Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chaos army rules, a review

Well it wouldn’t be a new codex without some special army rules now would it? Those small extra tid-bits that bend or shirk the main edition rules by just a tiny bit. The few Chaos special rules and such are nothing that really impresses me, and in one case really irritates me.

Champion of Chaos
  1. This is a rule that applies to all character models in the codex. There are two parts to this little rule A Chaos character must issue and/or accept any challenge from an opposing player in close combat.If there are more than one character in a squad, you choose who challenges or accepts.
  2. When an enemy character loses their last wound during a close combat with a model that has this rule, the Chaos character draws the attention of the dark gods. They must then roll on the Chaos Boon table at the end of the combat.

Friday, November 23, 2012


The things I do for my son. If this is the worst thing I have to do for a few years then so be it.
We went to see the Red Dawn remake....and....well it was a film based on a beloved memory of my bygone youth.
Thor and the kid from Zathura vs. evil North Koreans?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy the holiday today.
Spend time with family and friends.
Share those caring memories and create new ones.
Take time to give thanks for the things that are important to you.
Gather around the table for a joyous meal.

Then get out before the stroke of midnight to throttle, trample, push, pull and destroy all who get in your path at the Black Friday sales!

Damn right! Take that granny!

Whatever you do, enjoy this wonderful holiday of excess. Whether it be it food,drink,family,shopping, or in my case pie and football!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

James Bond #23...the best yet!?!?

Let me preface this first……I grew up on James Bond. My father almost religiously had me watch all the Connery, Moore and even Lazenby Bond films. Then as I was able, I went to the theaters to see the late Roger Moore and then the reboot Timothy Dalton Bond films. Then there was a disconnect and I walked away from these movies and missed most of the Pierce Brosnan films, until they hit they rental market. Then Bond changed to Daniel Craig and I have now seen all his films as Mr. Bond. Where am I going with this? Well…until now I had my favorite Bond films and villains. After seeing Skyfall, the paradigm has shifted.

Skyfall is my new go to Bond film!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Finally delving into the Chaos Codex

I guess I'll begin to break apart the 1st codex of this new edition Surprisingly enough it is a power armored army, as they usually are the top sellers. G.W. went with traitors out of the starting gate instead of loyalists for this new edition. However, it still stands that a new 40K edition means a new power armor codex first.

Did Chaos really need to be the first army book out? I don't think so. There are other armies with books that are 2 to 3 editions old now, but hey I'm just some rube what do I know? Now we have the new version of the Chaos Space Marines and is it everything I want in an army that I own? I'm still not sure.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Flatcon 2012 pics and musings, a bit late

It is a bit late...but here are some musings from the "local" gaming thingy this year.

I popped over to see the 40K double team tourney.........

The allies rulebook graph,chart, matrix or what have you was kind of in effect here. It really only bothered one team though.Allies that fall under "Come the Apocalypse" were treated as "Desperate Allies" instead. 
Why anyone would take anything other than battle brothers or nothing to a tournament is beyond me. If half your team cannot score and has to stay away from the other half, or is de-buffed by wargear then I see little use. I could go on about the ally thing, but that is for a later date.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012 pumpkins & 400th post!

Another Halloween gone and unfortunately  I still have candy left over. oh well treats for me. I was disappointed with the minuscule amount of kiddos out grabbin' treats, but it was somewhat cold, for normal humans.

HOLY CRAP!! This is my 400th post too! Wow another milestone, I guess?

I finished my pumpkins in time and the first one is my standard 40K gourd. The XVII Legion, the Word Bearers symbol in all it's lit up glory! The bearers of the word need their props, for without them, there might not have been a rebellion vs. the Emperor, lousy corpse that he is!

"Speak the words of Lorgar and you shall live forever in the glory of Chaos. Speak them not and every one of you shall die today."

In a bit of creepy news....last year's 40K pumpkin was a Black Legion symbol. 

I jokingly mentioned the coming of the Despoiler and holy crap...a new Chaos codex has been released. How awesome is that foreshadowing?!