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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Dicehammer GT pre report

This weekend is my first GT experience in SoCal and from looking whose going there’s all the usual suspects attending this event. I would like to have a winning record but more than that I really want to have a fun time. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Dicehammer and am really looking to the weekend... so mote it be .

Dicehammer GT this weekend

I’ve got my first GT coming up this weekend in SoCal... working hard every evening to finish my army. I’ll post results this weekend. I’m bringing Adeptus Custodes, Blood Angels and Deathwatch.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Exterminatius Part Eight - Reckoning

Mordred fell his breathing come hard as he ran in hard pursuit of the Primus. His metal shod boot sole sang as they crushed stone stepping hard. He cleared his mind of everything except his quarry. Mordred could smell the fear emanating from the mutant. Unsheathing his axe he leapt across a vast chasm landing right behind his chosen.

A foul cry came from the swollen purple head as the Primus turned its empty black eyes gazing into his soul. He felt the hair on the back of his neck go stiff. A rush of sudden toxic psychic energy poured engulfing the Black Shield. Clutching at his runic bracelet he felt a golden warmth as the ancient bits of stone absorbed the warp poison. Mordred’s fangs descended as he ran his tongue over the razor sharp tips.

The axe struck down hard shearing a bony leg at the knee. Crying in pain the Primus squirmed as hot tears spilt from the black eyes. Mordred crushed more bone and grinding exposed nerves pressing down the boot sole harder.

"You are a fool." said the Primus. “My children come for you now. “You shall be devoured.” it smiled as it momentarily blotted out the intense pain.

Mordred thumbed the activation rune summoning the teleport homer. He frowned as he drove the axe into its skull splitting it in half. Visceral splat against the wall covering it in slick ichor.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Modeling to avoid Line of Sight Sniping

Modeling to avoid Line of Sight Sniping

Here is a picture of how I’m modeling my new unit of Vertus Praetors...

The lances are down and no plumes. I found this really helps to avoid long arguments about whether or not your opponent can draw line of sight. This is not modeling for advantage either, it is a practical consideration if you play competitively.

I used to do a lot of really cool conversions to simulate actions such as leaping into combat and banners but it’s really not worth it now unless maybe you just play narrative missions. I have heard about modeling lascannons sticking straight up so they can draw line of sight over terrain... that could work against you though so be careful.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

S M A S H - Aggro Anti Knight List (2000pts)

Battle-Forged [3CP]

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Blood Angels) ++

Armoury of Baal

+ HQ [408pts] +

Captain [124pts]: Storm Shield - Thunderhammer (The Angel's Wing) /Warlord ~ Artisan of War

Captain [6 PL, 124pts]: Jump Pack - Storm Shield (The Hammer of Baal)

Chief Librarian Mephiston [160pts]

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (Space Wolves) ++

Trophies of Fenris

+ HQ [399pts] +

Rune Priest [151pts]: Combi-Melta - Jump Pack - Psychic Hood - Runic Armour - Runic Axe

Wolf Lord [124pts]: Jump Pack - Storm Shield - Thunderhammer (The Wulfen Stone)

Wolf Lord [124pts]: Jump Pack - Storm Shield - Thunderhammer

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (Adeptus Custodes) ++

Open the Vaults

+ HQ [345pts] +

Captain-General Trajann Valoris [185pts]

Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike (Auric Aquilis)

+ Elites [538pts] +

Allarus Custodians [237pts]
3x Allarus Custodian - Castellan Axe

Custodian Wardens [183]
3x Warden - Castellan Axe - Misericordia

Vexillus Praetor [118pts]:
Castellan Axe - Misericordia - Vexilla Magnifica

+ Fast Attack [100pts] +

Pallas Grav-Attack (Beta) [100pts]:
Twin Arachnus Blaze Cannon

+ Heavy Support [210pts] +

Caladius Grav-tank (Beta) [210pts]:
Twin Illiastus Accelerator Cannon - Twin Lastrum Bolt Cannon

++ Total: [1CP - 2000pts] ++

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

LVO and the Current State of the Meta

Hi everyone Black Blow Fly here again to discuss the most current state of the meta following the recent LVO 40k Championship this past weekend. The final match was well worth watching and extremely exciting, especially compared to last year. The ever proverbial Castellan with Imperial Guard versus Altioc Ynnari with some dark eldar for Vect was there for the final round. If you like the mirror match the LVO had that too in the semi finals with the Castellan with Imperial Guard slugging it out against each other... it doesn’t get any better than that either. One of the great things about running the Castellan with Imperial Guard is you have some points left over to add some tasty flavor.

When it comes to hyper competitive events it’s important to remember this is not about playing narrative games in your garage or what you’d like to see win... cheer up because you can always watch a vast myriad of fluffy video batreps on YouTube. These events show us what are the very most competitive armies love it or hate it.

You must bring the most venomous list that has been play tested to the end of time and have your tactics and dirty tricks locked down real hard for the major events. Certainly some interesting army lists made it to the final day but they were all swept aside going into the quarter finals. The semi finals featured three Castellan with Imperial Guard armies and one Altioc Ynnari with some dirty dark eldar army for the Vect stratagem. It just seems like the days of sleeper armies winning big is over now. It’s all about the nastiest army lists. Do you remember when some people were still up in arms about the loyalist Primarch ?

Soup is still on the menu and in a very big way. If we look back to NOVA the past year not much has really changed in terms of the current meta. I was personally hoping Orks could shake it up but the Boyz failed to produce the desired results. Oh well maybe the new Genestealer Cult (GSC) can produce a sustainable spike. Sisters have a new official codex to release this year too so here’s to hoping for some change.

I’m not going to say that GW completely missed the boat not increasing the points of either the basic guardsman at 4 points per model or the Castellan with the release of CA2018 so I am supposing they really like the way things are now for an indefinite amount of time... get used to it. I look at it this way as an ardent Space Marine player - Imperial Guard get almost three guardsmen per Space Marine Scout and the basic guardsman is infinitely better in every way due to the plethora of traits they have to choose from when designing an army list. Eighth Edition is all about board control and at 4 points per model nobody does if better. I’m not bitter either... just telling it as I see it.

If we look back to Fifth Edition we can see a striking trend... yes I’m talking about Robin Cruddace the current head of development for Warhammer 40k. He says he loves his Howling Griffons but really he’s not fooling anyone. Imperial Guard was the first step towards the ultimate shooty as heck army which then featured the ignominious leaf blower army and unkillable Chimeras full of veterans with red hot plasma death. Imperial Guard was the most competitive army in Fifth Edition until finally the release of Necrons that ate cold armor like no tomorrow. Grey Knights and Space Wolves we’re both inevitably melted off the table, it’s just the way it was back then. Imperial Guard fill another roll now with the ever tasty Soup but the end result is the same when we look at the penultimate army currently dominating the meta. Honestly I don’t see GSC or Sisters changing anything so I suppose we will just have to wait for the next FAQ following Adepticon.

How do you feel about the current state of the meta and does it affect you as a gamer? I’d love to see what you have to say so let us know. If you like to see a change tell us how you’d like to see it implemented.