Thursday, 12 May 2016

40K The Blood God would approve

On my return to 40K two things are standing out to me, 1 either free USR's left right & centre or free units formation are how players build armies these days, the other seems to be players building armies that don't want to die (I know) be it warp spiders jumping away before you can shoot them invisible deathstars, lifestars or ravenwing jinking & rerolling to beat the band nothing seems to want to die.

So what's a guy to do ? fight fire with fire ? that would not really be my thing tbh as I want death & destruction on a grand scale in my wargames, so instead of fighting fire with fire I intend to fight with water & my savour is the 2sd ed Vrak's book.

You see in it is a detachment that uses the master of the horde rule but in stead of infantry squads of 15+ models coming back on a 5+ with lets them come back on a 2+ with the out flank rule as well, now this might seem very bent & in away it is but as these units are basic crap troops & you have to invest a lot of points in them I don't see it as the type of thing top tournament armies will lose to, but what it might be is a spoiler as it would be hard to table & I think (don't know) to get a 20-0 win over.

My days for having any interest in winning tournament are well in the past but I've no wish to be getting tabled in 2 or 3 turns either, a mate of mine (Doc) told me I was still building armies like it was 5th ed & that I need to move with the times, this is my way of doing so.

I had my first game with a list from the Vrak's book last night & found it to be good fun & we got in 5 turns in under 2.5 hours which was good as it was one of the things that I worried about using is army, close on 250 models that's a bit of managing that's why I've no pictures for you.

In the game last night I got I think 5 units back while losing 2, well if it wasn't for one's lol, there's a certain freedom for me been able to throw my army at some one else's with wild abandonment & for me this army seems to be ticking the right boxs, you don't want you army to die ? fine lets have fun killing mine, I think the Blood God would approve.

Before I go a good mate of mine as done a post on his thought of going from WHFB over to KoW, don't worry it is not a rant just his honest feelings & thoughts, here's a link.
 http://iga.ie/old-world-to-mantica-from-warhammer-fantasy-battle-to-kings-of-war/

Well if you come back my thanks as always for dropping in & even if you didn't come back my thanks anyway & if you like to leave a comment it would be welcome.  

7 comments:

  1. Sounds ridiculous, ridiculously good fun! Glad you're finding a way to make 40k work for you.

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  2. Thanks Dave, I think that's what you've got to do with 40K make it work in away that suits you, for me it's more enjoyable to have 200 guard wiped out & lose then to lose 5 & win.

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  3. That's great Frank. I agree completely with your comment above. If you cannot express your gaming preferences then what is the point of playing?

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    1. Thanks Will, for me a lot of it is about getting the toys out but that's not to say it's the same for all, some think winning is the way to go even if that means putting down an army that's not fun for the other play, so like I said we'll kill my army instead :-)

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  4. I love your attitude: "let's have fun killing my army" :o) For what it is worth, I still write lists as if it were 3rd Edition!

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  5. I love your attitude: "let's have fun killing my army" :o) For what it is worth, I still write lists as if it were 3rd Edition!

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    1. Thanks Marc, like I've said in the replies above I going to have fun with thinks getting killed one way or the other.:-)

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