Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Adepticon and other news!

Hello All,

The Law here, it's been a while since I've posted and took it upon myself to update you all on the Havocs upcoming time at Adepticon. There are several of us going including Capnmoe (see his post below), Spazgar, Tom the Wookie, Squoze, The Fist and myself. We are attending several different classes and events.

Both Tom the Wookie and Squoze will be attending a Necromunda battle. In addition Squoze, The Fist and Tom the Wookie will be playing in the Soda Hammer Glowpocalypse. Tom the Wookie and I will be playing an epic battle of Space Hulk. Squoze is waitlisted for that event which means I'll have to ensure another play has an unfortunate accident or you know have Squoze help me play. Squoze is also playing some X-wing in the form of the Battle of Yavin IV. Several of us are also doing the Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulation which promises to be interesting.

I'm attending a Painting with the Masters class on Thursday morning. Squoze and I are also both attending Army Speed Painting 101.

In addition to Adepticon the Havocs have been up to several other things. I, myself am working to expand my Raven Guard Army. I've recently completed assembly on some Assault Terminators and some more scouts. I picked up the Battle of Calth boxset and intend to create some 30k tactical marines and possibly play some 30k battles. 

I also recently celebrated my birthday by playing in large game of Zone Mortalis. I used some Space Hulk tiles to create the board and hope to play another game soon and have a Batrep up for you all.

That's all for now. The Law out.

Adepticon, Hobby Table, War Convocation, and X-wing League Update

It's finally happening!!! I get to go to Adepticon in 2016. This is something I've always wanted to do. I get to test my gaming prowess against the best of the best in the Warhammer 40k Championship Tournament and push my piloting skills to the limit in the X-wing 2 Day Tournament. Even though I'm still a novice, I may throw down in some Warmahordes Iron Gauntlet Tournaments. Now comes the hard part of picking army lists and getting them fully painted and ready to go.

My motivation seems to be pretty low lately for painting. I've still managed to eek out a few finished models here and there. I got my Biker Chaplain magnetized and painted for my Dark Angels/White Scars/Space Wolves Super Friends list. I painted up my Thunderfire Cannon just because it's a cool model and it was fun. And finally I finished my Sanguinary Priest and 5 more Scouts for my AdMech War Convocation/Blood Angels list. I even got a game in with them against Sisters of Battle/Space Wolf Super Friends.

Remembering all of the wargear, Canticles of the Omnissiah, and Skitarii Doctrine Imperatives can be challenging to say the least. This is an army that you have to play a LOT to become proficient with no doubt. It was a fun game and even though it was my first time trying it, I still won, although it was by a very slim margin. I love the army despite its learning curve and Im hoping that finishing my Super Friends army goes quickly so I can get this one painted.

My previous X-wing league ended and a new one has begun. I got third and took home some official Fantasy Flight Games evade tokens. This time around I've decided to alternate between Rebels and Imperials every session. This past week was Imperials. They are easily my weakest faction. I played Rebels pretty much exclusively until Scum and Villainy hit. I decided on an "Aces" build instead of the 2 ship builds that seem to be popular lately.
Soontir Fel — TIE Interceptor 27
  • Push the Limit 3
  • Autothrusters 2
  • Stealth Device 3
  • Royal Guard TIE 0
Ship Total: 35

"Echo" — TIE Phantom 30
  • Veteran Instincts 1
  • Advanced Cloaking Device 4
Ship Total: 35

Delta Squadron Pilot — TIE Defender 30
Ship Total: 30

While I don't think the list would win me any tournaments, I did well with it. Flying the Tie Phantom with Echo is an interesting experience for sure. My opponents rarely had any idea where I was going to end my movement with her. I'm looking forward to running this list or something similar again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday Worktable! What am I working on this week?

Hey all! Check out what I'm working on this week!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Warmachine and Hordes Battle Report: Cygnar vs Skorne

Warmahordes!!! I hadn't played a game since October of last year, and needless to say, I was really missing the game. I got a ton of Cygnar and Mercs stuff for Christmas last year that hadn't even seen the tabletop yet. At least with all the time between games, I managed to get most of it all painted. Fellow Lonely Havoc Sqouze and his Skorne took up the challenge. It was a 50 point game of straight up caster assassination.

My Cygnar/Mercs List:
Lieutenant Allister Caine (*6pts)
* Stormwall (19pts)
* Squire (2pts)
Arcane Tempest Gun Mages (Leader and 5 Grunts) (6pts)
* Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer (2pts)
Alexia Ciannor & the Risen (Alexia and 9 Risen Grunts) (5pts)
Greygore Boomhowler & Co. (Boomhowler and 9 Grunts) (9pts)
Horgenhold Forge Guard (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
Captain Arlan Strangewayes (2pts)
Journeyman Warcaster (3pts)

Sqouze's Skorne List:
Archdomina Makeda (*5pts)
* Mammoth (20pts)
Nihilators (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
Paingiver Beast Handlers (Leader and 5 Grunts) (3pts)
Venator Catapult Crew (Leader and 2 Grunts) (3pts)
Agonizer (2pts)
Tyrant Zaadesh (3pts)
* Titan Gladiator (8pts)
* Titan Gladiator (8pts)

I won the roll off and deployed first. Here's the board just before the start of the game.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What's on the work table this week?

A quick video!   I really want to stay motivated and keep track of my progress so I'm going to try and do a quick video every week of what I am currently working on!  Hope you like!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

40k at Valhalla's Gate

Monday nights are open play for 40K at Valhalla's Gate in Columbia, MO. I started going to this about 4 weeks ago and have met some interesting people. So far I noticed that almost all of the people there run tournament lists and despite being competitive are actually fun to play against. 

Last night I played against an 1850 point Imperial Guard Tank list with space marine allies. I decided to play a bit differently and ran a wraith host formation consisting of 3 squads of wraithguard with one having d scythes and the two cannon squads mounted in wave serpents with a spirit seer and a farseer. I had to also take a wraith lord which is something I haven't done since fourth edition and of course the wraith knight. The thing that makes this formation cool is that it gives all of my wraith units battle focus and allows me to re-roll failed hits on enemy units within 18 inches of the spiritseer. So in addition to that mess I also took a squadron of three jet bikes with shuriken cannons, the farseer, fire dragons on foot, dark reapers and a 6 man squad of dire avengers with exarch. My opponent as you can tell from the pictures was running a tank heavy list commanded by knight commander pask in leman russ with the damn gatling cannon and two leman russ plasma nightmares. 

Things initially looked grim because I had really no long range fire support that could hurt those damn leman russ tanks, but I quickly realized that battle focus on wraith guard disembarking from a wave serpent is pretty legit, and makes them super fast. After tearing some stuff up it was his turn to unleash the hurt by shooting a literal fuck ton shots into my wraith knight and wave serpent. Luckily I onl lost 1 wound from my knight and a hull point from my wave serpent. Next turn things didn't work out as well and he obliterated my right flank with even more fire than the previous turn. 

In conclusion, I lost. But I still had fun, which is all that matters, and I also realized that there were more than a few rules and abilities I forgot to utilize. Shame on me, can;t forget next time! Enjoy the pics! The pics taken were of mostly my game but I also snagged a few of some of the other games going on and the different armies being played! I hope you guys enjoy! There is a lot of well painted stuff!