Opinion


Is this a Fantasy?

So, fantasy is back on the menu then...Why?  I hear you ask?  Well, let's go on a walk as this old fella tells all about it...As you can see from the latest hauls, Idoneth Deepkin are finding their way to my collection.  Thi has several reasons, including my beloved Noshi.Next year, TSA is going to draw the AoS card again, with probably both a small points tournament AND a megabattle.  To that end, I of course need an army, and initially I wanted to take my Slaanesh demons along.But my love is more a fantasy lover then a sci-fi one as well, and she can then join in together with me.  Instead of 1 army of 3000 points, we will be both commanding a force of 1500 minimum each.It also helps that for the casual player, Age of Sigmar is far less numbers to remember then Warhammer 40k...So I'm going to have myself introduced into the second edition, and then will carry the knowledge over to Noshi as well.Then there is the tournament side of things.  It tingles, I admit, to go back into p

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Cutting down... the price of megalomaniacy

Okay, so we are buying a house later this year... and that means costs, and space...Now, that also means I'll be slowly shaving off some of the armies and gamesystems I aquired over the years, because there are a lot of them I just don't use, even units.To give an example, my Emperor's Children (or generally speaking, Slaanesh force if I include the deamons, Heretics and Knights) total at the moment around 13.000 points, and the most I ever bring to the table are 3000 for the big battle, while I have already over 6000 points painted.This is just a heap of wasted space to be honest, and to that end I am indeed going to be shaving down in them for example.  The goal for that army will be 3.000 points of "pure" Emperor's Children, aka forces drawn from the Chaos Marines codex, supported by probably 1.500 points each of the other three factions.  the added benefit being that I can use the demons in Age of Sigmar as well, their cross force usefullness a great bonus for that army.But for example, I have 9

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The Beta Bolter: is my Gaming Group stagnant?

Okay, it has been a while, but today I'm putting down another Opinion piece, based on things rummaging in my brain.Now, as always, these thoughts are purely my own, and in no way intended to kick against some shins, but just, well, "gaming feelings" I've put down to the (virtual) paper.And it came about a discussion in our clubs 40k group about the Beta Bolter rules (see White Dwarf of Febuary 2019) and implementing in the 40k League I'm running.Now, on the one hand, as the power that is, I could just say "go" and let them be allowed, as about half the players are either pro, or don't really care if they are used or not.  I myself played with them at the moment, and I don't think them overpowered in any way.  The only units I really see benefiting from the rules are Terminators, both of the Loyalist as of the Heretic variant.And that is not a bad thing in my opinion, as if there is one unit which really needs some sort of boost this edition, it are the venerable Terminators.  This is what usual

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The 2018 Goals: How did it go?

And thus the year comes to an end, and it is time to look back on 2018 and see how the set goals went.Though over the course of the year, a couple of the ones I started out with where deleted and replaced with other things...Looking at the sidebar for that, perhaps the most obvious is the dropping of the ACW OrBat for Fredericksburg.  After completing the Irish Brigade and taking her to war at the club, the period dropped dead and after a months long dryspell I just sold off the army and replaced it on the "eternal" objective list with my Emperor's Children for the rest of the past year.While I didn`t get the subfactions (being the Slaaneshi demons and the Renegades) to the aimed 1500 and 500 points respectively yet, the whole force is hopefully clocking off on 10k painted at least in the future.On that painting level, the past year I finished a nice heap of 609 models, albeit that is only around the same amount then the shorter year of my return 2017, where I painted 626 models.  But that

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Let this by the day we draw swords...

Okay, it's decided.After pondering on the idea for some time now, I have decided that in 2019 I will be returning to playing wargame tournaments.At first, I was tinkering with the idea of doing it in 40k, the game I've been playing the most at TSA the past 1.5 years.  But reading and watching on Nova "horror stories", in which I mean the very heavy min / max'ing that this edition seems to cause, I decided against that in the end.  The same goes for the fact I don't want to / are able to to invest a heap of time in studying every tactic and unit of every book like in the old days.  My Emperor's Children would be a ping pong ball in an extreme bowling alley as a result.While attending Crisis this year however, I learned about the existance of the Flemish Hobbit League, and their tournaments.  While I returned to MESBG anyways, and looked into the system that I loved ever since 2001 again, I made the decision.  They run about 5 to 6 tournaments a year, and of those 1 is around the corner

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