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!

Sunday 16 September 2018

Kill Team: Gaunt's Goats After Action Report #1

Welcome back to the Officers Mess! Gaunt's Ghosts have taken to the battlefield for the first time and so today's post is a brief after action report. I failed in my attempt to get a practice game in at the club on Friday and so I attended Saturday's Kill Team Day at Warhammer Kingston with an untested force!

Sunday 9 September 2018

Kill Team: Gaunt's Goats Roster

Welcome back to the Officer's Mess! I'm attending my first Kill Team event next week as part of my local Games Workshop's 25 anniversary! I intend to take Gaunt's Goats which is bit of a brave choice on my part as I haven't played a single game with them yet (although that's something I hope to correct by getting a practice game at the club).

Today's post covers my roster and few thoughts on how I see the Kill Team being played.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Terrain for Tourists?

I think it's time for another visit to the Vault and today I'd like to share some more terrain pieces. Not that these items were originally intended to be wargaming terrain! 

One of the fun aspects of the hobby for me is looking for unusual items which I  can re-purpose for use on the gaming tabletop (my love of aquarium pieces is well known). And I came across a couple of such items in the tourist shops of Granada, Spain where I spent my summer holiday.

First up is the Fountain of the Lions, found in the wonderful Moorish citadel, the Alhambra.


Sunday 2 September 2018

Regimental Reporting: Octoberfest Approaches

Greetings Commanders! First Founding's Octoberfest 40K tournament will soon be upon us and I am in my usual pre-competition quandary as to which force to take! I've taken the Kabal of the Sand Viper (my Dark Eldar) to the last three tournaments as they are a lot of fun to play, but I'm quite tempted to dust off some of my other models and give them a chance for glory on the table top.

I've been struggling to come up with a competitive Space Marine list and I don't think my terminator-heavy Grey Knight force will do well at 1250 points.  However, I have got a new Imperial Guard list in mind.  I've got a decent amount of Guard models painted, but this particular list needs more tanks!

Leman Russ Tank