Friday, 27 January 2012


This was gonna just be a response to Ben's comment on Wig's post previous to this one but then I found a picture that made me laugh and had to share.


I was thinking more in comparison to the shit storm you face when you go up against GK's and Necrons, they're bitches.

If I'm perfectly honest, I'd ban all Space Marines, they are all broken to some degree - just a few examples off the top of my head to name but a few: codex marine and vanguard veterans (since when was charging off a deep strike fair?!) and combine that with Shrike and you get fleet vanguard vets, Space Wolves and their thunderwolf cavalry, Blood Angels and the Feel No Pain assault squads. Grey Knights just got stupid and Necrons are now an army you can't defeat unless you are willing to go to combat with them.

Seriously, isn't this game supposed to be about using your armies strenghts? Example, aren't guard supposed to do their level best to out shoot the shit out of everyone they can with standard issue marshmallow melters and tanks, while Orks make it their business to charge toward the enemy firing blindly until their within charge range and eldar are supposed to be sneaky, sneaky little elves who have to choose the absolute best moment to strike?

It's become less about balancing the codexes to make the game fun and more on having to stack combos, which makes it more likely you'll see repeated themes in lists and less innovation. I like seeing mental lists and I have a feeling theres gonna be less of them as we progress through ed. 6 of the rules and I personally place the blame squarely of Matt Ward.

Rant over until next time.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Beware the heretic!


Today I participated in tea and biscuits with this unstable and gentry man. We discussed the finer things; cats, YouTube and table top gaming.

Beware gentleman, this fine specimen of a beast may well be joining our little blog.

Below is the chaos space marine army, which easily exceeds two thousand points and may well be marching on top of your armies faces very soon. You have been warned!

-posted from his bloody phone!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Last man standing tournament

Just a quick shout out to for the vine inn gamers who hosted a four-way last man standing tournament on Sunday, I must say it was one of the best games of 40k I've had in ages. Man of the match for me was my dreadnought who accounted for a 100 guardsmen, yarrick, bane wolf and a Vanquisher. Not bad for only 125pts.

Monday, 9 January 2012

This weeks painting

This being the start of a new year (last week doesn't count) one of my new year resolutions is to fully paint my fantasy/40k armies, with that I'm starting a weekly post about what I'm painting this week.

To kick start the first week I'm going to be painting up a fire-belly for my new ogre army

More pics Wednesday

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He's got the whole world in his hand

With the start of the new year I was thinking we can run a planetary empires campaign, with each campaign turn lasting a month or two as that should give use enough time to get the games against each other played. Are you three up for it? If so I'll make a map and post the first set of rules.

Ps. Jon you're the one in green