Monday, July 23, 2012

Still hanging on to 5th...

o/

rogue.trader.voril in all his glory...
I went out to Morristown for their bi-weekly 40k tourney yesterday and...it was a dud. Could be summer (when gaming in general seems to slow down), or people not knowing if they were going to be running 5th ed or 6th ed., the guys who usually run the tournies weren't there so there wasn't much of anything in terms of organization/support. Its probably a combination of all of that really. As such there was only 5 of us & and just hanging out for a bit, we just decided to play a regular game.


 Screech and I paired down our IG and Aurora lists into 2-1k split force org lists while Voril boosted his DE up to 2k.  As Screech and I are holding out for the starter boxes with the little rulebooks, we just played good ol' 5th ed. The other guys in the background (no idea what it is, but looks like there is something red taped to the back of that guy's head...) were trying out 6th ed and kept asking me for rules clarifications (despite repeatedly telling them all I knew about 6th ed was gleaned from blogs as I don't have the rulebook). I think they were using 5th ed night fight with the whole game in night fight...Dunno, we didn't pay them too much attention but there seemed to be much anger over there...

Goodbye outflank & charge.
Anyways, victory went to the Imperium.  The heroes of my army were the (as usual) outflanking, combat squaded scouts with  bolt pistols, CCW and shotguns (all the schmucks with bolters and sniper rifles couldn't hit the broadside of a barn, as usual...). While losing 7 of their members, they succeeded in wiping out/running down (a laughable concept really...) all of the DE bikes. I think they managed to take out a few Kabalite warriors as well.

However I know in 6th ed., any units that outflank/arrive from reserve will not be able to charge on the turn that they arrive (rumor has it Snikrot will be outflanking on ebay quite soon...). Guess I'll finally have to assemble that landspeeder storm I got last year... It was a good game and followed by dinner, a good day. Which is something I really needed as I had had a pretty rough weekend prior to that point (yes Madival, GF aggro is indeed bad).


On the painting front, last week's painting came to a paltry total of the lone battlemech you see above. It is a Hoplite, which can be used by both inner sphere mercs & the clans (different variants of course). Luckily the 2 units I've settled on for those 2 factions have the exact same color scheme, so I'll be able to swap this mech back & forth depending on whichever faction I'm playing.



8 comments:

rogue.trader.voril said...

Not even the courtesy black line or pixelation over the face. You suck.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Nope, no hiding from your internet groupies...

Screech said...

The "something red" is an orange extension cord hanging down from the ceiling.

Da Masta Cheef said...

ah...okay.

War Frog said...

Sometimes you gotta let go of the past and move on... Speaking of which we need to get together and and have a 6th ed game. I'll let you use my giant 6th ed handbook.

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol, nooooo!!! Can't let it go!!!

Actually I just don't want the ginormous book.

madival said...

I hate to hear about the girlfriend aggro. I want to try to get back to that biweekly tournament more and I want to try and play you sometime. I miss yall.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Its been dead lately, so we may just skip it for a while...