Sunday, September 20, 2009

Update - Stormboyz

Well, today I ordered 5 more Stormboyz to finish my squad off at 10 Stormboyz. I might get 5 more eventually if I'm "feeling it," but for now I'll settle for ten, because these boyz are expensive. Additionally, I've ordered Boss Zagstruck (I think that's his name), the leader of Da Vulcha Boyz. I'm hoping he'll round of my Stormboyz squad nicely.

I got in a game against 'Nids over the weekend, but unfortunately not only did I lose but I also didn't get any pictures... I learned a few things though, mainly not to get bottle necked between two pieces of terrain. The way the map was set up this became an easy trap to fall into, but I think it may have cost me the game. Basically, our units were funneling into the bottle neck and it started to become a game of chance, with the odds heavily stacked in the Tyranids' favor due to their two broods of Stealers. I took down both broods but all that was left was my Battlewagon. I forfeited at this point (turn 5), thinking it sorta pointless to try and stand up to or take down two squads of Warriors and a Carnifex with a transport.

I used my Stormboyz as well as my Deffkoptaz to maneuver around the terrain, but one of my worst rolls ever cost me my Stormboyz (out of all 20 something of their attacks I hit one, all the rest of the dice came up as 1's and 2's), and my Deffkoptas did well until his leaping Warriors took them down.

I'll be sure to consider that when deploying my forces next time.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's Been a While

It's been an extremely long time since my last post, but I've decided to start back up with the whole thing, at least for the time being. I've been away from home for about a month and a half so I've missed out on a lot of Warhammer 40k time, but I have managed to make a bit of progress...

I've finished up a squad of Nobz, complete with a Painboy with an Orderly, 2 Power Klawz, and 2 Big Choppaz. The rest are equipped with the standard load out. I generally mount this squad in a Battle Wagon with a Warboss to move them across the field and take out bigger, slower targets, ones that my Power Klaws can make short work of.

I've picked up a box of Stormboyz to start on my 10-15 man squad, and will be buying 5 more in a couple of weeks to at least make the squad usable (5 is way too few, 10 is still a pretty small amount, 15 to 20 would be just right, but that gets expensive).

I've also picked up another Killakan, bringing my current Kan count up to 2. Both are equipped with Rokkits and the standard Power Klaw. I'd like to get another one so I can put a full squad on the table, but right now 2 do the job well enough, and the third one is really just there for that extra 4+ Rokkit shot.

I'm looking at picking up either a Big Mek with a Shokk Attack Gun or a Big Mek with a Kustom Force Field, but am kinda unsure as to which one I should choose... I've got one HQ slot left open (one goes to my Warboss), but don't know if I should take the extra firepower of the Shokk Attack Gun or the 5+ cover save from the KFF. Let me know what you think.