Friday, May 28, 2010

OOP-Why?

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Why is it that so many amazing models are now OOP?

I've been trolling around lately on Ebay and other forums, and can't help but notice that GW really screwed itself over by stopping production of the Praetorians, which are quite nice models and have a huge fan base...

Unless it was all a super-devious marketing ploy by GW to make people love the dwindling supply of old IG? Now most classic IG are restricted to the collectors section of the website, like the Steel Legion or Mordian Iron Guard. What occurs soon afterwards (Praetorians really show this off.) is that people rush to buy as many of the models left to make great armies. I mean, have you all seen the comments that follow Praetorian posts? They are mainly like, "Oh, I love Praetorians!" and, "Praetorians? Those guys are awesome!" Now don't get me wrong, I like these armies and always have a tendency to buy steel legion (when I can) when I see these, but would it hurt GW so much to release the Praetorians again? Even if only for a short while? They would definitely see a HUGE profit from even a 2 month window of opportunity. A box that is alike to a starter set but for a historical 40k conflict would be perfect for this, and i would only need to contain 40 odd praetorians including infantry, special weapons and heavy weapons, and the same for an opponent, at about $100-$150 and people would go nuts!

Then again, which army is next in line for being OOP? :(

Back to doing well...nothing (much),
Ninja

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hold the Line!- A 2000 point SM Defensive list.

Hey everyone.

I recently was thinking of the various ways that SM armies ATTACK enemy armies, and in their fluff, It states that they excel at rapid strikes into enemy territory. They embody the saying of, "cut off the head, and the body will die."

But, what if a SM army was dragged into a prolonged City-Fight? What would be a good list and Why? So I made the list to see if they really could be just as effective defending as attacking.

Here it is:

Chapter Master, TH/SS, Artificer Armor. Pts: 185

Librarian, Epistolary, Force Dome, Gate of Infinity. Pts: 153

2x Sternguard Veteran squads, 10 veterans, Power fist, 2 meltaguns. Pts: 285 each.

4x Tactical squads, 10 marines, Rocket Launcher, Plasma Gun. Points: 170 each.

Scout Squad, 10 scouts, sgt. w/ power fist. Pts: 165

Vindicator, extra armor. Pts: 130

Predator, sponson hvy bolters, extra armor, storm bolter. Pts: 110

Total: 1997

The Horde army here is a very useful list for most missions.

Against assault armies, the 4 Tactical squads set up on your board edge in a semicircle. The Chap. Master and Librarian join the sternguard (SG) units, which set up to act as reinforcements for the tac squads. The Vindicator becomes either a target or an area denial unit, however cover and infantry support are needed to protect it. In essence it should be a mobile bunker, whereas the Predator uses its guns for Anti light vehicle and walker destruction. The scouts become an outflanking nuisance and harassment unit that contests objectives or ties up Anti tank units. As a side trick, the Librarian and friends can use GoI to teleport rapidly to a new location, such as an enemy objective. Also, an orbital strike CAN cause massive damage to the enemy assault units.

For any shooty armies, The scouts and vehicles play the same role, however, the units instead move in a battle line with the SG in between and lay down suppressing fire. The Vindicator also moves up in the middle and breaks up any castled enemy units.

This is my interpretation of a good horde SM list and it also works extremely well w/ Kantor, who allows the teleporting SG to capture objectives!

Comments???Criticism???

Happy Gaming and Good Luck,
Ninjaman.

Monday, May 24, 2010

This Just In... 40k Radio Down?


Hey Dudez!

Breaking news this evening, what could be more graving than pissing off my own mother? 40k Radio going off air! What is up with that? While Hogs of War is quoting that there has been threats against the creators and his family... Where did I go wrong in this community? This whole time I thought we were all members in a family of outcast. That is what we do, we don't care what you think, we all get along. So in this shocking news it crumbles my whole belief that we are all family... But really are we? If this event of actions has taken place then it really makes me wonder... It's just something that I can not, will not believe. Could this be an act just to let the show go off to help sell the show like he said (I pray to the Emperor do not let this be) or could there have been someone actually threaten him and his family (and I pray to the Emperor that they come see me, because I will get vengeance) But post away, and tell a friend about this dreadful day..

