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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Milestone reached : )

Thanks to everyone who supports !

Alan seds ...


I think there is a saturation of Alan seds in 30k forums now. So what is an Alan seds:


Definition
When losing an argument in a 30k forum thread make up something Alan Bligh supposedly said and quote it as a fact... Alt truth amirite?!


Here's a quick list of some Alan seds I've seen this week ...

* 30k will not be affected by the new 8th edition rule set.

* 30k will be seriously overhauled by the new 8th edition rule set.

* You can shoot units embarked in transports if they're special.

* You can't shoot special units embarked in transports.

* You can't shoot units embarked in special transports but can shoot special units embarked in special transports because well they are special.

* 30k was specifically designed to play against 40k armies.

* He doesn't like Alpha Legion any more now that Alpharius is clinically dead.

* Destroyers are just fine as is... Moritat just got a new model so quityerbitchn !!



Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Assassin - Part 6 - Survivor


Corax swept down from the crumbling broken pillar embedding a claw into one of the last of the surviving Iron Warriors. The tips of the claw burst through the dirty power armor impaling the traitor. The middle claw tore into vertebrae severing the stem from the skull socket momentarily ending the abrupt pain. Blood and bile split from the traitor's lip steaming over broken teeth. "I can quickly end the pain if you tell me what I want to know." said the Raven Guard Primarch.

"There's nothing to tell you don't already know..." more blood and clumps of phlegm were coughed up by the prone Iron Warrior splattering his chest plate.

Corax ever so slightly withdrew the tip of the middle claw. The pain came crashing back and it felt staggering. "Wait... " he coughed as his body went into a series of violent spasms. Tears fell from his eyes blurring the traitor's vision. "What is it you want to know?" Corax inserted the tip again.

"There have reports of an Imperial agent acting alone. What can you tell me about it?'

The Iron Warrior felt one of his lungs collapsing and a heart had seized up. He ran his tongue over his broken teeth spitting out the last of the clots so he could breathe. "There was an assassin... " His breathing was extremely shallow now and dark spots began to form before his eyes.

"Go on." said the Primarch through gritted teeth.

"There were several attempts to catch the assassin but they all failed... the last attempt was just over a day ago." One of his eyes had gone blind as he involuntarily shivered impaled upon the long sharp claws. His mouth grew dry. "The assassin put them all to a sword it took from stone."

"Tell me more about the sword." growled Corax.

The traitor could hear the other two protracted claws slowly slicing through his lower body severing tendons and limbs like a pair of surgical drills. His smaller intestines split out like wet rope from a rupture in his broken power armor. "It was a black sword... that's what I was told." He began to spasm again, his body tearing itself apart trapped upon the entwined claws. He felt cold and numb now. "That's all I know."

"Do you feel fear?" Corax asked the dying traitor then he beheaded the Iron Warrior with his other set of matched claws. The skull made a clunking sound as it bounced along the broken flag stone coming to a stop beside the dead body of the other survivor. Corax brought down a boot sole hard crushing the skull into a bloody pulp.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Horus Heresy Campaign Report - Sons of Horus go to Southampton


I traveled over to the UK a couple of weeks ago to play in a Horus Heresy campaign played down in Southampton. I really wanted to see what it's like to play there and it was well worth the time and money to travel back and forth. Everyone was very friendly and I enjoyed every game.

The event was run by Escalation Painting and they did a fantastic job. You received a set of objective cards and a special trait for registering which were mailed to you. The objective cards were you're secondary goals each game and you could use the trait for one unit one turn each game. There were objective cards and traits for both loyalists and traitors which made it even more interesting. Some of the tables also had special missions which kept you on your toes. There were five rounds and the overall goal was for your side (loyalist or traitor) to score the most victory points over the course of the weekend.

I decided to bring my Sons of Horus first company which included the Warmaster himself, Horus. The army uses the Pride of the Legion rite of war and is composed of several Justearin terminator squads mounted in land raiders and a Spartan, some support characters and also special units such as Mortis Contemptor dreadnaughts and a rapier laser destroyer battery to round out my army list. Army lists were 3500 points and there were no restrictions. I saw several super heavies over the course of the weekend and there were plenty of other Primarchs as well.

