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Don't worry BT we're all still here. I know how it feels when you don't see replies on your battle reports.

I've found that if I read your battle reports on the bus going to work then I forget to reply to them when I get home.

I still haven't ventured into 8th edition but I'm getting closer so I now understand a few of the rules you mention (like these various stratagems). I'm glad that when I do start I shouldn't be dealing with Eldar for a while, that looked utterly brutal. Note-to-self: Hit the infantry horde first.

Lorilune has long been my favourite of your characters so it's always nice to see her, particularly seeing her play off the ineptitude of Wingnut and co.

Looking forward to seeing your next report,

Job's a good un!

Oooh, my mind was gradually coming to conclusions throughout that and I hoped they were talking about Lorilune. The parentage factor surprised me and I greatly look forward to the future meeting between the three Eldar.

Looking to the battle itself, I see the Catachans are tailored towards fighting light infantry like the Eldar (unless the nature of eighth edition is just to maximise the number of shots given that lasguns can take out Land Raiders with enough perseverance). I swear I will get around to playing eighth edition eventually, I've just got to finish painting my Primaris.

News, Rumours and Trading / Reset the Clock
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:08:05 PM »
You guys know that old rumour amongst the GW fanbase that any time someone mentionned a certain race GW would reset the clock on when they'd be released.

The rumour has been confirmed;

This is a seriously good show from GW's marketing department. Looking at one of the other clocks might also herald a future GW release, fingers-crossed.

News, Rumours and Trading / Eisenhorn - the Miniature
« on: January 29, 2018, 11:36:21 AM »
I've been made aware of this image today, there are rumours suggesting that he'll be Limited Edition which I hope isn't true as GW charge enough for single plastic miniatures as it is and I really want this model.

Very much like his old Inquisitor scale model only with more hair.

EDIT: And now the official announcement containing a good quality picture;

Hobby / Re: New Year Hobby Resolutions
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:13:44 PM »
Well now that this is in the Hobby board I feel I need to make it more official.
I'm currently working on:
The Dark Imperium Primaris Marines (40k)
All-Mounted Empire army (WHFB)

and sitting in various stages of completion I have:
Lots of Skaven (mostly unpainted)
Wood Elves (entirely unpainted)
Chaos Space Marines, Cultists and Daemons (about half painted)
An Imperial Guard Leman Russ Vanquisher (painted but I'm not happy with the current scheme)
An as-of-yet unopened Tau Fireblade that I got for Xmas

The Primaris are my current focus, the scheme will be Heresy-era Alpha Legion with a metallic blue (I'm using two coats of Runefang Steel which will be followed up with several glazes of Girlyman Blue). Of the 22 models, three are onto their second coat of silver.
With the Primaris and Empire I'm looking to try my hand at textured bases, I've picked up pots of Stirland Mud (when dry I gather I'll need to drybrush over it with Tyrant Skull) and Valhallan Blizzard for a fancy snow effect. With the cavalry I'm planning on having more snow for the front rank and almost entirely mud for the rest to show the passage of the horses (and demigryphs).

Honestly, I've got to the stage where I can't think of anything new or original to write in response to these reports, we've been doing this for so many years now. Just know that I'm still reading every single one and I've yet to find one that I didn't enjoy.

Lorilune remains my favourite of your characters and it's always great to see her.

Having remained in the past and not yet taken the plunge into 8th edition, many of the rules are completely alien to me but I've always been reading for the fluff more than the battle anyway.

Well done on the win, looking forward to the next one,

Job's a good un!

Hobby / Re: New Year Hobby Resolutions
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:42:47 AM »
Happy New Year all, time to start on those hobby-related resolutions. I've got a lot to paint.

I really love reading Big Louie, she's got the perfect level of frustration when dealing with Wingnut and the rest of WAAAGH! Grumgutz.

Also I'd forgotten that Duumrider was your universe's Deadpool with his disregard for the fourth wall.

Looking forward to reading the rest of the report, Merry Xmas.

Battle Reports / A foray into 8th edition
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:03 PM »
8th edition WHFB that is, 1000pts Empire vs Daemons of Chaos.

My army is entirely mounted, the warriors of light against the approaching darkness:
  • Luthor Huss, Prophet of Sigmar
  • Battle Wizard (Lore of Light - Shem's Burning Gaze) w. Barded Warhorse and Shrieking Sword
  • 9x Empire Knights w. Full Command (joined by Luthor)
  • 10x Empire Knights w. Full Command
  • 5x Pistoliers w. Musician
  • 3x Demigryph Knights w. Halberds

My opponent opted for Daemons of Khorne:
  • Skulltaker
  • 20x Bloodletters w. Full Command (joined by Skulltaker)
  • 20x Bloodletters w. Full Command
  • 8x Flesh Hounds of Khorne
(Looking over the army lists he was actually 60pts over the limit, that's probably an automatic driving ban).

We rolled for a pitched battle and randomly generated terrain which granted us lots of buildings (five if I recall correctly) plus a few mystical monuments that didn't come into play and a river that bisected the table from the centre of one deployment zone to the centre of the other.

