Friday, November 17, 2017

40k Game! Melting Pot of Armies Game!

Last night, I played a game with friends, involving 225 power per side. The following factions were represented on the table
-Black Templar
-Grey Knights
-Armageddon Steel Legion
-Imperial Knights
-Dark Eldar.

The xenos and knights were paired together while the Imperial factions were paired against them. We used the standard maelstrom of war objectives to determine the winner there. Dark Eldar were simply raiders, and they worked to destroy units on both sides of the table.

The imperials were down almost the entire Grey Knights side by the end of turn 2, and it went downhill from there. The Imperial Knights( The big blue machines) were all destroyed turn 3, but the damage was done.

Luckily, I got a ton of pictures!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

40k Game! New Nids vs. Grey Knights 2k

Last night, I played a game at my place with my good friend Tim. He wanted to try out the new Nids book, so he ran Nids and Genestealer Cult. Some of the Nids strategems were really strong, and the Kraken 3d6 advance is also nasty. Their psychic powers were not quite as dominant as I feared, and the Shadow in the Warp rule wasn't too much of an issue. They are fast and hit hard in combat though. The Cult units weren't too bad, but most of them were the Guard parts like the Leman Russ.

I tried out some new units from Grey Knights including the Brotherhood Ancient with the Relic Banner, the Chaplain, and a Psycannon Purgation squad. The D6 wound smite is really powerful, along with the normal Banner buff. The Chaplain did help land some hits, and the Psycannon purgation was ok, but really only shined with the strategem and the Grand Master buff.

We did the standard Maelstrom of War mission. I won 15 to 7 with literally 4 models on the table and a total of 7 wounds. It was a crazy close game.

Of course, here are some pictures!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

New Game! X-Wing!

For our 6 year anniversary (wow, that's a long time), my lovely fiancee bought me the Heroes of the Rebellion minis kit for X-Wing. I decided after playing some games with both Scum and Rebels, that I would prefer the Rebels faction. I have zero interest in Imperials.

My initial thought is to run a Fat Han list, just to get me into the game. Once I understand the game better, I'll look perhaps to expand and include a bunch of different models.

X-Wing is fun, but I still hate the business model. I have zero intention of worrying about cards or upgrades, other than listing them on my list builder. It's simply for fun games at Arkham.

Anyone else play X-Wing? Any feedback for Rebel pilots?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

11/6/17 100 PL Tau vs. Eldar

I played a game yesterday against Eldar with my Tau. It was a fun game, although in the end, I was tabled. Tau really struggle against psychic powers right now with the Index, and the Eldar are flush with excellent psykers. In addition, they had a massive points reduction with the codex, and their strategems are pretty excellent. Once again, the stop gap has fallen short for the index armies, and the codex armies are leaps and bounds ahead. I forgot to get pictures until the very end, but here are a few.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

11/4/17 Imperials vs. Eldar Narrative Game

The mission was quite simple: The Eldar HQ units had to reach the center of the Webway portal. The Imperials had to kill the HQ units. With 4 units, the differential was 3-1 for either side for a minor victory and a 4-0 for a major victory. Imperials won in the end, 4-0!