October 26, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #43

With being on vacation last week, absolutely nothing was done last week except cutting out some foam trays on Sunday for my 'Primaris Invader ATV's'.

I am not really sure what the plan is for this week modeling wise, I may try and assemble a few models if time allows later this week.

For the upcoming weekend, we are going to get in a game of Warhammer 40,000 on Saturday, just not sure yet on the size of game and what army I want to play.  So many choices now.....

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 0

October 19, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #42

With getting ready to leave on vacation last week, no painting was completed (no shock, my painting has been really slow as of late).

My son and I did squeeze in a 500 point game of Warhammer 40,000 on Saturday just before I left, and I got to break out my T'au and squeaked out victory using the "Open War" cards.

I also managed to assembly my three new 'Primaris Invader ATV's', as of now I am not sure when they will hit the painting table, I would like to get in a few games first and see how they do.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 1

October 13, 2020

W40K: Inbound T'au Empire

Yea, yea, yea I know, another army, but this deal was to good to not to pick it up.  On Thursday, someone somewhat local posted the contents of a Battleforce T'au Empire, Pathfinders and some extra Drones for $50.  The value of those items is easily over $220, so at $50 it was a steal, or in my case a nice start to a new T'au army, so on Friday night I made the drive and met the seller for my new army.

Most of the models are already assembled (minus the Devilfish) and basecoated the standard T'au color scheme.  I decided that I am going to change up that paint scheme to something a bit easier for me, but that may not be for awhile still.  For now, I decided to glue on the weapons for the Commander and the XV8 Suits, he had built them with the idea of magnetizing all the weapons, but I will not be going that route, for me, this army will be used just to change it up a bit from playing Space Marine.  On the Commander I went with the quad Fusion Blaster build to have some fun with him, and on the XV8's, they all have Pulse Rifles and Missile Pods, two have a Burst Cannon and one also has a Fusion Blaster.

Once I get the Devilfish assembled, I am looking at a 1000 point army with these guys.  I am hoping to maybe playtest them before our weekend away in November, if not, they will then be coming with for a game there with us.

October 12, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #41 (New Codex Space Marine Test Game)

Still a pretty slow week modeling wise, but at least on Saturday afternoon we got in a game of Warhammer 40,000.  With the release of the new Space Marines Codex on Saturday, we drove down to our local LGS down in South Bend, IN and picked up a copy.  When we got back home we setup the table for a quick 1000 point "Open War" game.

I got lucky pretty lucky and the Objective we pulled was basically to annihilate the opponent, no Objective Markers... I was OK with that as it gave me a chance to see how much my shooting got nerfed.

My Imperial SteelFists (yea, I thought of a new name based on my color scheme) did get the win by like 300 points, but the core of my army, my 'Centurions' really got hit pretty hard (and went up in points).  They honestly did not do too much damage before they were taken out in Assault.  The MVP unit of the game were probably a 3 man Unit of 'Eradicators'.

More testing is going to be needed, but I have a feeling it will become 'Eradicators' as the new core of my army, we shall see.

To add to that, I did pick up 3 boxes of new 'Primaris Invader ATV' while we were at the LGS.  I was thinking about making them all Melta based, but I may leave the gun un-glued (I hear it is easily swappable) in case I decide to ever run the Gatling gun.  The Meltas would really help with my Turn 1 Doctrines, so for now I am leaning toward that build.  My goal is to get them quickly assembled so I can see how they do on the tabletop.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 1

October 5, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #40

Once again it was another pretty slow week.  Part of the reason is the release of the new upcoming Space Marines Codex that will be available for purchase this Saturday October 10th, 2020.

Pre-orders were made available this past Saturday and I placed my order with Discount Games.  This means I will not have it right on release day, but it did save me 15% over MSRP.  My son will be picking up his Codex/Cards from our LGS Fantasy Games, so we will then have a copy right away in hand.

Once we get this Codex in our hands, games will slowly pick back up so we can test out all of our Units and see what got better and what got worse.  I am a little afraid to see what happens to my Imperial Fists.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 0

September 28, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #39

Just like last week, it was a pretty slow week for the hobby, but at least on Saturday we did get in a game of X-Wing and I was able to even out my record to 4-4.

The new Space Marie Codex for Warhammer 40,000 should be coming out in about 2 weeks, once we get that book in our hands, I am sure we will be updating our lists and getting in a few test games.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 1

September 21, 2020

September 14, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #37

Nothing new really to report this past week as nothing was accomplished.  This past Saturday was another Games Workshop Preview event where they showed off some more of the new Space Marines that will be coming out soon, so I was excited for that.

Mainly from what was previewed, I am really liking these 2 Units/Models.

The 'Heavy Intercessor Squad' will be a new Troop choice, I can really see my Imperial Fists rocking these guns.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 0

September 7, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #36

With being away on vacation all last week, not much was going to get painted, and when I arrived home we had company for the weekend, so nothing was completed model wise.

We did get a few games in over the weekend.  Our friend Frank from Indian drove up late Thursday night and I was able to get in 3 games of Warhammer 40,000 in on the weekend.  First was a 3 way battle at 500 points each, then a 1500 point 2 vs 1 match up and finally another 3 way battle at 1000 points each.

With those 3 games played over the weekend, that brought my total games played of Warhammer 40,000 to 30 for the year, which was the goal I had set at the beginning of the year.  So with all the events cancelled for the year, I am glad I still was able to hit this goal.  Looks like 40 is probably doable for the year, but I think 50 may be pushing it (we shall see).

I do have 1 model currently on my painting table, not sure when he will get done, it may be a bit as work will be hectic for the next couple of weeks.

Models Completed: 0

Games Played: 3

August 31, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #35

This past week was not too bad, at least a model for Warhammer 40,000, I completed (my 'Invictor Tactical Warsuit') and my son and I squeezed in a 1000 point game of Warhammer 40,000 on Saturday using the "Open War" gaming cards to setup our mission.

For that game, I decided to break out my Black Templars and surprised my son with them, I really thought I was going to lose this game as I was outnumbered greatly (I decided to use a 'Land Raider Crusader' as a Transport.  The main objective of the game was to pick up the Objective from the center of the board and hang onto until end of the Battle Round 5.  We had a lot of Fight phases in this game with them starting fairly early in the game (a change from playing Imperial Fists) and my Black Templars held there own, actually so well that I managed to squeak out the Win (barely).  It was a cheezy Move, but it was still movement (Falling Back out of combat to retrieve the Objective at the bottom of Round 5).

Well this week I am on a much needed vacation and will be heading up North for most of the week, but when I come back a long time friend (Gamer Addict Frank) will be coming up on Friday and spending the weekend getting in some game.  It will be a decent mixture of Warhammer 40,000, X-Wing , Arena Rex and probably some MeSBG.  So stay tuned.....

Models Completed: 1
Games Played: 1