Thursday, February 28, 2013

Final BAO list + rant!

BLAM! The BAO is this weekend! It sure did sneak up on me... I hadn't really finalized my list (or painted my army) until yesterday, so I'm pretty much going in with only a rudimentary idea if this army will even work or not. Awesome! I will definitely stock up on some beers in the case of an 0-2 start.

This is where it's at!
A quick side rant... There has been some amount of controversy over the rulings for their tournament FAQ. Accusations over someone trying to exclude someone else, rules changes, and whether they were trying to mislead the community. To which I say, bollocks. Every 40k GT ever has "changed the rules" of the tournament to make it more interesting or to make the game playable.  Have you ever been to a GT where it was strict book missions and you used straight wording from the books with no definition of what rulings might be in advance? No, that's stupid. People pay a lot of money to go to these things and want to know what to expect. No one wants to build a list for an event and then get blown out when the judges rule it a different way than they expect.

The only thing I can really see people complaining about here is the lateness of the thing. There weren't really that many big changes in their FAQ other than their erring on the side of caution with the banner of devastation ruling. And that would only really affect people who were following the initial hubbub of the codex and the previous allowance of the banner affecting stormbolters by the BAO guys.

Rants aside, I figured out my list! Here it is!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Daemons of Chaos pre-orders are up

Take a look here.

Surprise!! There are 4(yes 4) limited edition codexes to buy... each with a small picture of a unit from it's respective god and a sweet little symbol on the cover.

wat duck don't have time for that


Ok...
Sure...

We could totally see this coming since they are all about their limited edition releases nowadays. But c'mon GW, at least put something cool on the books! Why the troops of the gods? Why not a greater daemon or the god themselves. I mean, I'm not going to buy the damn thing either way (Burn, daemon scum!!!) but they are not providing any apparent value for double the price.

Some people have commented that the range looks really stupid. In fact we were just talking about that today at the FLGS.  I don't really have any problem with it, but I do think they could do a better job with the biggest baddies in the 40k universe.

I mean, are genetically engineered super warriors really supposed to fear the moon man from mcdonalds?
Would you like $90 fries with that?


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On the edge of glory - Prep for the BAO!!

What's up party people!!!

So it's that time of the year, where Dok and I make the long drive up from the Greater Los Angeles area to the Greater San Francisco area to play some mother fucking WARHAMMER!!!! This year we will be headed up with Brothererekose and possibly OverWatchCnC from Capture and Control

Reece and his crew at Frontline Gaming are host the third annual Bay Area Open - Warhammer 40,000 singles championship.



To Recap:

Year 1, I placed in like the top 40, which is horrible!!
Year 2, 14th place... Waaaay better, only losing to first place and 3rd place. Damn OP codexes (I Kid!)

To predict the future

Year 3, I AM GOING ALL THE WAY...

Probably not... I will actually be happy if I get back to 40th place with my practice going in and available army.

Whats that? You want to know what list I am playing?


Friday, February 1, 2013

Privateer Press announces a new Warmachine Faction: Cyriss

That's right ladies and gentlemen, it's a new faction for Warmachine; the Convergence of Cyriss!
Pretty cool logo

Here are as many pics as could be gathered from the livestream on TwitchTV



Some of the items to take away:

All the previewed Warcasters give an ability to the "Vectors" (Warjacks) in their battlegroup. For example, The Iron Mother gives all of the models in her battlegroup Arc-Node. Pretty intense.

MAT X and RAT X means that the Vector uses the MAT / RAT of it's Warcaster. Not that awesome for the Iron Mother, seeing as shes MAT 5 / RAT 5, but Axis, The Harmonic Enforcer is MAT 7 / RAT 2, MELEE BEAT STICKS ALL OVER THIS MOFO!!!

The Vectors seem like they will pass focus after using it, meaning there is more focus on activation order and allocation will be less of a crucial step.

A lot of this will be available at Lock and Load in a few months.

Buzz on the internet so far has been pretty positive and it seems like it will be very interested to play with a lot of nuances to master.
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