Life in Groningen

Thursday, July 20, 2006


-Sergeant Markos' last words after being knocked out at the battle for Tape's Line.

He was found in more or less a living state after the Tau retreated, he is now recouperating in sickbay waiting to take the fight to those blueskinns in the future!

It was a grim battle and much was lost, but victory is in our hands!

Say what?
I won a 1500pts Take and Hold yesterday versus TauTim. In the beginning a lot of my dudes got shot up but in the end it was the stubborn assault lead by Sergeant Markos that won the day. (O'Shavah rolling two 2's and two 1's on a charging assault helps too!) He actually survived about 3 to 4 rounds of CC against Tim's normal Shas'O with bodyguard and O'shavah on top. Some really sucky rollingon Tim's behalf and some totally pwning save rolls on my behalf made Markos the man of the match. (I actually rolled three 5's one round and three 3's the next on saving throws.)
Markos subsequently managed to kill O'shavah and the other Shas'O and some gundrones.
(love that powerfist) So this is an hommage to Markos:

Sergeant Markos was and still is my most active model, he has seen battle in all major conflicts of the L'orn Campaign (also known as the Dron Defiance) and is a veteran of both the ongoing Tyrannic wars and Tau campaigns. He has seen battle against the vile servants of the dark gods on numerous occasions and he has seen the red in the eyes of many a necron before extinguishing it. He's a master of infiltration and will always be found there where the fighting is the fiercest (and generally most dangerous for both sides). It's a fair guess that he has the highest body count in my army.

Though not always as lucky as last battle he almost always gets his points value back two fold. And as of yesterday I'm starting an HQ kill count. That's two stripes from yesterday, WHO'S NEXT!!

PS: Hmm, looking at the pictures I see there are some little dots that need touching up and I need to get "Markos" written down on his armor somewhere.



At 11:49 AM, Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

did you make that ? thats such a badass robot. dayum.

At 11:57 AM, Blogger Erwin said...

hehe, thanks. (sry cant help and go all nerd mode here)
He's actually a superhuman in an exosuit (kind of) and he's just 2" tall.

anyway if you liked that you should check out
>nerd mode of<

sry couldn't help it, just trying to bring more folks into the fold :(

At 1:13 PM, Anonymous Arjan said...

Those close-ups are really good.

And also good to hear you kicked some Tau butt (history is written by the victor).

At 1:34 PM, Blogger Erwin said...

indeed it is.
I finally found out how to focus manually. I feel kinda stupid now that I know how obvious it was :|

At 4:15 PM, Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

The pics turned out good, the extra modelling and painted bits look really good! Interesting positioning for the shoulder pad too that works very well. Overall, i LIKE it!!

Yesss, i likes ^.^


At 4:30 PM, Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

psh dont apologize. to help you out, ive linked you and your brothers blog to mine. ummm.. im not how much help ill be of but, i tried ? :D

anyway, i like it. good stuff.

At 4:30 PM, Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

sure. im not sure. ugh sorry. im spazzin out.

At 6:01 PM, Blogger Erwin said...

np, relax, thanks for linking.

At 1:25 AM, Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

Dont worry about this "spazin out", Erwin's blog likes to (frequently i might add) gain several replies per posting.

Helps him to update too as i dont think he finds 'chat logs' as amusing as we do :P

I also noticed something, Erwin, kill the mold lines :P


At 11:37 AM, Blogger Erwin said...

yeah i saw the moldlines on the backpack
this is actually one of the models from before I even knew what moldlines were. I'm going to try and remove as much of them as possible without fucking up the paintjob. Arguably one of the best paintjobs i did to date, after having repainted him for three times I think.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger The Angelus Sanctus said...

Id say just leave it since its already painted, as i just saw some mold lines in the lil spiked bit as well, so you might as well let it go. Plus, its not like you'll REALLY notice them unless you are holding the mini a few inches away from your eyes.


At 10:28 PM, Blogger Erwin said...

true that (the pics are magnified like, 3 times?)

At 2:25 AM, Blogger R2K said...

Looks like a real tank! : )

Yes, in my limited background, the best warrior is that which can live in country. Spend a week, or a month, picking targets at will. Strength is very important here, but also it could be stealth.

At 12:35 PM, Blogger Erwin said...


hey, guessing you've seen PotC2 as well:P



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