Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dogs of War - reinforcements arrive

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Adding 20 more Xbows to our forces to keep all those enemy hordes honest.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Prject: Finishing the Battle Company -- Tactical Squads 5 +6

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Starting the assembly phase right now. The new tactical boxes are completely superior to the older boxes as the new ones include both meltas and plasma guns instead of just a flamer as was the case with the older boxes. Also included are the parts for a missile launcher and quite a few options for the sergeant/vet. sergeant. Once these are assembled that will bring the army to 60 tactical marines!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Baneblade!!!

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Time for some super-heavy support!!! The mighty baneblade joins our forces. This is one giant kit - double the sprues of a landraider. This is going to take some time to put together. Pics coming once its complete.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Land Raider Crusader

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The land raider crusader is almost complete. As far as GW tank kits go, its definitely the best (although I haven't gotten a Baneblade yet). Very easy to put together and tons of cool features like being able to open the front and side hatches plus lots of interior detail. Pics coming once its complete.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Battle Company - Complete

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Ahhh the Battle Company is finally finished. Just added the final 2 10-man tactical squads and the 2nd 10-man assault squad! Now to put it all together :D

Also added was our glorious leader Dante to finish up the Master of the Chapter datasheet. Altogether I've probably added 2000pts to the Blood Angels in the past two weeks. I gonna estimate the force at 10000pts right now!!!

I'll get more pictures up soon.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Heavy Support - Devastators!

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Now that Apocalypse is out its time to bulk up the Blood Angels to a full battle company! First step, finishing up the required 2 10-man devastator squads. I already had 2 plasma cannons, 2 missile launchers, 2 heavy bolters, and 1 multi-melta marine.


The new plastic devastators are actually quite good and suprsingly GW gives you a ton of options. As you can see in the picture theyre nearly all assembled. And I have enough heavy weapons to field multiple devastator squads. I've also added a custom devastator shoulder pad to the sergeant (left shoulder - normally the right one). The lascannon wielders each have the custom Blood Angels shoulder pad on their left shoulders. I'm going to need to get another tactical squad box to fill out each squad with 5 regular marines in order to meet the battle company requirements (yaay more $).

Altogether, I can now field:


4 Lascannons

4 Missile Launchers (1 still needs assembling)

4 Heavy Bolters

4 Plasma Cannons ;)

2 Multi-Meltas


For apocalypse I see my main two squads being 4 lascannon, and 4 plasma cannons squads depending on the battle. Other heavy weapons will get assigned to Tactical squads 1-6 - and with the Blood Angels abitlity to break down 10-man squads into two 5-man combat squads, we have the added flexibility of leaving the heavy weapons back to engage the big targets, while the bolter armed brethren advance to deal with infantry.


6 tactical squads and 2 devastator squads comes to 80 marines, half of which (40 marines) are broken into 8 5-man combat squads which will advance, while the other 8 combat squads remain in the rear firing their heavy weapons, hopefully leaving some gaping holes in enemy lines for the advancing combat squads to mop up!


My next project is assembling a land raider crusader which will carry my terminator assault squad right to the enemy to unleash some CC punishment (just waiting for my Blood Angels doors from Forgeworld)

Questions and comments welcome!
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