Monday, June 29, 2009

BoLScon Pod Racing!!! Here's mine!!!

I decided to take a very short break from the Praetorians. I have been working on them alot lately and just needed a change. Two weeks ago while at Battleforge Games( 20% off all GW products!) I was able to run my Valkyrie in a play test for the pod race rules. The game played fast and was a ton of fun.....annnnd I won! Yesterday, I dug through my bits box and came up with the parts to make my Ork Pod Racer. I apologize for the poor picture quality. But, I think you can get the general idea from the pictures. Are you going to participate? If so, what kind of racer are you going to run?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Switching Armies

Saturday, I am playing in a 1500pt tournament at Battlefield Games in Kileen Tx. The twist is that in the first two rounds my opponents will play my army and I will be playing their armies. The third round everyone plays their own army as in any other tournament. This should be very interesting, as I have been out of the hobby for a few years. Trying to adapt to what could be two more entirely different armies will definitely be a challenge.

Here is the list I will be taking:


Command- Senior officer w/bolter, Lascannon, 2x sniper rifles and Master of Ordance.


Command- Jr. officer w/bolter, Lascannon, 2x sniper rifles

Squad 1- Auto cannon, grenade launcher

Squad 2- Heavy bolter, plasma

Heavy weapon Squad- 3x Lascannon

Penal Squad

Veteran Squad- Sgt w/ power weapon and plasma pistol, 2x plasma, melta, demo charge, and shotguns


Valkyrie- Multilaser and multi rocket pods


Leman Russ- 3x Heavy bolter

Demolisher- Lascannon, 2x plasma cannons


Psyker Battle Squad- x 9

Ratlings x 5

Ratlings x 5

I think this list is pretty solid with 6 scoring units and a possible 4 pie plates a turn. What do you think?

Have any of you ever done a tournament in this format before? If so, what was your experience like?

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Have you ever just had a some really bad dice rolls? I mean, really bad dice. I have had quite a few games like that, lately. I'm not taking anything away from my opponents. I have played some truly top tier players in the last few weeks. But, 2000pts of IG shooting for 2 turns and killing 1 Killa Kan, 5 Boyz, and 6 Lootas. that is some horrific shooting. Try 2000pts of IG shooting at 2000pts of Dark shaken Raider........ONE!!!

How do you personally deal with bad dice? Some people buy new dice, some change colors, and I even knew one guy that kept a small sledge hammer in his car. If he had bad dice, it was HAMMERTIME! My old gaming group always got a kick out of watching him smash 36 dice on the sidewalk in front of my old store. I especially liked it because I knew he'd be buying more dice. Please, post about your own personal way of dealing with BAD DICE.......

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2000pt Tournament

Well, I finally got 2000pts fully painted.....almost anyway. I still have to finish the Leman Russ, the Hull Heavy Bolter and surrounding armor section were lost in Hurricane Ike. I have acquired the parts and it will be completed for the next tournament.

My first game was against another IG player. The objective was to get the most kill points. It was as expected a very bloody close battle. The final score was 6 to 7, a minor victory for my opponent.

The second round was against Tyranids. My opponent used to work in a bronze factory and had recast all of his figures out of bronze. Talk about Eavy Metal. This round went well for me and was a major victory, even though Col. Straken was dragged down by 2 ripper swarms.

The third round I faced Orks. I was feeling pretty confident. 2 rounds of shooting and I killed a Killa Kan, 5 boyz, and 6 Lootas. Not good, the dice gods had deserted me, completely. My opponent brought his Kommandos in behind my lines and his Ard Boyz and Nobz hit me from the front. Thanks to the Valkyrie coming in on the last turn I was able to contest one objective. it was a major victory for my opponent. He won the overall and I ended up getting 3rd place.

I had a great time and learned quite a bit. 5th Ed. is a lot different from 4th and I am playing catch up. I look forward to the next Tournament. This one was definitely a good time.

2000pts painted at last.