Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Am I playing the right angels?

So another day of 40k. Well actually it wasn't. I got to the store at about 3 and sat around till 9. Didn't play a game. Dave was there with his space wolves. He has never [played a game before and making his army list me and a few of the other guys helped him out and we just sat around talking tactics for about 3 hours and never rolled.

It was fun though I'm always for getting people into the hobby and am there to answer any and all questions about it.

After he had to go me and Nurgle sat down and I was complaining about the blood angel codex some more as we all have for the last month. He of course took the side of the blood angels as he is the constant antagonist to any argument.

After a 2 hour ranting session and going through the codex unit by unit and comparing it to other marine codex and noting the discrepancies I started to write a list. I play dark angels deathwing because I like the challenge and I had the opportunity to paint all the men to the best of my ability and not be rushed with a hundred guys on my "to paint" list.

I thought the deathwing was the ultimate elite against the horde army, I was wrong. I have created a list for the blood angels with such an amazing elitist feel that I pre-oredered some of it today. I'm not going to post the list because it was created after me and nurgle were both hoarse, had headaches, and I had not slept in 2 days. That is the type of 40k nirvana I was in when creating it and You cant appreciate it until you reach that point.

So go bash your head against the wall and sit down with a codex for about 6 hours and you might come up with an amazing list like we did.

This reminded me of another marathon strategy session me and another friend James undertook. We stood in the parking lot of the game store till 3 in the morning after we got kicked out at 10 trying to come up with a way for his american flames of war army in mid war to kill geman tigers. The next day me and him placed 1 and 2 in the flames of war tournoment.

So go read your codex. Then read it again. Then read it backwards. Then make a list. Then throw it out. then read the codex one more time and you might come up with a game changeing radical idea and it might just make the difference.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Slow at work

Hey everyone its slow at work tonight and I have had some hobby stuff I wanted to talk about so here I am.

First things first I don't remember if I had posted about this previously but I was able to get some of the micron pens finally. The day that I played Dak in the flames of war game the shop closed early so I decided to pop in a art store on my way home. I felt so dumb when I was walking down the pen Isle and say the exact pens that I was scouring the interweb for. Here they are in a place I pass everyday. So feeling ashamed that I chose the Internet over my local area I bought a .005 black a.01 blue and the brush for both colors. OMG the brushes are amazing. Black ink in a pen form that goes on with a brush applicator that I have yet to screw up. It has changed my habits in painting immensely. If you get the chance I suggest buying at least 10 of them since they are sepia's gift to hobbiests.

So the deathwing is complete, at least the ones I have purchased. I have a half dozen old school termies given to me in a vat of simple green at the house and I might have to buy another box of them to get the exact list that I want but for now I have over 2000 pts of deathwing all painted up in the guardians of the covinent colrs and ready to smash face.

In other news one of the guys here was cleaning out his desk to move chairs and he has a ton of bitz. (We are all gamers here) and he gave me about 5 lbs of dark elves bitz. Hmm the dark eldar codex is not to far away and I have about 30 warriors in my bitz box at home not put together yet. Since Im out of terminators I think Ill start on those. I also demanded Rob give me his howling griffons to paint lest I go crazy with nothing so Ill get to them as well. And I get to see Rob field a painted army.

Oh well just got a call back to work!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Absolute ork-ocide

So i played a few games on Tuesday with the deathwing. all losses. Still learning, but the main event was a 1850 pt beat fest I played against nurgles imperial guard and my green tide orks.

It was a list I play strictly for fun and there is a new guy that wants to make an ork army and see them in action so we decided to have a last stand type scenario for the guard.

My list was warboss
10 Nobz w/ painboy
15 lootas
5x 30 boys w/ nobs and power claws
30 grotz

His list was

leman russ generic
leman russ demolisher
3 veteran squads
2 infantry platoons
master of ordnance
alot of other lasgun toting guys

here it is after the first turn (I forgot to take a picture of set up)

I also apologise to everyone in the room as my fly was way open when the picture was taken, good looking out Dirk.

