Sunday, 23 December 2012

Grey Knight Librarian conversion

Finally, the Grey Knight Librarian is finished, it's a fairly common conversion but an effective one I think:

Grey Knight Librarian Terminator Conversion

For anyone spotting bits this is the standard metal librarian plus a few GK bits (Halberd head, hand holding daemon head, shield and storm bolter), I didn't have the original backpack (which is a pretty cool book thing) so I added the double-headed eagle that used to be the end of the Librarian's force weapon - frugal and cool enough for this chap.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Grey Knights vs Blood Angels

pwgaming - Grey Knights vs Blood Angels. What kind of army lists will generate a good game for both players?

Just spotted this pic on another blog and it summed up the issue of the day - to whit - how do I ensure that my Grey Knights will give a good game to both me and my opponent. I'm told that 6th edition 40K has toned them down a bit but the internet chatter still suggests that they're a tough nut to crack. With my forthcoming game in mind (against Blood Angels) I've posted a request for some help over on the Bolter and Chainsword forum (here).

Here's the first draft list I thought I might try out:

Inquisitor Coteaz 100

Terminator Squad (Psycannon, 2 halberd, hammer, psybolt ammo) 230

Strike Squad (10 marines: 2 Psycannon, hammer, halberd, psybolt ammo) 255

Interceptor Squad (Incinerator, 1 pair falchions, psybolt ammo) 180

Dreadnought (autocannons, psybolt ammo) 135

Defence Line + Quad Gun 100

And here's how that would look:

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Another recruit for Coteaz's retinue

I managed to find an hour or so of painting time today to finish off another of Coteaz's retinue.

It's a quick paint job (can't have been much more than an hour all told) but I think he looks ok though he really doesn't look like he belongs on the battlefield. I may have to paint up an inquisitorial Rhino APC for all these non combatants to hide behind!

Next up I really will paint a terminator. In fact, I've cleared the paint station of everything but the Terminator Librarian. As he's meant to be the army commander he really does need to be painted up before the army hits the tabletop for its inaugral game in January.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Another gimp for the Retinue of Lost Souls...

Yet again, the implacable terminators look on as another of Coteaz's pets leaves the paint station ahead of them. This time it's this chap (if you ask me he looks a little peeved, could he be about to turn traitor?):

Games Workshop Inquisitor Henchman

I don't know what his battlefield role will be but for now he's doing sterling service recording Coteaz's every move for his forthcoming autobiography.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Terminators (finally)...

Finally the first terminator squad is done, here they are (they're blurry because they've only just materialised from the Warp!):

Grey Knight Terminator Kaldor Draigo
 Here's Draigo, he'll be the squad leader for now:

Grey Knight Lord Kaldor Draigo

And here's the army as it currently stands (roughly 1200 points so far):

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Another member of Coteaz's retinue has snuck past the Grey Knight terminators in the painting queue. This was a really quick paintjob but I'm happy with him. Once again I'm not really sure what he does in the game but he does add a bit more character to the silver army and he'll get a slot in the list for that reason alone.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

He's not this shiny...

Here's the latest recruit to the Grey Knight army, an unfortunate-looking dude with a multi-melta in place of one arm and some kind of Swiss Army knife screw thing where his other hand used to be. I can only assume he's had a bit of a rough ride in the service of the God Emperor. Perhaps the shine you can see on his forehead is the cold sweat of a very scared man who knows it's his legs that get replaced next...

Here he is:

Next up it has to be the Grey Knight Terminator squad that I pushed to the side of the paint station in order to make space for Lobot here.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dark Angel Rumours

As the owner of too many unpainted Dark Angels including a Landraider type that's not in their current codex I was delighted to read rumours of a new codex in January which suggest that the Landraider I want is going to be in.. Huzzah! Here's a link to the rumour thread on BOLS:

Time to get the Grey Knights done ready to shift from silver to green marines in the new year!

And while I get ready for the next challenge, here's a link to a Dark Angel guide on one of my favourite painting blogs, Tale of Painters:

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Draigo and Librarian part 2

I've managed to grab ten minutes today to finish off my two characters; the Librarian and Lord Kaldor Draigo.

The Librarian seemed to be missing a bit of bling so I added a fancy ornament to his armour (it's the end of his force staff which I'd removed to make into a Grey Knight halberd). Draigo was literally missing some bling as I hadn't got his back banner. The gap got filled with an Iron Halo from the bits box. For me it works because I doubt he'll ever be Draigo so having him helmeted and down-scaled in the banner department makes sense (for now he's just a lowly squad leader, I guess this is early on in Justicar Draigo's career).

Here they are awaiting some silver spray: