Battle report

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Comment Like the WIND

Trying out Disqus Again I beileve that I have (with a great deal of hacking pleading and begging) got it to work. SO COMMENT COMMENT LIKE THE WIND.
OPPPSSS sorry about that anyone who wanted to comment I had clicked to turn off comments when trying to use more disqus for me

Wednesday, April 22, 2009



The move is going well, I hope in a day or two at the most the transition will be complete.
If you ever have moved you understand the little things that have to be done. Clean, pick up pencil brushes bitz that have fallen against the molding and what you thought was lost, gathering of clothes and such.

But what I spent most time on was prepping my army for the move. I found some Foam trays and bought up those, dug up a apple computer shipping box with the hefty foam in it. Then I cut out sapes for the army that was going into it, which happened to be my marines since they are going on haiatus(sp?) while I work on my ork army. Hoping to set up a propper work space this time around.

What I want from the community is How YOU GUYS MOVE YOUR ARMIES? Anything Special or just stick them in the army cases and go, or how you move bitz or organize your work space after you move.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

disappointment point

Well, Last night didn't go so well.
First I got to League night early not a problem.
Was set to face a chaos player , using thousand sons and such so at 1500 points he only had:

2 full thousand sons sqauds and landraider and suchsome other small stuff.
But as we were working terrian he decied to back out and switch with his friend to play a necron player. WTF! I i was trying to be a good sport and didn't make a fuss, but the guy he traded with was playing a vindicator heavy list. So i get to wage war against:
Three Vindicators
Three Hellfire dread naughts(plasma cannons and Frag missle)
Two Rhinos Sporting Assault cannons
Two full squads with Lascannons.


Started out with dawn of war and deployed a nob biker squad war boss and a full thirty boyz squad.
He put nothing on, so I rushed the table edge he was going to come on and left my other truck and battle wagon boyz in reserve should have brought them out the first turn.

Well the vindis come on, and damn they give me a pasting 5 nobz down after three vindis and three dreadnought template monsters.

THe battle kinda ground on in the end Nobz killed three vindicators and He killed my nobz warboss and 2 trukks.

so in total it came out to 13 - 9. Suckage I felt I was kinda cheated. If I had played the guy I started with I would have mopped the table with him, ohh so you can shoot really well, got an AP 3 bolter, doesn't matter Ive got 6+ save but I got thirty boyz and some nasty bikers. Suck THIS>>>>>>

Ahhhh so pissed gotta go pack more moving tommorrow and need to paint was hoping to attend a 1000 tourny this sunday but I don't have nearly enough painted to bring to the table.

Hoping to attend a lucky 13 tourny on the 9th. MUST HAVE REAVER TITAN DONE BY THEN. paint oppitional.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I am logging from my phone hoping to use this application tonight for the league match

Saturday, April 18, 2009

If you Have Legos

I aspire to do this Warhound out of Legos.

Going to Start Packing For the Move coming in a Week.

Teaser {1:1 scale for well take a guess.)


Friday, April 17, 2009

Two for One Deal

Well at My local store I am Notoriously known for making my own models, I've scratched Rhinos, Landraiders, Landspeeders, MOF on a bike, Titans, Baneblades, and Gun carriages for thunderfires. Well I was contemplating the buying of two ork trukks, after buying the first I cam home and looked around the net at interesting conversion for ork trucks and found the FW HALFTRACK.  I decided to take half the parts for the truck and make another. 

First I assembled the frame and Scratch built a copy, using the measurements from the first. 

Taking inspiration from the FW model I scratched the bed of the first truck using 1/8-inch sheet and roughed up the sheet with a file, added spiky bits. And that pretty much finished the first one. 

One the second one I built the cab using pieces from the spur to measure and give me a size reference and instead of an exposed engine I made it look like and early 20th century truck, since to me it looked like and old farm truck. Next was more difficult had to hot bend the tracks o get them to the appropriate size for the half track part of the model, I wish I could make an awesome set of tracks like the ones of the FW model but they have resin and master sculptures little ole me just does this as a hobby. Used some triangle strips to add gearing to the wheels and covered it up to hide its hideous nature. For a good while I was trying to figure out what I would use for the front wheel assembly I have tons of Biker wheels but their all to small so I cannibalized one of the rear sets from the original model and glues it on. 


