I’m sorry that I’ve let this blog die :/
Monetarily I have become inept at following the pace of army building so I had to drop out of the league. But it’s kind of alright since the league died shortly after anyways since not so many people were following up on it and such.
BUT I HAVE GOOD NEWS!
Though I am spending more time playing Dungeons and Dragons at this moment in time, I will start the Warhammer a rollin’ again. I’ve already played a couple more games with the Tau (2-0 versus Imperial Guard; 0-2 versus Demons).
Also, I’ve started painting and I’m having my friend’s dad help me with his techniques so they should hopefully look good when they’re done.
What does this mean for you?
That’s the theme for today.
I currently have a comfortable force of 500-650pts with just one Battle Box Thing-That-It’s-Supposed-To-Be-Called. But I plan on purchasing multiples of aforementioned box so that I may grow to rival my Space Wolf army of 3,000+ points.
Maybe after all that’s done (at least a year from now, hahaha) I could start a blog for my Space Wolf? I usually go to http://space-wolves-grey.blogspot.com/ which is how I became a great competitive Warhammer 40k player in like, 2 months. That site is brilliant. One of the writers there also plays a Tau army! :D He also has a website similar to the Space Wolf one! http://warhammer-tau-army.blogspot.com/
So, yep. This is all good.
Guess I’ll see you when I can :) (ASAP)
I finally primed my army since I’ve finally decided on a color scheme. I used the Dawn of War: Dark Crusade army painter to find something that looked cool, haha! Using the Fire Warrior as a model, I’m gonna go with a dark, faded red gore for the armor, black for their jump suit, and probably a coat or two of bleached bone for the trim. I think I might added some enchanted blue to the gun where the line are or something. I saw a really cool pic online of someone doing that and I’m gonna paint everything else first and then try to visualize if I should add that or not. We’ll see!
I played a game today instead of painting my models cuz I wanted to get some Kauyon practice in. It went pretty well, I remember playing against Tau with my Space Wolves so I had a rough idea how to pull things off. Pictures to come soon about that. I didn’t make a video battle report because it wasn’t an official game for the league seeing as how my army was only primed. Next week should be good, though!
I’ll try to take screen shots of what the DoW Tau look like to give you the idea for the paint scheme. Idk, but my laptop doesn’t want to take a screen shot and it’s bugging me :/
Oh well, the patient hunter gets the prey so sooner or later things will fall into place.
So… you know how I said I’d be right back with that pic of the guys primed?
Yeah… I had second thoughts about what I wanted to do with their paint scheme. I was thinking about going for the Star Wars Clone Troopers look, but I think that’d get way too boring way too fast… So I’m trying to decide on something different. I kinda wanna do something unique, even though I see a lot of Urban camo like stuff and I think it looks brilliant, I’m searching for something out of the box for this one…
I have black primer so something dark since I wouldn’t like to waste a lot of lighter colored coats just to get a faded look… Although faded could be cool. But I still don’t want to waste a bunch of coats. I’m trying to come up with something simple. 3 colors at least… idk, for some reason this is a hard one. I’m usually better at the creative part of conceptualizing than this but… this has really got me beat. I’ll keep thinking and thinking but I’m going to try to come to a decision by tonight and spend all of Friday or so painting the crap outta them so I can play Saturday!
Any ideas from you lot?
And I just finished my Kroot so I thought I’d give them the spotlight routine as well. These guys were extremely easy to put together until the last 2. I have no idea why they were, but I think I’ve wasted at least 3 clips of imaginary ammo for my finger gun aimed at my temple.
I’m kinda scared to paint them, but I think they’ll look alright. I’ve seen them done professionally and Kroot can really shine when painted well. Unfortuantely, I don’t believe I’ll paint them well :/
Anyways, I’m about to prime everything and it’s Xeno-mother, so I’ll be right back with a portrait of my entire 550pt army, primed and ready to be painted!
spratian82 asked: Would you like to integrate army storylines?
I would love to! I need to sit with you and help me make a theme for my army cuz it’s so hard for me to find Tau flavor :/ I mean, the Codex only gives me so much
Real quick, this is to explain why I’m starting a blog about my new Tau army!
So that’s that. Here’s the link to the officially posted rules so you can have your own look at what I’m dealing with.
I thought we started at 500pts, but it looks like we’re going to be heading out at 550pts unless that was a typo. Either way I’ll make a list for both situations.
If you have any questions on any of my shorthand, the Jargen I use, or I just post confusing as hell stuff, please bug me! I’d love to answer any questions you have and provide websites and all that jazz
Here’s that link to the rules: http://www.thewizardswall.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=998&start=0#forumpost4694
I just got my check today! The plan is to purchase the Tau Battle Force box and start my army with just that!
I’m so excited!