Monday, 20 June 2011

Thankyou, Announcement,Battle Report

First off I would like to thank everyone that has viewed and left comments, I never thought I would ever get just short of 3000 hits in such a short time. So again thanks a lot to everyone.
The announcement is unfortunately my blog is going to be very quite for the next 5 weeks as I am off to Canada. (No not on holiday I'm afraid). It is all work related. Because I am busy packing running around at work like a man possessed by horrible Chaos Daemon's (call in the Inquisition), I have not been able to get any Hobby done what so ever. But I will be back in time for the summer holidays and make up for it when I get back.

Well on Friday I went to the new gaming club that I have discovered, and had a game against what I thought to be a very nicely painted Tau army. Well because time was short we went for 1500 points (It's amazing what you can get in a guard Army for 1500 points these days), annihilation game pitched battle.

So he won the toss and set up first and took the first turn, as always rolled poorly to seize the incentive. Well his Hammer Head thank god did poorly by totally missing even with marker lights on my Vanquisher, but the troops on my left flank died horribly to his battle suits and Fire Warriors. But some how all my tanks survived. My turn was short lived as everything I shot either missed or was saved by the invulnerable the Tau have.

The second turn was very quite for both of us as we moved to either take advantage of the gaps created, or to defend a quickly disappearing left flank. Again the shooting from his Hammer Head failed to do anything even when he switched fire over to my Chimera. As did my Vanquisher's against his vehicles. But I did manage to kill 2 Fire Warriors with my Sentinel.

Turn three was more eventful for me as my Commissar Lord got into hand to hand with the Stealth Suits and ripped them apart with no wounds sustained. My Vanquisher on the left brought down a troop transport thing, and my vet's in the second Chimera disembarked and took down a Battle Suit and left the other one with one wound remaining. The Vanquisher on the right stunned the Hammer Head for a turn.

Turn 4 saw one of my Chimera's shaken by the Hammer Head, my Sentinel immobilised and weapon destroyed from his Broad Sides, and finished off by his Fire Warriors by immobilising it again. My vet's from earlier were whittled down by the soul remaining Battle Suit, but they won the day by taking it down in hand to hand. The Commissar Lord finished off the soul remaining Stealth Suit.

We decided we would just be able to get the last turn in, but for the life of me cant remember what happened as it all went so quickly. All I know I went from being 1 nil down to drawing level, then 2-1 to 2-2 to me wining in the last turn to take it to3-2 to me.

I loved the game so much and was so involved I forgot to take pictures during the game, but I did take pictures at the start. Hope you enjoy and as always comment's are always welcome.

Sunday, 19 June 2011


I must apologise for my lack of Blogs lately, but this has been due to work commitments. I will however try and do a couple of posts before I deploy to Canada for 5 weeks and some painting. So until later have fun keep gaming and painting, and I will do a post later on today about a game I played on Friday against a rather nice painted Tau Army.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

What's Been Happening

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the length of time that I have been absent, and for the lack of post's recently. But I have been a little busy of late, with starting a new job, the laptop deciding it's going to die, my IP address saying I live in far fetched places, and my wife deciding to loose her i phone.

Well thanks to everyone that had a look at what I had to sell unfortunately nobody was interested. So when I get the time I will put them on e bay when I figure out how to do it. But I have purchased from GW one of their new fine cast model's (If you can call it that). I was interested as I heard a lot of rumblings from various people who purchased one when they were released, due to the poor quality, damage and various other thing's. Well I received mine today and had a good look at it. I must have got a good one as there are no real drama's with it like some of the horror story's that I have heard. But the quality is no were as good as Forge World and is most definitely not worth the £10.50 I paid. It just looks like they used the old metal casting casings, placed a rubber lining inside then poured in the mixture. There is flash everywhere and mould lines that will take an age to clean up. If anybody has brought a box set I feel sorry for you as it will take longer to clean them than to paint them. But I guess GW will only get better at the process and before long will be at the same level as Forge World.

I have done some painting as I only have two months to the big Apocalypse game in August. I have started on my new Command HQ using the Death Korps of Kreig model's that I had with a little bit of converting, which wasn't that difficult really. Once they are done then I will move onto painting some more veterans, and in the next couple of months purchase a new larger carry case to move all my figure's safely.

Finally before I go, I have got back into gaming as at long last I have found a gaming club that is close to me. So I went down last Friday to play a game of 40K, which was a bit of an easy win for me as it was against two young kid's who have not been playing long. It showed when the mission was annihilation and they walked their Space Marines from one side to the other, while I sat back and blasted them with my big gun's. Walking terminators are such easy targets when they are not deep striked.

So I will leave it at that for now and when I go tomorrow for another game of 40k I will take the camera and get some pic's.