Friday, September 28, 2012

Judicator!! The wrath of Menoth!

Privateer press released the images for the Judicator on their site today and in a rare sneak peak, we have some art work of it fighting the archangel!!!

No matter which final fantasy it is, I can always hear kefka laughing...

At least that's what I picture in my head.

For really reals, it looks like this

Alexandacator!

Which is honestly, the same thing. Alexander was the first thing I thought of when PP mentioned a menoth Colossal and they did not disappoint. It does need more giant wings though...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Return to Magic-a?

It's been a whiiiiiiiillllleeee...

Is what the guy from Staind would say if he read that title. You know, Staind? They're that band that did that one song???

Fine, if you were born after 1990, you prolly don't who that is. But you prolly know what Magic: the Gathering is! See that segue? That's why I get paid the big bucks! (Disclaimer: no actual bucks are changing hands on this website. Sad Face)

I used to play Magic back when I was a young buck (Zing!) and eventually got out of it due to none of my friends wanting to play any more and my lack of having a reliable mode of transportation.  My fondest memories of my last magic sting were from the time spiral set and from the Ravnica block. I mean, a whole plane that's a city? That's something I can get behind being from LA. And now they are going back to Ravnica

Magic really is what initially got me into my nerdy endeavors, so playing it after a couple years off should be an interesting experience. Things have changed a lot since I picked up my first revised deck in 199-something. Almost 20 years of magic! Which is probably why they are now "returning" to places they have gone before. First Mirrodin and now Ravnica? Hoepfully they aren't running out of interesting plane ideas. Soon we will be "retuning to homelands", haha.

That doesn't appear to be the case in this set though. For those who don't know, there are certain sites where one can find the list of cards before they are out. And they look pretty awesome! Unfortunately, my favorite guild didn't make it into the first set

8 pointed stars seem somehow familiar...
But maybe I will stick around a while and see how I feel about magic. Like I said, It's been a whiiiiillllleeeee...

Is anyone out there going to get their hands dirty with a bit of shufflin, shufflin? What's your favorite guild?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Newest Dark Angel Rumors: Codex slots revealed?

Hey everyone, it looks like the latest rumors about the Dark Angels have popped up and I wanted to share as they are pretty neat. The word on the street from Stickmonkey is the following

Right now info I have is we will see DA in November, and we can play with them before Christmas.

From the rules rumor dept I have a few bits, please bear in mind these are only rumors:


HQ
:
Azrael
Belial - not needed for deathwing
Sammael - not needed for ravenwing
Azmodai
Ezekiel
Barakiel - named Techmarine/master of the forge! Note: barakiel is known as Angel of Lightning in references
Sabrael - guardian of the inner circle, gives bonus to inner circle unit
Librarian
Company Master TA option
Interrogator chaplain
Command squad ( option to take TA or bikes with Belial or Sammael respectively, and apothecary, standard bearer, 1 heavy weapon)

Elite:

Techmarine
Chaplains (x3 can function independently like sanguinary priests in BA, or form a unit w special rules). Only characters if independent.
Inner circle unit ( name is not known) tasked with hunting down one enemy unit, special rules for doing so. Can death wing assault, can assault on deep strike. But glass cannon, great in assault, but standard PA so will be easily shot up.
Brother-interrogators - this unit wears chaplain style death masks, but are not chaplains, they are a specialist unit adept at near range combat, standard armament is dual bolt pistols and power maul. Can upgrade pistols.
Veterans
Dreadnought
Scouts

Troops:

Terminators
Tactical squad
Ravenwing Bike squad not sure how it differs from ravenwing assault squad.

FA
:
Ravenwing assault squad
Ravenwing support squad
Assault marines
Ravenclaw air superiority fighter

Hvy

Predator
Whirlwind w flakk options
Land raider
Devastator w flakk options
Dreadnought
Vindicator

Rumor is there is something else for the heavy slot too, but no info specific to it.


Fortifications:

Siege cannon ( this is supposedly the Techmarine cannon described earlier)
Battle bunker

That's enough to chew on for now....might be a few more surprises...and this is still just RUMOR folks...names and all.





Some interesting stuff here if true. DW and RW as troops with no special character is pretty neat. This will give the army more variety for sure. Looks like there are a couple new HQ characters as well as the rumored inner circle units. Dark Angels might be the last 40k army I play for a while, so let's hope they make it a good one!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Absylonia Vs Harkevich - Warmachine/Hordes 15pt Battle Report


 Hey readers!!

We have another installment of the classic grudge matches that we do around here:



Same bitter rivalry, new delivery method of hate!!

I am playing my Khador force, led by Kommander Harkevich, the Iron Wolf.

My list was:

Harkevich
*Black Ivan
*Destroyer
*WarDog

I chose this list to maximize the number of shots I could get with Broadside and try to take out a Beast at range. Mr. Wardog was there because I had a free point.


