As you can see, I've got a lot of work to do. There are a bunch of units that need to be painted, and some in dire need of repair. The good news is: it was my birthday last week, so I was able to pick up some Fenrisian Wolves and a Stormwolf to round out my army. I now have a model that is WYSIWYG for every unit of my army.
Lord Manton (needs a shield) and Waffle the Wolf
I've also made a couple of changes to my list. Going through my collection, I noticed that I built my super combat squad to only have the one meltagun. I'm actually pretty happy with this. I think running two meltaguns was a little bit of overkill for a combat unit. So the question came up: what to do with a spare 10 points? I'll be honest, I agonised over this for a couple of days. I wasn't sure whether to put a psychic hood on my Rune Priest, to give my army a little bit of psychic defence, or to upgrade the Razorback to a Whirlwind. After consulting with Jimzan, I decided (on his advice) to go for the Whirlwind. The rationale for this was basically to put out a little bit more damage. I think the combination of the Whirlwind and the Long Fangs will make a nice little firebase with good board-coverage. Slapping down pie-plates is a lot of fun, and Ignores Cover can be pretty useful.
Lord Manton will join these guys in the Stormwolf.
All they need is to be based and a painted banner.
First GameI played my first game with this list over the weekend. It went well. I think. I certainly learnt some important lessons.
Plasma Squad - not even close
Melta Squad - almost there
I think I need a Pod Painting Day
'Cos one out of three ain't bad...
Despite these oversights, I think I went well. The Stormwolf performed really well. The combination of twin-linked and Power of the Machine Spirit mitigated any drawbacks from jinking, and managed to put out a fair bit of damage, which made up for the lack of missile support from the Fangs.
This model is older than most gamers
This 'unit' barely even counts
Yay for interchangeable weaponry!
Time to build and paint my Long Fangs.
Hopefully that will stop me forgetting about them.