Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A New Year of Gaming?

Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year! I've been extremely lucky this year and have been able to provide for my family and put on a decent Christmas, and in return I got a few nice toys of my own! I've got a lot of projects ahead of me and I'm looking forward to building a ton of new models! Here's what I have planned for the next few weeks:

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two lists - Blood Angels and Tzeentch/Nurgle Heresy

So I've got two lists that I'm thinking of messing around with this weekend if I have the time. Check them out!

Friday, November 16, 2012

40k Gaming Etiquette

Many other blogs and forums have made similar posts, but I'm here with Dave's edition of HOW TO 40K CORRECTLY!

Psychic Choir - Tyranids Psychic Shriek thoughts

Last Saturday I ran the Psychic Choir list I discussed, and now I'm back with the results!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tyranids making a comeback?

Today I'd like to share a 2,000 point list I made based on a few different sources of input. Remember back to the old days of the 4th Edition codex, and the Psychic Choir army list? Well I've come up with something that is very reminiscent of that list and I'm running it today!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nurgle Sorcerer - Codex: Chaos Space Marines

So lately I've been toying with a build for a Nurgle Sorcerer that I'm going to run this weekend. Here's my thoughts...

Friday, October 26, 2012

2,000 point Nurgle Chaos Space Marine list

So, after throwing some ideas around at the end of the last post, and thinking about it for a little bit, I came up with a fairly interesting 2,000 point list (using one Force Org chart) that at least looks like a blast to play! Check it out!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

35 Little Plague Zombies

So, GW just released the an Errata/FAQ document for the new Chaos Space Marines codex, and there is a surprising ruling inside!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

NEW Chaos Space Marine Codex Army Lists (2k Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, and Tzeentch!)

It's that time again! My brain has been kicked into high-gear with another 40k Codex release! Though I am admittedly putting the game down for a while, it is still a blast to mess around with codexes and make army lists! This time, I made a list for each Chaos God, and while these may not be competitive in the slightest, they are still fun! Check it out!

Monday, October 8, 2012

10 little Plague Zombies

Looks like there's a bit of confusion going on in the world of Warhammer 40k players! With the release of the new Chaos Space Marines codex, people are trying their best to come up with the most effective and efficient unit and list builds possible, but it seems some are just too eager to do so and are forgetting the most important rule of list building: READ YOUR BOOK!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rant time!

Over the last few years I have remained very loyal to Games Workshop and the two armies I play in Warhammer 40k, Blood Angels and Tyranids. From shared codexes to pamphlet-dexes and even PDF-dexes, through FAQ's and edition changes, I've played those two armies through thick and thin, and enjoyed every minute of it. However, over the last year or so, I think the odds have stacked significantly against them and it's starting to wear on me.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

6th Ed Parking Lot, and why it's awesome!

So after play-testing the 1,500 pt list I put up the other day, I learned a few things including how durable vehicles can actually be in this new edition all things considered. I won my challenge game with that list against Dark Angels Deathwing, and the only vehicles I lost were my speeders. Here's a look at another list I'm planning on running:

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blood Angels lists for 6th Edition

So this week I came up with a few lists for 6th Edition 40k with my Blood Angels that I want to try out. I made a list for 1,500 points for our Pyramid League, and a 2,000 point list (or, "1,999 + 1"). Here's what's in them and how I plan on using them.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Last wek Privateer Press released their Colossals book (just one month after the release of the Stormwall and Artificer General Nemo models). I picked up my copy last weekend from my local game store and have been going over it in-depth, but for now I'd like to talk a little bit about the rules for Colossals as well as the Cygnar side of units from the new book.

6th Edition 40k Review - First Thoughts

So here we are a few weeks after the release of the 6th Edition of 40k. This brand new edition brings a ton of new and exciting changes to the game as usual, and this time the core rulebook introduces ways to use Flyers, Allies, and for the first time ever it even allows pre-measuring. I have gotten the chance to play three games of 6th Edition as well as watch about a dozen games so I'd like to give you my "first thoughts" on some of the rules changes. Initially though, I'd like to say I love it so far! :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Be Excellent to each other

I am almost 29 years old. I've been playing boardgames and video games (starting with arcade games and the Atari) since I was a child, card games since 1994, 40k since 1996, and role-playing games since 2001. I've lived in four states (and played games in all of them), and been a part of four official gaming clubs. I currently run a club that has consisted of over 100 members at once, and has survived the transition from one store to another. I have been an official judge/tournament organizer for four companies spanning over a dozen different games, and I have hosted and played in several tournaments both local and regional-level. I've even helped playtest and develop several games, written hundreds of game reviews, as well as written my own content and even unofficially published them. I've gotten into many rules arguments, made several great friends, met a lot of nice people, lost a few friends, met some jerks, and had some extremely enjoyable and memorable games in the process. I contemplated opening my own store and got as far as completing a fully fleshed-out business plan and speaking with realtors. I even met my awesome amazing wife at a gaming store where she worked.

