Saturday, 12 December 2009

Another glorious victory

I have to feel that tonights team game went so well! we won? Om not sure and at the end of turn 6 we had managed to set up a sweeping move to win on turn 7 ok we were a bit slow but I'm working off the ring rust ans getting my mojo back.
I was worried that the list I played was flawed but it worked well on the defense and surprised me on the lowest down to the lowest unit. the guard squad. the manticor tanks did very well as did the madusa. I may add ti the hard hitting fire power and shrink the fast attack choices which did not fit in a pick-up game.

I wont boar anyone with a list.
But I did use cyclops as a fast attack and they will be removed as will a bane wolf. this adds around 200 points to the list to play with some where else.

I took a fue pic's and will be posting this week. I know I owe pic's as promised and I'm running not on a schedule. So pic's very soon.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I'm back in biz-nasty!!

Thats right true soldiers od the warhammer faith! were back on line and the guard are gosse-stepping ti the game store ! viva la guard!

So I am up to 4 games now and 3 are counted to the guard and the last to the space wolves.
And I am 1/1/1 with the guard now. I don't think I am going wrong anywhere just yet with the lists.
Laster... over my year deployed I managed to only paint a hand full of minies and in the first 5 days home I cranked out 42 guards men (Pics to follow!) And! based 9 heavies! its looking good! I just discovered 2 more transports last night still in the box. very cool .... Oh but theirs so much more too..

I have also built 3 bastions and they are all nearly painted as well.

More very soon.

Monday, 27 April 2009

WAAAUGH DA 2 weeks off!

So my vacation is wraping up I fly back to work tommorow but it's ok I had some fun and relaxed. I got alot of games in with my Orkz and one game in with my Guard. The Orkz were a blast and only hit 2 stumbling points on a winning tally. (I'll post my thoughts on the Guard later, I'v a good bit to say on them I think..)

I have scrounged up alot of bitz for my Blood Bowl team and done some trading as well. I spent a late night painting my Guard and managed to get 10 conscripts painted. very relaxing.
The Orkz were very tuff and crushed the Nidz, blugened the Necronz, then saturday lost in two games but well not talk much about that just yet. My necrons played vs Necrons and won on turn 5 we continued to turn 7 and again They hels the victory!
The guard faught till a late turn 4 and we called it a draw. But I't was enjoyable none the less.
My friend Andrew had his fath in fairness ground to dirt in that game dew I thing to our decission not to use points. But we both learned alot in that game.

So my last two games put the * on my winning streak... Hummm.
First dispight my disadvantage in points 2.5K vs 3K, My dice just didn't feel it. And I supose neather did I. Their were some High and low points of course but in the end the lesson was" When playing a new player keep the game small" he was far too inexperianced for suck a large game to be meaning ful and I was too full of my self er..My war boss was way to full of him self.
To see this point before the match. The second game falls under the same lines because their were four of us with 2K each playing. I didn't have much fun.
It's a sad thing to see across the board a slavering drooling beaty eyed mad man with a toothy grin wring his nuckls minicingly.. pouting liky a puppy. (That would be me.)
Tricked as I felt. I have enjoyed, in the past putting a big green boot into players who are for the most part some form of marine(force), who see orks and brag about their green skin killing power be it heavy bolters or flamers. And of course seeing my army set to building their best ,kill my army, list. But it wasn't to be that day.

Enough of this sad sack stuff! Da boyz will be back and da ground will shake and da masses will flee or be killtd. Slaughterd under da gunz and choppaz put to da wall and ground to mush!
Run fer yer livez ! Da Orkz are comming back! Da Deff Klock iz Countin' !

WAAAAAAAAAUGH! Da return of da beast!

Admin note, from time to time my inner ork gets out and no spell check will fix its spelling.

Friday, 24 April 2009

More Flying goodness and a disaster!

And so dear readers.... Primer and how it makes me mad! Yep my planes have been primed and Sadly my Marauder was the first to be primed with my new full can... and its bummpy and textured. Arg! Ruined! So it will be stripped. But not today. And this is what I feared from the start. I was drooling over the Reaver and my fear of not having enough experiance working with forgeworld models. A fear that proved to be justified with one can of primer.

But if it was easy .......

