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X-Wing Regionals: Wellington 2016

Posted on July 24th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Back from my 2nd ever X-Wing regionals event and while it was fun it wasn’t as successful as my first outing.  The field had been cut to 27 due to some competitors getting grounded by airport fog meaning a bye round during the 5-round Swiss compet…

Historicon 2016

Posted on July 19th, 2016 under . Posted by

I hit Historicon again this year and had a blast. Pics after the jump!Zombie ApocalypseI played a number of games. One of my favorites was a crazy zombie apocalypse in Jerusalem, while aliens, space ships, “rebels” and special forces battled it out to …

Good 40k reads

Posted on July 19th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Been doing a lot of reading lately and after the disappointment that was Book 3 of the Beast Arises series I was lucky enough to be given a copy of the first book in Gav Thorpe’s Last Chancers series. Yet again evidence that a 40k story doesn’t have to…

X-Wing Regionals practice & 40k Chaos army all done

Posted on July 17th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

First visit to Nexus Games today for some X-Wing.  Definitely great to get back into it and I managed two games before I had to head off.  The first up against a Ghost + B-Wing combo, the 2nd against a Scum list with 5 x Auto Blaster Y-W…

GW New Zealand 40k latest pricing ripoff

Posted on July 15th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

GW have put out some really good deals over the last 12 months or so the Betrayal at Calth box set and the new Start Collecting sets in particular.  But the latest releases really take the cake.  They’re the long anticipated individual kit ve…

Call to Arms 40k Scenarios, final list & X-Wing Regionals

Posted on July 14th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

The mission pack for the 40k event at Call to Arms came out recently and its a real head turner with some extremely interesting ideas for each of the scheduled games.  I got the pack after finalising my list for the event but did note that one of …

WIP – Daemons of Khorne Starter Box

Posted on July 12th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Making good progress on my Khorne Starter box.  Its a good quality kit, Bloodletters come on the new 32mm bases which is nice and if you count the figures on the Skull Cannon you actually have enough for 12 Bloodletters and 1 Herald.  Paintin…

Operation Crossfire Videos

Posted on July 1st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Operation Crossfire is a fantastic set of introductory and training videos for Crossfire – put together by long-time Crossfire gamer and aficionado Nikolas Lloyd. They are highly recommended to all, even experienced Crossfire gamers – and if you have not

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The Impact of Terrain in North Africa 1940-43

Posted on July 1st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

From Tobruk to Tunis: The Impact of Terrain on British operations and Doctrine in North Africa, 1940-43 is a new book by Neal Dando, published just recently by Helion & Co. The author/publisher states “This book focuses on the extent

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Latest hobby arrivals – Khorne & X-Wing

Posted on June 30th, 2016 under Posted by

Nice series of packages arrived by courier this week to add to my 40k and X-Wing collections.The new GW Start Collecting box sets are extremely good value most giving you at least 1 of the sets within them free.  For Khorne Daemonkin players this …

KD 1400pt 40k Tournie list & Book Review "Emperor Expects"

Posted on June 29th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Call to Arms is coming up in a month or so and at 1400pts with some interesting restrictions I’ve opted to make some changes to the list I took to Maelstrom last month.  Thanks to Glen B I’ll be able to borrow a couple of Helldrakes which will giv…

WIP – Lord of Khorne on Juggarnaut

Posted on June 20th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Making progress on the only model I have left to paint right now my Lord of Khorne.  So far I’ve been concentrating on the Juggarnaut itself rather than the character as I’m still working out how to paint or his little bits of detail.  So sti…

40k Tournament Report – Daemonkin vs. Dark Angels & Dark Eldar

Posted on June 16th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Games 2 and 3 of Day 1 @ Maelstrom were against two very different opponents and armies.  The first was a very large and highly mobile Dark Angels Bike and Speeder company.  The 2nd against the eventual tournament winner with his Dark El…

Maelstrom 40k – Daemonkin vs. Blood Angels

Posted on June 15th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The first game of Maelstrom and a nice open board giving my Rhinos and Gorepack a lot of space to move up toward the various objectives.  Blood Angels drop pods would prove to be rather annoying but while both of our armies were relatively small I…

Khorne Daemonkin Blood Host how did they do?

Posted on June 14th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Day or two to reflect on my first 40k tournament and how well my army went.  Khorne Daemonkin have the potential to be extremely strong and very competitive, and while my list wasn’t optimal I did have some expectation of Ok(ish) results. The Bloo…

Maelstrom 40k – Event Tables & Army Parade

Posted on June 13th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Had a great weekend at my first ever 40k tournament.  Quite a big one by regional standards with 32 players and an incredibly diverse field of players and armies.  In the end I did better than I thought I would with 2 wins and 3 losses. Only …

X-Wing 2016 Wellington Regional’s (draft) list

Posted on June 7th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Its Regional’s season around the world for X-Wing and New Zealand is no exception.  We are exceptionally lucky as well having 3 Regional events around the country which apparently, from what I’ve heard, is more than some states in the US get. &nbs…

Maelstrom 40k 1st round draw is out

Posted on June 5th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Always nice when you get the draw for any event in advance.  The match ups for the first round of Maelstrom this weekend are out along with an accurate breakdown of composition scores for all attendees who now number 32. Table Army #1 Army #2…

Maelstrom 40k tournament lists released

Posted on June 4th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

All 31 lists for this weekends Maelstrom 1500 40k tournament came out yesterday. Normally if this were a fantasy event I could do a breakdown and analysis of whats being taken.  But as a 40k newbie with at most 20-30 games under my belt I really d…

WIP – Lord of Khorne on Juggarnaut

Posted on June 4th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Another package from our local procurer Simon means I finally have something to paint a Lord of Khorne on a Juggarnaut.  Took longer to get here from the UK than he thought so it won’t be going to Maelstrom this weekend but should be ready in time…

Crossing the Rubicon. with 40k

Posted on May 30th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Bit the bullet and submitted my list for Maelstrom to Hagen the TO this evening.  No going back on it so here it is…Slaughter CultLordw. Power Armour, Bolt Pistol, Melta Bombs, Sigil of Corruption, Brazen Rune, Power Weapon, Collar of KhorneDrop…

Chaos Possessed – it pays to read the rules

Posted on May 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Had a great day of gaming and pre-Maelstrom practice at Glen B’s place yesterday.  6 of us were there getting ready for Maelstrom and having a good chat about the local gaming scene and what to expect at the event.  Its interesting to note th…

Khorne Daemonkin Tournament Army – Final List

Posted on May 21st, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Finally decided on a list to take to Maelstrom in 4 weeks time.  Going with a Khorne Daemonkin Combined Arms Detachment.  While I have been practicing with and using a Blood Host almost exclusively the last few months it has limitations espec…

Summoned BloodThirsters kind of suck?!?

Posted on May 18th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Got a final ruling from Hagen the TO at the 40k event I’m going to next month as he knows what he’s doing and getting the TO’s opinion makes sense.  Pretty much in line with what I’d been reading and dreading in regards to how you play a Blood Thi…

Lion Rampant: Feel the Burn

Posted on May 14th, 2016 under , . Posted by

We got a chance to play some Lion Rampant recently. I ran an historically accurate refight of the famous battle of the Red Guys vs. the Yellow Guys this time.Check out some pics and battle report after the jump.We decided to play the town defense game …