Eldar and Stuff

Friday, May 31, 2013

The wait is almost over! I plan on picking up the new Eldar codex first thing tomorrow and spending a good part of the weekend going through it. Like everyone else, I'll probably do some write ups on what I find interesting and all that jazz. My initial focus will be evaluating what this new book can do for my Dark Eldar and Marine armies. I'd like to nail down a couple 1850 point lists so I can plan out what all I need to get done between now and the end of August. It should be a fun ride :)

Warhammer Quest on iOS

Thursday, May 23, 2013

On May 30th, Warhammer Quest will be released for iOS! Details here. Original source and video of the gameplay can be found here.

This is a nice surprise. I absolutely love the old boardgame and hope the iOS version will do the game justice. I wonder what other GW games are being worked on for other platforms...


Monday, May 20, 2013

We all know Flyers are one of the biggest changes to the game with 6th edition 40k. What's interesting is how the impact of Flyers continues to evolve from the initial release of the rule book with each new codex that gets updated. I remember reading a number of articles on what people thought of the new Flyer unit type and how it would shape the game we all know and love. Early on, only a small handful of armies actually had access to flyers and while Allies certainly opened up those options to other books who didn't have any, it still took time for players to begin regularly incorporating them into their lists.

1850 List Building

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hobby time has been tight this past month, but the one thing I can do pretty much anywhere is list build in my head. I'm focusing on 1850 points since that seems to be the magic number around here for any organized play. I also need to make a decision on which army to prepare for NOVA, now only a few short months away. The Necrons aren't really in the running anymore as I'm more interested in working on my other armies and I'm sure they will be well represented at the tournament anyway. That leaves Dark Eldar and Raptors as main army choices. Depending on the upcoming Eldar release, they are certainly under consideration as an allied detachment for either army if I can get them ready in time. So with that being said, here's the 2 most recent list ideas I've been kicking around. I'll start with the Raptors since this is the most recent (and I still have no idea which direction to go with DE at 1850):