Friday, July 29, 2011

EVO 2011!

EVO is here! For all of you fighting game fans, this is the penultimate decade long tournament held in Las Vegas that started as a few friends getting together to match their skills. See a sample below of EVO 2004. You can see live coverage of the action on Playstation Home for free! Can't wait to the see the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 champs.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Weekly Beast: Biker Marines

Since we already have Space Marines on our Minds from Last Weeks article on Vulkan and his lot, I would like to segue into the other most viable build (imo) from the Vanilla Codex. Bikers. This list is far more tactical of a build then Vulkan marines were from last week, but it also is less varied, typically sticking to a pretty narrow range of units. However, this is part of their strength as they are very flexible and can be extremely deadly to an unprepared opponent. Let's delve deeper after the jump...





Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Drunken Master: The Realm RTT Game 2 battle report Grey Knights vs. Orks

Good Day!


This weekend I took a little trip through Carmeggedon to hit up a semi-local 1850 point RTT in Brea, CA.  I've been to the Realm a few times before and have done well in the past.  The guys there are cool and fun to play against, which is always a bonus when you have to hang somewhere for 6+ hours!

Here's my list:
HQ
Crowe
Elite
Vindicaire
Venerable Dreadnought w/2xtwin linked autocannon, psybolt ammo
Troops
Purifiers x 5 w/psycannon x 2, halberd x 3
Razorback w/psybolt

Purifiers x 6 w/psycannon x 2, halberd x 4
Razorback w/psybolt

Purifiers x 6 w/incinerators x 2, halberd x 4
Razorback w/psybolt

Strike Squad w/Psycannon
Heavy
Dreadnought w/2xtwin linked autocannon, psybolt ammo
Dreadknight w/personal teleporter, Heavy incinerator
Dreadknight w/personal teleporter, Heavy incinerator, Nemesis Greatsword


I'm still not sure how this is relevant..

I didn't have the chance to take pictures this time around so I'm gonna give a quick recap of the games and my overall feelings on how I played and any mistakes I may have made. More after the jump!


Orks Elites - A closer look!

Mega Nobz with Lascannons? The good old days...
Last week we started a review of the current Codex: Orks with a look the HQ's and what they can do for you. Admittedly it was just a glance and as various people from over the internet pointed out, it needed more. I am not a ashamed to admit my short comings on this, but looking it over I don't feel it was missing that much. This week I am taking an in depth look at the Elites section of the codex and I hope you all enjoy it after the break, a long with a quick Q&A about the HQ article.








Monday, July 18, 2011

Fallout: New Vegas Expansion: Honest Hearts - Quickie but worth a squirt.



During the course of my Fallout New Vegas addiction, I recall stories of the Burned Man, former Malpais Legate of the Legion who was disgraced at Hoover Dam by the NCR and then burned alive by Caesar. This expansion involves Joshua Graham, aka the Burned Man (though there is little reference to the Burned Man after the first opening scene).

In about a weekend, I finished the game (it was less than a 500mb expansion download). Still, it was well worth the $10 as it held my attention the entire time (12 or so hours over two days). The heavies in the game were Daniel and Joshua Graham. Daniel is a pacifist while Joshua wants to kill the opposing "Legion Wannabes", the White Leg clan, to free Zion.

The only noticeable new weapons in this expansion were the 12.7mm submachine gun and the survivalist rifle though I will now look for more weaponry on the net. Another was a fist weapon from the monster "She", a Yao Gao of epic proportions.

I think the voice of Joshua Graham is Ron Perlman which made for an entertaining experience and the reason I followed Joshua Graham to the bloody end.

The level cap is now 35 and I was able to train unarmed up to 85 to switch from long distance owning to upfront face smashing glory.

I got this expansion first as it was rated better by a minuscule amount than Dead Money but I will check that out in a week or so.

The Drunken Master: The Realm RTT Game 1 battle report! Grey Knights vs. Blood Angels

Good Day!


