Chaos God of Old Night
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Eternal Night
Finished the last two Plague Marines from the DI boxset on Thursday morning. Very pleased with how these minis are turning out, I actually think they are my best work yet! With these two I decided to try and add some more "out there" colours to the flesh and tentacles, so I painted a few in Teclis Blue and highlighted with Baharroth Blue, which I feel has given them some bright stand out spots that contrast with the grimy earthy colours that make up most of the figures. Assembled up the new kits as well in time for a game and hoping to get them all finished in time for Armies on Parade, which will be the first time that i've taken part.
In addition I played my very first game with the DG yesterday (which was also my first 8th edition game, my first 40k game, and the first Warhammer game i've played in a year) against the Ad Mech of Ryza. The game lasted three rounds and my Death Guard proved exactly how enduring they were against overwhelming firepower. By the end I had lost five Plague Marines, my Blightspawn, one Blightlord and all my Poxwalkers while my opponent had lost two Dragoons, all his Ruststalkers and Infiltrators and half of a Vanguard squad. Highlights from the game include:
-My Blightlord Terminators weathering a charge from ten Sicaran Infiltrators, losing no wounds to their flechette storm, losing only one guy to their melee offense, and then my Flail of Corruption Terminator killing the entire squad by himself (five died to his first set of attacks, then he finished them next turn with another five kills!).
-My Foul Blightspawn taking the shots of 10 Corpuscarii Electro-Priests, after the rolls it was about 20-25 wounds, and only losing a single wound to that. It took the combined fire of three Transauric Arquebuses, the Corpuscarii attack and the Tech-Priest Dominus unleashing everything they had into him to finally bring him down.
-My Poxwalkers swarming the Sydonian Dragoons and actually managing to bring one of them down thanks to a 2S and 2T buff from Typhus and his magic. They were wiped out in the end by the Dragoons but they did their job delivering Typhus to the enemy front line where he could wreak havoc. Which he did by charging into a Vanguard squad and reducing them to half strength in one series of attacks (if damage could spill over he'd have wiped the entire squad out!).
Last edited by Lord of the Night; 10-07-17 at 12:09 PM.