Thursday, 28 April 2011

I'M BACK

Yes folks, got my laptop, and I'm back.

Currently, I'm having a lookity at Tomb Kings for Kirby. Arkhan is in the book, and doing an army of Tomb Kings that is Nagash's at the end of the day is all kinds of awesome. So, that's happening. Read more!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Hardware problems and grey knights.

Well, my PC finally died, hence the lack of activity. I get my replacement laptop on the 25th, hopefully. So, as a small update, with grey knights I'm either running terminators or this:

2 Inquisitors with incinerator, 2 skulls
5 warrior henchmen, 3 MM servitors, rhino
8 warrior henchmen, 3 melta guns, rhino
vindicare
Ven dread with 2 s8 autocannons
6 units of 5 grey knights with psycannon and psybolt razor
3 dreads with s8 autocannons
2k

Although I really like Mike Brandt's list, I just feel its a little exposed, and running a 500 to 700 point unit is bold. Read more!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

F**king oversights.

Just realised I overlooked GKs ability to combat squad.

Yes, I think a Hybrid build is in order. It will certainly involve a Librarian. Read more!

Monday, 21 March 2011

More GK Tinkering....

Have at it:

HQ
Coteaz
100

Elites
8 Purifiers
2 Hammers
4 Halberds
2 Psycannons
Rhino
Dozer Blade
275

8 Purifiers
2 Hammers
4 Halberds
2 Psycannons
Rhino
Dozer Blade
275

8 Purifiers
2 Hammers
4 Halberds
2 Psycannons
Rhino
Dozer Blade
275

Troops
6 Death Cult Assassins
3 Acolytes
2 Melta Guns
Flamer
Rhino
167

9 Acolytes
2 Melta Guns
Flamer
Rhino
101

9 Acolytes
2 Melta Guns
Flamer
Rhino
101

9 Acolytes
2 Melta Guns
Flamer
Rhino
101

5 Acolytes
Razorback
Lasplas
100

5 Acolytes
Razorback
Lasplas
100

Heavy Support
Dreadnought
2 Autocannons
Psybolt Ammo
135

Dreadnought
2 Autocannons
Psybolt Ammo
135

Dreadnought
2 Autocannons
Psybolt Ammo
135

2000

Got everything covered, I think. Fights well in combat, and has good shooting (: Read more!

Monday, 14 March 2011

So I've been messing with the new GK book....

And I've been trying to make henchmen work. So, this is what I have at the moment:

Coteaz
Inquis w/Rads
2x8 DCA + 3 Meltacolytes + Lasplas
9 DCA + 3 Meltacolytes + Lasplas
3 acolytes + Lasplas
2x3 Acolytes + Twinlas
2 Redeemers w/MM
Crusader w/MM
1932



So, at first I saw the combat options for henchmen and went "Bah! S3, sucks." However, Coteaz has Mind Blades and Hammerhand (+1S and -1T), basically making his unit S6. The other Inquis has rad grenades, meaning they're basically S5 (still enough, those assassins are putting out around 15 wounds). The other unit, well, it has more attacks and I can aim it at troops. Now, this is very much a beta as I'm still playing with the build, but it has ranged support, 3 raiders and a hell of a combat punch. Only problem is the staying power of the troops. Obviously, I have some points to play with here, I could "maybe" add in some storm shields, but I'm not convinced I wouldn't just be better with more assassins.

The meltas are there because I can see them being handy. As a note, this list will pretty much play as: 3 Raiders and 4 Razors run into midfield. The 2 Lasplas sit back. They demech some stuff and then it dies horribly to the assassin units. Protecting those assassins will be absolutely critical, as they die really really easily. With the remaining points I have to shuffle, I'd like to get a few extra bodies (maybe up the razorback squads to 5 or 6 apiece) and get some powerfists about. Also, Psychotropes and a combi melta for the Xenos inquisitor. Dunno, we'll see how it goes.

But anyway, what're your thoughts on the list?

HQ
Coteaz
100

Ordo Xenos Inquisitor
Rad Grenades
40

Troops
8 Death Cult Assassins
3 Warrior Acolytes
3 Melta Guns
Lasplas
242

8 Death Cult Assassins
3 Warrior Acolytes
3 Melta Guns
Lasplas
242

9 Death Cult Assassins
3 Warrior Acolytes
3 Melta Guns
Lasplas
257

3 Warrior Acolytes
Razorback
Lasplas
92

3 Warrior Acolytes
Razorback
Twinlas
92

3 Warrior Acolytes
Razorback
Twinlas
92

Heavy Support
Land Raider Redeemer
Multi Melta
255

Land Raider Redeemer
Multi Melta
255

Land Raider Crusader
Multi Melta
265
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Friday, 11 March 2011

Well, the new GK book stuffed henchmen, have some templates.

