Minotaurs – Future Plans

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So my dilemma of late has been which terminators to get for my Minotaurs army. In the very near future I will be getting Asterion Moloc from Forgeworld, and the purchase after that is going to be Tartaros Terminators from Forgeworld.
I want them to be counts as normal Terminators, so I will be giving them Thunder Hammers and Stormshields. I will be getting the Thunder Hammers from Bitz Galaxy (Ebay.com.au store), and using some amazing Spartan shields from Scibor Miniatures, which I will be getting from combatcompany.com.au. I will be putting the shields over the power fists that the kit comes with, but I think that will look okay.. Hopefully my next Minotaurs post will be with Asterion Moloc in hand!Tartaros Terminators

Scibor Minotaurs Shields

Battle Report! Death Guard Vs. Blood Angels 1500 pts. (26 Nov 14)

This one was from a few months ago now, though it is the only one that I even have a couple of photos from, and a run down to jog my memory. This was played on the Blood Angels codex before their 7th edition was released (actually I think on 6th edition BRB), so jump infantry were still a troops choice. I don’t have his exact list, but I have it roughly. Pictures will be placed after turn three, as that is when the magic happens. Without further ado…

Battle Report Nurgle vs Blood Angels

Death Guard

HQ
Typhus

Troops
Plague marines x 7, 2 x melta /w rhino

Plague Marines x 7, 2 x Plasma gun

Plague Marines x 6, 1 x Plasma gun

Plague Zombies x 14

Fast Attack
Chaos Spawn x 5, Mark of Nurgle

Heldrake, Baleflamer

Heavy Support
Obliterator x 1, Mark of Nurgle

Obliterator x 1, Mark of Nurgle

Obliterator x 1, Mark of Nurgle

Blood Angels

HQ
Tycho

Elites
Terminator Assault Squad x 5 w/ TH/SS

Terminator Assault Squad x 5 w/ TH/SS

Troops
Assault Squad x 10, a couple of plasma pistols, Sgt w/ Power Sword

Assault Squad x 10, a couple of plasma pistols, Sgt w/ Power Sword

Heavy Support
Stormraven Gunship w/ ????

Stormraven Gunship w/ ????

Deployment
The Mission was Purge the Alien, with Dawn of War deployment. Deploying first, I put one squad of Plague Marines (PMs) towards the right (6 w/ 1 Plasma), and the other two towards the left of the board (one in rhino).
I put my oblits on higher ground, in the middle of the board
Typhus was with the Nurgle spawn, doing his awesome sling shotting in to close combat, and they were placed just off centre to the left.
finally my zombies were placed in the far left corner.
Due to his terminators deploying inside the two Stormravens, he started with only his two assault marine squads on the field, one off centre left, and one off centre right.

Turn One
Death Guard
Turn one saw everything, except the oblits, move as fast as possible straight towards the assault marines. due to being out of LOS that was turn one Death Guard complete

Blood Angels
Assault Marines powered forward, the left side one avoiding the spawn and Typhus which were heading straight towards them, shooting at spawn, and thanks to great luck, killed one off the bat. Right side assault marines came in, destroyed a couple of PMs, and ended up in assault, the BA started dying.

Turn Two
Death Guard
Heldrake didn’t come in
Zombies moved towards the right combat of PMs and Assault Marines, though didn’t make it in to combat.
Typhus and spawn headed towards assault marines, though due to terrain they managed to stay out of combat again!
Rhino headed up, and space marines poured out, shooting at the left assault marines, killing one. Other PMs moved up.
Close combat saw another PM die, though the champion killed the SGT in close combat and got awarded spawnhood from papa Nurgle, glory be thy name!

Blood Angels
One Stormraven flies in, pops another spawn! Doesn’t spew his troops out
Left Assault Marines got in close combat with PMs, close combat saw more BA assault marines die on both sides.

Turn Three
Death Guard
The beginning of the end for the Blood Angels.
Heldrake comes on, flies straight over the Stormraven, vector striking it… 3 hits.. 2 glances.. 1 penetrate.. rolls explodes! It is now I will share the photos.
*NOTE* the Zombies had already moved due to me forgetting to bring in Heldrake first, hence why 1 inch away.

BATREP Full battle
Oblits!
PMs, zombies, and spawn oh my!
vector strike

So the Stormraven died, and Tycho + 1 terminator survived the crash!
Typhus and the spawn ran in, and gobbled them up, Typhus killing Tycho in personal combat, and the other terminator dying also.
Left side, other PMs pile in to close assault combat, right side combat saw devastating losses to assault marines with the entry of the zombies (who punched above their weight).

