Thursday, December 27, 2012

Well finally sat down to finish this.

After many months away, I finally returned to finish the Horus Heresy book: A Thousand Sons.

Now this might not be official G.W. cannon for the chapter of the Thousand Sons, as who knows if Black Library and the G.W. background writers mesh on such elements. Myself, I look at the Heresy books as much needed background for the 40K game.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


"Dalek the halls with boughs of holly"
Have a happy Christmas everyone! I'm off to open gifts, eat bad food, watch Bruce Willis save Nakatomi Plaza and Christmas in my favorite X-mas movie, nap, eat more bad food and then catch the Dr. Who Christmas special. A busy day for sure!

Make your merry today!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Well if this is it planet Earth..then thanks!

12-21-12 the Devourer must feed! 

As we sit up the eve of the end of the world, according to those wacky Mayans, I ponder how it will happen. Here are the possibilities and then my hopes  for how it will happen.

Meteor collision? Nah we would have seen this coming already.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The only "true" member of the Royal Court

There were some Necron bits in my bits bags from Gen Con. I was able to cobble together a Cryptek with them.

I figure he can be a Harbinger of..... well any school, but I like the Voltic Staff or Eldricth Lance options best. The orb hand is for looks or if I an ever crazy enough t waste points on Cryptek wargear.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Hobbit , an Unexpected movie?

Well the first Hobbit movie is here and I went to see it first thing Friday morning. There was a father who had his child out of school to see the early show Friday. I say a fond kudos to that dad for being pretty damn awesome!

The Hobbit part 1, or An Unexpected Journey
As mentioned in a previous post, the Hobbit is a big deal and influence for me, so how did it stack up?
I'll simply run a bit of pro/con here. I will make a sweeping guess that anyone reading this has read the novel. This way I can skip the plot rundown and just cover the important stuff. If you have not read the novel, then shame on you! Go read it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


I read the Hobbit as a young lad. It is the single biggest influence in me becoming the nerd I am today. It was first real foray into fantasy and I have not really looked back. I have read the novel seven times as I was growing up. Each time I walked away with something new to ponder. 

I also read the Lord o' the Rings trilogy, but struggled to make it through that once. I also tried The Silmarillion and the Unfinished Tales, but dumped them quickly. These two were just bad. The unreadable kind of bad.

Actually, everything post Hobbit can be tedious to read. Yes, there is awesome in the Lord o' the Rings, you just have to struggle to get there.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Thanksgiving 40K game...a bit late

This comes a bit late as this happened Saturday of Thanksgiving week. My son was here and asked if we could play some 40K. Hells yes we can! I grabbed some terrain and let him choose from the armies I have. While I set the board he made his list. This would be his first 6th game and my second, so I kept it simple. We ditch the Warlord Traits, book missions and just play a simple monkey in the middle, one objective or Alamo game. I figured under a 1,000 points would work well for us.


The boy’s army……
Captain- plasma pistol, lightning claw
Marine Squad x10 flamer, heavy bolter, rhino transport
Marine Squad x10 melta, missile launcher
Marine Squad x10 plasma gun, missile launcher, plasma pistol
Scout Squad x10 shotguns, combi-flamer
860 points

Why did he take this list? Well he looked at the models I had and picked what he liked. He chose the weapon load outs per squad and his HQ. He also wanted to have a transport, but only one. Why? I’m not sure. It was his army to build. Maybe (like me) he likes more models and fewer toys. Whatever the reason this is what my son settled on for a list. I would try and give him something to fight against and that wouldn’t overwhelm him.

Overlord- warscythe
Warrior Squad x12
Warrior Squad x12
Immortals x5 gauss blasters
Immortals x5 tesla carbines
Scarab Swarm x5
Scarab Swarm x5
Flayed Ones x7
823 points

Yeah I’m a bit short on points versus the Marine list, but I don’t care. I mostly want to see what Necrons might be able to do now. I grabbed a warscythe only to keep my HQ cheap. Sure he might fall if the Marine Captain gets in his face, but if he doesn’t fall…then the Marine Captain should. Two blocks of Warriors because I have them, and like them. Two small Immortal squads, one with blasters and one with tesla, will fill my typical four troop slots. Then add some Scarabs! I loved these guys before, but they have changed so I am curious to see how much. A final squad of Flayed Ones to try and outflank will finish out my force.

“But Ian, Flayed Ones just suck so badly. You know this.” booms the voice of the interweb.

"Yes interweb I know this, but this is for shits and grins. I also built these guys back in the day where they could do a little bit more. I have the models might as well try them." I tell the interweb.

I could have thrown out an Annihilation Barge, Tomb Blades and some Crypteks; but I wanted to have fun and make sure the kid had fun. I know it sounds lame to say it, but it is the truth. There is nothing to be learned from wiping the floor with someone for their 3rd game (1st of 6th edition) of 40K ever.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Well this is good and bad

Another Riddick movie is on the way. This is very precarious event for me. This means that I will have to see it. Why? I have no idea. I watch the Riddick whenever it is on the t.v. and I stumble upon it. Are they good movies? Not really. So why do I watch them? I still don't know. I just do. It is my cross to bear I guess.