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

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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.

 

 

Ebay Auctions – Hidden Gems

It’s not all that often that you get an inside scoop on ebay sales, so I figured I’d let down the veil a bit.

Granted, I won’t go too deep into things, as ebay has changed significantly since my last round of sales.  For that, I’ll save a future post for griping about the changes, but until then, let’s just take a little peek behind the curtain.

From an ebay’s seller dashboard, I get to see a list of all of my items along with how many times they’ve been viewed, bid on, and how many watchers each item has.  Of course, it also includes a current auction price.

I used to get worked up about auctions when the numbers were low, but I’ve since found that the only thing that really seems to matter is the number of people watching a particular item.  Having a high price at the beginning can be either a blessing or a curse for sellers, but the one constant that I’ve seen is that auctions that don’t have many people watching them, tend to sell low.

In that regard, this isn’t an altogether magnanimous posting.  If I alert you to the items that I think are going to sell cheap, you’ll bid them up a little higher and I make a little extra money.  Make no mistake though, I don’t think these will skyrocket, because there just isn’t an overall level of interest to make them expensive.  So, I look at this more as a way to reward followers of the blog.  If I have to sell something cheaply, why shouldn’t it be to someone who reads the blog?

With that side, these are the auctions I have with a disturbingly small number of watchers:

Ork Heavy Weapons

These are older metal models, so maybe people aren’t all that interested in them.  They’re not 2nd edition era, so there’s no real collector value that I know of (though they are at least in the blister still).  I suspect these also have fewer watchers because they were bid up fast and early, so paying $12 for the lot is already fairly reasonable.

Ork Dreadnoughts/ Kanz

I’m not sure why these are low.  Six watchers with the auctions half over is a bad sign.  I think they’re missing an arm or two each (or maybe I’m just overestimating the number of appendages on an ork ‘nought?).  I would figure that these should fetch a higher price since it’s so easy to make replacement parts for ork vehicles out of plasticard.  Right now, this is my guess for biggest steal of an auction.

Warmachine Lot

This isn’t too surprising because the front picture only has two models when I have 25 in the lot.  Plus, I don’t have any more warmachine stuff, and I really know nothing about them, so I don’t know how to advertise them.  Again, I suspect this will go relatively cheap for what it is.  I can’t say what that means though, other than to say I’m sure I paid at least $60 for this stuff.

Inquisitor Model

I don’t think anyone really plays this specialist game, and even if they do, who is after Quovandius?  He’s some sort of mutant, but if you’re in the market for a 54mm figure that looks kind of silly, he’s your guy.

Whatever the case, I expect at least some of these auctions to go cheap.  Best of luck to you in getting a steal….

Check out the rest of my auctions here

Space Wolves and Orks for Sale

My garage is just too full of stuff and I am in desperate need to clear some of it out.  That’s where you come in.  Are you in the market for some space wolves, or orks?

If so, you’ve come to the right place.  Rumor has it that both are due for new codices in the immediate future, so hop on the bandwagon and get them in advance.

Right now I’ve a lot of space wolves up that includes a dreadnought, a stormwolf, termintaors, and a bunch of power armor marines.  Minimum bid opened up at $.01.

The bad news is that it’s nowhere near that cheap anymore, but the good news is that, as of the time of writing this, it’s only up to $73.  Heck, the Storm Wolf retails for more than that.  So, look at it this way: buy a stormwolf and get 28 space marines a dreadnought for free.

I’ve also got quite a few auctions for greenskins up for grabs.  There’re 16 auctions of orky goodness, including some of the more interesting:

Like I said, there’re a bunch more options.  I dare say there’s enough for a complete Ork army there. So what are you waiting for?

Please check out my ebay auctions