Monday, 27 May 2013

Lets get going again

Right it's about time I got this thing off of its feet again and started to get some more regular posts out for you all.

Here's a bit of a run down of what I've been up to over the last few months.

First up I'll start with the wolves, as you can see from the picture above my Space Wolves that were featured in the main 40k rule book have increased in size significantly. A few months ago I was talking with a good mate John Jasinski, we were chatting about army's and stuff as you do, at that point I was still a bit frustrated with 6th ed 40k and still couldn't really get the feel for it. John suggested I go back and try something I did for a while through 5th ed, Space Wolf Drop Pods, knowing I had an event to go to about 3 weeks later I thought why not, I have a bit of time off of work, I reckon I could get it done. So I got home and got into the book and came up with a list, let John have a look, tweaked it where needed and submitted it for the event with about two and a half weeks to go.

So with the list submitted I started sorting out what I needed for the event, on final tally I had to paint up 24 Grey Hunters, 2 Wolf Guard, a Rune Priest and 6 Drop Pods!  Ooh...... Didn't realise it would be quite that much, it's was going to be a bit of a slog. Well it was quite a tough couple of weeks as I had to balance real life(looking after my 5 year old daughter whilst mum was at work) the FW open day and a lot of fitness in there as well. As you can see from the pic above I did actually manage it all with a day to spare as well, some more close ups below.

The event I attended was the Aldershot Ardboyz 1850 tournament based in the Games Shop in Aldershot, I'm not going to do a full report on the event as it's a bit of a distant memory now, needless to say, I had a great time, won 3 lost 3, came 13th overall(out of 32ish) and managed to pick up best army which was nice considering the effort I'd had to put in over the previous few weeks.
After that event, the next thing I was planning was ASMOH over at Triple Helix Wargames, unfortunately due to real life issues I just couldn't make it :-( never mind, I had Throne of Skulls coming up in a few weeks so I could start planning for that, at least I wouldn't have to worry about painting anything else for the army.
In the mean time I thought I'd best get on with some more commission work and managed to get 20 World Eaters assault marines done.
Managed to get these done a few days before ToS which meant I had a couple of days to chill and spend some well deserved time with the family before being away for the weekend.
Throne of Skulls was a cracking weekend, had 5 great games with some nice opponents, if you've never been to a ToS event before I strongly recommend trying one out, it's very social and for the most part players approach it in the way it's intended, I only really saw a couple of what I would consider hardcore tournament army lists over the whole weekend. Again I took Drop Pod Wolves, here's what I had in the list;
Wolf Lord, Thunder Hammer/Storm Shield, Saga of the Bear, Wolftail Talisman
Rune Priest, Meltabombs
Rune Priest
4 Wolf Guard, 4x Combi Meltas
Drop Pod
7x Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Drop Pod
7x Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Drop Pod
7x Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Drop Pod
8x Grey Hunters, Meltagun, Drop Pod
10x Grey Hunters, Flamer, Meltagun, Drop Pod
10x Grey Hunters, Flamer, Meltagun, Drop Pod
Fairly straight forward, 6 pods with guys in, 1 without. It's quite surprising how much an all Drop Pod lists really throw your opponent off balance.
Went with codex powers for the Rune Priests initially then had a go with a couple of the rule book powers once I'd got a better feel for the list, really like how some of the book powers work.
As I've said I really enjoyed the weekend over all, I came away with 4 wins and 1 loss and was pip'd by 1 point for best Space Wolf. I managed to come away with 3 of the large ToS certificates as well which is always nice. Got a best army nomination, won Hero of Legend and probably the award I'm most proud of, one of the 6 players to get all 5 best sportsmanship votes. The best sportsmanship (I forget what it's actually called, I'll update later) is really pleasing as of the 4 games I won I can't remember one that went beyond turn 4! Really chuffed.
Anyway, I'll leave you with a pic of the mini that got me Hero of Legend, the next post will be all Horus Heresy related along with including details of the massive project I'm just about to undertake.