Ace

The Chaos List


Hey Dudez,

Just made up my upcoming Chaos army's list! I think it is a very powerful list based off what I have seen Chaos player's use.

HQ
Daemon Prince- Wings, Mark of Slaanesh, Lash of Submission

Daemon Prince- Wings, Mark of Slannesh, Lash of Submission

Summoned Greater Daemon

Elites
4 Chaos Terminators- 2 Pairs of Lighting Claws, 2 Power Fist, Heavy Flamers
1 Champion Chaos Terminator- Pair of Lighting Claws, All with Mark of Khorne

Troops
9 Chaos Space Marines- 2 Meltaguns, Champion with Power Fist. Mounted in Rhino

9 Chaos Space Marines- 2 Meltaguns, Champion with Power Fist. Mounted in Rhino

9 Chaos Space Marines- 2 Meltaguns, Champion with Power Fist. Mounted in Rhino

Heavy Support
Obliterator

Obliterator

Obliterator

Tactics
Have the Daemon Princes swarm enemy lines draw them either closer or further away via lash. While a spear head of Rhinos break through the lines to tackle tough armor or to take out tough units. Terminators go straight to the enemies heart and soul, with 16 lighting claw attacks on the charge, not much is going to stand in their way, followed by 8 Power Fist hits to the face, yeah that is pretty scary. While the Oblits just sit back and give me cover fire. Then when they least expect him the Greater Daemon will be summoned right where he is needed with 4 champions to choose from.

I can't wait to test play this list before I invest time and money into these guys!

Let me know what you guys think!

Ace

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Temptations of Chaos

Hey Dudez,

Ace here to talk to you about a thought that I have been having for pretty much the entire day. My roommate left out the Chaos Space Marines Codex this morning, and I have spent the day reading it. And I am really tempted to start working on a list and form my own Chaos army. Really I don't know a scheme or anything yet, or even if I am going to pick a particular god or anything of that nature. I'm just going to make some list up and look at them and see if they are any good, yes there will be dual lash for my tourney list. But we will see where else that can go from ;)

But alright guys this does it for me tonight, I'm out.

Ace

Monday, May 17, 2010

Time for a Check Up

Hey Dudez,

Ace back and this time on a positive note! (Did a bunch of soul searching and I have found myself again). Congrats Ninja for winning that beautifully painted Commander! Check that guys blog out, man are you talking about some great paint jobs or what? But enough about me lets talk about the future of this blog!

The Message
The pure intentions of this blog will be for me and Ninja (and whoever wants to be a columnist for this blog with an appropriate interview) to deliever updates on our armies weather it be Warhammer, 40k, FOW or whatever! We want people to know our armies and people to comment on their opinions of them. We wouldn't just post pics up there to make us feel better! So stop by leave a comment and we would really appreciate it.

As well as paint jobs, I will be posting some of the commission work that I have started doing as well as paint tutorials as I go though painting these models. Also I am working on a couple of columns to get people the right start into playing 40k. It is a great hobby and why not have a good source to learn how to play!

The Voice
Everything said on this Blog by either Ninja or I, is in pure relation to our personal opinions, and should be read that way. I can get very edgy on some subjects and I do not want to come off as that blogger who is mad at the world! Because that is just not me, so if you read something that you don't like leave a comment and/or respond to me on why you don't like what I said!

The Goal
I (Ace) have made it a personal goal to have 300 followers by this time next year. As well as to have fully painted armies on this site. And a killer tutorial section that will make it easier for people to learn the game! That is my personal goal for the next year on Anvil of War and I think that it is possible to accomplish! However I do need the readers help! Feedback is everything in my world so the more feedback that you leave me the better I will get, also tell your friends about this site and help me get to my goal! We are all human and want to help each other out, and who knows maybe we can have a contest?!

Well I am off to snap some pictures and paint some models to show you guys that I mean business!

Ace

SWEET VICTORY!!!!!!

Hey guys,

I entered a contest over at All Things 40k and can you believe it, I WON!

The prize was a AoBR Cap'n that would be painted to match the winner's color scheme. Since I won, the now IF captain that Masterdarksol has painted up gave me the opinion that he will be leading my IF from here-on. He looks too good not to use!

