Thursday, April 29, 2010

Playing Eldar: The First Outing

In the Rocket City, we have a pretty good group of 40k gamers. A lot of us play in our little clusters most of the time (such as the handful that join me at my apartment). The local club, HAAWGS, has been setting up game nights for the last few months in an attempt to get everyone out and mingle a little more. Tonight is one such night, and my Eldar are going to take their first trip away from home.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Playing Eldar: Starting from the beginning

While I have only been playing 40k for about two and a half years, my interest in the hobby goes back to my days in high school, when I played many different CCGs to pass the time on the weekends.  Almost every weekend while I was playing, I would get to see a glimpse of the 40k universe as numerous RTTs were run at the store.  Many times I was tempted to pick up this game, and one army stood out among the others with their hovering ships and and sleek, elegant lines.

The War for Achilles Upsilon

As I mentioned previously, I am running a Planetary Empires campaign for some friends, and I will be using the Dark Angels codex throughout to represent my Platinum Angels. While this is not a competitive event, it is a great way to get more games in, and thus become more familiar with an army. Each of the other players in the campaign is mostly working on a new army, so all are unfamiliar with how things should work. It'll be a great learning experience. If I had started Eldar before we got things off the ground, I'd probably be playing Eldar in the campaign instead and be in much the same position. Instead I'll be using Eldar for all my other games outside of the upcoming 'Ard Boyz event.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My list for 'Ard Boyz

'Ard Boyz 2010 is just around the corner, and after some lengthy discussion with some folks over at Bolter and Chainsword I have come up with the following list. I feel it has a proper mix of what is needed to succeed, and that by choosing the appropriate deployment or use of reserves for each matchup it will fair well.

I have chosen to use my Dark Angels successor chapter which I have been using for over two years now. I have developed my skills in the game with this army, and it is the one I am most comfortable with. I will point out that I am using Codex: Dark Angels and bringing in Daemonhunters as allies for psychic protection and some added oomph rather than spinning off into the Space Marines or Space Wolves codices.

Fancy new banner

After about 50 minutes of fun in photoshop, I have constructed a banner for the blog. I'm still debating what sort of standalone pages or other things I will be adding, so I'm going to refrain from setting up any extra navigation for the time being. I'm going to modify the stylesheets a bit more to get the basic colors where I want them, and then I will get onto proper 40k material.

Emerging from the Warp

I've been following a fair few blogs on Warhammer 40k for a while now as a lurker. I have been playing a successor chapter to the Dark Angels since November 2007, and I have just now branched out into the world of Eldar. I'm going to spend some time configuring the look of the place, and then I'm going to take you all on a journey into my little gaming world. The vast majority of my posts will be related to Warhammer 40k, but I will probably be discussing some RPGs (primarily 4th edition D&D), movies, and other things that pique my own interests.

I should have something up here soon. It's a slow day at work and I have the opportunity to waste it away here.


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