I got the first turn and ran forward with the bulk of the force. Blasted a squad with the lootas and hid the grotz in the ruins that held the objective in my deployment.

He moved 2 squads forward in a picket line formation and blasted me with 3 templates. The guy watching the battle summed up the ork horde army the best. "I know he killed 15 orks but I cant tell where."

Well the horde waaaghed the next turn and I was in combat across the front. What was left of 4 mobs and the warboss with the nobs crashed into his lines. The picket line worked and the mobs blasting the center were stopped 6 inches from the main imperial force staring down their barrels at them. The Valkyrie and vendetta failed to show up and his tanks and hundreds of lasgn shots later the nobs are gone but the warboss soldiered on alone. And the two other mobs in the center started to run since he got them to 7 and 8 models respectively and of course they booked it.

Turn 3 I charged the warboss directly into his center horde of guardsmen. (hey if your gonna go out go out with a bang) and the mobs on the flanks pushed into his center. The warboss thrashed around alot but only got one wound on the squad and he wounded the warboss in turn so the combat drew. The squads on the flanks ground to a halt when the difficult terrain tripped up both of the mobs. In his turn I got to see his special action squads in action... the demo charges. Of course they didn't deviate and bang the two flank mobs were cut down. No big deal I said I have tow mobs behind them.

Then 4 fraking difficult terrain stopped the reinforcements from doing anything except blasting at them with sluggas. The warboss thrashed around again and didn't kill enough to get them to run. His command squad charged into the combat but whiffed. Then the vendetta and Valkyrie showed up. Blasted the hell out of the mob on my left flank and the 2 imperial squads blasted the ones on my right. The mob was able to get into cover near the objective and hug it for dear life.

After that I realised that the ork train has come off the rails. So in good ork conscience i had to keep moving forward so the squad broke cover and assaulted a squad that had come to close.

Then after that they went back into hiding. The blast templates rained down and even though I went to ground couldn't hold onto the objective. It was turn 5 and he flew his vendetta with squad inside to contest the objective in my deployment zone. He rolled the dice and we went to 6.

The lootas after wiping a squad a turn saw a juicer target and blew the Valkyrie out of the sky! Whoo hoo one for the good guys. Then the squad inside got blasted by my grots and force to fall back. It was tied up 1 to 1. Then on his turn he blasted the lootas with a battle cannon and they promptly ran away. Such is life I suppose. He boosted with the Valkyrie and it was starring down the grots.

So I rolled the dice and it went to turn 7... figures. Well I called the game since I had only a gtotz mob with 3 templates 4 flamers and a dozen lasguns staring at them. But in ork tradition I WILL BE BACK FOR MORE LATERZ!!

Her is what was left of the guard at the end.

and the ork dead pile. That's right 177 dead orks...

A great game good fun and there was so much death I was joking that I was going to flock the table since nothing makes the grass grow like ork blood.

Well back to work for another week but I'm sure Ill have something to post before too long.

Laterz people.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Flames of war shenanagans!

Well another gaming day time for another post

Like i said in the previous post today was our friend Dak's birthday and since he is an avid flames of war player we decided that today would be a great day for a big game. We has a 3000pt battle with teams of 2. Running the Russians was my friend James and me and running the Germans was Dak and Rob. Now we have been playing this game for years ever since the first rulebook came out for the system but we haven't played in forever so we had to look up allot of the rules. Since it was a friendly game with no time limit other than the store closing we had great fun. I laughed so much the store owner had to come back and check out what the hell we were doing multiple times.

James brought his son Jake and so we were trying to keep the language pg-13 but we failed miserably. Every joke was concluded with "Now don't say that, ever"

So here are some craptastic pictures from the battle.

My 1500 pts of Russian infantry

Dak's 1500 pts of German infantry with entirely to many flack and machine guns... he knows how I play the Russians.

