Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bretonnians in 8th after 1 game

So had the opportunity to play a game of 8th edition on Sunday. Boy was that long, I think it took us almost 3 hours to play 6 turns at 2250. Mind you we didn't know the new rules completely so there was a lot of checking and stuff.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bretonnians and 8th edition: First impressions pre-FAQ

Yay 8th edition Warhammer Fantasy is upon us! Maybe it's time to brush off the old Bretonnian army I have sitting around. Only had a brief look at the rules plus what everyone else on the internet has had to say about the new rules and I haven't played a game yet so my analysis of the Bretonnians is definately not in depth at all.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tournaments & SuperSystem!

Sad news for me. The two tournaments I've been prepping for are a no go. The organizer for the one at the end of June had some trouble getting the tables ready (basement flooded and couldn't finish them) and my wife couldn't get time off to make the road trip to the 2nd at the beginning of July.

Oh well, I was thinking of going to Astronomicon in Vancouver in August but they are allowing VDR and ignoring the official GW FAQs and Erratas. Not exactly a level playing field (though I suppose the GW FAQs don't really level things at all but at least they clear some things up)

In place of tournament prep, my friends and I have started to read the rules for SuperSystem 3rd edition.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Draw! vs. Chaos 1500 points

Only managed one game this weekend. Against the same chaos opponent from last weekend (I'll call him Tzeentch to protect his identity as he plays a Tzeentchy list). He's learning and I have to say it was a good game. I ended up eking out a draw this time rather than the usual ROFLstomp that happens.

Oddly enough that made me very happy.

Friday, June 11, 2010

How do you improve the competition?

My wife recently commented to me that whenever I play pickup games at the stores I frequent, I more often than not win. Not to mention the victories are incredibly lopsided. She went on to say that the only times I ever seem to lose are at tournaments where the competition is no doubt a lot fiercer.

This got me thinking about how I could improve the competition in my area.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

1500 point battle vs. Chaos #2

Second game against another Chaos opponent this past weekend. This time my foe was sporting an undivided build with lots of ordnance.

Monday, June 7, 2010

1500 point battle vs. Chaos

Got two games in this past weekend in preperation for a 1500 point tournament at the end of the month. I posted two lists earlier but I forgot to bring the models I needed (forgot the sponsons for the predator and some of the combi-weapon models for the wolfguard list).

I suppose I could have proxied them but to avoid confusion and maintain WYSIWYG I made a new list with the Dark Angels codex.

It's not what I would have liked to use and hardly ideal I think for 1500 points.

Friday, June 4, 2010

1500 point Tournament Army Lists

At the end of June I'm hoping to attend a tournament at the 1500 points level. Nothing too big, about 16 people are projected to attend.

I've got two lists I'm thinking of testing out.

Pre-Heresy Dark Angels

While surfing the web before breakfast I chanced upon this nifty project log.

Pre-Heresy Dark Angels

Belongs to a gaming acquaintance of mine here in northern BC. Looks pretty darned amazing. Can't wait to see the entire thing done.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ravenwing Attack Quads/Thunder-quads

Despite not being able to go to the 'Ard Boyz semis I still ended up making a few more attack quads for my Ravenwing forces. The quads were very simple conversions requiring only one SM bike and some extra wheels which I acquired from a dollar store toy kit. Coincidentally, the toy kit I bought was for a miniature customizable quad (came with 4 pairs of wheels!)