Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and will have some fresh articles up in the coming week.


Blog News

Posts forthcoming. Been crazy busy the last week. Gonna try and get some up before the weekend is in full swing.


List Preview/Review

That's right. It's dual Land Raider time.

I have a local tournament coming up this weekend that a friend of mine insists I play in. Because I've not played a singles tournament before and because he is adamant about me trying, I caved and had him assist me in designing a more competitive list. Having, himself, seen much success in the last event by bringing a rock list, that's what we designed. A list with 2 Land Raiders in a game that's 1500 points. Hopefully they'll be a tough enough nut to crack that I can sneak some wins through. :)

Killzone Beta Contest

All aboard!

For those interested in participating, Brian, over at A Gentleman's Ones is holding a contest for players who would like to assist in play testing of Killzone. All you need to do is download the Killzone rule set and codex errata here, play a match (or as many as you'd like) and submit your results using the report page. Each battle report that you submit is good for one entry in the weekly giveaway. Who knows, play enough and you could be the lucky one drawn for this weeks prize, just like yours truly. I'd highly encourage you to check it out. The game is a blast to play and Brian has been super approachable about rules questions and ideas.

Did I mention I won the first drawing? How crazy is that? I have a Stormraven now. It's pretty friggin' awesome. :) Might be looking a little more a Grey Knights now that I have some proper motivation. Next week's prize is a super sweet textured gaming map. Again, check it out here for your chance to win!

Seeing the increased traffic from the linkage by Brian (thank you ^_^), I'm going to try and get a few fresh articles up so that there's something worth reading. There's a small tournament at my LFGS this weekend, so I'll post up my list for public review. :)

Battle Report!


After finals, I managed to squeeze in a game of Killzone this week. For those who've never heard of it, Killzone is a fan-made rule system based on the old Kill Teams rule set from long ago. And after getting in a nice game of it, I gotta say that it's pretty damn fun.

So, upon meeting at our LFGS, my friends and I discovered we had an uneven number of players; just the 3 of us. Having experienced this before, we turned to the 3-way battle rules on page 272 of the BRB. After a lot of hemming and hawing (mostly on my part) we got our game underway.

Because it was our first time with the rules, we decided to stick with a simple Primary mission. As the dice roll would have it, we wound up with kill points for our objective. Since deployment was complicated by having 3 players, we decided that the simplest means would be to roll of with the scatter die and deploy from whatever table edge it pointed at (unless it was already taken). This had me across the table from Space Wolves and to the left of Guard.

Seeing the Guard as the weakest target, both myself and my friend Thomas (playing Space Wolves) went toward them. Two turns of pushing through with minimal resistance saw them slaughtered between our forces. The game ended in a great finale of 5 Sternguard Veterans, an Assault Terminator, and an Apothecary locked in combat with a very stubborn Lone Wolf.

Tom and I tied for the win with kill points, and had a pretty good time playing. Now that the revised beta rules are out, we'll probably run through another match or two using those. Before that however, I have a tournament to prepare for.