Professor Severus 2016 Hobby Goals

Howdy everyone, Professor Severus here.  Yes, I changed the title after seeing Shorereapers last article.  It fits my current job, so why not?  Anyway, I know I have been slacking about working on the blog lately.  I actually have been slacking with the whole hobby, but such is life.

Proof that I actually do some cool stuff at the new job

Proof that I actually do some cool stuff at the new job

So, to motivate myself, I have decided to set some hobby goals.  I actually made these like a week ago, and decided to turn it into an article at Shorereaper’s prompting.  Basically, I have two main focuses this coming year.  30k Iron Hands and a bad Tau list.

First up, the bad Tau.  There is a tournament at the store that I play at, Moxie Games.  One of the members of the community has organized a bad list tournament.  Essential, you write the worst list you can (with some restrictions).  Then when you are paired with an opponent, you trade lists and play.  Shorereaper and I have done this once and it was a blast.  So when I saw that tournament format, I jumped at the opportunity.

I settled on the following Tau list.  It is about as bad as I can make Tau, and it should be fun to play against.  Lots of tools for a crafty opponent to use to good effect, but some epic points wasting in the list.  It is a 1500 point list using the farsight enclave rules.

Say hello to the new commander useless!

Say hello to the new commander useless!

  • Darkstrider (Warlord)
  • Commander with Advanced Targeting System, Counterfire Defence System, Early Warning Override, Velocity Tracker, and The Microcodex
  • Crisis Suit Bodygaurds – 1 shield drone and 9 man team, all with Counterfire Defence Systems, Drone Controllers, and Velocity Trackers
  • Kroot Carnivore Squad – 10 man and 4 Kroot Hounds
  • Kroot Carnivore Squad – 10 man and 4 Kroot Hounds
  • Drone Squad – 8 Gun Drones and 4 Shield Drones
  • Vespid Stingwings – 8 man
  • Vespid Stingwings – 8 man

All and all, a great bad list in my opinion.  I am working on fully painting it.  I just need to finish the crisis suits (5 left), the drones, and darkstrider.  I actually picked up some of the new crisis suits.  They are awesome, so I am excited to paint them up.  When I have this group painted up in a few weeks it will be time to look onto the next project.

I don't think I have ever seen this many painted vespid...

I don’t think I have ever seen this many painted vespid…

Speaking of, the next project is going to be completing the two base lists I have for my 30k Iron Hands.  I have a decent start on these lists, but have a lot of units left to buy and paint.  I settled on two lists.  One featuring Ferrus Manus and one without him.  I wanted to be able to represent the legion pre and post Istvaan V.  I also didn’t want the lists to be to different from each other (to minimize purchasing, forgeworld can get expensive).

Pre-Istavaan V

  • Damocles Command Rhino
  • Legion Tactical Squad – 10 man in a rhino
  • Legion Tactical Squad – 10 man in a rhino
  • Legion Tactical Squad – 10 man in a rhino
  • Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought – Two Twin-linked Autocannons
  • Gorgon Terminators – 8 man total with Hammerbearer
  • Legion Weapon Battery – Quad Mortar
  • Medusan Immortals – 10 man, all with Volkite Chargers in a Land Raider Phobos
  • Storm Eagle – Two Twin-linked Lascannons, Twin-Linked Multi-melta, Armored Ceramite
  • Ferrus Manus

Post-Istavaan V

  • Damocles Command Rhino
  • Legion Praetor – Cataphractii Terminator Armor, Cyber Familiar, Iron Father
  • Legion Tactical Squad – 10 man in a rhino
  • Legion Tactical Squad – 10 man in a rhino
  • Legion Tactical Squad – 10 man in a rhino
  • Contemptor Mortis Dreadnought – Two Twin-linked Autocannons
  • Gorgon Terminators – 9 man total with Hammerbearer
  • Legion Weapon Battery – Quad Mortar
  • Medusan Immortals – 10 man, all with Volkite Chargers in a Land Raider Phobos
  • Storm Eagle – Two Twin-linked Lascannons, Twin-Linked Multi-melta, Armored Ceramite
  • Sicaran Venator Tank Destroyer – Armored Ceramite and Lascannon Sponsons
The primarch awaits his legion to assemble

The primarch awaits his legion to assemble

When you boil this list down, I basically have the three tac squads with rhinos, the contemptor, and ferrus manus already bought and painted. I have 5 gorgon terminators, but they need to be painted. The rest are things I need to pick up, assemble, and paint. It should be a fun project. Not a lot of 30k players around here, so I plan to play against some 40k opponents.

Now, compared to Shorereaper, this is a pretty short list of things to work on over the next 10 months.  I don’t have much of a hobby budget anymore, so I wanted to keep the list limited purchase wise.  Outside of these commitments, I have plenty to work on.  I have probably over 7000 points of orks that I need to paint yet and at least another 2000 points of tau.  I figure I can use those to help keep the hobby varied.  Plus there are some new ork rules coming…we all know who shows up whenever the Orks come around.

So until next time everyone, this is Professor Severus saying have a good one and take it easy.

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