Saturday, July 26, 2008

Apocalypse (40K)



Selling my IT training books along with some extra Tallarn models sold in the store allowed me to buy my Forge World stuff. A single alternate model Hellhound and a Tallarn tank commander was probably $100. We'll see when the bill arrives. I won't be selling my Buddhist books for Warhammer, although I might sell them to pay off other debt, such as my giant student loan from my graduate studies. Selling games for other games is an equal "ethical" exchange when you can't justify spending money. I've been eying my Warhammer Fantasy ogre army, which is painted and complete, but I need to make 40K more of a hobby first, rather than just the latest army.

My theme for apocalypse (yes I have a theme) is flame related. The command teams get more flame throwers, an expensive proposition for Tallarns because I need rocket launcher models and flamer bits to make them. It's probably $10/model, at cost. Ouch! In addition, I'll have two flame tanks, Hellhounds, as my fast attack. I'll also have two Hellhammers, which are the alternate modeled Baneblades. I also added an additional squad of men. That's a total of 3000 points. I may add a couple more squads, since I have the models coming for the flame thrower guys.

Part of the drive to go Apocalypse is first, I'm in that groove where I've been modeling and painting for months and I don't want to lose that momentum. It's been more fun than I anticipated. Second, I've only played a couple games with this army, but I'm seeing it's rather sedentary. It's a gun line army. That's what it does best really, but Apocalypse promises a more dynamic battle, I think. Most of my Apoc additions are assault units.

2 Hellhammers



1 standard model Hellhound


1 Artemia Pattern Hellhound model (Forge World with same stats as standard Hellhound)

Total of 8 flamers, 4 covering each officer as a counter-assault team.



3000 Pts - Imperial Guard Apocalypse

HQ: Command Platoon (8#, 277 Pts)
0 Command Platoon @ 277 Pts
0 Command Squad @ [109] Pts
Cameleoline
1 Heroic Senior Officer @ [75] Pts
Cameleoline; Iron Discipline; Close Combat Weapon; Laspistol
4 Guardsmen @ [24] Pts
Cameleoline; Flamer (x4)
0 Sentinel Squadron @ [168] Pts
3 Sentinel @ [168] Pts
Searchlight (x3); Lascannon (x3)

Troops: Infantry Platoon (56#, 770 Pts)
0 Infantry Platoon @ 770 Pts
0 Command Squad @ [195] Pts
Cameleoline
1 Junior Officer @ [70] Pts
Cameleoline; Iron Discipline; Honorifica Imperialis; Close Combat Weapon; Laspistol
1 Honorifica Imperialis @ [25] Pts
4 Guardsmen @ [115] Pts
Cameleoline; Flamer (x4); Chimera
1 Chimera @ [91] Pts
Extra Armour; Searchlight; Multilaser; Hull Heavy Bolter
9 Infantry Squad @ [115] Pts
Cameleoline; Close Order Drill; Light Infantry; Lasgun (x7); Meltagun; Lascannon
1 Sergeant @ [6] Pts
Cameleoline; Light Infantry; Laspistol & CCW
9 Infantry Squad @ [115] Pts
Cameleoline; Close Order Drill; Light Infantry; Lasgun (x7); Meltagun; Lascannon
1 Sergeant @ [6] Pts
Cameleoline; Light Infantry; Laspistol & CCW
9 Infantry Squad @ [115] Pts
Cameleoline; Close Order Drill; Light Infantry; Lasgun (x7); Meltagun; Lascannon
1 Sergeant @ [6] Pts
Cameleoline; Light Infantry; Laspistol & CCW
9 Infantry Squad @ [115] Pts
Cameleoline; Close Order Drill; Light Infantry; Lasgun (x7); Meltagun; Lascannon
1 Sergeant @ [6] Pts
Cameleoline; Light Infantry; Laspistol & CCW
9 Infantry Squad @ [115] Pts
Cameleoline; Close Order Drill; Light Infantry; Lasgun (x7); Meltagun; Lascannon
1 Sergeant @ [6] Pts
Cameleoline; Light Infantry; Laspistol & CCW

Troops: Armoured Fist (11#, 207 Pts)
9 Armoured Fist @ 207 Pts
Cameleoline; Lasgun (x7); Meltagun; Lascannon
1 Veteran Sergeant @ [12] Pts
Cameleoline; Close Combat Weapon; Laspistol
1 Chimera @ [96] Pts
Extra Armour; Rough Terrain Modification; Searchlight; Multilaser; Hull Heavy Bolter

Fast Attack: Rough Rider Squad (8#, 129 Pts)
7 Rough Rider Squad @ 129 Pts
Laspistol (x7); Hunting Lance (- CCW) (x7); Melta Bombs
1 Veteran Sergeant @ [24] Pts
Close Combat Weapon; Hunting Lance; Frag Grenades; Krak Grenades; Melta Bombs (Squad)

Fast Attack: Hellhound (2#, 242 Pts)
1 Hellhound @ 121 Pts
Extra Armour; Searchlight; Inferno Cannon; Hull Mounted Heavy Bolter
1 Hellhound @ 121 Pts
Extra Armour; Searchlight; Inferno Cannon; Hull Mounted Heavy Bolter

Heavy Support: Basilisk (1#, 125 Pts)
1 Basilisk @ 125 Pts
Earthshaker Cannon; Hull Heavy Bolter; Indirect Fire Capability

Heavy Support: Basilisk (1#, 125 Pts)
1 Basilisk @ 125 Pts
Earthshaker Cannon; Hull Heavy Bolter; Indirect Fire Capability

Heavy Support: Basilisk (1#, 125 Pts)
1 Basilisk @ 125 Pts
Earthshaker Cannon; Hull Heavy Bolter; Indirect Fire Capability

Super Heavy Support: Hellhammer (1#, 500 Pts, est.)

Super Heavy Support: Hellhammer (1#, 500 Pts, est.)


2 comments:

  1. Speaking of Apocalypse, what happened to your forum site? Itta notta go whera it 'posed to go, you know?

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  2. See my latest blog post. Doh!

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