Monday, September 24, 2012

TH/SS terminators!

By Spaguatyrine

I went to the Midwest Massacre GT a few weekends ago and decided to take something a little different that no one would expect..........

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Marines in 6th Trial and Error

By TheGraveMind

 When 6th edition hit I tried a few games with my Blood angels and couldn't seem to get them to work right. Razorback spam wasn't working the same with the limitations on assaulting from vehicles and hull points. My jumpers list didn't like the furious charge, FNP and reserve changes either. The jumpers were always the list I liked the most, so I was determined to make it work. With the prevalence of more infantry based lists, I was sure I could find something.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Realistic 40K Weapon Ranges

by SandWyrm

Ok, so we all know that the weapon ranges in 40K are unrealistically gimped for the sake of the game. But exactly how gimped are they? Well, I spent a good part of the day finding out just so that I could show you. Enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Interesting Trends In 40K Gaming

by SandWyrm

If you've never played with Google Trends, you're really missing something. If you enter a search term, Google will show you a graph of that term's search popularity back to 2004. It gives you a sense of what the Google-using population of the world is thinking about over time. Well, I wondered, what are they thinking about our hobby?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

And the verdict is...

by Anonymous Foodie

If anyone missed it, GW dropped their rulebook FAQ over the weekend.  So what's it entail?

I Love Grenades!

By Outremer

I've been too busy/out of town the last few weeks to make it to my regular Monday night game.  Was able to meet up with Totengraber this week for a shit's and giggles game and was absolutely blown away by who my MVP units were!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Who Wants To Trade For Some Blood Angels?

by Sandwyrm

I got to see the new Dark Vengeance set opened last night at the FLGS... and I want 2. Who wants to trade me for my Sanguinary Guard army?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Outremer at the Nova Open 2012. . . the Agony and the Ecstasy.

By Outremer

Spag invited me to attend Nova with him several months ago.  After much angst ridden debate, I finally decided to go.  I say angst ridden debate because I still feel like a bit of a lame duck at tournaments due to my serious lack of experience.  The Nova Open is a huge step up from the local tournaments I've played in thus far and I felt very intimidated.  In the end I realized I needed to quit worrying about winning any games, have some fun, and just consider it all good experience.  When I realized there was going to be a painting contest I knew where to focus my energies!  I may not be an uber competitive player, but I'm all about the hobby side. . .

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nova Open 2012: The good, the bad, and the meta change....

By Spaguatyrine


I will say I believe the 6th meta has been established for me.  I know some say there isn't a meta out right now, that it is too new.  I disagree for a few reasons.

The top tables which I played on the entire weekend had similar patterns. 
#1 The patterns where either Necrons with flyers/wraiths/annihilation barges/spiders etc.
#2 All scoring/denial units such as daemons, all foot armies such as SW, GK, Guard, etc.
#3 Had large numbers of flying vehicles and or creatures

Now there were a few that were combinations of the above patters and a few mech armies such as mine that did ok.  But with the missions the way they were run, and trying to fit in table quarters made patterns 1 thru 3 above the top competitors. 

I also believe a meta is forming as a defense against the nasty flyers.  This is accomplished by....

Where's All The NOVA Talk?

by SandWyrm

Ok, I have to ask... What's with the deafening silence about NOVA this week from the competitive community? I can understand the promised update feed glitching out during the event itself. But where's the commentary and the stories? Where's the impressions of 6th Edition and it's first major competitive tourney? Was it good? Bad? Mixed? Who won the invitational? How many games did Stelek actually lose? What are the greater meta implications of the armies that showed up?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Midwest Massacre GT 2012 (September 15-16) Reminder


 Just a reminder to all about another GT that is coming up soon.

Tournament Size: 2000 pts
Tournament System: Warhammer 40k
Tournament Format: Win/Loss GT
Tournament Size: 64 Players

Prize Support: Over $1000 (Not including the Champions Belt!!!)
Entree Fee: $45
Date of Even: Sept. 15th-16th 2012
Location: Fall Recruits which will be held at Lee Summit High School. (link to there spring recruits but this information is good for the fall hotels, directions, etc...
Address: Lee's Summit High School (LSHS) is at 400 SE Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit, MO 64063

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