Monday, 19 August 2013

Lists & paintinz & gamin' - oh my

good evening everybody, ben here for one of them infrequent updates!
as suggested in the title, got some thoughts and pics for all 3 parts of our beloved hobby, although the gaming is batrep-less for now.

firstly though; the nztc. who's excited?? shirts off warhammer will be there in force, with some of the mightiest titans of the shirts off family ever to have graced your gaming table attending. more on that later. whats your point then?

well, its about national identity, and national pride. now im not one for either of those - at all. being a media studies graduate taught me national identity is a myth, and i dont give a fuck about sports of any kind, so am not down for national pride in the slightest.

however; nerds of new zealand! i beseech you! the nztc title must remain in new zealand.
why the sudden change of heart? and why the worry? the aussies came last last year? and its still 6 months to go!
as your australian correspondent, i bring ill news my brothers; after failing to get their hands on both the vicc and etc spots, the australian nerd high council has convened to send some of their finest to our shores in an attempt to win the next best thing - the nztc! headed by the ginger thunder himself, hoen's heroes are a fine assortment of filth lists, nerd stench, tiny shorts, and australia's sexiest general. you laugh now - and rightly so, but this lot know their shit, and dont think twice about taking hard as fuck lists. theyve got your lists from last year, and are already plotting to wreck your hobbies.

sure, they're no shirts off warhammer, but thats not the point. the point is; sharpen your swords! kit out your dprince! and generally bend your list till it breaks! we all must work together to send the australians home in shame again! or ill never hear the bloody end of it!

right, so ive been painting the empire still. painting the characters atm, but everything else has had a second coat and is ready to wash:

will get some close ups once its finished. also got a couple woc chariots in the post, and decided to mag em for both regular and gb chariots, for the ultimate thrifty general. get it all positioned, dab of paint on the hooves for a registrations point for drilling, and voila:

might have to get a couple of these ma's painted up for 2600 pt tourney - axemaster, think i might take the woc for that one, but still not 100%. never am lol.

been playing some practice games with em, the new and improved list led by ol rotbeard. as a fairly new owner of a dprince, its amazing how much of the lifting they do in games. although i did learn to respect metal magic and repeater xbows vs greg, even with a 2++, 2d6 hits is 2d6 hits + xbows. i think it was a roll 1's day. but he is really good at purple sunning dragons, despite james's dodging one and winning him the game. but he really loves other nurgle stuff, well, he loves purple sunning em lol. makes it a much better match up vs nurgle doc for me.

 he doesnt like banner high elves though, or frost phoenixes. didnt die, but neither did anyone else.

i also have been having a good paw through the lizo book, and have a few ideas. am trying to mainly use what ive got already, but like i initially thought its worked out well. havent had a game with em yet, but heres what ima start with:

slann, bsb, modify miscast, know all sig spells, +2 channel dice, channelling staff,

priest, l2 beasts
scar vet, la&dragonhlem, halberd, egg of quanco

3x10 skirmies
14 skirmies
41 skink cohort, muso& poison

26 tg, fc
5 cold ones
2x3 terras
2x5 chams


depending on how the laserdon goes, the cold ones can swap for another one. i quite like the idea of that many attacks coming out of 5 dudes though, and laserdons are metal bait as much as cold ones.
the channelling slaan (schlannelling?) combo is too good to miss, modify miscast by 1 could be useful, and while i like the high magic + contemplations synergy, i think its worth giving deliberations a crack, something for every situation there. he sits in the big skirmie unit with the l2, stop those awkard pred fighter situations with the tg.
plus the main event, double wild formed skink horde with javs! not fun, thanks for that one dave lol.
still lotsa chaff, poison, and a bit of everything. got an alternate one with the scar vet on a carnosaur, without cold ones and 4 less tg, but they kinda seem like cannon bait. we'll see. one list at a time.

thats all for now, i gotta gets painting empire! why the rush? we shall find out shortly....


  1. Always leave 'em wantin' more!

  2. Good to finally read another post of the Shirts off Kind.

    Sucks we are on different teams...I would LOVE to spend the next 6 months list hammering with ya...(maybe we can do it in secret...)

    Joel v

    1. Hey, I'm onto you! None of this spy nonsense will be tolerated!

    2. Dont worry I'm already onto you guys.

      No matter what the meta is Ben will refuse to remove Regean from the list. Sam will 2nd guess his list, get in no practice, flop big time...only to use the original version at an event and win, while you will have a bout of "FINE THEN I'LL TAKE A STARDRAGON COS I WANNA" 2 days before list submission deadline. spying necessary :P

      Joel v

    3. no! two arachs!
      yeah, itll be a shame to be fighting against ya bro, but skulls are skulls, you know? be good to see ya'll again tho. and just you wait till you see who weve got as our 4th, itll blow your fucking mind

    4. Ha, youre so wrong!!!!

      Its not gonna be two days before the deadline this time...;-)

  3. Impressive array of Empire troops there, although there are no Demigryphs? Are you not planning on including any, or are they in a second wave somewhere?

    It does sound like the Australian contingent at the NZTC will be more of a concern this time around. Hope you NZ guys are ready...

    1. good spotting greg, im just painting up the meat and potatoes at the moment.
      got 9 demis, a walter, hurricanum, 10 more archers, 3 pegasus captains, and two more wizards on the way to paint too. sigh. but its for a very good cause