Thursday, August 30, 2012

Warmachine - subcultures

Check out this webisode of subcultures that takes place at Game Empire Passadena. You might see some familiar faes, haha!

Stats from the dark vengeance box set!

Sorry for the lack of posts around here, but work has come again to rear it's ugly head! In the meantime, please enjoy the stat cards from dark vengeance a day or two early :)

Nothing to see here...
Some stats for the little guys and a look at the big guys!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Mother Land! Khador thoughts

40k has evolved. I have shipped out the battlewagon rush, as they nerfed the shit out of the way I played them. I still have a massive collection of Guard / Demons / Chaos Space Marines for playing, but the Orks are gone. (Well, I still have 20 shoota boys, 15 Lootas, 1 Warboss and a So the delving into the Iron Kingdom really begins.

So I have all the items I have traded for assembled and ready to play for the most part and I am ready to get busy learning how to really play Warmachine!

A list of my stuff and the lists I plan to practice with after the break!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Comikaze 2012!!!

The Comikaze GT is coming up in less than a month and I have no idea what to play!!!

Comikaze is Stan Lee's newest nerd-centric endeavor in the LA area. This is going to be the second annual Comikaze. I was supposed to play in the first one, but it was on my birthday so I figured I would rather party then play 40k for two days :)

I'm a lush, haha

Anyway, I bought my ticket already since it's a bit earlier in the year this time around and I have no idea what I'm going to play... It's a 1500 point event that requires a 3 color minimum on all models so that sort of limits my options as I'm not going to have any time to paint in the next couple weeks.

So here are my options
  • Grey Knights
  • Blood Angels 
  • Eldar
  • Dark Angels
  • Some mish-mash of allies of the above armies
I think 1500 points is a bit low to be playing with a huge allied force, but I've been kicking around a Dark Angel/Blood Angel list that I think would be pretty fun.... Check it out

BA Librarian w/Terminator armor
DA Belial

2x Scout Squads w/cloaks and ML
2x Deathwing Terminators w/Cyclone ML 1w/banner and apoth

2x Storm Ravens

I'm about 100 points short of 1500, so I'm open to suggestions as to what I should add. This will be a pretty elite army and I will have to hope that the Storm Ravens don't decide to wait until turn 4 to come in like they do. I can start at least one squad in deathwing assault so I will have lots of table presence even with my low model count. It will also be fairly easy to wipe me off the table if my dice go cold. Should be fun either way!

Is anyone else out there going to Comikaze? What are you bringing?

Monday, August 20, 2012

6th Edition starter box relase date, pricing confirmed!

Crazy news this afternoon! The Dark Vengeance box set pricing and release date are out! GW has been releasing their BS trailers on youtube that have been touting the 25th as some sort of key date. It's looking like that will be the pre-order date and you will be able to get your hands on the starter set a week later!

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Vengeance (English) - Special Edition 49 Fig Box, Rulepack, Dice, Measures, Templates 1-Sep-12 $107.00 USD $128.00 CAD

Warhammer 40,000: Dark Vengeance (English) 48 Fig Box, Rulepack, Dice, Measures, Templates 8-Sep-12 $99.00 USD $119.00 CAD 

Dark Vengeance Figure Case 1 Figure Case with Custom Cut Foam 1-Sep-12 $66.00 USD $79.00 CAD 

You might notice an Interesting little tidbit in the info above... The limited edition is coming out a week before the regular edition! That's kinda crazy, as they have been pushing this "limited edition" stuff more and more in 6th and they are really trying to drive it home here by creating a false demand.  Also, We know that the only difference is going to be the interrogator chaplain, so I'm surprised it's only going to be $8 more. 

Lastly, the Dark Vengeance figure case seems kind of interesting. But we'll have to see. If it's custom cut to hold both the chaos and the DA stuff, then it could be incredibly useless.

Are you guys gonna pick this thing up? I think I might split the regular edition, but I don't know how we're going to split the little rulebook, haha.

Friday, August 17, 2012

40k 6th edition starter box pics leaked!

Oh, hell yeah! There's been a lot of talk about this box being DA vs Chaos and some of the rumors pointed towards certain names and models that were mysterious... But now the mystery is revealed!

Dark Vengeance, mothafuckas!
The coolest thing about this pic is that on the right hand page behind all the cool, fancy stuff, you might notice what looks like a codex page. If you look closer, you might notice some names on that codex page. Here, let me save your eyesight :)

Krannon the Relentless
Mortis Metalikus Hellsbile
Draznicht's Ravager Chosen
Sect Techtvar Cultists

Sounds like some new chaos blood for the blood god!

