Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Death from the Skies!!!

OMG!!!! (sarcasm)

Or is it???
From Dakka:
A new 40k supplement book will be released on 16th February:
"Death from the Skies" (26€, mail order only, chance of being in English only).

70 page "compendium".
It will have updated 6th edition rules for flyers:
Stormraven (now available to space marines and BT)
Storm Talon
Ork Bomba / dakka jet / burna bomba
Valkyrie / vendetta
Razorwing & Void Raven
Night Scythe / doom scythe
also dog fighting rules from crusade of fire and a new flyers scenario. 

Interesting that it has some models that already have rules for 6th ed. Does that imply that the rules for some of those will be changing? Hopefully they will pump up some of the lame duck options here and deflate some of the more op of the items. (hack, cough, vendetta)

It will also be interesting to see how "official" these rules are. This is the first non-WD addition to the rules in recent memory, so I am curious to see if they are adopted by the tournament circuit or not. And how confused people will become if they don't have this book or don't want to play with it's rules.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

1st DA BAO list idea

I just want to spit ball a DA list idea based on stuff I have already.

I know the bike list is what's hot on the streets right now and I do think it's really good. However, I only own like 5 bikes... so blowing at least $500 on bikes doesn't sound awesome to me, haha.

List idea 1 - what I shall call "dudes"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Codex DA: First impressions

I know, why so soon?

Well, I just got my book in the mail yesterday as I ordered it through a discount retailer and they decided to send it media mail which took a week or so. Wah wah... But it's here and I've given it a look over so I wanted to talk about it a bit. Because that's what I do here!

 First look: The book itself
Dark Angels as fuck!

This is the first hardcover codex I've bought so it's a bit new to me.
The good - The artwork is very nice and it will look good as a tabletop display piece. The page stock seems very good and the art inside is well done as well.
The Bad - The part that everyone complains about, the price. I paid less than msrp for mine, but it was still more than any other codex I've bought. I'm not sure where they are claiming this value for the $20 jump in price. And the fact that the apple store codex is the same price is atrocious. The book also looks like it's too fancy for extended tournament play. The binding appears to be a bit weak and the pages do this weird curling in thing when the book has been open for more than a couple minutes.
Protip to GW: Make the rules available separate from the fluff in a durable, travel friendly pamphlet size(Something akin to the Dark Vengeance rulebook). Reprint it with the proper errata. Sell it for $20. Make mass profit.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New FAQ 1.2 recap and review

It's always an exciting day when new FAQ's are released as the game can change in many strange ways at the whim of GW. Whether it was meant to be that way from the start or not, who knows? But that isn't how the books were printed so that's not how we play.
When are they going to answer the FAQ "wtf were they thinking?"

Today is another one of those FAQ days and things, they are a changing. Take a look to see what's changing today in warhammer and some of my thoughts on how these changes will change the game... With changing...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2012 GW 40k release review

Me with Codex: Dark Angels...
Looking back at last year (We made it!!! No Mayan apocalypse for us), there was actually quite a lot of GW activity related to 40k. Not all of it was awesome. To be fair some of the things they did this year were pretty cool. Necrons came back (Duh, they always come back) and got a pretty decent codex. Chaos got some cool models, and they teased Dark Angels all year and then didn't release them. I guess Dark Vengeance counts?  T-minus 5 days until I get my grubby little hands on that codex!

March - Space Wolves and Tyranids model refresh
Some really cool stuff for the Tyranid range and some "why so soon?" stuff for the SW range.  The Hive Tyrant model was awesome and the thunderwolf cav models were not as good as the third party manufacturers. This month had it's ups and downs, but I definitely think it was a positive overall. It reinvigorated Tyranid players who were flagging at the time and gave SW players stuff they already had.

April - New Paints 
I did absolutely nothing with the new paint line. People seem to be happy with them and more options are always better imo. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

DA rules rumors

I haven't been able to find too much on the actual rules for the upcoming DA book, that is until today!

From over on dakka, user Pretre posted a big conglomeration of rules. I wanna take a look at those and talk about them individually and try to come up with some semblance of how this codex will play. I cleaned up the list a bit, so hopefully it will be a bit easier to get info from. Take a look.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dreadknights in 6E

Anyone who's followed me for a while knows that I have been playing Dreadknights since they were released. I love my big baby Terminator carriers! 

It's tactical dreadnought armor, C'mon x-to-the-z... Get it right!

In 5th edition I tried many different variants in casual games, but when it came to tournaments... There was only ever one choice: A Personal Teleporter and Heavy Incinerator.  The Dreadknight is by far the most versatile unit in the codex when equipped thusly.  It has a high amount of mobility, is very durable and can roast light vehicles and infantry without much fear of reprisal.

Let's take a look at his available options and see how this awesome unit has changed in 6E.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Dark Angels are up for advance order!!!


I know it's been a while since I last posted, but I wanted to get this out there because I'm pretty excited for this release. Not quite as excited for the price tags, but it is what it is. I will be doing some battle reports and other non-sense in the near future, so keep an eye out. Dark Angels, woo!

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