Let me start off by saying that since Adepticon, I had played a grand total of three fully pointed games of Warhammer 40k leading up to the Khornehusker. I had played a smattering of kill team and 500 / 750 point games for our store’s paint and play league, but that’s it. Real life comes first of course, and I was left to painting my Imperial Fists as the only real way of staying connected to the hobby. The whole time I have been focusing on getting this army ready for Adepticon as part of our team that we’re going to be entering for the 40k team tournament. I’ve been lamenting over how I’d approach painting a yellow army (such a tough color to paint right, in my opinion) that looks good. We’re trying to really make a push for best theme at Adepticon.
Another two month hiatus. It is a perpetual goal of mine to blog regularly, but when life gets busy this is one thing that gets put aside. Although adding another child to the family probably counts as a good excuse for not having much time to blog. Anyway, in my last blog post I established about a two month window to paint my army up and have it ready for the Khornehusker RTT that took place this past weekend. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to keep to that schedule with work, Ellie’s arrival, and other things eating up my time. Fortunately, I had built in a week to work on the display board. I was able to take the hit and just use my generic display board from my fantasy army instead and help distribute the work load from the two weeks I lost when Ellie was born.
Well, I’m not quite to the point of posting at least once a week like I had hoped, but now the gap was only like two weeks instead of a month between posts. I have been busy diving head first into my Imperial Fists army. I finished my first tactical squad, including their guns. I really, really enjoy the old mark armor that forgeworld has been releasing. As I talked about in the last post, the Game Shoppe put on a Kill Team tournament this past week. I decided this would be an excuse to paint up some models that wouldn’t necessarily be functional in my larger army, but look cool nonetheless.
With the Bugeater GT done, I’ve actually been able to do some hobby work. I always rotate between completing fantasy army and a 40k army. Partially that’s to keep things fresh, but that’s also because I mentally see-saw back and forth between the two game systems. Right now I’m on a major 40k kick after the amazing time I had with the 40k team tournament at Adepticon. I have loved the Horus Heresy books since they first started coming out years ago, and after some other local guys starting building their own Heresy era army, I knew I had to as well.
This is the final post in a three part series about our trip to Adepticon this year. You can read part one about my plans, our arrival, and our Friday here. Part two, which covers our team event and an update on how our group members on the fantasy side were doing, can be found here. We last left off at the end of the day Saturday, where I had a blast in the 40k team tournament but was a little disappointed with one win and two losses. Our group of guys went out and talked about tomorrow – the last two rounds were captain’s choice for how we paired up in our games. We felt that the best thing to do would be for Russ and myself to team up and for Matt and Jon to team up. The problem in my last two games was that Matt and I were both foot slogging and had no cover – by teaming up with Russ that puts the opponent in a much tougher position. If he targets me, that leaves the guard gunline to dakka away. If he goes after the guard, I’m closing the gap with 30+ space wolves that I’ve found are pretty brutal in close combat.