Monday, 8 February 2016

From the Shadows: Hunt the Fallen pt.3

A lot of progress has been made in the last week, a shocking volume of painting got completed and me and Alun got a game in too!

As you can see from the picture above, I got the 2 Landspeeders finished, what some may notice is that they are both Typhoons, which doesn't match my list.  That's due to lessons learned during our game, the result of which is a few changes to my Hunt list.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Book Review: I Am Slaughter

Games Workshop and Black Library announced at the end of 2015 that there would be a year long event exploring the post Heresy era called "The Beast Arises". As this was an era in 40k lore that hadn't been explored to any great detail, it piqued my interest and bought into it with the first release in December.

Monday, 25 January 2016

From the Shadows: Hunt the Fallen pt.2

Greetings! Bit of a delay getting this last weeks post up as I've got a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment, but I'm not slowing the advance towards the event in February!

I've made a lot of progress since the last post and my chapter is now starting to look like a real army for the first time since it's inception.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

A large slice of humble pie

Hi guys Craig here.

Happy new year and all that jazz. Hope it was a good one.

Today I have been eating a huge portion of humble pie. Today I tried Age of Sigmar (AOS) for the first time. After 6 months of point blank refusal I gave it a go. With all the new models coming out and the new books and the core rules being free I kept on looking and thinking  WHAT IF????

What if it is actually a good game?
What if I actually like it and have been putting it off for 6 months?
Or something that has never come up. What if i'm good at it.

Well I can honestly say I was excited for the game all week. Was excited to see how it would out pan out and if it would give me any memento to carry on playing AOS.  And....... It has. I can not wait to play my next game of AOS.

The base rules are only 4 pages long and its really easy to get into them. The main and interesting part of the game is using the base rules alongside the battle-scrolls for each individual unit. Before I played the game it looked like a game for kids to get them into GW as a kinda stop gap before 40k how wrong was I. In the 1 game I have had I could see how my army depended on situation attacking and spell casting from my wizard to either buff a unit of cut down the amount of attacks a unit took.

Playing AOS has completely energized my fantasy playing armies. Seeing that I can use my  previous fantasy armies and if anything there actually a little better than before. Just taking my armies of the shelf or out of my case and knowing that I don't have to rebase them and knowing that they have a new lease of life actually makes me genuinely happy.

I can see a lot of potential in the new system from GW and look forward to seeing what they can bring to the table and how they will relate the old world with the new.

Below is my first AOS kill. He got killed in the 2nd turn and if I am honest I jigged like I was in river dance.

However after this kill it went down hill for me pretty quick. I lost two blocks of Skaven clan rats. One unit to a unit of Questing Knights and one to a unit of Pegasus Knights.

but at this point i was not down trodden and didn't feel like the game was over. I still had my Warlord, Warlock Engineer, Doomwheel and my proxy Hellpit.

My Doomwheel in the last turn took out 2 remaining Pegasus Knights and my Hellpit (Thundertusk/Stonehorn Proxy) took out another two Pegasus Knights which shocked my opponent  deeply as we laughed for about 10 minutes after in pure shock. 

Overall I lost narrowly but i thoroughly enjoyed the game and can safety say i will be eating humble pie for some time. At this point I will be trying new armies and new units to get to grips with the rules and the game.

All I can say is if your unsure on the game go out and give it a go. Worse case you spend 2 hours of your life trying something and at the end of it at least you know its not for you. However for me I just wish I got on board all them months ago,

Thanks for reading guys and will catch you on the other side.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

One Last Huzzah

Craig here.

I know its been a long time since we have posted. It's safe to say that grown up life has caught up with us all, but hopefully all should be better in 2016.

However me and Alun managed to sneak to a Games Workshop event The Battle of Dimmamar Campaign day. 750pts Imperial against Chaos 4 games using the Maelstrom of war objectives . I took necrons which  was pleasantly surprising what I could get in for 750pts.

I took  Lord (staff of light)
          15 Necron Warriors 
          15 Necron Warriors
          3 Scarab swarms
          5 Deathmarks

I must admit it worked quite well. I had things to take out most things apart from nasty Death Company. Whilst I was thinking about my list I was thinking of different directions to take it. How to deal with close combat and high toughness gribblies. Then Alun gave me a brilliant piece of advice. He told me to focus my army on one aspect. (Shooting, Close Combat or maneuverability). So I focused on shooting (maybe minus the scarabs) and it worked brilliantly. 

From the Shadows: Hunt the Fallen pt1

Matt here! Been a while no?  Life and circumstance prevailed against us the last 6 months and we all ended up taking a long hiatus from the blog, but things have levelled out a bit now so back to the keyboard!

This year is going to be a busy one for my Dark Angels successors, the Angels of the Watch, so I thought I'd cover their adventures and growth in a weekly series called From the Shadows.

The first thing I'd like to cover is also the biggest thing in my Chapters history, and my hobby experience.  I've signed up to go to the Hunt the Fallen campaign weekend at Warhammer World at the end of February.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Age of Sigmar: Week One Observations.

Age of Sigmar has divided the community. With that statement I will probably be in contention for the stating the obvious award 2015. But, I think it is a good step forward for a stagnant Fantasy gaming system, put it this way, I have played 5 games of Age of Sigmar, I doubt I have ever played 5 games of Fantasy. With that, I feel I have discovered a few hidden depths of the game either by myself or by proxy that I am going to go through now.