Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Trazyn the Infinite

Or Old Man River as someone calls him...

Finished Trazyn last night amidst other painting projects. I may add some subtle green light effects to his eyes and ribs cage but I'm happy with him for now. Have to base him but that can wait until we work out exactly how we are going to do that. Thinking a tanned stone/rock look maybe with a slight reddish hue.

As my first finecast model I have painted he was in pretty good shape once I gave him a tidy up, and the lighter material was a lot easier to deal with and assemble.

The ceramic plating will be carried on through the other Necron models as will the blueish tinge to the metal but the red will be my colour of choice through my forces as a spot colour to signify which Overlord the Necron's obey. Though Stu did like the red so it may become universal anyway.

Still don't have a list myself but did play against the new Necrons on the weekend and all I can say is scarabs FTW, the entropic strike over so many attacks just chews through mech. I used a balanced vanilla marine list so Stu could see how the new rules would go against a variety of units and they were very successful. The large scarab units propped up by Spyders multi assaulting vehicles is rough and the Wraiths are a nice tarpit unit with their 3++ saves. I know the net says they are not competitive but who cares, for the home gaming environment they are a lot of fun.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Necron - 1 week in

Last weekend Cody, Stu and I purchased a lot of new additions to our large Necron collection. We came out of GW with 2 boxes of Immortal/Deathmarks, 2 Praetorian/Lychguard, 2 Doomsday/Ghostark, 2 Command Barge/Annihilation barge and an Imotekh, Trazyn and Overlord and of course 3 codices.

With an inventory of the old collection taken we had over 3K of existing models without any HQ choices or C'tan and with the additions and a little planning we figure it'll be a bout 5K soon in total.

A very good basis to now build armies out of but gebus where to start! I really like how the Necron book is not an OP Ward tome like lets say GK are and I feel their awesome fluff and odd rules puts them more alongside good Kelly books like the Dark Eldar so well done Mr Ward on that. What I do find is that it is an army of nice little trick combos, you just have to plan your FOC choices around them.

I have no interest in building a WAAC list like the Spyder/Scarab/Imotekh list which has appeared online in the past week. This will be a nice list for fun games at home and one that will work with the collection that Cody and Stu will also be working with.

So far I like the looks of the terrain effecting rules - Writhing Worldscape on a C'tan shard, the Tremor staves of the Crypteks and the Diviner to cause trouble in your opponents first turn. If I work out a list it should be a big version of the nuisance that my twin Nightspinners cause my opponents just on a larger scale. Well see what I come up with. I'm finding the troop choices the hard things to nail down, Warrior blobs, in a barge, MSU Immortals?

In the meantime I have built a unit of Deathmarks and a Command barge which nicely can swap the dais for the Tesla Destructors and be an Annihilation barge too. I will say this for the kits... so many frakkin parts involved, while impressed I am not looking forward to tackling the Doomsday/Ghostark at all without some careful planning first.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Necron - Test Painting

Here are three old battered Necron Warriors which got a quick repaint for the new joint army. I have not stripped these or anything elaborate they are just a simple repaint over there existing colour which was a dusty metal.

We have on the right the "70's" scheme as the boys called it. I think it will go well on another model type like Tau but not the Necron.

On the far left we have a simple boltgun base coat with a wash of devlan mud and gryphonne sepia. The gun and shoulders are chaos black with a successive highlight on the edges of dark angel green, snot green then bilious green.

The central one is the one I completed about 10 minutes ago. Boltgun metal base, Asurmen blue wash then devlan mud wash. Little bit of boltgun metal and mithril silver highlighting. Plates and head are Dheneb Stone, light devlan mud wash, then edge/highlight dheneb stone then skull white. The gun is chaos black with grey edging. The little bit of green is the same as the above example.

I like the central one the most so far and I think the stone plates could look good on the larger vehicles but I must find agreement with Cody and Stu, right lads ;)

If any particular elements of the trial schemes so far look appealing let me know, or any one has suggestions. For example I could try the body colour sepia/mud washed metal with the dheneb stone plating?