Saturday, November 30, 2013

Calypso2ts @ Da Boyz GT - 3 of 6

If you missed the action from the first two games then you can check out  Game 1 and Game 2.  For game 3 I was paired against a Slaanesh themed CSM army with Daemon allies run by Beth.  I had the chance to play Beth in the team tournament locally back in the spring - so I had a pretty good idea what list she was bringing.

As it turns out, she made some modifications that made her list much stronger for the GT - which is to be expected!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

2013 DaBoyz Gt Random Pictures

Here is a bunch of Random pictures I took throughout the weekend.

Round 2: Nick Nanavati vs Paul Miglino. I am not sure what is happening!

Calypso2ts @ Da Boyz GT - 2 of 6

If you missed my performance in the first round - and my final army list - you can still catch the write up here. After my first round - notice there are no spoilers until you click into the article - I was paired up against an Eldar player with a fairly strong Iyadan list.  I am glad he actually had the Iyadan Yellow and Blue to make it work too.

As I am writing this too, I realized that we completely forgot Ancient Doom for the entire game.  I am not sure if I assaulted any of his guys with the rule using Slaanesh Daemons, but it is one to remember.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pictures of the Armies at the 2013 DaBoyz GT

Here only small amount of armies that were at the DaBoyz.

Bill Souza Eldar Army

Results of 2013 DaBoyz GT

Here are overall rankings at 2013 DaBoyz GT.

I extracted these results from the Torrent of Fire website - so those who are not registered can view them.  Some of the columns have been cleaned up compared to the Torrent site.

Soft Scores for the 2013 DaBoyz GT

More of the Da Boyz results show!

Here is list of the soft scores for the DaBoyz GT. 
Early list turn was worth 10 points.
Sportsmanship was worth 30 points.
Painting was worth a total of 60 points.

If see any issues with it send an email to I not sure if the judges will give you a response here.

Grubnards at the Da Boyz GT

The 2013 Da Boyz GT is officially over. Before I get into a recap of my weekend I just want to give a shout out to the members of the Da Boyz, Bill (from Beef n' Wing), and people from the Erie(PA) gaming group for volunteering their time and effort for putting on a great event. I've attended the Da Boyz event each year since 2009 and by far this has been the best experience I've had in terms of a smooth running event, the event location, and the players I faced off against on all three days. I'm sure you will be hearing more from the other guys who write for this blog over the course of the week with their experiences and thoughts but let's get started with a brief recap of the event.

Terrain at DaBoyz GT 2013

The Da Boyz GT has allowed players to bring tables to the event over the past few years and to encourage high quality terrain there is a player voted award for the top 3 best tables at the event.

Some of these tables are Da Boyz mainstays, while others are new tables constructed for the GT or by enthusiastic hobbyists.  Here are a set of photos showing off some of the terrain.  Some of these have working lights and moving parts.  As a teaser, here is a table that lights up:

This table lights up!

DaBoyz GT 2013 Pictures and Video before Team Tournament

The weekend started with a team tournament, but before that it started with alot of volunteers setting up the venue.  Thanks to all of them for their contribution to making the event run so smoothly.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Calypso2ts @ Da Boyz GT - 1 of 6

This year the Da Boyz GT was run at the beautiful Bristol Harbor Resort. I had the chance to room with fellow members of The Grand Strategery (Grubnards and Sinistermind) and the Beef and Wing team from Buffalo .in a cottage on the property.  I arrived at around 9:00 on Friday and had a chance to have a few drinks, talk warhammer and get to bed.  The room when I arrived was already filling up - but it was a nice throwback to college.  Here is a shot from the morning before I ran off to register for the morning.

