Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mantis Warriors vs Hive Fleet Chupacobra

My buddy Aventine, who normally plays Lamenters, busted out his Hive Fleet Chupacabra for a small 1500 point Spear Head/Annihilation game in preparation for the FLAGS tournament this Saturday.

The game was really close with each side only being up by one or two KPs at a time. Aventine managed to tie the game going into the final combat phase where Sicarius delivered his Coup de Gras attack on the DOOM who finally failed a save, insta killing him, which put me ahead by one KP.

Aventine's full repot can be found here.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1st Company Captain Hoenir-Hero of Tranquility

1st Company Captain Hoenir

Captain Hoenir was the most highly decorated Sternguard Sergeant in the chapter's history, so it was no surprise when he was promoted to 1st Company Captain in the midst of the Badab war. During the siege of Tranquility Hoenir shed his Tactical Dreadnought Armor, which is typically recognized as a badge of office for Captains of the 1st Company, and donned a specially made suit of Artificer armor so he could personally lead units of Sternguard snipers in ambushes against the Carcharodon chapter.

This is the last bright yellow model in my Mantis Warriors! They are such a headache. I plan on using Captain Hoenir as a counts as Cato Sicarius in an upcoming tournament. I am currently trying to expand my Mantis Warriors collection so I can field competitive lists without Kahn, which means I'll be fielding Sicarius a lot more in the near future.

Friday, March 25, 2011

1500 Mantis Warriors List for FLAGS Tournament

Every first Saturday of the month Dragon's Lair in Austin, TX hosts a free 40k tournament. Most months it is a straight up three round tournament using the three missions and deployments out of the rule book with a few bonus points thrown in. The fourth tournament of the year is coming up and I am getting ready to take my Mantis Warriors to battle.

A couple of interesting things to note about the tournament in April is that it's 1500pts (what is this, England?!) and it's the same weekend as Adepticon. This means a lot of the usual (and honestly more competitive) subjects wont be around so I'm hoping I can place and grab some free loot!

Mantis Warriors 
(200) Sicarius

(125) Librarian; terminator armor, gate of infinity, avenger

(135) Sternguard*5; combi-plasma*2
(80) Razorback; las cannon & twin plasma gun, dozer blaze

(200) Assault Terminators*5; thunder hammers*3, lightning claws*2

(210) Terminators*5; heavy flamer, chain fist

(210) Tactical Squad*10; power fist, combi-melta, melta gun, missile launcher
(35) Rhino

(220) Tactical Squad*10; power fist, combi-melta, melta gun, las cannon
(35) Rhino

(50) Attack Bike; multi-melta

This is a different list than I have been running recently. Dropping down to 1500pts I really couldn't bring myself to include the Land Raider, and if I wasn't going to take that then Kahn had to go too. I've tried Sicarius a few times in the past and found him to be a lot of fun and his ability to improve one of my Tactical Squads should come in handy since I've only taken two scoring units. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Land Raider Redeemer "Scyther"

Land Raider Redeemer "Scyther"
During the Badab War, Land Raider Redeemer "Scyther" acted as Captain Mantodea's personal escort vehicle and was rightfully feared. Although Sycther was eventually destroyed with all crew lost, the company's Techmarines was able to rescue the vehicle's Machine Spirit which was fitted to a new Land Raider after the war's conclusion.

Ever since I added this model to my army it has been the corner stone of every list I have used. Filled with Assault Terminators, Kahn and a Chaplain; there isn't much the payload can't tackle. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nurgle Raptor Takes Flight!

An escalation league is hitting the FLAGS in Austin which has given me motivation to redo my Nurgle army in time for WAR Games Con. This is the test mini for the color scheme. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Talos Pain Dragon: WIP Part 4

This guy has taken forever but he is almost done. Just have to finished his head and the weapon mount and a few other minor details...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Two Down, One to Go!

Finished these two guys today. I just need one more to round out the unit for the army I plan on taking to the Alamo IGT in May. Since my SM army is pretty much done as far as that tournament goes, I think I will switch gears for a little while and go back to painting my Exodite army. Look forward to seeing my Talos Pain Dragon finished soon!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tranquility Sniper Squad "Silent Sting"

Tranquility Sniper Squad "Silent Sting"

During the siege of Tranquility, Sniper Squad"Silent Sting" racked up an impressive tally of confirmed kills on Carcharodon Terminator units. Using the naturally yellow camouflage of the Jungles of Tranquility, Silent Sting would lay in ambush along with their uniquely designed Razorback that could move at combat speed through the dense jungles where normally even infantry would be reduced to a crawl.

This is one of my favorite units to use, and in normal games they are simply 6 Sternguard with two Combi-Plasmas in a Las-Plas Razorback (with dozer blade). People often times underestimate the amount damage these few models can dish out. Six wound TMC, Command Squads, Lysander and Dante are just a few of the units this squad and transport have taken out in a single volley!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Just a quick update before I go out of town to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this weekend! 
Third Rhino and a WIP Attack Bike; I plan on having a squadron of three of these painted in time for the Alamo Tournament in May.