Sunday, April 17, 2011

The future of the Knights of Blood

For the last severaly months leading up to Adepticon I have been playing my Knights of Blood army as an almost exclusively Jumppack/Descent of Angels list. It has been a fun time as the list is very fun to play. However, playing the same basic list for such a long time can get a bit stale. So what does this mean for the future of my Knights of Blood?

The Knight of Blood as they were for Adepticon

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just some random pics from Adepticon

So Adepticon was crazy busy and between how busy I was and the fact that I forgot my camera in the hotel room on Saturday I didn't get too many pics, but here are a few that I snapped on Friday night.

More after the break...

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Game Four

This game saw my Knights of Blood pitted against the gribblies of the great devourer.
Joe, my opponent, was a good gjuy who just ran into some bad matchups throughout the day. He was a really fun opponent with a very nice looking army.
I was afraid of this matchup going into the game, as I don't really deal too well with monstrous creatures. Despite that I did manage to squeek out a win. We tied on kill points, tied on objectives in his table half, and I won on objectives in my table half.
This was a fun game that started off with me firmly in control until his swarmlord and winged tyrant hit my army. From that point it was all nids, he just ran out of time.
Well that accounts for my day. A 2-2 record and a ton of fun. Now for some wings, a few libations and then the team tourney tomorrow.
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Game Three: Tabled Again

Yep, Space Wolves, played by a real nice guy named Patrick. He deployed, I dropped in, he killed me. I think that sums things up nicely.

The Vanguard managed to drop in and kill his 'marked for death' unit, then spent the rest of the game slowly being wittled away by Grey Hunters. His Wolflord with a bunch of Fenrisian wolves just wrecked about half my army. I just couldn't seem to kill those darn puppies!

Oh well, still having fun.

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Game Two

So my in game pic was lost but I have this pic of his army.

Mech Blood Angels played by a guy named John. This was the matchup I thought I wanted...

Guess I was wrong as he tabled me in turn five. He was a good sport, though and only rubbed it in a bit. Just kidding! It was still a fun game, I just had too many squads fall off the board and his flamestorm cannon wrecked my face.

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Adepticon Game One

Space Wolves with lots of Thunderwolves, ugh! Pic is from shortly after my initial drop.
This was one of my most feared matchups, but I managed to squeek out a win in kill points and draw the other objectives for a round one win.
Kevin, my opponent was a fun guy and I had a great time. Some untimely dice rolls on his part really hurt him in this game.

More to come...

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Just got in to Chicago for Adepticon tonight. Got myself all checked in, got my swag bag (anyone looking for some Khador Warmachine shit btw?) So now I am hanging out in the hotel room helping my buddy/teammate finish painting the remainder of his 1850 list for the championship event. Fun stuff, but at least the PBR is cold!

Adepticon is to be my first major convention and after seeing the main hall during registration I have to say I am already a bit overwhelmed. It's gonna be nuts when that room is filled! I'm pretty excited though. For my first convention I have given myself a fairly busy schedule. I am playing in the 40k championships tomorrow, and then the team tournament on Saturday. As of yet I have no plans on Sunday, (unless I am fortunate enough to be playing in the finals!) I'm hoping to just get in a couple of pickup games, maybe meet some of the bloggers and podcasters I follow and just generally relax.

So my path here to Adepticon has not been without its perils and rough spots. About a month before the convention one of my teammates broke his hand. This left him unable to paint his army, so he decided to back out of the whole thing. So we were left scrambling to find a new teammate. Fortunately, one of the other gamers at the Barn stepped up and joined the team. As a bonus he has a fully painted Space Marine army. Since we were originally going to do a combo of Space Wolves and Blood Angel successors going with a different chapter wasn't too much of a stretch theme-wise.

Anyway with that crisis averted I had a momentary lapse of reason. After getting my ass handed to me by the new Grey Knights I freaked and decided that my army wasn't good and that I needed to re-write it. At the time I only had about 7 bolt pistol/chainsword Vanguard left to paint to finish the army. Instead I ended up writing a list that included some Death Company, Devastators, and Razorbacks. For this list I would need to finish and re-base the Death Company, assemble and paint a new Dev squad, redo the chapter symbol and paint the turret on one of my Razorbacks and paint up a Chaplain. Absolutely convinced this was the way to go I set to work on all of it. I actually got it all done Tuesday night, but then reconsidered my decision because I would be playing a list I had absolutely zero practice with. So now I was left with one day to finish up those Vanguard and thats on top of all the other stuff I was planning on doing for the team.

In the end I did manage to finish up the Vanguard last night and clear coated them. I have an army I am comfortable with and that I have been playing for months. Here's a quick pic of them with the army list to follow...

1850pts Knights of Blood
Reclusiarch with Jump Pack
Librarian with Jump Pack, Unleash Rage and Fear of the Darkness powers
3x Sanguinary Priests with Jump Packs and Power Weapons
3x 10 man Assualt Squads with 2x melta guns and Sgt. with Power Weapon
1x 10 man Assualt Squad with 2x melta guns and Sgt. with Power Fist
10 man Vanguard Veteran squad with 1x Power Weapon, 2x Storm Shield and Lightning Claw, 1x Bolt Pistol, Chainsword and Melta Bombs, 6x Bolt Pistol and Chainswords

Anyway, it's late and there's still a little work left on my teammates army. For anyone who is attending, Good Luck and I'll see ya at the tables!