Thursday, 28 May 2009

Calling all Scots and Northern England/Irish gamers!

Right, now, this is a bit of a lead on from my news post, regarding GW's exit from the Tournament scene in the US. On the back of this decision, so the rumour goes, GW are also going to be pulling out of the Conflict scene in the UK. No great loss as I'm sure you'll agree, those of you who attended Conflict Scotland this year will remember the poor organisation of the tournament, especially the farse that occured with the second 40k game (40 minute time limit for a doubles game? What the hell?!). The problem is now, for those of us outside Nottingham who are perhaps unable to attend GT have NO significant tournament scene outside local run club games.

My idea, came on the way back from CS. I believed that gamers could run a better tournament if they had the drive to make a great day. Hell, look at the US and Australian independant scene, some of the best gaming in the world happens there!

So, for those in the UK and Eire, i have a few questions for you:

1) How willing would you be to travel to the west of Scotland for a tourney covering all GW main games with the inclusion of battles and games for spectators, along with GD-esque painting comps and other such goodness.

2) How many points per system would be acceptable for a 1 and a half hour game - 3 of which will be played.

3) How important is a "Gladiator" style event, and would you wish one? (Adepticon style).

4) How much would you expect to pay?

5) Would it be more appealing if a deal on a hotel was arranged?

For those in the US and other areas, what advice would you give?

Goffic Rulz

Contrary to what the title of this post suggests, this is not a question about the rules of Battlefleet Gothic, nor is it about the Orks! My main question, tho those of you playing BFG is what is a "standard" points game, and what should be my ratio of Escorts - Capital Ships in my Eldar fleet. I've played BFG a little before, but myself and the boys have decided to make a little venture into the game.

Furthermore, wee query on "Veil of Tears" in codex eldar - a character attached to the unit still benifits from it? As the wording is "the Shadowseer and the unit she is with [benifit]"...

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Duh Duh Duuuuuhn!

It seems around the blogger universe these days that people have had a bug of neglecting thier blogs in the month of May! Indeed, I cought such a bug, with exams and uni connected shinanigans outside of hobby time, it's been a little hard to find time to update. However, alas good friends, such a time is at an end.

So, since Apirl a number of developments have hit the hobby that we all love, so here is my definative list of WHAT THE HELL HAS HAPPENED!


1) The Rumour Mill over the ever closer release of the Planetstrike has gone into overdrive with GW leaks of boc covers for the Imperial/Chaos Bastion, Aegis Defence line, the Space Marine Characters Koroso Khan and Vulkan He'Stan and various other sets. Further, GWs sneak peak - being far superior to other youtube efforts (Gordon Borwn's shameful attempt seem to reveal that an expansion far superior to the sub-par Apocalypse will be the focus of our Summer Lovin'


2) All the rumours are confirmed and GW has made Guard players everywhere just a little big happier with the release of the plastic Valkrie kit and its inclusion in the new Codex: Imperial Guard. The new codex is heralded as a balanced effort, with far fewer "stinker" units as previously feared. Sly Marbo, that little rascal is all but compulsory. You godda love that little sniper pistol, poison blade, suicide bombing charlatin.


3) GW pulls the plug on their tournament scene in the US for the next few years, provoking perhaps unfound protest from GT gamers - lets face it, I'm in Scotland and even I know that Adepticon is better than GT. Their decision comes off the back of wanting to improve their management of the scene in future years. If GW tournaments in the UK such as the Conflict events and the GT are anything to go by, GW pulling out can only be a good thing and will provide a new opening for the independant scene to flourish. Huzzah!


4) The price increase details for June 2009 are revealed to not be as painful as first believed, the majority of the range (in the UK at least) staying roughly the same price. Strange perhaps random increases however can be seen in certain LoTR ranges however, and the even increasing price of hobby materials is pushing many more painters and modellers elsewhere for supplies.


5) Rumours regarding a new race for fantasy.40k are rife, with GW stating :"we don't know how we've kept it secret for this long", prompting rumour of a necron/inquisiton revival or, most prominantly, a return to fantasy for the long sumbering Chaos Dwarves. Go on you little badboy beardy b&s%a£ds!


6) Def painted a new model! But he chipped it! BOO!

7) The entire blogger community was stunned when it turned out Ron's wife and daughter could paint better than many of us. Beaten by a woman and an infant...makes ya feel so special doesn't it...


8) And Finally... you godda love Sir Trevor