Thursday, 4 January 2018

Night Lords list: Version I

Hola fellow creatures of the night!

I've put together a first draft of my Night Lords list that I can build towards.

I'm not expecting to pull up trees but it would be nice to win a game or two at an event.

Here it is in all its glory:

Chaos Lord with Jump Pack, Claws of the Black Hunt, Night Haunters Curse

Chaos Sorcerer in Terminator Armour with Force Axe and Combi-Melta

Winged Daemon Prince

5 Chaos Marines with Missile Launcher

5 Chaos Marines with Missile Launcher

10 Cultists

5 Raptors with 2 Melta Guns, Lightning Claws on the leader and an Icon of Despair

5 Raptors with 2 Melta Guns, Lightning Claws on the leader and an Icon of Despair

5 Warp Talons

5 Terminators, 4 with Combi-Plasmas, 1 Autocannon and all have Power Axes

10 Chosen with 5 Plasma Guns and an Icon of Vengeance


5 Havocs with 4 Missile Launchers

Hellbrute with Twin Lascannons and a Missile Launcher

This leaves me with 100 points which I'm not sure what to do with.

During a game I played against Iain his spawn gave me a nasty shock when they charged Logan. I didn't realise they did a flat 2 damage which each wound.

So I may take 3 of those but I'm open to other suggestions!

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

We have come for you...

Now that the CSM event is done and dusted I've got some time to work on my Night Lords.

I've assembled some bits and bobs, namely a Lord, Sorcerer, Hellbrute, 2 x 5 Marines and 5 Raptors which you can see further down this post but as tonight is geek night I wanted to test out the paint scheme I had in mind. 

Without further ado here it is:

I'm not the best photographer and these were taken just to give an idea of the feel of the army but hopefully you get the gist. 

Here are the rest of the boys awaiting a lick of paint...

Lord with Jump Pack and claws of the hunt:

Some of the raptors:

Sorcerer lord in terminator armour:

Marine Squad 1:

I've got a pretty quick colour scheme so I should be able to crank these guys out pretty fast (for me!).

I'll be back soon with my first draft of a list for you all to have a good laugh at! :)

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

I'm here!!!!!!!!!!

Greetings sinners!
It's been a while since I posted and the ever increasing number of emails asking if I'm okay has reached critical mass (thank you for everyone's concerns). So I thought I better put everybody's mind at ease and give some insight to my absence.....

Friday, 10 November 2017

Big brother is watching.

Hi all,

Last time I left him like this;

That was a month ago so let's see some progress. First of all, a quick speil about my intentions for the model. As a khorne player and something of a fluff bunny I limited myself to the traditional colours, red, black and brass. Then I was conscious that my warband is The Red Tide which informed the basis of the colour scheme. Finally, whilst not the majority of my collection, berzerkers are THE iconic warrior for khorne in 40k. To that end I wanted the Kytan to basically look like a giant berzerker. As the base colour is red, my go to choice for primer and base coat is Halfords red spray primer. Fulfilling both jobs, primer and base coat, it really is a great start and I use it for all my khorne stuff.

Here we are after the base coat spray and some work on building up the tones and highlights followed by a series of glazes to blend it all together. The glazes were a combination of GW washes, sepia and crimson, mixed with their Lahmian medium. I think the medium is better than water in that whilst it thins the washes it doesn't dilute the colour intensity, if that makes sense. Anyhoo, several glazes later I was ready to move onto the second biggest chunk of colour, the metals. Here's the start;

With one or two details that aren't metal I then pretty much finished the model and must admit, skipped taking more pics as I wanted to get him finished. Also, as I don't have a permanent photo set up I just went ahead and finished him. As far as the base is concerned he joined the ranks of The Red Tide currently ravaging the hive world of Great. As such he's on a ruined concrete, rusted metal kind of affair. I also picked up one of the new GW skull sets. Now, I'm no fanatic GW fan boy but I have to say this box is one of their best releases of recent times. OK, enough waffle, here he is, Gorkhaan, Destroyer of World's.

So far, in game, he's performed very well. So far he's taken on Mortarion and killed him in one round, stopped an Imperial knight in its tracks before chopping it into pieces and almost single handedly taken apart a Necron army.

Until next time...

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Greetings brothers,

A new face to Gary's excellent blog!

I'm very proud and excited to have been asked to contribute to the blog so before I start bamboozling you with my wit, wisdom and other things beginning with W I figured I'd introduce myself.

Real name is Alex West and I've been playing 40k for about 22 years now.

I'm a member of the Cold Steel Mercs and a long time player of Space Wolves. Since they went all icey wolfy mc ice freeze wolf my interest in them has faded (I prefer the heresy executioners background personally) and the twisted side of my personality is drawn inexplicably to the Night Lords.

I'm finishing off my wolves at the moment to make them usable in 8th edition, until they get a new codex anyway, and then I'll be indulging my dark side with the Night Lords.

So I'm a mix of loyalist and chaos really!

I'm also helping organise our new range of tournaments geared towards players who prefer a tactical challenge instead of looking over the table and thinking 'Oh I've won!' or 'I may as well go to the bar'.

Shameless plug:

I'll share more in the future but thought I'd pop in to say hello and remember...

The night is dark and full of terrors, we have come for you!


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Everybody needs a big one...

Hi all,

Remember this guy?

I finally got around to renovating him (I'm going with 'him', it suits him). First task was to dry fit the parts to see what pose he was originally in and then to see what, if anything, could be changed. Some of the parts were pretty well fixed. So much so that I was wary of applying too much pressure to separate them in case I damaged or broke the pieces. 
Quick break for a mini-rant. It really amazes me sometimes that people are willing to spend tens and sometimes hundreds of pounds on models, especially Forgeworld models, and then treat them with such contempt. This model costs £90 pounds new. When I got him he was in bits (see above picture), parts not cleaned up, a half arsed, unfinished paint job, and with so much superglue residue all over him that it took me the best part of three days to get him ready for more work. Ok, rant over.

I then got on to removing the old paint. I discovered this stuff a couple of years ago and what a revelation it was. Cheap (around £2 a bottle from Super drug,  in UK), quick and easily disposable.  

It strips paint in a few minutes. After soaking in a cheap tub for around 10 minutes and with help from an old toothbrush the paint just slides off.

A good wash with soapy water and allowed to dry overnight followed by a final clean up in the nooks and crannies with the point of a craft knife blade and I was ready for assembly.

The Red Tide are currently collecting skulls on the hive world of Grent, in the Bellopheron Sector of the Segmentum Pacificus. As such my model collection is based for an industrial/urban theme hence the ruined metal bits and pieces on the base. I tried to align the gatling cannon with the direction the head is looking in (the head was one of the pieces welded in place) with the axe ready for action once he's finished shooting the crap out of something. The right leg was another fixed piece when I got the model so I had to pose him as though he's stepping over the rubble. Here he is, ready for painting.

Next time we'll see the beginnings of the paint scheme (hint, my warband is The Red Tide).

Friday, 1 September 2017

The Times They Are A Changing

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

B. Dylan, Ancient Terran.