Sunday, November 4, 2012

Craftworld Fáil: the Head of the Snake

In my last post, I detailed a basic history of my homebrew craftworld. In this one, I'll get into the nuts and bolts of its military composition and how it shapes up on the table.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Craftworld Fáil

I've wanted to design my own Eldar Craftworld for a while now, ever since the Eye of Terror campaign, actually. Nothing has really stopped me, but I find that my best ideas come from a germ of an idea that I simply let bang around in my head for a while. Being an old hand at world-building (I've been running D&D games for 20 years now), I've discovered that this can be a crucial process for weeding out bad ideas and developing good ones.

If you're not interested in fluff, you can probably skip this article. If you're a fluff monkey, you may get a little inspiration from this or at the very least some entertainment value.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Witchblade weirdness!

File under WTF (For "What's this, Fonkin?)

Witchblades are now S3, with 2d6 for armor penetration and wounding on a 2+ (armourbane and fleshbane, respectively). That kinda sucks. I'd rather have the old S9+d6 for penetration. Now our average statistical AP roll is going to be a 9.5. I suppose that now vehicles are easier to hit, so it's not all doom and gloom.

Oddly enough, Singing Spears retain their abilities; S9+d6, wound on a 2+ with a 12" range and AP6.

Weirder and weirder!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shining Spears

One of my favorite things to do when the game turns itself inside out is to go back and look at the outcasts, the misfits and the discarded toys of the past to see if they have some new application. Shining Spears would certainly fall into that category.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Eldar Autarch and You

O! What do you do with an Eldar Autarch, 
What do you do with an Eldar Autarch,
What do you do with an Eldar Autarch
Now it's Sixth Edition?
- popular Corsair shanty, author unknown

Monday, July 9, 2012

Forgotten Friends: The Phoenix Lords!

I'm sure that other sites will cover the much-vaunted (or maligned, for the pessimistic) psykers of the Eldar warhost elsewhere. Let's take a look at how 6th Edition has changed things up for our old pals the Phoenix Court (with perhaps a little discussion of their Aspects too).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

First Game of Sixth Edition

Yesterday I had my very first run at 6th Edition on the table top. Carl came over to hang out with us and we ran through a quick 1500 game. I brought my Deathwing foot list and he brought his Ultramarines.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Obligatory 6th Ed Blog Post! Now with Trolls!

First; had a great time at the IC's Farewell to Fifth shindig this weekend. Much talk was smacked, the new book was perused and great minds are already at work on the best way to break the Allies chart.

Second; I picked up my own copy of the 6th edition book and now that I've had a little free time to look it over, all I can say is...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

OK, I can't stand it anymore!!! Forget what I said yesterday! Gimme, gimme, gimme!

Ever since THIS showed up on BOLS, I've been lurking the thread and drooling. There is so much good stuff here, Great Googly-Moogly, where do I begin?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sixth Edition and I

What with all the net gobbling over the new Warhammer 40K edition being released this coming week, why haven't I been riding the 6E rumor bandwagon? Well, I HAVE!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Quick Update from the Western Front (Dundracon)

Got my first game in today running Corsairs. I made lethally bad choices during deployment against Space Wolves which ultimately cost me the game but I did get enough time at the table to learn the following:

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Corsair HQs: Void Dreamer or Corsair Prince?

Getting ready for my big once-per-year gaming weekend and I'm mulling over my choices. I don't know what games of 40K I'll be playing, what point size or against whom. The only certainty is that there will be 3+ armor saves involved somewhere. CSM, GK, IG, Vanilla and Tyranids are all on the menu. It's a pretty limited metagame, but not one that's too far outside the norm, so who do I pick as my default HQ choice?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Dundracon Ho!

Dundracon is coming up at the end of the week! This year I'll be doing something a little different.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Corsair Army List: Pirate Ho!

After spending the last two weeks packing and moving, I was delighted to come back online and see that there were new Army Builder files for Imperial Armour 11! As soon as I got a chance, I sat down to see if I could cheese my way through a few lists. So, without further ado, here we go...

Note: the .ab file might not be entirely correct on points cost. To play it safe, I underpointed the army somewhat...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Imperial Armour 11, Part 5: Special Characters for the Eldar

Imperial Armour 11 introduces new Special Characters for the Eldar, namely Bel-Annath, the Farseer of Mymeara and Irillyth, the Shadow Spectre Phoenix Lord.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Imperial Armour 11, Part 4: The Corsair Army List

Ah yes, Corsairs! They've existed in the fluff for ages, and it seems reasonable that the Eldar pirates would be the most frequently encountered xenos in the Imperium, but ironically enough no one has seen rules for them since the Rogue Trader days (barring perhaps BFG players). Hmmm! So how does Forgeworld's take on the Corsairs stand up?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Imperial Armour 11, Part 3: Other New Units

In the last article I talked about Shadow Spectres, Warp Hunters and Hornets. This time around I'll be covering the Wasp Assault Walker and Wraithseers before moving on to the revised material from the Doom of Mymeara.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Imperial Armour 11, Part 2: Final rules for the new models!

I've had some time now to review the final version of the rules for the IA11 Eldar vehicles that I reviewed earlier - in their experimental form - here. A more complete review of the book itself will follow later.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Imperial Armour 11, Part 1: Overall

When I first heard that Forgeworld was working on an Imperial Armour campaign book for the Eldar, I was ecstatic. Like many other 40K fan-boys, I had lusted after Forgeworld's resin crack, their many awesome terrain accessories and supplemental modeling goods for a long time. I listened with rapt attention as the Independent Characters dissected the Badab War and the Anphelion Project, utterly unaware that I was drooling on myself the entire time.