Monday, October 31, 2011

Blizzard in October = Hobby Time!

Yes, we had a blizzard. October 29th we got about a foot of snow, along with a ton of wind. Many trees came down (the leaves hadn't finished falling, so lots of capacity to catch weight!), and lots of lines are down. My house still has power, but no internet, cable-TV, or phone.

My wife was dead-set on participating in Bethel Town Center's Trick-or-Treat, though, so the kids were stuffed in to their costumes with an extra layer of clothing and thrown out in to the blizzard.

Daddy,'s snowing!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Finesse Army: How can we make it work?

Yesterday I started talking (out of my butt!) about my concept of what a "Finesse Army" is, and how it can compare to some other armies. I wanted to continue discussing it today, with emphasis on how I apply my concept of Finesse Army to maintain competitiveness.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dark Eldar: What does "Finesse Army" mean?

I had a discussion with Kirby of 3++ last night while we were watching folks play WM/H. I was brain-dumping some thoughts that came in to my head between my own experiences playing my Dark Eldar, some things that I've heard (and read) on 11th Company about the relatively low "competitive" level of the Dark Eldar, and thoughts on building a Grey Knight army...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Steamroller! 35 points of Warmachine / Hordes

One of my favorite tournament venues: Brothers Grim on Long Island is hosting a 35 point Steamroller event on December 3rd! I'm pretty excited, as I've been wanting to try out a WM/H tournament, and this sounds great to me. Brothers Grim is a great place with great people, I always have a good time there...what better place to lose my WM/H Tournament virginity?

The question is, what army should I bring?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Army: Unit Analysis, Changes, and goals

I wanted to do a more detailed look at how I felt the components of my army worked in the first two tournaments I've taken them to and discuss what changes I think I realistically need to make, as well as discuss what I'll do to go down to 1750.

Baron Sexy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Battle for Salvation Wrap-up: Thoughts on the event, my army, and anything else...

It's been over a week since the tournament, but I'm still going over things in my mind. What I could have done different, who I wanted to play, where I ate dinner, the part at the hotel, etc...

Friday, October 14, 2011

BFS Day 2: The Final Battle!

I came to the realization after that last game that hey, I'm not doing too bad! Despite a bone-head move (or lack of move!) in Game 3, and a snooze-to-lose game 4, I was playing pretty decent Warhammer and my army was able to do exactly what I wanted it to do: give opponents lots of bad choices and punish them for them!

I was dismayed, however, to see that my opponent was an army that I've had a mental block against while playing on Vassal: Deathwing!

A mean army, and he's far more organized than I am!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

BFS Day 2: Game 6

I think we had a lunch break in there...Subway hit the spot, I got a Mt. Dew (or two) and went back in to the ring for another game!

And guess what...I got to fight ANOTHER Logan led Space Wolf army full of Wolf Guard, Cyclones, and Long Fangs. Weeee!!!

BFS Day 2: Game 5

I had a horrible night in the hotel Saturday night. I'm a pretty light sleeper, so things that many folks sleep right thru keep me up. There was a party going on in the hotel. The party itself was no big deal, but it was between multiple rooms, with people opening and closing doors and hooting and hollering in the hallway until 2am. My second trip down to the lobby to talk to the staff, the guy I'm speaking to is telling me that he'll take care of it, it will be no problem...but he's taking cups and buckets of ice up to the room! Hello,'re not helping, here! I got a bit short with the guy, asking him if this was a hotel or a night club. When I told him my next call would not be to the front desk, but to the police, he finally started taking it a bit more serious, and the party wound down shortly after.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BFS Game 4

This won't be much of a battle report. I was so tired and worn out, my adrenaline rush from Game 3 wore off. I pounded Coffee and Mt. Dew, but I was just simply not here for this game. I apologize to you all, this one will barely be worth reading. I also apologize to Sean Nayden, my opponent...I didn't put up much of a struggle, didn't make it a very fun game, and in fact I literally fell asleep at least two times during his movement.

BFS: Game 3

There was a lunch break in there somewhere, but I don't even remember what we ate or who it was with. I was a complete zombie going in to game 3 already...I was concerned that I'd gotten so fatigued so quickly and still was only halfway thru the first day!

My next opponent was Stephen from 11th Company. He is SUCH a great guy and wonderful opponent. I've never had a "serious" game of 40k...hell, of any game...that was so competitive but at the same time so much fun. We laughed and joked and had a blast while still doing our damnedest to kill each other...and isn't that what it's all about!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Battle for Salvation: Day 0 and 1

Thursday night before the event my wonderful wife again helped me with the painting. We were down to edging on everything and some odds and ends. I learned my old trusty display board was too small to fit this army, so I was going with just a giant tupperware box with old foam stuffed in it....thanks again to the missus for the help there!

Nice leg!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Battle for Salvation over!

I just got home from a gruelling two days! I had a wonderful time, met a lot of great people including Neil and Stephen from 11th Company Podcast; Mike Brandt of Nova, and many other wonderful people.

Details will be coming in a few days as I download both my camera and my brain, but a brief summary now while I'm winding down getting ready for bed.

Skipping to the end, the results...

Thursday, October 6, 2011

List breakdown: why I chose what I chose!

The wife helped me paint again last night, and I’m happy to say that everything is done except the edging and canopies on the Venoms, which we intend to finish both together tonight! Teamwork! I got no useable pictures last night, but will get some of the whole army done as soon as I’m able! I sure wish I had a good way to thank my wife…she’s added so much to the army with the details that I would not have even thought about doing!

Who the hell spams Reavers?!

So about my army….frankly, the list…I stole it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday Painting: Help Arrives!

My wonderful missus made the mistake of showing some interest in my army last night, and ended up blowing off her college work to help me with some details that I'd not intended to do!

My, what cute little dolls you have!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Weekend painting...just 4 (and a half) painting days to go!

I didn't get as much done this weekend as I would have liked, but the situation isn't horrible!

Hellions: basecoat only.