Rob's 1500 pts of German tanks. A panther company really an entire panther company... /facepalm

And James was running the Russian tank Battalion I forgot to get a shot of them but it was 7 t/34-85s, 3 ISU 122s, and 3 Joseph Stalins

So we deployed and fun was had by all. I got pictures of the board but we played on the back table and it hideously lit so you can see like 3 models and allot of darkness sorry guys. I'm gonna hang a light over that table one of these days.

The first turns were abysmal for the Russians with the Germans all going to ground except one team that for the entire game tried to entrench in concrete apparently and the panthers gunning down the entire Russian tank force in 3 turns. But that is ok the strengh of the Russians are the boots on the ground the infantry was still up and charging headfirst into the German lines.

Until this happened...

There were 43 stands of infantry there before the shooting phase started.

Dak rolled 12 dice, hit with 10, I fail 8, 3+ saves. Hmm that's not good. The tanks fired, he rolled 12 dice, hit with 10, I failed 7 saves. It happens. He shot with the anti aircraft guns, he rolled 12 dice, hit 10 times, I failed 9 saves... whats going on. He shot with his artillery, hit 10 times, I failed 10 saves. Wow the dice gods absolutely looked down from on high and said "we hate you fitz". Well after that the bad dice did not stop I failed both company morale checks that forces a battalion check and I promptly ran away screaming like a little girl. Such is life I guess.

I am still waiting for Kruchev to show up with vodka and a pistol after that one.

Great game though had lots of fun, it was Daks birthday after all so I hinted that I let him win. The store closed and we all went our separate ways, I think we got some of the guys in the store interested in it since there was lots of ooohing and ahhhhing over the minis. The picture does not do it justice but Daks germans are some of the prettiest models I have seen in any scale he has put allot of time into them so I guess thats why they rolled so good.

Oh well hopefully I can get back into my primary game 40k on Tuesday again and win one for the emporor.

Oh and on the subject of 40k I got to thumb through the store copy of the blood angels codex. I wont get into it since the internet id full of people talking about it but I could almost see the big WTF! forming over my head as I read it. If that thing is so broken now I cant wait to see what the Dark Eldar codex will look like. I have about 30 DE warriors still on the sprue in my bitz box. Maybe if the codex is nice and shiny I might start my Kabal back up again.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ever had one of those days when you do something incredibly stupid but get out of it scott free. (not me in the picture btw)

I attribute that to

"I lived because god has a plan for me to go out doing something far more stupider than this"

Ive just been having one of those weeks.

On the 40k front nothing much to report this week. I got to the FLGS and sat around for about 5 hours waiting for someone to show up to game against. Finally at about 5 I got a game together then I called it early because I had blown enough time there and wasn't really feeling the game. Plus my GF called and she had made spaghetti and I was all about some good spaghetti.

Another gaming note I was so excited when i got home that my paint pens had arrived I tore open the packaging and got right to work.... what the... hey that doesn't look right...dammit. I Definitely need to do more research since the pens I got are far too large for what I want them to do so that package was actually full of disappointment and fail. Oh well off to the interwebz to shop for another set.

I got Sunday off for my friend Dak's (Desert Afrika Corps btw) birthday and we have scheduled a full day of flames of war so I can Finlay dust of mu Russian infantry horde and give them a spin. Its been forever since I played flames of war since when I went off to college it was rocking in this area and now that I'm back from up north none of the local stores carry it anymore. I guess it just dried up around here.

Oh well at least I can get the boys all boozed up and charge the enemies of the motherland once more!

Pictures of the Comrades and Nazis duking it out to come.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Total Immersion

This hobby recently has enveloped my life and i cant be more happier.

I recently moved back to Florida where my gaming group is. I was living in Kentucky and the only game store was an hour long drive away and I had not been gaming as much as Id like to. So now I'm back to my gaming roots with the routy bunch that have raised me into the gamer that I am. The bunch of us that are still around are the hard core gamers. The store I started my gaming carrier at was NOT a kid friendly place. In the first month I had dug dice out of the wall to add to my collection (I still have allot of them in one of my bags that I call Fitz's home for wayward dice) I had seen someone punched in the mouth for cheating and had seen miniatures run over with trucks when they were deemed too cowardly to serve anymore when they ran off the board.

