Tuesday, August 30, 2011

:D a very happy moment.

The other day, I purchased IA volume 9. Why is this such a big deal?

I love the badab war. The chapters involved were all very cool and it allows me to deviate from the typical GW campaigns and books. The book itself was a "BIT" overpriced (watch if I ever spend $75 on a book again) but so far it's been worth it.

Anyways.... While I was immersing myself in the history of the badab war and ogling the tyrants legion army list, I came across the howling griffons. These boys look absolutely terrifying to paint. Red and yellow, quartered? Are you kidding??? You'd have to be insane.

Sure enough, 5 minutes later, I was painting terminators in the griffons scheme. Once the shoulderpads were done I realized how obnoxious this truly would be, so I attempted the codex approved night camo, that was popular with the griffons during the massacre on khymara.
It was a much better choice. I promptly finished a combat squad, terminator squad and a cap'n. Just to add some flavor, a raptors predator in tundra camo found it's way into my badab loyalists' coalition. So far i'm just gonna see where this is gonna take me.

I'll work on photos for the next post so be on the lookout.
See you then,
Ninjaman

Thursday, August 18, 2011

40k Warcasting Is LIve now!

Hey everyone

Deryk here from 40k Warcasting and we are live! Listen in and get it before we post it!

Deryk

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/40k-warcasting

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Drop Outs.


Hey everyone,

  Playing at 'Ard Boyz this year, I saw something from multiple players, a very shocking turn of events. Before round three started, I was talking with everyone about their games, and giving what advice I could. Most of them just said "there is no hope of placing so why bother?" Talk about a major grinding of the gears, (I thought I was the Emo army...) "Why not?" I replied. "It's all about the experience, yeah you can't take the glory home today, but try something new with your list or just have fun. Just don't quit!"

  Apparently I was speaking gibberish and people did not get my point. Out of twelve people only six of us played in the final match. I seriously did not like the attitude, so who is to blame? You spend all this time, money and energy to play in 'Ard Boyz or any other event. Is it the player, do they let being low man get to them? Is it that there are a few players that are so good that they scare away the competition? Or do the Tournament Organizers fault for bad pairing or letting them leave. I don't know but I have to get to the bottom of this!

 Some events, the 11th Company Event, are stating if you don't play all your games you cannot return to another event. So does making a black list help keep people in? What if you just aren't feeling your list or if you are just having a bad day? Who knows, but they do have the event bracketed so everyone can be a winner!


   My local friendly gaming store has asked the top players to soften their list ('Ard Boyz is different). How is that fair? Penalize the good players for being too good just so people stay and play? I can see it could bring out a bigger crowd of new people, and make tournaments grow, but then where is the fun for that player? I still like brackets for everyone to play in, it just makes it fair. But it is a tournament, fair goes out the window, come to win and have fun. Keep all the pseudo-mellow drama at home and make a goal to beat that top player (I know I still am trying to beat them!). At the end of the day if you loose well, I am sorry to say you loose, do not let that hold you back! Keep working on your strategies, try new things and most important practice practice practice!

What do you think can be done to make tournaments more fun for people so they wont drop out? While keeping that edge of competition. Share your thoughts!

Deryk

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Ard Boyz Results

Hello folks,
As everyone knows, the infamous event known as 'Ard Boyz took place on Saturday. Most of us looking for something to pass the day away went  and competed. So Jay and I went to our local gaming store Groovy Geckos, and went hard core. He brought his Blood Angles (Razor Spam of DOOOOOM!) and I brought my Dark Eldar, I call it Vader spam (maxes on both raiders and venoms)

Round one I played against a weird Ork list, and by weird I mean I have never seen anything like it before, three battle wagons, 3 20 man squads in side with the works. A 30 man squad with the works, Mad Doc, and the weird boy leader (I can't remember his name for some reason) a squad of Kommandos, without Snikrot, and Storm Boyz with their leader. Everything had an 5++ save however not everything had shooting. I made it through the game only loosing a few models, and I killed his traitor. However I only pulled a minor win because we ran out of time... MINOR WIN

Round two, I played against a Chaos Marine player. Great game for me not so much fun for him, he had never seen the Dark Eldar codex in action, so he did not know what to shoot at. I gave him ideas on what to shoot at but he did not make good rolls or tactical decisions. It's okay, his list had two Daemon Princes with Warptime, four Zerkers in rhinos, two squads of plague bearers with melta guns in a rhino, eight oblits and I believe that is it... Alpha strike to the max that game was! Turn one, half of his army was gone to shooting! Needless to say turn three I sent the Daemons back to where they belong :) MASSACRE

Round three, I am tied for first. Jay and I look at each other and we know that we have to play one another. Wait, there is a dispute in the standings, the two top tier players who just played (Draigowing and Leafblower) So we have to split up into playing one of those two. FACEPALM I get paired up playing Leafblower. I did my best against this list, it is tough, but when your dice fail you any list is real tough! Turn 4 I was blown off the table, even with Dawn of War! I was in his face turn one, but my dice just did not want roll anything good. MASSACRED

So after a great day of games, and the habitual table I received I had a blast, I took home 4th place, and Jay took 2nd. But I can't wait for two weeks from know when we go to Norfolk for Atlantis Comics and Games for their 2k RTT! I am going to wreck face! And of course Stay tuned on Thursday because we are bringing back 40k Warcasting!!!!

Over and out,
Stay Classy
Deryk


Sunday, August 14, 2011

MEDIC!!!!

well...this has certainly ruined my week.

This is my arm post-hospital. I've broken my finger (due to american football) and now am limited in just about everything. I'm also on vicodin, so I'm also quite loopy at times. To add insult to injury, I'm right handed....

-.-

typical.

The bright side is now I can take time off from football to focus on 40k. Just stuck in a rut with what i want to do. :p

suggestions?

Ninjaman

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to me :p




Hey everyone :)
with my birthday approaching, I was looking at items i want to get. while upon forgeworld, i stumbled across this beauty:

The dark eldar reaper. I figure i can use it either as a ravager or with its special rules from fw. GW Springfield is relaxed about FW stuff so i'm excited. This is what i intend to get one method or another and as such your going to see one of these gracing the blog soon. :) I'll be sure to post pics and WIP shots of the model. :D other than that I have to say that i wont be very active games wise, as football is starting and my DE havent had any love, apart from the purchase of a talos from the local haemonculi coven, i.e from GW

anyways, thats all the time i have...back to working on our new house :p

Ninjaman
 
 
 

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