Monday, October 22, 2012

Results from the weird scenario and Fateweaver update

The scenario my friend had us play was only slightly varied from the one shown in the battle report done by MiniWarGaming. A few things were discovered as we played. That scenario doesn't really work with a Deathwing/IG list and an Eldar jetbike list. My paladin unit ended up being used against, and I ended up with a Baneblade on my side for the last two turns, which killed nothing. NOTHING. -_-

The motto for the night was "Damn Fateweaver." due to how frustrating that model had been and my hilariously ridiculous rolls. The first turn I had the Baneblade, all of it's shots missed or failed to kill anything. I lost some ridiculous amount of victory points to one or two for myself. It was terrible.

Afterwards, we played another 1,000 point game in which my friend tested out an Eldar Corsair list and I played Daemons. The Fateweaver proxy (since mine was at home drying) ended up being destroyed on turn one due to mishap, at which point the motto for the night was repeated yet again. So it looked like I was going to be slaughtered in just a couple of turns, but then my plaguebearers (proxied by pink horrors) held up every infantry model in combat while my daemon princes chewed through his vehicles and came back to clean up infantry. I made more 5+ saves and feel no pain rolls in that game than I made 2+ saves in the entire previous game. It was quite sad actually.

Anyways, it appears that my Fateweaver's wings are finally staying on, but I'm probably going to attempt to make some green stuff scarf for it or something to support the wings more.

And now, back to the mountain of homework I have to do in order to barely graduate college this semester. More wargaming stuff to come soon.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kairos Fateweaver, plastic crack, weird scenario, and potential game change.

My birthday was yesterday, so I decided to buy something. I'm now fairly certain I have a problem. Instead of buying something for an army I already had, I bought Fateweaver and a box of Pink Horrors, which is about 508 points of models. So now I have yet another army started.

Anyways, I purchased Fateweaver at about 7 PM yesterday. The metal model of Fateweaver. I then proceeded to spend the next 3 hours trying to assemble it at the shop. It ended up following apart right as I gave up on the wings.

After a couple of hours of sleep, I started work on the model again. As of now, I have spent 16 hours trying to assemble this one model. This is insane. Pinning doesn't exactly work for me as I do not have a drill bit the correct size, so instead I have to resort to drilling huge holes in both parts and using green stuff to assist the glue in holding the pieces together.

I currently have everything but one wing appearing to be on. I'm probably going to have to drill more. This is, by far, the most annoying model I have ever put together. That title was previously held by the finecast Inquisitor Karamazov, due to the feet of his throne.

I'm now off to my friend's house where me and another friend will be playing something along the lines of what MiniWarGaming did for their anniversary battle report. All I was told to bring was a 1,000 point army and a 300 point super unit, which was going to be Fateweaver since no one knew I had it yet, but of course the wing is still drying.

So now it appears I'm taking a Dark Angel list with Imperial Guard allies for my main list, with Paladins and an Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor as my super unit. I'm playing against Eldar, so I figured that unit would pack quite a punch with two Psycannons at BS 10 thanks to the Inquisitor. Luckily, there are no psykers in my own army, so that piece of wargear will be entirely useless for him if he gets it.

Anyways, I'm off to see the wizard. Going to try to update this regularly starting soon. Possibly with battle reports (pictures and text at first, then videos). Unless my gaming group switches entirely to WarmaHordes, which I suggested as something we could play in addition to that is starting to look like people just want to jump to, leaving 40k behind. If so, I'll probably have some stuff up regarding Circle of Orboros since that's the faction I have my eye on currently.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

500 points, night one.

Played two games last Thursday since I'll be out of state this coming up week. The first game was with the list above and I was playing against an Inquisition list led by Coteaz. Had 40 warrior acolytes with boltguns, 6 heavy bolter servitors, 2 jokaero weaponsmiths, Coteaz, and a psyker inquisitor with a hellrifle. Seemed like I had it in the bag until the jokaero finally hit my ravager. Had his squad with his warlord almost demolished when it happened. Ended up getting tabled on turn 6, with 24 acolytes and 3 servitors killed.

The second game, I switched lists. If I had stuck with this list, I definitely would have had the game in the bag I think. Played against Necrons, and the list was an overlord, a royal court maxed out on destruction crypteks, and two cheap warrior squads.

As for me, I had two 3-man acolyte squads in razorbacks with assault cannons and psybolt ammunition, two 5-man psyker squads with one acolyte each, 3 plasma cannon servitors, a jokaero weaponsmith, and Coteaz. The guy I played against did not move a single unit forward (no matter what he plays, he never does, which annoys the hell out of me), so I had to move everything towards him to get shots off. Meanwhile, he was only able to shoot with the crypteks, which killed Coteaz because the unit he was attached to was in a ruin with him being slightly closer (dumb move on my part). The game ended after turn 7, with me having linebreaker, slay the warlord, and one objective while he had slay the warlord.... and of course I would just now remember that he also had a unit of Destroyers, which brings him up to 545+ points for a 500 point league... Well damn.

I was also supposed to be the one running the league that week (due to the person who usually does becoming a father that morning), and everyone decided to make it as annoying as possible for me. From people claiming I added up a list wrong (which I didn't) to the guy I played the second game against asking a bunch of stupid questions, it was a very frustrating night. We also had a bunch of Fantasy players wanting to participate, but they cannot show up to ANYTHING on time, so when everyone else had already finished their games, they showed up. I wanted to be fair and let them participate, but I ended up leaving after my second game.