Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I think i may have started a trend here when i built my Saim-Hann list in secrecy. Even my brother didn't see the army until it was all completed. Well, i did leak out the fact that i was starting a new eldar army but not the actual craftworld. Now why did i do that? I'm not really sure but perhaps i just wanted to surprise everyone with my new paint scheme. And surprise them i did!!! The red and black striped Saim-Hann colors came out quite nice.
Unfortunately, the grand unveiling worked so well that there's now a couple of armies being developed in total secrecy. I know of at least 3 which i've been sworn not to tell on pain of being doomed. Good luck to you guys. I hope you experience the same level of personal satisfaction as when i first laid out my fully completed 1750 Saim-Hann at hobby night.
The bad thing about building in secrecy is that you have practically robbed yourself of materials to write about. Which leaves you having to think of unrelated things to rant about. This post is prime example. So expect to read about things besides the my 2nd 40K army in the coming months.
So who among you has a secret project on your tables???
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
League 3 Champion : Warboss Iskazri
Best Sportsman : Lord Azlan of the Ravenwing
League Fanatic : Lord Alvin of the Alpha Legion
Marksman Award : The Wild Host!!!
Best Appearance : The Wild Host!!!
We managed to get 2 awards. How awesome is that!!!
At the begining of the League we were trying to go for the League Fanatic but just couldn't keep up with the Alpha Legion. You just never knew whether you were playing against Alvin or Iqbal, the whole we are the alpha and the omega thingy.
Anyways, a big congratulations to Warboss Is. We tried our best to stop the green tide but was found wanting. At least it didn' t went as bad as during our first encounter. Perhaps if there's a 3rd time we could get lucky. Perhaps it'll snow in Shah Alam.
Congrats to Lord Azlan aka Sammeal on the Best Sportsman. We had a super fun time dicing words with him during the league and Arenxis campaign. It was a blast. Now that's it over, can you please return the jetbike to us. We do not like to ask twice......
Congrats also to Alvin. First time joining a League ( i think) and already a fanatic. Well done bro. I hope to see your eldar in the next league. Then you can doom me all you want. LOL
My sincerest appreciation to all whom I played against during the League for the painting scoring. I make no qualms that it is nice to be appreciated over something that you worked so hard to produce. This Saim-Hann list is my 2nd after the Altansar that i fielded during League 2. And i must say the only reason i was motivated to get it done was seeing all the other nicely painted army that i went against during League 2. Who can ever forget Jeff's and Azlan's army?? There were many others too that put my Altansar to shame.
So this Best Appearance in essence should go to all you who have participated in Legio's League events. Make no mistake, we have set a new standard in the Malaysian gaming scene.
Well done to all.
Ave Legio !!!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
In case you're wondering, that's Richard in the mask. So now the secret is out. When he's not busy conquering the known universe and hunting down jedi knights and rebel scums in a galaxy far, far away, Lord Vader is the proud owner of a gaming shop located in Section 22 Damansara Jaya, near the Atria shopping complex. Bet you didn't know that!!!
Games Circle has been around for quite some time and there's always a good crowd on Saturdays and Sundays. Whether you want to paint or play games, there are many friendly faces to assist you.
Games Circles also has an extensive stock of GW stuffs you might need in your preparation for Kindred. I'm always able to find whatever citadel colors i need at Richards. Besides miniatures, they also carry various boardgames. A copy of the Kindred Rulespack is now available there for your perusal.
A super friendly guy, Richard can assist you in your gaming requirements. His shop address is ;
8B, SS 22/25
Damansara Jaya, Selangor.
Or you can reach him at 016 - 451 0940
Thank you again so much Lord Vader for your support. I really appreciate it :)
A super duper thank you to Mr. Wolf, the proud and multi-talented owner of Wolf Game Shop for supporting Kindred.
Wolf's place is where i started playing miniature wargames. That was when they were located at Amcorp Mall and i was introduced to Warmachine. A super guy all-round and someone whom i consider to be a good friend.
