Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Khorne Daemonkin: Formations and a Sample List

I hope that this codex is a snapshot of things to come.  The combination of a unique detachment with multiple formations adds an incredible amount of flavor to an army.  I want this same kind of treatment for the armies I actually play.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Khorne Daemonkin: Unit Reviews

I have had a chance to read over the unit descriptions a few times, and I have compiled my thoughts on the matter.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Khorne Daemonkin: Initial Impressions

Yesterday I picked up Codex Khorne Daemonkin.  I have no desire to start a Khorne army (praise be to Nurgle).  If this book is any indication of things to come, then I am excited for the future of chaos.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Math By Request: Bloodthirster Vs Imperial Knight

One of the regular readers, Mundo, made a request for some calculations related to the new bloodthirster of insensate rage fighting an Imperial Knight.  When I took this on I thought, "Oh this is going to be easy."  After a few hours days all I can say is that destroyer weapons are painful for more than just their target.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Pox to the Loyalists!

With my spring break coming to an end, and a heightened sense of urgency, I sat down and finished up my tank commander.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Race is On!

I found out yesterday that my friendly local gaming store will be hosting its spring 40k league!  This time around things are going to run fast.  The games will be 850 points and there will be a one hour time limit, so we can get three games done in an evening.  The small points and large number of games mean that this is the perfect opportunity for me to learn how to play Astra Militarum.  Now when I say Astra Militarum what I really mean is despicable traitor legion dedicated to Nurgle.  I can't play as true loyalists.

The league starts on April 1st (not a joke) which means I have a LOT of work to do in the next week and a half.  Right now I have 20 guardsmen, a couple of command squads, vendetta, and manticore all painted.  In the unpainted pile I have a vanquisher tank commander, chimera, 10 more guardsmen, and 10 scions (to be used as veterans).  Fortunately I am on spring break for the next week, so hopefully I will be able to get a lot of painting done.

Stay tuned for painting updates followed by battle reports.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Trapdoor Spider

Over the past six months I have started using a little used combo I call 'The Trapdoor Spider'.  This involves a squad of three terminators with a single chainfist in a landraider.  Neither termintators nor landraiders are considered to be top tier performers for the forces of Chaos, but together they seem to work well.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Deep Striking Safety: Part 3 Squads

So far I have talked about deep striking against a wall of troops and lone monstrous creatures.  These seem to be the two opposite ends of the spectrum.  This time around I tackle a single ten man infantry squad (not literally).