Friday 14 November 2014

Imperial Armour 13 Review: Part 2

My first review was focused on the Renegades and Heretics army list present in the book, as I was rather exited about having a list for chaos that wasn't marines or daemons. Now I think its time that I went over some of the other things in the book that deserve a mention. As its the war machines of the last and the damned, you can Imagen there is a lot to say.

Friday 7 November 2014

Renegades and Heretics vs Elysian D-99 veterans 1000 points: Drop zone

This is my first game using the Forgeworld Renegades and Heretics list and its against another forgeworld list, this one from the relatively recent release Imperial armour 4, second edition, the Elysian D-99 Veterans list. This game represents the Imperium trying to get a foot hold on the chaos held world in our campaign. Its a 1000 point game of Purge the Alien.

Friday 31 October 2014

Renegades (imperial guard) vs Mechanicum (inquistion and Knights) 1000 points: Pay back

This is my second game vs the mechanicum in our escalating series of games, unfortunatly we haven't been able to keep up with the paining. This game represents the mechanicum striking out against the chaos forces on the planet, after suffering losses after their first conflict. Its a 1000 point game of the relic, mechanicum (inquisition and knights) vs the renegades (imperial guard).

Friday 24 October 2014

Imperial Armour 13 Review Part 1: Renegades and Heretics Army list

With the release of Imperial Armour 13 I had to get it, mainly for the army list, but I do love the Imperial Armour books, as they are finely crafted. As its a big book, I though I would break it down into 2 parts, the Renegades and Heretics Army list, and the Chaos Space Marine bits. So here is part 1 of the review, the army list.

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Skulkers Surprise: Slowing down

Over the last few years I have been trying to post as regularly as possible, generally this has been twice a week, every tuesday and friday morning. Sometimes if I have a review or an question I will go out of my way to make sure I get it out asap generally coming out on a saturday. However due to recent events I have lass time on my hands to do such things. As much as it pains me I will be reducing my posting to once a week.

Friday 17 October 2014

Malifaux Battle Report: Nicodem vs Seamus 40 SS

This is my first go at attempting a Malifaux battle report so please forgive the sloppy format, hopefully it will get better over time. This is a Nicodem vs Seamus 40 soul stone game.

Friday 10 October 2014

Dark Eldar vs Tau 1500: Realspace Raid

With the release of the Dark eldar codex I decide to dig out some of my old models and give them a go. In the ruins of Velak the dark eldar attempt to steal away Tau slaves but they put up a heavy resistance. The game is a 1500 point Big guns never tire game of Dark Eldar vs Tau. Let the slave raid begin!

Tuesday 7 October 2014

First Dark Eldar List Ideas: 7th edition

Now that the codex has been out a few days I have had a few ideas about different dark eldar army lists. Not all of them are good, but a lot of possibilities are in the codex, and while I have seen a few people have similar ideas, I generally work around 1500 points so these are a little more restricted than 1850 or 2k.

Saturday 4 October 2014

Codex Dark Eldar: Review

A lot of information I read before the codex came out suggested that the Dark Eldar codex was going to be a disappointment, I am currently writing this into without reading the codex, but I hope that I can find something to argue against this idea. So I’m going to have a quick read and give my review of the codex and hopefully give you all a ray of sunshine out of all of this gloomy expectation.

Friday 3 October 2014

Eldar vs Chaos 2000: Unrestricted Chaos

Back to the Battle Reports and this time I have a 2000 point game with my Eldar versus as combined Chaos force of Chaos space marines, Daemons and a formation. In this game we play purge the alien with hammer of wrath deployment. I take a rather different list, based around making the enemy fail moral, which I wrote before knowing I was playing Chaos, as most of his units ignore that nonesence.

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Sometimes life gets in the way

The last 2 weeks have gone post free and I apologise for that, but a few things have come up that prevented me from putting the work in needed to have a half decent post. So instead of having a half baked post I decided to just work on an old battle report in the few spare minuets I could get. That will be posted Friday.

Friday 12 September 2014

Imperial Guard vs Blood angels 600 points: Revenge for the fallen (knight)

Game two of the 600 point escalation and after the fall of the Imperial Knight the Blood angels are sent in to reclaim what they can of the knight. The game is Emperors will, Imperial Guard vs Blood angels 600 points.

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Starting Malifaux

Once again I have been distracted by another game, this time it’s Malifaux, a skirmish game where most of the characters have a fair amount of character. This is very different from what i normally go for, as i like to invent my own characters and this one has them all premade for you. I had been told it is similar to Warmachine which i tried to play a while ago, and it didn’t really catch on with me. This one though, hopefully will.

