Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grubnards GT Countdown T-1 Week

We are entering the final stretch and I've been busy working on my army, display board, and getting in some games. Here is a quick recap of what I've done last week and what I still need to do before next weekend.

Display Board
I've made a lot of progress on my display board and feel pretty good about the results so far.

Last week I had finished the Omega symbol and the blue marble behind it. This week I was able to finish the rest of the marble on the base, paint the tentacles, paint the chaos star, and start work on the pillars.

After I dabbed on the base layers using a sponge I started to paint in the marbling effect.

After painting in the marbled lines here is how it looks with the tentacles and star.

Next I painted the tentacles in a various shades of greens and kept the little holes along the sides white to kind of look like eyes. I painted the chaos star in gold, then washed in with brown ink and then highlighted in with gold again.

Next up is to paint the pillars to match the base and then I am going to add in banners that will be hanging from the pillars and rock debris littering the floor. Time permitting I wanted to add in a backdrop but that may have to wait, depending on how the rest of my painting goes.

Army List Update

Sunday was the deadline for submitting your list and I made a few changes on a whim. I'm not sure how they will work out in the end but at least I'll have fun playing the list and hopefully my opponents enjoy it is well. Here is the list I submitted:

Dark Apostle - Black Mace, Gift of Mutation, Mark of Tzeentch
Chaos Sorcerer - ML3, Gift of Mutation, Jump Pack, Combi-Melta, Aura of Cark Glory, Meltabombs

8 Marines - Plasma gun, VoLW, Rhino
8 Marines - Melta gun, VoLW, Champ with powerfist, Rhino
20 Cultisits

Fast Attack
Heldrake - Baleflamer

3 Obliterators - Mark of Nurgle, VoLW
7 Havocs - 2xAutocannons, Missile Launcher
7 Havocs - 2xAutocannons, LasCannon


Herald of Tzeentch - Exalted Reward, ML 2

10 Pink Horrors

Heavy Support
Soul Grinder - Daemon of Nurgle, Phlegm Bombardment

This brings me in at 1848 points.

 This list has lots of shooting and psychic powers. Hopefully this will be enough to take care of any monstrous creatures that will most likely show up to the GT. I plan on starting the sorcerer with the Dark Apostle/Cultists and I plan on using powers from Biomancy and Telepathy. As the game progresses, I can jump him around where he can be best use his psychic powers to buff my units or take a swing at my opponent. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to get in any games this weekend to test this list out so I'll just have to wing it at the GT.

Team Practice Game
My partner, Sinistermind, got in a team game against Hyv3mind and his partner for the event, Jay Woodcock. Hyv3 posted a brief recap over at our forum, the Grand Strategery, Check it out:  http://thegrandstrategery.proboards.com/thread/122/team-beer-challenge

Painting Progress
I finished adding all of the scroll work to my marines.

Still left to do:
Finish my 20 cultists
Rebase the army to match the display board

If I have time:
I'd like to add the lasher tendrils from the Maulerfiend kit to my Heldrake.If this doesn't happen in time for the GT I'll show some pictures at a later date.

So next week look for the final progress shots on my display board, my finished cultists and hopefully I'll be able to start on the bases.


  1. Display board looks awesome man. I really want to make a new one but it would mean skipping some models.

    You should do a small write up on your word bearers to display with the army. You have a shot at theme awards I reckon.

  2. I agree with hyv3 anything small that can add to the flavor. And that display Is awesome!