But wait, there's more! Check out the rest of the pics after the break

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wyrd Gen Con exclusives and ten thunder preview!

Wyrd showed off some of the cool stuff they are going to have at Gen Con (Or not have since they ran into some difficulties getting a hold of their stock!) and as always, it looks really awesome! I want to run through some of the cooler stuff, but if you wanna check out the full list, go here!

First up, a new book!
Storm... Shadow?
It appears from this cover and some of the other stuff they previewed that this expansion will have an old school asian theme.
For Example...
For all your Kill Bill basing needs!

They are also releasing new, cross faction starter boxes! I'm not sure what the implications of this will be other than being able to mix in some of the other faction models, but it seems like an interesting design direction to go in.
I really dig this box. The models make me want to read more backstory.

One of the Thunders. Is this box racist?
In addition to having all this cool stuff up for purchase really soon, Wyrd shared a bit of information about the Ten Thunders that will be featured heavily in the new book. Check that post out here. Spoiler! One of them rides a giant bunny!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Malware attack from Games Workshop!!

Sooo there I am trying to figure out how to get myself and Exalted Chariot of Slaanesh and low and behold I see on the GW site that there are some available. This struck me as odd because the online store sold out in the pre-order phase, in what felt like 20 minutes.

So I click on add to cart.

Then this appears.

so, being the curios person I am I click accept.

I then notice the fishy web address and then the diclaimer.

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so I enter some random characters into the fields and "Activate my gift card."

I enter another random number and:

I am prompted to install some software.

I stop there, because I can't run the installer in a secure environment.

Anyone else have fishy activity while on GW's website?

I feel like this is to specific to be malware on my machine, it must be from their end.

My first 6th edition tournament!

This last weekend I decided I would get over my lingering 6th edition doubts and jump into a local tournament! Unfortunately I was too hung over to take any pictures, but I had three really good games that may have potentially restored my faith in playing 40k at a competitive level.

This one's... For... 'MERICA!!!
I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and immediately regretted it. We had spent the night before at the zoo, drinking with bears and elephants. The "Brew at the zoo" as it is called. A bunch of breweries bring not enough beer and lots of people stand in line waiting for it and sweating their asses off. It was a good time.
I hungoverly stumbled into my garage and grabbed the first army case that came to hand and rolled out to breakfast with my girlfriend.  I needed help to make it through this day of rolling dice, so I turned to the white mans hangover cure all, chili-cheese burritos.  Flash-forward to 20 minutes later and I realize that I grabbed Grey Knights! I looked through what I had and mashed together a list that I thought would put 6th through it's paces a bit. Check it:


Purifiers x 10 w/4 x psycannons, 4 x halberds, hammer, stave

3 squads of henchmen x 3 w/heavy psybolter razorback
Strike Squad x 5 w/psycannon

Fast Attack
Storm Raven w/MM, AC, psybolt

2 Dreadnoughts w/2 x autocannon, psybolt
Dreadknight w/heavy incinerator, heavy psycannon, personal teleporter

Recaps and unit reviews after the break!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

War Room update 1 for the Android

This week, Privateer press released an update for the War Room app!

Unfortunately it still has it's problems...

The first thing you'll notice, if you downloaded this app on your phone, is that there is now a separate download for Android phones. Which is not the one that was available last week. So, your first task with this update will be to uninstall the tablet app and install the new app specifically for phones. Next, you will need to re-download the database. Then you will be on your way!
Unless you weren't able to connect in the previous install... Now you can create your account! Once you get logged on, you may or may not be prompted for another update. Depending on when you downloaded, but there's one available right now!

Remaining bugs and my thoughts after the break

Privateer press gencon exclusives

Privateer has done something pretty awesome. Made female models that have beer! Three of my favorite things in one! Check them out

Get that keg, girl!
This is awesome in that it's based on an actual beer!
You can see the full 3d rotation for the bombshell and the Druid gone wilder at the links here

If anyone is going to gencon and can pick these guys up for me, I will gladly buy them a beer! I Want!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Guest Article: Path of Exile Review

From Magister, Formerly of and currently of working his ass off!