Friday 5 September 2014

Dark Eldar vs Imperium 2500: Pain for All

With my Dark eldar force swelling with recent reinforcements I decided to use them in a larger game 2500 points to be exact, vs the Imperium of Man. As a change we use the maelstrom of war missions, and play Deadlock with vanguard strike deployment.

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Inspiration from the Unexpected

While having a weekend away in London myself and my girlfriend visited the Making of Harry potter. IT was an enjoyable few hours but something rather unexpected happened while I was there, I got inspiration to play Mordheim again, but with a different setting in mind. While Mordheim is set in the city of the damned, it has had several different settings, and I would love to try and have a game or two set in the ruins of a giant castle. You will see why later.

Friday 29 August 2014

Imperial Guard vs Inquisition and Knights (mechanicum proxie): The first blow

My first game in the escalation campaign and its against the combined forces of the Mechanicum (using an alliance of inquisition and knights to proxy it). As the game is only 600 points, we use a 4x4 city fight table, with purge the alien mission. Wish me luck.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Dark Eldar Reinforcements

Surprisingly a friend of mine has decided to get rid of his old dark eldar force in order to make some room for different models (probably imperial guard and his million fliers) and just gave me his models. Knowing I have an old 3rd edition dark eldar force he knew I would happily accept as his models are all old school as well. So I thought I would show off the state of my dark eldar force as it is right now.

Friday 22 August 2014

Codex Grey Knights: Review

A second codex has been released this month much to my surprise, and its Grey knights. While i haven’t played grey knights in quite a while i though it could be interesting to read and review for you guys. Click to read more.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Space Wolves vs Grey Knights 1500: Duel for the Emperors favour

With the new release of codex space wolves, i had to give them a spin and the grey knights ended up being my opponent. Obviously my wolf lord has come under the eye of an inquisitor who isn’t too happy with his conduct and has sent in the big boys to deal with him. The game is a 1500 point game of crusade, with hammer and anvil deployment.

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Astra Militarum: Priest vs commissar

For my imperial guard force I am contemplating which of the advisors I should add in to help my infantry out. The obvious choices are adding in either a few Commissars OR Ministorum priest but I don’t have the points to add in both. So the question is, which advisor do I go for?

Saturday 9 August 2014

Codex: Space Wolves Review

 Once again a new codex has come out and it’s time for my little review of it. While I do have a space wolf army it has been a long time since it has seen the light of day, so I am hoping the new dex can stir something inside me to crack it out again. We have already seen the new dreads and fliers, but let us hope there is something else to this release.

Friday 8 August 2014

Dark eldar vs Necrons 1750: Poison of the serpent

Once again the Necrons threaten the existence of the Eldar, and in this battle both the Dark eldar and eldar join forces to eliminate this most ancient of foes. The is a 1750 point game of purge the alien of necrons vs dark eldar allied with eldar.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Tale of 4 Gamers: an escalating campaign

At the gaming club we are starting a slow escalation campaign between 4 of us, in order for all of the participants to gradually paint and build up a new force. For this I will be using my Imperial guard, as I have been meaning to get them sorted after over a year of a lot of bits just sitting in my house.

Friday 1 August 2014

Orks vs. Astra Militarum 1500: Guns of the Emperor

After the release of Codex: Orks it made me want to test it out, and a friend of mine has wanted to face orks with a mostly infantry imperial guard army for a while. So we now had an opportunity to play the sort of game he wanted. This is a 1500 point game of Orks vs. Astra militarum.

Thursday 31 July 2014

40K Rules Issues: Jink

Quite an important rule change that occurred during the transition between 6th and 7th was the massive change to jink. While it doesn’t appear to be a very important rule it can be used by such a large number of units (bikes, skimmers and fliers) and can be quite an important factor during the game.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Painting Challange July 14: Update

It’s getting close to the end of the month so I thought I would show you all where about I am up to with the painting. My aims for this month was 10 vets, a chimera and start a heavy weapons team so click and I will show you how I have got on.

Friday 25 July 2014

Eldar vs Orks 1500: Rising Sunz

The Hordes of the Evil sunz need to be contained, and it’s down to the Warhost of spiritseer Antaris the warp forged to cull the beasts. This is a 1500 point game of the emperors will with vanguard strike deployment between Codex Orks (no supplement) and Codex Eldar (no supplement).

