Friday, February 26, 2010

StillCon List

So I think I have decided the final list I'm going to run in the 1.5k tourney. This is part motivated by the models I have (or recently bought) and part motivated by the fact that as of late I've found my force crippled as opponents would just focus fire my Oblits down and whittle me down from range.

2 Winged Nurgle Warptime DPs

3 squads of 7 Plague Marines with 2 meltas, champ w/ a PFist and dedicated rhinos.

1 squad of 2 Obliterators

1 squad of 1 Obliterator

1 Daemonically Possessed Vindicator w/ Combi-plasma (because I can't afford 3 more points for the Havoc Launcher)

It's a pretty simple list, I don't expect to win anything. What I do expect is that this particular force will make my opponents have to choose wisely what their target priority is. Recently my problem has been that I get crippled without any ranged support, the Vindi is a good distraction unit allowing my Oblits to live longer, my Daemon Princes extra time to maneuver into place, and/or give me another firing platform if they don't go for the bait and take out Oblits instead.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

First Tourney/Wall of Text

So at last week's Warhammer Night I played against the new Nids and got tabled by a 1500 list that put Bone Swords and Wings on everything he could. I wanted to weep at the thought that there was nothing my plague marines could do as I promptly got tabled (for the first time ever) at the end of turn 4.

My second game was against a Ruff Rider IG list which was honestly a lot of fun to play against. He used an executioner and let me be the first to say that that thing is aptly named. That damned tank was brutal MURDER. Where we had decided to end it I won 1-0 but had it gone on it would have been either a tie or (more likely) a loss.

I didn't play this weeks Warhammer Night because I was spraying a couple models and didn't want to scrap together a 2k point list. I did get a chance to use my google machine and look up the only convention in Oklahoma where there is a 40k tournament. It's in that dreaded backwater known as Stillwater. The name of the Convention is StillCon, which is in its 2nd year. According to the website "We are a community of gaming guys and gals who want to keep the gaming convention, formerly known as Steelcon, going in Stillwater, Oklahoma."
I did some research, asked the organizers some questions (found out it was a 1.5k tourney instead of what was advertised as 2k) and got promptly signed up. It's 20 people and there will be $150 worth of 40k GW product going as prizes. It's a Rogue Trader Tourney which doesn't mean a whole lot to me as this is my first tournament ever. It's march 26-28 with the 40k tourney on Saturday the 27th. It's only $20 for pre-registration for the whole weekend (even though I'm only going for the 40k). They will have Magic, Legend of the 5 Rings, 40k, and miniature painting competitions. They will also have open games of Munchkin, Panels, open RPG games like D&D, and samurai movies going on that weekend. In the incredibly vain hope that someone out there other than yours truly reads this you should check it out and offer me some advice.

In other random news, I picked up "A Thousand Sons" and read the preface by Ahriman and thought "Damn that's good!" But before I begin it I want to finish reading "The Inquisition War" omnibus which I am only a few chapters in on the second book. It's good so far, lots of twists. As far as my favorite Heresy books go, Legion is definitely number one. The first three are great, I'm a Black Legion player and I definitely enjoyed them. Eisenstein was good but I kinda got bored with it but it definitely gave (for the most part) a lot of good closure. Fulgrim was good but a bit of a long read and started to get me uninterested when it wasn't talking about the Primarchs.

I'll be browsing the other blogs and BoLS and such for advice on my first tournament. And of course working feverishly on painting and constructing my models (got my melta bits for my PM's today!) Hopefully I get everything done in time!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1st Relevant post

A copy of what I ran at the 1250 night.

2x Daemon Princes (Mark of Slaanesh, Wings, Warptime)

3 squads of 6 Plague Marines with 2 meltas, a Plague Champ with PFist, and dedicated Rhino

2x Obliterators

So my first night at the FLGS's Tuesday Warhammer night. I was surprized about the turn out. A little over a dozen guys there, most painting, a couple watching, and a couple painting/building. There were Blood Angels, 'Crons, CSM (I was the 3rd CSM player), IG, Templars, Nids, SM, etc.

I ended up playing against the Templar guy. He had only come back to the game recently after taking 2 editions off. We played kill points and I lost barely but it was a fun experience. It was fairly different than playing against Vanilla marines. They are going to be scary once they get a dex update. He said he usually plays Dark Eldar. I have limited experience against anything except SM, BA, and 'Crons. Went well, one of my 2 Princes rolled horribly and whittled down his 10 man squad surrounding his Emp Champ to 1 person + the HQ. The other Prince wrecked house until the last turn in the game where it was LITERALLY every unit he had up against my Prince. I think I would have won the game had I not rolled miserably on my Oblit's shots, or you know, managed to remember something as trivial as the fact that my Plague Marines have Blight Grenades. I guess being part of being a newbie is forgetting something at least once a game. It was also an unbelievably slow game since we both had to look up entirely too many things.

I do have one bone to pick about the folks at the FLGS. No one plays objectives. Everyone kind of lines up and just meets in the middle and goes. Totally takes away a large element of strategy from the game. To the tune of 2/3's of the entire damn game. Kills my eternal soul.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I am a student at the University of Oklahoma. I began 40k after a friend had introduced it to me many moons ago (some time in 3rd Edition). During that time I really loved the story but never had an overwhelming desire to build and paint my own army.

I began making my own army in May '09 (with my money I got from selling my books back that semester). While I wasn't playing I 40k I spent a lot of time on various wiki's (most notably Lexicanum) and spending hours reading about various aspects of the universe. I was and still am enthralled with the Primarchs, Horus Heresy, and all of the circumstances involving their fall.

I am a FNG and a pretty scrubby painter, but am constantly trying to improve and all comments and criticisms are welcome. I decided to start this blog because I spend entirely too much time on BoLS and reading other people's blogs.

With that out of the way, I am going to my second 40k night at the FLGS playing a 1250 list (that I will hopefully be able to post tomorrow with results.)

Here's hoping that everyone doesn't wipe the floor with me.