Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Its Thanksgiving here in the United States.  Its a time to be thankful and eat ourselves into a coma.  I am thankful for a lot of things.  In fact I should be more thankful.  Not just this time of year, but all year long.  We often take a lot of the little things for granted.

So from the Craftworld, Happy Thanksgiving and also Happy Hanukkah.  It started yesterday as well.  May your weekend be filled with food, family and friends.

Until Next time.....

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Craftworld Open At UCON: Results

What a good weekend.  The Firestorm Event on Friday did not have the number of players I hoped for, but
it was a good Start.  We had 4 players and George Gasser took home our top prize for the Brawl In The Shoal Zone event.  Enjoy your new fleet sir!

Saturday was a day filled with being lazy, Firestorm Armada games and final preparation and set up for the Craftworld open on Sunday.  I want to give a special thanks once again to the guys at the Michigan GT for letting us use the Terrain from the GT.  Check out the website and reserve October 11th and 12th on your calenders next year.  The GT is back and will be bigger and better.

I also have dates for next years Craftworld open. UCON will return to the Marriott on Eaglecrest next year November 14th, 15th and 16th.  The Craftworld Open will be on November 15th next year.  The open is going to be bigger and better next year.
We have big plans and thanks to a move to Saturday we will not be Crunched for time.

We had well over $700 in prizes this year including free bits courtesy of Paulson Games for all the participants.  I will be doing a battle report and review of his latest creation Mecha Front next week.  Well I know you are anxious to know who took the top honors at the 2nd annual Craftworld Open.  So without further adieu, this years winners.

1st.  Ben Marouski (Necrons and Chaos)
2nd.  Aaron Simone  (Chaos Daemons)
3rd.  Jeff Crawley  (Eldar)

Players Choice Best Painted:  Vytau Malesh

Congratulations to this years winners.  I appreciate everybody for coming and playing.  The support is very welcome.  I hope that we have all your support next year and we can make this a bigger and very regular yearly event.

I want to thank our sponsors, whose links are on the blog sidebar there, BC Comics, Evolution Games, AFK Games, Paulson Games and Pandimonium for their generous donations for this years prizes.

Now I have to start preparing for Adepticon.  I have a GT list and a Combat Patrol list to come up with.  I have a very oddball list in development for the GT and I am keeping it under wraps for now.  Things could shift Drastically in the next few months as we get Codexes coming out.

I will post more pictures in a dedicated Picture post Wednesday.  I will also be finishing my series about
breaking the meta.  The third Installment will be covering the use of psychic powers in the Eldar army.  Mainly how to use them in conjunction with the other elements of your army to get maximum effectiveness out of them.

Until then......

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

UCON At Ground Zero

Seerk here. I am coming to you semi live from Ypsilanti Michigan. I am at the Marriott on Eaglecrest, home of UCON. Somehow I managed to get a room on the 8th floor. Its the fancy level. You need a roomkey for the 8th floor to even get to the 8th floor.  Apparently my super Seer power is to be a con baller on a shoestring budget.

Well the Craftworld Open is Sunday. We have more space and way better terrain this year thanks to the fellas over at the Michigan GT.  As I post this i am finishing up the mission packs.

Registration for the convention opens at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. I want dice rolling at 11 a.m.  I will post some pictures of our prizes this year once I have it all in one spot. Players will be treated to a nice sample of bits from Paulson Games for just entering. 

Well i have work to do and a Firestorm Armada event to run at 6. See you all Sunday.

Until then

 Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

UCON Is Upon Us. The Adepticon Road Begins

We are a week away from UCON. The blitz of the Adepticon Web cart is behind us. I managed to get into nd on the wait list for the GT so chances of playing are pretty good. Our Badab War themed team for the team tournament otherwise known as “The Badab Motherf@%*!ers” is 8th in line on the wait list for the team tournament.
a combat patrol, Privateer Presses Iron Arena and a weathering class taught by Mr. Justin of Secret Weapon Miniatures. I also managed to be 2

I kinda dropped the ball on Adepticon registration and to my teammates I apologize. I wish registration could have happened after UCON. Or at least a little after so my credit cards have time to recover a bit. I digress a bit though.

UCON is a week away and we have one final sponsor joining us again this year. Pandemonium in Garden City Michigan was once again very generous in its support of the Craftworld Open. We have well over $500 in prizes for the Open this year. Space Marine kits, Campaign books, Paulson Bits and even an Aquila Strong point are all up for grabs.

I would also like to once again thank the guys over at the Michigan GT. They have been nice enough to provide the terrain for this years Open. You can look forward to next years Michigan GT on October 11th and 12th once again in good old Lansing Michigan. They are looking to expand so keep your eyes on the Michigan GT website for details.

