Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Our April Steamroller is in the books! It was a quick-and-dirty affair with some great games, a downright terrible performance on the part of yours truly, and a good time had by all (except me!). Our TO runs every fourth tournament as an alternate-format event...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Greetings C&C Readers,
PythNutD here, just finished my first round of painting my Dark Eldar and as promised I am presenting the first article of my Dark Eldar series. Read after the break to learn a little about the paint scheme I've decided to try out, a list that I'm play testing in our local gaming store, and some thoughts on Dark Eldar Tactics.
We're nearing a month since the Grey Knights have warped into the 40k meta, and so far I've enjoyed them immensely. I've stuck to one list for these last four weeks in order to get a good grasp on the units I thought were competitive and the intricacies of vehicles, shooting, and deployment (playing daemons for 7 months never really allowed me to learn those necessities!). I've also been painting, so this post also includes examples of my alternate paint scheme. I'm known for playing bare metal and plastic at my FLGS, so anything I've painted usually raises eyebrows!
Monday, April 25, 2011
The Sons of Russ: Generic HQ Choices; in which I came to the conclusion that the only "bad" generic was the Wolf Guard Battle Leader, you may ask yourself why take any of the Special Characters if the regular SW HQ choices are already so great? The answer to this is relatively simple so read on after the break.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Some of us still remember the long-lost days of second edition, where I actually had someone tell me that they wouldn't be playing 40k because "I have math homework to finish, and that's less of a headache."! The allergic reaction of third edition streamlined the game to the bone, making special characters only usable with your opponent's permission and reducing psychic powers to a faint shadow in the warp. Fourth and its revisions gave us something more to work with, but had it's own breaks and lumps; vehicles were laughable and there was so little reason to try and assault that melee armies were hung out to dry. Then, we got fifth edition...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The April tournament is in the books and it was a great event. It was a little bit lighter than usual as far as turnout goes, but with the taxman breathing down one side of everyone's necks and the oilman breathing down the other, I'm not too terribly surprised that some people decided to spend the Saturday at home!
Regardless of all that, we had a field of twelve players, representing some old ideas and some new ones. And, amazingly...
Monday, April 18, 2011
In the last installment of The Sons of Russ we discussed the Troops Choices from C:SW. Today I wanted to take a look at half (more or less) of the HQ section in C:SW by dissecting the various Generic HQ choices. By generic I mean un-named/non-special character HQ choices. The Wolves have access to some of the best Special Characters in 40k; but I think their generic HQs are so strong, they rival most other books Special Characters, that they warrant being discussed first. A slanted personal bias? Maybe, but this is my blog after all! In depth analysis of the HQs after the break...
Friday, April 15, 2011
Greetings C&C readers,
Just finished the latest Space Marine Battles Novel "Fall of Damnos" by Nick Kyme. For those of you that are fans of the Black Library 40k novels, and the Space Marine Battles novels, you will enjoy this one. If you haven't picked up this novel already and want a brief review (both spoiler free and spoiler inclusive) then keep reading after the break. If 40k novels and over-the-top novels about Space Marines "winning" are not your thing, then move on........
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Well have at the poll and if you have any thoughts on the matter please discuss it in the comments!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Here’s a list of models I’ll have built and ready by the 1850 April 9th tournament at my FLGS:
30 Power Armor Knights (Purifiers)
1 Stormraven Gunship
Out of those, a Dreadknight, Stormraven, and Rhino have already been based and painted. I’ll proxy Castellan Crowe and find a terminator model for my Librarian/Grandmaster. You can expect to see some of the painted models soon...
Monday, April 4, 2011
For now, though, it means that getting metals will be a little trickier. Lots of minis are still available through special order, whether through GW directly or through an FLGS that does special orders. I can confirm this personally, since I was asking about a few different models across the three main ranges and all were still available.
What does this mean for you?
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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