Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Necrons Scarabs ate my PC! Let us celebrate with a KILLZONE GIVEAWAY!

So yesterday I was the witness of a mysterious virus, which managed to delete every single file inside my computer.. Not cool, Necrons. Not cool. Keep your gimmicky canoptek-scarab-swarm-beast-things away from my PC! ;_;

Oh well! Fresh start!

Check out Gentleman's Ones for a sweet, mega, ultra, super-duper G~I~V-E~A~W~A~Y!


And all you have to do is play! Man, winning a Stormraven has never been easier. You don't have to buy, built, convert, prime, paint OR base ANYTHING. All we are asking of you is to download the FREE Killzone Rules and play as many games as you can. We need all the feedback we can, dudes! 

Wait a second.. Can I participate in this? Would it be.. okay? Because I'll play the !@#$% out of Killzone then.... XD Not that not being able to win a Stormraven will stop me from playing, of course. I love this game. 

 And so should you! :)  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Still alive! Special Operations: KILLZONE UPDATE!

Ho-hummm! No worries, ladies and gentlemen - I am still alive. Just been busy with live and a super-secret-project-which-I-will-reveal-to-you-in-a-second-or-two..

Let me just tell you what I've been doing/working on lately, then..
  • The battle reports from the Gentleman's Grand Tournament will continue. I have the second game 40% done, but typing my opponent's I.G list is seriously too daunting a task and I'm too lazy to scan it, even though the scanner is 2 feet away from me.  Here's a sneak-peek:
  • Been playing my Orkz again! Me and "Frozencore" Joe started a map-based campaign at our GW store with custom-made rules and a sweet map. Just been too busy to post about it, that's all.
  • Purchased a box of Widowmakers for my Khador army! 
  • With Secret Santa in our GW store I spent a bunch of money on the person I drew this year. He's a good friend of mine, but this year I seriously had one of those "Should I really buy him this overpowered unit which is going to kick my ass?" moments. I didn't end up getting him that unit, after all, but I'm sure he'll be happier with the alternative. 
  • By the way our GW store has a new Store Operator now and there have been changes all around - some for better, some for worse. 
    1. Less tables. We went from 5 tables to 3 playable tables with terrain. The other two are now Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 demo/display tables. 
    2. No more free Citadel Paint Carrousel to use at the paint bar. I'm pretty sure we were the last store to have one and that was because we had our own super-secret-fridge and kept on donating soda-money to refuel the carrousel. 
    3. There will be more changes, without a doubt, but change is not always a bad thing. Our community is still strong, but now we have more reasons to prove it. 
And now for the secret-project.. 

I've been working with "Frozencore" Joe, Brian from A Gentleman's Ones and of course Big Jim from Galaxy in Flames have been seriously working on the new Killzone "Edition".
Seriously, dudes, we've been working hard on this epic project. From Errata, to Rules, Missions and Deployments, we've been trying to balance things and make the game faster, more brutal and yet rewarding for the scheming individuals. I am not going to spoil too much, but expect results soon. Like.. around Thanksgiving day soon.
  • Yes, this will include the much anticipated Grey Knights, Sisters of Battle and Necrons Erratas and Rules. 
  • Yes, this will include the demanded Inquisitorial Henchman Errata and the possibility to field your very own Inquisitor in KILLZONE!
And that's.. NOTHING!
If you managed to be a part of the Killzone experience at this year's Adepticon you were probably impressed by the sweet tables that Brian made. Heck, even if you couldn't participate, I bet you've seen them all over the internet. Seriously, Google is your friend.
I also bet you've stumbled upon the Heroes of Armageddon event at Games Day Chicago 2011 and the even sweeter tables that Brian made! You haven't? Google is your friend!

And now.. for next years Adepticon 2012 event we'll be making... TEN TABLES
Yep. Ten (10) of 'em. All 3 by 3.
What is going to be on them, what the concept art is and how we're going to accomplish this... I don't know. But we'll do it. Also, Brian is a madman. ;D

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rock-Con 2011: Gentleman's Grand Tournament, Game 1 vs. John Pickle's Fire Angels

Thus begins the epic tale of Skavald the Troll-faced's competitive Warhammer 40k!

On Saturday, November 5th, I played my first tournament game of 40k and as per usual my luck put me up against last year's Gentleman's GT Champion! Reminds me of my first swimming lesson, when the instructor pushed me into the deepest part of the pool. Thankfull for me, my opponent was not playing Carcharadons...

Enter John Pickle's Fire Angels!
Now, now, don't let the name fool you. The Fire Angels have nothing to do with Sanguinius' boys. They are an Ultramarines successor chapter of the 25th Founding and are known for their participation in the Badab Wars. What you see on the left is their Badab War era power armour. "Nowadays" it is silver, rather than white.
John's army was using the Badab patterns and colors for his Marines and naturally used Codex Space Marines for them as well.
I actually don't face a lot of pure Space Marine players. At least not on a regular basis. While a lot of people tend to underestimate them I personally think that there are a lot of interesting, very competitive builds that can easily wreck my Space Wolves' day. John's list..... was one of them:

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Rock-Con 2011 Gentleman's Grand Tournament Experience!

Good news, everyone! I survived my first Warhammer 40,000 tournament! 

In case you're still wondering, I was one of the thirty players at the Warhammer 40,000 Gentleman's Tournament at Rock-Con 2011 in Rockford, IL.
Oh, and what a great convention it was, my friends!
So sit tight and let me tell you about the venue and the tournament as a whole before I start posting battle reports from the five games I played during this weekend-long tournament.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rock-Con is today!

Wohooooooooooo! Read about it here.
I'm going to keep this post short, because really... I don't have a whole lot to say... except..

I'M EXCITED! This is going to be my first Singles Tournament! 5 games, 2 days. Oh, man!

I'll of course be covering all of my games (but only if they are fun!) and taking pictures with my lovely camera. I'm expecting to see a lot of cool armies and at the same time I have no idea what to expect.. at all. Never been to Rock-Con and I don't know anyone who has ever attended it, but apparently it is an ancient convention, so I'm not sure if there will be a lot of veterans, tough opponents or just hobbyists who are going to use the Tournament as a way to dust off their old armies..

What army will I be running? SPACE WOLVES, of course.
At 1850 points my list is pretty much a copy of the miniatures I painted for Adepticon 2011's Team Tournament (remember, I painted half of my teams minis and got to keep them). Now, I am not used to playing 1850 with.. any army. It's not that big of a deal, though since I usually play 2,000 point games and I have played a few 1,750 games here and there. Basically, 1850 level Space Wolves are something I don't have a lot of experience with, so this will be a nice way to give it a shot.
I had to change a few things and then mix and match some other things, because models have to be painted and based and unfortunately I never got around to painting my Wolf Guard. So unfortunately the army will be carrying less power fists than usual. My list is the classical Rhino Rush - 4 Rhinos with Grey Hunters, sprinkled with everyone's favorite meltas, wolf banners and Marks of the Wulfen. And then a Rune Priest and some Long Fangs... and Thunderwolf Cavalry lead by Skarvald the Troll-faced.

Alright. That's it for now. More when I'm back.