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Hostile Takeover

December 12, 2009

Denizens of Ios kneel to your King! Kapitan Khador demands your respect. In the coming days you will all swear fealty to me or die by the sword. The lands that you now possess are rightfully ours, taken from us by your grandfathers. Have you forgotten so quickly who it was who protected you from the Titans? Have you forgotten still who protects the borders now? You will pay for your ignorance and arrogance. You will learn who it is who possess true strength. So kneel I say! Bow before your master!

Hey everyone, after using blogspot for a while I have found a better blogging service (IMHO). I will be migrating my old blog entries here once I figure out how to. Until the. Welcome to my new site. I don’t plan on writing anything revolutionary. I plan on writing about my experiences with warming/hordes, a weak or grande as they are. I hope you all enjoy your time here and find something worthwhile.

Thanks
Dustin

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Back to warmachine.

September 8, 2009

Not that anybody who reads this will care but i am full bore back into warmachine. I am in the process of trading my Tyranids for Khador or Trollbloods. I have even considered trying out a cygnar battle box but I think I need to cool it for a while and really just learn one of the factions that I have. I have had a lot of fun with trolls but at the moment I am not to excited about what models are available. Besides Mulg the Ancient I have everything that I want, not necessarily what i need to make my army better.
I decided to start Khador after Adam annihilated me twice with his little force. I miss that really tough slow feel I got from Skorne. and I like almost all the models available. For my birthday I got about a thousand points. I am excited to play a good sized game.
Now that I the Summer rampage is over I am going to start in strong with my khador battle box. The new models will probably be another week and a half before i get them. that should be enough time to learn how to use Sorscha pretty well and her battle group.
So until next time. See you all later.

Be Fair

July 13, 2009
First on the block today is a Tyranid Warrior I finished the other day. The basic colors are blue skin, leathery brown armor. This is about the extent of my painting abilities, no amazing shades and highlights from me but I think it turned out pretty good. For all the gaunt I am going to get the army painter system to speed up the painting.





Now for the rest of the story … I have something that has been bothering me since game night last week. Since I have started playing wargames I have expected to have a lot of losses maybe a win or two every once in a while if I am lucky. But last week I got hit hard. Two games at 1500 pts a piece, two losses, thats okay. The thing that bothers me are how I lost. It was a total annihilation, I lost everything first game by turn three and second game by turn five. They (the people I had been playing) lost 2-3 figs from their basic troops.

It was a very disheartening night. My plea for all you uber gamers. Take it easy on the little guy. Make the game seem closer, more exciting. Maybe do some teaching along the way. I know I made mistakes some major ones, if you see those point them out. I promise if you do this I will come back excited to play again. I do know how hard it is sometimes to hold back. During one of the game night I came a little late and everybody had started to play except for a new guy. Even newer than me. He had his figs but had never played yet. I knew he had never play, so I laid into him with everything my little army had! It was another turn 3 annihilations. I was ecstatic! My first win. I have since then apologized for the overzealousness, it just wasn’t right that I played him like that.

I plead with you fellow Wargamers, don’t do this to the new guys. Don’t do this to anyone. It is not fun! There are tons of great people who want to play the game let’s teach them how to play. Let’s teach them it’s not a brutal experience to learn the game with a rule book the size of a college textbook. Let’s just be nice.

Until next time

Tyranid Warrior

July 13, 2009
First on the block today is a Tyranid Warrior I finished the other day. The basic colors are blue skin, leathery brown armor. This is about the extent of my painting abilities, no amazing shades and highlights from me but I think it turned out pretty good. For all the gaunt I am going to get the army painter system to speed up the painting.





Now for the rest of the story … I have something that has been bothering me since game night last week. Since I have started playing wargames I have expected to have a lot of losses maybe a win or two every once in a while if I am lucky. But last week I got hit hard. Two games at 1500 pts a piece, two losses, thats okay. The thing that bothers me are how I lost. It was a total annihilation, I lost everything first game by turn three and second game by turn five. They (the people I had been playing) lost 2-3 figs from their basic troops.
It was a very disheartening night. My plea for all you uber gamers. Take it easy on the little guy. Make the game seem closer, more exciting. Maybe do some teaching along the way. I know I made mistakes some major ones, if you see those point them out. I promise if you do this I will come back excited to play again. I do know how hard it is sometimes to hold back. During one of the game night I came a little late and everybody had started to play except for a new guy. Even newer than me. He had his figs but had never played yet. I knew he had never play, so I laid into him with everything my little army had! It was another turn 3 annihilations. I was ecstatic! My first win. I have since then apologized for the overzealousness, it just wasn’t right that I played him like that.
I plead with you fellow Wargamers, don’t do this to the new guys. Don’t do this to anyone. It is not fun! There are tons of great people who want to play the game let’s teach them how to play. Let’s teach them it’s not a brutal experience to learn the game with a rule book the size of a college textbook. Let’s just be nice.
Until next time

