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[WH40k] Wargames should be fun and played in a place that is awesome with good people

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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Man, I have re-read the rules and done some more test but I will be such a newb tomorrow it won't be funny. Well it might be. I have a very orky plan in my head though.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    The ether will burn.

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  • 28682868 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    God. I spent the day Judging the Team Tournament at Wargames Con. Uggh.

    Though, tomorrow is going to be absolutely brutal. So many good players in town.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Are there stories to tell from the experience, or was it just a long day?

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  • 28682868 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Long day. So many peopled didn't know the rules, and not just some obscure shit:

    Some guy landed his storm raven on the top level of a building then got out. Only he got out on the bottom floor. I had to explain that that was actually 6 inches to the floor, and he had two inches from the base to exit. To get out there he had to use the Skies of Blood rule, and could only get out there via deepstrike over part of the building the gunship had flown over. He argued that because it was a straight drop they could just hop down. I was like bitch, where do you play that there is a free hop down move?

    Or the one guy who moved his emperor's champion 10 inches in the assault phase because the rulebook says he HAS to get into base to base with an HQ...

    Some other rules disputes were just particular teams who called a judge over for everything.

    The worst was when I ruled correctly on a searchlight/smoke launcher issue for chaos (they can't do both, because for chaos and some other older dexes search lights count as shooting because of the way it is written: "use night fighting to find a target... and having fired at that target...") and the guy was enraged, so the head judge came over and said yup that's the way it's written. Then the TO came and (usually John Wolf knows his shit so it's not like he makes mistakes often), just said no, chaos search lights work like imperial vehicles. Sort of undermining my ruling, so that later in the game, when the same dude lashed one unit, then tried to argue that he could assault a different unit, it took the same three judges to explain that lash counts as firing a weapon in the shooting phase, therefore the sorcerer and the the attached squad must fire on the same unit and assault that unit if they choose to make an assault.

    Now take those examples and apply it to maybe 60 tables, with 4 players per. BRUTAL.

    So glad I'm playing today.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    2868 wrote: »
    I was like bitch, where do you play that there is a free hop down move?

    Home? People houserule this shit all the time. My friend and I used to houserule forests so in normal games they worked like Codex Catachan forests. We did this because it worked for us, and made the game more interesting. My brother and his friend houserule the cover system in 5th edition so cover saves aren't as easy to get.

    The problem is when people bring these house rules to tournaments. It's not really their fault, if they've been playing hundreds of games with house rules, they're going to forget some that aren't actual rules.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited July 2011
    Random wishful thinking: Finecast re-release of BFG.

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    At least the metal ships anyway. Slightly less prone to snapping the stands that way, one would hope.
    On the topic of fantasy finecast league, what about Warmaster? Some of those models were already awesome in lead and it would be utterly amazing if you could sell 8mm scale figs with recognisable faces.

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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2011
    Echo wrote: »
    Random wishful thinking: Finecast re-release of BFG.

    Oh God Yes! Then we might actually see the Voss pattern ships. More modular light cruisers, aside from the admech one.

  • AsherAsher Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Didn't they break the moulds for the Voss Pattern LCs? I remember you could get the Endeavours very briefly through Fanatic, then they vanished. You occasionally see them go on Ebay for $100+

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  • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Conceal Don't FeelRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Picked up a DE flying thingy today, which means I can field 850pts of sociopathic murder elves.

    Do you think anyone will be particularly incensed if I use the Jetfighter as the Bomber? I haven't stuck any of the missiles on this thing (which the Bomber doesn't come with) and I assume the two should be fairly similar design wise?

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Got asked to join a 1850 40K tournament today, I couldn't help but laugh.

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  • saluksicsaluksic Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    This is the awkward part of the forum when some one has to post a new thread.

    Titles?

    I'll throw "[WH40k] I got Mephiston your mom last night!" into the ring.

  • FroThulhuFroThulhu Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    "OMNOMN! Oh, ouch, I broke a node"

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    New technology eventually led to the band Queen.
    Without dogs we never would have had Freddy Mercury.
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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Too stupid to feel pain. San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Oh oh oh, call it: [WH40K] In the Grim Darkness of the future there are only flashlights.

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt Damn you, eidetic memory! Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Warham 40K - Unclean in the eyes of god since M.31

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  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Warhams: ITT we argue about little plastic mans.

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  • StragintStragint Do Not Gift Always DeclinesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Is getting three Land Speeders for a Space Wolves army worth it and is three Long Fang packs enough?

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  • saluksicsaluksic Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    How about

    [WH40k] What's so funny 'bout grim dark and purging xenos?
    Spoiler:

    or

    [WH40k] Katy Perry: Known Xenos sympathizer

  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    40k: wherin we debate Lady Gaga's chaos affiliation.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Picked up a DE flying thingy today, which means I can field 850pts of sociopathic murder elves.

    Do you think anyone will be particularly incensed if I use the Jetfighter as the Bomber? I haven't stuck any of the missiles on this thing (which the Bomber doesn't come with) and I assume the two should be fairly similar design wise?

    Nah, I think a lot of people will be doing that until the bomber gets an official miniature.

  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Too stupid to feel pain. San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Makes me wish the Voidraven and Razorwing used the same base body, like the two 'Engines.

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  • DayspringDayspring the Phoenician Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Well, the description for the VR makes it sound like it'll have like a second gunner suspended underneath the craft, or something. It's a pain now when we have to wait but it'll be nice to have 2 (hopefully) distinct flier hulls.
    altmann wrote: »
    40k: wherin we debate Lady Gaga's chaos affiliation.