Added tons of bits from my boxes chaos bits and space marine tank bits imperial guard radio sets and some Battlewagon bits were used as well as some stompa glyph plates that I pilfered from my local store. I like them very orky.


Edited It seems THat if you load a batch of pictures to blogger it breaks the links so you can't click them to make them big.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Just came back from the Comic store and read through the defenders of Ultramar comics. I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN IT, I’m not saying that it was a bad story, a little cliché and kind of a waste of paper. 

But It is truly sad that GW let boom studios have artistic representation for them they are terrible artist, I mean the drawing style is neither consistent or worth your time. It very shoddy work and the marines don't look like marines they just look like regular men in padded clothing. 

Facial expressions are terrible rather then looking heroic or distressed they just look retarded. 

Most of the comics are full scale drawing of explosions so out of the 40 pages there is only about 20 or so of anything worthwhile. 


There is no detail in these comics like you would see in something like marvel's civil war, I felt like I was reading an old school throw back of 1960 prince valiant. 


Everything looks like the stuff you doodle in the sides of note pages.

I swear pay me as much as your paying these people and I will draw a better comic.


THIS COMIC SUCKS. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. If this is the trend of all the comics that are being pushed out then it’s a great waste of money for all of us. 

Escalation League Match 2

Well It was week 2. 
Point Limit 1250 

WBoss on Bike 
50 boyz 
20 stormboyz 
5 nob bikers
1 Battlewagon

Mission set up was to capture two building worth 5 pts each and kill points all around. 
Spear head Deployment.

Facing blood angels 
chaplain Lemartes with Honor Guard I believe.
A couple of five men cc squads and some death company. 
two attack bike one with melta and the other toting a hvy b.
and a baal predator

Every thing but the assualt squad was mounted in those damn fast rhinos.

Well my opponent let me deploy and go first, Spear head was a paint trying to fit that many minis into a table corner not fun. 
Oppenent didn't deploy held everything in reserve. 
First turn,  Moved everything around to grab the objective. First big squad just sat back and held the closet objective and the battlewagon boyz and the stormboyz moved up to the second objective and  the nobz/warboss flanked to the  opposite side so i could pincer anything coming from the table edge. Second turn he brought on Lemartes and HG  A rhino with cc marines in it, and a baal pred. Since i had moved for two turns storm boyz and nobz were just out of thier assault range so i let them pepper me, the BW shrugged off yet another volley from a meltagun 9 he seems impervious against meltas, the baal scored a few kills on the battlewagon boyz who where scrambling up the  second objective.  On my turn I charged Lematres with the SB and the wb/nobz charge the Assualt bikes. The SB killed four but lost five, fearless, but the one saved, powerklaw killed lemartes deader then dead. The nobz /wb slaughtered the attack bikes. This was to be the pace of the battle except when the rhinos strayed to close the second objective the boyz nob toting the PK would leap out and pop them, two rhinos met their end this way. All the while the next enemy turn a dreadnought came into play and assaulted my nob bikerz and started to brutally pop them one by one. this finished off my leader and nobz as they couldn't break away, five powerfist attacks kill lots of nobz.... sadness. The stormboyz held the  remaining assault troops and a few cc marines. The final rhino smashed into the second objective I had been holding most of the game and contested it.  that ended the game as time ran out. 

Final Score 
Me 9 Oppenent 2 

Total Escalation Score 21 pts two more matchs i think i am in a good position for top place.

Your wish Is My command.

If you need some kind of template I'll see if i have it and will send it to you or post it here. 

Ask and you shall receive.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Have some birthday money laying around, trying to decied what I want to buy.
For the modelling aspect:

Stompa ( awesome goodness that comes with stompa awesome-ness, but i don't play apocalypse so I don't think it would get much game time and such.)

Stormboyz ( awesome looking models and they are a compettive unit in the regular games I play) but I would need 15 More for a full unit.

Ork Trukk ( Fast movers and they could add a good bit of mobility to my army)

Army figure Case Will need to cart them around somehow
NO MORE CLEANING. Since I work at night and go to class only tuesday and thursdays, i spend a good bit of time in the house, so tha comes with house chores. Which i dutifully do paint some clean some. But now my Wife's mother is coming over and I am getting burnt out on the cleaning gig.

