Winter Assault.

This will be a short and to the point post seeing as how im away in Maryland for work this week. 

So this past weekend my wife and I took a trip to my cousins house down in jersey to see the family and play a bit of warhammer. Thought I’d share some pictures of the game.  It was between my ultramarines and my cousins tau.  It was a really fun game and I got to try out Guilliman for the first time.  He took a rediculous amount of fire and eventually was taken down, unfortunately before he was able to get into close combat.  Even he had a hard time weathering the “storm” of my cousins stormsurge.  Take a look!

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Another 40K saturday

So the group finally got together last night for a couple good games. When we actually got to start playing (after Pelkey put all his stuff together…) we did a 2 on 2 game of Chaos(me) and Tau(pelkey) vs. dark angels(ken) and Necrons(dave). 2000 points. We did a regular kill point mission. We each had 14 kill points per side so it was even. We ended up cutting the game short as it was quite obvious that Pelkey and I had it in the bag, and instead of continuing we just figured we would start the next game. The next game was Ken and I vs. Dave, as Pelkey had to leave. Grey Knights(me) and Dark angels vs. Necrons and Tyranids. 3000 points. This game was also cut short due to the fact that Ken and I were basically annihilating Dave, We had a Lucky first turn, and dave had a very unlucky first turn… So we took it as a win… We did make it through about 5 turns… so it was basically over… We had him by at least 5 or 6 kill points…

Here are some pictures for your enjoyment…

Necrons and Chaos Face off

And how true that was. So last Saturday I played a great game with my cousin Dave. He brought his Necrons, and I played my Death Guard.  It was a small game, only 1000 points. Kill point mission.

I learned one important thing in this game, and that was those buggers keep getting back up! Dave had a 15 man warrior squad that had, over the course of 2 turns reanimate 14 warriors! I basically had to kill that squad twice! If I have any advice when it comes to facing Necrons, it’s “Make sure you have enough punch to take out the whole unit, or half of them are probably going to get back up”.

All in all it was pretty even all the way through the game. My memory is a little fuzzy I believe it went to turn 6, but I’m not sure. It did end in a draw though. The highlight for me was that my Daemon Prince finally got his revenge on Dave. He has taunted my poor Daemon Prince for years now. And he has finally got his revenge for being disgraced by Daves pathetic tau commander… yes Dave, I said pathetic! And now papa Nurgle laughs at the demise of your Necron overlord!  A bit much??? Anyway, It was just nice not to lose. And I look forward to facing Daves Necrons again soon. Heres Some shots from the game. I was going to do a video battle report, but who has the time for that??? So you get pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Razorback Finished, And The Grey Knights Prove Themselves in Battle!

Hey there. So I Finished The Razorback I was working on. I had a hell of a time trying to get just the right red, but I did end up finding a good shade that I felt worked well with the scheme I was going for. One very important thing that you may notice from the pictures, is that I’ve decided to make my tanks very battleworn. I’ve never done any battle damage before so I thought it would be cool to do these vehicles like that.  I really Like how it came out.

And one another note. I had a game with my friend Bill on Friday against his Blood Angels. And I of course used my Grey Knights. I was greatly impressed with them. The paladins held their own through one hell of a close combat, before being finished off by Mephiston and the Sanguinor. And the Rifleman Dred worked wonderfully. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. It wasn’t a one sided game at all though. It was very even the whole way through. The game ended on turn 7 with the score being 10 to 9 Kill Points.  So it was very close.  All in all I think I will greatly enjoy playing this army in the future.

 

Another Game Played, Another Game Lost…

 

Well my friend Bill and I had a good 2500 pt game today, this time at my house. I played my Var-Thu Eldar and he played his Flesh Tearers. As I’m sure you can tell from the subject of this post, it did not go to well for me.  Now, this has been a common occurrence in my games, pretty much since I started playing 10 years ago.

