Monday, July 30, 2012

New Malifaux plastics!

Hey guys, Dok back in the saddle again after a bit of time off. I was working my butt off to make that money! I took a little time to go camping this weekend at El Capitan state beach and the water was freakin beautiful! I wish I was still there.

This weekend, wyrd games released some interesting images and poked a little bit of fun at GW. Check it:
"You've been wondering, pondering, even hollering about what we've got coming up and it's about time to let folks know what we've got going on.
Wyrd has traditionally done all of our models the old fashion way, sculpt, mold, metal .. good to go! And it hasn't been bad for us at all. Unfortunately these last few years we've had to deal with rising metal costs as well as a horde of other issues that have for one reason or another caused us a bit of trouble that necessitated our move to plastic.
We found a fix to that and in doing so, we feel that we have seriously upped our game when it comes to quality, product and model options.
If you like our artwork, then odds are you're going to love the miniatures, as we've moved from traditional sculpting to digital sculpting and from metal to high detail hard plastic (this isn't your bendy stuff!). Below we've got a couple of shots to show you the progress from art to finished plastic product. 
Oh, and the best part ... we're not raising our prices to do so. Better quality, more model options (heads, arms, weapons) at a better price.
WYR4056 - Dark Debts Box Set - $40.00
WYR4057 - Mr. Graves - $11.00
WYR4058 - Mr. Tannen - $11.00
WYR4059 - The Depleted (3 pack) - $21.00
WYR4060 - Beckoners (2 pack) - $16.00
WYR5072 - Lazarus - $18.00
(this guy is more an action figure than a model I tell ya!)
Just a few of the things that'll be making their way to Gencon with us next month. More to show off next week!"

So, a new box set for neverborn (Which is awesome, I <3 neverborn) but it also has an orange band on it which means... it can also be used for another faction? Kinda strange, but we'll see what they unveil at gencon! 
ooooo, creepy!
 This looks like a cool addition to the neverborn ranks. I'm not sure what's going on with the Master, but he looks bad ass. The glowy eyes seems to be what's going on with this box so they are probably some kind of possessed. Check out the other models after the break.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Conquest has landed!!!

HELLO INTERNET!!!

I got a big new toy and his name is Conquest!!!

I just wanted to share a few pics of him, in all his pieces, before he got his bath....

Its weird to me that one shoulder is plastic and the other is resin.... oh well!

Ooooh my gun is bigger than a bloodletter!! 

My sexy legs, very skinny and bulky at the same time... I should probably vacuum the game game table...

And my Big Beefy arms... this will need at least 1 pin.

We love stat cards!!
I know this isn't breaking news for the world, I am just a man with a new toy and I wanted to share it with you all. I LOVE NEW TOYS!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

40k Competitive Exodus, or is it all in my head?



"Warmachine is a better competitive game than 40k."

I am sure we have all heard this before from those other guys in the store with the weird rounded bases and chicken leg dreadnoughts. It's always something that has loomed in the back of my mind and something that has manifested itself a couple times in the last few years. I have been to various GT's where Privateer Press has had events and seen how different and PP tournament is than a 40k event. With the dawn of 6th edition upon us now, and the first few major event primers being posted it is more clear to me now that those weirdos on the other side of the room may be right.

Details after the break!

Monday, July 23, 2012

War Masters, Final

Me and Dave Fay got down this weekend and got a couple games in to cap off the war masters series as Hosted by Game Empire. Dave got a video recap of the whole things, so I will lead off with that.



The games were really intense, but in the end... Dave would just not do me any favors. His saves were hot in both games and I believe that he failed one 2+ save out of both games. That was after shooting my whole army at his command squad and assault with 15 assault marines. It was a well earned victory though and Dave is a gentleman so we decided to split the cash so we could both walk away happy. We went and got a beer after and bullshitted about the non-40k games we're going to play now, haha.

Check out the money shots
Silent, but deadly

Those are the guys that absolutely earned him that money
Here we are, enjoying our spoils!
All in all, this whole war masters thing was really fun. I didn't lose a single game to anyone in the Pasadena bracket (even though Andy almost got me in the pasadena finals) but Dave rolled like a boss and walked out with all of the internet fame. Congrats to Dave and thanks to Chuck, Travis and Game Empire for putting this together for us and giving us the opportunity to play for cold, hard cash!

