Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year in Review

Hey there, everyone, how's it goin'?  My internets are finally working again, and I've got lots of stuff ready for your viewing pleasure after the new year.  Today I kind of just wanted to talk about my year in wargaming, my failures, accomplishments, etc.  Nothing too crazy exciting, but it's good to have records of these things, neh?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Defenders of the Adeptus Mechanicus Part 3: Pictures of the Army!

An Article by C.J. Young

Hello Everyone,

This is the final installment of Defenders of the Adeptus Mechanicus aside from some possible future work I might do on this army! First is the history of my Knight Titan Order the Knights of Victus. Lastly, I present the pictures of the army that stole much of my time over the last year. Let me know what you think about the history and army.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Glad to be here

Hi everyone, I recently beat Xaereth in a game of 40k, passing his test he invited me to bring my version of ice cream covered justice to his quest to take over the internets. I have been wargaming for just over 4 years, I have played many different armies in many different systems but I am currently playing Blood Angels, High Elves, and Cygnar.

I consider myself a hybrid gamer, I make list with

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas LoL

Everyone's blog says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays on it, so I guess I have to follow suit.

Actually, I just wanted to say sorry for not being that consistent of late.  Break means that I get out of my 'get things done' mentality, which means that not only have I been slacking here, but also on Jawa's blog.  No weekly battle report,

Monday, December 20, 2010

Upcoming Stuff

Hey, what's up folks!  After an entirely brutal two weeks of projects and finals, I'm finally done with school for a month, which means more time! More time for what, exactly?  Well, clearly blogging a little bit is a good idea, but also to paint and play more games.  It'll be nice to actually have enough time to spend with my wife and wargame to my heart's content.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sad Faced Guard List

Tonight I made an army list that made me sad.  I was trying to come up with a guard list that wouldn't auto-lose to my Jump Blood Angels list (or any 'well constructed' Blood Angels list for that matter), but would also be competitive against everything else.  One thought led to another and I came up with the idea that plasma was key.  Alright, read on to look at the list.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #7: Salamanders vs. New Dark Eldar

Hey there folks, whats up!  Today's battle report sees my Salamanders face off against a skimmer-heavy Dark Eldar army.  Fun times had by all, this was only my second time playing this army.  It's somewhat apparent that I'm grossly inexperienced in using Land Raiders, as you'll soon see.  Still, it's for sure a good game, and as you'll see, it turned into a pretty good battle.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Defenders of the Adeptus Mechanicus: Part 2

 An Article by C.J. Young

Hello again everyone! Sorry for the slow posting, but I have been doing finals here at UW and been studying for the LSAT I am taking this Saturday. So without further ado, I give you part two of Defenders of the Adeptus Mechanicus.  (here's a link to Part One)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Weapons vs. Fists

Today I want to talk a little bit about the role of power swords vs. power fists in an army.  Lately I've seen a lot of lists with misplaced swords and fists, so I figured I'd give my take on it.  Some of it will hopefully make sense, though a lot of it likely has to do with personal preference.  Guess we'll see.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Great Article on BoLS

I don't typically read many articles on BoLS.  Mostly the stuff I read is hobby news-related stuff, and if I'm bored, I'll read a few random articles here or there.  Simply too many writers there for me to keep track of and know who writes well and who writes... um, unwell.  lol.  (plus, lots of times the articles are so short, just when I find myself getting interested, they simply end.)  Anyways,  I check there for rumors for the 'next codex', every 3 or 4 days, and today I was rewarded by finding a pretty good article.  It's not even about Grey Knights, lol

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #6: Salamanders vs. Ork Horde

What's up everyone!  As promised, I'm starting to use a different army other than my over-used Wolfstar.  I wasn't really tired of the list, but it's always been my intention to play the Salamanders once they were finished, and I finally got them done.  This game is a fun one for Salamanders, with lots of targets to try and flamer and such.  As always, there are pictures.  Read on, for the report!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Email in: 1600 point Blood Angels

Received an email recently, asking for my thoughts on a Blood Angel list.  First, here's the email:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blood Angels All Assault Marines List

Today I decided I wanted to make an all-assault Blood Angels list, for funsies.  I've been thinking about it conceptually for a while, trying to decide if I thought it was competitive or not.  In the end, I think it has the potential to be competitive, but well... I'll give more thoughts on it after I post the list up.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Finally Finished Painting... at least... this army. (pictures included!)

