Feast of Blades is coming up next month and I am torn again on what to bring to the party. The new Space Marine Codex just came out and there are a ton of options. My Eldar/Tau list did very well at Nova as seen here.
But I am torn as ........
With Nova just getting over with I can see a ton of people jumping on the 4 or even 5 riptide list bandwagon which I call Riptide Rush! I had a good outing against one list but I see a possibility of more than just a few players wanting to bring this list. I will say this list is strong, can take a ton of shooting and keep on coming.
On the other hand the new space marine centurions will absolutely destroy this build fairly easily. Even with Ovesa.
The missions will be standard book missions so that helps with list building but there are so many variables and I don't want to spend a ton of money to get ready with it being only 1 month away.
My army options include:
Space Wolves (my favorite)/Space Marines
Necrons with Orks
I want to do well in probably my last GT of 2013. List creation is 25% of the battle in my opinion. It's not about going out and buying a ton of models. It's about using what you have available to me. Could I run 3 riptides? I would have to borrow 2 or borrow 1 and buy one. Although it is tempting to do this I really don't want to. I don't mind buying a unit or 2 but just really want a balanced list.
To add to the drama if I place 1st or 2nd at this event above a particular great player from Chicago I will make the American ETC team which has been my dream since starting competitive play in 40k. I won't consider this a lost experience if I go but would like to reach my highest goal.
A few notes on the new space marine dex. My few games of practice and my one game against sisters at Nova definitely makes it more difficult for eldar kill 3+ armor as easily as it does the xenos races. I think the SM codex is greatly balanced and can bring a lot of tools to the table.
So readers, friends, enemies, and the rest. What are your thoughts on an army I should bring to The Feast of Blades?
by uberdark So as some of you may know, I have given up 40k, I am not going into specifics why, because it would be a long as hell trollin...
by SandWyrm What to do, what to do... It seems that I'm stuck with an army that I literally can't figure out the rules for in 6...
by: farmpunk Ladies and Gentlemen! The NOVA Open 2011 is now open for registration by Pre-registrants! That's right Kids! Uncle M...
by SandWyrm Just got the news via email that Rankings HQ is calling it quits due to funding issues.
by SandWyrm Spag I think, speaks for a lot of regular folks when he says that Big Businesses are all the same. It's a fatalistic vi...
by SandWyrm Not too long ago, SinSynn posted an article over on House of Paincakes where he told the story of his struggle with drug ad...
by SandWyrm Kirby has his own open letter up today on 3++, but I thought that instead of re-posting it, that I'd write something mor...
by SandWyrm Love your blog and I love your articles about painting and color theory. It's a unique thing your blog has to offer so giv...
by Sandwyrm Battlefront's John Paul has promised to 'think about' listened to their fans and compromised on their BF-on...
By Spaguatyrine So here is my shameless plug of me and Stelek at Nova. Man look at that sexy beast!!!! On the right of course!!! Want...
By Spaguatyrine So for years now I have read and heard about how broken Space Marines are and how GW..
By TheGraveMind So I decided I'm going to take a week or two off of gaming, and work on my army looks. For starters I have two drop p...
by SandWyrm So there I was at Hobbytown USA, fruitlessly looking for more Tamaya desert-colored spraypaint, when I accidentally fou...
By TheGraveMind Well, here is my review of the Space Marine game. It is a little late, but we'll just say I've been busy with sc...