EPIC28

Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Blood Pact finally organised.

So you all know that the hijacked transport ship destroyed by the Black Templars dropped off a large number of Blood Pact before being trashed.

I'm anticipating them being a DKK Siege Army list.


Etogaur.  Two bodyguards, bloodmage (counts as momento memori - for the time being) and master vox.


Platoon of three squads.


Platoon of three squads.


Four members of the Death Brigade.  Obviously four grenadiers doesn't fit any DKK codex entry, so another two boxes of scions and I can have two squads of seven... plus one sourced from a bitz site would be three squads of five.  And Centaurs would be kool.


Here we are with the three sentinels and a basilik (obviously an allied detachment).

Not shown are the three VL/Reaper Sledgehammer counts-as-earthshakers, yet to be delivered.  The five terror bird (death) riders.  Left out of these pictures by error.

So they're looking fairly healthy.

Tranche 3:  AT Teams with Tread Fethers plus others, including another command squad for the heavy artillery.

Other randoms as well, so we can crew the Basilisk etc.


Forsaking the Emperor for freedom from oppression and unlimited war crimes.


So that's posts into the new year written.  I've got a special treat waiting for me under the tree, so the next time I write a few posts, maybe Christmas will have passed and there'll be more new stuff. 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

PDF 99th Line Infantry Regiment "The Bloodcoats"


Here they are without the copious heavy weapons detachments.  (2 chimera for the vets, 3 thudd guns, 3 Hvy Stubber, 3 Hvy Stubber, 5 Ogryn, 3 Mortars, 3 Mortars, 3 ac, 3 ac.)  The back line are not part of the platoons.  So there's three platoons of three squads.


The spare officers.  A sort of high command for the PDF; I could add at few guys and make a command squad or two for the heavy weapons and the heavy artillery.


CCS with missile launcher and master vox.  Everyone needs a stick with chromed baby's skull on it to point at things with.  That guy does need more work....


There are two melta vet squads, the guys in the Russian internal security uniforms and red berets.


There are three guys in this mode: there could be more of these depending on the future developments with the Death Brigade guys (next post).


The other melta vet squad.  These guys have a chimera each.


But I think this is pretty good core for this unit.  And they all fit in one KR case.  With only a little doubling up. So any further expansion is going to mean breaking into another KR case.  So it could easily comprise of another platoon or two.  Or perhaps four platoons of four. 

 

And this is the weirdvane squad with all it's attendant warp spawned freakiness.  In this layout, that makes the deamonhost model a Primaris Psyker.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Devos IV PDF 13th Mechanised Infantry "The Tigers"


Here they are, three platoons - currently two platoons of two squads and a SWS each.  And one platoon of three squads.  I'd like to equalise these = three platoons of three squads and one SWS each.  These guys have a mortar section somewhere, but should rely on their counts-as-chimeras which they don't yet have for their intimate support.


Straken with a priest and four Heavy Flamers.  Because broken.  Suck it up cringing dogs of the corpse emperor.


Harker and his veterinarian squad - all animals are safe at last.  So missing from this line up are 3 Scount Sentinels, a squad of 10 Rough Riders, the aforementioned 3 mortars and their accompanying 3 Auto cannons.

These guys are gonna need quite a few sets of wheels when I eventually get around to it.

My last note on these is that whilst they look pretty feral, only the sentinels and rough riders actually have any chaos iconography, so they could just be a bunch of uncouth types in a loyalist army, should I ever need them to be....


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Stock taking the forces of freedom and self determination.

Hi.

Happy new year.  I like my Iggies and thus creating that stock take list I put up just before Christmas was pretty straight forward as I know more or less who they are and what they are (in list terms).  The forces of freedom and self determination (the renegades and heretics) get, let's face it, a bit less love.

So I had a night without Mrs Z or the little people.  The resulting picts are a bit poor, but hopefully will show the formations in good enough detail for a casual illustration.

Coming up in the next few, written before Christmas posts, we have the PDF 13th Mechanised Infantry (not - Catachans), who at the minute still lack the APCs to fulfil their role.  But that's for the future.  The PDF 99th Line Regt "The Bloodcoats", who have been a part of Devos IV since 2009.  And then the Blood Pact, who are recent addition to the melting pot.

But we start with a mob of mutants (from IA5's heretics and renegades list).


They look suitably weird and variable.  Painted by Mr Lee.

Other single squad units which could go in here include twenty Chaos Hounds (they are in the EoT 'dex), a squad of ten beastmen (IA 7 has these) and some nurgly servitors (counts as plague zombies).  So there's another post for later on when I can actually remember where they are.

