Thursday, July 29, 2010

Warhammer 40K Kill Team Tournament – Tacticon 2010

So I am running a Kill Teams [or as the printed pre-registration book says a "Kill Terms"] tournament. over Labor Day weekend.  You can get more info on it HERE.

It has brought out some interesting questions so far and some really interesting teams I have seen in battle.

"If my army is only one figure, do I get to have 3 Universal Special Rules on that one figure?"

"Can I take allied Witchhunters with my IG?"
Really?  How do you plan to do that with 200 points?

"Can I take 207 points?  I can't fit what I want in 200 and don't want to waste the 4 I would have left over."
What?  No you can not have an extra 7 points!  The whole point is to see what you can do for 200 points or less!"

So, I am not going to get upset by any of this.  It is the joys of a TO to have people ask questions they know the answer too, but still want to ask to see if they can break it.

On to armies:

5 Terminators with Storm shield/Thunder hammer combo!  o.O

30 Ork Boyz with 2 Rokket Lanchas and 2 Big Shootas!  O.o

1 Furrioso Dreadnaught with Magna grapple and all kinds of psycic powers...  >.<

16 Kroot, 1 Shaper, and 2 Kroot Ox!

More to come...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rocket Hammer - First thoughts...

So, I am reading the book and have been going over the FAQs and getting in a few games when I can, so here is the question...

Is the game worth playing? 
Yes, the game is a fantastic divergence from what it was, not in a bad way, but in a Faster, more fun way.  The system has added in a few elements from other game systems [like 40K and War of the Rings] that make the game faster and easier to learn.  This will mean a lot of old schoolers may leave, but some of use REALLY old schoolers may come back [like me!].

It looks like the game has moved in a direction that is attempting to move all the different armies from the "tier" classification to a more balanced set of armies.  [Yay!  GW finally got something balanced!]

I am not saying the new changes will be possessive for everyone.  Lord knows, I think Tomb Kings may have been gimped a little, but I don't play them, so....  *shrugs*