Indiana 40K Championship

Indiana 40K Championship


Thursday, May 30, 2013

TippCon is coming!

TippCon is coming! Take advantage of the final few days to pre-register as the deadline is June 1!

40K GT players, keep an eye out for the missions packet to come online June 1 as well.

We look forward to seeing you guys there!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tau: Balanced Farsight List V1.0

Slick here with a first crack at a Tau list with the new codex. It focuses heavily on the Farsight bomb but has plenty of markerlight support and 2 Riptides to present opponents with more major threats. I went with two big units of Kroot decked out with the new sniper rounds. These guys should provide a nasty little surprise against the unwary opponent. Comments welcome!

Tau 1850 V.1.0

Farsight 165
XV8 Crisis Bodyguard Team 588pts
-Bodyguard + 2x Flamer + Command and Control Node + Multi-Spectrum Sensor Suite + Drone Controller 85pts
-2x Bodyguards + 2x Plasma Rifle + Flamer 134pts
-Bodyguard + Fusion Blaster + Flamer + Target Lock 57pts
-Bodyguards + Fusion Blaster + Flamer + Target Lock + Puretide Neurochip 72
-Bodyguard + Neuralweb System Jammer + Vectored Retro-Thrusters + 2x Plasma Rifle 74pts
-Bodyguard + XV8-02 Iridium Suite + Cyclic Ion Blaster + Target Lock + Flamer 82pts
-2x Shield Drones 24pts
-5x Gun Drones 60pts
-2x Marker Drones 24pts
Riptide - shielded drone, Ion accelerator 210pts
Riptide - shielded drone, Ion accelerator 210pts

Fire Warrior Team 90pts
-10x Fire Warriors
Fire Warrior Team 90pts
-10x Fire WarriorsKroot 162pts
- 16x Kroot Warriors, 15x sniper upgrade, shaper

Kroot 155pts
- 15x Kroot Warriors, 15x sniper upgrade, shaper

Fast Attack
Pathfinder Team 55 Points
- 5x Pathfinders
Pathfinder Team 55 Points
- 5x Pathfinders
Pathfinder Team 55 Points
- 5x Pathfinders

Heavy Support
XV88 Broadside Team 85pts
- 1 Broadsides, 1x Shas'ui + TL Smart Missile System + TL Heavy Rail Rifle + Velocity Tracker


Dystopian Wars: Ottoman Empire preview!

Slick here again with the latest Spartan news. Ottomans have finally arrived and this fleet is gorgeous! It is amazing how Spartan keeps releasing one quality design after another. The ships clearly have some inspiration from the French fleet yet they have a unique style all their own. This fleet also appears to be packing some serious firepower. Lots of broadsides and bombards across the various ship classes. This will be an exciting release for sure!

Naval Battlegroup
Sadrazam-Class Skimming Battleship
Fettah-Class Skimming Cruiser x 4
Mizrak-Class Skimming Escort Frigates x 8
Zuhaf-Class Small Flyer x 3 (no bombers?)
Skimming Mines (!) x 8

Support Group
Kanuni-Class Dreadnought
Sinop-Class Armoured Cruiser x 2
Avci-Class Destroyer x 4
Mizrak-Class Escort Frigate x 3
Zuhaf-Class Small Flyer x 3

And then recently this beast was unveiled:

 It looks like we have a land/naval carrier on hand here with some impressive looking weaponry as well - 2 turrets and what look like 2 bombards in the centerline. Simply amazing! Now I'll have to get these in addition to the Italians!

News: Upcoming Necron Canpotek Tomb Sentinel from Forgeworld

Slick here with the latest from Forgeworld. Necrons get some more attention this time around with the release of the Canoptek Tomb Sentinel! Check out the pic and information below then head over to Forgeworld for many more pics and ordering info!

A brief description from Forgeworld:

Canoptek Tomb Sentinel
In the ages-old Necron panoplies of war,
the Canoptek Tomb Sentinel is all but unique. One of the last war machines designed by the Cryptek master-artificer Toholk the Blinded, at the Silent King’s command it was given over to the Praetorians for wider dissemination across the Necron dynasties before the Great Sleep.

Both guardian and aggressor, the Canoptek Tomb Sentinel is a heavily modified variant of the insectile Tomb Stalker, which forgoes that device’s hellish close combat ability and instead mounts an Exile cannon, a powerful weapon which blasts objects out of existence, casting them into other dimensional realms beyond the material universe. Phasing through the paltry defences of lesser races like a phantom, the Canoptek Tomb Sentinel can deploy this terrible device into the close confines of an enemy stronghold with devastating effects.

Eldar: FAQ V1.0 already available!

