Monday, 1 September 2014

Horus Heresy friendly Legion battle.

Mega Nob and I had a friendly battle tonight instead of painting. Death Guard vs. Iron Hands. 

Here are a few pictures. 

The board. 


The Deployment. 











Puffing smoke. 

The Iron Hand Contemptors are treacle. Even with all my Glancing Autocannons!

Destroyer squad advances. 

Phosphex from an overhand 12" lob from Mortarion (thanks FW). 

Could it be. . . Mortarion against Ferrus?!

Challenge accepted. Let's see how hard Ferrus can hit!

The Death Guard get mauled at the other flank. 

The Deathshroud make a good account of themselves. 

Mortarion is the victor thanks to some shocking dice rolls. 

Game called after 4 turns due to lateness. 

Draw. 

If you fancy getting in on our Isstvan 5 event we are planning please have a look at our Facebook page. 22 /42 places have been spoken for. 

Drake Seta

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Weekly Progress Report

Hi all. It's time for us bunnies to share with you our progress for this week. I will also reveal the results from out recent poll. 

Khall Sithis

Here is a photo of Khalls work in progress Emperor's Children:


He is now really happy with the colours and how close they are to the concepts inside Betrayal book lol 

Drake Seta

Drake Seta has been making big progress on his Breacher Squad. He still needs to layer up the whites of his shields, do the Boltguns, Backpacks, heads . . . Maybe he is not that far . . .


Little Bunny has been busy with her Defiler and learning 7th edition. She even killed 2 of Drake's Deathshroud with 10 Cultists which she is very proud of. 


Mega Nob

Mega nob has been very distracted with the new nagash launch and fell prey to the necromancers dark words but has now broken free and restarted work on his iron hands after a long break 

Darko Thane

Darko has been building on his rampagers while away at work. You can see his previous post for more information. He will be making more progress and will post up a further work in progress in due course. He is also preparing a squad of Scimitar jetbikes, he will bring you more when he can.

Lastly, but not least, here are the results of our recent poll. The question asked was 'What Horus Heresy event exclusive miniature do you want to see next year?'


There is no surprise to me that Garro has walked all over this due to just how much of a legion he is. However, I believe that forge world will do a model of him I. The future for general sale. So for me, I think a character like John Gramaticus would be better as an event exclusive. 

That concludes this weeks progress report. Please comment below with your thoughts and also your reasons for voting for whatever you did in our poll. Also don't forget to like our Facebook page and send in pics of your army and you may even get to see it on our armies on parade post every Wednesday. We will also have a new poll soon, so don't forget to cast your vote.

Take care

Saturday, 30 August 2014

BATTLE BUNNIES HOSTING AN ISSTVAN 5 GAMING WEEKENDER. INTERESTED?

Hello to all our Readers. 
Many of you out there are in the process of collecting your favourite Legion and have been gaming actively with them for a year or more, you may have even gone to a gaming event or two. 
The Battle Bunnies are now getting to a point where we want to organise an Isstvan 5 Campaign weekend for next year. We hope for it to be a whole weekend of gaming on large well prepared detailed boards, re enacting the whole Massacre. 
We are putting feelers out at the moment but are aiming for circa 21 tables, and limited places for each Legion. 
If you are interested either comment below or message us in private. We already have 6 entrees and we are in early talks with Forge World to see if they would like to have a stand there. It would probably be based in or around Milton Keynes (middle of UK between London and Birmingham). 

Let us know. Looking forward to hearing from you either thru Facebook, messenger or our Blog. 



The Bunnies

Friday, 29 August 2014

More rampage!! Plus looking forward to European Open Day

Hey guys, just a quick update from me. With me staying away from home for work it has been hard for me to complete any work although on this occasion I have returned to my work location with my magic box of resin! Currently I am working on some new rampagers. I base sprayed them before I left and have currently washed them ready to be sponged up with white as I usually do with all of my World Eaters. Here is a pic to show you what I am working with:
 

I'm very excited to get stuck in and get these boys finished very soon. You can check my progress in Sundays report.

