Sunday, December 3, 2017

Hivefleet Hydra - The Warriors

Greetings, everybody!

On todays menu, Tyranid warriors.

The sneek peek site in the White Dwarf announced one fine day new models for the tyranid range. Depicted was the a plastic tyranid warrior. That was the time I came back to 40k and back into the hobby after my puberty hiatus.

I LOVE the Warrior Model. It is such a unique design, and though I am currently wandering different paths in the hobby, the warrior is still one of my favourite models.

In 4th Edition, there were severall way to play Tyranids. Hivefleet Moloch initiated a pure onslaught of Big Bug Armylists, called the "Godzilla Army".

I wanted to have something different and came up with the warrior list.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hivefleet Hydra - The Babyphant

Greetings everybody!

Another blast from the past!
I arranged my Tyranids in different Broods.
Brood one was basically the first army I ever made. Being a big fan of genestealers, it mainly consisted of Genestealers, Liktors, a Hive Tyrant... a generic Tyranid Army.

Brood Two was supposed to be something special. While Hivefleet Moloch build his Godzilla Army, I wanted to have somethig until today rather unique. A Tyranid Warrior army. I will shine some light on the Warriors next time.

Today I want to show you the so called "Babyphant".

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hivefleet Hydra - The Dominatrix

Greetings everybody!

In the early day of (well, early from nowadays... we all get old :D) there had been one the one side, compared to todays range, very few Tyranids Models out there.
On the other hand, very talented people crowded there, designing concepts and ideas for all kinds of tyranids.

And since the carnifex was the only biggy in plastic, owning a hierodule form Forge World was one of the biggest thing to have.
By a lucky coincident I came into the possession of a second hierodule.

But, what to do, with a second one, when there is hardly a chance to field even one.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wotan: Interception


Nomads: Hydra 
PanOceania: MjustM

The horribly long time it takes to get everything in order is reason for this shorty

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tiberium Testrun

"Pollux here! We need to get rolling, assemble everyone. We need to find out, what Armino Industries is producting there!"

Prelude OP:ER Tiberium Testrun

 ~intercom³ activated~
~key accepted~
~channel 20.9 secured~
"What's the status, Dr. Hayashi?"
"Sir, we are close, but we need more time! The composition of the delta-molec..."
"Spare me the details! You have asked for an extension of the rescources and time already. More than once. My patience is over, Dr Hayashi. I need results. I need something I can sell."
"B-b-but... we are not ready... we can't..."

"You can. And you will. Our stock is falling and we need to do something or we can all look for a new job. In two days, Dr. Hayashi, we will show the sphere what we are capable of doing with this Tiberium and they will beg to buy it from us!"
"But sir! I m-m-m-must i-i-in-insist! The composition is not stable yet. We have to run more t-t-tests and make sure..."
"Yeah! You have two days to make it work. Now, don't waste time anymore!"
~Connection served~
~withdrawing spyware~
~running trace cleaning~
~erasing log and reg data~

"In two days, ladies and gentlemen, I and my company, will show you the next step in cube technology. So ready your wallets and contact your brookers, because this will go off like a rocket!"
Dr. Susanne Lambertin
Armino Industries
exclusive for STOCK WATCH


Monday, November 13, 2017

Tiberium Run

//Left Flank here. We are approaching the designated targets.//

//In chase you are looking for us, we are IN the train... hahaha!//
**Quit the BS! Report!**
//Well, I got a rather good sight on those civiis on the market place. And across the street, there is a NOD building. It looks like something is moving there.//

**What about those crystals?**
//Well, they are right in front of us.//
**Right flank! Report!**
##We are in position.##

##The Naga in the Mosque will grab that meteorhead of a Imam in the mosque and some stones while he's at it. We will lock down the lanes here.##

**Okay, people, move on my mark. One, two...**

The DEC units on the left flank moved cautiously, but were not as alone as they thought. While they had moved into position, blurry shadows had climbed the stairs of the shopping mall and had crossed its roof...