So BIG game to day not sure how many points were going to play but I'm ready for a full out gaurdtober fest. May use all the guard tonight.

Shout out to 40K raido. You guys ..... wow. some times you get it right and some times well, not so much. But good on ya any way.

Stay tooned. Pic's on the way.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Watch the Sky!

More derangement. So My forge world order arived and it was a bit lite.. they still owe me 2 squads and a Commisar. But I know they will arive sooner or later.

But on to the good stuff.
My air force er.. Navy have arived and Dispite my worries I'm already started building all of them. 2 Thunderbolts 1 Marauder-distroyer ! A hefty pull for this year. With some work they will be seeing their first game on friday. (Unpainted and un primed.?)
I have taken some pictures but its not easy to do, I seem to be working way too fast. Might get some help with that part in the future.
I have to read up on my flyer rules later today. Have to be up on them by friday. Big game, not sure how many points were going to play but I am very excited. I have big hopes that they will be alot of fun. I guess it's time to start my plans for next year..... but what...

well back to my Mek pitt..

Friday, 17 April 2009

Love hate continued

My stompa in nearly done and I still need to get some pics. It's no triumph of plastic or determination I'm still wondering how the next two will work out.. oh well later for that.

Pic's soon

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Eating it. or love to hate

Ah yes my friends, shuch terribale news. I finaly got my stompas and I hate them. The kit is infintile in its apearance. It looks far cooler in the book or White Dwarf than in real life. So dissipointed. The cannons ace cool ans I like the feet but beyond that Im none to happy. My scratch built stompa far and away beat these models.

Well time will tell for thse models maybe they will grow on me. ....once their painted.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

More strangeness.

So we have been reading all the rumor surrounding the inerworkings of the new guard codex. 2 months and a few days to go. Very excited. I'm bothered though and its a huge concern I have and a very valid one as well. My army being nearly fully painted is still not where I want it. I want a look and feel I just have not got. Let me explain. I am infatuated with the feel of the DKoK..AkA death korps of Krieg and have been moving in that direction. But it just doesn't feel like Iv got it right. Egadz. (sp?) all these cool goodies in a book I don't have but really want and all I can do is think about painting an army I don't have here with me... Wow.

I want to pose a question though on the subject of painting. I got an email that a forum is holding a painting contest but its a shop forum.. I haven't the slightest where the shop is and may never get to go their. so is it wrong of me to "compete" in their contest? let alone win.(can always hope right?)

I'v been lissining to alot of Type O Negative lately. An Manson as well. It's funny how much these bands have grown on me over the years. I remember a time when I really didn't like Manson at all. ...

Monday, 16 March 2009

RTT in May.

It's time to really put myself to work on a list.

So I guess 2K orkz will be the first one I will work up.

So a Killer list. I want to win every game and I want it to be brutal.

However after reading a Shooting post on the Bell of lost souls I thought I might try and apply the Idea in my own fassion.

The problem is I don't use or even own one mob of Tank bustaz.
So do I even nead them? Hummm.. well see.

Oh and this army won't be fully painted either... I have been adding units over the last year and not paiting them. Silly me.

Well start with my megawarboss. Thug bork. he's about 135 points all said and done.

Next a descission either my big mek or my warp-head.

The mek comes in around 135 as well.

From here things start to get screwie. elites. 15 lootas comes in at 225.

So does 15 butnaz (225)

So from here we will move on to troops. I wasnt shooting in this list so Shoota boys. I have 60 of them so 3 mobs of 20 wll come to 120 points each a nob with power Klawand boss pole another 50 lets say.. so 170 right now each..
Yes I know my points are not correct yet. Im guestimating and Ill round out my list with the real points once its all on "paper"
I know I want 3 Kans for sure to support my shooaz. armed with grotzookaz.

Im thinking about 3 deathkoptaz,(135) and 15 stormboyz.()

This leaves a little left to play with. what I'd like vs what I have and how much I can ge and oaint before the game date.

