Monthly Archives: April 2011
I brought Fate’s Angels, my Marines, and faced Grey Knights last night. I had a test list I was trying out that was more shooting oriented than I normally run, which I figured would be handy since he had a large 10-man Paladin Squad and I certainly wasn’t going to beat him in assault. So, here’s the battle report.
Let me preface this by saying this is not an all-inclusive tactica on using Shrike. I have used him for a while and this is about my experiences with him, the good and the bad, and some advice. I’m not going to justify using him, his point efficiency, etc.
So the monthly tournament rolled around at our humble FLGS, and I decided to make the requisite monthly pilgrimage. I actually live 2 1/2 hours away so I usually only get down there on for the tournament.
It was raining in the morning and by the time I got to the LGS for the monthly tournament it was snowing. Even for Maine that’s uncharacteristic and it did clear off later in the day and go figure, the next day was damn near 70 degrees. It is a rather good analogy of my day of gaming.
Yesterday myself and EvantheNoob headed down to the LGS for the monthly tournament. I’d write my report on it today but it’s Easter, so hope everyone has a great Easter and look for my report, and Evan’s, early in the week.
Last night at the LGS we held a bitz trade, got some cool stuff I needed, but it also resulted in a larger than usual turnout. There were four of us not gaming and one table, so we threw down a 4K per-side team game. I paired off with a Space Wolf player against Dark Eldar and Tau. I knew it would prove interesting as me and my teammate had a heavy assault force against an assault army paired with a shooty army. If they could work together well it would be rough for us. Here’s the battle report.
A while ago I wrote an article titled What Does Your Gaming Record Say which discussed what it sounds like. I’m curious what the winning ratio is for the various 40K’ers out there. I know not everyone keeps a detailed record but I feel it’s safe to say most people can give a reasonably accurate range. Many of us play more than one army but what I’m after is your record as a whole, all games of 40K.
You ever have that realization that you are your own downfall in a game? That there’s some daemon lurking inside your mind telling you to do stupid stuff despite the fact you know it’s a bad idea? I feel that way and I need to exorcise my daemons.
Those of you in the states know that the 18th is tax day. If you’re young, single and have virtually no assets then your taxes were done easily, probably done months ago and you got a nice return. Those of us on the other side of the coin tend to wait until the last minute because good old Uncle Sam prefers us to pay him. Something everyone in the states can look forward to when your a bit older and make decent money but certainly aren’t rich. Who knows, maybe you’ll get lucky and have enough itemized deductions to avoid it, or make that fine line of income where you fall into a smaller tax bracket. Hmm…children will offset some of the tax burden. Is having kids for the sake of income tax a good idea?
After last week’s match up against an IG Air Cavalry force, the player wanted to rematch this week to redeem his honor. This time he brought his Black Templars, which was cool since I’ve never faced them.
I’m happy to say there was an impressive amount of votes on this latest poll. Well, impressive for my blog anyway. The question posed was what people thought of the upcoming, at the time, Grey Knights. Here’s the results:
As with last week’s battle report and wanting to play test my revised missions, we did so last night and ran King of the Hill. I was playing against an IG player, amongst other armies, and he was running an in-progress Air Cavalry list. This player is someone I’ve played a lot at the LGS and lose against way more often than not, especially against his IG. His list was roughly:
I meant to post this sooner but what can I say, I’m a bit of a slacker. So, Extreme Home Makeover Edition is looking for families to help out. Well, there’s a family here in Maine that could really use the help. The below part is from my wife.