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Forge World Gives Personality to their Greater Daemons — February 22, 2012

Forge World Gives Personality to their Greater Daemons

I had the opportunity to play in a relatively small apocalypse game with Chaos Daemons this past weekend and it was really enjoyable. Part of that is because Forge World wrote really fun rules for the Greater Daemons in their Imperial Armor Apocalypse Second Edition book. They added character back into the mix for both An’ggrath and Scabeiathrax.

An’ggrath can move a lot faster and is a lot more dangerous than he was before but now he is subject to something similar to the rage special rule. So basically he will have to charge the closest unit. If you opponent knows what he is doing he can somewhat protect his most valuable units by sacrificing a less important unit. What a terrible place to put your opponent in and how fun it is to see them scratching their head and you make large chopping motions!

Scabeiathrax now moves slower than other gargantuan creatures (as is appropriate for Nurgle) but to make up for it he has an awesome plague aura that can outright kill models near him. This goes well with other plague daemon mythology where they blight the very ground they walk on. How awesome to image noble Space Marines dying just from being too close to this beast.

To be honest, I think both models got a lot weaker but I’m still going to take them just because of how fun they are and all of the rules they have that don’t just smash your opponents face in. If Forge World did as good of a job as they did with these two daemons that book has got to be awesome. Go get it!

2500pt Battle Report Daemons Vs. Grey Knights — July 16, 2011
1500pt Battle Report (Nurgle vs Khorne) — July 28, 2010

1500pt Battle Report (Nurgle vs Khorne)

Well here is my first ever battle report.  I have wanted to do a battle report for many years and it is nice to finally get something underway.  Even though all of the minis aren’t painted it is still good to get something started.  I was also able to guilt Gerry into playing with a fully painted army next time.  🙂

We started by setting up the terrain and then selecting a mission from the Battle Missions book.  We selected the Chaos Space Marine mission Pillage.  Basically the mission is that at the end of your opponents shooting phase you collect salvage points for each unit in contact with an objective.    We chose table quarters and then put down the 4 objectives.

Army Lists

World Eaters – Chaos Space Marines

khorne modelsGerry, a huge fan of Landraiders, went with a fairly typical “Gerry” list.

  • Kharn the Betrayer
  • Chaos Lord
    • mark of Khorne
    • Daemon Weapon
  • 9 Khorne Beserkers
    • Skull Champion
    • Powerweapon
    • Rhino
  • 9 Khorne Beserkers
    • Skull Champion
    • Powerfist
    • Rhino
  • 9 Khorne Beserkers
    • Skull Champion
    • Powerweapon
    • Rhino
    • combi-melta
  • Landraider
  • Landraider

Hemorrhagic Fever – Chaos Daemons

  • Great Unclean One
    • Cloud of Flies
    • Breath of Chaos
  • Great Unclean One
    • Cloud of Flies
    • Breath of Chaos
  • 14 Plague Bearers
    • champion, icon, musician
  • 14 Plague Bearers
    • champion, icon, musician
  • 14 Plague Bearers
    • champion, icon, musician
  • 9 Nurglings
  • Daemon Prince
    • Mark of Nurgle
    • Flight
    • Iron Hide
    • Cloud of flies
    • Breath of Chaos

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Scabeiathrax Painted — July 24, 2010

Scabeiathrax Painted

Well it took a few weeks but I finished Scabeiathrax.  I love the small details on the model: the maggots, the nurgling hand in the intestines, and the nurgling sitting on the base grabbing the intestines.  I didn’t use the Devlan Mud and he turned out a bit greener than the rest of my army which isn’t so grand but the paint job does look a lot cleaner.

As a final detail I put white (dead) grass around his torso and green grass on the edges of the base.  I tried to show that he was sucking the life out of the ground around him but there just isn’t enough contrast between the two colors of grass.  I should have used black grass instead of the white grass.

14,000 Apocalypse Game — July 8, 2010

14,000 Apocalypse Game

I am finally getting around to posting pictures from last weekends apocalypse game.

The teams were:
Crimson Fists & Ultramarines VS Chaos Daemons (me) and Tau.

My list was:

  • Scabeiathrax
  • Epidemius
  • Great Unclean One
  • Daemon Prince
  • Daemon Prince (wings)
  • ~65 plaguebearers
  • 6 nurglings

Some last minute point changes allowed me to borrow some super heavies from a friend

  • Brass Scorpion
  • Brass Scorpion
  • Baneblade
  • Plaguereaper (the nurgle baneblade variant).

In the end the Tau and Daemons were able to hold on to one objective each, and the space marine team was able to grab an objective last turn with some speedy scouts.

2 – 1 : Daemons & Tau VS Space Marines

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My Nurgle Daemon Paint Scheme — July 2, 2010