Saturday, February 9, 2013

Back from the Dead

I'm finally posting again. Sorry about the delay, I've just been a fuddy duddy the last few months. My girlfriend and I are going to be having a baby soon, so I'll be gaming even less. I did play a fairly interesting game yesterday with Blake.

We played 1750 points of my Dark Angels vs his Chaos Space Marines. A battle for the ages with all of the nice rules influencing each other's rolls and whatnot. We played Vanguard Strike, Big Guns Never Tire. I was running Belial with 4-5 man Deathwing squads, a mastery level 1 Librarian, a 10 man Tactical squad, and 3 Predator Destructors. He had Lucius the Eternal, a winged Daemon Prince, 20 Noise Marines, 2 Autocannon Havoc squads, a Heldrake, 2 Obliterators, and a unit of Chaos Marines. It was a bottom of turn 1 melee bloodbath. The 4 Deathwing squads deep struck turn 1 behind his deployed units and poured a bunch of twin linked Storm Bolter and Assault Cannon shots into Noise Marines to thin them out a bit. Their sonic salvo weapons are a beast if you don't deal with them. Lots of killyness the whole game.

At the end of the game, I won 14-4 victory points. He had First Blood, Slay the Warlord, and 2 Heavy Support kills. I had Slay the Warlord, Line Breaker, 9 VPs from all 3 Objectives, and 3 Heavy Support kills. It was the best and closest 40K game I've played, as of late, and I can't wait to play him again. Perhaps make some cool new lists with Flakk Missiles to deal with his Heldrake. That can really lay on the hurt to power armor.

Blake gave me Interrogator-Chaplain Seraphicus, painted up, for my birthday at the game. Nice little addition to my Dark Angels.

On another note, I've recently come into posession of a new Ork army. Ghazghul Thraka, a Big Mek with KFF, 3 Killa Kans, 51 Slugga/Choppa Boyz, a Black Reach Warboss, and whole bunch of Nobz with a Painboy, 5 Big Shootas. I also added 2 new Carnifexes with Scything Talons and Heavy Venom Cannons. That's about the end of my new stuff happening. Thanks for sticking through that mess of an article. Cheers and Happy Wargaming!

Friday, July 6, 2012

First Game!

I played my first 6th edition game against Inquisitor Dunn yesterday. I really liked the game now, it was just a weird feeling playing things differently (Hull Points, Overwatch, Random Charge Distance, etc). It was eventually starting to make sense after a few turns, but it was still a little slow having to look up rules every few minutes for random stuff, but fun overall. I won by getting a bunch of the secondary objectives early in the game. We played 1000 points of Space Marines each, Purge the Alien with a Vanguard Strike deployment. All I have to say is: I'm still not going to premeasure...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Book on the Way!

After a long wait and several shipping delays, my rulebook is finally going to arrive. I can't wait to sit down and read the whole thing, cover to cover, just like I did with the 5th edition rulebook. I'm so happy that GW FINALLY got around to getting it to me. Only a week and a half after I ordered it. I'm glad that I paid for the "express" shipping. Anyone else having issues getting their merchandise lately?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Games Played

Today I got a game in with my Tyranids. I like playing them, I just need some more so I can stop trying to load up my Hive Tyrant with so many points, if I lose him, I'm screwed. I'm thinking a few more Zoanthropes, 3 will be nice. I could still run one as the Doom of Malan'tai and have some more Synapse coverage on the battlefield. Mycetic Spores for my units would be cool as well. I just need to be right in my opponent's face right away.

Today's game was Capture and Control, Dawn of War. My HQ and 2 Troops to start with were a Tyranid Prime attached to a 5 Warrior brood with Deathspitters and a Barbed Strangler, and 9 Scything Talon Genestealers with a Broodlord. They were pretty much directly at the half table point to start and were assaulting the 50 man Imperial Guard infantry squad with Commissar Yarrick the first turn. It was super brutal and killy. The Guard ended up destroying all of my guys by turn 4. I did have a lot of trouble bringing my 2 10-Genestealer broods onto the table outflanking, because of Blake's Master of the Fleet. It made me have a -1 to my reserve rolls (countered by my Hive Commander rule) and made me re-roll my table side die with the outflank. 25 Hormagaunts and 10 Genestealers ended up on the wrong side of the table and got obliterated by a Demolisher Cannon and lots of Heavy Flamers.

All in all, we ended up tying with the game ending on turn 5. It was super brutal and awesome to play my Tyranids, and hopefully get a lot of experience with them playing in our campaign this summer. HUZZAH!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bugeater GT

Well, I went 1-0-5 at the tourney. Not to say that wasn't expected for my first Grand Tournament. I will always try to get better and will for sure be going back next year. It was good times with good people. Next year I'll have to bring more money though, because there is only so much you can do in a big town when you are really short on cash. Here are some pictures of the event.

 My first opponent's Space Wolves army. Got a chance to Psychic Hood a lot of his sneaky Rune Priest powers.
 My second opponent's Orks. He had 2 Deff Dreads, 2 3-Killa Kan squadrons, 2 Big Meks, and a bunch of Boyz.
 Picture of some Thunderwolf Cavalry that I liked (sorry if some of the pics are kind of blurry).
 Dark Eldar
 Blake Duysen's Imperial Guard. I've fought these guys quite a bit.
 Blake's Lord Commisar with a bunch of Guardsmen and some Leman Russ battle tanks.
 My fourth opponent's Tyranids. Just a picture of his Hive Tyrant and 2 Trygons, but they just look wonderful.
 Clint Beaver's Fire Ants Space Marine army.
 Some beautifully painted Blood Angels.
 A nice Necron army and display board.
 Josh Dunn's Crimson Fists with his Lysander and Vulkan counts as models.
 Crazy cool Dark Eldar.
 Nice little mechanized Imperial Guard army.
Some Grey Knights. I didn't get to play against any Grey Knights at the tournament myself, but I wanted to see how long I would last against them.

I also got a chance to play a small little practice game against Zach Walter and his Squats army at the hotel room. He was running them as Grey Knights so I learned a little bit about they're tricky little rules. It was also my first time moving models on a table in over 2 weeks, so it was good to get back into the swing of things. I also coined the gameplay style "Floorty K", in which we would play a full game on the floor. We never got a chance to play, but brought up playing it all weekend.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Predators Recovering

I finally got the magnets to work on my turrets. They ended up looking pretty bad, but I can rig them up to look decent for the tournament this weekend. I have all kinds of packing to do yet tonight. Quit my job tonight so I will have all kinds of time to hobby it up while finding a new job. Warhammer Away!

Bugeater GT

Well, a few more days until the Bugeater GT in Omaha. I'm pretty stoked to run my Predators, but only one issue... I kinda destroyed my turrets tonight. Stupid magnetization attempts. All my buddies say it's easy, but I can assure you... it isn't. I've completely mangled both of my turrets. Hopefully I can get it figure out before Friday. Wish me luck.