Friday 18 July 2014

Council of War Game 4: Imperium vs Xenos 8,000 points!!!

On the second day of the event only 1 game remained, the big team game. This was an 8k a side game which used a special force organisation chart which was basically 4 combined arms detachments. However you didn’t get any benefits from it and you could choose your force as an unbound list BUT you still had to conform to the chart. The only exception to this was you could add as many knights that you wanted as they hadn’t accounted for them after you had filled up your mandatory slots.

Thursday 17 July 2014

New Realm of Battle board pictures

Here are a few pictures of the new realm of battle board that will be coming out soon. I'm sure you have probably seen them already but its always good to share them. I do think its a great product fro teh look of it, might even be tempted to get one myself for the right price. 

City fight tables never go down badly

While the table is nice what does bother me is the number of aquilas all over the place, it looks a little impractical and cuts down where you can place your terrain. But it might just be a slight raise or just set in and not be a problem at all. We will have to wait and see.

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Rules mistakes: D-Weapons and Templates

During the council of war event we came across several rules issues with some of the newer rules and some that have changed or just gone since the last edition. Since reading over some of my battle reports from then event and checking the rules I think we may have made a few mistakes, they are probably stupid mistakes that you will all laugh at but I thought it would be worth going over them to get your input and maybe help someone out.

Monday 14 July 2014

Board Games to watch: Zombicide

My love of games isn’t just restricted to 40k, I also enjoy computer games and board games, and I have to say a great board game I have played for a while is called Zombicide and currently the 3rd instalment of the game is on kickstarter and I urge you guys to have a look, as it’s a great zombie survival game.

Friday 11 July 2014

Council of war June 14: Game 3 Doubles 1500

 The third game of Council of War and this one’s different to the first two, this is a doubles game. The army consists of 1500 points split however you want between the two players. It must have two armies included so you can’t just have a single force org and split the units, each player must have their own units. The game is Eldar and Iyanden vs Iyanden and blood angels, with Purge the alien mission.

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Painting Challenge July 2014

Back to the painting challenge and now I have a large chunk of my eldar painted I can move onto my other projects for a little while. Which means I’m going to go back to making and painting the Imperial Guard.

Friday 4 July 2014

Council of War june 14: Game 2 Eldar vs Orks 1500

Game 2 and my Eldar face a horde of Orks joined with an Orky lord of war which isn't a Stompa. The Eldar must face a Kill Bursta in a 1500 point game of Crusade (4 objectives) with hammer and anvil deployment. The ork force is beautifully converted, you gotta check it out.

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Codex Orks: Review

The first codex of 7th edition has hit the shelves and its codex orks. It’s been 2 editions since the orks had a codex so I was expecting a major change for the boyz, but interestingly it wasn’t so much the rules that got changed but the who lay out of the codex. I will explain myself more after the jump.

Friday 27 June 2014

Council of War june 14: Game 1 Eldar vs Ultramarines 1500

My first game of the Event and my Eldar face off against Ultramarines in a game of Emperors will with dawn of war deployment. While his list doesn’t look too intimidating it does include 2 fliers which could be a massive problem for me.

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Council of War June 14 – Forces present

Council of war has come and gone and in my opinion it was a blast. This was my first event at Games workshop Hq and if you guys are able to go to one, I would say go as it was a great weekend and well worth your time. I thought I would share some pictures of the armies that took part in the event. One person even dressed up as a sister of Battle!

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Council of War Army lists

With Council of War fast approaching I thought I would show you all what I have finally decided on taking. I followed the advice you all gave me for the 1500 point list and dropped the one I tested out for something a little more conventional. But council of war isn’t just a bunch of 1500 point games, oh no, read on to find out more.

Friday 13 June 2014

Eldar vs Maynark Necrons 1500: Tournament practice 1

In preparation for Council of War I test out one of my possible tournament lists vs the necrons of the Maynark dynasty (forgeworld rules) in a 1500 point game of purge the alien. Who will win this fight to the death? The Ancient mechanical Necrons or the Dying Eldar? Old foes battling once more.

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Potential Tournament lists 1500

With my first Tournament of 7th coming up soon I have come up with 2 lists, one of which I am more comfortable playing with, but I’m not 100% sure which to use. A stipulation of the tournament is that every model must be painted and must represent what it is, so no proxies (it is at warhammer world after all).

