Bling from Creative Twilight

Again, I’ve been remiss from the blog. I won’t go out on a limb and commit to anything rash, but I’m hoping to get back into things. I’ve also not played much 40k, or done all that much hobby stuff as of late, but a good twist on it is that I do have quite a bit of backlog for photos on hobby progress I did over the Summer.

So, with any luck, I’m going to ease back into posting that way. To start things off with an soft ball, I wanted to reach out and thank Thor from Creative Twilight for a little bling. Though my models don’t go travelling much these days, I’ll proudly sport a little propaganda for his blog. If you haven’t checked it out, I’d highly encourage you to do so. He’s a truly skilled painter and web designer with a bunch of great content.

For now, I’ve a little extra sparkle for my marines.  Maybe this is enough to help inspire me to play this game again sometime, eh?  Thanks again Thor!

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Batrep: Space Marines vs. Necrons (124 power) *

This week for game night, all of our regulars that don’t play 40k confirmed they weren’t going to make it, so we were able to schedule up a 40k evening. Unfortunately, we just had three players show up, but we managed to make it work with a little two vs. one battle.

Sam’s Imperial Fists

  • HQ:
    • Chaplain w/ Bolt Pistol & Jump Pack (warlord)
  • Fast Attack:
    • 10x Assault Marines w/ 2x Plasma Pistols & Powerfist
    • 1x Landspeeder w/ Assault Cannon & Heavy Bolter
    • 1x Landspeeder w/ Assault Cannon & Heavy Bolter
    • 1x Landspeeder w/ Assault Cannon & Heavy Bolter
  • Flyers:
    • 1x Stormraven Gunship w/ Multi-Melta, Assault Cannons, & Hurricane Bolters

Sam and I wanted to mix things up with team options, and try some list ideas neither of us had ever worked with. Sam had made an 80 power list when he came over, with the intent of playing a bunch of heavy bolters & assault cannons, supplemented with Assault marines. Basically, he was fielding the sorts of things that he never plays with. In retrospect, it’s hard to believe that these few models comprised half of our army… Continue reading

Batrep: Space Wolves vs. Ultramarines (70 power)

It had been quite a while since I’ve dusted off my 40k models, so with some friends out of town, we opted to forgo the regularly scheduled game night so we could play some 40ks…

Sean’s Space Wolves:

  • HQ:
    • Bjorn, the Fell Handed (Warlord)
    • Arjac Rockfist
  • Elites:
    • 5x Wulfen inc. 4x Thunder Hammers & Storm Shields and 1x Lightning Claws
  • Troops:
    • 5x Grey Hunters w/ Plasma & Banner
    • 5x Grey Hunters w/ Melta & Banner
    • 5x Grey Hunters w/ Flamer & Banner
  • Heavy:
    • 6x Long Fangs w/ 5x Heavy Plasma
  • Flyers:
    • 1x Stormfang Gunship

I’m not 100% sure of the breakdown of units and loadout–or that they’re necessarily lumped into the correct categories, but that’s essentially what he had. Arjac forgot to come out during the photo shoot, but trust me, he was there. He also apparently paid to upgrade a single sergeant to a wolfguard battle leader in terminator armor, but forgot to put him on the table.

This is probably a good time to point out that neither Sean or I have played 40k in entirely too long, so this game involved a bunch of looking up rules, general misremembering, and an ultimate realization of how out of practice we were… Continue reading

40k Blisters Available

I had a list of auctions available on eBay the other week, and some of the folks asked about what else I had available.  Specifically, I offered to take pictures of what I had that was still in the blister.

So I took some time this weekend to snap a few pictures of what I had in the garage.  This was the stuff that was easy to get to (and is therefore, the likely stuff to show up in the next round of eBay auctions).  If there is something else specific that you’re looking for, shoot me a message and I may have it as well.  I know I have some Orcs and Gobbos stuff and Chaos stuff for fantasy, a copy of Space Hulk, and some IG stuff that’s new on the sprue.

So, in order to appease those folks interested, I took some pictures of the models I have in the blister and uploaded them to the trading page.  Don’t let the page fool you though, I’m not terribly interested in picking up more stuff–I’d much rather sell things than trade them.

As far as prices go, I’m going with the “make offer” strategy.  Anything reasonable should fly–and by reasonable, I’m going to look at completed auctions on Ebay for models in similar condition.  Otherwise, I’m just going to throw them up on Ebay for $.01 and let the market dictate the price.

If you’re looking for interesting things, I’d encourage you to go take a look.  There’s close to 100 blisters available there, containing mostly Space Marines, but there’s a mixture of Terminators, Characters, Limited Edition models, Sisters of Battle, and even some Fantasy stuff.

 

 

Dungeon Run 2 – Character Design Ideas

For the Dungeon Run expansion I’ve been working on, I decided that I wanted to do at least four characters, and preferably 8–which would be enough for 1-2 of each class (war, prayer, magic, & talent).  I did, for a while, toy with the idea of making up a fifth class, but that seemed to fly in the face of their “Shiny New Toys” design rule:

Each hero will be able to use roughly 75% of all treasure, which will be especially appreciated when mixed with the treasure cards from Dungeon Run. Now instead of treasures being a rare treat, heroes can spend more time focusing on choosing which horrible new tool they can wield against the others.

Having two new classes might be fun, but it would make creation of items more difficult, and exclude the new class from using most of the items from the previous edition (ie. any item that wasn’t marked as avaible to “Any” class).  So, I stuck with the basic four. Continue reading