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Adepticon 2015 is coming, rapidly, just weeks to go.  March 19th – 22nd.

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Adepticon is huge, the first time I went, I was blown away with the size of it. This year it has moved to a bigger and better venue, I am keen to see it all again and get some games in.

This year I am avoiding Flames of War, I am a little over that game, even though I had a great time at the last event, I am over it.  I also have not had a chance to play everybody that is online in different forums, that play other games, so this year I am playing in Epic Armageddon and Bolt Action Tank Wars.

Not only am I playing in two comps but I am also going to spend one day just checking out all the action taking photo’s, and seeing what is big, new and shinny.  Because both the Tournaments are just one day events, I am also going to do a couple of painting classes, to help correct some of the technique’s that I use painting.   I am really looking forward to those and seeing what else people are working on and techniques I can take home from there.

 

Eldar for Epic Armageddon

I managed to put every singe epic army (and I have a lot of them) into storage before I moved to the US, this has meant that I have had to spend way to much coin and time searching ebay for all the units that I am going to use. My Army list below

ELDAR REFERENCE SHEET          
FORMATIONNAMETYPESPEEDARMOURCCFFWEAPONSRANGEFIREPOWERNOTES
Guardian FarseerINF15 cm4+4+5+Witch BladesBase contactMW & +1AFarsight, Commander
WarhostShuriken Pistol15 cmSmall ArmsInvulnerable Save
5 GuardiansINF15 cm-6+4+Shuriken Catapults15 cmSmall Arms
2 Heavy PlatformsINF15 cm-6+5+Scatter Laser30 cmAP5+/AT5+
2 WraithguardINF15 cm4+4+4+Wraithcannon15 cm2 x MW 5+Fearless & Reinforced Armour
Base contactMW & +1A
TOTAL10 Teams250
WraithgateTOTAL1 Objective50
AvatarAvatarWE15 cm3+2+4+Wailing Doom15cmMW & +2ACommander, Inspiring & Fearless
with Court of YK30cmMW5+Invulnerable Save & Walker
TOTAL1 Team with DC 3FREE
Aspect WarriorAutarchINF35 cm4+4+5+Power LanceBase contactMW & +1AInvulnerable Save
WarhostInspiring & Surpeme Comd
Exarch SSINF35 cm4+4+5+Power LanceBase contactMW & +1AInspiring
Shining SpearsINF35 cm4+4+5+Power LanceBase contactLanceSkimmer & Mounted
TOTAL8 Teams400
Vampire Raider1AC/WEB5+6+4+Scatter Laser30 cmAP5+/AT5+/AA5+
Vampire Pulse Laser x 245 cm2 x AT4+
TOTAL1 Team with DC 2200
Revenant Titan2 RevenantWE35 cm5+4+4+2 x Titan Pulse Laser45 cm2 x MW 4+ Holofield & Jetpacks
(BTS)2 x Eldar Missile Launcher45 cmAP5+/AT6+/AA6+Walker & Fearless
TOTAL2 Teams with DC 3650
Engine of Void SpinnerWE25 cm5+6+5+Void Spinner Array60 cm3BP & DisruptReinforced Armour
Vaul Troupe Indirect FireSkimmer
TOTALDC 3250
Windrider Troupe2 Vyper bikesLV35 cm4+6+5+Scatter Laser30 cmAP5+/AT5+Skimmer
4 Jet bikesINF35 cm5+6+4+Skuriken Catapults15 cmSkimmer & Mounted
TOTAL6 Teams200
Swords of5 FalconsAV35 cm5+6+4+Scatter Laser30 cmAP5+/AT5+Skimmer
Vaul TroupePulse Laser45 cm2 x AT4+
Fire PrismAV35 cm5+6+5+Firestorm Battery45 cm2 x AP5+/AT5+/AA4+Skimmer
TOTAL6 Teams300
Swords of5 FalconsAV35 cm5+6+4+Scatter Laser30 cmAP5+/AT5+Skimmer
Vaul TroupePulse Laser45 cm2 x AT4+
Fire PrismAV35 cm5+6+5+Firestorm Battery45 cm2 x AP5+/AT5+/AA4+Skimmer
TOTAL6 Teams300
Swords of5 FalconsAV35 cm5+6+4+Scatter Laser30 cmAP5+/AT5+Skimmer
Vaul TroupePulse Laser45 cm2 x AT4+
Fire PrismAV35 cm5+6+5+Firestorm Battery45 cm2 x AP5+/AT5+/AA4+Skimmer
TOTAL6 Teams300
Ranger4 RangersINF15 cm5+6+5+Shuriken Pistol15cmScout & Sniper
TroupeLong Rifle30cmAP5+
TOTAL4 Teams100
ARMY TOTAL3000
STRATEGY RATING: 4
INITIATIVE: 2+

I have only a couple more things to find, a wraith gate and maybe some more rangers. I started collecting in November, and it is now closing in on Feb.  Of course collecting on ebay has meant that I have collected pieces that are missing bits, or making do with models that are not quite right.   I have collected sprews of the old Eldar Warhost that have been pillaged by those before me.