Friday, July 20, 2012

That's a lotta colossal...

Last night was warmachine/hordes night at the FLGS, and who came out to play? All the colossals that you can get!  And they are all painted very well!

Some highlights of the games I watched.
  • Mountain king died to a scythean (Stupid Legion), and then the troll caster shotgunned Absylonia to the face!
  • The Stormwall was engaged in brutal hand to hand with the Kraken
  • Conquest (sorta) solo'ed an entire Cygnar army!
The mountain king looks freakin excellent. I just wanna give a shout out to Travis for the work he put in on that thing. Good Job, man. 

Plus one gargantuan!
Here's a closer look at the king...


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Potential Eldar Releases?

Kirby over at 3++ is the new black posted a mighty rumor saying that someone, somewhere had seen some stuff. And that stuff was probably Eldar. And It might be new Eldar.

Some things around the internet

House of Paincakes idol blog contest
I won! Or I didn't lose the first round at least. So I will be participating in the next round of blogging madness over there.
What will it be about?
Who will it be about???
Who knows?!
Thanks to everyone that voted for me multiple times on multiple computers (hint, hint!). Haha, hopefully I can get my shit together on the next one more than 10 hours before it's due!

I am the Master of the Universe!!!
I talked about this a while back and how awesome I am and how I was gonna totally win the shit out of this... Well, one more round against Dave Faye and I will! for those that don't know, this is a friendly rivalry between the two game empires. I am the Pasadena Champion and Dave is the San Diego store champion. Come on down this Saturday to cheer us (me) on! It's going down at Game Empire Pasadena!

Pro tip: You're going down Dave!



3 for intelligence facebook - Um, check us out on facebook? I heard that was a thing people liked.

Wound... What now?
Reece posted this over at frontlinegaming and it's pretty awesome
6th ed wound allocation flowchart
So, yeah... wound allocation is quick and won't take any time at all... Sure...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Newest Chaos 6E rumors!

Chaos Motherfuckas!
For pictures of the new hotness, check out this post 


From over on Dakka:

The supposed release date - 1 September - That's pretty soon. Right around the time when the new starter set is supposed to come out.
Hard back Codex - Cool, I guess but it's just going to make it more expensive. I hope they provide a softback option as well.

There is an Eye of the Gods-esque table (Warriors of Chaos players will know what I am talking about) that you get to roll on whenever a character kills another character in a challenge, or a Walker or Monstrous Creature. There is a multitude of gifts (and curses) that your Characters can acquire which range from +1 Save, +1 Toughness, or becoming either a Spawn or a Daemon Prince!!!
- This seems like an unnecessary amount of bookkeeping, but that's exactly what they did with 6th so that may lend credence to this rumor.

Chaos Cultists are definitely in, as is the 'Dragon' - think Necron Night Scythe with the main chassis been replaced by a massive mechanical dragon head with segmented wings sweeping forward and around from it.
- Cultists are probably going to be troops which is good news. Chaos need a cheap troop option. The dragon should be pretty cool if it's done well.

On top of those there are also:
Dark Apostles - evil Chaplains basically
- Cool, I guess. A chaplain at the head of some Khorne berserkers could be pretty boss.
Warp Smiths - evil Techmarine that can curse vehicles and degrade terrain. - Also, cool I guess? At least this could be the start of a dark admech army.
A new Daemon Engine - half way between a Dreadnought and a Defiler. - I'm a fan of dreadnoughts, so any new chaos dreadnoughts should be boss. Hopefully it's similar to the forgeworld one. I like being able to put different marks on things with different effects.

 Speaking of Defilers as they are Daemons they have a 5+ Inv save. - It's good to clarify this.

'Cult' units are all Elites and are unlocked to Troops by appropriate
HQ choices, but there are no Cult Terminators which makes me sad. - This is pretty cool. Hopefully they make the cult troopers a bit cheaper so they are viable to take en masse.

Obliterators are exclusively for shooting - so no powerfists. BUT there is a new unit which is basically a close combat Obliterator.
- Not much change here. Generally you don't want your Oblits in combat anyway, so losing the fist isn't a big deal. But a CC type Oblit could be pretty cool with the different weapon types now.

