Sunday, December 22, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
NB: Hey everybody, My name is NewBreed and I am a war gamer.
War Gamers Anonymous: Hi Newbreed!
NB: It has been approximately 2 weeks since I had my last game.
WGA: Great Job! *clapping*
So that pretty much explains it. I am NewBreed, a new contributor to the Prey in 40k blog. I am mainly a 40k player with some stints into WHFB and Dust. I love all aspects of the game and hobby but try to think of myself as a bit of a painter and a tournament player.
But enough about me and more about the game! Today's topic is to discuss something the general consensus of the interwebz says is a bad thing (because everything on the internet is true), but everyone does it. What am I talking about? NET LISTS!
So I got two shots from the codex, Hopefully more will show up on the internet soon. This is what people were saying when they were confirming Termagaunt, warrior, and genestealer rules/cost.
Friday, December 13, 2013
The bad? Well, they basically allowed everything. Heirophants, mantas, warhound titans. It is all approved. I was hoping for a somewhat balanced version of the list. The revenant being in escalation was bad enough, but could be considered a one off mistake. If they had put a point limitation or something I think it would be possible.
I haven't minded the inclusion of LoW slot, I'm all for it at tourneys, but this new release my make me change my stance. This is just too much, with no real regard.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Next up this week is my first game against a Super heavy in "normal" 40k. I have already played against ScreamerStar this week, so I'll now be taking the same list and facing against a Lord of War.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
|I actually don't like Will Ferrel, but this is too good to pass up.|
Saturday, December 7, 2013
For the prime, first off notice the small adrenal gland crawling on his back. that is a new bit, does not exist at the moment. Also the back vents are slightly different than a raveners, this are thicker and stouter, while a raveners is more like a fin.
On the actual warriors, there is the fleshy part exposed on the knees and ankles, this is at least twice as much as is exposed on the current warriors, and they currently only have one pose.
You can also see that the bonesword arm is different than the current finecast bits. On the back of the primes sword is a knick, where the current ones only have a knick on the front side.
So enough subtle changes that reveal it is probably a new kit, but stays in line with the current models. probably like the marine tactical box. I'd say the small crawling mite on the primes back is the most guaranteed way of saying it is something new.
I originally saw these over at The Warzone . From what I've seen most people are initially calling these just a kit bash (my self included). When Tyranid Veteran players have to do a double take, it means the models fit the current line well.
I feel the warriors might be getting a Tactical squad treatment, a new box, but will basically look the same in the end. The real question is, is the prime part of the box, or a clamshell?
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Still here. It has been a busy month, with tons of rumors flying around, holidays coming and going, a changing in the budget means a change in jobs, etc.
I'll have some progress shots up soon hopefully. I've been painting and building when I can.
Looks like Lord of War slot and new fortifications might be coming to 40k. I'm interested in seeing how that all pans out.
Friday, November 8, 2013
The first pictures of new tyranids are out. First up is the new hive guard pack. New weapon options that look even more like a harpoon/grapple. Supposedly not a dual kit.
The other new rumor is that warriors are getting the broadside treatment and getting bigger and placed on 60mm bases.
This one I hope is not true. I like the current sculpt, I have 30+ of them. Also, warriors are the core chassis of most nids, raveners and lictors will look out of place. They are supposed to be the terminator equivelant, so they should stay 40mm.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Been bored at work, and was thinking about how Sisters fit into 40k. I started comparing the different armies to classic/fantasy archetypes. Maybe my Roll playing memories were just coming back to my thoughts.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
So some of you might remember I have a deathwing force I started sometime back. It was originall planned to be a Mantis Warrior first company force using deathwing rules. The 6th edition happened and terminators were supposed to be better. And then the DA book was on the way so they waited. Deathwing sucks now, so they sit primed on a shelf. I had even bought chapter house shoulderpads for them.
Friday, November 1, 2013
I'm going to be heading up to the Indiana Championship tournament in lafayette soon. I've been busy this week painting my army as I haven't had much time beforehand. Its not up to the level I was hoping for, but it is a good start and I'm really enjoying how it is coming along.
I'm interested in seeing how my army performs in this more cut throat environment. I've only played them once in a small local event and a few times in pick up games.
They deffinitly are not to the comfort level I have with my tyranids, but I think have a lot of potential I can get out of them. As long as I don't make too many mistakes.
This should be a tough yet fun end to the tournament season. After this I will bunker down for the winter and work on the hobby side a lot more. I have two other armies on the back burner and some terrain as well. Plus tyranids will be back in Januarary, so I have to manage my hobby time.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
So right when I'm about to give up on my Mantis warriors and Make them something else, Forgeworld releases a cool little PDF that expands Chapter tactics for tons of chapters outside of the book. Mostly badab war, but still very cool. Because not every kid is like their parent.