Alternating deployment saw him place one unit of Bloodletters on the eastern side of the river with the rest of his army (including Skulltaker) on the western side. I set up entirely on the eastern side with my Demigryphs closest to the river. Vanguard deployment saw my pistoliers move forwards but a building ensured that the Bloodletters were out of sight.

The Daemons went first, the Reign of Chaos ebbing his ward saves down to 6+. All of his models marched forwards but he could do nothing else.
I positioned my Knights in order to attempt multiple charges against his 'letters on turn two. In the magic phase Luthor successfully cast Hammer of Sigmar on his Knights and the Battle Wizard cast Shem's Burning Gaze at the higher casting value which killed the entire back row of the Bloodletter unit (down to 15). Sadly the hard cover between the Daemons and Pistoliers meant that none of my shooting attacks hit anything.

On turn two the eastern Bloodletters successfully charged the Pistoliers who again failed to hit anything with their stand and shoot. The Daemons wiped them out in a single phase and then used their free reform to face the nearest Knight unit (who fortunately passed their panic test). In that magic phase the Reign of Chaos fell to Nurgle who killed my wizard (the swine).

On my turn the two Knight units attempted to charge the Bloodletters but sadly only the closest managed to get in, (leaving Luthor out of action for another round at least). Charging with lances is fun and 1+ armour saves are even more fun so I won combat and four further Daemons perished due to instability.

Turn three saw his Flesh Hounds get bored and charge the Demigryph Knights across the river (which sadly turned out to be just an ordinary river). Tzeentch took over the Reign of Chaos and killed one of Luthor's Knights. The Bloodletter-Knight combat saw me win again andf a combination of swords, horses hooves and instability brought the servants of Khorne down to two. The Flesh Hounds brought down a single Demigryph Knight whilst the other two killed three Hounds in return, this would be a drawn combat but for the fact that he charged. I failed the break test and the Hounds destroyed my elite Inner Circle.

Luthor finally charged into combat and the two units of Knights made very short work of the Bloodletters before reforming to face the river.

The Flesh Hounds retreated into the river where Slaanesh took control of the Reigns and drowned them all.
Skulltaker and his unit have slowly been winding their way towards the river over the last few turns.

Everyone approaches the river on turn five and Khorne finally takes his turn at the Reigns, killing a Knight from Luthor's unit (so each God has now had a turn, Nurgle and Slaanesh having the most impact), on turn six Skulltaker charges Luthor Huss (it was hit-or-miss whether he was in range but we thought it'd be more fun if he succeeded). Luthor Huss harnessed the power of Sigmar, boosting his Weapon Skill, Strength, Toughness and Attacks by two for the phase, although sadly my unit failed the fear check and was striking at WS1. Skulltaker challenged and Luthor Huss accepted. Luthor's 4+ ward save protected him from Skulltaker's attacks and he dealt one wound in return with an almighty blow from his hammer. The Knights and Bloodletters dealt some damage to each other and the combat was drawn.

On the final turn of the game my other unit of Knights entered the river to face the Bloodletters (a rather pointless endeavour as they would be unable to engage the Daemons before the end of the game). Skulltaker challenged again and Luthor accepted but sadly he was felled by a Killing Blow and the Knights lost the combat, breaking and being caught by the pursuing Bloodletters.

Game Over

Empire - 550 (Bloodletters + Flesh Hounds + 1 Seized Standard)
Daemons - 875 (Luthor + Knights + Wizard + Demigryphs + Pistoliers + Slain General + 1 Seized Standard)

"In order to win you must wipe the opposing army out completely, or score at least twice as many victory points as your opponent - any other result is a draw." - Core rulebook p.143

That's a pity, oh well, it was good while it lasted.

If things change in the future I'm sure we'll all still be around to pick it up or try something new.

Dark Heresy has taught me that schola-trained individuals get taught philosophy so I feel fully justified quoting Sun Tzu

Online Roleplaying / Re: Inquisitorial Training School (RP thread)
« on: October 24, 2017, 12:48:04 PM »
"More than that, it is vital for a team to know each other in order to function. We need to fully grasp each others strengths and weaknesses. If one knows neither the enemy nor themselves then they will succumb to every battle".

Can I have a "Detect bullshite" check/roll on that statment about fighting a demon? :P

I think the term is 'scrutinise' but yeah I was thinking the same thing.

Online Roleplaying / Re: Inquisitorial Training School (RP thread)
« on: October 24, 2017, 10:15:39 AM »
Titus stood to attention and saluted the Interrogator,

"Titus Wolfe, Adeptus Arbites, I serve at the pleasure of the Emperor"

Online Roleplaying / Re: Inquisitorial Training School (RP thread)
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:02:59 AM »
Another talker, these two are going to keep each other going for hours, Titus wondered whether they were good at anything besides talking, the Inquisition had clearly selected them for something and Titus hoped it wasn't just to test the patience of their (hopefully) soon-to-be-revealed Interrogator. He didn't envy the unlucky soul.

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