Warhammer 40,000 – I recently picked up a Knight Atrapos from Forgeworld. The model is very nice and I was able to get it put together and base coated in time to put it on the table at my regular game night.
The assembly was pretty simple, once you've built one or two of the knights you know the steps and what goes where. Clean up was also fairly simple the vents weren't to bad and the tabs were clearly labeled. I primed and base coated the model with Montana Gold spray and then picked out the metallic bits. Just enough to make it look ok on the table so I'm not playing with bare resin.
The plan for game night was 1,000 point lists, four players random teams. I was eager to try the Siccaran and Knight Atrapos so I built a list around them. Figuring Iron Hands make sense to ally with the Mechanicum Knight I took (2) tact squads in razor backs, (1) master of the forge a siccaran and the Knight. Some how I missed the memo because everyone else brought guard lists, more specifically (2) tank commander lists and (1) Death Korps in tunnelers with medusa artillery. We determined teams rolling even and odds and I was paired with the Death Korps player.
We played a simple 12" long edge deployment with Maelstrom cards as the win condition. Going second against that many tanks wasn't going to be fun so I rolled to seize the initiative and failed.
The beat down that followed was painful and I quickly realized I built a terrible list. Rather than running to get deep in their lines I walked forward and shot with the Knight dealing my self a hull point and failing to do more than take the turrent off a Leman Russ.
The second turn a bunch of vets assaulted it with melta bombs and managed to kill the Knight. It scattered back toward my lines and exploded killing two marines. My razorbacks were wrecked in the same turn and I was quickly left with a fairly useless army. Luckily my teammate was able to bring in the tunnelers and do some damage to the tanks but in the end it wasn't enough and we lost 8-4.
I feel like this Knight might work better as a Household formation instead of an Oathsworn detachment.