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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.
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.
This Saturday is a 2K tournament at my FLGS and so on Wednesday I got in a practice game. I wanted to play against Necrons to help get more familiar with them as I tend to draw, if I’m lucky, but mostly I lose to them.
Our FLGS is holding a team tournament in July and on Wednesday myself and Kamui got in a practice game against Spectre Senence and Spectre Foreman. The tournament is over a month out but Kamui doesn’t manage to get to the shop very often at all, so we’ll practice as he can manage to make it even if it’s for an event 6-weeks out.
The tournament is 2K per-team, 1K per-player, with each player having to take their compulsory choices and then sharing the rest of the FoC. For this I’m playing Fate’s Angels, my Vanilla Marines, and Kamui is playing Space Wolves. I’m not going to detail our list. Not out of fear of other teams seeing it but because it would be a pain in the ass :) The short of it is that it features 7 Drop Pods. The Pods are loaded with Grey Hunters and two Dreadnoughts, and a spare for Long Fangs. I also have Fate Lord Monthu (aka: Shrike), with Assault Marines (ASM), and two squads of Scouts; one sniper variety and one close combat with a Storm.
Another Spectre Studio battle report with Spectre Wile. This battle report I skipped from when it was complete as I wanted to showcase EvilDirtyDave in a battle report since he puts up with us at our FLGS. So, with Spectre Wile he plays his battle report with a tactical tone to his video and of course he showcases his Sisters of Battle again versus his nemesis Andrew, playing his Ultramarines. Now before you shrug from SOB be warned, the simplicity of the “White Dwarf” codex for them has given Spectre Wile the ability to play and play well versus the more “complete” codex. Strange to hear and I didn’t fully believe it either but he has fought me well with the varied armies I own and at our FLGS his record has improved from the Witchhunter codex.
You ever have a terrible string of games where no matter what you do things just don’t go right? That has been my last 6-weeks in a nutshell with 40K games. That’s not to say I haven’t made mistakes or deserved the losses I’ve taken, however the dice gods are crapping on me and only making matters worse. It’s honestly at a point where it’s just infuriating but what can you do other than suck it up and try to make the best of it?
The other day I had a game with a friend of mine, a Tyranid player against whom most of my non-tournament games are played. We played 1850 points to test ideas for the upcoming May tournament at Crossroad Games in Standish, Maine. The mission was Target Priority.
Next month a bunch of us from my FLGS will be traveling to Massachusetts for a team tournament hosted by the Dorkamorka club. It’s a 2K team tournament, so 1K per-player. Each player has the normal compulsory choices and then, basically, share the rest of the force org.
This past weekend was the April Assault at my FLGS, a hobby oriented 40K tournament. I had brought my Orks for it, list here: http://cmdctr.net/lists/837.
I attended the April Assault at Crossroad Games in Standish, Maine on Saturday. It was a hobby focused event with heavy emphasis on soft scores. I figured I’d post my impressions of the day as a review for those of you who are interested and feedback for those who hosted the event. For those of you who would like to see the details of the event you can download the event packet here.
This is a Spectre Studio’s different style video Battle Report by Spectre Senence. What’s the change? Well I have played this hobby awhile and I enjoy playing with a fun personality into my armies. This stems from decades as a Dungeon Master. So I decided I want to improve the entertaining value of Spectre Studio’s battle reports without sacrificing too much content so they hold no tactica value. So the attempt is to infused some of my crazy concepts into the armies I play while filming these BatReps.
Spectre Studio’s continued parts to Episode 1 fight between Spectre Senence’s Tyranids of Hive Fleet Wraith and Spectre Foreman’s Space Marines of Death Spectres. The video are in parts to follow the action and lengthy in that content. The intent to to see how the actions unfolds if there are particular units you like or don’t understand and it showcases the effected rolls. For me personally it’s my debated argument with other Tyranid players fielding a Venomthorpe. Although Spectre Foreman rolls pretty poorly those that he was accurate on were diminished by this elite choice.
Hey this is Spectre Senence here. I have been playing 40K since the 2nd edition and dabbled in many of GW side games like Space Hulk, Man o’ War, Blood Bowl & many others. I’m also a storyteller, having finally ended a 20+ year campaign as a Dungeon Master. I do play other games such as War Machine & Malifauex but with full-time work, three kids and a fourth on the way, there isn’t enough hours in the day. So GW as being the easiest to get a game in takes my time.