Friday, November 28, 2014

Oldtimers 2015 - Warhammer 40,000 2nd Edition Tournament

It had to happen!

I've bitten the bullet, booked a date and am now in the throws of getting the rules together.

Build an army (worthy of Mordor) equal to or less than 1500 points.

More information once I've proofed and sorted the old rules from other rules that keep wanting to creep in from other editions.

Event will be:

Date:   16th May 2015
Where:  The Blind Pig Games Club, The Finnish Hall, 62 Newnham Road, Mount Gravatt, Queensland, 4122 (Australia for people from OS looking in)

A one day event, 3 rounds.

So that's the main information I wanted to convey.  So you have 5 months to sort your lists and remember how to play 2nd Edition.



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

40K 2nd Edition Games - Eldar vs Tyranids - 2000pts

What a corker of a game I had today with Mark R.

Moments of Note:
Wraithguard got an advanced deployment and toasted the Exocrine before it could attack.
My Farseer being gobbled up by Daemonic Attack (I rolled a 1 at the most unfortunate of times).
Carnifax soaked up more damage than I could believe (10 wounds).  Survived against everything I could throw at it, multimelta missiles, lascannons and heavy plasma cannon.  Got it in the end with a krak grenade.
Eldar Scouts are not effective against Tyranids (needle sniper rifles not work).
Hormaguants were very effective.
Genestealers gut everything they come against.
Warpspider like the warp and dissappear rather than fight.  Yes all three fell victim to the warp!
Biovores got to fire all five rounds of spores.

Looking forward to another game.

Wraithguard taking out the Exocrine.

Guardian gun line that failed to take my objective or gun down
hordes of Tyranids.

Some Tyranids deployed for frist turn.

Termagents ignoring the Wraithguard.

Wraithlord advancing to engage Carnifax.  Badly wounded it,
did 7 wounds, but not enough to stop it carving the dreadnought
to pieces.

Dark Reapers thinning the horde.

1st round of sustained fire, 10 dice, 4 jams.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Eldar Harlequins for 40K 2nd Edition

This Wednesday I will be having my first game of 40K 2nd Ed in a very long time.  I think 1998 may have been the last time I played a game.

At the time I had a friend who painted very well and he was agreeable to paint my Harlequins for me (at a price of course, friendship is so negotiable).  While I may have been able to paint them to his level, I just didn't have the time or patience.

I am glad to be able to say I still have these beautiful models.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Dark Eldar to Eldar

We all go through a "white" period.  Yes I did it, and yes I failed, so much so that my Eldar will be have either a dip in the dettol or they will go yellow!

I wanted at the time a female Seer Council for my Eldar, which GW didn't do at the time.  The female Dark Eldar were perfect for the job.  No shuriken pistols at the time either so I had to do some cutting and transplanting to make it all come together.  In the end, I was happy with the work.

My Eldar Guardians had a Dark Elf feel to them.  In the rules at the time Guardians could go close combat (really, who would have done that).  I had plenty of spear men from my Dark Elf project left over so I made the spear the close combat weapon.

White, what can I say, not an easy colour to work with.  Because I varnish all my figures, white does not deal well with it, becoming slightly yellow from the varnish (not the colour, just the fact that the varnish dries that yellowish colour).

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time to move things around.

I admit that I'm one of those people who hates furniture or any other fixture in my house staying in one place for ever.  I am constantly moving things around to attempt and maximize my limited space.

Two of the bookcases I have are the cheap laminate chip board ones.  My lower story is prone to flooding in severe weather, and as such the chipboard bookcases don't last for long.  The soak up the water likely a thirsty camel in the desert.  Hence one bookcase is being recycled for the hobby room, to store all those figures awaiting a lick of paint.

My wife does AVON, and as such I get to keep her delivery boxes when she's finished with them.  However I just didn't have enough of them and had to pop into my local Bunnings to acquire some storage boxes.  AUS$2.50 doesn't sound like an expensive purchase, I bought 8 thinking that should be enough for one bookcase.  Wrong all that did was empty 3 of 5 shelves.

One of things that always happens when I clean and move things is I find games and all sorts of things I'd forgotten about.  I found my childrens (ok they are really mine) Pokemon games for the Nintendo.  Four years worth of bills (paid) which only made me depressed when I looked at how much my power bill has increased.  Then some games!

Sprayed everything with surface spray to deter the crawlies.

Just a small selection of boardgames and such from
the 1980's on wards unearthed in cleaning.  

Three shelves that now store my rules collection.
Just a few for 30+ years of collecting.