Ok, this one is really going to put the cat amongst the pigeons, hold on to ya hats! When I play 40k I use tough bad ass lists. This is because I don't see the point in using 'fail' units or units which are not very good. You can easily spot the stronger units when reading codices or after play testing i.e I used Soul Grinders in my previous Chaos Daemon list (before current codex), but had no anti air, so switched them to Daemon Princes – this is just good list building and covering all bases to deal with a variety of threats. I also used to use Meganobz when I played Orks, lovely models, but they would get knocked out their ride and then easily instagibbed with meltas,
Onto the final leg of the Tau codex review now, if you missed it, the last part of the codex review was
We already knew they were coming but now GW has finally announced them. The new Tau models are available for pre-order on the GW website. The riptide looks awesome and the flyer is growing on me but I just can’t get on with the new commander model. He looks too scrawny and flimsy somehow. I can see what they were aiming for with him but I just don’t think they’ve pulled it off. I’ll be sticking to conversions from the standard XV8 kit I think. Here’s the FOC breakdown as it appears on the GW site. Bear in mind they sometimes get it wrong before release and that this doesn’t take into account things that can move slots.
In the spirit of Blog Wars I thought I’d cover the Special Characters in more detail and go over what they can offer to your army. Some are far better than others but with the exception of one they’re all pretty useful. Here goes: Azrael He’s a bit of an enigma really. At first you think he’s awesome because you can take both Deathwing and Ravenwing as troops for about half the number of points it’d cost to include Sammael and Belial for the same result. Then you start to write a list and realise that he doesn’t play well with others in that he can’t join either DW or RW. This means you need to spend points on a squad for him. Sure you can stick him in a tactical squad for cheapest but that’s somewhat wasting his abilities. Anyway, I’ll get back to that. For now let’s look at what he offers
Preferred Enemies – Warriors of Chaos – Skullcrushers of Khorne This installment of Preferred Enemies will deal with the Rare choice for the Warriors of Chaos army, the Skullcrushers of Khorne.
Well… Real Life(tm) has been kicking my butt recently – it’s been 60+ hours a week at work and that hasn’t left much time for the hobby. However, I did get a huge package in the mail – the first batch of stuff from the Dreamforge Games kickstarter arrived, and I snapped a few pics of the unboxing! I ended up ordering a pair of the Leviathan Crusaders, a Leviathan Mortis and a mess of weapon upgrades and whatnot. In the first shipment were the Crusaders, the left arm Vulcan cannons, the capacitor upgrades and the Excalibur alternate swords. Plenty to keep me busy until the Mortis and the other weapon arms show up a few months from now! I was impressed with the boxes, plenty of pretty pics and suggested build ideas! Opening the big box revealed that it’s all protected with foam, and I really appreciated the fact that they included a base for the monster as well – definitely a nice touch! The instruction manual is thorough and appears to be pretty comprehensive, it definitely set my mind at ease for when it comes time to build the beast! The sprues were all banded and stacked together and all the bits seemed free from warping (if only I could have said the same for the Sedition Wars models) and are all very crisp and well detailed. They use the same plastic sprue layout that the other Wargames Factory models utilize, but really seem better cast and more refined than the Shock Troop models I’ve been using for my Ad-Mech army. Definitely a step up in quality it seems! At the bottom of the box was a plastic tray that includes a number of bits and pieces that I assume are what separates the Crusader from the Mortis kit, and to my surprise the kit also utilizes metal screws in the construction and includes a little screwdriver as well. According to the instructions, it’s possible to build the kit such that it remains thoroughly articulated and posable, though my intention is to build it in a dynamic pose and glue it together for stability (which the instructions also suggests). As I mentioned, I ended up ordering a pair of Crusaders and a Mortis, but I think one of the Crusaders will be going up on the auction block at some point soon
After wrapping up my Cultists last week I figured I’d stick with troops for now on the painting front. I’ve had the other half of this squad painted for a while now and figured it was about time to get … Continue reading → The post Thor’s Workbench: WIP Chaos Marines appeared first on Creative Twilight .
Top of turn 2 – not much left to kill We were looking around the room at the start of the day and to our relief there weren’t many lists with flyers in them. Unfortunately, we managed to get some anyway! This time we’d be playing Dawn of War and Emperor’s Will. Our opponents Darren and Sean (Crusade of the Lost Souls) were fielding (from memory/pictures): Primaris Psyker 10 Veterans in a Chimera Manticore Vendetta Aegis line with comms relay Coteaz 3 Warrior acolytes 2 big squads of death cults and crusaders Techmarine 2 stormravens This was going to be tough. Our best chance of winning was to wipe out the Imperial Guard before the flyers could arrive and win by default. If they managed to get even one of the flyers on it was going to be VERY difficult. Battle Report We again got first turn and with Coteaz cancelling Coteaz they didn't manage to Seize. This would give us two turns to kill off the guard before the flyers and the nastiness inside arrived. We deployed everything in a similar fashion to game 1 and they stuck 3 acolytes on top of a derelict bastion with the aegis line abandoned (they used a wall of martyrs as you can see in the picture). The chimera and manticore went on the other flank.
You may or may not have seen this. What a way to insult your customer base, even on a large public domain. I think this guy needs a new job, director of growth perhaps isn’t his bag. On the other hand he does have a point; too many whineys playing this game.
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