Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Change of the Guard

Greetings Havocs!  I am working on some changes to my tournament list and thought I might share some of my progress.  Check out Capnmoe's post about DieCon from a month or so ago to see what my Guard looked like before.

Step 1: Good bye Shadowsword and Hello Cent Star!

The Shadowsword was a great addition to my tournament army as it gave me an answer to big things in the form of a ranged large blast D.  Ranged D has been nerfed.  The Superheavy rules also made this a somewhat risky choice as if it died it can take out large chunks of my army (and its a 500 point tank).  See the report of my game one at diecon for evidence.

In its place, Tigi has joined the guard and is bringing some Cents, Scouts, and a Drop pod.  So far, I have painted up the Cents.

Step 2: Take out a priest and add in the Inquisition

This accomplishes two things very nicely.  Number one it allows me to take Servo Skulls and with the addition of the new Space Marine (especially scouting bikes) to the mix of Death Star style builds out there I want to control where they are turn one. There is also usefulness gained in my Wyverns with the lesser scatter and the drop pod with the Cents is a little bit more accurate with the Servos.  It also gives me one more die in the psychic phase which brings me to the wonderful number of 5 dice per phase min (3 for Tigi, 1 for the Inquisitor, and 1-6 for the die roll). As long as Tigi has Invis (75% of games he will), I can throw 5 dice at the spell every turn.  Finally, the Inquisitor allows the squad he is in to go to ground while the Priest did not which leads me to...

Step 3: Aegis Defense Line

Place my Lascannon blob behind this (and the Wyverns as well) and suddenly I can go to ground for a 2+ cover and use an order to get back up the next shooting phase. Love it.

The working list I have at the moment is as follows:

AM Cad

No Slot

CCS with Lascannon and Officer of the Fleet

-PCS with 3 Flamers and Heavy Flamer (in Vendetta)
-3x Platoon Squads with Lascannon
-Saber Squad with 3 Sabers with Twin Linked Lascannons (joined by Commissar)
-Conscript Squad (47 Strong) (Led by Priest)
Veterans with 3 Melta Guns (in Valkyrie)

Fast Attack

Heavy Support
Wyvern battery with 2x Wyvern

Aegis Defense Line

Space Marine Allied Detachment



Fast Attack
Drop Pod

Heavy Support
Cent Squad with Grav, Omni Scope, and Sargent with Missile

Inquisition Allied Detachment

Ordo Xenos Inquisitor with Mastery Level 1 and 3x Servo Skulls

Monday, July 20, 2015

Welcome to the Thunderdome

The Thunderdome cometh! I finally finished painting up my Thunderwolf Cavalry this weekend. I'm super excited to get these guys on the table. I'll be using the Company of the Great Wolf Detachment which allows you to bring 1 HQ and 2 Elites base.

I'll be using 2x Wolf Guard battle Leaders, 2x Iron Priests, and a 3 man unit of Thunderwolf Cavalry. The plan is to pair them with either White Scars bikes or Ravenwing bikes. By taking the special detachment and pairing the independent characters with a bike Command Squad from either army, the unit will gain some crazy rules. Here are just a few off the top of my head:

Company of the Great Wolf Detachment will give all the cavalry WS5
The Characters will have Preferred Enemy in Challenges
Counter Attack
Feel No Pain from the Command Squads Apothecary
Skilled Rider
+1 to Strength on Hammer of Wraths
Hit and Run
All Grav or Plasma Gun shots from the bikers depending on faction
If Ravenwing add:
Reroll Failed Jinks

Needless to say, the death star should be extremely powerful and resilient. Finishing these guys means I can move on to the next part of my project. That means I need to assemble, paint, and convert 24 Dark Vengeance bikes, 2x drop pods, and few other Space Marine units that have been sitting next to my desk gathering dust. I have SO many models just sitting in boxes or bags right now that need attention and no time to get them done. Those include a Forge World Cerastus-Knight Acheron and the start of my Skitarii army. Thankfully, the rumor mill is saying the release schedule for 40k is gonna slow down until October when Tau will get an update. Guess I have until then to get my back log of models all finished up because I will undoubtedly want to expand my Tau when they come out lol.

Monday, July 13, 2015

New Video! A how to play Battle Report: DYSTOPIAN WARS!

Squoze Herald of Nurgle teaches Will the Fish Man how to play the awesome game Dystopian Wars!  Hope you like!