Friday 10 May 2019

We need to go faster!

   While I have a tendency to meander between projects, both old ones and new shiny ones, being on a 30k podcast is meaning that I can’t let a month go by without some Heresy hobby to show for myself, be it something painted or a game played. I had played so many games of 30k in March and early April that I had enough to split between two episodes’ hobby sections*but with May’s episode just around the corner, I realised I had nothing lined up ready**, so at the weekend I organised a game with the of the other guys on the podcast and I got the superglue out and got building.

*We recorded March’s episode late and April’s early
 in an attempt to get somewhere like on track.
**Too many other distractions

   The first model is a Sicaran battle tank and is the second such tank into my collection***. I am writing progressively more fast attack orientated lists, so the Sicaran (being a fast tank in the fluff) fits the theme, but gives me some AT/AA and a solid fire base to allow the rest of my army to get where it needs to go. I’d had this sitting in a box for a while and it was really nice to just spend a day building and painting a single model in front of the tv.
***Being a massive fan of redundancy is my lists

   The other models that I ended up working on were another pair of Legion Outriders. I got my initial two minimum squads ready for the last game I played and really enjoyed using them, but the squads were way too small. I’ve since used these in my squads and while 4 is better, a single loss still causes a moral check, which is a massive weakness, so I need to bulk them up to 5 man squads in the near future. Having two fast squads of plasma toting marines is really good fun, there is nothing like watching an opponent's face when that elite squad that is out of harm's way, is all of a sudden taken off the table by a threat they had forgotten about.
   I've also said it on the podcast and I will continue to repeat it, but, I genuinely think outriders with the Sons of Horus rules make the best outriders in the game****, as with plasma guns on the front shooting at a marine squad within 12 inches they hit on 2's, rerolling 1's, then kill on 2's. My 4 man squads were happily killing 7 or 8 marines a turn and the rerolling 1's to hit not only helps inprove their hit rate, but lowers their chance of overheating and killing themselves. Whats not to love in that?

****At least before adding Rites and Primarchs etc

   Another link to the Mournival Podcast in case anyone needs it - sound issues have now been fixed from episode 2 onwards.

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