Thursday, 26 February 2009

The Challenge

The challenge:  As with the White Dwarf article, our Tale of Three Gamers will be run over four months with the point’s value of models assembled increasing each month 

Month 1: 500 points

Month 2: 750 points

Month 3: 1000 points

Month 4: 1500 points


There is also discussion of including bonus challenges with items such as object markers to be decided later.

This brings me to the hardest part of the challenge. The list! 
I have an idea of what units I really want to include.

Farseer and Warlock squad on bikes loaded up with destructor
3 Jetbike Squads (need the troop choices for loot counter missions)
I really want some Harlequins in there. I love the fluff and they will be great fun to paint

The rest to be decided from the following:

Fire Prism
Wave Serpent
Shining Spears


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

In the beginning there was....err the beginning

So it started off a simple enough question from a friend "Hey do you fancy doing that?" after discussing the White Dwarf campaign "A Tale of Four Gamers". "Yeah sure, that would be a good laugh"

That was several months ago, before Christmas. There was discussion on when the best time to start it was and after some negotiation and discussion the beginning of March was decided as kick off with three of us agreed to participate.

Their choice of armies came quickly, I would be facing Tyranids and Necrons. Eek. Swarms of bugs and nasty resurrecting 'crons. I have had some experience of playing bugs with my Dark Angels although my track record has more ticks in the minus column than the plus (although to be fair that runs true for most armies I have played against) and have only had one game against Necrons in which I was horrified at their durability and that most cursed of creations the Monolith. 

My choice of army has been long and laborious with several changes of mind, followed swiftly by several sentences starting with "I have definitely decided on x" where x is whatever had tickled my fancy for that particular day.  For a long time I had settled on Dark Eldar. I had skirted around the idea of a second Space Marine chapter, Chaos Deamons and my own Waaaagh but something about the Dark Eldar appealed to me. I bought the codex for some research and it became very apparent very quickly that they would be a difficult army to master with my feeble skills. I read several blogs on the web and one of my favourite is Fritz's I liked the style of play that jetbikes provide and I have always had a hankering for an eldar army with some of the fantastic aspect warriors they have. The only problem, one of my fellow TOTG'ers already has an eldar army. I decided I would still go with them but resolve to make my list as different from his as I could. He had no objection to this so the choice was made, Eldar Jetbike host!