Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Grey Knights 1850 - Pallies, Henchmen, and Dreads...Oh My!

My attention span lost traction again today and I started playing with army builder looking at 1850 lists that I might consider particularly nasty. This is one I came up with which is pretty gross:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Little Update

Nothing to crazy. I've just added a page with photos from the armies I play right now. Once Dash gets me some good photos of his armies I'll add them in too. Just something I felt would be a fun addition. Enjoy.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Point Values And Army Building Thoughts

As I'm looking more and more lately at 1,850 lists because 3/4 GT's I'm considering attending between now and June are 1,850 events I thought "Hey, naturally everyone will want to read my thoughts". Also this post got me thinking as well:

I find it interesting that there isn't really a common ground or a basic point level for this game we love. Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating that we set a point value I just felt that it was interesting that none had sprung up.

Scout Bikers – So Sneaky You Never See Them!

I’m taking a small break from my Necron writings because, well, I want to J. I’m still in love with my Necrons and will have them painted in the relative near future and ready to play but I felt like doing another one of my overlooked unit reviews. You might remember:

Well now I’d like to focus on a unit that does not get nearly enough face time with Space Marine or Blood Angel players. The humble Scout Biker. I’ll focus on its overall strengths and drawbacks and then how it applies to both the SM and BA codexes.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Space Wolves 2.0 - 2k

So recently while building and kinda starting to paint my Necrons I've also been looking at my full painted marines and thinking about how I would revamp them for the current environment. Now I haven't really tweaked my SW's list since year before last (outside of building an entirely new Loganwing) and I think I can make it work in the current environment. Here are two lists I'm considering. The first is including Logan and the second is without.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Codex Review: Heavy Support

Here is the next stop on the Necron review train. The heavy support section is much different from the Fast Attack in that it’s not so full of awesome. I find most of the choices in this section a little lackluster but I’ll try present some uses for all the choices even if I don’t see a use for them in my forces. So onto the review.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Necron Boom Boom List – 2k

Well I got excited by my review of Tomb Blades in my Fast Attack review and so I’ve been toying with a list that included them. In fact it’s a list designed around them. I've also got an idea on how I'm going to build them since I'm not a huge fan of the artwork on them. Anyway, here we go:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Necron Review: Fast Attack

This is by far my favorite category for Necrons. It contains the majority of what I consider fun units and I think it’s probably going to be the most filled area of the force org chart as people really start to settle down into their lists. On to the review!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Necron Review: Troops

We’ll get this started with that little something you’re absolutely required to take to win games and generally in decent number: Troops!

As a Necron player you have exactly two options. There are no force org shenanigans that allow you to have more so you just have two. Personally I don’t mind though I would have like the option to make something else troops. Granted I don’t think anything else would work balance-wise but that doesn’t stop me from wanting more J

Monday, November 14, 2011

Necron RTT Batrep: Game One

My mighty legions of grey plastic marched upon the scene Saturday after I got an email letting me know that the new Necrons would be allowed for the tournament. I managed to have everything built but only the scarabs have a lick of paint on them at this point. Anywho onto the batrep.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Email: 1,500pt Necron Build Request

So today I got a PM on Dakka from Valek asking how I would scale my army list down to 1,500. I responded by asking which of the two lists posted was he curious about but since I have a bit of time I figured I’d just do both down at the 1,500pt level. So here we go.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fear the Mechanical Bug - 2k Necrons

Figured I’d throw this up for fun while I’m writing my FOC reviews. It is based on the current understanding that Scarabs roll for penetration after Entropic Strike occurs. I realize I recently said I would play it differently but Yakface on Dakka stated that per the playtest dex the wording was clear that it occurred at the end of the assault phase but the wording was changed in the final version which leads me to actually think it was intentional. Anywho, onto the list:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Necron - Codex Review

Well, right now the internet is abuzz with Necron articles. Sadly I’m going to be no exception as I’m super excited by this release. I’m going to be breaking down my review between a general overview, each FOC slot, and final thoughts. This is naturally the overall review.

My magnets also finally arrived so I’ve been finishing building my army for a tournament this Saturday assuming I’m allowed to use the new book that’s only been out for about a week. On to my overall review.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What is Anti-Tank?

This is something that has been getting to me for a while. Forgive the intrusion into what is going to be quite a bit of necron posting but this is something I feel might need to be put out there. It is mostly geared toward non-imperial armies but I think it has something most people can take away.

So what is Anti-Tank? Well if you listen to the internet anti-tank is melta. That’s it. Nothing else counts or is considered. It’s an unfortunate but true tale. I’m going to cover the different aspects of anti-tank in this post hopefully to give people a different view that shows them that anti-tank can exist without the big “M”.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2k Necrons, First Thoughts

Well the codex finally dropped. I’ve been playing with it off and on for the last few days and I’m really excited about this book. Here is where my playtesting is starting for 2k. Naturally this is my starting point for what I hope will be a solid 2k list but after reading the book I have a feeling I’m going to be making a fairly different 1,850. This codex has a ton of potential builds and looks like it’s going to be able to manage to build to the point level which is great.

Well enough waiting, here is the first 2k list: