Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tyranids Roster for Saturday


Here is my roster for Saturday's game against Ian.




2000 Pts - Tyranids - Hive Fleet Scorpius 2000


Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Hive Tryrant and Guard (3#, 315 pts)
  Hive Tyrant 1 HQ 8 3 6 6 4 5 4 10 3+ 195
Unit Type: Monstrous Creature; Bonded Exoskeleton; Lash Whip & Bonesword; Synapse Creature; Psyker; Shadow in the Warp; Twin-linked Deathspitter (x1); Adrenal Glands; Leech Essence; Psychic Scream
  Tyrant Guard Brood 2 Blank 5 3 5 6 2 4 3 7 3+ 120
Unit Type: Infantry; Bonded Exoskeleton; Rending Claws; Scything Talons; Instinctive Behaviour - Feed; Blind Rampage; Shieldwall
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Tyranid Prime and Warrior Brood (6#, 285 pts)
  Tyranid Prime 1 HQ 6 4 5 5 3 5 4 10 3+ 100
Unit Type: Infantry; Bonded Exoskeleton; Synapse Creature; Alpha Warrior; Independent Character; Shadow in the Warp; Boneswords (x2); Scything Talons; Adrenal Glands
  Tyranid Warrior Brood 4 Troops 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 10 4+ 185
Unit Type: Infantry; Hardened Carapace; Scything Talons; Synapse Creature; Shadow in the Warp; Rending Claws; Adrenal Glands
    Tyranid Warrior 1 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 10 4+ [45]
Barbed Strangler; Scything Talons; Adrenal Glands
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Elite: Zoanthrope (1#, 60 pts)
  Zoanthrope 1 Elite 3 4 4 4 2 3 1 10 5+/3(i) 60
Unit Type: Infantry; Claws & Teeth; Reinforced Chitin; Synapse Creature; Psyker; Shadow in the Warp; Warp Field; Warp Blast; Warp Lance
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Elite: Lictor Brood (2#, 130 pts)
  Lictor Brood 2 Elite 6 3 6 4 3 6 3 10 5+ 130
Unit Type: Infantry; Chameleonic Skin; Flesh Hooks; Reinforced Chitin; Rending Claws; Scything Talons; Instinctive Behaviour - Lurk; Fleet; Hit & Run; Move Through Cover; Pheromone Trail; Stealth
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Elite: Ymgarl Genestealer Brood (8#, 184 pts)
  Ymgarl Genestealer Brood 8 Elite 6 0 4 4 1 6 2 10 4+ 184
Unit Type: Infantry; Hardened Carapace; Rending Claws; Alter Form; Brood Telepathy; Dormant; Fleet; Move Through Cover
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Troops: Tyranid Warrior Brood (3#, 110 pts)
  Tyranid Warrior Brood 2 Troops 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 10 4+ 110
Unit Type: Infantry; Hardened Carapace; Scything Talons; Synapse Creature; Shadow in the Warp; Deathspitter
    Tyranid Warrior 1 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 10 4+ [40]
Barbed Strangler; Scything Talons
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Troops: Hormagaunt Brood (24#, 144 pts)
  Hormagaunt Brood 24 Troops 3 3 3 3 1 5 2 6 6+ 144
Unit Type: Infantry; Chitin; Scything Talons; Instinctive Behaviour - Feed; Bounding Leap; Fleet; Move Through Cover
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Troops: Termagant Brood (20#, 100 pts)
  Termagant Brood 20 Troops 3 3 3 3 1 4 1 6 6+ 100
Unit Type: Infantry; Chitin; Claws & Teeth; Fleshborer; Instinctive Behaviour - Lurk; Move Through Cover
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Troops: Termagant Brood (12#, 72 pts)
  Termagant Brood 12 Troops 3 3 3 3 1 4 1 6 6+ 72
Unit Type: Infantry; Chitin; Claws & Teeth; Instinctive Behaviour - Lurk; Move Through Cover; Spike Rifle
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Fast Attack: Gargoyle Brood (10#, 60 pts)
  Gargoyle Brood 10 Fast 3 3 3 3 1 4 1 6 6+ 60
Unit Type: Jump Infantry; Blinding Venom; Chitin; Claws & Teeth; Fleshborer; Wings; Instinctive Behaviour - Lurk
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Fast Attack: Ravener Brood (6#, 240 pts)
  Ravener Brood 6 Fast 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 6 5+ 240
Unit Type: Beasts; Reinforced Chitin; Scything Talons (x1); Instinctive Behaviour - Feed; Acute Senses; Deep Strike; Move Through Cover; Rending Claws; Spinefists
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Heavy Support: Carnifex (1#, 185 pts)
  Carnifex 1 Heavy 3 3 9 6 4 1 4+D3 7 3+ 185
Unit Type: Monstrous Creature; Bonded Exoskeleton; Scything Talons (x1); Instinctive Behaviour - Feed; Fearless; Living Battering Ram; Crushing Claws
Name # Grp WS BS S T Wo I A Ld Save Cost
Troops: Genestealer Brood (8#, 112 pts)
  Genestealer Brood 8 Troops 6 0 4 4 1 6 2 10 5+ 112
Unit Type: Infantry; Reinforced Chitin; Rending Claws; Brood Telepathy; Fleet; Infiltrate; Move Through Cover
Total Cost: 1997