New army and First Game

July 3, 2009


Since I have been in North Carolina I have participated in a local campaign league I have discovered that I really really don’t like vanilla space marines. They are just soooo plain. I guess that’s why they are called “vanilla.” I proposed a trade to some of the local guys army for army, I was looking for either Tau or Tyranid. The Tau I have always been interested in, They just look really cool and I have started building an army of them. The Tyranids because again they look really cool and I wanted something that could basically be considered they exact opposite. In the end I will have an all Shooty army and an all Assaulty army. Luckily for my I had a taker. One of the local players had about 1850 of Tyranid. Woo Hoo! I took him up on the trade. So now no more space marines

Wow. The first game with the Nid’s was awesome. This week of the tournament was the 1250 pt army list. I had no idea really what kind of army list to build so I started with the HQ and Hive Tyrant and then went through the troops and thats as far as i got. It was soo fun there were probably close to a hundred little monsters. My next game probably wont be so bad, with the amount of models I mean.
As far as the game went My opponent and I combined with two other players and had a great big game. It was 2500 pts per side. I play nids, obviously. My team mate played space marines. There side was Tau and Chaos Space Marines. We played the one where you capture d3+2 objectives. We had 3 objectives. with the table quarters setup but we decided for space reasons just to play table edges. Now I am going to go into great detail of the game. I captured an objective. Tau captured an objective and the SM’s and the Chaos SM’s contested the other. We ended with a tie.
That is all I have for now. I am tired of writing.
Until next time.

Painted Firewarrior

June 12, 2009
1 Firewarrior down 23 more to go. Comments are welcome. Click picture to see it bigger.




Firewarriors

June 12, 2009


I know that this is my blog and i can write anything that i want but tonight i am have a particularly difficult time deciding what to put down. I still want it to be worth reading for the few that may see it.

Tonight I played two games one 250pt game with my new Fire Warriors. All I can say is AWESOME! The game was 20 warriors and 2 Gun Drones against 30 Ork Boyz I think. I ultimately lost but I didn’t really move. His main goal was to get into assault, very smart move as Tau suck at melee. I should have moved more but by time he got to me I had killed about 25 of his thirty, and he had killed 7 of my warriors. The game ended with when he killed all of mine and he had only 3 left.
The Second game was a practice game for the upcoming campain game this next tuesday. It wasn’t really a challenge I died horribly. My whirlwind died beginning of round 2 which was my main weapon against the orks. But I did get some good ideas for the next game. We’ll see how it goes.
Until next time.

Finished Drones

June 8, 2009
Here are some pics of the finished drone squad. Enjoy.




Phoenix Gamers Forum, and new Tau Pics

June 7, 2009
Tonight I have a couple of announcements. First, I have found a site for a free forum. I have created one for the Phoenix Gamers. I know that you all are very avid bloggers and I do not want to take anything away from that. I just thought we could use this for setting up games, tournament reminders, rules and tactical discussions, and general discussions. The URL is http://s1.zetaboards.com/phoenixgamers/index/
Second, as I mentioned in my previous blog, I have just received my Tau Fire Warriors for 40k. I really want these guys to look good. While looking on youtube for ideas on how to paint them I saw a video from Blue Table Painting in Spanish Fork. They had an awesome Tau force painted red and white and black. I am now attempting to emulate that paint job and have spent the last 4 hours working on one gun drone doing my best to keep the lines very clean. I am almost finished. I just need to paint one more gun. I am very tired and can paint any more tonight but I wanted to post some pictures before I went to bed.
Please take a look. Let me know what you think. Enjoy



The Tau have arrived!

June 5, 2009


Hey everyone I have just gotten my Tau Fire Warriors. I am way excited to model these guys. I think they look amazing. One thing I have noticed with the Tau and with Warhammer 40k in general is, there are a lot of options for different upgrades and configurations. This gets really expensive. I have also seen a fix to this. Magnets. I, with this new Tau army, decided to try to fully magnetize the models. So my first challenge is going to be magnetizing the Fire Warriors. It looks to be a difficult challenge, I haven’t seen it done yet. So as soon as my rare earth magnets arrive I will document the experience.
Until next time.
P.S. Thanks for the shout out John. I feel like I am in some sort of hall of fame.