Saturday 27 July 2019

Blog Update

Hi everyone, just wanted to update you all on what is coming up with the blog. The content has been a little light recently for a number of reasons. First up, I am in the process of moving house, so have been busy with that, and have most of my hobby supplies boxed up at the moment! 

I also know that written battle reports have been a little light recently too. The reason for this is that my gaming club is on a Friday night. As a result, I've not been able to attend much recently due to other social commitments. However, in a few weeks, I will be attending the Dark Artisan Open tournament, so will hopefully have some great new battle reports to write up. 

I've also been making some purchases for my Dark Angels Primaris army. I picked up a copy of Shadowspear to add some powerful new elements to the force. I hope to get these painted up in the coming weeks to add some more firepower and mobility to the army. 

You can also check out my articles on Frontline Gaming. I've been writing about my experiences with the Primaris army, as well as a bunch of reviews on the Genestealer Cults. 

Thanks to everyone for continuing to support the blog, you can join the facebook page for more regular updates, as well as the YouTube channel for more video battle reports. 

Thursday 18 July 2019

Schemes of War- New Maelstrom Rules Review

July's White Dwarf saw some new rules for maelstrom of war released. These are a modification of the standard rules, allowing you to bring an element of deck building into your maelstrom games. This review will take a look at the new rules and see what they can add to your games of 40k. 

Anyone who follows the blog will be aware that I am a big fan of maelstrom missions. I think that they give any army a chance to compete in the game and reward tactical thinking in your games, as opposed to just "kill everything in your opponent's army". I was excited to see the new rules that were presented to see if they would improve the game further (thanks to Doug for making me aware of the new rules in White Dwarf!). 

Schemes of War
Constructing Your Deck
When fighting a maelstrom of war mission, you must construct an objective deck, made up of 18 Tactical Objective cards. No more than one copy of each uniquely named Tactical Objective may be included in the deck. 

The new rules means that you are playing with half of the maelstrom deck in your hand. This allows you to choose the optimal cards that your army can achieve during each game, better suiting your army composition and playstyle. You can only take one of each unique card, so this only really applies to "Secure Objective x" cards, as there are two of these in each deck. This stops you from loading up on securing objective cards, though you can still take the set of 6 Secure and Defend Objective cards to play the objective game. 

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Video Battle Report- Dark Angels Primaris vs Ultramarines

Today I have another battle report featuring my Dark Angels Primaris army, taking on Mat's Ultramarines Space Marine army. 

This game features the new maelstrom of war rules from White Dwarf, which introduces an element of deck building into the game. 

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Video Battle Report- Dark Angels Primaris vs Harlequins

Today I have another video battle report for you. This is the first game with my Dark Angels Primaris army, taking on Yarro's Harlequins in an ITC mission. 

Hope you enjoy. 

Friday 5 July 2019

Hobby Update 05/07/19- Dark Angels Inceptors

Another hobby update for you today, this time featuring my Dark Angels Inceptor unit. This unit packs a mean punch, with two Assault Bolters each and the ability to move around the tabletop with ease, thanks to their jump packs. 

I decided to pin the flight stands in place on this squad. As you may have heard, these are some of the worst flying bases on any model. I originally just superglued them on, but they were snapping off all the time, so decided to pin them in place for ease of transport in the future. 

Thursday 4 July 2019

Hobby Update 04/07/19- Dark Angels Reviers

Another hobby update for my Dark Angels Primaris army, featuring a unit of Reivers. These models were from the Conquest magazine, and were the "easy to build" kits that are available for the Primaris Marines. 

Wednesday 3 July 2019

Hobby Update 03/07/19- Dark Angels Intercessors

Today's Hobby Update features three new units of Primaris Intercessors for my Dark Angels army. With these 15 Marines painted up, this now gives me 25 Intercessors for my army, enough to field a battalion detachment. 

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Hobby Update 02/07/19- Dark Angels Primaris Master and Lieutenant

Today's Hobby Update features my Dark Angels Primaris Master and Primaris Lieutenant. These two characters will be leading my Dark Angels Primaris army. 

The Master in Gravis Armour is a solid choice for warlord of the army. His higher toughness of 5 makes him a tougher prospect to take out in combat. His Boltstorm Gauntlets are also powerful combat weapons, as well as a multi-shot pistol.