Wow no updates on this blog for a year+. Still gaming though real life does get in the way of games..The gaming group decide to get together again and get some GW 40k games in. With the recent release of new 40k Apocalypse it was a good time to take our armies out for some big battles.Scenario: Apocalyptic CarnageCrazyrat: Chaos 200+PLEngie: Blood Angel Strike force 330+PLSkanwy: Iyanden Warhost 300+PL We omitted the warzone portion as all of us are still learning the rules and just want to play a vanilla apocalypse game. Anyway we stop the game at end of turn 2 as it was getting late and the Lyanden will triumph eventually as Chaos and BA were withering each other down.IMO what I like about the new 40k Apoc are:very streamline game play, much faster and the system allow a player to not b
It's been a while since my last post. Sorry about that, but those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that, at the beginning of July, I spent the better part of two weeks in Japan. What does this have to do with wargaming? Not much, but more than you think.Japan has basically no domestic wargaming industry. Board games, trading card games and even traditional pen and roleplaying is popular, but Japan doesn't really produce any wargames of its own.That said, model kits are extremely popular and very widely available. Most notably, the huge range of kits based on the various Gundam anime series. My brother and I stopped in at Gundam Base on the Island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. For enthusiasts of the Gunpla hobby (a portmanteau of Gundam and Play) this was like Warhammer World.There were huge displays of custom built kitsAn exhibition about Gundam kit manufacture including a model of the factory that produces them.Areas for building and painting workshops, including competition winners.And an enormous shop s
When we last left the Shadow War Campaign Final Mission, the Sisters of Battle had taken the lead having captured their primary objective and carried it off the table via their deployment zone.Part one, covering the mission and deployment is here.Part two is here.When we left things in Part Three, the Sisters of Battle had just carried their Primary Objective off the table, securing them 3 victory points. As they were in second position on the leader board, that meant any other Kill Team than the Orks needed 4 Victory Points to beat them and win the campaign.Enough Orks had recovered to try and drag their primary objective, the Doomsday Device, back towards the table edge. But they were now coming under attack from Blood Angel Scouts and Tau, both of whom needed to go through the Orks to get their own objectives and both of whom needed to stop the Orks if they were going to win the campaign.But despite the heavy attack, the Orks kept struggling on.Meanwhile, having lost the Data Bank that was their primary ob
Join Chris and I as we journey to Adepticon in part one of our Road Show special, where we cover some Blood Angels lore and talk about what we hope to see or believe needs to be released moving forward with 8th Edition 40k.Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher Songs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan Urtag
Just wanted to share one of my current FAVORITE UNITS. My Blood Angels Deredeo Dreadnought.Now you may be thinking "You play Blood Angels, why is this your favourite unit?" Well...1- Even an assault army needs some ranged weapons. And this guy is super reliable at that.2- I love dreadnoughts as much as I love assaultSome quick tactics talk with this guyDREADNOUGHT FORTSO I run mine equipped with the Atomantic Pavaise (I used a Magna Grapple I converted for my Contemptor back when they could still take one. This is because FW still has not released that upgrade). This gives a bubble of a 5+ invuln to units within 6". So what do I do? I surround him with TWIN AUTOCANNON MORTIS DREADNOUGHTS! This creates a rock solid fire base of High T and a good save (2+/5+ on the Deredeo, 3+/5+ on the Mortis) and a lot of wound (4 dreads castles up is 44 wounds). And at a very reasonable points cost IMO.Now I could keep Characters near them to boost them, but if this is not possible, I just use my Wisdom of
Part Two of my report on the final mission of my Shadow War Campaign. Part One, covering the mission rules and deployment is here.The Orks took the first turn and advanced quickly, swarming over the archeotech.The Sisters of Battle advanced more cautiously, sending out a scout ahead while the rest followed on.At the end of turn 1, the Dark Eldar and Blood Angels arrived, deploying on opposite sides on the far left and near right.The Dark Eldar quickly found themselves under heavy fire from the Orks.While the Sisters broke off part of their forces to pursue this new threat.The Orks had seized much of the archeotech, but were now under heavy fire from all sides. And at the end of the turn the Chaos Space Marines and Tau arrived.The Sisters poured fire on to the Chaos Marines, doing no damage but keeping them pinned.Meanwhile, the Seraphim seized their primary objective.Despite being delayed by the Sisters and Orks, the Dark Eldar continued their advance.While on the left, the firefight between the Orks and Tau
Just another quick share. I was going to have our Podcast on the Big FAQ out today... but as you can see I have this instead. As I finished editing the episode of Allies of Inconvenience, Audacity crashed. I opened it back up and the entire project had become silence, so I have to completely re-edit the entire episode (from an uncorrupted mp3 fortunately). I will try my hardest to have it up Saturday. Rather "Inconvenient".So in the mean time, I wanted to rapidly get this up and to you for some quality content.The weapons on this are all magnetized to be swapped out (as you can see in the pictures). The detailed doors are from Forgeworld and the other designs are all free hand.The tank is named "Hammer of Angels" which is a cannon Land Raider for the Blood Angels from the Shield of Baal supplements.Enjoy! Feedback is welcome!
Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time the 40k Team Tourna,ment.As always this is overall a great event. You meet some awesome teams, and if you do it a few times, you start to meet the same teams ever (two of the 5 teams we played against this year were teams we had faced at a previous Adepticon).Now with our last minute change to EVERYTHING for the 40k team tournament, and one of our players as a result essentially being a 40k novice, we had a challenge ahead of us at the outset. However in the end we came in 47th out of 127 teams and had our best performance yet (overall and battlepoints). Placing above 63% of the competition IMO is excellent for bringing Blood Angels, Dark Angels and Grey Knights. Here are our lists.Some other impressive rankings for us:We were tied with 5 teams for 10th in appearance (which is nice since most of the models we had were just from our collection). Overall score considered, we would have been 18th in appearance.We got 8 Line breakers, in a tie for 3rd for
Join us for our post Adepticon 2019 discussion, where we cover our last minute changes and preps, the Warhammer 40k Team Tournament, and various other event games like the Knight Fight and Space Hulk!Listen/Subscribe on iTunes Listen/Subscribe on SpotifyListen/Subscribe on Google PlayListen/Subscribe on Stitcher05:05 Adepticon Preps23:07 Adepticon Day 1 and 259:11 Warhammer 40k Team TournamentSongs and SoundclipsBlue Mark- Atlan UrtagKaap mere- BugotakClip 1- Babylon 5Clip 2- Galaxy QuestClip 3- What would Brian Boitano Do?
Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time our last minute board and theme.The forthcoming podcast will talk more about it, but in short we had another large amazing theme planned for this Adepticon. Unfortunately one of our team mates had to bow out this year for a family emergency. In solidarity with him, we decided to put that on the back burner and in two weeks time pulled off this board and theme. It basically came about because Chris joked my Redemptor looks like he is Ice Skating. And since all good boards start with a joke, we went from there.So here is the finished productHow did we get to that? Well a whole ton of last minute work.I personally built 3 bikes, painted 6 bikes, an attack bike, and 11 intercessors, and painted the Realm of Battle Boards. Chris did TONS of construction on the boards, integrating all our motors, put together our draft pamphlet, and helped with bases, while Jason helped finish off bases and added all the snow once we were in the hotel. The whole thing was f
Back with my continues coverage of Adepticon 2019.Check out part 1 here where I talk about my first impressions of A Song of Ice and Fire game, Horus Heresy Knight Fight, and the Kings of War Big Battle.I skipped my first game to sleep and paint that day. It was an ASoIF even, but only cost me $5, and I made the better decision considering how late I stayed up to finish for the 40k team event the next day.I did make it to my second game, which was ASoIF Assault on Kings Landing. What made this game extra fun was it was ran by the game's designer. He had a really cool mission put together where the 8 players (mostly Starks and Boltons) fought his Lannister Army. I was that little green blob of Wildlings led by Tomund Giantsbane. Not the most accurate thing, but awesome of him to let my do that when asked who my favourite character was when he realized he didn't have enough units set up for us. He also had a constant narrative progression happening. AND BRIBES. He'd bribe up with free models to do certain actio
This is a very special occasion: I'm selling my treasured, White Dwarf featured Blood Angels collection I lovingly painted over the course of two years. The models above can be yours. Read on to find out more.More after the jump
Having made a pretty decent start on my Death Guard, I thought it was a good time to go back to my Blood Angels, starting with a regular Marine Tactical Squad.I'm in no way a competitive player, if I were my Blood Angels would probably be all Sanguinary Guard and Death Company with the compulsory troop choices made up of Scouts and, maybe, Intercessors. But I was never going to feel comfortable about that. I decided I wanted my army to have a theme and that it would represent the Fifth Company of the Blood Angels Chapter.I chose the Fifth Company because they are a Battle Company, which means I can have a nice mix of different troop types and their company badge is a black blood drop, which looks cool. At full strength the Company would have Six Tactical Squads and Two each of Devastator and Assault Squads. But, thanks to losses sustained in the Tyrannic War, my Company has been augmented with Primaris Marines who are still being integrated into the company structure - what this means is that I don't ha
When I was at the LVO I took a painting class with Peachy from GW. The class was about getting Space Marines battle ready. It was a great class and Peachy is a fun instructor and rated the model I painted in class.We were the last class for the LVO and he gave us a few more extra models so he didn't have to take them back home with him. When I returned home from the event I wanted to finish all the models. I purchased new bases for them all because I am going to use them for Kill Team Arena. I had to do a few conversion due to them all holding the scanner. I just cut the hands off and replaced with other hands in my bitz box. I am real happy with how these models turned out and I could see myself running a Blood Angel army. What we were taught was nothing new and exciting however sitting in a room with other painting models is always fun. This was the paint by numbers that GW normally teaches on the videos just doing it live. The most important part
I really should have learned by now that there is absolutely no point in trying to plan my projects ahead of time. I've gotten pretty good at seeing projects through to completion, but when it comes time to choose a new project it's going to be whatever feels most exciting at the time, no matter what I may have thought before hand.After I got finished with my English Civil War companies, my Shadow War campaign was still underway*, but keeping the kill-teams up to date really didn't take much time, so I was at a loose end. At about that time Warhammer 40,000 Conquest came out.For anyone not paying attention, Warhammer 40,000 Conquest is a weekly part work magazine published by Hachette Publishing under licence from Games Workshop. Over the course of the magazines run, you can collect two armies for 40K, Plague Marines and Space Marines, plus scenery, paints and brushes. The collection leans heavily on Games Workshops "easy-to-build" range as well the contents of the Dark Imperium boxed set.I snapped up the fir