I’ve complete two new Chaos Spawn miniatures for my army. At 25 points each and with a minimum unit size of 1 they seem like they could be a nice way to fill out a detachment.
The points limit for this game was meant to be 1,750 points. But my opponent was trying out a new list and realised that he had built something that wasn’t battle forged. So he threw a bit extra so as to make his list work, and I did the same.
The Imperium was mostly represented by Grey Knights, but there were also some Custodes, a couple of Inquisitors and some Scions (I think that’s what they were) that were being tested.
This was, to date, my largest game of 40k. I’ve played a few 2,000 point games but I had unexpectedly had a Saturday clear and so we had the chance for a bigger game, and I finished my Land Raider the night before, so this was very good timing.
And it’s done….
My fourth match against the player who usually takes the Space Marines. I’d mentioned that I liked tanks and had never seen a Baneblade on the table, so he thought he would rectify that with a pair of them. I’d built an infantry heavy army for a change from my previous lists and knew that this would be a hard slog. He asked if I was sure as he had an alternate list, I said I was, so off we went…
My list was all about the infantry. I took typhus and as many Poxwalkers as I had (two units of twenty). I backed that up with three units of Plague Marines. For speed there was a Daemon Prince and a single Bloat Drone. I also took some deep striking Blightlord Terminators all packing combi-plasma backed by a Chaos Lord in Terminator Armour. Those chaps can rapid fire overcharged plasma out to 18″ and although expensive I thought it would give me some pretty powerful anti-armour that could drop right where I needed it.
So the plan would be for the Poxwalkers to shamble onto an objective or sit on one and act as a tarpit. The Marines would give me some shooty. The Prince would be protected by the Drone and would give me a speedy unit to grab some objectives. Meanwhile those Terminators would be ready to take out any backfield artillery.
The sponsoons and the gunner are complete, and I’m pretty happy with them. The holes/damage look interesting and the texturing makes the flat metal look either corroded or just poorly cast.
I’m content enough to push on and work on the main vehicle now, so here it is with battle damage and texturing.
On to the painting…
My first game of 2019 is a rematch against the Space Marines that I beat in my last game of 2018. This time the Space Marines were all Salamanders, which means lots and lots of re-rolls.