Friday, July 25, 2014

Apocalypse Deployment...

This game took all day and I took lots of pictures, if only I was a better photographer hah.

Here are the armies... 2 were fully painted and amazing, the 3rd was half painted and off to a great start, and my Nids were regrettably all grey.

Here are the objectives...

Here is the Xenos deployment...

Here is the Imperial deployment...

The full deployment:

Finally the Imperials Steal the Initiative!

More to come... so many pictures to go through ugh!  It was a great game though - everyone had fun.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ebay Scam from China... ACK!

So ...I should have known better; but avoid this seller at all costs: namiloveslivers

I purchased the Tyranid Hierophant Bio-Titan, or so I thought, and received 3 metal Captain Sicarius space marines; now my choice is to play the 'return and wait' dance which will put me out of dispute range because it has to go all the way to China!! ...or take the loss!

His name is allegedly, Zhang Ping
Shi Hua 4 Garden
No. 476 Room 405
Shanghai Shanghai
China 200540
Here is my "Bio-Titan" order haha:
Apparently he has several Ebay seller accounts (unfortunately), and he does actually sell some (counterfeit) models but once he runs out he continues to collect money (and screw over buyers) - then just makes a new seller profile and starts over.

Hopefully someone can stop this guy.  Best of luck folks...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Come the Apocalypse! (coming soon...)

Here are some pre-game shots of the Apocalypse battlefield.  Sides, point levels, stratagems, formations etc have yet to be chosen; but I decided to start some planning ahead of time so we can actually finish the game.

At this point I'm guessing it will be Xenos versus Imperium as I don't think any Chaos armies will be present.  Few can grasp the enigmatic intentions of the Eldar, and while the Hive Mind has no concept of trust or fear, it does recognize opportunity. The story has yet to be written though...

Is it too much like Avatar to have a critical Tree objective in the middle of the battlefield?

I hope to have (better) pictures once the game begins! Several gaming days have already passed with little or no (decent) photos so I'm going to make an effort this time...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Losing to Eldar got you down?

Well... take a passive aggressive stand and make some crashed Eldar scenery heh.

Here is a photo of the wicked Eldar in action:

And here are my crashed Eldar terrain pieces:

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Objective Markers ...(unpainted)

Here are two sets of (6) Objective Markers I threw together, they obviously still need to be painted and they're not much to look at yet. I have a plan for 6 more that I'll get to one of these days... For the two sets shown I do need some ideas on how to number them eventually also.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The 7th Edition - to a great beginning!

That morning the rules were released we all went out and grabbed a copy, then immediately put them to the test... so far I believe the general consensus is a firm thumbs up!

The new Maelstrom of War missions have also been incredibly fun and certainly require some new ways of thinking within your typical 40K game.

Overall I'd say the new rules are pretty smooth and even intuitive, though a few of the terrain changes seem odd to me; in particular the forest / "Twisted Copse". Must we really buy the GW specific "wood" to make woods/forest/jungle work like they should? I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

I'd say every wood/forest/jungle on a base, should work like the "Twisted Copse", but loose trees/plants should not.  Anyway... the area terrain changes seem a little more logical otherwise.

Here are some pictures of games from a few different days of gaming:
 Death from the Skies!
 The Daemons advance!

 The poor Grey Knights, with their short range weapons and abundance of psykers are a tailored made diet for the Great Devourer and Shadows in the Warp... (the Imperium didn't fair well in this engagement).

 Hive Fleet Cinnamon Toast Crunch advances! ...yes those wings are from a cereal box (sorry, it's just temporary).

 GK v BA moments before a bloody battle.

 Some Rogue Trader Blood Angels march to war.
 The Great Devourer moves in on the Dark Angels - yes 'Shadows in the Warp' sucked the DA Librarian into the Warp!