Sunday, December 22, 2013

December Apocalypse

By TheGravemind 
Bloomington had their December Apoc game this past weekend. They based it off of the Rescue of the Revenge mission where chaos is boarding an imperial ship. It gave everyone a pretty small deployment area, very close to each other. It also put a size limit essentially limiting the super heavies that could be brought.

Monday, December 16, 2013

The Tournament Minded Net list or not to Net list

By Newbreed

^Insert overused war gamers meme here^

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!

Tyranid Codex entries

By TheGraveMind

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.

Not the best detail, but you can see they are about the same. References to biomorph and bio-weapon options as per 6th ed codex. And no glaring new special rules, so we'll have to see how this goes about.

Friday, December 13, 2013

A week in Escalating Assault Day: 5

By TheGraveMind
Well, Forgeworld releasing their approved Lord of war slot concedes with my topic today very well. I wanted to bring up the topic of cost effeiciency and the blur between normal 40k and LoW slots that began a while ago.

Everything is a Lord of War!

By TheGravemind
So Forgeworld put out a PDF on what is considered a Lord of War. This does something good, and something bad. The good, we now basically have a good list of what is allowed, and what it's most current book is.

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

A Week of Escalating Assault Day:4

By TheGraveMind

 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

A week of Escalating Assault Day: 3

By TheGraveMind
 So today we are going back to Fortifications. Last time I showed a Tau Defense line. Today I'm going to show a Tyranid one. Well, what would have been if they could use it properly.

Tyranid codex cover art

A section of the cover art is revealed. Supposedly there is a full swarm invasion behind him.

Also full picture of graboid.

Credit to war zone

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A week of Escalating Assauld Day: 2

By TheGraveMind
(Hoping I can start getting home earlier than 9pm to get these up sooner for people to read. )Today's post isn't straight from Escalation or from Stronghold Assault, but is some what tied into the argument about allowing them at Tournaments. Are Super heavies really the next counter to the Top Armies?

Monday, December 9, 2013

A week of Escalating Assault Day: 1

By TheGraveMind
I actually don't like Will Ferrel, but this is too good to pass up.
So Escalation and Stronghold Assault have come out, and to celebrate I have some special posts planned this week. Today I'll start with a Fortification.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

New tyranid warriors in Escalation.

By TheGraveMind

Ok, everyone, follow along, I originally dismissed this yesterday, then pulled out my warriors and raveners.

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?