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 :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Astro Day02 Pics and Results

Ok let me just say that this was the best tournament I've played in so Far. I had more fun in this one and ever single person that I played with was a blast. There was no arguing over rules or missions objectives or any BS like that. It felt very much like let's get a bunch of guys together, have a bunch of fun games, and oh yeah... it's a tourney to in the end so we'll hand out some prizes.

I just want to say thanks to the Astro Guys for making it down here and sharing this experience with the Dallas area. Word has it, it's the first time they've ever broke even on a new venue on the first run so I'm sure we'll be seeing them again next year.

Also thanks to all of my opponents who were all AWESOME, it was a blast to play against you guys.


So I'm just going to go out of order a little, it's my blog, and I was more surprised then anyone else when I got the Best Appearance award. Wow, that had been my goal, when I built the army over the past month, but when I got there and saw the other armies on the table I didn't think I'd make it. So thanks to everyone who helped me out with bits and models and the like to get this all done in time.

I also placed in many other areas, and got Third Overall, so if Chris ends up Reffing the GT in Vegas next year I'll be saving up my money to go in his place :)

Ok, so First Place overall was Clay Smith, I played him in the 4th round and we drew the game, lol... we joked after the award ceremony that if I could've rolled a 6 out of 4 rounds of combat we would've swapped awards. But he was an awesome guy to play with, and his army was even more incredible.

Chris Allen got the much deserved Best Sportsmanship Award. He played marines during the tournament, and the 3 years I've known him, this is the first time I've seen him roll dice, maybe next time we'll get to face off ;)

Best General: Went to Ray Nerpel, who I somehow didn't get a single picture of. Sorry Ray!

Best Army went to Billy Pistole, it was incredible looking, all his vehicles were made from plastic card. WOW!

Best Terrain went to Dave Pa, his multi layer factory on lava was a fun game to play and really made you think different. Great stuff!

Best Army list went to Kyle Foster, I didn't have a chance to see it, but I heard it was great.

Best single Mini went to Nam, this guys was awesome.

So enough with awards, here's a couple shots from the games that I played, and then you can also click HERE for many more photos of the event.

Above, Interrogator Harker and his squad block off the boyz from coming through the door.

Inquisitor Seth takes on a Nob Biker through 6 rounds of combat, and finally is slain before his could bring his power weapon down on his head.

The rouge Baneblade fires on the Inquisitorial Forces killing some of Harker's Squad.

The mighty Grey Knight terminators get ready to fight a Wraith Lord.

The Grey Knights run after a Vindicator after it has killed two of their brothers.

Last chance for the 'Betraying' Black Templars to storm the landing deck and capture the pilot before he flies away.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Astro Day01

Hi Everyone, so yesterday was the First day of Astronomi-con. Here is a collection of pictures from the event. To see even more picture click HERE :)











Friday, June 18, 2010

1,500 pts in a Month: Last Day - All Done

All Done, wow what an experience it has been working on these guys and after day for an entire month. I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to get it done. But here I am, 1,500 pts in the bag all painted to the highest quality I've ever done before.

Let me just say thanks to those guys who helped me get the bits and stuff I needed to get the project done on time. I can't wait for Astro Tomorrow, it's going to be a blast!!!

Well off to class I go, crossing my fingers that I get at least 5 hours of sleep before the tourney, lol.

-CKR








Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Inquisitions New Dice

So I just wanted to share what I just got in the mail. My new custom dice :) I had these bad boys made for the Astronomi-con tourney this weekend. I wasn't sure if I would get them in time because I only ordered them last week, but wow, they did and they look completely awesome. I can't wait to these dice out on the table and play with them!


If you're wondering where I got them from here's the info. http://www.chessex.com/Dice/Custom_Dice_Home.htm They run about a dollar a dice and a couple then 8 bucks for shipping. A little more then what you would pay in the store but not that much more, so completely worth it!

-CKR

Monday, June 14, 2010

1,500 pts in a Month: 5 Days to Go - Vet Squads

Hey everyone, sorry for the little progress, but man school has had me freaking busy. Who knew you could cram 2,500 pages of reading into a couple weeks. Well anyways, here's the work I've been doing.


This is one of the Inquisitor vets squads, as you can see it's going to be lead by Bastonne.

And here are the guys done, without Bastonne and two other special weapons that I was waiting on bits for.

A quick picture of my inquisitor with a new Combi-Melta.

Here are the conversions I had to do for the Melta Cadians.

And the conversions for the catachan metlas.

And boom, painted guys... yeah I know I forgot to take pics while painting them, oh well. So here are some finished pics of them, led by Harker, my other interrogator. Enjoy.



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

1,500 pts in a Month: 19 Days to Go - The LRC

Ok, so I'm so excited to have this one done, I took a break Friday and didn't do any work but then did about 3-4 hours of painting saturday and another 10 or so on Sunday and boom it was done. It took a lot of patients to do and being the first Land Raider I've painted a bit of learning here and there. I'm very pleased with the way it came out though, and the weathering effects that I was able to achieve.

Now I'm going to build and prep my first squad of vets and hopefully have them painted along with my Assassin and Inquisitor by the end of the weekend, that'll just leave me one more squad of vets and a chimera to paint :)