Friday, 31 May 2013

4th Edition Eldar Swooping Hawks

First of all I feel that I should apologise for the lack of progress this month, and this has cost the blog a bit of growth. This has been down to a number of reasons. Firstly my exams at the start of the month, finishing off my first year at University. Secondly an increased workload. I have a lot of Chaos Marines to paint, and am falling behind on that, but I'm also writing for 2 entities other than this blog, and the Steel City Wargaming Newsletter, for the latter I had to attempt to squeeze the entire Daemons Codex into 4 pages including pictures. In addition, in the next 24 hours I have 2 seperate recordings for 2 seperate podcasts. I'm being worked hard.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Guard Blob Vs Black Mace

Weekly batrep today, this game was from Friday, where I played against a Chaos Space Marine player, who we shall call G for now, at 1,800pts.

Before getting into lists and other details important to the game, there is a bit of backstory to this game. It was being played at Steel City Wargaming, the club that I attend in Sheffield, UK. In the last 40k tournament that they ran there, I played G on table 2 in the 2nd round, playing with my Space Wolves which had just returned from their first proper outing at July's Throne of Skulls. Due to a hefty lack of terrain on this board, and a few dumbass mistakes on my part, G won the game, and this has been a gloating point for him ever since. He then went on to lose on table 1 whilst I was knocked to table 4 where I got a big win meaning that we finished 4th and 5th respectively. Therefore, this was a chance to even the score, properly.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Word Bearer Progress the First

The word has spread a little since last post, however this will still only be a quick post, as it's not like I have as much to write about. I would have done more, but I spent the day looking at USB missile launchers, and it made me want to motorize my Manticore, I didn't do it of course, I'm a terrible electrician, but it's a cool idea.

So, what have I actually done.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Bearers of the Word

I realise that I've been on a hiatus for the first time in a while, and the hiatus has been a while. However, I accept that, I have really needed it, there's been a lot going on with my course-work and exams and such, plus moving back up to Sheffield before going to work tomorrow. Plus a constant stream of back to back codecies that I've felt obligated to analyse since October.

However, I am really looking forward to the Eldar Codex, they were my first army and have been waiting for this for a long time, but don't want to miss out because I'm still doing Daemons, an army which I also play but not to the extent of the Eldar. So, what I'm planning on doing is taking a bit of a break from the Codex analysing until the Eldar come out, I may do the occasional one but for the most part it will be pictures of projects that I'm embarked on from day to day, battle reports, unit roles, etc. So, in a similar spirit, here is how my Word Bearers are developing.

On an additional note. Trickles of information are coming through from May 2013 Throne of Skulls. Surprisingly it appears that the best Dark Angels general took it, with a Ravenwing list no less. Heldrakes appear to be creeping back to their caves to slumber and feed as few armies take more than 1. Additionally, congratulations to Franco (check out for winning Best Tau player with a record of 5 wins 0 losses. Well done mate. But anyway, the meat of the post.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Chaos Daemons Analysis - Chaos Furies

I'm kind of busy, and then I'm kind of not as well. I have quite a lot of articles to write for various blogs, some Chaos Marines to assemble, lots of stuff to paint, and an exam on Wednesday, although that one is rather easy. However that isn't really very much considering that I have nothing to 2 for the next week, so I'm assembling some Tau for a friend.

Today's post delves into Chaos Furies, possibly the worst unit in the last Chaos Daemons Codex. Equally, in the last Chaos Space Marines Codex, Spawn were the worst unit, but now they're fantastic, Heldrakes aside. So, have Furies followed in the footsteps of the Spawn? Or are they still a lame duck?

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Doomsday - Tournament Report

Oh look, the 150th post on this blog is a tournament report. How convenient. Yesterday I attended a small, 1 day tournament at the Oxford Gaming Club. It was a 1,650pt 40k event. Pictures will be up when I have some wi-fi.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Chaos Daemons Analysis - Beasts of Nurgle

In the last 2 days of last week I finished my first year of University (almost, I have an exam on the 15th). This means that I have a lot more time on my hands, at least until I go back to Sheffield and begin work. So what better way to celebrate this than to analyse Beasts of Nurgle, an extremely tricksy unit. Keep an eye out for a video on this one. Because they're such a tricksy unit, I'm not sure what to make of them, so with this post, I'm going to explain what they do, and leave you to make your own judgement. More opinions in the video though just to flesh it out a bit.