Blood Angels
Second Stormraven comes on, blows up the Heldrake!
Right side close combat is concluded, consolidated move towards the left side of things.
Left side close combat is also concluded.

Turn Four
Death Guard
Fire EVERYTHING that can wound the Stormraven at it. Terrible luck (and sky fire) sees no damage to the vehicle. Right side move more towards middle/left side

Blood Angels
Moves his Stormraven to centre of table, hovers, and terminators pile out. He has a choice here of pretty much assaulting everything, though my Obliterators, the right side PMs, Mr. Spawnhood or the zombies (who were lagging a little behind) were the closest. He chose the PMs though failed to kill them all! I think the Stormraven might have shot something at the Obliterators wounding one of them.

Turn Five
Death Guard
Royal rumble in the middle of the table! I am pretty mad at myself for not getting a photo of this part. Everyone just piled in on the terminators and PMs close combat, except the oblits who shot at the hovering Stormraven with their lascannons and failed to kill it. The terminators all died to tooth, nail and claw!
After the Terminators died he conceded defeat, with only the wounded Stormraven left.

Conclusion
Was a fun game, though was fairly one sided, due to the fact that there were never enough threats on the board for me to deal with at one time. If both Stormravens had of come out at the same time, dumping their troops on me and blowing everything else up, it would have been a very different game. I learnt never to put too much in reserves to begin with, as the randomness of their arrival really can make or break your entire battle. I was nervous at the start with a quick killing of the spawn and some early losses of PMs, though my luck really turned around after that, and his dice rolling plummeted. There was at one point on his assault marine charge where he needed 4’s to hit, and 4’s to wound, he rolled all 5’s, then all 3s and 2s. like 20 dice below 4. Was incredible.

Anyway, thanks for reading, I am in contact with a friend of mine asking if he can remember any of the battles we had blow by blow, so if between us we can remember, I will be posting another Batrep then!

A New Beginning – The Minotaurs!

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I started an Iron Hands army a while back, though got bored with it pretty quickly. Having recently fallen completely in love (I am talking border line obsessed) with the Minotaurs, the few models I had gotten for the Iron Hands army are currently being re-purposed!

Ironclad Dreadnought
Ironclad Dreadnought
One of my next purchases for this guy is some Forgeworld brass and water-slide transfers, to spruce him up. The red didn’t come up properly in the photo, though looks like the red does in the next photo of the drop pod. He is magnetized so that he can swivel three-sixty degrees around.

Drop Pod
Drop Pod
This is the Drop Pod that the Dreadnought will be dropping down in. Although it still needs a few touch ups, I am very happy with how this one turned out.

Hopefully I can pick up some terminators (with Forgeworld shoulderpads) or Asterion Moloc for my Minotaurs army soon.

My Nurgle army – HQs

Death Guard
Until recently I only had one HQ for my Nurgle Death Guard army, which was Lord Typhus the Traveller. Since Christmas, that number has gone up to 4.
The following is my CSM HQS:

Typhus
My beloved Typhus
This guy is the model that actually got me collecting CSM in the first place. He is the perfect model, and fun to use on the battlefield as well.

Nurgle Daemon Prince
Nurgle Daemon
Got this fella for Christmas, he packs a hell of a punch, and is an amazing model. He was a lot of fun to paint and assemble.

Nurgle Chaos Lord
Nurgle Chaos Lord
This model was from Dark Vengeance. I am thinking of changing the cloak colour to brown, as the red doesn’t look Nurgly enough. He still needs basing as well, which will happen in the next few weeks.

Nurgle Chaos Lord on Bike
Nurgle Chaos Lord on Bike
The biker lord is one of my current ongoing projects, I will update another blog post as his painting progresses

Welcome to Chapter Master!

Hey there, I’m Chapter Master! The aim of this blog is to keep track of my 40k army progress. If you take interest along the way, all the better.

My current projects are my beloved Nurgle Chaos Space Marines, currently sitting at 3000 points, and a Minotaurs chapter of Space Marines that I am just starting (only have an Ironclad Dreadnought and a drop pod for it so far).

Soon I will be posting up all of my Nurgle army going through slots (HQ, elites etc.) Before starting my Minotaur army posts.