Hello People,There’s been a bit of gnashing and wailing at a number of X-Wing top tables recently due to a perceived narrowing of competitive build options. This has been off the back of the recent prominence of Rebel Regen lists that hit you…
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Just some painting progress, at the time of writing I’ve got 3 nights of painting left to get these guys done for Saturday’s tournament. Currently I have Ox, Princess, Boar, Brisket completed. Shank and Boiler are practically there too but they have a few last touch ups to be made. The more pressing issue is […]
Saturday my FLGS held a 1,650 Warhammer 40K tournament, and I had brought along my Chaos Space Marines, Disciples of Twilight. It’s a list I had been practicing with for the better part of the previous four weeks. I set myself the task of stickin…
Hello people,It was the second double of the New Year as I pretty much moved into Warboar for the weekend with 6 games of X-Wing and 4 rounds of Netrunner today.After a long day and late finish yesterday I was putting the decks together before sunrise …
The GREX Invitationals are coming soon. Due to Christmas and travels, I was not able to participate in the recent 1000 Point tournament Rookie Rumble that Jason attended. But the tourney chat really got me pumped for the next one. While I am planning f…
It’s mid-October when a Gmail notification pops up on my white Galaxy s5 notifying the top eight members of the Northeast Warhammer players, congratulating us on qualifying for the annual Master’s tournament in the one and only sin city, Las…
Welcome, my friend. Sit yourself down,And meet the best Shadowseer in town. Seldom will you see, a tale that’s spun by me; A story of such glory, in which you’d want to be….. Took part in a 1000pt Open organised by Grex ove…
Over the last few days, the 2016 set of Batman tournament cards have started to appear.You can see the first ones on http://elsobacodebatman.blogspot.com.es/ and http://labibliotecadealfred.blogspot.com.es/.So far we have Zur-En-Arrh Bat…
The January tournament at my FLGS will be 1,650. As we (the players), always tend to do, once we know the points limit we start…
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Yesterday myself and Nigel squeezed in a final day out flying casual down inWoking.I pulled another respectable 3 and 2 with a vaguely experimental triple Black Sun Ace toting Crack Shot with TLT / Bossk Palob. It was fun to fly but really needed to wi…
|The motley Troupe of the Phantasms, along with their conjured pets.|
|Lum’s army, with some really cool conversions.|
|Look at those helmets!|
|My army, with the Mucolids in DS reserve.|
|Interesting choice of bringing Assault marines with Flamers.|
|Not so interesting. He flames and kills off one bike, before making the entire squadron run off the table.|
|But predictably, the Wraithknight rampages through his battle line.|
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Don’t ask me how I pronounced the name, human tongues could never replicate that.
|Deployed in Vanguard Strike, hiding from all that Gauss. The Relic is the blue counter in the centre.|
|Necron Deployment, pretty agressive. See that squad of Tomb Blades?|
|What Tomb Blades? First Blood to the Phantasms! A really bad set of rolls sees the Tomb Blades wiped out.|
|Daryl eventually tied for Best Appearance with our very own Rico, and you can see why he gave Rico a run for his money. Look at the converted D-Lord and Overlord!|
|They obviously don’t like Psykers very much.|
|And all in Rapid Fire range.|
|Terrible mistake, brought the Wraithknight back to kill off the Deathstar but gave up control of the Relic.|
|The combat that never ended, this Farseer held up 4 Tomb Blades till the WK came into clean up.|
|A weakness of my list is that I didn’t have anti-vehicle. Nothing could take down those Ghost Arks.|
|My deployment left my WK with the entire battlefield to cross. Bad idea.|
|Compensated by using my flyrants to kill off his jetbikes and Slay the Warlord!|
|A wild Culexus appears! The jetbikes manage to heroically hold him up for most of the game.|
|One flyrant dies to shooting and the grounding test.|
|Just chilling out chatting with ol’ Cully here. Why are those dark green tree trunks in the background moving towards us?|
|Oh. They’re not tree trunks.|
|My Wraithknight tries to get across the battlefield to do some damage.|
|But the deployment mistakes hurts me terribly. He gets hit by two D-shots and fails both saves, getting ingloriously wiped out without doing a single thing.|
|This would be all I had remaining at the end of the game. Those white bikers are about to die, as is the Flyrant.|
|Gerard would roll two 6s in a row to kill the Flyrant with a single D shot.|
We come then, dear audience, to the finale, and I applaud you all for staying with us thus far. Heroic last stands and crazy charges abound, and our brave Phantasms now bid adieu, exiting stage left. It has been a pleasure performing for you tonight ladies and gentlemen, and I wish you all the very best.
Thanks to Grex for organizing the tournament!
As we are all painfully aware, GW does not support competitive play with any kind of sanctioned tournament system. And all too often, the attempts of amateur tournament organisers to ‘improve’ 40k with their own custom missions results in player confusion at best, and broken events at worst.
In this post, we’ll examine what we really want to achieve with tournament missions, and propose an alternative mission set for competitive play.
