Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The "real" top 5 lists for Runefang

Hello again

So these will be my predictions for Runefang VI.  Like Pete has said, they are based on list design, player talent and the kind of armies present at Runefang.

#5 - Will Hoverd, Joel van der Ven-long, Sam Campbell, Mike King

Ok so a massive cop out here.  I couldnt split these guys to be honest.  If any of them want to be higher on my list, and I know they all read my blog, I do accept bribes of Russian virgins, and Sweet and Sour Pork on rice.  They are all strong players with really solid armies, competition will be tight.

#4 - Simon Switzer

Yes, thats right folks, Mr "I want bear cav waa waa waa" Switzer is my #4 pick.  If he can avoid any massive mistakes and not get mind fucked (again) by Mal first round, I can see his cannons and Organ guns seriously ruining some hobby.  He is  really starting to improve his game, and will be a contender.....God now we will never shut him up.

#3 - Jeff Kent

Jeff has brought THE most annoying army list in Warhammer. Clouds of fucking skinks backed up by solid blocks of Saurus.....oh no wait, sorry got that wrong.  Jeff had a unit of Saurus at Natcon, but obviously the weird sized bases and non ability to shoot seriously hindered his gameplay.  Jeff is a real solid player, and with this army will be real strong.

#2 - Pete Dunn

So considering Pete might be too humble to pick himself, I will pick him.  Nasty as fuck army with the "Oh, I am in trouble here, turn around so you cant hurt me haha" Bell list, he was hard to go past. But I did. If I play you Pete, can you please explode the Bell, cheers.

#1 - Ryan Lister

Really like this list.  I know that it is the usual Black Knight bus list with super choppy Vamp lord, but I think it is time it has won a tournament.  The three units of Vargheists really help the list function, although the new FAQ hinders this slightly.  It will be super tight at the top, but I think it will pip Pete to the post.

As for me, probably mid table.  I would be really happy with top 5.  Haven't used the CD's in ages, so will be rusty.  Although, if all else fails I can cheat my way through as some people might not know the CD rules!

See y'all on the weekend.

Monday, 22 April 2013

WOC army ideas take II


So while I await the arrival of my army from the northern wastes, I have been running possible army lists through my head and Quartermaster.

I am definitely running a Daemon Prince, but am a little bit sketchy on making it my Lvl4 wiz as well.  I really dont want that many points sucking its self off down a hole!  So I decided to see if I could get a Sorcerer lord and a DP in my list, and this is what I came up with.

Sorcerer Lord lvl 3 Slaanesh Lore
Chaos familiar

Daemon Prince
Chaos armour
Dragon bane Gem
Charmed Shield
Soul Feeder
Scaled Skin
Sword of Striking

Tzeentch Exalted BSB
Daemonic Mount
Third eye
Enchanted Shield

5 Vanguarding dogs
5 Vanguarding dogs
5 Vanguarding dogs

21 Slaaneshi Warriors

Slaanesh Chariot

Slannesh Gorebeast Chariot
Slannesh Gorebeast Chariot

6 Hellstriders
Muso - Std

Warshrine Slaanesh

4 Skullcrushers
Ensorcelled weapons

The only thing i would like is flight on the DP, but there is no points left.  I also have no scroll.  My last 3 tournament lists have had no scroll, and I will continue this trait.

Laters dudettes.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Army list for Runefang

Hey Hey Hey

So here is my list for Runefang.  I have had one practice game with the list, and got thoroughly curb stomped by Sam and his Nurgle Daemons, so not a good start.  I will try to get a couple more in before the tournament.

I also havent run Chaos Dwarfs at a tournament for a while, so will be interesting to see how they go.

Sorceror Prophet - Level 4 Hashut - Charmed Shield - Preservation - Arabyan Carpet

Hobgoblin Khan - Wolf - Spear - Dragonbane Gem
Infernal Castellan BSB - Shield - Dragonhelm - Opal Amulet
Bull Centaur Taur'ruk - Enchanted Shield - Dawnstone - Sword of Might

29 Infernal Guard - FC - Swiftness
20 Hobo's - Bows - muso
20 Hobo's - Bows - muso

5 Bull Centaurs - FC - Great Weapons - Shields
Magma Cannon

Kdaaii Destroyer

So first off, flying level 4 general. A lot of the Hashut spells are shorter range, so with the carpet I can get in range easier.  Can perform the role of the Taurus without buying the Taurus...I think.

Also for the third tournament in row, I have taken no Dispel Scroll.  To be honest, out of 14 games, probably missed it once, so not that bad......I think.

