Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Eat your fill of turkey/ham and all the various sides of stuffing you to the size of a Plaguebearer. Then back to the tables of war with you.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Where's the Lion

I sit here looking over all the models I have collected over the years. Orks, Chaos, Daemons, Tyranids, etc.) but none of them burn to the core as much as the loss of my Dark Angels.

Over 10 years ago when I first entered a local gaming store and saw someone playing a friend on a 4x4 table with plastic toys I got hooked to Dark Angels. The story the fluff and everything in their at the time codex Angels of Death was great, and it just improved over the years. I am always a sucker for characters with internal struggle and the Dark Angels chapter was just dripping with it.

As of late though it's like GW has completely forgot about the 1st Legion. Of all their codex for there flag ship army (aka Space Marines) the Dark Angels one is sorely outdated and in need of a new life given to it. I see list after list claiming Dark Angels and there is hardly ever even a hint of green in them. Even more so all the things Dark Angels had that made them "OP" have been taken/stolen/absorbed and made better in other Space Marine variants.

Only all Biker Army - nope
Only all Terminators Army - nope
Plasma Cannon/Plasma tactical squads - nope.

I could go on but the point is. Besides the fluff what makes Dark Angels "special" anymore. Nothing really. Right now they are better as a story chapter then they are a table chapter.

Please. Please GW. Wake up and bring some glory back to the first sons!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Change is always changing

The current list is as follows

Tides of Madness - 1750 pt
BloodThirster w/ Unholy Might & Blessing of the Blood God
THearald w/ Chariot, Master of Sorc, Bolt & Breath
THearald w/ Chariot, Master of Sorc, Bolt & Breath

Bloodcrushers x 5
Fiends x 6

Horrors x 8 w/ Bolt & Changeling
Horrors x 5 w/ Bolt
Horrors x 5 w/ Bolt
Plague Bearers x 5
Plague Bearers x 5

Daemon Prince w/ Hide and Wings
Daemon Prince w/ Hide and Wings

I have been contemplating taking out the BT and throwing in 2 Khorne Heralds or a KHerald and a 3 THerald. Contemplated dropping 2 Crushers and seeing if I can tweak in a pack of Bloodletters, but I feel I am stepping to far form my themed list. Just can't think of a good way to theme Bloodletters into a pure Tzeentch'en theme.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Where the Warp meets the Interwebz

So I have recently joined a forum devoted to Chaos Daemons called The Daemonic Legion. It's orginal design was for Daemons in the Warhammer world were they have a weatlh of information. Recently they have dove into the realm of Daemons in Warhammer 40K. The 40K community is small mostly feed over from the Fantasy realm but I am hoping in time it will develop into as big a community as the Fantasy side (most likely about the time 40K Daemons gets a new dex..*shrugs* beggers can't be choosers).

Anyways there was talks about how there was little tactics on the 40k side of the forum, till a user "gibious" put up a thread asking about tactics people use. Always the ice breaker I decided to post a long winded post (as usual) about my 1750 all comers list I have used in the past. Giving some insight to those unfamiliar with Chaos Daemons a chance to see what I see. Check it out, if your a Daemon player, or just one who has seen how the play. Feel free to comment and help out this growing community for future players.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Building a Better Box

I have had some time to get more painting in (so weird seeing my Daemons with color on them, after all the countless games of primer black daemons). Now I just need a better way to take pictures. I have been looking into photo boots and how people take pictures of thier minatures and have learned several tactics that I hope to employee like the photo booth, no direct lighting and turn the flash off. Hope to have some new pics up soon.