|This seems to be GWs new overall business strategy.|
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sand here with another article about gaming within the game! This time we're moving away from the mind games and morally ambiguous tactics that everyone loves oh-so much and into a zone that many don't think about: the completely different mindsets of casual play vs. tournament play, as well as those found between different games. Having been slandered by people I do not know at a far-away game store as well as on the interwebs (Please open and read this thread in the Privateer Press forums in order to better understand the situation that has prompted this article: How-to-deal-with-power-gamers), I've decided to manifest my thoughts upon the matter. More after the break!
It's been a while, but Sand here!
Though almost a month has passed since Bay Area Open, I've finally gotten my thoughts in order and onto paper - or in this case, the interwebs - laying out my lists and how I felt they performed. The 50 point tournament on Saturday ended with a disappointing 3rd place; I lost to Trollbloods (Borka Kegslayer) with my Thyra list. However, the 35 point tournament resulted in the oh-so-satisfying redemption of 1st place. I'll describe some elements of the tournament and how it generally ran. More after the Break!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
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Monday, August 15, 2011
in-defense-of-kill-points which was more about why KPs are better than VPs. After having tested the 3rd mission and now having played it at Ard Boyz two days ago I can say clearly that VPs really have no place in 40k anymore. If you read my article yesterday, ard-boyz-prelims-run-down-of-my-day you will know that I played in the last round at the top table and that both top tables had their games end in a draw. This round also had more draws than any of the other rounds, and brought up the only major rules dispute/ruling from our TO. More in depth after the break.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
1. PythNutD and his Space Wolves
2. Sand and his Grey Knights
3. Me with my Space Wolves.
Overall the tournament was fantastic. The field was good, albeit a bit small since the pool of players was diluted across the other gaming stores in the LA area, but it was a competitive group of players and lists. Safely ensconced in my 3rd place position and with an invitation to the next round let me run down how the day went. More after the break.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The Sisters of Battle, an elite Sisterhood of warriors, possess a fanatical devotion to the Emperor, and this month, their faith has certainly been rewarded. Not only has part one of the new Sisters of Battle Codex been published in White Dwarf, but they now have their own section on games-workshop.com. It's never been easier to buy the entire range of Sisters of Battle models.
While they now have their own section and the full range is available you should note that none of the range is new, they lack Finecast models, and you can only buy your Troops as single models or in packs of 3. Not sure why they would want to announce this debacle as if it were good news...
To sum it up, all the SoB models for the range are the same, but now in one spot (which they were before), and their name has been updated to be more kid friendly just like the Grey Knights. So no more parents complaining about Daemonhunters and Witchhunters being an inappropriate book/army for their 10 year old, that leaves only Chaos Daemons who still need the PC update.
I am pretty underwhelmed by all this. I think SoB players have been waiting long enough that they should have gotten at least new models OR a real codex. But no, they get neither. Thoughts?