Friday, 16 June 2017

The Emperors Feth Astra Militarum Army Part 3 - Troops - Heavy Weapons Squads

This third post in the series continues the tour of my Astra Militarum army 'The Emperors Feth'. You can catch my list and how I got into the army here anwhat my HQ looks like here.

Today I fancied delving into my lone platoon and having a look at what heavy weaponry I have.

He ain't heavy, he's my brother
Every army needs light and heavy vehicle killers and so I chose 9 heavy weapon teams to sit in my platoon as 2 heavy weapon squads and 3 teams distributed across my HQ and 2 troop squads that combine together. I group them as follows:

1 lascannon in the HQ - 1 shot but at bs4.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Star Dads Interview - Guy Haley

We all know Guy Haley as one of Black Library's star authors. From his first novel, Baneblade, to his latest works including Perturabo, the quality of his writing has always been high and us all over at the four dads have always enjoyed his work.

Guy kindly agreed to be interviewed for the Four Dads of the Apocalypse and are we glad he did as he was super friendly, really interesting and has also kindly sent some photos of his miniatures which are fantastic!

Therefore we are pleased to present writer, veteran hobbyist and dad - Guy Haley...

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Rulebook Pictures - Warhammer 40k 8th edition

Hi all.

I have stumbled across some pics of the new 8th edition rulebook.
What do you think?


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Stepping Between Games - Model size comparison

I just want to redirect anyone who is listening to one of our favourite blogs - Stepping Between Games. The last post was of a size comparison between different models (You can find it here) which I found really interesting.

I am a big fan of the Primaris marines that are going to be released as they look just awesome and I like the idea of more elite marines in 40k that fit in-between terminators and Adeptus Astartes. The picture on Stepping Betwen Games clearly shows the enormous size differences of the new models and shows that they'll look awesome on the tabletop. The two leaders especially - Captain in Gravis armour and Death Guard Lord of Contagion are HUGE!!!

It will certainly be interesting to see how they will play in the game.

What do you guys think?

James – A blog about Warhammer 40k and the Horus Heresy by four Dads

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Four dads update - What have we been up to?

It's been over a month since our last post on the blog which is a poor show really from us dads so firstly we must apologise, but then we must justify ourselves too!!

Sometimes in dad land life gets in the way a little more than when you are single or are attached with no children. This is part of the reason why we began the blog with 4 of us contributing rather than just have 4 separate blogs - at least one of us would be posting to keep the blog updated regularly. Unfortunately for the last couple of months time has been pressed for all of us here at dad HQ:

- Rich has been covering the job of his boss and is jet setting all over the world so doesn't even know what time it is let alone when he blogged last.
- Steve has been consumed with work and his twins who are getting bigger and more mobile - the last I saw of Steve he was packing his guard army up to go into storage!!! (don't worry he still has about 18 other armies!).
- Dave has been out and about with his son doing Mr Tickle activities (!?)

Saturday, 15 April 2017

"Guns. We need more guns." Astra Militarum v Nurgle Battle Report - Round 2

Having played the first battle (here) and been sent away with my tail in-between my legs as my assault army got out assaulted by a bunch of Plague zombies who are amazing in combat (enough for you yet Mike?!) revenge has always been on my Death Company Chaplain's mind. As he crawled off the battlefield a bloody mess he vowed to take down Typhus once and for all and amassed an Astra Militarum force with a squad of Death Company to lead Typhus and his zombie horde into a trap...
"Guns. We need more guns." Astra Militarum v Nurgle Battle Report - Round 2

The preview for the battle can be found here where I outline how I approached the game and offered up my list.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

"Guns. We need more guns." Blood Angels v Nurgle the rematch - preview

About a month ago I received a proper thrashing from my friend Mike and his Nurgle traitors who proved far too durable for my Blood Angels assault force (see the comments on the battle here).

I made a couple of mistakes in the battle but ultimately the extra bonuses given by papa Nurgle for using a specific formation was too much for my assault force. Extra cover saves, feel no pain, zombie regeneration and, the one that most hurt, reducing my WS, S & T by 1 meant that my - not amazing I will admit - assault focused force just could not get the job done. During this battle I also said that the Nurgle army was not great in combat. Mike has never let me forget this as all of his army demolished me in combat!!! - Gah!

However, crawling from the field, covered in blood the Death Company Chaplain vowed to exact revenge upon the foe and take the head of Typhus. In the last month he has been amassing a new force to crush the traitors once and for all.
"Guns. We need more guns." Blood Angels v Nurgle the rematch - preview

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Shadow War Armegeddon - Prelude to 8th Edition 40k?

The release of Shadow War Armegeddon has certainly piqued interest in the Warhammer 40k community. The box looks amazing with some amazing terrain and 3 kill teams (2 x scout marine squads and 1 Ork squad) included.
 Shadow War Armegeddon Games Workshop Boxed Game

Friday, 31 March 2017

Flesh Tearers Death Company Progress Update

Not a great deal has been happened in 4 Dads town of recent times. Work has been taking over our lives and even the whatsapp conversations have been declined over the last few weeks.

At last I have been able to begin expanding my death company after much consideration about bigger squads and better weapons following my drubbing against nurgle (see this post).

So here I have a little progress to show as I have sprued and glued 6 more marines and a bunch of arms ready to go. I have also basecoated them white - I choose to paint 7-8 thin layers of white rather than spray them. I don't know why, I have always done this even though it takes much longer!
Flesh Tearers Death Company Progress Update
I have prepped up some plasma pistols to go on the marines but actually on reflection I may replace them with Infernus pistols. They are shorter range but with jump packs that shouldn't be a problem and gives me the option of attacking armour or infantry in a fight.

Also I have put together a death company dreadnought which has been basecoated and washed with nuln oil. As you can see I am, panel by panel, going back over the dread with white leaving the recesses dark. This is something I will do with the marines as well which is time consuming but ends with a really good look in my opinion.
Flesh Tearers Death Company Progress Update
As you may realise my Death Company are white instead of black. I much prefer white and seee it as try ing to gain ascension in the name of glory rather than running headlong into a fight to die. Also they stand out really well on the tabletop!!!

Hopefully i'll get more work done on these guys in the Easter holidays and get another update out pronto. Please let me know what you think and if you have any ideas on how to get them out by all means share in the comments below.

All the best,
James – A blog about Warhammer 40k and the Horus Heresy by four Dads

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Comment on a battle - Blood Angels v Nurgle Chaos

Recently I played a game with my Flesh Tearer Blood Angels against a friends Nurgle chaos. I didn't have time to set up a proper battle report and take amazing photographs so I thought that I would just comment on the battle itself seeing as I haven't played for a while and have never played against this army before.

First and foremost the game was a tactical objectives game with objectives numbered 1-6 scattered around the table. We played 1500 points of which the armies were picked to the theme of the army. The Blood angels were fast moving units with jump packs, drop pods and a baal predator and very assault orientated while the chaos nurgle army was a plague zombie army with lots and lots of zombies and a few plague marines and champions thrown in for good measure.

Effectively could the Blood Angels charge the Chaos acolytes and hit hard enough before being swamped and overrun by zombies?

Flesh Tearers army
DC Chaplain
2 units of DC
5 Terminators
2 Assault squads
2 tactical squads - 1 with a drop pod
Baal Predator