Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Arkham Winter of War round 2

Round 2, and after a poor first round showing for myself I pull Dale Fisher, the son of spreadsheet happy Jonny Fisher. Dale’s still learning the ropes but has come on a good amount, and his army shows this.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Arkham Winter of War round 1

So Round 1 and I draw John Stowe... damn it after the Jan thing of smack talking I learnt not to ask for these sort of matches yet I still get them.  It’s not the worst though John’s a great guy and I’m expecting some horrible learning lessons about facing Necrons.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Lisburn league game 1: Vs. Nathan with Horde Orks.

So I managed to get down to Lisburn (11th Feb.) to get in my first league game and decided it would be a good time to use the list I would be using for Arkham tourney, and since this happened before the Arkham tourney I'll fire this up first to keep the order of events proper.. Turns out poor Nathan had expected a Blob list and this threw him a lot.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Free time? Never looks the same as on the packet

So even with the week off I've barely got to do any of the non house stuff done that I was wanting, its funny how you take time off to work for personal things and think you can get some gaming and painting done only to find out you can't... Damn you extra free time, you're a lie.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Codex marines - List Types / Themes

I doubt I’m saying anything new or unheard of but since I did the codex marines units reviews I thought I should just fire up some common tactics / list builds people use so people can get an idea of how they work... there will be many more homemade list themes, like shrike and scouting termies, 'thunder bubble' lists to name a few. anyways, on to some of the general list themes:

Monday, 20 February 2012

Lax update week, aka im off work and being busy (lazy).

Just a heads up i'm off work this week and sorting some stuff which has been put on hold for months as I just couldn't be bothered doing before. So instead of tactics i'll be dog proofing our garden, and instead of lists I'll be building a power hose.... Joy...

Friday, 17 February 2012

Arkham Winter of War tourament tomorrow

So the next Arkham is tomorrow and Jonny ''J65'' Fisher aka the top tourney organiser in N.I, hated in Munster and all round jammy dice roller looks again to not disappoint. Sadly though with Its_Pug aka Chris dropping out I'm the only guard player once again!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Midfield Guard army? DOW friendly for sure.

So working through some different Imperial Guard lists I tried making something to take full advantage on the FAQ changes, more specifically the deployment for Dawn of war, but while still trying to keep the army competitive in other deployments, below is what I managed to come up with for a first draft.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Guest Article: Irish Gaming and the Guard Psychosis

Firstly I'd like to thank Paul for writing this for me, he didn't have to, but the fact he did shows why he’s one of the loveliest gentlemen around in Ireland. I proudly present his article on Guard in the Irish tourney scene:

Monday, 13 February 2012

Warpcon Final thoughts

So Warpcon is over, and it’s been my second tournament using Blob guard at, also being one of the biggest Ireland usually gets I believe. What did I learn?

Friday, 10 February 2012

Warpcon Game 5

So final game of the day, I need the final push in points after drawing with Colin in game 4. I draw Rob (I believe that was his name) who is using space wolves, hopefully this could go my way. His list was:

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Warpcon Game 4

So Day 2, I’d not bothered to check where I was sitting after round 3 as it would no doubt get me frustrated, although I did get to meet the guy I would be playing today, Colin from DGG (I believe that is his club).

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Warpcon Game 3

Game 3, I’m clawing back some points but I’m still right down in the rankings, I draw Ian who is playing Dark Eldar... uh oh... and arrive at the table to see it’s a venom spam list... uh...oh this could go bad really quick.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Blob Guard Choices: Platoon Command Squads

Another sidestep from the Warpcon results to fire up this small article I had lying about.  

While I've already discussed platoons i decided it might be worth mentioning the platoon command squad separately in a short article.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Warpcon Game 2

So Game 2, and I’m sitting on a big fat Zero points, I was in two minds come this stage, one being damn it I’m so screwed being so far behind the top guys, and the second, hopefully now I’ll have a better chance of good matchups and gain back some ground. It seems poor Jimmy who was my next round opponent was in the same boat having lost 0-20 vs. Rowan’s Necrons.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Warpcon Game 1

So second tourney using the blob, bigger field of players, slightly different army compositions, there were loads more BA and the new Necrons getting their first tourney, this would be a good test for my list.