Well, after lots of hours painting on the stupid army, it's finally done.  Finished.  Complete.  For now.  Lots of ways to make it more competitive I think, but those'll have to wait til I get more money, lol.  I took a few pictures- let me know what you think :-)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #5: Wolfstar vs. Tau Broadside Spam, take 2

Hi there folks, it's time for my Weekly Battle Report!  Today we see my Wolfstar facing off against Eric's Broadside spam Tau list, for the second time (he wanted a rematch).  Here's the link to our last battle.  Alright, lets start it up.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Balanced Dark Elf Listhammer

In the interest of doing something different before I start some sort of series of posts again, I figured I'd post my current Dark Elf army.  For those of you who saw the title of this post and thought it was something to do with Dark Eldar, I'm sorry- 40k has Eldar, Fantasy has Elves.  This is about the latter.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Word on Points Efficiency, in Regards to Feel No Pain

Hey everyone, figured I'd give you something to chew on alongside your Turkey this fine Thanksgiving.  Today's topic is going to be on Feel No Pain as a unit upgrade, and ways to recognize if you're doing things wrong using this tricksy USR.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Defenders of the Adeptus Mechanicus: Part 1

 An Article by C.J. Young

For my first post I have decided to talk about my favorite subject: theme armies! That is the driving factor in 40k for me: building theme armies, but the problem is that most of the armies that catch my attention do not have a codex. So I must admit that I am guilty of the great evil of “counts as” armies.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #4: Wolfstar vs. Chaos Marines

Hey there folks, it's time for the weekly battle report!  This week brings my wolfstar face to face against an optimized Chaos Space Marine list.  Before this game, I had never actually played against Chaos, despite how much I've played my current list.  As a sidenote, very soon I'll have a different army to play as- the wolfstar as it currently is will be played no more.  Lots of updates to my wolves I want to make.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Rather Important Counter-charge

First, please don't confuse this with the USR Counterattack.  While it's a fun USR, and can sometimes be used as it's own counter-charge, this article is about the old-fashioned 'you just exposed yourself by attacking me, so now I'm charging you back' tactic.  It's a pretty staple concept, and one that takes more than you would think to actually master.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blood Angels: Rediscovering Efficiency

So, it's been a while since I've even thought much about my Blood Angels army, mostly because I've been painting Dark Elves, Orks, Salamanders, and Wolves as fast as I can, which leaves little room for Blood Angels.  My current Blood Angel list certainly isn't super competitive, with lots of inefficient points spent on inefficient units.  I aim to stop that inefficiency, and make the army as competitive as I can.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #3: Wolfstar vs. Tau Broadside Spam

This week I have another battle report using my Wolfstar Space Wolf list against the local Tau player.  He's got 6 Broadsides, which is a great way to threaten my Wolfstar, with all the S10 available to him.  Will the Tau kick my hiney?  Keep reading to find out.  Or just skip to the end, lol.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hello Everyone! (New poster)

 Editors note:

Well, I broke down and asked someone else to post here on my blog to fill the empty days.  CJ is a hobby/fluff specialist, though he's won his share of tournaments as well.  I'll let him fill you in on himself, just thought I'd give you a quick rundown of what this random post is about.


Hi Everyone,

My name is C.J. Young and I live in Laramie Wyoming. I have

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #2: Wolfstar vs. Khan Double Land Raiders

Hello, and welcome to my 2nd weekly battle report!  I'm trying to give a battle report every week, and though I won't always use the same army, you'll have plenty of battle reports from which to see how my various lists play.  Here's a link to my battle reports page and to my previous week battle report.  The game I played today was against a double Land Raider list with Khan outflanking shenanigans, played by my buddy Vince.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekly Battle Report #1: Wolfstar vs. New Dark Eldar

Well, finally got a game in against the new Dark Eldar, with my friend CJ playing a proxy game with his actual Eldar army models.  None of the proxys are TOO outlandish, and we wanted to see what the new book could do.  So, he made a list and we threw down.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Battle Report Log

This is mostly just a list of Battle Reports I've written.  I'm going to separate the tournament reports from the single game reports, and separate the games by which army (and specific list) I used.  Expect more single game reports (with pictures!) to come, I'll try to do about one every week.