There are 2 types of Raptors now; regular
CSM with Jump Packs, and then some kind of Possessed Daemonic Raptors that all come with Lightning Claws! - Are people going to use raptors now? Probably not. But it depends on the cost and what options they come with.

Possessed are meant to be amazing, and take a lot of benefits from the Eye of the Gods esque table.
- Again, meh. Possessed are crap in the current codex so I'm sure they will be super bad ass in the next codex. 

There are NO Daemons in the Codex because that is what Allies are for.-
No biggy as long as Daemon princes are still in. But this is also wrong since Daemon engines are in(as above with the defiler). 

That's the latest round up of Chaos rumors. Hopefully they don't go the super random route as suggested. The table that they referred to seems like it would be forgotten more often than not, so that's not good.  It's always good to see more chaos units on the table though. Playing marine vs marine vs IG all the time in tournaments is not all that fun.  

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Aaaannd the winner is!!!!

Well readers we have reached the miracle mark of 51 subscribers and we had a raffle.

Random.org said that the winner is:

Staff Sergeant Justin Pizzoferrato!!!!


Congratulations Justin, we will be getting your gift card to you very soon.


Also don't forget that the quest to 100 subscribers and the Raffle for the Dakkajet is still going on until the end of the month.


Mmmmm... Chicken.....
Good articles, and free stuff!!! You have to admit that this an awesome place to hang out!!  



Friday, July 13, 2012

6th Edition, I'm calling shenanigans

I have been super busy at work, so I haven't had much time for gaming. This is unfortunate as I really want to give 6th a chance and I really want to play more warmahordes!

So Far, I have managed to play about 7 games of 6th. Most of them at low points, so I'm not sure how accurate my data is, but I'm calling shenanigans! I wanna talk about some of the stuff that is blatantly broken and will definitely be taken advantage of if the game manages to make it to tournaments in an unmodified state.

Waaaahhhhhhh


Thursday, July 12, 2012

How about a shiny new colossal?

Privateer press is jamming out new stuff left and right with the release of the new colossals book!

How about a retribution colossal?

From the site
"Hyperions tower over the vanguard of Retribution forces, armed with an incomprehensibly powerful starburst weapon capable of annihilating anything in its blast. Originally designed centuries ago to protect Ios from the unspeakable threat of dragons, the power Hyperions wield is so terrible they were banned from Iosan cities and relegated to deployment along its borders. Incissar Vyros, emboldened by victory, has now overridden that order to add these most formidable Iosan constructs ever developed to the Retribution’s arsenal."

I don't know much about retribution, but I really like their design style and I really like how this looks like Alexander from Final Fantasy. I don't see any obvious guns, but that gap in the head may be some sort of shooty thing. I will be getting the colossals book tomorrow and doing a review sometime next week hopefully. In the meantime...


Here's another Dwarf Warcaster! Just what Soldado has been looking for!

From the site

"General Ossrum Dhurg’s disdain for traditional tactics and penchant for startling improvisation and bold maneuvers have earned him both admiration and ire from his peers. The men he commands, though, regard him with universal respect and affection, not merely for the victories he brings their clans but also because he asks nothing of them he would not do himself. Always on the advance, General Ossrum greets each morning with fresh enthusiasm, intending that should the day be his last, it will end in glory."

The mercs and minions don't have too much in the way of stuff, so it's good to see them get more.  It's disheartening to play a faction and just not have the options available to compete!

6th Edition 40k Battle Repot: Orks vs GK Round 4!!!!

So with the dawning of the new era in 40k, Dok and I decided to battle each other once again under the new rules.


This game is very early into the new edition, so it will be full of mistakes. Most of them made by me!


Without further hesitation, here are the 1500 point lists!

Waaagh! Soldado:

Warboss Gutstompa with Mega Armor, Bosspole and Yub, his attack squig
Weird Boy Drokka

8 lootas - Da' Gatlin Squad
12 Burnas - The toastas!

