In the spirit of trying to avoid burnout this year I decided to mix things up a little and have a game of 40k instead of Mordheim. It was a thoroughly enjoyable 1750pt game, I ran my trusty Dark Angels against a Khárn/Lash mechanized list. We rolled up spearhead and kill points and in the end finished up with a 9kp to 5 result, which as cliche as it sounds was not indicative of how closely fought the game was. 3 of his 9 kp's came in the last turn (yes I lost again) and of the 16 or so penetrating hits I managed to score against his armoured units I only manged 6 results other than crew stunned, 4 weapon destroyed all on different vehicles, 1 immobilized and 1 destroyed. Despite the fact that I couldn't destroy anything, it did mean that his lead tanks spent most of the game stunned, and caused a hellish traffic jam in his deployment zone. Because of this he couldn't get any of his vehicles out of his deployment zone until turn 4 or 5 and was unable to make the most of his 2 vindicators and lash which would have made things a very one sided affair.
Over the next couple of weeks I should get a solid start painting my Marienburg warband for Mordheim, a couple of things done to push the Dark Angles a bit closer to the goal of 1750 points painted and with a bit of luck I may be able to get the Baneblade done by the end of the month for the ANZ challenge. I've also decided that it's time to start using greenstuff for more than just gap filling, and I'm looking to start putting together some miniatures that are truly unique rather than just basic kit bashes to add some flavour to my army's.
Until next time .......
2012 TotalsMiniatures Purchased: 20
Miniatures Gift/Trade: 213
Miniatures Painted: 49
Wood Elf Points: 420
Dark Angels Points: 1245