Otherwise, this is just a resource, I'll be linking to it on the top right side of the blog if you ever want to come back to it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wolves- getting away from the Wolfstar

Here's a list I wrote up a few days ago for wolves, getting away from the whole 'if my Wolfstar runs off the board, I'm most likely screwed' thing:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dark Eldar- Wych theoryhammer fail

I keep finding places online that say that they think Wyches are good, and lots of people at my LGS seem to think they'll be amazing as well.  Maybe I'm just taking crazy pills, but I really don't see the massive draw to them that everyone seems to.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Local RTT Report (with pictures!)

TThis last weekend I went to a local RTT at Gryphon Games and Comics in Fort Collins.  We had 12 or 14 people there (can't remember which), which is somewhat small for a tournament around here, but it's a great opportunity to play against people you've never played against, and get a lot of games in.  
(This picture is apparently Gryphons before they actually moved in, heh)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dark Eldar- shooting heavy?

I haven't looked at the new 'dex yet (though I basically have the rules down), but I have more thoughts I want to share on Dark Eldar.  Some might even be productive.  :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dark Eldar- already a fail?

Dark Eldar rules are out everywhere, and though I still haven't got my grubby little fingers on the actual book, I basically know the rules/point costs of stuff.  So far, I'm nervous.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Reactions on Dark Eldar- thus far

Well, lots of people have seen the new codex, and though I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy yet, I've been reading the forums like crazy for the new rumors.  Lots of information means I can start coming up with ideas for what I want to do with them eventually...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Scheming for Miniatures

This post I'm going to talk about what's currently going on in my 'Warhammer Life' lol.  Lots of plans, very very little time.  Pretty excited about some of it, though.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why I don't like Kommandos

I've played with Kommandos a few times now, and I have to say, I'm not really a fan.  Even against guard, where they would theoretically shine the most, they sort fail.  I'll outline in this post why I think they aren't as efficient as other choices.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Making a Tournament List

Lately I've been trying to hammer out lists for my team's Ork army for upcoming Adepticon.  Please don't get me wrong- I'm not convinced it's going to be a 'balanced' event at all, but my friends have trusted me with making the lists, and I'm trying to deliver.  Before I talk about why it's harder than you would think, I figured I'd instead mention my methodology in making a competitive take-all-comers tournament list.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Reflections on Orks: Where does their power come from?

Orks have some pretty good stuff, I'll be the first to admit.  I'll also be the first to admit that there are a *ton* of obstacles that Orks have to deal with in order to be a competitive army.  This post will be my thoughts on exactly what makes the greenskins tick (not anything too deep, I promise!), and maybe some other stuff.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Orks vs. Double Land Raiders: A quasi-battle report

Last night I finally got my first game in with my Ork list, against my friend Vince's double Land Raider list w/ Khan.  He recently got Best General at Tacticon, which is the 44 person tournament we just had, so he's not a bad player by any stretch of the word.  I wanted to try and see how Orks could do against double Land Raiders, and Terminator spam.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An Ork List, 1850ish

Well, after mulling over what I want to do for the Team Tournament in Adepticon, I decided the best way for me to get a feel for Orks was to make an army list with them, then make the team aspects around them.  So, here's the list:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Orks: What Rocks

Orks have a lot of great things in their codex:  6-point boyz, cheap effective HQ's, great hard-hitters, and speed all make them into a difficult army to deal with.  Today I'll touch on some things that I really like about the Ork Codex.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Orks: What sucks

In this article, I'm going to talk about a few things I personally think Orks are terrible at.  There are a lot of things in my opinion, but in order to make good army lists, the first step is to identify the terrible aspects of a Codex.  Lots of misconceptions are had about orks to be had, hopefully this will help debunk a few of them for the few people out there who actually read this blog, lol :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cool new tournament news

Well, I just got finished with Tacticon, and tournament season is basically over until Feb. when Genghis Con gets here.  However, in one weekend, three somewhat exciting/intriguing pieces of news found their way to me.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tacticon Tournament Report

This weekend was Tacticon, one of the semi-annual 'big' events in the area.  There are usually anywhere from 40-60 players in the 40k, and somewhere in the 30 to 40 range in the Fantasy the next day.  Since I hadn't painted my Fantasy in time, I decided to make it a day trip down to the con for 40k.  I took a bunch of pictures too, feel free to click on them to make them bigger.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dark Elf Musings: It's true.

