It's been a good couple of days for me and Warhammer 40k. I have been building and converting like a man on a mission, been able to play 3 games over the weekend, and even post up some pics update to this post.
I have been trying out a new list at 1850 that includes more troops than I've ever run, and the high yield missilepod broadsides, along with a full stealth team. In the 3 games I played I had 2 wins and a draw. The wins were against Space Marines with Imperial Fist chapter trait, and an ork horde of doom. The draw came against necrons.
The missilesides made a huge impact in the 2 wins. With 6 missile drones and a target lock on one suit, this unit dished out so much fire power it was scary. The next unit to impress me was my new kroot unit. I took 2 squads of 10 kroot with sniper rounds, one kroot hound and one krootox. In all the games they were able to outflank where I needed them, and actually draw enemy fire away from the rest of my army. In the games with the necrons they got me the draw by getting me linebreaker.
The unit I was least impressed with was my Fire Warriors and Ethereal in devilfish. In all three games they did nothing. Not totally their fault as I kept them in reserve and they tended to come in on turn 4 in the games against the marines and necrons, and turn 3 against the orcs. In that game I sped them up the table pushing to his board and moving flat out each turn, but even with the 3 up jink save I failed and it got destroyed and the squad got shot up by lootas. I think for the next games I will try starting them on the table to see if I can get some output from them.
Things I want to try out next: Vespid and Pathfinders in warfish! Here are some pictures of my WIP on these units.
Now that vespid have a 4+ save I wanted to show that on the model. I used Fire warrior shoulder pads and the strain leader helmet and wings on all members to bulk them up. I also added knives and accessories to the models, but need to take a picture from the back.
I wanted a devilfish unique to the pathfinders so I came up with idea of having all the drones on the fish instead of in it with the pathfinders. Of course this would take up the drone slots so I choose to place the smart missile system elsewhere on the tank. Since the recon drone take the turret slot I opted for the standard nose burst cannon, but gave it the burst cannon from the remora model and added a sensor unit.