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The Khagan seems a little headless

0 Comments
2024/06/26
20:54 UTC

2 Comments
2024/06/26
20:04 UTC

50

tried to get the red as vibrant as I could!

3 Comments
2024/06/26
19:43 UTC

67

Death Guard Recon Squad with Nemesis bolters

I wanted to give these guys a little more of a heavy aesthetic to fit in with the Death Guard theme.

My reasoning behind the mk II helmets on the mk III armour is simply that it gives the marines a wider field of view.

I needed something bulky for the nemesis bolters and I went with the Deathwatch stalker boltgun, as it carry a lot of the same design features as the phobos and seeker pattern boltguns.

The antennas and the ammo clip are from different primaris kits.

The heads are 3d printed (not my own design, but I have modified a few of them).

5 Comments
2024/06/26
19:04 UTC

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Terminator Weapons and Loadouts

I have been looking at the different weapons that the separate types of terminators. And I have been stumped with the question of what do I take? As I see the benefits of the different weapons but I cant see how they compare to one another. Any help for the terminators weapons merits and drawback is appreciated.

15 Comments
2024/06/26
17:47 UTC

94

Does this come across as dark angles?

13 Comments
2024/06/26
16:39 UTC

3

Ruinstorm daemon models - Greater beasts and Behemoths

What are you guys using as models for the greater beasts and the behemoths?

i have all flavors and colors of daemon and a number of big guys, just not sure how to differentiate between the two.

3 Comments
2024/06/26
11:49 UTC

7

Where can I find the old MK 3 bolters?

6 Comments
2024/06/26
11:04 UTC

23

Blood Angels turn 1 deepstrike counter?

I have recently played a 3k game with a Blood Angels player, and got absolutely stomp by his army deepstrike all over me.

We have 5 objectives, I lost the deploy roll off but he let me go first. I deployed my army, but he kept his entire army in reserve, so when I started turn 1, I can only move to cap since I have no unit to fight, and ended my turn after movement.

On his turn 1, he no scatter deepstriked his entire army onto my head, and chained the deepstrikes all over the board to cap all five points. I run a tank heavy list, but each of my tank have a contemptor dreadnought deepstriked directly in front of them and 2 lascannon heavy support squad deepstriked onto buildings.

All my tanks are gone on end of turn 1 and I got tabled on turn 2.

I just got back into 30K 2 months ago and still very new to 2.0, and have no idea how to counter this kind of tactic, so wanting to ask if there's any good way to deal with that, because I couldn't even do anything before 3/4 of my army got wiped in a turn.

43 Comments
2024/06/26
10:36 UTC

412

Twin Inferno Pistols - For the true 'Danger Close' experience.

25 Comments
2024/06/26
10:36 UTC

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First attempt at a balanced and reasonably strong miltia list

I'm trying to create a balanced militia list that can at least have a chance into most other lists prior to getting the actual models done up so I don't end up finding out later that half my stuff is useless. I’ve made up a few different lists using various provenance combinations and themes and am gravitating towards this one.

The idea with the list is that the stubcarbine infantry in cargo-8s will pair off with the needler grens in triaros' and threaten an objective/section of the board with decent close-range firepower than can kill ~10 tac equivalents (though artificer armour sarges can make this a lot more inefficient). Once the troops are dropped off in a good location the triaros’ will go find something valuable to ram and do D12 S10 concussive 3 hits to. If it manages to get the concussive off, it might even be worthwhile to try and charge in with the troops.

The intent with the field gun battery is to try and kill/pin volkite/lascannon HWS. If all six mortars hit well, they could theoretically wipe a full squad, though obviously that’s unlikely to happen. I’m unsure if it’s worthwhile to get nuncio voxes on the grens and/or try and deploy them in direct line of sight for more accurate shots to this end.

The 3 carapace armoured discipline masters and three medics will go with the grens. The flak discipline master and the force commander will stay in the backline with the lasrifle levy.

The thunderbolt is being taken as it’s the militia’s only source of skyfire.

