Adepticon and Bargain Devastators

Adepticon is coming up quick, and it's going to be a doozy. Being an old dude, time seems to be accelerating, but I can use Adepticon to gain some perspective. For example, last April was when I met Goatboy and had a nice discussion of the then-new Grey Knights Codex. The year before that, I met Jen Ikuta of Privateer Press, and she gave me a run through of their fairly new WarMachine. This year, I predict, will be a watershed moment for this con. The hotel is completely booked, the 40k tourney sold out immediately, and every indicator points to sheer mayhem - in a good way, of course.

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Plus there are exactly two cosplayers: the giant Army Transport mascot and the young lady who works for one of the vendors who dresses as a Sister of Battle. I can't remember what her name is, but I would like to thank her for distracting all the neckbeards so I can cut in the Forgeworld line.

I keed! I keed!
But seriously, I'm looking forward to going, and I think I'm going to do a guerilla giveaway hen I'm there. It will totally be on the down low, and it will be a "Where's Waldo" kind of thing. Stay tuned...

Are you going to Adepticon? Please let me know in the comments. What are you most looking forward to?

Here's the second part of this post. This is probably something that a lot of you have already firgured out, but it was new to me...I'm relatively new to Dev squads. So look at this picture:

Front Row: Sergeant, Hvy Plas, Hvy Bolter, Hvy Bolter, Rocket Launcher
Back Row: Hvy Las, Hvy Plasma, Hvy Las, Multi Melta, Sergeant
Although they are in various states of completion, you can clearly see the complement of weapons available in the Devastator Squad box. So how did I double the number of Devs? Here's what I did.

I purchased:

1 Devastator Squad box $35.00 retail, about $30.00 street
1 Assault Squad box $33.00 retail, about $28.00 street
5 Pairs of Space Marine legs $5.50 (on Ebay) 

The trick is that the Assult Squad box has an EXTRA sprue of 5 torsos.for use if you are not using jump packs. 

So with these torsos and the 5 extra legs, you have 5 extra platforms for those sweet heavy weapons. And in case there are point cost and loadout issues, I also painted the three bolter marines that come in the $8.50 box with blue devastator helmets for FOC flexibility.

Do you guys already do this? Are there other little tricks and bargains? I'd love to read about it.

1 comment:

  1. Come on out to ArctiCon in Valpo February 18th and give your planned army a whirl at the 40k tournament. Good way to test it out!