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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Dust Warfare Test Game and tester.

Right with all the decisions I've made recently its time to follow up on just what I'm hoping to achieve.

First up its Dust Warfare.
I worked it out that I now have enough for a small game with Allies vs Axis, around 200points each.
Axis as follows:

KommandoTrupp (Command Squad)
Battle Grenadiers
SturmPioniere
Heavy Flak Grenadiers
Heavy Laser Grenadiers
Hans (Light Walker)
Ludwig (Medium Walker)

Total AP 196

Allies:

The Boss (Command Squad)
Hell Boys
Death Dealers
The Gunners (Heavy Weapon Squad)
The Hammers (Heavy Assault with Jump packs)
Blackhawk (Light Walker)
Pounder (Medium Walker)

Total AP 183.

A slight difference in the points total for each force but the Axis just seem to be more elite in the starter pack that I got for Dust Tactics. It really shouldnt make that much of a difference for the Tester games that I aim to play.
Im looking forward to finally getting something started with this gaming system. Similar to 40K and yet totally different and for me alot more tactical. This game is still in its infancy but is showing alot of potential I just hope FFG keeps up the good work and supports it fully too, so far so good as its slowly releasing the SSU forces (Russia and China Alliance) and they are some really nice models too.





Those of you who have shown an interest I've PM'd you on Hulls Angels to try and arrange a game.

Warmachine.

Well painting is progressing slowly, working 4 night shifts in a row has somewhat slowed progress down to a crawl. The Castigator is almost finished, I've just got to glue the separate pieces together and finish of the base and final highlighting. The Temple Flameguard are about 80-90% complete but my Errants are letting me down, I just dont seem to be able to get the motivation to paint them (strange I know) but I would just about paint anything else but those.
Another thing I noticed and found strange is the size of the Avatar against other Heavy Warjacks, seen as its the top Jack in theMenoth force its not really big, pretty certainly but its a slim Jim compared to the Castigator and Reckoner models that I own. I think it needs to go on a Carb heavy diet and bulk up abit so it fits in more with the rest.

I've recieved alot of feedback from my 35 point list which is good, lots of helpful tips and suggestions to improve the list (thanks everyone who posted). I've taken it all onboard but as of yet I wont make any changes to the first list until I've run say 10 games with them and gained some experience with that list.
Thats also a serious problem for me, getting a regular set of games played with the WM system. As the way my shift pattern works it just wrecks any chance of getting in games each week or fortnightly for that matter with the WM guys. Still I need to try and sort that out if I'm going to progress with WM.
I know I promised pictures but I still hav'nt managed to buy any batteries for the camera yet so your just going to have to wait.
Im heading into the Club on Wed night (I hope its WM night then) Im looking for a few games. Anyone wanna play against a noob?

Thanks for reading

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Menoth Rise again!

Ok,
So it's been a while since I posted anything Warmachine related. I broke out the models I own from the boxes they were stored in and dusted them off.
Now as stated before I never really clicked with WM but I'm going to make an effort to get into the game and learn the rules etc. To that end I've slowly been painting my models and I managed to get another Warcaster completed which is Feora Priestess of Flame. I have no pictures as the batteries on my camera are dead but hopefully I will post some next time I Blog. Ive been looking at both a 35pt and 50pt armies, but I think 50 points is too much too soon so here is my 35 pointer. Menoth players please let me know what you think.

Menoth 35 point list:

Feora, Priestess of the Flame +6
Repenter 4
Castigator 8
Reckoner 8
Hierophant 2
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) 2
Exemplar Errants (Leader and 5 Grunts) 5
Exemplar Errant Officer & Standard Bearer 2
Temple Flameguard (Leader and 5 Grunts) 4
Temple Flameguard Officer & Standard 2
The Covenant of Menoth 2
Vassal of Menoth 2


So what you do guys think?





Saturday, 14 July 2012

Time to move on

Well I did it,

I've finally made the decession to stop collecting 40K. I'm still going to play 6th edition dont get me wrong, but as to collecting the figures/ models its just too costly now (no matter how sick looking they get). The latest batch of Finecast from GW just cannot justify the price tag that they come with. Too much is to much and there are other systems out there that I can play and collect at a much reasonable price.
To that end I've decided to have a clear out, most of my 40K Armies will go and the ones I keep are going to be Necrons and strangely the Eldar. These I have a soft spot for and I really enjoy playing, the ones that are going to be sold are Orks, Chaos space marines Tyranids and my Dark Eldar (sad face, I think somewhere that there are Space marine models (built) and also still on sprues so they will go as well.

So what now?

Dust Warfare and also so I dont become a complete Pariah, Warmachine. Both of these systems Im going to have to try and get into. I have an interest in Dust Warfare as I like the second world war feeling (in 25mm) but Warmachine wise I have my Menoth, however I struggled getting into the system, guess I'm going to have to knuckle down now and learn to a) play it well b) enjoy playing it.
Dystopian Wars is also another system that Im going to be playing Ive just gotta get more games in and increase my CoA forces abit.

Hopefully I will get the For Sale signs up within the next day or so.

Just hoping that they sell.