Thursday, June 30, 2011

And So Begins My Foray Into Dark Eldar

I have been wanting to build a Dark Eldar army since the release of the Codex, but have been so focused on my Knights of Blood that I haven't had time for anything else. However at Adepticon I picked up several kits to get me started and they've been sitting in the basement collecting dust ever since. I was at the local hobby shop the other day and on a whim I grabbed this bad boy off the shelf. I hadn't even been planning on running one in all of the army lists I had been toying with, but the model is just so sweet looking I had to have one! Since I am planning on running two Ravagers, some Reavers with heat lances and a bunch of Raiders I figure I have enough anti-tank so I have equipped this with a full anti-infantry load out. I have chosen to go with Disintegrator Cannons in favor of Dark Lances (both options have been magnetized in case I change my mind later.) The Splinter Rifles have been upgraded to a Splinter Cannon and I have given it a full load of four Shattershard Missiles. 

I will be posting plenty of WIP pics and army updates as I go.

Should be fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Video Battle Report: Orks vs. Knights of Blood (Blood Angels)

I'm back this week with another video battle report. Sorry I missed last week but I didn't get in any games last week :(

Anyway, this week saw my Knights of Blood pitted against my buddy Mark's Orks. We played a 2000pt Annihilation mission using Spearhead deployment. So without further ado, Enjoy!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekly Video Battle Report: Knights of Blood vs. Eldar

So this weeks battle report is a bit different. I had a game scheduled with my friend Mark, but he didn't feel like lugging his Orks across town so he asked me to whip up an Eldar list for him. We agreed on 1000 points and I did my best to make him a pretty strong list. I decided to give him a full Mech Eldar list with as many Grav Tanks as I could fit. Meanwhile I decided to also take a fully mechanized list with my Knights of Blood to make it a full on tank battle.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

After Action Report: Game Links Tournament part III

Ok, so finally on to game three from the Game Links tournament I attended last Saturday.

If you haven't already read parts I & II you can check them out here
and here

Okay, now lets get down to business.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

After Action Report: Game Links Tournament part II

Alright, so this is part two of my recap of the tournament I attended this past weekend at Game Links in Fowlerville, MI. If you haven't read part one yet you can check it out here

Now lets dive into game two. This game was once again against Space Wolves. I feel terrible, but I can't remember my opponents name. I think it was Luke, but could easily be wrong, (if you read this and I do have your name wrong please forgive and correct me and I'll fix it!)

More after the jump...

Monday, June 6, 2011

After Action Report: Games Links Tournament part I

So this week instead of a Video Battle report I am going to break down the tournament I attended over the weekend. Don't worry if you're a fan of the video batreps, they'll be back next week!

So anyway, myself and my two friends Nate and Jim took a little road trip this weekend to Game Links in Fowlerville, MI to attend their grand opening tournament. The guys from Dark Future Games teamed up with Michigan 40k to put on the event. It was a three round tournament set for 1850 points. It used a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary battle points system. I am not really a fan of this system, but see few better ways to produce a single winner in the span of a single day tournament without having to limit the number of entrants. In total there were 22 entrants. Not bad for their first tournament!

A quick pick of the game room. Thanks to Game Links for hosting the event!
More after the jump...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

An Open (Video) Letter to Games Workshop

Ok, so when I first started to watch this and they mentioned re-posting it I had no intention of doing so. However, uponn watching it I think that what he had to say makes a lot of sense, is not ranty (though he does ramble a bit in parts) and really should probably be spread around.

Despite the recent price hikes, the embargo (which has no effect on me, but still rubs me the wrong way!) and the switch to resin I still love Warhammer 40k. I have zero interest in leaving the hobby or in switching to a new game/company, and I really want to love Games Workshop. They just make too many bad decisions for me to do so. This video simply offers constructive criticism to Games Workshop and hopefully if enough of us spread this around it will catch their attention.

So please take a few minutes to watch and if you agree with what he has to say like I do then go ahead and re-post it yourself.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thinking about Eldar

So I have really been starting to miss playing my Eldar. They were my first army in 40k and are still my favorite. Unfortunately they have just fallen so far behind the competetive curve in 5th edition. With most of my focus over the past few months being on tournament play I have pretty much shelved them in favor of my Knights of Blood. This wasn't really my intention, it just kind of worked out that way.

So, anyway that brings us to today. I am planning on attending a small tournament this weekend. I have been planning on bringing my Knights of Blood. I don't know that the hybrid list I have been running lately is fully tweaked in and ready for tournament play yet. And I don't think I have enough practice games in with it, but it's close. It's a fun list for sure and I think I stand a decent chance of winning some games with it. But I don't think I could really get to the top tables with it and really compete for the prizes.

I could always run my DoA list. I am well versed in how that works and am quite comfortable with how it plays. The problem with this was that I feel that DoA was a barely competitve list before the release of the Grey Knights Codex. They had some matchup problems, but with clever tactics and a bit of luck they could be overcome. The very same things that help Grey Knights against Daemons hurt DoA armies, in many ways they are even worse. Warp Quake is an absolute killer! Daemons at least have a chance of going first so they get their first wave in before the Grey Knights can get it up and running. Force weapons mean a whole lot more to Assualt Marines than they do to Daemons with their invulnerable saves. Anyway, I don't want to rant about Grey Knights so I'll stop there, but suffice it to say that I think they really hurt the DoA style of army sufficiently enough, and will be in attendance in most/all tournaments from here on out (especially since painting isn't required for this tourney!) that the DoA needs to be reserved for 'just for fun' games from here on out. Much like the Eldar.

So that brings me back to the original point of the post. My Eldar. I am really thinking about pulling them out of mothballs for a run at this tournament. It kind of makes sense. I don't have a build currently that I feel is competitive, and I want to get them out and onto the table top anyway. So why not? Well other than the fact I won't even be able to get in one practice game with them before Saturday, and I haven't played them since around the semi-finals of 'Ard Boys last year.

I think maybe I'll play around with some lists for both the Eldar and my Knights of Blood and just see what I like most the morning of the tournament!