The Bagh Mari were just about to grab their objectives, when hell broke loose. The squad bunkered down in the NOD tower pinned them down in the train with the constant rain of bullets the HMGs supplied. With growing furor, the NOD henchmen blasted at the train, killing their HMG rifle(wo-)man. Having lost their long range firpower, the remaining two Bagh Mari, could do little, but hide in the train, shooting back the occasional shot once in a while.

While some of the shadows on the malls roof top grabbed as many civilians as the could lay their claws on otheres traded shots with the bulleteer...

Unseen from anyone, the little DEC Remote grabbed some Tiberium Crystals, stashed them and crawled into safety.
While the middle of the battlefield was dominated by the NOD link team, the 112 was busy brinign all the fallen HMG rifleman back to life who had been hit by a lucky strayshot.

On the right flank, the Irregular Sniper had a deadly duel with an NOD sniper, which ended 1:0 for the DEC. Unfortunatly that was the only thing that worked n that flank. The Naga approached the Imam as planned, but at the same time had a deadly date with the NOD henchman lurking back there...

Jeffrey, the pathfinder REM, was blinded by a over-enthusiastic NOD warcor, yet was able to convince the Imam to come with him ("Come with me, if you want to liveeee!"),but also grabbed some crystals aswell.

Sadly there were not enough orders to bring Jeffrey into savety. While Jeffrey and the Imam marveled at the mosques carpets, the NOD parachutist found them to be an easy target. He kicked in the mosques door, blasted Jeffrey into unconsiousness and took the crystals and the Imam from its twitching limbs, after which he disappeared in an adjacent room.
But Jeffrey wasn# willing to give up his loot so easily. After being fixed up by a little helperbot, he squabbled after the thief. It was probably due to the hit he had taken earlier or a malfunction in his sensor cluster, but when he met his adversary eye to eye, Jeffrey blasted the roof to pieces while he suffered a way graver fate.

Having lost such a big piece of the cake, the Tik decided to taake things into his own, big, hands. Sadly, a round of teseum tipped rounds ended his effords.
And before the enemy could loot the percious TAG, the helperbot decided to destroy it on its own. Even used a command token for that...

In the end, a sneaky shadow approached Pollux from behind and put a bullet in his artifical heart.

Prelude Tiberium Run

"This is Ericha Joana, reporting in for KNC. I am here, close to the barrier, the police has just erect. What has happened here exactly is still unkown and officials have denied any request for an interview so far. What caan be said for sure is the following: Along the monorail line M29 from Nippur to Burna have mysterious crystals sprouted from the ground. These crystals are not of geological origin and the public is advised to avoid any contact with them. Found were these crystls by rail workers, who came in contact ith the crystals. Soon after the contact, the workers complained about serious health issues. Now they are under quarantine in the local medical center. Furthermore..."

With the swipe of a hand, the projection fell silent.

"This is our responsibility. How could this have happened?"

**I don't know, but if I should guess, a bullet must have hit one of the containers. It was quite a gunfight, you know.**

"And then you didn't notice, that you have been spilling the way all along?"

**It is not the time to ask for who's fault it was. We still have no clue what we are supposed to do with this stuff. Neither could have anyone guessed that this stuff would be toxic. It hasn't been at least, when we dealt with it.**

"This seems to be different then. We should gather some samples then... but we can't go there ourselves."
**Then we send someone... and I just know the right people for that...**


**Pollux here. We are closing in on the designated area. The Bagh Mari, supported by Schroedinger and the Kaplan are taking the left flank. The Irregulars, supported by Callisto are with me on the right flank. Gaia, we could use some sat recon for the area.**
##Gaia here. Our satelite window will be open any moment...
...transfering data now!##

**There are still civillians in this area. We should get them out aswell! But beware, they have probably come into contact with the crystals. Grab as much as you can and let's get out.**
##Pollux, we have detected another presence in your area. Some else is around to grab those crystals. Proceed with caution!##

**You heard it! No funny buisness now!**

Intermission - the Creation of Castor & Pollux

Gibeon. Silas Ark. The city has its way with the night. While the commercial districts a mainly silent and not so bright, the amusement sectors of the city buzz with life. Music flows like water through the streets, mixed with laughter, shouting and the eventual bang of something hitting something else.
The DEC headquarter of the planet lies pretty much on the boarder of the commercial sector and the amusement sector. The large building itself stands dark and quiet, only the entrance to the IAS (immediate action store) is lit. A smoking, slightly hulking figure standing in front of it, busying itself with a ComLog, that casts a green light onto the figures face.
The silence of the groundlevel stands in stark contrast to the sedulously busyness of the sublevels. Maintainace tasks, weapon training, server fostering, vehicle fleet support... and beneath all that, a laboratory.

