Tuesday, May 29, 2012
That being said the hobbyist is left without anything to really wet their whistle, so to speak on upcoming models and codexs. Well left with nothing except lots of speculation and supposed inside information. I worked for GW before they really cracked down and they have always done controlled leaks of pictures and information about upcoming products. This stopped once it got carried away and a couple of coworkers were fired for just confirming stuff on message boards back in the day.
The only real good predictor of something new is when the products suddenly disappear from the website and your local FLGS is told they cant get any more. This has happened this very week. The buzz around is that 6h Edition is nigh because the 5th edition rulebook is no longer available on the GW site or at the GW stores. Local independent stores cannot order anymore.
This means we are seeing 6th edition in either June or July. Since they are toting their new flyers with new models and rules for said models in the June issue of White Dwarf I think we can expect 6th to drop in July. That said I am going to really concentrate on the painting and modeling aspect of our hobby. I just picked up some Eldar models to round out the army and I plan on getting them completed over the next couple months. I am not going to really buy any more Eldar though until I see the new rules and or a new Codex.
Until next time.
Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 25, 2012
This led to a second game with the list in the 40K man cave that is the basement of the house I share with Samsquatch Monster and The Judge. This second game was against Craftworld Lansing's own resident Phaeron, The Stormlord. He is still feeling out the Necron codex despite it being out for a while. A crazy school schedule and two kids will do that though. This game again was very close but thanks to the Hardiness of the actual Stormlord and 2 Monoliths he managed to hold an objective with a pair of immortals while contesting mine with his namesake. The list still brought the hurt though and against my current most hated foe, the Necrons.
I am hoping to test the list against CVinton this weekend. The real strength behind the list is the amount of shooting in it. This combined with the fact that a bulk of it is strength 6. With the exception of the Dire Avengers and the Pathfnders the Rest of the list has strength 6 weapons with a very good range. Here is the first incarnation of the list.
HQ: Eldrad Ulthran
HQ: The Avatar Of Khaine
Troops: 2x Squads of Dire Avengers
Troops: 1x Squad of Pathfinders
Heavy: 3x Squadrons of 3 War Walkers
Fast: 1x Squadron of 3 Vypers
Fast: 1x Squad of 5 Shining Spears
Two of the War Walker Squadrons are armed with dual Scatter Lasers while the third is Armed with Bright Lances and Scatter Lasers. The Vypers are armed with Scatter Lasers with chin mounted Shuriken Cannons. As you may remember the Laser Lances the Shining Spears carry are a strength 6 weapon. Granted very close range, but very effective. The Pathfnders Provide good covering fire and objective holding capability, while the Dire Avengers advance with the Avatar to contest and seize your opponents objectives and give you some mid range to close range fire. I put Eldrad with one of the Dire Avenger Squads. His primary purpose is to bolster the unit while hitting the War Walker Squadrons with Guide.
It works pretty decently. I have been toying with a couple changes though after some post game discussions and analyzing. I have removed Eldrad in favor of a Farseer on a bike. He will ride with the Shining Spears to lend some power to that unit. This also gives me an opportunity to cover some more ground and be able to hit War Walkers or even the Vyper Squadron with guide. It also gives the Shining spear unit the Ability to crack open some vehicles to slay its occupants in close combat thanks to the Farseer's Singing Spear. We will see how it works. I plan on using the Original versus CVinton just to get in 3 games with it before I make any changes. We will see how it works. I will post a report next week.
So that's the list. Pretty simple actually and yes it is similar to some other lists I have seen before. sometimes you have to go back and look at stuff again. Like I said before I am getting back to basics.
On that note I would also like to say I have decided to play a non Xenos army. Not the first time for me, I was a pretty rabid Sisters Of Battle player when I worked for GW. This is however my first actual Marine army.......kind of
More on that once I get some of my new models together.
Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, May 18, 2012
His powers also are nice. Sadly you don't get the benefit of spirit stones or Runes Of Witnessing. I think this would make this guy a little over the top though especially with Spirit Stones Equipped. You can make a Wraithlord or Wraithguard squad Fleet with one power. You can also give the same two units Feel No Pain. Kind of sick albeit a moot point most of the time, especially with Wraithlords, given the weapons typically directed at them to bring them down. The last power makes an enemy unit within 18 inches take a pinning check at a -2 to their leadership. This power could actually come in very handy. Granted you have to be close, but if you have night spinner support or Pathfinders also forcing checks you may get lucky.
So next time I will have some more projects and musings on the Wraith Wall concept, and I will introduce a list i have been playing with that I call " Strength 6 Is The New Black".
Until next time.....................
Friday, May 11, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Well Adepticon was great this year. In the wake of the convention Samsquatch Monster, Lord Solar Steve, The Judge and I started a little contest or challange if you will. This would be the paint a kill point a week challange that has now been expanded to the readership of Dark Future Games and now the craftworld. I am in the process of painting my new Wraithseer that I aquired at Adepticon along with a proper spear wielding Forgeworld Avatar of Khaine. The urge and want to paint and do more than just play is returning to me.
This got me much more into the casual play mindset. I actually got a very good game in the other night with Samsquatch Monster, a game I actually won. I played kind of a silly list. I didn't put much thought into. I just played a list I thought would be fun.
This got me thinking. Did being so competitive and obsessing over the perfect competitive list kill my hobby desire and all the things I like about this game we all play? It may not have been the only culprit but it was a big contributor.
So I am going to take back my hobby and play for fun. I will still play tournaments but I am going to get my zen back. Seeing Eldar in the top 16 at Adepticon told me that its not the army that's lacking. This Seer has lost his edge and its high time I get back to basics and get it back.
So in the future look for more hobby articles and more battle reports involving some very fun and maybe competitive lists. We also may see the literal return of my Dark Eldar.
Next time I am going to talk about my new favorite unit in the eldar codex......Shining Spears.
Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!