Every army there was beautiful. The weekend turned out to be more about the narrative and making friends rather than a hard core competitive tournament like we are so used to in the US. This type of format is a lot more appealing for me and I see a lot of hobbyists headed in this direction. There was never any issues about rules or any disputes that I know of so it was pretty much a perfect weekend in many ways. All of the tables were awesome as well with plenty of nice looking terrain.



Game 1 vs. Imperial Fists


My first match was versus Imperial Fists lead by none other than Sigismund for the old school Templar theme. Imperial Fists just happen to be my favorite loyalist Legion and the army I am currently building so I know all their tricks. My opponent had a solid list composed of many tanks including several land raiders Proteus and the dreaded Typhon super heavy siege tank. I hid Horus and his retinue in their Spartan behind a big piece of terrain along with another squad of Justearin in a land raider Phobos along with the laser destroyer battery. The pictures below tell the story of the game... my dice were smoking hot and I was able to quickly pop one enemy tank after another over the course of the game. Sigismund lead a valiant charge versus Horus and company supported by a large squad of Breachers but the first Emperor's Champion was no match for the Warmaster. It was nice to win the first game then it was time for some lunch and cold British beer.





Game 2 vs. Blood Angels


My second match was versus Blood Angels fielding the special rite of war called Day of Revelation. As it turns out Blood Angels are my favorite Legion and I'm also very familiar with their rules as well. This rite of war perfectly suits Blood Angels featuring lots of deep striking assault squads. My opponent's army was beautifully painted with lots of really cool conversions and he ended up winning one of the highly coveted painting awards for his Warlord. This was an absolutely bloody brutal game with lots of melee throughout the course of the game. Horus was up to the challenge issuing a challenge to the non existent Sanguinius, Primarch of the Blood Angels. Many a good Marine died in his place for the Imperium and I ended the game with another win (2-0). This game was one of the special missions and the primary objective was to rescue a Seneschal and his crew so they could be returned to his Knight Titan. The first turn of the game Horus ordered his rapier battery to blow them to dust. One of the TOs asked me why and I said "Horus isn't here to rescue anyone, he's here to kill the enemy." I was awarded with a special objective card for this bit of our narrative.




Game 3 vs. Iron Hands
The final third game of the first day was versus a very tough foot slogging Iron Hands army lead by Ferrus Manus and included three Leviathan dreadnaughts plus a squad of six Castellax from the loyal side of the Mechanicum. I knew this would be a tough match and it was. Some of the Iron Hands characters are battle smiths and can restore lost hull points and even wounds. I lined up on my back line and kept firing lascannons and destroyer lasers into the ever advancing tide. I was really concerned about the Leviathans since they strike at initiative and can quickly mince terminators. I'd strip some hull points then the Iron Hands battle smiths would restore them again and again. I kept the majority of my fire power trained on the dreadnaughts and was finally able to one shot two of them right before they were ready to charge into my battle line. My Mortis Contemptor dreadnaughts were able to strip the last three hull points from the last Leviathan on Overwatch. This game you had to control sections of the battle field and it was looking like I'd lose since my entire army was parked on the back line most of the game. One land raider Phobos transporting a squad of Justearin survived a late game smash attack from the Castellax and managed somehow to make its way to the other side securing a victory the last turn of the game. Horus and his retinue then made short work of the six Castellax finishing them all of on a savage charge from their Spartan to secure the middle of the battle field. Ferrus Manus was very much alone towards the end of the game and another squad of Justearin ripped through a large squad of enemy tactical Marines to secure my side of the battle field. This in turn meant I was 3-0 at the end of the first day.

Game 4 vs. Ultramarines
My first game of the second day was versus Ultramarines lead by a Praetor. The army also had a full squad of Fulmentarus terminators and a Shadowsword super heavy tank. There was also a Siege Breaker tucked away with a quad mortar battery slinging barrages of the deadly Phosphex. You had to deploy in a triangle along a short edge of the table and there was not much terrain in the middle. Luckily I was able to seize the initiative... Horus and his crew surged ahead in their Spartan then flatted out racing straight at the enemy. Sure enough the Shadowsword destroyed the Spartan... the Warmaster and his retinue leapt out from the burning wreck straight ahead again. They were then hit by a Phosphex barrage from the quad mortars but were able to come out largely intact. The next turn Horus split off solo to hunt down the enemy Warlord while his retinue made short work of the Fulmentarus. The Shadowsword then one shot Horus only to be destroyed by my pair of outflanking Mortis Contemptors the following turn. The quad mortars rained Phosphex down upon the large squad of Justearin again but to no avail... they were gutted as well the following turn. It was then a simple matter of chasing down the Ultramarine tactical squads racing forward in their rhinos in a lost attempt to reach my deployment zone. So I was 4-0 going into the final fifth round. I've never lost with this army and wanted to continue the streak.