"Download complete" one of the masked figures announces. "Okay, now we need to be careful. Extracting the neural probes of X-7 now." A second figure, standing infront of a screen, replies. Inside the tank, marked with X-7, tiny cables move like lazy worms, retreating slowly from the head of the body. "And we're clear." The relief in his vice was obvious. "Initiating the Exit sequence on three."  A beeping sound indicated the coundown. Hoses started to release vapour, small lightiodes started flashing and aa gurgling sound filled the chamber, while the green liquid, that had filled the tank, dissapeared in a mesh on the tanks bottom. The body in side the taank, which had be carried by the liquid, touched the ground. Although its floating stance suggested, that there was no body tension, the figure stood straight and upright once the liquid was gone. With a hissing sound and more vapour, the tanks lid opened in to the room and figre walked out.
"Full bio scan!" the new arrival claimed with a strong, deep voice. The hologram in the centre of the room showed a humanoid silouette and a few seconds later, the green light indicated, that everything was in order.
"Very well! Let's get me out of the other tank." The tall figure walked over to the second tankaand rested one palm on the glass.
"Very well, sir. The download is alreaady complete. Extracting the neural probes of X-8 now." On of the masked figures answered. Again the cables fixed to the figures head inside the tank wormed out under the skin. But this time some was different. One of the cables suddenly started to twitch, a siren started blaring and the green light, that seconds before bather the room, switched to a beastly red.
"Get me out there!", the tall, naked figure started pacing like a tiger infront of the tank. The masked figures worked feverishly on the the different screens and soon the liquid inside the tank started to dissapear in the grounds mesh. Even before the tank was completly empty, the naked figure ripped the tanks lid from its angles. Green liquid pour on the floor and the figure inside the tank fell out, like a marionette served from its strings. The falling body was caught by the first, which bellowed "Run a full bio scan!"
A few seconds later, the computer voice announced:"I have deteced a malfunction in the cube linux cortex. A neuroprobe must have come into contact with the down line connection and caused a short time overload in the cubes mainframe. Other than that, the biological functions are all working. After a reset the LHost should work. Only the cube funktions will be insufficent."

REMs gone Wild

+++ Incoming Transmission +++
+++ Encryption: Dragon Level +++
+++ Code: Jade +++
+++ Initiate Connection (accept/deny) +++
+++ Connection initiated +++
Huānyíng, dignified Brother. I am sorry that I have troubling news that requires your immediate attention. Two days ago, a YuJing Lhost facility was under attack by a so far unknown enemy, resulting in the total destruction of the underground complex. What is not known by the public is that our Society was experimenting with modified Lhosts equipped with illegal social enhancers for brainwashing. In fact, the facility was destroyed by our agents to cover our tracks.
It seems, however, that only the intruders were able to retrieve one of our superior Lhosts, but two remotes of the facility were malfunctioning and left the building before its destruction, possibly with records of what was going on.  
This is a chance and a risk, so we must act swiftly. The authorities must not access the remotes memory, as our participation in the incident could become public. For us however, the remotes could bring information on who attacked the facility and fled with our Lhost. Assemble a team, find the remotes and bring them to us. Finally, it is possible that our adversary has the same agenda, so be prepared for resistance. If you encounter the enemy, salvage some of their communication devices so we can bring some light into this disturbing chain of events.
Hǎo yùn, dignified Brother.
+++ Connection terminated +++
Mission: 20*20 System Version 3
Primary: Retrieve Remotes
Secondary: Scavenge Enemy Technologies