What's true, you ask?  Or maybe you saw that I was trying to trick you into asking that, and decided not to let me manipulate your thoughts.  Either way, the truth is hard to miss:  Cold One Knights suck.  More specifically, I think cavalry in general suck now.  This is going to be a post about my failure at 'Ard Boyz, and why I think it happened.

Tournament Results

Well, depite my lack of postings, I've played a couple tournaments lately.  I'll just tell you a quick summary of the results:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dark Elveses

I've been working like crazy on my Dark Elves, in order to get them ready for Tacticon in a few weeks.  Lots of new models to paint, and they tend to take around an hour each.  Here's a shot of the spearmen I've been working on, as well as the five crossbows that are finished to a level I like.

Click on them for a bigger shot- you won't be able to see the highlights otherwise.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Here are the tournaments that I plan on playing in the near future:

'Ard Boyz Fantasy Prelims- Aug. 28
Tactic Con Warhammer 40k- Sep. 4
Tactic Con Warhammer Fantasy- Sep. 5
(If I qualify) 'Ard Boyz Fantasy Semi-Finals- Sep. 25
Clash for Colorado (Warmachine/Hordes)- TBD (last priority, unfortunately)

Guess we'll see what armies I take.  I've been working a ton on my Dark Elves and Blood Angels, but who knows?  My wolves are already finished, and it's easy to go down to 1850. 

Just a short blurb tonight, count on battle reports and likely pictures for each event.  Genghis should be fun, usually 40+ people at each tournament.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

BoLSCON Tournament Report

Well, here it is, in all its beauty.  This writeup will contain all 3 days of my tournament, including 5 (very very short) warmachine reports, 7 40k reports, and my overall thoughts of the tournament.  Buckle in, because this is going to be a very long post. 


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back from BoLSCON

Well I'm back!  I got in late last night, and now I have work in an hour.  I'm exhausted, but happy overall.  12 games later, I actually don't feel as burned out as I thought I would be.  I'm still kinda sick of 40k, but whatcha gonna do?

Anyways, this is just a 'don't worry, I'm working on a longer post' post, so you don't think I'm just being lazy.  Lots of pictures for my games (though not turn for turn, unfortunately).  6 great opponents in the 40k (because one I ended up playing twice in a row!) and a lot of fun (and educational!) games of Warmachine made the weekend a blast for me, though there were a few issues I had as well.  I'll talk about those a little later.

I ended up taking home some prize support (and not just random door prize stuff), but you'll have to read my bigger post to find out how exactly I did. 

Well, I'm off to eat, shave, and shower.  Back to living the dream.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Random Blood Angels List

BoLSCON is tomorrow (I'm leaving for it tonight) but instead of more (mostly) incoherent rambling on my expectations, I instead figured I'd post up a BA list I've been playing around with.  Here it is:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

BoLSCON: Pre-Tournament Thoughts

On Wednesday, I'll be leaving with a few friends to drive down to sunny (which isn't really very relevant, since we'll be inside the whole time) Austin, TX for Wargames Con.  Last year was a blast, and I really hope this year is as fun.  To add to the excitement, they tacked on an extra one-day tournament (for me, Warmachine/Hordes) on Friday, so that by the end of the weekend, I'll have played 12 total games.  Burned out is going to be a great way to put it :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

This Tournament Looks Awesome

The Nova Open

I wish I could go... but I'm spending the money to go to BoLSCON, which was an awesome time last year.  Plus, it's already full, and yadda yadda.  Next year though, I'd like to go.  This is in my mind the way a tournament should be, with minor wins still being counted as wins (and actually meaning something more than a 'strong draw'), instead of preferring to massacre two games and lose one vs. getting 3 minor wins. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The (lackluster?) Warriors of Chaos

