Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So I have finally dusted off my Flames of War Miniatures from its boxes and begun the horrible process of painting 15mm minatures... F ME sideways.

I'll definately post some progress pics up of my Easy Company 2-506th PIR 101st ABN DIV Force... yay. Kill me.

Friday, April 26, 2013

2000k Raptors Chapter Army List

Raptors Long Range Reconnaissance Detachment: 2000 Point List

2 HQs:
Lias Issodon(IA9)
Damocles Rhino (IA)

6 Troops:
2x Camo Cloaked Scout Squads with Sniper Rifles with Missile Launchers
2x Camo Cloaked Scout Squads with Sniper Rifles with Heavy Bolters
1x Camo Cloaked Scout Squads with Sniper Rifles and Bolters with Missile Launcher
1x Camo Cloaked Scout Squads with Sniper Rifles and Bolters with Heavy Bolter

3 Fast Attack:
2x Three Man Scout Bike Squad with AGL and CM
1x Storm Talon

3 Heavy Support:
2x Whirlwind Hyperios
1x Whirlwind


I deploy the Whirlwinds and the Damocles First.

Lias and 4-5 Scout Squads Infiltrate; depending on the mission I opt to combat Squad them. 1-2 Squads are turned into Combat Squads to Outflank along with the Scout Bike Squads. If there are reserves rule for the mission, I have my Storm Talon Escort.

Thus far I'm 4-0 with this list and IMHO I can chalk that up to luck. BTW a FW FAQ has the Hyperios turned from an AA mount to having Skyfire
and Interceptor so they can shoot at ground targets.

It is my belief that my list is pretty Fluffy, even converted the pilot of my Storm Talon into a Scout Pilot.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two Year Return

How long has it been? Two years since I last posted and with a new look. Alot has changed and happily enough a few remained the same, a slim few. So far I have made great strides in the world of hobbies such as finally finishing up my armies.

I have decided to return to Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 and Battlefront's Flames of War, but that's on the back burner. I have picked up Privateer Press'  Warmachine and Hordes as well as Fantasy Flight's Dust and their Games Workshop IP's for roleplaying games.

As for Warhammer 40,000 specifically I have finally choosen an army to replace my sold Space Wolves, Imperial Guard Air Cavalry, and Tyranids. With the advent of 6th edition arriving last year, I looked into Imperial Armour 9 and 10 for inspiration. There I have settled on the Raven Guard Successor Chapter, the Raptors. I absolutely fell head over heels in love with this Codex: Space Marine chapter.

It was love at first sight, especially since I have been a long range marksman in most first person shooters all my life playing video games. I wanted to build an Army of marksman and the like. I have read the fluff pertaining to the Raptors and to reiterate, it was love at first sight.I have begun to create a Scout Themed Army and have limited myself to that theme. Suffice to say, I am able to field a full Space Marine Company of Scouts led by the Raptor Chapter Master, Lias "the Grim" Issodon.

One Hundred Scouts is quite the endeavor and fielding such a force is feasible with a dual force organization chart in a 3000 point game, but the creation of the Company is primary. The series of weekly blogs that I am going to post will be my works of progress with this project and hopefully I'll show something presentable in the end.

Some of the Finished Scouts.... Eighty-five out One Hundred and Fifteen of more Models to go....ugh...