His shop is currently located at Sec 14 Petaling Jaya and he carries all sorts of games from miniatures, boardgames and some card games. He is currently having a Christmas sale and is expecting some new shipments to come in next Monday so hurry on down before there's nothing left. If its not on the shelf, Wolf would be more than happy to assist you in ordering the things that you require. And those things that you require for Kindred....get in touch with Wolf.
Please be sure to tell him i sent you his way ;) ......will it get you further discounts??? I don't know. Maybe. No harm in asking rite.
A copy of Kindred Rulespack is also now available at Wolf Game Shop for your browsing pleasure.
Please visit his site for further info at http://wolfgameshop.com/
Thanks a million Wolf!!!
A very big shout out and heartiest appreciation to Comics Mart Midvalley and their wonderful manager Mr. William Phang for allowing me to have Legio's Kindred poster up at their fine establishment.
This is the first time Arzmi and me will be organising an event for Legio and Mr. William's kindness really strikes the heart. I didn't even have to pitch the idea to him when we met yesterday morning. Just a few basic details on the event and Mr. William was already holding our poster and finding a suitable place to put it up. What can i say?? Awesome guy!!! I really appreciate his support.
So if you're ever at Midvalley please do drop by at Comics Mart. They're on the top floor near the Food Court. You can't miss it. Our poster is up and we've also given them a copy of the Kindred Rulespack for you to browse.
They're currently having a big Christmas sale with discounts all around!!! Drop by and their friendly staff will be more than happy to help you. Bring lots of cash. Their current stock is very good. Need some new stuffs for Iron Painter or Kindred, or just to add some new spice to your existing army...Comics Mart Midvalley is where you want to go :)
Thank you again Mr. William and all the staff of Comics Mart Midvalley for your support. You guys are great!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Legio's Marksman Tournament to pick the last player for League 3 Finals was held last Saturday, 5th Dec. I am proud to announce that The Wild Host of the Saim-Hann came out victorious!
Wow! This is my first ever win for in 40k!! Not bad for an army which was actually built for Inquisition Wars. Those late nites of rushed painting did at least amount to something in the end.
A brief run down on the Marksman event. I really have to buy a digital camera and get a habit of taking pictures of the games i played. So apologies but just words this time.
1st game : Shazli Ultramaries. Seize ground-Dawn of war.
I won this game by controlling 1 objective and contesting the other 2. Managed to kill his most expensive HQ and unit. 17 - 5 to the Saim-Hann.
2nd game : Alvin Alpha Legion CSM. Annihilation-Pitched battle.
THE most awesome game of 40k i've played so far. One because Alvin is such a nice guy to play against and two because the game was truly brutal. From turn 1 units and vehicles were exploding and being destroyed everywhere.
The highlight is my dire avengers unit saving 9 power weapon wounds from his 2 chaos champion. 1st invul save was for my count as Eldrad on a 3+ which i made. Balance 8 wounds on the avengers on a 5+ invul from the exarch shimmershield. 1st roll saw me getting seven 5's or 6's and only 1 unsaved. Coz the unit was fortuned i get to re-roll. I rolled a 5 and shouted out loud!!!!! Had so much fun playing with Alvin. We were both laughing our heads off sometimes.
In the end i got around 8 or 9 killpoints compared to his 6. Managed to kill his most expensive HQ and unit so another 17-5 to the Saim-Hann.
3rd game : Iqbal Alpha Legion CSM ( hey...didn't i just played against the Alpha Legion?) Sieze ground-Spearhead
I knew going into this game i had the lead over Iqbal so decided not too take any unnecessary risks like in the game against Alvin. It was also the most heavily terrain-ed table i've ever played on so movement were very restricted. Having better long range weapons i decided to camp near my objective and shoot his forces from afar. Seer council would go out alone to contest his objective and make a nuisance of themselves.
