Saturday, 30 September 2017

Battle report - Astartes vs Ynnari

Greetings all,
Whilst I didn't take comprehensive notes of this game, I thought I'd bring to you my latest foray in 8th edition, as 3,000pts of Dusk Knights took on 3,000pts of combined Aeldari and Harlequins under the banner of the Ynnari.

Friday, 29 September 2017

The lesson learned - It never hurts, to..ooh look, a bee!


Greetings all,

Welcome to another episode of 'a lesson learned', a regular series where I take an element of one of my games and analyse what happened in detail to try and learn some tactical lessons to use in my games going forward. Today's article focuses on the art of distraction.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Monday, 25 September 2017

Hobby update 25/9/17 - Daemonic incursion and continuing blues


Greetings all! Seems like only a few days since I've done one of these, and then I remember that last week's was late, so it really is just a few days! Still, I've made some significant progress even since then to show you all, so here goes!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hobby update 21/9/17 - Nurgle defeated


Greetings all, sorry about the silence on the blog for the last few days - I'm afraid that after my second weekend away in a row, I was struck down on Sunday night by the dreaded lurgy - there must have been some poxwalkers at that party I went to! Still, I'm pleased to report the evil forces of Nurgle have been banished back to the great rift, and progress is once more underway, so here we go!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Lesson learned part 2 - the fat lady is never early!


Greetings all, welcome to the second part in my new series, where I take an element from one of my games and focus on it in detail, examining how it affected the outcome of the game and what I could have done better, or why what I did was successful. Hopefully it'll prove interesting and if it helps you guys learn something that you didn't know before, then hooray!

This week's lesson is entitled 'The Fat Lady is never early'

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Hobby season - short term goal 1 - to done!


Right then people, I've been beavering away with feverish abandon here recently, notwithstanding the weekend's forced removal from my paint station. I'm pleased to say that I can now confirm completion of my first hobby goal for the season, namely 4 vanguard veterans, 5 bolter scouts, 2 plasma cannon devastators and a devastator sergeant with storm bolter. Pics to follow after the jump.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Hobby update 11-9-17 - scouting for Tau!


Greetings all - time for another look at my hobby desk, though this week it's not quite as covered in paint as usual - this week it's plastic shavings and glue!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Lesson Learned - a new feature!


Greetings all!

Today is the beginning of a new feature here on the blog, hopefully one that will be of interest to you all. I'm calling it (drumroll please) 'The Lesson Learned'. Each article (hopefully weekly) will take a single point of note from one of my games (mostly 40k, but will occasionally be something else that I play) and will look at that thing in detail. Could be a rule, a tactic or something more esoteric. Today's discussion point is going to look at an element of deployment, in particular whether to deploy key units out of sight or in a transport.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Hobby update 6-9-17 - Better late than never, right?


Greetings all - it's a little late this week for which I apologise, but here's my photo dump of the stuff I've been working on over the last 10 days.