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Friday, May 30, 2014

Easyish Looking Rock Tutorial

I think I'm gonna try this rock tutorial on a banner or something.  I found it while browsing Pinterest.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Eff You Skeletor

I thought this was fantastic for some reason.

This is the kind of thing I could get a tattoo of while drunk and then IMMEDIATELY regret.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I ARE DUNECAT


I know this is old, but I was informed that proper blogs have adorable pictures of cats.  Ergo, Dunecat.

Enjoy.  Lord knows I am.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Change You Can Believe In! (Tzeentch Clown Car)

So, I was having a read through the rules last night and something in particularly struck a chord with the Malefic Daemonology psychic discipline.

Consider this...

1850 Point Unbound Army List
19x ML3 Herald of Tzeentch
Each Herald chooses all three powers from Malefic Daemonology, meaning that they have a roughly 62% chance to get any given power.  Typically, 11 Heralds will get any specific power and all of them will have the primaris.

Turn 1.
Step 1: 3x casting of the #1 power, which should eliminate scatter for summoned daemons AND give your army a 2++ thanks to what appears to be a stackable +1 to the daemon's invuln throw.
Step 2: 1x casting of basic summoning to get a unit of 10 Pink Horrors.
Step 3: As many castings of the #4 power as possible, using Pink Horrors as the sacrifice and summoning more Heralds of Tzeentch.  Use the 30 point allowance to spend 25 points and make the Heralds ML2.  If you run out of Pink Horrors, go back to Step 2.
Step 4: If you run out of castings of #4 and still have Warp Dice available, just summon more Pink Horrors.

You will usually get 9-11 new Heralds assuming you use 3 dice per casting.  Don't worry too much about Perils of the Warp as it's very unlikely that you will roll poorly and lose your whole unit.

Turn 2.
If your opponent has a slow army, or is still waiting for reserves to come in to be effective, do the above again. If not...
Step 1. Summon as many Greater Daemons of Khorne (Bloodthirster Apocalypse) as you can and sit back to watch the fun.  Use your remaining Warp Dice to complete the Turn 1 routine.

I'm showing that if nothing really bad happens on your opponent's first turn, you should be able to summon around 6 Bloodthirsters on turns 2.

I don't see why wouldn't be legal.  Please leave comments if you can see any issues.

The best part about this army is that the Heralds and Pink Horrors side of things are pretty cheap.  Since a Herald is just a jazzed up Pink Horror, I would use the Horrors and just make them a deeper purple color or something.  Maybe give them blueish arms and legs to differentiate.  The list basically creates an endless stream of these guys:


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spellcrow Parts for Salamanders Sternguard

I ran across this image on Tabletop Gaming News.


This would make an absolutely awesome Salamanders Dreadnought.  I REALLY love what the guy did with the feet.

So I followed the link to SPELLCROW and found a ton of really nice bits.  I'm considering putting in an order to get some of the following parts to make a unit of Salamanders Sternguard.  I've always loved the Salamanders color scheme and these models would look better than most of the current offerings.







Thursday, May 15, 2014

ZOMG - Warhammer 40k 7th Ed. up for Preorder Tomorrow

CAN NOT WAIT

The new rules that have been leaked seem pretty cool so far.

I totally want to play a Psyker heavy Traitor Guard list who summon daemons left and right.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Waiting for 7th

I know I haven't done much hobbying lately, but I'm actively waiting for 6.5/7th edition to come out.

It releases on May 24th and May 23rd is my birthday.  My expectation is that I'll either receive or pick up a copy that weekend.  Then I'll probably have to spend a week or two reading the rules and tweaking my lists.

I'm really curious to see how this whole Battle-forged vs. Unbound list thing pans out.  I know the White Dwarf article mentioned certain, unspecified bonuses for people who take Battle-forged lists, but I think the actual specifics of those bonuses are going to be a huge deciding factor.

Only two weeks to go.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha

Well, well, well...  look what I found in my email when I got home yesterday:

Blizzard Launcher Heroes of the Storm Screen
That's right!  The Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha has been unlocked for me.  I was on the beta testing for Mists of Pandaria and Cataclysm.  I guess I've been bumped up to Alpha Tester status.

I haven't been able to tinker with the game much yet, but I wanted to throw up a couple of screenshots.  As you'll see, the game is beautiful.  I did play through the tutorial, but didn't have the presence of mind to take any screenshots.

Heroes of the Storm Technical Alpha Loading Screen

Heroes of the Storm Progress Screen

Heroes of the Storm Play Screen

Heroes of the Storm Shop

Heroes of the Storm Shop Detail