Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian - Complete

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Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian - Complete

Post by Scrambles » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:12 pm

Finally the 2014 HPC is here! Sadly I discovered the show too late into the 2013 challenge to take part. I've been following the awesome progress made by everyone here and I'm really looking forward to participating this time around.

I have an impossibly vast unpainted Imperial Guard army... somewhere in the 5 - 6 thousand point range. Suffice it to say that some additional motivation to get painting is exactly what I need.

For the Zone Mortalis stage, I'm going to (obviously enough) focus on getting the infantry painted. I already own (almost*) all of the models that I'll be working on - they're built and primed, but that's all.

*all of my troops are FW Elysians and there are no Elysian AC teams... but I have such an awesome idea about how to build these that I couldn't resist adding them!

For narrative reasons (and because I want to actually use one in normal 40k games) I have an Inquisitor in the list, this is pending confirmation I think... as it's unclear to me if this would be allowed in ZM. I'll rearrange her into the second part of the challenge if it's deemed illegal :)

Stage 1: 1000pts Zone Mortalis

This is the updated list for 7th Edition and the Astra Militarum Codex:

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+++ 110614 HPC-1 - 1000 (995pts) +++

+ HQ + (154pts)

    * Company Command Squad (154pts) 
        Krak Grenades, 3x Plasma Gun, Vox-Caster
        * Company Commander
            Plasma Pistol, Power Fist

+ Troops + (748pts)

    * Infantry Platoon (477pts) 
        * Heavy Weapons Squad
            3x Heavy Bolter
        * Heavy Weapons Squad
            3x Autocannon
        * Heavy Weapons Squad
            3x Autocannon
        * Platoon Command Squad
            3x Sniper Rifle, Vox-Caster
            * Platoon Commander
                Boltgun
        * Platoon Infantry Squad
            Grenade Launcher, Missle Launcher (Frag and Krak), Vox-caster
        * Platoon Infantry Squad
            Grenade Launcher, Missle Launcher (Frag and Krak), Vox-caster
        * Special Weapons Squad
            3x Meltagun

    * Veterans (145pts) 
        Krak Grenades, 3x Plasma Gun 
        * Veteran Sergeant
            Plasma Pistol, Power Sword

    * Veterans (126pts) 
        Krak Grenades, 3x Meltagun
        * Veteran Sergeant
            Bolt Pistol, Power Fist

Codex: Inquisition (Inquisitorial Detachment) Selections:

+ HQ + (93pts)

    * Ordo Xenos Inquisitor (93pts) 
        Force Sword, Plasma Pistol, Power Armour, The Tome of Vethric
        Psyker (Mastery Level 1)

That seems like a lot of bodies but, with the models I have, I can't really do anything else for ZM... let's see how it breaks down:

January:
Vet Squad 1


February:
Inquisitor
Infantry Squad 1


March:
Melta Squad
Platoon Command Squad


April:
Vet Squad 2
Infantry Squad 2


May:
Heavy Bolter Squad
Autocannon Squad 1
Autocannon Squad 2


June:
Company Command Squad


Stage 2:

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+++ 110614 HPC-2 - 2000 (1000pts) +++

Astra Militarum (Primary Detachment) Selections:

+ HQ + (450pts)

    * Tank Commander Leman Russ Squadron (450pts) 
        * Commander's Vanquisher
            Extra Armour, Heavy Bolters, Heavy Stubber, Lascannon
            * Knight Commander Pask
        * Leman Russ Exterminator
            Exterminator Autocannon, Extra Armour, Heavy Stubber, Lascannon, Multi-meltas

+ Fast Attack + (155pts)

    * Gunship Squadron(155pts) 
        * Vulture
            2x Punisher Cannons

+ Heavy Support + (395pts)

    * Leman Russ Squadron (215pts) 
        * Leman Russ Executioner
            Dozer Blade, Executioner Plasma Cannon, Extra Armour, Heavy Stubber, Lascannon, Plasma Cannons

    * Leman Russ Squadron (180pts) 
        * Leman Russ Vanquisher
            Extra Armour, Heavy Bolters, Lascannon, Storm Bolter

July:
Leman Russ Executioner


August:
Leman Russ Vanquisher


September:
Leman Russ Exterminator


October:
Vulture Gunship


November:
Vanquisher Command Tank
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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by Loopy » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:50 pm

I know exactly how you feel when it comes to having a massive, high-model-count army looming over you like Foucault's Pendulum. The Hobby Progress Challenge is an awesome way of compartmentalizing it down and taking it in little and big bites. Try not to think of all the grey plastic. Just focus on your monthly challenges and before too long, you'll have a fully painted army.
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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by MJames70 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:10 pm

Scrambles, the only thing I would mention so far is you may need to work on your schedule...While you can assemble and prime before then, the challenge doesn't start until February 1.

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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by Scrambles » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:55 am

Right you are! Oops. Will fix now.

Loopy, I took my example from your thread so that may need adjusting too :D

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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by Loopy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:10 am

You are welcome to start at any time; you just have a maximum number of entries to qualify for prizes. So, it doesn't HELP to do more entries, but it doesnt hurt to start early either. I recommend that, actually, for those of us doing non-elite army lists.
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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by cicero » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:46 am

I see your:



Inquisitor Hera, Ordo Xenos


And I raise you:


Inquisitor Xena, Ordo Hereticus


:P
2016 HPC Waaagh!Armour Get' em
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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by Scrambles » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:14 am

Hah I hadn't thought of that, at least I know what my next Inquisitor will be called! - I'm just going for a kind of ancient Greek mythology naming convention for everything, having just finished re-watching Battlestar Galactica :)

Loopy, I just want to be sure I understand correctly - it's ok for me to paint some portion of the 1000 points in January as long as I have at least one entry for each month (Feb - Jun) remaining, is that right? As you say, it would help to move something into Jan :)

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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by MJames70 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:53 pm

I should have been clearer...you can get started now. Just that they won't get you anything as far as finishing the monthly commitments goes. Now that I think it over, I'd like to squeeze in one of my 10 man squads before the official start. It can serve as a test, and take some of the pressure off the back end. And give me a good idea if I can handle 1 ten man squad in a month :mrgreen:

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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by Loopy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:05 pm

You can paint as much as you want, but you won't get any extra "chances" at the prize for painting more than you need to complete the challenge. What you WILL receive is the respect of your peers and serve as a shining beacon of hobby awesome for all to behold!

You also must post a dated "BEFORE" post before posting your "AFTER" post and follow all the other rules and stipulations laid out by Carl in the rules.
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Re: Scrambles - B Company, 82nd Arcadian Infantry Regiment

Post by Scrambles » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:37 am

Understood! Thanks for clarifying :)

I have so much stuff to paint that there would be no excuse for not doing SOMETHING in January :D

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