The 40K Hamateur Hour’s Road to Adepticon: Week 1

Hey Hams, I’m Dan, better known as FromTheShire online, and welcome back for the my post-Nova 2019 recap, in which I’ll be talking about the friends I made along the way, and…. wait what do you mean it’s 2020 already? Shit, really dropped the ball there, huh. That’s ok, we can save this!

Hey Hams, I’m Dan, better known as FromTheShire online, and welcome to my 2019 Year in Review! 2019 was a year of Contrasts, and I….. oh no way, you’re joking, right? FEBRUARY?! How on Earth… you know what, doesn’t matter, just roll the thing.

Hey Hams, I’m Dan, better known as FromTheShire online, and welcome to Week 1 of my Road to Adepticon! If you definitely don’t remember me from my Road to Nova entries, I’m the fool who tried to paint an Apocalyptic army in the 3-4 months leading up to Nova, as his first army. It went about as well as you think it did! Now I’m back to actually finish up this totally meant for Adepticon from the beginning army!

Nailed it.

What’s the plan?

This will be my first journey to Adepticon, and so I’m only signed up for one actual gaming event, the 40k Friendly, a 1500 point, single detachment series of games. I may still tweak the list a bit based on advice from some of my fellow Goonhammer authors who have been to the event before, since I know the definition of “friendly” can vary a bit, but my intention is to do all the final touches on existing models to bring them up above tabletop. The one exception I’m planning on is adding a Baal Predator because I own one, and where else am I going to use it other than in a friendly?

Where are you starting from?

Most of the army is some odd mix of 4 shades of airbrushed red and blocked in details, as very little has been touched since Nova. Here’s about where I’m starting from:

So far this week, I have started working on the Librarian Dreadnought. Rather than my usual jumping from project to project, I intend to keep working on one unit at a time until they are done. Let’s see how that works out!

The Kanban strikes back


So there you have it. Check back often for updates from myself and my much more talented Goonhammer brethren, and if you have any questions or feedback, drop us a note in the comments below or email us at