Monday, October 25, 2010

Back and planning another!

Hey guys, Huron here, back from Warstore Weekend. I had a good time and will have all the coverage for you tomorrow but today I wanted to talk about another Con close to my heart, Adepticon! Registration has opened and if you are planning to go in 2011 I will be seeing you there. I still have to figure out how I am getting there (though I will likely drive) I will be headed out Thursday and will be headed home the Monday after. Here is what my weekend looks like.


Traveling to the show. Then once I get there meeting up with the TEW (the Eternal Warrior, previously DLT) guys, the Independent Characters guys, and who ever else wants to go and get Adeptiparty-con 2 started off right.


9:30 - 11:30: Hobby Seminar - Airbrushing for Figurines with Mathieu Fontaine - I am really looking forward to this seminar and using my airbrush for more then just base coats is definitely something I need to learn to do and do more to help speed up - improve my painting.

12:00 - 5:00: Warhammer 40K: Killzone - Never heard of Killzone? Where have you been hiding? Under a rock? Killzone is a fan made skirmish expansion to Warhammer 40,000 first created by Big Jim from Galaxy in Flames, and then developed and worked on by the Killzone committee and is currently in Beta Testing. I am looking forward to this event and have been helping to test the Killzone rules recently in anticipation.


Nada! That is right, currently I have no plans for Saturday. I may join in on something eventually, but I wanted to leave Saturday open as I know Bill and I will be Podcasting at some point, and there will be lots of other things to do a the con besides playing in registered games. For example a certain some one owes me a challenge game with her Chaos Marines... She knows who she is! ;) And the one thing I didn't do last year was play that many pickup games against people I didn't know. That is something I want to rectify this year if possible.


8:00 - 4:00: 35ss Malifaux Tournament - Malifaux is really my favorite game at present and I am excited to play in this event. I know that Bill will be playing to, will you?

9:00 - ?: After Con Poker Tournament and Mixer - Last year I had fun at this event and was knocked out early and went to bed, I won't make that mistake again. Bill stayed down stairs and played into the wee hours of the morning talking and having fun. I will definitely be down for some fun games to unwind and have fun after adepticon this year. I will also probably bring some board games with me for those of us that get knocked out early and want to hang out still. Settlers of Catan, Dominion, Hex-Hex, and Bang seem like the right sort of games for this.

Well that is my schedule, what is yours. I'd love to know what events people are playing in and who will be in the same events as me (so that trash talking may commence). Also if you have ideas of what I should do with my Saturday Morning/ Early Afternoon let me know.

See you next time.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Another Weekend of Gaming Excitement!

Hey guys, Huron here. Sorry I do not have anymore coverage for you from BfS. I still have 2 games to go but my monitor at home has died. Well actually I can still turn it on, but everything is very smurfy and blue and not much else. So I will need to pickup a new monitor before I get back to posting my games from BfS.

So now to the meat of things, the Warstore Weekend. Myself and 2 other of my good friends will be getting in my car very early, O-Dark thirty actually, and heading up to the con tomorrow morning and spend the rest of the weekend up at the con. I am looking forward to seeing many of the people I saw recently at BfS and reconnecting with a few people I know who will be there that I have not seen since the last time I was at Gencon back in 2008.

I currently have no definitely plans for what I will be doing, but never fear, a good ole' coverage will be made next week.

So enjoy your weekend and if your are going to be up at Warstore Weekend look for me, I will be the tallest guy in the room, wearing black gamer shirts, talking to my camera. ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

BfS Day 2, Game 4

Hey guys, Huron here, back with another Battle report from BfS. Sorry I know I told some people that I would have this out on Monday but I have been having some computer trouble again recently. Sigh, if it is not one thing it is another.

So in this game I get to play against Dan (Nyhil) and his beautiful Vraks Traitor Guard army. Check out the couple of pics that I got of the army.

A really beautiful and inspiring army. I spent more then one of Dan's turns completely distracted staring at his army. Well without further ado, on to the battle report.

Wow that was a fun game. If you want to find out more about Dan's armies, you can check out his blog @

Well that is it for now. Next up, Day 3 and my new Nemesis returns. Then on to a rematch from my 2009 trip up to NY. See you guys next time.

Friday, October 15, 2010

BfS Day 2 - Game 3

Hey guys, Huron back again with another battle report from my games a the Battle For Salvation tournament held up in White Plains, NY this past weekend. This battle report covers game 3 for me on Saturday, and features my new nemesis, Neil from the 11th company. NN (nemesis Neil) and I played twice over the course the weekend, once on Saturday and once on Sunday. NN was running a very tough Ghazghkull Ork force comprising several squads of Boyz, Mega Armored Nobz, Lootaz, Ghazghkull and a KFF Big Mech, and no less then 4 Battle Wagons. Ouch!

In this game I continued with my tactic of setting up a fire base and putting down a punishing amount of fire power while out flanking with just 2 minimum squads of marines in rhinos. However I deviated a bit and put the Libby and Terminator squad in reserve ready to deep strike in and strike at any damaged battle wagons from the side. I chose 2 of the 4 battle wagons, the 2 mega nob squads, and Ghazghkull as my KPs. He choose the speeders, Razorbacks, and my terminators as his.