Like I've been saying, lots of thinking about Warriors of Chaos has been going on lately for me.  Lots of lists, and lots of tweaks to them, before I've even played a single game of Fantasy in 8th.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Random Warmachine Tournament

Last weekend my gaming store held a qualifying tournament for the impending 'Clash for Colorado' which is a tournament that happens every 6 months, with each gaming club sending their top 5 players to compete.  I figured I'd throw down, despite the fact that I've hardly played in the past 3 or 4 months.  Tournaments are always fun to attend, and I figured since I'd never tried a Steamroller format tournament, it could be cool.  Plus, then I might be able to qualify for the actual 'big' tournament later this summer.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fantasy and Dark Elves, revisited

Today I've decided not to talk about impending BoLSCON or Warriors of Chaos like I said I might talk about, and instead keep plugging away at my Dark Elf army, since Tacticon is in September, and I need to try to get it as 8th-ready as I can before I actually go.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More 8th Ed. Fantasy Musing

Well, despite all the models I still *really* need to paint for upcoming BoLSCON (heh, I heard they renamed it Wargames con now, for some reason?  How dumb.  I'll still call it BoLSCON... cuz that's what it is) I've been playing around with Fantasy lists a lot.  Not just Dark Elves, but *gasp* Warriors of Chaos.  The Warriors of Chaos will be discussed in my next post, I think.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

There and back again- A gamers tale

So, I'm back, and I'll be posting more frequently now that the World Cup is dying down and BoLSCON approaches.  Lots of things to talk about, I'm not sure I want to tackle it all with this one article tho.  Among the things I want to talk about are my Wolves, and the new Warhammer: Fantasy rules (and how they'll affect my Dark Elves).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Wolveses

Well, it's been quite a while since I posted here, and though I haven't finished FFIX yet, I've been rearing to get back into 40k stuff, so I guess I'll just dive in.  Today I want to talk about the army I'm about to start- and indeed, have already started.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Final Fantasy IX

Well, Final Fantasy 9 has apparently taken my life over and has really cut into my blogging time.  Heh, I'm currently near the end of Disk 3 (out of 4 discs) so once it's finally beaten (it's the only original Playstation 1 Final Fanatasy I haven't beat) I'll start posting more, including my plans for a new army, and how I hope it's going to work out, lol.  Alright, take it easy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

All Quiet on the Homefront

Well, it's been a little bit since I last posted, which is alright I suppose (give you few loyal readers a little bit of a breather) but today I figured I'd break my silence by posting up a list I've been painting on a little bit lately, and recently played a game with. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Inefficient Angels

The new Blood Angels codex has been out for a while now, and I've decided that it plays decidedly differently from the way the old one played.  Perhaps this seems like an obvious observation, but to me, it wasn't at first, really.  I want to outline what I think is different, and the direction it seems that Blood Angels will be headed in a competitive setting.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Failure to not fail

Well, this weekend was 'Ard Boyz.  I took my weird Blood Angels, and (as I had planned all along) I took Mephiston.  He's just too much of a badass not to take!

Here's the list I took:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Weekend Games

Between Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last weekend, I managed to play 4 games at 2500 points with my Blood Angels.  I've been studying like crazy for finals these last couple days, which is why I haven't really posted much except for the random flamer Tactica, but now that those are over (3 finals on Monday is brutal!) I have time to give recaps on the games I played.  Be forewarned- this is a pretty long post.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Lately I've been noticing a lot of flamer love, and it seems like a lot of it is somewhat misguided.  Flamers have a pretty specific use in competitive 40k, as I see it.  This is a mini-tactica on how I think flamers should be used, and when they aren't going to be worth it.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blood Angels vs. Khan Termies?