So guys, the new GK book stuffed henchmen. And Mordrak. Looking like purifiers are the only competitive build in the book.

Damn.

However, this came up in conversation, the "armies i'm afraid of" in 5E. Basically, these are the 4 "generic" armies that worry me. Obviously, there's other things that phase me, but if your opponents army looks like one of these, you should be in for a rough game.

Now, I made all those lists, and I think that GK list will be "the GK build". For the future. I'd damn buy it if I didn't need to get another 6 rhinos. I love builds that're good in the midfield. Especially close combat. :D

Crowe
4x8 Purifiers w/2 Hammers, 4 Halberds, 2 Cannons, Rhino
2x5 Purifiers w/2 Cannons (one unit has 1 hammer), Rhino
3 Dreads w/2 TLAC + Psybolt
2000

Njal
2x5 Wolf Scouts w/Melta
6 WG w/Fists + Combi Melta
3x7 GH w/Melta, Wolf Standard + Rhino
6 GH w/Melta, Wolf Standard + Rhino
2x5 GH w/Flamer in Lasplas
2x5 Long Fangs w/4 Missiles
5 Long Fangs w/4 Missiles + Lasplas
2000

Straken w/Stuff
6x Meltavets
3 Vendettas
2 Demolishers w/HBs
2000

Mephiston
Honour Guard w/Rhino, 2 Melta, 2 Flamer
2 Sangpriests w/LC + Combi
6x5 ASM w/LC, Melta, Infernus + Rhino
3 Autolas
2000

Just felt like sharing that. Read more!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

An Update - More GK Shnazzle

So, with the actual book in stores now, some truths have been put out.

A big one is the Dreadknight is S6, T6, 4W, 2+/5++. Doesn't work for nurgle daemon princes, doubt it'll work for you son. Back into the broken dreams box you go.

I prefer infantry anyway, always have. They're much cooler. Speaking of which, here's list MKII

HQ
Mordrak
200

10 Ghost Knights
2 Psycannons
Brotherhood Banner
3 Hammers
7 Halberds
Psybolt Ammo
405

Coteaz
100

Troops
9 Henchmen
2 Flamers
5 Meltas
Chimera
Dozer Blade
156

9 Henchmen
2 Flamers
5 Meltas
Chimera
Dozer Blade
156

9 Henchmen
2 Flamers
5 Meltas
Chimera
Dozer Blade
156

9 Henchmen
2 Flamers
5 Meltas
Chimera
Dozer Blade
156

9 Henchmen
2 Flamers
5 Meltas
Chimera
Dozer Blade
156

8 Henchmen
2 Flamers
5 Meltas
Chimera
Dozer Blade
152

Heavy Support
5 Purgators
2 Psycannons
Rhino
180

5 Purgators
2 Psycannons
Rhino
180

2000

What do we think? Insane scoring potential, some good long ranged fire (6 psycannons is 12 autocannons, with rending), as well as Meltacolytes coming towards you, which are just Meltavets MKII.

Oh yeah, and Mordrak. His unit is AWESOME. :D Read more!

Monday, 7 March 2011

Centurion!

A very brief post here covering my biggest mistake, my favourite game, my greatest achievement and stuff like that.

Ok, so, to sum it up (very briefly, i'm doing a full version on 3++ soon)

My greatest achievement was....
I played Kirby round 3 and edged out a victory. As we had to end T5, it was very much in my favour. Could have gone either way turn 6, and it was most likely his game turn 7.

Favourite Game:
Round 4 against Dennis.... Jeez. Now, I want to say right here and right now, this was my favourite game of the whole event, and any bitter/hate/anger here is directed at me for fucking up, and not him. He played a fantastic game, and I honestly didn't deserve to win.

