Thursday, August 25, 2011

Introducing The 403rd "The Forsaken"

Hello All,

This is my first attempt at posting any of my work online, so please excuse the cell phone picture quality. As soon as I get a better camera from the wife I will try and get new photos.

But here is my first completed squad from my Imperial Guard army, the 403rd "The Forsaken."

C&C's are very welcome. I don't claim to be a great painter so any advice is greatly appreciated.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Allow me to Introduce Myself

My name is Imperial General Falcon. I am the newest Chapter Brother to The Forgotten Chapter, however I have known Roll the Dice 22, High Marshal James, and Unlike Crash Zach for a much longer time frame but that is another story. I have been playing 40k for almost a year now-I began last November and have been addicted ever since. I have participated in two tournaments since then; a doubles tourney at Valhalla's in the spring, and most recently the Fiest of Blades at Black Knight Video Games (which is also my home store). The armies I currently run include: The Imperial Fists (a vanilla space marine list), Tau, and the Angels Encarmine (a Blood Angels list). The Imperial Fists are my bread and butter along with my first army. The Tau came second and I compiled an army at the beginning of this summer. In fact this was the army I played in the Fiest of Blades. The Angels Encarmine is my latest army; one which I had wanted to do for a very long time and just recently had the funding to put it all together. Literally the army is still boxed up and on the sprue-I hopefully will have it built and ready for action by this coming weekend. In another post I will further discuss my play styles and strategies that go along with each army (along with pictures of each). This post is an effort to give you somewhat of an introduction and a little background information about myself. One thing I can tell you is that I originally laughed at my chapter brethren for playing a year ago, and now I am obsessed with the game. I cannot get it off of my mind most of the time and find myself at different times of the day reviewing previous games(even if I did not play), how they could have been played differently, how certain events/decisions impacted the overall flow and results of the game. I also consistently try to review the current lists I have for each of my armies and how I could improve them or play them differently. For example I have been carrying my Blood Angels Codex everywhere (like a child with his blanket) reviewing it and learning as much about my new army as possible. I am all about learning/improving and am always looking to grow as not only a player, but as a member of the 40k universe. Any kind of commentary/advice whether it is praise or disgust given to me is greatly appreciated. As far as my 40k future is concerned; who knows! All I know is I am excited for it; excited to play, grow, learn, and become more absorbed in the game! Even though I just finished purchasing my Blood Angels army, I am already considering building a Chaos Space Marines or Space Wolves army at some point in the future. Thanks for taking the time to read my post and please do not ever hesitate to approach me especially if you are looking to get into this game; I understand how difficult it is to become plugged in without someone helping you along (as do my chapter brethren; they were/still are helping me!).

Friday, August 19, 2011

Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher

Check out These Awesome new models from Forgeworld. I know my up and coming Imperial Guard army will eventually have two of the sexy beasts. Forgeworld also posted Experimental Rules and Apoc Rules.

Check It Out: Praetor Armoured Assault Launcher

PRAETOR ARMOURED ASSAULT LAUNCHER

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stormraven For All?- Army Specific Units

Ah yes, the Stormraven once again. No, I'm not trying to beat the dead horse anymore than it needs to be beaten, but the Stormraven brings up so many good thought provoking issues. The one that comes to mind, was proposed by a member of The Forgotten Chapter in response to a situation that occured to his army at Feast of Blades 2011. He told me that "when" Games Workshop decides to release an FAQ, or some kind of rule that makes the Stormraven able to be used by all space marines, that he would field at least two of them. I responded with the simple word "if." I field two Stormravens in my Grey Knights army, and love using them. My friends therefore hate playing against them, as I am constantly harrassed about how " over the top" their rules are. BUT, they are always quick to point out that they would field them in an instant if they could. Now, Im not trying to be greedy or stingy, and its not that I dont like sharing, but I beleive that the Stormraven should be an army specific unit, in which only certain armies can use it. There are reasons for such an opinion, as I would not say such a thing without doing more than just thumbing my nose. Many things come to mind, but the top three are: variety of play, the "fluff" of the game, and the desire to keep armies "different" by preserving some army specific units and rules. Such things are used to maintain the dreaded F word.... FUN within the game.