Thursday, 31 January 2013

Thursday wibbles

So my friend Fish came over this afternoon for a couple hours painting (his Imperial Guard and my marines) and we got to nattering about lots of 40K stuff. One thing I mentioned was the idea of picking a couple armies and working out a HQ and two troops for around 600pts, playing small games, and over time slowly add to each. Fish quite liked the idea and we are going to do something a long these lines but work to do really good painting jobs on them rather than the table quality we normally do. He is looking at doing a dark mechanicus army and I am finally going to get started on my squats, sorry... demiurg, that I've being meaning to do for ages. We are thinking meet up one or twice a month when he has an afternoon free.

It's a good idea I think and something I am looking forward to.

You can check out his gaming blog here.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Death from the Skies!

So February looks like a new release for 40K, and this time it is an update/add-on to the flyer rules in 6th edition. From reading various internet reports it does look like some aircraft get an update, stormtalon and night scythe for example, and other races without flyers get one. Tyranid players will probably still not be happy.
The only aspect that I've read that I am not happy with is that there may be the extra optional rules and flyers mission that appeared in Crusade of Fire only a couple of months ago. That strikes me as both a waste of time (they were terrible rules) and a snub at the people who bought that book.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Finecast Update

So, according to this report, Finecast may be gone to 2-3 years and replaced with plastic models. While I never had a problem with Finecast I would much prefer to have figures made from plastic. Much easier to work with and convert with. I'll be keeping an eye out for any more rumours about this.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Situation Report

Played my first game against Daemons under 6th edition tonight. Well, Daemons with CSM allies, to be exact. Firstly, I was surprised that my opponent actually took a land raider and a heldrake as part of his allies detachment as so far all I have seen people play is a HQ and two troops. As for the main list, he didn't play anything twinky and it was nice and fair. Though I still find that Flamers need to be toned down. Their flamer weapons do not need to be that harsh!

The game started off really well for me but turn 3 saw his Heldrake come in, smash my Stormtalon via vector strike and then consign half a squad of marines to a fiery death. That prevented my winning the game.

I was pleased with one thing though. He had played Fateweaver as his warlord, and the remaining four men from the squad I mentioned above shot him with three bolters and a plasmagun. Wounded, he took a leadership test, failed, and fled into the warp! I may not have won the game but I claim the moral victory for that. :-)

Overall, what was fielded was fair and balanced. No Bloodletters, juggernauts or twinky options. Lots of plaguebearers which held my assault terminators up.

Victory was my opponents purely because of two flamers squads and the heldrake, which did their job very well.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New FAQs

Games Workshop has put up a whole new set of FAQs for 40K. You can find them here.

I find it quite naughty that just days after the release of the 6th edition Dark Angels codex that there is effectively an entire page of errata for the book.

Monday, 14 January 2013

Dark Angels warlord traits

My copy of the Dark Angels codex arrived this morning. In keeping with the cards I made for the rulebook and 6th edition, here are the new DA warlord traits.

Friday, 11 January 2013

The Midas Crusade blog

Taking a lead from one of my favourite 40K blogs, The Aleph Sector Campaign, I have decided to scrap the Midas crusade mini campaign idea and instead use the club games as the basis for a narrative campaign using the setting that I came up with. I have decided to make an extra blog for it to keep track of events.

You can follow it here: The Midas Crusade.

League games at the club will be worked into the narrative by me, but if any players there are playing a friendly game then let me know and we can work it into the story. Likewise if you want to ensure that a specific faction claims a world then hunt down a player who is also contesting, and challenge them. Lets see where it takes us.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Dark Angels preview pt 2

In talking a friend last night about the upcoming league he made a comment about plasma cannon terminators, bit I discounted it as a silly idea. A few minutes ago I saw this and ... wow.

Monday, 7 January 2013

2013 - week 1

This thursday the club starts up again and the Sons of Tantalus have an ork infested world to purge in a 1500 point game. After losing so heavily to the orks last time I am going to be trying some nice new tactics. I think tomorrow will be spent building a few new units for my army in preperation.

February starts the new league as well. I'm not playing due to the length of time it will take with an extra player but I am looking forward to it. I just hope that we don't have any more arguments over Forge World. Everyone knows what's what, so that should be the end of it.

I'm hoping that 2013 will be a good year for Warhammer 40k!