Just mumbles.
Oh i don't even give a damn about the planetstrike but I WANT THAT MINI!!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Barjack's Guide to Painting watermelons...I mean orks.

Ever look at a water melon lots of deep green and fading to yellow greens, well i managed that with my orks and here is how.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Escalation Round 1 Match Results

Well I posted the List that I used today earlier in my blog; the tourny was only one match a week and a total of the points in the end highest is the winner and so on. Got there about 4 Pm and chatted with the guys for awhile starting out. Two Chaos players and a Deathwing/Ravenwing player and I.

I was so pissed at myself that I forgot to take pictures, I guess it was best since I really tromped him and taking pictures of it would only make it worse.

Match Rules:
Pitched Battle
Single Objective Worth 5 pts and every unit is worth 1 kill point.
Open Terrain No real cover at all. Just mostly Craters.

What I faced:

Ravenwing and Deathwing

Belial w/ Terminator Armor 130

Belial’s Deathwing Terminator Squad 240

Deathwing Company Banner

Lightening Claws

Interrogator – Chaplain 145

Terminator Squad 215

Ravenwing Attack Squadron 170

Attack Bike w/ Multi-melta

Ravenwing Attack Squadron 120

Battle Wagon w/Lefty's Boyz and Looted Wagon "Da Growla" Bringing up the Left Flank Sheltering behind a low hill.

Klamp's Boyz Holding the Center
Warboss Choppafist Moving w/ the central formation

Righty's Boyz bringing up the right Flank.

I deployed second at first I was facing just those bikers and was like hey no biggie, just a bunch of bike squad I was worried that my battlewagon would get toasted in the first turn.

Scout moves, All the Bikers scrambled into Position.
First Turn:
I failed to seize the Initiative. The bikers moved closer and called down a non scattering deep strike of Belial and his command squad along with a skull faced chaplain smack dab in front of my front lines, oh their pride will bring about their fall, the foot slogging terminators moved at full speed to assist their battle brothers. But I started to sweat the Melta as it scooted around to the Battlewagon's side armor, but its feeble attempt at a potshot failed horribly. Snake eyes on an anti armor roll. OUCHIE!

Then my Opponent deployed Belial and his terminators, only the chaplain shot killing two of Klampa's boys. I got Plenty more where they came from, aren't they born out of the ground or spores. *shrug* His bikers took more pot shots at Klampa's Boyz only one fell in the first volley, the other bikers bolter volley was more successfully cutting down three of Righty's Boyz. The terminator's storm bolter splattered another two.

End of enemies first shooting phase: 8 Orks down

Let the Green Vengeance WAAAAGGGGHHH!!!!!

Moved Closer to Belial's command squad, made sure to position them so they would assault more than one unit. The Left Flank Moved forward but floundered in a difficult terrain test with a three. My Battle wagon suffered from engine trouble and only moved 6, and that was with a reroll....shucks. The Looted wagon known as the "Da Growla" Tank Shocked the Melta attack bike, and Put a boom gun round smack in the middle of the terminator squad bringing up the rear, vaporizing two and littering the battle field with bits of the emperor’s mightiest. The Center Squad of Boyz Led By "Klamps" Opened fire on Belial's Unit, ready to add their shiny kit to his share of the loot when all was said and done. Over thirty burst of semi and automatic fire punctuated the air, the terminator's thick armor turned aside most of the rounds but a few punched through the glowing lenses and flexible joints, two more of the mighty warriors fell. Righty's Boyz followed suit and added half of their unit’s fire to Klampa's fire and killed another Terminator and caused a grievous wound to Belial, guess he should have worn his helmet. Choppafist let loose with his heavy caliber dakka, and cut down one of the Dark Angel riders as he gunned his engine and charged then into their ranks. WAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!

End of my Shooting phase results: Five Terminators and one Biker

Assault Phase
Klamps Charged Belial's Unit and also engaged the bikers that Belial had homed in on at the beginning of the game. Choppafist engaged the remaining two bikers. Righty failed to pushes his boys out of difficult terrain and they just hung out drinking squig beer.
Belial and the Chaplain struck first, pulverizing six of Klampa's Boyz he only grinned as his boys killed the last terminator and cause another wound on Belial. Some of the Boyz even took the time to mop up the two bikers the last biker failed his leadership and ran; Klampa got a good hit in on the chaplain and forced another wound. Losing by three was nothing as two boys were cut down but the unit was fearless so no worries.
The Warboss shrugged off the three hits the bikers got on him but failed to wound; in return he caught both of them in his power klaw and turned them in to nothing but a sticky mess.

