDDiab.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/jt2ZST6.jpg)


I just have 46 more infantry to paint, and then I have 1250pts done lol.

Also, my buddy has been working on his Speed-Waagh, so we played a couple of fun games, with the intention of learning the rules of our new armies.

(https://i.imgur.com/dvpl8lt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Qrg1mGB.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on November 26, 2018, 09:40:11 PM
Excellence personified, Squid, those are some lovely Tartaros Terminators. That's my favorite pattern of Tactical Dreadnought Plate too, so extra points. Greigor is looking good, slick thunder hammer conversion ;).
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Dread on November 27, 2018, 10:34:14 PM
That battlefield is gorgeous!  The paint on the dudes is flawless. Always a pleasure to look here bud.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on November 29, 2018, 12:52:33 PM
Will there be Primaris in your Space Wolves, Squid? :) You know, with the rumor of new Primaris kits on the horizon, alongside a new Space Marine Codex, I think I'm going to pick up one or two of the Imperial Fists Supremacy Force Battleforces. What do you think about this year's battleforces anyway?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on November 29, 2018, 03:35:09 PM
That battlefield is gorgeous!  The paint on the dudes is flawless. Always a pleasure to look here bud.

Thanks man! The tables are the stores, so I can't take credit for those.


Will there be Primaris in your Space Wolves, Squid? :) You know, with the rumor of new Primaris kits on the horizon, alongside a new Space Marine Codex, I think I'm going to pick up one or two of the Imperial Fists Supremacy Force Battleforces. What do you think about this year's battleforces anyway?

There probably will be. A buddy wants to split tooth and claw with me,which could be fun! I think my main focus will be on heresy-era tech though.

I think all the battlrforces are phenomenal deals. The imperial fist one you get less value from the models, as it has the new imperial fist upgrade spruce, but even without that, there is a great saving.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on December 2, 2018, 01:09:16 PM
Finished my first unit of grey hunters, took a group pic!

(https://i.imgur.com/aPOn87I.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Dread on December 2, 2018, 10:02:34 PM
Your paint is smooth. The battle damage on them looks great. Color transition is really clean. I can't get over the flesh tones, I usually opt out for helmets because mine look to cartoonish. Yours are so clean. Keep it up!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 2, 2018, 10:44:13 PM
Love the Grey Hunters, Squid! I agree with Dread, I think you nailed the flesh on each of the models. I think the power armor came out very well, too! Also, you paint pretty fast! ;D
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on December 3, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
Your paint is smooth. The battle damage on them looks great. Color transition is really clean. I can't get over the flesh tones, I usually opt out for helmets because mine look to cartoonish. Yours are so clean. Keep it up!

Thanks man! I have a flesh scheme pretty much down packed, but I still have a bit of trouble on larger smooth areas (like bald heads). Faces, with all the detail, are the easiest.

Bugmans glow- fleshed wash- cadian fleshtone pretty much all over, keeping the recessed areas dark, and then an edge highlight on brows, nose, ears etc with Kislev flesh.

Love the Grey Hunters, Squid! I agree with Dread, I think you nailed the flesh on each of the models. I think the power armor came out very well, too! Also, you paint pretty fast! ;D

Thanks!

The basecoats/ pin washes took the most time. I'm pretty much at the stage with the whole army now, that I'm just doing highlights and blocking in the non-armour colours. Now that I've got the techniques down, I can chew through the models pretty fast. I put in an hour or so a day (more on weekends), so I can get a squad done a week (or so).

I'm just worried about burnout, as I have 35 more power armoured marines built I need to paint. :-P But, the squad markings, battle damage and transfers keep me excited for the end stages.

Just finishing up my rune priest now.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on December 9, 2018, 11:12:18 AM
Yesterday we had out stores secret Santa. I think I got the store manager as my Santa, as holy amphetamine parrot this is a lot of boxes!

(https://i.imgur.com/najldgP.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Dread on December 9, 2018, 08:37:34 PM
You lucky dog! Can't wait to see how you kit them out. I hope I get some new toys from Santa.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 9, 2018, 08:58:16 PM
Nice loot sack, Squid! I cannot wait to see what you do with them! I'm still thinking about what 40k force I want to collect. I'll be doing sisters of battle whenever they come out next year. I was looking at Primaris or Mechanicus, who have gotten quite some good points drops in chapter approved. But Tau got some really good ones too, so I am looking at them again.
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Looshkin on December 10, 2018, 12:45:20 PM
That's a lot of loot KS! Your Secret Santa sounds a lot more lucrative than my store's Secret Santa!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on December 10, 2018, 02:03:06 PM
I was blown away, that's for sure!

I finished up my long fangs, and now I'm working on one of the dreads.

(https://i.imgur.com/hn9JwfD.jpg)
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: magenb on December 10, 2018, 02:55:11 PM
wow way to go secret santa!

Really nice work on the space puppies too. How are you finding the Ikea display case?
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Killersquid on December 19, 2018, 04:13:49 PM
Been mostly just playing underworlds and working on my wolves.


I finished one of the dreadnoughts, and a unit of Thunderwolves.


(https://i.imgur.com/bsFywTv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pYH3tMu.jpg)

I played two games.



First was 2000pts against Ad-Mech, which was fun. He shot be a bunch, and I charged him and cut him up. Fun times had by all.


Second game was 1500pts against my buddies ork army, which was also very fun. We played on saturday, so tried out one of the new chapter approved maelstrom missions (tactical Cascade), which was a hoot.

(https://i.imgur.com/rsS4yno.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9VvGQ12.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/76PSjrV.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/v3XBbAo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1P9JILT.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Tmg2s87.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dN9rXwE.jpg)


Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Myen'Tal on December 19, 2018, 09:56:21 PM
More wonderful painting, Squid, I can't believe you've already painted so much! Always liked the Space Wolf Ven. Dreads, but I still cannot wrap my head around the concept of thunder wolves. Just a preference thing though, your paint job does them incredible justice ;D. Great work!
Title: Re: Killersquid's Projects
Post by: Ynneadwraith on December 21, 2018, 04:56:15 AM
Looking awesome dude! I honestly don't know how people paint 46 dudes so quickly.

I've worked out that I've painted 97 models this year...but it's taken the whole year to do it! It'd take me 6 months to do what you've done in a few weeks ;)