Monthly Archives: February 2010
As someone who plays some very quick games and some very long ones, I wanted to share some things I’ve learned during my years of playing 40K that help speed up a game. Newer players will most likely find this more useful than the vets out there but hopefully there’s something in here for the vets too.
March will see the release of the latest 40K expansion, Battle Missions. Bell of Lost Souls posted up a video sneak peak a few weeks ago that you can see over at the BoLS site.
It was about time for a new look here. The theme I was using before I had built off of an existing theme. Since I was just getting familiar with WordPress I kept it simple. Many months later and having played around a lot with it, I’ve grabbed this great theme and am still in the process of getting things setup. I’ll probably alter the theme it a bit to give some flavor but out of the box this theme is just great and I see very little that I need to bother altering.
Immortals x 8
Warriors x 13
Warriors x 10
Scarabs x 9
Destroyers x 4
On second thought, my often neglected Necrons will see the field in this team tournament. Nobody fields Necrons in the tournaments I’ve attended or on the regular Wednesday night 40K nights. I only know of one other person with Necrons and I know he won’t be fielding them. I figure let’s throw something out there nobody will expect…well unless they read my blog but I’m sure none of those guys do.
So next month at Crossroads we’ll be doing a team tournament with a random partner. Each person will bring a 1,000 point list using normal force organization, though we’re debating using Adapticon’s approach with a restricted force org chart, which I’m all for. Hopefully we’ll have a good turnout for this because I think it’s going to be a great time.
So far I’ve built a Predator and two Rhinos for Joe. I’ve got a lot left to go but making steady progress!
As previously mentioned, I’m assembling and doing some paint work for Joe on his Space Marine company. The large box full of stuff showed up yesterday and I got a start on putting together a few Predators. It’s going to be a long process but it will be quite the accomplishment to have done a full company. There’s also some nice Forge World stuff in there, a few Dreadnoughts and Red Scorpions. I haven’t gone completely through everything yet, there’s just so much!
In my case however I lost them all. Played at this month’s 40K tournament yesterday and was swept all three games. First game was a minor loss against Tyranids, the second a massacre loss against Space Wolves and the last a massacre loss against Orks. This was my first time trying my Space Marines, Fate’s Angels, where normally I use my Orks, Sun’z Killaz.
Captain Valerian Faber knew they were approaching the enemy’s position, a large war host of Eldar. He commanded the vehicles to fall into a spearhead formation and the Scouts and Devastators to take up a covering fire position in a small wooded area on their flank. The enemy was almost in sight and they would be ready to push aside the xenos threat that was determined to stop them from progressing further.
Librarian Legatus knocked on the chamber door of Captain Faber.
“Enter,” came the reply.
Down at Crossroads we have just started up a Planetary Empires campaign. Last night was the first night and we had a good showing of six players to kick it off. I’ve always been a fan of campaigns as having a goal for your battles and a chance to write in some fluff for your army is nice. We plan to play it over eight weeks, so I’ll hopefully get plenty of material to fluff out my Marine chapter Fate’s Angels some more.
Painting. There’s nothing quite like seeing two fully painted armies face off in a game, especially if there’s some nice scenery. The combination of painted armies and a nice looking table really adds a layer of fun for me, it’s almost real. No longer are we pushing around plastic and metal models and rolling dice, we’re two generals facing off on the field of battle. Then there’s the armies that never see a paint brush that ruin it all.
This morning Joe contacted me about doing some work for a full Space Marine company he has. Joe has 6 Tactical squads, 2 Devastator squads, a 6-man Assault squad, 6 Land Speeders, about 10 Dreadnoughts and 3 Predators. I’ll be doing the modeling on the company, cleaning them up, assembling them and priming them for him. I’ll also be doing some base painting on the infantry. It’s going to be a big task but it will be very cool to see a full company all at once. I’ll be sure to get shots once the projects gets fully underway.