End Assault phase: 16 Orks down, 7 terminators and 5 bikers, 1 wound each on chappy and Belial

Turn two shooting phase

the attack Bike Opened fire against "da Growla" and cooked it with superheated melta waves. Like armor 11 is so hard to beat *pouts*. The last the terminators and took shoots at Righty's Boyz popping the heads off two more, the Biker opened fire against the war boss and the round bounced harmlessly off the bosses tough skin.

Assault phase
Belial Cuts down two more of the Boyz and the chaplain cuts down one, but this is the end for them both finally the lack of numbers is their undoing as the chaplain falls under the attacks of 10 Orks and belial the same fate awaited as the Boyz held him down while Klampa, moved in and showed him what a crude pneumatic claw could do to crunchy power armor.

21 Orks, looted wagon gone :( 7 terminators and 5 bikers, chappy and Belial dead

moved all Units towards the objective.
Lefty's Boyz got pissed at the "Da Growla" Death and Bail the hell out, right next to the attack bike.

Righty Boyz, cut down two more terminators in a volley of solid slug fire.
Lefty's cut down the Attack Bike.

Klampa's Boyz kill the last biker.

Lefty's finishes the Last remaining terminator in a hail of blades, as the terminator misses on all of his attacks.

Final total
21 Orks, looted wagon gone :( 10 terminators and 6 bikers, chappy and Belial dead

Total points
me: 5(holding the objective) + 7 Kill points Opponent: 1 (looted wagon death)

My Thoughts on the Battle:

This was a great boost to my confidence in this new army, a lot of planning went in to this list something simple to build off of with no major or game turning ork rules played yet. But the simplicity of it was its key. Where I always fretted over losing a space marine or a hand full of scouts, now I just send in the Boyz and grin when they mob an a unit and come out swinging.

I think The Major thing I was disappointed in was the battle wagon getting hung up with dangerous terrain every turn even with the reroll, most of the left flank did nothing but what was great was he looted wagon, it paid itself off in the first turn may take more of those later on just to give my army some range.

What could have turned this into a tougher battle, less terminators and spread the points out to more tactical squads. Although he did have two very tough units, they were very limited on their numbers only 12 terminators made up most of his army. Against anything else their combined strength would be noteworthy but since he couldn't bring them to bear since he choose the deep strike and foot slogging method of travel it left his offensive push wide open to my units to pick them apart.

Not to Sound overly confident, I wish I had fought another army something to push my new army and see where I could find holes and give me some weakness and strength play.

I know without trucks my Orks have the mobility of a slug, this may catch up with me since the battles are only an hour long. The Warboss fought well when he got into battle but that was far and few between as there weren't many units on the table.

Any Tips on facing the Following armies would be helpful.

Seen armies

Space marine with Three vindicators [need anti tank]

Marines with Thunder fire and tactical squads [fast movers to kill that thunder and tie up tacs]

Thousand sons [over whelm them and burn down their tree house]

Chaos army with raider and Berserkers [lots of assaults fun or gun line the buggers]

Other opponents I’ve faced with a kitted out space marine bike army and command squad with all power weps. Genius at out flanking [sits in the middle and let them come counter charge]

and I think a nurgle army. [Hmmmm I know their tough]

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Escalation League Tourny Match Part 1 C+C Please

HQ [1]
Warboss Warbike, Power Klaw, TwlDakka, Atk Sqg, 140

Troop [30]
Boyz Choppa + slugga, [Ork]
Boyz Nob Power Klaw, Slugga, Bosspole 220

Troop [30]
Boyz Choppa + slugga, [Ork]
Boyz Nob Power Klaw, Slugga, Bosspole 220

Troop [20]
Boyz Choppa + slugga, [Ork]
Boyz Nob Power Klaw, Slugga, Bosspole 170

Hvy Support
Battlewagon 3x Big Shoota, Armour Plating, Red Paint Job 135

Hvy Support
Looted Wagon Boom Gun, Hard Case 115

Since I have only played my army once any C AND C is Welcome.
Was thinking of Taking A nob Biker squad with a few pk in it but still thinking.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Tricks to live by

Here's the trick to making a perfect, clean hard edged line or shape every time.