Then the Xyphonica Militia (Zovures).  Who were featured earlier in the year.  Functionally, I'd run these as Astra Miliwhat Conscripts in an allied formation or something.  No idea what the "noo roolz" allow, but meh, that's what I've done for ever...


In the infinite monkey cage of our world, enthusiasm can triumph over competence; hey 2016's elections prove that, but possibly not on the battlefields of the 41st millennium.  So this a 21 man speed bump; one heavy stubber and one rouge psyker.


But also, check these out. 

And if you didn't see the MLP space marines.  The news article is here.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Something a little different to set the scene for the new year.

I do hope some of you saw the My Little Pony spaze murheens.


So these are DKK torsos on VL Victorian legs.  Some of the arms are DKK and some are VL.  A lot of the pre-loved DKK rifles are broken at the worst possible point, but I have some ideas of how to deal with that.


Not all of these figures are 'dressed' yet to hide the join, but these two give a good idea - there's a mix of DKK and VL bits.


Junior Officer in the same idiom.  One DKK arm and one VL one.


Thats 'im again.  What a poser.


I've toyed with a couple of schemes, but am learning towards the Blue Krieg scheme with a red stripe down their trousers - representing the same regiment but wearing their summer jackets instead of their winter greatcoats.  Again, moving the fluff forwards.  As Col Hertford reminds us, one more stone turned in the search for hobby perfection.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Not the usual end of year round up.

No, this is more of a stock take.  Following the little video in the summer, I offer this (principally for Dai) - It doesn't include any of the more recent offerings from the brick of scrutiny, some will end up in here, but others won't. It also does not include that entire Army from Devon, either.   Apologies for the wonky lines, it's just the way blogger has imported the Word documents.  Make of it what you will:

Zzzzz’s Death Korps of Krieg Army
Assault Brigade
HQ                                          Marshall Venner & Chimera
HQ                                          Coy Command Section & Chimera
Elite                                       Engineer Squad with Cyclops and Chimera
Elite                                       3x Hydrae
Elite                                       3x Hydrae
Troops                                  PCS, five rifle squads & Chimerae
Troops                                  PCS, five rifle squads & Chimerae
Troops                                  Grenadier PCS, five Grenadier squads & Chimerae
Fast Attack                          2x Salamander
Fast Attack                          2x Salamander
Fast Attack                          3x Hellhounds
Fast Attack                          Waffenritter PCS, three ten rider squads
Heavy Support                  2x Thunderbolt
Heavy Support                  3x Thunderer
Allies: DKK Armoured Battlegroup
HQ                                          Coy Command Tank LR pkw
Elite                                       Forward Observer’s LR Executioner LR pkw
Elite                                       Commissarial LR pkw
Troops                                  3x LR pkw
Troops                                  3x LR pkw
Troops                                  3x LR pkw
Troops                                  PCS, six rifle squads
Troops                                  PCS, six rifle squads
Heavy Support                  Heavy Weapons Platoon, 9 Las cannons, 9 Auto Cannon

Heavy Support                  Field Artillery Platoon  3 heavy mortars, 3 quad launchers

 Armageddon Steel Legion (Armoured Battle Group)
HQ                                          CCS Col Cdt Welbahnn (Gen Odon) in Crassus
HQ                                          Stormsword
 HQ                                         Coy Command Tank LR pkw
Elite                                       Forward Observer’s LR Executioner LR pkw
Troops                                  3x LR pkw
Troops                                  3x LR pkw
Troops                                  3x LR pkw
Troops                                  PCS, Fire Support squad, Anti-Tank squad Chimerae
Troops                                  PCS, Fire Support squad, Anti-Tank squad Chimerae
Fast Attack                          3x armoured sentinels
Fast Attack                          3x armoured sentinels
Fast Attack                          3x armoured sentinels
Fast Attack                          Wolverine armoured car
Allied detachment  Mordian 7th Iron Guard
Fast Attack                           (motor cycle) Rough Riders
Troops                                  Armoured Fist PCS, 3 rifle squads, chimera
Heavy Support                     AT Squad, 3 ATGW, 3 laser cannon.

