Yearly Archives: 2010
In an attempt to get more voters I have moved the polls to the top right of the site. It was previously buried and hard to spot. I had been running some random polls, some for about eight months, and those are now all closed and here are those results:
Team tournaments are always fun. I like being partnered up with a random person. The idea of not knowing what half your army is going to consist of prior to entering battle is enormously challenging. Four generals combining and pitting brain power and list power over three games of Warhammer 40k generally results in a hilariously good time for all involved.
Last night we got in another practice game for the upcoming team tournament at Crossroad Games. The tournament will be 1,250 per-player and has a restricted forge organization: 1 HQ, 0-1 Elites, 1-3 Troops, 0-1 Fast Attack, 0-1 Heavy Support. You can double up one of the 0-1 slots. Oh, and it’s random partners.
I absolutely love my Orks. I’m a sucker for brute strength. It doesn’t matter what the game is, I will always play whatever the hulking brutes are. I’m a believer in the Ork philosophy of “might makes right”. That’s why playing Orks as my first army was an easy choice. The thing of it is that it matches my play style pretty well. I’m not as simple minded as an Ork, at least I’d like to think I’m not, and I’d like to believe I have a solid grasp of strategy and tactics. However, I’ve always favored the simple strategies and tactics to the layers of complexity that other employ. I can fully appreciate a well played Eldar army. The finesse and precision used by a great Eldar player is nothing short of amazing. For me though, I’ll happily take a sledgehammer to battle over a rapier.
I’ve only been really blogging for about 10 months, however my full time job is as a PHP programmer for a web hosting company. I may still be learning about blogging but I have good knowledge regarding the technical side of things. So, I thought I’d start a helpful little series to help bloggers get the most out of their blog. I’m not going to bog this down in technical jargon. My aim is to keep it simple and clear.
Whenever we have a team tournament I can’t help but consider fielding my Necron army. I love these crazy robots and in a team environment I can hope to get paired with a partner that can cover the inherit weakness of the Necrons. Then again, I was once paired with Tau, definitely not covering my assault weakness, and we did well since we blasted everything before it reached us. Of course, it was a team of Orks and Space Wolves that finally did us in but we had a hell of a day regardless.
This week’s pimping is a bit small since I’ve had little time to read blogs this week. I’m writing this on Thursday to automatically post on Sunday since I won’t be home until late Sunday night. Next week things should pick up.
Small wrap-up today. Wednesday I got in a really fun team game. Next month we’ll be doing a team tournament so I’ll be working through some lists leading up to it. I’ll most likely be playing my Orks, though I may stray to the Necrons. The first time I ran my Necrons in a team tournament we did really well and it was a blast. I was partnered with a Tau player I know and we went 2-1 for the day, losing out to Kamui and a Space Wolf player in the final game. Too many angry things trying to chop us up did us in.
Last night we played a practice team game at the LGS. January’s tournament is going to be a 1,250 team game, that’s 1,250 per-player, so a 2,500 game. We rolled off for teams and I got paired with a brutal Blood Angels player. I had a smaller Shrike list, so we both had very aggressive lists. We played two Tau players, both Suit heavy. One is the guy I faced last weekend, a very good Tau player, and the other a funny guy who toggles between Orks and Tau.
Just a heads up that my posting schedule will be erratic at best through the holiday season. I haven’t had time to line up any future articles and I’ll either be gone or tied up (maybe literally), this week through the weekend. I still have shopping to do. I’ve got four more days, I’m good!
Let’s dive right in, shall we? So, I ran a this Shrike list I have been toying with. My first game was against . He was running a biker army with Khan in a Command Squad and a Librarian with Assault Marines. The mission was spearhead deployment with objectives placed in the unoccupied quarters. To win you needed more objectives and kill points. I got first turn and picked the quarter with a building to put my Devs in while forcing him into open terrain, though he had some walls to hide behind, which he did. I took up firing positions to be able to hit him as he came around the walls.
I’ll be heading out for the 1,850 tournament at the LGS shortly. Tomorrow will be another Community Pimp and so Monday I’ll try and get a summary of today’s events up.