Sunday, May 30, 2010

1 is the loneliest number, unless you are trying to make saves.

Oofta, well I asked for it and I got it, a rematch against Kluwe's nids, and The Doom Of Malantai, which I have renamed to, "The Doom of Kroxitau".

Saturday, May 29, 2010

1500 versus drop pod Space Wolves

Played a game today against JTaylor, of He brought his 1500 points of Space Wolves in drop pods and I cut down my 2000pt list to 1500. We rolled up a Dawn of war and capture and control.

I really wanted to choose the board side on this one so I could take advantage of some key terrain. I won the roll off and away we went. With DoW I ended up just having my HQ on at first, but it didn't really matter since the SW were coming on in DP anyways. If he would have had first turn it would have been really easy for him to muck up where I wanted my army to deploy and isolate my commander.

I deployed away from my objective but I had some units that could still fire at targets who decided to drop in next to my objective. Initially the firewarriors and kroot were in reserve and everything else walked on.

With my deployment I needed to make a bubble to keep my crisis suits safe, I used the devilfish and the hammerhead along with the terrain to give me a nice buffer zone, leaving a pocket open in case he felt daring.

I felt that the Sniper Drones had a positive effect in this game with their range and STR/AP. My deployment helped me to force my opponent to make some tough choices on where to commit his pods. I did not feel as pressured as I did in the recent BA game. For the most part I managed to stay out of assaults, except for the one at the end that caught the sniper drone team and caused the tie! Although I did get lucky with the Devilfish on the other side surviving a lot of hits to contest the SW objective. All in all it was a very fun game!

I think JTaylor said he would post his list so you all could see what he had. My list was as follows:

Deathrain HQ
2x 10 Kroot
1x 6 FW
3x Crisis Coalition teams
1x 6 Pathfinders in a devilfish
1x 2 Broadsides w/2 shield drones
1x Railhead
2x Sniper Teams


Friday, May 28, 2010

New List Versus Daemon Drop 2000 points

Here is the Vid. I had to make it a two-parter because I was getting distracted as well as the fact that I spent more time trying to get dramatic game moments, but I think all those failed, and the crazy moments happened off camera.

Quick Update

Played my army versus Daemon Drop Dual lash CSM, it was kill point and spear head. I will post the game tomorrow probably, it is a two-parter video!
Here is my list

Death rain El
3x coalition crisis teams each consisting of 1 deathrain, 1 helios, 1 fireknife
2x 10 kroot
1x 6 FW
2x Pathfinders (1 has 7, the other 8, Dpods and 2 seekers on each fish)
1x 2 piranha vanilla with dpods and 4 seekers
2 Broadsides with 2 shield drones, TL
1 Railhead
3 Sniper Drone teams

I will use this army in ten battle reports before I change anything. Mostly testing out the validity of sniper drone teams.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Army Progess plus New list

Two things. First after my ten game review I have decided that my army list at all levels needs to be re-evaluated. Second I am not frustrated with painting! (at least not currently.)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Guns don't kill people, Blood Angels kill people.

Played a very fun, albeit tense, game today versus Pavonis. The deployment was pitched and the scenario was capture and control. I was given first turn and chose the table side I wanted. All the BA assault squads were deep striking in, so I puffed out and made it very difficult to deep strike in anywhere good.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

First battle versus nids 2000

I got to play my first game against nids today and it was a lot of fun. My opponent was Chris Kluwe and he really brought a solid list to the table. I have to admit I was kind of underestimating him going in to the fight, but I should have thought about it a little harder, that's what I get!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Spear head Battle report response to NockerGeek

Alrighty Nocker Geek here is a battle report about your spear head and null/ deployment versus alpha strike dilemma.

It's not drop pod, and it's not BA or SW so it was not as crazy hard a battle as it could have been, but even against chaos, they were deployed super close and I went second, Chaos that close with first turn required careful deployment as well as a little bit of luck. Luckily it was objective and not Kill points.

I am not super type-y right now because I just had a root canal, but ask some questions or anything and I will respond, my brain just doesn't want to create information by itself right now.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Army Progress

Well, I just finished a post about my army painting progress and what I wanted my blog to be about, but blogger said I could not post it because I had an exclamation point and a question mark next to each other in the post title.

When I fixed that, it just started to bug out and my video got wonky. So I am redoing the whole dang thing, but the muse has left me so I just have the video:

Basically it just said, "I like doing battle reports and I will stop procrastinating the upload of my tournament etiquette videos. Also I need to practice painting more but it will be a long road so I am just going to go ahead and paint my army to the best of my ability and try not to get too frustrated"


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tau beat down again!

Always remember, when you build your army, you have a plan of how it's played. Don't deviate from that because you will get stomped.

Although every one of my friend's bright lances were completely impotent.

My army relies on the alpha strike, meaning every unit is on the table and hopefully I can go first to wreck some things. This scenario was dawn of war and I decided to be a little weird and reserve everything (because i must be damaged) just to see what would happen. Outflanking pathfinders is retarded, deep striking suits means they can't get to cover before they are shot, and reserving the big guns means (obviously) they don't come in until turn 4.

Lesson Learned


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Doubles Tournament Shennanigans! A.K.A. Dice>Tactics

Alrighty here we go!

The doubles tournament was at Misty Mountain down in Burnsville MN. It was a 3 round tournament that had an odd number of teams, so 1 team each round had a bye. I like the tables at Tower better but Misty Mountain was not nearly as claustrophobic. This will be a long post, so gird yourselves, maybe go get a snack, maybe I am just exaggerating and your attention span is much longer than mine and you will be fine, but I vote for a snack.

Quick update

Doubles Tournament:
Got blasted out of the water both games and was forced with a bye for 1 game which kinda sucked. First game played against 2 kids, 1 was nice but did not know how to measure. The second had problems knowing the rules of his army. We lost because we got diced and were too polite. Jimmy can corroborate.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

If your opponent wants to concede let him.

Played a fun game today versus Doc RailGun. It was 1750 kill points pitched battle and he was running with blood angels. He had 5 razorbacks with TL lascannons with 5 man assault squads in each(1 power weapon guy, one melta guy) 2 baal preds, 2 predators that have all the lascannons on them and a demolisher gun tank. oh, and a librarian, but the librarian didn't do too much and a whirlwind.