This weekend I took a little trip through Carmeggedon to hit up a semi-local 1850 point RTT in Brea, CA.  I've been to the Realm a few times before and have done well in the past.  The guys there are cool and fun to play against, which is always a bonus when you have to hang somewhere for 6+ hours!

Here's my list:
HQ
Crowe
Elite
Vindicaire
Venerable Dreadnought w/2xtwin linked autocannon, psybolt ammo
Troops
Purifiers x 5 w/psycannon x 2, halberd x 3
Razorback w/psybolt

Purifiers x 6 w/psycannon x 2, halberd x 4
Razorback w/psybolt

Purifiers x 6 w/incinerators x 2, halberd x 4
Razorback w/psybolt

Strike Squad w/Psycannon
Heavy
Dreadnought w/2xtwin linked autocannon, psybolt ammo
Dreadknight w/personal teleporter, Heavy incinerator
Dreadknight w/personal teleporter, Heavy incinerator, Nemesis Greatsword

I'm not sure how this is relevant..

I didn't have the chance to take pictures this time around so I'm gonna give a quick recap of the games and my overall feelings on how I played and any mistakes I may have made. More after the jump!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Epic Meal Time Interview - LOL

Gotta love this crazy sumbitch. This is his acceptance speech at the 2011 Shorty Awards.


COMING SOON: 3forint short on drunk gaming.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Drunken Master: Get your drink on! Part 1

Good day!


Real men drink their beers out of glass footwear
I live in LA. And if there's one thing about LA you need to know, is that there are a shit ton of places to get a beer. 90% of those places will be serving bud light, corona, MGD, and sometimes even Stella Artois!

"Ooooo, that must be fancy!  It has like a foreign name and stuff!" -  unknowing guy who just wants to put something cold and wet in his mouth

That's sarcasm at it's finest right there...

Those beers are fine if you just want to get drunk. But drinking shitty beer to get drunk is a waste of time when you could just spend $20 on a bottle of vodka and be done with it!

But then there are the other 10% of places you can go to get a good beer. An Allegash white, an Aventinus, a Franziskaner Dunkelweis, or even a 1554 if you're really lucky!  In addition to being a native LAien, I'm also mostly German with a little Norwegian so I have a biological imperative to consume as many good beers as possible!!! (and sometimes to throw fire at things)

Check after the jump for a couple of my favorite places to grab a beer around town!


Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekend Nosh: July 15

Well, another awesome weekend has arrived. Here are some suggestions to make it better then it might have been. Also, I apologize for a lack of a nosh last weekend, being busy sucks!


Food: Wahoo's Fish Tacos - Don't let the name fool you, you don't have to get fish or tacos here. Their Hawaiian inspired food is always good, fresh and reasonably healthy. I would suggest the Kahlua pig bowl (carnitas with teriyaki sauce on rice) or a Banzai bowl with blackened fish (Vegetables and fish on rice).

Boddingtons Beer Tulip Pint Glass 

Drink: Boddington's Pub Ale - This is a nice import you can find in most grocery stores now. It's in a big yellow can and is imported from Jolly Old England. It's light in color but heavy on flavor, and is packed with a nitro to give it a nice head when its poured into a pub glass. Crack one open and pour.

Dazed & Confused (Widescreen Flashback Edition)
whooaaaaa 


 

Movie: Dazed and Confused - A classic movie from the nineties about life in the 70's. The movie is a lot more then it seems on the surface, delving into such salient points such as Martha Washington rolling George Washington a Blunt when he came home... No, seriously, the point of the movie is really to show just how clueless highschool kids are and I think that is something everyone can relate to. Its a really well made movie, and kicked off the careers of some notable actors, including Ben Affleck and Milla Jovovich.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Weekly Beast: Vulcan Marines

This week, we move from Greenskins to the iconic favorite of little kids everywhere, Space Marines. Though the space marine codex is a 5th edition codex and even written by the much maligned Matt Ward, it is outclassed by most specific Space Marine codices in its current iteration. Currently, it really only has a few competitive builds, most focusing on a specific character: ie. Kayvaan Shrike, Korsarro Khan, Pedro Cantor or today's subject Vulcan He'stan.

