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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2017, 03:10:19 PM »


Love these guys. Where are the models from?
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2017, 06:03:23 PM »
I am going to use anvil industries guys for the infantry models. I have done five as Test batch.
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2017, 06:48:38 PM »
Thanks GP

I only ever play to win, i don't have a 'give them a chance' mode. My opponent appreciates it, he knows if he wins it really counts. Never give in!

Also hes like 6'10" tall and a police man so could give me a hiding it he wanted!
There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2017, 08:06:47 PM »
If he wins occasionally, that's ok.  At least he keeps coming back to play.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2017, 10:50:30 PM »
Ha! I have a friend who is/ was one of the top players in the old hall of fame that used to be around and I remember beating him 2 times. Both times he shook my hand and with the look of how did I screw up so you could win. 1 40k with my ork and 1with my tzeentch Deamonds.  To loose against me was a great dishonour to thinking players like him 😺

Edit: I should add that there wasn't a game I didn't enjoy while playing him.  Pretty much every Tuesday for Fantasy and Thursday for 40k. Consument player and knew every stat for every army. I was always stunnned as to how much knowledge he had of every addition as well. At one tourney he won overall and one of the prizes was the Skaven battalion which he promptly handed to me for fun. Great times indeed.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2017, 12:11:46 AM »
I've only ever beaten fr1day once, when we swapped to 8th ed fantasy. Mortars and life magic killing half of units at once.

And it's not true about give a chance mode, you took a less OP army for our eurobash 40k game.
I don't care about the rules.

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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2017, 08:00:38 PM »
I took a less optimised army, but still played to win. Its more fun for everyone. Knowone wants to feel like their opponent gave them the win for free.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2017, 11:51:40 AM »
This thread makes me want to play 40K again. I found my lemon russ with magnetised sponsons and turret.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2017, 12:59:41 PM »
Those tanks do look fantastic. It's enough to inspire anyone.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2017, 01:43:13 PM »
I genuinely really enjoyed both the games I played last bash.

As long as your opponent doesn't go crazy on the formations I think it's good, the objective focused mode I played with fr1day was great.
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2017, 08:52:26 PM »
maelstrom missions are my favourite type of game to. Although they do favour a certain army build with lots of fast units. The ITC format games are a good all round balance of eternal war and maelstrom missions. These have primary, secondary and tertiary missions.
https://www.frontlinegaming.org/community/frontline-gamings-independent-tournament-circuit/itc-2015-season-40k-tournament-format/

I've finished, nearly actually as the tank commander has a couple of bits to do on him, the two vanquishers. That is the all the leman russ tanks complete, Yeah! Just the chimera and hellhound to do with the enginseer to finish the vehicle side of the army.




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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2017, 10:40:44 PM »
Tanktastic.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2017, 10:48:11 PM »
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Simple, You gut the bastard with your sword, the viking way.
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2017, 09:28:15 AM »
It's like the World of Tanks met 40K. Great result. :)
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2017, 11:51:03 PM »
I've completed the final two tanks tonight, Numbers 10 and 11. It started and fun, but as always with painting multiple things in the same way, it got a little bit like a chore.
I'm looking forward to doing the infantry now. My first batch turned up today from Anvil industries. They take me to twenty of them. I've also got the astropath and primaris psyker too. Assembly started this evening. Pics tomorrow. I also have another game on Monday so hopefully better luck this time.



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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2017, 12:08:29 AM »
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2017, 01:47:39 AM »
Excellent! :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2017, 11:52:08 AM »
Great job
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2017, 03:15:50 PM »
I've had a couple of evenings hobby time this weekend as my wife and oldest daughter are away. Using this time as best I could around my youngest sleeping ive managed to paint the Astropath and assemble 8 of the 15 infantry i bought. Stupidly I didn't order enough arms to assemble the other 7. I also need the special weapons for them. I started by trying the special weapons from the BaC box. The plasma's look okay so have stuck with them but the meltas are massive. I either going to get the Kromlech or Mad Robot Miniatures ones. I also need a heavy flamer option.

Game tomorrow so i'll get that up mid week and a progress update end of week

Here is a army shot as well.


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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
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There are 40 different shades of black, so many fortresses and ways to attack.

So why you complaining!

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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #45 on: March 12, 2017, 04:32:03 PM »
Yes!  Those dudes look awesome. :icon_biggrin: :eusa_clap:
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
Dudes look sweet, and I love that Astropath.

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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2017, 01:23:19 PM »
gorgeous
I don't care about the rules.

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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2017, 01:36:11 PM »
Excellent! Really dramatic. Astropath looks imperious 😺
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Re: Astolat 352nd armoured - painting a new army
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2017, 10:07:55 AM »
Very realistic looking IG army. I love the Astropath, where is he from? :eusa_clap:
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