So, now that I'm a little calmer, (Deep breaths...) I wanted to know how all of you would really feel about a   contest. The prize wouldn't be a big deal, but again, its free, and the requirements would be pretty simple, and fun.

Any way, post on what you think, and check out my new friend at masterdarksol.blogspot.com
Ninjaman

BTW, is it me, or does no one seem to comment here???

Finally, some Imperial Fist Photos.


Here is my army all displayed on the world of livingroomtable, an arid, antique area of woe. So without further ado, my glorious Imperial Fist army...Without Transfers.
(I hate those things.)

Problem is that the army is very, very small. But oh well. Only 12-14 KP's in it. :p
BTW these kids were created bcause one day I threw 2000 points of a fun SM army together and said to my gaming store owner, "I'll collect, build and paint all 2000 points of these guys in an IF scheme." And so they were born. Took me 3 months, but I did it, and I love 'em. this list has claimed 2nd, 3rd and 4th at Tournaments at that same gaming store so I respect it. It's balanced and fun to play, and no It doesn't contain Mr. UBER-DEATH Lysander b/c every SM army I saw had him. Hell, there are no special characters whatsoever.


 Here's My contestant to All Things 40k's contest. He makes me proud to have painted this army. :) I think we all know who is entering Golden Demon!!!!! Just kidding. Although he is my favorite model in the army, just because of a couple of games and the contest only furthered his Rep. I have a Vet. model waiting to be painted as the next incarnation.


 My "Venerable" Dreadnought. Certainly works well in combat. He's no pushover in shooting either. I believe he has only died 8 out of 20 games, so he really is venerable!

However, Mr. "EatsHiveTyrantsforLunch," my Librarian, is unavailable at this time and wasn't included in the photo.


Well, there's a small look at my IF army, and some of my favorite models in it. Comments?

Talk to ya later,
Ninjaman

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

More Elysian stuff


here's some mor elysian bits...those of you who have visited Elysianrecon.blogspot.com will recognize them.















































Above is the Command Valkyrie and some troopers.











The Commissar lord and sentinel behind him.

Update: 2 down, ??? to go!

Alright!

So, my friends, It has been a long and arduous process, but a of last night, 2 Space Marine armies have been Finished! Completely! I now only have Bugs, VC and Guard, give or take some Orks and GK...(sigh)

In other news, I recently received a VERY, VERY large box containing certain products, such as Killa kans. I'll post the built models with the newly finished SM soon. However, One product would remain a secret...(Muhahahahaha!!!!!) Just wait until August for the grand unveiling, along with Battle report, and in the meantime a baneblade should be enough to satisfy any questions.

Finally, I want to gauge interest in a contest, so please comment below.

Ninjaman Over and Out. :p

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

...Can't live with 'em, Can't live without 'em

Hey Dudez and Dudettez,

Ace here with a bit of a serious post, on the wonderful game of Life that we are all forced to play. We have all had serious ruts in our lives, and unforgivably I am in one of those right now. But its alright because painting models is free and so is xbox, however the serious lonely bubble is increasing more and more as the days go by. Sitting cooped up in a room painting models with friends is fun, but when you have hardly enough money to go out and meet other people (ideally women) that void gets bigger. And that void is what making everything worse, not having any motivation to paint because "no girl is going to care that I can make a piece of plastic look so life like", and "wow I just won a tournament in 40k, let me go to the bar and use that as a pick up line." Those thoughts have been crossing my mind more and more frequently.

If any of you actually know me you will think that this is udder bull, and wondering why I am posting this. Because 40k, friends and punk rock is my life. Women don't matter they come and they go, well here is the thing they stopped coming. (no pun intended) And for the first time since in 7 or so years, there is no girl for me to call or text to make me feel a little bit better.

But that's not the major issue! Having all this free time as an eligible bachelor, no girl to keep me from my hobby. And yet I am more off track that I have ever been! Blah it is disgusting, but by posting this tread (in an attempt to blow off steam) I have decided that I am never going to let a girl, girls, or the female race ruin my hobbies, either directly or indirectly.

And who would have thunk that women will mess with you even without there being one? Guess the saying is true "Can't live with them, and can't live without them"

Thanks guys for taking the time to read this post, and I promise that the post will be better and more frequent!

Ace
 
 
 

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