Saturday, 21 June 2014

WIP June 2014

Greeting and salutations fellow blogger's,

Much has been going on recently so I thought I best post as I constantly get nagged that I never do. I have been spending a lot of time in the hobby but not as you might expect.

Recently I have been to a tournament (shock/horror), I a have bought into a couple of new gaming systems, I have played a game of 7th edition :(, and I have been doing lots of painting, which I shall explain later.

Blog Wars 7, yes my last 6th edition tournament. Insert funeral march here!

So it was very sad to be playing the last 6th edition but I had a great tournament. I did not do brilliantly but I had some fun games and the missions were awesome to play. It was an 1850 point tournament with custom missions from the rulebook. One of the restrictions of Blog Wars is that you must take a character. I took Canis Wolfborn, who on reflection is very very PANTS! But hey I still had fun.

Basically I took Canis, two packs of thunderwolves, a pack of fenrisian wolves, a rune priest and four drop pods filled with grey hunters.

First battle was against Demons, which I do not have a good track record against and this game went down that same route as I think I was tabled. :( I was just owned from start to finish by his horrible demons that just killed, killed, killed.

Second game was against Guard with Salamanders as allies. Amazingly I won this game by the skin of my teeth. The board was terrible with no line of sigh blocking terrain. So my wolves were running over the table getting blown up while I was trying to get to him and his objective as to me it was worth 15 points.

Third game was against Necrons. Now you would imagine that I would do well with a Rune Priest with Jaws. Especially as this was the last game that I was going to play with this rule still allowed you would expect him to do well. Ha ha. His Jaws went off at least 4 times and did not take a single important model all game. So oh well that unfortunately turned into a loss as my drop pods were refusing to turn up!!!

Even though my games did not go well though, I think a combination of the players that attend this tourney and the missions that were developed by the TO led to me having a very fun time. This was my second blog wars and I can not recommend this tourney enough. Go if you want a fun time with some great prize support and excellent competitors. Click on the pic above to go to their blog and find out when the next tournament will be!

It has come, 2 years 2 early, but hey GW need a bump of money so 7th edition is HERE! You are probably getting a sense of my feeling of this decision by GW to bring 7th out now. However it has happened and if this game teaches you nothing else, it teaches you to role with the punches, good and very bad!!! I wont rant on this to much but I feel they have released an edition that is far to early and is more of a 6.25 edition rather than 7th. The FAQ they brought with it has, in my opinion taken away a lot of individuality from the Space Wolves and a lot of other armies.

This edition is going to completely force me to change the way I play the game and therefore the armies I take. I shall update you with more as I play more games and reveal how my list building is taking shape. Especially as there is rumoured to be a new Space Wolf Codex coming before the end of the year! Fingers crossed.

Malifaux. I have had a little crew for well over a year which I got in edition one. I have been drawn back to the game now it is in edition two and my god have I been drawn in. Myself and couple of friends had one games together to get us used to the rule system again and then stupidly we decided to sign our selves up for the Malifaux UK GT. So I am painting lots and playing lots and having a lot of fun.

So here is what I started off with over a year ago!


And here is what I own now, due to a little purchasing and a massive donation of models from Andy, a great bloke from my local club. So a massive shout out to your sir!!!

As you can see it is full on painting with these guys as the GT restrictions allow only painted models. So as this blog as turned out quite large I shall finish off with just a few pics. But don't worry there will be plenty more to follow. Thanks for reading guys and comments are always welcome.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Death Guard Tactical Squad 1

Hello all,
so this is an update on my Death Guard. Lots of pics really. Let me know what you think. I am trying to decide whether to make all the eye slits red. Opinions please??? And I still have the banner to paint. The bases are Secret Weapon's blasted wasteland which I think work really well with these guys. Any way. Here you go.