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[WH40,000] Tales of the Neckbeard and Adventures in Crazyland, 1000 FLGS stories.

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    black is for undercoat and the darkest of shadows (or in my case, all shadows!). Blue-black is for things you want to make look like they-are-the-color black.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    So I've emailed pax about being the 40k tourney organizer this year. I have no idea who I'm even supposed to talk to about that but hopefully I can get some sort of confirmation on if it will happen and when.

    Then I will begin testing tourney scenarios with NAX most likely and we will make it a lower points value so we can get more games in and not have to bother with bringing HUGE armies.

    WHAT U GUYS THINK?

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    My new workplace blocks forums.

    Fuck,

  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    So it's entirely likely that 6th edition will be out before PAX. That will make things... interesting.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    Cross your fingers that they don't fuck up the 6th ed, eh?

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  • valhalla130valhalla130 Od's blood Sailing a longshipRegistered User regular
    I'm once again in America. Project Deathwatch will be commencing shortly. Just missing one order of bitz from some communists in Australia.

    I have a feeling having committed to your project is going to be the thing that gets me back into painting. If I have to paint something, I will. But when it's just my stuff, the urge dies.

  • SJSJ Registered User regular
    Almost tempted to do a DIY chapter in coal black.

    Just do Iron Hands

  • SJSJ Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    altmann wrote: »
    So it's entirely likely that 6th edition will be out before PAX. That will make things... interesting.

    When is PAX? No one's obliged to use the new rules until they've been out for a month, so.

    Actually now that GW has abandoned tournament support I suppose it doesn't matter what used to be the norm, so nevermind.

    SJ on
  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    6th edition is Epic, but you have to use 28mm scale minis.
    Now requires and entire room's floor as the board.
    GW recommends buying new Marblecast(tm) floor tiles - $200/sq ft.
    No, you can't be a Titan.
    Unless you buy GW's new Titan costume - $560.

    I kid, but I genuinely fear for the day when Apocalypse becomes the basic rules because they know they can sell all that bullshit.

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    Dr_Keenbean I love Apocalypse and ridiculous models and accumulating them so much that dead cats are hidden underneath all my models

    Don't insult my hobby bro

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  • SJSJ Registered User regular
    never forget

    terrible hobby

    terrible people

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    mugginns wrote: »
    Dr_Keenbean I love Apocalypse and ridiculous models and accumulating them so much that dead cats are hidden underneath all my models

    Don't insult my hobby bro

    That's your jam and I respect that. I'm not suggesting apoc be done away with, I'm just concerned that basic 40k could be moving in that direction.

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    mugginns wrote: »
    Dr_Keenbean I love Apocalypse and ridiculous models and accumulating them so much that dead cats are hidden underneath all my models

    Don't insult my hobby bro

    That's your jam and I respect that. I'm not suggesting apoc be done away with, I'm just concerned that basic 40k could be moving in that direction.

    Lol I know. Look at Fantasy, every army is getting huge models. Hell, I have 6 of the new Tyranid MCs at home. Transporting them is a bitch but that is what I want to use in 2000 points.

    I understand your point of view for sure, and I don't want it to get huge and make it impossible to manage. I do hope they include optional rules for flyers and gargantuan creatures and all that because supplements confuse people.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    So I've emailed pax about being the 40k tourney organizer this year. I have no idea who I'm even supposed to talk to about that but hopefully I can get some sort of confirmation on if it will happen and when.

    Then I will begin testing tourney scenarios with NAX most likely and we will make it a lower points value so we can get more games in and not have to bother with bringing HUGE armies.

    WHAT U GUYS THINK?

    Run a 1000-1500 point tournament. That way the games go fast so we're not all stuck playing for an entire day of the expo. You could also do 2v2 missions at that level without breaking things.

    (Plus, at 1k there is a distinct possibility I could bring Kroot...depending on a number of factors.)

  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    So I've emailed pax about being the 40k tourney organizer this year. I have no idea who I'm even supposed to talk to about that but hopefully I can get some sort of confirmation on if it will happen and when.

    Then I will begin testing tourney scenarios with NAX most likely and we will make it a lower points value so we can get more games in and not have to bother with bringing HUGE armies.

    WHAT U GUYS THINK?

