How’s everything folks? Montagna writing here and as this is my first post I believe some sort of introduction is in order. My name is Leonardo Colombo, but my friends call me Montagna. I work as a bank employee and I’m a natural born gamer. I’m a complete addict to games be they electronic ones, board ones, strategy or role playing ones. I came across the fantastic world of little plastic figures back in 2009 and on the very same year began collecting Space Marines and got completely hooked by Warhammer 40K.

 

Since then I have invested time and money into the hobby, but being honest, I’m a frustrated and ineffective artist so most of my miniatures are assembled and primed at most.

 

I admit being more interested in the game itself and its history, or as we call it: The fluff.

 

Having said that, I now officially begin my participation on the “A Tale of X Gamers” here on the “The Painting Frog” blog with my first article and its considerations.

 

 

The sixth edition of the rules came out little over a month ago and by now I must have read the rulebook at least twice and perused its pages countless times. My initial impression was “What the hell have they done?” but I must admit I was being rash as, like most people, I’m not fond of conceptual changes.

 

I can now say that this new edition has brought strategy as a factor back into the game as things which were mechanic on the previous edition of the rules are now much more important, like moving, for example. The choice of weapons and how unites behave on the table has also been changed, especially for highly mechanized armies like those I was used to creating.

 

Well, let’s move onto the army I have chosen. Before 6th edition became a reality I had already imagined the kind of army I’d build and I haven’t changed my mind much. The things I thought fundamental were:

 

Tanks – The list must have as many tanks as possible

Dreadnoughts – Yes, I like them so they had to be a part of the list too.

Shooting army – So far I had only played with Blood Angles, an army normally focused on close combat, so I wanted something “shootier”.

 

As I’m a Space Marine fan I looked at my options to find the army which appealed the most to me and the Grey Knights offered me tanks galore, overpowered dreadnoughts and cruel assassins. OMFG! That’s perfect.

 

However I didn’t want an army full of Terminators as there’s other armies like that in the gaming club I’m a member and repetition isn’t something nice on a small community like ours so what should I do? Well, the new Grey Knights Codex almost killed the Inquisitorial Army concept, but I did use “almost” as there’s a certain character in that book that allows me to play a Grey Knights army without having to include Terminators or Space Marines in power armor.

 

With all pre-requisites fulfilled how should I move ahead? What about building a competitive list for the new edition of the fame? Well let’s see what I can come up with using Army Builder (if you’re not familiar with it, Army Builder is a computer program developed by Lone Wolf Development used by a lot of us to create army lists).

 

Here’s my list:

 

2000 Pts – Grey Knights Roster:

 

HQ: Inquisitor Coteaz (1#, 100 pts)

1 Inquisitor Coteaz, 100 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Artificer Armour; Psyber-Eagle; Bolt Pistol; Master-crafted Nemesis Daemonhammer; I’ve Been Expecting You; Independent Character; Psyker (Mastery Level 2); Spy Network; Stubborn;  Warlord; 6E Psychic Disciplines: ; Dark Excommunication; Hammerhand; Sanctuary; Divination; Pyromancy; Telekinesis)

 

Elite: Callidus Assassin (1#, 145 pts)

1 Callidus Assassin, 145 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Polymorphine; Synskin; C’Tan Phase Sword; Neural Shredder; Fearless; Fleet; Hit & Run; Lightning Reflexes; Move Through Cover; Stealth)

 

Elite: Vindicare Assassin (1#, 145 pts)

1 Vindicare Assassin, 145 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Blind Grenades; Synskin; Exitus Pistol; Exitus Rifle; Deadshot; Fearless; Fleet; Infiltrate; Lightning Reflexes; Move Through Cover; Stealth)

 

Elite: Techmarine (1#, 105 pts)

1 Techmarine, 105 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Artificer Armour; Melta Bombs; Rad Grenades; Boltgun; Power Axe; And They Shall Know No Fear; Blessing of the Omnissiah; Bolster Defenses; Independent Character; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psyker (Mastery Level 1); The Aegis; 6E Psychic Disciplines: ; Hammerhand; Reconstruction; Divination; Pyromancy; Telekinesis)

1 Servo Harness

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (10#, 150 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 150 pts (Infantry)