If you look closely on the sleeper sofa is a Beef and Winger whom I gave a hard time that morning too - he came in a bit late the night before and I was sure to wake him up!  There was also some last minute painting prep going on too.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Monks March to War

That's right, the Da Boyz GT kicks off today with the 40k and Fantasy team events. Since each of the blog authors have been busy over the past week trying to finish their armies, touch up their display boards and stocking up on alcohol we decided that we would compile our posts into one blog that sums up our thoughts going into the weekend. We are also planning on posting updates to either this blog and/or our forums page at so be sure to check out the sites periodically as each day progresses. So without wasting any more time, let's see what each monk has to say...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Da Boyz GT - Final Prep - Part 1

I am moving into the home stretch for the GT, which means there has not been much time for anything other than painting and modeling touches for the GT.  This is part 1 of a multi-part post this week that will hit on my army list, final GT prep and maybe include those final two battle reports that motivated 

As always, I look at my army and think of a million different things I would like to do in the next week - but I am happy with the million different things I was able to accomplish.  The theme for this army has always been a Slaanesh force - even if other units made appearances, they are but actors in the Grand Masquerade of Slaanesh.  After all Life is a Stage!

In this spirit I have been basing all my units for the last year on hardwood floors - the stage for their grand performance.  It is a bit of a tedious process that involves cutting to size actual wood planks, gluing them down, using a dremmel sanding drum to round them out and then staining them to the correct color.  This is my last batch - but it was my second batch of the week.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Da Boyz GT: T - 1 Week - Crispy

     We have a little over a week to go until Da Boyz GT, and I'm in a comfortable position for this last week of prep time. I have 3 models to touch up, 1 to paint, and 1 more that's half painted. Real life has certainly been pulling down most of my free time lately, but I have been able to get a bit of gaming and hobby time in to prep for the GT. A few weeks ago I was able to attend The Warstore Weekend, and that was a nice primer for Da Boyz. From that experience I've made a few changes to my list. Next week, I'll post up my final list along with pictures of the army.

Here's a few shots of what I've most recently been working on. Check them out below the fold.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grubnards GT Countdown T-1 Week

We are entering the final stretch and I've been busy working on my army, display board, and getting in some games. Here is a quick recap of what I've done last week and what I still need to do before next weekend.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Da Boyz GT: T - 3/2/1 Weeks - Calypso2ts - Prep G1

I had originally planned to write up this Da Boyz GT preparation tournament from 4 weeks ago at Millennium as part of my road to Da Boyz.  A few things stopped me in my tracks though as I started writing.  The first is that my 2 year old took and hid the memory card the photos from the tournament were on.   I have just recently recovered it - she actually recovered it by walking in the room one day and placing it on the table.  The second is that the tournament prompted me to work through some changes to my list in response to the way the list has played over the last two events.  For that reason, I have been busy making preparation for the changes I decided to make.

This tournament was the formal Da Boyz GT preparation tournament as people brought and tuned their armies with 6-7 weeks before the event.   I think it is only fair that - before the GT - I showcase how I arrived at the army I plan to play - mainly so I can effectively second guess myself later.  To this tournament  I brought my previous iteration of Daemons which included:

Friday, November 8, 2013

DaBoyz GT - Crunch Time!

Two weeks from today the team event kicks off DaBoyz GT 2013.  I've been painting as much as I can without totally killing myself.  Here's a small hobby update and some thoughts going into the final push.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Grubnards GT Countdown T-2 Weeks

That's right...the Da Boyz GT is almost upon us and I'm getting pretty excited. This past week was pretty productive as far as working on terrain, my display board, and my army. I was also able to get in another game this past weekend that did not go well for me at all. Since list submissions are due within 6 days I've been busy making some changes to my list that I will cover below. So without any delay, lets looks at last weeks progress....

Friday, November 1, 2013

hyv3mynd's Eldar + Dark Eldar @ October RTT - Game #3 and Results

So... DaBoyz GT primer game #3.  I'm at 64 battle points out of 66 possible at this point.  I find myself paired against Paul for the final round, who is currently in second with 49 battle points.  If you've followed the blog for a while, you've seen Paul's Grey Knights and Imperial Guard across from me on several occasions.