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Because I didn’t think of it soon enough and I kept forgetting to take a picture of the table after every assault phase… I did take a few general pictures and some of a few more notable moments. So anyway… I played my Space Marines, my opponent/sister (literally the only person I can play against, aside from myself maybe) ran  my Orks.

Before the game started, we rolled Capture and Control and you can sort of see my objective being up on a ‘cliff’ there and hers hidiing right behind a different piece. As you can see we both left the scarier units in reserve… :p

A not very good shot showing that the Nobz started to circle around on her right, one group of Boyz started heading up the middle of the table and the other group kind of hung out at her objective marker.I did something similar, except I completely ignored the Nobz and started heading up the middle, and sent the Captain/Tactical Squad and the Terminators around on *my* right. >.> I made a bit of a tactical error here by placing my Flamer Marine at the back of the squad, he never gets a chance to do a freaking thing… but as I was paranoid about Orks getting closer than I wanted I kept him around and effectivley lost myself a die every shooting phase after the first casualty. >.<;

Thundaface, the Waaaghboss finally succumbs to a hail or three of bolterfire… This is when I realized I probably should be taking more pictures than I had been. >.>

Beginning of Turn 3… we realized partway through Turn 2 that we’d forgotten to roll reserves… I remembered to roll mine and thus my Dreadnought popped up on my half of the table… then started trying to get int he way of the Nobz who were getting uncomfortably close to my Objective Marker. Yes, the pile of rocks on the ‘cliff, which is in fact the cliff the Cadians were standin on in my last post… so you uhm… can sort of see it now. >.> My Terminators took some casualties… being knocked down to just the two of them, apparently though that made them less of a threat than the Tactical Squad with it’s Missile Launcher. Or Captain Valerus Perun… who was also pretty much ignored. Now I’m not too sure how I’, ‘supposed’ to be using the rule for units that lose most of their units. I forget the exact percentage off hand… anyway we’ve been rolling a morale check, if passed the first time the unit continues to function. If initially failed you start to Fall Back. Every turn after that you roll a morale check again. If you pass the unit stays wherever it was after it’s last fall back. If it fails the unit retreats further.Vaultus Duait couldn’t handle that group of Nobz all by himself once they closed to melee range. If I recall rightly he managed to drop one with his flamer before the Assault Phase… wherein he managed to drop another one leavig him to deal with two of the green buggers… which apparently wasn’t in the cards… or dice.The table at the end of Turn 6… That last unit of Boyz started to get thinned out… the other unit, down to two models, retreated off the table… The Nobz failed a morale check and started to head backwards leaving my Objective uncontested… unfortunatly I couldn’t get any models close enough to even contest her Objective… even if I could those Boyz camped on it made any attempts redundant. The Coptaz never made an appearance… and we didn’t have time to continue into a Turn 7 or we probably would have. As things stood they were in my favor… but those Coptaz probably would have put a giant green wrinkle in my plans.

Now, last but not least… a not so great picture of the partially painted Gue’vesa I converted.

Right now I’ve just touched the jacket with Camo Green and the pants with Khommando Khaki. My Sept colours are very green/brown as they’re from a heavily forested world. >.> Though I’m thus far refusing to do a ‘camoflauge pattern’ because I usually don’t care for how they look on the models.  They’re halted at this stage as I’m waiting for an order from miniwargaming.com that’s being held up while they restock one of the things I ordered. I could have had them send it anyway and then just ordered the pot of  P3 ‘Battlefield Brown’ when they restocked it later but it’s kind of integral as my armour is probably going to be that colour. :p I was originally planning Graveyard Earth but it’s a lot lighter than I thought…

Whelp, my own personal computer died so I’m being forced to type this up on the other computer in the building. Not too terrible as it’s by far superior to my old machine which is a veritable fossil by comparison. It does however mean that the picture I took of my assembled and partially painted Gue’vesa units is stuck on a machine that likes to freeze up on me every couple of minutes. When you run XP with around 500mb of ram that couple minutes hardly gets windows to a useable state. >.<;  I also cleared off my camera’s memory card just prior to these issues cropping up so even that doesn’t save me. I’ll have to take the picture again for the next post… because I’m not about to wander off now and do it, it’d break my chain of thought and stop me from rambling on. We can’t have that now can we?

First up we have my AoB Warboss… whom I call Thundaface and the rest of the Orks are part of the “Reavadags” an Orkyfication of River Dogs… Because there’s a TV show here based on my little chunk of nowhere. In it at one point was a band called ‘Thunderface’ and the local sports team was the River Dogs… from Dog River. >.> He’s painted pretty much exclusively with my ‘Decoart’ paints, as are the rest of the Orks… The only Citadel paints I used were uh… Boltgun Metal… and Blood Red for the eyes. >.> He’s got some WAAAGH paint on… as do all of my non-hat wearing Orks do. In a variety of colours… some of them have it on their arms as well, I just thought it looked amusing. >.<; I’m not allowed to buy anymore Orks for this army because that green is a hodgepodge mixture of several of my paints that I probably couldn’t re-create if I wanted to. Well, I mean… I’m still planning to get some Squigs but they’re just for shelf use… because I like Squigs. Oh and derp, that angle and lighting shows unpainted parts in my gun barrels. :s

