Saturday, 30 June 2012

6th ed release day

So I stayed up all night bar a short two hour nap so that I could get the early bus over to my nearest GW store (Cambridge) and got there at 7:20. I was dissapointed that no one else turned up until about 9am. Back in my day you would have a line round the block by 7am. The original grand opening did back in 1991. Sad really.

Anyhow, I have my copy of 6th ed, a strange Salamander thing (not sure what it is) and an Imperial Guard benie hat. I've skimmed the rulebook so far but a proper review will have to wait until I've had a recovery sleep and a chance to read the book proper.

Did you guys get your copy?

Friday, 29 June 2012

Tau Codex Review

Battle Report

A series of worlds along the newly formed warp tear known as Tyken's Rift have fallen to Chaos. Cultist uprisings and daemonic manifestations have seen the sector commander request aid from the Inquisition. A sizeable detachment of Grey Knights arrived within weeks. The Salamanders chapter sent a company to assist in the campaign.
After several weeks of heavy fighting the Chaos threat was eliminated but the Grey Knight commander felt that the possible corruption was too severe to allow the human population to live. The Salamanders who had fought hard to defend the civilian survivors were not about to accept that judgement and though it went against everything he knew, the captain of the first company refused to lay down his arms and walk away.

My last game of 5th edition was against Brian and his Grey Knights. I have never played Brian before nor do I think I have played against Grey Knights so this was going to be an interesting match. Mission was rolled as Annihilation (kill points) and deployment was table quarters. I am thankful that we did not get Dawn of War deployment or I fear the damage to my marines would have been severe.

I did not attempt to seize the initiative as I wanted the GK to move forward so I didn't have to do the hard work. Somewhat annoyingly due to an orbital strike and a squad that can shoot through terrain, I lost my vindicator and and an imobilised whirlwind turn 1! Unfortunately for Brian as the game went along his orbital strikes seem to become less and less effective.

Turn 2 and everything of his came in except one squad of troop GK. Nothing badly deviated so I found myself staring down at two dreadknights, an assassin, a squad of terminators and a strike squad. The assassin took out one scout squad and then spent the rest of the game trying to move up through a ruin to the second scout squad,

Things turned around after that for me as both my rhinos were loaded up with sternguard. Leaping from their rhinos they opned fire with the AP3 rounds taking down an entire squad with no casualties to themselves, which is a wonder. The TH/SS termies with Kantor lept into combat with one dreadknight which went down far too quickly, and then mopped up the terminator squad. On the next turn the other dreadknight went down to bolter and assasult cannon fire. The game had turned in my favour somehow.

By turn 5 Brian had nothing left that could hurt my tanks and just had his HQ left. Victory was mine.

That was a fun game. Neither side took it too seriously and we had a good time. There are certain people that I don't like playing and people I really enjoy playing against. Brian is definately a player I would enjoy playing against again.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

End of an Era?

So, with 6th edition 40K coming out in a couple days tonight may well be my last game of 5th edition. My opponent tonight is Brian who plays Grey Knights. I've not had much luck against GK it must be said but I am trying a new list idea out. I will try to do a battle report for it and posit it later tonight.

Wish me luck.

On a seperate note I only have two codexes left to review - Imperial Guard and the Tau Empire. I will try to get them done tomorrow and then do a 6th ed review over the weekend.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Youtube Anniversary

In just over a week it will be my one year anniversary of doing 40K/gaming vids on Youtube. I will be taking suggestions on topics to do vids on for that day.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Tyken's Rift

I've already started working on the backstory to the next 40K campaign for next year. So far the details are basic but we thinking of a map based campaign over a league. Possibly two of them running side by side (twinky players and casual players). But until then, here is a small teaser.

Friday, 15 June 2012


Over on the 40K forums site there has been a recent discussion with posters ranking the codexes. I've not taken part but I have read through it and here is my list from top to bottom (top being best).

Chaos Space Marines.
Grey Knights.
Blood Angels.
Space Wolves.
Dark Eldar.
Chaos Daemons.
Imperial Guard.
Dark Angels.
Tau Empire.
Sisters of Battle.
Space Marines.
Black Templars.

That's how I would list them. How would you?

Friday, 8 June 2012


So we have wrapped up the 40K league early as Joel has won. At this time no one can even draw even to his over alll score with the few games remaining. A few of the guys are going to play their last games as friendlies buy Joel has won.

Now everyone can have a breather and/or start practicing for the upcoming Fantasy league that Joel is organising. As I have lost all interest in Fantasy it means that I can have a breather for a bit.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

2012 League at an end

The 40K league has basically come to an end. Joel has reached a point where no one can catch him up so he has won. Well done to him. I think most of the guys are happy to be done but a few still want to play their games so that's cool. I'm just going to play Matt and Brain as I haven't ever played against them before (somehow in Matt's case).

I will be glad of the break as my love of 40K seems a little drained of late, and probably because of the length of this league. Next time will have to see if it can be made smaller somehow.

Anyway, well done to Joel and his filthy Eldar.

Codex: Eldar review

Monday, 4 June 2012

More rumours

So, now rumours are saying that the 6th ed starter set will be Dark Angels and Eldar. I wish somone out there would just make their minds up and tell us whats what!