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State of the game – my thoughts on the factions so far…

Posted on November 15th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Back in July, I wrote a post about my initial thoughts on 8th edition, and it was pretty well received (it’s actually my third most viewed post of all time). Well, we’re a few months down the line now, several codices into the new edition and I’ve played a lot more games, so I figured I’d do a kind of update to that post, though in a connected fashion rather than a direct follow-up.

What I think I’m going to do therefore is have a look at a few issues I have, take a look at the factions I’ve played and how I feel about them in narrative terms compared to their tabletop rules etc.

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List review – Dusk Knights 2000pts

Posted on November 14th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hi guys,
I thought I’d stick up a post covering the list that I took to Never Mind the BlogWars last weekend. Overall I did ok, nothing spectacular, but as my last post on the subject showed, I was actually only outscored in terms of sheer amount killed by 2 of the top 4 players, and only the 3 of us managed that 86% kill ratio or higher (the top player actually managed 95.65%).

That being said, my performance on maelstrom objectives was poor (in part due to some shocking card draws) in two of my games and lower than I’ve come to expect from this list in the third. I decided therefore to do a review of my list in similar vein to those Mike at St Andrews Wargaming does when he attends a tournament.

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Hobby update – 13/1/17 Fallout from Never Mind the Blogwars

Posted on November 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, today’s hobby update is going to be a bit of a different animal to normal, as most of my effort last week went into getting the final bits sorted for my attendance at Never Mind the Blog Wars on Saturday.

What follows therefore is a quick brief on the tournament, my results and the important bits from the weekend, plus a few thoughts on where I’ll be taking the Dusk Knights from here and what’s next on my plate.

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The lesson learned – Sometimes the obvious use of an ability is not the most effective.

Posted on November 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all,
I’m currently sat in the back of a mate’s car on the way to Never Mind the Blogwars, but I’ve still got some pearls of wisdom to impart for you all! This week’s lesson comes not from myself, but from a game I read up on on Mike Corr’s excellent St Andrew’s Wargaming blog.

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‘Never Mind the Blogwars’ – My Dusk Knight army ‘Lest we forget’

Posted on November 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hi all, just a quick photo post today – this Saturday is ‘Never Mind the Blog Wars’, run by Alex at From the Fang. I’ve always enjoyed Alex’s take on running tournaments, so was really pleased when he decided to run an 8th edition singles event that I could make once more!

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Eldar army development

Posted on November 8th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,today I wanted to have a quick look at how I go about developing an army list, and where better to look than my current project in planning – the Aeldari (specifically the Asuryani). I posted up last week about my 1st draft list, and toda…

Hobby update 6-11-17 – Commissions and preparation for Never Mind the Blogwars

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, here’s this week’s look into my hobby world, hope you enjoy!

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Hobby update 6-11-17 – Commissions and preparation for Never Mind the Blogwars

Posted on November 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, here’s this week’s look into my hobby world, hope you enjoy!

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Craftworld Il-Sariadh/Mael Dannan 1st draft list

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, well, I’ve done these for a couple of other armies now, and as I’ve now decided that my next project will in fact be an Eldar army instead, I figured it was probably sensible to do the same for how I’m planning on taking my Eldar army forward. I should probably preface this post with a little caveat however – this is not an attempt to push the capabilities of the codex to its limit. The intention is to represent a cohesive, flexible and mobile force that represents some of the wilder, vengeful elements of the Eldar spirit.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll at the top right of my blog – I’m still undecided on the name of my craftworld to be and you guys will make it happen! Mael Dannan is ahead by 1 vote at the time of writing this!

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Craftworld Il-Sariadh/Mael Dannan 1st draft list

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, well, I’ve done these for a couple of other armies now, and as I’ve now decided that my next project will in fact be an Eldar army instead, I figured it was probably sensible to do the same for how I’m planning on taking my Eldar army forward. I should probably preface this post with a little caveat however – this is not an attempt to push the capabilities of the codex to its limit. The intention is to represent a cohesive, flexible and mobile force that represents some of the wilder, vengeful elements of the Eldar spirit.

Don’t forget to vote in the poll at the top right of my blog – I’m still undecided on the name of my craftworld to be and you guys will make it happen! Mael Dannan is ahead by 1 vote at the time of writing this!

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Hobby update and #dreadtober

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi all, just a very brief update today – I’ve been distracted by RL stuff I’m afraid. Still, I’ve had time to get work in on some new objective markers, my dreadnoughts for #dreadtober (which are now finished) and some commission stuff, though I’ve realised that without their mounts, the bloodbletters look like they’re dancing to Gangnam Style!