17 Slugga Boyz with Nob Buzkrak armed with a Power Klaw and carrying a Bosspole
18 Shoota Boyz with Nob Gutbust armed with a Power Klaw and carrying a Bosspole
10 Grots with Herder Rup in the corner

2 Dakkajets with Fighta Ace and Xtra Supa Shootas
Rust-bukkit and Zap-Dakka
3 Battlewagons with Deff Rolla, RPJ and a Kannon.
Grimtoof, Da Smasha, and Bug-Zappa



Dok's Elite Strike Force


HQ
Grey Knight Grand Master with Blind Grenades  Empyrean Brain Mines, Incinerator, Mastery Level 1, Nemesis Force Sword, Rad Grenades 

Ordo Xenos Inquisitor with Power Armour , Rad Grenades 

Elites
8 Purifiers
 2x Psycannon , 5x Storm Bolter and Nemesis Force Halberds
Knight of the Flame
Nemesis Force Halberd, Storm Bolter

Troops
Grey Knight Strike Squad
Psybolt Ammunition, 2x Psycannon, 7x Storm Bolter and Nemesis Force Sword
Justicar
Nemesis Force Daemonhammer, Storm Bolter

Grey Knight Strike Squad
Psybolt Ammunition, 2x Psycannon, 7x Storm Bolter and Nemesis Force Sword
Justicar
Nemesis Force Daemonhammer, Storm Bolter

Fast Attack
Grey Knight Interceptor Squad
Incinerator, 3x Storm Bolter and Nemesis Force Sword 
Justicar
Nemesis Force Daemonhammer, Storm Bolter

Heavy Support
Nemesis Dreadknight
Heavy Incinerator, Two Nemesis Doomfists

Nemesis Dreadknight
Heavy Incinerator, Two Nemesis Doomfists


All the gory details after the break!!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Privateer press: 3Asphyxious & Naga nightlurker

This week privateer press unveiled some neat stuff. The Asphyxious3 model is the first level 3 caster to have a model! And a cool model it is.

Not only does he look cool, but he comes with his own little Skarlock! From the PP website

"More than one thousand years of preparation has brought Asphyxious closer than ever to his goal of rising above the other lich lords to stand as Toruk’s most invaluable general. He alone holds the key to unleashing the terrible might of the Nightmare Empire. To aid him in his great work, Asphyxious has applied his impressive mastery of thrall runes to craft Vociferon, a skarlock perfectly equipped to serve as a conduit for souls. Vociferon’s battle standard of death and discord resonates with unholy intent, for it was made to collect the essences of all who perish within its reach and fuel Asphyxious’ fell sorceries."

So it will prolly end up with Asphy's little buddy collecting soul token to trade in for focus.  Another Cryx Caster with a giant focus pool... Just what we needed, haha

Next, there's this little beasty for Legion. The Naga Nightlurker

"As the hosts of Everblight’s legion advance, they are preceded on the ground by the fearsome naga. These draconic horrors first spew caustic venom upon their victims before closing to tear the wounded apart with fanged maws. Though seemingly simple in form, the naga are in truth complex spawn representing Everblight’s genius in the manipulation of blighted flesh."

Kind of a grand description for a medium warbeast. But from what I can dig up, this guy might actually be pretty boss in a warbeast heavy list. His animus gives magical and blessed but I'm not sure of the range. On melee crit, he does shadow bind which gives -3 def. Depending on the point cost and the range on his animus, I might be picking this guy up.

Monday, July 9, 2012

HOP idol 2 round 1 voting is up!

I did a bit of a review of the 6th edition book before it was fully released as my entry to the 2nd annual HOP idol contest. All the entries are up and of course, mine is the best! Haha! Check out all the other entries here, but vote for me... I'm Awesome!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tournament Organization in 6th

There's been a lot of talk over what will be allowed in tournaments and what will be broken/imbalanced, etc. The only thing I want to see in a tournament is the same rules applying everywhere I play. The missions may vary, but I don't want to have to learn to play a new game in every tournament I play!

Today we play Rock vs. Face

I think all the problems can be resolved with the adoption of a good, standardized mission system. Well, all problems with the exception of flyers. Some armies are just not currently equipped to deal with flyers. Especially the AV12 ones! The fortification options are a band-aid at best and are still not equipped to take out multiple av12 flyers. But back to my main point...

