Hello everyone! Sorry about the delay...I was wavering back and forth for several days on the last little bits of the list, but now that the Spring Big FAQ 2019 has dropped, it essentially made up my mind for me. Lots of changes, but I'll talk about the ones that I care about in a few moments. So without further adieu, here it is!
Hello out there! A little bit a change of pace from my normal content; I thought I'd do something a little different and this is going to be a series dedicated to building and painting a Black Templars force pretty much from the ground up. Since I am afflicted with slow painter syndrome and I always buy models before I finish painting everything, I am going to put a solid go at it.
Why, do you ask? Well, I have a little marine on the way...so I have had to become very choosy where I spend my income and when/where I travel. That means for this year, at least, I am forced to keep my tournaments within a three state radius. That means that a local Grand Forks, ND tournament ran by the Warhogs is perfect for me. No travel and I will be able to play against highly competitive players. Thus, on July 20th, 2019, Slaughterhouse GT will feel the presence of the Black Templars once again.
So what are the rules of this series? Well, considering my army has to fully painted (3-color minimums) and based to be eligible to play, those are the rules. Haha. So...in 85 days I need my 2000 point list to be completed. I have a little bit of a head start, as I have some of my forces painted. But not many, as I have traditionally played mechanized lists (which are painted) and that is not what I am bringing to SHGT. And most tournaments that I play at have not required fully painted armies. The only other stipulation I will most likely have is my self-enforced pure Black Templars list, due to the changes to ITC rules on who can win Best General with a specific faction. Believe me, taking an Imperial Knight or some guardsmen would allow my list to be much more balanced and able to deal with differing threats. So I am pretty sure I am going to go pure...but I might change my mind before tomorrow. We'll see. Haha.
I will post some pictures tomorrow of the forces that I currently have, as well as the list for painting. Some of the units I will have in my list I do not yet own, so I will have to purchase those. I am also waiting on my airbrush and compressor so that I can paint the vehicles that will be in my list. I will post at least once a week on my progress, with notes on what I was able to accomplish each day. This experiment is also somewhat of a motivational tool for me to ensure that I don't procrastinate like I tend to do and lose sight of my goal...SHGT!
I hope that this series will be enjoyable for you, especially for those that a looking for a change of pace. I still have a couple articles that I have planned that are tactica related, so fear not. We're starting to get into our tournament cycle and lots of stuff to review!
Have a great night all!
Its that time of the year! Games Workshop Community Team has released the 2019 Big Survey. Last year's survey resulted in a ton of positive changes for the game, including the release of the new Sisters of Battle codex. So guess what that means? Ya'll need to do your part and request that we get our own codex. Of course, you'll want to be specific about your requests and you can find guidance on that on the B&C forum.
In any event, this survey is a great way for us to let GW know that the Black Templars have huge numbers. That we can be the goose that lays golden eggs for them. So go do your part!
Thanks and have a great night! :)
This blog is devoted to the Black Templars chapter and the tactics, list building, and general musing associated with them. Readers will see occasional posts from Marshal Laeroth.