Friday, August 15, 2008

Current Projects

Here are the Bloodcrushers I've been working on. I have two more on the bench about half way through, probably do them tonight. I'm waiting on that to come out to do my Heralds. So bad ass.

And here is the Stormlord I am working on as the last of the Methalor army. They really needed something big and scary for when those Macharian campaign Apocalypse battle come around. I picked it because it is the super-heavy most like a prison bus :). I pretty much discarded the version GW has, as it doesn't match the rules they wrote at all...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Khor-aeka's Bloody Host v. 2.0

So I changed the proposed list around a bit. This is the newest 2000 pt. configuration...

Skarbrand 300
Bloodthirster w/ Blessing 255

6*Bloodcrushers 240

15*Bloodletters with Fury 250
15*Bloodletters with Icon 265
15*Bloodletters with Icon 265
15*Bloodletters with Icon 265

Heavy Support
Souldgrinder w/ Tongue 160

Monday, August 4, 2008

Battleforge Hobby Tournament 7/19

This first 5th ed. tournament in town had a huge turnout and was alot of fun. There were many multiple Land Raider armies in the field, proving the buffs to an AV 14 all around vehicle were apparent to all. I brought my 2000 point 5th ed. foot Eldar, this was the list:

Avatar of Khaine

Farseer Lu'twan w/ Spirit Stones, Doom, Fortune, Runes of Warding

10*Fire Dragons w/ Exarch w/ Crackshot
in Wave Serpent w/ Twin-linked shuriken cannon, shuriken cannon, spirit stones

6*Harlequins w/ Kisses, Shadowseer

10*Avengers w/ Exarch w/ Dual Cats, Bladestorm

10*Avengers w/ Exarch w/ Dual Cats, Bladestorm

9*Avengers w/ Exarch w/ Shimmershield, Defend
with Wave Serpent w/ Twin-linked scatterlaser, shuriken cannon, spirit stones


Fast Attack
Vyper w/ Scatter Laser

Hawks w/ Skyleap

Heavy Support
Wraithlord w/ Wraithsword, Brightlance

Wraithlord w/ Missle Launcher, Brightlance

Round 1 v. Adam's World Eaters

Primary objective: Win by 200 victory points
Secondary: Table quarters
Tertiary: Have your own copy of the rulebook
Bonus points: have a unit in the enemy deployment zone at the end; have a unit in your own deployment at the end

I got a really good deployment in this mission and Adam didn't really want to even try and approach my trench system full of Avengers. My Dragons destroyed his Land Raider and the Avatar (Sam'u'el'jak'sun) survived a charge by Kharn and his retinue of Berserkers and dispatched them with the help of some late arriving Harlequins. I let him get a rhino into a deployment zone for a bonus point and we both had our shiny new rules books, so I won 22-5.

Round 2 v. Frank's Ultramarines

Primary objective: Win by 200 victory points
Secondary: The player who kills the most headquarters will achieve this objective. In the case of a tie both players accomplish the obective.
Tertiary: Annihilation (kill points)
Bonus points: have more than 10 kill points alive at the end of the game

In the above picture you can see that the fact I didn't get any sleep the night before was starting to catch up with me. You can also see that my Eldar have a pretty steep hill to climb to start getting into firing range of those Ultramarines, thank god for the run rule. My whole force spent the first couple turns sprinting as fast as they could towards the thin blue line, while my tanks quickly got up in their business. My Fire Dragons scorched Tigerius and his joined squad while the Avatar mixed it up with Frank's Commander giving me the secondary. I managed to beat up on the rest of the army pretty good (a great sequence was my Pathfinder playing cat and mouse with some outflanking Scouts in that large building you can see in the picture (let's say the Pathfinders didn't do great). I won 20-0.

Round 3 v. Nick's Black Templars
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Primary objective: Capture and control
Secondary: Destroy your opponent's highest cost troop unit
Tertiary: Destroy a non-troop unit

So Nick conceded this game after the first turn, but it was a pretty spectacular first turn. My first shot of the game, a brightlance, destroyed his Venerable Dreadnought with a six. Naturally he asked me to re-roll it. Another 6. It explodes, killing a squad member of his highest cost troop unit. They fall back off the board.