Friday, February 22, 2008

I am a vampire, I AM A VAMPIRE!

(The title's from an Antsy Pants' song, by the by)

As I said last day Gav's Vampire Counts book is totally a high to end on. Here's the 2000point Vampire Counts army I'm gonna make, which illustrates my love for skeletons and Necromancers...

Vampire Lord - 435
Tomb Blade, Flayed Hauberk, Crown of the Damned, Lord of the Dead, Summon Creatures of the Night, Summon Ghouls, Red Fury, Level 3

Necromancer - 120
2 Dispel Scrolls, Invocation of Nehek, Vanhel's Danse Macabre

Wight King Battle Standard Bearer - 225
Drakenhof Banner

30 Skeletons - 285
Hand Weapons, Light Armor, Shields, Full Command, Icon of Vengence

28 Skeletons - 244
Hand Weapons, Light Armor, Shields, Full Command

10 Crypt Ghouls - 88

10 Crypt Ghouls - 88

5 Dire Wolves - 40

5 Dire Wolves - 40

1 Corpse Cart - 100

10 Grave Guard - 315
Hand Weapons, Heavy Armor, Shields, Full Command, Banner of the Barrows

TOTAL: 1980

This will be the first army I've done without a Rare choice, and also the first army I've done that numbers over 100 models (111); though my Chaos army comes close. I wanted to include some knights but I don't think that it would do well with the ponderous nature of the army as it is. Maybe for 2250, or 2500 I'll add a unit of Blood Knights, and a 10-man unit of Wight Knights as a cavalry wing. Right now the Dire Wolves are used to flank and take out Fanatics/frenzied troops.

I own... ONE of the models I need for this army, and I'm gonna use mostly new models for it, so none of it is purchased/painted right now. I'll post pictures (for realz) when I do.


P.S. In this bit of news Fantasy Flight is gonna take over production of GW's board, card, and roleplaying games. They aren't gonna be able to do games where miniatures are at the fore (like Warhammer Quest, Space Hulk, the Specialist Games, or Man O'War) but they'll get to do the rest (including Dark Heresy *glee!*). I wouldn't worry about Space Hulk, though. Games Workshop says they're gonna do it in-house.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


You've been the constant butt of my jokes whilst working at Games Workshop. In fact, I came close to writing a series of comics that revolved around you and the other UK designers and your fantastic shenanigans.

I thought the 3rd edition Eldar Codex was the worst thing in the world, and I think I had complaints about most everything you've written in the past as well. However, you're leaving GW and I'm not happy.

Looking back at your body of work, it doesn't look balanced, or competative, it looks fun. I had fun with most every one of your books (except Codex: Eldar you jerk!), and I'm very sad to see you go. I will shed a tear, and hope that you do something very interesting and exciting in the future. I just hope it's in miniatures/board/RPG gaming and not Video Games like Tuomas, and Andy.

Also, the 7th edition Vampire Counts book is the greatest codex/army book ever written. You left on a high note for sure!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Working Title

So just what have I been working on? Well, my interests are so varied these days I seem to peck away at many different things, accomplishing nothing. This isn't really the way I want to go, and so I've decided to focus on my WARMACHINE Cygnar army right now.

This is very hard, because my Dark Age keeps staring me in the eye; I just bought Hybrid and the Nemesis expansion by Rackham and I'm dying to play that (only, I have to finish painting the models first); and today Strategies got in a pre-release copy of the new Vampire Counts book, which just fuels the fire. I now have to finish my High Elves in order to justify doing a new army.

Like that will happen. I predict myself, come March, jumping into the Vampire Counts so deep that I'll need a lifeguard to get me out.

Which brings me to a sort of a rant (not on lifeguards). Why the hell didn't they update all the High Elf models? To say that I'm a fan of the High Elves is an understatement. They're my first army for any wargame... Ever, and I've been waiting six years for that book (yes, that's right, from day one of the last book (which was god-awful)), and I have NO MOTIVATION to redo my High Elf army. Sure I'm using models that are 12 years old and were painted by my 10 year old self, but with hardly any new models I can't muster up any energy to do a new army. Whereas with the Vampire Counts, I'm dying to sink into those new skeletons.

I'm hoping that they get around to doing the High Elf models later. Here's what I want to see:

+New Archers
+New Silver Helms
+New Ellyrion Reavers
+New Swordmasters
+New White Lions
+Some good Shadow Warriors for a change

That's not THAT much...

Anyways I know I always post painting lists, and I rarely adhere to them, but I'm gonna do so again in hopes that I will streamline one to a point where it's stickable.

+High Elves
+Vampire Counts
+Confrontation Cynwäll (yeah I'm using the old paintable ones!)/Hybrid models
+Flames of War
+Dark Age

I'm not happy with Dark Age and Eldar being that low, but I really need to finish some Flames of War, post-haste!


P.S. I'm getting closer to actually doing some work on my wargame. I bought a ton of hex bases, and hex flying bases. That's right, I'm using hex bases in my wargame!