Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Eldar mid to late 2012. Possibly 1st or 2nd official 6 ed codex
Guardians being redone. Will include new weapons platform and storm guardian bits.
Avatar getting new fine cast version with weapon options (spear/sword) not as big as FW model, but larger than current.
Lots of new mech options. Jump pack/jet options for walkers similar to new FW models, but unclear if this is new model or upgrade to current model. Upgrade packs don't seem likely, and current model is decent, so I have my doubts about this rumor completely.
New tank options...built on wave serpent/falcon chassis still. Hydra like flak turret, Bonuses against flyers and skimmers. Dcannon tank. And some pulse cannon monster tank...scorpion?
New jet bikes and vypers.
New warlock sculpts.
New aspect sculpts, aspects still likely fine cast.
Some sort of shimmershield device. Portable cover save for a unit, but static once deployed...model in design for it. Sounds fishy to me? But the de have the portal...who knows, I say unlikely.
From obvious dept comes the nightwing and some form of bomber. Neither look at all like de ships, or existing FW. Definitely eldar.
Drop pod of some sort that can carry 20 troops, 10 wraith guard, or 1 wraith lord. Deploys as firebase that has higher cover rating for guardians. Sounds like a bastion that drops into play with a weapons platform attached. Not sure I buy into this rumor completely, it seems too complex the way it's been described. And I never saw any evidence of this in design before.
Cheers. Still super long off, though. Have your salt handy.
I like some of these. The last one would be nice and really add a WTF factor to dealing with an army most players already don't know how to deal with. SO what are your thoughts?
Until next time................
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I wanted to write a post about returning back to the hobby and getting back motivated to play & paint. The month prior to my expected deployment was devoted to training and preparing my affairs for my absence. It took nearly two whole months for me to really look at anything 40k related let alone go back down to the FLGS.
The first few days, I had very little interest in my expensive hobby and was finding it difficult to get back down to my FLGS. I had considered starting a new army and selling off my Eldar, as they Seemingly didn’t hold my attention like they used to anymore.
It was sort of depression like feeling. The army that I put so much commitment to was as flashy as it once was. (in mental image at least, I have a notoriously bedazzled army.)
Oddly one of things that pushed me back into playing is my natural hate of space marines. Once my blood was boiling from viewing battle reports online, I was impassioned to mete out some extra terrestrial hatred. Funnily enough the time away I think did some good, The fresh eyes effect is dramatic.
Has anyone else had any success with changing their point of view to overcome loss of interest”
Without further ado I present the newest addition to the council, up close and personal. By the way there is no straight black on this model sadly, the blue-black doesn't show too clearly.
He needs an impressive name........I was thinking.......
Monday, September 19, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Take a moment and honor those that fell. I remember back in 2001 I was out hunting for a job after my release from GW. I was at Circuit City filling out an app when the friend of mine that worked there said i had to leave. She said they were closing the store and I was like why? I came outside to fighters flying in formation overhead heading south towards Detroit. I saw what had caused it all when I got home and flipped on the T.V.
Until next time........
Friday, September 9, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
I got in a good Ard'boyz game in with CVinton. He had won the prelims at evo with his Imperial guard. A mech list that included 9 scoring units. I used the Craftworlders. I was using two seer councils. The game was a slug fest that had CVinton emerge the winner, but the toll taken on his army was severe. I made a couple of Tactical errors that probably costed me the game, but it was fun regardless. I also took the opportunity to buy my first dose of Finecast...........More on that later in the week. Needless to say I am less than impressed and GW owes me 2 models. Not because they were messed up, but because they were missing.
Saturday night 40K at Evolution games was busy. Its nice to see the resurgence now that the summer is over. FarSeer Re-Rolls and his Blood Angels based marines challenged me to a 2500 point game. I decided to use my other possible Ard'Boyz List. Its basically my Webway List with a 3rd Haemonculus, a fully decked out unit of 10 Incubi and 2 Ravagers with a full complement of Dizzy's.
The game ended on turn 4 when Farseer ReRolls scooped. The Marines went down hard. I claimed one of his dice as a trophy. Sadly I think the rematch is going to be rough as now victory is a matter of honor and one of his chapters sacred relics is now in my possession.
I am slowly building the orks for use in a Tournament coming up in November, don't quote me on that I will double check, called the "Back To Basics" tournament, being hosted at Evolution games and run by SamSquatch Monster. Its a 1500 point basic force organization tournament using the basic missions. Its great if you are new to the game or new to tournaments. Its also nice for those of you still feeling out an army.
Well that was my weekend, its time to recover and try to get motivated to start painting Dark Eldar. I also have a display board project I am going to start soon. It is for the Webway Army when I take it to Adepticon this comming year. Next time my first experience with Finecast.
Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls...................... ..........WAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!