17 Korps HQ
HQ                                          Korps Commander (3* Gen Tolstoy) CCS, Chimera (AT-AT)
902 Div HQ
HQ                                          Cadian 24th Liaison CCS, Taros
HQ                                          Cadian 127th Liaison CCS, Taros
HQ                                          Palladian Guard Liaison CCS, Centaur
HQ                                          Elysian 141st Liaison CCS, Chimera
Elite                                       DKK Grenadier Squad & Bastogne
6 Platoon Necromundan 1st Death’s Head Regt
Troops                                  6 four man fire teams
11 Bn 157th First Born Regt
HQ                                          5 PCS
Heavy Support                  AT Squad (3 laser cannon) FS Squad (3 Heavy Bolter)
Helgedad Sworn Bands
HQ                                          CCS

141st Elysian DTR “Helljumpers”
HQ                          CCS
Elite                       Storm Trooper demi squad
Elite                       Storm Trooper demi squad
Troops                  PCS, 3 rifle squads w/ML
Troops                  PCS, 2 Drop Sentinels, 2 Taros, 1 Taros Venator
Dedicated           6 Valkyries
Fast Attack          4 Vendetta
Cadian 144th Long Range Reconnaissance Regiment
Troops                  3 Taros (HALO Warthog)
Troops                  3 Wolverine Armoured Cars

Valhallan (Kado) 540th Heavy Infantry
HQ                                          CCS (Chenkov)
Troops                                  PCS, five rifle squads
Troops                                  PCS, five rifle squads
Troops                                  PCS, five rifle squads
Corbanian 2nd Infantry Regt
HQ                                          CCS (Straken)
HQ                                          CCS + Commissar
Troops                                  PCS + Commissar, five rifle squads, 2 SWS
Troops                                  PCS + Commissar, five rifle squads, 2 SWS
Elite                                       27 Kasarkin
Elite                                       10 Snipers
Elite                                       Veteran Squad w/Sgt Harker
Heavy Support                  Anti-tank squad (3 laser cannon), Fire support squad (2 AC 1 HB)
Heavy Support                  AAA Squad (SGT + 3 ML), AAA Squad (Sgt + 3 ML)
Knovian dismounted infantry (Geno 5-2)
Troops                                  PCS, two rifle squads
Troops                                  PCS, two rifle squads
Elite                                       5 Snipers
Heavy Support                  Fire support (5 Auto cannon)
42 Bn Helegdad Vnutrennye Voiska
Troops                          PCS, two rifle squads
Troops                          Penal Platoon
Hulin Rifles
Troops                          PCS, five rifle squads
Departmento Munitorium Delegation
HQ                                Lord Commissar
HQ                                Eight Commissars
Troops                          Factor, runner & Honour Guard
A Section, No2 Platoon, Psyker Coven 555
HQ                                Primaris Psyker
Troops                          PBS (7 plus minder)

Heavy Weapons
Heavy Support                  6 mortar base plates (unmanned)
Heavy Support                  6 laser cannon emplacements (unmanned)
Heavy Support                  2 auto cannon carriages, 4 laser cannon carriages (unmanned)
Fast Attack                          2 Hell Hounds
Ozark Mountain Daredevils (Combat Engineers)
HQ                                          CCS + Commissar, Chimera
Elite                                       Ogryn Brute Squad
Elite                                       Kasarkin Squad
Troops                                  PCS, four rifle squads
Troops                                  PCS, four rifle squads
Fast Attack                          3 armoured sentinels
Fast Attack                          Hell Hound
Heavy Support                  LR Demolisher
Heavy Support                  FS Detachment (3 auto cannons, 3 auto cannons)
Sarainian 5th Geburgsjeagir
HQ                                          Von Creed, CCS + Commissar
Elite                                       Veteran Squad
Troops                                  PCS, three rifle squads, dog handlers
Troops                                  PCS, three rifle squads, dog handlers
Dedicated                           Six Keilerkopf APCs
Commando D-66
Troops                                  Kasarkin Squad
Troops                                  Kasarkin Squad
Helgedad Sworn Bands
HQ                                          CCS
Troops                                  PCS, two rifle squads

Monday, 19 December 2016

OOP Star Wars stuff in FLCS.

Ok, so being a little topical...

I drop into my Friendly (not really)Local Comic Shop whilst the small are trampolining* on a Saturday morning.

And if occurred to me that someone out there might be interested in some of the 'top shelf' stuff they have.  So at the risk of being branded NSFW, here it is:


So if this stuff piques your interest, let me know and I'll get you the vendor's details.  I was thinking that Slave 1 might be a good space ship for a heretical renegade Inquisitor.  But that would break my rules of acquisition.

* Spelt "Champolining" with no trace of irony by the small people.