Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New blog - HC

I have decided to keep this blog purely for 40K so I have made a Heroclix blog for those interested in that. You can find it here.

Monday, 28 May 2012

GW Price Increases

Look out, once again GW are about to put their prices up yet again!

We all know that they are a business with shareholders but there really is no need for this. We can take it or leave it but this isn't helping new players get into the hobby. Established players already have their armies. All this does is support those players with a generous disposable income.

At this time I am considering buying the new rulebook and the codexes as usual, but my plans on doing a new army have been shelved, possibly for good.

I can see 2012 being the last time Warhammer players accept these rediculous price increases, and that isn't a knee jerk reaction.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

40K planes

Thanks to Matt for finding these.

Hate to say it but that hideous eyesore makes the Stormraven look beautiful. Why can no one do a SM plane that looks like it should?

The new necron flyer (forget the name right now) looks nice.

Looks suitable Orky.

Friday, 18 May 2012

League Scores round 18

33: Joel Tate.
30: Jon Quinn.
25: Simon Butler.
23: Mark Allen.
21: Mike Parker and Luke Townsend.
16: Benjo Gray.
13: Brian White.
12: Mark Thomas.
11: Matt Gibson and Dan Durham.
7: Ian Turner.
6: Colin Goodman

Unfortunately (and through no fault of his own) Aven has had to drop out.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

League Scores round 17

30: Joel Tate.
28: Aven Taylor.
26: Jon Quinn.
25: Simon Butler.
21: Mike Parker and Luke Townsend.
20: Mark Allen.
15: Benjo Gray.
13: Brian White.
12: Mark Thomas.
11: Matt Gibson and Dan Durham.
7: Ian Turner.
6: Colin Goodman.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

6th edition rumours

There have been a number of rumours of late about 6th edition 40K, and after reviewing them I am calling BS on the whole lot. It seems to me that someone out there desperately wants to believe 40K will go with the way of Warhammer Fantasy and I just don't see it. Here's whats been posted:

Charge reactions.
Random charge movement.
Random psychic powers and psi ratings.
Hull points for vehicles (each glancing knocks a HP off and when it hits zero it is wrecked).
Pre-measuring movement and shooting.
Special characters can challenge opposing special characters in assault.
All units get a 6+ inv save versus psychic powers.

Of all these, I can only see pre-measuring for everything and charge reactions being used. Everything else is obvious wish-listing. If 40K turns into Fantasy I will be very very dissapointed and more than a little pissed off.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Heroclix tournament

Heroclix Issue #1: When Worlds Collide!

Earth enters a crisis as multiple realities complete with their own heroes and villains collide and merge to form a new reality of Earth 616. In the space of a matter of hours Manhattan is flooded with confused super-powered individuals and collateral damage ensues!

Points: 500pts.
Entry: £2 where prizes are available.
When: 20th May 2012 - 1pm start.
Where: Wheelers, St. Neots.

Special Rules:

1. Players need to bring their own maps.

2. Players need to bring three objects: one light, one heavy and one of their choice (this can be a 3D object).

3. No BFCs or Feats.

4. You may only field one "specific" character at a time. In other words, you may not field more than one figure of the same character (defined by his/her "true" identity) of the same universe, e.g., Hulk and Bruce Banner or any Dick Grayson in the form of Robin, Nightwing, or Batman may not be on the same team at the same time. Marvel Ultimates are considered to be the same as their regular selves. Multiples of Cuckoos, Multiplex, Multiple Man, Madrox, & Jamie Madrox are legal, as well as generic figures.

5. Each player needs a minimum of five characters.

Friday, 4 May 2012

League Scores round 16

30: Joel Tate.
26: Jon Quinn.
25: Simon Butler and Aven Taylor.
18: Luke Townsend and Mike Parker.
17: Mark Allen.
15: Benjo Gray.
13: Brian White.
12: Mark Thomas.
11: Matt Gibson and Dan Durham.
7: Ian Turner.
6: Colin Goodman
So, today there has been a few posts about flyer rumours for 40K. This is the only picture that has been posted thus far and it is a design for a new space marine flyer.

So, personally I don't like it. It looks more fugly than the Stormraven. Should this be true I will just buy the FW Stormeagle model and use that because it looks like what a space marine plane should look like.

But at least the flyers rumours from last year are beginning to come true by looks of it.