Dok's force consisted of:

Absylonia, the Terror of Everblight
*Canivean
*Angelius

Click through to see how it ended up!!!!


Warmachine is hard

See that title up there? That's why I get paid the big bucks!

It's been a while since I've posted something meaningful, but I have been hit really hard with a case of the "gamer fatigue" lately. I did my duty. I shelled out some money for dark vengeance, I read all the rumors about the new hotness, and signed up for the big local tournament. Except that Dark vengeance is still in it's box, I don't care about a flying mechanical dragon, and I was too tired from going out for my girlfriends birthday to go to the big tournament.

So, 40k is just not doing it for me. That's fine, every good thing passes in it's time. I'm sure in a couple months/year I will be excited about dudes in power armour running a genetic purity campaign against the universe. Even though they are not strictly speaking "human".  But I digress, That will be covered in my "101 ways the emperor is like hitler" article, haha. What I have been doing when time permits, is playing me some warmachine.

rawr




Well, more specifically Hordes. And even more specifically Legion of Everblight. (Speaking of fanatical devotion to an unseen force. I sense a theme here...)  I have approximately 12-15 games under my belt and boy do I lose.

A lot.

I have won exactly one game outside playing against my faithful punching bag, Soldado. And even he has beat me more times than I have beat him! So, in my own fashion I have taken to the internet to try and work out what my problem is.

  • Colossals - Colossals are really hard to kill and it seems like everyone has one.
  • List building - I keep wanting to try new units and not learning how to use the ones I have
  • Complication - The units I do use have different synergy with different casters
  • Reallllllll bad dice - Not using this as an excuse, but I have had some real bad dice in this game so far. I think I have rolled a triple 1 every game I've played so far!
  • Failure to plan - I haven't quite wrapped my head around the strictness of unit by unit activations and I often find myself moving a unit into another units way. 
All in all, I think I just need to play better. But if there's any advice that my warmachine playing brethren have that they would like to share or if you just wanna talk shit about how much I suck, I would love to hear it. I'm totally crowdsourcing my knowledge here. That's what the cool kids do now-a-days, right????

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Chaos white dwarf leak!

The pics for the next white dwarf have been leaked and they are packed full of chaos, mothafucka!

Check out the Hell Drake...

I think "dragon" was a bit of an over statement.  Obviously it's a drake, it's like these rumor people don't know anything, haha!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Chaos Space Marine codex pre-order date confirmed

Chaos mothafucka!


As with all 40k info, Natfka has it covered first. September 22nd is the pre-order day so says he! So we should be seeing some previews of what there is to order come this weekend.

The trend for 6th edition has been these "limited edition" releases. Which are really not all that limited and not all that cool.  I wonder what kind of "limited edition" crap they are going to peddle this time? The Interrogator Chaplain is pretty disappointing, but he only increased the cost of the box by a couple bucks.

To be fair, if they do a limited edition daemon prince or something, that would be cool. You really need a big, iconic model to make a special run on. Otherwise it's just kind of meh.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Hordes Gargantuan preview video

A pretty cool video talking about all of the upcoming gargantuans.  There is some talk about the Archangel here and some concept art, but no model pics. As well as some concept art for the Mammoth. There's a little bit of discussion about the abilities of the mammoth and Archangel that haven't been talked about before. Check out the video for yourself, it's Awesome!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

pVlad and Conquest - Tonights the night!

Greetings!

I have gotten a few games in with pIrusk and while I havent really "won" any games, I have learned a hell of a lot. Mostly about playing the game, it is really complex. Very much more so than 40k in a lot of ways.

I am very impressed with how well the rule set plays and I am pretty comfortable operation within these rules at this point.

I was pretty hesitant to use Conquest early. In my mind, hes the coolest thing I own, and I didn't want to put him on the table get him roflstomped by completely boneheaded play. (Which is what is going to happen anyways, but it'll be trickery and not just fuck ups)

So now that I don't totally suck, I am going to give him a go.

CONQUEST, HOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Here is my list at 35 points:


Points: 35/35
Vladimir, The Dark Prince (*5pts)
* Conquest (19pts)
Great Bears of Gallowswood (5pts)
Iron Fang Pikemen (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Black Dragon Officer & Standard (2pts)
Widowmakers (Leader and 3 Grunts) (4pts)
Gorman di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist (2pts)

My thought train is pretty simple; get conquest up and in the middle of table as fast as possible and threaten as much as I can with SnP to help ensure my blasts are super effective, while I use the Widow Makers to remove solo threats and clear charge lanes.

Iron Fangs are wave 2, with Flanking Great Bears. Gorman is Gorman,  lol, if they have a Colossal I will try to Oil it, or Rust on any Jacks my Greatbears are trying to kill.

Ill post my results tonight, but I am pretty excited about this.

How are you guys running your Colossals? Slow and ponderous gun platforms or up in peoples faces laying down the law with fist and cannon?
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