Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Howling... for Griffons

Hey guys, its me again... yeah, yeah I know, but you are stuck with me. So no photos today. Instead I'm sharing the Howling Griffon guide I created using Bolter and Chainsword's Space Marine Painter program (which if you haven't tried yet I suggest you do. You can find it here.) This is the paint scheme for my basic marines (Tactical, Assault, and Devastator). I will be doing a bit more in depth scheme on my Vets and Command models (more about that in another post).

Army construction and paint wise, I have most of what I need for GW's 1000pt Iron Painter contest being run during the month of August built and primed white. All I have left to build is 1 squad of tactical marines. I will be painting a Master of the Forge, 2 Tactical squads, a Scout squad, a Dreadnought, a Rhino, a Landspeeder Storm, and a Predator Destructor for the contest. For larger games I also have 5 Assault Terminators with Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields, 5 Sternguard, Pedro Kantor, an Ironclad Dreadnought, and a second Drop Pod built and primed as well.

Today kicks off the Lentrel Prime campaign at GW Sugarland. The Lentrel Prime campaign combines a 4 round Escalation League with some campaign elements. As noted on the Dead Tau Project (another great blog which I think you should check out here), players start with a non-named independent character to build the story of the campaign around plus a 1000pt army comprised of:
  1. 1 HQ Choices
  2. 6 Troop Choices
  3. 1 Elite Choice
  4. 1 Fast Attack Choice
  5. 1 Heavy Support Choice
In addition to the above force org players also start with 2 Catalysts. Catalysts modify the above force org allowing for example additional HQ, Elite, Fast Attack and Heavy Support choices to be taken. Other examples include allowing 1 troop choice to cost only 50% of its total value when building your list, stat increases for your character, and even an extra 50 points. Players can not have more then 12 Catalysts at anyone time. Players gain and lose Catalysts by playing games. Each player must bid 1 Catalyst and an additional one is rolled for randomly. The winner of the game gets their choice of any two while the loser get the remaining one. Pretty cool if you ask me.

I am using the Griffons for the campaign. My starting two Catalysts give me an extra Elite and an extra Heavy Support slot. Here is a copy of my list:

HQ Master of the Forge w/ Thunder Hammer
TR (10) Tactical Marines w/ Power Fist, Flamer, Missile Launcher
TR (5) Scouts w/ Power Fist
FA Landspeed Storm w/ Multimelta
EL (5) Assault Terminators w/ Thunder Hammer and Storm Shield
HS Dreadnought w/ Multimelta in Drop Pod
HS Ironclad Dreadnought w/Chainfist in Drop Pod

Let me know what you think of the list.

Next time expect some pics of my progress on the Howling Griffons and maybe a short tutorial on how to paint them. See you next time.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a great scheme.

    I am looking forward to the pictures.


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