Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tau [don't] win again!

In reference to my most recent posts regarding Tau's new Coordinated Firepower, ITC Ruling and Coordinated Firepower, it looks like a tournament happened a month ago that may or may not have proven my point...

ITC Ruling

The ITC polls regarding the Tau Coordinated Firepower rule in the Hunter Contingent detachment are in. With only a 3% difference between the yeas and nays, the guys over at Frontline Gaming (the ones in charge of the ITC rulings) decided to rule with the majority and ban the sharing of special rules (codex or core rules) granted by the Rules As Written which I covered in my last post here. In a not-surprising sweeping majority people also showed they have little understanding of the English language by ruling against how Target Locks work (and other interactions including Gargantuan Creatures, etc) in conjunction with the Coordinated Firepower rule. So, what does this mean for YOU? Well the answer is not so simple...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Coordinated Firepower

Coordinated Firepower is a detachment special rule introduced in the Hunter Contingent detachment in the new Tau Empire codex, and it has everyone's panties in a twist! When used in combination with a few wargear items and universal special rules, people are claiming this is the most broken rule ever written by Games Workshop! There are literally people quitting 40k over it, including Tau players. But why? What is Coordinated Firepower all about? And is it really as bad as the hype?

Monday, August 3, 2015

LOL n00bs!

Warhammer 40,000 has been around for a looooong long time, in fact since 1987 when it was colloquially called Rogue Trader (that's 28 years). I'd been in their store several times before I actually started playing 40k over 20 years ago in 1995 (not too long after they introduced their 2nd edition rules) and I haven't stopped playing since. I've seen a lot of things over the years while taking part in this hobby but recently I've started to notice some interesting things happening with the player-base itself...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Burning Fantasy

Despite the title this article is not about a raunchy romance novel but rather the firey hate one man shows for Games Workshop after the controversial release of their brand-new flagship game, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar. In what might be a gruesome and terrifying scene for some, YouTube user Tremendous027 recently uploaded video of himself spraying down his Warhammer Fantasy Dark Elves collection with lighter fluid and setting them ablaze. Was it stupid? Was it justified? Let's dive right into the drama and address some things I've seen in his YouTube comments, which are now disabled, and in comments all over Facebook and various forums. I'll preface this by saying I'll just ignore the dumb, racist, and/or troll-bait comments that don't deserve a mention, but otherwise here we go:

Friday, April 24, 2015

A New Hope

It has been a while since I've had some good news to report, and I am happy to say I have a ton of it as well as a fair amount of bad news. But fear not, this story has a happy ending...