Monthly Archives: November 2011
I’m doing some cleanup of my blogroll to remove the blogs that are inactive. At the same time I’ll gladly add anyone to it who is an active blogger for tabletop gaming. Just ask below in comments and toss me your link. Just do me a favor and link back :)
One of the things I do a lot of with my games is analyze them to find ways to improve as a player and become a better gamer. Most everyone does this be it the after game chat with your opponent, reviewing it turn by turn in your mind, writing up battle reports, all those things or something else entirely. Something I also do is I track my gaming record. I’ve mentioned this before but I have a page on the blog where I database every single 40K game I play and have done so since 2006 when I began playing 40K.
Well, as I mentioned in my last post I’ve not managed to paint 2000 points of Reavers by the end of summer. I did manage to get 1850 by the Standish Standoff, and I’ve been happy with the performance of what I’ve got. I did struggle in the last game against Stealthy Stealth’s orks, but my shooting rolls were horrendous so I can’t really blame the list. I also made a couple of mistakes throughout the day but I came in 11th for battle points with two wins and a loss. Here’s a few pictures of what I’ve finished, as well as the Thunderwolf Cavalry I’m working on:
With The Standoff being over I can now get back to my Chaos Marines. I put them on hold for the past few months to get ready for last month’s tournament and then the big event The Standoff this month.
As summer is past, it’s high time I make a call on my summer challenge. I have to admit defeat as I have not achieved my goal of a fully painted 2000 point army. I did manage to get 1850 painted to tabletop standard in time for the Standish Standoff at XRD (my FLGS.) I’ll post a summary of my experience there and some army pics tomorrow. So I didn’t hit my goal, but at least it wasn’t a complete failure. The final crunch did force me to simplify my painting a bit which is a good approach for the average troops. A full army with a simple paint job looks a lot better than a couple of well painted models in a sea of primer.
I’ve written up the third and final chapter of the Reavers’ origin. For those of you who missed them, or just want a refresher, here are the first two parts:
And now, on to the new fluff!
After months of preparing for it it’s almost sad to see it go. My FLGS, Crossroad Games, hosted its first ever annual large 40K tournament on Saturday. It was a 30 person event with three rounds using soft scores, which is uncommon for us. Our monthly events are straight battle points but this new annual event we wanted to create a more friendly and hobby oriented event. Many of us spent the past four months getting ready for it. Tables had to be built, more terrain created, old tables and terrain repaired, etc. It’s been a long road but the payoff was well worth it.
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On Wednesday I got to face off against the new Necrons. I brought my 1,850 Marine list I’m using for this Saturday’s tournament. No offense to my opponent, who I know reads my blog, but there’s not a ton to report from the game itself. I threw Terminators with an attached Librarian and Cassius at him, ate some Warriors and a Lord, then got stuck into a damn near endless combat by a counter-charge from Oberon (I spell that right?), and Lychguard. With both our assault units tied up I just went about shooting the hell out of him and when the game ended on turn 7 he was tabled.