Now.... let me explain. My big mistake here is I misread my scenario sheet. I looked at it, and looked at round 5, because it was the 2nd last one on the sheet (out of 6) and it was my 2nd last game. Hence, I played for objectives. This is why I won the secondary. Dennis however played a very solid game in the midfield, and raped me for quarters, played well, and won. However, because I thought it was objectives, I threw turn 5 away as I already had it (or so I thought), and man... Ugh. At the time, I didn't see much of a way to get it back. Lemme explain the board corners at the start of my turn 5:

 Top Left
Dennis Had:
Prime, about 20 Gaunts (~200)
I had:
Trukk, Ork Squad (152)

Top Right
Dennis Had:
Tervigon, about 10 gaunts (~230)
I Had:
1 Trukk and 2 buggies (~120)

Bottom Left
Dennis had:
Zilch (0)
I had:
11 Shootas, 2 Buggies,6 Kans, Battlewagon (~600)

Bottom Right
Dennis had:
HT + Guard, 3 Hive Guard (these might have been top right, not sure), Mawloc, 2 Tyrannos (~1000)
I had:
10 Shootas + Nob, 2 Trukks, Wagon w/Mek (~300)

Now, when I realised what was done, I asked if I could play out my movement, thinking I could throw enough into the bottom right to win. Stupid really, even if Dennis had let me do it (he didn't, and I don't condemn him at all, I'd have done the exact same thing). What I should have done is move the battlewagon in my bottom left to the top left. Then I would have tied the primary, it'd have gone to objectives, and I would have won.

The fucking fury I had at myself could not be described. Ask ComradeCowboy. I actually woke up in the middle of the night, sat bolt upright and went

"Fuck."


>_>


Anyway, as to the event, much more detailed shit coming up on 3++, but it was absolutely awesome, good opponents, some of the best games I've had in my life, Matt is possibly one of the soundest guys you'll ever meet, SneakyDan drinks like a fucking elephant, Cowboy got cunted by crons, Vince's Night Lords fill me with nostalgia (he's also the most chilled dude I've ever met... sorry about the blood bowl again >:), Kirby is a cunt (and really white, and a really really weird drunk), and generally just thanks to everyone who made the event awesome.


Oh yeah. FUCKING THIRD WITH FUCKING ORKS. An army I'd been playing for, I dunno, 8 hours before the event. FUCKING THIRD. 2nd if you count Josh's DQ. I don't though. He fucking deserved 2nd, played a really rough game and a small math error on his part shouldn't take ANYTHING away from that. And if anyone tries to belittle his achievement "aw no he cheated he totally didn't deserve it" then they CLEARLY didn't see him play. If I'm 2nd by formality, fuck off. I came 3rd.

With orks. Fuck you Kirby, stelek was right. ;] Read more!

Thursday, 3 March 2011

More DH stuff! - The Intro

Well folks, here's the intro to the DH campaign i'm running later on today, at Centurion.

Carmen's footsteps echoed down the corridor. The pipes and wires a luminescent green amidst the amorphous black mass that was the rest of the hallway. A glimmering marked another pane of glass further down, to his left. After the last one, he didn't really want to look, but combat doctrine and human instinct made him. He had to know. He had a few inklings as to what must have been going on here. But even thinking of... those... those things, mankinds oldest enemy, it made his flesh crawl. He had never encountered them before, his life spent fighting Orks. He had only heard whispers, stories and myths. Thinking about it, those were definitely not myths.

He reached the pane of glass, and readied his hellgun. All clear. An empty room, no signs of movement. Not wanting to waste time, he swiftly made tracks down the hall, his steps ringing out on the mesh flooring. The auspex built into his helmet flared up, alerting him to electrical activity ahead. Hrm. The facility seemed to be shut down in its entirety. Although, he had tagged a few working panels and automatic doors, so it couldn't be completely down.

On closer inspection, he saw it was a door, half open, moving from three quarters shut, to half open, to almost shut, to half open again. Well, he didn't have a choice here, he had to get out. Lowering his weapon, he straightened out and eked through a small gap it was widening. Once on the other side of the door, he could see a light. Whispering thanks to the Emperor, he hastened his pace. As he neared it, he noticed lights flickering on cogitators, and small runes of activation silently flashing.

"Yes!" he thought, "The facility must be coming back online!". Clicking off his night vision, in his haste, he went past a pane of glass, and an open door. White noise erupted from a nearby vox unit, and something moved into the narrow corridor behind the Stormtrooper, completely unnoticed by him, blinded as he was by the fervour that had overcome him. The thought of freedom was all that was on his mind, as a shape in the dark shadowed him down the corridor.

As he turned the corner, what he saw stopped him in his tracks, unable to comprehend what he was seeing. It was just light, just a big light. But, he thought, blood running down from the newly opened gash in his throat, it was such a nice light. Perhaps this was the light of the Emperor, it certainly felt strong enough, like it was giving him some kind of sunburn.

And then, cold, alone, and dead on the hard plasteel floor, the Stormtrooper went to join the rest of his squad.
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