April 26, 2021

Weekly Chronicle 2021 #17 (Motor City Mayhem)

This past weekend my son and I drove across the state to Detroit for the first ever "Motor City Mayhem". We signed up for only the Team Tournament on Friday, where as I had to be home Saturday afternoon for a family wedding.

We actually overslept a bit on Friday morning and got off to a late start, but we still made it in time for registration, it was about 2.5 hour drive for us.

When we checked in, that did COVID temperature checks on everyone an the gaming tables were nicely spaced all in the hall (which I have to say, this location had a very nice gaming hall).

Our first game as "Dorn University" (Imperial Fists / Dark Angels) were against the "Death Angels" (Death Watch / Dark Angels), this game was against two fun opponents, but I was not too happy with our game play.  Turn 1 was not as good as I had hoped (we did limit them to only 1 Objective), but we should have knocked them off 2 this Turn, we then were playing catch up the rest of the game and we lost something like 61-35.

Our second game was against the "Impeding Cousins" (Tau/ Necrons), another set of great opponents.  This game we had a better opening and were able to jump out to the lead and hold on to the lead.  We were only able to get through 2 Rounds, but we managed the win an we were sitting at 1-1 for the day.

With Game #1 starting 15 minutes late, and Game #2 starting even later after lunch, Game #5 was not going to be starting till 5:00 PM and not ending till 8:00 PM, so we decided to wrap it up early and withdraw from Game #3 and check into our room and go look for a place for dinner.  We were actually both tired from the drive and long day.

"Motor City Mayhem" is an event I would actually return to again in the future.  If it stays in the same month though, it may be a little tough with AdeptiCon usually being held the month before, but we shall see what happens for next year.

My painting is still at a stand still with my 'Repulsor Executioner' just sitting on my painting table, half painted.  I might be able to get some more work done on it this Saturday morning.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 2

April 19, 2021

April 12, 2021

April 5, 2021

March 29, 2021

Weekly Chronicle 2021 #13

It has been the same ole, same ole for painting lately.  I really thought I would be finished with my 'Repulsor Executioner' this month, but now it is looking slimmer and slimmer.

We did manage a 2000 point test game of Warhammer 40,000 yesterday where my son was playing one of our "test lists" for the upcoming 'Motor City Mayhem' and I played a combination of Black Templars/Salamanders.  This was a close game and I actually lost 70-74, which is a good thing, since my "real" list actually won.

We have less than two weeks to decide on our final lists, and I am still torn between two different 1000 point variants that I have.  I need to make a final decision this weekend.

March 22, 2021

March 15, 2021

Weekly Chronicle 2021 #11 (Warhammer 40,000 Battle Report)

Well, I actually got a couple of Warhammer 40,000 games played over the weekend, much better than the previous two weeks.

With the "Motor City Mayhem" Team event coming up on April 23rd, it was time to get back to testing 1000 point lists and trying to finalize which I liked better.

So for this past weekend, we played two games, one on Saturday, one on Sunday and left the table/mission identical for both games, just changed sides of the table and our lists.

My list for Saturday I felt was a pretty balanced list for me, and I was extremely happy with the results, grant it I got first Turn of the game so my Imperial Fists came out of the gate shooting.

I concentrated on my two biggest threats which were the Razorback with Assault Cannons and the Hellblaster Squad, once those were eliminated I concentrated on the rest of the army.  My Imperial Fists won 88-23.

As I mentioned above, on Sunday we swapped sides and I played a different list.  I cut down my Eradicator Squad from four to three models and replaced my Tactical Squad with an Impulsor Transport.

I was not luckily enough to get first Turn in this game, so I had to wait it out for half a turn before the fire power started.  Unfortunately my Impulsor took some damage from a Razorback with a Lascannon, enough that it brought it down a level in Movement so I had to rethink my plan.

Playing with Transports is always a tricky situation for me, not knowing when to jump out or stay in.  I managed to get my Primaris Techmarine closer to the Impulsor and at least heal some damage.

This game was an uphill battle for my Imperial Fists, but come the late Rounds in the game (3-5) I managed to turn it around to my advantage.  In Round 5 all that was left of the Dark Angels was a Hellblaster Squad, seeing how I had bottom of Round 5, I elected to eliminate the last remaining Squad.  My Imperial Fists won this one 83-31.

At this point, I am still undecided on which list I like best :(

March 8, 2021

March 1, 2021

Weekly Chronicle 2021 #9

Unfortunately nothing at all was done hobby/gaming wise last week or weekend, it wa a really lazy week for me.

It is now March, and we shall see how this month goes.  Usually it is the month of AdeptiCon and we would all be getting ready for that event...well, obviously not this year.

As of now, Motor City Mayhem is still on for next month....I am hoping that the event will still be a "go" as we get closer.

February 22, 2021

Weekly Chronicle 2021 #8

In all honesty, it does not look like anything will be completed for the month of April.  I am slowing working on a 'Repulsor Executioner' for Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Fists army, I finished the assembly, primed the model, and started working on some base coats, but I do not think it will be completed by this weekend which would mark end of February, March will see the completion of this model for sure.

On Saturday we got in another game of Warhammer Age of Sigmar, 1000 points once again and I decided to fly/try a "Barak-Ziflyn" list this time (so both of my Guhaulers can carry a 5 dwarf Rifle Unit).  This was another uphill battle for my Kharadron Overlords going down early in Victory Points but managed to claw my way back for a 20-16 victory.  I have enough models assembled to try a 1500 point game, but my son is still lacking in assembled models for his Stormcast Eternals, and then we both still have quite a bit to assemble to get us to 2000 points.

Sunday was a nice relaxing day for me where I started on some of my base colors for the "Repulsor Executioner" and then in the early afternoon my son and I decided to go through our 1000 point Warhammer 40,000 lists for the upcoming Motor City Mayhem Team Tournament in April, the Team Packet was finally released in the morning so we could look over the army building rules.  I think we both decided on 1000 points that we like each, and can take advantage of each others strengths, I am just hoping that one of our ideas that we want to run (his Unit in my Transport) will be allowed, I do not see anything in any rule that would not allow this.

So what is in the works for this week? it is all up in the air....any free time I will try and continue painting (or assembling KO) and I am not sure what we will be playing this weekend to wrap up the month of February.