    Clearly Nurgle

  • Sharp101Sharp101 TorontoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Dayspring wrote: »
    altmann wrote: »
    40k: wherin we debate Lady Gaga's chaos affiliation.

    Clearly Slaanesh

    Fixed.

    Androgynous gendered person wearing crazy clothing and horribly hypnotizing high energy music?

    I wouldn't be surprised if she had demonette backup dancers.

  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I dunno, she's constantly changing her image... that's tzeentchy...

    She wore a dress made from flesh, that's pretty khorn-y as well...

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  • SJSJ Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    2868 wrote: »
    Or the one guy who moved his emperor's champion 10 inches in the assault phase because the rulebook says he HAS to get into base to base with an HQ...

    I understand your pain, I judged a GT a few weeks ago, but this is actually how that special rule works. Motherfucker will mario hop across a whole table to ruin some IC's day :P

  • DetharinDetharin Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    How about [WH40k] Sisters receive WD codex as an apology from the Grey Knights. Should have sent flowers instead.

    If I was kidnapped, woke up in a lab, told they were going to replace my vocal cords with those of Tony Jay, and lock me in a sound booth until the day I die I would look those bastards right in the eye and say "Alright you sons of bitches lets do this. This one is for the children."
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    [WH40K] Roses are red, violets are blue, I worship chaos, and so should you!

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Solar wrote: »
    [WH40K] Roses are red, violets are blue, I worship chaos, and BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
  • ZomroZomro Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    2868 wrote: »
    Long day. So many peopled didn't know the rules, and not just some obscure shit:

    Some guy landed his storm raven on the top level of a building then got out. Only he got out on the bottom floor. I had to explain that that was actually 6 inches to the floor, and he had two inches from the base to exit. To get out there he had to use the Skies of Blood rule, and could only get out there via deepstrike over part of the building the gunship had flown over. He argued that because it was a straight drop they could just hop down. I was like bitch, where do you play that there is a free hop down move?

    Or the one guy who moved his emperor's champion 10 inches in the assault phase because the rulebook says he HAS to get into base to base with an HQ...

    Some other rules disputes were just particular teams who called a judge over for everything.

    The worst was when I ruled correctly on a searchlight/smoke launcher issue for chaos (they can't do both, because for chaos and some other older dexes search lights count as shooting because of the way it is written: "use night fighting to find a target... and having fired at that target...") and the guy was enraged, so the head judge came over and said yup that's the way it's written. Then the TO came and (usually John Wolf knows his shit so it's not like he makes mistakes often), just said no, chaos search lights work like imperial vehicles. Sort of undermining my ruling, so that later in the game, when the same dude lashed one unit, then tried to argue that he could assault a different unit, it took the same three judges to explain that lash counts as firing a weapon in the shooting phase, therefore the sorcerer and the the attached squad must fire on the same unit and assault that unit if they choose to make an assault.

    Now take those examples and apply it to maybe 60 tables, with 4 players per. BRUTAL.

    So glad I'm playing today.

    It does seem a bit wierd, I know, but the Black Templar thing with the Emperor's Champion is correct. If he's in combat, he has to be moved in base with an IC if there's one in the enemy unit, you even have to move models out of the way to get him there. It's a good and bad thing at the same time, since the EC will usually get creamed by CC IC's (Wolf Lords and such), but he can be pretty good at killing support IC's (Runepriests, etc).

    I mean, it's a possibility they could've FAQ'd it (I haven't played my BT in months so I haven't checked if they done any more FAQ work on it since the 3++ SS thing), so I could be wrong.

    *edit: SJ done beat me to the punch*

  • NaxNax Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    [WH40k]Emperor's Champion: Breaking the rules and IC's necks all day erreday FOR THE EMPRAH!

    The following people are amazing and I love them: Wildcat, Timspork, Kias, Denada, susan, Sharp101, [GHSC]Ryctor, Matev, Matrias, ItBurns, Slapnuts, Dayspring, see317, and the unknown poster that sent me a box of Death Company! <3 If you get them as Santees you should buy them amazing things!
  • SpherickSpherick Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    [WH40k] I take a what test now? What's a wound test?

    Some say that the Blood Angels are tainted: that they harbour a dark secret. I know this to be true. I have seen the infamous Death Company: wild-eyed and foam-mouthed berserkers who tear their enemies limb from limb, crush skulls with a single blow, snap spines and rip out inner organs. I have seen the Sanguinary Priests: the passing of blood filled chalices from lip to lip, heard their wracking lamentations of Sanguinus's death. I have watched their rituals: mighty warriors daubing their armour in the blood of their foes, heard them crying for vengeance against the enemies of the Emperor.
  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    WH40k: Where there are winners, losers and spawns.

    Yeah, I can really come up with anything at the moment.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    [WH40k] Where we spend the last two pages of every thread trying to name the next one.

    ...because dragons are AWESOME! That's why.
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  • ElderCatElderCat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2011
  • SlapnutsSlapnuts Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    WH40k: We survived to the 41st millennium and all we got was this lousy grim darkness

    There are some acts so ruthless, some deeds so unpalatable, that only the Vlka Fenryka are capable of undertaking them. It's what we were bred for. It's the way we were designed. Without qualm or sentiment, without hesitation or whimsy. We take pride in being the only Astartes who will never, under any circumstances, refuse to strike on the Allfather's behalf, no matter what the target, no matter what the cause.
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