Friday, October 31, 2014

Astra Militarum FW Tactics: Tauros

To continue with the Forge World theme, I will be going over the Tauros, a light attack buggy that is a favorite of the Elysian Drop troops.  For use in 40k it counts as a Fast Attack choice for the IG, and is a good option because of its actual ability to maneuver and shoot well.  There are two versions of it, each with slighty different options but overall they are pretty much the same vehicle

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Forge World Ordering Promotion

Got this tip from Mike, in an email.  Thought it would be good to pass the info along.  Forge world is starting a promotion today where when you place an order, the next order will have free standard shipping.  This is a pretty big deal as FW shipping can add up, especially on the bigger items.

You can order your flyer weapons first, then order the actual flyer in the second order to get free shipping on the bigger item.  Note its just free standard shipping, so depending on where you order or what, you may still have to pay shipping.  In either case this is good to know about and to take advantage of. 

Thanks agian Mike!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Astra Militarum & Tempestus Tactics: FW Flyers

Lets talk Forge World.  There are some useful units to consider, especially flyer wise for the Imperial Guard, and probably the Militarum Tempestus.  I emailed FW today to get a clarification on their use for MT, but until I get an answer, lets assume your using them as part of your AM ally slot.  Some of the flyers are pretty darn good, none are honestly crazy though and pretty well priced if even a little
 over priced.  So lets get on with it.

Nerfing and GW Support

A couple of interesting things are going around in the community that I wanted to talk about.  One is on the issue of GW business practices and support, and the other is rules changes and nerfs to the game.  Both are interesting but I think flawed in the end.  People having issues with GW and their business is no new thing, and I don't think this petition is going to change a thing, and it doesn't help that its coming (seemingly) from only one segment of the community.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Militarum Tempestus Tactics: One, Two Punch

This is going to be based off of my recent tournament experience and is a good expanded tactics for an all Scion army.  Basic idea behind the formation is going to be revolving around the  Ground Assault Formation.  Then the rest of the army is deep striking most of the time.  The ground assault formation is going to run you around 1000pts or so, depending a lot on the type of Tauroxes.  I like three missile and a gatling, but you can do fine with three standard tauroxes or whatever mix you like. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

40k Ambassadorial Tournament

Ok so yesterday I played in our area's 40k Ambassadorial Tournament.  Basic concept is a bracket system with 4 rounds, and the main thing behind it is that each player is an ambassador for their faction.  So no allies allowed.  You could only bring units from your faction.   You were allowed to use an ally slot if say you were CSM and wanted black legion and regular CSM.  CADs could only be from one rule book and you could have up to two detachments and formations were allowed.  Total points were 2000pts.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Product Review: Citadel Paint Station

So I have been on a business trip, or at least the army's version of it.  I haven't done a product review, but my experience on this trip compels me to do so.  I am preparing for a tournament coming up and have a bunch of scions to paint.  So I brought them with me on my trip and a Citadel paint station.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Legacy of Chapter House

To continue off of yesterdays post, there is something else I want to talk about in regards to the Chapterhouse event.  Not going to talk about the right or wrongs and such.  Instead I want to talk about the legacy that this legal battle is leaving on the war-gaming community, as it doesn't just affect 40k or GW.  For us in 40k, we have certainly seen the direct affects of it, but it will not be confined to our little corner of wargaming.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When a Chapter's House Closes

The story of Chaptehouse and GW continues.  If you haven't heard, Chapterhouse's assets have been frozen due to a court order.  This is a continuation of them and GWs long fight and looks to be ending up going against Chapterhouse.  Now I'm sure there are a lot of opinions on this, but lets be clear, a court made this decision against them, and not for bad reasons.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The bland 7th

Another codex is out, and marching on to the next.  Again the cries of bland come.  Eh, not really bothering me.  The dark eldar, like the other 7th codexs is a mix of goodish.  Its not bad, its not great.  Its has strong parts of it, it def has weaknesses.  There are some odd decisions.  But you know what there isn't?  A super death machine.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Life is Feudal

So I have honestly not being doing a whole lot of 40k lately, lifes been busy and I have gotten sucked in to a new game.  Life is Feudal.  Its a newer release, but is only in pre alpha stage, despite that its quite fun with some tedious parts.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Dark Eldar: Hmmm....

So the dark eldar are pretty much leaked and in any case the codex is out soon and can confirm them if not true.  I don't know what to think.  Its not an amazing update, but sadly wasn't expecting to be one with the latest codex's as examples.  I don't think its an out and out stinker, but its really hard to say how its going to fare and whether it will be able to climb up, or be like tyranids and need serious help in forms of dataslates and formations to make it to the top.