Slick here again with the latest for Eldar. In an unprecedented move Games Workshop has already released a FAQ for the new Codex Eldar, despite the launch still being a week away! Now if that isn't fast... There isn't much to see however as it is just a clarification on the Shadow Weaver.

Eldar Codex FAQ V1.0

Eldar are also up on the GW Advanced Orders page. Check out the miniatures here!

 Blood & Kittens also has an extensive summary of the (rumored) rules thus far:

Most of the rules information can be gathered from the Battle Report section of the White Dwarf. Here is what we know.

Wraithknight: Can get Suncanons: S6 AP2 Blast Heavy 3. Twin-linked with Laser Lock if Scatter Lasers hit first. Jump Pack, Monstrous Creature, 6 Wounds, T8, (Scattershield) for Invulnerable Save
Crimson Hunter (Fighter): Gets 2 Bright Lances and Pulse Laser : "Basically Four Lascannons" Gets a "Fighter Ace upgrade"
The Hemlock (Bomber): Gets D-scythes (Str4) and Mindshock (Morale Check) Pod (Bomb) Distort Rule (D-Weapons) any penetration roll of 6 auto pens regardless of strength.
Psychic Powers: Fortune (Re-roll Saves), Quicken (Increased Movement), Guide (re-roll hits), Restrain (Opposite of Quicken) Two sets of powers accessible.
Dire Avengers: Battlefocus: run and shoot in the same turn.
Avatar: Fearless bubble, Fleet
Wraithblades: T6 Forceshield Generator so invulnerable save
Wraithlord: is still T8 The focus of the battle report was of course on the new units, especially the Wraithknight it is almost like GW wants us to buy a certain model or something...
Other little tidbits...

Phil Kelly wrote the rules and Adam Troke the fluff.
No price yet for Iyanden Supplement
Wraithguard can get either Wraithcannon or the D-scythe so this might mean split on rules from the old dex between each weapon.
The force organization of Eldar Unit hasn't changed just new models added into slots
Wraithknight to Heavy Support
Flyers to Fast Attack
Wraithblades to Elite
Spirit Seer to HQ
Named Ranger to HQ

The following are various rumors floating around the web:

Codex Eldar :
- Craftworld ships will be introduced
- New special rules for many Eldar units. Old Nemesis (Slaanesh) and Battle Trance (running and shooting)
- Multiple exarch abilitys, options and equipment

Wraithknight (heavy support 240 points)
-Strong Profile (S:10 T:8 W:6 AS:3+, Jump-pack
- 2 heavy Phantom lasers (S10 AP 2 instant death on wound rolls of 6)
- Alternative equipment possible - for example close combat weapons with a 5+ invul and blind special rule or a S:6 5" Blast with AP2. with 5+ invul and blind special rule.

Somach Phantomhunter (fast attack 185 points)
- Psyker with the terrify psychic power
- 2 blast weapons with ap 2
- Enemy units within 12" have to reroll succesful ld tests.

Crimson Hunters (fast attack 160 points)
- New Aspect warriors with strong Exarch upgrades
- May reroll armor pen rolls against flyers
- Vector dancer

Wraithguard /Wraithblades (elite 160 points 5 models)
- Strong profile with S5 T 6 as 3+
- Wraithblades got 2 close combat weapons with AP3 and +1 S or can get a 4+ invul with a single AP2 weapon
- Runeseer can mark targets, every wraith unit can reroll missed to hit rolls of 1 against marked targets.
- If you select a runeseer as HQ, they become troops

Ililic Nightspear (hq 140 points)
- Alaitoc character that allows ranger units the Pathfinder upgrade.
- Has 9 special rules - one of them allows ranger units to infiltrate without the range restrictions to enemy units.
- BS:9 S:X AP2 instant death on wound rolls of 6
Other new releases for Eldar
Phantomseer, Runeprophet and cards for psychic powers.:
- 3 different kinds of psykers (Seer council, Phantomseer, Runeprophet)
- Divination, Telepathy and 2 new Eldar psychic disciplines: Runes of Battle andRunes of Fate (for Rune prophet and Runeseer respectively)
- Runes of Battle have always 2 effects, for example granting Shrouding or taking Shrouding off the enemy unit.
-Runes of Fate : 4 warpcharges, 2 powers, very strong and offensive

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Forgeworld: Imperial Armour 3 Second Edition

Slick here with another Forgeworld update. Many of the older Imperial Armour books are being rereleased in order to bring them up to date with 6th Edition. The latest to get the treatment is Volume 3: The Taros Campaign which updates the Tau of course but also the Elysian Drop Troops! Details below:

You can find all of the information on the new book here:

Imperial Armour Volume Three – Second Edition: The Taros Campaign

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

News: Spartan Games - Modular Terrain Kits

Slick here again with some exciting news from Spartan Games who are expanding their range to include really cool modular sci-fi terrain called Spartan Scenics. Take a look at the preview pic below:

The terrain will be available for pre-order soon! You can find more information about the upcoming terrain kits via the link here.

