I have a horrible confession to make: I just misspelled “whose.” It wasn’t a typo. I had to go back and change it from “who’s.” And a couple weeks ago, I used “their” instead of “there” in a note to Mackenzie. She and Alex still haven’t stopped making fun of me for it.
Given that both kerfuffles happened around 7:30 AM, I think we can conclude that my grammar circuits don’t warm up until about 9:00.
Hanging his head in shame,
I base-coated Falchion Squad tonight. I’m using a new color I mixed up that’s a combination of mithril silver and a little bit of primary blue. I had to use the camera’s flash because my desk lamp is all kinds of yellow-tinted; apologies for the extreme brightness!
I put an old-paint-scheme Justicar on the right for contrast.
Cookies count as breakfast if they have oatmeal in them, right?
I do this to cats always and forever.
…and competitions judge on appearance and not health.
Slowly and sadly shaking his head,
My Knights have been a bit stagnant lately, but I’ve been thinking carefully about what to add next. My current force is:
Brother-Captain Stern (usually fielded as a Grand Master or Mordrak)
Castellan Crowe (usually fielded as a Brotherhood Champion)
1 w/ psycannon and sword
1 w/ demon hammer
3 w/ halberds, including Justicar
10-man Strike Squad
2 w/ psycannons
2 w/ demon hammers
6 w/ standard gear, including 2 Justicars
1 w/ demon hammer
2 w/ falchions
2 w/ halberds, including Justicar
Nemesis Dreadknight, aka Clarence the Bronze Behemoth
Stormraven Gunship, aka Lenore
twin-linked plasma cannon
Also, Darren has been gracious enough to loan me a Razorback pretty much permanently. With that and both HQs in the field, I sit at about 1500 points. However, I’d like to have some flexibility in list-building so I can adapt to different armies and keep opponents guessing. Also, I would kit my squads slightly differently now that I have more games under my belt and I’m more familiar with my codex.
First of all, I didn’t think I’d want to mastercraft Justicars’ weapons way back when I built my squads. I thought it would be safer to keep special gear away from the Justicar, who has a chance of dying to Perils. Now, though, I see how important it is to reliably land hits with the one demon hammer in each squad. In the future, I’ll be giving the Justicars hammers and, assuming I have a spare few points, making them mastercrafted.
Second, the halberds on my Terminators are great, but they’re not always what I want. When I’m up against Orks, for example, they’re pretty much useless, though they’re great against plenty of other armies (such as other Marines chapters). I think my next couple Terminator Squads will have swords and falchions, so I have some options when putting a list together.
My next planned purchase is two Terminator Squads a Purgation Squad with psycannons. I’m getting the Purgators because I need more ranged firepower. Why not a Psyfledread, you ask? Because everyone and their mom is foaming at the mouth about how “100% mandatory” they are, and for irrational reasons that makes me hate them. Though if Darren insists on fielding two Las-Predators against me every game, I might be forced to field a psyflenought or two. We’ll see how it goes. =)
Eyeing his next acquisition,