Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
Got back from my 3rd Throne of Skulls yesterday. I had a blast. Warhammer World is nerdvana! It’s just so cool. I know this makes me sound like a silly teenager, but it’s just how I feel. And having so many people there, enjoying what you enjoy is pretty special.
During my first game, towards the end, there was a moment when I looked up from the table and across the gaming hall to see over a hundred guys having fun. Many of them will have problems and worries and “real life” issues that keep them awake at night, but right there, right then, it was all forgotten - while they did something so utterly, utterly silly and pointless as playing toy soldiers.
It was a beautiful thing!
So any way, how did I do? Well I won 2, lost 2 and drew one – i.e. exactly the same record as my last 2 Throne of Skulls! Bugger! To top it off, I missed out on top Tau general based on soft scores (again!). On battle points I scored 7 and the closest Tau general scored 6. But when you took into account “best game” votes I lost 9 – 8.
Ah well….. next time! I’ll be back in April (maybe with a new Codex!).
So I’ve been thinking about what I’ll write about. I don’t think I’ll do detailed battle reports. Brief summaries I think. But I’ll do 4 posts
- Brief battle reports.
- A review of my list and some fundamental changes I think I’m going to make.
- What I would like to see in the new Tau Codex, and
- Some thoughts on soft scoring in tournaments (!)
Friday, 27 January 2012
Both our lists are in. Billy's taking his double dread Grey Knights. This is two Dreadknights with personal teleporters and incinerators, generally scouting, backed up by your usual Grey Knight goodies.
I'm letting my Dark Eldar out to play. Giving the Baron his 1st competitive run. Not had to many practice games with him though so we'll see how this pans out.
Meeting up with Geek tomorrow. Frantically painting my army in our hotel room tonight. If anyone else is in the travelodge by the airport feel free to drop me a comment or email and join the madness.
I'll put the list I'm using in with each battle report.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
You see, the thing is Bede has just got himself a shiny new Stormraven for his Grey Knights. Now with a Blood Angels army sitting at home I've got the option for a Stormraven myself, but I'd never use one and I've no idea why.
There's something about a large, expensive (in points) vehicle that immediaty makes me cringe. It's not just the Stormraven. In over a decade of gaming I've never owned a single Landraider or Terminator. I only used a special character for the first time last year. It was commander Dante in my DoA Blood Angels.
I know all the intellectual arguments for terminators/ravens/raiders. I've seen dual raider/raven lists do very well. I just can't bring myself to take the plunge and give them a go.
This had me wondering: what hang ups do other gamers have?
For example: I have a friend that doesn't like leaving home without Draigo, and can't conceive of an army without him. I know another player who's Imperial Guard army always has Marbo waiting in the wings, ready to blow himself up.
This kind of thinking obviously limits your list building style. As you can probably tell from the above I dislike rock lists. No matter what army/list I'm using it's pretty much guaranteed that I won't have too many points in one place.
Others may call this good list design, I call it narrow minded. Until you've given all the options at your disposal how can you be sure your list is good/right for you?
Eventually I'll ask to borrow Bede's raven or proxy some terminators and see what happens. You never know I might have an epiphany of sorts that changes my whole outlook on gaming.
Until then, I'll stick with what I know and try to find a reason for this strange aversion.
I will work through the different force organisation chart slots, analysing the different units strengths, weaknesses, value for points and possible tactics for those units.
In this post I will start with the pure Grey Knights named character HQ slots and will analyse the generic Grey Knights and Inquisition elements in other posts.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
It will include several posts looking at different force organisation slots, special characters will be separate as will wargear and equipment.
The purpose of this post is to ask if anybody has anything they'd particularly like me to focus on as part of this review?
If you have anything you'd like me to focus on or clarify with regards to the codex then I'd be happy to oblige.
There are numerous works in progress by the apostates anonymous team, so keep a look out for posts coming soon!
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Friday, 6 January 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Both Bede and myself are looking to get into the tourney scene this year and after a few quick checks on the Warhammer Forum, Warseer, and Dakka Dakka (shudders), we've entered the following:
28th-29th Jan, Throne of Skulls, Warhammer World (Sir#67 only)
25th-26th Feb, Games of War Spring Tourney, Seaham
3rd March, Throne of Blades, Stafford
28th-29th April, Rampage Heat 1, Bristol.
We'll both add to this list as the year progresses and naturally we aim to give you battle reports, other generic coverage.
Also we need to say a quick thanks to Venerable Brother from the Sons of Sanguinious blog for his excellent advice on the UK tourney scene.
Monday, 2 January 2012
My name is Greg Piskosz and I shall be your host for this little introduction.
I'll try and keep it brief and hope that our articles give you a good idea of what we're about.
First up then: Who are we?