Friday, August 27, 2010

Forces of Warmachine: Khador

So I finally got my Khador book and while I haven't read all of it yet, I can tell you it's awesome. The fluff is AWESOME. The rules section gives rules for every unit that currently has a model (no Stormraven BS here guys). It's full color but it costs $35. You really don't need it, you can just buy your faction deck for about $15 but I wanted all the fluff and Tier Lists. For those who don't know what Tier Lists are, they are PP's way of catering to the fluff player while still keeping them competitive. Every Warcaster has Tier Lists. The Tier list reflects what forces normally go into battle with said Warcaster. When all prerequisites for the list are covered, your whole army gets a bonus. The Tiers also ramp up from 1 to 4.

So granted this book costs a little bit more than a GW codex, but it's full color, provides fluff that actually progresses the storyline in Warmachine, gives fluff lists that give you bonus and has rules for all models that are currently out.

GW will you please get a clue?

September White Dwarf and some Dark Eldar news

So I actually received the September White Dwarf before it hit the shelves (first time ever during my subscription that I'm starting to regret).

On the cover, Isle of Blood. No surprise here since it's the new kid on the block. There's a LOT of Fantasy stuff here, including a battle report with Mr Ivory Tower himself, Jervis Johnson.

As for 40K in this issue, well there's some left overs from last issue in reference to Demons. Then there's some ask 'Eavy Metal pages where they show off a few painting tips (I dig). Then there's a 2 page add for Imperial Guard vehicles (really guys, do you just want us all to play the same army?). Then a few pages about paint schemes with designs for IG vehicles.

On a scale of 1 to 10, I personally give it a 5. Not enough 40K, but Fantasy stuff is decent, but more of the same old shit.

As to the Dark Eldar news. The back page that tells you what's in store for next month (which will be October) mentions NOTHING about Dark Eldar. So expect a November or December release (I'm thinking March, but that's just me). You heard it here first... ( I think ).

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back from Vacation

Still recovering from vacation (Las Vegas). It might be quite some time before I get back into the blogging swing of things, but when I do I'll make sure it's good shit :D

Monday, August 2, 2010

I want this for my Birthday sooooo bad

Thought I was going to bring Warmachine up again huh? Well while I also want a Khador Plastic Starter Box, I really want one of these Caestus Assault Rams as well. Look at the thing, IT'S DISGUSTING!!!

Rules for this bad boy are right here

Now imagine this, 10 Black Templar Sword Brethren Assault Terminators with Twin Lightening Claws and Furious Charge assaulting out of this bad boy. Look at the top of my blog to see my thoughts about that.. LOL. I really can't think of any units that can live up to 40 Str 5 Init 5 reroll to hit and wound power weapon attacks. Now give them Thunder Hammers have them assault the row of Chimeras that Mech Guard like to showcase.... The ideas of things my Templars could do with this thing are almost limitless. I'm not even going to touch how badass ramming with this thing is, ask anyone who has played against my Eldar, I ram A LOT!

As for the critics that say this thing is ugly, keep it mind it's a Space Marine vehicle, they are built with function over form. A vehicle meant to ram other vehicle's isn't going to look pretty. I have a feeling that if I get one I'm going to have to put the Waste Management logo on it somewhere, LOL.

Forgeworld, you are the shit. Just 1 vehicle has renewed my interest in 40k, specifically with my Templars. Now I just hope I can get some good games in with this thing before my codex gets updated.

So She-Swizzy, if you're reading this, I don't think I could have dropped a bigger hint, LOL.