Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So this week for our Imperium VS Xenos store wide campaign we played 1k points HQ and Elite slots only.

My list:
4 mega nobz with truck
9 nobs 7 big choppa 2 pk 1 painboy with truck

3 centerline objectives
Massacre: control all 3 and more kill points
Major: control all 3
Minor: more kill points
Tie: Same kill points

Game 1 I played VS Ultras and they had Vulcan, Calgar, 10 Termies, and Venerable Dread. Turn 2 Gahz took on the big termies with his 2+ invuln up. I took no wounds and kill Vulcan. His turn I killed a thunder hammer and failed 4 2+ invulns out of 14 rolls. The rest of the game was one big combat with me eventually winning it. I squiged Calgar and then killed him. The game ended turn 5 with me having lost one truck and Gahz. He had lost everything except the dread. Minor Victory.

Game 2 I played VS Wolves and they ran some basic IC and 3 squads and Bjorn. Each squad had 2 power weps. One squad was on foot surrounding Bjorn, one was in a rhino, and the other was in a drop pod. Turn 2 i killed the drop pod squad with Gahz and Mega Nobz, Popped the rhino with powerklaws, made a 10 man squad run after losing close combat. I made them keep running by putting things within 6 inches of them. The other 10 man squad eventually lost to my nobz in hand to hand a two turns later. Gahz got in the truck and went for Bjorn. He popped his 2+ and tanked him and killed him the assault phase after it wore off. I killed everything except the drop pod. I had all 3 objectives and Bjorn too! Massacre.

HQ and Elites could hold objectives and transports could not. It was fun and boring at the same time. Hopefully real games next week for some videos.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Batrep #2 Orks VS Ultras

This is how my orks typically do against my father and against people at the shop. It was nice to play them again finally. This win put me at 65-3-4 with orks in 5th edition. If you don't believe me its in my sig on crossroad forums and my shop will confirm it. My army tends to work in 3 waves. First the Nobs and Stormboyz hit you on turn 2 followed by the boyz mobz turn 3 and then finally the kans will clean up whatever is left on turn 4. The lists that have beat me were a 50 man termi deathwing where i had 1 nob and a kan left and he had 2 termies he got lucky and ended up with 2 objectives to my 1 and got a minor. The next was the first time i played against dual lash and learning what not to do. The next was against seer council and he cheated and cast fortune, doom, and guide the turn he had come in from reserve. I just find that for a non mech marine it is very hard to win against this many orks. Gahz is such a good character and not just for his own abilities but for the tricks he gives to the army. Tactics will be a later segment though.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thoughts for the day 7/24

Well sitting at work so I thought I would post a few 40k thoughts and ideas.

I don't have the codex but would vanguard with jump packs be able to use heroic intervention jumping out of a stormraven that moves flat out? If yes that is a cool trick.

Another list I have been toying with is based off the linebreaker formation from epic a long time ago. It runs jump packs and vindicators to just push as hard as it can and break into your lines fast. At 2500 points it was looking at running Dante and a jump pack honorguard squad they will have melta guns and a lightning claws they will also have the one per army banner. For troops I'll use two wound abused sanguinary guard squads and four assault squads. Then follow those up with vindicators with siege shields. Dante will curse any IC and then I can drop in my meltas with no scatter and they will take care of any tank or he can go with another squad and drop infernious pistols and meltas in close. I would also have one or two sanguinary priests with power weps and jump packs. I then could break it into two groups with feel no pain and furious charge.

I am also looking at a stormraven list but more on that later.

Tonight or tomorrow I will be posting the vid from my game this past Wednesday. My orks made quick work of some marines like they normally do.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nationals VS Jawaballs

So here is the clips I remembered to take while playing against jawaballs round 2.

It was some diplomat mission that sucked and made our guys go into combat before turn 1 and I raped his guys and then he got to kill mine on his first and second turns. It was dawn of war no night fight and I had to go first and he had nothing for me to kill turn 1. Near the end of the video I refer to the center objective. It was worth 500 kps but I was not going to bother telling him till after the game which I did but neither of us owned it. We just packed up after we found out the game was a draw and jawaballs left the tourney completely. His libby with a storm shield managed to kill himself with perils on the last turn after taking another perils earlier in the game.

Overall it was a fun game. I loved being able to play against him and now i will never have to bother him for a fun game on his blog.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Nationals part doux

Vids are coming later. Only had time to bother with them in round 2 vs jawa balls and forgot a few times/didnt have time. So...Leafblower... it did not exist. I was the most mechanized list at nationals. With everyone setting up to play against Leafblower it hurt my matchups. I was amazed when i did not see any of it and then hoped for good match ups...give me an ork player esp if it was the one with 5 battle wagons. No luck i had a hard day playing against Chaos Marines, Blood Angels, and Space Wolves.