So needless to say with that kind of gaming upbringing I was sore pressed to be thrilled with the "kid friendly" stores that I kept going to as I was exploring the frozen north.

So either way now im back home and loveing it. I work at a buisness that allows me to do busy work while im on the phones. So I have completed my entire deathwing while getting paid for it :). Also at work here we have played games of 40 useing pieces of ripped up paper as units and have even started a 40k rpg style thing useing the inhouse messageing system. (havent been caught yet) So Im just on here to gloat today that I love everything about this hobby and I get to do it about 6 days a week.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Deathwing against the hordes

Another week another couple of games of 40k. I know I play on tuesdays and its now thursday... deal with it.

This week I face off against my Deathwings arch nemesis Adam and his Chaos deamon army. Also had the honor of faceing the Kommisar and his IG tourney army.

heres some shots of the Deamons.

The game against the deamons was a nail biter. It seemed like I forgot to consecrate the ammunition and he was just not failing inv saves. He got the corrct wave in and I had my shooty squads down. Assault cannon and storm bolter rounds seemed to just be absorbed into the squishy flesh of the rotten things. His Greater Deamon of Nurgle took 3 rounds of fire from 3 assault cannon squads and I still had to kill it in close combat with a power fist.

His second wave had 3 sould grinders (proxied by the deamon princes, not to scale I know but I made him up the points to 2k at the last second) A blood thirster and 2 squads of blood letters. Lemmie tell ya, blood letters are a terminators worst fracking nightmare. Thank got I was able to whittle them down with fire before chargeing them so they did not get their furious charge bonuses cause if 10 of those hits any marine squad terminator or not they are in for a world of hurt.

It came down to a draw of the 3 objective it was 1/1/1 all because his blood thirster is a massive CC beast. He was stuck in the middle of the slop from the turn he hit the ground. Looking back thats probably where half my army went. got it down to 1 wound and could not kill it.... oh well such is life.

Game 2 Was against the Kommisar and his "fishing with dynamite" Imperial guard.

Sorry for the crap tastic pictures Im still getting the hang of this cheap crap camera. A camera on my phone would have probably been better...

Not pictured are the 3 leman russ variants (Vanquisher w/Pask, executuioner and a stripped down vanillia russ 1 valkarie 1 vandetta and a rhino that had an identity chrisis and was standing in for a chimera and about 20 heavy weapon teams)

We rolled 5 objective and dawn of war. Now I screwed up here sinee I thought I was "required" to have 2 troops and a HQ on the board at the start. I should have RTFR (read the fracking rules) and deep struck everything.

He started the board with 2 sauads a lascannon team and his command team on. In turn 1 I shot the lascannon team blasting one gun off the board and my other 2 squads decided that they couldnt see anything.

He moved on with the rest of his army on turn 2. I decided that I was going to charge Belial and his squad of choppy choppy death into his other flank to deny him some of the objective but boy was I wrong. And I got in all the rest of my squads on turn 2. Now onto the main flub of the entire day.

Demo charges..... fracking demo charges......

I usualy run an ork army of the horde variety it has 207 models in 1850 pts. Since I wanted to keep my sanity and spare my back from hunching over a tbale all day at the tournoment I am building this army for (bolter beach indy tournoment BTW) I decided to go with the deathwing. Have I got some learning to do. Against my orks demo cahrges dont matter squat. Wow you killed 8 orks, ok, as I throw them into the rapidly expanding pile of dead orks I dont bat an eye over it. In this game however he had 3 demo charges. "He'll scatter on some of those" I said. Nope dead on. Three bulls eyes on my terminators heads all nice and bunched up from deep strikeing. Three charges 15 terminators dead. The emporor turned a blind eye to this one no inv saves for me today. To make it worse one of those squads was belials tooled up close combat squad. The apothicary was able to save Belial before he succuming to blast induced trauma but then the 3 meltas in the squad made sure he didnt make it back to the rock today.

