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So I survived my first Dark Age event and I came last….Wooooooooooo a Spoon πŸ™‚

Honestly I enjoyed my 3 games and if not for 2 dice rolls I may have got some wins in, honest!

Game 1 vs Air Caste; This was a first go against Dragryi and also against the infamous Yovanka. In the end I couldn’t deal with her side-step and I wasnt fast enough (perhaps not aggressive enough) to deal with the Air Caste and I came away 6-10 down.

Game 2 vs Outcasts(Slavers); very tit-for-tat game which was particularly high on the kill count in which I lost 9-10. But came down to initiative roll, win that and I could have claimed a secondary mission to put me to 10! But alas I failed and Cabbie went down to 2 critical hits to take the game away from me.

Game 3 vs Forsaken (Saint Luke); another brutal game which had exploding firestorms and who doesn’t love a firework show! In the end my supreme war captain if he could have passed an above average armour save he would have survived Luke and been able to claim me some Secondary objectives but alas it was not to be and I went down 7-10.

Cabbie died in every game and I knew he was a risk as he just draws so much firepower his way but I have never seen him go down so often, the tank wasnt so tanky for this time.

I am looking forward to more events for Dark Age in the future and I have some Dragryi and Skarrd to get painted up and playing.

Games This Week

No other games this week I am afraid.

Hobby This Week

Work continues with the death guard, with some of the transports and tanks getting some love. I have also been on a basing mission trying to get my scenic bases ready for when I actually build some models..

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As you read this today I will be taking part in my first event of the year :O and also my first Dark Age event ever!

Now Dark age is having a bit of resurgence recently and locally is kicking off in a pretty decent style and hopefully this will be one of many event locally.

So I have 2 factions Kukulkani (K3) and the Dragryi Air Caste, alas the Dragryi are not in a fit state of painting to be seen outside. So that means it has to be my first love the K3 and all their death magic funs.

The tournament is a 4 round 500pt day so that means I must have a 500pt list with a 150pt sideboard if I wish. Which means I need a pretty robust list but rather than over thinking things I can take most of what I own give or take. So here are my choices and why;

Cabrakan!

I have spent a long time deciding if to take him or not due to his points cost. What swung it in the end was the games are short (an hour) and I haven’t had too many games and no idea what I will see on the table plus never played some of the new missions. So I needed smaller lists to stop me going insane and being too slow. So dropping 2/5 of the points on one model made sense. Never mind he is a beast, brings free bio-energy every turn and great fun to have around and an amazing model J

Devoted Priest

He is a pretty cheap activation but also lets me play around with the K3 rituals hopefully helping ping the right models with the right things. Also should Cabbie go down I have someone who can use all that bio-energy.

Supreme War Captain

Everyone needs a leader and he can do some work for me if he gets in the right place. The only issue is he is pretty expensive but can go about unsupported to a certain extent.

Harvester

I need a super cheap activation in the list with all the beasts I can have in it plus he can help as a little scheme runner that people could ignore.

2 K3 Warriors

Gives me some more activations with guys that can hit pretty hard if I need them to, yes they die to a stiff breeze but then most things do!

Sideboard

Doom Seer

For when I want some speed or just extra chances of critical hits plus it’s a fun model.

Harvester

Much like his friend, he is cheap but also helps me balance the numbers a little.

Devoted Priest

Toss-up between a priest or a warrior, in the end went with a priest as the extra rituals on the board may be helpful.

On the whole I imagine I will be running the list I have, unless I need numbers then the War Captain gets dropped for the Doom Seer and Priest. Or if I think I need speed I can add in the Doom Seer and Harvester for the K3 Warriors.

So I do have some options, just a question of do I make the right calls at the right time πŸ™‚

Games This Week

Did manage a cheeky play though of WWX which was pretty brutal and good fun, so looking forward to the full release in September for that.

Hobby This Week

Work continues with the death guard, I now have the BoP box so have the terrifying job of a 20man tac unit to do. That is going to be challenging, we also don’t talk about the nearly 1500 points of Custodes I appear to have collected OOPS!!

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Happy 40K weekend everyone!! I imagine there is going to be a flood of 40K content everywhere for the immediate future, so go out and enjoy some positivity around GW for a change πŸ™‚

The Farmers are finally up for pre-order after what seems like an age waiting for them. Go check them out at our friends Leodis Games, the price is super surprising for what you are getting. So go grab a bargain..

Games This Week

Attended a Trailblazer event for Wild West Exodus locally, didn’t actually get a demo as was super busy..but had a great chat with the boys who turned up and got a free mini πŸ™‚

Hobby This Week

Continuing with the DG, it’s getting close to my birthday and getting my hands on the BoP box so hoping to clear some more before I get another 30 marines to paint πŸ™‚ and 40K DG to paint up….I may have a problem.