First round: Vs Chaos Marines
6 oblits in squads of 2
2 squads of bezerkers
3 squads of plague
2 deamon princes of nurgle
3 squads of 4 termies with 3x combi meltas

All of his troops had icons to guide in the termies.

Mission we place 5 objectives and the player with the most kill points at the end of the game can make one vital and worth 2. So basically he will have 2 if he has any objective at the end due to my tanks being easy kps. Massacre is 5-6 obj, major is 3-4 obj and minor was 1-2.

He won the roll to go first and went fast moving all the tanks forward and popping smoke to cut my fire in 1/2. Ugh it was going to be ugly. Popped all but 1 transport on turn 1 and due to small fire lanes I could not really kill any squads or focus anything. He then gets 2 termi squads on turn 2 and just starts to lay waste to my tanks. The game for the most part was over now. I managed to kill off most of his troops but he had 1 squad left to spread at the end and take 2 and one guys sitting on another then turn 1 into 2 points while he rolled really well and killed my last troop squad in cover on an objective. Massacre 22-0 points...ugh

Second Round: Vs Blood Angels (Jawaballs)

I was pumped now to see another blood angel army across from me but the mission was bad. The Blood Angels player was non other then Jawaballs himself. I felt honored to play him and would try my hardest to get the victory.

I will post vids from this and i am sure he will to so look for those. Spoiler Alert: I got a draw and made him leave after this round. Draw 12-12 points...getting better.

Third Round: Vs Space Wolves

Logan Grimnar
Njal Stormcaller
5x Wolf Guard Pack 2x combi melta, 1x combi plasma, 2x termi armor Cyclone Missile L
2x Long Fangs 3x Hvy Bolter, 2x Missile L, Squad Leader
Long Fangs 5x Lascannons and Squad Leader

The mission was 3 objectives along the center line one dead center and 2 18 inches away on either side. On turn 4 you would roll and one becomes worth 2 and at the end the player with the most could make any worth another 1. One objective could potentially be worth 3.

Once again failed a die roll and he went first. He got to set up the Lascannons behind a 1 inch hill that was already 5 inches up and really got to take advantage of me. I was forced to go up his flank to cut fire from the right side. First turn he killed a bunch of tanks including rolling really well and killing my vindi...ugh
I went as fast as i could and took shots when i could. I kept losing tanks but not as fast. I rolled well for the libbys shield save mid game. Once i got into combat with multiple squads of mine engaging i quickly wiped out one side of the board but i had lost almost all of my transports except one razorback. I had the far objective and was behind a hill so it was secure. I kept going around and last turn finished off his Lascannons and almost killed both najal and logan. He had 2 objectives and both were worth 2 points to my 1. I got a squad in the remaining razorback to the center of the board and he finished off my transport. He had to charge me with his one squad that was on 2 objectives because i was going to charge him on my turn anyway. He was strung out and could not get many besides 2 termis into combat. He killed 2 guys and i killed 4 because he rolled bad and then he failed 2 morale checks at -2 and i could not catch up cuz he rolled high to get away. My turn i contest the final objective and go from a major loss to a minor victory. He was super pissed and bummed. I was so happy to go 1-1-1 on the day.

My major gripes about scenarios. Gw put no effort into proofing and changing them. The owner of that store had submitted them to Gw a while ago a rough drafts and then they just used them for nationals without editing for the most part. Each was random game length and seize the initiative. Both are fun in a non competitive format but for a national championship it made everything the luck of the die roll. I got lucky to have a turn 6 and 7 to pull a minor out then the last game. Game one went from a minor loss to a massacre due to the dice not ending the game.

On the bright side i got to meet and make friends with jawaballs or I hope he would view me as a friend. I also met and talked with the blood angel player that got third. He was a much better player then me and has been using them for a while. He did get better draws and dice going first 2/3 games and getting an ork player that gave up on turn 2 after all of his battle wagons were wrecked and most of his nobz were going to die. Not trying to bash him guz i respect him and i asked for his army list so i could learn and also got tips from him that i will take to heart.

3rd place Blood Angels List:

Lib: shield, blood lance
Lib: shield, blood lance
Termies 6 TH/SS and 3 Claws
Assault squad melta gun in Razorback Las and tl plas extra armor
Assault squad melta gun in Razorback Las and tl plas extra armor
Assault squad melta gun in Razorback Las and tl plas extra armor
Assault squad melta gun in Razorback Las and tl plas extra armor
Assault squad melta gun in Razorback Las and tl plas
Assault squad melta bombs in Razorback Las and tl plas
Baal pred Flamestorm
Baal pred Flamestorm
Vindi siege shield
Vindi siege shield
Devs 4 Missles with Razorback Las and tl plas

The one thing i really like after talking with him was talking the Las Plas over tl Las Razorbacks. More AP 2 shots and it gives them another wep to fire. I also will not take hunter killers any more unless i really see tons of mech. I will also downgrade my power fists in my 5 man squads to power weps.

