Tuesday, August 11, 2015

From the Ashes of Defeat a Phoenix Rises? Hmmm...




If you read my write up on the Hammer of Wrath GT you'll know I am putting a major overhaul on my list. A few ideas have been kicking around on my Army Builder. One includes a Captain on bike and bike squad so I decided to finally finish off the Captain I'd started a long time ago and finish the little bit of modeling I needed to do on the Bike squad. I hope to get a few games in to test new lists in the next 3 weeks before I start back at work for the next school year. I feel like I need to really solidify the list and get major reps in like I did with the 6th ed codex if I want to have any chance at making a run for the top at the Las Vegas Open this year.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hammer of Wrath GT Wrap Up!

We're going to need a few of these next time around... Thanks Reece and Frankie for showing this to me.

The inaugural Hammer of Wrath GT has come and gone! Cooper Waddell was the only undefeated player over the course of 2 days and 5 rounds, taking home a ticket to the Las Vegas Open and some nice store credit for Game Empire Pasadena where the event was hosted. Travis and Adam , to a lesser extent :P, from TFG Radio did a great job organizing and promoting the event. Travis and Danny ran a tight ship with rules judging even while Danny was playing as ringer! A great weekend filled with great games and much alcohol consumption. The only downside was Game Empire Pasadena's home town heroes had a less than heroic showing! Yours truly went 2-3 which was about where most of us landed either 2-3 or 3-2, and much salt was had by all! The field was 40 players but there was a high concentration of really good players. Reece from Frontline Gaming and I had a conversation about how this was an extremely competitive field early on during the tournament Saturday and as the weekend progressed that became readily apparent. After the break you'll find about 99 pictures I took throughout the 2 days, if you follow Capture and Control on Facebook then you'll have seen most of these images already. I will also give a brief breakdown of my list and a short synopsis of each game.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Hammer of Wrath GT Tomorrow! I'm Playing Iron Hands? WTF!?

I've been an almost religiously devout player of Salamanders in 7th edition thus far. Those who follow this Blog or know me IRL know I am a devotee to the XVIII Legion and their Promethean Cult. However, with the Hammer of Wrath GT tomorrow I am switching chapters and going Iron Hands. After the Bay Area Open I decided to tear down my list and start over, I kept coming back to similar builds but with a few tweaks. One, I discussed another time and that is the inclusion of Terminators (!?) and the second is a switch to Iron Hands. Below you'll find pictures of my latest iteration of my Stealthstar, but it's much less stealthy now...









We'll see how it goes. This is the first ever, inaugural if you will, Hammer of Wrath GT put on by Game Empire Pasadena and the guys at TFG Radio. I'll be live posting updates both days of the GT like I always do so give us a like on the Capture and Control FB page and follow along, see how my shenanigans gain me victory or the deserved ribbing of my peers and the internet.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

40k Deep Thought: Can Terminators Compete?

By: Gin22 on Deviant Art.
If you have followed Capture and Control for a long time or you know me from back in 5th edition then you'll know I love terminators. My Salamanders, the actual green ones, had over 20 terminators and for my 5th ed Space Wolves I could field a full 2k army of just Wolf Guard Terminators. While it wasn't as odd my 5th ed Grey Knights also could field a large number of terminators. Since mid 5th edition though the power of Terminators has been on a steep decline. With them being out of the game for so long I thought it might be time to revisit one of my favorite units.  More after the break.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Check out Frontline Gaming live on Twitch tonight, I'm taking on Reece!


Tonight I'll be playing Reece from Frontline Gaming and Team Zero Comp on their live Twitch feed. I'm taking a Salamanders list that I wanted to run at the Bay Area Open but I had neglected to finish the models needed in time. Here is the list I'm taking and some shots of the models I was working on.

Gladius Strike Force: Salamanders Chapter Tactics
  • Core: Demi Battle Company
    • Vulkan He’Stan (Warlord)
    • 5 Man Tactical Squad, Meltagun, Combi-melta, Drop Pod
    • 5 Man Tactical Squad, Meltagun, Combi-melta, Drop Pod
    • 5 Man Tactical Squad, Meltagun, Combi-melta, Drop Pod
    • Land Speeder with Heavy Flamer
    • 3 Centurions with Grav Cannons/Amps
  • Auxiliary: 1st Company Strikeforce
    • 5 Man Sternguard Squad, 2x Heavy Flamers, Drop Pod
    • 5 Man Sternguard Squad, 2x Combi-melta , Drop Pod
    • 5 Man Sternguard Squad, 2x Combi-melta , Drop Pod
  • Command: Librarius Conclave
    • Lvl 2 Librarian, Axe, Auspex
    • Lvl 2 Librarian, Sword
    • Lvl 1 Librarian, Stave
Allied Detachment Salamanders Chapter Tactics.

  • HQ:
    • Lvl 2 Librarian, Sword
  • Troops:
    • 5 Man Tactical Squad, Flamer, Combi-flamer, Drop Pod
  • Fast:
    • Drop Pod








Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bay Area Open 2015 Photo Montage

Hey everyone!

I put together a super-mega photo montage from the Bay Area Open (and I even included pictures of the players!?) 2015 featuring the TFG Radio crew and John from right here on Capture and Control! Dig it!

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Win a Ticket to the 2016 Las Vegas Open at the Hammer of Wrath GT!


Want to go to the Las Vegas Open 2016 but want to keep it on the cheap? Well, here is a chance to win a Con badge and entrance into the Warhammer 40k Championships!

August 8-9 Game Empire Pasadena will be hosting the inaugural Hammer of Wrath GT. For specifics you can visit the event page on Facebook or the Dakka thread, just click the hyperlinks.

Basics:
5 Rounds, 64 players max, only $20 to enter! Prize support includes some other great prizes besides the ticket to the LVO so don't miss out!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bay Area Open 2015 Wrap Up and all 119 Photos I took!


The Bay Area Open 2015 is all wrapped up. Pajama Pants takes his 3rd GT title in 3 months with pure daemons with his win at the BAO, congratulations Alan! More after the break.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Road to the Bay Area Open 2015 Part 3: Tha List...

As of 3:30pm Travis, Adam, David and I will be jammed into the CRV with all our armies and on our way to the Bay Area Open 2015. We'll have Necrons, a Whitescars battle company, crazy Khorne Daemonkin with a Kharybdis, and Salamanders in tow. That being said I thought I would reveal my list for BAO 2015 in a post laden with memes and demotivational posters because I know you love it secretly. As discussed in my last post I came full circle on my list for the BAO and returned to the familiar, thank god. List, and amusing pictures, after the break.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Road to the Bay Area Open 2015 Part 2: Return to Sanity


Last post I discussed the blessings and the curses of a new codex so close to the Bay Area Open. While Ork players, Mike, may deride my very thought of anything about a new codex being a curse the nature of being forced into a new list is unsettling. I played a few games since the last post and came to the realization that this close to the BAO my best chance wasn't to change my list drastically but to keep it as close to what I had been doing as possible. Reasons and discussion after the break.