Monday, November 14, 2011

Behold the power of Tesla

So I have played 3 games so far with the new Necrons, and I absolutely love the tesla rule.  If you have not been following the necrons, weapons with the tesla rule get 2 additional hits anytime they roll a 6 on the to-hit roll.  The weapon of choice being the Tesla Destructor 4 str 7 shots twinlinked.  This thing is awesome.  The platform of choice for fielding it is the Annihlation Barge.  At 90pts I think that it will be a staple of many necron armies.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Awakening of Fringeworld Hutnesut

The weight of ages hung silent around Anrakyr as he gazed with unblinking eyes at the hololith before him.  The Necrons of this world were slowly reclaiming their world from the human trespassers.  There was one foe that could destroy all their work.  Anrakyr gazed at the icons representing an armored column belonging to the barbaric humans known as Space Wolves.  They were currently on a vector to strike deep into the necron lines.  "Prepare my legions for transport"  commanded Anrakyr in his sepulchral voice.

So this was my first game with the new Necron dex and I must admit I was very impressed with the firepower they can put out.  I built my force at 1500 as my local store has been running most of the tournaments at this level.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Eldar Vs.Tau in a duel to the death.

Eldrad stood upon the ridge overlooking the Imperial settlement.  It lay in ruins after the brief but terrible fight between the defenders and the invading Tau army.  The information that Eldrad needed was hidden amongst the dead.  The Imperial courier killed in the surprise attack.  In turn the Eldar force would surprise the Tau.  The runes had been cast numerous times, and the result the same each time.  The courier's body must be retrieved!

So my friend Robert told me that he was getting back into 40k.  After a chat we decided that with some of my models he could field a force and we should get in a game.  I have been playing a foot Eldar list while I await the Necrons.  Its a blast to play and a nice change of pace after playing DE for the last year.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Terrain for the masses

So with rumors of 6th edition on the horizon I begin to make 5th ed compliant terrain.  I was playing at my lgs one day and I noticed a distinct lack of los blocking terrain.  These hills are pretty tall a single level blocks los to a rhino with a two level hill blocking land raiders and russes.  They are pretty easy to make, and I think they look decent.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The New Necrons

Ok so I suppose that it is possible that someone out there living in a cave may not have heard that the Necrons are due a new codex if you are one of these people go HERE.  You really only need to read the first page since they have been keeping it updated as new info drops.

Now I have always liked the Necrons even back when destroyers were warriors riding lawn chairs.  However the new models, fluff, and rules really just pull me back into this army.  So after a year of playing dark eldar I am going to be switching to a new codex.  Under the old book I can field about 1850, but with many models becoming significantly cheaper I will have to pick up some new toys.  I don't have alot of cash to spend on this project so I will look at the 'dex before I decide on what I will purchase.

One thing I have loved about playing my dark eldar is that I always get compliments on the scheme.  I am not the best painter by a long shot, but the scheme is similar to the one that gw puts on all the DE boxes.  It is really striking so I like it.  Currently my Necrons are boring as in gunmetal with black weapons.  So I was wanting to do the new Necrons up in a striking scheme like my DE and I found a great inspiriational picture.
While I am not 100% sure I want to use this scheme I really like it and it is certainly on the short list of choices.  My other idea is a dark blue scheme with the accents in a dark bronze.  I have some other projects that need to get worked on, but as soon as I get some test models done I will post them up.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011