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.
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!
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.
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