Looks like there are mixed emotions with respect to the new Mob Rule in the 7th edition Orkz release.  Failing morale tests are now a bit more costly, and the Orkz will definitely need to stock up on boyz to prevent reaching 25% casualties, or maybe even go so far as picking out units with pinning that might cause them issues.

I’m probably going to be putting these rules to the test tomorrow, as I play my Guardsmen against a well established ork veteran.  I’m dangerously stoked, with about 1,500 in orkz sitting on the shelf left over from 3rd edition.

I might be picking up the new codex as well, so stay tuned.  The greenskins might be making a bit of a comeback and be featured more strongly in the near future!!!!


Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Dark Eldar w/ Eldar (1,500 pts)

Always a good time at the local shop, and managed to get a ~1,500 point game in against the Dark Eldar (w/ Eldar Allies).  This was the Dark Eldar’s first encounter with the Imperial Guard, and point in fact, my first experience against Dark Eldar!

Continue reading “Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Dark Eldar w/ Eldar (1,500 pts)”

Neat Tactics I Wouldn’t Mind Trying (Pt. 1)

With the relatively recent release of the Astra Militarum codex, several new tactical options are available through the addition of a few new units.

I tend to run mechanized lists, but have been loving the durability and utility of a blob squad behind an aegis line (particularly when they’re holding an important objective).  I’ve been playing around with the idea of taking the Aegis on the road, because I *loath* playing statically…

Continue reading “Neat Tactics I Wouldn’t Mind Trying (Pt. 1)”

Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Grey Knights (500 pts)

Just a quick and dirty 500 point battle between the Guard and Grey Knights — I had commitments in the afternoon and couldn’t commit to a larger game.

We rolled up Tactical Escalation (Maelstrom of War #3), and seeing as how our board was 4’x4′ we just decided to have at it ‘regularly’.  Generally 2 objectives in the mid-field, and 2 in either deployment zone.

Continue reading “Battle Report: Astra Militarum vs. Grey Knights (500 pts)”

The Flow’ry Meadow: Construction and a Brief History

My first hobby post on the biggest model I’ve ever built:

A good friend of mine gave me a Baneblade for Christmas, with the provision that I’d have it ready for an apocalypse battle scheduled for February.  With that in mind, I set about furiously constructing this behemoth over the Christmas Holidays.

My wife didn’t see me much over the following two weeks.  As a peace offering, I gave her the rights to christen the tank however she felt appropriate.  After much deliberation, she proposed the name that stuck.

The Emperor’s Mighty Baneblade: “Flow’ry Meadow” Continue reading “The Flow’ry Meadow: Construction and a Brief History”