Played another game last night, with the following 800 point llist:
270 RSN Destroyers
150 CVN 6 Wings (Bombers)
120 2x Cruiser Accompanyments
13 models / 4 Activations
I'm pretty sure now the Destroyers don't fit in, but in general I like the theme of all Mediums. I'll see which unit seems right later this week; 270 points is a lot to play with.
Also, here's a shot of the table we used:
That's 25% coverage; we have Gravity Well templates for the three planetoids I randomly rolled. You can also see the three Comets waiting at the edge as well.
So, I didn't get much painting done this week, but I did do some:
That's a Battlecruiser pair and a Dindrenzi Carrier. I'm really slow when I paint; it took me hours to just wash them to bring out the detail. Granted, I had to wait quite a while between the first and second wash, as high humidity (near 100%) makes drying slow. I also had to figure out how to remove bits of paper towel afterward... Made more difficult because they had molded to the model and became gray.
I'm just starting to dry-brush metal on the plating, and can't figure out how I want to actually paint them... I'll enlist some online help.
Finally, I wanted to share one of my many 800 point lists. Despite a horrendous showing the first time, that loss was due to many poor decisions on my part, and don't reflect the value of the fleet:
3 Heavy Cruisers (Open Fore Torps)
Praetorian Battleship (+2 AP, Launch Tubes, Split Fire, 2 Interceptor Token)
This list focus on Activations and overwhelming Smalls. Generally, the Corvettes will be Shunted in, while everything else starts on the table. The 6 Frigates tend to draw fire away from the Escorts, which greatly enhance the Praetorians offense options.
So, I finally committed, and will be making the trek to Lansing Michigan for all three Firestorm Armada events at the Michigan GT. What this really means for me is I need to devote a LOT of time to painting over the next 8 weeks, as I have very little of my fleet painted. I also need to resign myself to not getting it fully "completed", with engine glow and small detailing. I just need to get everything "tabletop ready". And by everything, I mean the following Dindrenzi and RSN models:
3x Cruisers/Heavy Cruisers (magnetized)
1x Praetorian Battleship
3x Retarius Escorts
1x Dreadnought w/ 3x Escorts
I'm not sure I can build a 1200 point list I'm happy with using only these models. Fortunately, I did just obtain the Dindrenzi Planetfall fleet, but I have zero experience playing them, and will have a hard enough time painting what I have.
That said, I really want to try out the RSN Destroyers and Frigates, so we'll see how it goes short-term. Right now, I'm almost finished the initial wash on the Carrier and Battlecruiser; next step is the metal drybrushing.
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014