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Well back after a bit of break and writers block, not that I write too much but hopefully I can get back into the groove…

So we are hurtling towards new 40K release and I have to say, I can’t remember a more positive outcome from the internet in any of the releases I can remember.

Have GW finally hit on a winning formula to keep everyone happy? Probably not but they still make some dam sexy models.

I recently got my hands on an Imperial Knight and I have to say it has to be one of my favourite kits to put together an absolute joy!

Speaking of GW, we have all been recently been playing around with Shadow wars and it is proving addictive. Small quick brutal games (getting 3 games in an evening including set up and book-keeping) are always great but getting to use the models from all those failed armies has to be a huge win as well πŸ˜‰

Mythos

Mythos is here and boy are the models sexy! (Review coming soon) For those that missed out on the kickstarter the guys have gone to retail and have a pre-order up on their website https://paranoid-miniatures.myshopify.com/ so you everyone can get there shiny on πŸ˜‰

 

Games This Week

No games this week, been pretty uneventful time recently

Hobby This Week

Trundling on with my Death Guard and managed to get over 1000 points painted which is impressive for me. Thinking of continuing with them for the time being but hopefully I don’t hit a wall with them as really enjoying painting them.

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So any news this week? nothing springs to mind really…..well except new 40K and it’s not like the internet will be going crazy bonkers for that right?

So far I am liking what I am seeing, obviously with this drip feed of news we are going to see many panics along the way but hopefully the full rules will drop soon (June maybe).

On first look we are going to be seeing a mix of AoS and 40K rules which is only a good thing as I love the AoS rules and from the look of things the bloat is going as well. 5 books on release to cover on the major allegiances? Plus free rules and I think everyone is going to be pretty happy.

This leads onto what I am planning for 40K my Eldar are sold to make way for a 30K Death Guard army and all the shiny that brings (thankfully with the plastic boxes it now brings it just into my price range). But this also offers my a lot of scope into 40K I can just keep them as-is and use as space marines with no issue. However the plan is to keep them as Death Guard (especially with the new models) but not nurgle up the troops keeping them as they will look for 30K. I will be adding in Nurgle characters for 40K though and particular troop choices 30k/40k that I can’t really ‘count-as’ across the range I will pick up more than likely. Say things like the Helldrake cool model but nothing in 30K matches so I may get one of them.

Now the fluff behind this is that only characters gain the blessing of Nurgle to become fat/mutant while rank and file marines are in a way similar to 1k sons, they are locked into place as they appeared at the time of the Heresy.

Games This Week

No games this week, been pretty mental..

Hobby This Week

Been jumping around lately with my painting, managed to finish off a couple of bits like my gremlins. Hopefully can start my first DG unit this week :O

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So the biggest news for me personally this week is Death Guard πŸ™‚

My word they are sexy and for those that have seen me squirming on Twitter I love me some Nurgle and the possibility to get some models and get converting is going to be hard to resist!!

Then we had all the rumours about 8th edition 40K from Adeticon. The grumpyness on the various groups on FB has been strong VERY strong but I am approaching the new edition with hope. Hope, that they at least go partly down the AoS route as dam the game is fun. Should it be played seriously competitive possibly not but the games I have played have been great.

So what has caused the madness, well I am going to give my 2pence worth for those that care…

Movement Stat is back – I welcome this, a number instead of multiple rules in my mind is much much easier!

Generals Handbook is coming – Makes sense they like to keep a link between the games (no jokes about sigmarines) and the AoS version was well received.

Armour Save modifiers – This I like very much like Rend, but also adds to the randomness of the game that GW like. As every so often a Guard will manage to save against a Lascannon as it hits his lucky dog tags πŸ˜‰

Combat Phase – Chargers strike first makes sense to me they have the momentum of the charge behind them. Obvisouly power fists may see some tweaks to adjust or Eldar/Genestealers get a boost of some description.

Morale – Now like bravery in AoS or Fearless rules, I like this as it sort of makes sense. You lose combat capabilities as you lose men but each man is still the same. In the 40K universe is anyone really going to run away unless it is a tactical option?

Now in isolation some of these things are going to be nuts with the current rules but come on we all sort of know much will change. I hopefully expect the same as in AoS rules become free and so will all the models stats. As we have Warscrolls/Datasheets now and for me they work really really well..

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Games This Week

Only half a game this week due to timings but did manage to get the masons on the board, it was very odd going back to a classic S1 build of a team. Did enjoy it and there is plenty that Honour can bring to the table. More games needed before I become even remotely comfortable with the blue boys and girls.

Hobby This Week

Some AoS painted in fact my treelord is finished, I am back on the Faux painting and with my beloved gremlins as well :O

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