July 13, 2009

W40K: July Updates

As mentioned in the post below, I'm slowly getting out of my GW rut and playing some W40K games. I usually need a goal/upcoming event to get me motivated to paint again. So on August 15th, 2009 Adeptus Windy City will be starting an "AWC Tournament Series" (similar to the old days of Tournament Trackers but without the point standings) with a tournament held once a month using the Adepticon rules/scoring criteria. So "NO" painted armies allowed, which is a great thing. So, I'm not much into the tournaments anymore, but this series has a lot of my friends attending so I signed my son and myself up just so we can have a good time.

The first event will be 1750 points. I'm 250 points short on my sons Salamander army at the moment. I have three options I'm looking at to get him from 1500 to 1750. Due to costs/time I am going with adding a Land Raider Redeemer to his army (we already have the model, see post earlier this year) and I believe I can quickly paint one up for him.

For myself, I know my Imperial Guard will not be done (not much progress on them except for assembly) so I'm thinking of running a Dark Angels list led by Belial (one unit of scoring Terminators) or one of my Black Templar lists. I'm still undecided but I'm leaning towards the Dark Angels. More than likely the list I play here will be the list I play in the "Wild West Shootout" this October in Phoenix, AZ.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks while I make my final decisions........

W40K: Planetstrike Has Arrived

Well, this has been long overdue. Sorry for the lack of updates. With a vacation to Houston at the end of June / beginning of July, and in a rut for GW games, not much was really done last month.

I did manage to paint up my Soviet HQ and a platoon of Soviet T34/85 Tanks, other than that, really did not do any painting.

I'm slowly coming out of my GW rut and did get a game of W40K in against my son on Friday night and it was a good game. I'm still not really feeling it though for the other games. Must be because its summer.......

So while I was on vacation, GW released their newest expansion for W40K called Planetstrike. Friday night while at the GW Bunker getting a game in, I decided to pick up a copy (lately I'm playing more for the fun of the game, rather than the competition) so I'm hoping Planetstrike will be a nice change for those types of games.

I've have not yet had a chance to peruse the book (also picked up the last copy of White Dwarf, so I've been reading that). Hopefully I'll be able to peruse the book a bit later today. If I do get the chance to do so, I may quickly build up two lists and head out to the Bunker tonight. But we'll see. The next two days will be busy at work, so I may not have a chance to play until Thursday or Friday.