Support Weapons new in blister

Farseer Falcons missing parts

 

And other packs and blisters that are in new and great condition.  I am yet to start applying paint, and this could end badly for me, as I have to travel for work, and will be away for a week, I also head to Chicago a week early to have a bit of holiday with my family so out of eight weeks to go, I have six to paint this army, and some of the pieces I need for bolt action.

Bolt Action Tank Wars.

Thankfully most of the army I am taking for this is painted, for some silly reason I thought it would be cool to play in a Bolt action game, this is a game that I have had the rules for since they came out, I am however yet to play a single game.  Am sure I will learn fast.

German
Tank
German Tank Platoon
Order Dice: 12
Platoon #1
Command Vehicle
Tiger I  (page: 49) Veteran 474
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Tiger I Tracked 10+
  Turret-mounted super-heavy anti-tank gun 84″ 1 +7 HE (D3)
  Co-axial MMG 36″ 4 n/a
  Hull-mounted MMG 36″ 4 n/a Front arc
Vehicle
Panzer III Ausf N  (page: 46) Veteran 210
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Panzer III Ausf N Tracked 9+
  Turret-mounted light howitzer (0/24″)-48″ 1 HE Howitzer, HE (D6)
  Co-axial MMG 36″ 4 n/a
  Hull-mounted MMG 36″ 4 n/a Front arc
Panzer II Ausf A, B, C, F  (page: 45) Regular 105
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Panzer II Ausf A B C F Tracked 8+
  Turret-mounted light autocannon 48″ 2 +2 HE (D2)
  Co-axial MMG 36″ 4 n/a
Infantry
Kradschützen squad  (page: 22) Regular 161
Qty Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 NCO with Submachine gun 12″ 2 n/a Assault
1 Infantry with Light Machine gun (requires loader) 30″ 4 n/a Team (2 men)
6 Infantry with Rifle 24″ 1 n/a
1 Infantry with Submachine gun 12″ 2 n/a Assault
Entire squad mounted upon motorcycles and sidecars Motorbikes
Heer Pioneer squad  (page: 23) Veteran 151
Qty Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 NCO with Submachine gun 12″ 2 n/a Assault
1 Infantry with Flamethrower (requires assistant) 6″ D6 +2 Team (2 men), Flamethrower
1 Infantry with Light Machine gun (requires loader) 30″ 4 n/a Team (2 men)
3 Infantry with Rifle 24″ 1 n/a
1 Infantry with Submachine gun 12″ 2 n/a Assault
Entire squad equipped with anti-tank grenades Tank hunters
Machine gun
Medium Machine Gun team  (page: 30) Regular 50
Qty Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Medium Machine gun team 36″ 5 n/a Team (3 men), Fixed
Mortar
Medium Mortar team  (page: 32) Regular 50
Qty Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Medium Mortar team 18″-60″ 1 HE Team (3 men), Fixed, Indirect fire, HE (D6)
Artillery
75mm Pak 40  (page: 42) Veteran 132
Qty Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 75mm Pak 40 gun 72″ 1 +6 Team (4 men), Gun shield, Fixed, HE (D3)
Tows
Heavy Field Car  (page: 66) Regular 27
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
Heavy Field car Wheeled up to 6 6+
  Tow: Light howitzers; light or medium anti-tank guns; light anti-aircraft guns
Transports
Field Car (counts as Kübelwagen)  (page: 65) Regular 21
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Field car Wheeled up to 3 6+
SdKfz 251/1 half-track  (page: 63) Regular 89
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 SdKfz 251/1 half-track Half-track up to 12 7+ Open-topped
  Front pintle-mounted MMG 36″ 4 n/a Front arc, Flak
  Tow: Light or medium howitzer; light, medium, or heavy anti-tank gun; light or heavy anti-aircraft gun
Kübelwagen  (page: 65) Regular 21
Qty Vehicle Type Transport  Damage Value
  Weapons Range Shots Penetration Special Rules
1 Kübelwagen Wheeled up to 3 6+
Platoon Points: 1491
http://BoltAction.EasyArmy.com Source document: Armies of Germany

The army list above was not about being clever it was about what I have, and what I want to play with, the two things that I am missing from my collection are the 88 and the Nebelwerfer.  There are only so many points that can go around, I guess.

As I read the tank wars book I realised just how unprepared I was, I need transports for everything, and I have exactly zero transports.  I was hoping to use the stuff that I had already but it was pretty clear that it was not going to happen.  I have had to start ordering, so far only the halftrack, I still need to order the field car’s all three of them. maybe next week….

So really I am not ready for this con at all, thankfully it would not be a real con if I were, If there were not some last-minute painting, some really late nights, and some sheer panic to get stuff finished, it just would not be right.   Best of all, I still need to work out a way to transport both these armies with me to ChiTown.

I guess it is now time to just get to it and paint like crazy, but as I have put off finishing Deadpool, I have to ask.. What could possibly go wrong?

 

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