Friday 28 June 2024


   Project CMAINLL is short for Crap My Army Is No Longer Legal and has come about with the release of the new Genestealer Cult codex. I've played a few 1500 point games using the army recently but with the new codex there are a few units I can no longer use in their current form or at all - the key things are the two Imperial Guard Leman Russ tanks that I have to take a specific detachment for, which is easily done but I would rather use another, and the Acolyte Hybrids which are now two differently equipped units which means my current 10 man squad isn't a legal unit.

   To solve these problems project CMAINLL has two prongs:
1. Increase my points to replace the tanks but give me some extra fire power - also wanted to make the army feel a bit more GSC and not like a Guard list
2. Break my Acolyte Hybrid squad down and then increase the resulting parts.

   To complete part 1 I have:
   To do this I have added another 5 Aberrants to bulk out a full 10 "men" and then added a Biophagus (guy in white - medic/mad scientist) to give them a buff. 

   Added a Brood Patriarch to give my Genestealer squad some hitting power

   The added a Primus as these guys are just brutal if attached to a decent squad (photo of the Magus familiar too just as I have finished the Magus it goes with yet)

   The combined with task 1 is task 2. Another 10 Acolyte Hybrids round my squad up to 20 and allow me to create the following; 1 squad of 10 with autopistols and 6 heavy mining weapons and then 2 squads of 5 with hand flamers and 2 demo guys in each - the small squads will be hit and run.
   I found this squad was the headache to build. My current 10 man squad wasn't optimised as it was the 5 I was told to build for Combat Patrol then whatever I liked the idea of to round it out - if I was buying two boxes to make my army legal, I was going optimised - so in 10 men I had to build, 2 sgts, 4 heavy mining weapons, 3 demo guys and a banner (didn't have any space for another).

I should have a game to test this theory out next week, so lets see how it does

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Tuesday 18 June 2024

The Past And The Future

   I've got a game lined up fairly soon of combat patrol which is completely outside our current campaign against my brothers, where we have decided to use patrols we own but haven't managed to play with yet. My brothers both picked the ones they got for Christmas and I'm going for my Eldar/Aeldari.
   The issue is that while I bought the patrol a few months back when I was feeling flush, I haven't painted any of it. I have the Guardian squad in stock, so they aren't an issue but the rest needed painting asap.
   First up are a Farseer and a pair of Wraithlords*. 
*as if you are painting one, then a second can't hurt

   The Farseer is an old metal one as I just love the model, I'm pretty sure this is the 3rd of this model I've painted up and possibly the 4th I own as I have a feeling I ended up with one from someone else's collection too. I started painting them to match the army, then wondered what a starry coat would look like.

   The Wraithlords are both plastic - I never owned a metal one as a kid as I just kept buying the War Walkers instead. One from when the model was released while I was at uni and the other from the combat patrol box. The one I plan to use in the game has magnets in his shoulder guns to allow me to swap weapons to keep him game legal.

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Saturday 15 June 2024

The Grand Plan

   With all the recent games of 40k using my Genestealer Cult, I've found myself being weak and buying a model I have absolutely no use for but that I've wanted since the day it was revealed, the Nexos. This one of those weird models where I don't think it really has a place in a regular games - why have your grand strategist bumbling about with all his stolen Imperial equipment in what is effectively a platoon sized engagement? However, the model is just amazing and the fact a designer needed a hologram map on it and just did the map of Warhammer World is just the cherry on top*.
*I've almost bought this model in the past to convert into my Imperial guard

   With the new codex being released in a week or so, I'll have a look at his rules, but honestly, this is a model I've almost definitely collected rather than will see table time - but I have no regrets this time.

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Wednesday 12 June 2024

The Hotter It Burns

   With the release of the new Sisters of Battle codex fairly imminent I thought I had better spend some time on some more of my mate' sisters army as I still have a few bits in the backlog. He had a squad of Dominion that he had started building before he gave up and passed them along, so I had to work out what he had done, then get them finished and painted.
   Colour scheme is identical to before but this squad has been built with 4 flamers and a slightly more upgraded superior. A few of the squad are from the monopose kits that he had extras of to replace models he's built with weapon options this squad can't take - they are half finished and will give him options for other squads.

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Monday 10 June 2024

Mass Uprisings

   With both the failure of the Deathwatch to wipe out a hub of the Star Children Cult command and the renewed assault from the Hive Fleets, the Day Of Ascension has swung into over drive with cult uprisings all across the planet.
   Fighting has even occurred in PDF compounds which has resulted in whole companies of troops seemly swapping sides to help the alien invader with many an Imperial tank being seen opposing those still loyal to the throne.

   The final phase of the war for Fratribusia has now been reached. Great devourer organisms are emerging from spawning pods across the world, whose sole aim is to eat anything and everything in their path. Massive spore towers have spread and are erupting in areas behind Imperial lines. Even the planet's weather has been turned to suit the invader as the rain dissolves all it touches as a pre-digestion aid leaving the vast once verdant jungles as mere barren wastes.
   The Imperium has been left with but a single choice. How much can be saved.