I am looking forward to spending 3 days in a nice hotel in the Ypsilanti Ann Arbor area. The convention is very laid back and full of gaming goodness. It is a shame I cant do events as I will be running things all weekend. I will be assisting PG_Hick with the Warmachine Steamroller Saturday after running the “Brawl In the Shoal Zone” Firestorm Armada Event Friday night. Should be a busy, but fun weekend.

Well For those of you not attending UCON I will be doing updates while I am there. Following UCON expect to see a lot about Adepticon. Our Road to Adepticon has begun. This will be my 4th year going. Dreadbeard and The Judge have a couple years on me so they are true Adepticon Veterans. BigMek SkrapKlaw is returning for his second year and has graduated from the scout company. In fact the only Adepticon Virgin going this year is our own Spellduckwrong. So stay tuned for articles about our own journeys down the Road to the best 4 Days in Gaming.

See you all at UCON and then see you at Adepticon!

Until then................

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Road To Adepticon.......Starts tomorrow....But First UCON

Many of us are poised over our computers ready to attack the web cart of Adepticon.  I would be as well, but for the fact I dropped the ball and did not plan for the biggest event of my war gaming year.  Oh well not much I can do about it other than get up early and register tomorrow then cross my fingers I can get into at least one of the events I want.

I was planning on doing the Team tournament and possibly the GT, but I am pretty sure they might be sold out by tomorrow morning.  I guess it will be the wait list for me.  I will still build my GT army and display board.  I will also still build my team tournament force.  Mostly in the hopes I will get in from the wait list or one of my team mates had more foresight than I did.

In other news UCON is next weekend.  AFK games has joined our sponsors.  AFK is on the south side of Lansing and is newly expanded.  More space and more Game tables await.  So go check them out next time you are in Lansing.

I apologize to those that went to pre register and were unable to.  They did keep it open a few extra days, but I was not expecting such a limited window.  I promise I will look into it and see about getting registration open earlier and closed later.  I am looking forward to next weekend.  Between the Firestorm Armada "Brawl In The Shoal Zone", the Warmachine Steamroller and the Craftworld Open it should be a fun and busy weekend.  The Craftworld team will be there all weekend.  Even if you are not participating stop by and say hi if you are in the area and check out the convention.

I did want to make one note in regard to the FAQ.   I know Codex Space Marines was not allowed at the GT so the FAQ does not cover the new codex.  If you have any questions please contact me.  I will make a couple notes though.  Most notable are how I am ruling on Grav Weapons.  So add this as an addendum to the FAQ

Grav Weapons

Q: If I roll a six when against vehicles, do I do one hull point of damage and another hull point for the immobilized result?
A:  No you do one hull point and the vehicle is immobilized.  No additional hull points are caused for the immobilization.

Q:  Do vehicles get a cover save when shot at by Grav weapons?
A:  Yes.  Grav weapons do not have the ignores cover USR and do not state they ignore cover.

SO there you go.  If you have any questions feel free to email me so I can add more to the FAQ.  Well thats all for now.  Its been busy as hell around here as of late.  Lots of planning and logistics putting together the convention events.  Then there is that pesky job thing.  

Hope to see you all next weekend!

Until then..................

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jetbikes Win Again

Had another game tonight with the Jetbike list against SeerK. Hammer and Anvil deployment, Purge the Alien was the mission. His list he deemed the "Bike Breaker Version 2". His army had me seriously worried. Specifically threatening were three Wave Serpents at the fore and two squads of Dark Reapers sitting on a Skyshield Landing Pad with none other than Eldrad leading them. Since the Reapers need only look askance at a Jetbike to kill it (because they are AP3, have long range, and ignore Jink saves) I felt like I was going to take some heavy casualties.
On my side of the board, I deployed some LOS blocking terrain and tried my best to deny him some lanes of fire before I could get up and running since he had first turn. His shooting took a toll on my Warlocks though, and he vaporized a full squad of Jetbikes.
My first turn didn't result in much damage since he was passing saves like a champion and my Jetseer council failed their 5" charge. My second turn however, resulted in me killing off all three Wave Serpents, instant deathing Eldrad, and stomping both Dark Reaper squads. He conceded as he only had two Ranger squads and two Guardian squads left, I had only given up the one kill point.

Another solid and fast win for the Jetbikes.

As I get more practice with the bikes, I am learning that they have a specific way they need to be played. More the pattern they follow for the attack. I haven't quite gotten it down to a science, but I am starting to notice it. As time passes, and more games are played, I hope to master the maneuvers and perfect the forms.