Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Horus Heresy 30k Event Report "Face of Oblivion": Myrmidons and the Mad Magos march to war. Warning! Post may contain army pics galore!

Trip report from the EyeofHorusPodcast event "Face of Oblivion"

Dark Mechanicus Magos Prime Malagra with Occularis and Thallax

Once again Brisbane has shown its strong 30k form with another awesome event. Tim and Michael from the Eye of Horus Podcast hosted a 1 day event at the Magic Vault here in sunny Brizvegas and as always it was a hit.

I was lucky enough to grab an invite and as this was a Centurion/Zone Mortalis event I quickly threw together some infantry based lists for my Traitor Dark Mechanicus forces. I am heavily leaning towards running a full Myrmidon cult army in the near future and this was the perfect event to try some more Myrmidon units out, they did not disappoint! I took the Mad Malagra Magos Prime again as my HQ and he personally slew two Alpha Legion Praetors in single combat and wrecked anything else that got close enough including a captured Ork Warboss that a GM dropped into one of my games! The combo of a paragon blade on a Magos combined with rad grenades and a rad furnace ensures instant death AP2 attacks all over the shop and a chainfist for back up with vehicles.

Face of Oblivion event

Face of Oblivion event 30k

Face of Oblivion 30k event

Now have some photos of all the amazing fully painted armies!

Face of Oblivion 30k event

30k Skitarii Hoplites

Myrmidons with Irradiation engines

Myrmidon Destructors

Magos 30k horus heresy

30k myrmidon and Hoplites

Big shout out to the Eye of Horus crew for running such a sweet event with great terrain and tables! not to mention the fluff and flavor they put in with all the campaign and rule sets on the day. 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Horus Heresy 30k Briscon Trip Report: Dark Mechanicum Ascendent and finally fully painted!

The Briscon 30k event has come and gone! 2 days of a narrative 30k event run by the lads at Pubhammer Brisbane. I decided to attend this event right at the last minute and really only had about a week and a half to list crunch and then paint and assemble what I was going to take. I settled on a my Dark Mechanicus as they are the army I had been working on for a while and then decided to back away from reductor or cybernetica lists for something different. 

As you can see in the pic I still brought a fairly mean force. Watching some of the guys attending post on various social media the armies they were prepping was an indication of our strong QLD meta with lots of big transports and LOW choices.

Vultarax Dark Mechanicum

This was the list I took in the end:
++ The Age of Darkness (Mechanicum: Taghmata Army List) [2500pts] ++

-Magos Prime: Abeyant, Archmagos Prime, Chainfist, Cortex Controller, Cyber-familiar, 4x Cyber-occularis, Jet Pack, Malagra, Paragon Blade, Rad Furnace, Rad Grenades

-Secutarii Hoplite Phalanx: Arc Lance, Kyropatris field generator, Mag-inverter Shield, 19x Secutarii Hoplite, Secutarii war plate

Secutarii Alpha: Arc Lance

Triaros Armoured Conveyor: Blessed Autosimulacra, Smoke Launchers

-Thallax Cohort : Ferrox, 3x Heavy Chainblade, 3x Thallax

-Thallax Cohort : Ferrox, 3x Heavy Chainblade, 3x Thallax

-Ursarax Cohort: 3x Power Fist, 6x Ursara

-Vultarax Stratos-automata [165pts]

-Vultarax Stratos-automata [165pts]

-Myrmidon Destructors: 2x Myrmidon Destructor, 2x Volkite Culverin,

Myrmidon Lord, Irradiation Engine

Legio: Taghmata Omnissiah

-Mechanicum Indentured Knight Atrapos

Magos and Cyber Occularis Dark Mechanicum

Knight Atrapos, Thallax and Triarios Dark Mechanicum

The Vultarax were a new unit for me as I had never had them painted for a game until now so it was a crash course on using them and the Hoplites I had only used very sparingly in Zone Mortalis. As it turned out both of those units are crushingly mean when used correctly.  I think in any future games I will take 10man Hoplites and 1 Vultarax just for fairness sake.

The event was narrative based so it was Traitors Vs Loyalist and you organized your own opponents on the day. While we had set missions it was a very chill and laid back atmosphere and everyone ran with that theme the whole event. At the end of the event I had walked away with 1 draw and 4 wins and top spot. Best painted went to Michael from Eye of Horus podcast fame. Traitors won overall and the results uploaded into the AUS30k site for continued campaign tracking. Big shout out to the Pub-hammer lads for organizing and running a very sucessful and smooth event. 

Enjoy some pics of the even/armies and if you are in Brisbane next year roll over and check out Briscon for sure.

Knight Atrapos Dark mechanicum

Dark Mechanicus Fully painted event army

And as a bonus here is some shots of the INSANE Lord of the Rings Table that happened on the last day!