Saturday, April 2, 2011
RTT Prep Update
After banging my head against Calgar lists for two days, I pretty much determined I cannot field what I would consider a "good" list containing him at 2K. I came up with two "decent" lists: the one posted earlier on the blog, and another has a LR and turns the MM/HF Dread into a second Rifleman at the expense of a MM AB and the Termies. While both lists are "workable" and would be more than adequate for non-tournament game, I am very hesitant to go into a tournament situation without a hood. The new GKs only underscore that concern. Couple that with the fact that either one would require significant modeling/painting (when I'd rather be working on GKs) and I decided to go with the Battleforce List.
Doing an honest assessment of the models, I decided I need to accomplish the following before the tournament:
1. Highlight Speeders
2. Rebase all the Tacticals
3. Paint a "replacement" Tactical squad (My third squad is pretty fugly atm)
4. Clean up freehand on vehicles
5. Details on an extra Attack Bike
Last night I sat down and dusted off my hobby tools, paints, and brushes and got to work. I knocked out the Speeders (kinda overdid two of them, so might have to tone them down) and rebased the Tacticals (I still need to paint the bases). I also did some of the details on the AB and vehicles, but still need to finish those up. I also did some work on a Ven Dread to make it match the rifleman arms. I felt like I got a lot accomplished, but I was also pretty tired of dealing with rank and file Smurfs.
Once the weather gets a little warmer this week I will prime the new Tac Squad (assembled, based, and ready to go) and the GKTs. I think once I finish the random stuff and paint the Tac Squad, I am pretty much done with Smurfs for a while. While I REALLY enjoy painting individual models like ICs, Dreadnoughts, and LRs, I am not a fan of painting squads. I am going to have to be really careful about how I go about painting the GKs so I don't burn out or try to rush through them like I did with some of my Smurf Squads.