Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WIP Counts as Coteaz

I've been working to convert my old Sister of Sigmar Matriarch into a counts as Inquisitor Coteaz. I'm not quite done, as I want to armor her gauntlets and add a hawk to her hand, so as to better emulate power armor and represent Coteaz's wargear. I'm going to buy the Reaper Familiar Pack that contains the hawk and the raven, though I might go with the raven, as it seems more fitting to her. It just seems more Mordheim-esque.

MiniWargaming's Open video letter to GW

Websites like BoLS, Dakka, and the Warstore increase my hobby participation. The Warstore is my mainstay for big purchases, but I still spend my hard earned dime at Canton Games and the occasional GW.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Adepticon Relic

I was playing in the Combat Patrol on Saturday at Adepticon, and it was Orks, Orks, Orks, and Space Wolves.

The Space Wolf player was using counts as rules, but I didn't mind so much, as his models were really sharp. Not Golden Demon level, certainly, but they had a look and depth to them that made them stand out. Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me at the time, so all I got was his Army list, which you see above.

Look at the level of effort taken to get that thing just so. He didn't have to go to that depth, as a simple typed thing would have got the message across, but he went that extra mile. I know it's a small thing, but that extra effort is why I go to bigger cons, so I can see what rabbit people pull out of their hat.

And yes, he pummeled me. :)

Alternate Models

Meet my new "Counts as Coteaz". I've since dunked her in the Simple Green, and I'm going to green stuff more tech bitz on her (Bionic eye, power armor greaves). I'm also looking at getting the reaper Familiar pack with a hawk in it to have it alight on her hand, along with adding a RT era power pack to her back. This is in keeping with my new "No more GW purchases" mentality.

I'm also re-purposing the rest of the sisters as Death Cult Assassins. I'm thinking I might change their hammers for blades, so as to make them more "Initiative 6" looking.