Turn 1

It was a well known fact when we used to play at our old gaming stomping grounds, Dj’s comics, on Friday nights when we were in high school. When people at the store were having a bad night, my friends would say to them, “Just go play Tom, it’s a definite win”. And they would, and I’d lose. I think I could count on one hand how many times I have won. In 10 years, that’s pretty sad. lol…

Turn 2

But, one important thing is, that I love the game no less because of it. Losing will never affect my love of the hobby and game. But I will say it would be nice to win sometimes. I think my tactics were sound in this fight, but as usual is is my rolling that thwarts my plans for destruction. There were times when I had a sure kill, countless times, and rolled 1’s and 2’s.

Turn 3

The only thing that went sort of to plan was my banshees slaughtering Bills death company, and leaving Lemartes alone. Although he killed the Banshee Exarch the next turn.

Turn 4

All in all, I had fun as I usually do, I think I would have had more fun if I didn’t roll so horribly, but what can you do?… Nothing, thats what.  A note on the Pictures of the game, you will notice the trend of more and more Eldar models vanishing from the table as each turn goes on.

Turn 5

40K Saturday Shenanigans!

The Setting:

Planet: Prygon IV

Description: Complete Tyranid Infestation

Mission: Capture And Control

Early Morning on Prygon IV, The Eldar of Craftworld Var-Thu, besiege an old Imperial Outpost that holds an ancient Eldar artifact that could switch the tides of war in the Eldar’s favor. The Planet is completely infested By the Tyranids of an unknown Hive Fleet. The Eldar must Capture the sacred artifact and call in their reinforcements and cleanse the area of the vile Tyranids! What The Eldar don’t know, and their seers failed to predict, was there is an unknown enemy that seeks to disrupt this most precious of missions!

So, Another 40K Saturday come and gone. And we had a very interesting game.

Me (Eldar) 2000 pts

Ken (Dark Eldar) 800 pts

Dave (Tyranids) 1200 pts

Special rules: Tyranids Get +2 to their run move.

Game Length: 5 turns (4-5-6) game goes on

Objectives: 2(1 point), 1 (2points), Must have 2 points, at the end of turn 5

The rules were: The Tyranids (Dave) set up in the center of the board, 12″ away from the long table edge and 18″ away from the short table edge. The Eldar (Me) set up randomly, on each of the table corners. A roll of  “1” Dave’s choice, “2-3-4-5”, is the four different table quarters, and 6 was my choice. The Dark Eldar will come on turn 2 at the atart of the turn. They will come in from the center of the board. On a roll of “1” my choice, “2-3” left side, “4-5” right side, “6” Kens Choice.

So as you can see not a normal mission by any means. This Game was great fun. There were epic standoffs, units utterly massacred, and an Eldrad who ran off the board.  There’s just some units who should be fearless…

When the Phoenix came on in turn 2 I really thought I was going to win, The first turn it was out it killed the Trygon, and the second it wiped Kens Warriors. Kens Dark Eldar Did exactly what they were supposed to do, and that was disrupt my plans. He assaulted critical units and gave Dave the chance to counter attack.

On the Fifth turn I was able to fly my wave serpent with the scorpions in it flat out to the 2 point objective, but because Dave rolled a 5 to have the game go one more turn, his Tyrant and Termigants and Carnifex, annihilated the serpent and the scorpions inside it!

So ultimately, with the loss of every last infantry unit in my army, there was no way to capture the critical objective.

I lost, But It was a fun and very close game.

And along with me losing, here is another common occurance at out 40K games… Ken giving me the finger…

It’s Off The Wall! The game store that is…

So, my friend and I played a good 3000 pt game on Friday ( Death Guard vs. Flesh Tearers). I unfortunately got my ass handed to me, but I had my moments. I chock it up to being up for 24 hours strait.  lol. But all in all a great game, Again, Death Company are a pain in the ass, and the sanguinary guard held their own, and those damn land raiders…. But anyway,  I look forward to revisiting this match with a newly refined army list and see how I can do. Also, I will be adding a link to the stores website in my Stores section so you can check it out!