Tuesday, 29 July 2014

More Midweek Heresy

Hey Dudes,

Had another 3000 point game, this time vs Toms Ad Mech.
This time we had quite a nice centrepiece to fight over in the form of a 'Dark Angels Action fortress Thing'.

Following that i also got challenged by a guy with his Tau who was curious to try his hand against a primarch.

Follow the jump for the snaps and recaps!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Admech painting

First castellax is done, I just need to sort out basing and a wash to clean up the edges

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Making my games work better!

Today's update has two parts. First up is a quick update on my Astra Militarum army list based on my experiences of 7th and the second is a quick list of the changes to the Firefly board game that Will and I will trying out over the weekend to try and bring it up to the fun level of Spartacus and Merchants and Marauders!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Finishing our game of 40k!

As the game went on I realised I'd made a huge error in taking first turn as almost all of my units have to be within 24" to be effective and that is just too close to Orks now that they can reliable charge with the Ere we go reroll.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

First blood to Rob!

Lesson number 1: never let tank busters charge a vehicle (stupid open topped trukks)

Playing more 40k!

Taking advantage of the summet holiday Rob and I are goimg for a late Synday game of 40k. It's Orks vs Astra Blahblah. We are trying out the Deadlock Maelstrom mission where your objectives start at 6 and go down each turn. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fixing simple errors!

Anybody remember how I messed up those X-wing templates? Well I've finally found the time to fix them!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Midweek Heresy Game Photo Dump


Played some heresy last night at tabletop so i thought id dump the photos i managed to remember to take. As you may notice the photos tail off pretty soon into the game (isn't that always the way? perhaps we need to start allocating an extra person to be record keeper)

Saturday, 12 July 2014

The end game!

The final turns saw the death of Will's Warloed that netted Charlie some big points and a face off between the Flyrant and the GUO!
Final tally
Will - 12 vps
Charlie - 6 vps

Will faced off against a total of an extra 1291 points not including the models that came through the portalglyph with only 1250 points!
Having finished off the Tervigon the Great Unclean One decides to  take on a Flyrant!
The Bloodletters and Plaguebearers finally get an opportunity to roll some dice, luckily for them it was against the worst unit of Gaunts the world has ever seen!
As the game ca,e to a close that's all that was left

Turn 4!

Quick update on the game:
- Charlie's psychic mastery has floundered as a comination of bad deep strikes, poor warp storm and a sea of Nids killed off his main casters!
- So far Will has killed two Greater Daemons and now faces another extra one in the form of a Great Unclean One!
- Will has achieved more Tactical objectives so far but the worm could turn!

See those Daemons in the bottom of the picture they both misshaped and were placed way ut of the fight by Will
Odd how  Tzeentch Herald turns into a Nurgle Greater Daemon

Will & Charlies's fist game of 7th!

Just a quick update to show you how Will and Charlie's first game of 7th is going. Charlie is practusing for a tournament so it's 1250 pts on a 4x4. Charlie has a Tzeentch Daemon factory list which generated 300 pts just in his first psychic phase. It's getting very messy ;-)
The Green tide pours forth. 
Yes you can see two Soul Grinders, a Lord of Change and four Heralds. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Thinking about games that I've still never played!

Whilst enjoying the closure of my school today I had a quick look through the games cupboard and thought I'd have another rook at FFG's Horus Heresy as I bought it a long while ago but have still never managed to get it onto the table (the cards are still in their wrappers!). This got me wondering if anyone else has any games in their collection they still haven't played? How old is your oldest unplayed game? Come to think of it I have an old Lord of The Rings Reiner Knizia game from around 1999/2000 which I'm sure I've never played with anyone (gave it a go solo as it's a co-op, but that was last millennium!).

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Finishing our Descent campaign!

After a few months of dungeon delving it all came to this, two more Quests to complete our Descent campaign. The heroes had been suffering a little of late but could they pull it back as the stakes were raised?

Friday, 4 July 2014

Rueing the day I stopped taking my own advice!

Just a quick update to point out that it doesn't matter how old we get we always fail to take our own advice. Today's evidence for the prosecution is the following:
X-wing counters and templates!
Now you'd think I would be over the moon with such a large collection of custom made counters... and I was until I realised all the templates were 2mm too short. I have absolutely no idea HOW they came out consistently short as I measured the originals at the computer as I drew them. So rather than print them on paper to check them (which is always my advice for the students) I just went for it and made loads! Ah well, guess I'll have fun next week doing it the right way.