20 January 2013

2012 - Year in Review and Looking ahead

A bit late for this, but another year has come and gone and while there's been a decrease in the number of blog posts, in my opinion the posts were more substantial. I almost managed getting a post a week, so for this year I'm aiming for about 54 blog posts.

Unfortunately it's my GCSE year so blogging time will be hard to get, not to mention hobby time, so having set the above aim, realistically I'm probably not going to have much content on here till march/april and then after that till the summer. If I do post, it may have to become filler content, but I'll try to keep things interesting. With the help of some of the people who are meant to be my co-authors... this year could become more productive for the blog as a whole.

Having said that I'm still going to set myself the following goals:

- Attend at least 3 tournaments this year (got a head start cos I've already been to one!)
- Build 1500 pts of Dark Eldar - hopefully this will be a nicely converted army. I've essentially now had 2 or 2 1/2 armies to practice so I want this to be up to a good standard. I've also persuaded myself that this will probably be my last army that I'm going to buy, despite the temptation of all the other good things out there now
- Paint 1000 points of Dark Eldar, this may be quite hard but then I might have time later this year
- Paint some of the terrain which still hasn't been painted
- Finish the game board with flock and skulls/any missed details - shouldn't be too hard
- Work on my SM/Tau army
- Learn how to play doubles better/attend a doubles tournament

Now, let's take a look at the goals from last year and how I did (I actually haven't looked at them for the whole year until now lol):

13 January 2013

Tournament Report: Winter Assault

A week ago all three of the authors from this blog went to the 1250 point tournament winter assault. Sorry if it's not as detailed as my usual reports but I'm not sure that I can remember everything from back then.

I had managed to finish up my display board and my army and here's the list I brought:

Company Command Squad with 2x plasmagun and lascannon


Veteran Squad with 3x meltagun, chimera
Veteran Squad with 3x plasmagun, powersword, chimera
Platoon Command Squad with 3x grenade launcher
Infantry Squad with autocannon, commissar
Infantry Squad with autocannon

Bane Wolf

Leman Russ battle tank with lascannon and heavy bolters

Aegis with Quad Gun

As you can see there I had changed my list up significantly from my practice games. Before the event a lot of space marine and guard players had registered which had been one of the reasons for the change. One thing I really wasn't sure about was the bane wolf/hellhound vs a leman russ eradicator, but in the end decided to take the former because of the ap 3 ignores cover. I also decided that an executioner was too expensive and took a straight up battle tank.

In other news we managed to build and paint all of Paul's daemons in time with the help of some quickshade (hopefully he'll do a post about them in the near future ahem ahem...)

11 January 2013

1250 pts Orks vs IG practice match

Happy New and Merry Christmas to everyone. I have a few posts in the works and this is the first one of this year. It's a batrep that was in preparation for Winter Assault (tournament report later).

Mission: Purge the Alien, Deployment: pitched battle (really ought to learn the deployment names by now!!!)

My list was (I changed it after this match for the tournament):

Primaris Psyker (who got some psychic shriek)

Veterans 3x meltagun, demolitions, chimera
Veterans 3x plasmagun, grenadiers, power sword, chimera
20 man blob 2 autocannons, commissar
Platoon command squad with 2x grenade launcher


Leman Russ Executioner
Leman Russ Eradicator

Aegis with Quad gun

The Orks:


20 boys with shootas and 2 big shootas, power klaw (Santa Klaws, no less), battlewagon with dethrolla
20 boys with sluggas and 2 big shootas, power klaw, battlewagon with dethrolla

3 bikers 
3 bikers
2 dakkajets (yes that's 4 fast attack he corrected this for the tournament)

Big gunz, with the standard option I think and a few grots

Can't remember warlord traits. Buildings were deployed as usual and we ended up with what you can see in the pictures.

Ilya got turn 1, and we got night. He moves everything forwards trying to hide his army.

Guard push forwards in return and almost get first blood, however one biker remains after the dust settles

Turn 2


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