Also I would just like to remind you that we are heading off to Amsterdam for the European Open Day. We are only one week away now!! Khall, Drake and I shall be attending. With all events we will bring you all of the action, attractions and releases but we would like to know if there is anything in particular you guys would like us to check out? Leave your ideas and suggestions in the comments and we will look at all you publish to us.

Thanks for reading :)



Darko Thane


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Lorgar is coming. Look busy

"The difference between gods and daemons largely depends upon where one is standing at the time" Lorgar Aurelian.

I am very happy to show you guys/girls my first completed Primarch. Obviously that Primarch is the one and only Lorgar Aurelian. 

This model really was a pleasure to paint and I really enjoyed it. I went for the same scheme as my other word bearers with most of the details in a washed gold, to try and have almost a very light brown tint to it. 


The piece I spent the most time on is his mace. I tried to make it look like a cracked black rock with larva in the cracks. This is properly what I am most proud of as it has come out exactly how I have pictured it.
Here is a couple of picture with Erebus and my Veteran squad. This is how I am thinking of fielding Lorgar in future battles. Should be a pretty effective unit. But I guess time will tell. 



So let me know what you guys think below in the comments :-) 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Weekly Progress Report

Hi all. It's time for us bunnies to share with you our progress for this week. I will also reveal the results from out recent poll. 

Targel Vypus

As I said in a post I done a few days ago, I have finally been able to complete my Veteran squad to go into battle by Erebus' side. Here are some pictures as promised. 


I have also made a lot of progress with Lorgar so expect to see him complete very soon :-)

Drake Seta

Drake Seta has paused the wall for a week down to Foamboard madness and has started 10 Breachers for his Death Guard. He is getting all the Torsos and legs done before he does the rest of the model bits. 
"It is good to take a break from a project if you are getting frustrated or tired with it. I was tired of painting Death Guard and after taking a break from them I am happy to revisit my first Legion again after a short break."

Khall Sithis

Khalls new Emperor's Children are coming along well. He hopes to get a large amount of them completed in the next fortnight.


Lastly, but not least, here are the results of our recent poll. The question asked was 'What would you like GW to release most?' 


As you can see, these results show that what the most people would like GW to release the most is less cartoon-like models like Grimnar's sled. This really does not surprise me with some of the recent releases in the 40k range, some of which I believe to be very poor. Especially when there and been some pretty amazing fantasy stuff released. 

I personally voted for a 30k xenos race. The reason being that space marine on space marine will properly wear a bit thin with time, but is you throw in a 30k race, that could really mix things up a bit, 

That concludes this weeks progress report. Please comment below with your thoughts and also you reasons for voting for whatever you did in our poll. Also don't forget to like our Facebook page and send in pics of your army and you may even get to see it on our armies on parade post every Wednesday. We will also have a new poll soon, so don't forget to cast your vote.

Take care

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Pre-Heresy Death Guard: Typical Strategic organisation


Hello

I thought I would share my knowledge of the Death Guard and what I have learned about their standard traits, loadouts and equipment that you would typically see in a Death Guard Theatre of war. 

So see below :)



Legion: XIV

Primarch: Mortarion, aka The Reaper


Previous names: Dusk Raiders

Homeworld: Barbarus (Destroyed)

Typical Strategic organisation: The Death Guard are heavy infantry specialists and therefore are quiet a slow force, but are able to withstand a punishing assault. They typically eschew Assault squads and favour Despoiler squads to clear out trenches and Zone Mortalis style environs (which they are the most experienced at throughout the 18 Legions). The Death Guard favour Vindicator Battle tanks when attacking an enemy position and are regularly used to "punch a hole" for Despoilers to pour through. 

Armour traits: The XIV Legion favour the Mk3 suit for its hardiness and durability. Forces should be built favouring this variant. I use a ratio of 1 Mk2 / 3 Mk3 / 1 Mk4 in every 5 men. 

Sergeants: Death Guard Sergeants do not use helmet crests. This goes with their "emblazoning and embellishment should be left to battle damage and grime to show my accomplishments" style attitude. Instead they make use of a single black Helmet stripe (see 'Betrayal'). 

