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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Road to CAG-BASH: Part 6

...cruising to the end of a long first day while a black (k)night falls


Welcome back to another exciting battle report!  I hope your 40k projects are going as well as mine are: I'm currently 90% of the way finished building my Tau!  I spent a LOT of time this weekend magnetizing the crap out of my army.  I should be able to run my 3  Crisis suits in any possible configuration with all the magnetizing and bits I bought.  I even magnetized all my drones!



But, back to CAG-Bash.  To recap: I'm up 2-0 in the tournament so far.  My first game against Daemons went well, but I barely squeaked out a win against Tyranids in the second round.  This will be my third battle for the day...and that makes for a looong day.  This was also a very interesting battle for me.  Remember in my Battle Report against Daemons how I was anguished about never having played them before?  Well, that's also true for this next battlle, because I'm up against...




Saturday, April 27, 2013

Adepticon 2013 - 40k Team armies pictures pt 1


Adepticon Coverage continues. Right away I want to let you know this is a long post of picture madness, so long that I had to split the thing into two articles because I took so many pictures. You guys said take pictures and by Damn I did. Possibly because you guys asked, possibly because there was that much cool stuff, or could be because I am Asian. >_< ...

Day 2 I spent playing in the 40k Team Event but before playing I walked the floor to take in the sites. If you have never seen a Adepticon Team event you are missing out. More people come to show off, and dress up or go for theme than to actually smash face. Normally a really fun event. Let's take a look at some of the awesome armies and display boards.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Adepticon 2013 - Crystal Brush Winners


Adepticon has come and gone in a blaze of nerd and paint filled fire!! The event is a massive Hobby explosion of events, classes, and vendors. This year STC was on site, as Lantz "THE MAN" was on site taking classes and absorbing knowledge to pass on. I was onsite taking in the events, playing games, and just in general being silly and having a great time. I took a massive amount of pictures, from my trip, and the team event day one. However let's jump into our Adepticon Coverage with the Crystal Brush Winners.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Road to CAG-BASH: Part 5

...Bugs on the windshield, and I'm all out of Windex



I’m up 1-0 in the tournament after winning my first game.  And I’m feeling pretty good about it.  However, as soon as the second round pairings went up, my stomach dropped.

Tyranids.



I hate Tyranids.  I couldn’t tell you what it is about them, but I always perform poorly against bugs.  I think they get a bad rap on the interwebz.  Tyranids are a tough army, and they have a lot of tricks in 6th edition that can push them to be top contenders.  The sheer number of Monstrous Creatures they are able to field can be overwhelming. 

However, I have one thing going for me this game that I think will tip things in my favor…

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Road to CAG-BASH: Part 4

...Making good time

So here we are.  CAG-Bash.  The Big Dance.  Varsity League.  My first large tournament!  CAG-Bash is a relatively large and growing event that occurs annually in Southwest Ohio (if you live in the area, check it out!) and draws people from Lexington to Dayton.  It's not as big as any of the National tournaments each year, like Adepticon, or the Bay Area Open, but at least to this first timer, it seemed pretty big.  The tournament had 34 participants this year, which seems like a good number.  And it grows every year!  I'm fortunate enough that I live in an area where 40k is very popular.  I can walk in to my local store almost any day of the week and find someone playing.  On Saturdays, the store is usually packed, which is great.

But this was not my local game store on a Saturday.  This was serious business!



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tablescapes and Adepticon 2013



First off Tablescapes are awesome

I was going to do a nice write up but Citizensmith already did a great post with some Q and A with Mr Justin about the product and the direction he is going. If you don't know what this is then head over to Kickstarter and take a look.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1084069684/tablescapes-by-secret-weapon-miniatures

It's a fantastic option for people to have play tables at home that they can put away in a box easily I think plus the options for display boards is really cool. 

STC article on the subject can be found here with some nice Q and A
http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2013/04/tablescapes-by-secret-weapon-miniatures.html

Now as of Thursday Adepticon 2013 is going on. I'll be arriving on Friday sometime, and fellow STC member Lantz will also be making the rounds through out the event. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Grey Knight - Crusaders



First off as most of you have figured out the STC isn't going anyplace. The post about our demise was a April Fools joke, that honestly came across more serious and got more attention than we expected or intended. I do want to say thank you to all the followers, readers, and people in general who contacted us through various means to support us, and ask for more information. We don't plan on going anyplace and a letter from a lawyer wouldn't change that lol. BOLS did not send us any letter telling us to pack it up, and was in no way involved or notified about our post. (No bad intentions toward the BOLS crew with the post)

Now having said that let's jump back into other things. I continue to work on my Grey Knight forces and still am having fun doing so at this point. So far we have.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Road to CAG-BASH: Part 3

...Hitting some turbulence




Today's update (yes, a day late, I know.  Better than 2 days late, I'm slowly getting better.) takes us to the second (and last) Primer tournament before the big showdown at CAG-Bash.  Once again, I'm only going to report on the last of the three battles I had that day.  The first two games went quickly, and I ended up tabling (or almost tabling) both of my opponents.  They were good games though.  The final game proved to be a very challenging matchup: Necron versus Necron!  May the best robot win!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Road to CAG-BASH: Part 2

…First time behind the wheel





It's not Tuesday!  I know, I know, I said I would post one of these every Tuesday.  I had some issues with finding a good program to write up my battle reports, and with Tau coming out this week...yeah, I was busy.  I will do my bestest to have the next one up by Tuesday.  So....on to the first Battle Report!

If you remember from my last post, this is my first "primer" tournament before CAG-Bash.  I've created my list, and we're trying it out for the first time.  This primer was 3 games over the course of one Saturday.  For the sake of simplicity, I'm not reporting on the first two games of this primer, partly because I don't really remember them and partly because...well, they ended pretty decisively.  Nothing against my opponent's, they were both very nice gents, but I won both games handily.

However, the final game was a different story.  I went into the third and last game of the day undefeated, against none other than Drkmorals!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Adepticon FAQ and Demons Quick Thoughts

So Adepticon updated it's FAQ when it comes to Demons and there is some interesting things I wanted to point out since I don't think anyone else has taken a official side on some of this stuff. So most of these are in regard to the demon update the FAQ has several other ruling that are interesting and that are updated that I haven't listed here. I mainly focused on the Demon related stuff currently.


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