Saturday, July 30, 2011

1st Grey Hunter Pack Painted

Well Bear Cubs, I got some stuffs to show off. I played a game against my good friend Wiley The Nord from over at Ghostlight of Commorragh the other day, had a blast, (batrep to come soon!) and I got to play with my Space Wolves. I got them all out and surveyed the list in all its glory, and became dismayed as I cast my gaze upon it. After being used to playing my Blood Angels, who are mostly painted, my completely unpainted Wolf army was quite depressing. 

So, for the past 2 days, I have been working feverishly to make some headway on my new crush, the Boys from Fenris. After some long nights, some sore thumbs from opening paint pots, and a slight case of carpal tunnel, I have finished my first squad. Now, these boys are not Golden Daemon by any stretch, I think they are sufficiently table top quality. Let me know what you think!


I am pretty Happy with how they are comin along, 10 down, 25 to go!

Keep checkin out IIWPA... For the first Batrep with the Wolves!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gunnar Red Moon Ridin the Big Wolf

Grizz here, picked up a Canis Wolfborn model in the new Finecast. Let me say first that the Finecast has exceptional highs and lows, no middle ground. I held out on getting a Canis model due to the headache that a metal thunderwolf proposes, so when they said they were bringing them out in Finecast, I got all kinds of giggly 6 year old girl excited.

This Excited
So I go out, pay my money, and wait for a month due to GW's awesome business policies and warehousing. So I finally pick it up and get it home, and boy is it a good lookin cast. Sharp edges, lighter than I had thought, and easy to put it together. Then I saw the pitting/bubbling spots. Two spots, both pretty rough. Now, fixing them was pretty easy, just filled them with super glue and went on with my business, but this is almost unacceptable in a new product. Just my .02

Anyway, I got it halfway painted and got stuck on what equipment to give him. I rolled around storm shield and TH/FW, but I could never decide. Then I started doing the rolls on a dual wolf claws, and dear God what a beast. Luckily, Canis has some pretty kickin claws. So got em glued on and now Gunnar Red Moon is ready to ride his Thunderwolf down to the battlefield and add some tales to his glorious saga!

Wolf Lord Gunnar Red Moon
---2x Wolf Claws
---Runic Armor
---Thunderwolf Mount
---Belt of Russ
---Wolftooth Necklace
---Saga of the Bear

So how did it turn out? Hit or Miss? Good setup or not? Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Maul In The Mall!!!!!!!!!!

Well ladies and gents, the Maul is almost upon us. For those of you not in the know, The Maul is an annual tournament held at Dicehead Games and Comics. It is one of the larger events on the Tennessee tourney scene, and always a blast. I was unable to attend last year's Maul due to being on my honeymoon, so I am really looking forward to this year's event. One of the funnest things about the Maul is its very unique, always entertaining missions, and this year doesn't disappoint. 

My hope is to get the Space Wolves ready for the tourney, but at only two weeks away, I got a lot in front of me. I will be working tediously over the next two weeks and will be updating my progress. If you have never been to the Maul, or any big venue tourney for that matter, come on out for a day of 40k and fun. I'll see you there!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Maul at the Mall: Orks or Dark Eldar???

Wow, crazy A two weeks. Good news is, I got a computer out of the deal. You know what that means? I'm not trying to write blogs and other crap at Tech labs. Glorious. Which means we should be seeing much more activity on the blog.

Anyhow, Here is the thing. My big big event that I go to every year is Maul in the Mall, put on by Dicehead games in Cleveland TN. In short it is an awesome annual tourney that brings in some great players a beautiful armies. Every year I come back, look at my army list and say to myself, " Wow, I'm doing it all wrong!" Which, if you want to get better, is a great thing. That being the case, I don't know which army to play. I'm happy with my orks. I mean solid. I won my first tourney with them a few months back. I don't lose often with them. I feel like I got it perfectly the way I want. I look back and compare my army to the one I ran last year and it insanely better. Of course, I do see it's weaknesses and the list is far from unbeatable

Now enter the new army: My Dark Eldar. They are quick, lean, mean, and ....fragile. I've had amazing, well, luck with them. I picked them up and viola!!! I'm good with them. The flicker fields, they love me. I've been very successful with them. I've also had the the army absolutely dominated is certain instances, which scares me. I also realize I'm gonna make more mistakes with the DE. Also, if you go second and get stuck against a shooty army on a side with no terrian, your done.

Also, the missions are, well, squirrelly. The signature mission of the Maul basically has everything, but HQ respawns and outflanks each turn. Yeah, different right. I really want to play the army I think will play best with the missions.Check them out: Here it is
What these missions tend to do to the normal tournament players.

Ok, here are the two lists. Ok, Old hotness, V.S. New Hotness

DA Redtoofs


Big Mek-KFF
(I usually equip him better, but I want his klaw to respawn in the Maul mission, so I put it in the Nob squad


15 lootas
15 lootas


10 nobs
7 w/ sluggas, choppas
1 w/ power klaw
1 w/ power klaw, Waaagh Banner, Bosspole
Cybork bodies
Red Paint
2 Big Shootas

17 boys
nob w/ Power Klaw, bosspole

17 boys
nob w/ Power Klaw, bosspole

10 Grots

Fast Attack

1 Deffcopta w/ Rokkits and Buzzsaw

1 Deffcopta w/ Rokkits and Buzzsaw
(Note: I usually have these in one squad, but want to be able to quickly complete the second objective in mall rats mission)

Heavy Support

2 X Battlewagon w/ Deffrolla, red paint, 2 big shootas

The New Hotness: The Kabal of the Awesomesauce




4 Wracks (Vect Mobile)
Venom w/ splinter cannon

4 Trueborn w/ 4 blasters
Haywire Grenades
Venom w/ splinter cannon

4 Trueborn w/ 4 blasters
Haywire Grenades
Venom w/ splinter cannon


2X 10 Wyches
       Haywire Genades
       2 Hydra Gautlets
       Hetrix w/ Agoniser
       Raider w/ Dis. Cannon

3X 9 Warriors
      Raider w/ Dis. Cannon
      Flicker field

Fast Attack: None


3 X  Ravangers w/ Darklances
        Flicker field

So, there you go. I complex question but a simple answer. What do you think? Orks or Dark Eldar?