Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
I had the chance to grab a game this weekend at the local Millennium tournament and being there whet my appetite to get back into playing some more 40k games. I am going to try to get out at least one or two nights before next month's tournament to practice/relax a bit. Somehow, it seems like Spring leaves me with more energy than Winter when it comes to around the house and 40k.
The tournament at Millennium though is unique - and requires some more painting - in that it is 2000 points and up to 3 Forge World units with no Super Heavies, Gargantuans or D Weapons allowed.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
This week the world's eyes - well the Warhammer 40k world's eyes - was on Adepticon. It was great to see a few Daemons among the top finishers for the tournament. It was sad to see that none of the lists were particularly inspired. For the most part they took minimum troops, maximum flying monstrous creatures. Before discussing army lists, a quick observation.
The most interesting 'innovation' of the tournament for a Daemon player was the inclusion of 9x Fiends by Bill Kim. Kim is a veteran Daemon player, and it makes sense that he would bring them to both quash psychic powers with -1 ld within 12" of each Fiend and eliminate the Hit and Run shenanigans that so many armies seem to rely on. I started taking a similar load out for Fiends in December - I had experimented with 2 smaller units, but the truth is you need the whole grouping of 9 to be effective. I have also started running a Slaanesh herald on Seeker mount to get them into those backfield psykers through outflanking. Grabbing a lesser gift also enable the Witstealer sword - which pairs well with the Fiends initiative reduction.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Everything seems to take twice as long when you have children - especially when one is 3 weeks old. I had intended to followup quickly with a casual army list - but instead I put off that post for two reasons: 1 Sleep Deprivation, 2: The Helbrute data slate was coming out. I want to hit on the dataslate this week and follow on with my new list. I am actually having a lot of trouble pushing away from old habits to throw down a ton of wounds and bring some real diversity.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
For those of you who watched the Walking Dead on Sunday, you will get the reference of the title and a pretty good idea of how our games went last weekend. For those who haven't seen it yet don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything but I do highly recommend that anyone who is a fan of the show to watch it. Two weekends ago I attended the team event at the Millennium Games month tournament. Once again I teamed up with my good friend and fellow club member sinistermind to wage war with our xeno's tag team of Tau and Eldar.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
The last few months for 40k have been transformative and they just so happen to correspond with me taking a short break from the hobby. I say the hobby because since December - actually early January - I have not painted, played, made lists or really browsed the new rumors or releases. My motivation was two-fold. Coming of of Da Boyz and the intense painting schedule to get ready I was pretty tired and had neglected some other obligations. Second, I had a chance to play a casual game for the first time in months in early January. The pickup pitted myself allied with a Space Marine player against Grey Knights and Imperial Guard.
That game inspired me to take a break from playing.