Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge August 2021

Well blimey, I almost forgot to post my finished Squat Army from the challenge. Of course it is not really finished, but the challenge is over and I managed to paint the models I set out to paint and more.

At the end of the challenge I was a bit run out of energy and it was a bit of a stretch to get finished. Instead of my original planned bonus round entry I had to substitute with the Ogryns (which is OK too, since I already planned to add those to my forces, but it was not what I had wanted to do).

The combined Squat forces of Tauron Mining Company.

I am pretty pleased with the army so far and I look forward to trying it out in some games. My future plans for this is to do some touch ups here and there, change some bits and bops, muscle in the rest of my unpainted Squat models and maybe add a small Imperial Guard allied force at some point.

Ogryns ready to deal out punishment.

I also have a couple of more Ogryns lined up, they are such great fun models to paint and if I am lucky they might also work out on the battle field.

Also to round up I did talk about doing a reworking of a 2nd Edition Squat Codex and I hope to eventually proceed with that. My plans are to generally base it on the Black Codex Army List from the starter set, some from Rogue Trader, some from other fanmade lists. To focus on existing models mostly, so probably not huge changes, but I can again mention the Thermite Drill of course, it will need work and playtesting, I want to make it a bit like drop pod, but it needs to have ram value and I have been speculating on the entry rules, but let's see what happens. Other things will be like the possibility to equip troops with bolters, since a lot of the old model have those.

Anyway, enough ramblings, check out the other finalists at Dr. The Viking's c0wabunga 

And I am already prepping a Genestealer Cult for the 3rd installment of the challenge.


Saturday, August 7, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge July 2021

This is the end... Almost. I finished the Squat Army I set out to do and even put in some bonus units and characters already, but as things go I am (of course) already re-working on some units to make them fit better with the Army thing-a-Mading. Hopefully I can really present a fully functional Squat Army next month with the full Army shot and all, but let us see what happens.

Squat Biker Guild or is it The Black Widows?

For this month I painted my five Squat Bikers. They look a bit different than the rest of my army, less greens and a lot of black. I thought since they are part of the Biker Guild they probably are less military inclined and more into black leather, skulls and rock n roll.

To be honest I don't like the Hearthguard very much, but in the end I opted to finish him instead of just pondering what to do with that model. I still think he feels a bit out of place there, but I gave him a banner and at least that looks ok.

"Ride out.... Whomever gets to Dr. The Vikings first choses the pizza topping..."

So rock on over to Dr. The Vikings Oldschool c0wabunga and grab a slice of the pizza!

Monday, July 5, 2021

Robot Head Tech War (Rogue Trader Battle Report)

This is a documentation of a skirmish which took place almost a year ago now (or maybe two? I am no longer sure). Anyway there is a lot of things going on as this was part of Erythron Mon S'lants ongoing quest to clear his name and profit.

On his way to find transportation Mon S'lant has so far failed a lot and now he finds himself in the middle of a Tech War focusing around Robot Head technology. He has put a new crew together, since most of his old chums got caught doing trouble or killed off.

Arnst Tod has infiltrated local Robot Eliminator Detectives, the R.E.D. to flush out Mon S'lant and in the process confiscate all 8 bit VIC-II modules for robot head agressor upgraing (or something).

As a distration one of the bio fuel containers was set to explode.....

"What? Oh no, I gotta report this to Vector"

But not only is Arnst Tod coming with his R.E.D. guards, the commotion has also awoken the attention of Ern and his local tribe of vegan cannibals.

Ern and his chums has chosen not to eat anything but plants, which is a fine thought, but since there is next to no eatable plantlife on Melnibonia it is also a very hard life. Some plants can kill you right away, other plants just taste terrible. So in a moment of brilliance Ern figured out that the meateaters should have a taste of their own medicine and his tribe turned to cannibalizing all meateating humans (and other tasty, ehm, evil meateating humanoids).

Arnst stand back watching Erns tribe swooping on to the Robot Head factory.

Commodore security troops search the perimeter to find out where the exploding sound came from and to figure out if anything of value or importance has been damaged.

Professor Doc. "Hi there, we come to barter for Droid parts"
Russell of the Commodore Sec. "Stand down, we gotta scan you first"

Mon S'lant and his crew meanwhile lurks in the vicinity.

During this part of the scrimmish the Vegan Cannibals start to take down any meat they can and searching for a droid with com uplink so they can send out their agenda into the eather. Arnst and the R.E.D. guards easily take most of the out though and sends a man into the underground tunnels to explore them.

"Go vegan or go to your grave filthy meateater!"

The R.E.D. Guards managed to pop a man up from the sewers and right into the heart of the C= store where he promtly scanned the databanks to see if anything illigal was to be found. He only found a few pirate copies of Sam Fox Strip Poker, anything else had been either erased or put in other places for safe keeping.

Vector "Get that man away from there..."

Fisticuffs ensue...

To conclude: I have no idea what this ended with, but I guess we might find out one day...

Part I can be found here: PART I
Part II can be found here: PART II

Don't know if any parts were missed too. But if this campaign takes off again it will probably go onto https://c0wabunga.com/ and you can also read more about the R.E.D. Guard here: R.E.D. Guards

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge June 2021

Another month has quickly passed. With my planning up front I had only a Termite, Living Ancestor and Mole Mortar + Crew for this month and I felt it would be quite manageable. Well I did manage to get it done, but once again only in the very last minute. I was having some trouble of different kind, but in the end I guess the important thing really is that I am still on track and actually quite close to my final goal.

Termites surfacing under cover of Mole Mortar fire.

I had already painted one Termite before the challenge (which I included in the pic) and with a bit touch up on that I now have two ready to go. 

The only thing left I am missing now is five bikes.

See more of the other entries here: Dr. The Vikings 2nd Ed Army Challenge Month 4