Well, I played another game with my Blood Angels, this time against Vince's double-raider list with Khan and Termies.  It's a tough list to play against, especially in 2500, where he has the points to field 10 las cannons.  I'll give an overview of each turn, and my thoughts.  In the end, I made a few bad mistakes, but I think I'm getting better.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Another game, Blood Angels vs. Sisters

Tonight I was able to play against Tony's Sisters of battle in a 2500 point matchup.  We've been trying to play since I moved here, and it's never really happened.  It was a good battle though- he's a good player, and I have almost zero experience against Sisters, since so few people play them.  This won't quite be a battle report- more like a highlights segment :-p

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Nature of 'Ard Boyz

Well, it's just about 'Tournament Season' here, with 'Ard Boyz going on for the next 2 months, and after that BOLSCON, followed shortly by Tacticon.  I'm sure 'Ard Boyz Fantasy will be coming up as well, though I'm equally sure I'll fail at it again like I did at the semis last year :-P  Anyways, I just wanted to talk a little about my thought process in building an 'Ard Boyz list, since I don't really think it's as straightforward as building a list at 2000 or less points. 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Blood Angels Death Star?

I've been playing around with 'Ard Boyz lists lately, and come up with a lot of weird stuff that's mostly useless.  Not saying you can't win using lists like these, but I'm not under the impression they're going to be good 'take all comers list'.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

'Ard Boyz huh?

Well, I was recently perusing my local gaming store's forums, and saw a post someone made about 'Ard Boyz coming up soon.  Turns out, we only have a few weeks til it starts.  It kinda took me by surprise, and suddenly, I'm wondering what I'm going to take for it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Hive Tyrant Dilemma

After making all sorts of lists for Blood Angels, I've encountered one glaring flaw in all of them that I haven't had to deal with as of yet- Hive Tyrants.  I recently bought the new Nid codex (took me a while) and while I was flipping through it and didn't see much I hadn't heard of or seen already, I discovered what nasty things people can do with Tyrants in this new book.  I quickly looked around the internets, hoping desperately that the Tyrants were too expensive to belong in competitive lists, but my worst fears were confirmed:  lots of people bring them, and even if they aren't 'supposed' to belong in competitive lists, my own Blood Angels have almost no answer for these stupid things, making them a huge dilemma for me.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A few tweaks, and another game

Today I was able to get off work and head down to my local Nerd Store to play yet another game with my Blood Angels.  This marks Game 4, where I should start understanding how the army should work in general, and start feeling the strengths and weaknesses so I can begin really maximizing my lists.

Friday, April 16, 2010

A compilation

I've decided to compile all my thoughts about Blood Angels into one page, with links to my random postings.  Hope this is helpful to someone!

The Death Eater Spam List, and how it did

I hope you don't think I'm making a reference to Harry Potter, with my title.  Rather, it refers to my new list and style of play with Blood Angels that I tried last night (against 'Leaf Blower' Competitive Guard).  In general, it's a conglomeration of World Eaters (Berzerkers w/ Furious Charge) and Death Guard (Plague Marines w/ Feel No Pain and Meltas everywhere).  Guess I could have named them 'World Guard'... whatever. 

First, here's the list I played:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Foolishness with Wolves

Well, as you know (if you've been reading my posts on here with much loyalty), I've been trying to make Blood Angels work the way they did in the old codex.  I haven't given up that pursuit at all, but all this thinking about static fire support in devestator squads, coupled with strong assault elements and lots of rhinos/razorbacks, made me think of Space Wolves.  So I made a list.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Hypocricy of Honor Guards

A few days ago, I got game 2 in for the new Blood Angels.  I used the exact list I was talking about in my last post:  4 rhinos, with various cool stuff inside, an assault squad, 5 melta bikes, and an ineffective scout squad.  Here's a few things I learned (or simply affirmed):

Friday, April 9, 2010

Blood Angels- the new Death Guard

Well, yesterday I got done with my first playtest game with Blood Angels.  It was a planetstrike game, so the rules were a little off, and Jason and me were playing against a TON of heavy vehicles (we were playing vs. Tau and Orks).  A few highlights:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

More Blood Angel Love

Well, it's been a bit since my last Blood Angel 'article', but don't think I haven't been thinking about them or making lists- tomorrow I even plan on playing my first game with them.  It'll be a 'team game' in which I play alongside Salamanders, and with friends, so I'm not really concerned with making my list super duper competitive, though I will try to do what I can.  Mostly, I want to see what sort of synergy I can get out of my troops.  But, that's not really what I want to talk about today.

Today I want to talk about random ideas, and about what direction I see my Blood Angels heading.  I have specific goals that I never really accomplished with the new PDF that I want to make sure I do this time.  So, this post is going to be more about random thoughts I'm having on Blood Angels in general.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Clash for Colorado, part 1.5 of 2!