The game was hard fought and came down to 2 turns of Ghazghkull, the Big Mech, and a the 3 surviving Mega Nobs in the squad with them running from Khan as Khan and his squad butchered its way through Ork boyz to go after Ghazzy. Finally Khan and his squad caught up to Ghazzy, killed all but one of the Nobz (having slaughter the other squad 2 turns earlier), and doing 2 wounds to Ghazzy. Ghazzy responded by punching Khan 3 times to which Khan failed 2 of his invuls and died. A good close game with a dramatic finish, 5 KPs to 3.

Here is the Video:

Check back on Monday when I cover my game with Dan Oppedisano, the winner of the best painted army at the BfS and a really great guy. The fluff and detail he put into his army really shows. Check out his new blog, for more details about his army if you can't wait till Monday for all my coverage.

Thank you for reading.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

BfS Day 2 - Games 1 and 2

Hey guys, Huron here. Today I have another battle report for you from my games 1 and 2 of the Battle For Salvation tournament held on the weekend of October 8-10, 2010. I had fun. My first opponent, John, played a Shrike Space Marine list with 2 Assault Squads, Normal Terminators, a Vindicator, and then a few Assault Squads... oh and a squad of sniper scouts. We played a close fought game till the last few rounds when some bad dice on his part rolls turned the game in my favor and I had a solid win, taking VPs, 3 of 4 table quarters, and all 5 KPs.

This ran me into Jeff, a BA player with a tank heavy Alpha Strike list. He won the right to go first and picked a quarter that except for a bit of difficult terrain, but me in a wide open deployment area (we were playing spearhead). Long story short, he zipped up and unloaded, killing, stunning, or shaking everything I had on the table pretty much, leaving me unable to strike back until the end of turn 2. At that point I didn't really have much left and my dice rolls were so bad that nothing was hitting anyways, it was a miracle he didn't destroy me complete and table me. At the end of the game I had a few Marines, Khan, and 2 rhino left hiding in a corner contesting an objective. I had a good game with Jeff and finally got to see what Alpha strike BA can do.

Here is the video:

Ouch, brutal second game. Well that left me squarely 1-1, which set me up for my best game of the day, vs Neil from the 11th company. More on that next time though.

Thank you for reading.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Battle for Salvation - Friday vs Jawaballs

Hey guys, Huron here. So today I start my coverage of my trip to the 2010 Battle For Salvation tournament held up in White Plains, NY this past weekend. I had a blast. The tournament was using a modified Nova Open Format that adds in Kill Points as a fourth possible win condition (though there were still only Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary mission each round). I ended up going 2-2 and made it to the bronze bracket on the Sunday where I promptly lost to Neil from the 11th company, again...

This first video is of my pre-tournament Celebrity Grudge Match game vs Jawaballs on Friday night. I had fun playing Jawaballs, but in the end he beat me pretty soundly. I reserved everything which was a mistake that I make sometime when using Khan, and was actually the reason I dropped him from my list for the Open so I would not have the option. Losing this game actually helped me quite a bit as it got my head in the right place and me commited to a tactic I would use for the rest of the weekend of minimizing my out flankers to 2 half tactical squads in Rhinos and creating a solid fire base with the rest of the army so that all the unit were better able to support each other and not be overwhelm individually.

More on my strategy in a future post, not on to the part you all want, the battle report. Make sure you watch to the end for some special bonus content with Fritz and Black Matt.

I hope you enjoyed the battle report and see you soon for coverage of my games 1 and 2 at the Battle For Salvation Tournament.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Prep Complete - Battle for Salvation

Hey boys and girls, Huron back again. Well this weekend is the Battle for Salvation tournament up in White Plains, NY that myself and a few of my locals will be attending. I will be on hand playing a challenge match vs Jawaballs on Friday also, so check back next week for lots of coverage.

Here is the list I will be taking.

2000pts Howling Griffons BfS Tournament Army

160pts Kar'sarro Khan
140pts Librarian w/ Terminator Armor, Storm Shield; Might of Ancients, Nullzone

195pts (10) Tactical Marines w/ Power Fist, Flamer, Missile Launcher
035pts Dedicated Transport: Rhino

200pts (10) Tactical Marines w/ Powerfist, Meltagun, Multimelta
035pts Dedicated Transport: Rhino

105pts (5) Tactical Marines w/ Power Weapon
075pts Dedicated Transport: Razorback w/ Twin-Lascannon

115pts (5) Tactical Marines w/ Power Fist
075pts Dedicated Transport: Razorback w/ Twin-Lascannon

200pts (5) Assault Terminators w/ Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields
275pts Dedicated Transport: Landraider w/ Multimelta, Extra Armor

105pts Dreadnought w/ Multimelta, Dreadnought CCW w/ Storm Bolter

105pts Dreadnought w/ Multimelta, Dreadnought CCW w/ Storm Bolter

090pts Landspeeder w/ Heavy Flamer, Cyclone Missile Launcher

090pts Landspeeder w/ Heavy Flamer, Cyclone Missile Launcher

The army totals out at exactly 2k which is nice. This is going to be the last 40K tournament for this army this year. I am going to be retiring them after BfS and starting to work on something new for next year. I have been working on this army for just over a year now and I am happy with what it has achieve. As for my next army, I am not sure what I will pick just yet. Whether that will be my already 50% done BA Army, Orks, Exodites, or something else, who knows. But more as I make the decision.

See you guys on Sunday for the 101010 Killzone madness.

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