There is a pretty sweet D2 based game in development called Path of Exile. I got introduced to it by FoH Boards, and I was lucky enough to get in during a stress test. I have since paid $10 to get a closed beta key (crowd funding basically, since its being developed by a small New Zealand developer). It's basically Diablo style game play, but it diverges in the back end with character customization and economy.  They took the Materia system of Final Fantasy 7 and the Sphere Grid of Final Fantasy 10 and cobbled together a ridiculously customizable system for character building. Its probably my favorite aspect of the game, as those were 2 of my favorite systems and they interact well together. Levels give you skill points which you use to get passive effects in the "sphere grid" system. You then use slots in your gear to give yourself active abilities via skill gems. These gems level up and get stronger as you do. There are also support gems which add effects to any skill gems they are linked to. Leading to a huge array of customizable combinations!

Secondly, the economy is goldless... yep, no gold at all. Instead, there is about 2 dozen items of various types and rarities that can be used to enhance items. They range from scrolls of identify (identify a dropped item) up to items which upgrade a non-magic item to rare items, or reroll the modifiers on a rare item. These items play the role of "currency", both from shops and for trading between players. For example, you might trade a nice high level weapon for 2x Chaos Orbs and 2x Orb of Alchemy (Re-rolls the intrinsic values of a rare item and upgrades a normal to a rare respectively). You find these items via drops, but also via selling certain combinations of items. Selling items in general gives you pieces of the more mid-range orbs (upgrades normal to magic, or re-rolls magic item).

It sounds more convoluted then it it really is, but the net result is that money in itself is a "money sink" as people constantly USE the currency to make items or upgrades their item or reroll their items. There is no gold farming or inflation, no repair costs, etc.

So far, even though its in closed beta, its a really fun game and is executed very well. The best news is the shit will be free once its released (which is ironic considering I paid them $10 to help them test their game, lol) but they will have microtransactions for shit like stash space, armor dyes, non-combat pets, etc. There will be no "pay to win" bullshit, which is good.

Anyway, I feel like its a very strong game, if you don't mind kinda bunk older graphics. The changes to other aspects of the game are fantastic though, and its a ton of fun to play imo.

Monday, August 6, 2012

War Room Released!

And then immediately crashes on Android phones...

The eagerly anticipated war room app was released today after some initial hiccups with app certification on apple. They had to re-submit a couple times which is prolly why the app is now functional on apple devices and not so much on androids. 

They initially released this statement saying the app was available! And then pulled that shit down and put up this statement. In case they pull that one down, I will post it here after the break.

I work in QA and I know it's hard to catch every possible combination, but they are getting slammed on the android store. App crashes and people not able to get the decks that they have paid for... Those are pretty big problems.  At the moment they have 111 1 star out of  a total of 149 reviews, That's pretty dismal for an initial release.

It's really too bad, because I was super excited for this app. It seems like the perfect supplement for the game. A card sized device that can track my damage and abilities in real time? Awesome! Hopefully they work this out pretty quickly or the company that made the app is going to have shit for a reputation. Anyway, check out their statement and which devices not to pick this up for after the break. 

Woldwrath up on Privateer press!

Speaking of Gargantuan...

This thing is freaking huge!!!

He's got the right and left hand of doom...
So far I have been really impressed by the modelling team at privateer press. They continue to pump out awesome figures. I just would really like Archangel to be previewed already... C'MON!!!

Also, here's a couple sneak peaks of the stats for those that didn't see them in the last No Quarter:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dark Angels Playtest rumors

The Buzz around town is that Chaos is next, followed closely by a Dark Angels release!

The darkest of Angles!

From over on Dakka:

Faeit 212 "A must remain anonymous source wrote:
Here's a compilation of the most recent Dark Angels playtest.
Anything not included is because it's the same, or I didn't notice a difference.
The universal DA rules are ATSKNF, Combat Squad and Stubborn. HQs are all fearless.

Check out the meaty details and some of my thoughts after the break

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The ninth Doctor cast in Thor 2!!!

Holy crap!

Breaking news today! My favorite Doctor is coming back on the big screen! It's called Thor: the Dark World and Chris Eccleston will be starring alongside the regular Thor crew as the villain, Malekith. 
While I love me some asgardian lore, i really hope that they don't leave his vulnerability to iron in the movie. If Eccleston gets beat by natpo with a tire iron, I'm going to be pissed.

Doctor who Season 7 full trailer

Dr. Who season 7 trailer!!!

It only shows the ponds, but good lord that's a lotta Daleks!
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