Saturday, September 27, 2014

Genesis Chapter vs. Space Wolves Battle Report

My assembled force in its entirety 
I had my first full fight yesterday with my Genesis marines against a hungry Space Wolf force. Although the result was disappointing, and my marines didn't exactly fight well (decades of penance when we get back to Newfound), I had a really good time just rolling the dice and getting a better taste for the gaming side of 40k.

My first mistake though was a gross miscalculation of points. For some reason I had in my head that the Captain was 190 pts total, when actually is only 135, so my force was well short of 750 pts, weighing in at 685. I believe I can rectify that temporarily by modifying my Rhino into a Predator to make up the necessary points until I can finish the Predator. The first round of escalation league ends this weekend though anyway, so I only need a temporary solution.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In Vulkan's Name, The Arrival of Rebirth

I myself being a lifelong follower of Vulkan and his sons, and a strict disciple of the Promethean Creed, (so why am I not doing Salamanders right now you ask, more on that later), I was so excited when when Rebirth was announced as the next First Edition title. I eagerly sat and refreshed the page over and over again on the release date until the book became available for preorder. I didn't have to be too worried; though,  as Rebirth has not been as successful as its predecessor The Talons of Horus, and there are still copies available on the Black Library website. The Talons of Horus sold out in under six hours, while Rebirth was made available nearly three weeks ago and some copies remain, albeit just a few.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Escalation League Play Tomorrow

The time has come to sally forth in search of glory. Genesis is going to war. Tomorrow I am headed to Games Workshop: City Walk to play in their 40k Escalation League. This is the opening round of games at 750 pts. I just finished packing my army, and I will be at Games Workshop when the doors open tomorrow at 12.

My biggest challenge tomorrow will be my lack of war machines. I originally designed this list to function as a 1,000 point force, and I was focusing on the getting the troop choices down first. Because of this, I lack heavy firepower. I have taken a few days off from painting so my Predator isn't finished yet but has only been prepped for base coating.

My main focus tomorrow is learning the game and just having fun rolling dice. I have been around the game since I was barely a teenager and now I finally have an army capable of playing a game, so I'm very excited just to get out and play.

In the next few days I will post a battle rep on the blog and my YouTube channel, which should be a good run down of everything that happened during the fighting.

Tomorrow we march for Newfound. We march for our destiny.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Space Marine Captain Photo Shoot

I just finished editing and uploading the pictures of the completed Space Marine Captain. I am very excited to complete the model, and I am pleased with the end product. The total build time was less than a week from start to finish. I've uploaded a few pictures here, but you can check out the full range of photos on the updated Genesis Chapter Photo Gallery. I have also just put up the pictures of Tactical Squad Chronos as well.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Captain Completed

I just put the finishing touches on the captain! Excited to see this model completed, especially being my first HQ choice and "hero" figure that I have done. I added some extra details to make the model special, along with a rock base to make the model truly stand out. Really pleased with how it came out and looking forward to hitting the gaming tables this weekend now that my 750 point army is ready to go. I will take some higher quality pictures tomorrow, but check out the ones I have tonight!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Space Marine Captain

After finishing the Scouts I have started on the Space Marine Captain, which is the last piece that I need to get to 750 pts of Genesis. Working on just one model means everything goes much faster, and in just three days I am nearly done with the model, but I really like how it's coming along. The Captain boxed set is one of the best kits Games Workshop offers. So many weapon choices available, and whatever you don't use on the Captain you can customize another unit. Can't say enough about it really. Anyway, here's just a few pictures of the progress I've made so far. Should be finished tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scouts Photo Shoot

As promised today I did a proper photo shoot with the completed Scouts. Very excited to have finished a unit in just a week and ready to get the final units across the line for some league play this weekend. I have included some pictures on this post, if you want all of the pictures head on over to the Genesis Chapter Photo Gallery here. Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Scouts Completed

Finished the Scouts! Just a week ago on Monday I unboxed a bunch of plastic parts, and now I have 5 finished Scout Marines. I am very happy with the finished product and excited to get the Scouts done so fast. My force now stands at 560 pts and finishing out my captain would get me with a playable army for the weekend, although I hope to have my Predator done as well to give my lineup a war machine. I uploaded just a few pictures for tonight as I will do a proper photo shoot tomorrow. Enjoy the pictures and more to come later!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Scouts Update

A short post for tonight but a quick update on the progress I made today. Once again the final stages of painting took longer than I anticipated, even though I tried to make conservative estimates on when I could finish the Scouts. I did finish 2 of the 5 in terms of painting and detailing with only the bases left to finish. The other Scouts have minor details which I know I can finish tomorrow.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Genesis Chapter Scouts: Day 2-4

Lots of progress over the last few days on the Scouts to show you! Had some delays because I had to move my work station, but did some late night and early morning painting to catch up. I got about 5 hours of painting done today, and I estimate I have about 4-6 hours left, which I will try to do tomorrow. More pictures after the jump!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Genesis Chapter Scouts: Day 1

Let's build some Scouts!
Two blog posts in one day! I started on my Scout squad today, and I wanted to show the progress I made so far. It was a successful day of work in terms of how much I got done, and I thoroughly enjoyed working on the Scouts. Breaking up the routine of power armor, power armor, power armor, the Scouts are a welcome change.

Tactical Squad Chronos Complete

Just a few minutes ago I put the final touches on the last Marine in Tactical Squad Chronos! I am very excited to be finished with another tac squad as it is a fairly large unit, especially with all that power armor. I'm in the midst of painting the Scouts, which I will have another update on later tonight. I've uploaded a few pictures here of my completed force so far.