I ortiginally bought these for an Inquisimunda campaign that was running at Cellar Dwellers that I started to get involved in… although now I am unsure what the state of that campaign is. Either way they are nice example from the early and mid 1990s 40k universe. I’m sure I’ll be able to work them into some games in the future.
From left to right we have a Missionary, an Inquisitor in Terminator armour and, a Preacher.
As it appears yesterday’d blog post was a faliure I’ll have another go at it….
I’ve just finished painting up the Servant/ Cultists of the Abyss from GW. They originally came in the Blackstone Fortress boxed game but were available seperately for a short while. Extra Chaos Cultists are always welcome round these parts and the Negavolt Cultist are rather nice, being as they are the first offical dark mechanicus figures that Gee Dub have produced, despite them being referenced in the lore/ fluff for years. Great to see more beastmen too, I remember the good old days when you could take them in Imperial Guard armies, it does seem that GeeDub are putting these little hints to the past in the box games recently, fan service for the long service gamers I guess, In recent months we’ve seen Zoats return as well as Squats and Beastmen as hired guns in Necromunda.
I’ve given these figures a quick run out with Kill Team, they weren’t particularly good but fun to play. Given I mostly go for narrative games rather than meta- chasing ultra competitative stuff.
Been a busy month this month so I’ve not got as much donews as I wanted still. I’ve finished the penultimate back of my death guard forces.
There is the new Lord of Virulance, a selection of Plague Marines and finally a Rhino that I resuced from scrap and detailed with parts from the bits box, I think it looks the part. Furthermore it should get my slow moving troops across the table a bit quicker too.
I’ve been slowly working my way through my backlog of minis. Now that there is a new (9th) edition of 40k coming out it give me extra impetus to get a decent sized army painted. So to help that along I’ve finished off my Death Guard Terminators.
I had already painted one of the blightlord terminators for a Kill Team game so I do have a squad of five in total. They all came from the Dolorous Strain box set.
I’ve also got a little squad of the Death Shroud versions- topoled up for melee they should be fairly powerful in the game.
Unfortunately I used up the rest of my Death Guard Green so I need to wait until the shops open back up to get some more to finish off my characters and Daemon Prince. Then it will be pretty much army done.
Just before the social distancing and lockdown came into effect here in the UK Evan and I tried the Aeronautica Imperialis stater box that I got for xmas. Having painted up all the aircraft in it I was keen to give it a go, Evan is always keen on any sort of air war game too.
We started off with simply one aircraft each; I took the Ork Dakka jet whilst Evan went with the Imperials. Getting the hang of the movement rules was easy enough and the shooting is simple to resolve. That said the Ork plane was shot down pretty quickly.
We then upped the numbers with Evan having both Imperial fighters whilst I took three Dakka jets. Whilst they can dish it out the Dakka jets have a glass jaw so it was another Imperial victory.
For the third game Evan took one bomber, with the mission to cross the table and escape, whilst I retained the three Dakka jets (I couldn’t help but reference the WW2 dogfight between a Sunderland and 3 JU88s in the Bay of Biscay here). With the last possible chance I managed to get the bomber shot down having whittled its hit points away one by one.
We managed all three small games in about 2 hours, just shows how quick to pick up the game is. Both of us really enjoyed it, I’ve picked up the expanded rules/ campaign book so wer’ll definiately be playing it again.