Tuesday, December 29, 2009

1250 list of justice

Got to get in some good practice games last week against a Templar army (which was sorta mech challenged) but I am really starting to like this list:
HQ: Palatine with 5 girl Celestine Ret in ImmolatorEA/Smoke: 2 Meltas
2/5 girl Celestine Squads in Immolators EA/Smoke: 2 Meltas
2 Battle Sister Squads in Rhinos EA/Smoke: 1 Melta 1 Hvy Flamer, Vet Superior with Eviserator
2 Exorcists

Added in the Eviserators to the girl squads just so that they have some staying power on objectives. Against horde lists or anyone that is hurting on tank busting this list should do very well. Of course I am worried about IG and other shooty armies but I think I could do well with this. Tomorrow if I am lucky I should be able to get in some more games and hopefully my winning streak continues.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

$50 to throw at the hobby

Got a $50 gift card for Xmas from my Sister In laws and now I need to decide what to spend it on.

Should I be a good hobbyist and use it to get some paints and brushes.


another Immolator so that I can go up to 5 in a game.


Something crazy for CSM or for possibly a new army like Necrons. (Necrons are the flavor of the month for a new army)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Review: "The Shadow Out of Time" Lovecraft

It is great to read H.P. Lovecraft when its raining and stormy outside. I just finished this short story a couple of days ago during the storms that came through the area.

Lovecraft is really amazing and when you read a story like this you can see how he is the grandfather of modern day Sci-fi. This story has some great far reaching ideas and themes to it. What always really impresses me about Lovecraft is that his ideas and stories stand up to the test of time. The way he deals with aliens and huge expanses of time makes it feel like you are reading a modern day Sci-fi writer and it is really fascinating. I highly recommend his short stories and if you enjoy Sci-fi and horror they are a must read.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1250 tourney

My local gaming store has kicked off a ton of tourneys for next year which is really cool. Every month it looks like they are trying to do a game and they are kicking off at 1250.

So after the thrashing I received last time I need to decide if I want to go back in and potentially take it again. I think this time I will take the advice of Daughters and write some notes and then paste them to my arms. :)

Or maybe I should name my Exorcists "Cautious" "Patience" and "Perseverance" in big letters.

I have gotten my ass handed to me before but what really pissed me off in the last tourney was that I had a great list and I really dorked the execution. I think if I can get in some good practice I will hit the tourney but if I cant I might pass.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Book review: Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants

Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan is a very interesting book. I got turned on to this book via the Strain from Guillermo Del Toro since he sites this as one of his sources. From the Warhammer perspective I think Skaven players would really get a kick outta this book since it has some really cool insights into the behavior and our relationships with Rats. The first half of the book is great and provides some fantastic information about our day to day living with Rats and how they have evolved alongside us for eons. The only weak part of the book is that he spends a little too much time talking about himself and not the rats and exterminators which are a lot more interesting. Overall I highly recommend this book especially if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary and it could provide some great background for a Skaven army. One fact out of it that I could not get outta my head is: If you live in an Urban area then within 10 feet from where you are sitting right now two rats are having sex.

Not the best tourney for me

Got it handed to me at the tourney.

I am pretty disappointed in my showing at the local tourney. I know I had the superior army in the 2 games I played and I just really blew it. Both games I advanced when I had superior long range firepower and allowed myself to get wrecked. I don't know what it is, when I dont play for a while I have a tendency to be ultra aggressive for reasons that make no sense. The only thing I can think of is that I get too excited to be playing and then that translates into over confidence which is just stupid. I bowed out of the last game which made me feel ultra lame but the 2 loses and with the tourney going later than expected I had to bail due to time constraints. Also having to face the wrath of my wife and losing another game didnt seem too exciting to me. I have decided that I am not going to be doing tourneys anymore unless I can get some serious practice in before. I need to know the missions better and get a better feeling for my army. I know I have played the Sisters a billion times but I need to beat that overconfidence outta my game.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Getting ready for tourney

Getting my last stuff together for the tourney on Saturday. Just cleaning up some minis and painting my last Vet Superior. I am hoping everything comes to together and I get to go but with 3 kids one never knows whats in the cards.

My list:
1 Canoness with Jump Pack/Mantle/Cloak/Eviserator/Bolt Pistol
3 Celestine Squads in Immolators EA/Smoke with 2 Meltas
4 Battle Sisters Squads in Rhinos EA/Smoke 1 melta/1hvy Flamer 1 vet Sup with book
3 Exorcists

1850 exactly

Looking forward to getting in some games but a little concerned that I didn't get a chance to practice the missions like I wanted to. Our little 40k group has scattered to the winds with the recent holiday coming.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Looking forward to Nids

I am getting pretty excited about the new Nids codex and releases. The models look awesome and the new codex sounds like it will be tons of fun. Not looking forward to getting my face kicked in by alien scum but I really like what GW is doing with the new codexs. The new armies all seem to have great character and diversity which is awesome. This with the new IG and SW really makes me hopefully for an awesome Inquisition codex.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Immolator ready to party

Ready to burn the heretic, traitor or xeno scum.

Got one more Vet Superior to do and I am good to go. I should have my final list together tonight.

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Immolator

So now I am once again questioning what to do with my list since my new immolator showed up yesterday. I can now build Rhinos with my eyes closed its coming together very fast.

Now I need to decided what to do about getting another Immolator in the army or should I do the flying nun army. My gut is to go with the Flying Nun since I know the unit well and think that it really plays up to the strengths of the Sisters but I love the idea of 11 tanks on the board.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sisters tourney list with Flying Nun

I think I am going to have to roll with the Flying Nun HQ list. I was sorta waffling between both list but the fact that the bits for my Immolator havent shown up has made me go with only 3 Immolators.

This is the list that I am looking at having:
Canoness HQ JumpPack, Cloak, Mantle, Eviserator and Inferno Pistol
3 Celestine Squads in Immolators (TLHvyF EA Smoke), 5 Girls with 2 Meltas
4 Battle Sister Squads in Rhinos(Smoke) with Vet Superior and 1 HFLamer 1 Melta
3 Exorcists

The questions I have hanging are if the Inferno Pistol on the HQ is worth it since you have to get so close. Also I wonder if I have enough troop choices to hold down objectives. If budget stops being such an issue I would like to expand into some IG troops so that I can start fielding Chims but I cant do that yet.