750pts Battle Report

First battle. First Battle report.

So finally the first battle you have all been waiting for.

So the armies!

I was playing with a Death Guard army consisting of:

HQ
Chaos Lord with Flail of Corruption and a Combi Plasma

Troops
10 Plague Marines (PM) with a plasma rifle and a plague sprayer
10 Plague Marines (PM) with a plasma rifle, a plague sprayer and a power fist
18 Chaos Cultists with a flamer, a champion with a shotgun and Brutal close combat weapon, and 16 with auto pistol and Brutal close combat weapon

Heavy Support
Defiler with Reaper Auto-cannon and Havoc Launcher

My brother was playing a Iron Legion army consisting of:

HQ
Chaos Lord with Combi plasma and Power axe

Troops
20 Cultists, 10 with brutal close combat weapons, 9 with auto guns and 1 with flamer
9 Chaos Space Marines (CSM) with a meltagun, and a champion with a Plasma pistol and Chainaxe. They also had a dedicated rhino with havoc launcher.

Heavy Support
5 Havocs with 4 missile launchers and a champion with a bolt pistol and chain sword
5 Havocs with 4 auto cannons and a champion with a bolt pistol and chain sword

So you may be able to see that my brother seems a little short on the points front. Well he is due to the fact he calculated his points on a piece of paper where as I did them all on an excel spreadsheet. Thus what he thought was 750 was, in fact, 722, which made his army that bit less capable. We also only calculated this after the battle.

 

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Mission

The mission was a simple with two ways to win:

  1. Who ever held the objective on the last turn.
  2. Wipe out your opponent (thus gaining the objective)

And so we had our terms of engagement.

 

Board

The board was 46×50 inches (115x125cm) with a hills to the north west, central east and south east corner. A destroyed chapel just off centre to the south west with a ships wing inside. The objective was just to the north east of the chapel.

My brother deployed to the north west and I deployed to the south east.

My brother hid his lord and a squad of CSM in his rhino and hid it behind a hill.

I placed my Defiler on the south eastern hill so it could look over the whole battlefield and give covering fire to my troops.

My brother put his two havoc squads on top of the north west hill to be able to fire over everything.

My cultists were placed infant of the hill while my brother put his cultists on the other side of the chapel.

I put my two squads of PMs between the two western hills.

 

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Moves

So as we didn’t really take notes during the game so this will be a small case of decisive moments.

You: This seems like a very concise set of moves…

Well I am sorry we were a little more interested in the game being played than the actual report afterwards.

The first important move came in the first few turns of the game, as with many thing this made a big impact later on, I moved a squad of PMs behind the central east hill so that they would be out of the line of fire.

Through out the game I removed my brothers cultists from play through a mix of killing them off and making them take moral checks. This lead to my opponent being a unit down very quickly.

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A mix of bad dice rolls and toughness 5 troops made for a lack of deaths from my army. During this my brother tried to flank me troops using a rhino but for got about my squad behind the hill. After disembarking his troops from it he then tried to rhino rush the PMs behind the hill but got destroyed by my plague sprayer which managed a 6 shots at strength 10*. This barrage of shots destroyed the rhino without it killing any of my troops.

Then a long close combat battle happened and ending in the death of nearly all his troops rendering him to do one of two things:

  1. Me killing all the rest of his troops and winning
  2. forfeiting the match

My brother chose the less honourable option and forfeited.

 

Allowing the Death Guard to claim another victory!!

 

WOOOOOO!!!!

 

* The way that the plague sprayer works is that you determine the amount of shots and the strength of the shots through dice rolls.

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Never have these words been truer​…

Clearly, that title is a slight clickbait, but still, I stand by it. I am also sure that you want to know what words I am referring to. Just to be clear you can’t just jump to the bottom and find out what I am talking about, see I realised that’s how most clickbait works so I am going to get you to read to get the other half of that sentence.

You: But I can’t read!

Ok, let’s have a look at that statement because it quickly raises a few issues in my head.

1st. Why are you on a blog which is full of you know…. written communication if you cannot read?

2nd. How are you writing as you must have thought of that comment, chuckled, decided on writing it, read it back and think that is a witty comment. But in fact, if you cannot read (like you state) then actually then, I assume, you cannot write (or more accurately type). Although I’ll let my more medically qualified brother answer the question of reading and writing versus illiteracy.

3rd. Why am I typing a response if you cannot read?

You: I dunno… but you have.

So you see the dilemma how do I respond other than pass it to my brother to explain a person who cannot read but can type. Well, where was I? Ah yes, clearly I believe a timing and reliability issue exists on this blog. I am happy to take some blame and I am sure my brother can as well. I am, but a man typing on a keyboard who currently does not have the finances to run an army or build an empire. I suppose that also starting my own business as a photographer has somewhat interrupted my free time a little bit.

Feel free to view my website and subsequently my work: https://harrisongalgut.wixsite.com/harrisongalgut

I now have to relieve the suspense in saying that: Never have these words been truer … That we are not very good at writing this and keeping it up to date. But we do try.

That’s all!

HG

PS I lied and I did put it at the end.

HAHAHAHAHAAA……?

Ok, so I didn’t know how to start this other than….. well that because it has been long.