Eldar: Products and Price List

Slick here again. The Eldar tidal wave continues and prices are available with models already on their way to stores. Overall the prices seems pretty standard are there are some notable exceptions here which are quite shocking. First we have a codex supplement which costs as much as the codex itself... and the massive Wraithknight coming in at an impressive $115 pushing the price of a regular 40K mini into the range of plastic Apocalype kits like the Baneblade. The Dire Avenger rebox is also telling as the model count is cut in half with only a slight reduction in cost.

Aside from Eldar it looks like various bikes are being rereleased as well.

What do you think about the new Eldar and some of these prices? Comments welcome!

Codex Eldar$49.50
Iyanden Codex Supplement$49.50
Eldar Farseer$20.00
Eldar Wraithknight$115.00
Eldar Wraithguard(5)$50.00
Eldar Hemlock Fighter$65.00
Eldar Dire Avengers(5)$35.00
Eldar Battleforce$115.00
Eldar Jetbike Squad$40.00
Eldar Psychic Powers (Cards)$7.50
Eldar Spiritseer$19.25
Eldar Illic Nightspear$19.25
Necron Destroyers$50.00
Marine Scout Bike Squad$40.00
Marine Bike Squad$40.00
CSM Bike Squad$40.00

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TippCon Update

Slick here again with a TippCon update! We´re extending the pre-registration period to May 30 so that as many people as possible can take advantage of the lower entry fees! In addition we have an event change with LotR CCG switching to Game of Thrones LCG using the Joust format. If there is time and/or interest, there will be a Melee tournament following the Joust! Prices for the Game of Thrones event are also just $10 until May 30.

Tickets are moving so make sure you lock in your spot!

We will have a sample mission for the 40K GT available for players to practice on June 1.

Stay tuned!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blood Angels: Land Raider rush list

(Pic from OnlyHD Wallpapers)

Slick here again with a list I´ve been working on for my Blood Angels. I´ve been tinkering with the idea of getting as many Land Raiders onto the field at 1850 while still having an effective list. Below I have a test list that I´m going to put through its paces very soon. Blood Angels actually have Land Raiders as Dedicated Transports which allows for more than 3 to hit the field. The Blood Angels also have the ability to get really cheap transports by having assault marines drop their jump packs to get a nice 35 point discount on any Dedicated Transports. So, let´s dig into the list:

I´ve got 4 Assault Squads each with their own Land Raider Crusader. The two big squads get double meltas to help deal with vehicles or other tough targets. The two smaller squads are barebones except for a flamer each, mainly cleanup duties. A Sanguinary Priest joins one of the big Assault Squads and our Librarian either joins the same squad or the other larger squad. The FNP bubble does spread out quite nicely from the Land Raider so it isn´t always necessary to get out. I´ll aim for about 5 practice games with the list as is before tweaking it. Comments and suggestions welcome!

Blood Angels 1850 Land Raider Rush V1.0

Librarian 100
            Infernus Pistol 15

Sanguinary Priest 50  
             Powerfist 25

Troops (All assault marines drop jump packs for the transport discount)
(10)Assault Squad 190 Melta x2 Power Sword 10
(10)Assault Squad 190 Melta x2 Power Sword 10
(5)Assault Squad 100 Flamer 10
(5)Assault Squad 100 Flamer 10

Land Raider Crusader 225 (MM)
Land Raider Crusader 225 (MM)
Land Raider Crusader 225 (MM)
Land Raider Crusader 225 (MM)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

X-Wing: Wave 3 Ships Revealed!

Yesterday was Star Wars Day and FFG unveiled the highly anticipated wave 3 ships for their fantastic X-Wing game! Details below:

X-Wing already includes a great lineup of ships:

TIE Fighter

Wave 1

Wave 2
TIE Interceptor
Slave One
Millennium Falcon

Brace yourselves for Wave 3!

As predicted the B-Wing and TIE Bombers are on their way, but wait up, they're not done yet! Get read fro the Lambda-class Shuttle and HWK-290 "Moldy Crow" (from Dark Forces)! 

Each side will now have a shuttle and bomber which opens up several new layers of strategy and tactics for Rebels and their Imperial counterparts.

FFG also has some details up on their site:

Check out FFG's Flickr feed which includes tons of pics of the new ships!


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