One of the changes moving between muppets and SPIF last year, was the the introduction (to me at least) of the Steamroller rules (linky here).
When I left the UK Warmachine was still very much a new thing at my local club and we were still getting our heads around the basic rules. The guys are SPIF on the other hand, are veterans; and I think the whole Steamroller format is much more prevalent in the Swedish meta.
Anyway, this means pretty much every Warmachine game I’ve played in the last twelve months has used a Steamroller scenario. And as a general rule, I suck at them. Continue reading
With just three days until the world ends, I’ve gone and done something rather rash.
It’s right sports fans, this muppet has finally booked himself into a Warmachine tournament! Only took two years. The event itself is a small store tournament at the start of February in Malmö (that’s in Sweden folk, the bit of Europe that Abba came from). Entitled Open Fist I, it will be using up to two 35 point lists, deathclocks, and the Steamroller 2012 rules. Four rounds of fast paced action! Hope my heart can take it.
At this point it might be wise to admit that I suck at most scenarios in the Steamroller pack and my local club does not use deathclocks. Together with my definite lack of practice, I suspect I will be lined up as a baby seal to be clubbed.*
Another week, another long overdue blog post, and another kicking for my pixies; this week by Max’s pigs. Has to be said, War Hogs really really hurt. Actually, in fairness it was going pretty well up to the point the two steam powered pigs ripped apart both of my jacks in one round.
Anyway, I have finally finished my Mage Hunter Strike Force so my 35 point list is taking shape. This is great as the local club is holding a 35 point Streamroller tournament at some point over the summer. This will an experience as I’ve played two scenario games so far and never played timed turns.
The event is going to be four games and the scenarios have already been decided using the “because I say so” system (which is by far the best way to make these decisions). I suspect we’ll be using a D4 to decide scenarios for the next few weeks… Continue reading
I’m doing a bit of planning ahead, and it appears I might actually make the Sad Muppet Society‘s ‘A Small Matter of Honour’ Warhammer 40000 tournament after all. Apart from the cool factor, it will be great to get back to England and see some friends; plus it will be held at Triple Helix Wargames this year so there is some possible for a bit of retail therapy. So the next obvious question is, which army do I take? And to be honest, I’m not sure.
I would like to take my new Eldar, however even with four months in hand, that is pretty optimistic at the speed I paint.
My Blood Angels would be an obvious choice (small army, very pretty), however they have been to this tournament twice already. The Grey Knights are fun, but they got played a lot last year.
And then I thought, I haven’t seen Tau at any 40K tournaments for a long time. I suspect this is for a good reason as every codex since Codex Orks has been horrible for the little blue guys to deal with.
I’m just back from the first day of Attack 2011, a local wargaming show in Devizes (that’s in Wiltshire, in case you didn’t know). The purpose for attending was twofold. The main reason was for my better half to sell dice bags.
She’s been spending the last couple of weeks stitching up new designs so if you are in the area, it’s a good opportunity to say ‘Hi’ and check out the new stuff that isn’t on the website yet.
In case you can’t find her, a rather impressive Force On Force game (pictured below) is opposite.
Well, I’m back home from a weekend of Warhammer 40000 at Triple Helix Wargames in Westbury. For those who have not been playing attention I have been using my Grey Knights at Compliance 2 for the past two days, and in summary, they did OK.
Having had a lot of personal and work stuff going on at the moment, getting this weekend off was fantastic, so firstly I’m going to publicly say a big thank you to my wonderful wife Ruth for letting me get out and play with toy soldiers.
Right, now that’s out of the way, how did the games go?
Well, it’s been a while since my last blog. mainly because the work thing has been getting in the way. Although I’m happy to say it’s not just the real job preventing me from painting at the moment (although it is the biggest culprit). Ruth’s business has also got a bit busy with a couple of big orders and a show in Sittingborne yesterday entitled Broadside.
Some how, I’ve managed to get a second weekend pass this year. However this time instead for running an event; I’m playing in one and I’m really looking forward it!
The event in question is Compliance II at Triple Helix Wargames in Westbury; a 1500 point Warhammer 40000 tournament and five rounds of round-based mayhem.
Victory brings honour
Defeat brings death
The Legion of Snake Eyes are proud to present Iron Helix, a 35 point Warmachine & Hordes Steamroller tournament on the 3rd September 2011; hosted by Triple Helix Wargames in Westbury, Wiltshire.
Tickets are £12 for the day and three games of brutal action.
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Well, I’m back home from the Sad Muppet Society‘s annual 40K tournament, A Small Matter of Honour. Anyone paying attention will know I’ve been updating my Grey Knights for this event, so how did it go?
As a computer once said, “Umm, tricky…”