Sunday, February 26, 2017

8th Edition: Hopes and Dreams

While still waiting for the Gathering Storm Book III to come out, I have been thinking on the rumored new edition and what I hope to see.  This isn't based on any inside knowledge, just on the rumors that have been coming out and some general hopes I have for guard as well for the next codex, however far away it is.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Battle Report: Militarum Tempestus vs Dark Eldar

I finally got a game in!  I wanted to test out my theories on the Castellans of the imperium detachment and how much it can help Militarum Tempestus armies.  A buddy that I used to play quite commonly was happy to oblige me, as he wanted to play another highly uncommon solo army: Dark Eldar.  So the Showdown between two of some of the least played solo armies began.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Initial thoughts on Ynnari

With the new Eldar faction introduced in the gathering storm comes a new enemy to fight.  This certainly won't be comprehensive, as this army really hasn't been "figured out", but there are some general rules to follow to mitigate its advantages that will help you out.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hobby Post: Lasgun Conversions

Time for something fun, conversions!  And today, going to go over some ways to convert the humble lasgun for your troops.  Going to cover multiple things from sniper/designated marksman rifles, to just simple changes to standard lasguns.  Good way for you to mark out your veterans or elite squads and just to show off your modeling skills.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Armored Cadian Battle Group

As I continue going over the Cadian Battle Group, today is going to cover the only really playable way you can take this detachment.  This is really the only major success that this detachment sees, as you can take a pretty much all tank army without having to take a troop tax.  Now you won't benefit from the majority of the detachment benefits, but the formation itself makes up for most of this.  Its not the most competitive army in the current meta, but still more than capable of winning games and able to deal with a lot of threats.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hobby Post: Astra Militarum Chimera & Salamander Conversions

As I promised, I have FINALLY!! completed these conversions, though a bit has changed since I showed them off here and here.  When the Taurox came out, I really liked the look of the turret and really wanted to have a unique looking chimera for my commander to ride in.  Over all the conversion is actually really simple.  My problem is that I used up all my hatches before counting and ran out, luckily I finally acquired another hatch to finish the turret.  Also finished my salamander scout tank.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Returning to the Cadian Battle Group

I have been re-looking at the Mont'ka book and the Cadian battle group and the formations.  It is definitely the case of the usual GW, so close to getting it right but so far away from getting it right.  It certainly has a few applications for working, but overall the detachment itself misses the mark.