Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 26th Tournament at the Comic Shop plus

I went and played at my old "home" shop yesterday for the first time in more than a year. I took Necrons.....that should be enough for you to figure out how it went when you consider that the CSP has one of the most skilled player groups in the country, ranking up there with Toledo in skill. Mostly good guys and a good day but I got ROFLstomped.

I played Aaron the first round. Aaron plays Tau and is fairly new to the game. I was in a clear lead until turn 5 when he was able to contest one more objective with a devilfish to squeak out a tie. I felt like the army was short on punch after that first game, and I was proved correct in round 2.

Round 2 was against a local great guy, MegaDave. I have only had the pleasure of playing MegaDave one other time and it was a blast. The mission was a modified cleanse 2 from 4th edition. the whole diagonal deployment line. In any case is chaos marines lined up right on the line and came at me as fast as they could. Dave went first and lashed a unit of 4 destroyers 11" right out into no man's land which allowed him to have 5 units assault them. THis in turn made it possible to get almost 2/3 of his army in assault right out of the gate and block line of sight to the rest......necrons fail and phase in turn 5.

This leaves me at 0-1-1 going into the last game. By now I was tired and my 5 hour energy had worn off...and I pulled Damon...the man the legend in his own Seriously Damon is one of the best players I know and his bubble wrap mech Kanz Orks phase me on turn 4.

0-2-1 on the day....not pretty. I had a good time though. I took and older codex for an army I haven't played more than a few times into a shark tank of competition out there. I should have known. Like I said, I had a ton of fun getting my butt kicked. I would show you pics from the day, but I can't. One of the TO's assistants was using my camera to get shots. He took 77 pics and they were all blurry.....oh well.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Random ROFL

I saw this on another blog and couldn't resist passing it along.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grey Knights in April

Well with more details being "confirmed" about the Grey Knights codex it feels like they might be the rules match I am looking for in my Thousand Sons. I still plan on waiting to have the book in my hands before I commit to even buying more models. One unit I WILL have is a maxed out unit of terminators. It looks like only minor conversions will be needed to make them fall into the heresy era look that I want.

Power armored troops will still be MOSTLY forgeworld Mark 3 and 4, but the gear is all custom either way. I am really looking forward to this book. I feel like this book will be a real high-wire act between numbers and quality of forces fielded. I look at this as a challenge, but also a HUGE opportunity for modeling.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Ides of March

Wow the last month has passed in a blur. With Armoury Games closing it's doors an era of gaming ends for me. Am I sad about loing the ONLY FLGS within 30 minutes? Yes. I know I still have a home in Newark, or heck even at the Guard Tower with some time investment. For now I am not really worried. Why? Well I have a ton of things still simmering that I can put more attention to.

1. March 26th "hobby" tournament in Newark. 1850 necron army to be painted in 20 days
2. Thousands Sons project is coming along with the first squad in hand and on the work bench.
3. The Defense of Drask campaign I was running at the shop has moved home.
4. 40k Origins is screaming ahead with terrain projects for the RTT there in June
5. Mission design/painting rubric/sportsmanship scoring for 40k Origins underway

I am still going to play that campaign storyline out. One of the best guys from Armoury Games, Jeff (Astivus) has agreed to play through the missions I had laid down and see where it comes out. For now it will be the Subdjugator marines and imperial guard against the orks.

My priority right now is thrashing out my necron army to have them all painted up for the tournament on the 26th. I haven't been to the CSP in a long time so this will be a nice return to my roots.