Monthly Archives: July 2010
It appears I won’t be gone this weekend as originally planned. Hopefully that means I’ll be able to catch up on some painting for Joe. Life has kept me from it the past week.
When it comes to tournaments at the LGS I play at, we always end up playing the same missions over and over. There’s about six of them and they are recycled every month. They get mixed up a bit but still the same old ones we’ve played countless times. I know another player at the shop was working on some missions for the tournaments to use so I thought I’d join the cause. Here’s an idea for a tournament mission, feedback is welcomed.
Last month Blood of Kittens put up an article, Meat for Meta: 40k forums a thing of the Past?, and lately I’ve been thinking about it more. Let’s travel back in time a bit, the year is 1999. I’m running a clan/guild called Destroyers of Hope. I want us to be able to quickly and easily communicate with one another and so I find a forum software service called ezBoard. I set it up and we are posting away on the forums. Shortly after I find something called phpBB and I install that and we use that for our forums over the hosted solution. We are competing in FPS ladders on various sites and the forums are a huge asset for posting when matches are, who can make them, last minute changes, etc.
I’m not one normally for book reviews. I thoroughly enjoy reading, only 40K as a hobby takes up more time than reading, but I’m not an English or literature expert and thus the technicalities elude me. That being said, here’s my humble opinion on “Path of the Warrior” by Gav Thorpe.
Kommandos have always been a favorite unit of mine, especially with Snikrot. They’re a unit that as soon as I put into my list the list becomes exciting for me. For a while I had not fielded them and I couldn’t honestly recall why. After this month’s tournament I recalled why, mech.
Another long and mentally tiring game of moving plastic models around a table and rolling dice. I didn’t fair poorly but I did not win the tournament and did not win any consolation prizes either, IE: best army, best sport and…there was another one. For the day I went 2-1, getting a massacre win, a minor loss and then a major win. Here’s the quick and dirty, oh and I was playing my Ork list that I mentioned here:
Today the 1,850 tournament at Crossroad Games commences at noon. Because of ‘ard Boyz, I have not played in a tournament since March, so I’m looking forward to today. Time to print off the army list and gather the Boyz into the transport. Waaagh!
Most every blog has its shtick, right? Well, here’s my conceived one, the Gauntlet. The goal here is to stimulate thoughtful assessment of a situation, a strategy, an idea, whatever it happens to be. You can’t look at things in a new way if you don’t ever try.
I have a few pet peeves (a few is putting it lightly), but foremost amongst those is the unthinking person. This applies to anything but I’m applying it to 40K today. The zombie is the type of person who reads things and takes it all at face value, never challenging the advice or truly understanding it. This person said doing X is the best way to accomplish Y, that’s what I’ll do! The zombie may be smart enough to understand the rationale behind the advice but they lack the mental capacity to take the advice and adapt it as needed. In general, they are unthinking individuals who play the game as a set of instructions and not as a game that tests the skill of two opponents.
TastyTaste over at Blood of Kittens has been running a series called In Defense of 1500 that I’ve found interesting. When I got into playing 40K with my friends we were always playing 1,500 games, sometimes we’d go up to 1,750 or 1,850. Initially I was building my army and couldn’t do very large games. However, after I had my Orks built up to a relatively large army we still continued doing smaller games, occasionally tossing down a 2,000 for the fun of it.
Since the last update for Joe, the Tact Squad that was in progress is complete and the 5-man heavy bolter Dev squad is now complete. Unfortunately I’ve run out of primer though and won’t be able to pick some up until Wednesday. Till then!
Now we move to fast attack for our fourth in the series on Speedmek. You would think that this would be the slot where I invest the most but it’s not. I rely on my troops, the Trukk Boyz, to do the heavy work, or Nobz if chosen. I mostly derive my speed element from Trukks. The other fast choices are there to compliment the core of Trukks, to help ensure the Trukks deliver the Boyz.