26 June 2012

6th Edition Musings

For those of you who are looking for yet another blog about speculations on what is or isn't sixth edition, you might want to look elsewhere.  This is mostly just a discussion on what I am excited about and perhaps a few of the rumors (everything is a rumor until the book is officially released) that are exciting me.

21 June 2012

Tyranids vs. Imperial Guard

Well, I got another great game in with my old Army buddy.  I'm gonna call him 1SG for the purposes of the blog.  This time around, he decided he wanted to play with his Tyranids and I wanted to play my Imperial Guard.  I played a very typical list for me, that is well known around these parts for being VERY vehicle heavy.  To be honest, I hadn't seen much of 1SGs version of the 'nids around before.  It's awesome to see armies that aren't played all that often, more so variants that really shirk convention (at least what I know of it).  So, on to the explaination of the game.  The board was set up by 1SG, with the intent on having a city center/plaza with boulevards leaving a central area.  (I don't have any roads built/painted just yet, so your imagination is required to see the boulevards.)  We rolled a Capture and Control mission with a Spearhead deployment.  1SG won the dice off to see who deployed first and he chose his corner.

10 June 2012

Short Absence Over

Hey everyone!  I really apologize about not being on for the last week and a half.  My wife and I had our one year anniversary and we had a week long trip planned.  I had intended to mention it BEFORE leaving, but as we all know well, real life happened and I wasn't able to get on here to post a warning/heads-up about my absence.  This entry is more than anything, going to be a fast-foward review of a few postable events that happened since I was last on. 

30 May 2012

Wednesday Game Night

Lately, I've been trying to get up to my FLGS for Wednesday night gaming.  But, this week I have an old Army buddy coming in from out of town.  The good news is, he's bringing his army along so that I'll still be able to get a game in.  Also, I'm going to get to field test all that new terrain my friend and I built this weekend.  I set up the table tonight just to see how it will cover the playing area, and to expedite the setup tomorrow.  I think I was worried that there would be too little terrain for the table.  Now, after seeing it, I'm worried there is way too much terrain for the table!  I'm a little scared I don't have enough driving space for all my tanks in my Imperial Guard army and I'll be a little spead out for shooting corridors with both my Dark Angels and my Imp Guard.  Ultimately, though, a really nice set-up and a lot of terrain really are butt loads of fun.  So, I'm sure I'll have a great time.  Here are a few pictures so you guys can see what it looks like!

27 May 2012

Location, Location, Location!

So, today was spent mostly hanging out with my best friend building terrain so our mostly woodland style table will eventually be able to make the transition into a full-fledged cityfight table.  I will say now, with plenty of certainty, GW's urban terrain sets will compel you to make rediculously large and over the top terrrain if you're not conciously avoiding that very problem.

17 May 2012

Lascannon's Lament

Well, with the rumors flying about the Internet about potential 6th editions and new codices, I've done quite a bit of thinking/soul searching about 40K.  This thinking ultimately led me to a conclusion...  Lascannons suck.

11 May 2012

The story so far...

Since I'm new to this blogging thing, I'm going to take the posting pictures thingy easy.  It really looks amazing, but I'm not sure exactly what the protocols are for posting other people's work on my personal blog.  I know fair use goes a long way, but I don't want to press my luck just yet.  :)

So, I wanted to say thanks to my friends over at Dark Future Games for adding me to their prestigious blogroll! And for their support in my new endeavor!  They are great people who provide an amazing service to our gaming community and it is my profound honor to be associated with them in any way!  Thanks guys for what you do!

Speaking on what they do, make sure (for those of you who don't already frequent their blog) you check out their latest articles.  CVintons' necrons look amazing!  They are also doing a painting challenge with some spectacular results already coming in.

Now to speak on some things to come.  The other night, after posting my introductory article, I had a bit of an epiphany about a topic that I don't think I've ever seen on a gaming blog.  I'm going to hold off on announcing the project until Sunday, but it will be a bit of an unabashed look into my life and how it impacts everything, including how I play the games that I love.  To be honest, in advance, it is not directly a topic on gaming.  However, the indirect consequences of this project will have great impact on my gaming hobby.  I'm hoping to make this a bit of a weekly spotlight on my life, and how I'm evolving as a person (and hobbyist).

10 May 2012

Welcome to the Den

Well, this is an attempt to dive into blogging (totally a day late and a few dollars short).  I want to mostly cover all aspects of my favorite hobby Warhammer 40,000.   I'll have a primary focus on the Dark Angels Space Marine Chapter, although I'll add additional projects as I come up with them.  But, as of right now, I'm known locally as the Dark Angel player (they are kind to me even though I'm the red-headed step-child).   I also hope to do some coverage on my developing 'Man Cave' otherwise known as my garage.  I'm hoping to do a bit of a play-by-play this summer covering my conversion of the garage into a full blown gaming space.  I have a few other ideas in my mind for some other projects that can be shared on here!  I hope to see you all around!

P.S. I'm a total gamer so don't be too terribly surprised to see mentions of other games on here from time to time!