Hola!So, myself Rich and Alex headed over to Leisure Games on Sunday for our next step up in Netrunner tournament play. LG have a monthly tourney capped at 20 players so we were expecting something of an increase but still a pretty laid back event…
It’s always difficult to write concerning big, premier tournaments. If you have been reading this blog, you might have noticed I’m not a tournament player. Far from it, and it makes it that more difficult to give your own opinion about lists that have been used. But, never the less, there are some pretty good…
The 2nd Annual Baltimore Brawl has come and gone, and much like the delicious catered BBQ lunch I couldn’t get enough. Well, actually, I didn’t get any BBQ, but I assume that’s just ’cause it was so delicious. And so, too, was the 40-man tournament a blast! A gallery of all the pictures I took … Continue reading Baltimore Brawl 2015 Photo Dump and AAR
Hello people. Yes, getting back into the habit now.
Yesterday was another trip up to Milton Keynes for the final round of Gaurdians of Tyr’s X-Wing 2015 calendar.
I took the Khiraz / Scyk list again, primarily as further playtesting, and was once again pleasently surprised to go 3-2 for tenth place I’ve now firmly established that formation flying and firepower is the way to go. Using a slow roll up one board edge I look to disrupt my opponent’s formation and try and force the engagement on my terms. Patience is key and when did look to force things, to establish what the list can’t do, recovery was difficult. Lesson learned!
One of these was the first game, which was always going to be a vicious joust as my opponent also had three PS2 Khiraz. I deviated from the target priority I knew I should have chosen and paid dearly for it. One way dice didn’t help but they had just been varnished the night before.
On that note I’ve also finished up a TIE Advanced and a pair of Punishers. Fora bit of variety I’ve gone for a reversed scheme that will also feature for my TIE FOs, especially as I now own a full dozen of the little buggers.
All together that’s another 12 Painting Points. I noticed the other day that I’m on for a very lean year in that regard. I think that’s more because of my shift in gaming over the last year, not only towards X-Wing and now Netrunner but also because I spend more time playing. I felt kind of sad but Infinity is going to be my main painting outlet and has only really been around since the summer. I want to clock up some more points but it’s time, I need to make better use of it 😉
For a further seemless segway I fully intentionally picked up a can of white spray yesterday. You can see it on the right next to my impulse purchases 😲
The store, Wargames Workshop has added a merchandise and comics section which were far too good to pass up. I could have been far far worse but resisted the Boba Fett shoulder bag and the more obvious Star Wars bobble heads.
I’d been tempted to pick up an Imperial Assault bantha rider for some time and I’m a long time Battlestar freak from my very early years. With this kind of stuff I often prefer the more niche stuff that you have to know about to understand. Slight geek snobbery I admit.
I’m also a part time comics geek. I’ve had a 2000AD subscription for many years now a days have a few trade paperback lines that I pick up regularly. I’m a big fan of the British scene so the pre Watchman mini series was always going to be leaving the store with me. Another blog topic is forming from the mists………
And there we are all caught up! It’s another busy geek week on the cards, plenty of Netrunner, but I’m setting an Infinity painting target of the Doctor and Engineer.
I apologize for kind of spamming lists lately. I get this way before a big tournament. The tournament, Standish Standoff, is in two weeks and…
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This weekend was one wrought with ups and downs but thank goodness for 40k! Patrick organised a 1500 point tourney to herald the farewell to our gaming den, Titan Games. This would be a bittersweet tournament. The vibe was contagious. Everyone bro…
At my LGS we’re all getting ready for the 1,850 tournament next month. I brought my revision of my Khorne Daemonkin list I posted the…
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I recently attended my very first tournament, the Last March of the Titans, and what a blast it was.The event was part of the closing down of the our regular gaming haunt, which is really a pity, but everyone of us arrived with the clear intent of havi…
I put up a list earlier in the week that I was considering taking to the Standoff, a 40K tournament in a few weeks. I…
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Somewhere along the way the default tabletop setting for a game of Infinity became “futuristic urban/quasi-urban environment”, which is as true of most of our tables locally as it is anywhere else, but the game does have a full and interesting set of terrain rules and even tries to include things like zero-g, hazardous environments, … Continue reading Infinity in the Jungle →
Just a quick one. After a long week at work I made the ,as minute decision to head up to Lost Ark today with Alex for some casual Pew Pew action. A dozen of us turned out for four rounds. Other than one TLT spam and a Hilbots everyone was playing nicely and I took the opportunity to run something a bit different in 3 Khiraz, 2 Mangler Skyc aka 20 Second Squadron.
I’ve run it a couple of times and wanted to try the tactic of hugging a board edge to draw in my opponent before turning in on them to choose engagement. I also wanted to keep them all together as much as possible to maximise firepower and use their 5 K-Turns.
In short it, and I, performed better than I expected taking four strong wins to place second. The loss was against Super Poe Swarm which went undefeated when my otherwise hot dice went cold and I made the mistake of chasing Poe. Otherwise I flew well, especially against the TLT spam which was rather pleasing.
For my prize I chose a Netrunner Data Pack, The Universe of Tomorrow, as I’m pretty happy with the list. The Khiraz, not sure of the plural, have been undercoated and promoted to the head of the painting queue.
Hello people,Shock, horror yet more X-Wing on Sunday but this time with something of a twist. Event supremos Gaurdians of Tyr ran the inaugural UK Team Championship. Enfield Gamers entered a team amongst a field of thirty two teams.The format was…
Yes, more photos of the event. But also the winners, rankings, charity raffle total and best photos yet!
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On the day, a Bat-Raffle was held and some Bat-Cake was sold and this raised and AWESOME £150 for our Little Heroes Charity Fundraiser. Huge thanks to all involved for that! There’s still time to take part yourself as well if you want.
OK, Onto the winners.