Courage and Honor

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Look Out Nova, Here I come!

Howdy all, Well thanks for following my road to the NOVA open and checking out the until I have been preparing. Here are a couple shots of the whole are just before I packed it up for the trip. I am going to try and post daily blog updates while I am there to let you all see how things are going, I am pretty excited, and ready to play 8 games over three days, and eat some sea food. Enjoy the pics, and keep your figures crossed!

Here come the gaurd!

Howdy all, Well with 6th edition 40K, and more specifically the addition of allies, I get to do something that I really enjoy when it comes to my armies, I get to build them in line with the back ground of the 40k universe. There are tones of stories of Imperial Guard forces battling a losing battle only to have a detachment of space marines fall from the skies to save the day, or a forced alliance of blood angles and Necrons to beat back invading Tyranids. So, as a lot of my gaming friends know, I am a huge Untramarines player, with a LOT of models. That said I could not resist getting a large force of imperial guard together to aid the boys in blue! Below are 23 pictures of the guard I have completed so far, not including the tanks I posted up in the past. Enjoy the pics
Three infantry squads with Autocannons and grenade launchers

Monday, August 27, 2012

The SternGuard

Howdy all, well its been a couple days and I have been painting and playing since my last post. I depart for the NOVA open this Thursday and it will be game on, I'm gonna crush the midfield. Coming up today I am posting up the SternGuard  squad I finished up on Friday. They were the last major painting project for my army, however I still have quite a few bases to complete in the next couple days. Anyway, my SternGuard are one of the key elements in my shock and awe force that drops from the heavens. The squad has three combi plasma, three combi melta, and two heavy flamers. They pack quite a punch when they come down, giving me the ability to punch armor, vaporized a unit, or in some circumstances both, as I can break into combat squads and hit two separate targets. This is in addition to the damage that the warlord adds as he is usually attached to one of the squads. Enjoy the pics, and stay tuned for more.

Full Squad

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The big guy!

Howdy all, Well these are the two HQ choices I have been testing for my trip to the NOVA open. First up we have a Space Marine librarian, and second a Master of the forge.  their role is to drop with my shock and awe units and support them in their destructive role. Now I have been partial to the librarian, due to his psychics and force weapon, but with play testing in sixth, it has been really easy to shut down the powers, and not being able to assault first turn usually see's him withering on the ground dead! After a lengthy conversation with my friend and  gaming buddy Brian Carlson, we decided on a fellow that costs the same and gives me a little more staying power. Enter the Master of the Forge, with a 2+ save, twin linked plasma pistol, flamer, and two powerfist attacks, he is more than up for the task of causing problems. Backed by the fact he can bolster defense's and repair vehicles ( My army is all mech at this point), he is not a bad swap for the same price. After a couple of play test games, he has been a major problem for my oppenents, way more than the librarian. Sooooo, for the NOVA open The master of the Forge shall make his presence felt! Enjoy the pics. 

Both Warlords

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The boys in blues

Howdy all, Well as we are getting closer to the NOVA open, I have decided on two tactical squads with Melta and Multi-Melta options to come cascading down through the heavens in a drop pod; or what I like to call shock and awe! below are the picks of the two squads, one with a fresh new paint job, an one just touched up. Each squad has there own squad markings to identify them, and while each sergeant is painted in the same fashion they are very individualistic also. The roll of these unit is to drop into enemy lines and hurt things, survive-ability not likely, damage inflicted high! So far that has been the case.  their rides will be posted in a couple days as I am still putting the finishing touches on them. Enjoy

Squads together

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tournament testing

Howdy all, Well this weekend I took some of the units you have seen, and some of the one you haven't seen to a tournament at the Chicago battle bunker to get ready for the NOVA open in two weeks. To start off, this tournament was run by the bunker staff, and this has not been done for quite sometime in the bunker. I have to say for a first time running a tournament in quite awhile they did a really great job! They kept to the time schedule, answered any rules questions clearly, and made sure all participants were taken care of, hats off to them. Some of the seasoned tournament players, gave some good input on scenarios and objectives that I feel will be applied to make there next tournament even better. I should also add that there was a really good turnout with a solid field of gamers, and the fact that you did not have to have your army painted made for a nice way to test out units you may be thinking about putting into your tournament lists.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flight of the Valkyries

Okay so its the flight of two Valkyries and on Vendetta, but you get the idea. So i am very excited to have these things done, I even got squad markings on them. for that matter I put squad markings on all my tanks today. I do think I need to neaten up the edges a bit, maybe with a slightly darker red, or black, what do you think? Below are several pics of the models,Enjoy. As a side note the vendetta will be getting a tournament test tomorrow at the Chicago bunker, with the rest of my vehicles, stay tuned for an update on the out come.
Three flyers 

The big gun

     Here is my big gun in the army, leman Russ battle tank. Its armed with three heavy bolters, and of course the battle cannon. It hits hard, and has been hitting real hard in all my test games so far. it still needs squad markings as well. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The tanks go rolling two by two

       Howdy all, well sixth edition has come out and the army (Grey Knights) that i was planning on taking to the NOVA open has been ditched for now. I decided to go with a couple of armies I knew really well to play in the tournament, that way I don't need to try and remember new rules and a new army. So I have decided to go with Ultramarines and Voystroyans. Below are some pics of the tanks I completed yesterday. I still need to put squad markings on, but probably won't do that until next week. Check back day to day to see the rest of the army pics, and a complete army pic and list in two weeks. Enjoy
Six transports ready for action