Back to either troops or elited .. Meganobz. say 5= 200 points. a battlewagon with a zap gun and a deathrolla and 4 big shoota. Thats going to cost me..(160 points after adding a grit riger and armoured plates)

3 zap guns 90 points

Back on troops. Sluggaz 30 180 nob with power Klaw and boss pole=220
Sluggaz 12= 72+ truck=+35 = 107 befor we add anything eltse.
Ok sory but in a buffilo strongbad style big finnish . here we go.
The list so far and correct.
90+20=110+5=115+15=130+20=150+10=160+160= (320)Nobz and battlewagonzap+ 90killa Kanza 60X3= 180Shootaz6X20=120+ 10+5+5+20=160X3 480slugaz w truck107X2= 214+480=694sluggaz180+10+5+25= 220+694=914-30=190lootaz=225deff koptaz45x3=135warphead 85wwarboss60+25+5+5+5+10+15=125
which works out to looking like this.
warboss 125. all tooled out with power Klaw shoota/schorcha loads of gear.
warp head 85.
mega Nobz X4 with battle wagon loaded up. 320
15 lootaz. 225.
shootaz 19+nob loaded up with 2 rockets and such 160 X3
Sluggaz on foot 29+nob made to kick ass and take names. 220
slugaz in truck X2 at 107 Each
Killa Kanz X3 works out to 180 after upgrades and zookaz
3X zap gunz 90.
3X deff Koptaz with rockets 135
So were alomost their Just a little more work to do and it will be ready.
more very soon

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Forum Depression and thats not all

I'm a member of several gaming forums and some are directly associated with a shop.
I use these to keep up with my friends and what have you.
Some time back I was struck with disgust at one forums censorship. They fear a backlash on their shop should some things get back to their clients would be clients or their parents.
OK they have a point I suppose but their apparent behavior in simply banning deleting and in the very real sense banning persons from their shop over rumors ect..
disgusts me. Honestly having been to that particular establishment.... well lets just say I'd be happier elsewhere.

But its not all gloom and doom. I have seen a gaming community rise up over the waves of the Internet to establish their presence. Some of them I know and have known for a while some I've never met or don't remember. (Being a forum based out of and around Jacksonville FL.)

But its good to see that gaming is surviving.

My new Local has only one game shop. The Gamers Guild. Its still a new shop going on its
?second year? But they have a forum and a lively bunch they are. I'm seeing a very positive movement with gaming and forums. Aiding to a much larger gaming venue. Opening opportunities to attend events all over. I know holding a convention is an expensive process and not one that a shop owner would take lightly. Needing a place to hold it and the costs vs the number in attendance and the return.
But hearing about these events on a forum is good. It's free advertising and in a way a non-
Territorial infringing kind of thing.

Jacksonville has at least 4 game shops. From what I have seen it can be a bit cut throat.
I've wondered about going into such a business on many occasions but the more I learn the more I realize I Don't know. Silly I'm sure.
Back on point.. with so many shops it could get very Territorial but The only official game club
I know about in the Jacksonville area frequent all for shops for meetings or events.
On my local forum I see at least 2 other clubs advertising for events as well as attending local events. I'm happy to know so much more is going on in the "war hammer ish" world.

well for now I guess that will bring me to a close.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

More RTT pre listing.

Ya I'm ramping up an army list again.. Still.

I have this Idea about haveing as many cheep troop choices as I can and influincing the table for a win..... so How bout an ork list. ?

I want an army so large the other side has fitts. A hard hitting army with a tuff stuff and megalamania aflicted leadership.

At large squads on the supper cheep these guys could do the job just need a list and a plan.

That leaves me to worrie about only 2 more things The TAU and maybe the Eldarzzzz...

Yes Im drooling for a scrap and I don't want even odds. I mean I want odds way in my favor.. But does larger numbers deliver? will my hord deliver? Well the high points their dead hard. and some of um are extra shooty and well Im sure i could go on. My major porblem s lack of points to put those units I want on the board with the ones I need. Lootaz are a want but boyz are a need.

