Thursday, 24 April 2014

Tale of Gamers: The Introduction

I recently attended a fifteen hundred point tournament at the Games Workshop in Aberdeen. It was a good tournament, fairly well run, with an interesting final mission. The big plus though, was that I got to catch up with Xenos and Proud and chat 40k with him for half a weekend. At the end of the tournament, we were both given with a flier for the next one: a 500 point tournament, with similar rules to the fourth edition combat patrol mission, designed to get people starting a new army. We were both taken with this idea (though I'm not sure if I'll actually make it to the tournament) and so set about deciding the armies we wanted to start. This was easy for me, I've always wanted to collect a Dark Eldar force and so this was the perfect opportunity to expand on the modest collection of DE models I already own. For XandP, it's a return to his first 40k love, the Blood Angels. 
 
 
 
In addition to starting these armies, we wanted to compete at Throne of Skulls in August this year. It was an obvious decision to take our new armies so a Tale of Gamers blog series seemed the only proper course of action.
The basic premise of our Tale of Gamers is that each month, starting in May, we will aim to collect five hundred points of our chosen army working our way up to our fifteen hundred point Throne of Skulls lists (the time scale may change depending on free time and disposable income, but this is what we're working towards). Over the course of the month we will paint and convert these forces with a showdown of our slowly growing armies happening at the end of each month. Hopefully, we will be able to provide work in progress shots of the models as well as a bit of insight into why we chose the units.

So onto the lists.

The initial five hundred;

Succubus, venom blade, haywire grenades
7wyches, haywire grenades, raider, enhanced aethersails
10 kabalite warriors, splinter cannon, raider, splinter wracks
Ravager, three disintegrator cannons

The middle thousand

Duke Sliscus
2x 7wyches, haywire grenades, raider
10 kabalite warriors, splinter cannon, raider, splinter wracks
5 kabalite warriors, blaster, venom, extra splinter cannon
6 reaver jetbikes, 2 heatlances
Ravager, three dark lances

The fifteen hundred I'm working towards:
 
Duke Sliscus
Four blood brides, venom, extra splinter cannon
Four incubi, venom, extra splinter cannon
2x 8 wyches, hekatrix, venom blade, hydra gauntlets, haywire grenades, raider
10 kabalite warriors, splinter cannon, raider, splinter racks
5 kabalite warriors, blaster, venom, extra splinter cannon
6 Reaver jetbikes, 2 heatlances
Ravager with dark lances
Razorwing jet fighter
 
These lists are a combination of the models I own and some from the army list and model ranges that I like. I don't expect to win many games, but I'm looking forward to hopefully fighting in the assault phase rather than just jet packing out of the way. 
That'll do for an introduction, I'll see you in May when I start gathering models together. 
Ko'vash

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