30 December 2009


Space Hulk is now here. I was not able to get it when it was first released. Lucky for me I was able to get it when GW decided to re-release it so instead of going to e-bay and paying God knows how much I was able to get it for the MSR, and seeing as the state of Alaska does not have sales tax and GW was doing free shipping on anything over $15 I was able to get it for under $100. Wow… Good deal for me.

The next question is what am I going to do with it now? The models are great; the gene-stealers look awesome. I am pretty sure that I will be basing and painting them. I figure that there will be some of the gene-stealers that will only be used for the Space Hulk Game, but most of the others will be easy to put on 25mm bases. As for the Terminators I don’t know how well the 40mm bases will work with the game board. So that will be another problem to deal with another time.

For right now I think I’ll just be enjoying the way it was intended to be used. I have way too much on my painting table as it is. So once I start to get those projects finished I’ll start dealing with Space Hulk. I can’t wait to play my first game.


17 December 2009

Kill Teams .... What a great Idea...

This Morning I was checking out bell of Lost Souls like I do every morning, and I saw that the Blog Confessions of a 40K Addict. Had a little information about Kill Teams.  So I thought I would take that idea and run with it for right now.  The post suggested that a person could make a Kill Team from any single codex using any combination of single units.

The basic run down is:

o 175 pts
o no 2+ saves
o no str 8 or higher weapons
o between 5-15 models

So for kicks I put together a Space Marine list seeing as it is the only codex I have with me right now.  I don't know how the model total will work with other codex, like Orks, or Tau.

The Team that I cam up with is pretty basic.

o 3 Stern Guard Vets each with storm bolters @ 30 pts each
o 2 Assault Marines                                       @ 18 pts each
o 3 Standard Marines (one with a flamer)       @ 16 pts each
                                                                   total  174

I figure with the Stern Guard Vets the special issue ammo becomes very valuable, the flamer marine is good to have a template that is a str 4 attack.  I figure that each of the team will be made up of 4 Marines, each with one Assault Marine for close combat support.  I like the giving the Storm Bolters to the Stern Guard because it is 2 shots per marine per turn at 24 inches with the special ammo so they would be a very heavy hitting squad.  The other four Marines are cannon fodder and support for the first team of four.

As I continue to play around with the rules and such I'll keep posting.

13 December 2009


These are 3 of the 6 Terminators that I have finished painting.  I have painted all the armor and the bases at this point, but I have yet to paint the bare head of the Sgt. yet I am waiting for some washes to come in so that I can try them out for all the bare heads that I will end up using for this build.  This Army was the first time that I have used transfers and I think I am getting the hang of it.  As of right now I have 6 terminators that 4 of them are standard, 1 Sgt. and 1 has a heavy flammer.  I figure this will give me a little versatility.

As of right now I don’t have an army list in mind, as I continue to paint and build I hope one will come.  Here is hoping.


It is December Now...

In July I posted that I was planning on building a a new space marine Army for around $300. The good news is that I was able to build the Army for the original price, the bad news was that I didn't get the stuff in the mail until the middle of August. This put my plan on hold. The next little hick-up was that the battle force that I ordered was missing two sprues, so I called GW and they sent me two more box sets to replace the missing parts. So that was good and bad, again it took another three weeks to get the replacement parts.

Now here it is December, and I am again posting on this Blog. After heading back down to the lower 48 moving back up here to Alaska I now have more time to spend modeling and painting.

So far from that first set I have been able to put together and paint

• 1 Rhino
• 1 Dreadnaught
• 1 Scout
• 1 Assault Marine
• 11 Tactical Marines
• 6 Terminators

For this build I am using the Mantis Warrior’s paint scheme. Just for kicks I am calling my army the Sitnam Warrior’s. Which of course is just Mantis spelled backwards.