Alrighty – I’ve had a few games under my belt now, which pretty much makes me a certified expert.*
I also poked the #Warmonger community out on the twitterverse for inspiration, and have awoken the mighty Greggles**, who came out swinging to the great benefit of the 40k community (and myself in particular!)
**Maybe I can get #Gregglesthebest trending sometime in 2017…?
Typically, gigantic apocalypse games allow me a significant amount of motivation to paint my miniatures. Chaosbro and I have been playing through a kill-team campaign in preparation for a fairly large Apocalypse battle, so you’d think that I’d be painting my ass off in order to get things ready to go on camera.
Welp. The game is tomorrow. That ain’t happening. At least not to the extent that I was initially hoping. Here’s my (likely final) Apocalypse list:
Yo Dawg, I Heard U Liek Blood (~5,000 pts)
The Emprah’s Mighty Flow’ry Meadow (1 HP remaining)
5-man Tactical Squad w/ Grav, combi-grav, power fist & Razorback
Deredeo Pattern Dreadnought
The sum total of the above is about 4,470 points, and requires me to paint another, 4 tactical marines and 2 Death Company models and lay some details down on the Deredeo Dreadnought. Cool. That might be achievable for tomorrow.
That leaves me about 650 points to shoe-horn fun things into that there list. My thoughts:
Sicarian Infiltrators – these things look too cool NOT to use! Though fragile. I’ll have to keep them hidden or outflanking. Unfortunately with no additional vanguard painted I’ll be forced to go ‘unbound’ to bring them.
Sydonian Dragoon – again, too cool to pass up. He’ll fit in nicely with the Cadian Stompies and Cassor Le Damned. Welp, since we’re unbound may as well go full hog.
The Corvus Vulture….? It’s primed, not painted. If I get those 6 Blood Angel dudes banged out then maybe I’ll start going on this. yeesh. Welp, if this doesn’t work out then I can always go…
Hellhound? I always forget these are useful things, and may be good at cleaning up backfield units…?
Scions…? They’re a bit delicate but yeah, I could shoe-horn them in for back-field cleaning duties.
Rust-stalkers…? Nurrrrr. That’s a pipe dream.
Sanguinary Guard? More likely than the stalkers (2 colours, some details…)
Anyways. All this to say my final list is subject to change based on how much I get done this evening.
I’m *STOKED* to be throwing some dice tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll keep detailed notes so I can write up a long over-due batrep.
In a previous post, I mentioned that someone’s been tearing up my archives in preparation for a local tournament! This is awesome stuff! After a brief discussion in the comments section, I resolved to write a list review, and provide advice, comments, and constructive criticism. So: Continue reading “List Building Gymnastics: Tourney Guard Edition”
Hello all! I’m stoked as hell to see all the leaks break through with respect to the Cadian formations and detachments, getting the same treatment as Necrons, Space Marines, Eldar, Tau, the whole 9 Yards! We’re legit baby!
You’ll forgive the wall of text but I’m really really stoked about this.
Hey all, I had a game recently against the new Eldar Craftworlds codex, in a particularly competitive game at the local LGS. Rather that write up a whole battle report, I thought I’d summarize my thoughts on the game (spoiler alert: I lost) and vomit a up a lot of photos, because frankly those Eldars were absolutely gorgeous. Continue reading “What Not to Do Against Eldar”