Since killpoints would be counted in the event of a draw i decided to get early points by targeting
his rhinos and other soft units. In the end i managed to destroy 3 rhinos, 1 oblitz squad and 1 termie squad. He only killed my 5 man dire avenger unit before time ran out.
A tie but i won on killpoints score. 15-5 to the Saim-Hann.
3 games and 3 victories saw me getting the Marksman Award! Very nice! Now i get to go to the finals and meet Iz and his unstoppable orks.....groan...
Thank to so much to Shazli, Alvin and Iqbal for the game. I had great fun.
Thanks also to Jeff for organizing the tourney.
Did i not say that heads would roll??? LOL
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Welcome to Kindred! A Legio Malaysia Warhammer 40,000 Doubles Tournament.
This time Arzmi and me will be running this event with tremendous guidance from master event organizer, Mr. Jeff Brooks himself. This will be our first time ever organizing such an event and we truly need you support to make this a successful one.
We have and will continue to strive to make this event an 'overall' experience you will not forget. Did you have fun at Inquisition Wars? Which part did you enjoy the most? Well, we intend to surpass that with Kindred!! Couldn't take part in the Inquisition Wars? Then you DO NOT want to miss Kindred. The Kindred poster we came up with is just a small indication of our commitment to your 'overall' experience.
Everything you need to know about the event is over at the Legio site so head on over there ASAP.
Come join this event. It'll be fun. And did i mentioned that we appreciate your support.
Let us bleed together.
Thank you in advance guys.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I do not want to start another eldar, that just wouldn't be fun. But i was having a huge problem deciding on which army to start. The main cause of this was that i was always comparing each army's abilities to my beloved Eldar. None, in my opinion, could compare to the overall fluff and abilities of the Eldar. Let's not even talk about physic powers. I could never survive without fortune...
Therein lies my fault. And my salvation. Once i had gotten past the fact that every army was different and should be viewed and played differently, my choices became easier. I also decided that this time i wanted to build a theme army. Not one where i believed would stack up to the other armies being played out there.
Yes, i openly admit that my current Saim-Hann list is my perception of an Eldar power list which could go up against the best. Eldrad, jetbike seercouncil, 2 fire prisms. Is this powergaming? i'm not sure but having Eldard there sure isn't fluff. I should be ashamed of myself. But to be fair my playing skills are mediocre at best. Its a good list. I just don't have the skills to do it justice.
Well, all that will change with this new army. It will be built to fluff. It will be built for a single purpose only. It will not be built to be good in the 3 standard 40k scenarios but mark my words, it will be exiciting to play against! You will remember the time you played against this list.That much i promise you guys.
How serius am i about starting this new army? Well, i already have an elite squad assembled and ready to be primed tonight. As with my Saim-Hann, it will be a top secret project which you will only see on the table once everything is completed. I'm tartgeting end March 2010.
So who wants first dibs??
ps: to those in the know, i would appreciate your utmost discretion. Maggi goreng mamak and teh ais on me this Legio nite. LOL
Monday, November 30, 2009
I got : 1 Gaunts Ghost Omnibus, The Saint,
1 How to paint Citadel Miniatures,
1 Cities of Death.
I'm was at odds over which one to read first but finally went with the painting guidebook. I should be done with it by today then its on with Commissar Gaunt.
I went to Alvin's with Rizal(the former Ultramarine 5th Co. Capt) at around 6pm if i'm not mistaken. We were among the first ones there according to Alvin. Guys....you would not believe the sight!!! 40K stuffs everywhere!!! All you guys who got stuffs from Alvin should be ashamed of yourself. This isn't an arms race you know heheh LOL.
The 25% discounted price was too good to pass and many of you guys took full advantage of this one time deal. I'm only hoping that Alvin insisted on cash up front first. I'm sure he did, smart guy that he is. Anyways, i know pretty much what most of you guys got and already i'm looking forward to seeing them built, painted and causing mayhem. There were orders from guys i haven't the pleasure of meeting yet so it'd be nice if Alvin could point them in Legio's way. The more the merrier they say.
