Sunday, 21 October 2018

Power from Paint: Octoberfest 18 Raid Report

The Kabal of the Sand Viper have returned from another Real Space Raid; this time to First Founding's Octoberfest 18 tournament. The Dark Eldar experienced a mix set of results, as we shall see!

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Power from Paint: Ready to Raid at Octoberfest

With less than a week to go to Octoberfest (First Founding's autumn 40K tournament) it's time for my traditional army list reveal and pre-competition punditry post! Regular readers will know I've procrastinated for a while over which faction to take, and in the end I've gone with a variation of my Dark Eldar force.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Target Prioritisation: What are the benefits of war gaming and model making?

Welcome back to the Vault once again faithful Venturers! This week's hobby time has been spent finalising my list for Octoberfest, and slapping paint on some 40K models. One of my other hobbies is Tai Chi and I've also spent time this weekend preparing for some introductory Tai Chi sessions I will leading as part of an event for World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10th October.

I've been very indecisive about what army to take to Octoberfest; agonising over what will do well in the various missions, and give me the best shot at winning my games.  But whilst having choices is fun, not making a decision has been bugging me. So I've decided to go with what I feel will be the most entertaining to play (a variation on my Dark Eldar), and making that decision has been liberating; I've been able to crack on with the final bits of painting required for the models.

Combining these two separate threads got me thinking; my gaming time is meant to be fun and I lost that focus for a little while. Let's think on the positives of the hobby and why it's good for us!

I've magnetised and painted Blasters for the Reavers! Pew! Pew!

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Target Prioritisation: 40K List Evolution

Hello dear Venturers! Another week of hobby antics is over and that means it's time for another post.  I visited First Founding on Friday evening for the next game in my one-on-one Frostgrave campaign (where Acecerak and the Ragged Court made out like bandits, thanks for asking.)

A lot of the club talk among the 40K fraternity has been around the new FAQ and it's impact on people's lists. Combined with the publication of the Octoberfest Missions and the announcement that the FAQ beta rules will be in effect, I thought it would be timely to discuss possible impacts on my  list selection.

Kill It All With Plasma!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Gift: Session Three Adventure Log

Session Three begins with a number of the characters forming a small party to investigate the spectral figure and strange lights emanating from Dark Eye Tower.

The ghostly labourer seems to beckon the players to the old watch tower and as they approach a faint red glow can occasionally be seen illuminating the crumbling upper level. However, the light is not constant; it seemingly appears and disappears at random.

As the party gets closer they can see the Tower is stern square structure 3 levels high although the top two are quite dilapidated.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Regimental Reporting: Tank Company 'Righteous Fire" After Action Report

It's time for another well deserved trip to the Officer's Mess! I've mentioned recently that I've been thinking about taking some Leman Russ tanks to the upcoming Octoberfest tournament, and I've played a game to try out the draft list.  

This was the first run out for my newly painted tanks: 

Leman Russ Executioner

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Kill Team: Should Scions take the Vox-Caster?

Welcome back to the Officer's Mess!  My last post discussed how I might expand Gaunt's Goats in the future, and how I'd like to explore mitigating Nerve Tests for my pure Scion Kill Team. The most obvious way of doing this is to take a Vox-Caster on a Scion, but it is a very expensive piece of Wargear. We must therefore ask the question "Is the Vox worth it?"

Not Goats, but these are Stormies!