Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Apocalypse is a form of 40k that draws quite a few strong opinions. Some people love it because it lets them bring their toys that don't normally see much game time, but others hate it because it doesn't let normal units do much before getting blasted off the table. I have never played an apocalypse game, but now my friends have begun organizing to have one in October.
As we were gaming this weekend we started to plan for our massive battle. Our main restriction is all models must be painted with a minimum of three colors. We want this battle to look good.
We were all given a homework assignment to figure out what we had painted and how many points that covers. Here is what I have:
Fallen Angels (Black Legion): 1650 before upgrades not shown on the model
Chaos Lord: Daemon Weapon
Terminators x6: Chain Fist, Power Fist, Autocannon, Combi-Flamer
Bike x3: Plasma Gun
Dreadnought: Twin Linked Lascannon
Predator: All Lascannons
Rhinos x2: Havoc Launchers
Chosen x5: Melta x2, Combi-Melta
Marine x21: Missile Launcher, Plasma Cannon, Plasma Gun x2
Daemons: 1535 before upgrades not shown on the model (there will be at least 500 pts of upgrades on the greater daemons)
Lord of Change
Great Unclean One
Herald of Tzeentch x2
Plague Drones x3
Herald of Nurgle
Renegades: 925 without upgrades. There are so many options for these guys that this will increase dramatically.
35 Guardsmen: 3 grenade launchers, 2 autocannons, 2 flamers, 3 officers, 1 icon, 2 vox casters
2 Leman Russes
(I have a 20 man block of guardsmen and 20 zombies that should be able to get three colors by our game)
Chaos Marines: 2309 points
5 Terminators: reaper autocannon, 2 combi-flamer, combi-melta, powerfist, chainfist
Sorcerer: terminator armor
5 Bikes: 2 melta, powerfist
Lord on a bike
41 marines: 2 flamers, 4 plasma guns, 2 melta guns, 4 autocannons, 2 power fists, 1 dual lightning claw
Cataloging everything has been wonderfully introspective. I got back into the hobby in 2009, and it has been wonderful to watch my painting improve over the years.
We decided on 8000 points per person and 16000 per side, so the next step is to put together a list.