See them here!
This means the marines I was about to repurpose from my MW to other armies might be claimed again.
So I have part of a Mantis warrior army, part of a Dark angel successor chapter, and a Night lords army in the works. grrrr, too many marines for a xeno player like me.
Friday, October 11, 2013
People at work have been making fun of me being on the calculator so much. I'm always running numbers, adding up lists and figuring out the odds. I often run the probability of doing damage from unit to unit. It helps give a good idea how much fire power on average you'll need to take another unit down. Here I'll run through a few scenarios to give a little step by step.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
I managed to get a game in against a buddy of mine who has been trying to get his draigo-wing back into a competitive viable army. Now back in the day, GK and especially Draigo-wing was the bane of both my armies at the time. Nids and BA did not like high initiative force weapons with a good amount of shooting. But now I'm learning to play with my Tau, and I don't fear the paladins as much... or so I thought.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
After reading some background for Night Lords while researching for my little painting project Here, I got interested in the legend behind the Terror Legion. So picking up my second 40k book every I dove in.
While this isn't a full book review, I'm sure you can some of those easily enough. The book was very enjoyable, if very hero-centric. The two main characters are very well developed, though the rest of the cast seem a little less... dimensioned. The story contains the usual 40k stuff, Imperial paranoia, crazy ruthless Inquisitor, mass poverty, etc.
I feel it gives some pretty good insight to both the Inquisition and also the Lore and background to Night Lords and the slip into chaos.
It also included a lot of Warp-stuff....Like literally, you add the word Warp to the front of a word and it fits in 40k. Warpstuff, warppiss, warpshit, warptentacles, warp-be-damned.
It is a relatively short book, at 190 ish pages, but the story is decently paced, and the descriptions are vivid enough. The end I felt was a little anti-climatic, but left it open for a sequel/interpretation so that isn't too bad.
Overall it is a good read, or a must read if you are a Night Lord fan. If you're not a Night Lord fan, and you get a chance to read this, you'll probably turn into one.
Ave Dominus Nox!
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
|I'm behind batman and Spock on the escalator.|
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Friday, June 21, 2013
Last time we showed off the Mallet Master's Nurgle forces. This time for Armies on Display I'm putting my own Tyranid Army on display. This time we added some more lighting with white background and got a second (better than mine) camera.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
While Tippcon Aftermath goes through the actually tournament, this post is going to be more about my army and how it/I performed. I basically took the painted models I had from the Indy open, and added 100 points of upgrades and called it a day. It's not the list I wanted to run, but with out knowing the missions until a few days before hand or how the terrain was, it was my safest bet.
Friday, June 7, 2013
I've now got an event calendar up for local events in Indiana. I'd also gladly put up other events if they are within reasonable distance. You can click the tab above or follow the link HERE.
This month (June) is busy with an event almost every weekend. I am planning on going to most of these. I'll try and keep this calendar up to date. Feel free to send me info if you want an event listed!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I'm signing up for tippcon as I type this (kind of, you know what I mean). It is looking like a great oppertunity. I'm also looking at signing up for the team tournament for Sunday, but I'll need a teammate. Anyone thinking about going that is interested?
Follow the link below to find out more. I hope to see you all there!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Here is Part 1 if you forgot.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
|Converted heldrake for the nurgle army.|
I wanted to show off Master of the Mallet's Nurgle army. I've added them to the Armies on display tab up at the top, and will be slowly adding armies from our group up there. I figured I'd start off on a wammy with this beautifully painted force.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
So I've been looking over the new Tau models on the GW website since they have been put up on pre-order. Mostly looking at sprues and 360 views coming up with conversion ideas and magnetizing options. Looking at the new flier, I noticed something, and I fear if it is true. It looks like the ion rifles the interceptor drones have, and the ion rifles on the quad gun might be the same bit. This would really make it hard to magnetize and make so either model could be used from one set.
Another thing I noticed was the end piece to the bomber's bomb generator seems to have multiple options. This could mean an upgrade or some form of options for the type of bombs? I guess we'll have to wait a week to find out. I can't wait till the bitz sites get these suckers up, because while I don't like the new suits, I'm loving the weaponry and drones!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Advanced Tau tactica, Pictures of the finecast Tau commander suit have finally come up. The enforcer version of XV8 I believe. More pictures of drones and the bomber have also been found.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
So back a little bit before christmas, I got myself some battlefoam for my tyranids. I had be reluctant because I wasn't sure how everything would fit, and I had to get the 1520 XL to carry my tourney list. But tyranids being all spindly and large as they are, I knew I needed to make the investment. So I'm going to do a quick run down of the foam that is build for tyranids. Being able to actually see models in the foam would have helped me make my decision a lost faster.