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Hobby update and #dreadtober

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi all, just a very brief update today – I’ve been distracted by RL stuff I’m afraid. Still, I’ve had time to get work in on some new objective markers, my dreadnoughts for #dreadtober (which are now finished) and some commission stuff, though I’ve realised that without their mounts, the bloodbletters look like they’re dancing to Gangnam Style!

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The Lesson Learned – blessings in disguise.

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to this week’s ‘lesson learned’ post. This week the lesson follows my game against Alpha Legion using my Dusk Knights Space Marines, and it’s an interesting one, about making the most of a bad situation and seeing how something negative can have a positive effect on the game.

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The Lesson Learned – blessings in disguise.

Posted on October 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, welcome to this week’s ‘lesson learned’ post. This week the lesson follows my game against Alpha Legion using my Dusk Knights Space Marines, and it’s an interesting one, about making the most of a bad situation and seeing how something negative can have a positive effect on the game.

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Windriders – a little look into the numbers.

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,

Hopefully you’ll have seen from my earlier post that I’m looking at putting together an Eldar army in the near future, and that it will be heavily leaning on the mobility of that race, specifically jetbikes, grav tanks etc, with those vehicles transporting some of the more aggressive units in the codex into combat. Now, with that in mind (and having watched a couple of reviews of the book on youtube from those people to whom GW have provided a copy) I had a bit of a think about jetbikes and their options. Here’s the result of that, hope it sheds some light on things for you!

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Windriders – a little look into the numbers.

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all,

Hopefully you’ll have seen from my earlier post that I’m looking at putting together an Eldar army in the near future, and that it will be heavily leaning on the mobility of that race, specifically jetbikes, grav tanks etc, with those vehicles transporting some of the more aggressive units in the codex into combat. Now, with that in mind (and having watched a couple of reviews of the book on youtube from those people to whom GW have provided a copy) I had a bit of a think about jetbikes and their options. Here’s the result of that, hope it sheds some light on things for you!

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Plans. Never make them too far ahead!

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the blog here recently, I went away last weekend for a family break with some friends and their kids so things have been a bit quiet in general on the hobby front since early last week. Rest assured though,…

Plans. Never make them too far ahead!

Posted on October 25th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the blog here recently, I went away last weekend for a family break with some friends and their kids so things have been a bit quiet in general on the hobby front since early last week. Rest assured though,…

The Dark Imperium Premier League

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! I thought that today I’d talk to you about something I’m running over at my club at the moment – the Dark Imperium Premier League. This is a league where club members could challenge other participants to a game and for those games to mean something rather more than just who got bragging rights for the next week.

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The Dark Imperium Premier League

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all! I thought that today I’d talk to you about something I’m running over at my club at the moment – the Dark Imperium Premier League. This is a league where club members could challenge other participants to a game and for those games to mean something rather more than just who got bragging rights for the next week.

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Hobby update 16/10/17 – where has October gone?

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, just a quick update for you all today, as I appear to have misplaced a couple of weeks of October! With a busy weekend visiting family just gone and a long weekend away coming up painting time may be a bit sparse for a couple of weeks, but here goes with what I’ve got so far!

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Hobby update 16/10/17 – where has October gone?

Posted on October 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, just a quick update for you all today, as I appear to have misplaced a couple of weeks of October! With a busy weekend visiting family just gone and a long weekend away coming up painting time may be a bit sparse for a couple of weeks, but here goes with what I’ve got so far!

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The lesson learned. Characters are key. Keeping them alive is more so!

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, I’ve played a few games recently, and as such have a wealth of material to choose from for this post! I’ve gone for the impact and importance of characters however, and I’ll also have a little look at how their use has changed into 8th edition.

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The lesson learned. Characters are key. Keeping them alive is more so!

Posted on October 13th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Greetings all, I’ve played a few games recently, and as such have a wealth of material to choose from for this post! I’ve gone for the impact and importance of characters however, and I’ll also have a little look at how their use has changed into 8th edition.

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Tau – the Firestorm Enclave is born!

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Greetings all, time for another list post! A little while ago you may remember I posted up a couple of potential lists I was working on in terms of starting a new army, one for the Genestealer Cult and one for the Tau.

Since then, those ideas have largely sat around in my hobby folder and nothing has happened with them, but in working away the other night on my colour scheme for them, I reignited a bit of a flame for them, so I sat back down and took another look at the list I’d written, armed with a few more examples of Tau lists from battle reports I’ve seen and a little more information on how the units tie in together, plus a whole whack more experience of 8th edition. List discussion comes after the break.

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