Monthly Archives: July 2012
So after a very long hiatus from my 3rd baby boy to my family and the recent change to our beloved 40k rules system, Spectre Studio was finally able to get a Battle Report filmed. I was excited to not only get back in the saddle for my studio but the 6th edition rules starting reminding me of rules that favored the Tyranids way back in 3rd edition. I’m an old dog in this hobby and for new players this can sound like “Golden Year” talking but for myself and a couple of friends this is experience we can prepare our armies for.
In my last few posts I’ve been pondering the possibilities of allies for the Reavers, my counts-as Space Wolves army. So far I’ve considered Space Marines and Eldar. Now Ill look at the possibilities presented by Imperial Guard. This is an army with a lot to offer as an allied force and I’m sure many are considering the possibilities.
Updated for 6th edition. Added in page references, wording clean-up, etc. A clean version for printing and downloading can be found here.
So, this week another local gaming shop had to close its doors in my area. It seems for every new one that pops up another one goes away. It’s a blow to the wargaming community in the area and it got me thinking about the first time I went into a shop to play and the reasons I continue going there.
Another of my missions being updated for 6th edition. Like the last mission update, mostly housekeeping. You can snag a clean version for printing and downloading over here.
For the fourth quiz I’ll go over morale and the universal special rules. I could make this quiz extremely long since there are so many special rules but instead I’m focusing on the more common ones, or at least more known.
Well that’s my vacation over for another year but oh boy was it a good one. I was lucky enough to visit Warhammer World in Nottingham with my family for a day and I was like a kid in a candy store I didn’t know where to look as there was so much to take in. But lets start at the beginning. We arrived after a 2 hour drive so first port of call was Bugmans Bar for a coffee break. Even this was a treat as the bar is done up like a dwarven feast hall complete with huge fireplace which has an anvil on top of it.
Last week I posted my thoughts on taking Space Marines as allies for my Reavers (Space Wolves) army, allowing me to represent the machine sect within the Reavers chapter. I was thinking of it as a way to add some subtle flavor and tactical flexibility to the chapter, but Sonsoftaurus commented along the lines that using the allies rules to add more power armor to a Space Wolf army was wasting an opportunity to add contrast to the army. From a modelling standpoint he has a very good point and his comment sparked me to put more thought into bringing something different to the table: Eldar.
Time to start going through my missions and making updates for 6th edition. Most of the changes are just house keeping such as explaining what kill points are since 6th no longer uses them, at least by the title “kill points”, adding in page references, deployment changes, etc.
I converted this model a year ago for ‘ard Boyz and it has sat in primer black since then. It’s just a simple kit-bash with a Dark Angels robed head and then some extras glued on him; which are mostly on his back and I didn’t take a shot.
Last night I managed my 4th game in 6th edition. A long time friend came down to the shop to buy some hobby stuff as he’s getting back into 40K. He hasn’t played significantly since 4th edition but is going to jump back in for 6th. By the time he headed out all the guys were paired up. So, I ended up playing against a guy who works there. He hadn’t finished reading the rules for 6th yet but grabbed a 2K list he had made from before and we went to it.
Well damn. If Codex Necrons was designed for 6th, I see a lot more rage directed at me. Specifically the “our most basic gun can kill your most advanced tank. In *Three-Four* shots. This is fair and legal.” Welcome back to fourth? I never played it, but I foresee bitching.
Here we go.