So after preparing my army for the 2v2, I arranged for a game with Marshall, Lum and Melvin to give my army a good spin. I have never used the Skyhammer before and this would be my maiden game. Lum however is an experienced Skyhammer player and I learned quite a lot from the game with them.
While Marshall wasn't in the true sense my partner for the tourney, he designed a list that he felt comfortable with that was balanced. It allowed me to see what worked for me too.
|Marshall would capture the points while I was in their face|
Another was that I should not have only 4 Grav Cannons in one unit of Devastators. 35 points per model, they were way too easily killed.
|Interestingly enough, the Eviscerator actually worked in this game, killing the Stormsurge.|
|It became a bloody race to kill by mid game|
|With Lum eventually outnumbering me|
|Came back and continued preparing more Marines|
|With only a week left, I really had to push out more Marines and fast|
|More hitting the table|
|I put those finished facing me to keep me motivated|
|And remagnetized all of the Eviscerator arms with Bolt Pistol and Chainsword|
Worst part was that I realised I was running short of my 2.5mm x 2.5mm magnets! Rummaging my magnet case, I found a stack of 2.5mm x 3mm magnets and I went to work with them, drilling deeper into the minis and hopefully not break the arms.
|After finding the right parts, I magnetized them|
|While the arms were being primed, I started working on their bodies|
|This time working on more than 3 so I can finish in time|
|Always amazed how much a deadline can help push modelling progress|
|Focussed on the Devastators knowing that these models were complete|
|Airbrushed them arms|
|Only the arms left!|
|Boom arms done!|