Game 5 vs. Blood Angels
The last game was versus another Blood Angels force also featuring the Day of Revelations rite of war. This army featured a Warhound Titan that was also destroyed by my outflanking Mortis Contemptors. The ensuing explosion went super critical and the gigantic blast marker just missed Horus and his retinue by less than an inch! The only survivor on the enemy side was a lone Fire Raptor tasked with reporting the battle upon its return to their orbiting battle barge. Power armor seems to be not much of a match versus terminator armor and my second day ended with a perfect 5-0 record versus the loyalists.

Best Units
The Mortis Contemptors and laser destroyer battery always pulled their weight versus enemy super heavies and flyers. Obviously Horus and his posse was my best unit slaying many loyalist enemies over the course of the campaign. I was hoping to see how the Warmaster would have fared versus Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves but that battle will have to be fought another day. I did happen to see him versus a supped up Magnus the first day... there were lots of amazing battles for everyone there and plenty of other stories to be told.

In conclusion I'd recommend attending a campaign if you're into the Horus Heresy. You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Forest


Come closer and see
See into the trees
Find the girl
If you can
Come closer and see
See into the dark
Just follow your eyes
Just follow your eyes
I hear her voice
Calling my name
The sound is deep
In the dark
I hear her voice
And start to run
Into the trees
Into the trees
Into the trees
Suddenly I stop
But I know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
All alone
The girl was never there
It's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
Again and again and again and again

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Back Stabbing at Paradox



Paradox was my first Facebook group for Horus Heresy. I was one of the two original creators. The other admin decided to elevate a local to admin after many requests from him. This all happened over five years ago. What I didn't know is that the new admin systematically eliminated the moderators and other original admin. He then eventually stripped my admin rights then last week I was banned from the group. I can't help but find this extremely hypocritical because the reason he told other members he stripped my admin rights is because I supposedly banned.

I have since moved on and created a new and popular FB group for 30k. I post this as a vocal protest to my rights that were violated by Ishmael DeLuna.



So I was finally able to get a reply from a moderator there why I was banned:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assassin - Part 5 - Black Sword


Squadrons of Iron Warriors marched side by side closing rank and lifting their bolters. There came the click of action sliding as a new bolt shell slipped into the chambers. Overhead the sky was dark cloaked in a broad drape of black clouds and lightning bolts played across the swollen channels. Two Warsmiths lead the company striding side by side. Automata lurched behind the traitor legionnaires mindlessly drawn into the hunt. They slowly converged around a spiraling hill. A staircase crafted from deep marbled stone twisted up the sides all the way to the very top.

As one the Iron Warriors inhaled gene lock scented to the spoor of the assassin. The stench was overpowering. "We have you surrounded." said one of the Warsmiths overcharging his speech through the iron vox clamped to his chest. "Show yourself." A crack of thunder split the sky as a lightning bolt crashed down on top of the hill electrifying the stone. Sparks shots off etching into their armor. The smell of fresh ozone cleared away the spoor scent.

"Up here." came a solitary husked voice. As they all looked up there came a crack in the clouds and a sliver of blinding bright light crashed through illuminating the top of the hill. The Iron Warriors looked up to see a single figure silhouetted against the blackness. His hands were free grasping at the long hilt of a black sword struck deep into the hard stone.

"Open fire." came the command from the other Warsmith. In perfect unison they squeezed the bolter triggers to rapid fire. The caps exploded incorrectly tapped, one by one each bolter exploded ripping arms apart and disfiguring the Iron Warriors.