1. Use blue painter's tape and tape off your shape or line, burnish lightly with your thumb.
2. Paint over the taped edge with clear polymer medium [tamiya makes a nice one] or matte medium.
3. Let dry!
4. Paint back over the taped edge with your paint.
5. Let dry!
6. Peel up the tape and voila! you will have a nice clean edge.

The polymer medium acts as a seal to prevent the paint from creeping under the tape. No more fuzzy lines or shapes! Be patient and let the polymer dry before you paint on it and let the paint dry before you peel up the tape and you will have perfect shapes and lines every time.

The Wonderful world of Painting

Well since we have been talking about tips here is mine:


For some of us out there we will simply walk into the GW store buy the paint and some brushes and crack it open and have a go, bang out some models and then wonder why their drying out why my brush is crusty and isn't applying smoothly anymore. SO HERE are some of the components of paints.

Pigments: fine granular particles mixed in to a vehicle [more on this later] or binder, these are the things that give paint its color texture and quality.

Quality Lends itself to the richness of the color, how well it goes on, how far you can push the paint by adding thinner or thickeners or textured mediums[i.e. gesso, gels] and how the paint ages, some cheaper paints begin to crack and flake after a few months, not to great for models.

Citadel makes a fine quality of paint, but Vallejo and such paints are much higher quality, but better quality cost more. $$$

, commonly referred to as the vehicle, is the actual film forming component of paint. It is the only component that must be present as it holds the pigment is suspension. Binders are separated by drying time, or the curing time of the paint.

Binder and Water
There is a myth out there that it's okay to thin acrylic paint with water. Well it's not the best idea. Here's why:

Water is not a binder. Duh, right? Well if you use too much water in your acrylic paint mixture, you will over thin the binder in the paint and weaken the paint film, lessening its adhesion to your Model. If you want to thin the paint, use a polymer medium i.e. acrylic thinner. This will maintain the adhesive qualities of the paint and the paint film will maintain its integrity.

The main purposes of the solvent are to adjust the curing properties and viscosity of the paint. It is volatile and does not become part of the paint film. It also controls flow and application properties, and affects the stability of the paint while in liquid state. Its main function is as the carrier for the non volatile components.

And on to Brushes

Citadel Sells many types of brushes, But these are only Natural sable hair brushes.
Ever wonder why the brushes cost so much its simple, the fibers your painting with are 95% of the cost of the brush.
Sable comes from a particular type of squirrel like weasel that is bred [farm raised squirrels best job ever? whose got the nuts] in Europe/Russia. The Kolinsky Squirrel is a one of the highest quality brush making fiber you can buy and can run anywhere from $6.95 - in the hundreds of dollars [Quality COST].

But brushes can be made from almost any type of hair, from boar, horse, pony, whiskers, and most widely available and cost effective is Synthetic. Synthetic paint brushes are a god send. Natural brushes will always leave a particular texture behind as well as soaking up a great deal of paint and needing to be cleaned with particular and harmful chemicals. Which you will see extensively in oil painting and such, while synths will apply the paint almost as smoothly as an airbrush, easy to clean with soap and water and maintain their shape longer if properly maintained.

These will usually be seen in talkon, golden and white, these just describe the process in which they are made and produced. Why does this matter, because that particular hair has its very own qualities like spring [how much the brush resist pressure while painting] carriage [how much paint the brush holds or water] and longevetity [simply how long and how well the brush will hold up to abuse].

Royal makes a very cost effective and high quality brush.

Studio Gallery makes fine brushes they are cheap but hold up well for a few months and it’s not a blow to the wallet when you trash them. [Silver white is on par with these and has very fine pointed synthetic]

Loew Correnll, nice brushes but at almost 8 dollars a brush [starting at the detail level] can add up quickly. They also make a hard to reach detail brush for $5 dollars it’s pricy but is a pretty nifty little tool, for fine detail work.

Windsor Newton[oh let me count the ways] A very high quality brush, and brush making company, recently changed hands and their brushes have dropped in price and are mostly on clearance at the moment. So grab these brushes they really are a steal $6 dollar brushes for 2.

that’s all I can think the moment.....