Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Horus Heresy from Forge World!

SO Excited!! NOW my Thousand Sons can get some love.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The changer of ways will often change ways....

Ive been thinking about my beloved chaos legions since the rumors of a new book surfaced. I wont go into specific point values until I have the book in hand, regardless of rumors. For now This is just an idea, but if it fits....oooof. Me likey!

Sorceror lord in termie armor, tzeentch mark (remove if ahriman makes rubrics troops)
3x9 Tsons
2 Vindicators/Defilers

large unit of screamers
2x10-15 pink horrors

Basically all the rubrics, ahriman and fateweaver (and the lord if hes there) deploy in a blob and advance on the midfield. Basically that makes a  3+/4+ re roll able save, shooting relentless rapidfire AP3 boltguns with soulfire....Psychic mastery is almost guaranteed here with 5 psykers within 6 inches of each other. 2 of those are rank!

Heaven forbid I roll well on the telepathy or divination charts with my sorcs....invisibility anyone?

The screamers handle anti tank, the vindis/defilers are horde control, and the horrors hold backfield objectives. Now we don't know all the costs yet, so this is aiming at 2000 points. First drops will be defilers/vindis for a dragon plane, and the chaos lord if I can for points.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Buckeye Battles 2012 was yesterday.....almost

Well Friday July 13 2012 certainly lived up to the hype for me! I was going to Buckeye Battles for the last hurrah of 5th edition 40k yesterday....I had my (mostly) foot Dark Eldar all painted and in their transport, a nice display board and all my directions to the venue ready. I got up early and hit the road to Delaware just as I planned I stopped and got breakfast on the way.

By the time I got to the venue I was not feeling so hot. Long story short by the end of the first round (an awesome game) against a beautiful necron army, I was in the restroom relieving my stomach of its contents.....

Now about that time O'reilly shows up and valiantly goes to get me some meds....which didn't work. (thanks anyway man!) So during the lunch break I made the decision that this was a sign. It is time to start looking forward to 6th edition and the future...

What does that mean for me? Well a few things. The army I am playing has changed. The DE while still a nice army have shifted back to all mechanised, which I wasn't happy with in 5th, but in 6th it will work for me. I think I want a change of pace anyway. I have spent almost two years with the Dark pointy eared elves, and while I love them, there are hints of chaos in the near future.

I have been working on a Heresy Era Thousand Sons army for almost two years now. They are a very hard force to fit their story and flavor into the existing rules. I see a lot of potential for them in 6th edition, and if the new Chaos codex falls in line, I might actually get to finish them!

While Friday the 13th might have struck and ruined a tournament for me, I certainly have quite a bit to look forward to. I even have a future cave troll to bring into the hobby!

 Chase Michael, born 6-28-2012, future geek and gamer ( I hope)