Ork HQs and what they can do for YOU!

Orks are an interesting animal in that they have a very versatile spread of abilities that all stem from the HQ slot and trickle down through the rest of the army. 5th edition now has multiple codeci that allow for HQs to make different units troops.  So let's talk about what this means to us.

Our generic HQs are pretty straighforward. We have all star selections like the warboss and the big mek and we have massive duds like the weirdboy. We won’t talk about bad units, because we can spend endless time covering that. 

Details after the Break!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Battle Report! Orks vs. GK rematch

The much awaited rematch of Dok's Grey Knights against Soldado's Orks went down this weekend in fontucky.  The first game was at 1850 points, spearhead deployment, with the capture and control mission type.  That game would have ended in a draw on turn 5, so they played turn 6 and Dok's GK were able to finish off the Orks.  For the rematch they both fielded 1850 lists again to continue practice for the upcoming BAO, Dok rolled for a random battle type and ended up rolling two 4's, making it spearhead and capture and control once again, a true rematch game.  The lists this time are slightly different for both players.  Dok rolled another 4 to Soldado's 1 to pick deployment areas and determine turn order.

<-- Dok's Grey Knights




HQ
Castellan Crowe

Elite
Venerable dread, Autocannon. Extra Autocannon, psybolt ammo
Vindicaire Assassin



Troops
Purifiers x 5 - Psycannon x 2, halberd x 3
Razorback w/Psybolt ammo
Purifiers x 5 - Psycannon x 2, halberd x 3
Razorback w/Psybolt ammo
Purifiers x 5 - Incinerator x 2, halberd x 3
Razorback w/Psybolt ammo
Strike Squad - Psycannon, psybolt ammo

Heavy
Dread, Autocannon. Extra Autocannon, psybolt ammo
Dreadknight - Nemesis Greatsword, Heavy incinerator, Personal teleporter
Dreadknight - Nemesis Greatsword, Heavy incinerator, Personal teleporter

The list and tactics can be seen in more detail here


<--Soldado's Orks

HQ
Ghazgull Thrakka - THE FUCKING BOSS!!!
Big Mek with KFF, Power Klaw, Cybork Body, and 'eavy armor

Elites
15 Burnas




Troops
Diversified Nobs in Battlewagon with Deffrolla, Red Paint, Armor Plates and a Big shoota
17 Shoota boys with Nob with powerfist and bosspole
17 Slugga boys with Nob with powerfist and bosspole
10 Grots and a runtherder

Fast Attack
1 Deffkopta with twin linked rokkits and a buzzsaw

Heavy Support
3 Battlewagons with Deffrolla, Red Paint, Armor Plates and a Big shoota

Report continues after the jump!

Work, work, work...

I just want to drink a beer and paint some mothafuckin Grey Knights! Is that too much to ask???
This is what is commonly known as "my shit"!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Tournament Vs. Casual - Gaming how you want to!

Here at 3forint, most of us play games at a pretty competitive level. However, in the down time between events we tend to do a lot of gaming as well. It might be Call of Duty: Black Ops on PS3. Group games of Magic: The Gathering or a 40k 4 way, we tend to play as often as possible.

Some of us just play casually and tend to play more fun based themes, while others of us tend to use the latest and greatest all the time. I personally have a grip shit of stuff going on, so I only own my competitive stuff, but I still try to use my Chaos Space Marines, or my Elf Decks, more often than I use my tournament stuff for casual play.

