Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas, One and All

I hope that everybody who reads this, irregardless of who you are or where you live, is having a merry Christmas this year and that the next year finds you in a better place, filled with hope, joy, happiness, and companionship...and firepower. Everybody can always use more firepower.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Really GW...

I get that GW is trying to save the dying ship that is White Dwarf magazine. Maybe they're even listening to their customers by putting rules in White Dwarf that will benefit those who buy it. At the same time, would it have been so hard for them to have put at least at many formations in their month long advent calendar as they did in a single issue of White Dwarf? BA received something like four or five in the recent issue, all of them potentially usable, and the advent calendar has had two...both junk.

I honestly don't get it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Review: Last Step Backwards

Well, despite my initial ire I caved and purchased Last Step Backwards by Justin D. Hill. My disappointment wasn't with this work on the Black Library advent calendar but that it was paired with a weak mission supplement on the digital editions side. I'll be discussing that on my blog today and hopefully have a few nicer things to say about GW by the end.

Warning to all: Here there be spoilers!


Friday, December 12, 2014

30K: Questoris Knight List

I am considering picking up a copy of Horus Heresy 4: Conquest from Forgeworld. In addition to some great lore and a genuinely pretty book, it contains the Questoris Knight House list for the 30k setting. If anything, its actually weaker than knights in 40k (no adamantine lance or auto seneschals for example) but does contain their flavor and has some neat special abilities.

Being a listhammer guy, I made a list.
Damn these things are cool. Like 20% cooler even.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It was...a mission?

Well, the much anticipated (by myself at least) IG component for this year's advent calendar was a mission based on a short story about Creed. Lame.
Echoes of War: Astra Militarum - Last Step Backwards (ebook)
Great Pose, Poor Content

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


GW Digital Editions will finally get to the one spot on their advent calendar I care about, the IG spot. So far it has all been missions, painting guides, and repackaging of old products. The rumors say that this will be some Creed related material. If so, GW has wasted a golden opportunity to help build up various factions and inspire players to buy new things. Bad business GW, bad business.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Infantry ADVANCE!!!!

Hi, been a while. Have not had the time I used to for gaming. Less than a game a month and somewhat disappointing ones at that. Got in a brief two recently and drew one, lost the other. Caused me a bit of hesitance on my Knights (who have gotten a bit of paint recently but are far from finished) since I struggled because Knights, A) cannot pick up relics and B) have no real way to hurt FMCs since they have nothing to snap shot.

This brings me back to my IG. I'm not fielding Hydras, because screw Hyrdas, but lascannons and what not can at least be snap shot in sufficient numbers to matter. Of course, I'm back to infantry guard and decided to dump a lot of my Knight savings into simply acquiring the bodies to make the army below. Lots and lots of bodies.

Cadia, not Irania, but you get the point