logo_202.png Jade Door Intrusion Team
GROUP 1sep.gifsep.giforden_regular.pngorden_irregular.pngorden_impetuosa.png2
logo_13.pngSOPHOTECT Combi Rifle, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 31)
logo_20.pngYUDBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
logo_20.pngYUDBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
logo_26.pngSFORZA Viral Rifle + Adhesive Launcher, Nanopulser / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0 | 25)
logo_1.pngCELESTIAL GUARD Lieutenant Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
logo_1.pngCELESTIAL GUARD Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 13)
logo_1.pngCELESTIAL GUARD MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 21)
logo_1.pngCELESTIAL GUARD Hacker (Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 21)
logo_1.pngCELESTIAL GUARD (Kuang Shi Control Device) Combi Rifle + Light Smoke Grenade Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 13)
logo_10.pngKUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5)
logo_10.pngKUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5)
GROUP 2sep.gifsep.giforden_regular.pngorden_impetuosa.png4
logo_2.pngZHÀNYING HMG / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (1 | 30)
logo_2.pngZHÀNYING (Fireteam: Haris, Sensor) Breaker Combi Rifle, Nimbus Grenades / Pistol, Electric Pulse. (0.5 | 27)
logo_7.pngHSIEN MULTI Rifle, Nanopulser / Pistol, AP CCW. (0 | 57)
logo_1.pngCELESTIAL GUARD (Kuang Shi Control Device) Combi Rifle + Light Smoke Grenade Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 13)
logo_10.pngKUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5)
logo_10.pngKUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5)
logo_10.pngKUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5)
logo_10.pngKUANG SHI Chain Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 5)
4.5 SWC | 300 Points

logo_102.pngDEC Assault Team
GROUP 1sep.gifsep.giforden_regular.png10
logo_1.pngREGULAR Lieutenant Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 10)
logo_1.pngREGULAR (Sapper) MULTI Sniper Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (1.5 | 22)
logo_1.pngREGULAR (Forward Observer) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 11)
logo_1.pngREGULAR Hacker (Hacking Device, FastPanda) Combi Rifle + Light Grenade Launcher / Pistol, Knife. (1 | 23)
logo_7.pngTIKBALANG HMG, Heavy Flamethrower, Antipersonnel Mines / AP CCW. (2 | 85)
 sep.giflogo_7.pngCRABBOT Flash Pulse / Knife. (0)
logo_13.pngBULLETEER Heavy Shotgun / Electric Pulse. (0 | 17)
logo_8.pngNAGA (Minelayer) Boarding Shotgun, Antipersonnel Mines / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 27)
logo_8.pngNAGA Hacker (Assault Hacking Device) Combi Rifle / Pistol, Knife. (0.5 | 32)
logo_12.pngFUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
logo_19.pngKAPLAN Engineer Combi Rifle, Adhesive Launcher, D-Charges / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
GROUP 2sep.gifsep.giforden_regular.png2
logo_19.pngKAPLAN Doctor (MediKit) Combi Rifle, Blitzen / Pistol, Knife. (0 | 27)
logo_15.pngPALBOT Electric Pulse. (0 | 3)
logo_12.pngFUGAZI DRONBOT Flash Pulse, Sniffer / Electric Pulse. (0 | 8)
6 SWC | 300 Points


