Friday, August 19, 2011

New Destiny

Hey guys, by the time the post publishes I will have dropped out of the Nova Open 40K tournament.  I know I know.  I have been discussing it with many of you for a while now and I really hate to do it... But I have been having some pretty rough health problems lately (though hopefully I'm on the mend finally) and was not able to complete my intended army in time.  For those looking to get in some 40k with me over the weekend, I will have my Griffons with me just in case.

My intended 40k army was a Grey Knight army done up as Ordo Xenos Deathwatch Marines.  I have had a lot of problems getting them painted up to a level I am happy with and have had to go back to the drawing board several times with the paint scheme.  Combine that with almost 6 weeks of me being unable to paint in the last 3 months and It is no wonder I have not been able to get the army finished in time.  I promise to post some pics of them as soon as I have some in what I hope is the final scheme.  Also check back here new week for some WIP pics of some of the cool stuff that would have been in my army for Nova if I had been able to get it done.

Well with that said, I need something else to do at the Nova as I will still be there Thursday and Friday evenings (I have to work both days unfortunately, been missing more work then I'd care to recently and not enough time left to take them off), and then all weekend (I will be staying at the hotel Friday and Saturday nights).  I have so far purchased a General Admittance Pass, a Malifaux Pass (which I won't be using as I don't really play Malifaux anymore), and a 40K Pass (which I now won't be using).  So I decide to pick up the relatively cheap ($20) Warmachine Pass for the weekend of events and play Warmachine instead.  Below are some pics of just a few of the minis I hope to have ready for the Softcore Tournament on Saturday and if I place well the Championship on Sunday.  Wish me luck.

Warcaster Harkovich

Black Ivan (Harkovich's Personal Character Destroyer Heavy Warjack)

Destroyer Heavy Warjack

Decimator Heavy Warjack

Torch (Character Decimator Heavy Warjack)

Man-O-War Drakhum (Think Steam Powered Terminator Mounted on a Horse in Steam Power Armor)

I also have some additional things like an unit of Winter Guard, a Man-O-War Kovnik, and a few other things, time permitting, that I want to get painted up too before the softcore tournament.  I have painted version of them already, but they are several years old now.

More to come as I have it.


  1. Sorry to hear about your health, hopefully you are on the mend. As someone with fickle health problems, I know how you feel.

    I have been enjoying your Deathwatch GK army and I am looking forward to more of it. Good luck at the Warmachine Tournament.

  2. Sorry to hear that.

    Btw, what made you stop playing malifaux?

  3. I am also curious about what made you drop Malifaux.

    I am glad that you are still attending. I will have to swing by the Warmachine tables and say hi when time permits.

  4. Thanks for the concern guys. As far as dropping Malifaux, well I like the basic rules pretty well. However like many felt about 7th ed fantasy, a lot of the rules for the model are way out of balance, or so I felt.

    Really it came down to are you playing X, Y, or Z? Oh you are? Great. You win. No need to spend the next few hours being tortured by that crew just to get humiliated with an 0-8 loss.

    The big thing I didn't like was that there was a plethora of models that I felt destroyed the fun of the game and kept me from using my models at all. Not kill my stuff necessarily, just prevent me from playing the game. When your turn is move one model, do something, take a bunch of wounds because to tried to, flick your opponent off and then let them start their next turn it is time to stop playing that game.

    4 out of 5 games were like that for me at the end, 5 out of 5 in tournament play. It could just be that my community is very competitive, as the guy that won all the Adepticon Tournaments and several of the higher placer at Adepticon and Gencon this year all play at my LGS (and there are several who are just as good or better that weren't at Gencon or Adepticon).

    It could also be that I am finding I just don't enjoy skirmish games as much as conflict and mass combat games like Warmachine, Flames of War, and Mantic and GW games.


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