Tuesday, June 11, 2013
That said, I still very much wanted to win the tournament, and have actually come close a couple other times. Those times are chronicled elsewhere on this blog, and I'll link you to them after the jump.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
To be clear, I had already re-painted a few IG squads in anticipation of Bugeater - I wasn't lying about taking them.
Read on for info on the list I'll be taking, general Storm Raven thoughts, and an intriguing email that made me change my mind...
Monday, May 27, 2013
|My Dark Eldar, who are sitting on a shelf right now.|
Today let's talk about something everyone seems to 'know' but has no real solution to: namely, that Dark Eldar suck in 6th, and don't belong in a competitive setting as anything other than a "spoiler army."
I'm actually of the opinion that Dark Eldar have been *buffed* in many ways this edition, with the exception of one fatal weakness: Fliers. With the advent of the new Eldar book coming out in the next couple days, we might just see a return to power for the DEldar. :)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The short version of the long story for me at Adepticon is that I had wanted to play in the 40k Team Tournament, but was unable to for various reasons (mostly, tickets sold out ridiculously fast), and instead was faced with the option of either playing nothing on Saturday/Sunday, or dragging my Fantasy army over to Chicago.
While this might seem like a no-brainer to most of you, I assure you, for me it was a dilemma as I hadn't played Fantasy for over a year and a half.
With that, let's jump on over to my list and the grizzly details and my inevitable 5 rounds of failure (or... lackthereof?)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
While this might seem like a sort of 'bragging' post to some, I guess I see it as a guide for me in the future, to remember a few of the great games and tournaments I've been to. Nothing worse than forgetting good experiences, and this is my attempt to stave it off.
Don't read it unless you don't want to, though I do welcome comments, nostalgia included :)
For those interested, there's a TL;DR at the bottom, like in my 2008 post.
This year's story begins directly after winning the 'Ard Boyz Semi Finals in 2008, and selling enough of my winnings to begin my Green Chaos army, Berserkers included...
Friday, May 17, 2013
So, for those who actually care or want to remember the 'old days', you can see the various tournament results for the year I'm posting, along with any battle report links to them.
I'm not trying to brag or anything, just want an easy resource for myself in later years when it's even more jumbled in my brain.
So, let's get it started for 2008. There's a TL;DR at the bottom if interested.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Now, we all hear people saying things like: "Man, such and such unit is so good! It almost always kills its points every time I play!"
While there is certainly value in pillaging an opponent's models in-game, a veteran player will tell you that there's much more to the game than simply being an efficient killer.
The truth of the matter is simple: whoever best meets the criteria stated for 'winning' in a given game actually wins the game. There's no caveat that says "whoever controls the most objectives in the game wins, unless you really skullf*** your opponent's forces while they just whimpered and took it, in which case, objectives don't actually matter and you straight-up win."
Seriously, just ask any 5th edition Eldar player.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, April 1, 2013
All the blogs I used to follow seem to mostly be dead, with very little talk of list design. I want to know what's been awesome lately, though I can't seem to find anything other than the occasional Goatboy chaos monster list. lol, much as I hate the guy, even Stelek stopped posting.
Wish I could post more content myself, I've been loving 6th, honestly. Grad school is a little more than a year from completion, then maybe I'll get a job, or just enroll for another masters program (haha... but seriously).
Anyways, expect some sort of Adepticon writeup by the end of April, I'll be competing in a double-header, with the 40k Championships and the Fantasy Championships coming up, and intend to take pictures with my mostly out-of-date camera.
Seriously, link me to the blogs that have batreps and tactics/list articles, I want to see what's up!
Monday, November 5, 2012
If that's the case and you actually thought something like that, then shame on you. Seriously, that's really rude.
For those of you who care though, I recently started grad school, on top of full-time work. So, full-time grad, full-time work, and a wifey. No time for warhammer awesomeness lately, especially writing a blog about it. Sadly :(
So, let's go ahead and get the
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Cool, so I'm back. 6th edition is here, and now so is my desire to actually talk about wargames via blogging, lol.
Anyways, as per usual, I'm just a tournament dude, trying to make sense of how this is all going to turn out. I have some thoughts on it, so let's have a
Friday, June 22, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Hey there folks! How goes it? I'm happy to report that I'm back from the Bugeater GT in one piece, after a harrowing 9-hour drive through Nebraska and Wyoming!
So, how did it go, you ask? Did you pwn everyone in sight with your new mysterious army?
It's all a very exciting narrative of betrayal and failure, excitement and nerves.
All that in a minute, after the jump!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hey folks, figured I'd give a (very) brief update. I'm still working on my new (and suddenly mysterious) army. What I originally thought would be a three-week project has unexpectedly become a two-week one, due to my sister's generous graduation gift of plane tickets for myself and the wifey to visit her in sunni(er) California for a week leading up to the Bugeater. Anyways, I'm committed right now to two tournaments in June: Bugeater in Omaha and WarBOLSCon in Austin. We shall see if I can scrounge enough money to go to the Nova again - it kind of hinges on if I can get an invitaional seat again to make it worth the enormous amount of money I'd have to shell out again.
Speaking of which - anyone going who has a floor space open? I'll happily pitch in for hotel fees, etc.
On that note, I'm headed off to paint some more. Nearly all done with infantry, now gotta focus on vehicles.
(Which means I'm not taking nids, :-o )
I'll have a little more time to post once the army is done, and I intend on taking pictures and doing batreps for both tournaments. Just... No real point in blogging when there are things that need done so I can actually play, right? :-)
Seriously though, super excited for Bugeater, last year was excellent, and looks like they've made some great adjustments for this year. Maybe I'll get a chance to throw down with Hulksmash this time instead of both of us getting owned by double lash, HAHA.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Well folks, I'm back from Adepticon, after what seems like aeons of inactivity with 40k. I had a blast, and I figure I'll just give a brief recap on the tournament, and dive into my new army project :-p
(that's right, I finally have motivation to actually play some 5th edition again, and therefore rejoin the 40k community! lol)
Friday, April 20, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Haha, same old tired wolfstar list, because it's small and I know how to play it.
A quick Q&A:
Q: Will I win Adepticon?
Q: Will I get fire-withered off the table vs. every new army?
Q: Aren't those two mutually exclusive?
A: Very yes.
Q: So... ARE you going to win Adepticon?
So! Aren't you glad we all spent some time on that rewarding Q&A? You should console yourself that it took much longer to post it on my Droid than it took you to read it.
Alright, wish me luck, maybe I'll get off my ass and actually take pictures and stuff for games and send them to you via blogger. Heh.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
|Time to Roll the Dice|
Well guys (and girl(s)), I'm back, more or less at least. After about 3 months of not playing the game at all, the Tournament Season kicks off tomorrow (today, by the time this goes up) with a bang at Genghis Con, a couple short weeks before the first major tournament of year. A little more info after the
Monday, December 12, 2011
|I apologize in advance for the awkward pictures you will find herein.|
(added after the rest of the post was written: the sport I'm referring to below is American Football. Don't worry, I'm not going to get into much detail about it)
I've been watching the Denver Broncos stumble their way through 7 wins in 8 games with controversial Tim Tebow (I'm from Colorado, so I gotta be a fan, right?) Regardless of what we all think of him
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hey folks, how goes the lifes? Lives? Maybe I should make it singular.
Hey folks, how goes the life? hm. Sound wonky. Maybe everything singular?
Hey folk, how goes the life? Can you have a single 'folk'?
Wow, this is getting dumb. Instead of worrying about grammar stuffs, let's instead worry about Dark Eldar, and how awesome they either are or are not.
It's fair to say I've played