Slowly the black blade slid free from the stone and the assassin lifted the weapon over his unmasked face taunting the enemy. He then crouched into a run sprinting through the spiral crashing into the enemy tank. The black sword cut like a razor through flesh as it shredded the Iron Warriors.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Why Games Workshop Should Ban All Allies and What You Can Do


Black Blow Fly here swinging through your neighborhood again to spread more mischief and rot. I just moved across the country so I haven't had much hobby time which is troubling me a bit but I'm looking forward to getting back again into it again soon as they say.

Today I want to talk about allies and why I've decided I think they need to be totally banned. This interwebz quote sums it all up perfectly for me ...


Now I used to be a big fan of allies and in truth they have been around a long long time, going way back before sixth and seventh edition. It could be a good thing but in reality it's just another tool to power game. The final nail in the coffin for me was looking at army lists that made it into the top sixteen at Adepticon and I of all people should know because once I was a very competitive tournament player and even played Grey Knights with Necron allies.... I know I might come across as a hypocrite but in truth I've finally rehabilitated myself. It wasn't easy but diligence paid off. I really learned my lesson.

The game will better off without allies and it would present an opportunity for competitive players to get rid of that crutch and sharpen their skills. If you really want this to happen the best thing to do is write a polite email to GeeDub requesting that they ban all allies and there's never been a better time with a new edition right around the proverbial corner. Here is their email address:

kevin.rountree@gwplc.com

That's right send it their CEO, Mr. Kevin Rountree... I'm absolutely positive he wants to know your opinion. This is the man who has revitalized the company and brought them to speed with the 21st century. So here is your chance to do something good for the hobby ! Bitching and moaning is a favorite past time for gamers but it rarely ever changes anything.

If you do decide to send an email make sure it's positive and well written... that's how to effectively get your point across to other people. If enough people send an email I promise you something good will happen. All you need is one to two paragraphs - it's just that easy too.

Remember that Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are people, just like us. They'll respond to an email depending on its tone and content, so think about what you want to say carefully before you click the SEND button. Here are some tips to help you get the response you're looking for:

* Be polite !!!
* If you are able to say something good about the company before you express your disappointment, do it. It's a great way to get your reader on side.
* Stick to the facts.
* Try not to let any emotion or judgment spill out.
* Don't use threats.
* Shorter is better. Keep the information concise and to the point.
* Include a brief history of the issue if it's helpful.
* Explain clearly what you want.

That's that really that needs to be said and I hope you will respond.

Escalation Campaign in South Hampton UK


I know it's been quite here... in the middle of a move from shitty Florida to beautiful Cali.

This weekend I'll be attending the highly antipicated Escalation campaign in South Hampton UK. I'm bringing my Sons of Horus lead by their Warmaster. Be expecting lots o pix over the weekend. 🖤 Many pints will be consumed.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Assassin - Part 4 - Origin


+++ CLASSIFIED +++
+++ LEVEL: ALPHA +++

!!! WARNING - READING THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL CAN RESULT IN A SUBSEQUENT MIND WIPE OR DEATH !!!

-- Project Ark Angel (PAA) --

01. PAA was developed by an unnamed Temple commanded by the High Lords of Terra as a counter measure to the xenos race Eldar. The special assassin combines abilities from various temples to create the ultimate tool for xenocide.

02. PAA was to be secretly transported by a Templar envoy and deposited within the Eldar Bieltan craftworld during an arranged meeting between the Rogue Trader ++NAME STRICKEN FROM RECORDS++ and their seer council. En route to the craftworld the Templar battle barge Vain Glory was lost during the warp translation back to real space. Several decades past until a homing beacon was detected from Vain Glory originating from the ++NAME STRICKEN FROM RECORDS++ sector.

03. A half company of White Scars were dispatched to locate the Templar battle barge which was found to have crashed upon an isolated barren crone world. There were no survivors found and the pod containing PAA had been ruptured. Investigation indicates many of the original party were slain in melee. The bodies of the dead were destroyed on site and the returning White Scars all died due to an unfortunate cataclysmic rupture of their ship main reactor.

04. Recently a trace measure of the PAA Objectiva Securum has been detected in the ++ NAME STRICKEN FROM RECORDS ++ sector. As ordered by Malcador a newly formed Errant team has been dispatched to investigate the trace and locate PAA if possible.

05. If PAA is still living at this time it will have become highly unstable and uncontrollable. The Errant team has been ordered to terminate the assassin upon first contact.

