About Me

Hey there, as you can see this is blog is all about gaming. And that's what I've been doing for pretty much all of my life. Currently I'm completely enveloped in Warhammer 40,000 and I'm breaking into the new Warhammer Fantasy system with the release of the new 8th edition.

Follow me as I build new armies, find newer and better ways to destroy my enemy, learn more about the rules, and just complain about the things that don't go my way :)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Jetbike Council: Part 2

Hey Everyone, so last night, well pretty much all of yesterday I spent a lot of time working on the rest of the Jet Council. It was a lot of fun, if a little stressful trying to get new arms and weapons to fits guys they were never meant to fit.

Up above is my Farseer Conversion. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. It has parts from a metal Farseer (the one with the staff) a Jetbike and it's rider, and the High Elf's Mage on a Horse. Let me just say that it worked pretty good, but I ended up having to cut the mage's feet off and replace them with the original riders feet. I was also planning on having original Farseer Staff, but the issue with this is the other arm does not easily come off the model, and by easily I mean I'd have to cut it off. So I opted for the Mage's staff and then did some extra converting with the other hand and arm. I'm please with the way it came out, and can't wait to paint it. Although I did have to green stuff him to the bike, where with all the other models I they can still come off the bike for easier painting, oh well.

Here's an image of the Jetbike Council, as you can see all of them are converted except for the Autarch :D (which was a bit of a nice change, lol)

And another Picture.

Here's an image of the Jetlock with Enhance, his banner I believe came from a Chaos Fantasy model, it's hard to tell now after all the little bits that I was picking up for these conversions ;)

Here are some images of the Jetlocks with Destructor, one of them has a wraith sword, taken from the High Elf Archers box, and the others have Singing Spears, which came from the High Elf Chariot box.

Well that's the work on the building and converting part. I'm going to build the last Fire Prism I need tomorrow and then get to painting so I'll post up some progress along the way.

And once again sorry for my cell phone pics, one of these days I'll get un-lazy and pull out a real camera (it's just emailing them to myself is so convenient, lol)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Jetbike Council: Part 1

So I just wanted to share a couple pictures of the start of the Jet Council. These are images of the 3 Warlocks that will be fielding with Singing Spears and Embolden Psychic Power. The reason I'm making them different is because I felt it'd be easier to keep up with them and wound allocation and all those fun things. The Spear comes from the High Elf Chariots and the Body and Head come from the High Elf Archers.

Here's two more Pictures :D

Oh Sorry about the Crappy Camera Phone Pictures, but that's all I had on me tonight :D

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

DFW Events: 1,500 pt Tourney at the Asylum

Hey Guys, if you've not heard yet there's a 1,500 tourney over at Comic Asylum in Plano on the 1st of August. Here's the link where you can sign up for the tourney, right now there are only 2 people but I've been there in the past and they've had pretty good turnouts for other events. Hope to see you guys there.

Event Date 8/1/2009
Event Time 10:00 am
Fee $10.00

Detailed Description:
This is a Rogue Trader style tournament of 3 rounds. Codex Approved Armies.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

BolScon 2009 in Austin

If you've not heard about it yet, and I'm sure you have BolScon 2009 is approaching quite rapidly. With only 38 Days to go I'm well on my way of building my new army, or updating the old, for what is to be the biggest tournament event I've been to. I'm very excited about it, and like to share the approach with you all.

After my last tournament I learned quite a few things about playing Eldar, and one thing I've learned is mobility is the key to 40k. Objectives have become a much larger game mechanic then when I stopped playing back in 3rd Ed. and now with armies almost being required to move across the board I saw the need to update the list and the models. After working with the guys from Warseer, who've been very helpful, I've come up with this list.

Farseer - 178 pts
Doom, Fortune, Spirit Stones, RoWa, JetBike, S.Spear

Autarch - 140 pts
MandiBlasters, Laser Lance, JetBike, Fusion Gun

Warlock Unit on JetBikes - 287 pts
Lock - Embolden, Singing Spear
Lock - Enhance, S.Spear
Lock - Destructor
Lock x2 - Destructor, Singing Spear

Fire Dragons x7 - 255pts
DBFlamer, Crack Shot
Wave Serpent
Spirit Stones, TL SCannon

Fire Dragons x7 - 255pts
DBFlamer, Crack Shot
Wave Serpent
Spirit Stones, TL SCannon

Guardian Jetbikes x6 - 205pts
SCannon x2
Singing Spear, Embolden

Guardian Jetbikes x6 - 205pts
SCannon x2
Singing Spear, Embolden

DAVU DireAvengers x5 - 60pts
(Riding Falcon)

~Heavy Support~
Falcon - 185pts
Scatlaser, Holo-Fields, Spirit Stones, chin-Cannon

Fire Prism - 115pts

Fire Prism - 115pts

Total Points - 2,000
Total KPs - 13
Total Models - 47

With this list I've removed one of the main issues of the other army I had taken, and that was lack of mobility. Sure I had 3 Skimmers in the other list, but the problem was that they could not be supported by the rest of the army unless they held back, and by holding back they we're being used in the way they should be.

With the list now made and the models purchased I started building everything last night, and let me tell you it takes a while just to cut all those bikes off the sprue ;)

As I get things going I'll post updates of the army, and will put in some tutorials on how I do the conversions for the warlocks and farseer.

If you're interested in the tournament make sure you register soon, I think you only have a couple weeks left :D And I'll see you there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Thoughts of a Gamer: Cocked

I've been playing table top war games for about 10 years now, well with a little break in college that I'm not fully making up for. And I've noticed a couple things through those years and games and how bent out of shape some people can get over the littlest things. The easiest of these things for people to fight about are just the simple roll of the dice, and not just any die, but a "Cocked One"

Now in general I'm a pretty casual player, who's there to have fun. This is usually much more clear when I play in a tournament, vs the casual games with my friends. It seems that we as gamers or at least the ones I know are much nice and understanding to those we meet across the table in a gaming event, with very little standing in the way of a fun game. But there are instances where that die will be rolled and one can clearly see what the number is and your opponent will say Cocked and want to re-roll it. It makes me laugh to myself, generally I'll let it slide but you know that competitive edge will get to you and you'll raise your voice slightly and say, clearly it was a 3, and you missed your shot.

And depending on your opponent he'll either agree with you and continue playing or he takes his defense stance and begins to inform you as at his house any dice (that misses) and isn't 100% on the table is cocked and must be re-rolled. Depending on how the game is going I usually agree and then point out the hitting cocked die to him as well :D

But it's the games between friends that seem to get the most heated. Maybe because my friends and I are all competitive players, and have always been that way, and maybe it's because we've been friends for so long that any lines of etiquette have long been crossed. It during these games that you'll see emotions run high and rules pulled out of the book every two minutes, that Win At All Cost attitude pouring from the gamer sweat, haha.

I think the point here is that 40k even though competitive is still just a game and as much as I hate to admit it, life does go on afterwards. If we treated everyone with the respect we do when we're trying to receive full credit for our Sportmanship Scores then I think every game that we have will be the best game played. Even when being wiped off the table I've had plenty of fun because my opponent was nice and we made it into a fun time.

Don't get to bolstered up over a single die roll, or that one rule the other player may or may not have know, treat it as a learning experience and remember the dice always change.