Monthly Archives: January 2011
We’re closing out the article preference poll and putting up the new one. There weren’t a ton of votes, which is too bad, but more than the last few times I ran polls. Progress is a good thing. So, below are the results of the last poll.
I have been wanting to create a new mission for a while and finally got around to it. I’ve written a bunch of other missions that we use at the LGS for tournaments and campaigns. This one is to add to that library so we can keep rotating missions around. The aim is to keep it simple as they seem to most well received, especially at tournaments. I like using a scaling point method to determine the victory threshold. This allows people who only get in 2-3 turns to still be capable of scoring massacres. Putting a hard point limit difference makes that near impossible, as well as it’s hard to find the right values without getting a lot of sample data.
In non-blogging related news, Monday we had a really cold day here in Maine, starting the morning off at -20 fahrenheit. My wife got home and the heat wasn’t working on the 2nd floor so I called the plumber/heating guy. I figured it was a zone control valve since the zone was calling for heat on the furnace, which means the heat just wasn’t being pushed to the 2nd floor. The heating guy couldn’t come till Wednesday so we sucked it up and used an electric heater in the bedroom for two nights.
Last night was out third week in the campaign at the LGS. We ran an 1,850 game playing my mission King of the Hill. We had 10 players last night, five on each team, and we rolled for random opponents. As luck would have it I got to play the other team’s captain, a brutal Blood Angels player.
To bring some of you up to speed if you don’t read here regularly. Lately I’ve been playing with Shrike and have really enjoyed what he offers to my army. I’ve been toying around with different lists just to feel things out. Right now I’m not after the most super-competitive list. I’m playing, experimenting and learning. So, bear that in mind with the below list. First up, here’s the list:
This past week was a very busy week for me on the painting front. Since wrapping up Joe’s Marines I’ve just about finished painting my Assault Squad. I just have the Sarge left and he should be done this weekend.
Having played our mega-battle the other week and teams now set, last night we played a team game for the campaign. Each team determined the players on their side who would pair up and then who they played was determined randomly. My Orks paired off with a Necron player (who normally plays Space Wolves), and we faced a Tyranid and Blood Angel army. The other game was Daemons and Space Wolves (my team), against Imperial Guard and Necrons (other team).
Saturday was the monthly tournament at the LGS. This month was a random partner team tournament: 1,250 per-player with 1 HQ, 0-1 Elites, 1-3 Troops, 0-1 Fast Attack and 0-1 Heavy Support with the ability to double up one 0-1 slot. We had a pretty good showing with 10 teams (20 players), and I was paired up with a Tyranid player who I’m acquainted with, a co-worker of Kamui. I’d run through his list but I’m still terrible at remembering Nid unit names. I had my Necrons and ran this list here.
Sorry everyone, I’ve been very busy with my job as of late and have let the blog fall to the wayside while I proved I deserved my paycheck. I hope everyone had happy and safe holidays, and that all the bad decisions made on new year’s eve only resulted in hangovers the next day.
Those of us in the northeast (US), are getting pummeled with snow today. Check out that lovely picture, courtesy of Maine Turnpike Webcams.
Despite my mixed feelings on ‘ard Boyz, I’ve decided I’ll be attending this year. It’s funny how your opinions and views change over time. Things you once swore you’d never do you find yourself considering and things you thought you’d always do you gave up on. Such is life.
We’ll change gears from blogging tips on how to increase your blog traffic to tips regarding comments on your blog. Comments let us bloggers know that people are reading our stuff and they care enough to reply. Comments are probably the most sustaining feature of a good blog. Getting a lot of comments on an article is the difference between something that’s forgotten in a day to something that lives on weeks after it was posted. You want people to comment on your articles, to discuss it, so you need a way for them to do that.