++ END TRANSMISSION ++

Sunday, March 05, 2017

1st Crack at Horus Heresy Space Wolves Army List (3500)


New list for Space Wolves... not sure if it's 100% street legal...

+++ Space Wolves (Warhammer 30,000 - The Horus Heresy v61) (3499) +++


+ HQ (1441) +

Legion Centurion (120) /Vigilator
Artificer Armour - Charnabal Sabre - Melta Bombs - Refractor Field


Legion Praetor (601)
Cataphractii Terminator Armour - Digital Lasers - Master-crafted Paragon Blade -Volkite Charger

Legion Terminator Command Squad
3x Legion Space Marine Chosen + Legion Standard Bearer
Cataphractii Terminator Armour - 2x Chainfist - 2x Combi-Melta - Plasma Blaster - Power Fist

Land Raider Phobos
Armoured Ceramite - Auxiliary Drive - Dozer Blade - Extra Armour


Priest of Fenris (720) /Speaker of the Dead
Aether-Rune Armour - Power Fist

Deathsworn Pack
9x Deathsworn - Rad Grenades - Great Frost Blade

Land Raider Proteus
Armoured Ceramite - Auxiliary Drive - Dozer Blade - Extra Armour - Twin-Linked Lascannon


+ Troops (378) +

Grey Slayer Pack (198)
9x Grey Slayer - 5x Combat Shield - Heavy Chainsword - Legion Vexilla - Power Fist - 2x Power Axe
Huscarl - Artificer Armour - Melta Bombs - Power Fist

Grey Slayer Pack (180)
9x Grey Slayers - 5x Combat Shield - Legion Vexilla - 2x Power Axe
Huscarl -Artificer Armour - Power Fist


+ Fast Attack (150) +

Legion Javelin Attack Speeder Squadron (150)
2x Legion Javelin Attack Speeder - 2x Hunter-killer Missile - Multi-Melta - Twin-Linked Cyclone Missile Launcher


+ Heavy Support (875) +

Legion Land Raider Battle Squadron (875)
Squadron Command Tank
3x Land Raider Phobos - Armoured Ceramite - Auxiliary Drive - Dozer Blade - Extra Armour - Multi-Melta


+ Legion +

········Legiones Astartes [ VI: Space Wolves - Loyalists ]

Rite of War [The Bloodied Claws]


+ Lords of War (555) +

Leman Russ (555)

Legion Terminator Command Squad (100)
Legion Space Marine Chosen and Legion Standard Bearer
Tartaros Terminator Armour - Chainfist - Thunder Hammer


+ No Force Org (100) +

The Wolf-kin of Russ (100)
Freki the Swift and Geri the Cunning

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Assassin - Part 3 - The Flensing


Sub Commander Kroll removed his helm revealing a severely scarred face with sections of melted flesh and poorly stitched flaps of rotten skin. His lips had been cut away revealing his long incisors. The flesh on his neck was scalded and scaly. His retinue involuntary cringed at the sight of his marred flesh. "By now it should come as no surprise an Imperial assassin is running amok through our company." He gnashed his teeth and spit black bile through the gaps. "The assassin must be found and made an example to everyone. This is your utmost priority."

Kroll's first Lieutenant Hasor rose. "Research has shown the Imperial assailant has certain attributes from various temples such as Eversor and Cullexus. We are conducting sweeps throughout our company but so far the assassin has eluded us."

Kroll motioned to Hasor indicating he should sit again. "Watch this vid carefully." The main screen dropped down and activated. There upon the screen lay the dormant bodies of three dead Legionnaires. Their silvered armor had been removed. They were bound, gagged and tied. Fingers and toes had been amputated and their eyes dug out from the sockets. Their skins had been peeled away all over revealing muscle, tendon and bones. Some of the limbs were broken back in unnatural angles befitting the uber violent act. Dried blood was splashed against the walls coating the area. Their heads had been cleanly severed all three hanging upside down from chained hooks attached to the ceiling. A stem of broken vertebrae stoke out from the open necks. Some ancient language so vile as to cause trauma upon immediate sight had been worked into the smeared blood. They all looked away then the screen folded back up into the ceiling again.

