Thursday, May 29, 2014

Old Line Massacre Army List



I rarely share army lists, as I don't play that much, but after finding out that my original force did not have two troops choices due to one of them not filling the compulsory slot, I painted up a 15 man strong tactical squad. I was hoping to use my drop pod, and at least one of my contemptor dreadnoughts, but the points made it difficult. What you see here is a a mish mash of what I have painted that happen to fit into the points allotment.

So I wouldn't mind if one of you kind internet gamer folks, reviewed my list and offered suggestions. I have a lighting, a drop pot and two contemptors armed with close combat weapons and either lascannons or auto cannons. I could also add a single duel lightning claw terminator. A basilisk could be added if I start painting it when I get home from work tomorrow, but that may be a stretch since I am still pinning the tac squad to their bases.

I added the obligatory unfinished unit shot that accompanies every tournament I attend. I had less to paint this year than for NOVA last year, but it was still a sprint to get 16 marines painted in time.

1850 Pts - ~ Age of Darkness (Horus Heresy) Roster

Total Roster Cost: 1849

Legendary: Primary Detachment (53#, 1849 pts)
   1 Primary Detachment, 0 pts
      1 Master of Signals (Legion Centurion), 85 pts = (base cost 50 + Master of Signals 35)
      1 Legion Praetor, 125 pts = (base cost 100 + Paragon Blade 25)
      10 Legion Breacher Siege Squad, 100 pts = 10 * 10
         1 Legion Sergeant, 175 pts = (base cost 135 + Thunder Hammer 20) + Artificer Armour 10 + Breacher Charge 10
      15 Legion Tactical Squad, 150 pts = 15 * 10
         1 Legion Tactical Sergeant, 85 pts = (base cost 60 + Power Fist 15) + Artificer Armour 10
      5 Legion Tactical Support Squad, 100 pts = 5 * 20 (base cost 15 + Rotor Cannon 5)
         1 Legion Sergeant, 65 pts = (base cost 40 + Lightning Claw 15) + Artificer Armour 10
         1 Legion Rhino Armoured Carrier, 40 pts = (base cost 35 + Dozer Blade 5)
      5 Legion Tactical Support Squad, 100 pts = 5 * 20 (base cost 15 + Volkite Caliver 5)
         1 Legion Sergeant, 65 pts = (base cost 40 + Power Fist 15) + Artificer Armour 10
      1 Legion Rapier Weapons Battery, 55 pts = (base cost 40) + Laser Destroyer x1 15
      4 Legion Terminator Squad, 154 pts = 4 * 30 (base cost 30) + Power Fist x1 5 + Combi-Meltagun x1 7 + Combi-Plasmagun x1 7 + Reaper Autocannon x1 15
         1 Legion Terminator Sergeant, 55 pts
      1 Legion Storm Eagle Assault Gunship, 275 pts = (base cost 210 + Missile Launcher 5 + Twin-Linked Lascannon x2 40) + Armoured Ceramite 20
      1 Legion Land Raider Battle Squadron, 0 pts
         1 Legion Land Raider Proteus, 220 pts = (base cost 200 + Twin-Linked Heavy Bolter 20)

Validation Report:
c-1. File Version: 1.43 For Bug Reports/www.ab40k.org; 1. Force Organization Chart: Age of Darkness; 2. Primary Faction: Space Marine Legion; 3. Rite of War: None; 4. Allied Faction: No Allied Faction
Roster satisfies all enforced validation rules

13 comments:

  1. I can't really help you with the list...but good god are you a fast painter. I guess marines are like that. I've been painting about 15 dark eldar warriors and it is quite a slog. They are fair bit more detailed than marines, but still...how do you work so fast? Do you paint in sub-assemblies?

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    1. I paint the heads, shoulder pads, and guns separately. I lucked out by having the bases already completed. I have the Sons of Horus armor down pat, but I still struggle with the black/dark treys and blotters for some reason. I just can't figure out how to make blotters look good. On these I tried a custom oil wash that did some weird things to the paint. I am beginning to think that pigments are way to go. Paint the whole bolter with graphite and then just rub and buff it.

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    2. hurrah for spell check. Space Marines wielding their holy blotters, viscously tabulating accruals. Oh wait....bolters...

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    3. Interesting. So you basically airbrush everything, then use oil washes and done?
      So whats the ratio of time spent with the airbrush to the time spent with a traditional brush?

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    4. My time is spent 50/50. The last 50% of the time is spent on 10% of the model. I airbrush, using templates and masking, and then use brushes to paint on the oils. With the exception of the blotters here, I don't douse a model in oil. I carefully let it run into the crevices, and then wait for it to dry a bit. Once it is a bit tacky I use a brush and thinner to blend in the oil to the surrounding areas. For important models I use a brush to blend in extreme highlights, but for this size squad I did not have the time. Most of the other stuff like faces, gems, screens, etc are just painted by hand.

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    5. Just amazing how you bust these out so fast and they look great. Seriously I need to get into oil paints...though worried about toxic stuff in the house. What thinner do you use? and where do you get oik washes?

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    6. I use artist oil paints left over from when I painted abstract art, as well as a whole slew of ak-interactive pre made oil washes.

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    7. A true artist and a wonderful approach from a very different perspective.
      An eye opener for myself. I can appreciate the different challenges you take on when using oil paints, props to you, bro.
      I personally stick to citadel but I would like to try and dabble in an oil method such as yourself one day.
      Inspired to collect heresy now also ;p lol

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  2. You really have a beautiful army! I was looking at your list, and I see a support squad with volkite Calivers, but in the picture I only see a heavy support squad with volkite culverins. Either is an effective choice, but which were you going for?

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  3. Just found your blog via a post by Dave Taylor. I'm sure the answer to this question is somewhere in here but...
    what color did you use for the Sons of Horus armor?

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    1. reaper master series paints.

      prime black.
      Jungle green is the darkest color
      highlands green is the mid tone
      pale lichen is the highlight.

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    2. Thanks.

      What brand of paint?

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    3. Oops. Missed the very top line.

      Thanks again. The whole army looks amazing.

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