Joakim

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  1. For any friendly game I really wouldn't have any issue for my opponent to use proxies for the weapons. Using All cannons but biult with rifles? No problem for me! also I built my first five thunderes with one of each weapon... because they all look good by their own right. I also only plan on friendly games and have no desire to buy and paint 10 identical models that being said I think using the organ gun barrels are a neat and cheapish way to convert/bash some cannon and the spare mortar shell at least can be glued to a rifle if need be.
  2. There is literally a hashtag implying it is a joke. Don't worry. It was implying a joke and that now that we almost had the summer 40k release out of the way we can focus on aos for rumors.
  3. I may have heard that 40k v8 will use centimeters rather than inches to measure (finally!) #AlternativeRumor So with 40k 8th hitting the streets with awesome burgle models, are we any closer to seeing what (and when) (undead) models will come with shadespire? (Besides the skeletons that didn't look that Prince of Persia/Aladdin like that one might think after hearing about the background..
  4. I finished my pledge and in time to photo document it 10 arkanaut company. One of each special weapon just to try them out with paints. not my greatest painting but nice balance of getting them done and trying new colors and have way more to paint waiting. I knew the basis colors right when I saw the models first time and those colors happened to match a skyport - lucky! i hope to work more with the blues/ beige / metal for the new models. And use more gold for the riggers and thunderes.
  5. If you do decide for the game zone models they often require lots of GS work but besides that I love their models. Very characterful! i hope you will find a good alternative so you won't be infamiously known as banana guy smacking 110kg of blood knight proxies on the table
  6. Try to hold up that unit with a ship and hope that will slow them down/keep out of the way? i fully understand that board control is key but given that a loaded ironclad may be 700 points then the opponent will win part of that game by delaying deployment or forcing non optimal deployment of the ironclad using cheaper troops, i guess. Having a relative low model count army KO may be a target it self to deep striking beyond the 3x10 companies
  7. I doubt nobody is questioning the Zilfin potential however I feel at this point the question is rather what are the response other players are contemplating in response to the Zilfin alpha strike. I think the options available to other armies will hint to the potential weakness of the list. If the opponents key units are bubble wrapped with expendable units and you only have 12" range then the strike wont be as effective as you want and the thunderes may get removed next turn. (can they be covered from brutal battleshock test when they start dying?). Also if your opponent can force you not to drop turn one then he is starting to win on you (so to say), as every round your ship with crew is in the skies they do nothing. So does the Zilfin list have a plan B is perhaps the question? Also everybody can see how well the Riggers benefit from a kemist however how likely are they to be in 10" range after dropping when they can move 12" and then charge? Then their 1 attack per model becomes dicy and variable. Again not saying they are bad just that the theories may translate a bit rough : )
  8. forget all about the bloated dwarfs... I want to see the ogre with boar head!! That looks really good! When I saw the photos earlier on my phone I really didnt like the orange/white(ish) scheme but now on my PC it works great! Im not sold on red. That color doesnt go well with the others. The same actually for the blue windows. Those shades are a bit off in connection to the orange and white scheme. I dont mean any disrespect - just some CC : ) The hull is awesome! nice to see some custom work. I will likely just paint the models as they come so huge respect for doing the extra work and achieving something unique (like the ogre-porker - please show a photo of him/her : )
  9. Perhaps also add the option for those of us that actually dont play but "just" hobby and follow along.
  10. I'm 'surprised' how few troops can be in the lists with 3 ships. What is your plan to load the ships? i guess neither 3 riggers or 5 thunderes are enough by them selves so one of the units should be larger. is the premis for the list "one of each unit" are to be more competitive? Nothin wrong with either options just asking to know what feedback will be most useful I'm still working on how my list should look. Still waiting for my models (which won't be enough for 2k anyway)
  11. But is that move any good? Why would you like to get closer? And d6 is hard to be useful by the random factor. also the move doesn't need to directly towards the target? It can be sideways as long as it's also a fraction of an inch towards the target? can you pivot a bit too?
  12. Got these guys almost done so still wip (just like my photo skills!) got to get the blue highlights done and do the metal. I want bright colors for the army so it's the hard way to go. Normally I just leave the metals after the wash.
  13. For what it's worth the iron jaws seems to paint up nicely if you want to put out painted models. the new brute kit is great with both details but also a design that allows drybrushing (which the ard boys are also all about). But both kits have details that you can go back to. (Ard boys have also minimal skin to paint whereas the brutes by their bigger size, I think, are easier to paint decently). i started to have each unit/ painting project in separate boxes so I have little prep time before I can stay painting on busy days. I don't have a dedicated hobby area so flexibility is key - also then I don't get blinded by 10 unfinished project starring at me with codex grey eyes
  14. Hi there, sounds like tough decisions to be made. I'm sure you'll do what is right for you (I mean, you kind of have to). I found twitter to be a good place to share hobby progress. There small steps of single model progress will be acknowledged. It's here too but as you say the 1k limit is hard too deal with when time is limited. just make your hobby time good and yours so it can be empowering and less stressful (also set reasonable goals and find paint schemes that are time wise doable). Let your lazy self loose and skip that 2nd or 3 red layer before washes that nobody will see may safe you hours in the race for the 1k army. Pick colors that are covering well, dry brush and make it easy cheers
  15. Never go full sky vessel! i read through your list and somehow I was waiting for that second ship (but it never came). In the end, I think the list is a fresh take on the sky port rules and battalion. Perhaps not the most efficient use but it packs another punch that I think will be a valuable learning experience and may work well when people will start to expect a standard package solution for the sky port. as to to repairing the ship by splitting riggers: do you plan to have the ship survive? It's a big coat to have it go down. Two frigates may split the cost and save one ship. If you calculated that the ironclad may go down then just use it as a delivery tool and max the load capacity.