Not wanting to leave without spending some cash i finally decided to buy a box of Citadel Washes box set. All 8 washes for the price of ...........RM65 only!!! Is that the bargain of the month/year or what?? If he still has a few boxes left i urge you to buy it. Rizal got one box too. And he also got a few other stuffs.
I ended up picking Iqbal's and Subahan's stuffs as well since we're all staying in Shah Alam. I will just say......man did they went to town!!! One of them, I won't meantioned who, got 1 Chaos Landraider and 1 Landraider Redeemer and X number of oblitz among other things!!! Peter, watch your back bro. You won't be the only oblitz cheese in town soon heheheheheh.
The other guy got like X number of juggernaught and a SM vehicle. What's up with that? Building 2 armies?? I just can wait for 2010 to come. All these new armies.
So many heads to cut offs!!! The Saim-Hann will be waiting eagerly!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
The sound as i detach them cause they got killed however isn't nice. So i would really really appreciate it if you guys show them some love when you next see them on the table. They're just eye candy and isn't really much of a threat. That's why i need to fortune them up every turn and turbo boost whenever i can.
I love you guys. My singing spears will show you just how much next time we meet.
One magnet on the flying base.
One underneath the jetbike.
Viola!!! Farseer on a jetbike. Heads will fall!!!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
1. Wash the coin clean.
2. Base with fotress grey.
3. Color with blood red.
4. Make the saim-hann stripes
5. Varnish with humbrol semi-gloss varnish. You'll notice that the red turns a darker red.
6. Paint the required psychic power initials with skull white.
VIOLA!!!! Super cheap counters done super quickly!!! I usually have a couple of them on standby in case i need more.
To show the powers of each warlock. D = destructor, En = enhance and Em = emboldenn.
Quiz : Dire avengers bladestorming with fortune and guided.
Chaos termies are doomed.
Will the termies survive?
Monday, November 16, 2009
3. Using a 1cm wide ordinary masking tape, i masked the area where i want the black stripe to be. Weaken the tape's adhesive by sticking it to paper or slighty dusty surface before applying to the surface.
9. Carefully paint outlines using blazing orange along the red areas. And that's it.
10. Coated using semi-gloss varnish. Blood red would change to a dark hue.
11. Final product. I know its a big leap from Step 10 but just wanted to show how it looked like when finished.
Hope this helps. I have done some commission work for friends in the past. Wouldn't mind doing it again just to help you get your models painted ASAP. But only for spraying base coats, primary colors or stripes/simple designs. Minimal fee. Neatness guaranteed. Hehehehe.
1. My army preparation was as well as it could be. I'm happy that everything was completed well before the tourney date. This will be my number 1 principle for all future tourneys that i enter.
'Complete painting 1 week before tourney date'.
2. Tourney organization - EXCELLENT!!! We got a t-shirt and a TAC ruler upon registering. Tables were awesome. I loved the city table best and was hoping to get a game there but wasn't destined to. Scenarios were modified 40k but i esp loved the 2 game scenario were we had the every turn exploding warp stones that we had to contest. That was a very nice twist.
3. Players were very nice. Atmosphere was friendly.
My 1st game was against eventual Tourney Champion, Lim Soo Jin. You would not believe how good his army is painted. Most guys commented on the freehand painting that he did on his landraider but to me...the best was his converted attack jetbike. Those 3 models are .....unbelievable!!! It is so so nicely done and painted. Being a Saim-Hann player who uses a jetbike council, i am humbled by his rendition of the space marine att bike on gravs. You have to see it to believe it. Back to work on my jetbikes..... I lost this game.
My 2nd opponent was eventual Tourney Best Sportsman, Ang Hongxi from Singapore. He played a choas IG army, the 1st for me. The scenario had a special twist whereby D3 +3 warp stones/objectives counter would explode every turn with no cover saves allowed. I had so much fun in this game from the exploding warp stones. The element of having to contest an unstable objective is genius. Ang was a pleasure to play against and truly deserves the best sportsman award. We even traded numbers afterwards for Sporecon next year. I won this game.
