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Lascannon vs Missile Launcher – The Trade-Off Series

This article about Lascannons and Missile Launchers was a request via the chat on this blog. As is so often the case with Warhammer 40K there are layers of understanding to any ability, rule, unit or weapon – the Lascannon and Missile Launcher are no exception to this. Also, yes I know, the photo is Autocannons! Firstly I couldn’t find any Stratagems, rules, orders or abilities that specifically affect Lascannons or Missile Launchers. Neither has an advantage or disadvantage in that respect. Equally, both Lascannons and Missile Launchers can be taken in the same units and circumstances. That is because […]

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Cadian Shock

Da Ork Project Part 7.5 – Moar Speshul Boyz


More Orks, more elite boyz. This time Kommandos and Tankbustas! Again, most of the work here was expanding the bases, but I had a few more bits to re paint here and there as well.

Kommandos. Required a few fix ups and arm swaps here and there, but mostly these are as I built them years ago. Some of them are the metal (now finecast) metal minis, but most are plastic conversions with a load more stikkbombz and kustom sluggas. I also spread out the backpacks from the metal minis onto the plastic ones in order to give more of them the kommando look. As you might imagine, this made some of them quite unbalanced, so the larger bases are once again really handy.

Tankbustas. I’ve got twenty of them, so I organised them into two mobs of ten. Here is the ‘sensible’ squad – all rokkit launchas.

And here is the ‘silly’ squad – two Tankhammers, two with twin rokkit pistols, two bomb squigs and a powerklaw from the index on the Nob. This leaves five with rokkit launchas, which handily allows me to field a full unit of 15 with all rokkit launchas as a more ‘competitive’ option.

And the back of them all. Again these are a combination of old metal models and plastic boyz with rokkit launchas, many of which has a quick repaint to give them white skull facepaint instead of red, white, pink and yellow warpaint.

Right, for now at least, that’s the lot. All the current Orks are complete! I’m planning on adding some Grots and updated Boar Boyz conversions at some point, but before then I’ll try and take some group shots of the whole lot. WAAAGH!

Redtoof’s 40K

WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Ork Team #1

I’m painting more Orks for Blitz Bowl, the board game version of Blood Bowl. You’ve probably seen the test model on the blog a while ago. It’s a more “economic” paint scheme than usually, cutting corners here and there, as there are two six model teams included in the game and I don’t want to spend months painting them. I try to finish the whole team before Easter, fingers crossed (they might appear a bit later on the blog as we prepare our posts a couple of days in advance). I’m also recording all the painting steps for another of our detailed tutorials, so stay tuned!Tale of Painters