Just wanting to say Merry Christmas to anyone who reads the Blog and a big thank you for doing so, it’s not even 3 months old and I'm hoping to put in as many posts for the next three months mixing it up with good units to add into blob armies, more tourney battle reports / practise games, some Death squads games from over Xmas break, as well as an Apoc game hopefully.
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
So I managed to get 2 games in on Sunday Vs Rowan and Luke. Excellent, gives me a chance to try out a hybrid guard list and Rowan gets some Necron learning time.
Friday, 16 December 2011
So I've put in an order for 5 of These new kits. How could you not? they look awesome and in my opinion are actually better than GW's chimeras for a few main reasons.
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
So continuing on with my army show and tell I can now move on to the main body of the Solar 401st. I didn't quite realise the amount of pictures I'd taken before starting the last article it seems...
Monday, 12 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
After Arkham I've mused over my performances and how the army fared, I think to a degree I was lucky as I didn't face purifiers, but I really wanted to get my teeth into an army including them for practise, or a Dark Eldar Venom spam army so I can see how I'd fare...
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
So Game 5 the final chance for me to gain some more points to cover my terrible game 3, the fields tight points wise so hopefully I can gain a place or stay high. The matchups are generated and I'm playing another good friend Ray O'Kane, Grey knights. Why can't I play people I usually don't play cruel world.
Monday, 5 December 2011
So we begin day 2, and to be honest I was a bit annoyed with myself after game 3, realising the mistakes I'd done on the drive home. So I was determined to win big as I'd dropped down to 17th in the rankings.
Friday, 2 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
And what a great event! I loved it from the moment I set foot in the door chatting to guys I hadn't seen since the ETC right up to the slightly delayed prize giving, and i even won 2 prizes, one for bloodiest battle... bah humbug (I'll explain more on this in the game review) and a random set of dice from a put your hand in the bag and pull a prize which I donated to the lovely Mr Quigley.
Friday, 25 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
So in my frustration of never having a big enough tray for my guard armies I set out recently to finally build one which could finally handle a full mech guard army (I like to have at least 15 vehicles) or at the same time a full blob force (150 models roughly) so I had to settle on a frame of at least 50cm x 46cm, in the end I got a 60cm by 48cm as it provided a little extra security that armies would fit.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Continuing my discussion about blobs in general ‘m going to now turn my attentions to their load outs. So I’ve already claimed I like 40 man blobs in the previous post as the basis numbers wise, mainly due to number of available bodies for soaking wounds, as well as making leadership tests harder to gain for the enemy.
Friday, 18 November 2011
Thursday, 17 November 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
For those of you not sure what I'm talking about check out Death Squads website. Basically it’s a Mordheim / Necromunda mix with 40k using small squads of infantry. You have heroes and henchmen to use easy to understand terms and you develop your squad buying more men, guns, weapons and equipment in order to come out top dog.
Monday, 14 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
So with the basics of the Blob worked out we now need to get our HQ choice to lead them into glorious Battle, but which is best?
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Monday, 7 November 2011
Friday, 4 November 2011
Another decision I've been pondering greatly for my lists is separate heavy weapon squads or taking heavy weapons in my infantry squads. Now both have their own advantages and disadvantages and will lead to slightly different play style of the lists.
Thursday, 3 November 2011
The first decision post I’m going to chat about is the imperial priests, and with basically 3's across the statline Ld 7 and a 5+/4++ saves you don't get much for the 45 points right off the bat.
Wednesday, 2 November 2011
As I'd mentioned I'm also a codex marine (And other marines long side that, but the codex are my favourite) player, and thought I'd post up a breakdown of the units in the codex and my personal views/opinions of how I rate them.
Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Being that guard are a numbers army it’s not a big shock to realise that they aren't one of the cheapest armies in 40k to start, but it is possible to save pennies and build yourself a solid force.