My 3rd game was against Abdul Kadir. Kill point game. By this time my feet were already aching due to amount of time i spent standing up. This was a see-saw battle which had me having the upper hand early but was eventually over-ran by his superior CC units. Highlight of this game came after when i shared with Kadir a trick us golfers use to handle the Mrs after spending a day away from home rolling dice. I hope you tried the trick bro hehehehe. I lost this game.
I ended in 14th out of 24 players. My points were 27 victory points, 9 for appearance and 5 for sportsman. Although i'm humbled by my appearance score, it was ouch for sportsman. But still 5 out of a possible 9 is considered average. I will definately work hard on this aspect of my gaming.
4. Lessons learnt.
My 1 regret during the tourney was not finding the time to take pics. I was so involved in my games that i failed to actually make time to take pics. My fault entirely. This i will rectify for the next.
Wear comfortable shoes. You'll be standing a lot during the games and by the 3rd game my feet were already starting to ache and i had minor cramps that nite.
5. Army composition. I liked the way my list played. It was fun and mobile. The seer council was a joy to play and became a fire magnet every turn...i honestly don't know why??DA's are not good in CC even with the exarch having powerweapon, shimmershield and defend. Fire prisms didnt do to well. I'm thinking of changing them to more council and walkers or banshees..
Overall it was an amazing day. My heartiest appreciation and congratulations to Jeff and Azlan for organizing this tourney. Well done guys!!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ulthwe because i wanted to use Eldrad. Saim-Hann because of the jetbikes. I had decided i wanted to start a jetseer council so the red and black of Saim-Hann would really strike out compared to Ulthwe's black. Plus making those stripes using an airbrush would be both easy, quick and produce a clean neat finish. So Saim-Hann it was. Looking back, i'm glad i choose Saim-Hann. The stripes turned out beautiful and blood red was perfect after a spray of semi-gloss varnish
1750 The Storm Riders
Farseer on jetbike - jetbike, fortune, spear.
This was a shining spear exarch model. I cut the helmet side wing tips and glued one at the back to turn him into a farseer. His right arm comes from a banshee exarh model to represent a singing spear. The cowl for all the council is black, the opposite of guardian jetbikes. And I painted gold stripes to differ him from the warlock jetbike council.
Jetbike council - 5 warlocks; jetbikes, 2 destructor, 2 embolden, 1 enhance, 5 spears.
All are shining spear models painted in Saim-Hann colors. The right arms are from dire avenger exarch power weapon arms. Again to represent singing spears. Cowl is black with red stripes.
2 with shuriken cannons.
This will be my list for the Inquisition Wars tourney held at Legio this Saturday. It's quite fragile but so much fun to play. Except for the DA squad B, all elements are fast and meant to either shoot from far or zoom around.
Jetbike seercouncil has got to be the cream of my list. If my dice rolls are good then they're awesome. They're a fire magnet though and could die easily from concentrated fire.
I'm still tinkering around with this list and thinking about getting rid of a prism to get 1 or 2 more warlocks or maybe another squad of guardian jetbike.
Here's hoping my Storm Riders ride into the storm this saturday and come out triumphant!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
My brother and my bestest friend in the world, the Lord Inquisitor Arzmi. Soon to be warbike ork boss...sigh, what has the imperium fallen to. Thanks Bro for getting me the Eldar Army box set. This box set is huge.
Apart from all the stuff i got from the box, he also got me:
1 box of banshees
1 box of fire dragons
1 box of dark reapers
1 box of rangers
1 box of warp spiders
and of course the codex.
Getting all these goodies in one go was pure heaven. I was spoilt for choices on which to start first. Finally started with the Wraithlord but the funny part is, after developing my list the wraithlord to this day is unfinished. Perhaps one day.
How come GW doesnt make army boxes anymore? I know there's megaforce but none for eldar. Wouldnt mind getting another eldar army box.