Category Archives: Battle Reports
Tournaments burn me out. I enjoy them, don’t get me wrong, but after one I’m hardly in a condition to write-up cool reports. That being said, I didn’t do one for the previous month so something is better than nothing, right?
Back in January, I played in a local tournament with Deathwing, for the first time with the new codex. I thought hard about all the nice new toys – cheap Tacticals, expensive flyers, new toys for the Ravenwing.
This week was the fourth week in our Crusade of Fire campaign. It was an off-week for us though. Instead of moving into the next phase of the campaign, as we normally would have, we continued from our previous week. The next phase requires some additional planning that wasn’t ready yet.
Last Wednesday was the 3rd week in our Crusade of Fire campaign. Having won in the prior two weeks I was one of the last to get the ability to challenge. Before I had the chance though I was challenged by Spectre Senence and his Dark Eldar. We were going to fight for a position I held on the small moon, Veth. We’re suppossed to do Planetstrike for off planet attacks, unless you hold a space port, but we just went for a normal game.
This week was our second week in our Crusade of Fire campaign. Following the book, we let those with fewer flags issue challenges and I was challenged by a Sisters player who was looking to take my hive city. The campaign suggests using Cities of Death for hive city attacks and so we busted out a copy and browsed through. I have not played Cities of Death in years so I was looking forward to it. I’d love to have sat down to read it in full, as I don’t own it, but we didn’t want to spend an hour getting intimately familiar with it. We picked up on the major points of the book and got to it.
At my FLGS we decided to run a large Crusade of Fire campaign. On Wednesday night we had a total of 21 players attend which we broke out into the three teams. I’m playing Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos Marines. Seeing as my warband’s fluff is still in-the-making, I figured this would be a good chance to get some fluff established. So, I’m going to try and get some narrative style battle reports up, starting with this one.
I opted for a different approach with my Chaos list this time out. I have been struggling with my Chaos Marines lately, for various reasons, and something had to change. Long story short, I needed to play a list I enjoyed. I don’t often make balanced lists, they bore me, and the lists I’ve been playing lately have been going in the right direction (for me), but just not cutting it.
This past Saturday was a 1,500 40K tournament at my FLGS. It was a food drive and so you brought in canned goods and non-perishables to get in-game abilities like re-rolls, +1 strength, etc. I played Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos Marines, using this list: http://cmdctr.net/lists/disciples-of-twilight-1500-mech/. Last week I explained the idea behind the list.
Wednesday I played against StealthyStealth and his “Torks”, Tau with Ork allies. I brought along a list that’s similar to what I’ve been playing for my Chaos Marines, Disciples of Twilight, lately but altered up a bit in an attempt to optimize it and cover some weaknesses my previous versions had.
On Monday I wrote about my plan to add Imperial Guard allies for my Ork army. On Wednesday night I had my first chance to try them out. Thor and I played The Long Haul at 1500 points. Thor reviewed the battle briefly but I wanted to go over how my army worked in the battle. One game isn’t enough for a decisive analysis but it is often enough to get a feel for whether the parts of an army fit together. So far the feeling it good.
Last night I got to play Kamui and his Orks with Imperial Guard allies. I of course had my Chaos Marines. This would be my first real match-up against an infantry heavy list and I knew I had my work cut out for me.
This will honestly be less of a battle report and more my findings of testing Chaos. I’m experimenting with Chaos now that our big annual 40K tournament is over. I need to expand my Chaos force and that means running some proxies and getting a feel for things that I need to add in. That being said, here’s the list I was testing out:
Yesterday was the second Standish Standoff in the backwoods of Maine. It was an 1,850 40K tournament with 32 players in attendance. The tournament was heavily geared towards appreciating all elements of the hobby, basically the polar opposite of what ‘ard Boyz was.
First run with Orks in 6th Edition
It was a busy week and I’ve only managed to finish one more of the lootas. I’ll hold off on pictures until I finish the tenth and (for now) final member of the mob. I did manage to get in my first game with the Orks since the start of 6th edition so I thought I’d share some of my thoughts and what I’ve learned.
Saturday was my FLGS’ monthly tournament for 40K. It was 1,750 and here’s the list I brought along. In my earlier practices I realized that my troop selection was too small and I wanted to bulk that out. Often the problem with the current Chaos codex, in order to do that I had to pull/reduce from somewhere else, namely my heavy support and also my HQs. From my previous play testing though I didn’t think it would hinder me much at all.