White Scars Project Update

Back in January, at the prompt of the Ireland’s Gaming Community facebook group, I set myself the goal of assembling and painting 2,500pts. of Warhammer 40k White Scars Space Marines. It’s been a struggle to be honest (and I’ve heard “Why would you do that to yourself” on numerous occasions) but I’m pretty happy with how things are going so far. I’ve even managed to get some models onto the table on two occasions – the first a 100 Power Point victory over the forces of Nurgle and the second a bloody, hard fought win against Necrons at 2,000pts. I’m hoping to get a game in at that magic 2,500pts. mark in the coming weeks, so rest assured I’ve hit the mark with regards to assembly.

Here’s the breakdown of what I’ve got done so far;

HQ – Realistically the only HQ option I have so far is an assembled Captain on Bike. I do have a Kor’sarro Kahn model somewhere but I’ve completely misplaced him. He’s unassembled and my girlfriend bought him for me for my birthday, but I haven’t been able to locate him in months. Thankfully the lads I play with have been allowing me to proxy him so I know the damage he can do – In my battle against the forces of Chaos he straight up stabbed a Rhino until it exploded.

TROOPS – I’ve 60 Tactical Space Marines in various stages of assembly and painting. I had an accident a while back and a number of them became de-assembled so I’d say about 30 of them are still in one piece, of which 10-15 are pretty much painted and another 10 require finishing touches to shoulder pads and other detail areas.

FAST ATTACK -As of last Sunday my three Land Speeders are nearly done. Like my Tactical Squads they just need a bit of detail work. I’ve also got nine Bikes that are at the same point so it’s pretty fitting that this will probably be the part of my White Scars army that gets finished first.

HEAVY SUPPORT – For this category I’m looking toward my two Land Raiders. One of them is pretty much done, again I just need to add the finishing touches while the other is assembled. Unfortunately, I bought this one pre-assembled on ebay and the owner made quite a mess of it. I’m facing the real possibility of having to take it apart to clean up some of the shoddy workmanship. It’s pretty much been sitting in a box since I got it but I have it in that 2,500pts. list I mentioned above so I’ll have to face it at some point.

DEDICATED TRANSPORT – Here again is a category that I’ve done a lot of work on. I have four Rhinos (two are actually Razorbacks that I’m using as Rhinos but have left unglued so I can switch to their original purpose if needs be) and they’re nearly done. I ran out of paint when it came to doing their tracks and haven’t gone back to them. I also have two Drop Pods awaiting a final lick of paint before I can say their finished but again, it’s not a big project.

 Well, that’s it with regards to the White Scars. I’d probably be a lot further along with them if I hadn’t stupidly decided to work on some Orcs as well. I also have some Necron Destroyers that I picked up because I thought of a colour scheme I wanted to try on them. A bit more focus and I might actually hit my goal. That’ll be a big boost when it comes to setting my goal for next year – more on that one closer to January.

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Getting There

Back in January I decided to set myself the goal of assembling and painting 2,500 pts. of White Scar space marines for Warhammer 40k. I’m nowhere close to that at the moment but yesterday I managed to field a 100 Power Points force of assembled models for my first game of 8th Edition and that came to 2,003 pts. Frankly it was a relief to see that I have gotten that far, and many of the models I used were actually over 50% painted (nearly all painted in terms of larger vehicles.) I’m feeling pretty confident that I’ll be able to get the rest finished by the end of the year.

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In terms of the battle, I came away with a lucky win. My opponent forgot to field an entire unit of chaos space marines which left me with a nearly 500 pts. advantage and I was able to sweep through most of what he had. That and I had some pretty lucky rolls when it came to Overwatch and 6+ saves. I’ll take the victory though as it was an introductory game for me and I’d no idea what any of my stuff did. Also, in keeping with White Scar fluff, I chose an enemy character as my quarry and managed to successfully eliminate him with my three Land Speeders. For the Emperor and the Khan!

I’ve Made a Big Mistake

So, the new Warhammer 40k Dark Imperium set came out on Saturday and I’ve been working away assembling the Primaris Marines models from the box. I’ve rather stupidly decided to try a different colour scheme for the models and it’s proving more annoying than I expected. In the past my White Scars have been based white with a few extra layers of white added before adding the red detailing. This time however, I began with a black base (there’s your problem) before layering Celestra Grey and Mephiston Red (detail) and then shading with Nuln Oil. Next I layered Ulthuan Grey before finishing off with White Scars White. Thankfully there are only a handful of models in this box to do and I have some pictured up when I’m done.

To Waaagh!

With the new Warhammer 40k 8th Edition just a few days away I’ve become interested in putting together an Orc army. Thankfully the guys at my local games club have decided to give a Shadow War campaign a go so I can ease myself into the project. My first batch of Ork models arrived from GW in the post this morning (1 box of Nobs and 1 box of Boys) and I can’t wait to get started on them. I’ve decided to favour melee combat with my kill team which I guess sets me down the path of a Goffs army.

My 1,000pt. Kill Team

1x Boss Nob with ‘Eavy Armour and a Power Klaw
1x Pain Boy with Choppa and Rokkit Launcher
3x Boy with Choppa and Sluggg
3x Boy with Choppa
1x Yoof with Stikkbombs and Buzz-Choppa