Im as competitive as I can be as much as I can... But cockie cutter isn't me. My list should be mine.
Im thinking 3 Kanz with grotzookaz, 3 zapgunz, 15 lootaz, 15stormboyz, 12 boyz in a truck 20 ard boyz a mekboss, a warboss, shootaboyz, shootaboyz, sluggaz, maybe a lootawagon? and if I can some nobz... Mega nobz. and who knows. but have to run "da" point and see just what I can have.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Weapons for war

So I was thinking about which would be better, a power weapon or a plasma pistol.
Ok The detales.
Im looking at a guard list Id like to run and I'm wondering if my men can win with out close combat. Sure CC will happen but what If Im not geared for hand to hand but a solid short ranged shooting? Exploit my balistic skill over my lower Initiave. Space marines and their satistical ilk abound! And they will kill my me no question. I think a plasma pistol would be better and get more use durring a game. with a speed bump in front of a command unit I could shoot inflictkills have my speed bump take the hit and my command couls either get away or live to shoot again.
I have been told that the best way to use guard is to lean on a target unit with a pltoon of guards men. not to get into a squad on squad senerio.
My current "load out" has a huge amount of plasma. 2 full pltoons with plasma guns The rumor is that squads will get one or two more "special" weapons avaliable per squad. I can't see 3 plasmas per squad but two would still be very good. I dont know where this outs command squads as far as MEQ killer guns are concerned.
These rumors make it hard to make any good informed descions about my armies new derrection.
But I'm thinking the more strong shooting I can get the better. Another worrie is scoring units or rather their survival. My pltoons will give up loads of kill points At ome where near 6 points per full pltoon.
This makes speed bumping a tuff choice. Not a bad choice but a hard one to make. oh well we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Guess I'm getting way ahead of myself.

This has come about because of a teal turney I may make it to in may. I dont know who I will team with for sure or how many points I can spend yet. Im expecting anywhere from 750 to 1500 at most. but who knows. I want to provide the most versitial army posible to alow for a big win. I will have not played for about 6 months by the time of this event.
I'll be lucky to get 2 trainup games in at most befor hand.
I'm refuseing to play marines. That's all I know for sure.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

too much time on my hands.

Finaly! after weeks or trying Im now reregisered on the GW site! I can feed my hobbie now!
It seems Im going to be wateing a while longer so shop with forge world. I'm thinking about getting several battlewagons for use and extra bitz. I have been thinking also about just how much I will have on my plate. Between the guard and the orks. Its daunting at first. I wish I was able or rather more able to work on my armys from over here. I have the time but not the space. Im half tempted to fill a hard plastic box and send it to myself from home while Im on vacation. I know I will be able to bring back the new codex and Im hopeing I can get at least a little more over here to work on. It's a bit hard to decide just what I can mannage with such a small amount of space. It's tuff to think I will have 6 month till I get home after my vacation.
So much time.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Air Power will be added!

Air power in Apocalypse. Myth or fact.
In the move to 5th edition I have seen the need for a far more balanced list one that encompasses shooting, moving and assault. These elements will be key for a victory.
This is displayed even more in Apoc. A game where the table area is so inconceivably large that whole chunks of an army may never have any positive effect on a game.
To decode the what for's and why's of this game I have given attention to the formations available in the book, whole groups of tanks or dreadnoughts and what ever. 40K is a squad based game, Apoc leans way more to formations. A tank is nice bur 5 tanks working together is better. This sounds simple enough.
It seems to me that in this new age of combined arms adding a 3rd dimension o the battlefield will add to ones success in battle. To gain this I will be adding Valkyries my army to transport guardsmen or stormtroopers to desired locations to eliminate specific objectives, like disruption beacons or shields.
And to be just a pain in the neck to the other side.
Artillery that doesn't move will be toasted and vital objectives Will be ceased.
To further my designs I'm looking forward to adding a few thunderbolts to my collection as well. I see this as a strong way to influence the table top, which has been a problem for me before.
Prior to writing this I had only been thinking about the Thunderbolts and Marauder. I was watching Apocalypse now the other night and boom It hit me. add some air cav!

My new layout might look like this

Bainbaldes 3

Tank company of around 7 tanks

Armored fist Co. around 9+ Chimera+ squads.

Inf company staged around that new supper heavy transport the storm Lord!

Valkyries 3+ set to arrive after turn 1

Thunderbolts and a Marauder destroyer to arrive after turn 1

Add in a few miscellaneous up grades like the line company formation and some strategic assets

I'm sure I'll have a bit more than this.

Any thoughts?

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Stompas, Gargants and Other 'Uge ork constructions.

It's been nearly a year ago.. Waite it has been a year ago. Scene I built my over sized stompa.

