Monday, 25 March 2013

UK 40k GT Results

This is only going to be a quick post. What I'm going to be doing here is just running through the top 15 players and which Codecies they used. If you have any questions about who else finished where, which army they used, how a particular Codex did, etc. Please drop a comment at the bottom, and I'll post a reply as detailed as I can for you. You could even follow this blog while you're at it [/pimping]. Onto the top 15.

UK 40k GT game 6

Going into the last game I was 2-3, had I not been docked some painting points because I like to colour code my Grey Hunter packs (see my Gallery on Dakka: Rampage, Green squad, Yellow squad, Grey squad) I would be just about pushing for the top half, should I win my final game.

The mission was the Scouring with Dawn of War Deployment.

UK 40k GT game 5

I may have won a game, but I've still got more to come, and they're some of my hardest missions, so here's where I'll learn a lot. This mission was Purge the Alien (Kill Points), the upside being the deployment, Hammer and Anvil.

I was playing against a lovely guy, he was fantastic fun to play and this was one of my favourite games of the event, playing against an Italian guy named Stefano and his Blood Angels and Grey Knight army.

UK 40k GT game 4

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, and it's the Emperor's Will. 'Ave it! Having not been particularly impressed with my performance in day 1 of the GT I came into day to with much greater determination. My objective, avoid coming last. I knew coming into the 4th game that it was now or never. The Emperor's Will is by far my strongest mission, and with Kill Points and the Scouring - both weak missions for me - coming up, this was a game I had to win. The deployment was Vanguard Strike.

My first thought when I saw my match up, I was pretty pleased. Space Marines. When I saw the army, I was still confident, but it was a pretty strong list for this mission.

UK 40k GT game 3

My third game on the first day of the GT was against a player named Neil. This just showed me exactly how tough the competion is at the GT final, everyone has earned their place, and so that leaves every game being a tough one. He was running Space Wolves as well, but it was a very different kind of list.

He had the 2 packs of Long Fangs, although they were 5 man, he also had 4 Hyperios Missile Launchers (Forge World cheese) and a Whirlwind, which was interesting, although for 85pts barrage is pretty good. He then had a Thunderfire Cannon (as did every marine player in the room) and a Captain on a bike. He then had a squad of scouts, and 2 minimal squads of Grey Hunters. The interesting part of his list however were the Thundercav. He was running 5 of them, with 1 Storm Shield and Power Fist, with a Lord with Saga of the Warrior Born, Power Fist Storm Shield, and 2 Rune Priests on Bikes.

The mission being Vanguard Strike and Big Guns Never Tire.

UK 40k GT Army List

It has struck me that I haven't actually posted up the list that I used, so here it is:

Sunday, 24 March 2013

UK 40k GT game 2

My second game of the weekend was against a guy called James, who was running an Eldar/Dark Eldar mix. The mission being Dawn of War and Relic.

There is something about the Relic, me and tournaments. As in, every time I play the Relic at tournaments, I seem to draw the only Wraithguard army in the room, my opponent had 10 of them.

He also had the Baron, Eldrad and a Farseer, some Venoms, 2 Nightwings and a pair of dreaded Warp Hunters.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

UK 40k GT game 1

Well today has not been particularly successful for me, but I'll go through the games that I played today anyway, as I learnt a lot from them. I feel I should prefix this by saying that all 3 of my opponents were really enjoyable to play against, really nice guys. Pictures will be coming later.

My first game was against the UK number one and the captain of the English ETC team, Mr Josh Roberts. He was running his famous wraithwing list: Destroyer Lord, 18 Wraiths, 3 Annihilation Barges, 3 Night Scythes with Warriors, and some Chaos allies with a Heldrake.

The mission was Hammer and Anvil, 5 objectives.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Dark Angels Analysis - Azrael

There's not much to say rolling on from the last post, so I'm just going to dive straight into the last special character for the Dark Angels, after this there will be the Techmarine, the Deathwing Command Squad and the Ravenwing Command Squad, then we can finally get on to some Daemon like goodness. Azrael.

Dark Angels Analysis - Ezekiel

Curses upon ye GW! Today I am upset, I wake up to find Tau pictures all over the internet, meaning that Tau are imminent. The reason for which I am upset is not because I don't want to see new Tau, but because I still haven't finished my analysis of the Dark Angels Codex, and haven't even started upon Chaos Daemons. So buckle up, as in my rage fuelled state I churn out a crap load of posts, starting with the Librarian character for Dark Angels here, Ezekiel.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Dark Angels Analysis - Asmodai

The reason for my lack of activity is two-fold. Firstly, last week was the mid-semester of assignment week, where a boat load of assignments are due in, and secondly, painting. I've been doing some work on my new project, which will be revealed probably after I've finished the Chaos Daemons analysis, at this rate some time in August, but also, I have a bare Guard blob on my desk, waiting to be painted. So far I have painted the shoulder pads of 4/5s of the Platoon Command Squad brown, I have until Friday to finish off the blob for the GT.

The blob has been performing well for me, even in the game where we were on a 4x4 board using Vanguard Strike and it wouldn't fit on the board without bunching up. Luckily my Primaris Psyker got Gate of Infinity as one of the psychic powers so I was able to jump them out and eat a Fiend squad and a load of Daemonettes.

Today continuing on with the Dark Angels Analysis, Asmodai is today's target.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Chaos Daemons - First Contact

Today, something a little different.I'm a little disillusioned with the Dark Angels to be perfectlyhonest and I will get round to finishing the series in the next fewdays. However, in today's post I'm going to be taking a look atDaemons, and how they have changed, as I played against them at the Oxford GamingClub tonight. Hopefully this should be a weekly thing where every Monday night is OGC night.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to heremore about Battlefield Birmingham, or me getting absolutely destroyedby a Dark Eldar army, then check out the 40kuk podcast, the episodein question being number 64.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Dark Angels Analysis - Sammael

Sorry that there hasn't been much content of late, it's getting to that time of year where I suddenly become really busy. I did try to write an article on the train on the way back to Sheffield for the weekend, but because the Blogger App is terrible it managed to lose it, so here we go again.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Dark Angels Analysis - Belial

While I wait for the new software for my iPhone to download, I suppose I'd better bash out a quick post. Today moving into the realms of the Special Characters. I'm not going to do Interrogator-Chaplain Seriphicus or whatever his name is, because although he's in the FAQ, he's not printed in my Codex, and his data sheet is over 150 miles away. Thank you GW, for releasing a £30 book that isn't even complete.

There are 5 Special Characters in this book, Azrael, Ezekiel, Asmodai, Belial and Sammael. I really feel like I should start with Azrael, but unfortunately Belial is calling to me, so let's go through him first.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Dark Angels Analysis - Dedicated Transports

I've already written this post twice, but on both occasions my phone as lost it. So I'd like to jump straight into it. The news, first off, I have my Chaos Daemons Codex and it is ready to be analysed. 

I'm actually really excited about this one, so Dark Angels needs finishing, some motivation for me there. Anyway, next. On the 28th February the blog hit 10,000 views. Horrah! 

And that's enough of that. Onto the subject of today's post. Dedicated Transports in the Dark Angels Codex.