"This is the work of a sick mind." said Kroll. "The assassin must be terminated if we are to succeed here in this war with the Raven Guard. Get to your tasks."

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Assassin - Part 2, Decoder


Sitting beside the cypher terminal the savant silently awaited orders. The Commandant of the Sons of Horus detachment removed his helmet placing the mic to his neck then began to dictate orders. Seamlessly the savant began to code the message and transmit over the encrypted communications channel. The stratagems meant nothing to him but still his entry was flawless, an Iron Warriors dawn raid would be executed in several hours as originally planned. The Honor Guard of the Commandant stood at point bolters trained into open space.

There came the gentle sound of a creak within the tight confines of the enclosure. One of the Honor Guard gagged as the tight razor wire garret slipped around his armored neck and cut into the piece slicing into the skin. Before anyone could react the helmet hit the deck. Hot blood gushed out spraying the wall behind the dead traitor. The assassin's needle pistol slipped out from the black leather holster stitching well aimed shots into the lenses of the remaining Honor Guard. Cutting through the polished exterior the razor shards entered their brains equally killing them as well.

"Hello." said the assassin in perfect Chonthic pitch. He reached out catching the Commandant by the neck and broke the vertebrae with a quick twist of the wrists. Carefully he dropped the dead weight from the chair then sat down beside the savant eyeing him carefully through the open sockets of his skull mask. He took the mic attaching it to his larynx then began to continue the orders.

"I apologize for the interruption but I have just been informed of an immediate change of plans." The assassin repeated the code word then continued. "The dawn raid has been cancelled. It is in our best interests to let the Raven Guard continue forward into a more vulnerable position. Your next orders will be transmitted at oh seven hundred hours. Hail Horus the Warmaster."

The assassin then gave a hand signal to terminate transmission and the savant interrupted the link. Slowly the assassin drew forth the needle pistol placing the muzzle against the right temple of the savant then squeezed the trigger.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Assassin - Part 1


Fire belched from the molten seams of the ordnance cannon as its recoil shook the entire station. The tech marine manning the targeting array watched silently as the blast imploded miles away decimating enemy infantry. "Reload." came the command. Servitors bustled about in the heat radiating from the immense barrel cracking open the rear arming hatch. Clouds of blackened smoke and soot poured out coating them in a shroud of death. A track lowered down towards the opening mounting the glistening threaded grooves. A large servitor more machine than human grasped at the clutch pulling it down with all its might. The next red missile slipped into place then the smaller servitors worked the hatch shut again.

The tech marine noticed a silent alarm bleating at the exterior of his vid display. It indicated an intruder was present but looking about quickly he saw no sign of the enemy. Silencing the alarm he returned to the task of re-aligning the ordnance for the next barrage. One of the servitors then crashed to the ground, a huge rent torn across its armored chest, oily bile spilled from the tear. Activating his servo arm the tech marine swept the immediate area in infrared searching for any unique heat signature but there was none to be found.

"Alpha Prime activate." he ordered bringing a huge battle class servitor online. Its buzz saws began to whine as they spun up turning at blinding speed. Another servitor also crashed to the iron battle mat, its head ripped from the shoulders. "Search and destroy ." the tech marine ordered Alpha Prime. A whisper sounded gently through the din and a gaping hole appeared in the forehead of the huge servitor then it fell to its knees and toppled over, the buzz saws grinding to a sudden halt.

The tech marine could just make out the trace of a ghost splayed up towards the enclosed ceiling then it vanished. The remaining servitors started to panic abandoning their tasks. "Return to your duty now." ordered the tech marine. "One more blast should stave off the enemy advance for good." He heard the whisper again and this time at a staccato clip. One by one each the servitors fell, heads and limbs shorn free. He fired his bolter aimlessly into the ceiling stitching the air with random blasts of bolter fire. "Show yourself."

The heated air before him shimmered as the silhouette of a well muscled body took shape. The combatant wore a black body glove and a leering skull mask. The assassin's eyes shone through the sockets staring straight at him. A blade came up swiftly beheading the tech marine with one well measured blow. The assassin kicked the helmet aside then leapt over towards the cannon. Quickly placing one small micro melta grenade after another clamping them along the length of the exposed long barrel the assassin armed the last one then stole away.

