Friday, May 20, 2011

Khador revisit and new Asphyxious

Surrounded by enemies on all sides, my new gorgeous winged Asphyxious finally saw the light of day at the Infinity Games gaming night this week, in my first game of the Money for Blood, and Blood for Money league I'm running. Strangely enough the day was not won by my dark lord, but with a system encouraging control points as well as caster kills for the league score, with playing being the primary point scorer and winning secondary like Shattered Grounds, even losing in a four way King of The Hill gave good points and was a blast.

With a 35 point Steamroller scheduled for May 29th I should be able to get a few more games in against any byes, letting me hit my cap of four per month and giving the flexibility to bring something else along next gaming night.

That's right, better red than dead! Note the price too, $AU85 was a steal, and it's fantastic to finally see prices match what our strong dollar shows. I've got nothing but warm thoughts for those at the recently trouble W&C, but it's nice to have stuff come in cheap enough to buy in store more often now alternate sources have been found. I'm not sure if I'll mod this one heavily or not, but I have an idea for the gunner.

What, theres no pretty dresses in Khador? Pssshaw!

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Converting

Because you just can't look awesome enough when you're an Iron Lich, I give you winged Asphy, complete with gear base!

And because such awesomeness deserves backup, I magnetted up another plastic jack kit for one of the two Slayers my boy will field at 50 points. I give you the Herald of Putridity!

What's that in the background? Well, in theory it's a Necrotech. I'll post better pics later, but I essentially rebuilt him from the chest down with the spare legs from a few of my Warhogs, a MOW:ST chest piece as a chair, and greens'd up a new belly for him. He's got a chainsword left hand for cuttin, and a MOW:ST hafted Vice Claw for grippin, and even a lantern on a boom to put a nice green glow in. He turned out to be a lil higher than I planned, but ah well.

Naturally no Necrotech leaves home without a Scrap Thrall, so heres four more with a few embellishments. Note the menoth head on the far right, I'm not sold on the angle - but I suppose it should look a little bodgy after all.

Last is a few more wreck markers, for the initial Tier4 Scavengers of the Line deployment. Note the Scrap Thrall hand poking out of one heap. PG Archipelago, aka Matt Aslin, shed a few tears over the wrecked Scavenger, but he died in service to his would be god (the Scavenger, not Matt, although he DID go down in our only matchup thus far).

It's all undercoated and just needs a final check. I want to start on the Satyxis ASAP, but I have a feeling my boy there might shirt front my inspiration when I bring him in tonight.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Because it's just awesome

Always go outside the box on prize support people, these are huge and beautiful!

Skarre is mine though, fuckoff ;)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Machines of Hate

Shamelessly doubled from my painting diary for ConVic on WargamerAU.

I got my Blood Witches assembled this morning, along with the second Raider Captain. It was tempting to swap the heads on the Captain and Blood Hag to bring a bit of variety to what will be 3 otherwise identical solos, but the hood on the Hag's head just didn't suit, so instead I've just done a bit of arm reposing and tried to work the whip around a bit different.

I've had a bit of a re-think after dissassembling my eAsphyxious, and I think I might go with pAsphy instead. I really like his theme list, and rather than spending time and parts converting up an eAsphy I'm not likely to use often, I think I'd rather get my Asphy 2010 assembled with some extras.

Deathjack souls, Bane Thrall spines, and maybe a pair of Ferox head shoulderpads are parts I'm considering for my boy, along with a pair of Scavenger wings. The below list also let's me flex my muscles on the plastic Slayer kit, having a pair in the list I might paint one up to be Asphyxious pet Quarterback.

Have I mentioned I love Theme lists?

Army Name: 50 Asphyxious Machines Of Hate
Theme Force: Scavengers of the Line Tier 4
50+6 points, 50 models

Iron Lich Asphyxious +6 points
* Cankerworm 5 points
* Corruptor 7 points
* Defiler 5 points
* 2x Slayer 5 points each
* Skarlock Thrall 2 points

10 Bane Thralls 8 points
* Bane Thrall Officer & Standard 3 points
Machine Wraith 1 point
10 Mechanithralls 5 points
10 Mechanithralls 5 points
Necrosurgeon & Stitch Thralls 2 points
3x Necrotech 1 point each
3 Scrap Thralls