Thursday, September 30, 2010

On the brink: Angels verses Reapers Challenge


Tomorrow evening Mags of Tabletop War and I will be throwing down our first cooperative blog challenge game.

His Angels Encarmine verses my Soul Reapers Fandex.

Can the casual gamer survive and take down the competitive gamers alpha strike? Only time will tell.

Will the Soul Reapers be victorious against the lackey's of the Corpse God and show them the light of the true power in the galaxy?

I look forward to meeting Mags and Snake Eyes in person. Playing games is a great side effect of this meeting of great cool dudes!

We will also be throwing down in true Killzone style on Saturday night!

Game on guys!

Until the next.

-Jim

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Infernal Assault Bike finally makes an appearance

After months and months of proxying I have finally finished the Infernal Assault Bike conversion. I had passed it off to my buddy to make the roll bar on the front of the sidecar but he just never got around to it. He is a single dad so it's understandable.

I decided that the Soul Reaper mini-dex challenge games would have no proxies so I got the kit back and did it myself. I am quite pleased with the end result! So much so that I may make a second go at having these as a unit choice of their own.



Saturday, September 25, 2010

Soul Reapers Challenge list



I have decided on my 2000 point list for the Challenge games. It was tough to create a list that gives enough Soul Reapers flavor yet remains quasi competitive. The list is far from optimized, but it'll be a hoot to play with.

I decided to use the Soul Reapers Possessed and the Harbinger of Malice as there is no way that I will finish the conversions for the pair of Mauler Preds I wanted to use.

I intend to do no proxy's in these games which is what I have been doing for the preds. Another thing that may happen in the game as much as it pains me, it that I may not have everything fully painted and based; as I am starting a new job this week. I am working feverishly to get things done this weekend, but it just may not happen. I've still got a crap load of bases to rebuild.

For HQ's I went for the one two punch of Titus and Xusia. This will also allow me to have access to most of the Soul Reapers psychic powers.

HQ (385pts)

Titus the Butcher 165

Xusia 220

Elites (420pts)

1 Harbinger of Malice 70
Plasma pistol, power weapon

3 Terminators 125
2 combi-melta and Reaper Autocannon

5 Soul Reapers Possessed 225
Wings

Troops (814pts)

8 Chosen Marines 272
2 melta guns, 1 flamer, 1 power weapon and personal icon, cohort tactics bonus +10pts
Aspiring Champion with Lightning claws
Rhino

8 Reaver Marines 264
Heavy Flamer, Melta gun and personal icon
Aspiring Champion with power fist
Testudo Rhino

8 Chaos Space Marines 218
2 melta guns and personal icon
Aspiring Champion with power fist
Rhino

5 Lesser Daemons 65

Fast Attack (228pts)

5 Soul Reaper Bikers 228
2 Melta guns, Infernal Bike, champ with power fist

Heavy Support (150pts)

2 Obliterators 150

Friday, September 24, 2010

Behold the Testudo pattern Rhino pre-bronzing

I finally managed to finish this conversion. It was started 4 months ago, but I was suffering from a little burn out, so it got shelved. The Testudo is the up-armored Rhino transport for the Soul Reapers crazed Reaver assault marines.




With the upcoming challenge games, I decided that the poxying of the Testudo would be bad form.

I am quite pleased with how it turned out. Between the extensive front armored plates and the over-sized dozer blade it definitely looks the part.

I'll be busting out the airbrush this weekend to give it a lick of paint.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Flying Gauntlets: be careful what you wish for!



So my simian friend Mags, has thrown down the Gauntlet just begging to be another victim of the Soul Reapers reign of Terror! Carl from the Independent Characters Podcast has been chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action too.

I am feverishly building bases to remount the army for these challenges!

The question is which of the great champions of the Soul Reapers will lead the army on the field of battle!

The Warlord?
Xusia and his sorcerers powers?
The Butcher and his mighty cohort?
The Seeker and his Bikes of fury?
The Raptor and his swift moving death force?

All are solid choices, but which will best represent the Soul Reapers? Only time will tell.



I also need to give proper representation of the Uniqueness of the Warband. There are a bunch on new units I'd like to spotlight in these one off games. It's gonna take some thought to balance the army correctly and give it a proper symmetry.

Units that must make it in for sure are:

The Reaver assault troops and their groovy Testudo Rhino
A bike squadron with an Infernal Harvester
Mauler Predator
Gore Daemons

No matter what I choose it should be a couple of great fun games; Challenge Accepted!

It's on like Donkey Kong!


You can expect some Soul Reapers coverage to resume over the next couple of weeks!

Until the next!

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