Sunday, June 27, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

America, Fuck Yeah!


Next up, Ghana or Serbia (please not Germany).

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Allow myself to introduce...myself; again.

Yes, so I am the other contributor to Blackjack and Hookers. However I have been unable to; I have been far to busy graduating high school and getting into college. Now that I'm done with school and have my position at the Rochester Institute of Technology, I am able to once again post on this here web blag. Ever since I left our audience has become incredibly table top game heavy.(which is awesome and I thank all those that care about what is written here.) My Articles will most likely focus on video gaming, although I do play Tyranids in 40k and I may get into Fantasy, which is dependent upon if this new edition isn't stupid. (We'll be play testing it soon) But yeah gaming is my main focus, it's what I've done all through high school and it's what I'm going to college for. I'll have some posts about this most recent E3 up soon, and from the looks of things I'll have plenty to rage about. Till then, thanks.

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Loganwing

Logan Grimnar
Rune Priest w/ Living Lightning, Tempest's Wrath, Chooser of the Slain, Terminator Armor, Saga of the Beastslayer

2x Lone Wolf w/ Terminator Armor, Chainfist, Storm Shield

10 Wolf Guard, 2 WGTs w/ cyclones, 1w/ combi-melta
3x 5 Wolf Guard, WGT w/ cyclone, chainfist, 2w/ combi-meltas

Fast Attack
3x 1 TWC w/ powerfist, storm shield

Heavy Support
3x 5 Long Fangs, 4 w/ missile launchers

Total - 2000

This is pretty much what I've been running, albeit with more melta just in case I need it.  WG and LF provide ridiculous amounts of dakka while TWC and LW run out to munch or tie down problem units for me.

My Bloodwing

Librarian w/ Blood Lance, Shield of Sanguinius, Jump Pack
Honor Guard w/ jump packs, 4 storm shields, 3 meltaguns, powerfist

2 Sanguinary Priests w/ jump packs

Sanguinary Guard w/ 2 infernus, powerfist, chapter banner
2x Sanguinary Guard w/ 2 infernus, powerfist
5 man RAS, meltagun, infernus

Fast Attack
2x Vanguard - 5, jump packs, lightning claw, 1 melta bomb

Total - 2000

This one is a bit different from the last Bloodwing I posted.  I went for the ridiculous anvil HG to run with Dante so they can take anything on the chin (like the Termies whose LR they just pwned) then H&R away to melta them to death later.  The VV are now more for tie down and killing weakened units, though I could drop 1 unit and buff the other up similar to the HG.  The mini RAS I added as a cheap scoring unit to hold back objectives or a sacrificial melta unit.  Game plan is the same here, reserve up and drop in reliably with lots of melta and durable units with an anvil to smash my hammers against.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

2000 Skarry Night

My Armies

After some deliberation I have settled on which armies I will be keeping/expanding and which ones are going to get the boot.  As I write up lists, build and paint models, and foster its growth, I'll be linking them back to here so anybody who wants to can find them all in one place.  This is part e-peen stroking to show everybody how cool I am, part show and tell so people can see the final product of my thought processes and experience, but mostly motivation for myself to finally get an army finished and not just have stuff collecting dust.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

E-mail: Angels Encarmine

 E-mail in:
'Ello Chum, this is Rybnick I've recently started my adventures in WH40k with my first army the Blood Angels (more specificly the Angels Encarmine). I've flip-flopped a few times on how I want to play my army, but I've finally decided that I want a fluffier force. For my the Angels Encarmine that means Death Company.

Now I've read everything I can find on many blogs (yours of course, as well as Kirby's, Stelek's and many others) about how it's hard to squeeze them into a competitive list, but how would you squeeze them into a fluffier list? I don't plan on fielding only DC, but a smaller unit will nearly always be included in my list making. I'm not after a super competitive list, but I would still like to give my opponent a good game.

At my local shop we tend to play games @1850 pts, so that's what I'm shooting for with this list. I'd really appreciate your help in massaging this list into something worth playing.

Librarian - 125pts
- JP
- Shield of Sanguinius
- Sanguine Sword

Reclusiarch - 130

Sanguinary Priest - 95pts
- JP
- Power Sword
- Meltabombs

Furioso Dreadnought - 235pts
- Librarian w/ Blood Lance and Shield of Sanguinius
- Extra Armor
- Heavy Flamer
- Drop Pod

Death Company - 195pts
- Additional DC (2)
- Power Fist
- Razorback w/ TL HF, extra armor

Death Company Dreadnought - 135pts
- Heavy Flamer

ASM - 235pts
- Additional Marines (5)
- Meltagun (2)
- Power Fist

ASM - 195pts
- Meltagun
- Power Sword
- Razorback w/ TL Asscan, extra armor

Fast Attack
Baal Predator - 125pts
- TL Asscan
- HK Missile

Baal Predator - 125pts
- TL Asscan
- HK Missile

Land Speeder Squadron (2) - 120pts
- HF
- MM

Heavy Support
Predator - 135pts
- Autocannon
- Lascannon Sponsons

Not a horrible list in my opinion but like I said I just recently started playing (about 2 months ago) so I may be way off base. Any thoughts on areas that could be improved or should I just start over from scratch? Thanks for your help. 

Hey there, thanks for asking <3  I do a lot of hyper competitive stuff, but making a fluffy army with teeth is a fun challenge.  Well, it isn't so challenging with the 5th ed Codices being so good at mixing fluff and competitive goodness.

I think DC are great for throwing out as a big threat that your opponent has to deal with, otherwise they tend to fuck shit up.  Keep them relatively cheap and throw them into a speedy transport and you're set.  The way you have them set up here is great.  Not too expensive to cut into the meat of your army, but still enough of a threat that your opponent has to deal with them. 

The Reclusiarch, though, goes against the idea of the disposable DC.  With him, you are invested in that unit.  You can almost field a whole new unit for the price.  It's between that and the single Drop Pod as my biggest problem with this otherwise solid list. 

I think a Razorspam type deal with lots of TL Assault Cannons would be a good way to go with this.  Take the DC and 2 Librarian Dreads as your assault units and you'd be set. 

Librarian w/ Blood Lance, Shield of Sanguinius

2x Librarian Dreadnought w/ Wings of Sanguinius, Might of Heroes, Extra Armor, Magna Grapple
2 Sanguinary Priests

4x 5 RAS, meltagun, infernus, Razorback w/ TL assault cannon
6 DC, powerfist, infernus, TLHF Razorback w/ extra armor

Fast Attack
2x Baal Pred w/ HB sponsons

Total - 1850

You don't have much in the way of long range shooty, but look at all that armor rushing/flying/scouting towards people! 

Hope that helps.