Category Archives: Warhammer 40k
My resolution to paint (reduce) my pile of miniatures didn’t seem too daunting until I actually started looking at some numbers. I thought it might be wise to know what lies ahead and so took a tally of the stuff in my room.
This is just the stuff I have to hand and doesn’t include anything back at my old home in the loft and I have focused on games that I currently play or plan to relaunch during 2014.
- Batman Miniatures Game – 4
- Confrontation – 24
- Relics – 25
- Infinity – 22
- Hordes – 11
- Warmachine – 86
- Flames of War – 14 Bases of Infantry, 2 AT Guns, 2 Jeeps
- Warhammer Fantasy – An entire Vampire Counts Army – I couldn’t be bothered counting
- Warhammer 40k – 7 Marines, Necron Battleforce, Necron Lord, 3 Tomb Blades
- Malifaux – 12
- Dystopian Wars – 59
- Dreadball – 4
I think given we are currently playing Dreadball and Batman that these will be my focus (plus they have low model count).
Keep watching for news on how it goes.
Despite the plan to play four different systems in one night we only managed two because Dave forgot his iPad with rules and army lists on it.
I did try the Batman Miniatures Game for the first time and, despite a rather clunky set of translated rules, enjoyed the game although a head to head fight with no objectives doesn’t seem to be a good way to play the game.
My teaser post yesterday was my Joker model who is almost finished.
He did manage to KO a Gotham cop and then run up and stab him to death whilst unconscious without Batman pounding him because the Dark Knight was tied up in a tussle with Harley Quinn.
Second game was some 40k Kill Team and my Pre-Heresy Emperor’s Children held their own against a Tau firing line and a few Piranha. I did decide I need at least one weapon for taking out vehicles though.
All in all a fun night. Away next week so no gaming for me. May try and decipher the Batman rules some more.
Tuesday has been and gone and that means another night of fun at 4TK Gaming, my LGS, has passed me by.
Last night saw me having an Infinity game against a Yu-Jing opponent which was quite a close thing but he allowed himself to be pinned by a pair of Crazy Koalas which gave me a chance to move up. One thing I discovered is that I hate the Forward Observer Guided Missile Combo. So much in fact that I am thinking of adding it to my Nomad list in readiness for the upcoming league.
Once my game was over I helped introduce a new player to the game and after a few turns of killing opponents due to good ARO rolls I think he decided he liked it.
Two tables along had Rob N & Simon trying out the Discworld board game which looked rather interesting. There is occasional board game action, I have tried a few new things myself, sometimes its easier than putting together army lists and sorting minis out from case to case.
Over the way was a game of Warhammer Fantasy pitting one of my regular opponents, Dave, and his Ogre army against Phil’s High Elves. Things didn’t end too well for the Ogres although Dave was a tad rusty with the system.
Finally about the back there were 3 40k games going on. This threw me as its not normally something that appears on a Tuesday but it turns out everyone is getting practice in for the GT. I had to show my ignorance by asking what that was.
There we have it. Just a few final thoughts: No Warmahordes which is unusual. Talk between myself and Rob M of getting a few games of Relics in next week. A quick flick through the Malifaux Twisting Fates book, love the Ramos Avatar. An Infinity league in the pipeline for about 3 weeks time. I just need to find time to paint some models before it starts.