Sunday, January 25, 2015

Its Sunday! - Editorial Time - Necrons, Channel and more News

It is Sunday. Time for me to discuss a few things that have mattered to me this week in gaming. A few things that I have on my mind as well as plans and what not.

The First Thing on my mind has been a plan for the Youtube Channel. (you can visit it HERE). I have been doing Battle Reports, Tacticas, Hobby and Collecting videos as well as other things. But! Sadly I can only do like one video a week, maybe two... So, I have to make sure that the videos that I  release are worth the time.
In the works I have the first ever BFG (Battle Fleet Gothic) battle report that will feature my Dark Eldar fleet vs Evan and his Space Marines. It was a fun game and the format is a bit different than the regular 40k batreps that I have released.

The Dark Eldar in space have been fun to explore. They dont have the survivability of some of the other races... but they do pack a punch when it comes to doing some damage when they get the alpha strike. So far, having a blast.

The Second Thing on my mind are the new Necrons! So far I am loving the new rumours and what it seems that the army will be able to do. Streamlining the army and making it more in line with the other codexes and armies that have been released recently. So! There are a few dedicated necron players in my area so we shall see how they are affected by it.

Image from Beasts of War:

Time will tell.

Well, I have spoken. Thanks for reading. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a msg or comment or email ! I love your feedback. I am trying to make two posts a week on the blog to make it worth following at least. The new year has been fun with the transition from the old podcast page to this...

Well, cheers!
Skari - out.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ancient Enemies! - 40k Battle Report - NECRONS vs Dark Eldar - 1500pts Malestrom

The End of an eon is upon us. The Necron menace is to undergo a transformation. The Old Codex is a gonner, in with the new! The three forms of playable Eldar in the 40k universe face off against the ancient Necron Menace! In this Very fun and fluffy battle report. Enjoy:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Battle Fleet Gothic! - Second Game with Dark Eldar - 40k Fleet Tactics and Hobby

The Dark Eldar are a piratical race in the warhammer 40k universe. And I have been learning how to use them in the depths of space combat within the game of Battle Fleet gothic! I have been gearing up a small but hard hitting fleet and I thought it would be a good idea to show it off.
This is my 750 pt fleet. It comprises a Torture class Carrier ,  3 Impailer Escorts, 3 Lance escorts and a "Succubus" class light cruiser.
I have also been working on some conversions for the fleet. There are some really cool tutorials online if you look for them.
So these are the basis for a couple more cruisers to play larger games. So! What do you Think?
We have also played a few games with the new fleet as well. I have filmed them and will be posting some battle reports on the youtube channnel HERE. My Goal is to reach 8000 subscribers on the youtube channel by the end of the Year and im currently at 4700, head over there for more cool 40k tactics and other hobby videos as well.

I played a small 400 pt game last time, this time Evan and I played a 750pt Game.

He ran a space marine army:
4!!!!! strike cruisers... nasty. They are slow, but they hit HARD and have amazing armour, and are all round fantastic ships. With good leadership.

The game was a blast. We had to call it early, the Dark Eldar were only slightly ahead in victory points, and thus, a draw was called. The Dark Eldar performed well, a good use of some initial mimic engine use put some great pressure on the marines. In future games I have to make sure I use more of the escort size ships as they are quite handy to have and move fast, and can use asteroid fields to their advantage.

Well. Thanks for reading!
Skari - out.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Dark Eldar in BattleFleet Gothic - First Game of 2015!

I had a game of BFG (Battle Fleet Gothic) and I liked it!

BFG is an un-supported by GW, specialist game that allows players to enact the space ship battles of the year 40,000. Deep and dark space. Its a lot of FUN!

Jason and I played a pair of cruisers (mid sized ships) against each other. I was playing my Dark Eldar fleet, a pair of "torturer" class cruisers against a grand cruiser and a regular cruiser (the names escape me).

It was a basic mission- a cruiser clash. The Dark Eldar won the roll to deploy, one cruiser on each flank, the chaos follow suit, the Nurgle marked admiral in his Plague grand cruiser surveying the Dark Kin's ships. It was their move, they were far away and the cumbersome chaos ships waited for them to move into the guns optimum ranges.

The dark eldar moved full speed ahead and the pirate flagship targeted the smaller chaos cruiser while the secondary cruiser moved into a supporting role. The firing was not impressive, with the lances simply blasting a shield with energy blasts.

In retaliation, the Dark Eldar flagship received the full brunt of both chaos capital ships, the ensuing broadsides left the ship crippled and limping with a damaged engine room!

In spectacular fashion, the remaining Dark Eldar cruiser 'Torture' targetted the Smaller Chaos cruiser with locked down weapons.

The gun batteries blasting the shields down and ripping into the ships hull, the phantom lances causing so much damage that the ship burst into flames and became a flaming hulk. Useless, and floating in the void. The ship drifted away from the main fighting, until the plasma drives overheated and the ship exploded. None of the other ships were affected.

The Nurgle Warmaster, raged at the loss of his cohort, focused his hatred against this new foe. With another well aimed barrage, the chaos grand cruiser blasted the Smaller Dark Eldar ship, and crippled it as well!

Meanwhile, on the edge of space. The dark eldar flagship repaired its engines, just in time to get back into the action. Powering as much as it could to its main armament both Dark Eldar ships turned to face the Bloated floating puss filled ship. Sporradic fire pierced the forcefields and left scorch marks upon the hull.

Relenting from the barrage, the Chaos Admiral moved in for the kill. Targeting the Dark Eldar command ship, blasting it, critically damaging it by hitting the bridge and killing all inside. The Dark Eldar vessel was now useless, drifting helplessly in space.

The remaining Dark Eldar vessel gave swift pursuit, unable to stay out of the arc of the chaos guns, stripping rotten bits from the corrupt vessel. The Chaos cruiser eventually silencing the dark eldar guns.

The, wounded, but victorious Chaos fleet offering up their spoils to their Rot - God.

Hope you enjoyed the report!
Thanks for reading - the next one will have pictures!