Notice also the movement 4 Dwarfs! 

When we recieve the lists, I will do my picks.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013

WOC army list.

Hey guys

Its like the calm before the storm for me at the moment.  After selling my Orcs and Goblins to a good home, you will be missed my big hulking albinos, I am awaiting on the arrival of all my pieces for my Warriors army.

Every model in the army will be converted, and all will be Slaanesh themed.  The army list side of things will be a mix of marks. 

This will be my Daemon Prince. Wings will be added.

My BSB. Might do a head and shield swap.
The basic warriors will be Phoenix Guard mixed with Hellstrider pieces.  Gorebeast chariots will be pulled by the Dark Eldar Parasite engines, suitably converted up.  My Skullcrushers will be Dragon Princes converted with Hellstriders and other stuff.

This is the list I am aiming towards.

Slaaneshii Daemon Prince - Lvl 4 Slaanesh - Chaos Armour - Fly - Scaled Skin - Soulfeeder - Allure of Slaanesh - Sword of Striking - Dragonbane gem - Charmed Shield

Tzeentch BSB - GW - Daemonic Mount - Preservation - Third Eye - Shield

18 Slaaneshii Warriors - FC - Halberds - Shields - Swiftness
5 Vanguard Dogs
5 Vanguard Dogs
5 Vanguard Dogs
Slaaneshii Chariot

6 Hellstriders - Muso
Gorebeast Chariot - Slaanesh
Gorebeast Chariot - Slaanesh
6 Khorne Ogres - FC - Great Weapons

4 Skullcrushers - Std - Muso

So not the "net build" but things I want to try and see how they go.  The Khorne Ogres are the unit I can play around with and maybe drop.  No Chimeras though.

So after spending along time trying to convince Mr Wadsworth to add Chaos Knights to his list because they are awesome....I haven't taken any!  Mainly because of the modelling.  I am using Dragon Princes for Skull crushers, so don't really know what to make the knights out of.   I used to run 2 units of Knights in 7th and all through 8th and they were great.

Thoughts welcome guys.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Hey hey hey..

So NATCON was run during the Easter break.  8 games over 3 days, total marathon hammer.  18 gamers showed up, and the mix was good with some experienced, and some not so experienced generals showing up to smash face with their basically uncomped armies.

I had 8 tough games against 8 great opponents. I ended up going 7-1 and taking out the tournament which I was thrilled about.  I had never won a two day event before let alone a three dayer!
Now in some circles I am known as having the "day two jitters", which I have proven correctly on a couple of occasions, so mI was determined not to do it here.  Simon and I grudged first round, so I knew the tournament was going to start with a fun game and a big win for me.....Just kidding mate, I was actually worried about the matchup!

I ended up playing Dwarfs, Lizards, Daemons, Lizards,VC, Lizards, Skaven and WoC in that order (I think)?  So pretty tough matchups, especially against Magic heavy lizards, and me having no wizards in the army!  Two of the Lizards were rockin metal, so very dangerous for the bus.  I had some good luck in games, and bad luck in others.  Against Simon I failed a 4" swiftstride charge to get my bus into Hammerers with hydra in the flank, with a juicy overrun into other block.  I had given the unit +1 attack from the Cauldron, so when they failed, they took an Organ gun to the face with no ward save...not pleasant.  Against the VC, bus took a charge from Vampire lords bus, I managed to kill 4 Black Knights, loosing only 1-2 of mine, and grinding them out over 2 rounds.  Helped by a flank charge from St7 Pendant lord.  Also in the last game against Woc, Stuart failed a 9 steadfast check with Nurgle warriors and lvl 4, allowing me to collect 900 odd points final turn.

People say you need a bit of luck to win a tournament, I guess their right!

My loss came against Jeff's Lizards game 1 day 2.  Meeting engagement, and over half my army started off the board... I played like a fucking chump this game, allowing my bus to get out of Cauldron range, thus no 2+ ward vs magic = dead bus.  After this game, I thought here we go again, day 2 and I fucked up. But I managed to pull it back, so I can hopefully now put the stigma behind me. :)

Thanks to Mike for running a very smooth tournament.

Mike has also given me the link to his Flickr account with over 200 really nice photos of the event.


Oh, and I also got my water bottle taken off me because I didn't buy the water from the canteen. Yeah. I don't mind supporting charity, but didn't my entrance fee go towards this?  Could rant some more, but cant be bothered.

Later Fuckers.