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All posts for the month August, 2011

Vacation is here and it is good. Currently, I am spending my vacation painting my Grey Knights, reading Rynn’s World, and watching my son… really just trying to get my fix of 40k before I go back to the grind. Anyway, Rynn’s World is awesome. Not that anyone cares, but here is my review. Skip the review if you haven’t read the book yet.

SPOILER ALERT! First off, the story is about the near extinction of the Crimson Fists by the Orks. The book started off fantastic. Great fight in the beginning, the Orks murdered the Fists. As it goes on the story builds nicely adding elements of the day to day life of the Rynnites and how the Fists interact with them. Then come the Orks taking the Fists by surprise and in one fell swoop take out a majority of the Fists by some freak thing. Sorry but that sucks. Of course I am not done with the book yet but pretty close and things could change but I was expecting to see a bloody and and disgusting Ork battle. Instead, all the cool graphic parts dealt with what the Orks did to the Rynnites.

Basically the book is similar to any old WWII movie where the squads that are followed throughout the story come away clean, with no casualties. I would have liked to seen glimpses of the annihilation of the fists over the course of a few battles. So that really is my only complaint at this point otherwise a fun book. Hey it inspired me to create this list.

The list is not really based on the book but my attempt at being semi-competitive and fluffy at the same time, using weapons and troops as they did in the book. You might ask why I didn’t use Kantor… because I believe that characters are unique models and should only be used as a rarity.

153 Captain (Storm Bolter, Artificier Armour, Power Fist, Hellfire Rounds)
127 Command Squad (4 Storm Bolters, Metla Bombs)
75 Razorback (Lascanon/TL Plasma Gun)
180 Tactical Squad(10) (Melta Bombs, Plasma Cannon)
180 Tactical Squad(10) (Melta Bombs, Plasma Cannon)
85 Scout Snipers(5) (1 Missile Launcher, Camo Cloaks)
155 Sternguard Vets(5) (Storm Bolters, Melta Bombs)
55 Drop Pod (Deathwind Missile Launcher)
115 Deadnought (Assault Cannon, Heavy Flamer)
115 Deadnought (Assault Cannon, Heavy Flamer)
120 Predator (Auto Cannon, Side Sponson Lascannon)
120 Predator (Auto Cannon, Side Sponson Lascannon)

Note that the flamers and plasmas are there to purge the dead Orks so the dead don’t spawn more. That and the power fists are probably the only thing that makes this list fluffy, but whatever… I had fun making it.