10 Death Cult Assassin (Infantry; Flak Armour; Power Sword x2; Uncanny Reflexes)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (5#, 145 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 145 pts (Infantry)

2 Inquisitorial Servitor (Infantry; Carapace Armour; Multi-melta; Mindlock)

2 Jokaero Weaponsmith (Infantry; Defence Orbs; Digital Weapons; Inconceivable Customization; Jokaero Ingenuity)

1 Inquisitorial Chimera (Vehicle (Tank); 12 model capacity; 1 Access Point; Smoke Launchers; Heavy Bolter; Heavy Flamer; Amphibious)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Fast Attack: Stormraven Gunship (1#, 255 pts)

1 Stormraven Gunship, 255 pts (Vehicle (Flyer w/ Hover mode, Transport); 12 model capacity; Ceramite Plating; Psybolt Ammunition; 4x Mindstrike Missiles; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Twin-Linked Multi-melta; Hurricane Bolters (each side); Assault Vehicle; Deep Strike; Power of the Machine Spirit; Psychic Pilot; Shadow Skies; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Heavy Support: Dreadnought (1#, 136 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 136 pts (Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Searchlight; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Heavy Support: Dreadnought (1#, 136 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 136 pts (Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Searchlight; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Heavy Support: Dreadnought (1#, 135 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 135 pts (Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

And I guess that’s it. On my next article I’ll bring you an explanation for my choices in the army’s composition as well as how I intend to use them, along with any progress I make in collecting the miniatures.

 

To wrap this up I leave you with WIP photographs of one of my Razorbacks.

 

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Tudo bem pessoal? Aqui quem escreve é Montagna, e como este é o meu primeiro post cabe aqui uma apresentação. Meu nome é Leonardo Colombo, meus amigos me chamam de Montagna. Bancário de profissão, gamer por natureza. Completo viciado em jogos sejam eles eletrônicos, de mesa, de estratégia ou de interpretação. Conheci o fantástico mundo dos bonequinhos de plástico em 2009. Nesse mesmo ano comecei a colecionar Space Marines e me viciei completamente em Warhammer 40k.

 

Desde então tenho investido tempo e dinheiro no hobby, mas sou sinceramente um artista frustrado e ineficiente, a maioria das minhas miniaturas se encontram montadas e quando muito com um primer.

 

Sou confessamente mais interessado no jogo em si e na sua história, ou como chamamos fluff.

 

Dito isso começo oficialmente minha participação no “A Tale of X Gamers”.

Sexta edição saiu a pouco mais de um mês, e já devo ter lido o livro de regras umas duas vezes e consultado mais uma infinidade de vezes. Minha percepção a principio foi “mas que porra fizeram?”, mas confesso estava me precipitando, como a maioria das pessoas sou um pouco avesso a mudanças conceituais.

 

Mas agora digo, essa edição devolveu estratégia ao jogo, coisas antes mecânicas agora são muito mais importantes, como por exemplo, movimento. A escolha de armas e como as unidades se comportam na mesa também mudaram. Principalmente para exércitos altamente mecanizados, como os que eu estou acostumado a montar.

 

Bom vamos ao exercito que escolhi, antes da sexta já estava com um esboço de que tipo de exército queria montar e não mudei muito de ideia.

 

As coisas que achava fundamentais eram:

  • Tanques, a lista tinha que conter o maior número possível de tanques.
  • Dreadnoughts, sim eu gosto deles então eles tinham que estar inclusos.
  • Shooting Army, até agora jogava com Blood Angels um army normalmente de Close Combat, e queria algo mais shoot.

Bom, como sou um fã confesso de Space Marines olhei qual exercito melhor me agradava, como Grey Knights me ofereciam tanques em profusão, dreads apelões, e assassinos cruéis. OMFG. Perfeito.

 

Contudo não queria um exército repleto de terminators, não, já existem outros armies assim no clube de jogo que frequento e repetição não é algo legal em uma comunidade pequena como a nossa.

 

Então como? Bom, o novo Codex GK quase que acabou com o conceito de Inquisitorial, quase, um certo Special Character me permite jogar com um army de GK sem ter que incluir terminators ou marines de power armour.

 

Beleza, todos os requisitos cumpridos, agora, como prosseguir?

