Friday, February 20, 2015

League...what league?

So I missed the last league night...mostly due to life. Nothing too specific...just didn't feel up to it. However, I did prime a bunch of Tau and kroot. So now if I can get off my ass and finish painting them, they will be worth a ton of points in the league. The only thing that is really stopping me is a lack of basing material that I want to use. I just need to get off my bum and call my hobby store to see if they can get it for me. So I'm not down and out just yet. Painting can really get me back in the running in the league.

Oh, and I'm also looking for some storage bins.....the semi-clear kind with built-in dividers. I just got my Bones II models in and I really need to go through and sort through Bones and Bones II and put the models in some sort of order. Which then reminds me that I really need to paint up my dungeonscape stuff....oh..and put together my 40K city terrain.....blarg

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Week 5 of the league

So I missed week 4. I was just feeling off and not in the mood to leave the house. I'm sure you have all been there too. This week though, I need to get my Tau butt back in action. 1400pts. To be a bit on the cheap side, I've decided just to toss in a kroot unit to make up the points. I haven't used the guys yet, so we'll see how they do. Depending on my opponent, and terrain, I may just use them as an ablative shield of another unit, or I may actually try to infiltrate them in. We'll see. Next post will hopefully be a game recap.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

New am I kidding?

Hello sports fans,

So what is going on with Brother G? Well, last Tuesday was league night, and my Tau faced off against some Nurgle CSM. The mission was "keep your bunker alive and try to capture your opponent's". Well Nurgle apparently can't read and blew up my bunker in like turn 2. So in retaliation, I blew up his bunker in turn 5. The game ended in a draw due to me getting first blood, but he got line breaker.

In that game I had two units of pathfinders and they really did the job. Markerlights for the win! tie. I also had two Hammerheads and they survived the whole freaking game! I was impressed. That darn chaos turkey though did the most damage to my units. He burninated squads left and right. However, the Tau were able to make a few crucial saves and kept the dream alive. All in all a very fun game. My army lives and dies by the '6'. The right '6's denied armor saves from my sniper shots and mowed down those tough nurgle warriors. They also glanced rhinos and markerlit flying death birds. The lack of '6's almost allowed a single nurgle warrior to reach me in hth combat....but despite over 40 shots being taken due to supporting fire, it only took two hits to drop him.

My list isn't changing much this week as the points go up another 100. I'm basically adding some velocity trackers to my crisis suits, and tossing EMP nades on my warriors. This next mission has some secret objectives that I think these enhancements will help me out with.

No painting done this week as the weather has been super crappy for priming. I did, however, order a new airbrush that I'm looking forward to getting. Once that baby hits I'll be out of excuses for trying it out. I'll just need to get some teal paint and give some eldar some base coats.

I also need to come up with a paint scheme for my Tau vehicles. Thankfully I have world of tanks loaded on my PC and I'll take a peek at those for inspiration.

Oh, I also watched the superbowl on Sunday. I didn't like either of the teams, but in the end was happy that the Pats won. Worst. Call. Ever. Mostly I'm happy because Chris Evans won his bet and I totally have a man-crush on that guy. I mean who doesn't? He's freaking Captain America for God's sake! :)