Wednesday, May 29, 2019

40K - Pikewerx Terrain Painted

Local gamer Ryan Pike has started producing MDF terrain for 40k under the "Pikewerx" banner. A few months ago I purchased a selection of his buildings. I was attracted by the functionally - they actually block LOS - and their robustness. They also look good.

Below are a series of pictures of the pieces painted up. There are three different bastions - two of which are ruined variations. In addition, there are two strongpoints.

I have placed a Genestealer on the pieces to give an idea of scale.

The pieces are quite sturdy and will take the wear and tear of regular play. I use Rustoleum 2x Flat Grey Primer as my basecoat and then airbrushed with various greys, inks and washes. The MDF takes the paint really well.

The detailing on the buildings was all hand painted and then I used the airbrush to weather the pieces.

I'm really happy with how they turned out and would recommend "Pikewerx" to any of those who like MDF terrain.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

40K - Scatter Terrain Painted (Titan Terrain/GW)

With May being my terrain month I have completed some industrial scatter terrain to go on my tables.

First is the container hauler from Titan Terrain. This should work well with my warehouse.

I had three dumpsters thrown in my Titan Terrain order so here they are painted up. Averland Sunset is great colour for things you intend to "weather".

Games Workshop have their galvanic server which is in effect an industrial crane.

It comes with two tractors. These small vehicles can act as obstructions on the battlefield. I like them because they look cool and give some character to any industrial zone.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

40k - Titan Terrain Done

If you remember a couple of weeks ago I posted regarding some MDF terrain I had purchased from Titan Terrain in Dunedin.

The last post showed that I had employed the rattlecan to prime them. Well now the 4 main buildings are finished. These are the Workshop, Shop + Apartment, Dispensary and Warehouse plus the bridges to link them together.

Here are some pictures of the near-finished product (they need weathering but I wanted to use them today):

On the left is Shop + Apartment linked to the Dispensary and the Workshop.

Close up on the Shop + Apartment

The Warehouse is great in that it really does block line of site. It is about 14" x 6" and at least 16" high. I can see myself picking up 1-2 more.

Here you can see the airbridge across to the Workshop. This has a dumpster out the back for all your old Ynnari Indexes.

I made up the canopy on the Dispensary incorrectly - it is upside down. However works well as a firing parapet for 40k. 

Another view of the Warehouse. It really is a wonderful building in game terms.

The modular nature of the buildings means you could create a fantastic table for Necromunda or Kill Team. It fits in well with my Industrial Terrain as well.

To give it a 40k feel I downloaded a series of posters off the net and printed them off. This breaks up some of the grey walls.

In the foreground is one of Kim Styles 3-D printed pieces. Again it is complemented by these Titan Terrain pieces.

Here's a shot down the table. Combing the various pieces creates a nice "industrial" feel.

It also provides the necessary cover to make for an interesting game.

Fully recommend Titan Terrain...great quality at a great price. And NZ-designed and made.

Monday, May 6, 2019

40k - Gamecow's Guide To Getting Started With Kill Team

Recently I was contacted by a couple of gamers who asked if I would post a link to a guide to Kill Team that they have written.

I know a few of the locals play Kill Team and enjoy it and thought it might be of interest to others looking to get into the game.

You can find the guide here

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Adeptus Titanicus

While I'm not a fan of super-heavies or Lords of War in Matched Play games of 40k, I am intrigued by the battles between the so-called Gods of War.

Last year GW released Adeptus Titanicus an update on their old Titan Legions game. Set during the Horus Heresy, the background really appeals.

Recently I picked up a set of the "Grand Master Edition" which has all the rules, terrain, counters plus two Warhound Titans and six Imperial Knights.

This arrived this morning and gives me the entry into the game I was looking for.

I'll be painting my models up as Legio Mortis.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

40K - The Long War: Planetfall Results

The second of The Long War series "Planetfall" was held today in Wellington.

The results were as follows:

Rank Player Army WDL BPs
1 Simon Smith Imperial Knights 3-0-0 90
2 Tom Dunn Tyranids 3-0-0 84
3 Sean Sullivan Dark Eldar 2-0-1 83
4 Louis Thomson-Gregg Dark Eldar 2-0-1 83
5 Dave Hodgetts Astra Militarum 2-0-1 72
6 Cody Parlato Necrons 2-0-1 72
7 Luke Archbold Adeptus Custodes 1-1-1 71
8 Aaron Wilson Adeptus Mechanicus 1-1-1 56
9 Ryan Stuart Tyranids 1-0-2 70
10 Jordan Green Chaos 1-0-2 49
11 Paul Knieriem Imperium 1-0-2 48
12 Carson Turnbull Necrons 1-0-2 36
13 Alastair Helm Tau 0-0-3 63
14 Chris Sims Space Marines 0-0-3 51

Best Sport: Ryan Stuart (clean sweep of Best Opponent votes)

Best Army: Luke Archbold

Congratulations to Simon Smith on following up his Natcon win with this result.

The results will be uploaded to the FOB NZ Rankings.

Friday, May 3, 2019

40K - Long War 2: "Planetfall" Lists

The lists for tomorrow's The Long War: PLANETFALL can be found here

Three rounds, 1500 points, ITC Missions

We are using the new FAQ and 2019 Mission Pack.

Should be interesting:

  • 2x Necrons
  • 2x Tyranids
  • 2x Dark Eldar
  • Tau
  • Ad Mech
  • Deathwatch/Grey Knights/Guard
  • Imperial Guard
  • Custodes
  • Space Marines/Guard
  • Imperial Knights
  • Daemons/Death Guard
Unfortunately had 5 dropouts this week 😞