I might be trying to make a Grot Tank sometime in the future as someone on the MWG forum posted some homebrew rules for little Arena battles between Grot Tanks and it just sounds amusing to me… and I’m on the wrong continent to try ordering the “proper” Forgeworld kit. Or I’d just get those… and an Orca… and a Tetra one of their Piranha and a bunch of their Crisis Suits. >.> Luckily for me it’s to fidgety to convert currency and shipping is really expensive and whatnot. Maybe eventually I’ll visit my relatives in England again and make a stop off to buy a bunch of their stuff. Course I’d be restricted t what I can fit in a carry on bag, because like hell would I be  putting that through the hell that is the luggage department. :s Or I could get a proper suitcase instead of a dufflebag…

Next is a just for fun picture of some Terrain I made… it’s just three levels of “cliff” just large enough to obscure about half odf a Dreadnought and thus technically give a cover save… at least I think that’s how the rule works. If the picture was actually supposed to be of the Terrain then well, it’s be horrible, this should be seen from one of the sides otherwise you get a photo like this and miss you know, the entire thing. Instead though the four spare Imperial Cadians who I could have saved and converted to Gue’vesa later on but I assembled and started painting just for the fun of it. THey were the “peg and hole” variety of miniature so there really wasn’t much I could do if I’d tried to save them for bitz or anything. Uh… they’re Codex Gray fatigues roughed up with Graveyard Earth and Kommando Khaki. Then any black bits were drybrushed with Blood Red? Then any Aquila got the same treatment before faces got hit with Dwarf Flesh and then Elf Flesh. then everything got covered with a nice homemade black “wash” (simply watered down paint). They still look largely unfinished but I’m not quite sure what to do with them. >.<;

Uh, I’ve got a ruined building made from foamboard busy getting a little bit melted by spraypaint… I really like the foamboard because it doesn’t melt as dramatically as the styrofoam  I used earlier. You hit it a little heavily and you get this nice rough looking spot. Breaks up the flat parts and saves you putting rocks or dirt *everywhere*. Uh, I had some long strips left over so I cut them into vaguely block shapes and glued them up into a hodgepodgey little wall section. It’s also being melted a bit at the moment. I’ve also got a proper undamaged building assembled… but nothing glued into place. I’ve just ‘nailed’ it together with toothpick halfs so I can fit it together and abuse some of my measuring whoopsies into shape. I intent to put a signboard up on top but I’m not sure what I want it to say… I’ve got a bunch of Imperial Propaganda pictures I pulled off of google so maybe something from those can be shooped to fit it. I’ve also got to figure out how to make a door for it… I’m not confident enough at all in my freehand painting skills to consider just trying to paint one on. >.<;

Uhm, yeah that’s about it…

Well, I ran into a slight dilemma, which I think I have since solved. I ordered a bunch of rifles, heads and backpacks from BitzBarn.com a little while ago and I received a refund, I thought, because they over guesstimated their shipping rate to Canada. Not true, I noticed a note on the Paypal transaction that informed me it was because they were short two backpacks.

Not knowing what exactly is in a box of Fire Warriors I was just a little bit confused as to what to do. But I think I’ve figured it out. I was originally going to split a group of twelve Fire Warriors into two 6-Tau squads but I’ll just tack another box of Fire Warriors onto my prospective order. Then run two 11-Tau 1 Drone squads, that way I can still fit them into a Devilfish Transport if I ever decide to get one. This way I have two full sets of Fire Warrior Bitz I can scavenge for my Gue’vesa project. Including armoured torso pieces if I want some variety… THat would make my Gue’vesa look a bit more rag-tag than I want though, unless I just put it onto a Gue’vesa’ui and leave the Gue’vesa’la with regular Cadian torsos. I don’t know. We’ll see when I get that far. At this rate I might wind up ordering my Cadians well in advance of the rest of my Tau. >.<;

Of course this means I’m going to need twelve more names. :p Luckily I realized that Microsoft One Note is pretty much perfect for what I envisioned for keeping track of who did what in a fight, once I figure out how to make it super easy to identify who’s who. Though I think all the bases are numbered so that may be what does it right there.

Now After the ‘Click here for more’ I’ll go on about a battle I had yesterday evening.

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Been a while since I last ranted… possibly due to the fact that I’ve recently acquired my first set of Warhammer 40,000 miniatures. Nothing fancy shmancey or anything, just the Assault on Blackreach set, gives you some movement rulers, dice, condensed rulebook, templates and a small amount of both Space Marines and Orks.

I’ve gotten most of the Marines painted up. Went pretty simple for my first set of painting. Based them black, painted them Regal Blue, gave them an Arshurmen Blue wash… and that was pretty much it. apart from a dry brushing of Boltgun Metal and Chaos Black to give them a roughed up appearance. I need a couple colours before I can finish up though. Gold and some form of brown for belts/straps/tassets. I am however pretty much done with my Dreadnought. I could have tried to file off the mold lines but I’d have to repaint in patches if I did that. Which could only add to the look I was going for I suppose.

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