Thursday, May 26, 2011


Thanks to Synaps3, Crispy, and Talonis, I'm going to be running some Lictors over the next few weeks (outside of my club's Escalation League for now). I've been reading up on different tactics and strategies on how to use them, and the more I do the more I'm dying to get them on the table.

So, here's a list I think I'm going to run on Friday:

Hive Tyrant (Lash Whip & Bonesword, Twin-Linked Devourer with Brainleech Worms, Wings, Old Adversary, Hive Commander, Leech Essence, Paroxysm)

3x Lictors
7x Ymgarl Genestealers

10x Genestealers (one is a Broodlord, all have Toxin Sacs)
10x Genestealers (Toxin Sacs)

Trygon (Adrenal Glands)
Trygon (Adrenal Glands)

5x Shrike Brood (Lash Whip & Bonesword, Scything Talons)
20x Gargoyles
3x Spore Mines (these mess up the opponent's deployment in Dawn of War)

Basically, the WHOLE army starts in reserves. The Hive Tyrant grants the army a +1 to reserve rolls while he's "alive", so my units will start coming in on a 3+ in turn 2 (which should be roughly 2/3rds of the army). That's more than a 50% chance to bring in either Deathleaper or the Lictors which would then grant my army a net +2 to reserve rolls, meaning anything that didn't arrive that turn gets to come in automatically on turn 3. Knowing this ahead of time can really help me out when planning where to deploy.

I plan on testing this, and other variants of this list, over the weekend and throughout next week. I'll post again with my initial results and thoughts probably sometime this weekend.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

GW's newest Price Increases

So, according to this article on Bell of Lost Souls, Games Workshop is introducing it's ever-popular annual price increase across their product line (miniatures AND books).

The ones that really caught my eye are:
  • 40k Starter Set: $100
  • Battleforces: $110
  • Specialist Games Rulebooks $50
  • New Fantasy Hardcover Army Books: $41
  • Space Marine Predator: $50
  • Space Marine Whirlwind: $50
  • 10 Ork Boyz $30
  • 10 IG Cadian Shock Troops $30
  • 3 Tyranid Warriors $42
  • Tryanid Carnifex $50
  • 12 Tyranid Termagaunts $30
  • 12 Tyranid Hormagaunts $30
  • 10 Dark Eldar Warriors $30
  • 10 Dark Eldar Wyches $30
Just amazing. I'm...really at a loss for words.

The only thing I have to say is being echoed infinitely across the internet:


Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Farewell to TV

Over the last year or two, a large number of good TV shows have been canceled or have just ended. Shows that have run for 10 years, shows that are spin-offs but are better than the original series, and brand new shows, all gone in one way or another. Let's take a look and say goodbye to some of the better shows on TV that are no longer with us, starting with shows that have just ended (run their course):

Strike from the Skies! Half-Assed Text Batrep: Nids vs Dark Angels

Last night I used a pretty cool Tyranid list that I came up with for shits and giggles. I had decided recently that I was going to use my Blood Angels for my club's Escalation League, but for some reason after reading Synaps3, Legio Minimus, and The Back: 40k's Tyranid articles, I've been hooked on bugs!

Here's what I ran:

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

There's too many of them!

Not too long ago a friend and I came up with a really nasty 2,000 point list for my Blood Angels. We started off by discussing ways around Dark Eldar (so far they have been my bane), and realized that the list I had been previously running (4 Razorbacks, Dread in a Pod, DC in a Rhino, Libby & Honor Guard & Furioso in a Stormraven) was extremely low in target saturation. So after a little list finagling and discussing certain scenarios, we came up with this parking-lot-styled list: