Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge May 2021

Another month has suddenly rushed by. Since last time I did manage to get a game in and test out the little buggers. It was great fun to play 40K 2nd edition again and I really look forward to field my Squats Host again in the future.

I was using the fanmade "Yellow Codex", which I also constructed my army for this challenge around. It turned out to work well for most parts, but other parts was not really to my liking and I have been tinkering with the idea of making my own Codex Squats at some point. Mostly I just want to build onto existing rules and lore and tweak a few things and I am especially looking in the direction of the Thermites here, but let's see what happens.

Exos and Musician

Squat Musician

Army Shot

See more of the other entries here: Dr. The Vikings 2nd Ed Army Challenge Month 3

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge April 2021

Hi there. My second month feels a bit like kind of a fail month to me. I did manage to pull off what I intended quite early and was hoping to top it up with yet another bonus unit. But as time came and went I did not manage to finish the bonus unit after all. So in last minute style I got my photos taken and sent.

April months entry for the challenge.

What I have here is Blue Squad with a plasma gun at 76pts, Squat Warlord in Exo Armour at 114pts, a Thudd Gun with crew at 51pts.

Bringing me to a total of 241pts for this round and still in the game. That is 478pts in total of my army challenge and 555pts with the added bonus Squad from last month.

Hopefully they will see some action soon too. Only a terrible cold on my part managed to hamper a planned game. But looking at the stats and list I have done so far it really made me think I might need a bit more punch and armour to add. I must see where this leads. 

Tron: Squat Warlord in Exo Armour

Thudd Gun

Blue Squad: Warriors

Army Shot

Go check out the other entries at Dr. The Vikings c0wabunga

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge March 2021

For my first entry I chose to go for a lot of infantry. I did this for several reasons, main one being to get a good head start to the challenge, but also build up a backbone for the army up front, to set the paint scheme and theme. So for March I painted Orange Helmet Warrior Squad with a Flamer special weapon and Green Helmet Thunderer Squad with 2 Heavy Bolters and 2 Lascannons, as a bonus I also finished Red Helmet Warrior Squad with another Flamer.

Only Orange and Green was a part of the challenge and accounts for 237pts of 1011pts total, but with the added 77 pts Red Squad I am now at 314pts.

For gaming reasons I have chosen to go "count as" weaponwise with the Squats, so any non standard weapon is a lasgun, for this challenge I took basic cost for all units and only added point cost for heavy and special weapon upgrades, for games unit commanders will probably also be upgraded with weapons and such. Each unit of 5 Squats has been given a special helmet colour coding.

So I am at a whooping start entry of 237pts (314pts with bonus models)/1011pts

Green Squad: Thunderers

Orange Squad: Warriors

Red Squad: Warriors

Go check out the other entries at Dr. The Vikings c0wabunga

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition Challenge

Hi guys, long time no see I guess. It has been Covid times and it has really had both ups and downs here. As usual I have been busy with painting miniatures, playing miniature games, but also a lot of non miniatures related stuff.

The main reason I haven't really posted anything is that I haven't felt I had anything new to bring. I like to finish units, gangs or projects before showcasing and most of the time I have been stagnating before getting things all the way.

Eventually I hope to get a lot of small projects finished and use a bit more time documenting it all here.

In the meantime I have joined a challenge to paint a 1000pts Warhammer 40K 2nd Edition army in six months. Run by Dr. The Viking over at old school c0wabunga. You can visit there to see the basic rules of the challenge.

Below is my starting point and the description going along with my challenge.

Approximately 1000pts 2nd Edition Squat Army

I have been playing miniature games or painting miniatures for most of my life. Beginning back in the late ’80s/early ’90s with random RPG miniatures, then moving on to miniature board games like Space Hulk or Blood Bowl and eventually getting caught up in Epic Space Marine and Warhammer 40,000.

 For this challenge, I have chosen a long neglected project of mine: painting a playable Squat Army for Warhammer 40,000 2nd edition. I already have a few Squats painted to some degree. I have been using those for Rogue Trader skirmish, Necromunda and even a bit of allying to my Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000. But even though I have been holding on to most of these models for 20 years or so I never really managed to get on with them. 

I based my model choices for the challenge on what I found most iconic of Squats and also on my current collection – I don’t want to go out buying anything extra (yet…). I also stayed clear of most of the painted minis I had, only one Thunderer had to get included and he is not really 100% painted yet.  

I ended up with 2 Warrior Squads, 1 Thunderer Squad and 1 Exo Armor Squad. With the Exo Armor Squats being the most iconic of these I bought them a Termite transport to get them up front wrecking havoc in the enemy lines. To lead them I took a Warlord in Exo Armor. Here I am using an old OOP Bob Olley model from Fantastic Miniatures. He is a bit bigger and meaner than the old ones and seems perfect as a leader for my army. I also took a Living Ancestor, another iconic Squat model, this will give me an edge in the Psychic Phase. For support I had to take a unit of Bikes, a Thudd Gun and a Mole Mortar, bringing me up to a total of 1,011 points. If I combine this with my already painted models and a bit of wargear, then I think I am very close to 1,500 points and I still have a few more models to add later.

Here is the link to the 1st Wave: 2nd Edition Challenge Wave 1