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Beared-itorial

Well Wyrd dropped the exciting pictures of what may (ships in dock willing) be at GenCon this year obviously the Nightmare Collette was cool but;

Finally we have Jack Daw coming this would have me very excited except well WONG! the gremlin wizard is here at last bringing his bugs and a wrestler because why not!

Now this does bring up an issue as I have a Wong from M1E so this would mean I have 2 sculpts that are identical which is a shame. However after a chat with McPiggish on Twitter I have an idea, the second Wong will be wong after his Poof! trigger. In otherwords he will be painted like this;

In other news the Age of Sigmar rumours are gathering pace and they seem interesting. The whole idea seems very out of left field and they have certainly got the gaming antenna waving, however I am still not that tempted to dip back into fantasy. Time will tell I suppose but certainly interesting times ahead.

As you all know #MiniatureMonday is still going strong but we have a new contender to the throne….well more focussing point than show off.

The #FDChallenge is here (Listen to the guys), in which you set a goal to paint/build something for the week on a Monday and see if you reach said goal the following Monday. Nice and easy for those stuck in a rut or just need to focus on one piece instead of Hobby ADDing all over the place.

Hobby This Week

I have been painting Cephalyx :D although I need to get some Ogre Flesh so can’t actually finish them yet :S I am painting my WereOwl to be like a Snowy Owl for my count-as Blessed of december :)

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Beared-itorial – Summer Slapdown Tournament report

Another tournament at the grid completed, another great 3 games played.

Have to admit I was not looking forward to the event because I just didn’t like the mix of strategies and schemes on offer. But in the end my opponents made the day a great one so results/games didn’t matter in the end and really isn’t that why we have tournaments to meet up and play some games and have a laugh?

Again I took outcasts in fact this is the first time in any system I have taken the same faction in back to back events!!! I am a hobby butterfly hear me flutter..

Round 1 – Turf War

This was against the generous (gave a model to McMourning4MacMillan) Nate (The_Big_Ned on Twitter) and his Levy crew, which he pointed out was 1e metal models and was not a band wagoner, I believed him……

So my crew for this was;

  • Tara with Eternal Journey, Knowledge of Eternity and Survivalist
  • 2x Trappers
  • Hans with Scout the Field
  • 2x Korpsmen
  • Hannah with Ancient Tomes, I Pay Better

From the available schemes I picked Distract and Take a Prisoner (on Ashes and Dust). In the end I lost the game 9-4 with 2 points for turf war and 2 points Distract.

The list worked OK and 6 focus sniper shots a turn make an opponent very nervous, however against Ashes & Dust and Howard Langston. He had 2 very quick hitters I had no really answer for. Although He couldn’t really do anything so nasty with Levy as I was making those Hollow Waiths hide :)

Best moments had to be an abomination hiding behind a lamp-post for cover, Nate’s Johan finally causing damage ever (he had to work for it though, apparently Korpsmen are hard to hit when stood still) and then the other korpsmen and hollow wraith enjoying a picnic next to a lake (no really)

In the end I was crushed but had a great game that results in me getting a School of Faux Golden Star :D

Round 2 – Headhunter

This is an odd one as you need the hitters to kill but then not have the head marker easy to pick up by your opponent. This game was against a very tall man called Tristan who was running Jack Daw for the second (first time was round 1), he also has the unique accolade to have lost to both me and my usual playing buddy (poor sod).

So my crew for this was;

  • Von Schill with Oathkeeper, The Shirt Comes Off and Survivalist
  • Bishop with Oathkeeper
  • Ronin
  • Johan
  • Strongarm Suit with Oathkeeper
  • 2x Void wretch

For this one it made sense to take Protect Territory and also Bodyguard (Johan). This one was a close game and I ended up winning 8-7 with 3 for each scheme and 2 for head hunter.

This was all about what the trio of Von Schill, Bishop and Strongarm Suit could do and in the end it wasn’t much, although in the end they did account for a Trapper, Taelor and a Hanged but my opponent was very cheeky and picked up one of those heads.

In the end we sort of avoid each other a lot, with Johan doing nothing but running and hiding for the entire game. Although I did make Tristan slightly nervous as I was dropping lots schemes that were actually not outside of the limit for protect territory. He thought it was me doing something nasty, in the end it was because I am a rubbish measurer but I did enjoy making him nervous about why (sorry sir).

Odd one with needing to kill but not in an easy-to-pick-up-head-marker-area-for-your-opponent sort of way. But in the end another fun match.

Round 3 – Reckoning

Never a fun one for me as never good at picking a mix of stompy and scheme runners. Lucky I was against the always a pleasure Connor (Proximocoal) not rocking his Gremlins but his new Ressers, which actually meant we had a #ToMB2 off which was pretty cool. Although he did take Nicodem instead of Seamus which made me very happy but this is ressers so would have prefered none of them..

In the end I went for the following list;

  • Von Schill with The Shirt Comes Off and Survivalist
  • Librarian
  • Johan
  • Korpsman
  • Lazrus
  • Strongarm Suit with Oathkeeper
  • Void wretch

For this one (after a practice with Panzer) I went for Plant Explosives and Breakthrough. We ended up drawing which I will take very nice against someone like Connor, 6-6. With all my points coming from schemes.

