Archive for October, 2010
These are the most recent Grey Knight Rumors via Jimbo1701 from Warseer:
Originally January, now looking more like March.
Codex: there is much less focus on Inquisition aspects, and no SoB. No Allies. A GK army.
No allies from/to other Codii. new fodder units in codex. not same as guard units. (penal legion troops are the fodder unit I was mentioning in the past, cause I know someone will ask)
Interesting bit here. Got to see some layout work on the new codex. I’ll confirm the rumors of a fleshed out chapter org chart, but it’s not your typical SM structure of 10 companies of 100 marines for sure.
The organization of GKs chapter being fleshed out has opened a number of new “roles”
Yet another sponsor announcement for the upcoming Warhammer 40k Tournament in Ann Arbor!
Riders of Ann Arbor has graciously agreed to donate a “Land-Raider-sized box” for a U-Con tournament prize.
Riders has open gaming on both Friday and Saturday nights, though you’ll find a bigger turn out on Saturday’s. They offer a 20% discount on most non-direct order Warhammer and Warhammer 40k merchandise.
Rhellion is hosting a Michigan Fantasy Tournament this January. Its a 2500 point Fantasy Tournament. Lists are due January 15th for pre-approval.
We’ve all had some time to get used to the new edition of Warhammer, now lets get to bashin! This is a 2500 point Warhammer Fantasy Battles tournament. The tournament will consist of THREE rounds of gaming. Tournament scoring will be based on battle points earned during your games, as well as scoring for your army composition, painting and appearance, and sportsmanship during games.
January 22, 2011
Pandemonium, Garden City, Michigan. Pandemonium is located at 1858 Middlebelt, which is 2 blocks south of Ford Road, on the east side of the street. Pandemonium’s phone number is (734) 427-2451.
I learn by doing. I’m one of those guys who has to stick his hand in the fire to figure out it’s hot. I know Xerohack and TheRascalKing13 can both just pick up an army book,, read some stats, and instantly know what’s what from one read through, but I need to see the dice roll. This is why I value getting out into the community and playing as many different armies and generals as possible. I also believe that I learn more from a tie or a loss than I ever will from tabling someone.
If you’re lucky enough to ever find a player that will go over a game with you and point out mistakes and missed opportunities, buy him a beer and keep him happy. He’s an asset and will improve your game. Wednesday night I ran into two such gentlemen, and I’m grateful for their insights. I played two 40k games against Daemon armies at Evolution Games in Lansing, Michigan. Both armies were well built and were well commanded. I won one game by the skin of my teeth and was soundly trounced in the second game. I will be trying to find games with both of these gentlemen again, because in both games they were kind enough to teach me the ins and outs of their armies. They explained over and over that their whole army had Eternal Warrior. This is key. It’s one thing for someone to play an army you’re unfamiliar with and face-stomp you. It is much better if he explains why it’s happening.
BC-Comix of Fenton has donated a gift card and a GWS box as prizes for the U-Con tournament. The prizes are piling up, and the available tournament spots are going quickly. Don’t miss out on the chance to attend a local gaming convention, play in a Warhammer 40k tournament, and win some awesome prizes. Head over to the U-Con gaming site and sign up for Ann Arbor’s Gaming Convention. Make sure to register for the 40k tournament as well.
It will be a 1500 point tournament with only 20 spots available. You are required to sign up through their site in order to play. Sign up will include $15 entry for Saturday or $25 for the weekend, plus $5 entry for the tournament. You can sign up at their site.
Starting time is 11:00am.
1 hour and 45 minute rounds with an hour break between the first two rounds, and a half hour break between the second and third rounds. We’re giving people a decent amount of time in between rounds to let them check out the vendor halls.
We’ll have custom scenarios, as usual, and will release them a week or so before the tournament.
Welcome the the third installment of the Battle of Æminium. This report will cover turns two and three. The battle is getting heated up, and we are witnessing the rise of the forces of Chaos! Can the noble and stalwart Space Marines defend against this renewed initiative?
It’s that time of the week again - Top Ten time! Last week we ranked the Top Ten units in 40K. This week we’re looking at the Top Ten Special Characters in 40K. This is not a one-on-one arena deathmatch. We can argue for hours about who will kick whose ass. This is a list ranking the characters in order of power in the game itself, not against each other. Also, I am still not including any of the new Dark Eldar Special Characters until I see them on the table. So, onto the rankings.
Honorable Mentions: Guardsman Marbo, Nightbringer, Marneus Calgar, Deathleaper, Doom of Malan’tai, Darnath Lysander, Ursarkar Creed.
10. Mephiston (Blood Angels)
Mephiston is a strange character to play. You see his toughness six and six wounds with a 2+ armor save and no independent character and think he’s indestructible. However, he has no invulnerable save and can’t join a unit for protection. Granted, he kicks some serious ass in close combat with his WS seven and initiative seven along with his psychic abilities. However, he’s a little too fragile to be any higher on the list.
Rhellion, a local blogger who we’ve been a fan of for a while, is on the head table according to his twitter account. So, not only is he awesome with a paint brush, but apparently he’s awesome on the table top, too! Congratulations to Rhellion no matter how his last game goes!