Friday, June 5, 2015

DragonFall 40K GT - Feedback Requested!

Good Evening:

Looking to get some feedback on a 40K GT (Dragon-Fall GT) I will be organizing this October in the Chicago area. The current plan is to run an event that has an atmosphere similar to the 40K Friendly at Adepticon. That said, I want to also encourage attendance and strive to create an environment that most folks who attend GTs will find enjoyable. With those goals in mind, I am looking for feedback on a few initial thoughts I have about the event.

1. What are your thoughts of a 40K GT at the 1500 point level? As a long time player, I personally enjoy 1500 points and would like to see a regional GT at that size. I also like the point size for a few other reasons, but really want to get the thoughts of other players.

2. What kind of restrictions would you like to see when it comes to the following things: A. Lords of War; B. Super Heavies/ Gargantuan Creatures; C. Forgeworld.

3. How many detachments would be you like to see at the event?

4. Which tournament FAQ do you prefer?

5. What other restrictions/rules/features would you like to see that would encourage attendance and/or a more casual/friendly atmosphere.

At this stage, I really want to encourage the local and regional community to share their thoughts and ideas about what they would like to see at the inaugural Dragon-Fall GT. My current goal is to have an official rule set for the event released to the public by July 1st. All feedback is welcome and I want to encourage everyone to check out the Dragon-Fall website (http://www.dragon-fall.com) on a regular basis as more announcements and news are made.

Thanks in advance for helping to support this year's event!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Episode 49 - Craftworld Eldar Wraithost

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In this episode, the crew breakdown the new Craftworld Eldar Wraith Host.  We discuss each of the units in the formation, how destroyer weapons work, and how we would use the formation. 
 
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Episode Timeline
00:00:15 - Sponsors
00:02:15 - Rumors and New Releases
00:25:00 - Marshaling the Host
00:38:30 - Craftworld Eldar Wraithhost


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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Episode 48 - Michigan GT Preview

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In this episode, John is joined by Jeff from the Michigan GT to preview this year's event.  Jeff talks about the new additions to the weekend and what the rules will be for the 40K GT.

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Episode Timeline
00:00:15 - Sponsors
00:01:45 - Friday Events at The Michigan GT
00:16:45 - 40K GT Rules
00:37:00 - WFB, Bolt Action, and Firestorm Armada Events

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Episode 45 - Khorne Daemonkin

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The End Times may have come to a conclusion, but the rage of Khorne continues to spread across the mutliverse.  In this episode, Andrew and John share their first impressions of the new Khorne Daemonkin codex.  We discuss the new formations, the Blood Tithe and a few army ideas John has using the codex.  Before we get into the main topic, the guys talk about the End Times tournament at Adepticon, Andrew talks about his game with Andy Chambers, John plays with his nids, and we talk about our sponsors.  This episode also contains a bonus segment with John Ontto at Adepticon.
 
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Episode Timeline
00:00:15 - Sponsors
00:05:30 - End Times @ Adepticon 2015
00:32:00 - Marshaling the Host
01:03:30 - Khorne Daemonkin
01:39:30 - Plugs (Waste Wars XV, 40K Kill Teams)
01:43:00 - Bonus Content (John Ontto at Adepticon 2015)

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Miniature Monday - 04/06/2015

Since the release of the new Khorne Daemonkin book, I have been playing around with painting a couple more Khorne models. Finally broke last week and painted a bloodletter to see if I recall the original painting scheme.  I also decided with this one to change the color scheme of the horns and claws from black to bone to see if I liked the results.


When it came to my daemon army, the original intention was for it to be a quick paint army with minimal effort as I tend to put too much time into individual models (~14 hours per infantry size model).  This fellow took me approximately 6 hours with the obvious bulk of the time spent on the green areas. 

When it came to the horns, I decided to experiment with using layers of wash to gradually go from bone to the black/brown towards the end.  The overall result was ok, but I will need to touch-up some spots where I felt the layering was uneven (notice the streak on the horn in the first picture?). 


Comparing the new model against an older one, I found my most recent attempt to be brighter and to pop slightly better because of the highlighting.  In the picture above, the green appears to be glossy, but I believe that is due to my lack of skills at taking pictures and not the actual model.  I also like the color scheme of the older model's tongue better than what I did with the newer one.  I'll need to dig through my notes and see if I wrote down what I did in the past for it.