So leason leared for the day STAY AWAY FROM THE DAMN VETERAN TEAMS!!!!

Ok the wing was in ruin after that. The bright note was that my contingency plan, the chaplin led assault termy squad was able to wipe all the infantry off the other side of the board. An assault cannon lighting up a vandetta and jumping out of the second story window the next turn to chainfist his valkary to death. (then he hit the ground and pask rewarded him with a vanquisher shell that I of course failed the save on.)

It was closer than it should have been at the end on turn 5 it was a solid draw with a possibility for a deathwing win if we measured the objectives. he rolled the dice and we went to 6. On 6 it was a draw with no possibility for a win for me. I rolled the dice and sure enough here comes turn 7. I got tabled. Well except a chaplin with 1 wound left screaming into his vox feed to get beamed out, close enough I say.

All in all it was a good day of 40k Im learning my lessons with the wing and my sensai on the mountain top Tim the king of the deathwing in the local ara granted me 5 AOBR terminators that are currently suffocateing in a vat of simple green. Its coming together and Ill have this army built, sculpted, and painted long before the tourney in june so I might just have a chance to win a game.

Final thought of the day. One of my buddies is building a necron army, he said this this and I just cant shake the idea....


Saturday, March 6, 2010


Ok I know i said this was going to be a blog about 40k but I figure this movie that has been seen by everyone not in a 3rd world country is worth posting about here and if anyone ever reads this blog in the future im gonna get flamed for it but I dont care. So here it goes.

I decided to go watch avatar this friday because I havent seen it and if I was going to see it I wanted to see it in 3-d. So on the night alice in wonderland was opening i figured we can go and it wont be too crowded in our theater.

The movie is visualy stunning and details are amazing I think the art department should win an oscar for that definately because they poured their heart into it. BUT the acting, the script, the story were absolutely fail. missed the mark by a friggin mile. The only way I will ever watch this movie again is with the mute button on.

The movie opened with a guy explaining about space travel and being a soldier. I was actualy interested and could put up with the horrible writing because i figured none of the writers had any background in this but looking at the toys the humans had i was genualy enthusiastic at this point. Then it all went down hill. Naturaly occuring carbon fiber.... ok and the ore that was on the planet was called "unobtanium". i think James Cameron asked one of his grandchildren what they should call the metal all of this fighting was over...Ill drink the Koolaid.

The first time in the field and he sees the rhino, hammerhead, mac truck hybrid and Sigourney Weaver tells him not to shoot it I was thinking "love the creature then it wont crush you" (pfft...) then the whole run through the forrest being chased by the cougar-esk beast and of course bullets seem to bounce off that too, whats the best way to avoid being killed. Thats right jump off a cliff. And in the future i guess they have shunned GPS because they couldnt find him after that.

The second they explained what the avatar program was I lost interest because I could see the way the story was going to go from that moment on. Skip ahead about an hour into it and get to the part where he is trying to fit into their culture. I was waiting for a disney musical montage at any second.

The floating islands... I am a wow player and I felt like they were flying into Nagrand.

The flying creature was great in the action sequences. But watching it fly, I wouldnt call myself a biologist by any stretch of the imagination, but I am looking at these creatures thinking yeah they look cool but what caused it to evolve that way. is there a reason It has slits in its wings and whats with the downward faceing horn.

Ok skip ahead to where he finaly gets accepted into the tribe. The girl that was with him teaching him the ways of their people falls in love with him and they mate. Que disney movie montage and phil collins.

He talks with trees..... enough said.