It took about a week from start to Finnish. And I used it only a few times. I have been thinking about apocalypse as you know and about Imp.Guard and orks. I know I have focused on the Guard when I did mention Apoc but theirs more to this whole thought process for me and you need all the details.. so.

I have played orks for lets say around 8 years for now. I got their codex way back in 3rd and took off I had alot of other armies along the way but I keep coming back to the orks. (In a way they are what I wish the guard was. Sounds strange I know. )I love the Idea that for years I had to scratch build my big ork tanks and Battlewagons. I have smashed all manner of tanks together to get that look and feel. It really is its own art form.

Theres such an exciting feel to these things and they are a labor of love for many of us who are into orks. Huge rolling death machines "bristling" with guns and lots of Armour. Giant towering monsters that they are.

I have seen many ork vehicles that feel so Right but are in appearance to me for the wrong army.
These hardy, sturdy, huge vehicles are what I wish the guard had. (well in look anyway if not in game play.)

And so a year latter GW. has produced a Stompa kit with ,I am told it has over or around 200 peaces. wow thats alot. I am also developing a love hate relationship with their huge model and it has nothing to do with the price.

I don't consider price much any more. Practicality on the other hand is a bigger issue for me.
Will I get to use it, How bad do I want it(need it), am I sure?!!

After building my own I'm a bit disappointed with the one I will be able to buy. This doesn't mean I wont get one. Just means I think mine are better.

I'm also thinking about Just what else I can do with this kit. what other possibilities are their? Loads for sure. And with some luck I can use them to expand on my already proven product! I have been pouring over my pic's and will be devising a new bigger stompa using parts of the box set available in a few months. I remember struggling with the armaments, making them from my bitz box and scrounging like a Mek Boss to get the job done.

Ah, more randomly related background...

I did sell my stompa and my other stompa made that same month. Both built within days of each other I think. I Have been looking at all the pic's I took and the video's I made for my friends. Now the savage voice of my Inner Mek comes back to me howling to do it all over again and I have though about re procuring my old stompas to calm this desire but NO.

I will not be asking to reclaim that which I have created. No. I instead will start planning my next version My next big thing.

The best part of building the first ones was he excitement and the experience I gained just in doing it. My friends got very excited and raved about how they were off to get started on theirs right now! this very moment! not a second to loose! (sadly I have yet to see anything they might have built or ever started and scraped) I had grand designs at one point of a table littered with burnt out hulks from destroyed stompas and half done monstrosities. A battle ground indeed littered with all sorts of scrap heaped to the heavens. One day?

Friday, 27 February 2009

Delightfully dirty

Keeping with the theme of my older army's I have decided to also show one of my best army's of old.
The Death guard. This army did very well for me in 4th addition but was eventual sold,
The tragedy here is that this was a work of art. Not just a collection of little men.

I really enjoyed building build and paint this army not to mention the time I spent working green stuff and converting much of this army. The defiler and the damned prince were some of my favorite units.

As with many of my army's alot part of it used to be someone else's old models and what have you.
I seemed to recycle 40K armies for about 4 years. A big gaming group helped too.
My land raider at one time belonged to a friend. He was also working on a death guard force as well.

I later used this same design to produce a death guard land raider for another friend and I think it turned out much better than the first one.
I planed to add a few pics of that one but .. can't find them.

Nurgle themed armies seemed to be my thing for a few years. But thankfully I have moved on.
The only part of this army I never cared for were the plague marines. The colors never felt right and it frustrated me alot.

Antiquatedly fabulous

Here now for your viewing pleasure are some stills of an old marine army I once built.
Behold the mighty Thunder lords.
This chapter once was famed for bolter's and chain swords as well as their refusal to give any ground in assaults.

These heroic marines were one of my projects that got up to a full 100 marines .

Grey Armour with deep red shoulder guards simple enough and then washed with the future wash. their skin tones were darker and earthy and seemed to me to fit the theme of good siege troops. with just a little bronze and gold.

I have very few pic's of this army but here are some of the good ones.

Thursday, 26 February 2009

The Big number 1

First post.

I have finally done it I'm back online and with some work this will be a monument to my supprgeniousity and instability.
Meaning it will chronicle my hobbies Warhammer 40K and Warhammer, Painting and building models and some extra craziness than inevitably will come fourth.

So welcome .