HQ
Praetors: The Death Guard have 7 Captains (Mortarions favoured number), during the Great Crusade these are:
1st First Captain Calas Typhon
2nd Commander Ignatius Grulgor.
3rd Captain Ujioj - either 3rd or 6th Captain
4th Captain Ullis Temeter
5th Captain Holgoarg
6th Captain Unknown
7th Battle-Captain Nathaniel Garro
You can see my post Pre-Heresy Death Guard 7 Captains for pictures and images I have found of them. 

Centurions: The rank of Lieutenant is used for Centurions (i.e.Lieutenant Crysos Morturg), there are many Lieutenants in each Death Guard Great Company. 

Chaplains: The Legion does make use of Chaplains (see 'Distant Echoes of old Night' from Black Library). 
Master of Signal: The Death Guard would use artillery or orbital bombardments. 
Legion Champion: A Legion Champion from the Death Guard would probably be a Deathshroud Terminator (see 'Vulkan lives').
Vigilator: Not very fluffy
Librarian: The Death Guard do not have a Librarium during the Great Crusade, due to Mortarion's distaste for the Witch-breed, only during the Heresy do latent Psykers become Sorcerers in the XIV Legion. 
Forge Lord: Every Legion will have a Forge Lord, he just may not appear much for the Death Guard. 
Primus Medicae: Every Legion will have a Primus Medicae, the Death Guard do make use of Apothecaries in the novels (see 'Flight of the Eisenstein')
Siege Breaker: The Death Guard will assault straight against the walls which have been built to keep them out, just to prove there is no stopping the XIV Legion. Siege Breakers help with this (and lots of Vindicators). 
Moritat: The Death Guard use Chemical, Radioactive, Nuclear, viral and Biological weapons against their foes. The Moritat is the master of this style of warfare and one is featured in 'Distant echoes of old night' for the Death Guard. 

Elites
Legion Veteran Tactical squad: Every Legion has Veteran squads. When it comes to modelling these you need to know one thing; Dirtier and rustier the more battles this squad has seen. The Death Guard have, battle damage, dirt and grime as a badge of honour, it shows the conflicts the character has been through. Many will have personal commendations of cross Scythes from Mortarion to also exclaim their deeds. Heavy Flamers with Chem munitions and Missile Launchers are the fluffiest weapon choices for the squad for the XIV Legion. 
Destroyer Squad: Very Fluffy, just don't take Jump Packs and walk in (see 'Distant echoes of old night") for true effect. 
Terminators: The Legion makes use of both Cataphractii and Tartaros patterns of Terminator armour. Favoured weapons are Chem Heavy Flamers and some Reaper Autocannons. Combi-Flamers with Chem munitions are another good Fluffy choice for one or two. 
Techmarine Covenant: All Legions have them
Apothecarion Detachment: All Legions have them
Legion Dreadnought Talon: All Legions have them. Would not make use of Conversion beamers due to how delicate they are.
Legion Contemptor Talon: All Legions have them. Standard Armament for a Death Guard Contemptor in the XIV Legion is Multi-Melta and Power Claw (see 'Betrayal'). Would not make much use of Conversion beamers due to how delicate they are.
Legion Rapier Carriers: All Legions have them. The Death Guard make use of them in trench warfare and sieges. 
Deathshroud Terminator Squad: The personal guard of Mortarion, as well as a stand alone unit, this squad excels at getting stuck in in the centre of big masses of Infantry. Their shredding Hand Flamers and sweep attacking Power Scythes make them a good choice. 