A very brutal match but with me only losing the Wretch and Johan whereas Connor only had the valedictorian left on the board. Alas I couldn’t kill two things in one turn :(

Void wretch has to be a man of the match contender holding up the Valedictorian for 2 rounds, now that is some ducking and weaving.

Also trying to get Johan to die to drop his scheme marker for easy plant explosives easy right with only 1 wound left. Lazrus, 3 shots didn’t get him once!!! No he nicely spread the damage around between 3 enemy models.

So overall I went 1-1-1 again (getting a habit) with a WP diff. -4 which means I did better from my results than expected but my diff is a little disappointing.

Probably didn’t help that I was testing gremlin Zorida the night before playing outcasts in a tournament :D

Anyway Gremlins are now back on deck for a while, we are going back to the Bayou.

Hobby This Week

I have started painting my Drudges for the Cepalyx list I have :O first bit of Warmahordes in a long time. Fingers crossed I can remember what I wanted to do..

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Beared-itorial

I am off to a tournament today down at the Grid in Doncaster again. Running my Outcasts again however at time of writing I am still wrestling with the idea of just running Von Schill as I have not had much luck with the Viks (at all) and Tara (recently). But time will tell what I actually do ;)

I have played Ironsides this week which makes perfect sense so close to a tournament lets rock out a new faction!! She is certainly interesting and wouldn’t mind trying her again, the adrenaline mechanic is a funny one.

A final quick note, I will be not starting a Skorne army for the third time!!

Nope not going to happen at all….*starts to shake*

Hobby This Week

Marcus is done I have had the kit for over a year but he is done at last, now just need a Rogue necromancy and some hounds and I think I will be happy with him ;)

But going on a Gremlin spree as damn it I love the little guys, also rumours of Brewmaster in the wild have me excited but still not believing them..

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Override

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Today we have a special guest on the show to talk all things Override, Doctor Loxley gets all excited about his campaign based sci-fi game.

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#WAAC Update

We had a great day yesterday thanks to all that took part in the Legion of Everblight raffle.

In a weekend we raised over £600 pounds for MacMillan!!! Which has handily raised us past the 1k level already :) Go see it by clicking the button..

WAAC

But if you missed out don’t worry we have a second raffle coming, go check it out on the following link;

https://www.justgiving.com/WAAC-40K-Salamanders

The potential to win a fully painted Salamanders army sounds pretty cool to me! Go help rob out he needs the help to get through the early days of a new child (well done that man).

Above all please please please spread the word of WAAC so we can raise some cash for those amazing nurses.

Also over this year and last we are only £580 from having raised £10000 :D


Out(Bear)Cast – Strongarm Suit

Another Out(Bear)Cast this time I will be looking at the ghettoblaster himself (sorry) the SAS.

Stats

Average Df and good Wp, like other tankier Freikorps he has decent number of wounds. He is also as fast as other Korps members with Wk being average and Cg being great.

He is enforcer so there are a couple of upgrades worth looking at mainly Oathkeeper but that is standard for most outcasts.

Abilities

Armor – Better than standard Korps armour which is always good.

Freikorps Suit – They all get the suit (cue MiB quote) which means they can ignore damage from pulses and blasts which is great against so masters.

Augmented Jump – This allows him to ignore models/terrain when charging. He can also Charge while engaged. This means you can never pin him down and easily charge in one activation and charge something else next activation. Think of him as a mini-schill..

Attack Actions

Enhanced Fists – Decent Ml 6attack that has a Ram built-in and does decent damage with severe being nasty. His triggers make him that little bit scarier;

  • Pneumatic Actuator needs a Crow and stops they damage being reduced, so Armour etc. is ignored, although Soulstones can still be used.
  • Pneumatic Crush needs an additional Ram which grants a positive flip to the damage.

The crow trigger is the nasty one and will make plenty out there nervous, although any positives to damage is welcome especially against ressers and the like.

Aetheric Projector – Average Sh attack with a built-in Rams and decent range. The damage is about average for ranged attack. Like his fists the triggers are not bad;

  • Soul Vortex needs a Crow , if a model is killed then it does place markers so can be nasty for Summoners. But being dependent on killing the model is not as helpful due to not spectacular damage.
  • Aether Scramble needs a Mask after damaging then the target gains Slow. Reducing AP pf your opponent is a good thing ;)
Tactical Action

Charge Up – This is his 0 action that grants one the following, what is nice is this just happens. No discard or Flip is needed to activate it.

  • Polarized Shielding – When the Strongarm takes damage with a Ml attack the attacker takes 1 damage after resolving.
  • Charged Fists – Grants +1 damage to his Ml attack actions, makes him very scary.
  • Bright Aether – Makes the Aetheric Projector very good at hitting with a boost to take it from average to very good.
Overall

A tanky model that moves around like a mini-schill, smashing stuff with his fists (need an Arnie phrase here) and occasionally shooting things to reduce enemy AP. He can be difficult to fit in due to the cost (loads of competition) but if you are wanting a model that can never be pinned down and as such means you pick your battles. He is certainly one to consider.


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