Monday, August 24, 2009


While I was not the champion of the 40k tournament this weekend, I did get one victory and one draw out of my three games, with bonus points along the way. This was enough to qualify me for an invite to the final "tournament of champions", where I will no doubt be slaughtered without mercy. But still, I am mighty happy with my modest victories here and there, and I am figuring the game out.

Now, I just need to figure out what extra stuff to add to my army for the final tourney.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Unrelated Information

1. I start next week at Westminster College. Woot! I will be a junior accounting major.

2. Tomorrow is the Mind Games Yearly Classic 3 Warhammer 40k tournament. I have got to get busy this evening finishing my last tank and 3 Marines. Luckily, I have them all well along...otherwise I would be looking at about 10 hours of total modeling work...too much to do tonight!

3. We just finished watching the last of Season 3 of The Mighty Boosh. Seriously, it may be the funniest show ever. Totally random and off the wall. Don't worry, though, I'm a shaman: my mind is like a fortress.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So many activities...

So today is Dustin's final day. *cries*

We got nowhere near completing the 40k campaign that I had set up for us, but that is okay. We did managed to get Dustin's entire army actually assembled. We built all six of those Eldar tanks in one marathon building session:
We also did some other exciting things, like canoe the Jordan River:

Like lords of the river we were! And of course, there was a lot of time in the car...driving about the place. So much driving. Like an endless highway:

But still, it was a grand time. Thank you Dustin for visiting me. It was a total blast!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dustin's Fun Visit Update

Well, our night out in uniform went very well. We had a good time while managing to avoid any fights or even awkward conversations with strangers. Here we are, looking good:
We still have yet to play our second game of 40k. I think Dustin got demoralized when I slew his Eldar to a man (or space-elf, in this case) in our first game. Also, it is just so much easier to get sucked in to playing Halo all day (where Dustin still reigns supreme...although I did smack him down in a game of Chess yesterday). We had some friends over and managed to get in some four player games. Fun times.

We have the rest of this week to go before his leave is up. Who knows where our adventures will take us? Hopefully to the gaming tables.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Unrelated Information

1. Today's info is actually all closely related.

2. Dustin has been soundly destroying my dad and I in Halo and in Call of Duty. Better leave the xbox alone and play the next game in our 40k campaign. Dustin also crushed me repeatedly at Magic: The Gathering. Skills: Dustin has them

3. Tonight is the in-uniform bar-crawl. Yes, I got a haircut. A mighty haircut. Should have some pictures soon

4. This weekend at the People's Market we are hosting a "book day" for local authors. It is going to be sweet. I even have a few minutes to read some bits and pieces that I have written (just some school papers and such).

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Siege of Deseret: Game 1

Last night Dustin and I played the first game in our campaign, the one with the wacky "neutral" units and hidden daemonettes. We were both trying to take a single objective, and each had 750 pt. armies It was everything we hoped it would be, and more. Here is what I took:

*Captain w/ power weapon, plasma pistol, jump pack
*Chaplain w/ power weapon + plasma pistol, jump pack
*Death Company x2 w/ jump packs
*Tactical Squad x5 w/ meltagun, in a heavy bolter razorback
*Assault Squad x5, in a rhino with upgrades
*Baal Predator

Dustin took:

*Farseer with Doom, Fortune, spirit stones, and assorted Eldar goodies
*Fire Dragons x9
*Fire Dragons x8
*Dire Avengers x10 w/ Exarch, power weapon, and shimmer shield
*Dire Avengers x10 w/ Exarch, power weapon, and shimmer shield

Per the special rules, I had the first turn but skipped it with everything in reserve (and everything arriving on turn 2, sort of like dawn of war deployment). Dustin started with one squad of dire avengers on the board, with the rest moving on from his table edge on turn one. This is what his deployment looked like:

And here are the rest of his fire dragons and the neutral orks:
My tanks stormed onto the board on turn 2, coming in from the side edge on area that counted as a "road". Captain Valentine and the other jump-packers were able to assault that turn, immediately throwing Dustin's plans out the window.

The game from then on was a slaughter of Dustin's infantry by the Captain and Chaplain, although Dustin rolled to take control of the Orks for a turn, and their Deffkopters killed both Death Company guys.
A lucky tank-shock with the command rhino sent the second squad of dire avengers running off the board. The fire dragons moved up and promptly melted down the command tank, and then charged the assault squad that came spilling out. Better to assault Marines than be assaulted by them. There was a lot of wackiness with the random neutral units. The Tau all retreated, although the Orks and daemonettes (once revealed) laid waste to the Kroot. The Demons tried to come after my razorback that was parked near the single objective in the game, but were righteously gunned down. Below you can see Dustin removing the slain daemons:
It then came down to the final close-combat brawl:
Good times...with plenty more to follow

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Today is the day

Dustin arrives this morning shortly after 10 am.

We probably won't get to our first Warhammer game until this evening, as I think Dustin still needs to spray his Eldar tanks. Where better to do that than pool-side, relaxing with old friends?

The day has arrived...long live the king!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Late Edition

So here is a shabby picture of the converted Daemonettes in-progress:
When I get a little closer to a finished paint job I will try to do some better pictures. For now, I just wanted to drop in a little progress report, since I said that I would yesterday but then was just too busy. Busy busy busy.

On an unrelated note, we are going to see the new Harry Potter today. Wizardry and Witchcraft, oh my!