Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Sentinels

Sentinels, one of the best models in the Imperial Guard range, and yet considered to be one of the most disappointing on the table.  Now I don't completely agree, as most of the disappointment has as much to do with what people want them to do, which may not match up with the lore of the vehicle.  That being said, they are useful and can fill a role in your army, as long as you keep in mind their limitations and what they essentially are.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Astra Militarum Tactics: Artillery Company

While the Cadian Battle Group is overall not that great of a detachment, many of the formations in Mont'ka are quite good and something to take with a CAD.  The Emperors Wrath Artillery Company is probably the strongest formation in the book, especially with how flexible it is and what it brings to the table given the current meta.  You can build a very good formation out of this and still have plenty of pts for your CAD to round your army out.

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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hobby Post: Officio Assassinorum

 Today, a bit of a break from the normal and show off the (finally!) painted assassin models.  I bought all four a good while back and they sat for a while primed, but nothing else.  Well this week I finally got to them and finished them.  While they won't be winning any golden demon awards, I am happy with them.  Apologize for the photo quality, need to get a new one.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Gathering Storm: Future of 40k

Today, going to take a break from looking at rules and soak in all the recent changes, both fluff and crunch, and the road ahead.  GW is not a perfect company, but in my opinion they have done a great job of turning things around in the last few years.  With large amounts of Fluff armies finally seeing the table top, and with supplements to help a few armies out, to doing something with the 40k timeline.  There will always be those that will hate on anything GW does, but I think most of us can take an honest look and appreciate all the good they have done, while still calling them on their crap when its justified.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fall of Cadia: Castellans of the Imperium Detachment

Continuing off of yesterday, I'm going to continue looking at the Castellans Detachment, with a specific focus on Miltarum Tempestus and why it helps this army out so much.  MT is not a bad army per say, but due to exclusion of a few units, one in particular, and lack of senior officer, the army has significant weaknesses that need to be addressed to play in the current game and stand a chance.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fall of Cadia: Detachments & Characters

With the story we get some new goodies, and at first I glossed over them, but there actually a few good things.  Both of the detachments are solid, and a few of the formations are ok.  All the Characters are solid and there is something for every Imperial player here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Astra Militarum FAQ Updates

While not terribly recent, GW has released a new round of FAQs, with quite a few that clear things up for the Imperial Guard.  This is from the actual AM FAQ and the FAQ for the general rules.  Nothing game changing really, but does confirm a few of the things that I have asserted over the last few years.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cadia has Fallen

Well here it is, the Fall of Cadia.  The 14th 13th Black Crusade has finally come and Abaddon has finally completed his 10 thousand year goal of destroying Cadia.  This won't be a straight up review in the traditional sense, more of a discussion of the story and minor thoughts on the new rules, as others have already done in depth breakdowns of the new units.