I am of the opinion that at home I can take ridiculous stuff like A Chaos Lord on Juggernaught with a Demon Weapon and Mark of Khorne, or play crazy fun cards like Concordant Crossroads and Drop of Honey, but (aside from legality) the funnest stuff isn't usually competitive and shouldn't be taken seriously.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Weekly Beast: Kan Wall

I was answering a poster on dakka about the army typically known as "Kan Wall". He was unfamiliar with the army and wanted to know why people were telling him it would be a bad matchup for his all Slaanesh DoC army. So I am going to kick off this weekly article series by talking about this specific army (considered a competitive army by most) and in the future focus on describing popular tournament archetypes, general strategy concerns and things you should expect to see. Since my knowledge of some of these archetypes is third hand, I will certainly attempt to give you strategy as best as I know, but also welcome all discussion so that we can all be better prepared come next tourney.

Well, that being said, lets get started then, eh?


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Drunken Master: Grey Knights at the Bay Area Open

Good day!

We are counting down the days to a 40k tournament going on at the end of July called the Bay Area Open!

http://bloodofkittens.com/bayareaopen/about-2/




Here's a quick rundown:
  • 1850 armies
  • 7 games over 2 days
  • Standard book missions. 6 are predefined, the last is random
  • Over 100 people are signed up already, including a bunch of folks from our local gaming store who are making the drive up. I'm looking forward to grabbing a beer with some of those guys and Yakface of Dakka fame!
This will be my first ever road trip for a 40k tourney! I'm super excited to play against some of the most competitive players and lists from around the country. I'm hoping I don't get rolled, that would be a huge blow to my ego, lol! But even if I do, it should be fun and I should learn a lot.

I am signed up to play Grey Knights. My potential list and how I feel about its matchup against common armies after the jump!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy independence day!!!

Happy Canadia day to our Candaian viewers!
May your alien motherships never hover too long over your capitol building before unleashing mega blasts on their domes!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Game Preview: Saints Row: The Third

Having have played Saint's Rows 1 and 2, part three is something I have been looking forward to for a while.

The story is similar to the rest, from what I have gathered. You are trying to reclaim the streets for your gang.

You know what, lets just let the video clip do the talking after the break!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekend Nosh: July 1

It's 4th of July Weekend. So my recommendation is fired meat, beer and explosions. Sound good?
Well, specifically...


Meat: Pork - No, hang with me here. Pork is awesome. You should barbecue it this weekend, and should make it a mainstay of your diet. Ribs, Chops, the awesome pork tenderloin roast, its all good man. And don't overcook it. Take it up to 150 degrees inside and enjoy.

Beer: Samuel Adams Summer Ale - I wanted to pick an American beer here, just to be patriotic. It also helps that this has been a mainstay at all of my 4th of July barbecues in years past. Excellent Wheat Ale with a nice citrus tang to it. It's the summer seasonal, so you can only find it May - September. If you can find it on tap, all the better. Give it a try and I think you will be surprised, even if you don't care for other S.A. beers.

Explosions: Any explosions that don't start fires - Seriously, don't be that guy. No one likes huge wildfires threatening their town (or nuclear laboratories). Also, don't pay too much for them, but if you can find an appropriately priced show, go in and sit down. It makes it that much better and usually supports an organization or city, which is cool.

Anyway, have a good Independence Day (or Canada Day for everyone up way north). And for the rest of you, have a good weekend nosh.

The Drunken Master: Grey Knights... Masters of flexibility?

Good day!

I was thinking to myself, as I was reading through Dakka, that most people are using the GK codex like a hammer instead of the precision tool it is.  Spamming units (deservedly good units, but spammy nonetheless) is definitely a way to play 40k, but I feel it's boring and it gives your opponents an advantage. If you play a spammy list, a smart opponent will know your strategy and how to counter it.

Nothing to say here, that shit's just true!


So I would like to take a minute to talk about some of the more flexible units the codex can field. And their sometimes unexpected effect on the game.


Random Question of the Day

What was or is your favorite Dungeons and Dragons(any version) item?

PLEASE COMMENT.

I always wanted but never got (in any way, shape or form) the +5 Holy Avenger(it's only +5 when it's pissed)!
















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