Friday, 11 September 2020

Hobby Update 11/09/20- White Scars Eradicator Squad

 Today's hobby update features an Eradicator squad for my White Scars Primaris force. 

These guys provide some potent anti-tank firepower to the army, with their special rules enabling them to fire twice at the same target. With a 24" assault Melta weapon, they can put a lot of hurt on enemy tanks and monsters with their potent firepower. 

The right hand shoulder pad symbol was actually from the Ultramarines transfer set. I cut this out and painted it red (from white). Once dried, I was able to use the transfer as normal. I had tried doing free hand before, but had little success. I think this one turned out much better. 

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Hobby Update 09/09/20- White Scars Indomitus Outrider Squads

 Today's Hobby Update features a couple of Outrider units for my White Scars army. 

It'll be nice to get some Bikers back on the table with my White Scars, as they have been a bit lacklustre in 8th edition. I'm looking forward to getting these on the table, as they have some potent firepower and combat ability, as well as being pretty tough. 

I'll need to remember the Skilled Rider stratagem to give one unit an invulnerable save, to help protect them for a bit longer. 

I realised after photographing the units that I hadn't done the eyes lenses on the helmeted Marines. I went back to fix this, but couldn't be bothered setting up the lightbox to take the photos again!

Monday, 7 September 2020

Hobby Update 07/09/20- White Scars Kor'sarro Khan

 Today's Hobby Update features Primaris Kor'sarro Khan for my White Scars army. 

Khan got the Primaris treatment recently to boost his stats in the new codex. With the release of the Assault Intercessors, I thought that Khan would be a nice addition to the force to lead the new units in battle. He gets an aura of +1 to wound on the charge, meaning I will be wounding most infantry models on a 3+ with the Intercessors. Khan is also pretty decent in combat with his power weapon, going up to S6, so he will be wounding a bunch of units on a 2+ on the charge thanks to his ability. 

His warlord trait is not the best, but is not terrible. He gets +1 attack for each enemy character slain by him. With weaker characters, he can actually go up to a number of attacks, so is great for hunting characters. 

Friday, 4 September 2020

Hobby Update 04/09/20- White Scars Assault Intercessor Squad

 Today's hobby update features a new squad of Assault Intercessors for my White Scars army. 

These models are from the Indomitus boxed set (that I eventually got my hands on). This squad should really boost the combat potential of my White Scars forces, especially when the assault doctrine hits. The squad will get 4 attacks each on the charge, with AP-2 in the assault doctrine and doing 2 damage. That should prove to be a potent Marine killer when they go up to 2 wounds each. 

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Hobby Update 20/08/20- Primaris Chaplain

 Today's hobby update features a Primaris Chaplain for my Space Marine armies. I purchased this model and got it painted up a couple of weeks ago. Annoyingly, I prefer the new Chaplain in the Indomitus boxed set, so will probably paint that one up too. I can't see me fielding both in a game, but perhaps they will work well with my White Scars combat units. 

Monday, 17 August 2020

Hobby Update 17/08/20- Deathwatch Redemptor Dreadnought

 Today's hobby update features a Redemptor Dreadnought for my Deathwatch army. I actually stripped the paint from this, as it was part of my Dark Angels army, and re-painted it for my Deathwatch. 

This was the "easy to build" model, so I converted it to carry a Gatling Cannon in place of the Heavy Flamer. 

Friday, 14 August 2020

Hobby Update 14/08/20- White Scars Invictor Tactical Warsuit

 Today's hobby update features an Invictor Tactical Warsuit for my White Scars army. This suit presents an early threat to the enemy army, as it can infiltrate and get right up to the enemy forces from the beginning of the game. 

In addition, it has some potent firepower with its giant flamer, and some good combat ability. I ran out of White Scars vehicle transfers for its "shoulder pad", so need to go back and add the Chapter symbol once I source some more. 

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Hobby Update 12/08/20- White Scars Primaris Impulsor

Today's hobby update features a second Primaris transport for my White Scars army, the Impulsor. 

I had been waiting on assembling and painting this model for a long time, as I was hoping that the Deathwatch would gain access to the transport. However, that doesn't seem to be coming any time soon, so I decided to add the vehicle to my White Scars. 

This should come in useful for getting the Assault Intercessors into combat, providing some nice protection for the squad as they advance. 

Monday, 10 August 2020

Hobby Update 10/08/20- Deathwatch Intercessor Squad

Today's hobby update features a unit of Intercessors that I painted up for my Deathwatch army. It's been a while since I broke out the paints for any of my forces, and I was surprised how quickly I got these done, only taking about a day of painting over the weekend to complete the small unit. 

I got this squad painted so that I could add some Inceptors and Aggressors to the squad to form another Primaris kill team in my army. Unfortunately, the recent updates for the Deathwatch means that fielding Inceptors in the squad is pretty pointless, as they no longer grant the ability to fall back and still fire. 

Thursday, 6 August 2020

Update on 2020

Hi everyone, today I wanted to give you an update on some of the things that I have been thinking about over the past few months and update you on St Andrews Wargaming. 

Regular readers will have noticed a distinct lack in output on the blog in the last year. This was partly due to motivation and partly due to having less free time to game or do hobby work on my armies. 

A lot of this was to due with the current COVID-19 crisis. My work has continued to open throughout the lockdown, so haven't had as much spare time as others to work on my project. Plus, it has been a particularly nice summer so far, so I've had little motivation to stay indoors and write or paint while the sun has been shining. The lack of anything to do at weekends during lockdown has not actually had much impact on my hobby motivation. I got a bit done at the start, painting up a couple of units and some ITC terrain, but other than that, I've not really been doing much over the past few months. 

The lack of hobby content and gaming has meant that motivation for writing the blog fell a bit by the wayside. I'm happy to report that this should be changing soon. 

I'm also hopeful that the quicker games and smaller armies of 9th edition will help out the with battle reports. To be honest, towards the end of 8th edition, writing up the battle reports was getting to be a bit of a slog. There was simply too much happening to note and write about, that it was taking me ages to simply get through them. The current batch of tournament battle reports from the Bournemouth Bash were played almost a year ago, and I am only now getting round to finishing them up.