Needless to say I have a bit of experience being a "gamer". I have met a lot of different types of people and seen several different group dynamics in the process and have enjoyed every bit of it.

Why does any of this matter?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ork Dred Mob

So I was thinking about how to make a cool Dred Mob list for Orks given the new Force Organization rules when playing games at 2,000 points, and I came up with something rather....disgusting...

Warhammer 40,000 - 6th Edition

So the 6th edition of Warhammer 40k is finally here! 5th edition was a blast. I had a ton of fun with it and I personally logged almost 1,000 games of it since it's release! After having read most of the rules I have to say I'm quite impressed with the changes they made, and thinking about what the new codexes might contain excites me even more! So let's dive into the rulebook and talk about some things that not everyone may have noticed yet...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Artificer General Nemo & Friends, a 50-pt Battle Report

So yesterday I was finally able to use Stormwall from the new Colossals expansion. I made up a quick 50-point tiered list using Artificer General Nemo (also from Colossals) and a few other goodies...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New dice, and some Cygnar Lists!

So today, my custom order of Chessex dice came in! On the left is our club's new custom Scatter die (which reads "War College Aurora, CO"), and on the right is one of 10 D6's I ordered with the Cygnar logo printed on the "6" side! Pretty cool huh? Well anyways, over the last few weeks I have been playing and tinkering around with a few 35 pt and 50pt Cygnar lists that I would love to share:

Friday, June 8, 2012

6th Edition 40k and Dropzone Commander!

Is it Christmas in June? Yes, it is! Today (Friday June 8th 2012) both Games Workshop and Hawk Wargames made some major announcements!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Defender Planet Strike list for Son of Dorn

2,500 points - Planet Strike - Defender

Captain Darnath Lysander
5 Assault Terminators (TH/SS)
Ironclad Dreadnought (Heavy Flamer/Meltagun, 2x Hunter-Killer Missiles, Ironclad Assault Launcher)
Stormraven Gunship (Multi-Melta, Extra Armor)
10x Sternguard (2x Lascannons, 3x Combi-Plasmas, Sgt with Lightning Claw & Combi-Plasma)
10x Tactical Marines (Plasmagun, Lascannon)
10x Tactical Marines (Plasmagun, Lascannon)
10x Sniper Scouts (Missile Launcher, Sgt. Telion)
Thunderfire Cannon
Thunderfire Cannon
5x Devastators (4x Missile Launchers)
5x Devastators (4x Missile Launchers)

2,495 pts

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm Back!

No, my blog did not get hacked, deleted, or taken over by goblins. I was attempting to rename the blog (and thus it's URL) to something more generic than "Dave40k" but then I realized that people's bookmarks (and google's links) wouldn't work properly. So, it's back to being!

As usual though, you can read all about 40k, Fantasy, Warmachine/Hordes, and several other games as I cover all sorts of things here! Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


So I've been seriously regretting selling my Orks since the minute I sold them. Although it was years ago I still have a fondness for the army espeically with all the awesome new miniatures they've gotten since I got rid of them. I wanted to come up with a Kan Wall list that also spammed some Deffkoptas, and here's what I came up with:

Monday, April 30, 2012


On Saturday the 28th I played against a Troll player and a Merc player, and man was it fun. I quickly put together a list utilizing some new models I had gotten, regardless of their synergy, and sat down to a few games against some friends.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Another day, another list

After finding and posting several very inspiring Space Marine army pictures a few posts ago, I decided to make a list! Also, I've been fooling around with iBodger and making Warmachine lists for my Cygnar and I think I've settled on a pStryker list that I'm happy with using the models I have.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Gun Line Foot Marines

Thanks to Son of Dorn, you guys are getting yet another post from me today! We were discussing the merits of a foot list in today's 40k meta and I think I've come up with a list that seems very interesting. It closely mimics the all-foot Space Marine list seen on a recent Bell of Lost Souls battle report, but I think I've made my list unique enough to stand out on its own.

Finally! The Dave HAS COME BACK!

Okay this time I'm really back with a few updates on everything that's been going on.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Still here!

Just posting to let you guys know I'm still here! I did end up getting that job so I've been SUPER busy balancing all those things I mentioned before, and figuring out my Cygnar now that I've gotten my very own 35 point list as seen here:!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


After a little bit of reading and finagling unit sizes and such, I came up with a pretty solid 35 point list that I'm really proud of (at least in theory) and I believe this is where I want to start model-wise.

35 points - pStryker

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cygnar Ideas

So I've got Warmachine-fever again, and after seeing the new Colossals expansion from Privateer Press, I've been dying to get a hold of some new Cygnar minis!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Change is coming...

So in the last few months I have witnessed and gone through a myriad of changes in my social, personal, and gaming lives. I was working on continuing the unit reviews but in addition to me underestimating how ridiculously large the HQ section is in the Blood Angels codex, I have just overall been horribly swamped with other things. I apologize for not making this post sooner, but I thought I'd just fill you all in on what was going on.