Friday 6 June 2014

Eldar vs Space wolves 1500: Prize Fight

Out side an Imperial shrine the Eldar ambush the Space wolves in this 1500 point game of Emperors will with Vanguard strike deployment. Two legendary fighters grace the battle field, the Great wolf himself Logan Grimnar and Craftworld Dem-Kirath’s Avatar of Khaine! If those two combatants meant surely stories will be born of the outcome.

Friday 30 May 2014

Eldar vs Imperial fists and Imperial Guard 1500: First game of 7th

This is my first battle report for 7th edition and looking back we had a few slight rules mishaps, but nothing too major I don’t believe. Anyway the game was between my Eldar force and the Forces of the Imperium in a 1500 point game of Spoils of War.

Tuesday 27 May 2014

7th and Eldar

It’s been a few days now since 7th was released and I have only managed a single game. While on the face of it I didn’t think that much has changed but I was very surprised how much just a few little changes can make on a game.

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Cities of Death: Eldar vs Marines 2500

On the planet Gorgoth, in the outskirts of the city Lanetcy the Imperial forces of the blood angels and imperial fists join forces to remove the xenos threat of the Eldar from the holy imperial world. This is a game of Cities of Death, 2500 points with the Domination scenario.

Friday 16 May 2014

Eldar Vs Tau 1500: Blood Stained Woods

On the World of ker’vo the Tau expansion threatens an important planet to the Craft world Dem-Kirath. The Eldar must face the Tau in open warfare to preserve this world. This game is a 1500 point game of crusade (3 objectives) and vanguard strike deployment.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

May Painting Challange: Update 1

I spent Sunday painting and so far i have made a little dint into my challenge, and i am quite happy with the results so far. Hopefully i will get a bit more done soon and actually finish off this challenge before the month is done. 

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Painting Challenge: May 2014

April wasn’t good, I stopped doing anything after I built the veterans and couldn’t get back into the guard. I feel a little brake from the guard is in order, especially as I have to paint my eldar force for the council of war in Nottingham, and as I’m not 100% sure what I will be taking yet that’s a lot of eldar to paint.

Friday 2 May 2014

Eldar vs Necrons 1500: Doom of the Past

Once again the Eldar of craftworld Dem-Kirath are forced to defend themselves against the threat of the Necrons, this time on a forest world. The game is the relic with vanguard strike deployment. In this 1500 point game which force will emerge victories (and for once both armies are fully painted!!!). 

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Some blogs to follow

It’s odd, normally I have something to share or say on a Tuesday but this week I'm drawing a blank, nothing stands out this week for me to share. I am falling behind on painting as work is taking up most of my time (that happens unfortunately) and I am in a bit of a limbo about what list to take for council of war until Warhammer World gets back to me.

Friday 25 April 2014

Eldar vs Tau 2000: Formation vs Super heavy

Craftworld Dem-Kirath take on the Tau in a game of Purge the alien, 2000 points. Its been a while since i played tau and this force even has a data slate, so i don't fancy my chances, but i have a lord of war for good measure, hopefully it will help take down the tau.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Painting Challenge: April 14 Update

It’s getting close to the end of April now so I thought I would share with all what I have got done so far. At the beginning of the month I set a very modest aim as I knew I would be busy this month, and I am very glad I did now. Thankfully I have painted what I wanted but the construction I wanted done is a little behind.

Saturday 19 April 2014

Eldar vs Ultramarines 1850: Rematch!

In a rematch of last week’s massacre the Eldar come back for another go at the Ultramarines. The army lists are different this game and might be able to get a different results (I hope!). The game is Emperors will with dawn of war deployment in this 1850 points game.

Friday 11 April 2014

Codex Astra Militarum Review

I have managed to get my hands on a copy of the codex so though I would share my thoughts on the codex compared to the previous incarnation. But first I would like to say all though out the codex it calls the army the imperial guard, the two are interchangeable so at least we aren’t stuck calling the army by its stupid name and now have new players know what we are on about. Anyway onto the review.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

1850 Tournament lists, which to choose?

At the start of the year I said that I wanted to attend more tournaments than last year and so far I haven’t been able to attend one, so I am attempting to attend one in May. Meaning that I have a fair amount of preparation before the tournament, list being the largest issue.

Friday 4 April 2014

Eldar vs Ultramarines with Knight 2000: Macragge Air Force

The ground trembles with the footsteps of a knight titan, aiding the forces of Ultramarines. This Battle report is between my Eldar and the Ultramarines air force aided by a knight. The game is 2000 points, with the Relic mission and Dawn of war deployment.