The vanquisher and rapiers will stay back and snipe at tanks and elites, while the krios’ will move forward in a group to where the most threatening enemy units are.

I was messing around trying to fit in a five-man (five-ogryn?) ogryn brute squad with a TH boss in a Cargo-8, but I don’t think it’s worth the cost without having access to an assault vehicle. It may still be worth just driving them up and dumping them behind cover near the middle of the board somewhere. They put out a lot of attacks, but WS4 hurts against a lot of the sort of stuff you would want to be sending the boss against and there’s not much point spending that many points to kill ~5 tacs when needler grens kill ~6.5-7.

Without augury scanners the plan is to spread the levy out as much as possible to deny deepstrikes. No idea what to do about night fighting though, guess I just automatically eat shit to terror assault nightlords.

I’m happy for feedback and also happy to post some of my other lists if people are interested. I also made the list using battlescribe and I think a few errors have popped up before so let me know if anything is illegal/costed wrong.

  • Provenances of War +

Provenances of War: 08 Armoury of Old Night, 19 Forge Remnants

  • HQ: +

IM - Discipline Master Cadre [95Pts]

Discipline Master: Carapace Armour, Close Combat Weapon, Laspistol, On Foot

Discipline Master: Carapace Armour, Close Combat Weapon, Laspistol, On Foot

Discipline Master: Carapace Armour, Close Combat Weapon, Laspistol, On Foot

Discipline Master: Close Combat Weapon, Flak Armour, Laspistol, On Foot

IM - Force Commander [130Pts]

  1. Force Commander: Close Combat Weapon, Cyber-Familiar, Flak Armour, Iron Halo, Laspistol, Marcher Lord, On Foot, Warlord
  • Elites: +

IM - Field Gun Battery [275Pts]: Carapace Armour

6x Militia Field Gun w/ Kalliope Mortar: 6x Kalliope Mortar

IM - Medicae Detachment [40Pts]

3x Militia Medicae w/ Autopistol: 3x Autopistol, 3x Close Combat Weapon, 3x Flak Armour

  • Troops: +

IM - Grenadier Squad [300Pts]: Relic Arms (AoON)

  1. Grenadier Sergeant: Assault Needler, Close Combat Weapon, Volkite Serpenta

  2. Grenadier: Assault Needler, Close Combat Weapon, Volkite Serpenta x 19

Militia Triaros Conveyor

IM - Grenadier Squad [300Pts]: Relic Arms (AoON)

  1. Grenadier Sergeant: Assault Needler, Close Combat Weapon, Volkite Serpenta

  2. Grenadier: Assault Needler, Close Combat Weapon, Volkite Serpenta x 19

Militia Triaros Conveyor

IM - Grenadier Squad [300Pts]: Relic Arms (AoON)

  1. Grenadier Sergeant: Assault Needler, Close Combat Weapon, Volkite Serpenta

  2. Grenadier: Assault Needler, Close Combat Weapon, Volkite Serpenta x 19

Militia Triaros Conveyor

IM - Infantry Squad [285Pts]

Infantry Squad: 2) Other Rifle Weapons (inc Sergeant) (go to 1.2), Stubcarbine

19x Militia: 19x Flak Armour, 19x Frag Grenades

Infantry Squad: 2) Other Rifle Weapons (inc Sergeant) (go to 1.2), Stubcarbine

19x Militia: 19x Flak Armour, 19x Frag Grenades

Infantry Squad: 2) Other Rifle Weapons (inc Sergeant) (go to 1.2), Stubcarbine

19x Militia: 19x Flak Armour, 19x Frag Grenades

IM - Levy Squad [100Pts]

Levy Squad: Lasrifle

49x Levy: 49x Flak Armour

  • Fast Attack: +

IM - Cargo-8 Hauler Squadron [130Pts]: Cargo-8 Hauler, Cargo-8 Hauler, Cargo-8 Hauler

IM - Thunderbolt Fighter [135Pts]: 4x Hull (Front) Mounted Heavy Krak Rocket

  • Heavy Support: +

IM - Krios Tank Squadron [540Pts]