Ok onto where I had the real problem and I was hopeing ther would be some real action, The battle sequences. Michelle Rodriguez leaves a mission and pulls away disreguarding an order when the blow up the big tree, and yet she is not in a cell she hasnt had her flight status revoked she runs away and no one seems to care. The tree falls over and yet there are no bodies impaled on the limbs no crushed natives it seems the only one who died was the girls father who then tells her she is going to protect the people. (thanks dad they have missles and flying machines and I get a bow that shoots sticks, Im all over it)

then they brake out of prison and while running away the cournal opens fire on them everyone is fine except the doctor. Who didnt see that coming. then instead of treating her for a gunshot wound they take her to the magical, talking, invasion of the body snatcher tree. it fails.

When the main guy goes after the big bird thing I was thinking here comes a cool action sequence. Nope it seems the graphics depatment were over budget and we have to assume the beast rolled over for him and accepted him as its master then he flys in looking like a epic hero out of ledgend and a guy who the ENTIRE tribe wanted to kill a few hours ago is brought back in and gets to lead the whole shebang. Oh and the "talk" he and the woman who is now leading the whole tribe, let me sum it up. Him "Im sowy" Her "Im sowy" Him "its ok i still love you" Her "I love you too" ......moving on.

Ok the big fight. After a very brave heart moment satalite images show thery are massing. Why wasnt there a target on that map? satilites and space ships and no one has a bomb that they can drop from orbit and finish this whole retarded sequence of events. Again the militarily minded have to drink the Koolaid. Oh the guy asks the tree for help but the help wont show up untill it is absoultely nessisary.

So on to the fight. The area messes with the computers and tracking on all the helicopters. Ok. Also they have no other weapons other than machine gunns and rockets that cant hit a damn thing. Ok. they land the ground troops in a battle that didnt need ground troops. O..o..ok. And for bombs thay are useing mining esplosives wrapped into neat pallets that they will push out the back. hmmmm..ok.

Well the tribes men attrack. in the air they grab the tails of the helicopters and smash them aginst the rocks. No one saw them coming and I guess they were to fast for the gunners to pull the triggers. On the ground it felt like the humans were substitutes for the star wars movie storm troopers. a.k.a. cant hit a damned thing. There were thousands of rounds being fired and you only saw 3 or 4 tribals falling off their horse like things. moving on.

The hero and his merry band fight and start loosing and then the magical tree helps them out by sending all the creatures in the forest to fight for them. Im really speachless about this I want to make a whitty remark but nothing rediculus enough comes to mind over this.

Ok skipping ahead some more and the cournal who aparnetly dosent realise he is on fire for a rather long time jumps in one of the powered suits and jumps from a crashing aircraft. On a gaming note I wished they made a scale appropreate figure for the suits cause they would be cool for some pre-heresy dreanaughts. Ok back to my rant. He jumps from a crashing transport. In a previous life I was an autobody mechanic so when he hit the ground I was waiting for buckleing steel and hydrolic fluid to spew out but it didnt and he walked off like notyhing happend just taking a stroll. Maybe it was made from "unobtanium"... whatever. The girl comes up on him and brakes his gun then he pulls a knife. Because you always equip your battle mechs with combat knives dont ya, I mean tau battle suits should have them becasue apparently they are better than a autocannon that got broke against some rocks earlier. Then he kills the girls mount and pins her against a tree. ok.. then the guy avatar shows up and procedes to get his ass beat by the cournal in his machine of coures this is after he failed to stab him repeatedly with various bladed objects and the cournal I guess dosent need to breathe... ever. untill he puts his mask on. Then the girl gets unpinned and shoots him. AND THERE WAS MUCH REJOYCEING!.

So they send the remaining humans back into space to go back to earth with their tails between their legs. Ok in the begining it said it took 5 years 9 months and a handfull of days to get to the planet from earth or wherever they were coming from. so in 11 years 4 months and a few days there will be a whole new set of humans coming back with bigger and better toys to destroy the tribals now that there is no doubt that the tribals are hostile. I hope someone brings the bombs so Avatar 2 will only be about 3 minutes long. The time it takes the bomb to free-fall from orbit and kill the magic trees.

Then the last scene the guy is hooked up to the body snatcher tree and he permanately becomes his avater the end.