A good mission system could assign warlord traits to the player going 1st and player going second that are based on the mission so that useless ones aren't generated. It could involve a one time mulligan on random psychic powers. (But the primaris powers are sort of handling this already) It could include the ability to make one of your units skyfire while camping a certain area on the map. The number of objectives, value and location of each could also be in the packets.  All of this can be defined in the mission packets. That way everything is fair to everyone.

Just like Warmachine has a set list of missions every year, 40k should have a set list of tournament missions that people can play. Unfortunately GW doesn't give a shit about tournament play, so it's up to the independent Organizers to get this together. Good luck guys.


6th Edition forgeworld FAQs are up

For those of us that like to play with the more expensive toys, we have the FAQ for the Forgeworld models listing their vehicles hull points.

Here is a link

Most things are as expected but here are a few standouts:

Blight Drone is a flyer!
Plague Hulk is 4 Hull Points.
Dark Eldar Tantalus is a Flyer with 4 HP!
Eldar Firestorn is Skyfire and Interceptor
Storm Eagle is 4 HP and Flyer
Hell Talon is a 4HP Flyer
Dreadclaw is a Flyer?

Most of the stuff is as expected, Dreads are 3 HP, Landraider variants are 4 HP


Super Heavies got a new damage table, as expected as well as updated rules to bring them in line with the New Edition

Blood for the Blood God!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Tired and hungover today

So nothing new and exciting. Hopefully everyone had a good time yesterday! At least as good a time as I had!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

America, F--- yeah!

Today is independence day.

This is what Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Randy Quaid sacrificed so much for.



God bless America!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

6th Ed Eldar FAQ review

The new FAQs came out this weekend and I wanted to go over some of the more interesting items from the Eldar and Dark Eldar FAQs.  As we know, The light side Kin will have some interesting adjustments to make, so having the FAQ kind of fills in the full picture.

The only really disappointing thing is that they didn't make any effort to clarify anything other than psykers for the most part. They didn't really make any adjustments to what the various weapons do. (Besides nerfing the witchblade) Which is a missed opportunity imo. Without further ado, let's talk about some FAQs!

Monday, July 2, 2012

First Game of 6th Chaos Space Marines with Demon allies.

So I went down to get my my 6th edition rulebook on Saturday and play a couple games.

I make my way, 50 miles, passed 2 GW stores, passed 3 other places that sell 40k stuff, and I get to my "Local" store to find out that they are sold out... bummmmmer!!!!

Oh well.

I was sort of on the edge of cutting my losses and going home at that point. It was already a struggle to get a pass from the Mrs. and I really had nothing to gain at the store than some play time.

I start asking around if anyone wants a game, and I come upon the dude that runs the 40k tournaments there. He is up for it. I offer to lend him my 2 Dakkajets to get to test out the flyers more extensively they just using the 1 that he had. He happily agree'd to use them and with that, took his list to 2k.

I wrote up my list and it looked something like this:

HQ:
Demon Prince of Slaanesh with wings and Lash of Submission
Kharn the Betrayer

Allied HQ:
Skulltaker

Elites:
5 Chosen in a Rhino with 4x Meltagun and an Icon of Chaos Glory

Allied Elites:
2 Fiends of Slaanesh - Unholy Might.

Troops:
9 Khorne Berserkers with a Skull Champion with Power fist and an Icon in a Rhino
10 Chaos Space Marines, with Icon of Chaos Glory, Meltagun and  Missile Launcher in a Rhino

Allied Troops:
5 Plaguebearers
5 Horros with Bolt of Tzeentch

Fast:
PFFFTTT!!!

Heavy Support:
Defiler with Reaper Autocannon and 3rd CC weapon.
2 Obliterators
2 Obliterators

Allied Heavy Support:
Demon Prince of Khorne with Flight and Iron Hide.

His list was something like.

HQ:
Warboss with Klaw and Squig with Cybork
KFF Mek with Burna

Elite:
8 Lootas
8 Lootas

Troops:

2 groups of 20+ boys with Nob with Bosspole + Klaw

Nobs with Battlewagon

Big Blob of grots

Fast:
Dakkajet
Dakkajet
Dakkajet

Heavy Support:
Killa Kans (He never put them in play though, silly man)

I will do a turn by turn after the break!

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