Militia Krios: Pulsar-Fusil, Searchlights, Two Centreline Mounted Volkite Calivers

Militia Krios: Pulsar-Fusil, Searchlights, Two Centreline Mounted Volkite Calivers

Militia Krios: Pulsar-Fusil, Searchlights, Two Centreline Mounted Volkite Calivers

IM - Leman Russ [150Pts]: Lascannon, Searchlights

Turret Mounted Vanquisher Battle Cannon and Co-axial Mounted Autocannon

IM - Rapier Battery [220Pts]: 12x Autopistol, Laser Destroyer

  1. Rapier Battery x 4

  2. Crewman x 12

++ Total: [3,000Pts] ++

8 Comments
2024/06/26
10:05 UTC

103

Blood Angels Testers WIP

Been struggling on what Legion I want to dedicate myself to, always loved blood angels, and I particularly like their legion specific models. So I did some testers, and I’m undecided, gonna try out some other legions too, but in the meantime I like both of these a lot. Both models are primed black, and then pre highlighted with Vallejo model air white. The left then had a few coats of Baal Red contrast airbrushed over top until it stopped looking pink. For the right hand one I airbrushed Evil Sunz Scarlet over the highlighted areas, then a mix of Mephiston Red and AK Hull Red in the shadow areas. Both models then had the non red areas painted in black, then a gloss varnish, decals, a dark brown oil wash, and finally an ultra matt varnish.

Love how saturated the Baal red turned out, doesn’t move towards orange or pink too much. But airbrushing contrasts over a preshade is is annoying to replicate perfectly over an army

0 Comments
2024/06/26
09:47 UTC

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Building rule that I don't understand and in need for some assistance

Hi, can you clarify building battlements rules for me?

If I take IMPERIAL BUNKER and place a unit of autocannons HSS on top of it, will his Emplacement Mounted Icarus Lascannon hit on BS of HSS unit?

If a unit is placed on Battlements and bought by player, is it CLAIMED by a UNIT?  

https://preview.redd.it/4alm1fboyv8d1.png?width=597&format=png&auto=webp&s=984f133c0e8b2712a7c056ad2ae8368bb4ced1fb

https://preview.redd.it/wamrwb6tyv8d1.png?width=474&format=png&auto=webp&s=e7e50e9ef3aad0c650960242871c8566dd5ae5ce

https://preview.redd.it/d3p5g5qtyv8d1.png?width=469&format=png&auto=webp&s=d51dff8c00806ffc48fe0ee174f07a61553f3710

2 Comments
2024/06/26
09:39 UTC

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What was the Emperor's expected Loyalist/Traitor compositions, and what deviations surprised him?

The few of I know by (probably outdated) osmosis:

Horus - Was in denial about it?

Magnus - More of a case of a lost asset for the Astronimican;

Jaghatai - Was expected to join the traitors due to friendship with Horus, turns out he was more of a "Friends straighten their friends out" kind of friend.

Mortarion - Was expected to be a loyalist due to hatred of Chaos, Tyrants, and Chaos-backed Tyrants. Turns out, Emprah checked the Tyrant flag hard for Morty.

Roboute - Was expected to go Caesar on the Emperor... which kinda happened with the whole Secundus thing and in the aftermath of HH?

3 Comments
2024/06/26
06:33 UTC

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How do you balance "Rule of Cool" with playability?

Rule of Cool is awesome, but usually you also don't wanna build a sub-optimal army that gets tabled in 2 turns or never wins games. How do you balance the two?

72 Comments
2024/06/26
03:29 UTC

0

HH ⬅️➡️ 40K

So I am starting a warhammer army and at the current time I don't know weqther to choose HH or 40k, but in the meantime I am thinking about getting a Scorpius missile tank or a leviathan dreadnought, but more the former. However I was hoping someone here could tell me if I can combine modles from HH and 40k into the same army?

11 Comments
2024/06/26
01:58 UTC

4

Varnish help and know how?