 

Que tal construir uma lista competitiva para essa nova edição? Buenas, vejamos o que consigo fazer com o Army Builder (pra quem não conhece o Army Builder, é um programa criado pela Lone Wolf Development, que produz um programa que muitos utilizam para a criação de listas de jogo).

 

2000 Pts – Grey Knights Roster:

 

HQ: Inquisitor Coteaz (1#, 100 pts)

1 Inquisitor Coteaz, 100 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Artificer Armour; Psyber-Eagle; Bolt Pistol; Master-crafted Nemesis Daemonhammer; I’ve Been Expecting You; Independent Character; Psyker (Mastery Level 2); Spy Network; Stubborn;  Warlord; 6E Psychic Disciplines: ; Dark Excommunication; Hammerhand; Sanctuary; Divination; Pyromancy; Telekinesis)

 

Elite: Callidus Assassin (1#, 145 pts)

1 Callidus Assassin, 145 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Polymorphine; Synskin; C’Tan Phase Sword; Neural Shredder; Fearless; Fleet; Hit & Run; Lightning Reflexes; Move Through Cover; Stealth)

Elite: Vindicare Assassin (1#, 145 pts)

1 Vindicare Assassin, 145 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Blind Grenades; Synskin; Exitus Pistol; Exitus Rifle; Deadshot; Fearless; Fleet; Infiltrate; Lightning Reflexes; Move Through Cover; Stealth)

 

Elite: Techmarine (1#, 105 pts)

1 Techmarine, 105 pts (Infantry (Character); Assault Grenades; Krak Grenades; Psyk-out Grenades; Artificer Armour; Melta Bombs; Rad Grenades; Boltgun; Power Axe; And They Shall Know No Fear; Blessing of the Omnissiah; Bolster Defenses; Independent Character; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psyker (Mastery Level 1); The Aegis; 6E Psychic Disciplines: ; Hammerhand; Reconstruction; Divination; Pyromancy; Telekinesis)

1 Servo Harness

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (10#, 150 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 150 pts (Infantry)

10 Death Cult Assassin (Infantry; Flak Armour; Power Sword x2; Uncanny Reflexes)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (5#, 145 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 145 pts (Infantry)

2 Inquisitorial Servitor (Infantry; Carapace Armour; Multi-melta; Mindlock)

2 Jokaero Weaponsmith (Infantry; Defence Orbs; Digital Weapons; Inconceivable Customization; Jokaero Ingenuity)

1 Inquisitorial Chimera (Vehicle (Tank); 12 model capacity; 1 Access Point; Smoke Launchers; Heavy Bolter; Heavy Flamer; Amphibious)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Troops: Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband (6#, 137 pts)

1 Inquisitorial Henchmen Warband, 137 pts (Infantry)

2 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Boltgun x1)

3 Warrior Acolyte (Infantry; Flak Armour; Laspistol; Plasma gun x1)

1 Razorback (Vehicle (Tank, Transport); 6 model capacity; Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Psychic Pilot; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Fast Attack: Stormraven Gunship (1#, 255 pts)

1 Stormraven Gunship, 255 pts (Vehicle (Flyer w/ Hover mode, Transport); 12 model capacity; Ceramite Plating; Psybolt Ammunition; 4x Mindstrike Missiles; Twin-Linked Assault Cannon; Twin-Linked Multi-melta; Hurricane Bolters (each side); Assault Vehicle; Deep Strike; Power of the Machine Spirit; Psychic Pilot; Shadow Skies; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Heavy Support: Dreadnought (1#, 136 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 136 pts (Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Searchlight; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Heavy Support: Dreadnought (1#, 136 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 136 pts (Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Searchlight; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Heavy Support: Dreadnought (1#, 135 pts)

1 Dreadnought, 135 pts (Vehicle (Walker); Smoke Launchers; Psybolt Ammunition; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Twin-Linked Autocannon; Preferred Enemy (Daemons); Psychic Pilot; Reinforced Aegis; The Aegis; Fortitude)

 

Buenas, no meu próximo artigo trago para vocês uma explicação do por que de cada coisa e como pretendo usá-las, bem como meu progresso colecionando as miniaturas per se.

 

Pra completar as fotos do WIP do meu Razorback.

 

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