Monday, April 30, 2012

WIP- Mega Deff Dread Complete

 For those that wanted to see so shots of the mega dread next to other models for scale so here are a few pics.  I also finished my touch ups on him as well so here we go.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP mega Dread

So we have an apoc game coming up and I wanted to have something special. My first blog post: first musings was about this decision to get a mega deff dread over the stomp.  I later had my first pics of the dread and now I have it assembled and mostly painted.  I like how it turned out and would be happy to field it as is. If I want to go back and add some details to this guy I might start with picking out the bolts and some of the random dags that are scattered around this model.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Necrons coming

Yea! GW are releasing some new necron models.  They have the price break down over on BOLS

Monday, April 23, 2012

Diablo 3 beta

This weekend I got to try out Diablo 3 beta.  The game is very well polished.  The controls are comfortable. I have not played Diablo 2 in a while but they seem pretty close. They are feel like other games like Fate and Torchlight.  It is nice for the keyboard/mouse users but I would like to have some gamepad control.  I can understand for a FPS that mouse and keyboard are preferred but with a game like this I think that a gamepad would be a better option. While playing I have missed clicked and had my ranged guy run up to the mob insteadof sitting back and shooting.  I guess I just have to get used to holding the shift key.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Battle summary nids vs sisters

Well, I did play last night but I did not take any pics or take any notes so I really can't do a good battle report. I will try to give as much detail as I remember.  the list I used can be found here:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nid Break!

So the 40K league ended last week and we have moved into our 3 week break.  I have decided to use  this break to bring out my Nids, and try out a couple of units that I have not tried before.

first here is my list:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So Just a quick update.

the Guys at Puppets War have done it again.

This guy would be a good stand in for a Necron Spyder for the aspiring Necron player.  I think it looks nice.  The only problem I have with it is that it is a bit pricey. The rurmors I have heard say that the second wave is coming in may.  I will give GW till then.  If I don't see anything by the first week I am going to order me some necrons from this site. 

If GW picks up the ball I will order some VSE Motorcycle Squadron to make some rough riders

Monday, April 16, 2012

WIP Monday

Happy Monday people.  In between playoff hockey and more Warriors Orichi I actually got some building and painting done.  first of all I built 3 of my last 4 lootas built.  I couldn't build my last one because the sprue was missing a piece. I put in an email to GW but I am not holding my breath on getting a response.  here is a shot of my built lootas

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last night of PlanetStrike

Tonight is the last night of our Planetstrike league at fantasy books inc. More than likely I will be defending but, I will bring my Attacking list with me just in case.  I am going to try my refused flank defense setup again. here is the map:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Imperial Fist attacking Orks Planetstrike

Last night I defended my ork fort vs an Imperial Fist army. I used the the army and defense setup found in yesterday's post that you can find here: Planetstrike Attack and Defend list

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Planetstrike Attack and defend list 1850

This week’s list is actually 2 different lists. I was asked to be ready to attack or defend today for our league Planetstrike game.  So, up first is the defender list.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Planetstrike Refused flank layout

So it is my third week defending in planet strike.  So it is time to try the classic big base with refused flank. Let’s look at the map.

Grey squares – bastions
Black bars – tank traps
Green blobs – hills (difficult terrain)
Red blobs – rocky ground (dangerous Terrain)
Grey dashes - defensive walls

So the refused flank stratagem  is 3 points so I have to have 3 bastions.   I have circled the wagons and surrounded my fort with defensive walls and I put up some tank traps to try to stop the land raider rush from the sides. 

As for a list I plan to try out the lootas again in one of the small bastions and the big guns in the other with a shoota boys mob with mek with KFF in the center.  I will add in a couple of battle wagons with boys into reserve and either some Kans or a looted wagon for fire support.  I will probably bring my storm boys to the party since I have been having fun with them lately. After all that I will need to see how many points I have left. Another group of boys would be welcome or maybe a nob squad with a warboss.  Stay tuned tomorrow for my list.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ok,  Monday is here and my usual post is a WIP post. Well..... I didn't do much this week thanks to Warriors Orochi 3.  This game is a mash-up of the Dynasty Warriors games, the Samurai Warriors games and other action games by KOEI.

If you haven't played any of these games, basicly they take historical events and turn them into action games where you take control of a general from a faction and run through the story killing hundreds if not thousands of peons while looking for the other sides general.  It is good mindless fun.

In this game not only do you level up your team (you play each level using 3 generals) but to open up certain levels and character you have to build up relationships between your Generals.  With over 100 characters to open this can take a while.  So most of this weekend, when I was not outside doing yard work, I have been playing this game.  It is a fun hack and slash game. It even has a co-op mode though a bit wonky to get connected.  My only complaint is that you can't play a map with a friend unless you have played it alone. This is fine after you have gone through the game and just want to have fun with your friends. 

So in conclusion, Warriors Orochi 3 is a fun game.  Not very deep but fun.  I give it a 3 out of 4. Maybe I will get some painting done this week.