Sunday, March 28, 2010

Puppies or Angels?

So i have tons of extra marine models sitting around, literally around 50 standard marines, maybe 10-15 jump marines, couple bikes, speeder, rhino, 2-3 dreadnoughts.... loads of random.

Because of this i'v always known i would start up a marine army, and i wanted it to be a CC army to provide a different playstyle from my Guard and to compliment them in Apoc games.  Plus the price to start up a new force would be lessened by the amount of models i already had.  I dont really intend on them being my tournament list, so im not keen about math hammering out the best possible list.....but i like winning too so its important whatever force i do build is at least capable against most opponents.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Battle Missions: Double Battle Report

So in a streak of crazy i managed to get Wed. afternoon off and attended my local comic shop to throw some dice down with the regulars.

I ended up playing through 2 Battle missions.

Game 1: VS Vanilla Marines
We randomed off and pulled up the Battle mission "War of Attrition" for the IG.  This meant it was table halves with deployment all the way to the middle line, and any troops destroyed could re-enter battle from reserves.  Victory points decided the winner.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Vehicle Squadron Cover Saves

So After this last tournament i noticed there was a lot of misconception about the way vehicle cover saves work and instead of continuing the discussion in comments i decided ill just throw up a post about it.

so the BRB says
"use the rules for vehicles to determine if each squadron member is in cover(ignoring other members of the squadron, as if they were not there), and then the rules for normal units to work out if the entire squadron is in cover or not."

So there is a two part process here.

1. Determine if each member of the squadron is in cover, ignoring the other members of the squadron for this.
2. Determine if overall, the unit is in cover or not.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

1750 Tournie Wrapup

We had our 1750 Tournie today, had a great turn out of i believe 16 people.  We played the 40k Championship scenario's you can find on Adepticon's website if your interested in the full details of each, ill sum each battle up below though.

My List, so you dont have to go back to other posts...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sentinel Conversion Project Set 1 Complete!

They are painted, they are based, the first squad of 3 Armored Sentinels is Complete!

Im no super pro painter, but i think they look pretty good.  As before the pictures are huge if you click em.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tournie Prep

In prep for the 1750 tournie iv run a few test games, and have been painting up all the mini's i need to fill out the list.

For the tournie i needed:
a Penal Legion squad converted/painted
4 grenade launcher guardsmen converted/painted
1 astropath finished paint job
3 Sentinels converted/painted

Monday, March 8, 2010

Battle Missions: IG Missions

Battle Missions is here finally, and overall im very happy with it.

I played this weekend and we Random'd on the table, pulling up the Tau Mission Vertical Envelopment.  It was my IG vs. Vanilla marines and we rolled to see who was the enemy, which ended up being the marines.  Essentially the mission was Annihilation but with slightly larger deployment halves, no reserves for the enemy, and "Tau" skimmer reserves were forced to come in on the enemy table edge.  It would have been fun i guess to bring in my Vendettas as such, but in the end i need them on the table from turn 1 to put down armored threats so really the mission didn't really feel all that special for us.  Im not saying it wasn't a neat idea or that the mission was bad, it just didn't end up shaking it up for our two forces.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sentinel Conversion Project V

Sorry for the long delay, its been nuts around here sense i got back from LA and while iv gotten a lot done i haven't really sat down to write it up and take pictures ect.