Sunday, 31 August 2014

Nasa x-wing league Day!

So I got 6 games in towards the Nasa x-wing league!
Here is a quick run down,
You play each other twice, once as Rebels(home) and then as Imperials (away)
So quick run down

Game 1,
My 3 Hwk list, vs mini swarm with sontir
And I won, only lost Roark, and picked off a tie a turn, (starting with Howlrunner)
At one point Kyle had 17+ focus tokens! Always fun

Game 2
My Imperials (2 Delta pilots, 1 bounty hunter with HLC) vs Han + 2 x-wings

First turn... 4 hits on a x-wing, he didnt roll 1 evade....
Turn 2, dead x-wing
Turn 3, another dead x-wing
Turn 5, dead Falcon

Sums it up really!
Solid win.

Game 3
My Imperials vs Wedge, Ten numb and Kyle

Now it came down to Kyle vs a damaged defender, in the end, his Kyle won out, close game though!

Game 4
My rebels (2 Green pilots, ptl, concussion and Corran Horn beefed up) vs 4 interceptors

This game was quite funny, first round of shooting saw 2 interceptors go down and 1 A-wing!
From here 1 interceptors chased after the A-wing for a few turns, before killing it, but Corran Horn, went on a murdering spree, and won me the game, I am really liking Corran Horn now..

Game 5
My rebels (2 Green pilots, ptl, concussion and Corran Horn beefed up)  vs 3 Interceptors and a shuttle
Basically after the shuttle was out of the game (flew past me) my A-wings and Corran took out the 3 Interceptors and then chased after the shuttle, I did lose 1 A-wing to Darth Vader who was on the shuttle though!

Game 6
My Imperials, vs Chewbacca, Biggs, Y-wing
This game came down to a 1 hull chewbacca vs a 1 Hull defender, but he got stuck on a asteroid, so my defender was able to finish him, this game was close all the way through, and was a great game, could of swung either way!

So anyway that was a very quick run down off my first 6 league games, 5- wins and 1 lose.
I will post up the table when it has been updated

Happy gaming

And to prove I played 3 Hwks, here is a picture!

Monday, 25 August 2014

New 7th ed Space Wolf Codex

So after 3 games with the new Space Wolfs this weekend, here is what I think of the new codex-

So HQ first

Wolf Lord/Wolf Guard Battle leader- Still a solid choice, good relics now to help out

Ragnar Blackmane- nice solid HQ choice now, still dies to powerfists and anything that can instant kill him, die to no eternal warrior

Harald Deathwolf/ Canis Wolfborn- Havnt tried these yet, but not to bothered by them!

Rune Priests- as always awesome! Now only 60 points?? yep I will take at least 2 most games

Njal Stormcaller- Just take 3 rune priests for the same cost, still a solid choice though, but no weather changing fun now

Wolf Priest/ Ulrik the slayer- Never use Priests of any kind

Bjorn- Awesome! Better and cheaper then last codex.. I take him near enough every game

Moving on to the troops-

Blood claws- Now cheaper, so finally worth taking! Silly attacks on the charge is just fun

Grey Hunters- Still a solid Troop choice, a bit more expensive now if you want the CC weapons and special weapons

So Elites-

Scouts/Lone Wolfs/Arjac- Havnt used yet

Drednoughts- Still awesome, and cheaper then old codex

Murderfang- well.... 9 possible attacks on the charge.. anything else need to be said?

Wolf Guard- As always a solid choice, no more splitting squads up to lead units now.

Zooming on to the fast attack-

SwiftClaws/Rhino/Razorbacks/Drop Pods/Land Speeders/Skyclaws/Fenrisian Wolfs- not much change

Storm Wolf- Havnt used, but looks a fun flying assault transport

Thunderwolfs- Now cheaper and still as awesome, I reckon I will use these a lot more often now, 10 points cheaper a model soon builds up!

Heavy Support-

Most things have stayed the same, except some tanks had a small point deduction


Long Fangs- Still awesome but now more expensive, missile launchers go up by 5 points each.. so my 15 missile launchers may get dropped to 10

Stormfang- I used this once and well.... it turned up... destroyed a Hammerhead... next turn destroyed a flyer... it really is a flying brick being 12 armour all the way round, and packs a massive punch!

So that is about it :)
I havnt used Logan Grimnar, and I guess I will never get the chance, as most people will not play against Lord of wars.... well he isnt a titan but o well!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

40k MK event, Tank battle!

So long time since much has gone on, but anyway! Here is a quick post about a event I went to yesterday!

So you are only allowed tanks, heavy support choices are also troop choices, and all tanks hold objectives (including walkers etc)
You can have only have infantry if they start inside a transport.
I used the Old Space Wolf Codex

My list-

Land Raider
Land Raider, Long Fangs, 5 missile launchers
Predator, with lots of Lascannons
Dreadnought, Multi-melta
Dreadnought, lascannon
Dreadnought, lascannon, missile launcher

Game 1 vs Guard

So a squadron of Vanquishers, point and destroy what they like.. I took down 3 battle tanks, but armour 14 on the front everywhere, proved to difficult
Game lost, Got thrashed

Game 2 vs Marines

Now in this game, we both killed 2 bits of armour each, which shows how tough tanks are becoming, he won by 49-33 points, so it was quite close, if my dreadnought was 1 inch closer the score would of been, 43-39 to me, but it wasnt, this must of been the best and closest game of the day!
Game lose, very close

Game 3 vs Guard

So he has tank destroyers, bane wolfs and a land raider, could be fun
Well He has 1 destroyer left at the end of the game, I held all 5 objectives and had only lost a land raider, Bjorn being man of the match, for punching a land raider to nothing and then assault cannoning a banewolf.. into nothing!
Game win, Complete control

Game 4 vs Dark Angels

I cant remember the in and outs of his list, but something list, but something like, 3 dreds, 7 preds and a land raider... everything got lascannons... o no..
Well I go first... unleash everything, (close deployment) and I take out 2 preds, 1 dred, and then my vindicators take out the weapons on 2 more preds... so return fire was minimal, by the end of the game, I had lost Bjorn, and he had lost everything... it was a tank graveyard! Score finished 69-9 to me
Game win, Complete control

So 2 wins, 2 loses, which is always good and a middle of the group finish, with Dark Elder first, and Space Marines 2nd and 3rd

As with 40k, I go to have fun, and I have no chance in keeping up with the power gamers, and the money they spend on a weekly bases, but I did treat myself to the New Space wolf codex, which is awesome for tanks... and a StormFang Gunship.. which after finally seeing one today, it does look awesome!

Anyway :)

Happy Gaming