Posts Tagged 'tournament'

Recent 40k Combat Patrol Tournament

I played in a Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol tournament this weekend at Chimera Hobby Shop in Appleton. The Combat Patrol format is really interesting to me, because it only allows 400 points in your army, instead of the usual 1500 to 2000 points that are the norm. That means I only field 16 figures and one vehicle instead of four or five dozen figures and half a dozen vehicles. It’s an easier goal to paint and get finished, plus I can switch up my army list and try all kinds of new things.

A blurry photo I took upside-down of my Plague Marines dug into cover

Overall, I did pretty well. I came in fifth out of 14 which I was pretty happy with since I’m a relative newbie to Warhammer 40k. I also got a 32 out of 40 in the painting category, which I was kind of proud of. I worked pretty hard to get my troops all painted in time for this event. You’ve seen the Plague Marines in a previous post, and I hope to have fancy shots of the other troopers up here soon.

Also, I made a short video of the event so our friend and fellow player Ted could see how it went while he’s away in Afghanistan. He won Best General at the Combat Patrol event a few months ago, so he wanted to stay up on the competition so he’ll be ready to jump back into the ‘local scene’ when he comes back in the summer.

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Plague Marine Update

I’ve been working on the Plague Marines that I need for an upcoming Warhammer 40k Combat Patrol tournament that I’m playing in on September 10th, and they’re coming along pretty well. They’re starting to get close to done; I’d say they’re at 70% or so.

The group of them are getting a bit closer to completion

Their weapons and bases still need to be painted, obviously, but their main armor and whatnot is mostly done, minus some details here and there and a final, all-over rust wash to really make them look a bit dirty and gross.

Next step: painting the weapons

There are a lot of layers of Games Workshop washes on these models, from brown to sepia to green to even purple in some areas. There’s a bit of drybrushing here and there and some watery metallics (like on the trim of the shoulderpads) to act as old, tarnished gold.

Next, I’ve got to come up with a good color scheme for the marines’ bolters and chainswords, then I’ll try out the rust wash (video tutorial from Awesome Paintjob) for the first time and then be ready to hit ’em with the Testors Dullcote, which I still find to be the best clear matte varnish spray, even if it does probably change your DNA if you inhale it.


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The Statistics – 2013

Minis games played:
• WH40k (1850 pts):
   BT/GK vs Kevin (Eldar/DE) LOST
• WH40k (1500 pts):
   BT vs Jason (D.E.) LOST
• WH40k (1500 pts):
   BT vs Kevin (S.W.) LOST
Minis finished:
 none yet
Terrain finished:
 none yet
Cons attended:
 Fire & Ice
updated 28FEB2013

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