Well, as I said previously, I am taking my lemon army and trying to make lemonade. I am working on a 1500 point list for the Adepticon Warhammer 40K Friendly event. I’ve never really been a hyper-competitive player, and unfortunately, I feel like this current incarnation focuses more on competitive players than anything. I don’t really see anyone “forging a narrative” . If this was the intent, I think they have fallen way short.
Anyhow, I am putting together a fun army full of conversions – I said earlier that I am working on an “orkified” Astra Militarum army. Anything that is an ork will have carapace armor to reflect their toughness – veterans have the grenadier option, or they are Tempestus Scions. Regular guardsmen will be represented by gretchin models. I don’t have regular guardsmen in my friendly list this time – I’m trying to get the most use out of stuff I already have.
My veteran squads consist of one squad of “GI” themed orks – for them, I used the Kromlech Yank heads, and their nice set of armored torsos. The other squad I themed after Catachans, I had some pirate themed heads from Maxmini that were perfect, I took all the heads that have bandannas.
These are my two Troop choices. I will have a Pask Tank Commander Leman Russ Punisher and a Leman Russ Executioner for my HQ, a Manticore, and two Wyverns for Heavy Support.
In the rules from last year, bonus points can be earned by taking a full strength unit of a unit type seldom used. In my case, this was either a full unit of rough riders, or ogryn. Ogryn would be easier to do, since I could just use the GW models, but a full unit weighed in at 410 points, too much to dump into a lackluster unit. I’ve opted for Rough Riders – a full strength squad with a couple of melta guns costs 130 points. Downside is that there are no GW models out there to represent modern orks riding beasts. I poked around on Google for a bit and found beasts made by Blight Wheel miniatures that would be perfect. Unfortunately, at the time I write this, they don’t have any of the riderless beasts in stock – I will probably email them and see if I can plan on seeing these in stock soon.