I know it has been ages but a lot has happened which can be summarised with:

Had a job

Lost that job

Started a company follow the link below

https://harrisongalgut.wixsite.com/harrisongalgut

Made money… but not enough to live off.

Now we are all caught up where is my army coming along. Well, I have no grand model buying plans like my brother but instead, I do have lots of models still needing painting. But a whole lot more need spraying and with a storm raging through London that will have to wait.

The picture for this post is the 4 models I painted today.

Wooooo!!!!

I honestly hate the painting and building of models. But you know what really grinds my gears!!! The silly little flimsy horns on models and the ridiculous amount of detail in the plastic. Like, I understand that its cool to be able to have extra detail but its getting near the point of needing an MA in Fine Art and Sculpture to paint models well.

Anyway, I feel this rant is now long enough.

Happy New Year and check the link out.

https://harrisongalgut.wixsite.com/harrisongalgut

Harry Out!

PS I also seem to have forgotten a good washing technique… Readers if you know one leave it in the comments cus honestly I have no idea other then drench it.

PPS Who knew having a photography company would mean better photos for the page….. psych it does when I can be bothered to get the kit out.

Too Long!

How to start this.

It has been way too damn long since I posted on here even about something.

 

You: Who is this guy?

 

Ok ok no need to start questioning over here, I am the other half who writes the page.

I suppose you can be forgiven for reacting like that as I have not done any posts for a while and I am going to tell you why.

I am in my final year at university (or college for you yanks out there) and I my time got taken up by writing my dissertation which is now done ready for the exams to come flooding in. Hence I have not been doing any warhammer even though my brother gave me an awesome model! (which I plan to paint and do a tutorial about).

But to please you an image of the finished dissertation.

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You: Hmmm I guess that reasoning checks out.

Right so I am here to say sorry and that I will try to write more on this blog but with exams etc it might not be as frequent as I want, or more as you want.

Sorry

HG

The Rot’s Returning!

Those who are faithful and true to the correct cause, that which we all know is Father Nurgle. You all will be pleased to know that I to have an army of 750pts and I will be confronting my brother. When this battle report happens keep in mind that I share a few traits with George Washington, namely two I believe, one is a good use of English to raise morale and the other being one who is not the greatest tactician, but seriously I think Washington was a worse tactician he even had advisors to help him…

Anyway I digress my army consists of a variety of troops being lead by a chaos lord.

 

Harry out

 

You think I would leave you with so little I’m kidding. My troops choices rely on numbers and an increased toughness thanks to Nurgle. I have 20 Chaos Cultists to add some number to my ranks with Flamer and Stubber. As well as a squad of normal Marines with Rhino.

My lord is accompanied by 5 Plague marines which become troops as my Lord carries the mark of Nurgle. They too have a Rhino. And lastly to add a bit of punch to this all a beautiful Obliterator to try wipe some sorry little excuse for a tank my brother is scrabbling for.

The hope is that the increased toughness of my men will help pull them through.

Seriously this time

Let the Games Begin

Harry Out

Obliterating the obliterator?

Ah painting an Obliterator.

This should be fine. Have no fear it’ll be a breeze.

So step one as always will be, apply your basecoat.

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So now it is green we are working in the right direction.

Next is applying the thick drybrush of Elysian Green.

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No we are gaining some depth of field to him.

So onto the next layer which isn’t a heavy drybrusy, it’s a light drybrush so that you get only the highest edges.

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This gives that extra depth needed. But what about the flesh? I hear you cry well.. my friend we go over it in the Rakarth Flesh like we would any detail. I would also cover areas in the skullcrusher brass.

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For this model I actually decided not to wash it. I just thought that it seemed fine and didn’t need it. That being said I have another one which I may wash cus it might not look as good.

Then of course Basing with the amazing mud paint!!

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But if washing is your thing pick an appropriate colour. Dark green is always a good one for Nurgle.

You shall never stop the rot!

HG OUT!

Nurgle Tank tutorial: Get the brushes!

So long, too long… oh so too long.

 

But let us begin!

For those who are new to this page, it may not be updated often but when it is the content is quality.

So along with it all:

If you haven’t read my other painting guides then please go to them to find out what I use for the base coat.

(Sorry I sprayed the tank ages ago and I am not sure what it is now.)

Other than the base coat… here we go.

So the first layer I did a heavy and rough layer of Elysian Green:

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To follow this up I did a drybrush layer of Ogryn Camo. This gives a bit more life to the vehicle as well as some light and dark contrast:
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As always dry brushing pulls the details out and adds some texture to the creation.

 

the next layers on it were very simple it requires adding all the detail in with… of course my two favourite ways of adding detail. The paint colours I am using for this is the same as I always use Skull crusher Brass and Rakarth Flesh.

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I then applied my favourite paint which GW have made. If you haven’t tried there basing paints… Well where have you been all this time. I personally go for Stirland Mud (I believe that is the name).

So I applied to the tracks and around the edges to give another layer of realism.

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The last thing I will mention is do not wash the tank but if you feel compelled to.

Only put it in crevices as it will make your tank sparkle otherwise.

That is all

Sorry for the long wait and what I feel is a boring post.

Life has been getting in the way.

Remember you can never stop the rot

HG out!!