+ Team Tiger Sniper here, Position secured +
+ Dragon Haris Team here, in postion in front of the nightclub +
+ Count-as Sophotect Proxy and Lucien Sforaze disguised as three Wu Ming here, we had wild night, a rough morning a flat tire and took the train, but we finally arrived! +
+ Enemy sighted! +
Turn 1:
When Hsien Agent Chao left the dropship, he saw schemes of hostile movement on the other side of the plaza, already going into firing position. Looking on the digital area map, he decided that the drone in the back alley on the right flank had to be retrieved first.
Since approaching the alley from the plaza seemed like a good way to get shot in the process, Chao ordered his two Zahnying companions to follow him into the nightclub in front of them, which back entrance led directly into the alley with the target. The few visitors already fled the area when the armed transporter arrived, but the holodancer at the pole was still dancing, creating a bizarre contrast to the heavily armed agents, walking carefully through the hall.
“Dignified Agent”, Chao heard one of his companions on his commlink, “contact ahead. My Sensor detected hostile in the back room, first floor. If we move any further, we will enter his cyberwarfare-range.”
Chao looked around and smiled cruelly. Using the elevator, the agents entered the gallery on the far side of the room, and made visual contact to the trooper in the next room while staying outside of the hacking range.  
The camo of the rogue Naga agent in the next room offered no protection against Chao and his Multispectral Visor and the hostile went down with a couple of shock rounds in his chest.
From the back room Chao peeked outside, where a whole squad of hostiles were taking firing positions. However, none of them was prepared for an assault from this angle, so the Agent changed his plan. 
“Agents prepare for engaging, we will clear the street before closing in on the target.”
The team positioned itself at the windows at leaned out simultaneously, guns blazing. When the gunfiring ended a couple of seconds later, five enemy troopers and drones were taken out of action. The team quickly advanced into the street.
“Chao to Team Tiger, back alley secured, occupy the plaza. Repeat, occupy the plaza.”
“Tiger Sniper here, affirmative….”AARGH!”
“This is Tiger Observer, Sniper is down, repeat, Sniper is down! Dignified Agent, we lost visual on the enemy TAG, it might be heading into the alley!” 

“Confirmed.” Agents, secure the street, we get compa…”
His words were abrupted by heavy gunfire, as the hostile TAG perforated a car on the street with its HMG, shredding the Agent behind it in the process. 
The second agent tried to jump into cover while the TAG approached, but it was too late, and he also went down, being hit by several heavy-calibre rounds. As the last survivor of the Team, Chao turned around and brought his weapon at the ready. When the TAG broke through the debris on the street however, the agent’s rifle was not able to stop the machine. Hit by more than a dozen rounds, the agent went down just in front of the target drone, leaving the TAG alone standing upright in a suddenly silent street full of fire, wrecks and corpses.   
Turn 2
Lt. Chungsao flinched away from the window as bullets hit the wall next to him. His team was in a dire situation. With the haris team on the right flank gone and the sniper on the roof dead, the remaining forces were pinned down by a deadly crossfire between the tikbalang in the backalley and the hostile sniper on the other side of the plaza. The ISS still had superior numbers, but desperately lacked long-ranged firepower, and from the frequent explosions Chungsao could tell that the advancing Kuang Shi were taken out at an alarming rate. Running out of options, he restored order in the broken fireteam. "Tiger one to striketeam, the backalley is lost, repeat, backalley is lost. Concentrate on the remote in the building ahead!"

"Tiger two, reform link and fog the plaza in!" With a muffled popping, several grenades were shot out of his building, covering wide areas of the plaza in thick smoke. "Dr. Unterholz, the enemy is blind, get the remote, MOVE!". The rogue panoceanian scientist (with sophotect-abilities) ran in zigzag routes to the building, opened the door, and connected her interface with the malfunctioning drone. Within seconds, she overrode the protocols, bringing the remote under her control.

In an astonishing speed, both made it back into the ISS's deployment zone before the smoke dispersed or the mercenaries could react.

On the right flank, the severely injured zhanying agent Lee partly regained consciousness due to automatic nanostimuly from his armor. He began to drag himself forward, but froze when he heard the heavy footsteps of the hostile TAG nearby. As he peaked around the corner, he could only watch as a hostile mercenary entered the alley under cover from the TAG and fixed the target-remote without interference. While the reprogrammed drone quickly moved in the direction the mercs came from, the trooper walked deeper into the alley. Lee could not see the troopeer, bur realised that this was the last location of dignified Hsien Agent Chen. A spark in his commlinkdisplay confirmed his fears, the enemy had just disconnected and salvaged chens communication device.

A moment later, he heard LT. Chensaos voice over commlink. "One remote recovered, the other is lost. All forces retreat immediately." Cursing, the agent slowly crawled back in deeper into the shadows. The loss of a remote and the information leak due to the stolen commlink were a painful defeat for the jade door.
Primary: Retrieve Remotes: Jade Door 1 - DEC 1
Secondary: Salvage Enemy Technology: Jade Door 0 - DEC 1