Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear about you heading to Adepticon. I loved my trip there and would go every year if I could. Good luck.