    Run a 1000-1500 point tournament. That way the games go fast so we're not all stuck playing for an entire day of the expo. You could also do 2v2 missions at that level without breaking things.

    (Plus, at 1k there is a distinct possibility I could bring Kroot...depending on a number of factors.)

    Or do games using those skirmish rules? 2v2 and each player gets 650 or whatever it was (I forget). If it was that, I might even buy models enough just so I could play.

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  • Mystery.ShadowMystery.Shadow Registered User regular
    mugginns wrote: »
    ...Lol I know. Look at Fantasy, every army is getting huge models. Hell, I have 6 of the new Tyranid MCs at home. Transporting them is a bitch but that is what I want to use in 2000 points.

    Only six?! Transporting the huge beasties is a problem. As is storage....

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    So I've emailed pax about being the 40k tourney organizer this year. I have no idea who I'm even supposed to talk to about that but hopefully I can get some sort of confirmation on if it will happen and when.

    Then I will begin testing tourney scenarios with NAX most likely and we will make it a lower points value so we can get more games in and not have to bother with bringing HUGE armies.

    WHAT U GUYS THINK?

    Run a 1000-1500 point tournament. That way the games go fast so we're not all stuck playing for an entire day of the expo. You could also do 2v2 missions at that level without breaking things.

    (Plus, at 1k there is a distinct possibility I could bring Kroot...depending on a number of factors.)

    Or do games using those skirmish rules? 2v2 and each player gets 650 or whatever it was (I forget). If it was that, I might even buy models enough just so I could play.

    Hell, do a Kill Team tournament. That could be really god damn fun if some time is taken to build up scenarios and the players take some time to make neat little kill teams before coming to PAX.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    I know 4th had Combat Patrol which was like 400pts and didn't bother with the force organization chart.

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  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    mugginns wrote: »
    ...Lol I know. Look at Fantasy, every army is getting huge models. Hell, I have 6 of the new Tyranid MCs at home. Transporting them is a bitch but that is what I want to use in 2000 points.

    Only six?! Transporting the huge beasties is a problem. As is storage....

    Man, I need a new case for my five Raiders. Probably getting a KR case that can take up to eight.

  • skarsolskarsol Registered User regular
    But then you'll need to buy 3 more Raiders!

    why are you smelling it?
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    skarsol wrote: »
    But then you'll need to buy 3 more Raiders!

    Yes, my 1500 point list already has seven. <_< (four Raiders, three Ravagers)

  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    So I've emailed pax about being the 40k tourney organizer this year. I have no idea who I'm even supposed to talk to about that but hopefully I can get some sort of confirmation on if it will happen and when.

    Then I will begin testing tourney scenarios with NAX most likely and we will make it a lower points value so we can get more games in and not have to bother with bringing HUGE armies.

    WHAT U GUYS THINK?

    Run a 1000-1500 point tournament. That way the games go fast so we're not all stuck playing for an entire day of the expo. You could also do 2v2 missions at that level without breaking things.

    (Plus, at 1k there is a distinct possibility I could bring Kroot...depending on a number of factors.)
    Yeah I would recommend a team tournament. Team tournaments are a lot more fun and encourage more interaction.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    I agree that team tourneys are fun however:

    You need almost 2x the number of players just to make the same amount of teams.

    BUT... you could do something like... 650 per player per team and they would still be small games...

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  • Mystery.ShadowMystery.Shadow Registered User regular
    A fellow Marine Player informs me that the Attack Bike is the Emperor-Send. A Toughness-Five, Two-Wound Space Marine which can move 12", armed with Twin-Linked Bolters, the Emperor's best weapon (Multi-Melta), and can even Assault after firing if needed.

    If the above is all that (and a box of chocolates), why aren't they used more? I hardly ever see any. Are they only good on paper??

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    Because they're FUCKING expensive to buy? I mean, they are good, I don't think anyone really ever doubted that. But in order to use them, you must play Vanilla marines first which... well, broadsides are fucking awesome, but I'm not gonna play tau just to take one unit (but I feel between assault terminators and attack bikes, vanilla marines have some good stuff goin on).

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  • Redcoat-13Redcoat-13 Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I know this isn't 40k related, but there were people talking about epic, and there's a video on Beasts of War about a new game that seems to be the 10 mm scale coming out, that looks rather interesting.

