Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Two weekends ago, Brian Smith and I got the crazy idea that we should drive to Chicago for Adepticon. Like all truly great ideas, this one was formulated at the last minute. So perhaps it was the lack of sleep or the incredibly savvy Brit who was working the booth, but we both walked away from the Forge World booth with much more than we had anticipated.
Without intending to, I’ve apparently re-started my Bad Moon army; I hope to finally get it to feel right this time. Each time I’ve started the army previously, it’s just never quite felt Bad Moony enough; the army hasn’t felt like it’s had enough Dakka.
Well, I think I’m on the way to solving that little problem. I give you the Dakka Trakk:
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Forge World’s “Imperial Armour 8: Raid on Kastorel Novem”, there is plenty of tasty Ork goodness contained within. One such vehicle is the Ork “Big Trakk” which can be taken in squadrons of 1-3 as a Heavy Support slot.
These bad boys can sport a whopping 6 Big Shootas, plus a Flakka Gun that basically has the same stats as a Hyrda (minus the twin-linked, dammit). On top of all that shooty, they still have a transport capacity of 6 and Front Armor 12!
Now, to be fair, two of the Big Shootas are actually “Grot Sponsons”. Meaning they get one higher Ballistic Skill, but have the chance of getting smeared across the hull every time your vehicle takes a Glancing or Penetrating hit. Forge World makes their own kit for these little guys, but I just slapped together some random bits to create mine:
Next up, I’ve got a unit of Nobs with lots of nice, loud twin-linked Shootas. Granted, it’s not the best kit-out for a Nob squad, but they look flashy and that’s what being a Bad Moon is really about. The models are based off of Micro Art Studios Long-Coat Ork Torsos . Ian converted up all the guns for everyone (plus the Painboy), I simply added the Nob heads and Armored Gubbins.
So, all in all, I think I have a good start towards an army with more bullets than sense. I’ve still got a second Big Trakk to build and I need to make a Big Mek Junka with Kustom Force Field to protect them.