So today hasn’t been the best day for hobby progress. I slept in, but I did go to Richmond and Imperial Hobbies to buy some more paint and stuff. Last night while I couldn’t sleep I finally made an actual army list for Waaagh Musk 40K. This is my old Space Ork army from Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition. With the exception of painting two Gorka Morka gangs, I haven’t used any of those figs for years.
When the last codex was rumored to be coming out I started to think what it would take to get my army back on the table. I made plans, I bought stuff. I never made an army list though I did realize that even with just the painted and partially painted stuff I have a full Force Org chart worth of stuff. Of course a lot of my models are illegal or at least not quite right. A lot of heavy weapons will need to be swapped, vehicles will need to be modified, new HQ will be in order, but the actual amount of work is less than the Servants of Decay and it requires negligible special orders and no major purchases, maybe three kits and a single blister would be enough.
Most everything in the codex I have an OOP version of with the exception of the battle wagon and trukks. My trukk has a skorcha so the plan is to convert it into a War Trak Skorcha. I liked my War Traks and Skorchas back in the day and in Gorka Morka so lots of flamer templates will be in order. I also want to try some of the new kits and the Loota rules seem good so the only new squads will be Lootas/Burnas. Everything else is either painted or partially painted. Here is my first 1500 point list I’ll be working towards, but I already think I’d change it up a bit if I took it to Astronomi-con:
- HQ: Big Mek with Shock Attack Gun 110 points
- HQ: Big Mek with Burna on Warbike 98 points
- EL: 7 X Lootas, Mek, Grot Oiler 110 points
- FA: 4 x Warbikes with a Nob 140 points
- TR: Deff Dread 105 points
- TR: Deff Dread 100 points
- TR: 12 X Blood Axes with Shootas and Nob 97 points
- HS: Looted Rhino with Skorcha 95 points
- TR: 12 X Bad Moons with Nob and Trukk 157 points
- HS: Looted Wagon with Boom Gun, ie Gobsmasha 130 points
- HS: Battle Wagon with Killa Kannon 185 points
- EL: 5 X Burna Boys with Mek 80 points
- FA: 2 X Skorchas, one with Grot Riggas 85 points
If you read that and said it wouldn’t score very well in Astronomi-con Army Comp, you’re over thinking things. This is an army that hasn’t been used in a decade that was cobbled together under way different rules and will be kitbashed into legality. When I learned I could use dreads as troops if I took Big Meks I was all over that, but I’d probably be fine with one less Mek, maybe even just a simple Big Mek on foot would be best, then I could afford more Warbikes, Burna Boyz, Skorchas, possibly even a Nobz Mob in a Battle Wagon. I might do that all sometime down the road, but the official target army list for Waaagh Musk is listed above and detailed over on the Waaagh.
I still plan to do the Servants of Decay army. I’ll be painting another test figure for it over grey primer someday soon. However as someone who is still unemployed, though I did apply to at least three new jobs today, placing a large order to Forgeworld is a ways off. I need some Forgeworld goodies for my Chaos Spacemarines, or at least I’d like a Rhino conversion kit and the Bezerker Terminator bits. Those would figure into my 2011 Astro-Van army. I need a lot of stuff for the Servants of Decay hundreds of dollars worth of stuff. I could paint 100 orks and not have to buy a model, but to field the army listed above will require a few new kits and maybe some bitz too.
I through some more paint on the Gretchin, the metal bitz are done and I started on some blue fabric type tests. I used the Foundation Blue then the new GW Wash as I figured that is what most people would do. I later highlighted with an old pot of Lightning Blue. I discovered I like painting Brazen Brass way better over Black than over Grey, even after washing it. Painting Silver over Grey or Gunmetal is no problems. One of the paints I bought today is the darkest Vallejo metallic I could find. I also bought some Reaper Master Series paint, well one pot, and some Water Effects which I’ll use on my terrain tiles, which I hope to resume later this month.
Stay tuned for lots more painting, but I really hope I get a job soon and have to fight harder for hobby and blogging time. I also hope I can get my sleep schedule normalized, we’ll see what the latest blood test reveals.