Sorry for the delay on this one folks! School + work > gaming.

But onto the reports! We last left off with me besting a khador list. After this round we all stopped for lunch, the shop ordered pizza with our entrance fee which was nice. Tops off to Jeremy, who managed to eat a full 10 pieces of pizza! That man can pack them down!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Math of the Missile Launcher

I'm not sure how many times I've heard someone say something like "yeah, but 4 missile launchers in one devestator squad is overkill for killing vehicles, you only really need 2 or 3 per squad, max."  I DO know that if the number of times I've heard that said is 'x', then I've been annoyed x times. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Back from Adepticon: Part 2

Here's the part where I talk about Adepticon in general, and what I thought was good or bad.  There were a lot of both, in my mind.  Keep in mind that I don't really have a TON of other 'enormous' tournaments to compare this to, only BoLSCON really.  Still, I've been to a countless number of other tournaments, and have a great grasp on what *I* like and don't like.  So, I'll try to explain my thoughts in a coherent manner.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Back from Adepticon: Part 1

I had intended to post something about me prepping for Adepticon before I left for it, but time was much more in demand than I had previously anticipated.  Suffice it to say that I went to Adepticon in Chicago (after a 15-hour drive), and now I'm back, somewhat exhausted, from it all.  It was a pretty intense trip.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Blood Angels

Well, I finally got a look at the new Blood Angels codex.  It's pretty neat, and though I'm sad that we lost preferred enemy (my way of making the dice 'behave'), there are a lot of great things in the new dex.  I'll give a quick summary of my thoughts, then some 'advice', then my thoughts on a new list:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Clash for Colorado, part 1 of 2!

Since this is my first post here, I believe an introduction is in order! My name is Jason and like Xaereth mentioned before, I play both 40k and hordes! I have played many other games including inquisitor, fantasy, BFG, etc. But my main focus is on 40k and hordes.

Alright, on to the juicy stuff! This last weekend was the biannual Clash for Colorado. For those that don't know, this is

New Poster

Well folks, as you have no doubt noticed, I haven't been able to post a ton on this blog lately, and I completely blame school and work for this travesty.  Anyways, I figured I'd try to get more posts on here, so I invited my friend Jason to start writing here.  He plays both 40k (Salamanders) and Warmachine/Hordes (Legion of Everblight).  Not sure how often he'll get on, but it'll hopefully increase the number of 'articles' on here, and give people more of an incentive to get on.  Expect a battle report of his own on here soon!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Why I love Attack Bikes

Well, after getting an overwhelmingly huge response from my readers on the various battle reports I wrote, I figured I'd write a tactica (of sorts) on Attack Bikes and why they rock.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Genghis 2010 Fantasy Tournament Report

Saturday was the 40k tournament, and I qualified for the tournament in Vegas, placing 2nd overall in a field of 60 players.  Sunday was the day I just had fun and played a non-serious non-competitive day of Fantasy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Genghis 2010 40k Tournament Report

Every year, the Denver Gamers Association has a con in which there is a 40k tournament, and a WFB tournament. I decided to compete in both, though my expectations were somewhat low for Fantasy. In 40k however, the tournament was a big deal.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's over!!

Genghis is over, and I'm exhausted. I was a little worried I wouldn't be able to get home today, since it snowed like 4 or 5 inches last night, but the roads were clear, and we made it home without incident.

I'll be posting battle reports

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Eve of Battle

Well, Genghis Con is about to begin. I'll be leaving tomorrow with my wifey to see what the con brings me this year.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Practicon is over!

Well, today I finally got to go to another tournament. My last one I went to was months ago, and I've been missing it quite a bit. The tournament was here in Fort Collins, and there were about 14 (maybe 15) entrants. The entire premise of this tournament was to get us ready for Genghis Con, which is a week from today (13th of Feb).

Friday, January 22, 2010

Big Tournaments Coming Up

The Agenda for this post:

--> I'll talk about my upcoming tournaments
--> Longish 'what you need' to win a tournament list

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

In preparation

Well, I'm only going to talk a little bit tonight, first about Warhammer, then Warmachine.