Saturday, March 24, 2012

Killzone round 2

I got my second game of Killzone in vs. Jesse's Deamons. After trying a aspect warrior heavy version vs. Hornblower's space wolves I went with a harlequin themed list. Not sure which I like better. What i do know is that I really like Killzone. The games are fun, quick and challenging. I highly encourage everyone to check it out.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Battle for Justice Rock

Hornblower at the 40kfightclub is putting together a 1 day campaign to celebrate the launch of a new game store opening in Holt/South Lansing April 1st. The story behind the campaign is the Iron Warriors attempting to take back Justice Rock, a planet which was the first Iron Warrior victory for the Emperor, prior to the Heresy. Can the imperials hold out?

Anyways the campaign should be a fun day featuring Killzone, Planetstrike, Cities of Death and regular 40k games, something for everyone! I'm suspecting the Space Wolves will be coming off the "For Sale" rack to play in this. There is no need to play in all of the events (or even most) and I believe that Killzone games will be played throughout the day as people are available as well.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Defenders of the Fortress Aftermath

Last weekend was the Defenders of the Fortress Tournament and the wrap-up of the 40kfightclub league.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Corsairs vs. Sisters

Nothing like writing a battle report so late that you forget most of the details. Here is what I remember the mission was pitched battle, kill points with the corsairs getting turn 1. The sisters won by 1 kill point 7 to 6 or maybe 8 to 7. I used a similar list to the one I used here minus the warp hunter. This list will always have problems in kill points but if I could suppress the exorcists early I figured I'd be in good shape. This worked to a point, I was able to stun lock them for a couple turns but one turn four (I think) I was unable to stun them and they went 3 for 2, destroying my falcon (breaking the unit inside who never regrouped) and my bomber.

What the game did teach me is that I need to consider making a second prince a mandatory part of my list. They are probably overkill vs. hth armies, but vs. shooting armies they are needed because even if the corsairs get an alpha strike in they are so fragile that the return fire from a shooting army will cripple them. I would probably drop the war spiders in exchange for a prince and a unit of fire dragons.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

League finally and Defenders of the Fortress update

The regular season of the first league is now complete. Now it is time for the playoffs! The top two finishers from each division will take place in a direct elimination event as part of the upcoming Defenders of the Fortress tournament.

Eric Gibbs's Blood Angels led the way going 4-1-0 and earning 86 battle points (out of 105)winning the Horus Division. Dan Howard's necrons came in a close second also with a 4-1-0 record but only 70 battle points. The Emperor's Division was won by your's truly Eldar going 4-0 with a default draw and Jesse Ramey orks came in second with a 3-1-1 record. Jesse and Gibbs will duke it out in round 1 with the winner facing the winner of Howard and myself. My prediction is that Gibbs's will get his revenge on Howard for the regular season defeat in the finals.