Im still fairly new to warhammer and as a result? I wanna know what varnish to get whether its Vallejo or something from GW. I just wanna make sure my minis are properly protected and safe rub damage or anything else that may wear down the paint overtime. Any help works, but please dumb it down for me. I'm a redneck.

5 Comments
2024/06/26
00:30 UTC

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Repressedowl

Hi, I'm Luke's mum *aka @repressedowl Just in case you didn't know,,Luke made the decision to take his own life, we're devastated and wanted to reach out to the Reddit communities that he connected with. Please b3 kind, look after yourself and look after each xx

28 Comments
2024/06/25
22:44 UTC

2

Painting tips

I’m brand new to 30k, just finished building my army and now I’ve chosen my legion as a loyalist 3rd. Now that I’m getting ready to paint, do y’all have any tips, good videos or guides to painting? I’ve painted a few models prior to this and they look ok. I’m looking for ways to up my game. Any help would be appreciated.

3 Comments
2024/06/25
22:30 UTC

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In lore, how often would Dark Angels use multiple wings in a single force?

Would there often be stormwing tacticals fighting alongside deathwing terminators fighting alongside ironwing tanks and stuff like that?

2 Comments
2024/06/25
22:02 UTC

173

Volkite Support Squad

11 Comments
2024/06/25
21:48 UTC

2

Word Bearers 2000 point Starter List with a view to add more

Evening folks, I have been a long time Chaos 40k player and I'm looking to move into 30k this year with the Word Bearers. I know that the standard points value is 3000pts however I'm about to embark on a 6 month painting challenge so trying to keep it manageable.

I have started by using what I have to create a 2000 point list that I can then add to (I'd love to add some ruinstorm daemons alongside my traitor astartes). With my enthusiasm for daemons and possessed I have went with Argel Tal and some Gal Vorbak for my big hitty unit (I'm not entirely sure if that is a good idea for this point level but the models look awesome).

Here is my list so far, any comments welcome.

2000pts Word Bearers

Rite of War: Dark Brethren

350pts - HQ

240pts - Argel Tal (attached to Gal Vorbak)

110pts - Centurion (attached to 20 man tactical marines)

  • Chaplain - 35pts
  • Power Weapon - 15pts

765 - Troops

230pts - 20 Legion Tactical Squad

  • Legion Vexilla - 10pts

  • Artificer Armour - 10pts

  • Power Weapon - 10pts

230pts - 20 Legion Tactical Squad

  • Legion Vexilla - 10pts
  • Artificer Armour - 10pts
  • Power Weapon - 10pts

305pts - 10 Tactical Support Squad

  • Warpfire blasters - 150pts (this is the bit I'm confused about, is each warpfire blaster 10 for the plasma and 5 for the warpfire??)
  • Artificer Armour - 10pts

515pts - Elites

275pts - Gal Vorbak Squad

240pts - Mhara Gal Dreadnought

370pts - Heavy Support (for Gal Vorbak to travel in)

370pts - Spartan Land Raider

  • Laser Destroyers - free
  • Multi-Melta - 20pts

Total 2000/2000

The idea would be to push spartan forward with tactical squads supporting and have dreadnought and support squad act as support on the flanks.

To me as a 40k player it doesn't seem like much, but I'm not used to 20 man blocks of marines.

Moving into 2500+ I'm thinking another dreadnought, changing the chaplain to a esoterist and get myself some daemons. I am aware I need to try and get some more anti tank into the list so maybe some lascannon or missile launcher heavy support squads? I'm not sure

Any help would be amazing. Thanks everyone!

7 Comments
2024/06/25
19:24 UTC

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DG Creeping death tactics-

Making my wife a DG army to play with in our local group. I was wondering what peoples creeping death advice they could give me. We have been playing around with bombards and rapiers with phosphex but have yet to really dial it in.

4 Comments
2024/06/25
18:45 UTC

0

What are fulmentarus terminators and do they still have current edition rules

Are the just blue iron warrior terminators

11 Comments
2024/06/25
18:32 UTC

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