Several minutes later came a huge explosion sounding into the night as the ordnance station blew apart. Several miles away the vanguard of the Raven Guard armored division continued its advance towards the Iron Warriors camp.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

LVO


So I'll be at LVO this weekend. I have heard there will be 400 players in the 40k championship this year and that is really amazing ! If you follow my blog here you know now I don't play 40k any more. I will playing in the Horus Heresy mega battle on Friday and conducting some interviews with top 40k players on Saturday. I want to know what they think would make 40k a better game. I'm still a very competitive player at heart and love tactics the best. My favorite two phases of the game are the psychic phase and the assault phase. The movement phase is the most important phase and probably the hardest to master.

Keep an eye out here starting Friday... lots of pictures, some video and interviews. It's going to be an amazing weekend.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Black Vengeance - Conclusion


A black pool of poisonous liquid mired quietly under the fading light as the sun sank low and dark clouds began to roll over the sunken horizon. The barren landscape seemed empty except for the Sons of Horus and Templars. Both champions stared across the pool, neither speaking.

Sigismund looked up to see a swarm of harpies suddenly crossing over between them. One fell from the sky directly towards him. Immediately he struck out with his sword chopping the daemon in twain splitting it right down the middle. Goops of pungent black bile exploded from the wretched remains of the warp creature spilling down upon the loyalist champion. Sigismund cursed silently as the sticky fluids filled the lenses of his helmet blinding his sight.

The Templar then heard Abbadon issuing a formal challenge. "So be it." he replied as he drew upon his enhanced auto senses immersing himself in his four other senses. He could smell the trepidation rolling off Horus' most favored champion and the crunch of gravel crushed under his terminator boots echoed within his ears. His tongue seemed to taste the hot traitor blood flowing within the corrupted vessel of the Despoiler.

Sigismund adopted a defensive posture dropping into a low crouch bringing up the black sword gripped tightly with both his blackened enameled gauntlets. "There is no joy in this galaxy greater than slaying your enemy." came the deep voice of Abbadon. The Templar listened closely knowing from which exact direction came his foe.

Slashing out with his blade the sword cut straight up striking hard against Cataprachti armor. Sigismund could smell the burning arcs of eldritch energy pouring out from the fractal edge of the black sword slicing through the hardened admantium outer layer. "You were saying?" he replied goading his enemy.

He imagined Abbadon moving towards his purposely exposed left side. The high pitch of an energized power fist screamed out into the dark void as the traitor struck his first blow. Sigismund ducked underneath the massive weapon driving an armor knee up into the Despoiler's groin. He heard Abbadon groan as he shot off to his right.

Quickly swinging his head around to clear his vision Sigismund bound into the pool of poison. The sweetly sick ether eminating from the bile ate away the thick dark harpy matter. His sight returned just in time to see Abbadon rushing straight towards him striking a second blow with his massive power fist.

Involuntarily flinching the traitor's fist struck him hard in the shoulder knocking him down into the black pool. Sigismund righted himself sloshing through the venomous fluids suddenly emerging on the far side. It was a death blow that would have instantly slain any other combatant but there stood the Templar erect squarely holding the black sword in a new posture of direct attack.

Abbadon cursed in frustration as he crossed through the pool as well, careful to maintain a safe distance from the outstretched long blade. "Well played." said the traitor as he ascended from the dark quagmire. "Well played."

Sigismund struck out like an unwinding vyper driving his sword straight towards the traitor's chest plate. The tip of the double edged blade hit true driving through the armor piercing both lung and heart. "There is no joy in this galaxy, only duty." said the Emperor's Champion as he tugged loose his sword. Abbadon felt numb as his limbs grew stiff and cold.

"I shall leave you here to bleed out for all your chosen to see." Sigismund grunted as his sword pulled loose again. "Your treachery is predictable and that makes you vulnerable." Sigismund was already backing away from the rigid figure watching ever intently.

"We shall fight again another day, mark my words dog, and it will be my day." The traitor's joints had swollen and were stiff, his tongue like super heavy lead as he slurred the last remark. Already his chosen has come to his side to aid him as they lifted him back up leading their beaten champion slowly back towards the waiting assault claw.

He turned ever so painfully to look back one last time. The Emperor's Champion was nowhere to be seen now and the black Spartan had vanished back into the night.

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