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Belle River Apocalypse 2017

Today is the day! Deploying the troops now.

#Finishthem30

I imagine a fair number of you can relate to my problem: I have an army, my Dark Eldar, that look pretty good on the tabletop but by and large most of the models aren’t really finished. I keep getting distracted by new models. So, I get them to reasonable tabletop quality and then start on a new toy and as a result I’ve a backlog of models that need some TLC to really look great on the tabletop. I mentioned in the Astronomi-con Toronto Debrief ( http://itoysoldiers.com/blog/astronomi-con-toronto...

You've Got Red On You

So I was asked how I do the red armor on my World Eaters. There's two distinct time periods of my army: Pre Dark Vengeance and post. Here's what the Pre-Dark Vengeance Models looks like: Khorne Berserker with Standard These were mostly painted with the n-1 generation of GW paints. The base coat is Scab Red (which I believe is now Khorne Red) followed by a pretty liberal wash of the red wash (can't remember the name but it'd be Carroburg Crimson now). Then a touch up of Scab Red followed by a Blood...

Astronomi-con Toronto 2016 Modelling Debrief

Whew! It was a really long weekend of gaming. And you know what? I had an absolutely fabulous time. I want to take a moment, now that I’ve recovered from the exhaustion of 24 hours of being “on” in a gaming sense to share some of my thoughts on the event from the three pillars of the hobby perspective. Before I do though, huge thanks to Christian and Mike for running the event. So much fun. I’ll definitely go again next year. And now… Let’s start with… Modeling Wow. So I was a bit humbled. I know that my models are probably high tabletop quality and not much else but there were some superb...

Operation Stinkfist and a loss of hope.

So yesterday I was informed of a contingent of ne'er-do-wells who intend to invade Astronomi-con Toronto with beat stick lists with zero respect for the composition rules and the philosophy behind the Astromoni-con tournaments. Their purpose (evidenced by the name of their initiative and a second hand report) is to go in with brutal lists and crow about crushing the fluff bunnies. Yeah. I get it. It's a tournament. It's meant to be competitive but I have a problem with the kind of person who'd consider this and I have to be honest: It's sucked a bit of the excitement out of me. I'm kinda...

The Highlander Tourney and my issues with the ITC ruleset

So I’ve been threatening Zarenkenial that I’d write this up for a while now and so I shall. Herein lies my assessment of a) my performance at the GWTW Highlander Tournament and b) some issues I have with the ITC ruleset for tournaments. First… I think the image above sums up my day perfectly. The dice were not in my favor. I’d role low for saves and high for scatter and leadership. I also kept getting really unfortunate rolls for the maelstrom missions. The only reason I won my last was a trick of fate that gave me one more maelstrom point than my opponent. I was being gutted and if the game...

Skulls for the Skull Throne!

So whilst visiting Prague I went on a quick excursion to visit an ossuary in Kutna Hora. Some crazy nobleman ordered the creation of this place - a place where bones are used to decorate the inside of the building. Whilst not terribly relevant from a historical point of view (it was more of a curiosity) it does provide some delightfully grim inspiration for those of us who field armies dedicated to Khorne. Here's a whack of photos taken by...

Go Big or Go Play Something Else

Or why I love Super Heavies and Apocalypse and 40K in general. Originally, I was going to write this post with a “Point/Counter-point” kind of thing going on because it was inspired by the superb post by Cadian Shock ( http://cadianshock.com/titanicus-reading-book-told-me-about-40k/ ). You can guess by the title of this post that I’m going to disagree with him. And you guessed right. But I’ve decided I’d rather tell you why I like huge games of 40k with massive war engines chewing up the battlefield...

The Question Came Up: Can an exploding vehicle harm a nearby flyer?

So in my last game there was quite a scrum of vehicles with one of my flyers above it all. One of those vehicles exploded through a 7 on the vehicle damage table. My opponent then proceeded to roll a 6” blast radius. Then began the debate: Can the explosion harm a flyer? It’s not a blast weapon or a template weapon and the vehicle’s hull is within 6”. We decided it couldn’t (likely ‘cause my opponent is a great guy and let it slide) but it’s been bothering me that there was a debate at all. So I looked it up. It turns out that an explosion CANNOT harm a flyer because of the “Hard to Hit” rule...

The Sad Truth: Dark Eldar have no place in apocalypse games

I love playing my Dark Eldar army. They’re sneaky, fast, and can take apart unit after unit with their poisoned weapons until my opponent is left with nothing. They deal with armor and transports fairly well with concentrated bursts of dark light weapons and haywire. Before my opponent can retaliate I shift the entire army to a new location and start all over again.I love playing Apocalypse games. Huge masses of tanks, infantry, and super heavies grinding...

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