Monthly Archives: August 2012
Updated for 6th edition. You can download or get a printer friendly version over here.
Updated for 6th edition. You can get a print friendly version here.
Last night at my FLGS we got to chatting about 6th edition after we had all played our games for the night. Someone, I forget who though I’ll gladly give credit if I do recall, was saying how in 6th edition the era of the few power builds are gone. I can’t help but agree with the sentiment. That’s not to say there aren’t power builds out there but that the game has completely changed and with it the idea that an army only has a couple of viable lists or that there’s one army to rule them all.
Like most out there, my workbench is a never-ending stream of projects. I’m trying to get my army painted for an upcoming tournament at my FLGS in the fall as well as get much-needed models assembled and useable. So, this week I’ll show off three such projects. First up, the WIP painting on my Rhino. As always, lighting isn’t setup for great shots, and I’m using my phone for them, since these are just WIP shots.
So I’ve reached that point where I feel like something has got to give in regards to 40K and my gaming ability, such as it is lately. In short, 6th edition is kicking my ass. It’s not the rules I have a problem with. I’ve got those down pretty well. It’s everything I’m facing in combination with what I own and my ability as a gamer. I’m not going to sit here pissing and moaning about it, instead I’m going to make a conscious effort to improve as a gamer instead of making excuses.
Welcome to 6th, where you will find all your tanks riddled with gauss and warriors playing poker planetside until rudely beamed onto a game winning objective. Hurray for fliers! But really folks, you may remember my brief experiment with the 5th edition scarab farm (it was just a phase, I’ve since learned), I find myself at a similar viewpoint with Night Scythes.
Well this week has been hectic as life usually is with kids, work and surgeons all using up my valuable hobby time. But on the plus side I now only have a week to go until I find out when I will get the surgery I have waited on for almost 5 months now and I did manage to get the first of my dreadnoughts finished.
Pictured here is Brother Cadeus the first of the army’s dreadnoughts. He is an Ironclad Dreadnought and is set up just now with a chainfist and a hurricane bolter. I have also built and magnetised the close combat arm so that it can be armed with either the storm bolter or heavy flamer and the seismic hammer arm can have either the meltagun or heavy flamer. I have also magnetised the missiles and Ironclad assault launchers so they can be put on if needed.
EvantheNoob was kind enough to give me a Defiler he had. Thanks again, Evan. The thing is that it was one of the first models he had put together and so it’s in need of some TLC. So, I figured I’d document my progress on getting the Defiler cleaned up and ready for paint.
I’ve been suffering a bit if ennui lately in regards to the Reavers, my Space Wolf lost company. I was excited about the change to 6th edition prior to it’s release. Now that I have managed a few games I’m still pretty excited about it. But while I’ve maintained a good deal of enthusiasm for 40k I’ve found it difficult to muster the energy to work on the models. I’ve spent a lot of time considering an allied contingent for the Reavers to break the monotony but I’m pretty much spinning my wheels there as well. More and more in the past few weeks I’ve been felling the old pull of the Waaagh!
I’ve also been working on putting my missions into Google Docs so you can grab a clean version for printing or downloading. You can find this mission over there and also the entire list of my missions, as I update them for 6th, over here.
I’ve been “surfing” the YouTube channel and see a lot of videos with fellow gamers that chat about what they are doing and what they think about our beloved hobby. Most of the time I’m following 40k but sometimes other games catch my interest. I’ve done a few of these myself and I thought I would share one because I do a review on Imperial Armour: Aeronautica. As most gamers around me tell me they can’t afford these books, I did this to give them inspiration that there is some “old” models that can lend relief in dealing with fliers.
I’ve been thinking about the role that land speeders will play in my army now that we’ve moved into 6th ed. Overall I think they’ve stayed viable through all of the changes and will still find their way into my lists often. I’ll go over my thoughts on the changes that have occurred.