Troops
Legion Tactical Support squad: The backbone of the Death Guard Legion. Squads of 14 or 21 (with Apothecary / Lieutenant) are fluffy size wise Legionnaires are the standard  (multiples of 7). They make use of Despoiler squads with Boltguns almost as standard, this is  due to Mortarion's belief that a Legionnaire should be equipped to deal with any situation that he might encounter. Sergeants have varied armaments. 
Legion Assault Squad: They have them but are only deployed when situation demands it. You will not see these in a standard Death Guard force.  
Legion Breacher Squad: For a Legion known as King of Mortalis, the Breacher siege squad is a common site on Battlefields and boarding actions. Mk3 all the way. Try to hit the magic number of 14.
Legion Tactical Support Squad: The Legion make use of Support squads in many flavours. They typically eschew weaponry that is prone to failure or requires a lot of maintenance (goes with their ethos of durability). Weapons like Volkite Chargers will not be seen in the hands of the XIV. Meltaguns, Plasma guns and Rotor Cannons are standard whilst Flamers with Chem munitions are popular sights. Try to hit the magic number of 7.
Legion Reconnaissance squad: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation. 

Fast Attack
Legion Land Speeder squadron: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation. 
Legion Javelin Speeder squadron: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation. 
Legion Outrider squadron: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation. 
Storm Eagle: The Legion makes use of them, but typically you will not see them. The legion prefers to land and meet their opponents on foot, braving their defences to prove their toughness. 
Legion Seeker Squad: The Legion will probably not make use of them. 
Legion Attack bike Squadron: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation. 
Legion Jetbike Squadron: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation (much to my disappointment as I really like them). 
Tarantula Sentry Gun Battery: The Legion will have them, but you will not see them in a standard Death Guard formation, but you will see them in a defensive strongpoint. 

Heavy Support
Heavy Support Squad: The Legion make common use of Heavy Support squads, this is evident in their Rites of War (see 'Massacre'). They typically eschew weaponry that is prone to failure or requires a lot of maintenance (goes with their ethos of durability). Weapons like Volkite Culverins will not be seen in the hands of the XIV. Missile Launchers, Plasma Cannons (see 'Horus Heresy card game') and Autocannons are standard whilst Heavy Flamers with Chem munitions are popular too.  Try to hit the magic number of 7. 
Legion Spartan: Owing to the durability and dependability of this tank, they are a common site. 
Legion Vindicator: The Death Guard have in their possession a large amount of Vindicators (see 'Betrayal'), they are commonly used as frontline support for the infantry. 
Legion Sicaran: Commonly used for the Traitor Legions from early m31. This is down to Horus Lupercal's forward planning and issuing them primarily to his allies. 

Legion Predator: The XIV made use of Predators with Chem munition Inferno cannons. Would not make use of Conversion beamers due to how delicate they are. 
Land Raider Phobos: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks. 
Land Raider Proteus: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks.
Land Raider Achilles: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks.
Whirlwind: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks.
Scorpius: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks and did so at Isstvan V. 
Basilisk: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks.
Medusa: The XIV Legion will make use of these tanks especially with Phosphex shells. 

Caestus Assault Rams: The XIV Legion will make use of this flyer due to its durability and reliability. They were featured in XIV colours in the Betrayal book too. 
Deathstorm Drop Pods: The Legion will have them, but will not use them as part of their standard deployment. 
Grave Warden Terminators: Another Legion specific unit. The elite of the first company are called the Grave Warden, they specialise in chemical warfare and pack grenade Launchers. I plan to have enough of these to accurately represent a formation with Typhon. 

Lords of War
Fellblade: The XIV Legion make use of these tanks at Isstvan III and Isstvan V. They are a popular Super Heavy for the Legion. 

Typhon: The XIV Legion make use of these tanks at Isstvan III and Isstvan V. As they are based on the Vindicator design they get a lot of use in the XIV. 
Glaive: The Legion will not make much use of the Glaive due to its delicate Volkite weaponry. 
Cerberus: The Legion will not make much use of the Cerberus due to its delicate weapon systems. 
Legion Malcador assault tank: The Legion will not make much use of the Malcador but will have some. It is too fast for the Legion. 
Thunderhawk Gunship and Transporter: All Legions make use of them. 
Mortarion: Enough said. 

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Finally!!! Where have you guys been??!?

Hi all

The time has finally come for me to show you guys my latest completed squad. What I have here is a 5 man veteran squad that I hope to filed with Erebus. 