Here is how the day came out for nationals:

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nationals... Bad day should have brought orks.

No heavy mech and only one lash out of 20 people. All of the games
Would have heavily favored my orks. I will elaborate on them more later. Ended with only 26 points. Played against jawaballs round 2 and got a tie and he left. I never won roll to go first and never got an alpha strike and made my games much harder. Ttyl

Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm here big day is tomorrow!

Arrived a few hours ago. Got food and realized the mall with the store was
Right next to me. Checked it out and I loved the display cases and wish crossroads had them to show off it's good painters and players armies. Small store but a separate store front to play at. Tables looked good from a distance. Just relaxing drinking yungling and reading up a little bit more. Sleep soon and then tourney at 8. It will be fun either way. Victory to Sangunious and Baal. Long live the blood angels.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

7/14/10....Doh still new to this

Well i am retarded and completely forgot to take vids of my two games. First was a scenario in our xenos vs human campaign. Main objective was to hold the bunker in the middle and then kill points. I got to play vs a tyranid force at 2000 points. He had 2 small gaunt squads and 1 big 20 man one, doom of m in pod, 2 zoi in pods, 2 carni, 1 tyrranofex, hive tyrant and 2 guard, and a massive squad of warriors. Dawn of war so i deployed nothing and came in on turn 1. Blasted away at the tyrant and guard doing 1 wound cuz of night fighting. The rest of the game was a shit show of him podding in or the tyrranofex making a hole for a gaunt squad to come in through. I rolled a lot of 1s with my melta and las cannons but big bugs just dont stand up to that many melta or las cannon shots anyway. Tyranid pods are super easy kill points with a tl las....1 shot 1 kill insta death. Turn 5 i zoomed out to the bunker and he still had small squad of gaunts left on it that i never could get to cuz of how cornered i was with big bugs. I prayed for turn 6 so i could get the easy luck he rolled a 2. I got the minor victory. At the end of the game i had lost a 10 man squad, baal pred, 1 razorback, 1 rhino, and my vindi. He had lost everything except 3 gaunts in 1 squad and the other 2 small ones were fine and he had the warrior squad left. On turn 6 i would have had enough shots to finish off the 3 small ones and then kill or almost kill the warriors.
My next game was a Ard Boyz primer vs Matt Cassady...ugh IG horde. 2 Objective game and i went second reserving everything to see how it would go. I ended up just barley losing by missing an outflank roll on turn 5. We each had one objective and I lost 7-10 in kill points. Killing 50 guys that have furious charge and 5 hidden power weps is not fun. I cant wait to see people play him at nationals and underestimate the blobs.
Well hopefully i wont be so stupid and at least take pics at Ard Boyz nationals this weekend. I will try to take pics to upload later and also post on my blog brief updates between rounds.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First bat rep 7/13/2010 Blood Angels vs Orks

My 4th game as Blood Angels. I am playing against myself and using my ork list from the previous 2 Ard Boyz rounds.


Turn 1

Turn 2

Turn 3

Turn 4

Turn 5

Turn 6

This just proves how much better mobility can be. I rolled bad with my saves and close combat for my BA and orks did fairly well but still almost got tabled. I will have to work on my targets and positioning for my Baal Preds. I am getting better every game with them. I am working on using magnets for my BA and have my Preds done as well as a few other things. I just got all the metal BA shoulder pads i ordered.

Sorry about multiple vids sony vegas pro for some reason was not working well with my iphone vids. I will gte them all as one in upcomming vids.

Enjoy and leave comments,

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nationals Update part one

I am at work on my phone so no vids or pics yet but here is what's going on. I placed third at crossroad games in standish Maine with my orks after a massacre and two draws. I played vs a hybrid marine list nothing spamed tabled him fairly quick except a raider running around avoiding my kans. Game two was vs another ork player. Very bloody and ended in a tie with me contesting and grabbing two objectives on the last turn. Game three was against Matt Cassady sorry if I miss spell names he is from team Cold Steel Mercs. He played IG horde and my nobz were in combat forever and the game ended tied 3 to 3 in kill points. I had lost 2 truks and my mega nobz with plenty of wounds elsewhere. I had killed a allied assassin and 2 50 man squads with 6 power weps in them. Long day but in the end I was 3rd and had the orks from round 2 in second and Matt in first. I have decided to make an army switch for nationals and will be playing blood angels.

Blog up!

Hi all this is my first blog here I have been following others for a while and decided to start my own.