Friday, September 26, 2014

Militarum Tempestus Tactics: Formations

Some more Scion stuff coming your way.  Been a busy week at work and all so sorry for the slow down again.  I want to talk about formations, but not the Scion formations specifically, they are damn good and should be used no doubt, but there are two others that are really good for the MT army and help out  a lot.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An Enemy Resurgent: Dark Eldar

The Dark Eldar are coming soon, and while it is not sounding like a huge shake up, they look to be getting a decent update.  My hope is that they will shake things up a bit and be a strong army to compete.  We will see but I am hopeful

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Martyrs of Man: A History of Krieg

Time for some fluffy fun.  Its been a long while since I have done one of these, and hopefully will be able to continue doing more of these.  I enjoy them and its a lot of fun to write.  Up for today is the history of Krieg and its Death Korps.  Lets get Grimdark!

Militarum Tempestus Tactics: Fighting Eldar

Alright so back to some Militarum Tempestus tactics finally.  As well all know the big bad boys in the room are Eldar right now, and really this is prob going to be the case for a while, even if the baron from DE is gone, the eldar don't need him to be good, they just lose one good army style.  So with that, you are going to need to know how to fight them with your scions.  I'll assume at first that your army is pure scion, and at the end talk about some ally assistance.  Luckily this is not the worst matchup for scions, as they have a decent number of tools to deal with eldar, and actually have a harder time against horde armies.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Knight and Ally Potential

Well Forgeworld is at it again and we have another beautiful model to ogle.  The Knight Castigator, its another of the larger knights, about the same size as the lancer.  Profile wise its a knight, its got an ion shield and has the same flank speed rule that the lancer has.  Really though this is the knight that I want and will be looking at how to field it.  It also can be a lord of war so it makes for some good options for certain armies, especially Militarum Tempestus.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Astra Militarum and 7th Edition

Well 7th edition has been out for a bit now and while its hard to say exactly how things are going, there are some definite trends.  The IG has been doing well, if not on the top, at least what is reported and seen.  At the same time, its hard to draw a straight answer, as each of these tournaments has little tweaks and differences that have an affect.  What can be said is that IG can be on top, but your going to have to work for it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Astra Militarum Tactics: Leman Russ Battle Tanks

Ah and now its time for the last one, the Leman Russ.  Though really this is more than one tank, its the unit that rolls it all together.  The leman russ variants are some of the best heavy armor in the game and when used right can steamroll any opposition.  There really aren't any bad choices, though there are better ones.  How you want to see your leman russ squadron function is critical to deciding what you are going to take in that squadron.  Even though the tanks are ponderous, they can be brutally effective and great in just about any army.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Astra Militarum Tactics: Wyvern

Next up it is time for the Wyvern.  This definitely one of the best new units in the codex hands down and has been an mvp in many games.  I have to say I remember when the info for it was first leaked and everyone was crapping on it, saying that S4 sucked and it wouldn't be good.  Well how about that, now its a staple in many an imperial guard list.  Yeah its really good.

Astra Militarum Tactics: Deathstrike Missile Launcher

Ah and now the doomsday weapon, the Deathstrike!  Last edition it honestly was meh, mainly because it was too easy to keep from firing.  Thankfully there have been some changes to how it fires to make it much more reliable.  It also get a more reliable blast as well.  Overall it is much better than before and can give a killing blow to an opponent when done right.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Astra Militarum Tactics: Basilisk

Next up on heavy support is the basilisk.  Its the humble ole mainstay of the Imperial Guard.  Unfortunately it has some issues that make it not the premier choice for your army.  Most of this is how artillery works in 7th edition, with the major change to minimum range.  Its still not a bad option, but there is more you have to be aware of it you want to use it.

Astra Militarum Tactics: Manticore

Next on the list is the Manticore, one of my favorites!  Really it hasn't changed from the old codex to the new rules wise, only real change is a 10pt increase.  This thing is there to sit back and blow the crap out of your enemy and it does it very well.  The new codex also brings some new synergies with it that can be used to make it even more effective.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Astra Militarum Tactics: Hydras

Alright, time to go over the heavy support section.  First off will be the hydra, though its not as good as its old self, with some of the changes to 7th I think it can be used well and is a viable option for AA.  Whats the big changes?  It went up 5 pts, is opened topped, and lost its auto targeting which meant flyers, skimmers, and bikes could not take a cover save against it.  Sucks, but it still is cheap and can be taken in squadrons of 3 and still has a lot of TL autocannon shots.  It has skyfire, and since interceptor no longer lets skyfire units shoot at ground targets with full BS, it doesn't lose a whole lot to the old quad gun.

Monday, September 8, 2014

One Year Old

Well its official, I am one year old!  Its hard to think that I have been doing this for a year now and how far the blog has come in a short time.  First I really want to thank all of you that take the time to read the blog and leave comments.  I enjoy being able to talk to you and give advice and hear yours.  This has been a great experience and I will continue to blog as long as I have the desire to keep on doing this.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Astra Militarum Tactics: Strike from the Skies - Valkyries & Vendettas

To pick up where I left off a while ago, I will be finishing up the Fast Attack section of the imperial guard.  The Valkyries and Vendettas are similar but have key differences in their role.  With the latest codex, they have been rebalanced in my opinion to where one is just not so much better than the other that there is no reason to take it.  Now they are fairly balanced, with both being good but having enough downsides that they are not auto take.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tempestus Scions and New Ally Options

Since I am about to have time to start playing again, I have been thinking on the latest releases and one in particular fulfills an itch I have been wanting to scratch for a while.  I always had my scions in mind of an Inquisitorial task force, Xenos hunting experts.  Now when Inq was released I was happy as it fulfilled this almost completely.  But there was something missing that I really wanted to add, but they were stuck in the GK codex so it was not really worth bringing.  But now the assassins are free at last so I can now add them to my Scions and Inquisitor and go happy Xenos hunting.

I has Internets!

Finally I have internet again.  Basically had to rerun phone/data lines throughout the house, fun part about owning a home.  But it is done and I am back online.  Otherwise the moving experience hasn't been too horrible, besides my dogs relentlessly trying to escape and being semi successful at it -_-.

So now that I am back I will be posting more regularly, with moving being pretty much done.  And hopefully I will be gaming soon again too, I have  a lot of tactics I want to actually try out. I have been keeping up in the world of 40k though so I am looking forward to the future releases.  I know GK is a cotnroversial release, overall I don't think its a bad one, if not an overwhelmingly amazing release either. 

Hopefully DE get some good stuff in their upcoming one, we will see.  A lot is rumored and conflicts with each other, so really at this point who knows till the WD start getting leaked.  I will give GW credit, they have plugged their leaks pretty good, with really the only big information coming when a WD is leaked early.

Future posts I am looking at doing is continuing with the Codex Tactica, as well as going into more advanced tactics.  I would really like to get another history post in too.  If I can play some games then more batreps will come, though I think this weekend is going to be painting.  Otherwise more is coming, and I still have to make some assassins to play with them.

Hope everyone else is doing well and see all again soon.


Blog Update

Hey guys, sorry for no posts lately.  I have moved into my new house, but having some difficulties with internet.  Should hopefully be fixed within a week and then I will have internet again and be able to go back online.