Plastic Stompa and New Apocalypse

Having written before about the plastic Stompa, from another source I have got further  confirmation that there will be a plastic Ork Stompa and it will cost £60.
This same source did not deny the Plastic Shadowsword either.
One new thing from them was that when these models are released in April, there will also be the release of a revised version of Apocalypse.

Imperial Guard Hellhound

This is Simon’s Imperial Guard Hellhound.
Imperial Guard Hellhound
He has made a few changes which make it look more like the Churchill Crocodile variant from the Second World War. Rather than have the external fuel tanks on the back of the Chimera, he has added an external fuel trailer.  This is from the Ork Skorcha model with an additional fuel drum added. In combat this would have the advantage that if the main flame weapon was taken out (or ran out) they could drop the trailer for greater speed and better maneuverability.
In our games we do use the Apocalypse flame template and this earlier posting explains why.
More pictures of the Hellhound.

Under “new management”

One of the vehicles Simon has in his collection is this very nice Space Marine Vindicator which is now under “new management”. Here are some more photographs in addition to the ones I have shown before.
Space Marine Vindicator
The back story behind the model is that a Space Marine Vindicator was taken out on the battlefield and then recovered by the Imperial Guard and pressed into service.
Rules wise Simon is using the Thunderer rules from the Forge World Imperial Armour book.
Space Marine Vindicator
This is a really nice model and I like what Simon has done with it.
More pictures of Vindicators.

Under new management

One of the vehicles Simon has in his collection is this very nice Space Marine Vindicator which is now under “new management”.

Imperial Guard Vindicator

The back story behind the model is that a Space Marine Vindicator was taken out on the battlefield and then recovered by the Imperial Guard and pressed into service.

Rules wise Simon is using the Thunderer rules from the Forge World Imperial Armour book.

Imperial Guard Vindicator

This is a really nice model and I like what Simon has done with it.

More pictures of Vindicators.

Fire up the Hellhound

Had a very good game last weekend and took some very nice pictures which I will endeavour to get online soon.
A typical game for me with my Orks versus Simon’s Imperial Guard, though different in another way as my force was very mechanised and his was very much infantry based with a Hellhound and a Medusa. Okay to call a Squiggoth mechanised is probably going a little too far, but I did have Wartrakks, Trukks, Killa Kanz, Dethkoptaz, a Gunwagon and a flying Ork Fighter-Bomma as well as the Squiggoth.
As per usual for our games we do take a bit of liberty with the rules changing things to make them more fun usually. One example pictured (below) is the use of the Apocalypse (large) flamer template for vehicle flame based weapons such as the Hellhound and Skorcha and use the smaller flamer template for handheld flamers.
Fire up the Hellhound
It always struck myself and Simon bizarre that the Hellhound or the Ork Skorcha would use the same template as a hand flamer! Though they have different strengths, the amount of flame that a larger more powerful flamer can propel must (and should) be bigger than the amount of fire that a small hand flamer can. With a bigger flamer it will be hotter, taken into account with the higher strength, but more fire is also needed.
So in this game we did use the bigger template and we think the game worked better for it. Alas I didn’t get to have a go, as my Skorch was taken out quite early on.
More pictures and observations later…