Validation Report
d-1. Formatting: for AB 3.2; c-1. File Version: 1.06a For Bug Reports/www.ab40k.org; b-1. Roster Options: Special Characters; a-1. Scenario: Normal Mission
Roster satisfies all enforced validation rules

Roster Statistics
% Elite: 18.7
% Fast: 15.0
% Heavy: 9.3
% HQ: 14.8
Model Count: 104
% Troops: 36.2
% Wargear: 0.0
Files version: 1.06


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Tyranids, Ongoing

Well, I am still working on getting my Tyranid army finished.  As you may have noticed this means that I did not make my initial goal of getting the entire army completed in 3 weeks. I am a little disappointed, but I am more excited about having a playable Tyranid army that is almost completely painted.  I started with the HQ choices, the Hive Tyrant, the Tyranid Prime and the Genestealer Broodlord are all completely painted and ready for basing.  A few other models, like the Carnifex and the Venomthrope are just a few details away from being finished as well.  As for the rest of the army, I would say that every model is at least 75% done. I will get some pictures up soon, hopefully tomorrow.  Now I need to go make a 2000 point army list.  Hive Fleet Scorpius has a Saturday Morning brunch with the Tau scheduled! (They are coming for you Ian!)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

King of the Hive


Hive Tyrant WIP, originally uploaded by r.t.brown.
I worked on the Hive Tyrant for Hive Fleet Scorpius tonight. Got pretty far, so I am happy. I think it just needs some more blending of lighter greens on certain parts of the carapace and then I need to figure out what to do with the figures base.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Elbow Room!

So with the stock template I picked for the blog, there was alot of wasted space on the sides of the screen. I decided to put that computer science degree to work and BAM! 20 minutes later we have "Russ' Hobby Blog - Wide Load Edition"


Let me know if this is an improvement or if there is some weird standard that says blogs should only be 682 pixels wide. :]

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tyranid Status Report

Here is a complete list of models that I am working on for my Tyranid Army Project. See this post for the paint scheme details.

1x Hive Tyrant             Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
2x Tyrant Guard          Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
1x Tyranid Prime Conversion:  Status: Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
8x Tyranid Warriors     Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
3x Tyranid Shrike (Winged Warriors) Conversions Status: Being Assembled
1x Venomthrope          Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
1x Zoanthrope             Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
2x Lictors                    Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
1x Biovore                  Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
1x Carnifex                  Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
8x Ymgarl Genestealers Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Blue
18x Genestealers          Status: Assembled, & Primed
1x Genestealer Broodlord  Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
9x Ripper Swarms        Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
24x Hormagaunts           Status: Assembled & Primed
20x Termagaunts w/Fleshborers  Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
16x Termagaunts w/Spinefists     Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
12x Termagaunts (old style)        Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
10x Gargoyles              Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green
13x Spore Mines          Status: Assembled, Primed & Washed Green

152 models total. Yikes!

Hive Fleet Scorpius Paint Scheme

Here is my Step-by-Step process for painting my Tyranids, which I have dubbed Hive Fleet Scorpius. Unless otherwise noted all paint colors are Citadel brand.
  1. Spray with Army Painter Necrotic Flesh spray primer. This matches the Citadel paint color Rotting Flesh.
  2. Apply Thraka Green wash to all skin areas. 
  3. Paint the carapace areas with the following paint colors.
    1. Base coat with Orkhide Shade foundation paint.
    2. Apply Dark Angels Green to entire carapace.
    3. Highlight carapace with 50/50 Dark Angels Green and Snot Green.
    4. Highlight carapace with Snot Green.
    5. If there are any especially long spikes or crests on the carapace, highlight with 50/50 Snot Green and Scorpion Green.
  4. Paint all claws, talons and teeth with Bleached Bone.
  5. Paint remaining details with Scorpion Green or Golden Yellow.




Paint Colors









Rotting Flesh Orkhide ShadeDark Angels GreenSnot GreenScorpion GreenGolden YellowBleached Bone

Tyranid Gargoyle


This is the little guy that started it all. The first gargoyle that I tested my paint scheme on.

Tyranids: 3000 Points in 3 Weeks!

Okay so my current hobby project is a Tyranids army for Warhammer 40K. I have had Tyranids for a while (Okay since the 4th edition codex came out) but only had a few models put together. So a couple of weeks ago after the new 'Nids codex came out I bought a box of the new plastic Gargoyles and seeking an excuse to try the new (to me at least) Army Painter colored spray primer, I painted a few of them up. They looked good and it was a very quick paint scheme, so I got the crazy idea to do my entire army - in 3 weeks! Little did I realize that I had nearly 3000 points worth of Tyranids at home.

Anyway I am now two weeks into this project and I have made some good progress with the exception of three warriors who will be converted to shrikes (winged warriors), I now have everything assembled and sprayed with Necrotic Flesh and I am working my way through the horde.

My Hobby on Flickr

I have a ton of pictures (600+) on Flickr, most of them hobby related. Here is my collection of Hobby & Game photos.

First Post

So I created this blog to post info about what hobby stuff I am currently working on. What do I mean by hobby? I mean building and painting miniatures and terrain for tabletop war games. The games I play are Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer 40,000, Warmachine, Hordes, Lord of the Rings and a few others. Got it? Good so I will get on with hobby related stuff now.

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