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  • altmannaltmann Registered User regular
    So in terms of having a tournament in Seattle at PAX...

    Terrain? I can't field terrain enough for a damn tournament by myself, much less bring it from Florida to PAX.

    How do you guys think we might solve that?

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    I wonder since Space hulk sold out and Dreadfleet did not if Gw is going to do another relaunch of a previous game

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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    So in terms of having a tournament in Seattle at PAX...

    Terrain? I can't field terrain enough for a damn tournament by myself, much less bring it from Florida to PAX.

    How do you guys think we might solve that?

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  • SJSJ Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Redcoat-13 wrote: »
    I know this isn't 40k related, but there were people talking about epic, and there's a video on Beasts of War about a new game that seems to be the 10 mm scale coming out, that looks rather interesting.


    This looks rad as fuck.

    SJ on
  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    I agree that team tourneys are fun however:

    You need almost 2x the number of players just to make the same amount of teams.

    Yeah it is just a smaller tourney, less terrain, less tables needed.

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  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Dr. Doctor Oakland, CARegistered User regular
    A fellow Marine Player informs me that the Attack Bike is the Emperor-Send. A Toughness-Five, Two-Wound Space Marine which can move 12", armed with Twin-Linked Bolters, the Emperor's best weapon (Multi-Melta), and can even Assault after firing if needed.

    If the above is all that (and a box of chocolates), why aren't they used more? I hardly ever see any. Are they only good on paper??

    Because it's really a toss-up between the Attack Bike and the Landspeeder. The Landspeeder is more immune to small-arms fire, and has a better chance of living through a krak missile hit (not much, but it's there), plus it can carry slightly more firepower (MM/HB vs MM/twin-linked bolter), and has the inherent advantages of being a fast skimmer vehicle vs bike mounted infantry. It's rare that a unit of ABs will want to assault after firing, but I suppose there are niche cases.

    Having said that, I do use both, though not usually in the same army. Individual multimelta ABs are great one-shot missiles if nothing else, especially when put with Vulkan who twin-links their main weapon. And if I'm fielding an actual bike squad, there's no reason not to add an AB to it.

  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Dr. Doctor Oakland, CARegistered User regular
    altmann wrote: »
    So in terms of having a tournament in Seattle at PAX...

    Terrain? I can't field terrain enough for a damn tournament by myself, much less bring it from Florida to PAX.

    How do you guys think we might solve that?

    See if there are local stores in the area that might help sponsor the tournament? Usually these stores have terrain they'll donate, and sometimes prizes.

  • SJSJ Registered User regular
    Definitely look for support from local game stores, any good ones will jump at the opportunity.

  • Dr_KeenbeanDr_Keenbean Registered User regular
    I'm reading through the 2nd edition rule book on a whim.

    I miss it. :(

    But at the same time I'm not sure if I do.

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  • saluksicsaluksic Registered User regular
    Try Card Kingdom and Fire & Sword in Seattle. They coo'.

  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    I'm reading through the 2nd edition rule book on a whim.

    I miss it. :(

    But at the same time I'm not sure if I do.

    Second ed. was great if you wanted a squad of marines to kill an aspect warrior troupe or two, and those three units were all you had on the table, but it got bogged down as fuck when you started adding more stuff. Especially persistent effect stuff like smoke grenades and more than a few psychic powers, or vehicles with three or four sets of armour values each, with corresponding damage tables and unique effects.
    Oh and of course, the Emperor's greatest secret weapon; nuclear suicide bikes.

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    saluksic wrote: »
    Try Card Kingdom and Fire & Sword in Seattle. They coo'.

    Greenlake Games, Games and Gizmos were also both at PAX last year. There are plenty of local places that are going to be there anyway, so they might be willing to help out.

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  • MatriasMatrias Registered User regular
    Is Altmann going to be in Seattle for Pax? Because I'm seriously considering coming down for a Wolf-Down.

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  • NaxNax Registered User regular
    It's not just vanilla marines that can take attack bike squads. They are the best AT option for the points as far as Blood Angels go, imo... but they are easily targeted and taken out by the big guns that will target them because of the threat they represent.

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