Friday, January 31, 2014

Depression Sets In #4: Battle Report vs. Eldar (lots of pictures!)

Hey, what's up folks! I've been painting and playing a ton of 40k lately in an attempt to get ready for the LVO. I've been playing my BeastStar, which has been really fun! It has been an exercise in frustration to try to make my Dark Eldar work, as I continue to remove Dark Eldar units from the list in favor of Eldar. At this point, the list is nearly entirely Eldar, though the Beast element is really the essence of the list.

I finally got a game in against a good Eldar list - I've played one other before this against a good opponent, though the list was a little on the "meh" side - even my opponent didn't really like it. This time, he decided to take a better list with lots of the units I may end up seeing at LVO. The best part: he's a top-tier player who recently moved here, and is one of the few (3) individuals out there who has a winning record (with two or more games played total) against me.

Here's a fun fact I learned during this game: Dire Avengers have counter attack, randomly.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Depression Sets In #3: Battle Report vs. Marines + Tau

Howdy folks! After about three weeks without playing, I finally got a game in last weekend with the current iteration of my list! I took lots of pictures, and will be happy to describe what happened in detail after the break!

For those of you who don't know - I have been trying to find a way to make my Dark Eldar work in 6th, and have (against all my inclinations) slowly been dragged into playing as Eldar. It's depressing not to be able to make Dark Eldar work the way I want them to, hence the title of this series of posts.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Depression Sets In #2: Final List Nearly Set for LVO

My progress on the Eldar contingent thus far!
Howdy, folks! Just a quick one today with my nearly-completed list for LVO. I've been pretty busy lately, with an addition to my family in the form of my first son, Perrin. We're pretty happy, but have our hands full with a baby - a situation we've never really had to deal with before!

At any rate, I have been dithering over the details of my list for a while now, and have decided that with the LVO in literally less than 20 days, I needed to actually order models. So, this is what I came up with. I like to think of it as a "One of Everything" list. You'll see why.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Depression Sets In #1: 1750 Eldar/DE vs. Eldar Battle Report (with pictures!)

Howdy folks! If you have been following my blog of late, you know that my march toward the Las Vegas Open (LVO) and my pursuit of a competitive army has been anything but intuitive for me. I started out trying to bludgeon my Salamanders into working, and randomly discovered that Dark Eldar are a ton of fun to play at a local RTT.

Since then, I've taken more and more Eldar in my lists, though for some reason I can't quite explain, I have resisted playing Eldar as my primary force - likely because 'everyone' is playing Eldar as primary these days, and I hate doing what 'everyone' is doing.

This should then explain my blog title - I have finally done that which I have resisted for so long, and taken the plunge into the awesome primary army that is Eldar. It's depressing, but damn it feels good to have good troops for once! Fear not, this list is by no means spammy, and relies heavily on Dark Eldar allies. I actually think I'll end up putting even more Dark Eldar into my list after the battle you're about to witness. List is finally coming together though :)

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Battle Report: Dark Eldar vs. Tau 1750 w/ Pictures

Howdy, folks! Today I've got a fun one: I've been waiting anxiously for the birth of my son (as of this writing he's already 3 days late!) and as such have been either at work or at home. As the group of guys I normally play against live in Wyoming (I know, random, right?), I haven't gotten many games in, even though it's break. My friend Don agreed to drive down to play a game against me and my potential Dark Eldar list. This is exciting, due to the fact that he is pretty much the only Tau player I know in the area (I know, also random, right?). He's only been in the hobby a little less than a year, but he's gotten better and better, to the point that he's been beating up on my other pals in Wyoming consistently. As we're both going to the Las Vegas Open (LVO) and he had only played against Dark Eldar a couple times, he wanted a competitive player's take on Dark Eldar. I was happy to oblige :)

(wow, that sounded cocky)