I hope i have ruined the movie for you if you havent seen it I just saved you $10.

Again visualy stunning. I hope they win the oscar for best art in a movie this year and I am pumped that they will be useing the same technology in the upcoming Ultramarines move being written by Dan Abbnet this movie will make avater seem like the care bears movie compard to a snuff film if he is allowed to do it right and the movie house doing it dosent tell him to tone it down for a pg-13 rating. I swear if it comes out with anything less thana R rating I will be highly disappointed and I think anyone who has ever read a book by the black libraby, ever, will be too.

Wow this has turned into a wall of text hasnt it. Well pictures soon I promise. and construction and consription continues for the deathwing.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tuesday night generals

In my last game at my FLGS I was playing against a friend of mine Chris. Hes mostly a fantasy player and it was his first game with his new 40k orks playing against my deathwing which I was also playing for the first time. All in all it was a fun game and good experience for both of us. I managed to squeak out a win in a kill point scenario, but more on that later.

But what got me was the many rules lawyers and armchair generals we had around the table. At any point we had about 3 ppl looking up rules and telling us where we were making mistakes. Now I know its a nessisary evil in a game where there is a new player and I still have 3rd edition deep in my memory always trying to get out but c'mon, go play and if you want to be a rules lawyer have your opponent sit there while you have your face buried in the rulebook.

On that note there are alot of what I like to call arm chair generals as well. (sometimes the two are one in the same.) These are the guys who have come in after work to pick up a box, paint, or just to hang out with the guys. There is one in particular that we all call "The Kommisar" and I wont get into him much here as I am designing a whole post about him. But they will sit down next to you and whisper tactics in your ear. Now I am a firm beliver against this because then it is not you playing your army. If you win useing there tactices, did you really win, did you learn anything, will you make the same discion in a tournomet setting?

Oh well rant over. back to the game. Yeah I just barely squeaked a win out 6 to 7 in favor of the deathwing. Highlighs of the game were Belial getting "gunned down" by a slugga mob after he lost his retinue in a assault. A good scatter on the deep stike letting a heavy flamer kill 15 boys that were ranked up. Killing both of his battle wagons in one turn by assaulting chainfists. Haveing to explain to the chapter master how I lost 3 terminators to an exploding battle wagon. (dicegods hate me). And a whole squad of termiantors still on the teleport deck screaming at the tech priest when the deep strike scatter sent then into a huge swirling melee in the middle of the board. "Im givvin er all i got cappin!" I think I set the chapter back 100 years today...

On a blog related note I bought a digital camera, a cheap one, so eventualy I will get battle reports going and post pics of my armies and some how tos on my extensive (if a little deranged) converting habits. The goal with the death wing is to not have one un modified model on the field.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Well hello there

Hi everybody in cyberspace amd welcome to my first blog post.
After many years in my hobby and seeing the hundreds of blogs on the subject Ive decided to throw my two cents in. First a little about me and the hobby that I love so much Warhammer 40k. I live in Ft.Myers Florida, home of sun palm trees and the occasional nid player.

I was a freshmen in highschool when a friend of mine brought little plastic men in armor in to paint in class. "Hey what are these cool things" I decided to ask. He explained to me what a space marine was and the imperium of man and its never ending quest for survival in a universe out to kill everyone. Needless to say the next day I was with him going down to the FLGS in the area.

Now here we are 12 years and 3 editions down the line and im still in love with the game. I have been a fluff player a tournoment player that old crabby player in the corner I have been the veteran and the noob all together. I have seen the rise (and the fall) of the tau empire and beaten back the hive fleets.

Now I find myself building yet another army for yet another tournoment and figured this was as good a time as any to get my voice heard. I called this blog the scenic route because I belive my brain works like an orks. It eventualy comes to the right conclusion it just takes the scenic route getting there.
Well thats enough for now after reading other blogs I guess people get wary of reading lines of text so Ill update hopefully once if not twice a week and get on here whenever I have one of those AHHAH monents but untill then talk with ya later.