Again, it's been far too long since I've posted an update. That time has instead been spent slowly painting, a few games, some more conversions and building some terrain (to come at a later date).
As part of our local group, we've been playing a slow grow league to help people figure out 8th edition 40k and to build up our game size. While this has been a lot of fun, I'm definitely starting to enjoy the larger size games, with a few more units to play around with. Notably my ashen circle (raptors) are a tough spot for me to figure out how to use.
My first issue seems to be that when I deep-strike them to try and get an early shot or two off against enemy vehicles, they tend to miss their shots, fail their charge, and then fail the re-roll to charge too. As such, I've been playing around with expanding the squad to 10 strong, and running them up the field with the rest of my troops.
The following photos show the start of my converting process. So far I'm very happy with how the axe rakes are looking, though the effort is putting me off finishing them at the moment.
I also managed to pick up some third party jump packs from a Facebook trading group, which look much better than the loyalist ones I used on the first 5 models.
Some progress on the Chosen and Possessed.
And lastly some pictures from a game with Dave. This was his first game of 8th edition and he was taking his Tyranids out for a spin.
|The Ashen Circle (raptors) having been warptimed up the board prepare to fail a 5inch charge at some genestealers and Daves HQ choice. Ultimately this was the crucial thing that lost me the game.|
|A Lictor springs up behind my sorcerer. His life was very short after this.|
|The genestealers about to crush the raptors with glee.|
|The cultists now mopping up the genestealers. Havocs in the back are suddenly a little wary of the Lictor standing beside them.|
|Token spawn (points filler) tries to hold up some genestealers. In retrospect this was a mistake as it allowed the genestealers to consolidate towards my chaos space marines.|
|The chosen hurting from over charging their plasma guns. Whoops.|
Anyway, with luck I'll get some more photos up soon.