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Monday, March 12, 2012

Where are all the Space Wolves?

It seems like Space Wolves had been the new face of 40k for what seems like forever. Tony even did amazing with them on the tourney scene which seemed to only add fuel to the fire that they seemed to be the top dog around still. It’s a solid balanced book and while the haters are going to hate away the reality is the book has still stood the test of time IMO. It is a very valid and top contender still. Yet.. perhaps it’s just me but it seems like they are MIA lately. Even when I read about events around the country the Wolves seem to be hibernating someplace.

Were the majority of Space wolf player’s power players that jumped to the GK’s as the new power player on the block? This would line up with the timing I suppose and explain the LARGE number of GK players I see at events or did the release of Necrons make wolf players feel like it was time to go in a different direction?

Necron’s has been a sleeper army it appears. On paper the codex looks like it is lacking or missing something, yet I keep seeing them perform well. Like Skynet they seem to be the unexpected element that catches us by surprise. They are doing well at events which surprises me personally. Not because I don’t like the book, but more so that I expected the normal builds to be about turn and board control. They would be a play the mission army and try to win by one objective using trickery. However they seem to be doing much better than that. Necrons are winning and showing on top tables and being more of a force than I originally predicted them to be.

The current state of meta brings up several interesting questions I think.

Are the Necrons doing well because they are a top tier codex, will they stand the test of time or are they getting that extra power from being a newer book, while the meta adjusts and people get used to playing the new kids on the block?

Are GK’s falling short? I see that people appear to be playing them more and more, but they aren’t pulling out the strong wins or victories I see them still only being on par with IG and Crons lately. Will people get aggravated and move back to SW’s? I also see people who have been doing amazing with them backing off of them because they want to play something different. Could this again see a rise in Wolf players?

Friday, March 2, 2012

ForgeWorld SKIN WOLVES - ARCANE FROGS

I know that all over the blog sphere its old post day or something of that nature. I have old posts that people enjoyed that I could have thrown up, and I had considered it, but Forgeworld has new shiny cool pictures of NEW shiny models which seems so much cooler and interesting. =P So at the risk of being shunned by the blogger community for breaking what may be some kind of long standing tradition? (I honestly have no clue) I am going to post Forgeworld pictures since that's what we do here. =P




Thursday, March 1, 2012

Quick break then back to the grind

Hola out there in inter web land. Everyone tends to enjoy this hobby in a slightly different fashion. I think that I am a player more than a hobby person, in fact I might be a player that secretly wants to be a hobby person? I have really stepped my modelling game up the last year but, I say that because I find myself again in this place where I am building or grinding out models to hit a deadline so I can play or test a list at a event. I seem to be in this type of spot often and I don't know how many of you out there feel my pain lol.

I have been prepping for Adepticon and building my prettiest most mod'd army to date the GK's. However since I am a glutton for punishment as I playtest my original design I of course want to tweak and try out different things sigh... This weekend locally is CincyCon which is a fun little event. They are hosting the CAG tourney there which should be around 40 to 50 people. A great place to do some more list testing for Adepticon in my point of view!!! So I had to find time in my schedule to build the changes I wanted to try to my list. It looks like I'll make it though and it helps that nothing needs to be fully painted until the ADEPTICON dead line. =P So primer forces of testing goodness GOOO!!!.

Also I wanted to point out that this weekend is INDYOPEN a event one of our club mates is hitting up this year and a event I hope to hit up next year. I also know the guys from 11th company will be there so all the fun will be ruined! j/king they are cool guys and that means that if from no one else we will get some good coverage of the event. (If you 11th company jabroni's are reading this good luck!! and I hope Pat and Neil end up playing each other because then Pat normally complains and let's face it that's amusing on the show)

Well I suppose I need to unglue my fingers and finish up so I can be ready Saturday morning. Expect event coverage and some battle reports of some kind incoming.
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