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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Land Raider Achilles......why I love thee

The Land Raider Achilles.......loved by some, berated by others. I personally think it is an awesome tank. Yes it lacks the transport capacity of the other Land Raiders and yes it is expensive points wise, but I still think it gets the job done. Here are some of the reasons why I like this bad boy:

- Harder to kill with Melta Weapons. Melta weapons are all the rage right now. Melta Weapons are quite often cheap but very deadly at close range. The look on your opponents face will be priceless when he doesn't get to roll his extra die for armor penetration.

- A thunderfire that can move and shoot........awesome. A weapon that is quite often overlooked, the Thunderfire cannon can obliterate squads of infantry. It gets even nastier when you fight armies with low toughness and low armor saves.

- Bullet magnet. I love the feeling of throwing out something big and shiny to shoot at and watching my opponent take the bait. If an opponent is going to waste all of his time shooting the Achilles then he wont be shooting at the rest of my army. This can give you time to maneuver your forces into proper position and blow your opponent away.

-If looks could kill. The models just looks amazing. Even more so in person. It can get a bit expensive but putting this bad boy together is pretty easy and it looks magnificent. Now if I could only get some paint on mine.

- Put a little surprise inside. Just because it doesn't have the capacity of other Land Raiders does not mean you should leave it empty. Try something like a cheap scout squad inside. In a pinch you can have them pop out and take an objective while the Achilles backs them up with it's anti-tank and anti-infantry firepower.

Well there is my $.02 on the Land Raider Achilles. Hope you enjoyed them!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Getting My Square Base On!

As I promised I am keeping you up to date on what I am working on. Kyle came over and was working on his Crimson Fist, which are looking amazing. Mike was able to pry himself away from the Star Wars RPG for a few minutes and come up with the color scheme for his Raven Guard army. I continued to plug away at my Vampire Counts. I am so very glad that I love these models because it can get a bit tedious putting the same model together over and over and over. But in the end the army looks really cool and that is what counts.......

So far I have 60 skeletons, 3 Vargheists, 5 Black Knights and a Wight King built. The scary part is that is not even 50% of the army! I am really trying to buckle down and focus my free time on hobbying. Kyle has banned me from buying any new armies until I have one painted. The challenge has been laid before me and I will accomplish my mission. Now the big questions is do I paint what I have built already or do I hold off on painting until I have everything built? What works best for you guys? I would love to hear your feedback.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review: Deliverance Lost

Two posts in the same day! Oh lord the fun!

So I assume (assumption being the mother of all f@$# ups) many of you that read this blog either know me in person or head me during my stint on 40k Radio. Either way you know I love the background of 40k and looooove me some Black Library books. I just got done reading Deliverance Lost by Gav Thorpe, the latest in the Horus Heresy series. I have to say this book is one of the best Horus Heresy books that has been written.

The story focuses on Corax trying to rebuild his legion after the drop site massacre. Unknown to him the Alpha Legion has infiltrated his ranks. This book also includes appearances by Rogal Dorn, The Emperor, Malcador, Horus, Erebus, the Imperial Fist, the Custodes and countless others. It also offers other little cool story lines that help make this book (and many others in the Horus Heresy series) so awesome. Interested in finding out the origins of Mark VI armor and why the Raven Guard has so many of these suits? The answer is in this book. The book offers plenty of action and also some intrigue. Along with this book I would advise you to listen to the Horus Heresy audio book Raven's Flight. It will give you a bit of the background on some of the characters in this book.

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 Bolter Rounds

Here we go!

Hey guys want to apologize for the slacking in posting here. I have been busy getting rid of stuff on eBay and also working on Flames of War and Warhammer Fantasy. Yes you heard that right the dreaded square base game. Don't get me wrong I love some 40K but I am also a HUGE fan of fantasy. While I have several armies built for 40K, I really did not have a complete one built for fantasy. With the new Vampire Counts stuff coming out I decided to work on them.

I figured it was a good time to take a small break from 40K with the new rules coming out. After giving the leaked rules a good reading I can honestly say I hope that is the direction that 40K goes. I like the complexity it adds to the game and I also like the fact that it takes some of the randomness out of the game. Which is great for a guy like me who can only seem to be able to roll ones and twos. I PROMISE to make more of an effort to update on here as I know I have been severely slacking. I will look to make updates at least every Thursday to show progress from my Wednesday night hobby night with Kyle (and Matt if he stops getting sick). Some of you also might want to check out my eBay auctions. Most of my sales finished last night but I am going to be adding more stuff this week.