Monday, 27 February 2017

Squaduary Week 4- Deathwatch Veterans complete!

Today marks the end of Squaduary, the month long painting challenge to get a squad completely painted in February. 

The event was run by Rory over at Stepping Between Games, and was a great way to get my Deathwatch Veterans complete and to see the hobby progress that other bloggers and gamers were making too!


So below are the pictures of my completed squad.


















Thanks to Rory for running such a great event. With Squaduary complete, it's only a short time until I pick up the brushes once more to take part in Monster March

22 comments:

  1. These guys look great Mike - not wanting to sound patronising, but they really show off how far your painting has come on in a short space of time!

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    1. Not at all Nick, I happen to be in complete agreement with you! Even now, I notice things that I wish I could go back and change or improve upon.
      It's actually been a very rewarding experience getting the army painted up and trying to improve my skills. I've been getting a lot of compliments on them at the club and at the tournament at the weekend, so was very happy.

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  2. Great work! I have been putting a new Deathwatch army together as well and watching your progress and battle reports closely as well!

    Cheers.

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    1. Thanks Dave. I am currently writing up my battle reports from Birthday Bash at the weekend, which should hopefully be an interesting read.

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  3. They look great dude, really striking and characterful, I love your battle write ups and am really looking forward to the birthday bash reports, keep up the great work !

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  4. Squad looks amazing Michael! Great work! Better and better every time!

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  5. Great work, dude! I'm gonna have to take a "better late than never" on this one myself :P

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  6. Hi Mike - loving the army, it's looking really good. A question for you though...

    The rules permit (and FAQ backs this up), that DW are able to take their heavy weapons (frag cannon, infernus heavy bolter, etc) *and* still take a stormshield. Is this a weapon combination that you've considered? I've been trying to figure out how on earth I would model this - and I'm drawing a blank. I've considered having a shield looking like it's been punched into the ground in front of the marine - but I'm undecided, and wondered what others were thinking...

    (Also, I'm not entirely sure whether I agree with the weapon combination either - so an option to magnetise the shield, in case I ever decide to remove it would be a bonus.)

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Nick,

      the Storm Shield and Frag Cannon combo is not one I've ever really considered to be honest. It would be useful, but 57 points for a T4, one-wound model is a lot, considering he will most likely fall to Bolter fire. One of the big problems with Deathwatch is loading up on too many of the goodies. You can easily make a squad cost over 300 points, but they are still just as fragile as normal Marines.
      One option that might be worthwhile is a Heavy Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield. It's expensive, but might help ensure that the Veteran gets to strike. It's a pity they have no access to some form of Apothecary.

      If you wanted to model it, I think that sticking the shield in the ground in front of the model would be pretty cool looking. Alternatively, you could try mounting it onto the side of the Frag Cannon.

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    2. Cheers for the thoughts Mike. I take your point regarding the points (pardon the pun!)

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    3. Never apologise for a pun!

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  7. Aces mate. Job well done. Now as a Tyranid player I have to represent and say, "Hissssssssssss."

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  8. The squad looks really great! I decided to hop onto #squaduary after reading your post a while back. Love the batreps. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks Heri! Glad you got some use out of Squaduary.

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  9. Wonderful look chief and well done for getting them over the line.

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    1. Thanks Rory. Looking forward to the compilation post!

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  10. Great stuff Mike, really cranking these out! Nice to see them in the Batreps too, which I really enjoy. The map widget is awesome.

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