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  1. syph0n

    terrainguy paints

    Woah that's a lot of terrain. I had wondered where your name came from! 😂 I found rebasing to be good therapy, but the painting of the stones/sand to be mind numbing! Good luck.
  2. syph0n

    AoS 2 - Free Cities (Firestorm) Discussion

    I noticed this the other day using Warscroll Builder. I built my Order Serpentis army as usual, which obviously has battleline-if options, and if you change allegiance to Anvilgard it makes it invalid (highlights red).
  3. That's brill, love the effects! I've got some purple ones for Halloween decorations that could be used for Ulgu for example. Nice one.
  4. Allegiance: AnvilgardMortal Realm: UlguDreadlord On Black Dragon (320)- General- Exile Blade & Shield- Trait: Legendary Fighter- Artefact: Dimensional Blade Dreadlord On Black Dragon (320)- Exile Blade & Shield- Artefact: Sword of Judgement Sorceress (100)- Allies10 x Dreadspears (100)- Allies5 x Drakespawn Knights (140)5 x Drakespawn Knights (140)5 x Drakespawn Knights (140)1 x Drakespawn Chariots (80)War Hydra (180)War Hydra (180)Ebondrake Warhost (150)Chronomantic Cogs (60)Geminids of Uhl-Gysh (40)Total: 1950 / 2000Extra Command Points: 2Allies: 200 / 400Wounds: 103 List #1 as discussed @Kaleun. List #2 as follows: Allegiance: Order SerpentisMortal Realm: UlguDreadlord On Black Dragon (320)- General- Exile Blade & Shield- Trait: Legendary Fighter- Artefact: Dimensional Blade Dreadlord On Black Dragon (320)- Exile Blade & Shield- Artefact: Sword of Judgement Bloodwrack Medusa (140)- Allies5 x Drakespawn Knights (140)5 x Drakespawn Knights (140)5 x Drakespawn Knights (140)1 x Drakespawn Chariots (80)5 x Blood Sisters (140)- AlliesWar Hydra (180)War Hydra (180)Ebondrake Warhost (150)Chronomantic Cogs (60)Total: 1990 / 2000Extra Command Points: 1Allies: 280 / 400Wounds: 104 Don't think list two is as powerful and loses a command point, an Endless Spell and Anvilgard. The Medusa and Blood Sisters are strong though and can support the Hydra. Another option is to take a Sorceress and a Ballista but I don't think that's as powerful either.
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    AoS 2 - Darkling Covens Discussion

    I've made a thread for Order Serpentis and your thoughts mirror mine exactly. I love the idea of the Dimensional Blade on the General (with Legendary Fighter) and the Doppleganger on the other dragon or the Sword of Judgment... Maybe even Spellmirror. I'm taking a 2nd hydra to get myself up to around 1650 with the Battalion, then look to take a Sorceress and 10 Dreadspears/Shards (for casting bonuses), Chronomatic Cogs and Geminids. That maintains Anvilgard too. See my sig for discussion, your input would be very welcome!
  6. Didn't a chap recently post a link to a Mathammer link on the Google Play Store? It lets you enter in the to hit, to wound, rend, rerolls, saves etc for two units and compare. It doesn't let you pick a unit to pre-populate the stats, but as you populate it yourself it's not overly complicated. I know I have it on my phone and I've used it to compare how effective say missile vs melee Corsairs are. Of course, mathammer isn't an exact science but it has its place I'm sure in determining value without spending a fortune on a load of models that may be better/worse than you expect.
  7. syph0n

    AoS 2 - Darkling Covens Discussion

    Great post @Kaleun. That's how I feel about none-faction artefacts, but wondered if there was a clear official line on it. With the SoBD now being 280 points she's a lot more viable. Have you considered using something like the Doppleganger Cloak on her from Ulgu? If I remember right, unless she fights she cannot be targeted.
  8. syph0n

    terrainguy paints

    Yeah that's as valid a reason as any! It's not a colour I'd use, but if it looks good in play, and that's the aim, that's all good.
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    Tips for painting skin?

    Thinner paint can help on the layers, as it tends to be a bit more transparent. Of course the other way is to use mixes between the key layers. So you'd go 50/50 Bugman's / Cadian before Cadian. You just need to keep the paint thin. This does lengthen painting times. Another thing to do is to use a much thinner wash with Lahmian Medium, which I guess you'd call a glaze. I tend to do a bit of both of the above, but with blues for my dark aelves.
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    AoS 2 - Darkling Covens Discussion

    Awesome to hear. I applaud all Druchii victories. There was a discussion around allies taking artefacts (or not) on a thread here the other day. I was always under the impression that GA artefacts (and by extension Malign Sorcery) could be taken by allies, but some argued allies can't take them. I see you used the sword on the Assassin (which I like the idea of too).
  11. syph0n

    terrainguy paints

    Great work. Always envious to see a decent sized force painted as I know it's no mean feat. One question though, why the blue rims? I love all the paintwork and can't figure out why you went with blue. Feels at odds to me vs both the overall painting quality, but particularly a Khorne army!
  12. I'm sure I saw on here that actually, Corsairs are the best value for money of the basic battleline aelves. You can also use them alongside a Fleetmaster for reroll hits. In terms of allies, the Black Dragon is a good model, though 320 points. The Hydra is only 180 points and everyone I know who plays rates them. Obviously the Daughters of Khaine and Idoneth Deepkin are very strong but a lot of their strength is in the synergy within their own armies.
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    Kitbashed Lord-Ordinator

    Carried on. New head, greenstuff started but a bit to add and tidy. Ballista arrived, though not had chance to look at potential bits to steal.
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    The Painting Contract - July 2018

    Just the final details and the base. Claws and spines need a little tickle haha. Finished my dragonlord conversion. Found the original body online and it suits so much better than the high elf one. Sword of Judgement in hand! Finally, about there with the Lord Ordinator conversion. Neither are the painting challenge, but were part of my overall hobby goals for the month.
  15. Yes that makes sense. I did similar when I did the claws on my Drakespawn. I didn't think carefully enough about the colour scheme in general because I think I would have done grey horns and claws with the underbelly being a similar colour to the claws. I just had to go more extreme with the highlights. You can see with work like yours that not only is the painting first rate, but your decisions are well considered. It all makes a difference.