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Locara Tournament results

So, I promised to post about the tourney results so here it is. I actually won "Best Overall". Seriously! With my new Slaanesh marines! To say that I am stoked over it is an understatement - and it is fueling my desire to get my army painted up to 1750pts ASAP. There is talk of another tourney in February, and another in March - so there is motivation for you! Anyways, Ill keep the games brief, here we go.
GAME 1 vs Ultramarines - Played by "Manidow"
This was a tight 5 turn game with saw my noise marines actually hitting consistently and the pair of obliterators doing their duty and keeping both dreadnoughts busy. In fact, they popped the Ironclad as soon as it's pod landed. I won on the bottom of turn 5 by holding my objective and contesting his. Stellar army and great general to play against - very enjoyable game.
Game 2 vs Grey Knights - Played by "Tadao"
As you can see, apart from one Grey Knight unit and the stormtroopers, the whole army deep striked…

I know I know....

I know I was going to post pics and battle reports from last weekends tournament and I will - I promise. But I read this today and just have to mention it. One of the many blogs I follow ( http://plasticlegions.blogspot.com - article titled "The Problem with 'Ard Boyz") wrote a commentary about 'ArdBoyz and the like in regards to the direction this over-the-top competitive approach to tournaments is taking GW. I can't help but agree with him 100%, despite having never attending one. The simple fact that the "hobby" part of GW is pushed aside (models do not require to be painted or even fully assembled at A'rd Boyz) is an ominous sign considering the prize support and promotion these events get - on top of the cancellation of all but 1 GW run Grand Tournament.

I'm all for local/Indy GTs and events- and go to any that are available in my city, but to promote these events as the "pinnacle" and "elite" levels of the hobby is fri…

1250pt Test game against Nids!

So, I went to the local (read: Ottawa) Games Workshop for a couple test games at 1250pts for the upcoming tournament this Sunday, and I got 2 great games in. I only have photos of the 1st, against Matt Varnish's Tyranids. It consists of a Hive Tyrant, endless swarm (10) of termagaunts, 2 melee Carnifex, and 3 x 10 Outflanking Genestealers. Needles to say, a tough list (see my list a couple posts back). Here is what the armies looked liked at the start.

Matt Varnish's Tyranids
My Emperor's Children
The table was setup as per the upcoming tournament - meaning 4'x4'. It looked like this:
I must say the tables are stellar at my local Games Workshop. Now, how did the game go? Lets just say that Dawn of War deployment + 30 outflanking Genestealers = Noise Marines without much to shoot at - so my marines quickly wiped out the termagaunts and got stuck in with the Hive Tyrant. My terminators came in turn 2 nicely beside my marines, due to the personal icon - I love not having …

2010 Game Summit in Ottawa

So, on the GW site, they are listing the 2010 Game Summit as a "qualifier" for the 2010 GW GT. Check it out here



So the top 2 players will get free entry to the GT - and I can play in my home city - nice! Now, what army to bring, and what list.....my head is swimming with ideas. Especially as I got some "insider" confirmation from some GW Canada higher ups that Blood Angels are indeed coming right after Tyranids - maybe I should fall to the black rage... but another new army? I have only just got 1250pts painted of Emperor's Children, and plan to take it to 1750-2000 point minimum - what to do, what to do....

Vindicator WIP

So, here are a couple quick pics of my Vindicator. I still have many small details to finish, but the bulk is ready for the table:


Chaos Work in Progress (WIP)

As promised earlier, here are a couple shots of the Obliterator and Sorcerer prior to being primed. I plan to paint the Vindicator tonight while these two dudes are drying.
So here they are:





Back at it.

So, I haven't painted a fig in over a week, and not due to a lack of motivation. With the "Return to Locara" (http://gamesummit.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2770)campaign and tournament kicking off this coming Sunday, I have plenty. Thing is, I have been down and out with a severe cold, not to mention my wife having laser eye surgery and all that it entails when she is healing up. I have less than a week to complete my 1250pt list, and to do so I need to paint up 1) Slaanesh Sorcerer in power armor (I converted him up from bits I already had) 2) 1 custom built Obliterator and 3) my Vindicator tank. Doesn't seem like a ton, and I am pleased that I have painted the rest over the past month, but time is limited. I only paint once the little one is in bed, so I can only commit to a couple hours a night. I estimate I will need at least 8 hours to complete the 3 models to a tabletop standard, saving fine details for afterward. I will post a couple picks of the sorcere…

New Table has arrived!

So, my "Xmas" gift from my wife arrived today, and I set it up in the dining room (rather than take out both folding table and put it up in the basement where I plan to use it) to see what it looked like. I must say for $75 USD, I don't think I could make anything better. On top of that, it tears down to a 2'x2' x 6inch stack, so it's really easy to store ie. keep out of my little one's hands. Anyways here are some pics!

It is rubberized flock and sand, and it hardly shed any when taking it out of the box, he mentioned a little may come off over time, but not much - and it seems to be true so far.

List update

So 5 or 6 play tests and I have refined the list some. Looks like this now:

HQ
Chaos Sorcerer – Mark of Slaanesh, Lash of Submission – 125pts

TROOPS
Noise Marines x5 – Sonic Blasters x 4, Blastmaster x 1 – 160pts
Noise Marines x8 – Sonic Blasters x 7, Noise Champion w/ Power Weapon and Doom Siren, Mounted in Rhino – 275pts
Noise Marines x5 – Noise Champion w/ Power weapon, Doom Siren, Personal Icon, Mounted in Rhino – 185pts
Chaos Space Marines x5 – Plasma Gun – 90pts

ELITES
Chaos Terminators x5 – Icon of Slaanesh, Heavy Flamer, Chain Fist x1, Power Fist x1 -- 195pts

HEAVY SUPPORT
Vindicator w/ Demonic Possession– 145pts
Obliterator x1 – 75pts


1250pts

I have now completed the painting of both Rhinos, all the troops, and the terminators, pics will be up this weekend!