I have really enjoyed painting these models. Firstly because of the variety within the squad, and secondly because it's the first time I have painted the legion upgrade items. 


I would like to apologise for the poor quality photos. I do promise to post up some betters ones as soon as i am able. 

I hope you enjoy :-) 

Please leave your thoughts and comments below   

Death and defiance

Death and defiance has been announced. It will be released at Warhammer-fest. 



Lots of good storylines to be started by the sounds of it. I especially am looking forward to Rogal Dorn's reaction to his new guard. 
"Zis Wall is 2cms too short, almost as if you want to let someone in. Are you a heretic?"


Imperfect
by Nick Kyme
A simple game of Regicide between Fulgrim and Ferrus Manus is far more than it seems...

Howl of the Hearthworld
by Aaron Dembski-Bowden
A Space Wolves pack rails at being sent back to Terra to watch over Rogal Dorn.

A Safe And Shadowed Place
by Guy Haley
Seeking refuge, the remnants of the Night Lords fleet stumble across Imperium Secundus.

Virtues of the Sons
by Andy Smillie
Amit duels Khârn and Azkaellon faces Lucius as Sanguinius's chosen sons explore the twin aspects of their nature.

Gunsight
by James Swallow
An Assassin lurks on board the Vengeful Spirit. His target? Warmaster Horus himself.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Preliminary Emperor's Children Army List

Hey Bunnies



Earlier this week I dropped a bomb on the group when I informed them I was restarting my Emperor's Children with a new colour scheme. In all honesty, I feel it was a brave decision as I have done quite a chunk and spent a lot of money. I do, however, feel I have made the right choice as I am massively happy with my test model.

I am going to do a more concise army list this time and 'trim the fat'. Bare in mind this is a Great Crusade era list.

Here is my new updated list (without HQs - which I plan on doing quite a few!):

Fulgrim

Elites
9 Veteran Legionaire: Volkite Charger (1:5); Plasma gun (1:5); 4× Power Weapon; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Power Weapon)
EC - Palatine Blade Squad: 4× Power Sword; Sonic Shriekers; Jump Packs; + 1 Palatine Prefector (Power Sword)
4 Phoenix Terminators: Sonic Shriekers
• Spartan Assault Tank: Armoured Ceramite; Flare shield; Pintle twin-linked Bolter
1 Legion Contemptor Deadnought: Twin-linked Autocannon; Twin-linked lascannon

Troops
9 Legionaire: Boltgun, Bolt Pistol, Chainsword, Combat Blade; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (power weapon; Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades)
• Rhino
9 Assault Legionaire: Hand Flamer (1in5); Power Weapon (1in5); + 1 Legionaire Assault Sergeant (Power Weapon; Artificier Armour; frag grenades; krak grenades; Melta Bombs (sgt only))
9 Breacher Legionaire: Volkite Charger (1in5); Melta gun (1in5); + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Melta Bombs (sgt only))
4 Support Legionaires: Volkite Charger; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant (Artificier armour; frag grenades; krak grenades)
4 Support Legionaires: Melta gun; + 1 Legionaire Sergeant

Fast Attack
Legion Storm Eagle Assault Gunship: 2 Wing Twin-linked Lascannons
3 Javelin Attack Speeders: 2× twin-linked Lascannons; 3× Hunter Killer missile (2perLS)
3 Sky Hunter Legionaire: Jetbike Multi-melta (1in3); + 1 Sky Hunter Legionaire Sergeant

Heavy Support
Legion Whirlwind Scorpius
4 Heavy Support Legionaire: 4× Lascannon; + 1 Space Marine Sergeant (Lascannon)
Legion Fire Raptor Gunship: Two turret mounted Reaper Autocannon Battery

Lord of War
Legion Falchion Super-Heavy Tank Destroyer: Armoured Ceramite; Pintle mounted Twin-linked Bolter; Space Marine Legion Crew


This is around 4,500 points in total and more than adequate for some cool battles! I was tempted to plonk in 3 Predators instead of the Scorpius, but I am not sure.

What do you think?

Khall Sithis