Last 15 posts from The Burning Eye

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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