I had planned on getting a battle report up this week but I'm thinking that it's going to be delayed until next week. I've been busy getting some more paint onto my Ghar and I'm pretty happy with how they are progressing.
The command crawler is the piece that is the furthest along though the squad of suits that isn't too far behind. I still haven't gone as far as weathering yet but I've been adding some details; purple for the plasma generators, red for the sensors, and some black to break up some of the bare metal.
Once I get the squad of suits detailed, I think I'll hit the outcasts and see what I can do with them. I grabbed the wrong color wash for the skin tones but the one it grabbed seems like it might work out. It'll be easier to tell how it's working once I use it on a whole mini and not just the small flesh details that are on the command crawler.
I also went through the rest of my Therian miniatures and found some more that I can use as proxies for Isorians.
This gives me even more options for the regular troops though I still need to work out how many points I'm up to now. Unfortunately it didn't look like there was anything that would really pass for support weapons or drones but this is a good start.
And finally, I've decided to take part in a Bolt Action Combat Patrol tournament next month. I'd never heard of this format but it is a three round tournament with secret objectives for additional victory points, and a force limit of 450 points. I'm excited to give this a try though I'm finding myself torn. I'd planned on playing this one choosing the best combination of units to achieve the objectives. Actually apply tactics and such. Then I saw the M3 Stuart and my mad scientist brain started kicking in.
The M3 Stuart is a light tank from the beginning of the war but it can also mount a ridiculous number of machine guns. One coaxial MMG, one hull mounted MMG, two hull mounted LMGs, one pintle mounted MMG, all with a light anti-tank gun for the icing on top. This means this tank can lay down 23 dice just for the machine guns on a Fire order. It's also a third of the total points, has weak side and back armor, and makes some of the objectives impossible to achieve since that can only be done by infantry... but it's still really tempting! We'll just have to see if sound reasoning wins the day or the desire for more dakka! Until next time...